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Olivia Munn

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Olivia Munn
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Munn at the March 2013 PaleyFest
Born Lisa Olivia Munn
(1980-07-03) July 3, 1980 (age 36)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present

Lisa Olivia Munn (born July 3, 1980)[1][2] is an American actress and model. She was credited as Lisa Munn in her early career, but since 2006, she has used the name Olivia Munn.[3]

Munn began her professional career in television journalism before becoming an actress. In 2006, Munn starred as Mily Acuna on the series Beyond the Break. She co-hosted Attack of the Show! from 2006 to 2010 and was a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2010 to 2011. Munn has also had supporting roles in various films and television series since 2004. She played the character Sloan Sabbith on the television series The Newsroom from 2012 to 2014 and appeared in the sequel film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) as Psylocke.

Early life[edit]

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is an American of English, Irish and German descent.[4] Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, was born and raised in Vietnam, and is of Chinese descent.[5][6]Her mother was a Vietnamese refugee who fled to Oklahoma in 1975 after the Vietnam War.[7] After college, her mother married Winston.[8][9][10] When Munn was two years old, her mother remarried to a member of the United States Air Force. Although the family relocated many times, Munn was predominantly raised on Yokota Air Base near Tachikawa in Tokyo, Japan,[3][11] where her stepfather was stationed. During this time, she appeared in a number of local theater productions and later became a model in the Japanese fashion industry.[12]

Her mother and stepfather divorced, and Munn moved back to Oklahoma, where she attended Putnam City North High School for her junior and senior years.[13][14]

Munn attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in journalism and minoring in Japanese and dramatic arts.[3]

Career[edit]

2004–2009: Beginnings[edit]

After graduating, she became an intern at the NBC affiliate in Tulsa,[15] and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. In 2004, Munn interned at Fox Sports Networks and worked as a sideline reporter for college football and women’s basketball. She has gone on to say that she disliked the experience, explaining “I was trying to be something I wasn’t, and that made me really uncomfortable on live TV.”[11] Soon after she moved to Los Angeles, Munn was cast in a small role in the direct-to-video horror film Scarecrow Gone Wild. She appeared in rock band Zebrahead‘s music video for their song “Hello Tomorrow” as the love interest of the lead singer Justin Mauriello.[16] Munn also appeared in National Lampoon’s Strip Poker, which was filmed at Hedonism II, a naturist resort in Negril, Jamaica, with Kato Kaelin. The films aired on DirecTV and In Demand pay-per-view.

Munn with the Attack of the Show! panel at the 2009 Comic Con

In late 2005, Munn began her role as teen surfer Mily Acuna over two seasons of the television drama Beyond the Break on The N network.[17] She enjoys surfing and continues to practice the sport.[18] She originally auditioned for the role of Kai Kealoha, but the producers wanted a “local girl”.[19] She also appeared in the film The Road to Canyon Lake.[20]

In 2006, Munn moved on to the G4 network, where she began co-hosting Attack of the Show! with Kevin Pereira on April 10. She replaced departing host Sarah Lane. The network, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle, was at first hesitant to hire Munn. Although she admits video games were her “weak point”, she was confident in her technical knowledge.[21] On the show, Munn was featured with journalist Anna David in a segment called “In Your Pants”, which deals with sex and relationship questions from viewers. While working on Attack of the Show!, Munn hosted Formula D, a now defunct program about American drift racing, and an online podcast called Around the Net (formerly known as The Daily Nut), for G4. Munn left Attack of the Show! in December 2010 and was replaced by Candace Bailey.[22] Munn appeared in the Rob Schneider film Big Stan (2007). She played Schneider’s character’s receptionist Maria.[11] Munn had a significant role in the horror film Insanitarium in which she played a nurse at an insane asylum.

2010–present: Breakthrough[edit]

She had roles in the films Date Night (2010) and Iron Man 2 (2010). Robert Downey, Jr. praised Munn for her improvisation skills and led the crew in a round of applause.[23] Munn hosted Microsoft‘s Bing-a-thon, an advertisement on Hulu for the Microsoft search-engine Bing, on June 8, 2009, alongside Jason Sudeikis.[24] Munn appeared in ABC Family‘s Greek, portraying Cappie’s love interest, Lana. In May 2010, NBC announced that Munn would star on the television series Perfect Couples. The half-hour romantic comedy premiered on January 20, 2011.[25] The series was cancelled before it completed its first season run.[26]

Munn at the 2013 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

On June 3, 2010, Munn debuted in her new role as a correspondent on Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show.[27] Her hiring prompted criticism from Irin Carmon of Jezebel, who questioned Munn’s credentials and accused the show’s production of sexism in hiring Munn, whom Carmon characterized as a sex symbol.[28] Carmon saw Munn’s hiring as a perpetuation of the show production office’s history as a male-dominated atmosphere marginalizing and alienating to women.[29] A group of thirty-two female Daily Show production staff members condemned Carmon’s piece as inaccurate and misinformed, as did Munn herself in an interview, in which she stated that Carmon’s assertion was an insult both to her and to the rest of the Daily Show staff.[30][31] She went on to appear in 16 more episodes as a correspondent, with TV Guide naming her signature segment “Tiger Mothering”, in which she mocked the high expectations of Chinese mothers, in part by interviewing her own mother.[32] Her last episode as a correspondent aired September 2, 2011. She returned for a brief segment in host Jon Stewart‘s final show on August 6, 2015.

In 2010, Munn guest-starred on NBC’s comedy-drama Chuck as a CIA agent.[33] In 2011, Munn appeared in the comedy film I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011) as Momo. In 2012, Munn had a leading role in The Babymakers, a minor role in Freeloaders, and appeared in Magic Mike, directed by Steven Soderbergh. She played Sloan Sabbith on HBO‘s drama series The Newsroom. She also appeared as Angie, Nick’s stripper girlfriend, in three episodes in Season Two of FOX’s sitcom New Girl.[34]

Munn served as a correspondent in “True Colors”, the May 12, 2014 episode of the Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, in which she interviewed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee about his efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in his home state. As of June 2014, Munn has been hired as the main promoter of Proactiv acne cleanser products starring in several commercials and one informercial for the product. The commercials show Munn experiencing acne herself. Since January 2015, she has been the voice of the character Phoebe Callisto on the Disney Junior animated series Miles from Tomorrowland.

In print[edit]

Munn with Deliver Us from Evil co-star Joel McHale at the 2014 WonderCon

Munn has booked modeling campaigns for Nike, Pepsi and Neutrogena. She appeared on the Fall 2006 cover of Foam magazine in September, in Men’s Edge magazine in August, and was featured in a pictorial in Complex in November 2006, where she later became a columnist.[35] In February 2007, she appeared as “Babe of the Month” in a non-nude pictorial in Playboy magazine.[36] She discusses this shoot in her book Suck it, Wonder Woman.[37]

Munn also appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Men’s Health. In September 2007, she was featured in the Italian Vanity Fair for their “Hot Young Hollywood” Issue. Munn appeared in the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Men’s Health Living.[38] She was featured as the cover girl for the July/August 2009 issue of Playboy, and later on the cover of the January 2010 and February 2011 issues of Maxim. Munn appears on the cover of the January 2012 issue of FHM magazine.[39] She was voted #2 by readers on Maxims list of their Hot 100 Women of 2012.[40][41]

Munn’s book Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek (ISBN 0-312-59105-5) was released on July 6, 2010. In a review for Time Out New York, Olivia Giovetti said that the book offers glimpses into Munn’s life, but does not go into depth.[42]

Charity work[edit]

In 2011, Munn teamed up with Dosomething.org’s Green Your School Challenge. She was a spokesperson for the campaign by filming a PSA regarding the challenge, and sat on the panel of judges that evaluated the entries.[43]

Munn helped PETA with a campaign that ultimately freed a sick elephant from a touring circus. Her blog for The Huffington Post[44] was credited with encouraging fans to contact the USDA on the elephant’s behalf.[45] Munn posed for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign in April 2010,[46][47] and again in January 2012.[48] In February 2013, Munn fronted a PETA release of new footage showing cruelty to animals in Chinese fur farms.[49]

Personal life[edit]

Munn was in a relationship with NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers from 2014 to 2017.[50]

In regard to her faith and work in Deliver Us from Evil, Munn has stated that “I didn’t believe in the supernatural before this movie”; however, the viewing of footage from the New York Police Department of real-life exorcisms changed her mind, and she has stated that “I’m a full believer [now].”[51][52]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Scarecrow Gone Wild Girl #1
2004 National Lampoon’s Strip Poker Herself
2005 The Road to Canyon Lake Asian mob girl
2007 Big Stan Maria
2008 Insanitarium Nancy
2009 The Slammin’ Salmon Samara Dubois
2010 Date Night Claw Hostess
2010 Iron Man 2 Chess Roberts[53]
2010 Jedi Junkies Herself
2011 I Don’t Know How She Does It[54] Momo Hahn
2012 Magic Mike Joanna
2012 The Babymakers Audrey Macklin
2012 Freeloaders Madeline
2014 Unity Narrator Documentary
2014 Deliver Us from Evil Jen Sarchie
2015 Mortdecai Georgina Krampf
2016 Ride Along 2 Maya Cruz
2016 Zoolander 2 Herself
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Elizabeth Braddock / Psylocke
2016 Office Christmas Party Tracey Hughes
2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie Koko Post-production
2018 The Predator Filming
2018 Ocean’s Eight Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006–10 Attack of the Show! Herself Co-host
2006–07 Beyond the Break Mily Acuna Recurring role; 9 episodes
2008–09 Sasuke Herself Competitor; 2 episodes
2009 Greek Lana 4 episodes
2009 Dave Knoll Finds His Soul Girl #1 Television film
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Nicole Episode: “Face Off”
2010–11 The Daily Show Herself Correspondent
2010 Chuck Greta Episode: “Chuck Versus the Anniversary
2010–11 Perfect Couples Leigh Main role; 13 episodes
2011 Robot Chicken Dr. Liz Wilson Voice role; episode: “Kramer vs. Showgirls”
2012–14 The Newsroom Sloan Sabbith Main role; 25 episodes
2012 Paulilu Mixtape Katie Episode: “Ghost Tits”
2012–13 New Girl Angie 3 episodes
2013 The High Fructose Adventures of the Annoying Orange Fudgie Voice role; episode: “Orange Say Knock You Out”
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic Herself TV special
2015 Miles from Tomorrowland Captain Phoebe Liang Callisto Voice role; main role
2015 Repeat After Me Herself Episode 1.04
2016 Lip Sync Battle Herself Episode: “Olivia Munn vs. Kevin Hart”

Magazine rankings[edit]

Year Countdown Name Rank
2008 FHMs 100 Sexiest Women of 2008 #85
2009 FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women of 2009 #85
2010 FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women of 2010 #52
2008 Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2008 #99
2009 Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2009 #96
2010 Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2010 #8
2011 Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2011 #2
2012 Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2012 #2
2013 Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2013 #28

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Munn, Olivia; Montandon, Mac (2010). Suck it, Wonder Woman! : the misadventures of a Hollywood geek. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 

Critical studies, reviews and biography[edit]

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Kathrine Narducci

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Kathrine Narducci
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Kathrine Narducci in 2007
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Kathrine Narducci (born 1965) is an American actress, known for her role as Charmaine Bucco, Artie Bucco‘s wife, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos.[1] In addition to her role on The Sopranos, she starred in Chicago Overcoat and has other film credits including A Bronx Tale and Two Family House and some other guest TV appearances on shows such as Law & Order, Workaholics, NYPD Blue, Third Watch and Power.

In 2014, she played a supporting role in Clint Eastwood‘s Jersey Boys.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

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Leighton Meester

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Leighton Meester
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Meester in May 2009
Born Leighton Marissa Meester
(1986-04-09) April 9, 1986 (age 31)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer-songwriter
  • model
Years active 1999–present
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Spouse(s) Adam Brody (m. 2014)
Children 1
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels

Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986)[1] is an American actress, singer-songwriter and model. She is mostly known for her starring role as Blair Waldorf in the drama series Gossip Girl (2007–2012). She has also appeared in the films Killer Movie (2008), Country Strong (2010), The Roommate (2011), Monte Carlo (2011), The Oranges (2011), and The Judge (2014). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014).

In addition to acting, Meester has also ventured into music. In 2009, she featured on Cobra Starship‘s “Good Girls Go Bad” which charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and released her first single “Somebody to Love” under Universal Republic. Her second single “Your Love’s a Drug” was released in 2011. Meester has also recorded songs for various soundtracks. Her debut album, Heartstrings, was independently released in 2014. She has also modeled, having been the face of brands such as Jimmy Choo, Herbal Essences,[2] and Vera Wang.[3]

Early life[edit]

Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance (née Haas) and Douglas Meester, and lived most of her life in New York City and Los Angeles.[4][5][6][7] Her ancestry includes German, Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. Her father works for an internet company and her mother is a writer.[8] At the time of her birth, her mother was serving time in a federal prison for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica to the United States. She was able to give birth to Leighton in a hospital and nurse her for three months in a halfway house, before returning to prison to complete her sentence,[4][5] after which Leighton’s grandmother cared for her. She has a brother, Alexander, who is eight years younger. Meester has maintained that her parents gave her a normal upbringing and, despite their criminal past, she has stated, “It made me realize that you can’t judge anyone – especially your parents – for what they’ve done in their past, because people change.”[9] In 2009, Meester joked, “Look, I could’ve turned out a lot worse.”[10] In 2011, Meester sued her mother for alleged financial misconduct, and was countersued by her mother for alleged failure to pay debts.[9][11] Meester grew up in Marco Island, Florida, where she participated in productions at a local playhouse.[12]

When she was 11 years old, Meester and her mother moved to New York City.[12] Meester attended the Professional Children’s School and also began working as a model with Wilhelmina, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber and working with then photographer (now filmmaker) Sofia Coppola.[12][13] She also booked commercials for Tamagotchi and Clearasil, and modelled for Limited Too alongside Amanda Seyfried.[14] Meester made her television acting debut as a murder victim’s friend on an episode of Law & Order.[12][13] At 14, Meester moved to Los Angeles, wanting more stable work, and attended Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills High School.[13][15] She then transferred to a small private school and graduated a year early.[16]

Acting career[edit]

After her television debut in 1999 playing Alyssa Turner in an episode of Law & Order, Meester appeared as a guest in two more series before landing a big role in the film Hangman’s Curse, based on the bestselling book by Frank Peretti. She then appeared in Tarzan, which ran for only eight episodes. Meester started to book guest roles in other series such as Crossing Jordan, 8 Simple Rules, 7th Heaven, Veronica Mars, 24, and Entourage.[12] In 2005, she was cast in a regular role on the series Surface as Savannah Barnett.[17] The following year, Meester appeared in two films, Flourish and Inside. She also guest starred in an episode of Numbers and recurred in two episodes of House as Ali Johnson, a young girl who has a crush on House.[12] She then had guest roles in CSI: Miami and Shark, and portrayed the female lead in the horror film Drive-Thru.

Meester at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2008

In 2007, Meester was cast in The CW‘s teen drama series Gossip Girl as Blair Waldorf.[12] The series is based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, and follows the lives of New York‘s privileged Upper East Side young adults. Her performance was the most critically acclaimed of the show, with Blair being cited as the series’ breakout character, and also garnering much media recognition due to her wardrobe.[18][19] Meester subsequently appeared in the television film The Haunting of Sorority Row, and had a role in the ensemble comedy-drama film Remember the Daze. She also appeared in the horror-thriller film Killer Movie in 2008. Meester starred in three films in 2010, with small roles in the comedies Date Night and Going The Distance,[20] and a larger role in the drama Country Strong, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund. The Boston Globe found the best thing about the film was Meester, writing, “She’s just doing Reese Witherspoon‘s June Carter Cash in Walk the Line with dabs of Miley Cyrus and Kellie Pickler. But it’s not an impersonation; it’s a performance with its own comedy and sweetness.”[21] USA Today was also positive towards her performance, stating, “Meester shows she can do more than play one of Gossip Girl‘s privileged Manhattan socialites.”[22]

In 2011, she played the role of Rebecca, an obsessive bipolar girl, in the thriller film The Roommate.[23] Though the film mainly received negative reviews, Meester’s portrayal was praised by critics. Entertainment Weekly found she was the only one to bring “the slightest trace of something fascinating to her role,”[24] while Los Angeles Times wrote, “[Meester’s] performance often has the feeling of a sports car in neutral. When she punches it for quick changes of tone from manic to wounded or around the bend, she shows how much more she is capable of.”[25] Meester’s next film was the teen comedy film Monte Carlo, loosely based on Jules Bass‘ young-adult book Headhunters, in which she portrayed Selena Gomez‘s sister and Katie Cassidy‘s friend.[26] Movieline noted, “As in Country Strong, Meester’s crack timing and irresistible poignancy illuminate a part that would leave other actresses simpering themselves off the screen.”[27] Her last film project of 2011 was the independent comedy-drama The Oranges, opposite Hugh Laurie and Adam Brody, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.[28] Meester’s performance was again met with positive reviews, with the San Francisco Chronicle writing that she “succeeds in embodying all that is alluring and alarming about a 24-year-old woman.”[29]

Meester in September 2010

She next starred in the comedy film That’s My Boy, alongside Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Milo Ventimiglia, which was released in June 2012.[30] The film received mainly negative reviews,[31] and was nominated for eight Golden Raspberry Awards.[32] The film was also a box office failure, grossing over $57 million, failing to recoup its production budget of $70 million.[33] In August 2012, Meester appeared alongside Wilmer Valderrama and Vanessa Curry in house music group The Nomads’ music video for “Addicted to Love”.[34] She was originally in talks to reprise her role as Carrie Bishop in the film adaptation of Veronica Mars,[35] but due to scheduling issues, she was eventually replaced by singer Andrea Estella of the band Twin Sister.[36]

In April 2014, her comedy film Life Partners premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the friendship between a lesbian (Meester) and a straight woman (Gillian Jacobs) who starts a new relationship.[37] She then appeared opposite Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga in the David Dobkin-directed comedy-drama film The Judge, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in October 2014.[38] Her next project was Like Sunday, Like Rain directed by Frank Whaley, where she played the girlfriend of Green Day‘s singer Billie Joe Armstrong.[39] Meester’s final film of 2014 was By the Gun, alongside Ben Barnes.[40] That same year, Meester made her Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s novel Of Mice and Men, starring opposite James Franco and Chris O’Dowd.[41] In March 2016, she was cast in Fox‘s comedy series Making History as Deborah Revere, a colonial woman from 1775 and the daughter of American artisan Paul Revere.[42]

Other works[edit]

Music[edit]

In 2007, Meester recorded the song “Inside the Black” for the soundtrack of Drive-Thru.[43] In 2008, Meester sang with Tony Bennett in an episode Entourage.[44] In April 2009, she released the song “Birthday” featuring duo Awesome New Republic.[45] A version without her vocals was included on their Rational Geographic Vol. I album.[46][47] Later that month, Meester signed a recording contract with Universal Republic.[44] The album, produced by Polow Da Don, Harvey Mason Jr., and Spencer Nezey, which Meester began working on in March 2009, was initially projected to be released in fall 2009,[44][48] but was later delayed to early 2010.[49] It was again pushed back to late 2010,[50] and was ultimately shelved. Despite this, Meester was able to release two singles and two other songs were leaked.

Meester performing in May 2011

In July 2009, “Body Control” surfaced on the internet.[51] Meester’s first official single, “Somebody to Love“, featuring R&B singer Robin Thicke, was released for airplay on October 13, 2009, and became available for digital download on October 14, 2009.[52][53] Her second single, “Your Love’s a Drug”, was digitally released on March 30, 2010.[54] Meester did a duet with DJ Clinton Sparks on “Front Cut”, which appeared on the internet in February 2011.[55][56] Lil Wayne worked with her on an unreleased song titled “Make It Rain”.[57] Jesse McCartney also wrote a song for the album.[58]

Meester provided vocals on Cobra Starship‘s song “Good Girls Go Bad“, which peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100,[59] and she is also featured on Stephen Jerzak‘s song “She Said”.[60][61] She recorded a cover of the song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for the compilation album A Very Special Christmas 7.[62] For her 2010 country drama film Country Strong, she recorded a cover of the song “Words I Couldn’t Say” by Rascal Flatts as well as “A Little Bit Stronger” by Sara Evans featured on the film’s soundtrack; a promotional single titled “Summer Girl”; and a duet with Garrett Hedlund titled “Give In To Me”.[63] After wrapping the film, she received a guitar from Tim McGraw and decided to learn how to play it.[64]

In October 2010, Meester said she had been working with a band called Check in the Dark and had been writing for the last six months after being inspired by Country Strong. She revealed her influences, “I love Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, that style of music, and as far as songwriting I think that’s where my heart is.”[65] On April 22, 2012, Meester announced via Twitter a five-city tour with Check in the Dark, which started on May 29 and ended on June 4, 2012.[66][67][68] Reflecting on her past pop collaborations, she said she “loved” them but that folk music was “a lot closer to [her] heart”.[69] In June 2012, Meester said she and the band had recorded all the songs for an album that served as a demo.[70]

On September 9, 2014, it was announced her debut LP Heartstrings would be released independently through her own label, Hotly Wanting, on October 28, 2014. With its style compared to ethereal singer-songwriters such as Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell, the nine-song LP was written by Meester and produced by Jeff Trott.[71][72] The music video for the eponymous title track “Heartstrings” was released on October 29, 2014.[73]

Endorsements[edit]

Meester at New York Fashion Week in September 2008

Meester has fronted many charities as well as advertising campaigns. In 2008, she was a spokesperson for Sunsilk‘s “Life Can’t Wait” campaign to motivate women to pursue their dreams,[74] and collaborated with Safe Horizon to raise awareness about domestic violence.[75] Early in 2009, Meester partnered with Reebok to model their new Top Down sneakers.[76] Outside of Gossip Girl, Meester has worked with co-star Ed Westwick in a Nikon Coolpix series camera advertisement, and both were the faces of the Korean clothing line ASK Enquired.[77] In 2010, Meester signed on to be the spokesperson for Herbal Essences hair products.[78] In the same year, Meester took part in Bulgari‘s humanitarian efforts for the Save the Children organization with Isabella Rossellini and Maribel Verdú.[79]

She next fronted another Korean brand, this time a beauty campaign for eSpoir.[80] Vera Wang selected her to be the face of the fragrance “Lovestruck” in 2011, stating that Meester’s “beauty, talent and spirit will inspire all the young women that I hope will enjoy this passionate, new young fragrance.”[81] In 2011, Italian fashion house Missoni revealed they had chosen Meester to be the face of their spring/summer 2011 campaign.[82] In May 2012, she endorsed the Philippine clothing brand Penshoppe‘s campaign “All Stars”.[83] She is the face of French brand Naf Naf’s autumn/winter 2014 collection.[84] In October 2013, Biotherm, a French luxury skincare company, announced Meester as its new global ambassador.[85] In 2015, she appeared in advertisements for the Malaysian fashion brand Jimmy Choo.[86]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2011, Meester and her mother, Constance, filed lawsuits against each other regarding Meester’s financial support of her younger brother, Alexander, who has multiple health problems.[87] Meester’s suit claimed that the money she sent was used by her mother for “cosmetic procedures”, such as botox and hair extensions. Her mother’s suit made a counterclaim alleging breach of contract and physical abuse.[87] Constance claimed that a verbal contract was in place where Meester had promised $10,000 a month, instead of the $7,500 she received. Her mother also claimed that she was due a larger sum in return for “sacrificing her own happiness” when she moved Meester to Los Angeles as a child to pursue acting. When taken to court, the judge disregarded this illegitimate claim. Constance accused her daughter of calling social services on her by fabricating claims, which investigators promptly dropped after an interview with Meester. In November 2011, Constance dropped the $3 million claim for damages against her daughter. Meester claimed that she would be willing to pay for her brother’s medical expenses as well as his school tuition, but denied that she agreed to pay $10,000 every month, which she stated was a ridiculous claim.[11] As a result, Meester obtained a default judgment on December 7, 2011.[88] In June 2012, Meester subsequently won the lawsuit, with the judge rejecting her mother’s claims from her previous counter-suit.[89]

Following Gossip Girl‘s ending in 2012, Meester moved from New York City to Los Angeles.[90] In November 2013, she became engaged to actor Adam Brody, whom she met while co-starring in the film The Oranges in 2010.[91] The couple were married in a private ceremony on February 15, 2014.[92] They welcomed their first child, daughter Arlo Day Brody, on August 4, 2015 in Whittier, California.[93]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Jackalope Lorraine Short film
2003 Hangman’s Curse Elisha Springfield
2006 Flourish Lucy Covner
2006 Inside Josie
2007 Drive-Thru Mackenzie Carpenter
2007 Remember the Daze Tori
2008 Killer Movie Jaynie Hansen
2010 Date Night Katy
2010 Going the Distance Amy
2010 Country Strong Chiles Stanton
2011 The Roommate Rebecca Evans Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
2011 Monte Carlo Mary Margaret Kelly
2011 The Oranges Nina Ostroff
2012 That’s My Boy Jamie Martin Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple
Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble
2014 Life Partners Sasha Weiss
2014 The Judge Carla Powell
2014 Like Sunday, Like Rain Eleanor Logan
2014 By the Gun Ali Matazano
2015 Unity Narrator (voice) Documentary

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Law & Order Alyssa Turner Episode: “Disciple”
2001 Boston Public Sarah Breen Episode: “Chapter Twenty-Eight”
2002 Once and Again Amanda Episode: “Gardenia”
2002 Family Affair Irene Episode: “No Small Parts”
2003 Hollywood Division Michelle Nichols Pilot
2003 Tarzan Nicki Porter 5 episodes
2003 The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke Tanni Laemke Pilot
2004 Crossing Jordan Marie Strand Episode: “Missing Pieces”
2004 7th Heaven Kendall 2 episodes
2004 North Shore Veronica Farrell Episode: “Pilot”
2004–2008 Entourage Justine Chapin 3 episodes
2005 24 Debbie Pendleton 4 episodes
2005 Veronica Mars Carrie Bishop 2 episodes
2005 8 Simple Rules Nikki Alcott Episode: “The After Party
2005–2006 Surface Savannah Barnett 12 episodes
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Kayla Rhodes Pilot
2006 Monster Allergy Poppy (voice) Episode: “House of Monsters”
2006 Numbers Karen Camden Episode: “Dark Matter”
2006 House Ali Johnson 2 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Heather Crowley Episode: “Broken Home”
2007 Shark Megan 3 episodes
2007–2012 Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf 121 episodes
2007 The Haunting of Sorority Row Samantha Willows Television film
2017 Making History Deborah Revere 9 episodes

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Of Mice and Men Curley’s Wife Longacre Theatre

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
[94]
US
Heat.

[95]
Heartstrings 139 1

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[96]
US
Heat.

[97]
Somebody to Love
(featuring Robin Thicke)
2009 [A] 13 Non-album singles
“Your Love’s a Drug” 2011 [B] 14
“Heartstrings” 2014 Heartstrings
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
As featured artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[59]
AUS
[98]
AUT
[99]
BEL
[100]
CAN
[101]
FIN
[102]
NL
[103]
NZ
[104]
UK
[105]
Good Girls Go Bad
(Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester)
2009 7 5 37 4 7 13 19 2 17 Hot Mess
“She Said”
(Stephen Jerzak featuring Leighton Meester)
2010 Miles and Miles
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
Promotional singles
Title Year Album
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)[110] 2009 A Very Special Christmas 7
Other charted songs
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[111]
US
Heat.

[97]
US
Country
Digital

[112]
CAN
[113]
Give In to Me
(with Garrett Hedlund)
2011 79 5 7 94 Country Strong
“Summer Girl” 15 17
Words I Couldn’t Say 25 24
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“Inside the Black” 2007 N/A Drive-Thru
“Birthday” 2009 Awesome New Republic Rational Geographic Vol. I
“A Little Bit Stronger” 2010 N/A Country Strong
“The Stand In” 2012 Check in the Dark The Game

Tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Notes
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl Nominated [115]
Choice TV: Female Breakout Star Nominated
2009 Choice TV Actress: Drama Won [116]
MTV Video Music Awards Best Pop Video Good Girls Go Bad” (with Cobra Starship) Nominated [117]
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl Won [118]
Hollywood Film Awards Spotlight Award Country Strong Won [119]
2011 MTV Movie Awards Best Villain The Roommate Nominated [120]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Country Strong Nominated [121]
Choice Movie: Villain The Roommate Nominated
2012 Choice TV Actress: Drama Gossip Girl Nominated [122]
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female That’s My Boy Nominated [123]
2013 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Couple Nominated [124]
Worst Screen Ensemble Nominated
2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Favorite Featured Actress in a Play Of Mice and Men Nominated [125]

Tiya Sircar

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Tiya Sircar

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Tiya Sircar
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Sircar at Young Hollywood Awards Red Carpet in 2009
Born (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 34)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in The Internship, 17 Again, and the series The Vampire Diaries.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sircar attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving two bachelor’s degrees: one in Business/Marketing, the other in Theater & Dance. While there, she was a Texas Spirit. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to realize her dream of being a professional actor.[2]

Career[edit]

Sircar has appeared in a wide variety of television shows such as House MD, Hannah Montana, Greek, Moonlight, Numbers, Privileged, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and was a recurring character on The Suite Life on Deck.[citation needed] In 2008, she played a Mac Genius as part of Apple’s national ad campaign. The following year, she voiced an animated character for the Disney show Phineas & Ferb. She was cast in New Line Cinema’s 17 Again as “Samantha”–a high school senior with a crush on the lead character played by Zac Efron.[1]

Sircar enjoyed her most significant professional success to date, starring in 20th Century Fox’s 2013 summer release, The Internship. A comedy also starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Rose Byrne, The Internship marked a major milestone in Sircar’s film career.[3]

In addition to on-camera work, Sircar has a keen interest in voice-over work, specifically for animation. To date, she has voiced lead characters in two different animated projects: 20th Century Fox’s feature film, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D;[4] and Disney/LucasFilm’s television series, Star Wars Rebels, which began airing on Disney XD in October 2014. Sircar provides the voice of Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian graffiti artist and explosives expert.[5]

On March 24, 2014, it was announced that Sircar would star in the CBS pilot How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of the successful How I Met Your Mother; however, CBS passed on the proposed project.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Heavenly Beauties Indian Dancer Short filmnn
2007 Insatiable, TheThe Insatiable Lisa
2008 Rock Paper Scissors Show, TheThe Rock Paper Scissors Show Cecily Video short
2008 Wings of Fear Amy
2009 Hotel for Dogs Marianne
2009 17 Again Samantha
2009 Just Peck Becca
2011 Friends with Benefits Hostess
2012 Domino Effect, TheThe Domino Effect Sirisha
2013 Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, TheThe Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Mohea
2013 Breaking the Girls Piper Sperling
2013 Internship, TheThe Internship Neha Patel
2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Juniper (voice)
2015 Miss India America Lily Prasad

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Acceptable.TV Running Bear Episode: “Red Carpet Bros/Mister Sprinkles/Gar/Who’s Gonna Train Me?/Operation Kitten Calendar”
2007 House Student #1 Episode: “Human Error”
2007 Hannah Montana Natasha Episode: “Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1″
2007 Moonlight Doctor #2 Episode: “Dr. Feelgood”
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Zoey Episode: “The Turk”
2008 Greek Emma 2 episodes
2008 Numb3rs Shaza Rafiq Episode: “When Worlds Collide”
2008 Privileged Precious Episode: “All About Appearances”
2008–2009 Suite Life on Deck, TheThe Suite Life on Deck Padma 2 episodes
2009 Phineas and Ferb Mishti (voice) Episode: “Hide and Seek/That Sinking Feeling”
2010 Make It or Break It Morgan Webster Episode: “Are We Having Fun Yet?”
2010 Better with You Reena Episode: “Pilot”
2010 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Aimee Bradley 3 episodes
2011 Georgetown Harper Hawley Unaired ABC pilot
2011 NCIS Lauren Donnelly Episode: “Freedom”
2012 Touch Veronique / Nandu Episode: “Zone of Exclusion”
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Chloe Episode: “Emily and… the Perfect Storm”
2013 Betas Divya Episode: “Waiting for a Girl Like You”
2013 Witches of East End Amy Matthews Recurring role; 4 episodes
2014 Crazy Ones, TheThe Crazy Ones Allie 3 episodes
2014–present Star Wars Rebels Sabine Wren Voice role[8]
2016–2017 The Good Place “The Real Eleanor”/Vicky 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Sabine Wren [9]

Renee Young

 

Renee Young

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Renee Young
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Young in March 2015.
Birth name Renee Jane Paquette[1]
Born (1985-09-19) September 19, 1985 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, United States[2]
Spouse(s) Dean Ambrose (m. 2016)
Website www.prettyfunnyblonde.com
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Renee Young
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Billed from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Debut March 29, 2013

Renee Jane Paquette[1] (born September 19, 1985) is a Canadian sports broadcaster and actress. She is currently an on-air personality with WWE under the ring name Renee Young, where she performs interviewing and commentating duties. She is a former sportscaster for The Score.[3]

Early life[edit]

Paquette was born in Toronto, Ontario.[4] She was a child model. After high school, she applied to several colleges and began training in improvisational comedy.[5] At the age of 19, she relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a comedic actress, but later moved back to Toronto and auditioned for films, music videos, and commercials.[5]

Professional career[edit]

The Score Television Network (2009–2012)[edit]

Paquette began working for The Score Television Network in the later months of 2009 on the program called Right After Wrestling, later to be renamed Aftermath,[6] where she presented alongside Arda Ocal, Mauro Ranallo and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas.

WWE (2012–present)[edit]

“I always wanted to be an actor. Acting is really where everything started for me. As soon as I got out of high school, I went to The Second City and trained in improv comedy. I always wanted to be more of a comedic actress. That was the path I wanted to take. I fled to Los Angeles at 19 without having worked a day of my life as a performer. I came back to Toronto and auditioned for different films, music videos, and commercials… being in Canada, I got stuck not getting lead role auditions, so I switched gears and got into hosting. I just needed a camera and myself to do that.”
— Young in January 2014.[5]

Paquette signed with the American professional wrestling promotion WWE in October 2012,[7] where she was given the ring name Renee Young, and made her on-screen debut on the 29 March 2013 episode of SmackDown, interviewing Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus.[8] Young had previously performed interviews exclusively for WWE Active since February 2013,[9] and had also presented the 2012 Survivor Series pre-show alongside Scott Stanford.[10] Young debuted on the January 23 episode of NXT as a backstage interviewer.[11]

Young began co-hosting the World Tour segments, which was a segment detailing the city they were filming in, showcasing various tourist attractions, before later being promoted as a third main presenter on the The JBL and Cole Show, which was shown on YouTube and WWE.com, until its cancellation in June 2015.[12] It received a Slammy Award for Favorite Web Show of the Year.[13] She also presents WWE Vintage Collection alongside Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund.

In September 2013, Young made her commentary debut on NXT.[14] She began performing color commentary during NXT Divas‘ matches, before later becoming a full-time color commentator on NXT for several months.[5] From July 3, 2014 to January 9, 2015, Young served as a color commentator on WWE Superstars, alongside Tom Phillips, which made her WWE’s first full-time female announcer in more than a decade.[15][16] In April 2015, Young began hosting her own show titled Unfiltered with Renee Young, in which she interviews fellow WWE employees, which airs on the WWE Network.[17] In June, Young served as the co-host of the sixth season of Tough Enough, alongside Chris Jericho.[18]

Young confronting the WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in December 2016.

On the December 20, 2016 episode of SmackDown, Young interviewed Intercontinental Champion The Miz following his successful title defense against Apollo Crews. After Young asked Miz about his “obsession” with Dean Ambrose, Miz sarcastically responded by revealing Young and Ambrose’s real-life relationship, prompting her to slap Miz.[19] On December 27, Young was confronted by Maryse backstage on SmackDown.[20] Maryse slapped Young the following week in retaliation.[21]

Other media[edit]

Before joining The Score, Paquette worked for BiteTV, where she presented a show about extreme sports and music called Rippin’ It-N-Lippin’ It during 2008 and 2009.[5] She appeared in a commercial for Oxy, and had a part in a Tom Green music video.[5] Prior to this, she had a cameo in the music video for Kelly Clarkson‘s 2005 song “Behind These Hazel Eyes“.[5] She also appeared in a national Noxzema commercial, and did a photoshoot for Toro Magazine.[22] In 2016, it was announced that Paquette would be appearing as a main cast member for the sixth season of Total Divas.[23] She had previously appeared in several episodes on a recurring basis.

Personal life[edit]

On being a wrestling fan, Paquette said: “I attended a few events and WrestleMania VI. My dad is a concert promoter, and he’d get me into the events. I remember being backstage and meeting Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Chyna, and Trish Stratus as a kid, so it’s really funny to me that I ended up here. I went on a different path than wanting to become a WWE Superstar.”[5]

Since 2013, Paquette has been in a relationship with wrestler Jonathan Good, better known by his ring name Dean Ambrose.[24][25] On April 12, 2017, it was announced that the couple had gotten married on Sunday, April 9.[26][27]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Smart Woman Survival Guide Cute Intern Episode: “Go Big or Go Home”
2010 Gotta Grudge? Herself 8 episodes
2011–2012 Gillette Drafted Judge, mentor
2013,
2015–present
Total Divas Guest (season 1)
Recurring (season 4–5)
Main cast (season 6)
2013 WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History Host
2014 WWE Countdown Episode: “Coolest Catchphrases”
2014–present WWE Music Power 10 Voice-over host
2014–present WWE Quick Hits Host
2015–present Unfiltered with Renee Young Host
2015 WWE Tough Enough Co-host
2016–present WWE Talking Smack Host
2016–present WWE Raw Talk Host

Web[edit]

Year Title Role
2013–2015 The JBL and Renee Show Herself
2013–2015 After Total Divas Herself

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

BROOKE NICOLE ADAMS

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Brooke Nichole Adams (December 4, 1984) is an American model, dancer, and professional wrestler, who is currently signed to Impact Wrestling under the ring name Brooke. She previously worked for World Wrestling Entertainment appearing with Kelly Kelly and Layla in the dance group Extreme Exposé on the company’s former ECW brand. She is a former three-time TNA Women’s Knockout Champion, and a one-time former TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Tara, known collectively as TnT.

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Early life

Adams grew up with her twin sister and mother in St. Louis, Missouri. She sees her mother as a hero, and at age 7 her mother, her sister and herself moved to Houston, Texas where she was raised. She began her career there as a model, modeling for various companies across the Texas region such as Hawaiian Tropic & Vertical Smiles. Following her stint as a fitness model, she appeared on several shows as a model such as Ritmo Deportivo and G4’s Street Furry. During this time she was a featured model on Bikini Destinations. Following this she got involved in professional wrestling.

Professional wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment (2006-2007)

She first became involved in professional wrestling by trying out for the 2006 WWE Diva Search, for which she failed to make the top 8. Despite not making the cut, Adams was chosen to observe workouts in “development territory” Ohio Valley Wrestling along with Maryse Ouellet, after which she was offered a developmental contract. She accepted and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling (DSW) to train, starting as the valet for Daniel Rodimer. When Rodimer was called up to the main roster, she was left without a wrestler and focused on becoming a full-time wrestler herself. She made her in-ring debut, a loss to Angel Williams, at a DSW TV taping in December 2006.

On January 23, 2007 Adams debuted on the ECW brand. Joining Kelly Kelly and Layla El in Extreme Exposé. This would become a weekly dance segment on the show. She continued working in DSW and during February she was (kayfabe) promoted to the position of Personal Assistant to General Manager Krissy Vaine, with her main job being to protect Krissy from Angel Williams. This eventually led to another match between Adams and Williams, as ordered by Vaine. At the March 15, 2007 DSW TV tapings, Adams was kayfabe fired from her position following Vaine and Williams’ alliance together. Adams made her in-ring WWE debut on the May 28, 2007 edition of Raw where she, along with several other WWE Divas from all three brands, competed in a Memorial Day Bikini Beach Blast Battle Royal, which was won by Michelle McCool. When Florida Championship Wrestling opened in the summer of 2007, Adams was transferred to the developmental facility for training, along with continuing her Extreme Exposé role.

Extreme Exposé acted as a weekly dance segment on the ECW show for months until The Miz was placed on the ECW brand in the annual WWE Draft Lottery, at which point all three ladies began actively pursuing him. Later, Kelly shifted her attentions to Balls Mahoney, to the amusement of The Miz and her Exposé sisters, who had been spending their time mocking his look which led her to turn into a heel character with Layla. Brooke, along with the other ECW Divas, as well as SmackDown and RAW Divas, would compete in a Number-One Contender’s Battle Royal for Candice Michelle‘s WWE Women’s Championship at SummerSlam, but Brooke got eliminated early on and with Kelly as the last ECW Diva standing, Beth Phoenix would ultimately win. Brooke’s last match was a tri brand divas Halloween battle royal on the October 29, 2007 edition of Raw and even though she was eliminated early Kelly Kelly would eliminate Torrie Wilson to get the win for ECW.

Just a couple days later on November 1, 2007, Adams was released from her WWE contract.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Knockout’s Law (2010–2011)

On the March 29, 2010, edition of TNA Impact!, Adams made her Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) debut in a backstage segment as Eric Bischoff‘s assistant, under the name Ms. Tessmacher, named after Lex Luthor’s girlfriend and assistant in the first two Superman movies. On the September 30 edition of Impact! she was put in charge of the TNA Knockouts as Knockout’s Law. The position quickly went to her head and she began being verbally abusive to all of the knockouts. Just two weeks later Bischoff fired Tessmacher from her position as his assistant and Knockout’s Law, after she had leaked important information about his plans to Kevin Nash and “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, stating that she needed to become a wrestler herself if she wanted to remain in TNA. The following week, Tessmacher begged The Beautiful People to teach her how to wrestle, but they ultimately refused, due to the treatment they got from her when she was in control of the Knockouts division. At the following Impact!, it was revealed that Lacey Von Erich of The Beautiful People had agreed to train Tessmacher to wrestle. However, Von Erich would leave the promotion on November 11, ending the angle abruptly.

Tag Team and Knockout Champion (2011–2013)

Main article: TnT

On the December 16 edition of Impact! Tessmacher returned and made her TNA in–ring debut as Bischoff’s hand picked partner for Mickie James in the first round match of a tournament for the vacant TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship, in which they were defeated by Madison Rayne and Tara. On December 25 Adams suffered a broken jaw in an out–of–the–ring accident and had wires and metal plates put in her jaw as a result. Tessmacher returned to TNA on the April 21, 2011, edition of Impact!, saying that during her time away from TNA she had been training to become the TNA Knockout Champion and that “Miss Tessmacher’s back”. On the May 5 edition of Impact!, she had her return match as she unsuccessfully challenged Mickie James for the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. On May 12, she teamed with Mickie James against Tara and Madison Rayne in a successful effort pulling up the win with a victory roll against Rayne. On the June 16 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher and Velvet Sky challenged Mexican America (Rosita and Sarita) for the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship, but were defeated following outside interference from Sky’s rival, ODB.

At the tapings of the July 21 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher and Tara defeated Rosita and Sarita to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship, Adams’ first professional wrestling title. On the August 4 edition of Impact Wrestling! Tessmacher got her first singles match victory, defeating Madison Rayne. Tessmacher and Tara made their first title defense on August 7 at Hardcore Justice, defeating Mexican America in a rematch. On the following edition of Impact Wrestling, Adams’ ring name was switched to Brooke Tessmacher. On the November 3 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher and Tara lost the Knockouts Tag Team Championship to Gail Kim and Madison Rayne. On the November 17 episode of Impact Wrestling, both members of TnT competed in a gauntlet match to earn a title match with the new Women’s Knockout Champion, Gail Kim, but were both eliminated. Tessmacher was eliminated by Velvet Sky and Tara was eliminated by Mickie James who would go on to win the gauntlet match.

After pinning Gail Kim on three occasions, Tessmacher was named the number one contender for her TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. On May 13 at Sacrifice, Tessmacher failed in her title challenge against Kim, when Kim pinned her with her feet on the ropes. Tessmacher received another shot at the title on the following episode of Impact Wrestling, but was again defeated by Kim in a three-way match, which also included Velvet Sky. On the June 7 episode of Impact Wrestling, a week after Brooke Hogan‘s TNA debut, Adams’ ring name was switched back to Miss Tessmacher. She then went on to defeat Mickie James, Tara and Velvet Sky in a four-way match to earn another shot at Gail Kim’s Women’s Knockout Championship. Three days later at Slammiversary, Tessmacher defeated Gail Kim to win the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship for the first time. On the June 21 episode of Impact Wrestling Tessmacher made her first successful title defense, defeating Mickie James. On the July 12 episode of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher successfully defended her title in a rematch against Gail Kim. On August 12 at Hardcore Justice, Tessmacher lost the title to Madison Rayne, who had referee Earl Hebner on her side, ending her reign at 63 days. Tessmacher regained the title from Rayne on the following episode of Impact Wrestling in a match refereed by the debuting Taryn Terrell. On September 9 at No Surrender, Tessmacher successfully defended the title against her TnT partner Tara. On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Tara turned into a villainess and attacked Tessmacher, officially ending TnT. On October 14 at Bound for Glory, Tessmacher lost the Knockouts Championship to Tara.

On January 13, 2013, at the Genesis pay-per-view, Tessmacher competed in a five-woman gauntlet match to determine the #1 Contender to the TNA Knockouts Championship, but was eliminated by Gail Kim. On the February 7 edition of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher defeated Tara in a non-title match to earn another shot at the Knockouts Championship. Tessmacher received her title opportunity in a four-way elimination match on the February 21 episode of Impact Wrestling, but she was the second woman eliminated from the match by the eventual winner Velvet Sky, and also included Gail Kim and Tara. Tessmacher participated in the Knockous Knockdown event March 17 (aired September 6); competing in a winning effort against Santana Garrett. On the April 18 episode of Impact Wrestling, Tessmacher was defeated by Mickie James in a #1 Contender’s match for the Knockouts Championship.

Aces and Eights and Hiatus (2013-2014)

After a five-month absence, Tessmacher returned as a heel on the August 22 episode of Impact Wrestling, revealing herself as Bully Ray’s girlfriend and joining the villainous Aces & Eights stable. Tessmacher, now billed as Brooke, wrestled her return match on the October 3 episode of Impact Wrestling, defeating Velvet Sky in a #1 Contender’s match for the TNA Knockout Championship. On October 20 at Bound for Glory, Brooke unsuccessfully challenged for the title in a three-way match, also involving then-champion ODB and Gail Kim, when Kim pinned Brooke to win the match with help from Lei’D Tapa. On the November 21 episode of Impact Wrestling, Brooke managed Bully Ray, who faced Mr. Anderson in a no disqualifications match. Anderson won the match, and as a pre-stipulation of the match, the Aces & Eights were forced to disband. On the December 26 episode of Impact Wrestling, Brooke was seen backstage speaking to Bully Ray, who rudely threatened her, ending their relationship.

On May 10, 2014, after a six-month hiatus, Brooke returned at the tapings for the Knockouts Knockdown 2 pay-per-view (which aired on tape delay on November 7, 2014). Continuing to portray her heel character at the event, the villainous Brooke defeated Deonna but was eliminated from the gauntlet match later in the evening. Brooke returned to Impact Wrestling on June 12, 2014 as a special guest during a segment

Naomi (wrestler)

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Naomi (wrestler)

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Naomi
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Naomi in March 2016
Birth name Trinity McCray
Born (1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 29)
Sanford, Florida, United States
Residence Pensacola, Florida, United States
Spouse(s) Jimmy Uso (m. 2014)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Naomi[1]
Naomi Knight[2]
Naomi Night[3]
Trinity McCray
Ms. Florida[4]
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[5]
Billed from “Planet Funk”
Orlando, Florida[5]
Trained by Florida Championship Wrestling[6]
Debut September 3, 2009[6]

Trinity Fatu (née McCray; born November 30, 1987)[6] is an American professional wrestler, actress, model, dancer, and singer. She is signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Naomi, where she is the current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion in her second reign. Through her marriage to Jonathan Fatu (better known by the ring name Jimmy Uso), she is a member of the Anoaʻi family, a renowned Samoan-American wrestling dynasty.

In August 2009, McCray signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE’s past developmental territory in Tampa, Florida, where she became the inaugural FCW Divas Champion. In August 2010, she competed in the all-female third season of NXT, where she came in second place under the tutelage of Kelly Kelly.[7] In January 2012, she made her main roster debut joining Cameron in forming The Funkadactyls, and also becoming the backup dancers to Brodus Clay and Tensai.[8] In December 2013, they both were nominated and awarded Slammy Awards for Best Dance Moves of the Year.[9] She would form another alliance with Tamina in May 2015,[10] later being joined by Sasha Banks in July 2015, forming the trio Team B.A.D.[11][12][13]

In 2017 at Elimination Chamber, Naomi won the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship, her first title in WWE; however, she was forced to vacate the championship nine days later due to an injury sustained during the match, taking her out of action. She later returned to announce that she would be competing in the SmackDown Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 33. During the match, Naomi made Alexa Bliss submit to regain the Smackdown Women’s Championship. She is the first and only African-American to hold the title, as well as the only African-American woman to win a championship at WrestleMania.

Early life[edit]

McCray was born in Sanford, Florida.[6] She was a cheerleader and dancer for the NBA Orlando Magic basketball team franchise from 2007 to mid-2009. She has also starred as a background dancer for rapper Flo Rida.[5]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE[edit]

NXT (2010–2011)[edit]

On the August 31 episode of NXT, it was announced that Naomi would be part of the all-female third season of NXT, with Kelly Kelly as her pro.[7] Naomi debuted on the September 7 episode of NXT, where she won the “Dance Competition” and “Capture the Flag” contests, and also teamed with her mentor Kelly Kelly to face fellow rookie Diva Maxine and her pro Alicia Fox in winning effort, when Naomi pinned Maxine.[14] On the September 21 episode of NXT, Naomi unsuccessfully competed in the “Talk the Talk” challenge, was won by AJ Lee. Later, she teamed with Kelly Kelly and Jamie Keyes in a winning effort, defeating LayCool (Layla and Michelle McCool) and Kaitlyn with Vickie Guerrero in their corner.[15] On the October 5 episode of NXT, Naomi unsuccessfully competed in the “Mechanical Bull Riding” and “Talent Show” contests.[16] On the October 12 episode of NXT, Naomi and Kelly Kelly were defeated by Alicia Fox with Maxine in her corner, and Naomi unsuccessfully competed in a “Name that Tune” contest, but won the “Power of the Punch” contest.[17] The following week, Naomi won the “Who’s That Body” and the limbo contests, although host Matt Striker incorrectly declared Naomi the winner without her successfully completing the round Maxine had failed. However, the rules were stated in the beginning of the challenge that the last Diva left standing would win, leaving the win valid.[18] On the October 26 episode of NXT, Naomi defeated Maxine in a singles match, and unsuccessfully competed in a “Halloween Candy” contest.[19] The following week on November 2, Naomi earned immunity from elimination for having the most challenge wins. Over the following two weeks, Naomi won matches against Aksana and Kaitlyn, as well as the “Diss the Diva” contest. On November 30, in the final episode, Naomi lost to Kaitlyn, placing second in the season.[20]

The Funkadactyls (2012–2014)[edit]

Main article: The Funkadactyls

Naomi (left) at the ring along Brodus Clay, dance partner Cameron, and Hornswoggle (front) in April 2012

On the January 9, 2012 episode of Raw, Naomi made her main roster debut along with Cameron, as The Funkadactyls, the backup dancers and valets for the returning Brodus Clay.[8] Naomi made her WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania XXVIII alongside Cameron during a segment with Clay.[21]

On the TLC pre-show on December 16, Naomi participated in her first televised match by winning a “Santa’s Little Helpers” battle royal to earn WWE Divas Championship match against defending champion Eve later that night,[22] which she lost.[23] On the March 15 episode of SmackDown, The Funkadactyls were attacked backstage by the Bella Twins. On the March 22 episode of SmackDown and the March 25 episode of Raw, Naomi and Cameron attacked the Bella Twins.[24] It was announced on March 27 that at WrestleMania 29, The Funkadactyls, Clay and Tensai, collectively known as Tons of Funk, would face Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) and the Bella Twins in an eight-person tag team match. However, the match did not happen, as it was revealed that they were cut due to time constraints.[25] The match instead took place the following night on Raw, with The Funkadactyls and Tons of Funk coming out victorious. On the August 26 episode of Raw, Naomi alongside the rest of the Total Divas cast accompanied Natalya and Brie Bella to the ring for their match. After the match, Divas Champion AJ Lee cut a worked shoot promo, where she insulted the cast of the show. On the September 2 episode of Raw, Naomi competed in a triple threat match with Brie Bella and Natalya to determine the number one contender to the WWE Divas Championship, however AJ Lee attacked all three of them, resulting in Stephanie McMahon putting Naomi, Natalya, and Brie Bella in a fatal four-way match to compete for the title at Night of Champions, where AJ was successful in retaining the title. The cast of Total Divas went on to defeat The True Divas (Alicia Fox, Aksana, Divas Champion AJ, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae) in a 7-on-7 elimination tag-team match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, and in a rematch on the following night on Raw.[26][27]

Naomi in April 2014

On December 15 at the TLC pay-per-view, Naomi, along with fellow Funkadactyl Cameron and Tensai, abandoned Brodus Clay because of his attitude, effectively disbanding Tons of Funk.[28] The following night on Raw, Naomi and Cameron aligned themselves with R-Truth and Xavier Woods, and subsequently began accompanying them to their matches.[29] In January 2014, Naomi received a push, facing the Divas Champion AJ Lee in various tag team matches, and eventually pinning her on both Raw and SmackDown.[30][31][32] On the February 3 episode of Raw, after Naomi defeated Aksana in a singles match, Alicia Fox attempted attack her but was stopped by Cameron.[33] During the match, Naomi suffered a legitimate displaced fracture of the orbital bone.[34] Naomi returned on the March 17 episode of Raw, donning a diamond studded eye-patch, teaming with Cameron to defeat AJ Lee and her bodyguard Tamina Snuka. On April 6, Naomi made her WrestleMania in–ring debut, competing at WrestleMania XXX in the 14–DivaVickie Guerrero Invitational match” for the WWE Divas Championship, which was won by the defending champion AJ Lee.[35] On the June 17 episode of Main Event, Naomi defeated the new Divas Champion Paige, while Cameron, who had begun showing villainous tendencies, attacked Paige after the match and ended up being beaten down by Paige. Naomi then shook hands with Paige, hinting at dissolution between The Funkadactyls. On the June 23 episode of Raw, Naomi defeated Alicia Fox and shook hands with Paige after the match. On the June 27 episode of SmackDown, after once again losing to Paige, Cameron tried to attack her. Naomi got involved and tried to separate the two, but wound up being shoved into Paige by Cameron. At Money in the Bank, Naomi unsuccessfully challenged Paige for the Divas Championship.[36]

On the July 7 episode of Raw, Cameron and Naomi lost in a tag team match to AJ Lee and Paige. After the match, a brawl ensued between Cameron and Naomi, officially disbanding The Funkadactyls.[37] On the July 8 episode of Main Event, Cameron was scheduled to team with Naomi, Natalya, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes, and Summer Rae against Nikki Bella in a six–on–one handicap match, but instead showed up only to attack Naomi.[38] On the July 11 episode of SmackDown, during Cameron’s match with AJ, Naomi dragged a retreating Cameron back into the ring, allowing AJ to get the win. These events led to a match between Naomi and Cameron on the Battleground pre-show, which Cameron won after she grabbed Naomi’s tights. On the July 28 episode of Raw, Naomi defeated Cameron in a tag team match. On August 30, after almost a month of inactivity, Naomi announced on Twitter that she had been out of action following minor surgery on her orbital bone.[39] She returned on the September 1 episode of Raw in a six-woman tag team match, and attacked Cameron afterwards.[40] Naomi then secured victories over Cameron on the September 15 episode of Raw[41] and on the October 9 episode of Superstars.[42] At Survivor Series, Naomi participated in a 4-on-4 elimination tag team match, where she eliminated Cameron before pinning Paige to get the win for her team in a clean sweep, gaining a measure of revenge for her pay-per-view losses against Paige and Cameron from the months prior.[43]

Managing The Usos (2014–2015)[edit]

Naomi making her entrance during the WrestleMania 31 event in March 2015

In December, Naomi became involved with The Usos‘ feud with The Miz, in which Naomi and Jimmy Uso’s real-life relationship was openly acknowledged on-screen. Miz began offering to help further Naomi’s musical career as well as showing some hints of flirtation, much to Jimmy’s dismay.[44][45] On the December 16 episode of Main Event, Naomi appeared on “Miz TV”, where Miz managed to get Naomi a WWE Divas Championship match against Nikki Bella later that night on Super SmackDown Live. Miz came out mid-match to support Naomi, but she lost the match after Jimmy accidentally distracted her due to his anger of Miz being present.[46] On the December 29 episode of Raw, Naomi hugged Miz backstage and thanked him for his services, while Miz acted as if he had no expectation that the producer he had hired would help her music career. She later celebrated with her husband and brother-in-law after the Usos won their second WWE Tag Team Championship from Miz and Damien Mizdow.[47] The feud continued with Alicia Fox joining Miz and Mizdow after she attacked Naomi backstage, leading to a series of mixed tag team matches, which Naomi and the Usos lost.[48][49] Through February, Naomi and Jimmy started a brief feud against Natalya and Tyson Kidd, facing off during an intergender tag team match on the February 16, episode of Raw, which Naomi and Jimmy win.[50] At Fastlane, Naomi was at ringside when The Usos lost the WWE Tag Team Championship’s against Tyson Kidd and Cesaro.[51] The following night on Raw, The Usos lost a rematch for the titles after a distraction provided by Natalya, which result on Naomi attacking her.[52] On the February 26 episode of Smackdown, the now villainous Natalya defeated Naomi in a singles match, before the feud ended.[53] On March 29, she accompanied The Usos during the WrestleMania 31 pre-show, in which they unsuccessfully challenged Kidd and Cesaro for the Tag Team Championships.[54]

Team B.A.D. (2015–2016)[edit]

Main article: Team B.A.D.

Naomi holding the Divas Championship during a WWE house show in April 2015.

On the March 30[55] and April 6 episodes of Raw,[56] Naomi pinned the WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella, making her the number one contender for Bella’s championship, however, other Divas, requested and, were granted a number one contender’s battle royal by acting general manager Kane.[57] On the April 13 episode of Raw, Naomi turned heel for the first time in her WWE career by assaulting Paige after she had lastly eliminated Naomi from the battle royal.[58] It was subsequently announced that Paige had been injured at the hands of Naomi, rendering her unable to compete in the storyline.[59] With this Naomi was granted a championship match against Nikki at Extreme Rules,[60] but she failed to win after interference from Brie Bella.[61]

In May, Naomi started an alliance with the returning Tamina and the two attacked both Nikki and Brie,[10] which led to a tag team match between the two sides at Payback, which Naomi and Tamina won.[62] On the May 18 episode of Raw, Naomi lost another title match to Nikki after Tamina caused a disqualification.[63] After Paige returned, a triple threat match was made between Naomi, Paige and Nikki at Elimination Chamber, however she once again failed to capture the title.[64] On the July 13 episode of Raw, after weeks of being outnumbered by The Bella Twins and their ally Alicia Fox, Stephanie McMahon called for a “revolution” in the WWE Divas division and introduced the debuting NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks as an ally to her and Tamina, after bringing in Charlotte and Becky Lynch to ally with Paige, leading to a brawl between the three teams.[11][12][13] The three teams would ultimately face off at SummerSlam, on August 23, in a three team elimination match, won by Team PCB.[65]

Naomi during the presentation of the WWE Women’s Championship on April 4, episode of Raw.

Naomi, Tamina and Sasha Banks, known as Team B.A.D. remained together throughout the rest of the year,[66][67][68][69][70][71] however, on the February 1, 2016 episode of Raw, Banks announced her departure from the team and Naomi and Tamina attacked her, officially ending their association.[72][73] The feud between Naomi, Tamina and Banks would continue throughout February,[74][75][76][77] and would lead to a tag team match at Fastlane, where Naomi and Tamina lost to Banks and her partner Becky Lynch.[78] In late March, Naomi and Tamina allied with Lana, Emma and Summer Rae, leading to a 10-Diva tag team match on the WrestleMania 32 pre-show, which Naomi’s team lost.[79] In early May, Tamina underwent knee surgery in order to repair torn ligaments,[80] while Naomi also claimed to be injured on May 5, due to a torn ankle tendon, which would mean the end of the team.[81]

SmackDown Women’s Champion (2016–present)[edit]

Following a hiatus due to injury,[81] and the shoot of a WWE film, Naomi was drafted to SmackDown as part of the 2016 WWE draft which took place on July 19,[82] she made her first appearance for the brand on July 26, where she confronted Alexa Bliss before being interrupted by Carmella.[83] On the August 16 episode of SmackDown, Naomi debuted a new style, entrance, theme, and established herself as a fan favorite for the first time in over a year, as she was set to face Eva Marie, however, she no-showed due to traffic problems. Later that night, during a match between Carmella and Becky Lynch against Natalya and Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and Marie interfered causing a distraction for the competitors.[84] One day later, a six-woman tag team match was announced for SummerSlam between Bliss, Natalya, and Marie against Naomi, Lynch, and Carmella, but following Marie’s suspension on August 18,[85] her place was taken by the returning Nikki Bella, and Naomi’s team would ultimately lose the match at the pay-per-view.[86] At Backlash, on September 11, Naomi competed in a six-pack elimination challenge to determine the inaugural WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, where she would eliminate Alexa Bliss before being eliminated by Natalya.[87] At the No Mercy pay-per-view, Naomi was Alexa Bliss’ replacement opponent for the injured Becky Lynch, and she defeated Alexa, and ultimately won the match.[88] On the November 1 episode of SmackDown, Naomi was revealed to be the final member to the SmackDown women’s team against the Raw women’s team at the Survivor Series pay–per–view,[89] which they were unsuccessful in winning.[90]

After two months of inactivity, Naomi made her return on the January 24, 2017 episode of SmackDown starting a feud with the SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss over the championship.[91] Naomi pinned Bliss twice, in two different tag team matches,[92][93][94] and was given a championship match at the Elimination Chamber pay–per–view, where Naomi defeated Bliss to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship, also becoming the first African–American woman to win the title.[95] However, on the February 21 episode of SmackDown, Naomi was forced to relinquish the title due to injury she sustained during the title match.[96][97] After a month of healing, Naomi made her return on the March 28 episode of SmackDown announcing that she would be a part of the WrestleMania Women’s Championship match.[98] On April 2nd at WrestleMania 33, in her hometown of Orlando, Naomi made Alexa Bliss submit in a six–pack challenge to regain the Smackdown Women’s Championship.[99] Two days later, Naomi defeated Bliss in a rematch to retain the championship, ending the feud between the two.[100]

Other media[edit]

Naomi has played a main role for the reality television show Total Divas produced by WWE and E!. The show began airing in July 2013.[101] In May 2014, Naomi released her first single song entitled “Dance All Night”, and the accompanying music video was released on WWE’s YouTube channel.[102] In December 2014, she announced that she would not be part of the second half of season three that aired January 2015 to March 2015.[103] On April 1, 2015 a press release stated that she would be returning as a main cast member for season four.[104] However, on September 9, she revealed on her Twitter account that she had been replaced in the cast[105] by Mandy for the upcoming fifth season.[106] On April 6, 2016, it was confirmed that Naomi would once again be returning to the show as a main cast member for the sixth season.[107]

Naomi has appeared in five WWE video games. She made her in-game debut at WWE ’13 as an NPC along with her then-tag team partner Cameron, appearing during Brodus Clay’s entrance and winning celebration as well as in WWE 2K14, she would later appear as a playable character in WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16[108] and WWE 2K17.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Marine 5: Battleground Murphy Film Debut

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013–present Total Divas Herself Main cast (season 1–4, 6)
Guest (season 5)
2015 WWE Tough Enough Herself Guest (season 6)

Personal life[edit]

McCray and longtime boyfriend Jonathan Fatu, best known by his ring name Jimmy Uso, were married in Maui on January 16, 2014.[109] They reside in Orlando, Florida.[110] She is the stepmother to Fatu’s two children.[111]

In wrestling[edit]

Naomi hitting the Rear View on Nikki Bella
Naomi applying the Slay–o–mission on Cameron
Naomi performing a diving crossbody on Nikki Bella

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Heather Tom

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Heather Tom

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Heather Tom
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Tom in June 2009
Born Heather Marie Tom
(1975-11-04) November 4, 1975 (age 41)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) James Achor (m. 2011)
Children 1

Heather Marie Tom[1] (born November 4, 1975 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her work on various soap operas, with her best known roles being Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless, Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and, since 2007, Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Career[edit]

As a jump start to her career, Tom guest starred on an episode of Who’s The Boss? in 1989. She then became well known in the realm of soap operas for her role as Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless. Debuting in December 1990, Tom won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 and 1999, along with nominations in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000. Tom departed from the role of Victoria on December 17, 2003, citing creative differences. Prior to her departure, she began portraying Kelly Cramer on ABC‘s One Life to Live, also making brief appearances on All My Children until she departed in 2006. Since 2007, Tom has become widely recognized for her role as Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful; she earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2008, with a win in 2011, followed by her first Lead Actress nominations and wins in 2012 and 2013. Tom has also guest starred on Monk and Ugly Betty and has also worked extensively in theater, both in New York and on the West Coast.

Personal life[edit]

Tom was born the oldest of three to Marie and Charles Tom, who are divorced. Her two younger siblings are twins David and Nicholle Tom, who are also actors. David played Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless and also co-starred with her on One Life to Live as her brother, Paul Cramer, while Nicholle played Maggie Sheffield on The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher. In 2000, Heather and her brother, David, made Hollywood history as the first brother and sister to be simultaneously nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards in the same year.[2] In August 2011, Tom announced her engagement to her partner of 15 years, James Achor.[3] On September 17, 2011, less than a month later, the pair married.[4] On May 19, 2012, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child together.[5] Tom later confirmed she was due around October. Sure enough, on October 28, 2012, Tom gave birth to her son, Zane Alexander,[6] weighing 8 pounds.[7] Heather and James also run a design business, Tight Rope Designs and have redecorated several homes in the Los Angeles area. Their work has also been featured in InStyle and Elle Decor magazines. In the summer of 2013, Heather starred in her own reality TV miniseries for HGTV called “Renovation Unscripted.” In September 2016, Tom finished first in the celebrity female division of the 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon with a time of 2:05:23.63, helping to raise more than $1,226,000 for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Delusion Veronica Farrow Short film
2005 Beyond the Ladies Room Door Jody Short film
2006 When We’re Old and Love Means Nothing Sarah Short film
2006 Undone
2007 City Teacher Marsha
2010 Stiffs Lauren
2010 Suicide Dolls Lexi
2010 Putt Putt Syndrome, TheThe Putt Putt Syndrome Vicki
2011 Mamitas Casandra
2015 Adventures of Sam Wolf, TheThe Adventures of Sam Wolf Dianne Short film, post-production
2015 Animal Among Us Marilyn Bishop Post-production
2016 Little Dead Rotting Hood Officer Victoria Straight-to-DVD

2017                         MOMMY, I DIDN’T DO IT   ANNA GARRETT

2017                               THE BILLIONAIRE  THE WOMAN

2017                               ANIMAL AMONG US  MARILYN BISHOP

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Who’s the Boss? Heather “Heather Can Wait”
1990 She’ll Take Romance Caroline TV film
1990–2003 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Victoria Newman Regular role
1995 Deadly Whispers Kathy Acton TV film
2003–2006 One Life to Live Kelly Cramer Regular role
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Solwey’s Assistant “Painless”
2006 Rival, TheThe Rival Jennifer Adams TV film
2007 Monk Linda Riggs “Mr. Monk Is on the Air”
2007 Wedding Bells, TheThe Wedding Bells Laurie Hill “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, “Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Disaster”
2007– Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Katie Logan Regular role
2008 Ugly Betty Holly Wright “Filing for the Enemy”, “Crimes of Fashion”
2010 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Marva “Red Moon”
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Mrs. Tolliver “Living Proof”
2011 Criminal Minds Connie Barton “From Childhood’s Hour”
2012 Imaginary Friend Grace TV film
2013 Renovation Unscripted TV miniseries
2016 Unforgettable Lt. Shanna Coates “Bad Company”

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won [8]
1993 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [9]
1993 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [10]
1994 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [11]
1994 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [12]
1994 Young Artist Award Best Youth Actress in a Soap Opera The Young and the Restless Nominated [13]
1995 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [14]
1996 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [15]
1996 Young Artist Award Best Performance by a Young Actress: TV Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [16]
1997 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [17]
1997 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Leading Actress The Young and the Restless Won [18][19]
1998 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [20]
1999 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won [21]
2000 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [22]
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [23]
2005 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series One Life to Live Nominated [24]
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress One Life to Live Nominated [25]
2007 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series One Life to Live Nominated [26]
2008 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated [27]
2011 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won [28]
2012 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won [29]
2013 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won [30]
2014 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated [31]
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Pending [32]

Sue Ane Langdon

 

Sue Ane Langdon

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Sue Ane Langdon
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Langdon in 1958
Born Sue Lookhoff
(1936-03-08) 8 March 1936 (age 81)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Other names
  • Sue Anne Langdon
  • Sue Ann Langdon
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959–1991
Spouse(s) Jack Emrek (m. 1959; d. 2010)
Awards

Sue Ane Langdon (born Sue Lookhoff; March 8, 1936) is an American actress. She has appeared in dozens of television series and had featured roles in films like A Guide for the Married Man and The Cheyenne Social Club, both directed by Gene Kelly, as well as The Rounders opposite Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford and a pair of Elvis Presley movies, Roustabout and Frankie and Johnny.

She began her performing career singing at Radio City Music Hall and acting in stage productions. In the mid-1960s, she appeared in the Broadway musical The Apple Tree,[1] which starred Alan Alda.

Her co-starring role on the television series Arnie won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television.

In 1976, she appeared in Hello Dolly at The Little Theatre on the Square.[2] She was featured mainly in comedies as well as in an occasional dramatic film.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Langdon was born in Paterson, New Jersey to Albert G. Lookhoff (February 26, 1901 – May 1, 1938) and Grace (née Huddle; January 12, 1908 – November 21, 1980). Grace Lookhoff, an operatic soprano, studied music at Washington University in Saint Louis and Juilliard. Her opera performances, beginning with her New York debut in Lewisohn Stadium, included appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Three Choirs Festival (Worcester, Massachusetts), the Coolidge Festival (Washington, D.C.), and the Saint Louis Municipal Opera. Grace’s teaching career indicates a timeline of where her daughter grew up.

Sue Ane was enrolled at the University of North Texas. She was also briefly enrolled full-time at Idaho State University.[3]

Career[edit]

Langdon’s film debut came in The Great Impostor (1961), starring Tony Curtis. Langdon went on to have leading roles in films such as The Rounders (1965), Hold On! (1966), A Guide for the Married Man (1967), A Man Called Dagger (1967), The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), and A Fine Madness (1966)[4] which led to her posing nude for Playboy magazine. In 1966, United Artists Pictures released Frankie and Johnny in which Langdon co-starred along with Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas and Harry Morgan. Her later films included The Evictors (1979), Without Warning (1980), Zapped! (1982), UHF (1989) and Zapped Again! (1990).

Langdon with Andy Griffith, 1962.

Langdon’s first regular role on network series television came as the third actress to play Alice Kramden in Jackie Gleason‘s The Honeymooners sketches and shows. Preceded by Pert Kelton and Audrey Meadows and followed by Sheila MacRae and Meadows again, she shared a Life magazine cover with Gleason promoting his 1962 return to weekly variety television. A premature departure from the role following a brief four week run left her mark on the American Scene Magazine era of Gleason’s career a small one at best. The press reported at the time “incompatible personality differences” between her and “The Great One”. Four years later MacRae took over the role for the color, hour-long musical versions.[5]

Langdon was more frequently seen on the small screen in guest spot roles such as Kitty Marsh during the NBC portion (1959–1961) of Bachelor Father. The next year, she appeared twice on Rod Cameron‘s syndicated crime drama COronado 9. In 1961 she made her first of three appearances on Perry Mason as Rowena Leach in “The Case of the Crying Comedian”. In 1962, she appeared as nurse Mary Simpson in an episode of CBS’s The Andy Griffith Show. (Another actress, Julie Adams, also played Nurse Mary on the Griffith Show.) In another popular situation comedy, Langdon played a scatter-brained defendant on trial in a Dick Van Dyke Show episode called “One Angry Man.”

Langdon made her second guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1964 as murder victim Bonnie in “The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor.” Her third Perry Mason appearance was in the 1966 episode “The Case of the Avenging Angel” as Dorothy (Dotty) Merrill. Other guest appearances on TV programs included Gunsmoke, 77 Sunset Strip, Bourbon Street Beat, Room for One More, Mannix, Thriller, Bonanza, Ironside, McHale’s Navy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Banacek, The Wild Wild West, Hart to Hart, Three’s Company, The Love Boat , Happy Days and as herself on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In.

She co-starred in two television series in the 1970s. Arnie, a sitcom starring actor Herschel Bernardi, debuted in 1970 and aired for two seasons on CBS. Langdon portrayed Lillian Nuvo, the wife of a loading dock Forman turned corporate executive. Grandpa Goes to Washington, an NBC hour long comedy starring veteran actor Jack Albertson, featured Langdon as Rosie Kelley, the daughter-in-law of an over sixty-five maverick United States Senator. Premiering in 1978 opposite Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, the top rated block of shows at the time, her third attempt at weekly episodic television lasted four months. A final stab at her own series came in the ABC comedy When the Whistle Blows. A 1980 mid-season replacement, Langdon played Darlene Ridgeway, the owner of a saloon frequented by local construction workers. Another rare sixty minute comedy, it lasted ten weeks. She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 2003 for her contribution to television and cinema westerns.

Personal life[edit]

Sue Ane Lookhoff married Jack Emrek (born Robert J. Hanusek; 1920–2010) on April 4, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[6] The couple remained married until his death on April 27, 2010, in Calabasas, California. Emrek was a motion picture, stage and television director.[7]

Sue Ane Langdon List of Movies and TV Shows

Actor (33 Credits)
Title Role Year
Uhf (Movie) Aunt Esther 1989
The Vals (Movie) TV Star 1985
Zapped! (Movie) Rose 1982
Grandpa Goes to Washington (TV Show)

See all 11 Episodes Rosie Kelley 1978 – 1979

A Guide For The Married Man (Movie) Mrs. Irma Johnson 1967
Hold On! (Movie) Cecilie 1966
A Fine Madness (Movie) Miss Walnicki 1966
Roustabout (Movie) Mme. Mijanou 1964

Performer (2 Credits)