JACY KING

  

Filmography

 2015 Glee (TV Series)
Janet

Child Star (2015) … Janet
The Hurt Locker: Part 2 (2015) … Janet
The Hurt Locker: Part 1 (2015) … Janet
Jagged Little Tapestry (2015) … Janet (uncredited)
Homecoming (2015) … Janet
 2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Trainer

Boston (2014) … Trainer
 2014 Other Side of the Game (Short)
Tracy
 2013 Crime and Consequences (TV Series)
Jules (Series Regular)
 2012 This Isn’t Happening (Short)
Matlide
 2012 Hiding from Adults (Short)
Kate
 2011 Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Whitney

Golden Hour (2011) … Whitney
 2011 A Mann’s World (TV Movie)
Salon Woman getting sprayed
 2009/I The Revenant
Mathilda
 2008 Showman (Short)
Samantha Perkins
 2008 The L Word (TV Series)
Karen

Loyal and True (2008) … Karen

 2007 Journeyman (TV Series)

Emily (2007)
 2006 Ed I Hide (Short)
Anna (as Jacy Gross)
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Young Woman

Feeling the Heat (2003) … Young Woman (as Jacy Gross)
 2001 Bill’s Gun Shop
Hillary (as Jacy Dumermuth)
 2001 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series)
Suburban Woman

Harvery Kubrick (2001) … Suburban Woman (as Jacy Dumermuth)
 2001 Sugar & Spice
Food Valley Cashier (as Jacy Dumermuth)
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Pregnant Fry Girl (as Jacy Dumermuth)

Erin Moriarty (actress)

Erin Moriarty (actress)

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Erin Moriarty
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Erin Moriarty at the 2015 New York Comic Con
Born (1994-06-24) June 24, 1994 (age 21)
New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present

Erin Moriarty (born June 24, 1994)[1][2] is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

She was born and raised in New York.[3] Upon graduation from high school, she deferred attending college to act.[3]

Career[edit]

Among her first notable roles were The Kings of Summer (originally titled Toy’s House),[3] The Watch, and Red Widow.[1] She has a recurring role on True Detective as Audrey Hart.[4] She will be in Blood Father, a film also featuring Mel Gibson.[5] Blood Father began filming on June 4, 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Watch Chelsea
2013 The Kings of Summer Kelly
2014 After the Dark Vivian
2015 Blood Father Lydia post-production
Captain Fantastic post-production
Crawlspace post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 One Life to Live Whitney Bennett 6 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dru Episode: “Flight”
2013 Red Widow Natalie Walraven Series Regular; 8 episodes
2014 True Detective Audrey Hart 3 episodes
2015 Jessica Jones Hope Shlottman Series Regular; 7 episodes

SUKI KAISER

Filmography

 2016 Supernatural (TV Series)
Rose

Red Meat (2016) … Rose
 2015 Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (TV Series)
Kori Wingo

Rule #58: Avoid the Douchemobile (2015) … Kori Wingo
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Patricia Dunbar

Valerie on the Stairs (2006) … Patricia Dunbar
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Nadine Massey

The Reckoning (2005) … Nadine Massey
 2005 Category 7: The End of the World (TV Movie)
Gayle Duffy
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Natalie Rickman

Finale (2004) … Natalie Rickman
Shoulda’ Stood in Bed (2004) … Natalie Rickman
Seizure Day (2004) … Natalie Rickman
The Passion of Reverend Jimmy (2004) … Natalie Rickman
Butterfingers (2004) … Natalie Rickman
 2003 Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (TV Movie)
Kelly Parker
 2002 Greenmail (Video)
Allison Jeffries
 2002 Damaged Care (TV Movie)
Dawn Dubose
 2002 Tom Stone (TV Series)
Carrie Mills

Water … Carrie Mills
 2001 Trapped (TV Movie)
Susan Bellio
 2000 Marine Life
Doris
 1999-2000 Hope Island (TV Series)
Alex Stone

Abandon Ship (2000) … Alex Stone
A Rising Tide Takes All Boats (2000) … Alex Stone
New Skies Call for New Duties (2000) … Alex Stone
 1999 The Virgin Suicides
Lydia Perl
 1998 Sleepwalkers (TV Series)

Passed Imperfect (1998)
 1997 Viper (TV Series)
Mrs. Drake

Cold Warriors (1997) … Mrs. Drake
 1997 Dead Man’s Gun (TV Series)
Maria

Death Warrant (1997) … Maria
 1997 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Ms. Whitney

Communion (1997) … Ms. Whitney
 1997 The Advocate’s Devil (TV Movie)
Darlene Waters
 1997 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Trish Angeloni

Private Eyes (1997) … Trish Angeloni
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Cheryl

Stream of Consciousness (1997) … Cheryl
 1996 Toe Tags (TV Movie)
Detective Kelso
 1996 Two (TV Series)
Mariette Nelson

Prodigal (1996) … Mariette Nelson
 1996 Bloodhounds II (TV Movie)
Elana Bates
 1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Lisa Ballard

Sins of the Father (1996) … Lisa Ballard
 1996 The Final Cut
Kate Amis
 1996 Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us (TV Movie)
Sara
 1995 Jack Reed: One of Our Own (TV Movie)
Sarah Landry
 1995 Cyberjack
Dr. Alex Royce
 1995 Circumstances Unknown (TV Movie)
Leah Kinsey
 1994 Red Scorpion 2
Donna
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Ashley Williams

Thou Shalt Not Kill (1994) … Ashley Williams
First Steps (1994) … Ashley Williams
 1994 Intersection
Diner Waitress
 1993 The Commish (TV Series)
Debra Hartley

A Little Heart (1993) … Debra Hartley
 1993 A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie)
Cissy
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Nan Callahan
 1992 Home Movie (TV Movie)
Darcy
 1991 Palace Guard (TV Series)

 1991 Payoff (TV Movie)
Catherine Concion
 1991 Broken Badges (TV Series)
Candy

Can I Get a Witness? (1991) … Candy
 1991 The Girl from Mars (TV Movie)
Winnie (as Suzi Kaiser)

Erin Way

  

Erin Way

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Erin Way
Born (1987-09-13) September 13, 1987 (age 28)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007-Present

Erin Way (born September 13, 1987), is an American actress. She is known for her role as Kat in the Syfy drama series Alphas. She joined the show during the third episode of the second season.[1]

A former ballet dancer, Erin Way started acting while in high school. She comes from a family of six children and was home schooled with her two brothers leading up to high school.

She worked with such names as Mark Ruffalo, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard, and Joe Dante. Way starred in ABC’s police procedural Detroit 1-8-7 and appeared in Hawaii Five-0, Private Practice and Girlfriends. On the big-screen, she stars in The Collection, Doonby and Not that Funny.[2]

She lives in Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Have Love, Will Travel Beth
2007 Girlfriends Episode: “Where Did Lynn-Digo?”
2008 Private Practice Jenna Episode: “Let It Go”
2009 Splatter Fiona Crown 8 episodes
2009-2010 I ❤ Vampires Lucy 27 episodes
2010 Day One Crystal Episode: “Pilot”
2010 Sympathy for Delicious Rianna Tevy (uncredited)
2010-2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Wendy Chapin-Lomeister 6 episodes
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Nikki Royce Episode: “Ka Iwi Kapu”
2011 When You Find Me Adult Lisie Short film
2012 Not That Funny Christine
2012 Collection, TheThe Collection Abby
2012 Alphas Kat
2012 Doonby Lucy Mae
2012 Castle Audrey Episode: “The Final Frontier”
2013 Grimm Jocelyn Episode: “Endangered”
2013 Absence Liz
2013 Grey’s Anatomy Donna Woods Episode: “I Bet It Stung”
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Petra Larsen Episode: “The Well.”
2014 The Mentalist Avery Schultz Episode: “The Golden Hammer”
2014 Warehouse 13 Katarina Episode: “A Faire to Remember”
2016 Colony Lindsey Recurring role

Gary U.S. Bonds

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Gary U.S. Bonds
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Gary U.S. Bonds performing in 1981
Background information
Birth name Gary Levone Anderson
Born (1939-06-06) June 6, 1939 (age 76)
Jacksonville, Florida
United States
Genres R&B, rock and roll, pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1956–present
Labels Legrand
Top Rank
Stateside
Razor & Tie
EMI
Sue[citation needed]
Associated acts Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt
Website garyusbonds.com

Gary U.S. Bonds (born Gary Levone Anderson, June 6, 1939, in Jacksonville, Florida)[1] is an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, known for his classic hits “New Orleans” and “Quarter to Three“. His career spans several decades and he is also a prolific songwriter.

Career[edit]

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Bonds lived in Norfolk, Virginia, in the 1950s when he began singing publicly in church and with a group called the Turks.[1] He joined record producer Frank Guida‘s small Legrand Records label where Guida chose Anderson’s stage name, U.S. Bonds, in hopes that it would be confused with a public service announcement advertising the sale of government bonds and thereby garner more radio airplay.[2] His first three singles and first album, Dance ‘Til Quarter to Three, were released under the U.S. Bonds name, but people assumed it was the name of a group. To avoid confusion, subsequent releases, including his second album Twist Up Calypso, were made under the name Gary (U.S.) Bonds. The parentheses were discarded in the 1970s.[3][4]

Bonds’ first hit was the song “New Orleans” (US No.6)[citation needed], which was followed by “Not Me”, a flop for Bonds but later a hit for the Orlons, and then by his only number one hit, “Quarter to Three” in June 1961. “Quarter To Three” sold one million records, earning a gold disc.[1] Subsequent hits, under his modified name, included “School Is Out” (#5), “Dear Lady Twist” (#9), “School Is In” (#28) and “Twist, Twist, Señora” (#10) in the early 1960s. In a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above the Beatles. His hits featured solos by the saxophonist Gene Barge.[3]

“Quarter to Three” appears on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.[5]

In the early 1980s, Bonds had a career resurgence with two albums Dedication and On the Line, collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and the E Street Band, and had hits including “This Little Girl” (his comeback hit in 1981, which reached #11 on the pop chart in Billboard and #5 on the mainstream rock chart), “Jolé Blon” and “Out of Work”.[3] Bonds continues to release albums sporadically, and today is a mainstay of the nostalgia concert circuit.[citation needed]

While Bonds is mostly known for achievements within rhythm and blues and rock and roll, he often transcends these genres, e.g., his song “She’s All I Got“, co-written by Jerry Williams, Jr. (better known as Swamp Dogg), was nominated for the Country Music Association‘s “Song of the Year” in 1972 when it was a big hit for Johnny Paycheck (Freddie North also charted his only pop hit with a soul cover of the same song). He is also a 1997 honoree of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Bonds is an accomplished golfer and often plays celebrity PGA Tour events.[3] Bonds guested in Blues Brothers 2000 in 1998 as part of a rival blues supergroup the Louisiana Gator Boys.

Bonds released an album in 2004 called Back in 20, the title referencing his repeated sporadic pop-ups of popularity (his first hits were in the 1960s, then again in the 1980s, and now another significant album in the early 2000s, each 20-odd years apart). The album features guest appearances by Springsteen and Southside Johnny.[3] Bonds was also inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15, 2006.

In 2009 he released a new album Let Them Talk and toured the UK as a special guest of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.[6] Most recently, in 2010, Bonds contributed duet vocals on the song “Umbrella in My Drink” on Southside Johnny’s album Pills and Ammo.[7] He also made a guest appearance in the 3rd series of Lillyhammer which stars and is produced by Steven van Zandt.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • King Biscuit Flower Hour (Live) (2001)
  • Live! (2002)
  • From the Front Row… Live! (2003)
  • In Concert (2005)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds (1960s material) (1990)
  • Take Me Back to New Orleans (1960s singles compilation) (1994)
  • The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds (1980s material) (1996)
  • The Very Best of Gary U.S. Bonds: The Original Legrand Masters (1960s material) (1998)
  • Certified Soul (Singles from 1968 to 1970) (2008)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US R&B Mainstream Rock UK
1960* “New Orleans” 6 5 16 Dance ‘Til Quarter To Three with U.S. Bonds
1961* “Not Me” 116
Quarter to Three 1 3 7
“School Is Out” 5 12
“School Is In” 28 Greatest Hits
“Dear Lady Twist” 9 5 Twist Up Calypso
1962* “Twist Twist Señora” 9
“Seven Day Weekend” 27 Singles only
“Copy Cat” 92
“I Dig This Station” 101 Greatest Hits
1966* “Take Me Back to New Orleans” 121
1981 “This Little Girl” 11 5 43 Dedication
“Jolé Blon” 65 29 51
It’s Only Love 43
1982 “Out of Work” 21 82 10 On the Line
“Soul Deep” 59

THOUGHTS ON THE WALKING DEAD FINALE

Andrew Lincoln was so distraught, it was the only time he’s ever he has shown up late for work. Lauren Cohan did not want to go to work.  Josh McDermitt tossed his script across the room he was in.  The cast of The Walking Dead have sounded off regarding this Sunday’s hour and a half Finale.  Norm Reedus: “I could not speak after I watched it.”  There you have it, Walking Dead Fans.  Watch at your own peril.  But we know you cannot take your eyes off the  train wreck.  He’s a comin”

 

BRIAN MITCHELL SUFFERS BROKEN BIG TOE…LIKELY TO MISS THREE MONTHS

Bryan Mitchell gets hurt just days before the season opens and could be out three months.

Brian Mitchell had been informed that he was to be included on The Yankee’s  Poster going North, and this would be a first  for him.  Now he has been informed that he has a grade 3 turf toe and a fractured Sesamoid bone.

“It’s crazy,” said Mitchell, who was wearing a walking boot on his left foot. “I’m not trying to be too roller coaster right now. Just have to roll with it. It’s just a bump in the road and we’ll get past it, hopefully quicker than later.”

It’s not “CRAZY” if you want to be a member of this club:

  NICK JOHNSON INJURY CLUB.  EDB

RONALD TORREYES HAS MADE THE YANKEE LINEUP AS UTILITY INFIELDER

 Who should probably be doing this

  acting in a horror film, is on the Yankee’s Roster, as they come North.  This was announced by The Manager Of Stone, Joe Girardio.   Just who is Ronald Torreyes?  First, Torreyes is just 22 years old.  He went 2-6 with The Dodgers in 2015.  In the minors he was a a .298 hitter with 22 home runs and 253 RBIs with over 2000 at bats. Reyes has played since he was 17.  This is how he acquired so many at bats.

Ronald Torreyes

Ronald, looking more like a human.  However, if he does not stick with The Yankees, he might want to contact Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead.  Just his all-around play,” Girardi said of Torreyes. “I thought he swung the bat well, he played good defense. He runs the bases. He does all the things that he needs to do.”

Charli XCX

Charli XCX

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Charli XCX
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Charli XCX in December 2014
Background information
Birth name Charlotte Emma Aitchison
Born (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 23)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Website www.charlixcxmusic.com

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Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992), better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter.

Charli XCX released her debut single independently in 2008 and initially performed at warehouse raves in London. She signed to Asylum Records in 2010 and released two mixtapes, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes and Super Ultra, in 2012. Charli XCX’s major label debut album, True Romance, was released in 2013, accompanied by singles including “You (Ha Ha Ha)” and “Nuclear Seasons“.

She rose to international fame during 2013 and 2014 when she was featured on two major hit singles, Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy“. Her 2014 single “Boom Clap” from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars became a top ten hit in a number of countries. It also preceded the release of her second album, Sucker, which featured the singles “Break the Rules“, “Doing It” and “Famous“. A bonus track, titled “Red Balloon” was also featured on the soundtrack to Home.

Early life[edit]

Charlotte Emma Aitchison was born on 2 August 1992, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England,[1] to a Scottish father and an Indian mother from Uganda. She grew up in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire,[2][3] and attended Bishop’s Stortford College, though she left the school in 2010.[4] Aitchison also studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, but left during the second year of her degree course.[5]

Career[edit]

2008–12: Early performances and recordings[edit]

Charli XCX in 2012

Aitchison started writing songs when she was 14 years old[6][7] and began recording an album on a loan granted by her parents. In early 2008, she began posting songs from the album, as well as numerous other demos, on her official MySpace page. This caught the attention of a promoter running numerous illegal warehouse raves and parties in east London, who invited her to perform.[8][9] Aitchison was billed on flyers under the stage name Charli XCX, her MSN Messenger screen name when she was younger.[10] Despite the illicit nature of the gigs, her parents were supportive of her career and attended several raves with her.[11] She released two singles, “!Franchesckaar!” and double A-side “Emelline”/”Art Bitch”, in late 2008 under Orgy Music. The album she recorded at this time, 14 (which features the former single), was never commercially released, although several promotional copies were issued and copies were given away at her earliest gigs.[12][not in citation given] After being signed to Asylum Records in 2010, she took a break from music in what she describes as a “lost” period.[13]

In May 2011, she released the single “Stay Away”, followed by “Nuclear Seasons” in November. Both tracks were produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and released exclusively in the United Kingdom. The singles gained attention from music website Pitchfork Media, where she earned “Best New Track” accolades for both; the former was eventually named to the site’s Best Tracks of 2011 list.[14] In May 2012, Charli XCX released her first mixtape, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, a one-track file consisting of eight songs.[15] She supported Santigold and Coldplay on tour during that year.[16] Her second original mixtape, Super Ultra, was released exclusively through her website in November 2012.[17]

2012–13: True Romance[edit]

Charli performing at Positivus Festival 2013

Charli XCX co-wrote and contributed vocals to the 2012 single “I Love It“, which was recorded by Swedish pop duo Icona Pop and became a breakthrough hit for both acts in 2013 after her newfound relationship with Joey Tuzak.[18] The song entered the US Billboard Hot 100 chart after its appearance in an early 2013 episode of the television show Girls, eventually climbing to number seven on the chart.[19][20] It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. Charli XCX’s own single “You’re the One” was released in mid 2012 and was named among the 20 Best Songs of 2012 by Billboard.[21] The succeeding single, “You (Ha Ha Ha)“, was listed in Spin magazine and in Consequence of Sound as one of the best songs of 2013.[22]

Charli XCX’s debut studio album, True Romance, was released in April 2013, following the single, “What I Like”. This is what she said of the album: “Every corner of my own romantic history is explored on this record, so for me, it’s very raw, it’s very honest, and it’s very true.”[23] It peaked at number 85 on the UK Albums Chart,[24] at number five on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers, and at number 11 on the Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart.[25] True Romance was received well by music critics, earning a 76/100 on Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.[26]

2013–15: International success and Sucker[edit]

Main article: Sucker (album)

Charli XCX began work on her second album in mid-2013.[27] Later that year she released the single “SuperLove“, which became her first solo chart entry on the UK Singles Chart, at number 62.[28] In early 2014, she was featured on Australian rapper Iggy Azalea‘s single “Fancy“;[29] the track topped the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming both artists’ first number-one single on the chart.[30][31] Charli XCX expanded her portfolio of songwriting for other artists during this period, with credits on Azalea’s 2014 single “Beg for It“, Ryn Weaver‘s debut single “OctaHate“, and material for acts including Sky Ferreira, Neon Jungle, Rihanna, and Gwen Stefani.[32]

Charli XCX performing in Detroit in October 2014

Charli XCX performing in Detroit in October 2014

In mid-2014, Charli XCX contributed the song “Boom Clap” to the soundtrack of the film The Fault in Our Stars. “Boom Clap” peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100[33] and at number six in the UK,[28] and was certified platinum in Australia.[34] “Boom Clap” was included on Charli XCX’s second album, Sucker, which was released in December 2014 in North America and February 2015 in Europe. The subsequent single, “Break the Rules“, charted within the top 10 in Australia and Germany, and “Doing It” (featuring fellow British singer Rita Ora) peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. Charli XCX opened for Katy Perry on the European leg of her Prismatic World Tour in early 2015, headlined her own UK tour, and featured alongside R&B artist Tinashe on rapper Ty Dolla Sign‘s single “Drop That Kitty“.[35][36][37] In July and August 2015, Charli XCX co-headlined a US tour with Jack Antonoff.[38] She announced on 21 August that, for “personal reasons”, a planned second leg of the tour would not go ahead.[39]

2015–present: Upcoming third studio album and Vroom Vroom Recordings[edit]

In a July 2015 interview with British fashion magazine i-D, Charli XCX said that she was working on her third album and described it as “the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing” she had done.[40] British producer SOPHIE has been confirmed to be involved in the album’s production.

In October 2015, she released “Vroom Vroom” in the Beats 1 Radio Show, which is the first song that was released publicly and will be included on her upcoming third album in 2016.

In February 2016, she reported that the album was expected to have been finished within the first week of the month. She also revealed that, along with SOPHIE, other producers on the album would include BloodPop and Stargate.

It was announced on 23 February 2016 that XCX had set up a new record label, Vroom Vroom Recordings, and that she would release an EP titled Vroom Vroom on 26 February 2016. The first song from the EP called “Trophy” will receive its first play on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 show that night. XCX will also host her own Beats 1 show fortnightly.[41]

Style and influences[edit]

Charli XCX in 2015

Charli XCX’s music is mainly described as electropop,[42][43][44][45][46] pop punk,[47][48][49][50][51] synthpop,[52][53][54] and dance-pop,[55][56] also showcasing other genres as alternative pop[57] or gothic pop,[58] being her early records described as a blend of dark wave and witch house.[59] Charli’s influences include Britney Spears, Shampoo, No Doubt, t.A.T.u., The Donnas, Bikini Kill, Martika, The Cure, The Feminine Complex, Donna Summer,[60] Bread, the Spice Girls, Uffie, Brooke Candy, Lil Wayne,[61][62][63] Kate Bush, Twin Peaks,[64] Paris Hilton,[65] Justice, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris,[66] Björk, Quentin Tarantino and Siouxsie Sioux.[67] She has named “Siouxsie Sioux as her hero”[68] and Rihanna as her “favorite pop girl.”[65] The Hives, Weezer, Ramones and 1960s yé-yé music all influenced her third album.[69] She has said that “the best artists are the ones who constantly change—Madonna, [David] Bowie“.[70] and that her “dream collaboration would be with someone like Björk, Kate Bush, or even Dionne Warwick“.[71] Some of Charli’s favourite songs are Robert Palmer‘s “Addicted to Love,”[71] P.M. Dawn‘s “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss,” Uffie’s “Ricky,” Bow Wow Wow‘s “Fools Rush In,” Serge Gainsbourg‘s “Initials BB,” The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,”[72] Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind,”[65] and the Britney Spears songs “Gimme More” and “Piece of Me.”[73]

Charli XCX experiences sound-to-colour synaesthesia. She states, “I see music in colours. I love music that’s black, pink, purple or red—but I hate music that’s green, yellow or brown.”[74] She considers herself a feminist,[73] and wrote her song “Body of My Own” as a “feminist statement.”[75] XCX also directed a documentary about gender equality, titled The F Word And Me, which premiered on BBC 3.[76]

Discography[edit]

Tours[edit]

Headlining[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • The F-Word and Me
  • The Ride: Charli XCX
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Lost In The North
  • The 1989 World Tour LIVE

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

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Alyssa Milano
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Milano at a 2015 book signing for her graphic novel, Hacktivist, at Midtown Comics in Manhattan
Born Alyssa Jayne Milano
(1972-12-19) December 19, 1972 (age 43)
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s)
  • Cinjun Tate
    (m. 1999; div. 2000)
  • David Bugliari
    (m. 2009)
Children 2
Website Official website

Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, producer and former singer. She is known for her roles in the ABC sitcom Who’s the Boss? (1984–92), the Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1997–98), The WB series Charmed (1998–2006) and the ABC drama Mistresses (2013–14).

Early life[edit]

Milano was born December 19, 1972[1] in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn,[1][2] the daughter of fashion designer and talent manager Lin Milano and film-music editor Thomas M. Milano,[1] (who had been an early member of the band Sleepy Hollow but left in 1972).[3] She and her brother, Cory,[4] who is seven years her junior,[5] are of Italian ancestry.[6] Her family remained in Bensonhurst until a neighborhood shooting prompted them to relocate to Great Kills, Staten Island.[2]

Career[edit]

1984–96[edit]

Milano began her career at age seven, when her babysitter, without notifying her parents, took her to an audition for one of the four principal parts in a national touring company of Annie. Milano was one of four selected from more than 1,500 girls. During the course of her work in the play, Milano and her mother were on the road for 18 months. After returning to New York, she appeared in television commercials[7] and did several roles in off-Broadway productions, including the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. When accompanying a friend from the Annie production to the office of a New York agent, Milano was introduced to the agent, who began representing her.[8] She does not feel that growing up in front of the camera harmed her childhood,[5] and has said: “I love my family very much – they’ve really backed my career. I consider myself to be normal: I’ve got to clean my room, and help in the kitchen.”[9]

In August 1984, Milano made her film debut in the coming of age drama Old Enough, which she recalled as a “great” way for “starting out”.[2] The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival,[10] where it won First Prize.[11]

Milano was flown to Los Angeles to audition as Tony Danza‘s daughter on the sitcom Who’s the Boss? After winning the part, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, where the show was produced. It premiered on ABC on September 20, 1984.[8] Throughout Who’s the Boss?, Milano developed a close relationship with co-star Danza.[12] Commenting on their early years together, “She was just the sweetest little girl of all time…She became much like my daughter.”[8] The series established Milano as a teen idol,[13][14][15] and provided her opportunities for other roles.[14] Her education was split between school and an on-set tutor with whom Milano would work for three hours a day.[16]

At age twelve, Milano co-starred in Commando as Jenny Matrix, the daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger).[14]

The body type and personality of Ariel, the main character in the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, were based upon Milano.[17][18] On stage, she starred in Tender Offer, a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein, All Night Long by American playwright John O’Keefe,[19][20] and the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. She returned to the theater in 1991, producing and starring in a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free from December 26, 1991 to January 19, 1992.[8]

A few years later this film was shown in Japan, prompting a producer to offer Milano a five-album record deal. Milano’s albums, which she described as “bubblegum pop“, scored platinum in the country, though she later showed her discontent in their musical quality.[2] Subsequently, she starred in the children’s film The Canterville Ghost, which did not achieve much praise or attention and Variety magazine noted in its review: “Milano as the catalyzing daughter Jennifer adapts to the ghostly Sir Simon without a qualm; that, of course, is the true charm of the story, but Milano doesn’t exhibit enough presence to match the droll, charming Gielgud”.[21]

Milano starred in two 1988 television films, Crash Course and Dance ’til Dawn. Both projects allowed her to work alongside close personal friend Brian Bloom who worked with his brother Scott with her in episodes of Who’s the Boss; this working camaraderie would later expand in 1993 when Milano made a cameo appearance in Bloom’s film The Webbers. She produced a teen workout video, Teen Steam, and achieved some fame outside the USA with her music career, which lasted until the early 1990s. Even though she scored platinum in Japan, Milano had no interest to pursue a music career in the United States: “I’m not interested in crossing over. I’d much rather have it released where it’s appreciated than laughed at.”[13] Simultaneously, she wrote a weekly column called “From Alyssa, with love” for the teen magazine Teen Machine.[22]

Milano played a teenage prostitute in the 1992 independent film Where the Day Takes You. The film, which focuses on a group of young runaway and homeless teenagers,[23] was shot on and around Hollywood Boulevard.[24] It was also the feature film debut of Will Smith, and was met with positive critical reception.[25] It was nominated for the Critics Award at the Deauville Film Festival, and won the Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.[26]

Although Milano feared that viewers would only recognize her as “the girl from Who’s the Boss?“,[13] she was noticed by the media, which helped her land the role of Amy Fisher in the high-profile TV movie Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story, one of three TV films based on Fisher’s shooting of Mary Jo Buttafuoco.[27][28] Milano said that her portrayal of Fisher in the film, which was based on the Buttafuoco’s point of view,[27] “was the least ‘Alyssa’ of anything [she had] done.”[12] The film was shot from November – December 1992.[29] She welcomed the cancellation of the series, as she was ready to move on to other roles and enthusiastic to “showcase” what she was able to do. Looking back on eight years of playing the same role, Milano commented, “Creatively, it’s been very frustrating. I gave her more of a personality. I changed her wardrobe, cut her hair, anything to give her new life.”[13]

In the early 1990s, Milano auditioned for nearly every film role in her age bracket, including B movies,[13] and finally tried to shed her “nice girl” image by appearing nude in several erotic films targeted at adults, such as Embrace of the Vampire, Deadly Sins and Poison Ivy II: Lily. She said the nude appearances taught her to begin requiring a nudity clause in her contracts giving her “full control” over all her nude scenes.[12] In a 1995 interview, she explained her motivation for some explicit scenes in Embrace of the Vampire: “I’m not going to say that I was manipulated into doing things that I didn’t want to do. I did it because it was a woman director and I felt protected. And I learned a lot as far as knowing where the camera is and what coverage they need so that it’s not all explicit.”[22]

She starred in other roles, such as Candles in the Dark, Confessions of a Sorority Girl, The Surrogate, To Brave Alaska and Fear, which did not receive very positive reviews, although the Los Angeles Times called Milano “very good” in the production.[30]

1997–2010[edit]

Milano at the premiere of Beverly Hills Chihuahua in September 2008

Milano starred the lead role in Hugo Pool, her first film released through cinemas after Commando.

In late 1996, Milano was offered a role of Jennifer Mancini on the drama Melrose Place by producer Aaron Spelling:[31] “We were looking for someone with sparkle. Alyssa was the perfect choice.”[32] She left early in the seventh season. In 1998 she was cast as Phoebe Halliwell, one of the three lead characters on Spelling’s show, Charmed. She and Holly Marie Combs became producers for the show during season four. The series ran for eight seasons, concluding in 2006.[33]

In the early 2000s, Milano played Eva Savelot in MCI Inc. commercials for that company’s 1-800-COLLECT campaign.[34][35]

In 2007, Milano’s commercial work included two 2007 television ads for Veet and Sheer Cover. That year, she filmed a pilot for ABC called Reinventing the Wheelers, which was not picked up for the 2007–08 season. That season she appeared in ten episodes of My Name Is Earl.[36]

Milano was part of TBS’s special coverage installment Hot Corner for the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs.[37] A fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in April 2007, Milano began writing a baseball blog on the Major League Baseball‘s website.[38] That year she reported at Fenway Park during the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[39]

The same year, she launched her signature “Touch” line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog on Major League Baseball’s website.[40] It also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.[41] She has an interest in the Los Angeles Kings,[42] a National Hockey League team, and is involved with a related clothing line. In 2008, she expanded that to NFL football, as a New York Giants fan. Since Milano is from the same hometown as NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, she revealed some of her family’s connections with the Giants.[43] In 2013, Milano expanded “Touch” into NASCAR.[44]

On March 20, 2009 it was announced that Milano voiced Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn in Ghostbusters: The Video Game.[45] In a 2010 interview she told the press that she had ‘a blast’ working on the game, although she recalled it being ‘odd’ having to grunt in a room alone.[46]

On March 24, 2009, her book on her baseball fandom, Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, was released. Milano has signed on to star in and produce My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, a romantic comedy in which she plays a woman with a relationship dilemma.[47]

Milano starred in the sitcom Romantically Challenged as Rebecca Thomas, a recently divorced single mother attorney in Pittsburgh who has not dated “since Bill Clinton was president”. The series premiered on ABC on April 19, 2010.[48] The series was canceled after airing four episodes.[49][50]

Milano produced and led the cast of Lifetime’s TV film Sundays at Tiffany’s.[51] which was her second collaboration with Lifetime, after Wisegal (2008).[51]

2011–present[edit]

Milano signing fans’ copies of her graphic novel, Hacktivist, at Midtown Comics in Manhattan

Milano starred in two comedy films, Hall Pass and New Year’s Eve.[52]

In 2013, Milano created the comic book series Hacktivist, which was written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, drawn by Marcus To, and published by Archaia Entertainment. The book, which explores the modern world of hacking and global activism, is described as “a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time of war.” The publication was released digitally in late 2013, while the first print edition issue of the four-issue miniseries was published in January 2014. A hardcover edition collecting all four issues was released in July 2014.[53] The series received positive reviews, as it currently holds a score of 8.1 out of 10 at the review aggregator website Comic Book Roundup.[54]

In June 2013, she played Savannah Davis in ABC drama series Mistresses, which is about the scandalous lives of four girlfriends,[55] but she left the show after season two, due to conflict between filming location and family issue.[56][57] She signed on as host and judge Project Runway: All Stars beginning with season three.[58] On March 2, 2015, Milano guest hosted the talk show The Talk, about Sara Gilbert welcoming her child.[59]

Humanitarian and political causes[edit]

Milano for PETA

In the late 1980s Milano reached out to Ryan White, a schoolboy ostracized for having AIDS, and a fan of Milano’s.[16][60] She attended a big party for him, where she sat with him for six hours, making friendship bracelets with him.[61] They appeared together on The Phil Donahue Show, where Milano kissed White, in order to show that she could not catch the disease through casual contact with him.[62]

In October 2004, Milano participated in UNICEF’s “Trick or Treat” campaign as the national spokesperson.[63] She raised approximately $50,000 for South African women and children with AIDS by selling her own and schools’ photo work.[64]

In support of PETA, she appeared in a 2007 advertisement for them, advocating vegetarianism, in a dress made entirely of vegetables.[65][66]

In June 2007, The Sabin Vaccine Institute, named Milano a Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an alliance formed to advocate and mobilize resources in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), to which Milano donated $250,000. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States of America,[67][68] Her field work for the organization has included a 2004 trip to Angola to speak with HIV-positive women and people disfigured by land mines during the country’s civil war; a trip to India to meet displaced mothers living in squalor following a tsunami; and a 2010 trip to the settlement of Kolonia in western Kosovo to witness impoverished living conditions. Milano wrote on her blog that the latter trip was “the hardest experience I’ve had on a field visit,” and described a waste dump close to the settlement where children spent time looking for metal to sell or scavenging for food.[69]

For her 37th birthday, which occurred on December 19, 2009, Milano ran an online fundraising campaign for Charity:Water. Her original goal was to raise $25,000, but a donation from her husband put her over the $75,000 mark on December 18. The fundraiser ran until December 26.[70] In September 2013, Milano released a viral tape on Funny or Die that drew attention to the Syrian civil war.[71][72]

Personal life[edit]

Milano has dyslexia. In a 2004 interview, she explained how she deals with the disorder:

I’ve stumbled over words while reading from teleprompters. Sir John Gielgud, whom I worked with on The Canterville Ghost years ago, gave me great advice. When I asked how he memorized his monologues, he said, “I write them down.” I use that method to this day. It not only familiarizes me with the words, it makes them my own.[73]

In 1993, Milano became engaged to actor Scott Wolf, but they broke off their engagement the following year. On January 1, 1999, Milano married singer Cinjun Tate; they divorced in early 2000.[4]

After one year of dating, Milano became engaged to Creative Artists Agency agent David Bugliari in December 2008,[74] and they married on August 15, 2009 at Bugliari’s family home in New Jersey.[75] They have a son, Milo, and a daughter, Elizabella.[76][77][78]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Old Enough Diane
1985 Commando Jenny Matrix
1989 Speed Zone Lurleen a.k.a. Cannonball Fever
1992 Where the Day Takes You Kimmy
1992 Little Sister Diana
1993 Candles in the Dark Sylvia Velliste
1993 Conflict of Interest Eve
1994 Double Dragon Marian Delario
1995 Embrace of the Vampire Charlotte Wells
1995 Glory Daze Chelsea
1995 Deadly Sins Cristina Herrera
1996 Poison Ivy II: Lily Lily Leonetti
1996 Fear Margo Masse
1996 Jimmy Zip Francesca Short
1997 Below Utopia Susanne Also producer
1997 Hugo Pool Hugo Dugay
2002 Buying the Cow Amy
2002 Kiss the Bride Amy Kayne
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Cyndi
2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone 26 Voice role
2007 The Blue Hour Allegra
2008 Pathology Gwen Williamson
2010 My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Jesse Young Also producer
2011 Hall Pass Mandy Bohac
2011 New Year’s Eve Nurse Mindy Segment: “Hospital Story”
2016 Maxim Magazine & Bootsy Bellows Big Game Live Amy Osborn Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984–92 Who’s the Boss? Samantha Micelli 196 episodes
1986 The Canterville Ghost Jennifer Canterville Movie
1988 Crash Course Vanessa Crawford Movie (a.k.a. Driving Academy)
1988 Dance ’til Dawn Shelley Sheridan Movie
1989 Living Dolls Samantha Micelli 2 episodes
1993 Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story Amy Fisher Movie
1993 At Home with the Webbers Fan Movie (cameo)
1993 Candles in the Dark Sylvia Velliste Movie
1994 Confessions of a Sorority Girl Rita Summers Movie
1995 The Surrogate Amy Winslow Movie
1995 The Outer Limits Hannah Valesic Episode: “Caught in the Act
1996 To Brave Alaska Denise Harris Movie
1997, 2001 Spin City Meg Winston 2 episodes
1997–1998 Melrose Place Jennifer Mancini 40 episodes in seasons 5–7
1998 Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure Frances Ella ‘Fizzy’ Fitz Movie
1998 Fantasy Island Gina Williams Episode: “Superfriends”
1998–2006 Charmed Phoebe Halliwell 178 episodes; also producer from season 5 onwards
2001 The Diamond Hunters Tracy Van der Byl Miniseries
2001 Family Guy Herself (live-action) Episode: “Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington
2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius April the Gorlock (voice) Episode: “Win, Lose and Kaboom
2007–2008 My Name Is Earl Billie Cunningham 10 episodes (season 3)
2008 Wisegal Patty Montanari Movie; also producer
2010 Castle Kyra Blaine Episode: “A Rose for Everafter
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Scarlett Rosetti (voice) Episode: “Frame Story/And… Action!”
2010 Sundays at Tiffany’s Jane Claremont Movie; also producer
2010, 2011 Romantically Challenged Rebecca Thomas 6 episodes
2011 Young Justice Poison Ivy (voice) Episode: “Revelation”
2011, 2012 Breaking In Amy 2 episodes[79]
2013–2014 Mistresses Savannah “Savi” Davis 26 episodes
2013– Project Runway: All Stars Herself/host Judge
2014 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: “Things That Go Clue-Boom in the Night”
2015 Rupaul’s Drag Race Herself Herself/Judge

Direct-to-video[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Teen Steam Herself Workout video
1996 Public Enemies Amaryllis
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure Angel (voice) Voice role
2010 DC Showcase: The Spectre Aimee Brenner Short
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Biminy Voice role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
2009 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn

Discography[edit]

Milano’s discography includes four studio albums, two compilations, and eleven singles. These albums were only commercially available in Japan, with the exception of one single that was only available in France and a charity single that was available in the U.S.

Studio albums
Year Information Peak positions
JPN[80]
1989 Look in My Heart

  • First Studio Album
  • Released: March 25, 1989
  • Formats: vinyl, cassette, CD
68
1989 Alyssa

  • Second Studio Album
  • Released: October 25, 1989
  • Formats: vinyl, cassette, CD
15
1991 Locked Inside a Dream

  • Third Studio Album
  • Released: May 21, 1991
  • Formats: vinyl, cassette, CD
19
1992 Do You See Me?

  • Fourth Studio Album
  • Released: September 18, 1992
  • Formats: vinyl, cassette, CD
47
Compilations
Year Information Peak positions
JPN[80]
1990 The Best in the World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa’s Singles

  • Remix/Hits Album
  • Released: February 21, 1990
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
9
1995 The Very Best of Alyssa Milano

  • Hits Album
  • Released: 1995 (promo only)
  • Formats: CD
Singles
Year Single Album Peak positions
U.S. U.S. AC JPN[81]
1989 “What a Feeling” Look in My Heart
“Look In My Heart”
“Straight to the Top”
“I Had a Dream” Alyssa
“Happiness”
1990 “The Best in the World” The Best in the World 85
“I Love When We’re Together”1 Single only
1991 “New Sensation” Locked Inside a Dream
Voices That Care1 Single only 11 6
1992 “Do You See Me?” Do You See Me?
1993 “No Secret” 2 Locked Inside a Dream

Footnotes:

  • 1 Non-album single
  • 2 Only released in France
Other recordings
  • “Teen Steam” – Theme song from Alyssa Milano’s Teen Steam Workout Video (1988)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
1985 Young Artist Awards Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Series Who’s the Boss? Won
1986 Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama Commando Nominated
1987 Best Young Female Superstar in Television Who’s the Boss? Won
1988 Best Young Actress in a TV Special, Pilot, Movie of the Week, or Mini-Series Dance ’til Dawn Nominated
1988 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Who’s the Boss? Won
1989 Favorite TV Actress Won
1990 Favorite TV Actress Won
2001 Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure Nominated
RATTY Awards Outstanding Ensemble in a Science Fiction Series[82] Charmed Nominated
Wand Awards Best Fight (Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty)[83] Nominated
2004 Spacey Awards Favorite Female TV Character (Phoebe Halliwell)[83] Nominated
2005 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Television Actress[84] Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Awards Television – Choice Actress[85] Nominated
2007 AOL TV Top TV Witches (Phoebe Halliwell)[86][87] 7th
2008 Top TV Witches (Phoebe Halliwell)[88] 7th
2015 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Mistresses Nominated