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|Born||(1989-04-21) April 21, 1989
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tian auditioned for Canadian director Mina Shum in the summer of 2001, while Shum was casting for Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, and won the leading role of Mindy Ho. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002, and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Asian American Film Festival in 2003.
In 2004, she played alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action movie Wake of Death. She also had a cameo appearance in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and leading roles in the Wake of Death and the short film, Chika’s Bird. She also appeared as an X kid in X2 and X-Men United, and as an elf in Disney’s Santa Clause 2.
Tian was a series regular on the Warner Brothers’ television series, Black Sash, and appeared in a cameo role in the ABC series The Days. She is currently a series regular on the CTV series, “Motive.”
Tian has said that, “When I do have free time I try to find random, new things and I am obsessed with learning new things and meeting new people. I do martial arts and running. I like to sew and design. I definitely like to look up new music. I spend a lot of time doing that and I like to produce my own”.
|2002||Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity||Mindy Lum|
|2004||Chika’s Bird||Chika||Short film|
|2004||Wake of Death||Kim|
|2005||Bob the Butler||Sophie|
|2008||Drillbit Taylor||Brooke Nguyen|
|2008||Dim Sum Funeral||Emily|
|2011||Moth Diaries, TheThe Moth Diaries||Charley|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Burns|
|2013||Words and Pictures||Emily|
|2015||Even Lambs Have Teeth||Mandy|
|2016||Come and Find Me||Student|
2016 THE LONELY NIGHT OF HOME TATIANA
|2003||Black Sash||Claire Rodgers||Regular role|
|2006||Broken Trail||Ging Wa||TV miniseries|
|2006||Whistler||Kimmy Leung||“Lies and Whispers”|
|2006||Three Moons Over Milford||Martine||“Pilot”|
|2007||L Word, TheThe L Word||Dierdre||“Lexington and Concord”|
|2007||Anna’s Storm||Franny||TV film|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Aoki||“The Education of Jaime Sommers”|
|2007||Aliens in America||Nicole||“The Metamorphosis”, “Homecoming”|
|2010||Boy Who Cried Werewolf, TheThe Boy Who Cried Werewolf||Debbie||TV film|
|2010||Shattered||Liz||“In the Dark”|
|2011-2012||Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager||Wendy||Recurring role|
|2012-2013||Arrow||Morgan||“Damaged”, “Trust But Verify”, “The Huntress Returns”|
|2014||Motive||Officer Wendy Sung||Regular role|
|2015||Magicians, TheThe Magicians||Healer Fay||TV series|
|2016||Supernatural||Ambriel||“The Devil in the Details“|
Ray at the launch of TLC Oh My Gold in 2012
|Born||Lisa Rani Ray
(1972-04-04) April 4, 1972
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Jason Dehni (m. 2012)|
Lisa Rani Ray (born April 4, 1972) is a Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist. In 2005 she appeared in the Canadian film Water, which premièred at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2008 she starred alongside Sheetal Sheth in the romance films I Can’t Think Straight and The World Unseen.
Ray made her Indian cinematic debut in 1994 with the Tamil film Nethaji, alongside Sarath Kumar, in which she appeared in a brief role. In 2001 she appeared in the Bollywood film Kasoor alongside Aftab Shivdasani. In 2002 she acted in the Telugu film Takkari Donga, alongside Mahesh Babu. On 16 November 2010, TLC India announced that it would film a new 5-part series, Oh My Gold, with Ray. It premiered in 2011. The series Oh My Gold was set against the cultural-yet-contemporary backdrop of India. Uncovering the beauty of various cities, Ray played both a host and a travel guide. In 2016, Ray appeared in Ram Gopal Varma‘s biographical Veerappan.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Humanitarian work
- 5 Awards
- 6 Philanthropy
- 7 Filmography
- 8 Ambassador
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Ray was born in Toronto to a Bengali Hindu father and a Polish mother and grew up in the suburb of Etobicoke. She spoke Polish with her maternal grandmother and watched movies of Federico Fellini and Satyajit Ray with her cinephile dad. She spent some time of her childhood in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
She excelled academically, doing five years of high school in four, while attending three different high schools: Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, Richview Collegiate Institute, and Silverthorn Collegiate Institute.
Subsequently, she returned to Canada to attend university to study journalism, but a car accident that injured her mother derailed those plans. Instead, she returned to India, where she appeared on the cover of Glad Rags wearing a red Baywatch-style swimsuit. The sensation that caused led to more magazine covers, spokesperson deals, and a job as host of her own show-business program. A Times of India poll named her the “ninth most beautiful woman of the millennium,” the only model in the top ten. She also anchored the TV show Star Biz on Star Movies, with actor/model Kelly Dorji. Lisa also appeared in a desert-themed music video for the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Aafreen Aafreen, and then took an assignment to anchor a TV show.
After turning down a number of roles, Ray made her Indian Film Industry debut in 2001 with the Hindi film Kasoor, opposite Aftab Shivdasani, in which her voice was dubbed by Divya Dutta, because she could not speak Hindi. Her work in that film caught the eye of Deepa Mehta, who cast Ray in the romantic Indian-Canadian romp Bollywood/Hollywood, in 2002.
Realizing that acting was something that she wanted to pursue more seriously, Ray moved to London to concentrate on a career in the performing arts. While there, Ray studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the London Centre for Theatre Studies, the Desmond Jones school of Physical Theatre, and BADA. She graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), in 2004, with a post-graduate degree in acting. While studying, Ray made a conscious effort to not accept any film offers until she had graduated. However, while still at ALRA, she received another call from Deepa Mehta, who made her an offer she simply could not refuse—the lead role of Kalyani in Mehta’s highly controversial and much-anticipated feature Water.
In 2005, Ray worked again with Mehta, in the Oscar-nominated film Water, in which she spoke her lines in Hindi, although her voice was dubbed in the final cut. Since then, Ray has worked in productions from Canada, Europe, and the United States. Past roles include a farm girl in All Hat, a school teacher in A Stone’s Throw, a housewife in 1950s-apartheid South Africa in The World Unseen, and an Arab lesbian in the humorously titled I Can’t Think Straight, directed by Shamim Sarif. “I think every film that I’ve done so far has been a turning point because I experimented with each one and grew professionally. The movies I chose, dealt with a lot of thought-provoking subjects.”
After graduation, Ray based herself out of Milan, Paris, and New York from 2004–2008, returning to Toronto upon her mother’s death in late 2008. In 2007, Ray completed filming for Kill Kill Faster Faster, which is a contemporary film noir inspired by the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, by Joel Rose. She appeared in a few uninhibited sex scenes, “something unheard of for an artist from India.” She guest-starred in the USA Network series Psych, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, which aired on 30 November 2009. She also appeared in a guest role of a reporter, Dominique Ball in Defendor.
Ray attended the Toronto International Film Festival in support of her work in Cooking with Stella. At this event, Ray revealed that she has multiple myeloma with the media and the public. At the same time, Ray started an acclaimed blog, The Yellow Diaries, chronicling her cancer experience.
“I believe it can be cured,” Ray wrote on her blog. “That’s the Dirty Realist in me… I’m getting better. My prognosis, given my ‘junior’ status and stage of disease, is very good. I’m aiming for full remission.”
Ray went on to help raise funds for the establishment of the first research chair for multiple myeloma at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. She took part in Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl campaign, a global movement that fights for the rights of girls around the world who face discrimination because of their gender and age.
On Christmas in 2009, Ray received a stem cell transplant to treat her rare cancer. In April 2010, she announced she was cancer-free due to the transplant. She gave a candid interview on her personal cancer trauma and surviving it, appearing on the cover of the 2010 anniversary issue of the Indian men’s luxury magazine The Man.
Ray was seen in UniGlobe Entertainment’s cancer docu-drama titled 1 a Minute, scheduled for release in 2010. The documentary was made by Namrata Singh Gujral and featured cancer survivors Olivia Newton-John, Diahann Carroll, Melissa Etheridge, Mumtaz, and Jaclyn Smith, as well as William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, and Priya Dutt, whose lives have been touched by cancer. The feature was narrated by Kelly McGillis. It also starred Bárbara Mori, Deepak Chopra, and Morgan Brittany.
Ray is an advocate for stem cell technology, recording a PSA for the McEwan Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Also, she completed a national media tour in Canada for Multiple Myeloma called Making Myeloma Matter, in early 2011, to raise public awareness.
In 2011, Ray acted in the acclaimed stage play Taj, opposite Kabir Bedi in Luminato. She was at the Taj Mahal and the Estee Lauder Breast Cancer event to spread awareness about breast cancer. A strong advocate of stem cell research and a long-time yoga practitioner, Ray partnered with co-owners Paris and Annette, in 2011, to open Moksha Yoga Brampton.
On July 5, 2010, Ray was honored to be a host of the informal lunch for Queen Elizabeth‘s visit to Toronto. Ray hosted the 2011 International Indian Film Academy IIFA Rocks fashion and music event and was a presenter at the IIFA Awards and the 2011 Giller Prize.
Ray had one TV series Endgame and one film Patch Town released in 2011. She also guest-starred in the Canadian-television drama series Murdoch Mysteries, which aired on April 12, 2011. On 18 May 2012, Craig Goodwill announced that Ray would star in his Boy Toy, a fantasy drama that is based on Goodwill’s short film Patch Town. Boy Toy begins shooting in Toronto in November 2012.
In September 2012, Ray was named ambassador for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign in Canada. Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a charity campaign that asks people to grow and donate their hair to make real-hair wigs for women battling cancer.
In February 2012, Ray announced her engagement to management consultant Jason Dehni. On October 20, 2012, Ray and Dehni (then a banking executive and philanthropist) were married in the Napa Valley, in California.
Ray has been involved in bringing the attention of the people towards the rights of girls around the world. She has initiated a number of fundraisers and campaigns for Multiple Myeloma such as the “Because I’m a Girl” campaign. After her recovery, Ray launched “Make Myeloma Matter” media campaign, which helped raise awareness about the disease worldwide. She also actively advocated the stem cell technology and its benefits. In the same year she became the face of Hillberg & Berk Jewellery, a part of the proceeds of which went to Multiple Myeloma Canada.
Raising Funds with Satya Paul
In 2012, Ray initiated an effort to fund the Indian Innovation Research Centre (IIRC). The IIRC is a non-profit cancer research body that began with the ‘Living With Cancer’ program that was initiated by Ray the same year. Their mandate is to promote convergence of fundamental as well as translational cancer in India, it played an instrumental role in helping Lisa fight Multiple Myeloma and overcome a trying phase of her life.
She partnered with Satya Paul to create a range of exclusive sarees for the wedding season. These sarees (that were worn by Lisa) were then auctioned online with 100% of the proceeds going to IIRC for the development of their cancer research.
The Run 5K Walk
After being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, Ray launched The Princess Margret Run 5k Walk, an initiative to raise funds for MM patients. Multiple Myeloma although treatable has no cure, the walk was an event with a purpose to fund research at Bloom Share for Multiple Myeloma Research at the Princess Margret Hospital. The research would help develop drugs that could help MM patients stabilize their condition till the cure can be developed. The walk was a success pooling in money from across the county to help the cause.
At the launch of the brand she commented “I’m honored to launch into a special role as wellness guru for Greeniche Naturals. As a cancer survivor, I have healed myself through nutrition, healthy choices and wellness techniques and now I can support others in living their life to the fullest by sharing tips online and through special videos. Hopefully these will help fuel your Passion for life.”
Beauty Gives Back
Ray joined the Beauty Gives Back campaign, which launched in Canada in 2015. The campaign addresses the cancer blues- the emotional fallout from cancer and its treatment. While launching the campaign Ray commented, “The beauty gives back campaign helps and motivates women to overcome the shackles of cancer and the process of its treatment. It seeks to give them their lost confidence back so that they continue their fight against the deadly disease with a new belief and dignity. It was an absolute honor to be the part of such a worthy cause which works towards giving face value to the emotional fallout from cancer.”
- Voted Star of the Future at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival,
- Top Ten most Beautiful Indian Woman of the Millennium by the Times of India
- Won the Best Actress in a Canadian film for Water by the Vancouver Critics Circle
- Won ‘Voice Achievers Award for 2009’ for outstanding contribution in fields of film, trade, literature and sports
- Named one of Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars in Hello Canada’s May 2009 issue.
- Honored with Fortis Lisa Ray Award for Conquering Cancer in 2010
- Honored with a Special Achievement Award at Miss India-Canada 2011
- Named one of Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars in Hello Canada’s May 2012 issue.
- Honored with People’s Choice Award at the ‘Light of India’ Awards 2012 in Arts & Entertainment section.
- Named one of Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars in Hello Canada’s 2013 issue.
- Honored with the prestigious ‘Diamond Jubilee Medal’ in May 2013.
- Awarded the ‘Facing Cancer Together’ Look Good, Feel Better award in September 2012
- Won Anokhi Prestige award in 2013 in the category of Canadian Actor of the Decade for movie Water.
- Awarded prestigious 2014 Women of Action Honoree by Israel Cancer Research Fund.
- Awarded Medscape award for Most Inspirational Fighter of India 2015
- 2009 : 5K Your Way Walk/Run, MMWalk for the Cure
- 2009 : Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign
- 2010 : Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign
- 2010 : “1 a Minute”, to inspire women and give them hope
- 2010 : Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness
- 2011 : ‘Make Myeloma Matter’ media campaign
- 2011 : Artbound, in support of Free The Children
- 2011 : GIRL 20 SUMMIT
- 2012 : BE FAIR 2 RARE
- 2012 : Wellspring Cancer ‘Graduate’ Fashion show
- 2012 : “Rhythm and Soul”-THE SPARK GALA 2012, to Ignite A Child’s Potential
- 2012 : Run or Walk, MM5K
- 2012 : Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign
- 2012 : Ambassador for Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign in Canada
|1994||Hanste Khelte||Rekha||Hindi film|
|1996||Aafreen Aafreen||Music Video|
|2001||Kasoor||Simran Bhargav||Hindi film|
|2002||Choron Ka Chor|
|2002||Takkari Donga||Bhuvana||Telugu film|
|2002||Bollywood/Hollywood||Sunita “Sue” Singh|
|2004||Ball & Chain||Saima|
|2005||Seeking Fear||Nina Atwal|
|2006||Flowerman, TheThe Flowerman||Louise||Short film|
|2006||Quarter Life Crisis||Angel Matthews|
|2006||Stone’s Throw, AA Stone’s Throw||Lia|
|2007||All Hat||Etta Parr|
|2007||I Can’t Think Straight||Tala|
|2008||Kill Kill Faster Faster||Fleur|
|2008||The World Unseen||Miriam|
|2009||Cooking with Stella||Maya Chopra|
|2010||Let the Game Begin||Eva Stout|
|2011||Patch Town||Bethany Franks||Short film|
|2016||Ishq Forever||Naina||Hindi film|
|2017||Dobaara||Liza Merchant||Hindi film|
|2007||Blood Ties||Elena||“Stone Cold”|
|2008||Summit, TheThe Summit||Rebecca Downy||TV miniseries|
|2011||Murdoch Mysteries||Mirela||“The Black Hand”|
|2011||Endgame||Rosemary Venturi||Regular role|
- Brand ambassador of Rado (watches) in India
- Lisa named Ambassador for ‘Pantene Beautiful Lengths’ Campaign
|Born||(1993-10-19) October 19, 1993 |
|Other names||Haley King|
Hunter Haley King (born October 19, 1993) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Adriana Masters on Hollywood Heights and Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless. Earlier in her career she was credited as Haley King, but she has since been credited as Hunter King.
King’s grandmother is Elaine Farrar. Her family is part Christian, but mostly Jewish. She has an older sister named Kelli and a younger sister, Joey King. At a young age, King acted in a theater in Agoura Hills, California.
King began her professional acting career by guest-starring in series such as Roswell, Hannah Montana and Workaholics. She starred as Adriana Masters in the Nick at Nite drama Hollywood Heights. It was there that she met The Young and the Restless executive producer Jill Farren-Phelps. “Jill brought me over there. I never auditioned for Y&R. As I was coming off the plane from Florida with a friend, Jill called and said, ‘Do you want to come work on Y&R and play Summer?’ I was like, ‘Yeah.’ She said, ‘Okay. You start in two days.'”
On October 15, 2012, she made her debut on the CBS Daytime soap opera as Summer Newman, replacing Lindsay Bushman. King’s performance in the role earned her a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress, losing out to her Y&R predecessor Samantha Bailey. King was also nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2013, losing out to Kristen Alderson before winning the following year, beating out Alderson, Linsey Godfrey, Kim Matula and Kelly Missal.
In 2013, King accused her Y&R co-star Michael Muhney of allegedly groping her. Radar Online reported that King complained that Muhney fondled her breasts on two occasions, both of which were unsolicited and unwanted advances. According to Radar Online, King told producers she would go to the police and file a report against Muhney if he was not fired from the show. Muhney was fired on December 17, 2013, stating that the allegations were false and merely a salacious rumor.
In 2015, King was cast in A Girl Like Her (originally named The Bully Chronicles) as Avery Keller, and was cast on the CBS comedy series Life in Pieces as Clementine. Initially a recurring role in season one, she gets promoted to series regular for second season, leaving The Young and the Restless as regular cast member.
|2001||Artificial Intelligence: AI||Amanda||as Haley King|
|2003||Deus Ex Machina||Mary||Short film (as Haley King)|
|2011||Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer||Priscilla Granger|
|2015||A Girl Like Her||Avery Keller|
|2015||Our Last Day as Children||Addie||Short film|
|2001||Roswell||Other Kid||Episode: “Samuel Rising” (as Haley King)|
|2002||Hidden Hills||Megan Slypich||Episode: Pilot (as Haley King)|
|2004||Line of Fire||Hannah Sorenson||Episode: “The Best-Laid Plans” (as Haley King)|
|2004||The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour||Mouseketeer||Movie (as Haley King)|
|2004||Without a Trace||Noelle||Episode: “Trials” (as Haley King)|
|2006||Dexter||Teenage Debra Morgan||Episodes: “Let’s Give the Boy a Hand“, “Return to Sender” (as Haley King)|
|2008||ER||Julie O’Fallon||Episode: “Parental Guidance“|
|2009||Hannah Montana||Bridget||Episode: “Judge Me Tender“|
|2010||It Takes A Village||Alyssa||Movie; main role|
|2011||Workaholics||Melissa||Episode: “Karl’s Wedding“|
|2012||Hollywood Heights||Adriana Masters||Main role (80 episodes)|
|2012–present||The Young and the Restless||Summer Newman||Main role: 2012–2016; recurring: 2016 (300 episodes)|
|2013||The Price Is Right||Herself||2 episodes|
|2015||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lexi Nolan||Episode: “Under My Skin”|
|2015–present||Life in Pieces||Clementine Hughes||Recurring: season 1; regular: season 2 (30 episodes)|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|||
|2013||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|||
|2014||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||The Young and the Restless||Won|||
|2015||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||The Young and the Restless||Won|||
|2016||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|||
|2017||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|||
(1982-03-15) March 15, 1982
|Notable work||TV works
Lisa Marcos (born March 15, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former model. She began her career as a model at the age of 14 years, but after 8 years as a model, she decided to pursue her passion for acting. She knocked on the door of a talent agent. Soon after her acting career began in 2002 with a guest role on Soul Food. She is best known as Charlie Marks in the television series The Listener.
|2003||Gospel of John, TheThe Gospel of John||Bride|
|2005||Diary of a Mad Black Woman||Brenda|
|2010||Mother’s Day||Julie Ross|
|2014||Dead of Winter||Eve|
|2002||Soul Food||Bianca||“Stranger Than Fiction”|
|2002||Street Time||Waitress / Bar Maid||“Respect”, “Instant Karma”|
|2002||Adventure Inc.||Ynez||“Bride of the Sun”|
|2002||Mutant X||Avaris||“Past as Prologue”|
|2003||Veritas: The Quest||Vanessa||“Mummy Virus”|
|2003||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Connie||“Billy the Kid”|
|2003||Tarzan||Concerned Nurse||“The End of the Beginning”|
|2004||Wild Card||Sandra||“Candy Land”|
|2004||This Is Wonderland||Melanie Kagan||“1.7”|
|2004||Wonderfalls||Attractive Nurse||“Wax Lion”|
|2004||Kevin Hill||Evelyn Cruz||Recurring role|
|2007-08||Da Kink in My Hair||Nikki||Recurring role|
|2008||Flashpoint||Sally LaFlamme||Recurring role|
|2009||Line, TheThe Line||Maria||“1.2”, “1.3”, “1.5”|
|2009||Listener, TheThe Listener||Det. Charlie Marks||Main role|
|2010||Bones||Janet LeBlanc||“The Body and the Bounty”|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Vicki Turner||“Happy Birthday”|
|2013-14||Played||Maria Cortez||Main role|
|2014||Hemlock Grove||Leticia Padilla||Recurring role|
|2015||Good Witch||Frankie||“Together We Stand”|
|2015||Lost Girl||Alicia Welles||Recurring role|
|2016||Shadowhunters||Susanna Vargas||Recurring role|
|2016||Rogue||Zipporah||“3.12”, “The Dime Tour”|
|2016||Halcyon||Jules Dover||“1.1”, “Untouched”|