Kimiko Glenn

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Kimiko Glenn

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Kimiko Glenn
Born Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn
(1989-06-27) June 27, 1989 (age 27)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2008–present

Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn (born June 27, 1989) is an American actress and singer, known for portraying Brook Soso in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, and Dawn in the Broadway musical Waitress.

Personal life[edit]

Glenn was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, with her sister Amanda. Her father, Mark, is of German, Scottish and Irish descent, and her mother, Sumiko, is of Japanese descent.[1] Glenn began acting at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, along with several other local theaters, when she was in the fifth grade.[2]

She was educated at Desert Vista High School, and the Interlochen Arts Academy boarding school in Interlochen, Michigan.[3] Glenn attended the Boston Conservatory for a year as a musical theatre major, but dropped out after she was cast in the touring company of Spring Awakening.[2] She is in a relationship with actor Sean Grandillo.[4]

Career[edit]

During her freshman year of college in 2008, Glenn was cast as Thea in the first U.S. National Tour of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik‘s rock musical Spring Awakening. In 2013, Glenn booked her breakthrough role as Litchfield Penitentiary inmate Brook Soso in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.[5] In 2014, she appeared in the Lena Dunham-directed music video “I Wanna Get Better” for Jack Antonoff‘s solo project Bleachers.[6]

Glenn portrayed the supporting role of Liv Kurosawa in the drama-thriller film Nerve (2016), based on the young adult novel of the same name, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.[7] In 2016, she was cast as Dawn in the Broadway transfer production of Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson‘s musical Waitress. Preview performances began on March 25 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and the show officially opened on April 24, 2016.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Nous York Saleswoman
2012 Galaxy Comics Tina Short film
2012 HairBrained Perky Girl
2015 Construction Erin
2016 Nerve Liv Kurosawa

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Holding Patterns Daisy Berger Unsold NBC pilot
2014 Submissions Only Katie Summers Episode: “Reason to Stay”
2014 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Lily Deng Episode: “Thought Criminal”
2014 Seriously Distracted Katie Episode: “Nightmare Client”
2014–present Orange Is the New Black Brook Soso 34 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2014–2016)
2015 Married Miranda 4 episodes
2015 Broad City Cashier Episode: “Kirk Steele”
2016 BoJack Horseman Stefani Stilton Episode: “That Went Well”
2016 We Bare Bears Samantha Episode: “Fashion Bears”
2016 High Maintenance Homeless Heidi Episode: “Selfie”

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2014 I Wanna Get Better Bleachers

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Location(s)
2008–10 Spring Awakening Thea Various
2010–11 Freckleface Strawberry Emily New World Stages
2012 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Yoshimi Yasukawa La Jolla Playhouse
2013 Love’s Labour’s Lost Lady Maria Delacorte Theater
2016 Waitress Dawn Brooks Atkinson Theatre
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Eleanor Matsuura

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Eleanor Matsuura

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Eleanor Matsuura
Born Eleanor Matsuura
ca 1983
Tokyo, Japan
Residence London, England
Nationality British-Japanese
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation actress
Spouse(s) Trevor White

Eleanor Matsuura (born ca 1983) is a British actress, who is best known for her roles as Hannah Santo in Spooks: The Greater Good, Bev in Utopia[1] and as PC Donna Prager in Cuffs.

Early life[edit]

Matsuura was born in Tokyo and raised in Hertfordshire, England. She was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2004.[2][3] She is trained in Modern and Period dance.[4]

Career[edit]

Matsuura worked on stage at the Royal Court Theatre, Old Vic Theatre and several West End theatres. She has also appeared in several British TV dramas, including EastEnders, Thorne, Extras, Holby City, Lead Balloon, Doctor Who and Hustle, and British films.[2][5] She currently appears as Isobel in Bull at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.[6]

Matsuura will feature in the fourth series of the hit BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing the role of Detective Inspector Hopkins.

Personal life[edit]

Matsuura is married to Canadian actor Trevor White. The couple live in London, England. Matsuura is half-Japanese and half-British, and has a basic skill in Japanese language.

Matsuura is an animal rights supporter and works closely with the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

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Samantha Jo

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Samantha Jo
Born Samantha Tjhia
(1991-03-29) March 29, 1991 (age 25)
Barrie, Ontario

Samantha Jo (born Samantha Tjhia, also known as Sam Tjhia; born March 29, 1991) is a Canadian martial artist and stuntwoman who was a part of Canada’s national representation at international wushu tournaments in 2007-2008. In 2012, she debuted as an actress in the role of Kitana in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, followed by her role as Car-Vex in 2013’s Man of Steel and motion capture work for video game characters Ayane and Momiji.

Life and career[edit]

Jo was born in Barrie, Ontario to a Chinese Canadian family. She has trained martial arts since she was at an age of four as her mother was a black belt in jujutsu herself, doing jiu jitsu as well before turning to wushu and Tai Chi when she turned 12.[1] She was a student of the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center in Toronto and a member of the Newmarket based Team Ryouko Martial Arts performance team. She was a member of the Canadian National Wushu Team, including competing at the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008 during the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she placed eight in women’s nanquan & nandao combined after winning a bronze medal in nangun at the 2007 World Wushu Championships in Beijing. As of 2013, she is living in Los Angeles, United States, and is married to the stuntman Allen Jo.

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Doutzen Kroes

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Doutzen Kroes

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Born (1985-01-23) 23 January 1985 (age 32)
Eastermar, Netherlands
Residence Amsterdam and New York City
Nationality Dutch
Other names Doutzy
Occupation Fashion model, actress, philanthropist
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Sunnery James Gorré (m. 2010)
Children 2
Relatives Rens Kroes (sister)
Modeling information
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Manager Paparazzi Model Management, Amsterdam DNA Model Management
Viva Models
Women Management

Doutzen Kroes (West Frisian pronunciation: [ˈdʌu̯tsə(ŋ) ˈkrus]; born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch Frisian model and actress. She began her modelling career in 2003 in the Netherlands and quickly was sent by her agency to New York where she was cast by lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. She became a Victoria’s Secret Angel for the brand in 2008.[2] She has been a brand ambassador and spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris for over 5 years.[3][4][5] Kroes has been in the top five of best-paid models, with an estimated income of more than five million per year since 2008. In 2014, she came in second on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8 million in one year.[6] She is considered one of the “New Supers” and described as “Helen of Troy of advertising” by Models.com.[7][8]

Unlike most fellow top models, Kroes got acquainted with the fashion world relatively late.[9] She is one of few highly successful professional models who were not discovered by any scouting agency. She got accepted at Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam after sending some of her holiday pictures. Her first breakthrough was when she was featured on cover of Vogue Italia in 2005. Steven Meisel shot her pictures for the cover. Just as she started her career as model for Victoria’s Secret, she was voted as “Model of The Year” on Vogue.com in the year 2005.[10] The year 2013 was a significantly successful year for her modeling career. In September 2013, she appeared on covers of four international editions of Vogue, making her the first model/celebrity in the history.[11] The September issues are generally regarded as the most important issue of the year for fashion magazines, especially Vogue. She had been featured on a total of 9 Vogue covers, a count more than any other model, just in the year 2013.[12]

Her first film debut was in Nova Zembla (2011). She is one of the active members to contribute to Dance4Life, a Dutch non-profit organization that uses song and dance to educate youth about HIV and AIDS prevention. She is also one of the supporters of Wildlife Conservation and World Wildlife Fund.

Early life[edit]

Doutzen Kroes was born on 23 January 1985 in the village of Eastermar (Dutch: Oostermeer) with approximately 1,600 inhabitants, in the province of Friesland, Netherlands, to a Frisian family.[13][14] Friesland is a typically rural province in the northwest of the Netherlands, with a population of less than 650,000 and its own language. Her mother was a nurse, then a teacher,[15] and her father was a psychotherapist. In the 1970s they were both champion speed skaters. As a young girl, Doutzen aspired to be a professional speed skater.[16]

Doutzen and her younger sister Rens, a nutritionist, grew up skating, cycling, and eating healthy food.[17] As she recalled:

I biked to school every day, about 25km there and back. My mum would say, if you go on your bike it will make you stronger. I think it did… In the countryside I was always outside, kind of like a tomboy… I never even thought about my looks. We didn’t have social media so we couldn’t look at other girls and pictures from magazines. We didn’t really buy a lot of magazines; my mum and dad would just read papers… I felt super-young coming from the north of Holland, and I went to Amsterdam only once before I went to New York City.[18]

Career[edit]

Modeling career[edit]

Kroes described herself as a “tomboy” in her youth. She had never seriously considered modeling, but found herself launched into the business after sending snapshots to modeling agency Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam in 2003. After graduating high school, Kroes was about 18 years old when she wanted to get a job to make some pocket money. The agency sent her to New York City, and after being cast a few times by Victoria’s Secret, they asked her to try out as an “angel”. When Kroes moved to New York from the Netherlands, she had never heard of the brand before.[19]

Kroes has been featured on the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused, and Numéro.[citation needed] She also appears regularly in the Victoria’s Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company’s fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Kroes’s campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Valentino, Blumarine and Calvin Klein for both their ‘White’ label and their fragrance ‘Eternity’.[citation needed] In 2005, Kroes was selected as “Model of The Year” on Vogue.com by readers.[20] She was presented on the May 2007 cover of American Vogue as one of the “World’s Next Top Models” next to Chanel Iman among others.[21] Along with several of these models, she appeared in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.[citation needed]

Doutzen Kroes in New York City

In 2006, a Frisian documentary directed by J.J.M. Jansen about a week in Kroes’ life as a model was released. It documented Kroes at Milan Fashion Week and her thinking about the modeling industry.[22] In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the previous twelve months, Forbes named Kroes fourteenth in the list of the world’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.[23] In April 2008, she was in fifth position, with an estimated income of $6 million.[24] Forbes named Kroes fifth again in 2009 ($6 million), 2010 ($6 million) and 2012 ($6.9 million).[25][26][27] Kroes escalated to the second position of the ranking in 2014, having earned $8 million the year before.[6]

Kroes is in the official Frisian provincial campaign for the Frisian language, her mother tongue.[28]

Doutzen Kroes on the catwalk

At the end of August 2008, Victoria’s Secret confirmed to People magazine that Kroes was to be the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel.[29] Her first campaign as the brand’s newest Angel was “Supermodel Obsession”.[citation needed] In September 2009, she signed[30] to be the new face for Swiss cashmere label Repeat for two years.[31]

There is a wax figure of Kroes in the Amsterdam branch of Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.[32] From November 2009 to July 2010, Kroes wrote a monthly column about her life for the Dutch edition of Marie Claire.[33] Kroes is signed by DNA Model Management.[34]

In February 2010, Kroes returned to the catwalk during fashion week for Prada with fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr. Prada was praised by former editor-in-chief of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, Bonnie Fuller in her blog for using a curvy model such as Kroes for the fashion show.[35] In 2011, Kroes shot major campaigns for both L’Oreal and Tiffany & Co. In 2012, Kroes continued her work for L’Oreal, Tiffany & Co. and Victoria’s Secret, and appeared on the cover of numerous international editions of Vogue.

In 2013, Kroes was Victoria’s Secret Angel, as well as featured in the VS video, VS Swim 2013 Bikinis and Bruno Mars. She started her year-round contract with L’Oréal, starring in their advertisements. For Spring/Summer, Kroes was also used by Bruno Magli and Tiffany & Co; while in Fall/Winter, she shot for Emilio Pucci.[36] In 2013, Kroes featured on the cover of more than ten magazines. These were: Vogue Germany (March), Vogue Korea (March), Vogue Japan (April), Vogue Netherlands (June and September), GQ Turkey (July), Elle France (August), Vogue China (September), Vogue (Spain) (September), Vogue Italia (September), Elle Portugal (December), Elle Norway (December) and Sunday Times Style (December). In September 2013, Kroes became the first model in history to appear on the cover of four international editions of Vogue in one month.[11][37]

In 2014, Kroes appeared in the new Calvin Klein Reveal Fragrance commercial alongside Charlie Hunnam, as well as continuing her long-standing contracts.[36] She also announced she ending her contract with Victoria’s Secret after six years of being with the brand. She has walked in the 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. Kroes is considered one of the “New Supers” by Models.com.[38]

In 2016, Kroes was announced [39] as the spokes-model for Dutch lingerie retailer Hunkemöller. Kroes released her own collection line ‘Doutzen’s Stories’ and has starred in several campaigns for the Hunkemöller brand to date.

Acting career[edit]

On 24 November 2011, Kroes debuted in Nova Zembla, the first Dutch 3D film made. Kroes has been taking acting classes in New York City for several years and has stated in interviews that she plans to act in more movies to come. In 2016 she was cast in Wonder Woman, as an Amazon warrior.[40]

Other activities[edit]

She is actively involved with the non-profit organization Dance4Life, which uses song and dance to educate youth about HIV and AIDS prevention.[19] She is an ambassador for the campaign “Praat mar Frysk” (“Just speak Frisian”) to promote the Frisian language.[41][42]

Public image[edit]

Kroes ranked #21 in the 2009 Askmen list of the top 99 “Most Desirable” women. She was ranked #55 in Askmen’s 2013 list of the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women.”[10]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009 Kroes started dating Dutch DJ Sunnery James.[43][44] On 15 July 2010, Kroes announced that she was pregnant with her first child by fiancé Sunnery James. On 7 November 2010, she and Sunnery James married in Eastermar.[45] On 21 January 2011, Kroes gave birth to her first child, son Phyllon Joy Gorré.[46] In February 2014 she announced her second pregnancy.[47] On 22 March 2014 it was revealed Kroes was expecting a baby girl.[48] Myllena Mae Gorré was born on the morning of 30 July 2014.[49] Both children were born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In an April 2014 interview on the future of her daughter, Kroes said: “Instead of saying, ‘You’re so beautiful’, I’ll say, ‘You’re smart’, so she’ll have different aspirations in life than beauty and modeling. Though I love my job, I’m not changing the world. I’d love for her to study and to have different aspirations. We need to teach girls they can become presidents, and it’s not about beauty all the time.”[50][51][52]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Nova Zembla Catharina Plancius
2015 J’marche pas en arrière Woman Short film
2017 Wonder Woman Amazonian Warrior Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special
2006 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special
2008 Valentino: The Last Emperor Herself – Model Documentary
2008 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special
2009 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special
2009-2011 RTL Boulevard Herself/Co-Host TV Series (4 episodes)
2011 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special
2012 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special
2013 Men Expert L’Oreal Herself Short Film
2013 RTL Late Night Herself TV Series (Episode: #1.84)
2014 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Herself – Model TV Special

Lucy Davis

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Lucy Davis
Born Lucy Clare Davis
(1973-01-02) 2 January 1973 (age 44)
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Owain Yeoman (2006–2011; divorced)
Parent(s) Jasper Carrott
Hazel Jackson

Lucy Clare Davis (born 2 January 1973) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office, Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead and Hayley in The Archers.

Career[edit]

Davis appeared briefly in an episode of The Detectives, a show created by and starring her father (Jasper Carrott).[1] She played Maria Lucas in the BBC’s 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice and also had a role in the 1996 Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave. After her breakthrough role in The Office, she appeared in the film Sex Lives of the Potato Men and Shaun of the Dead (both 2004), whilst continuing to play Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. She gave up the latter role when her other acting responsibilities made it impossible to continue; the part was recast in September 2005.

She appeared in the third-season episode “Elephants and Hens” of UK TV programme Black Books alongside Tamsin Greig and Olivia Colman.[2]

In 2006, Davis appeared as the ‘Fashion TV’ host on ABC’s hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the U.S. series Reaper. In 2010 Davis starred in ITV’s six-episode comedy drama, Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then husband Owain Yeoman.

Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People.[3] In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode “Be Careful What You Fish For“. Davis appeared in series two, episode 8 of the BBC series Death in Paradise (2013). She became a Patron for the performing arts group Theatretrain in 2012.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Davis is the daughter of comedian Jasper Carrott. She underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure during a medical examination that she underwent prior to taking up her role in Pride & Prejudice. Her mother, Hazel, donated the kidney.[4] Around Christmas 2005 she was hospitalised once again because of kidney failure, but has since recovered. Davis is also a diabetic.[5]

On 9 December 2006, Davis married Welsh actor Owain Yeoman at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. The wedding was attended by fellow The Office stars and writers. Davis was entitled to marry there as her father was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year’s Honours in 2002[6] and St Paul’s contains the chapel of the order. The couple separated in January 2011 and divorced in October 2011.[7]

She participated in PETA‘s campaign against the Queen’s Guard‘s continued use of traditional bearskin caps.[8]

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Elena Anaya

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Elena Anaya

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Elena Anaya
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Anaya at the 2015 Miami International Film Festival presentation of Todos están muertos
Born Elena Anaya Gutiérrez
(1975-07-17) July 17, 1975 (age 41)
Palencia, Castilla y León, Spain
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Partner(s) Tina Afugu Cordero
Children 1
Parent(s) Juan José Anaya Gómez
Elena Gutiérrez

Elena Anaya Gutiérrez (born July 17, 1975) is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. She starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodóvar‘s The Skin I Live In. She is also known for her lead role in the erotic lesbian romance film Habitación en Roma (Room in Rome).[1]

Early life[edit]

Anaya was born in Palencia, Castilla y León, Spain.[1] She is the youngest of three children. Her mother, Elena (Nena), is a housewife who later owned a boarding house in Palencia. Her father, Juan José Anaya Gómez (1934–2011), was an industrial engineer.[2]

Career[edit]

Anaya first received international attention in 2001 for her role in the sexually explicit drama Sex and Lucía.[3] She also had a small part in Almodóvar’s Talk to Her.[4]

Her best-known Hollywood film role was as one of Dracula’s brides in 2004’s Van Helsing. That same year, Anaya was named as one of European films’ Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.

In 2006, Anaya appeared in Justin Timberlake‘s music video for his single, SexyBack.[5]

Anaya at the 2010 Malaga Film Festival

After some “quiet” years playing supporting roles in international films such as Savage Grace and Cairo Time, Anaya roared back into prominence with a starring role in 2010’s Room in Rome, and then a return to Almodóvar in The Skin I Live In.

Anaya is included in the cast of the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In August 2011, Spanish tabloid magazine Cuore published photographs of Anaya kissing director Beatriz Sanchís at a naturist beach in Menorca.[7][8] They were reportedly in a relationship from 2008 to 2013.[9][10] In November 2016, it was announced that Anaya was expecting her first child with her partner, Tina Afugu Cordero, a costume designer.[11][12][13] In February 2017, Anaya gave birth to their son.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2017 Wonder Woman Doctor Poison
2016 Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán Miss Pam
2016 The Infiltrator Gloria Alcaino
2015 Lejos del mar Marina
2015 La memoria del agua Amanda
2015 Swung Alice
2014 Todos están muertos Lupe
2013 Pensé que iba a haber fiesta Ana
2012 Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony Narrator
2011 The Skin I Live In Vera Cruz
2010 Room in Rome Alba
Point Blank Nadia Pierret
2009 Hierro María
Cairo Time Kathryn
2008 Sólo quiero caminar Ana Rodríguez
Mesrine: L’Instinct De Mort Sofia
2007 Savage Grace Blanca
Miguel & William Leonor
In the Land of Women Sofia Buñuel
2006 Alatriste Angélica de Alquézar
Stage Kiss Natalia
2005 Fragile Helen Perez
Dead Fish Mimi
2004 Van Helsing Aleera
Ana y Manuel Ana
2003 Dos tipos duros Tatiana
2002 Sin noticias de Dios Pili
La habitación azul Ana
Rencor Esther
Hable con ella Ángela
2001 Lucía y el sexo Belén
2000 El árbol del penitente Sonsoles
El invierno de las anjanas Adelaida
1999 Las huellas borradas Rosa
1998 Finisterre, donde termina el mundo Laura
Lágrimas negras Alicia
1997 Grandes ocasiones Susy
Familia Luna
1996 África África

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Group Film Result
2002 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actress Lucía y el sexo (2002) Nominated
Spanish Actors Union Film: Supporting Performance Won
2006 Barcelona Film Awards Best Actress Fragile (2005) Nominated
2010 Goya Awards Best Actress Room in Rome (2010) Nominated
2012 Goya Awards Best Actress The Skin I Live In (2011) Won
2016 Premios Platino Best Actress La memoria del agua Nominated

Eiza González

Eiza González

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Eiza González
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Born Eiza González Reyna
(1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 27)[1]
Caborca, Sonora, México
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2007–present
Partner(s) D. J. Cotrona (2014-2016)
Website eizagonzalezr.com.mx

Eiza González Reyna (Spanish pronunciation: [‘ei̯sa ɣon̥’sales ‘r̄ei̯na]; born 30 January 1990 in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico) is a Mexican actress and singer. In 2007, she gained popularity for her debut role as “Lola” in the Mexican teen-oriented musical telenovela Lola…Érase una vez. She currently plays Santanico Pandemonium on the television show From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.

Early life[edit]

Born in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico,[1] González is the only daughter of former Mexican model, Glenda Reyna. She has one brother, Yulen, who is twelve years older than her. Her father, Carlos, died in a motorcycle accident when she was 12. She cites her father’s death as a strong influence in her career.[2] She attended two private bi-lingual schools, Edron Academy and the American School Foundation, both located in Mexico City.[3][4] She completed two years of a three-year course at Televisa‘s acting school, Centro de Educación Artística, before she was cast as the protagonist in the 2007 teen-oriented telenovela Lola…Érase una vez at 16.

Acting career[edit]

2007–2012: Career beginnings and breakout success in Latin America[edit]

From 2003 through 2004, González studied acting at the M & M Studio, an acting school in Mexico City run by famed actress, Patricia Reyes Spíndola.[3] At age 14, she was accepted into Televisa’s famous acting school, Centro de Educación Artística in Mexico City. While attending school, she was first spotted by producer and director, Pedro Damian (best known for his success with Latin pop band, RBD). Two years later, Damian cast González in a remake of Argentina’s famous children’s telenovela, Floricienta. She portrayed “Lola”, the lead female protagonist in Lola…Érase una vez. The show began filming in late 2006 and debuted in Mexico on February 26, 2007. It was later shown in various countries throughout Latin America and the US. To promote the show, González went on a national tour in Mexico to perform songs that she sang on the show. Lola…Érase una vez ran for two seasons before ending in early 2008. Following the completion of Lola…Érase una vez, González, accompanied by her mother, moved to New York City briefly to attend a three-month course of acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in the spring of 2008. She returned to Mexico City in early fall of that same year.[5]

In April 2009, González was cast in an episode of the popular crime drama television series Mujeres Asesinas as a supporting character for the second season. She starred alongside Mexican actress Susana González in the episode Tere, Desconfiada, playing the teenage antagonist, “Gaby”. González commented that she was informed about the casting call while she was preparing to release her first solo album Contracorriente.[6]

In early 2010, following the US release of González’s debut album, Contracorriente, she announced to fans via Twitter that she had been cast as the lead protagonist in the musical “tween” telenovela Sueña conmigo.[7] González played dual roles of “Clara” and Clara’s alter-ego “Roxy Pop”. For the role, González traveled to Buenos Aires to film in April 2010. She lived in Buenos Aires for a year, travelling back to Mexico City on breaks during the production of Sueña conmigo. When filming ended in February 2011, Gonzalez returned to Mexico City. The show was produced by Televisa and Nickelodeon Latin America, and aired on July 20, 2010 in Argentina, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Because of its success in Argentina, the cast performed several concerts in throughout Argentina from March to July 2011.[8]

In June and July 2011, González attended castings for Televisa’s newest tween television series, Miss XV in Mexico City. She auditioned for one of two lead roles and was considered for the lead role. However, producers felt she was too old for the part and she lost the role.[9]

In early 2012, González filmed Casi 30, a comedy-drama directed by Alejandro Sugich. Filming was conducted in Sonora and Mexico City. González plays Cristina, an 18-year-old ballet student who falls in love with Emilio, the film’s lead character.[10] The film marks González’s acting debut in cinema. In 2013, the movie premiered at several film festivals in Mexico, but it premiered nationwide in Mexico on August 22, 2014.[11][12][13]

In May 2012, she was officially confirmed as one of the female protagonist, Nicole “Nikki” Brizz Balvanera, for Televisa’s latest telenovela, Amores verdaderos. Amores verdaderos is a telenovela remake of the TV Azteca television series Amor en custodia, based on the Argentine telenovela of the same name. Filming began on July 23, 2012 and concluded in early May 2013. The show premiered on September 3, 2012 for Canal de las Estrellas in Mexico.

Originally, Mexican producer Pedro Torres offered González the lead role of Sofía López-Haro (Serena Van Der Woodsen in the original television show) in his television show, Gossip Girl: Acapulco, the Mexican remake of the hit American television series, Gossip Girl. González considered accepting the role, but declined, due to her rigorous filming schedule for Amores verdaderos.[14]

2013–present: Move to USA, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series and upcoming projects[edit]

In September 2013, González was cast in director Adrian Cervantes’ film, All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. The film was slated to star Bonnie Wright of the Harry Potter film franchise, and González was expected to play “Brittany” in the movie. She was later dropped from the project when the role was recast in 2015.[15][16] In November 2013, she was announced as a cast member for producer Robert Rodriguez‘s television series, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.[17] González plays Santanico Pandemonium, a role portrayed by Salma Hayek in the original film. The role is González’s first English-speaking part, and she is also featured prominently on the print advertisements for the series. The show is produced by Rodriguez for his cable network El Rey. González relocated to Austin, Texas to film the program’s first season. Following its U.S. debut, the show began available for streaming internationally on Netflix in the UK, Canada, and Latin America. On March 26, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season on El Rey.[18][19][20] On August 12, 2014, she hosted the “MTV Millennial Awards” at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City.[21][22] In March 2015, González and the cast of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series returned to Austin, Texas to begin filming for the show’s second season.[23]

In mid-December 2015, she was confirmed as a cast member for the upcoming comedy film, Baby Driver, scheduled for release in 2017.[24]

Spokesmodel career[edit]

In 2008, González was chosen as the new face of “Color Trend de Avon” for cosmetics brand Avon in Mexico.[25] She filmed commercials for the skincare brand, “Asepxia”, in Mexico in 2009. She was announced as the newest brand ambassador for skincare line, Neutrogena in February 2015. She filmed advertisements in both Spanish and English to promote the brand.[26]

Musical career[edit]

Debut album: Contracorriente (2008–2010)[edit]

Following the success of her debut performance in Lola…Érase una vez, González signed a deal with EMI Televisa to record her own album as a solo artist in late 2008. Pre-production and recording for González’s debut album, Contracorriente (Counter-current in English) began in fall 2008; the album was recorded in Texas, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. The album was released in Mexico on November 24, 2009. It was released in the US on January 26, 2010. The album’s only single, Mi Destino Soy Yo, was released in Mexico on October 20, 2009.[27] To promote the single, she performed at televised music festivals and concerts across Mexico.[28] Because of the Sueña conmigo musical tour in Argentina, González was unable to embark on a longer tour for the album or release a second single.

Second album: Te acordarás de mí (2011–2012)[edit]

In June 2011, González announced that she wished to focus on the production and recording of her second solo album. She also revealed that she planned to spend the remainder of the year working on new music and would not return to film or television projects until the album was completed.[29] She completed production on her second album during the first months of 2012. The album was recorded in Mexico City, Texas, and the Dominican Republic.[30]

Her first single, Te Acordarás de Mí, was released for digital download on iTunes for Mexico on April 16, 2012 and May 22, 2012 for the U.S. The song was co-written by González, singer-songwriter Alejandra Alberti, and Carlos Lara in Mexico City.[31] González’s second album, Te Acordarás de Mí was released on June 12, 2012 in Mexico for physical and digital format; it was released digitally on iTunes the U.S. on the same day.[1][32] The album contains 12 songs; González co-wrote three songs.[33] Te Acordarás de Mí debuted at number 66 on the Mexican Charts.[34] Invisible was announced as the second single; it was released on the radio in Mexico on August 1, 2012.[35]

In February 2013, González confirmed plans for a re-release edition of her second album but it was later cancelled.[36]

Personal life[edit]

González moved to Los Angeles, California in late August 2013 to further pursue her acting career.[37][38] She is fluent in English and speaks some Italian.[3] In June 2011, she began dating Mexican businessman Pepe Diaz for two years. The pair split in the summer of 2013.[citation needed] In 2014, she began dating her From Dusk till Dawn: The Series co-star, D.J. Cotrona until June 2016. In September 2015, she revealed that she struggled with depression and compulsive overeating from age 15 to 20 as a result of her father’s death.[39][40]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Jessica Quilligan Spanish-language voiceover
2013 The Croods Eep Crood Spanish-language voiceover
2014 Almost Thirty Cristina
2015 Jem and the Holograms Sheila “Jetta” Burns
2017 Baby Driver Darling
2018 Alita: Battle Angel Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007–2008 Lola, érase una vez Dolores “Lola” Valente 224 episodes
2008 Una familia de tantas Gabriela Ortega Unaired pilot
2010–2011 Sueña Conmigo Clara Molina / Roxy Pop 150 episodes
2012–2013 Amores verdaderos Nikki Brizz Balvanera 181 episodes
2014–present From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Santanico Pandemonium 24 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Year Play Role
2008 Hoy no me puedo levantar Cameo
2012 I Love Romeo y Julieta Julieta

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Universal Awards

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2014 Hottest Mexican Teen Herself Nominated Danna Paola

Latin Music Italian Awards

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2014 Best Look Herself Nominated Belinda
2013 Best Latin Female Artist of The Year Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Favorite Latin Artist Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Best Look Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Artist Saga Herself Nominated Danna Paola
2012
Artist Saga Herself Nominated Paulina Rubio
Best Latin Female Video of The Year Herself Nominated “Ruleta” by Danna Paola
Best Latin Female Album of The Year Te Acordarás de Mí Nominated Danna Paola by Danna Paola

TVyNovelas Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2008 Best Female Revelation Lola, érase una vez Won

Kids’ Choice Awards

Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico
Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2011 Favorite Actress Sueña Conmigo[41] Nominated Isabella Castillo
2013 Favorite Artist Eiza González Won
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie The Croods Won
2014 Favorite Selfie Eiza González Nominated “El Piojo”
Favorite Fashionista Eiza González Nominated Danna Paola
Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina
Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2011 Favorite Actress Sueña Conmigo[42] Nominated María Eugenia Suárez
Newcomer on TV Won
Meus Prêmios Nick
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress Sueña Conmigo[43] Nominated
Hair Crazy Eiza González Nominated
Fashion Police Awards
Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2014 Best Dressed of the Year Eiza González Nominated Danna Paola

Premios Juventud

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2013 The Girl of My Dreams Amores verdaderos Nominated Blanca Soto
Best Theme Novelero “Me Puedes Pedir Lo Que Sea” (feat Marconi) Won

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2009 Breakout Artist or Group of the Year Eiza González Won

People en Español Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Best Actress Amores verdaderos Nominated
Best Couple (with Sebastián Rulli) Nominated

Premios Oye![edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2007 Best New Artist Eiza González Nominated

MTV Millennial Awards

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2013 Cake of the Year Eiza González Nominated Belinda

Premios Celebrity E!

Year Category Title of work Result
2012 Celebrity of the Year Eiza González Nominated

Lily James

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Lily James

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Lily James
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Born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson
(1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 27)
Esher, Surrey, England
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Notable work

Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson (born 5 April 1989), better known as Lily James, is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Lady Rose Aldridge in the ITV period drama Downton Abbey, and the title role in the 2015 Disney film Cinderella.

James began her professional acting career as Ethel Brown in the 2010 BBC production Just William. In 2011 and 2012, she earned warm reviews in several London theatre productions. She began to appear in Hollywood films in 2012, with roles in Wrath of the Titans and Fast Girls, and was seen in further television roles, including the character of Natasha Rostova in the 2016 BBC historical drama series War & Peace.

Early life[edit]

Lily James was born in Esher, Surrey, England, the daughter of Ninette (née Mantle), an actress, and musician James “Jamie” Thomson.[1] Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress.[2][3] She began her education at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts[4] and subsequently went on to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 2010.[5][6]

Career[edit]

In 2011, James played Taylor at the Young Vic Theatre in Tanya Ronder’s stage adaptation of the novel Vernon God Little directed by Rufus Norris,[7] Nina in Russell Bolam’s modern adaptation of The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse, and Desdemona in Daniel Evans‘s production of Othello at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, alongside Dominic West and Clarke Peters. Quentin Letts wrote in The Daily Mail: “We may have a new star actress on our hands. … She left drama school only last year, yet she practically sweeps all before her as Desdemona in this Othello. Poise, diction, allure – she has them all. … Her character’s love affair with a much older husband is completely believable”.[8] In 2012, James played the role of Katrina in Play House and Marijka in Definitely the Bahamas in a double-bill written and directed by Martin Crimp at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London as part of the theatre’s fortieth anniversary. Charles Spencer of The Telegraph wrote that “it is performed with a persuasive mixture of mischief and deeper feeling by Obi Abili and Lily James, the latter combining a mixture of neuroticism and glowing sexual allure that proves extraordinarily potent.”[9]

Also in 2012, James played the role of Korrina in the Warner Brothers film Wrath of the Titans and starred in Fast Girls, written by Noel Clarke, centered around a group of young female athletes competing in the World Championships. Her television credits include Ethel Brown in the 2010 BBC production of Richmal Crompton‘s Just William, Poppy in the fourth series of ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), and the rebellious Lady Rose in the last episode of series three of Downton Abbey.[10] Lady Rose later became a main character in the fourth and fifth series of the programme.[11] James also appeared as Lady Rose in the series finale.[12]

James played the title character in the 2015 live-action Disney film Cinderella.[13] The film was released on 13 March 2015. James, as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz, in the blue gown that she wears to the ball, for the December 2014 issue of Vogue.[14][15] James also made her singing debut in the film’s end credits, covering “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from the 1950 animated film.

In 2016, she returned to television in the BBC’s War & Peace drama adoption, which received rave reviews. She played the character of Natasha Rostova in the 2016 BBC historical drama series War & Peace. She also starred in her second major film, playing the role of Elizabeth Bennett in the action-horror film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a parody of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It received mixed reviews and failed to break even at the box office.

James played the role of Juliet in the Garrick Theatre‘s production of Romeo and Juliet. The directors are Rob Ashford and actor-director Kenneth Branagh.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, James’ father died from cancer, which made filming father/daughter scenes in Cinderella very emotional for her.[16]

Her idol is Kate Winslet.[17][18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Festival Prize Film or TV series Result
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Downton Abbey Won
2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Downton Abbey Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy[19] Cinderella Nominated
2015 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards Breakthrough Award[20] Cinderella Won
2016 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress[21] Cinderella Nominated
2017 Whatsonstage.com Awards Best Actress in a Play[22] Romeo and Juliet Nominated

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Chemistry Ines Short film
Wrath of the Titans Korrina
Broken Older Skunk
Fast Girls Lisa Temple
2015 Cinderella Cinderella Also playback singer for ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Burnt Sara
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Elizabeth Bennet
The Exception Mieke de Jong
2017 Baby Driver Deborah
Darkest Hour Elizabeth Nel Post-production
TBA Little Woods[23] Filming
Guernsey Juliet Ashton Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Just William Ethel Brown 4 episodes
2011 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Poppy 8 episodes
2012–2015 Downton Abbey Lady Rose MacClare 21 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2016 War & Peace Natasha Rostova 6 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Vernon God Little Taylor Young Vic Theatre
2012 The Seagull Nina Southwark Playhouse
2016 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Garrick Theatre

Linda Kaye Henning (PETTICOAT JUNCTION)

Linda Kaye Henning

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Linda Kaye Henning
Born (1944-09-16) September 16, 1944 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1963–present

Linda Kaye Henning (born September 16, 1944) is an American actress and singer most notable for starring in the 1960s sitcom Petticoat Junction.

Early life[edit]

Henning was born in Los Angeles to television producer Paul Henning and Ruth Henning. She began to focus on acting in her late teens.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Her earliest stage acting roles include: Rebel Without a Cause, Bus Stop, and Gidget. She was cast as a dancer in the Columbia Pictures film Bye Bye Birdie (1963). She has appeared in numerous musicals including High Button Shoes, Brigadoon, and The Sound of Music.

She made many TV appearances during the 1960s and 1970s on a variety of programs. She appeared in guest roles in network television shows including The Ed Sullivan Show, Adam-12, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and The Tonight Show. She also provided the voice of Jethrine Bodine in The Beverly Hillbillies.

She made dramatic appearances in Sliders as Mrs. Mallory, Hunter, and Capitol. Her many game-show appearances include Family Feud, The Match Game, Hollywood Squares, The Perfect Match, Three for the Money, Password, Tattletales, Showoffs, Password Plus, and Body Language. Henning also became a substitute hostess on the 1974–1976 daytime edition of High Rollers.

Her most notable role was as Betty Jo Bradley in the CBS series Petticoat Junction, which ran from 1963 until 1970.[1] She was only one of three cast members, along with Edgar Buchanan and Frank Cady, to remain throughout the show’s entire run and appeared in all but two of the 222 episodes (the exception being the season-one episode “Bobbie Jo and The Beatnik” and the season-two episode “Have Library, Will Travel”). She was billed for the first five seasons of the series as Linda Kaye.[citation needed]

From season six (fall 1968) until the show was cancelled, she was billed by her full name. In some episodes in later years, Henning and her television sisters (played by Meredith MacRae and Lori Saunders) sang in a trio, and she often sang duets with co-star Mike Minor, who played Steve Elliott. The series was cancelled in 1970 due to declining ratings.[citation needed] In 2016, she appeared in a MeTV commercial promoting the show, along with fellow cast members Lori Saunders and Gunilla Hutton.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1968, a year after Henning’s screen marriage to Mike Minor’s character in Petticoat Junction, the couple married in real life.[2] They were divorced in 1973 and had no children. Minor’s father is the late producer Don Fedderson.

FILMOLOGY:

2007 RANGLING COACH RANKIN (SHORT) LINDA

1995-2000 SLIDERS (TV SERIES) MRS. MALLORY

1992  ROOM FOR TWO (TV SERIES)  CORRINE

1989  MAD ABOUT YOU (TV SERIES) MRS. OSBOURNE

HUNTER (TV SERIES) MRS. KESSLER

187-88 THE NEW GIDGET (TV SERIES)

1987      THE FACTS OF LIFE (TV SERIES) MARGARET PARKS

1984      CBS SCHOOL BREAK SPECIAL  (TV SERIES) CAROL ANASTAS

1977-84 HAPPY DAYS (TV SERIES) JEAN KELLY

1984     DOUBLE TROUBLE (TV SERIES) KAREN

ABC WEEKEND SPECIALS (TV SERIES) MRS. CANE

1983     KUDZU MAVIS DUBOSE

1982     CAPITOL (TV SERIES)  LENORE CLEMMONS

1979     THE RETURN OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES  LINDA

MORK & MINDY (TV SERIES)  PAM STOCKHAUS

1977     BLANSKIE’S BEAUTIES (TV SERIES) MISS. LAWLER

1976     BARNABY JONES (TV SERIES)  JOYCE ELKINS

1975     THE NURSE KILLER MARIAN

1973     LOVE AMERICAN STYLE (TV SERIES) PEGGY

1972     RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE (TV SERIES)

1971     ADAM 12 (TV SERIES) HILARY WARNER

1970    FAMILY AFFAIR (TV SERIES) KATHY PRENTISS

1963-70 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (TV SERIES) BETTY JO BRADLEY

BEVERLY HILLBILLIES  BETTY JO BRADLEY

GREEN ACRES BETTY JO BRADLEY

1964        MY LIVING DOLL (TV SERIES_ PARTY GUEST

1963        THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE  GILLIS (TV SERIES) ELSA

BYE BYE BIRDIE  TEENAGER

1962       MISTER ED (TV SERIES) PENELOPE