Aimee Garcia (UPDATE)

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Born (1978-11-28) November 28, 1978 (age 38)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Website www.aimee-garcia.com

Aimee Garcia (born November 28, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Veronica Palmero on the ABC sitcom George Lopez, Yvonne Sanchez on the CBS period drama Vegas, and Jamie Batista on the Showtime drama Dexter.

Life and career[edit]

Garcia was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Mexican mother from Pachuca and a Puerto Rican father from San Juan.[1]

She was cast as Maria on The WB‘s Greetings from Tucson and appeared in the Global Frequency television pilot as Aleph. She had a role in the Disney Channel original movie Cadet Kelly (2002), and co-starred, as Lydia, alongside Anthony Anderson in The WB sitcom All About the Andersons. In 2006, she began appearing on the series George Lopez, playing his niece.

Garcia starred alongside Jessica Simpson in the comedy-drama Major Movie Star (2008). She also played a brief part in the movie D-War (2007) and narrated the Adam Sandler film Spanglish (2004).

From 2009 to 2010, she was in the cast of the Peter Berg NBC medical drama Trauma, as EMT helicopter pilot Marisa Benez.

Garcia spent three years on Showtime‘s Dexter as Jamie Batista, for which she was nominated for a SAG Award for Best Ensemble in Dramatic Television Series.[citation needed]

She played Dr. Jae Kim in MGM‘s reboot film, RoboCop (2014).

In 2016, Garcia was added to the main cast for Season 2 of the Fox TV series Lucifer, playing LAPD forensic scientist Ella Lopez.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Garcia at the San Diego Comic Con International on 18 July 2013

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Homecoming Jodi Film debut
2001 Betaville Ruby Derain (young)
2002 The Good Girl Nurse
2003 Boys Life 4: Four Play Caitlan Segment: “L.T.R.”
2004 D.E.B.S. Maria
Chicago Boricua Lola
Spanglish Narrator Voice role
2005 A Lot Like Love Nicole
Cruel World Gina
Dirty Rita
2006 The Alibi Operator #1
Mercy Street Alicia Johnson
2007 Graduation Suzy Winters
D-War Brandy
Dead Tone Jody Walters
2008 Universal Signs Trish
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous Private Vicky Castillo
2009 Shrink Check out Girl
B-Girl Rosie
2011 Convincing Clooney Amy
Go for It! Carmen Salgado
2014 RoboCop Jae Kim
2016 Sister Cities Sarah

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 ER Leanne Lawler Episode: “Truth & Consequences”
2001 Resurrection Blvd. Sylvia Episode: “La Partida”
The Agency Motel Housekeeper 2 episodes
V.I.P. Receptionist Episode: “The Uncle from V.A.L.”
2002 Cadet Kelly Gloria Disney Channel original movie
Angel Cynthia York Episode: “Birthday”
American Family Young Nina 5 episodes
2002 MDs Gina Willis Episode: “Time of Death”
2002–03 Greetings from Tucson Maria Tiant 22 episodes
2003–04 All About the Andersons Lydia Serrano 16 episodes
2004 Las Vegas Lizzie Posner Episode: “Nevada State”
2005 CSI: NY Rhonda Chavez Episode: “City of the Dolls”
2006 Lovespring International Sparkles Episode: “Homeless Rockstar”
2006–07 George Lopez Veronica Palmero 20 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Melissa Gentry Episode: “Big Shots”
Standoff Tina Markovich Episode: “Severance”
2008 Supernatural Nancy Fitzgerald Episode: “Jus in Bello”
My Boys Amy Episode: “Take My Work Wife… Please”
CSI: Miami Andrea Rinell Episode: “Won’t Get Fueled Again”
2009 Gary Unmarried Anna Episode: “Gary and Dennis’ Sister”
Bones Jennifer Keating Episode: “The Science in the Physicist”
Family Guy Nicole Episode: “Brian’s Got a Brand New Bag”
2009–10 Trauma Marisa Benez 20 episodes
2011 Off the Map Alma 5 episodes
Love Bites Steffi Episode: “Boys to Men”
Hawaii Five-0 Karla Episode: “Pahele”
2011–13 Dexter Jamie Batista 34 episodes
2012–13 Vegas Yvonne Sanchez 14 episodes
Motorcity Tennie (voice) 3 episodes
2014 About a Boy Stacy Episode: “About an Angry Ex”
2015 Impastor Leeane 2 episodes
2016 Rush Hour Didi Diaz Main role
Lucifer Ella Lopez Main role; Season 2

Accolades[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2007 ALMA Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie George Lopez Nominated
2012 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Dexter Nominated
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Lesley-Ann Brandt

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Born (1981-12-02) 2 December 1981 (age 35)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Known for Naevia in Spartacus, Mazikeen in Lucifer
Spouse(s) Chris Payne Gilbert (m. 2015)
Website www.lesley-annbrandt.com

Lesley-Ann Brandt (born 2 December 1981) is a South African-born actress (of Cape Coloured descent) who is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and Los Angeles, United States. Brandt has acted in a number of New Zealand television series and first came to international notice with her role as a slave girl Naevia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.[1] Since January 2016, she plays the role of Maze (Mazikeen) on the FOX television series Lucifer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Brandt is of East Indian, German, Dutch and Spanish descent.[2] She is a fluent Afrikaans speaker[3] and lists yoga, hockey and baseball amongst her interests.[4] In South Africa, she played competitive field hockey.[5]

In 1999, Brandt emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand, with her parents and her younger brother. Brandt started work in retail sales in Auckland[6] before securing work as an information technology recruitment consultant. She also worked as a promo-girl for Red Bull.[5][7] Following some modelling work she was cast in a number of New Zealand television advertisements.[8] She studied acting and was trained in the Meisner technique in 2008.[4]

Career[edit]

Brandt’s first significant acting role was in the New Zealand television series Diplomatic Immunity.[1] As well as her lead role in Diplomatic Immunity, Brandt has appeared in guest roles on the New Zealand hospital based soap opera series Shortland Street and This Is Not My Life, a science fiction series set in the 2020s in the fictional town of Waimoana.[9]

She originally auditioned for the role of Sura in Spartacus: Blood and Sand but the casting director suggested to audition for the role of Naevia instead. Her role as the slave girl Naevia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand led to a part in the Spartacus prequel miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.[4] and the New Zealand coming of age feature film “The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell” [7] about the victim of a kart racing accident filmed in Howick, a suburb of East Auckland].[10] Brandt guest starred on CSI: NY: “Smooth Criminal” and “Food for Thought”, but did not renew her contract for the second season of Spartacus titled Spartacus: Vengeance in 2011.

Brandt would not return as Naevia for season two of Spartacus after the hiatus during Andy Whitfield‘s passing due to production delays.[11] Her manager, Steven Jensen, stated to The Wrap, “She’d like to go back, but they really haven’t gotten the number we’re looking for.” He said she would reconsider “if they step up.” STARZ had no comment.[12]

Brandt was featured in the film InSight in which she plays a nurse called Valerie Khoury.[13] In May 2010 Brandt guest starred on Legend of the Seeker, another Rob Tapert/Sam Raimi produced show which was filmed in New Zealand (2009). She appeared in the Season 2 season finale Episode 22 “Tears” in the role of Sister Thea.[4] In 2011 she guest appeared in TNT’s Memphis Beat[14] which was soon followed by a lead role (she played Cassie) in Syfy‘s highest rated original feature for 2011 Zombie Apocalypse (film) starring opposite Ving Rhames and Taryn Manning, the feature film Drift starring opposite Sam Worthington and Xavier Samuel and Duke starring CSI: NY star Carmine Giovinazzo.

In 2013 she had a reoccurring role in the third season of the television series Single Ladies as Naomi Cox.[15] In 2014 she guest starred as Larissa Diaz/Copperhead on Gotham,[16] and appeared as the reoccurring character Lamia in The Librarians.[17]

In 2015 she won the role of Maze in the FOX television series Lucifer, who was originally played by actress Lina Esco but was recast after the first table read. Brandt had reportedly tested for the role but was passed over for Esco, but was reconsidered after Esco was released.[18]

Brandt is based in Los Angeles.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Brandt married actor Chris Payne Gilbert in 2015, after being together since 2012.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Brandt at the 2017 WonderCon, to promote Lucifer.

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Shortland Street Sonia Episode: “16.178”
2009 Diplomatic Immunity Leilani Fa’auigaese Main role, 13 episodes
2010 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Naevia Main role, 13 episodes
2010 Legend of the Seeker Sister Thea Episode: “Tears”
2010 Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell, TheThe Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell Sharon
2010 This Is Not My Life WAI Field Reporter / Hine Episode: “1.7”
Episode: “1.10”
2011 Chuck Fatima Tazi Episode: “Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible
2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Naevia Main role, 6 episodes
2011 CSI: NY Camille Jordanson Episode: “Smooth Criminal”
Episode: “Food for Thought”
2011 InSight Valerie Khoury
2011 Memphis Beat Adriana Episode: “The Things We Carry”
2011 Duke Violet
2011 Zombie Apocalypse Cassie TV film
2012 Beautiful Soul, AA Beautiful Soul Angela Barry
2013 Drift Lani
2014 The Librarians Lamia Recurring role, 5 episodes
2014 Single Ladies Naomi Cox Recurring role, 11 episodes
2014 Gotham Larissa Diaz/Copperhead Episode: “Lovecraft”
2015 Painkillers Guts
2015 Heartlock Tara Sharpe
2016 onwards Lucifer Mazikeen Main role.
Music videos
Year Band Title Character Director
2007 Battle Circus “Love In A Fallout Shelter”[21] Lead Female Anton Steel
2007 Nesian Mystik “R.S.V.P.”[21] Lead Female Luke Sharpe

Lauren German

 

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German at the 2015 SDCC
Born Lauren Christine German
(1978-11-29) November 29, 1978 (age 38)
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Lauren Christine German (born November 29, 1978) is an American actress. She had her first major role in the 2002 romantic drama film A Walk to Remember, followed by roles in the horror films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Hostel: Part II (2007). From 2011 to 2012, German had a recurring role as DHS agent Lori Weston in the second season of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0, and from 2012 to 2014, she starred as Leslie Shay in the NBC drama Chicago Fire. In 2016, she began starring as Det. Chloe Decker in the Fox fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

German was born in Huntington Beach, California.[3] German’s father is a vascular surgeon.[4] She attended Los Alamitos High School, and the Orange County High School of the Arts. She later enrolled at the University of Southern California, studying anthropology.[5]

Career[edit]

German’s first work was on stage in Peter Pan and Oliver. In 2000, she made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy Down to You, where she had a small role as a lovestruck woman.

In 2002, German co-starred in the romantic drama A Walk to Remember with Shane West and Mandy Moore, based on Nicholas Sparks1999 novel of the same name. She played Belinda, whom Landon Carter (West) breaks up with. Then she appeared in the crime horror film Dead Above Ground, the drama A Midsummer Night’s Rave and the TV movie The Lone Ranger, in which she had both smaller and bigger roles. In 2003, she auditioned to star in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a remake of the 1974 film but the role went to Jessica Biel and German won the role of The Hitchhiker.[6]

German co-starred in the crime drama Born Killers (2005), the thriller Rx (2005), the romantic comedy Standing Still (2005), the drama It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007), and the musical drama What We Do Is Secret with Shane West again, based on a true story, the latter as original Germs drummer and subsequent The Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle. She starred in the horror film Hostel: Part II, produced by Quentin Tarantino.[7] She also starred in the French apocalypse thriller The Divide.[8] German starred in the second season of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0 as DHS agent Lori Weston from 2011 to 2012. She starred in the first two seasons of the NBC drama Chicago Fire as Leslie Shay, one of the paramedics from 2012 to 2014.

In 2016, German began co-starring with Tom Ellis in the fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer, loosely based on the DC comic book series of the same name,[1] as Chloe Decker, a LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis).[2] The series premiered on January 25, 2016 on Fox.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Down to You Lovestruck Woman
2002 Walk to Remember, AA Walk to Remember Belinda
2002 Dead Above Ground Darcy Peters
2002 Midsummer Night’s Rave, AA Midsummer Night’s Rave Elena
2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre Teenage Girl
2005 Rx Melissa
2005 Standing Still Jennifer
2005 Born Killers Gertle
2007 It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. Ruth
2007 Spin Cassie
2007 Love and Mary Mary
2007 Hostel: Part II Beth
2007 What We Do Is Secret Belinda
2008 Mating Dance Abby
2009 Made for Each Other Catherine
2009 Dark Country Gina
2011 Divide, TheThe Divide Eva
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Undressed Kimmy TV series
2001 Shotgun Love Dolls Beth TV movie
2001 7th Heaven Marie Episode: “Apologize”
2002 Going to California Tiffany Episode: “A Little Hard in the Big Easy”
2003 Lone Ranger, TheThe Lone Ranger Emily Landry TV movie
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Rose Main role, 8 episodes
2006 Surrender, Dorothy Maddy TV movie
2010 Happy Town Henley Boone / Chloe Main role, 8 episodes
2011 Human Target Angie Anderson Episode: “Kill Bob”
2011 Memphis Beat Kaylee Slater Episodes: “Identity Crisis”, “The Feud”
2011–12 Hawaii Five-0 DHS agent Lauren “Lori” Weston Main role, 15 episodes
2012–14 Chicago Fire Leslie Shay Main role, 47 episodes
2014 Chicago P.D. Leslie Shay 2 episodes
2016–present Lucifer Det. Chloe Decker Main role

Kelly Sullivan (actress)

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Kelly Sullivan at the 84th Academy Awards
Born (1978-02-03) February 3, 1978 (age 39)
Puyallup, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present (stage)
2005–present (television)
Website https://kellysullivan.com

Kelly Sullivan (born February 3, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Kate Howard and the character’s alternate personality, Connie Falconeri, on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital, a role she held from September 2011 until August 2013. She also played Sage Warner on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless from October 28, 2014 to June 22, 2016. She currently stars as Bonnie Hayes in the TLC drama series Too Close to Home.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Puyallup, Washington, Sullivan graduated with honors from the University of Arizona.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Sullivan played Kate Howard and eventually the character’s alternate personality, Connie Falconeri, on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital from September 2011 until August 2013.[1][2] She took over the role from actress Megan Ward, and in 2012 told MSN Entertainment, “recasting is never easy”.[3]

From 2014–16, Sullivan played Sage Warner on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.[4] In 2016, she was cast as Bonnie Hayes in the Tyler Perry drama series Too Close to Home on TLC.[5]

Theater[edit]

After graduating from the University of Arizona, Sullivan got her first Broadway show role in Contact at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York City; she also was featured in Bells Are Ringing and Young Frankenstein.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Producers Bavarian Peasant
2006 Caroline By Committee Kate Sanders Short film
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lieutenant Jessica Hart Episode: “Rocket Man”
2008 Meet Pete Kelly Short film
2008–09 CBS Cares Herself Collection of public service announcements sponsored by CBS for tolerance, child advocacy and depression
2009 My Father’s Will Cassandra Drama film
Winter of Frozen Dreams Pretty Woman at Party Crime thriller film
According to Greta Tracy Independent release
Ice Grill, U.S.A. Sandy Veil Crime drama film
2010 Icon News Herself Celebrity guest star
2011–14 General Hospital Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri Contract role
2012 The Test Julia
333 Amy Wisez Post production
Found in Time Jina
2014–present Henry Danger Mrs. Hart Supporting role
2014–16 The Young and the Restless Sage Warner Contract role
2016 Too Close to Home Bonnie Hayes Series regular

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–02 Contact Swing
2001 Bells Are Ringing Swing
2008–09 Young Frankenstein Inga Role: July 8, 2008 to Unknown
2010 Robin and the 7 Hoods Marian Archer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2014 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated [7]
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Pending

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LEXI ATKINS

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FILMOLOGY:

2017 HAWAII FIVE-O AMANDA PETERSON

2016 PRINCE EA: WHO AM I VOTING FOR…AND IT’S NOT WHO YOU THINK

(SHORT) I LOVE YOU GIRL

2016  ACCIDENTALLY ENGAGED MAYA WILTON

2015  WEST OF 405  ASHLEY

2015  TED 2 WAITRESS

2015 SOME KIND OF HATE CRISTINE

2015 THE MESSENGERS (TV SERIES) ALICE

2015 THE BOY NEXT DOOR ALLIE CALLAHAN

2014 NIKKI AND ANATASIA GO TO THE BEACH (SHORT) NIKKI

2014 ANATOMY OF DECEPTION  OLIVIA

2014 TURTLE (SHORT) SHEILA

2014 ZOMBEAVERS JENN

2014 WHITE DWARF LEXI

 

Winter Ave Zoli

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Born (1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 37)
New Hope, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993-present

Winter Ave Zoli (born March 30, 1980) is an American actress and model, best known for her role as Lyla Winston in FX‘s TV series Sons of Anarchy.

Early life[edit]

Zoli was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She is of partial Czech descent. [1] At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Czechoslovakia, where they lived in Prague. She studied at middle school and high school at the International School of Prague. She studied ballet, but after developing a love for the stage and the craft of acting, she moved on to musical theater.

At age 13, she began working in European and American productions that came to Prague. At 17, she attended the Carnegie-Mellon summer school theater program and, at 19, enrolled in the Atlantic Theater Company acting school in New York City, founded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.

Career[edit]

After graduating from the professional program, Winter moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in the 2007 film Sex and Death 101 as Alexis, the fast food beauty. She held the main role of legendary Libuše in the 2009 Czech film The Pagan Queen. Winter gained further international recognition with her main role as Lyla Winston on the hit American TV series Sons of Anarchy. She posed nude in Playboy magazine’s March 2011 edition, commenting that “nudity is not a problem for [her].”[2]

Filmography[edit]

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Born Alicia Roanne Witt
(1975-08-21) August 21, 1975 (age 41)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter, pianist
Years active 1984–present
Website www.aliciawittmusic.com

Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975[1]) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and pianist. Witt first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her as Alia Atreides in his film Dune (1984) and in a guest role in his television series Twin Peaks (1990).

Witt later had a critically acclaimed role as a disturbed teenager in Fun (1994), and appeared as a music student in Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995), and as a college coed in the horror film Urban Legend (1998). She then appeared in Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky (2001), Last Holiday (2006), and the thriller 88 Minutes (2007). Witt has made television appearances in The Walking Dead, Nashville, Two And A Half Men, Friday Night Lights , Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Cybill and Justified. In addition to acting, Witt has been described as a musical prodigy,[2] as an accomplished pianist, singer, and songwriter. She released her self-titled debut album in 2009.

Early life[edit]

Alicia Roanne Witt was born on August 21, 1975, in Worcester, Massachusetts,[1] to Diane (née Pietro), a junior high school reading teacher, and Robert Witt, a science teacher and photographer. Witt has a brother, Ian.[3][4][5] “Talking by age two and reading by the age of four,”[1] Witt has been described as a child prodigy.[2] Her acting talent was recognized by director David Lynch in 1980, when he heard her recite Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet on the television show That’s Incredible! at age five. He would begin working with her in film and television even before Witt earned her high school equivalency credential (at age 14[1]). She did undergraduate work in piano at Boston University[1] and competed nationally.[6]

Career[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Witt’s discovery by Lynch led to his casting of the “flame-haired” child in the movie Dune (1984)[1] as Paul Atreides‘s sister Alia; she turned eight during filming. She worked with Lynch again when she appeared in an episode of Twin Peaks,[1] playing the younger sister of Lara Flynn Boyle‘s character Donna.

These experiences led to Witt’s having small parts in Mike Figgis‘s Liebestraum (1991), in which her brother Ian also appears, the Gen-X drama Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), and the TV movie The Disappearance of Vonnie (1994). In 1994, Witt landed her first lead role in a film, playing a disturbed, murderous teenager in Fun,[1] and receiving the Special Jury Recognition Award at the Sundance Festival. Witt was then cast in the “desultory” Four Rooms,[1] as Madonna‘s lover in the episode, “The Missing Ingredient”.

Witt was introduced to a larger audience in the role of Cybill Shepherd‘s daughter, Zoey Woodbine, in the sitcom Cybill.[1] While playing that part, from 1995 to 1998, she also had film roles in Stephen Herek‘s Mr. Holland’s Opus, Alexander Payne‘s “delightful” satirical comedy Citizen Ruth,[1] Robert Allan Ackerman‘s Passion’s Way (based on the Edith Wharton novel, The Reef), and Richard Sears’ comedy Bongwater. After the Cybill series was cancelled, Witt went on to leading roles in Jamie Blanks’ horror film Urban Legend (alongside “other nascently twinkling stars” Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, and Rebecca Gayheart),[1] and in Kevin Altieri/Touchstone Pictures‘ limited-release animated feature, Gen¹³. In 2000, Witt had starring roles on episodes of the television shows Ally McBeal and The Sopranos, the lead role in the Matthew Huffman comedy Playing Mona Lisa (featuring Harvey Fierstein, Elliott Gould, and Marlo Thomas), and a “memorable” part in John Waters‘ “scathing satire” Cecil B. Demented.[1]

She then went on to a small part in Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky (2001). Witt played “Two”, the college graduate discussing loss of her virginity, in Rodrigo Garcia‘s Ten Tiny Love Stories (a series of 10 monologues, alongside ones by Radha Mitchell, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Debi Mazar, Elizabeth Peña, and others), and played the role of promiscuous Barbie, half-sister of the title character, in American Girl (starring Jena Malone). Witt also appeared in Marc Lawrence‘s romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice (2002), starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.

In 2003–04, she took up residence in the United Kingdom, though she portrayed Joan Allen‘s daughter in the US-based comic drama The Upside of Anger (with Kevin Costner, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, and others). Between these two projects, Witt went to South Africa to shoot a film interpretation of the epic poem “Das Nibelungenlied“, played the central character Kriemhild in the German TV movie Kingdom in Twilight (with title Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King in the U.S., and The Ring of the Nibelungs and The Sword of Xanten elsewhere).

Witt filmed the Last Holiday (2006) and the thriller 88 Minutes (2007, alongside Al Pacino[1]), and joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent for the 2007-2008 season. In the latter she played Detective Nola Falacci, a character temporarily replacing Megan Wheeler as Chris Noth‘s partner (otherwise played by Julianne Nicholson, who was away on maternity leave), and was a recurring character in the 2007-2008 season.[7] Witt appeared in the role of Amy in the film Peep World (2010).[1]

Witt appeared as the character Elaine Clayton in Cowgirls n’ Angels (2012),[1] and in 2013 co-starred in the independent film Cold Turkey opposite Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines; there, she additionally performed an original musical piece over the end credits (see below). Her dramatic performance in this film was critically acclaimed,[8][9] with New York Magazines David Edelstein proclaiming her turn one of the top performances of 2013.[10] Witt also appeared in three Christmas films in 2013: the feature film Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, A Snow Globe Christmas for Lifetime Channel, and A Very Merry Mix-Up for Hallmark Channel, and in 2014 Hallmark Channel’s Christmas at Cartwright’s.

Also in 2014, Witt appeared in a major guest starring role on the DirecTV series Kingdom,[11] which aired that October. Witt was a regular part of the cast of Justified in Season 5, which began airing in January 2014.[12] In April 2016, Witt appeared in two episodes of the hit series The Walking Dead;[13] the same month, it was announced that she would also be reprising her role as Gersten Hayward in the 2017 Twin Peaks series.[14] Witt filmed a major guest starring role on Season 12 of Supernatural as Lily Sunder, a former enemy of Castiel’s, due to air in 2017.[15]

Theatre[edit]

Witt made her stage debut in 2001, at Los Angeles‘ historic Tiffany Theater, in Robbie Fox’s musical The Gift, in which she played a high-priced, though diseased, stripper.

While in residence in the U.K. in 2004, she starred as Evelyn in a stage production of Neil LaBute‘s The Shape of Things at the New Ambassadors Theatre.[16][17] In September 2006, Witt returned to the London stage at the Royal Court Theatre, in the critically well-received Piano/Forte, wherein she was “well-cast” in portraying the stammering, emotionally damaged pianist Abigail, sister to “unloved attention-seeker” Louise (Kelly Reilly).[18]

Witt performed alongside Amber Tamblyn in Neil LaBute‘s play, Reasons To Be Pretty, at the Geffen Playhouse, which ran through 31 August 2014. [19] [20]

Music[edit]

In addition to acting, Witt is a professional singer-songwriter and pianist,[21] and is reported to have been a musical prodigy.[2] During her work with David Lynch, she supported herself by playing piano at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.[6]

Responses to her 2006 stage portrayal of Abigail Piano/Forte included recognition of her skill as an “outstanding pianist” of “formidable skill”.[22]

In 2009, Witt released her self-titled extended play album,[23] followed by Live At Rockwood in 2012[24] and Revisionary History in 2015.[25] In 2013, Witt and Ben Folds performed a song they had co-written on the soundtrack for the independent film Cold Turkey.

In 2016, Witt joined the cast of ABC’s Nashville in a recurring capacity playing established country singer Autumn Chase. Witt performed several songs throughout season 4.

Other appearances[edit]

On June 14, 2004, Witt modeled what is believed to be the most expensive hat ever made, for Christie’s auction house in London. The Chapeau d’Amour, designed by Louis Mariette, is valued at $2.7 million (US) and is encrusted in diamonds.[26][27]

In September 1990, Witt competed on Wheel of Fortune.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Dune Alia Atreides Credited as Alicia Roanne Witt
1991 Liebestraum Girl in Dream
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Elizabeth
1994 Fun Bonnie
1995 Four Rooms Kiva Segment: “The Missing Ingredient
1995 Mr. Holland’s Opus Gertrude Lang
1996 Citizen Ruth Cheryl Stoney
1997 Bongwater Serena
1998 Urban Legend Natalie Simon
1999 Reef, TheThe Reef Sophy Viner
2000 Playing Mona Lisa Claire Goldstein
2000 Cecil B. Demented Cherish
2000 Gen¹³ Caitlin Fairchild Video; voice role
2001 Vanilla Sky Libby
2001 Ten Tiny Love Stories Two
2002 American Girl Barbie
2002 Two Weeks Notice June Carver
2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Liz Episode: “The Executions of Grady Finch
2004 Girls’ Lunch Short film
2005 Upside of Anger, TheThe Upside of Anger Hadley Wolfmeyer
2006 Last Holiday Ms. Burns
2007 88 Minutes Kim Cummings
2010 Pond, TheThe Pond Shelly Short film
2010 Peep World Amy
2011 Flight of the Swan, TheThe Flight of the Swan Maria
2011 Joint Body Michelle Page
2012 Cowgirls n’ Angels Elaine Clayton
2012 Bending the Rules Roslyn Wohl
2012 I Do Mya Edwards
2013 Weiner Dog Nationals Melanie
2013 A Madea Christmas Amber
2014 , Away From HereAway From Here Lily
2017 , The Bronx BullThe Bronx Bull Denise
2016 , Six Love StoriesSix Love Stories Michelle
2017 , Mississippi RequiemMississippi Requiem Minnie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Twin Peaks Gersten Hayward Episode 2.1
1993 Hotel Room Diane Episode: “Blackout
1994 Disappearance of Vonnie, TheThe Disappearance of Vonnie Janine Movie
1995–98 Cybill Zoey Woodbine Main role (87 episodes)
2000 Ally McBeal Hope Mercey 2 episodes
2000 The Sopranos Amy Safir Episode: D-Girl
2004 Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Kriemhild Movie
2007 Blue Smoke Reena Hale Movie
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. Nola Falacci 5 episodes
2008 Wainy Days Laura Episode: “Shelly II”
2008 Puppy Love Claire Series
2008 Two and a Half Men Dolores Pasternak Episode: “A Jock Strap in Hell”
2009–12 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Rosalind Harker 3 episodes
2009–11 Friday Night Lights Cheryl 9 episodes
2010 Edgar Floats Sandra Movie
2010 Backyard Wedding Kim Tyler Movie
2011 CSI: Miami Michelle Baldwin Episode: “Blood Lust”
2012 Nashville Autumn Chase Recurring; 11 Episodes
2012 Person of Interest Connie Wyler Episode: “The High Road”
2013 A Very Merry Mix-Up Alice Chapman Hallmark Channel movie
2013 A Snow Globe Christmas Meg Movie
2014 Kingdom Melanie Episode: “Flowers”
2014 Justified Wendy Crowe 10 episodes
2014 , Christmas at Cartwright’sChristmas at Cartwright’s Nicky Talbot Hallmark Channel movie
2014 The Librarians Lucinda McCabe / Morgan le Fay TNT series; episode: “And the Rule of Three”
2015 House of Lies Maya Showtime series; 2 episodes
2015 Elementary Dana Powell Episode:”When Your Number’s Up”
2015 I’m Not Ready for Christmas Holly Nolan Hallmark Channel movie
2016 The Walking Dead Paula 2 episodes (1 episode voice only)
2016 Motive Cindy Vernon 1 Episode
2016 Nashville Autumn Chase (6 episodes)
2016 Christmas List Isobel Gray Movie
2017 Supernatural Lily Sunder Episode:”Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets”
2017 Twin Peaks Gersten Hayward[14]

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Theatre
2001 Gift, TheThe Gift Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles
2004 Shape of Things, TheThe Shape of Things New Ambassadors Theatre, London
2006 Piano/Forte Royal Court Theatre, London
2007 Dissonance Williamstown Theatre Festival
2014 Reasons to Be Pretty Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles

Accolades[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
1994 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Recognition Award for Acting [29] Fun Won
1994 Gijon International Film Festival Gijon International Film Festival Award for Best Actress Fun Won
1994 Independent Spirit Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance Fun Nominated
1995 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (shared with rest of cast) Cybill Nominated
1998 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Urban Legend Nominated
2000 US Comedy Arts Festival Jury Award for Best Actress Playing Mona Lisa Won

Donzaleigh Abernathy

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Donzaleigh Abernathy

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Donzaleigh Abernathy
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Donzaleigh Abernathy speaking at the Virginia Military Institute
Born August 5, 1957 (1957-08-05) (age 59)
Alma mater Emerson University
Occupation Actress
Home town Atlanta, Georgia

Donzaleigh Abernathy is an American actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Abernathy was born in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil Rights Movement. The Abernathy children, along with the King children, integrated Spring Street Elementary School and began mass integration in the South. Abernathy briefly attended the Northside High School for the Performing Arts, before attended and graduated from the George School, a Quaker Prep School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her father was Ralph Abernathy, an influential leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was able to join her father, her mother Juanita Jones Abernathy and witness first-hand many significant events of the Civil Rights Movement.[2] Her family was very close to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., another prominent figure of the Civil Rights Movement. The Abernathy and King children went to school together, performed extracurricular activities together, spent Sunday Dinners together, vacations and various holidays together. According to Abernathy herself, children from both families would hold performances for their parents on these occasions with Yolanda King, one of King’s daughters, acting as the director and Dr. King filming the performances. Abernathy acknowledges that “that’s really when [she] started acting.”[3]

Career[edit]

After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Abernathy moved to New York. She landed her first job after auditioning for a role with the Off Off Broadway production.[3] Since then, Abernathy has played roles in many different movies and T.V. series. In the historical drama Gods and Generals, she portrays a slave named Martha. Although the film itself was not critically well-received, Abernathy was praised for her part. One reviewer states that “Abernathy’s image of Martha combines strength with glamour.” She starred for four years as a Series Regular on Lifetime’s Any Day Now. As a child of the South, Abernathy was heavily influenced by the civil rights movement. As a result, she was able to connect with the role on a personal level.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Partners to History: Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the Civil Rights Movement (Crown, 2003) ISBN 978-0-609-60914-9

Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer

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Teresa Palmer
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Palmer at the 2012 Australia premiere of Wish You Were Here
Born Teresa Mary Palmer
(1986-02-26) 26 February 1986 (age 31)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Residence Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, model, writer, producer
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Mark Webber (m. 2013)
Children 2
Website www.yourzenlife.com

Teresa Mary Palmer[1] (born 26 February 1986) is an Australian actress, writer, producer and model who made her film debut in the suicide drama 2:37. She starred in the 2013 film Warm Bodies as a young woman who falls in love with a zombie, and as Rebecca in the 2016 horror film Lights Out. She has further appeared in films such as December Boys, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I Am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight, Love and Honor, The Ever After (which she co-wrote and co-produced with her husband, Mark Webber), Kill Me Three Times, the 2015 remake of Point Break, Triple 9, The Choice, and the Mel Gibson-directed war film Hacksaw Ridge.

Early life[edit]

Palmer was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. She is the only child of Kevin Palmer, an investor, and Paula Sanders, a former nurse and missionary. Her parents divorced in 1989 when she was three.[2] She has a stepmother, Karen Palmer, as well as two half-sisters and two stepbrothers, who lived with her father.[3][4] Palmer stated to Interview that she “came from rather humble beginnings”;[5] she lived in public housing with her mother, and grew up on her father’s farm in the Adelaide Hills.[2][6][7] Palmer was named after Mother Teresa by her mother, and has stated that she had a “tough upbringing” due to her mother’s manic depression.[8][9]

Palmer was a student at Mercedes College, a private Catholic day school,[10] and won a local-casting audition, “Search for a Movie Star”, in 2003.[11] Her first acting job was dressing up as Strawberry Shortcake and Santa’s Little Helper on weekends for promotions in shopping centres near Adelaide.[12][13] Palmer went to acting classes for a couple of years and appeared in a few television commercials.[9] She was a fast-food attendant at Hungry Jack’s in Rundle Mall in 2005, before working at clothing retailers Supré, Mambo Australia, and Cotton On.[14][15][16]

After graduating from high school, Palmer got a call from her local-talent agent about appearing in a student film, 2:37.[5] The director had seen her head shot on the acting agency’s website and wanted her to be in the movie. Palmer thought that she would work in an animal rescue service, and eventually open her own animal welfare agency.[17] She was accepted into a university to study teaching and was taking a course on journalism, but had always dreamt of acting.[2][18] Palmer dropped out of the university to work on the film.[9]

Acting[edit]

Beginnings in Australia[edit]

Palmer had been an extra on Deck Dogz (2005), and other films shot in Adelaide.[3][19] At the age of 18, she was cast by filmmaker Murali K. Thalluri in the independent Australian film 2:37.[20] Palmer portrayed Melody in the film, a popular high school student who becomes suicidal after being impregnated by her brother.[5] She was nominated for the 2006 Australian Film Institute Award for Best/ ok Lead Actress for her performance.[21] She then signed with a talent agent in Sydney.[3] A role in Wolf Creek (2005) followed, in a pool party scene.

Palmer starred in the psychological thriller Restraint, with English actor Stephen Moyer and Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel. Shot on location around New South Wales in mid-2005, the film was written by Dave Warner and directed by David Denneen.[22] Palmer was named an Australian “star of tomorrow” by Screen International that year.[23] She then starred in December Boys, a coming-of-age film set in the 1960s, based on a novel by Michael Noonan. She played Lucy, who has a romance with Daniel Radcliffe‘s character on a remote beach resort. Palmer studied Dominique Swain‘s performance in Lolita (1997) to capture her character’s overt sexuality.[24] The film began shooting in November 2005 on the south coast of Australia.[25] It was released on 14 September 2007 in the UK and US and 20 September 2007 in Australia[26] and received mixed reviews [27] and failed at the box office.[28]

2:37 premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard selection. The film received a standing ovation, a turning point for Palmer, giving her confidence in acting as a career. The trip to Cannes lead her to meet her manager, David Seltzer, and American talent agents.[3][29] She signed with the William Morris Agency.[30]

Move to Hollywood[edit]

Palmer was cast to star with Tom Sturridge in her first American feature, Jumper, a science fiction film directed by Doug Liman. Her part was later recast when the lead characters were rewritten for older actors; her role went to Rachel Bilson.[30] Palmer was devastated from losing the role and returned to Adelaide for a few months.[9] She made her Hollywood feature film debut in The Grudge 2 in 2006, a horror sequel starring Amber Tamblyn and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Palmer described her character, Vanessa, as “the bitchy schoolgirl”.[24] The Grudge 2 was released in North America on 13 October 2006 (Friday the 13th)[31] to negative reviews[32] and grossed $70 million worldwide against its $20 million budget.[33]

Palmer at The Hunger Games Sydney Premiere And Review

In early 2007, Palmer was cast as Tori Frederking in the comedy Take Me Home Tonight, starring Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Topher Grace.[34] Set in the 1980s, the film was directed by Michael Dowse and released in March 2011.[24][35] Take Me Home Tonight received negative reviews from film critics[36] and was a box office flop, failing to recoup its $19 million budget.[37] Palmer starred in the film clip for the 2007 single “Breaking Up“, by the band Eskimo Joe, shot in Newcastle. Palmer jumps into the sea with the band’s singer, Kavyen Temperley.[38] Palmer relocated from Semaphore Beach in Adelaide to Los Angeles in May 2007 to further her career, and began auditioning for films. She stated that Los Angeles was “a big adjustment” and “very different” from her home in Australia.[24] She went through a period of loneliness and depression, and considered going back home until she made friends there.[9] In November 2007, Palmer was cast as the villain, Talia al Ghul, in the DC Comics superhero film, Justice League of America, alongside D.J. Cotrona, Adam Brody, Anton Yelchin, Common and Megan Gale. George Miller was set to direct the film, but it was cancelled by Warner Bros. due to script rewrite issues and the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.[39]

Palmer was the face of Sydney jeweller Jan Logan’s “modern darling” collection in 2008.[15] She was picked that year by Adam Sandler from an audition tape to play his love interest in the Walt Disney Pictures children’s film, Bedtime Stories.[9] She played an heiress, Violet Nottingham, starring alongside Guy Pearce and Courteney Cox. Sandler also put Palmer’s mother and best friend in scenes in the film.[40] It was released on 25 December 2008 and received mixed to negative reviews[41] but grossed $212 million worldwide on its $80 million budget.[42]

Palmer won the romantic lead in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turteltaub. The film was based on the relevant section of the animated film Fantasia (1940), which was set to a short scherzo for orchestra by Paul Dukas, L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, published in 1897, and by far, the best known of Dukas’ compositions), all of which were inspired by the eponymous poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.[43] Palmer stayed in Manhattan‘s West Village while filming for six months.[44] She played Becky Barnes, a college student who is pursued by Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a physics student and apprentice to the wizard Balthazar (Nicolas Cage).[45] It was released on 14 July 2010 to mixed reviews,[46] and grossed $215 million worldwide on its big $150 million budget.[47] In July 2010, Parade Magazine listed the film #1 on its list of “Biggest Box Office Flops of 2010 (So Far)”.[48]

In 2009, Palmer formed the film production company Avakea Productions, with Australian actresses Tahyna Tozzi and Nathalie Kelley. She was a guest judge on MTV Australia, for the Sydney filmmaking talent contest, Optus one80project.[49] She also filmed an ad campaign that year for the Australian jean store, Just Jeans, and became the face and spokesperson for the Jurlique cosmetics company.[2][50]

In 2011, Palmer starred in the sci-fi adventure film, I Am Number Four, alongside Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron. She played Number Six, one of nine aliens hiding out on Earth because her home planet was destroyed. Her character was skilled in martial arts, rode a Ducati motorcycle, and could “phase” her way through solid objects (a la The Matrix Reloaded). She went through stunt training for the role, learning to perform flips, sword fight, and do wirework. The film was adapted from a novel that was the first of a six-part series. Palmer signed on to do three movies, if the film became a franchise.[29] The film was released in theaters on 18 February 2011, and was also released in the IMAX format.[51][52] It received generally negative reviews from critics [53] and grossed $149 million worldwide.[54]

Palmer was going to star in Fury Road, a sequel to the Mad Max series by Australian filmmaker George Miller, but didn’t join the cast due to scheduling conflicts.[55][56] The film was later postponed.[57] Palmer starred in the short film Bear, directed by Nash Edgerton, which competed at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[58]

She appeared opposite Joel Edgerton in the independent Australian drama-thriller, Wish You Were Here, directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith. The film began shooting in Sydney in November 2010, and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.[19][59] Rotten Tomatoes has currently given this film an approval rating of 72%.[60]

She also starred in a comedic short, Quirky Girl, for the website Funny or Die, opposite Aaron Paul.[61]

Palmer starred in the 2013 zombie film, Warm Bodies, produced by Summit Entertainment, and based on a young adult novel by Isaac Marion.[62] She played Julie, a human who falls in love with a zombie (Nicholas Hoult).[63] It was released on 1 February 2013 in the United States and on 8 February 2013 in the United Kingdom. It opened to positive reviews[64] and grossed $116 million worldwide.[65] In February 2013, Palmer was announced as the “global face” of Artistry cosmetics.[66] Palmer then starred in Love and Honor with Liam Hemsworth, an independent romance filmed in mid-2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.[67] The film is set in the 1960s during the Vietnam War, and was released in March 2013.[68] It had a limited release on 22 March 2013, receiving negative reviews[69] and only grossed $19 thousand.[70]

In 2014, she co-starred alongside Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson and Penn Badgley in the romantic drama Parts per Billion. It was released on video on demand on 20 May 2014,[71] and on home video on 6 June 2014.[72] It received negative reviews from critics.[73][74] Palmer had two films that premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival,[75] Cut Bank (2014) and Kill Me Three Times (2015). Both films received negative reviews from critics.[76][77] She played the love interest to Liam Hemsworth and Billy Bob Thornton‘s daughter in Cut Bank and an assassin in Kill Me Three Times opposite Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Luke Hemsworth. The latter film is set to be released in 10 April 2015. She starred with Melissa Leo and Phoebe Tonkin in The Ever After, directed by her husband Mark Webber. Written by Palmer and Webber, it is a love story that explores the depths of marriage.

In 2015, she appeared in the Terrence Malick -directed film Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale. The film premiered in the main competition section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015.[78] Knight of Cups has received mixed reviews from critics. It holds a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes based on twelve reviews.[79] The film is scheduled to be released on 4 March 2016, in the United States by Broad Green Pictures.[80] Palmer had a supporting role in the 2015 remake of Point Break. The film was released in the U.S. on 25 December 2015.[81] It was panned by critics.[82]

In October 2015, it was learned that Palmer would participate in a short film called Too Legit with Zoe Kravitz, Clark Gregg, Nate Corddry and Lauren Weedman.[83] This project was confirmed by the director of the film, Frankie Shaw via Twitter and Instagram and had its premiere on 23 January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival.[84]

In 2016, she played the female lead role in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Choice, alongside Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario, and Tom Wilkinson.[85] The film premiered on 5 February 2016 and was panned by critics.[86] She appeared alongside Casey Affleck in the crime–drama heist film, Triple 9 (2016), directed by John Hillcoat. It was released nationwide on 26 February 2016.[87] It was met with mixed reviews and failed to impress at the box office.[88] Metacritic gives the film a score of 52 out of 100, based on 41 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.[89] On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of “C+” on an A+ to F scale.[90][91] Also that year, she portrayed Rebecca in the horror film Lights Out,[92] and co-starred in the war drama Hacksaw Ridge; both films received positive reviews, with Palmer’s performances being praised. She co-starred in the film Message from the King, alongside Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans and Alfred Molina.[93]

Upcoming roles[edit]

She will star alongside Michiel Huisman and Sam Reid in 2:22 (2017).[94]

Personal life[edit]

Palmer has been the co-number one ticketholder, since 2009, of the Port Adelaide Football Club, along with Australian television presenter David Koch. She is also the number one ticket holder for the Unley Mercedes Jets, a Division 1 Amateur team in the Adelaide Football League.[95] It is a tradition for clubs to recognize a prominent supporter as the number one ticketholder. Palmer went to games with the team, she spoke at functions, and performed a game-beginning coin toss.[29] Palmer began dating actor/director Mark Webber in late-2012 after contacting him via Twitter. They became engaged in August 2013,[96] and married on 21 December 2013 in Mexico.[97] Their first child, Bodhi Rain Palmer, was born in February 2014.[98] In May 2016, the couple announced they are expecting their second child together.[99] Their second son, Forest Sage Palmer, was born in December 2016.[100]

Through her marriage, Palmer is also a stepmother to Webber’s son from Webber’s previous relationship with actress Frankie Shaw.[101] The family resides in the Beachwood Canyon community of Los Angeles.[102] In November 2012, Palmer and friend Phoebe Tonkin launched the health and wellness website Your Zen Life.[68]

In July 2016, Palmer was criticized for continuing to breastfeed her two-year-old son.[103] She also co-founded a sister site to Your Zen Life called Your Zen Mama with her friend, actress Sarah Wright.[104]

Filmography[edit]

Palmer at the Wish You Were Here premiere at Entertainment Quarter Hoyts, Moore Park, Sydney, in March 2012

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Film Title Role Notes
2005 Wolf Creek Pool Party People
2006 2:37 Melody
2006 Grudge 2, TheThe Grudge 2 Vanessa Cassidy
2007 December Boys Lucy
2008 Restraint Dale
2008 Bedtime Stories Violet Nottingham
2010 Sorcerer’s Apprentice, TheThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice Becky Barnes Major role
2011 I Am Number Four Number Six
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Tori Frederking
2011 Bear Emelie Short
2011 Quirky Girl Claire Short
2012 Wish You Were Here Steph McKinney
2013 Warm Bodies Julie Grigio
2013 Love and Honor Candace
2014 Cut Bank Cassandra
2014 Parts per Billion Anna
2014 The Ever After Ava Producer/Writer
2014 Kill Me Three Times Lucy Webb
2015 Knight of Cups Karen
2015 Point Break Samsara
2016 Too Legit Kimmie Short
2016 The Choice Gabby Holland
2016 Triple 9 Michelle Allen
2016 Lights Out Rebecca
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Dorothy Schutte
2016 Message from the King Kelly
2017 Berlin Syndrome Clare
2017 2:22 Sarah Post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Ref.
2006 Australian Film Institute Awards 2:37 Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [21]
2011 Australian in Film Themselves Breakthrough Award (shared with Joel Edgerton and David Michôd) Won [105]
2013 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Wish You Were Here Best Supporting Actress Nominated [106]
2015 Maui Film Festival Herself Rising Star (shared with Scott Eastwood) Won [107]
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Lights Out Best Actress Nominated [108]
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Hacksaw Ridge AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [109]
2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Best International Supporting Actress Nominated [110]