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Emily Chang (actress)

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Emily Chang
Born Emily C. Chang
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Education University of Chicago
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Actress, writer, producer
Years active 2004–present
Awards New York Emmy Award
Website therealemily.com

Emily C. Chang is a New York Emmy Award–winning American actress. She is best known for playing the “Ba-zing!” girl in a 2012 commercial for Ruffles[1] and the character of Ivy in the television series The Vampire Diaries. [2]

Early life[edit]

Chang was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Randolph, New Jersey. Her parents immigrated to America from Taiwan. Chang attended the University of Chicago and New York University.

Career[edit]

Chang was a founding member of the Asian-American spoken word group I Was Born with Two Tongues, along with Denizen Kane. She worked as a host and spokesperson for ImaginAsian Entertainment, hosting the television series The Lounge from 2004 to 2007. She starred as Kay Ho in the independent film Colin Hearts Kay, which won the Audience Award in 2010 at both the Brooklyn Film Festival and The New York United Film Festival, where it also won Best Narrative Feature. In 2010, Chang won a New York Emmy Award for the documentary series On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China, along with her co-host James Fallows, of The Atlantic Monthly.[3]

Chang has appeared in numerous commercials, including spots for Cablevision, WebMD, Carmax, Harrah’s, Verizon, Honda, and Huntington Bank. Chang became best known as “Katie” (“the ba-zing girl”) in a 2012 Ruffles Ultimate commercial, landing a spot in Complex magazine‘s “10 Hottest Women from Commercials.”[4]

Chang’s television appearances include a recurring role on The Vampire Diaries plus guest roles on How I Met Your Mother, Brothers & Sisters, 90210, Ringer, and Community. She also played Phyllis Moss on NCIS and had a recurring role as Kathy Baker on The Young and the Restless. In Total Recall, Chang appeared as newscaster Lien Nguyen.

Chang has also written, produced, and starred in several short films, including “The Humberville Poetry Slam,” which was a finalist for the Golden Reel Award and the Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.[5] Chang’s short film “Mouthbreather,” directed by Rules of Engagement writer/producer Gloria Calderon Kellett, was an official selection of the 2012 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival.[6]

Chang won the Best Actress Award at the San Diego 48 Hour Film Project Film Festival, for her role as Suzy in the short film One Mistake.[7] She recently completed the short film Parachute Girls, which she wrote, produced and starred in alongside Lynn Chen and Drew Powell.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Take the 10 (2017)
  • Parachute Girls (2016)
  • Someone I Used to Know (2013)
  • Cruel Will (2013)
  • Total Recall (2012)
  • Layover (2012)
  • Shanghai Hotel (2011)
  • Colin Hearts Kay (2010)
  • ONE MISTAKE (SHORT) SUZY CHEN (2011)
  • THE REGINALD LEWIS STORY (SHORT) DIANA LEE 2011
  • SHANGHAI MOTEL YOUNG MADAME (2011)
  • MOUTHBREATHER (SHORT) FLORANCE (2012)
  • TOTAL RECALL NEWS REPORTER (2012)
  • LAYOVER CRISTINA (2012)
  • PATRIOT GIRLS (SHORT) RUTH
  • SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW BONNIE YEN (2013)
  • A SECOND OPINION (SHORT) CRISTINE (2013)
  • CRUEL WILL GINA (2014)
  • I LIKE YOU A LATTE (SHORT) JOY (2014)
  • INSTANT (SHORT) (2015)
  • GRASS CAM (2015)
  • PARACHUTE GIRLS EVELYN (2016)
  • TAKE THE TEN CARMEN (2016)
  • MOMMY I DIDN’T DO IT DETECTIVE VICKI OGAWA (2017)

Television[edit]

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Tania Raymonde

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Tania Raymonde
Born (1988-03-22) March 22, 1988 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Tania Raymonde (born March 22, 1988) is an American actress. She began her career in the recurring character of Cynthia Sanders in TV series Malcolm in the Middle between 2000 and 2002, followed by the role of Alex Rousseau in the ABC series Lost from 2006 to 2010. She has since played Carla Rinaldi on MTV‘s Death Valley (2011), starred in the horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) and portrayed Jodi Arias, the title role in the TV movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013). In April 2015, she joined the cast of the TNT series The Last Ship. She is a star of the current Amazon Video series Goliath.

Early life[edit]

Raymonde was born in Los Angeles, California, to an American father of Russian descent[citation needed] and a French mother from Corsica.[1] Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic.[2] She attended the Lycée Français de Los Angeles, where she obtained her French baccalauréat.

Career[edit]

Raymonde’s first television role was as Alice/Young Syd in “Syd in Wonderland”, an episode of the TV series Providence. She subsequently appeared on other TV series, including The Brothers Garcia, The Nightmare Room, That’s So Raven, The Guardian, Lost, Medium, Malcolm in the Middle, and NCIS.

In 2002, she starred in the film Children on Their Birthdays, her first feature film role. In 2003 she played Lauren O’Keefe in the sitcom The O’Keefes.

She is most known for her work on the critically acclaimed ABC drama Lost, where she played Alex Rousseau, the adopted daughter of Benjamin Linus, played by Michael Emerson.

She also appeared in the films The Garage (2006), The Other Side of the Tracks (2008), Japan (2008), Chasing 3000 (2008), and Elsewhere (2009). She recurred opposite the late Dennis Hopper on the Starz series “Crash.” Raymonde also had a recurring role as Frankie Rafferty, Danny Pino‘s love interest, on season 6 of Cold Case.

At 17 she wrote, edited and directed the short film Cell Division, which competed in film festivals around the country.

She appears in the music video for Maroon 5‘s “Won’t Go Home Without You.”

In 2013, Raymonde was cast in Chicago P.D., a spin-off of the NBC series Chicago Fire. However, she, along with co-star Scott Eastwood, left the show for creative reasons.

In 2013, Raymonde received positive reviews from critics when she portrayed convicted murderer Jodi Arias in the Lifetime original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.

She is currently working on her first feature as a director—a crime thriller she wrote set in Orange County called Little Saigon.

Filmography[edit]

List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Children on Their Birthdays Lily Jane Bobbit
2006 Garage, TheThe Garage Bonnie Jean “B.J.” Direct to-DVD
2008 Japan Mae
2008 Foreign Exchange Anita Duarte
2009 GoodSam and Max Sam Short film
2009 Elsewhere Jillian
2009 Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, TheThe Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle Ethyl
2009 Wild Cherry Helen McNicol
2009 Still Waiting… Amber Direct to-DVD
2010 Haunting of Amelia Amelia TV to-DVD
2010 Chasing 3000 Kelly
2011 Chillerama Zelda (segment “Wadzilla”) Direct to-DVD
2011 Losers Take All Wendy Horowitz
2011 Trophy Kids Tiffany
2012 Crazy Eyes Autumn
2012 Blue Like Jazz Lauryn
2012 Hatching Max Shell Short film
2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D Nikki [3]
2015 Manson Girls Leslie Van Houten Filming[4]
2015 Dirty Lies Amber Post-production, formerly known as The Guilty Innocent

2017 CLIFFS OF FREEDOM ANNA CRISTINA

List of television performances
Year Title Role Episodes/Notes
2000 Providence Alice / Young Syd Episode: “Syd in Wonderland”
2000 Brothers García, TheThe Brothers García Nicole Episode: “No hablo Espanol”
2000–2002 Malcolm in the Middle Cynthia 4 episodes
2001 Nightmare Room, TheThe Nightmare Room Beth Episode: “Scareful What You Wish For”
2003 That’s So Raven Carly Episode: “Saving Psychic Raven”
2003 O’Keefes, TheThe O’Keefes Lauren O’Keefe 8 episodes
2003 Guardian, TheThe Guardian Petra Episode: “Big Coal”
2005 NCIS Anna Real Episode: “An Eye for an Eye”
2006 Medium Taylor Greene Episode: “S.O.S.”
2006–2010 Lost Alex Rousseau 21 episodes
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Nika Episode: “Five Little Words”
2008 CSI: NY Laura Roman Episode: “The Cost of Living”
2008 Other Side of the Tracks, TheThe Other Side of the Tracks Amelia TV Movie
2008–2010 Cold Case Frankie Rafferty 8 episodes
2009 Bones Lexi Episode: “Mayhem on a Cross”
2009 Crash Roxanne Thigpen 2 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Shelley Smith/Birgit Kaspers Episode: “Revolution”
2010 Forgotten, TheThe Forgotten Sarah Poole Episode: “Mama Jane”
2010 Look: The Series Courtney 3 episodes
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Melanie Ayres Episode: “Ma’eme’e”
2011 Death Valley Officer Carla Rinaldi 12 episodes
2012 90210 Sonia 3 episodes
2012 Switched at Birth Zarra 10 episodes
2013 Chicago Fire Nicole 2 episodes
2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Jodi Arias TV Movie
2014 Intelligence Emily Episode: “Secrets of the Secret Service”
2014 The Big Bang Theory Yvette Episode: “The Locomotive Manipulation”
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tina Episode: ” Hero to Zero”
2015–2016 The Last Ship Valerie 4 episodes
2016 Goliath Brittany Gold 8 episodes
Music video performances
Year Title Artist
2007 Won’t Go Home Without You Maroon 5
2009 I Couldn’t Love You Cursive
2011 Red Alert Arshad Aslam
As director
Year Title Notes
2006 Cell Division Short
Also writer

THE MULTI-FACETED CAREER OF TERRY O’QUINN

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Terry O’Quinn

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Terry O’Quinn
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Terry O’Quinn in 2008.
Born Terrance Quinn
(1952-07-15) July 15, 1952 (age 64)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Lori O’Quinn (m. 1979; div. 2010)
Children 2

Terrance Quinn (born July 15, 1952), known professionally as Terry O’Quinn, is an American character actor, most famous for playing John Locke on the TV series Lost. O’Quinn became known for playing the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II and was cast in 1996 as Peter Watts in Millennium, which ran for three seasons (1996–1999).

Early life[edit]

O’Quinn was born at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, one of 11 siblings, and grew up in nearby Newberry, Michigan. He is of Irish descent, and was raised Roman Catholic.[1][2] He attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He changed his surname from Quinn to O’Quinn as another registered actor already had the name Terrance Quinn.[3]

In the 1970s he came to Baltimore to act in the Center Stage production of Tartuffe. He remained at Center Stage for some years and often appeared with the late Tana Hicken, most notably as Benedick to her Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. He was cast in his first movie role Heaven’s Gate, but it required horse riding. O’Quinn took riding lessons from Lori Binkley at Wood Gait Farm in northwest Baltimore County. He took on the role of Captain Minardi in Heaven’s Gate, a Western that starred a slew of big names like Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Jeff Bridges and John Hurt. The movie failed, and is one of the biggest box-office bombs of all time: grossing $3 million on a $44 million budget. However out of the experience O’Quinn married his wife Lori in 1979. They have sons Oliver and Hunter.

Terry and Lori legally separated in 2010, and they divorced shortly thereafter. He now resides in Virginia with his girlfriend, Kate Baldwin.

Career[edit]

O’Quinn began acting in the 1970s during his time at Central Michigan University. He not only was an actor but also playwright/director. He wrote and directed the musical Orchestrina. This musical featured five main characters: The Man (played by Jeff Daniels), The Boy (Harold Downs), The Woman (Ann O’Donnell), The Girl (Debbie Penwarden), and The Drunk (James Hilliker), plus a female and a male chorus. He was roommates at CMU with actor Brad Slaight.[citation needed]

Starting in 1980, O’Quinn has appeared in various feature films such as Silver Bullet, Tombstone, Heaven’s Gate, Young Guns, alongside Rutger Hauer in Blind Fury, and as Howard Hughes in The Rocketeer.

O’Quinn also appeared in the Canadian horror movie, Pin (1988) alongside British-born Canadian actor, David Hewlett.

His early television roles include guest appearances on Miami Vice (episode “Give a Little, Take a Little”), Moonlighting, Star Trek: The Next Generation (episode “The Pegasus“), The Twilight Zone (1985 revival; episode “Chameleon”), Homicide: Life on the Street (episode “Hate Crimes”), a recurring role on Earth 2, and a recurring role as Rear Admiral Thomas Boone on JAG as well as Colonel Will Ryan in episode 15 of season 1 on the JAG spin-off series, “NCIS (TV series)” (episode “Enigma”).

Around 1995, O’Quinn made guest appearances in The X-Files and Harsh Realm, produced by Chris Carter, who also cast him in the film The X-Files: Fight The Future and then once again in the final season. In 1996 O’Quinn started acting in the television series Millennium as Peter Watts, also produced by Chris Carter. O’Quinn held this role for all three seasons of the series. O’Quinn holds the distinction of having played four different characters within the extended X-Files/Millennium continuum (the two shows being classed together since both Lance Henriksen‘s character of Frank Black and Charles Nelson Reilly‘s character of Jose Chung have appeared in both shows).[4][5]

The Stepfather films[edit]

O’Quinn made his breakthrough by appearing as the deranged serial-killing title character in The Stepfather. His performance was praised by film critic Roger Ebert, from the Chicago Sun Times, who commented: “‘The Stepfather’ has one wonderful element: Terry O’Quinn’s performance”.[6] O’Quinn was nominated for both a Saturn Award and an Independent Spirit Award for his performance. A sequel was released, two years after the first movie, but it was not as much of a success as the first movie. In the first film, O’Quinn plays the role of a deranged serial killer going by the name “Jerry Blake” (his character’s real name and identity are never revealed to the audience), who is obsessed with having the ideal family. When the widowed mother and daughter do not comport with his expectations, he spirals into a spell of madness and attempts to brutally murder them. In the second, he escapes from the asylum in which he is placed and steals the identity of a man named Gene Clifford after reading his obituary in a local newspaper. It grossed almost a million dollars less at the box office.[7][8] It was never explained why O’Quinn was not in the third installment of the series, in which the stepfather character was portrayed by Robert Wightman.[citation needed]

O’Quinn was approached by director of the 2009 reboot of The Stepfather, Nelson McCormick, to make a cameo appearance in the film, but according to the producers O’Quinn turned down the offer.[9][10]

Lost[edit]

Further information: John Locke (Lost) and Lost (TV series)

After a string of recurring appearances on Alias (2002–2003), as the FBI Director Kendall, O’Quinn became a favorite of television producer J.J. Abrams. Following a seven-episode guest run on The West Wing in 2003–2004, O’Quinn received a call from Abrams indicating that the producer wanted to cast him in his new television drama Lost without any audition. In 2005 O’Quinn received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work as John Locke on the series Lost. O’Quinn admitted on the TV Guide Channel that he did not have much faith in Lost at first, calling it “The Mysterious Gilligan’s Island of Dr. Moreau“.[11] The show, however, became one of the most popular on television, and on September 16, 2007 he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role, and was nominated again for an Emmy for the role in 2010, which he did not win. In a Tv.com interview O’Quinn commented that the reason he felt comfortable playing this character is because he’s a bit like him.[12]

2010–present[edit]

O’Quinn has made a number of television appearances since Lost. From 2012–2013, O’Quinn starred in the short-lived series 666 Park Avenue as Gavin Doran. In 2012, he appeared in the second season of Falling Skies.[13]

In 2016, it was announced that O’Quinn would be joining the second season of Secret and Lies.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Heaven’s Gate Capt. Minardi
1981 The Doctors Dr. Jerry Dancy
1983 All the Right Moves Freeman Smith
1984 Places in the Heart Buddy Kelsey
Mrs. Soffel Detective Buck McGovern
1985 Silver Bullet Sheriff Joe Haller
Mischief Claude Harbrough
1986 Between Two Women Dr. Wallace
SpaceCamp Launch Director
1987 The Stepfather Jerry Blake Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
Black Widow Bruce
1988 Young Guns Alex McSween
1989 Pin Dr. Linden
Blind Fury Frank Deveraux
Stepfather II Dr. Gene Clifford
The Forgotten One Bob Anderson
1990 Blood Oath Major Beckett
Kaleidoscope Henry
1991 Son of the Morning Star General Alfred Terry
The Rocketeer Howard Hughes
Company Business Colonel Pierce Grissom
1992 The Cutting Edge Jack Moseley
My Samurai James McCrea
1993 Tombstone Mayor John Clum
Born Too Soon Dr. Friedman
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Judge Hilburn
Primal Fear Bud Yancy
1997 My Stepson, My Lover Richard Cory
Breast Men Hersch Lawyer
Shadow Conspiracy Frank Ridell
1998 The X-Files: Fight the Future Darius Michaud
2000 Rated X J.R. Mitchell
2001 American Outlaws Rollin H. Parker
2002 Hometown Legend Buster Shuler
The Locket Casey Keddington
2003 Old School Goldberg Uncredited

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Miami Vice Richard Cain Episode: “Give a Little, Take a Little”
1985 The Twilight Zone Dr. Curt Lockridge Episode: “Chameleon
Remington Steele Chuck McBride Episode: “Coffee, Tea or Steele”
1987 Moonlighting Bryant Wilbourne Episode: “Take a Left At the Altar”
1990 Jake and the Fatman Vincent Novak Episode: “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
1992 L.A. Law Nick Moats Episode: “Beauty and the Breast”
1993 Tales from the Crypt Inspector Martin Zeller Episode: “The Bribe”
Visions of Murder Admiral Truman Hager Television movie
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Admiral Eric Pressman Episode: “The Pegasus
Earth 2 Reilly 6 episodes
Matlock Malcolm Engle Episode: “The Dare”
1995 The X-Files Lt. Brian Tillman Episode: “Aubrey
1995–2002 JAG Capt./RAdm. Thomas Boone, “CAG” 10 episodes
1996 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Ronald Trent Episode: “The Murder Trade”
1996–1999 Millennium Peter Watts 41 episodes
1999–2000 Harsh Realm General Omar Santiago 9 episodes
2001 Roswell Carl Episode: “Michael, the Guys, and the Great Snapple Caper”
2002 The X-Files Shadow Man Episode: “Trust No 1
2002–2004 Alias FBI Asst. Director Kendall 18 episodes
2003 Phenomenon II Military officer Jack Hatch Television movie
2003–2004 The West Wing General Nicholas Alexander 7 episodes
2004 NCIS Col. Will Ryan Episode: “Enigma”
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gordon Buchanan Episode: “Mis-Labeled”
2004–2010 Lost John Locke/The Man in Black 101 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series (2007, 2009–11)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2010)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2006, 2008, 2011)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Villain
2011 Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Mark Miller Television movie
2011–2015 Hawaii Five-0 Commander Joe White 13 episodes
2012–2013 Falling Skies Arthur Manchester 3 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
2012 666 Park Avenue Gavin Doran 13 episodes
2014 Gang Related Sam Chapel 12 episodes
Phineas and Ferb Professor Mystery (voice) Episode: “Lost in Danville”
2015 Full Circle Jimmy Parerra 6 episodes
2015–present Patriot Tom Tavner TV series
2016 Secret and Lies John Warner Main role; 7 episodes
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Howard Hargrave Upcoming series

Olivia Thirlby

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Olivia Thirlby
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Born Olivia Jo Thirlby
(1986-10-06) October 6, 1986 (age 30)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Olivia Jo Thirlby[1] (born October 6, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Leah in the comedy-drama film Juno (2007),[2] as Natalie in The Darkest Hour (2011) and as Judge Cassandra Anderson in Dredd (2012). In June 2008, Thirlby was described by Vanity Fair as a member of “Hollywood‘s New Wave”.[3]

Early life[edit]

Thirlby was born in New York City, New York to an advertising executive mother and a contractor father.[4][5] She was raised in Manhattan‘s East Village, attending school at Friends Seminary in the city’s Gramercy neighborhood, where she graduated in a class of 57 students.[2] She also attended French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in upstate New York, and Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (the Long Island summer arts camp also attended by Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey). She took classes at the American Globe Theatre, and briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she completed a stage combat course with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC).[6]

Career[edit]

While still in high school, Thirlby was offered a role in The Secret. In 2006, she made her film debut in United 93 and her television debut in Kidnapped.

In 2007, she played Leah in Juno. Around this time, she and her Juno co-star Ellen Page were slated to star as the respective title characters of Jack & Diane. The film is a tale of two young women who fall in love, the heat of the romance unlocking lycanthropy in Thirlby’s character, Jack. Both dropped out before production, and the cast was replaced numerous times over. In the Sundance Audience Award-winning film The Wackness, a mid-1990s period piece, she plays Stephanie, a marijuana-smoking “popular girl” from New York City. Thirlby stars opposite Josh Peck, who plays a drug dealer. The film was released in the U.S. on July 3, 2008.[2] Thirlby was cast in the Judd Apatow-produced, David Gordon Green-directed stoner comedy, Pineapple Express, as Seth Rogen‘s character’s girlfriend, but was replaced by actress Amber Heard after rehearsing for the film.[7] She reunited with David Gordon Green on the animated TV pilot Good Vibes.[8]

She made her stage debut in Farragut North, a play by Beau Willimon at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. The Off-Broadway production ran from October 22, 2008 – November 29, 2008 with official opening on November 12[9] and transferred to the Geffen Playhouse in June 2009.

Thirlby appeared in the 2009 HBO series Bored to Death. She voices promotional video excerpts from the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher which, since October 2008, have regularly been posted to YouTube.[10] She also appeared in the 2011-released film Margaret. She is attached to star in Christmas in New York[11] as well as For Ellen.[12]

Thirlby starred in the Russian science-fiction film The Darkest Hour, released in 2011, directed by Chris Gorak, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.[13] Thirlby was also cast in the lead role of Max in the upcoming drama comedy The Other Side.

With Karl Urban in the title role, Thirlby starred as Judge Cassandra Anderson in the 2012 film adaptation of Judge Dredd. She next starred in the indie film Nobody Walks co-starring John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt. She plays Martine, a young artist taken in a couple’s home. It premiered at 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Personal life[edit]

Thirlby is a participant in iO Tillett Wright‘s Self-Evident Truths Project. In an interview with Brooklyn Magazine (with photos shot by iO) in 2011, Thirlby publicly came out as bisexual and stated why she decided to be a part of a photography project that focuses on people who are “anything but 100 percent straight.”[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 United 93 Nicole Carol Miller
Unlocked Abby Short film
2007 Snow Angels Lila Raybern
Juno Leah
Love Comes Lately Sylvia Brokeles
The Secret Samantha Marris
2008 The Wackness Stephanie Squires
Eve Kate Short film
2009 New York, I Love You Actress Segment: “Brett Ratner”
The Answer Man Anne
Uncertainty Sophie Montero
Breaking Upwards Erika
What Goes Up Tess Sullivan
Solitary Man Maureen (uncredited)
2011 No Strings Attached Katie Kurtzman
Margaret Monica Sloane
The Darkest Hour Natalie
2012 Nobody Walks Martine
Being Flynn Denise
Dredd Judge Anderson
2014 Red Knot Chloe Harrison
5 to 7 Jane Hastings
Just Before I Go Greta
2015 The Wedding Ringer Alison Palmer
The Stanford Prison Experiment Christina Maslach
Welcome to Happiness Trudy
2016 Between Us Dianne

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006–07 Kidnapped Aubrey Cain 5 episodes
2009 Bored to Death Suzanne 4 episodes
2011 Good Vibes Jeena Voice role; main role, 12 episodes
2016 Goliath Lucy Kittridge Main role, 8 episodes

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Farragut North Molly Stearns Linda Gross Theater
2012 Lonely, I’m Not Businesswoman Second Stage Theatre[15]
2014 O.P.C. Romi Weil American Repertory Theater

Cara Buono (UPDATE)

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Cara Buono
Born (1971-03-01) March 1, 1971 (age 45)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Residence Greenwich Village, New York
Occupation Actress, screenwriter, director
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Peter Thum
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Cara Buono (born March 1, 1971)[1] is an American actress, screenwriter and director best known for her roles as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men, Kelli Moltisanti in the sixth season of The Sopranos, Linda Salvo in the 2006 comedy Artie Lange’s Beer League, and Karen Wheeler in the 2016 horror sci-fi Netflix original series Stranger Things.

Early life[edit]

Buono was born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, New York, in a blue-collar family[2] with two brothers and a sister.[3] She is of Italian descent.[4][5]

Buono attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School[6] and is a 1995 graduate of Columbia University with a double major in English and political science. She earned her degree in three years.[7] She made her acting debut in Harvey Fierstein‘s play Spook House.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Buono continued stage work both on Broadway and Off Broadway, and started her film career opposite Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in Waterland (1992). Much of her work has been in indie films such as Chutney Popcorn (1999), Happy Accidents (2000), Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Two Ninas (1999), which she co-produced. In 1999, she played a small role as a young Gerry Cummins in the TV movie, Deep in My Heart (1999).

Buono has directed, produced and written films, including the short film Baggage (1997), which starred Liev Schreiber.[citation needed] She co-wrote the screenplay When the Cat’s Away with Brad Anderson and sold a pitch to Miramax for a screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s This Side of Paradise.[citation needed]

She starred in the final season of the NBC drama Third Watch (1999) as paramedic Grace Foster, and Ang Lee’s adaptation of Marvel ComicsHulk in 2003 as the mother of the title character’s alter ego, Bruce Banner.

She also appeared as Kelli, the wife of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), in the two-part final season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos, which aired in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, she appeared as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men,[8] for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.[9]

Personal life[edit]

As of August 2010, Buono lives in New York City‘s Greenwich Village with her husband Peter Thum, founder of Ethos Water.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Gladiator Dawn
1992 Waterland Judy Dobson
1994 Cowboy Way, TheThe Cowboy Way Teresa Salazar
1995 Killer: A Journal of Murder Esther Lesser
1995 Kicking and Screaming Kate
1997 Made Men Toni-Ann Antonelli
1998 Next Stop Wonderland Julie
1998 River Red Rachel
1999 Man of the Century Virginia Clemens
1999 Two Ninas Nina Cohen
1999 Chutney Popcorn Janis
2000 Happy Accidents Bette
2000 Takedown Christina Painter
2000 Attention Shoppers Claire Suarez
2003 Hulk Edith Banner
2004 From Other Worlds Joanne Schwartzbaum
2006 Artie Lange’s Beer League Linda Salvo
2007 Cthulhu Dannie Marsh
2010 Betrayed Amy Waite Short film
2010 Stuff Madeline Short film
2010 Let Me In Owen’s mother
2012 The Discoverers Nell
2014 A Good Marriage Betty Pike
2015 Paper Towns Connie Jacobsen
2015 Half the Perfect World Sonia

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story Tracey Lien
1999 Deep in My Heart Young Gerry Cummins
2008 Unquiet, TheThe Unquiet Julie Bishop
2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable Kathleen Savio

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Dream Street Joann 2 episodes
1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special Abby Morris Episode: “Abby, My Love”
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special
1992 I’ll Fly Away Diane 3 episodes
1993 Tribeca Rose Polito Episode: “The Hopeless Romantic”
1995 Single Guy, TheThe Single Guy Christie Episode: “Tennis”
1996 New York Undercover Connie Episode: “A Time to Kill”
1996 Law & Order Shelly Taggert Episode: “Girlfriends”
1998 Law & Order Alice Simonelli Episode: “Punk”
2001 Family Law Carly Hanson Episode: “Intentions”
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Charlotte Fielding Episode: “Phantom”
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tracy Logan Episode: “Chasing the Bus”
2003 Miss Match Michelle Schiff Episode: “The Love Bandit”
2004 Six Months to Live Alice Episode: “1.1”
2004–05 Third Watch Grace Foster 22 episodes
2006–07 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Kelli Moltisanti 7 episodes
2007 Law & Order Attorney Shannon Episode: “Melting Pot”
2007 Queens Supreme Bettina Martinelli Episode: “That Voodoo That You Do”
2007 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Sheriff Anna Turner 6 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rachel Zelinsky Episode: “Unorthodox”
2009 ER Lisa Salamunovich Episode: “And in the End…”
2009 NCIS Navy Cdr. Sarah Resnik Episode: “Power Down”
2010 Mad Men Faye Miller 10 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2011 Brothers & Sisters Rose 3 episodes
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Agent Allison Marsh Episode: “Ho’opa’i”
2011 Gifted Man, AA Gifted Man Carol Gordan Episode: “In Case of Discomfort”
2013 Castle Siobhan O’Doul Episode: “The Wild Rover”
2013 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Charlene Peterson Episode: “A More Perfect Union”
2014 Carrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie Diaries Penny Episode: “Hungry Like the Wolf”
2014 Elementary Sarah Cushing Episode: “Ears to You”
2014–15 Person of Interest Martine Rousseau 8 episodes
2016–present Stranger Things Karen Wheeler 8 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Anna Copeland Episode: “Leland Bray”

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Mafia Sarah Angelo (voice)

FAMKE JANSSEN (UPDATE)

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Famke Janssen

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Famke Janssen at WonderCon, 2013
Born Famke Beumer Janssen
c. 1964 (age 52–53)
Amstelveen, Netherlands
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Actress, director
Years active 1992–present
Height 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)
Spouse(s) Kip Williams (m. 1995–2000)

Famke Beumer Janssen[1] (/ˈfɑːmkə ˈjɑːnsən/; Dutch: [ˈfɑmkə ˈbøːmər ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born c. 1964[2][3][4]) is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–2014), Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in Taken (2008) and its sequels, Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2014). In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by the United Nations. She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011. She is also known for her role in the Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove and for her role in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Janssen stars in the 2017 NBC crime thriller The Blacklist: Redemption.

Early life and education[edit]

Famke Beumer Janssen[1] was born c. 1964[2][4] in Amstelveen in the Netherlands.[3] Her first name, Famke, means “girl” in Frisian language, the native language of the Dutch province Friesland.[5] She was given both her mother and father’s surnames: Beumer and Janssen. She retained the name Janssen.[6] She has two sisters, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer, both of whom changed their surnames to simply Beumer.[7] In addition to her native Dutch, Janssen speaks English and French. She also learned German, but has not kept up with it.[8] Following her high school graduation, Janssen studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam, which she later called “the stupidest idea I ever had.”[7] In the early 1990s, she enrolled at Columbia University to study creative writing and literature. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career[edit]

Modelling and early 1990s[edit]

In 1984, Janssen moved to the United States to begin her professional career as a fashion model. She signed with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and Victoria’s Secret. She starred in a 1988 commercial for the perfume Exclamation by Coty, Inc.[9] Her looks have been compared to Hedy Lamarr and other 1940s films stars.[5]

After retiring from modelling in the early 1990s, Janssen had guest roles on several television series, including a starring role in the 1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Perfect Mate“, as empathic metamorph Kamala, opposite Patrick Stewart, with whom she later starred in the X-Men film series.[5] That same year, Janssen was offered the role of Jadzia Dax in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but turned it down to pursue film roles.[10] Her first film role was alongside Jeff Goldblum in the 1992 crime drama film Fathers & Sons.

1990s[edit]

Janssen in October 2008

In 1995, Janssen appeared in Pierce Brosnan‘s first James Bond film, GoldenEye, as femme fatale Xenia Onatopp. She also appeared in Lord of Illusions with Scott Bakula. In an attempt to fight against typecasting after her Bond girl performance, Janssen began seeking out more intriguing support roles, appearing in John Irvin‘s City of Industry, Woody Allen‘s Celebrity, Robert Altman‘s The Gingerbread Man, and Ted Demme‘s Monument Ave.[11] Denis Leary, her co-star in Monument Ave., was impressed by how easily she blended in, initially not recognizing her as she was already in character.[5] In the late 1990s, she also appeared in The Faculty, Rounders, Deep Rising, and House on Haunted Hill.

X-Men films[edit]

In 2000, Janssen played superhero Dr. Jean Grey in the Marvel Studios film X-Men. She later reprised the role in the 2003 sequel, X2 where her character shows signs of increasing powers but at the end of the film, she is presumably killed. Janssen returns as a very much alive Jean whose death in X2 awoke her dark alternate personality, Phoenix in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). At the end of the film, she is killed by Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman), who only does it because Jean asks him to, not wanting to hurt anyone when Phoenix is in control. For that role, she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.[12] She returned as Jean in the 2013 film The Wolverine as a hallucination of Wolverine’s.[13]

In 2014, Janssen reprised her role of Jean Grey in a brief cameo for X-Men: Days of Future Past, as did a few of the original actors from the first three films including Kelsey Grammer, Anna Paquin and James Marsden. In the film, Wolverine went back in time and changed the course of the future, the result being that the events of the third movie, including the deaths of Jean Grey and Cyclops, never happened.[14][15]

2002–present[edit]

Janssen at the 2013 WonderCon

In 2002, Janssen landed the role of villainess Serleena in Men in Black II, but had to abandon the film due to a death in her family.

In addition, Janssen had a prominent role in the second season of the popular TV series Nip/Tuck, as the seductive and manipulative life coach Ava Moore, which earned her Hollywood Life’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award.[16] She reprised her role in the final two episodes of the series.

In 2007, she starred in Turn the River, for which she was awarded the Special Recognition Best Actress Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.[17] The following year, she starred in Luc Besson‘s Taken. Janssen also continued to work in television, appearing in TV pilots for NBC‘s cop drama Winters and Showtime‘s The Farm, a The L Word spin-off set in a women’s prison. Both pilots were rejected by their respective networks. Janssen also provided the Dutch language narration for the Studio Tram Tour at all Disney theme parks.[11]

In 2011, Janssen made her directorial début with the drama Bringing Up Bobby. She also wrote the screenplay to the film, which stars Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross.[18] She reprised her role as Lenore Mills in Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2014). She starred as the main villain Muriel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013).

Janssen has starred in the Netflix Original, horror thriller television series Hemlock Grove since 2013 where she plays the role of family matriarch Olivia Godfrey.[19]

Janssen is scheduled to star in an upcoming NBC crime thriller, The Blacklist: Redemption (a spinoff of The Blacklist), beginning in the winter 2017.[20]

Personal life and activism[edit]

Janssen was married to writer and director Kip Williams, son of architect Tod Williams, from 1995 to 2000.[3]

Janssen appeared with her dog, Licorice, a brindle Boston Terrier, in a 2007 PETA campaign to raise awareness for animal rights. The campaign used the slogan “Be an Angel for Animals.”[21] On 28 January 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at a United Nations anti-corruption conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali.[22]

In 2016, Janssen showed frustration in not being cast in the new X-Men movie X-Men: Apocalypse saying Hollywood was sexist towards older women.[23] She said “Women, it’s interesting because they’re replaced, and the older versions are never to be seen again… whereas the men are allowed to be both ages.”[23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Fathers & Sons Kyle Christian
1994 Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes Dr. Sara Lee Jaffee Video
1995 GoldenEye Xenia Onatopp
1995 Lord of Illusions Dorothea Swann
1996 Dead Girl Treasure
1997 City of Industry Rachel Montana
1998 Monument Ave. Katy O’Connor
1998 Gingerbread Man, TheThe Gingerbread Man Leeanne Magruder
1998 Deep Rising Trillian St. James
1998 RPM Claudia Haggs
1998 Rounders Petra
1998 Celebrity Bonnie
1998 Adventures of Sebastian Cole, TheThe Adventures of Sebastian Cole Fiona
1998 Faculty, TheThe Faculty Miss Elizabeth Burke
1999 House on Haunted Hill Evelyn Stockard-Price
2000 Love & Sex Kate Welles
2000 Circus Lily Garfield
2000 X-Men Jean Grey
2001 Made Jessica
2001 Don’t Say a Word Agatha “Aggie” Conrad
2002 I Spy Rachel Wright
2003 X2 Jean Grey
2004 Eulogy Judy Arnolds
2005 Hide and Seek Dr. Katherine Carson
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix
2006 Treatment, TheThe Treatment Allegra Marshall
2007 Ten, TheThe Ten Gretchen Reigert
2007 Turn the River Kailey Sullivan
2008 Wackness, TheThe Wackness Kristen Squires
2008 Taken Lenore “Lenny” Mills
2008 100 Feet Marnie Watson
2010 The Chameleon Jennifer Johnson
2011 Down the Shore Mary Reed
2012 Taken 2 Lenore “Lenny” Mills
2013 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Muriel
2013 The Wolverine Jean Grey
2013 The Being Experience N/A original title: In the Woods
2014 A Fighting Man Diane Schuler
2014 Unity Narrator (voice) Documentary; post-production
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Jean Grey Cameo
2014 Taken 3 Lenore “Lenny” Mills
2015 Jack of the Red Hearts Kay
TBA Once Upon a Time in Venice TBA Post-production
TBA This Is Your Death Ilana Katz Post-production
TBA Status Update TBA Post-production[24]
TBA A Little Something for Your Birthday TBA Post-production[25]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Kamala Episode: “The Perfect Mate
1994 Melrose Place Diane Adamson Episode: “Michael’s Game”
1994 Model by Day Lex / Lady X Television film
1994 Untouchables, TheThe Untouchables Cleo Episode: “Voyeur”
2000–2001 Ally McBeal Jamie Episodes: “The Man with the Bag”, “The Ex-Files”
2004–2010 Nip/Tuck Ava Moore Recurring role (11 episodes)
2007 Winters Christie Winters Television film
2008 Puppy Love Maya Web series
2009 Farm, TheThe Farm Valentina Galindo Television film
2013–2015 Hemlock Grove Olivia Godfrey Main role (33 episodes)
2015–present How to Get Away with Murder Eve Rothlow Recurring role (7 episodes)
2015 SuperMansion Frau Mantis Voice role (2 episodes)
2016 Robot Chicken Jean Grey Voice role; episode: “Joel Hurwitz
2016 The Blacklist Susan Hargrave Recurring role (3 episodes)
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Susan Hargrave Main role
As a director
Year Title Notes
2011 Bringing Up Bobby Director, producer, writer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Results Refs
1995 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Pierce Brosnan) GoldenEye Nominated
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Horror House on Haunted Hill Nominated
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Science Fiction X-Men Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice Liplock (Shared with Hugh Jackman) X-Men: The Last Stand Nominated
2007 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress X-Men: The Last Stand Won
2007 Hamptons International Film Festival for Special Recognition Turn the River Won
2007 Hamptons International Film Festival for Special Prize Turn the River Won
2016 Gold Derby TV Award for Drama Guest Actress How to Get Away with Murder Nominated

Jennifer Aniston (UPDATE)

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Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston
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Aniston in February 2012
Born Jennifer Joanna Aniston
(1969-02-11) February 11, 1969 (age 48)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Residence Bel Air, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress • producer • businesswoman
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Brad Pitt (m. 2000; div. 2005)
Justin Theroux (m. 2015)
Parent(s)

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969)[1] is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman.[2] She is the daughter of Greek-born actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the 100 greatest female characters in United States television.[3][4]

Aniston has played the female protagonist in a number of comedies and romantic comedies. Her box office hits include Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), and We’re the Millers (2013), each of which have grossed over US$200 million in worldwide receipts.[5] Her most critically acclaimed roles included the role of Olivia in Friends with Money (2006), The Good Girl (2002), for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, and the drama Cake (2014), for which she received nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. Her other films include Along Came Polly (2004) and He’s Just Not That Into You (2009). In 2008, she co-founded the production company Echo Films.

In 2012, Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood,[6][7] and as of 2014, her net worth is estimated to be US$150 million.[8] She has also been included in magazines’ lists of the world’s most beautiful women.[9][10][11] People magazine named Aniston “The Most Beautiful Woman” in 2004 and 2016, and Men’s Health magazine voted her the “Sexiest Woman of All Time” in 2011.[12] Divorced from actor Brad Pitt, to whom she was married for five years, she has been married to actor Justin Theroux since 2015.

Early life

Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California,[1][13] the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow (1936-2016).[1][14] Her father is Greek, while her mother was born in New York City. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant,[15] and her mother’s other ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and a small amount of Greek.[16] Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her older maternal half-brother, and Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother.[1] Aniston’s godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her father’s best friends.[1][17]

As a child, Aniston lived in Greece for a year with her family. They then moved to Eddystone, Pennsylvania, where they lived with her grandmother Stella Anastassakis in a three-bedroom home. While living in Eddystone, Aniston was enrolled at a local elementary school.[18] She and her family later moved to New York City.[1] Despite her father’s television career, Aniston was discouraged from watching TV, though she found ways around the prohibition. When she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school.[19] Her mother and father split up when she was nine years old.[20] Her father is best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives, which he originated in 1985.[21][22] Her mother appeared in two 1960s TV series, The Wild Wild West and The Beverly Hillbillies.[23]

Having discovered acting at age 11 at the Waldorf school,[20] Aniston enrolled in and graduated from Manhattan‘s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she joined the school’s drama society.[24] In 2015, she spoke about a childhood incident that led to her lifelong fear of water. She stated during a special event for her film Cake, “I basically have a real fear of going underwater. I was a kid and I was riding this tricycle around a swimming pool and I drove my tricycle into the swimming pool and I didn’t let go and my brother tried to (help). So, I can’t go underwater and no one will believe me. I honestly can’t.” The incident led to filming a swimming pool scene 30 times on the set of the film with director Daniel Barnz before getting it right.[25]

Career

1988–1993: Career beginnings

Aniston worked in Off-Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker’s Grave,[1] and supported herself with several part-time jobs, which included working as a telemarketer, waitress, and bike messenger.[1] In 1989, Aniston appeared on The Howard Stern Show, as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem.[26] That year, Aniston moved back to Los Angeles.[27]

Aniston was cast in her first television role in 1990, starring as a regular on the short-lived series Molloy. She then co-starred in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and like Molloy also quickly canceled. Aniston then appeared in two more failed television comedy series, The Edge and Muddling Through.[28] Other roles included the horror film Leprechaun (1993),[29] the TV movie Camp Cucamonga (1990), and guest roles on Quantum Leap, Herman’s Head, and Burke’s Law.[30][31]

1994–2002: Television breakthrough and rising film career

Aniston as Rachel Green in Friends, her breakthrough role

Depressed over her four unsuccessful television shows, Aniston approached Warren Littlefield at a Los Angeles gas station asking for reassurance about her career. The head of NBC entertainment encouraged Aniston to continue acting, and a few months later helped cast her for Friends,[32][28] a sitcom that was set to debut on NBC’s 1994–1995 fall lineup. The producers of the show originally wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller,[33] but Courteney Cox was considered to be better suited to the role. Thus, Aniston was cast as Rachel Green. She was also offered a spot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live, but turned it down to do Friends.[34] She played the character of Rachel from 1994 until the show ended in 2004.[35][36]

The program was successful and Aniston, along with her co-stars, gained world-wide reputation among television viewers. Aniston received a salary of US$1 million per episode for the last two seasons of Friends, as well as five Emmy nominations (two for Supporting Actress, three for Lead Actress), including a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.[37] She was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and won, in 2003, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. According to the Guinness World Book of Records (2005), Aniston (along with her female costars) became the highest paid TV actresses of all time with US$1 million-per-episode paycheck for the tenth and final season of Friends.[38] Her character’s relationship with Ross Geller, portrayed by David Schwimmer in the show, was widely popular among audiences, and the couple were frequently voted as TV’s favorite couple by polls and magazines.[39]

Following a four-year hiatus from cinema, Aniston returned to film work in 1996, when she performed in the ensemble cast of the independent films She’s the One (1996), and Dream for an Insomniac (1998).[40] Aniston’s first starring vehicle was the film Picture Perfect (1997), in which she starred opposite Kevin Bacon and Jay Mohr. While the film received mixed reviews, Aniston’s performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence.[41] She starred in the cult film Office Space (1999) for director Mike Judge.[42] She appeared in The Object of My Affection (1998), a comedy-drama about a woman who falls for a gay man (played by Paul Rudd).[43]

She gained critical acclaim for her performance in the low-budget film The Good Girl (2002), playing an unglamorous cashier who cheats on her husband. The latter film opened in relatively few theaters – under 700 in total – taking US$14 million at the U.S. box office.[44] In 2002, film critic Roger Ebert declared the role as her breakthrough film, stating that, “after languishing in a series of overlooked movies that ranged from the entertaining Office Space to the disposable Picture Perfect (1997), Jennifer Aniston has at last decisively broken with her “Friends” image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil. It will no longer be possible to consider her in the same way.”[45]

2003–2011: Film career

Aniston at the He’s Just Not That Into You premiere in 2009

Aniston’s biggest box office success to date was her appearance in the comedy Bruce Almighty (2003), in which she played the girlfriend of Jim Carrey’s title character.[46] Aniston then starred in the romantic comedy film Along Came Polly (2004) opposite Ben Stiller.[47] Aniston appeared in two major studio films, the thriller Derailed (2005), and the rom-com Rumor Has It… (2005).[48][49] Aniston appeared in the low-budget drama Friends with Money (2006), which was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival and received a limited release.[50] Aniston’s next film was the romantic comedy The Break-Up (2006) alongside Vince Vaughn which received mixed reviews. The A.V. Clubs Keith Phipps gave the film a negative review stating, “It’s like watching the ‘we were on a break’ episode of Friends stretched to feature length, and without the blessed relief of commercial breaks or the promise of Seinfeld around the corner.”[51] CinemaBlend gave the film a positive review stating, “In an era of formulaic romantic movies that bear no resemblance to reality, The Break-Up offers a refreshing flipside.”[52] It was released on June 2 and grossed approximately US$39.17 million during its opening weekend. The film was successful at the box office grossing US$204 million worldwide.[53]

Aniston directed a hospital emergency room-set short film called Room 10 (2006), starring Robin Wright and Kris Kristofferson as part of Glamours Reel Moments film series.[54] Aniston noted that she was inspired to direct by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who also directed a short film in 2006.[55] In 2007, Aniston guest starred in an episode of Courteney Cox Arquette’s series Dirt, playing Arquette’s rival, Tina Harrod.[56] She appeared in the third episode of Season 3 of NBC’s 30 Rock playing Liz Lemon‘s old college roommate who stalks Jack Donaghy.[57]

Aniston in March 2010

On December 25, 2008, the comedy-drama Marley & Me, in which Aniston starred alongside Owen Wilson, was released. It set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with US$14.75 million in ticket sales. It earned a total of US$51.7 million over the four-day weekend and placed number one at the box office, a position it maintained for two weeks.[58] The total worldwide gross was US$242.7 million.[59] Her next film in wide release, the romantic comedy-drama He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), where she starred opposite Ben Affleck, opened in February. The movie grossed $178.8 million globally[60] and ranked at number one at the United States box office for its opening weekend.[61] While the film received mixed reviews, Aniston, along with Affleck, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Jennifer Connelly, were often praised by critics as being the stand-outs in the film.[62][63]

On July 16, 2009, Aniston received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on 30 Rock.[64] Aniston was a guest star on the season 2 premiere of ABC’s sitcom Cougar Town, playing a psychiatrist.[65] Her announcement to appear on Cougar Town garnered excitement and was dubbed as her return to television. The A.V. Club wrote, “Aniston plays Jules’ therapist, and the part is more or less a twist on the old, ‘The psychiatrist is crazier than the patient!’ gimmick, though the show has a lot of fun with the idea that the therapist is obviously batshit […] It’s a funny bit, and it highlights just how much Jennifer Aniston is built to be a TV star.”[66] Numerous media outlets also praised her performance.[67][68]

In March 2010, Aniston appeared in the romantic comedy action film The Bounty Hunter, which costarred Gerard Butler. The film was panned by critics. The Hollywood Reporter described it as a “mishmash ends up as a thoroughly unfunny adult cartoon.”[69] It was a modest box office success, garnering over US$130 million worldwide.[70] A lukewarm box-office reception greeted her next film, the romantic comedy The Switch (2010), in which she co-starred with Jason Bateman. The film’s opening weekend drew what The Hollywood Reporter dubbed “a dispiriting US$8.4 million.”[71] The film received generally mixed reviews, with review site Metacritic showing 13 out of 30 critics delivering a positive verdict.[72]

By June 20, 2010, Aniston’s movies had grossed more than US$1 billion in the United States and over US$1.7 billion worldwide.[73] Aniston’s romantic comedy Just Go with It (2011), with Adam Sandler,[74] was released on Valentine’s Day weekend.[75] The story is about a plastic surgeon, played by Sandler, who asks his office manager, played by Aniston, to pose as his wife, to prove his honesty to his much younger girlfriend, played by Brooklyn Decker.[76] Aniston starred in the comedy movie Horrible Bosses (2011), with Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jamie Foxx, directed by Seth Gordon. The film focuses on a trio of employees who plot to murder their titular tyrannical supervisors. Aniston played one of the bosses, a sexually aggressive dentist who harasses Charlie Day’s character.[77] She reprised her role in the sequel Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).[78]

2012–present

Aniston appeared in the comedy Wanderlust (2012) with Paul Rudd,[79] with whom she co-starred in the movie The Object of My Affection (1998) and also Friends.[80] The script for Wanderlust, bought by Universal Pictures,[81] was written by Rudd, Ken Marino, and David Wain, with the latter also directing the film, and was produced by Judd Apatow.[82] The movie was about a married couple who join a commune after losing their money and deciding modern life is not for them.[83] Wanderlust received mixed reviews and was a box office failure, grossing only $21 million worldwide, against a production budget of $35 million.[84]

Aniston starred with Jason Sudeikis in EUE/Screen Gems Productions’ We’re the Millers (2013), filmed in the summer of 2012 in Wilmington, North Carolina and in the state of New Mexico. The film, a comedy about a drug dealer with a fake family,[85] received mixed reviews from critics.[86] We’re the Millers was a financial success grossing US$269 million against a budget of US$37 million.[87] Aniston played the role of Mickey Dawson in Life of Crime (2014), a film adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel The Switch.[88] Catherine Shoard of The Guardian described her performance as “endearingly comic”[89] and Eric Kohn of Indie Wire wrote that her role in the film outshone every recent film performance by her stating, “Aniston tops any of her recent performances with a spirited turn that harkens back to her neurotic days on Friends.”[90] The movie was released in the US to positive reviews.[91] The cast include Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Mark Boone Junior.

Aniston starred in the film Cake (2014), directed by Daniel Barnz, portraying an astringent woman named Claire Simmons who struggles with chronic pain.[92] The film received mixed reviews; however, Aniston’s performance was highly praised, dubbed by some critics as “Oscar-worthy.”[93][94][95][96] The Toronto International Film Festival called her performance “heartbreakingly good”,[97] Gregory Ellwood of HitFix stated, “It’s really on most people’s radar for being a rare dramatic turn for Jennifer Aniston, and she doesn’t disappoint.” He further stated, “Aniston makes you believe in Claire’s pain. She makes you believe this character is at her lowest point and only she can pull herself out of it. […] It’s a complete performance from beginning to end and she deserves the appropriate accolades for it.”[98] For her portrayal, Aniston was nominated for the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.[99] The movie also starred Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman, and William H. Macy.[100]

In 2015, she played Jane Claremont in She’s Funny That Way directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The movie was produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, and starred Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, and Will Forte.[101] Aniston starred in the romantic comedy Mother’s Day (2016), directed by Garry Marshall and co-starring Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Timothy Olyphant, and Jason Sudeikis. The film was released in April 2016.[102] In December 2015, she started shooting the war drama film The Yellow Birds, directed by Alexandre Moors, starring alongside Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, and Toni Collette.[103]

In 2016, Aniston had a role in the animated movie Storks, voicing Sarah Gardner, alongside Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammer. The film was released on September 23.[104] She then starred in Office Christmas Party, opposite Jason Bateman and Kate McKinnon, which was directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck and released on December 9, 2016.[105]

Other work and business ventures

Aniston has appeared in various commercials and music videos throughout her career. In 1996, she was in Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers music video for “Walls”. In 2001, Aniston was in Melissa Etheridge’s music video for “I Want To Be In Love”.[106] She was cast in a Heineken commercial which was later banned in the U.S. due to branding issues.[107] Aniston has also been in commercials for L’Oreal hair products.[108] In 1995, Aniston and her Friends co-star Matthew Perry shot a 60-minute instructional video for the release of Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system.[109] Along with Brad Pitt and Brad Grey, CEO of Paramount Pictures, Aniston founded the film production company Plan B Entertainment in 2002,[110] although she and Grey withdrew in 2005.[111][112] In 2008, she and producer Kristin Hahn formed the production company Echo Films.[113]

Under a contract with Elizabeth Arden, Inc.,[114] Aniston worked for over a year on a new perfume, which was released on July 21, 2010, at Harrods in London.[115][116] Original plans called for the perfume to be named Lolavie by Jennifer Aniston, but to avoid confusion with a similarly named perfume, the name was changed to simply Jennifer Aniston.[117] In an interview following the launch, Aniston said that she would also like to create a fragrance for men.[118] In 2014, she launched her second perfume named J.[119][120] In 2015, she launched her third perfume named Near Dusk[114] and created her fourth scent in 2016, named Beachscape.[121]

Since 2007, Aniston has worked in a publicity campaign for the drink SmartWater; on March 7, 2011, she released a YouTube video, titled “Jennifer Aniston Goes Viral“, for SmartWater, which tripled online interest in the product within 24 hours of its release.[122][123][124] In January 2013, Aniston became the new spokesperson and face of Aveeno Skincare.[125] The commercials began airing in May 2013.[126] In 2015, she became the new face of Emirates airline in a deal reported to be roughly US$5 million.[127][128] Aniston’s marketing campaign for the Dubai-based Emirates airline was reportedly a success, with the airline bagging No.1 position as the most popular brand in the UAE for the second consecutive year.[129] The 5th October 2016, a second ad was released.[130] In 2016, she became the spokesperson for MyEyeLove Campaign.[131][132][133]

From 2012 to 2016, She was also a spokesperson and co-owner of hair care brand Living Proof. Unilever bought the company in 2016 and Aniston left at that time.[134][135][136]

Philanthropy

Aniston is a supporter of Friends of El Faro, a grassroots non-profit organization that helps raise money for Casa Hogar Sion, an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. She has appeared in many TV commercials for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which she supports. She also hosted September 2008’s Stand Up to Cancer show.[137] In the “It Can’t Wait” campaign to free Burma, Aniston directed and starred in a video.[138]

On April 14, 2007, Aniston received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award for her contributions to increased visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.[139] On Earth Day 2010, she joined Courteney Cox, Woody Harrelson, Ben Stiller and others, in “The Cove PSA: My Friend is…”,[140] an effort to stop the slaughter of dolphins and protect the Japanese people from the toxic levels of mercury found in dolphin meat. Other charities that Aniston has supported include AmeriCares, Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, EB Medical Research Foundation, Project A.L.S., OmniPeace, and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.[141]

Aniston donated US$500,000 to Doctors Without Borders, Haitian health care provider Partners In Health and AmeriCares,[142][143] and also participated in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.[144][145] In 2013, she was named the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) ambassador for the Saks Fifth Avenue Key To The Cure campaign, which raises funds for the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund to support research into the detection, treatment, and cures for women’s cancers.[146] In 2015, she supported the Comic Relief, Inc. charity.[147]

In 2016, Aniston was honored by SmartWater for her ongoing philanthropic work for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at a special event in LA for the hospital that was attended by numerous celebrities. During the event, Aniston spoke of the importance of philanthropy in her life to InStyle magazine stating, “We live an extremely beautiful, fortunate life being able to do what we get to do for a living. And so it’s a way of being able to be in a position to do something for people who are less able. It’s something that makes my heart smile.”[148]

Personal life

Relationships

Aniston’s high-profile relationship with actor Brad Pitt was frequently publicized in the press.[149][150] She married Pitt, after two years of dating, on July 29, 2000 in a lavish Malibu wedding.[151] For a few years, their marriage was considered the rare Hollywood success,[1] but on January 7, 2005, they announced their separation[152] and finalized their divorce on October 2, 2005.[153] During their divorce proceedings, there was intense speculation in the media that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, whom he started dating soon after the split.[154] In the following months, the public’s reaction toward the divorce was reported in the press, and “Team Aniston” and “Team Jolie” T-shirts appeared throughout the country.[154] The divorce made the front-pages of tabloid magazines for years, and it still continues to be discussed in the media. Aniston commented on the divorce in a January 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stating that “Nobody did anything wrong…. It was just like, sometimes things [happen].”[155]

In 2005, media reports speculated that the split was due to Aniston’s refusal to have children with Pitt. Aniston denied that this was the cause of their split in an August 2005 Vanity Fair magazine interview, stating, “I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will… I would never give up that experience for a career.” Aniston also revealed that her divorce prompted her to reach out to her mother, Nancy, from whom she was estranged for nearly a decade. They initially became estranged when Nancy talked about her daughter on a television show and later wrote a book entitled, From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir (1999).[156][157] Aniston has also stated she was devastated by the death of her longtime therapist, whose work helped make her separation from Pitt easier.[55] Aniston said her relationship with Pitt, which she does not regret, was “seven very intense years together” and that “it was a beautiful, complicated relationship”.[158]

Aniston dated actor Vince Vaughn from 2005 to December 2006.[159] She subsequently dated musician John Mayer from 2008 to 2009.[160]

Aniston in 2011

Aniston started a relationship with actor, director, and screenwriter Justin Theroux in May 2011. In January 2012, Aniston and Theroux purchased a home in Los Angeles’s Bel-Air neighborhood for roughly US$22 million.[161] They became engaged on August 10, 2012[162] and were married on August 5, 2015 at their Bel-Air estate.[163]

Health and fitness

Aniston practices yoga and a Budokan karate.[164][165][166] In 2014, Aniston spoke of her Transcendental Meditation practice.[167]

Aniston said she had undiagnosed dyslexia, which had affected her education and self-esteem, and that after being diagnosed in her 20s, her outlook toward life changed. She stated, “I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained.”[155]

In the media

Wealth

In 2007, Forbes rated Aniston as one of the top 20 richest women in entertainment and estimated her net worth to be about US$110 million.[168] Aniston was also included in the annual Star Salary Top 10 of trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter for 2006.[169] According to Forbes, in October 2007, Aniston was the top-selling celebrity face of the entertainment industry.[170] She was also Hollywood’s most profitable actress. Aniston has been on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, based on “earnings and fame”, every year since 2001, topping the list in 2003.[171] For the year of 2008, Forbes listed Aniston’s earnings as US$27 million.[172] In 2014, Aniston ranked 3rd on Forbes Top Earning Actresses, earning US$31 million in that year.[173] Her net worth is estimated to be US$150 million as of 2014.[8] In 2015, Aniston ranked 5th on Forbes Top Earning Actresses, earning US$16.5 million in that year.[174] In 2016, Aniston ranked 4th on Forbes Top Earning Actresses, earning US$21 million in that year. She has been on the Forbes Top Earning Actresses for 15 years, every year since 2001.[175][176]

Public image

Aniston’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In 2005, Aniston became the first-ever GQ Woman of the Year. She has frequently appeared on Peoples annual list of “Most Beautiful Women“, and was number-one in 2004 and recently in 2016.[177] She also topped the magazine’s Best Dressed List in 2006. She has been a regular on FHMs 100 Sexiest Women list since 1996, ranking at number 79 in 2012, number 81 in 2010, number 24 in 2009, and number 27 in 2008.[178] In 2011, The Daily Telegraph reported the most sought after body parts of the rich and famous revealed by two Hollywood plastic surgeons who carried out a survey among their patients to build up the picture of what the perfect woman would look like. Under the category of the most sought after body shape, Aniston was voted in the top three, alongside Gisele Bündchen and Penélope Cruz.[179] In the same year, readers of Men’s Health magazine voted Aniston the “Sexiest Woman of All Time”.[180]

Although Aniston disliked the hairstyle she wore during her first two years on Friends, “The Rachel” became very popular among women.[181][182] Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012. The star is located at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The W Hollywood Hotel.[183] It is recognized as STAR 2, 462nd.[184] On Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Actresses in Hollywood, she was ranked number-8 in 2009,[185] number-2 in both 2011 and 2012,[186][187] and number-3 in 2013.[188]

In July 2016, Jennifer Aniston wrote an essay for The Huffington Post, in reply to recent rumors about her, where she criticized “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through…” and stated that “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies….We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own “happily ever after” for ourselves.”[189] The essay was supported by many celebrities and thoroughly discussed in the media.[190]

Accolades

Association Win(s) Nomination(s)
Golden Globe Awards
1 3
Primetime Emmy Awards
1 6
SAG Awards
1 10

Aniston’s accolades include a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Filmography

Busy Philipps

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Busy Philipps

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Philipps at the Teen Choice Awards in 2010
Born Elizabeth Jean Philipps
(1979-06-25) June 25, 1979 (age 37)
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Marc Silverstein (m. 2007)
Children 2

Elizabeth JeanBusyPhilipps (born June 25, 1979)[1] is an American actress, known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek. She has also performed significant roles in films like The Smokers (2000), as Karen Carter, the drama film Home Room (2002) as Alicia Browning, she appeared in White Chicks (2004), played a supporting role in Made of Honor (2008) and appeared in He’s Just Not That Into You (2009). She played Laurie Keller in the TV series Cougar Town for which she won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011.[2]

Early life[edit]

Elizabeth Jean Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois.[1][3] Her parents gave her the nickname Busy because as an infant she was always moving.[4] She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.[5] She attended Loyola Marymount University at the same time as Linda Cardellini and former boyfriend Colin Hanks.[3][6][7][8]

Career[edit]

Philipps worked the toy-fair circuit as a real-life Barbie (“Cool Teen Skipper”) before making her show-business debut.[4] Her first major role was Kim Kelly in Freaks and Geeks, in which she appeared in all but one of its eighteen episodes (the exception being the episode titled “Chokin’ & Tokin'”).[3][8] She later made her film debut in comedy The Smokers in 2000, as well as various other cameos on television.

In 2001, Philipps was cast as Audrey Liddell in the teen drama Dawson’s Creek.[3][9] She was a series regular in seasons 5 and 6, appearing in 46 episodes, before the show finished in 2003. Her role of Audrey earned Philipps a Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of “TV – Choice Sidekick”.[10] Philipps later appeared in two films, Home Room (2002) and White Chicks (2004). She was cast in the UPN sitcom Love, Inc., in a role originally intended for Shannen Doherty.[11] The show lasted for one season (2005–2006) before being cancelled. In 2006, she had a major recurring role as Hope Bobeck on ER, alongside her Freaks and Geeks co-star Linda Cardellini.[3][9] During her second year on ER, her character headed to South America to “fulfill her Christian mission”.[12] Philipps had a co-credit for the storyline of the 2007 comedy film Blades of Glory.[3][9][13] A year later, Philipps returned to being in front of the camera with her supporting role in Made of Honor.[3]

Philipps has also made appearances in He’s Just Not That Into You as the character of Kelli Ann and on an episode of How I Met Your Mother. From 2009 to 2015, Philipps portrayed Laurie Keller in the television series Cougar Town.[9] Philipps also routinely contributes to the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a live stage radio show.[14] Her primary recurring character is the Red Plains Rider.[15]

On a 2010 appearance on Chelsea Lately, Philipps commented that she auditioned for the hit television show Glee just one week after giving birth, following a pregnancy during which she gained 80 pounds.[16]

Philipps stars on the HBO series Vice Principals, which premiered in 2016.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Philipps dated Colin Hanks in the 1990s, while in college. Philipps married screenwriter Marc Silverstein in 2007.[3][9][18] They have two daughters: Birdie Leigh (born August 13, 2008),[19] whose godmother is actress Lizzy Caplan;[20] and Cricket Pearl (born July 3, 2013).[21][22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Smokers, TheThe Smokers Karen Carter
2002 Home Room Alicia Browning
2004 Mummy an’ the Armadillo Carol Ann
2004 White Chicks Karen Googlestein
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Additional Voices Voice
2008 Made of Honor Melissa
2009 He’s Just Not That Into You Kelli Ann
2010 Revolution Emily Short film
2011 I Don’t Know How She Does It Wendy Best
2012 The Reef 2: High Tide Cordelia Voice
2012 Made in Cleveland Shannon
2013 A Case of You Ashley
2014 Jason Nash is Married Busy Philipps
2015 The Gift Duffy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Saving Graces Mindy TV series
1999–2000 Freaks and Geeks Kim Kelly 18 episodes
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Meghan Episode: “High School Play”
2001 Anatomy of a Hate Crime Chasity Pasley TV movie
2001 Spring Break Lawyer Jenny TV movie
2001 Dead Last Tracy Sallback Episode: “Death Is in the Air”
2001–2003 Dawson’s Creek Audrey Liddell 39 episodes
2002 Undeclared Kelly 2 episodes
2003 Criminology 101 Polly TV movie
2004 Foster Hall Peg Hall TV movie
2005 Life As We Know It Alex Morrill 2 episodes
2005 Testing Bob Madison ‘Maddie’ West TV movie
2005 American Dad! Dana Voice
Episode: “Threat Levels”
2005 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Korlianne Voice
Episode: “Girl Trouble”
2005–2006 Love, Inc. Denise Johnson 22 episodes
2006–2007 ER Dr. Hope Bobeck 19 episodes
2007 Entourage Cheryl Episode: “Dog Day Afternoon”
2007 How I Met Your Mother Rachel Episode: “Third Wheel
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Kacy Corbin 5 episodes
2009 Kath & Kim Whitney Episode: “Competition”
2009–2015 Cougar Town Laurie Keller 96 episodes
2011 Community Greendale Team Member (uncredited) Episode: “For a Few Paintballs More
2011 Fish Hooks Clamanda Voice
Episode: “We’ve Got Fish Spirits”
2012 Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 Herself Episode: “A Reunion…”
2012 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Herself (Guest Judge) Episode: “RuPaul’s Gaff In”
2013 Arrested Development Joan Episode: “Borderline Personalities”
2014–2016 Drunk History Elizabeth Waring / Eleanor Roosevelt 2 episodes
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Karen Episode: “Hair Swap”
2015 Bottom’s Butte Beverly Bottom Voice
Pilot
2016 New Girl Connie Episode: “300 Feet”
2016 Angie Tribeca Courtney Woodpatch-Newton Episode: “Miso Dead”
2016–present Vice Principals Gale Liptrapp 7 episodes
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Cate Kates Episode: “Spiritual Gurus”
2017 The Odd Couple Natasha Episode: “Should She Stay or Should She Go?”
2017 Chopped Junior Herself (Guest Judge) Episode: “Curry Hurry”

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2003 Teen Choice Awards Dawson’s Creek “Choice TV: Sidekick” Nominated
2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Cougar Town Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won[10]

Auli’i Cravalho

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Auli’i Cravalho
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Cravalho at the Moana premiere in Samoa, December 2016
Born (2000-11-22) November 22, 2000 (age 16)[1]
Kohala, Hawaii, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2016–present

Auli’i Cravalho (/ˈl.i krəˈvælj/ ow-LEE-ee krə-VAL-yoh;[2][3] born November 22, 2000)[1] is an American actress and singer. She made her acting debut as the title character in the 2016 film Moana.[4][5][6][7]

Early life

Cravalho was born in Kohala, Hawaii.[1] She is of Chinese, Irish, Native Hawaiian, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican descent.[8][9] At the time she made her breakthrough, she was living in Mililani, Hawaii with her mother, and was in her freshman year of high school at Kamehameha SchoolsKapālama campus.[10]

Career

Cravalho has stated that she was initially not going to audition for Moana because “there were already so many great submissions over YouTube“.[11] However, an Oahu talent agent discovered her at a charity competition and encouraged her to audition for the role.[9][11] The Walt Disney Company has stated that Cravalho was the last person to audition out of hundreds of actresses.[9][12] In February 2017, it was announced that she had been cast in the pilot for the NBC drama Drama High.[13]

Filmography

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2016 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Moana Won[a][14]
2016 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Animated Female Won[b][15]
2016 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Voice Performance Nominated[16]