NANA MENSAH

Nana Mensah is an actress and writer, known for Queen of Glory, An African City (2014) and Daadi (2013).
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Actress (13 credits)
 2017 FunEmployment (Short) (completed)
Improv Actress
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Sally Palermo

Off the Record (2017) … Sally Palermo
 2017 The Misogynists
Blake
 2017 Unicornland (TV Series)
Julianne
 2016 Shenika’s Redemption (Short)
Tabitha
 2016 Farewell Meu Amor (Short)
Linda
 2015 The Walker (TV Series)
Oprah

 2014 An African City (TV Series)
Sade

A BIG Decision (2014) … Sade
#TeamSade, #TeamNgozi (2014) … Sade
An Ode to Saturdays (2014) … Sade
Condom Etiquette (2014) … Sade
He Facebooked Me (2014) … Sade
 2013 Daadi (Short)
Personal Care Assistant
 2012 Alternate Sides (Short)
Cop
 2010 Behold the Swelling Scene (Short)
Alexa
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Witney Carson

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Witney Carson

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Carson in 2015
Born Witney Capri Carson
(1993-10-17) October 17, 1993 (age 24)
American Fork, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Dancer, actress, choreographer
Years active 2012–present
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Spouse(s) Carson McAllister (m. 2016)
Website www.witneycarson.com

Witney Capri Carson McAllister (born October 17, 1993) is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, and actress. She first gained attention in 2012, when the 18-year-old finished ladies’ second runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance: season 9. Carson continued her professional dancing career in early 2013 as a troupe dancer on Dancing with the Stars: seasons 16 and 17. Carson was promoted to being a “professional partner” in season 18.[1] She returned as a professional for season 19. She and her partner Alfonso Ribeiro were announced the winners of season 19 on November 25, 2014, making her one of five professional dancers to win the mirror ball trophy within their first two seasons. For that season, Carson received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography.[2]

Throughout her dance career, Carson has worked with dancers and choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Nappytabs, Travis Wall, Sonya Tayeh, Tyce Diorio, Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, and Stacey Tookey.

Personal life[edit]

Carson was born in American Fork, Utah.[3] She is the oldest of four children. She has two brothers and a sister. She started her career as a dancer at the age of three, training in different dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, ballroom and tap among many others. She has competed and performed around the world and has won several awards and scholarships throughout her career.[citation needed] On October 3, 2015, Carson confirmed her engagement on Instagram to her boyfriend of four years, Carson McAllister.[4] The couple married on January 1, 2016 in a private Mormon ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. Fellow Dancing with the Stars dancers Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson, and Emma Slater were among her bridesmaids, with Lindsay Arnold serving as her matron of honor.[5]

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

At the age of 18, Carson auditioned for season nine of Fox network‘s hit show So You Think You Can Dance. She made it through to the top twenty finalists. Her partner was ballet dancer and season winner Chehon Wespi-Tschopp. When only ten dancers remained, the contestants switched partners to a new all-star each week. As she proceeded to the top 6 dancers, Carson partnered with dancers Nick Lazzarini, Stephen “Twitch” Boss and Marko Germar before she was eliminated after the week-seven round which aired on September 2012.[6]

She returned as an all-star in season ten, partnering with top 6 dancer Paul Karmiryan and season winner, Du-shaunt “Fik-shun” Stegall.[7]

Performances and results[edit]

Week Partner(s) / type Style Music Choreographer
Meet the Top 20
(June 27)
Lindsay Arnold, Nick Bloxsom-Carter Cha-cha-cha Dance Again“—Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull Jason Gilkison
Meet the Top 20
(June 27)
Top 10 Girls Contemporary “Where the Light Gets In”—Sennen Travis Wall
Meet the Top 20
(June 27)
Top 20 Contemporary Eyes” (Coachella Live 2012 version)—Kaskade Mia Michaels
Week 1
(July 11)
Group Dance Modern “Architect of the Mind”—Kerry Muzzey Christopher Scott
Week 1
(July 11)
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Samba “Jump”—The Cube Guys & Luciana Caporaso Louis van Amstel
Week 2
(July 18)
Group Dance Jazz The Beautiful People (District 78 remix)” — Marilyn Manson Nappytabs
Week 2
(July 18)
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Bollywood “Tandav Music”—Aatish Kapadia Nakul Dev Mahajan
Week 3
(July 25)
Group Dance Contemporary “The Here and After”—Jun Miyake Tyce Diorio
Week 3
(July 25)
Chehon Wespi- Tschopp Contemporary I Will Always Love You“—Whitney Houston Stacey Tookey
Week 4
(August 15)
Group Dance Contemporary Hanging OnActive Child Mia Michaels
Week 4
(August 15)
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Contemporary Calling You“—Celine Dion Mia Michaels
Week 5
(August 22)
Group Dance Broadway “The Cool World Stomp”—Mark Isham Tyce Diorio
Week 5
(August 22)
Nick Lazzarini Jazz Sing It Back“—Moloko Travis Wall
Week 5
(August 22)
Solo Samba “You’ll find a Way” (Switch & Sinden remix)—Santigold
Week 6
(August 29)
Group Dance Contemporary Run Boy Run“—Woodkid Peter Chao
Week 6
(August 29)
Stephen “Twitch” Boss Hip-hop My Homies Still“—Lil Wayne feat. Big Sean Luther Brown
Week 6
(August 29)
Solo Cha-cha-cha Where Have You Been“—Rihanna
Week 7
(September 5)
Group Dance Jazz “Scream”—Kelis Sonya Tayeh
Week 7
(September 5)
Marko Germar Lyrical Jazz “No Nothing”—Curtis & Reinhard feat. Blaire Ray Leeper
Week 7
(September 5)
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Cha-cha-cha Where Have You Been“—Rihanna Jean-Marc Généreux
Week 7
(September 5)
Solo Paso doble “Malagueña”—Brian Setzer ’68 Comeback Special Eliminated
Week 7
(August 13)
Paul Karmiryan Cha-cha-cha Live It Up“—Jennifer Lopez Jean-Marc Généreux
Week 9
(August 27)
Du-shaunt “Fik-shun” Stegall Foxtrot “Sexy Silk”—Jessie J Jonathan Roberts

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Witney was announced as a troupe dancer on reality television series, Dancing with the Stars in March 2013.[8] Carson (along with DWTS pro dancer, Lindsay Arnold) was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance season nine.[8] She continued dancing and choreographing for the troupe on season 17.

On season 18, Carson was promoted to professional dancer, partnering with singer Cody Simpson.[1] They were eliminated on April 14, 2014, finishing in ninth place.

For season 19, Carson returned as a professional dancer partnering with actor Alfonso Ribeiro. On November 25, 2014, she and Ribeiro were declared the season’s champions. It was Carson’s first win in two seasons as a professional dancer on the show.

Carson returned for season 20 as partner for season 19 Bachelor, Chris Soules. They were the eighth couple to be eliminated, finishing in fifth place.[9]

For season 21, Carson was paired with Big Time Rush singer and actor Carlos PenaVega. They reached the Finals but were eliminated on Night 1 and finished in fourth place.

For season 22, Carson was paired with NFL player Von Miller. During a double elimination on week 7, Miller and Carson were eliminated and finished in 8th place.

For season 23, Carson was paired with rapper Vanilla Ice. During a double elimination on week 4, they were eliminated and finished in 10th place.

For season 24, Carson was partnered with comedian Chris Kattan. They were first eliminated on March 27, 2017.

For season 25, Carson is partnered with Malcolm in the Middle actor Frankie Muniz.

  • The scores below have been adjusted to be out of 30, not 40.*
Season Partner Place Average Score
18 Cody Simpson 9th 23.8
19 Alfonso Ribeiro 1st 27.7*
20 Chris Soules 5th 21.9*
21 Carlos PenaVega 4th 26.6
22 Von Miller 8th 22.9
23 Vanilla Ice 10th 19.6*
24 Chris Kattan 12th 14.7*
25 Frankie Muniz TBA TBA

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

With Cody Simpson[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / “Timber 7 7 8 No Elimination
2 Tango / “Yeah 3x 7 7 8 Last to be called safe
3 Jazz / “Surfboard 9 8 / 91 9 Safe
42 Foxtrot / “I’m Yours 8 7 / 83 8 No Elimination
5 Samba / “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King 9 8 / 84 9 Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Robin Roberts.

2 For this week only, as part of the “Partner Switch-Up” week, Simpson performed with Sharna Burgess instead of Carson. Carson performed with Drew Carey.

3 Score given by guest judge Julianne Hough.

4 Score given by guest judge Donny Osmond.

With Alfonso Ribeiro[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / “3-6-9” 9 9 9 9 Safe
2 Samba / “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It 8 8 8 8 Safe
3 Quickstep / “Hey Goldmember” 8 81 8 8 Safe
4 Jazz / “It’s Not Unusual 10 102 10 10 Safe
53 Flamenco / “Angelica” 8 94 9 8 No elimination
6 Salsa / “Booty 10 105 9 10 Safe
7 Rumba / “Ghost
Team freestyle / “Time Warp
9
8
9
8
9
8
9
8
Safe
8 Cha-cha-cha / “Trust”
Jive dance-off / “Rip It Up
10
Awarded
9
3
9
extra
10
points
Safe
9 Foxtrot / “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?
Trio Paso doble / “Turn Down for What
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
10
(Semi-finals)
Argentine Tango / “Love Runs Out
Contemporary / “Love Runs Out” (acoustic)
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
Safe
11
(Finals)
Jive / “3-6-9”
Freestyle / “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
Cha-cha-cha & Argentine Tango fusion / “Shut Up and Dance”
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Winner
Footnotes:
  1. Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.
  2. The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.
  3. This week only, for “Partner Switch-Up” week, Ribeiro performed with Cheryl Burke instead of Carson. Carson performed with Michael Waltrip.
  4. Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.
  5. Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

With Chris Soules[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / “Footloose 7 6 6 7 No Elimination
2 Cha-cha-cha / “Time of Our Lives 5 6 5 5 Safe
3 Argentine Tango / “Dangerous 7 7 7 7 Last to be called safe
4 Rumba / “The Book of Love 7 6 7 7 Safe
5 Quickstep / “Zero to Hero” 7 6 7 7 Last to be called safe
6 Viennese Waltz / “Hopelessly Devoted to You
Team freestyle / “Trouble
8
10
7
9
8
10
8
10
Safe
7 Foxtrot / “Five Minutes More
Foxtrot dance-Off / “Orange Colored Sky
8
No
7
extra
8
points
8
awarded
Safe
8 Contemporary / “Lay Me Down
Trio Paso doble / “Outside
9
7
8
7
9
8
8
8
Eliminated

With Carlos PenaVega[edit]

This season returned having three judges.

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / “I Got You (I Feel Good) 8 8 7 No elimination
2 Foxtrot / “Home
Cha-cha-cha / “Hound Dog
8
7
8
7
8
7
Safe
3 Jazz / “Thank You for Being a Friend 7 81/8 8 Safe
4 Waltz / “Amazing Grace 9 8 8 Last to be called safe
52 Quickstep / “Bossa Nova Baby 10 10/93 10 No elimination
6 Rumba / “Pony 10 9/94 10 Safe
7 Paso doble / “O Fortuna
Team freestyle / “Ghostbusters
9
9
10
10
9
9
Safe
8 Salsa / “Valió la Pena
Jive Dance-Off / “Travelin’ Band
9
Awarded
9
2
9
points
Last to be called safe
9 Argentine Tango / “What Do You Mean?
Team-up dance Paso doble / “We Will Rock You
9
8
9
8
9
8
Last to be called safe
10
Semifinals
Contemporary / “Drag Me Down
Cha-cha-cha dance-off / “Fun
Trio Charleston / “Booty Swing”
9
Awarded
9
9
3
10
10
points
10
No elimination
11
Finals
Foxtrot / “The Hills
Freestyle / “WTF (Where They From)
10
10
10
10
10
10
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro.

2 This week only, for “Partner Switch-Up” week, PenaVega performed with Lindsay Arnold instead of Carson. Carson performed with Nick Carter.[10]

3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

4 Score given by guest judge Olivia Newton-John.

With Von Miller[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / “My House 8 6 7 No elimination
2 Cha-cha-cha / “Ain’t Too Cool” 7 6 7 Safe
3 Contemporary / “In the Air Tonight 7 6 7 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes 8 8/81 8 Safe
52 Jive / “Hips” 8 7/73 7 No elimination
6 Jazz / “Bad 8 8 8 Last to be called safe
7 Salsa / “A Little Less Conversation
Team Freestyle / “Super Bad“, “Living in America” & “I Got You (I Feel Good)
8
9
8
9
8
10
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Zendaya.
2 For this week only, as part of “America’s Switch Up”, Miller performed with Lindsay Arnold instead of Carson. Carson performed with Wanyá Morris.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

With Vanilla Ice[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / “Ice Ice Baby 7 5 6 7 No Elimination
2 Foxtrot / “Love and Marriage 6 7 6 7 Safe
3[11] Paso doble / “Save Tonight” 6 6 5 6 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / “La Nouba” 8 7 8 Eliminated

With Chris Kattan[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / “What Is Love 5 4 4 4 No Elimination
2 Jazz / “Hey Ya! 6 5 6 5 Eliminated

With Frankie Muniz[edit]

Week # Dance / Song Judges’ scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / “Sign of the Times 7 6 6 No Elimination
2 Tango / “Whatever It Takes
Cha-cha-cha / “Perm”
8
8
7
8
8
9
Safe
3 Samba / “It’s Gonna Be Me 7 7 7 No Elimination
4 Quickstep / “Adventure of a Lifetime 8 8 8 Safe
5 Argentine Tango / “Angelica” 10 9 10 Last to be called safe
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Dancin’ It’s On![edit]

Carson is part of the dancing cast of the 2015 movie Dancin’ It’s On! in the role of Jennifer. She joins former SYTYCD winners Russell Ferguson (season 6), and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp (season 9).[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography Dancing with the Stars Nominated [13]
2016 Industry Dance Awards Favorite Dance Idol Nominated [14

Tiffany Hines

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Tiffany Hines

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Hines in September 2011
Born (1983-09-02) September 2, 1983 (age 34)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Tiffany Hines (born September 2, 1983) is an American actress, known for her roles as Birdie Scott in Beyond the Break, Michelle Welto n in Bones, Jaden on Nikita, Didi Miller in Devious Maids, Tamar Braxton in Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, and Aisha in 24: Legacy.

Life and career[edit]

Hines grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] She attended the University of Cincinnati.[1] She starred as Birdie Scott in The N drama series Beyond the Break from 2006 to 2009. Hines guest-starred on television series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes, Criminal Minds, Miss Guided, Lincoln Heights, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Secret Girlfriend, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Lie to Me.[2] She also starred on NBC miniseries Meteor in 2009. Her film credits include The Winged Man, Shark Swarm, Dandelion Dharma, Perfect Combination, and The Dark Party.

She played the recurring character Michelle Welton, the adopted teenage daughter of Dr. Camille Saroyan, in the Fox series Bones.

Hines starred as Jaden on The CW‘s drama series Nikita from 2010 to 2011.[3] She appeared in the fourth season of The CW’s teen drama series 90210 as a detective named Kat, who helps Navid to arrest his uncle Amal.[4] In 2012, she was cast in the ABC soapy pilot Americana,[5] and in 2014 began recurring role as Didi Miller in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids.[6] In 2015, she performed guest-starring roles on Fox’s Backstrom and CBS’s Stalker; recurred as Marta Rodriguez in Stitchers, and starred in Damien in Spring 2016. She currently recurs as Aisha in 24: Legacy opposite Corey Hawkins, Bashy, and Anna Diop.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Perfect Combination Lia
2013 Dark Party, TheThe Dark Party Makayda
2014 Black Coffee Lia
2015 Toxin Rhonda
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Grey’s Anatomy Natalie Episodes: “Losing My Religion”, “Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response”
2006–2009 Beyond the Break Birdie Scott Main role
2006 Heroes Cheerleader Episode: “Homecoming
2007 Criminal Minds Naomi Episode: “Fear and Loathing”
2008 Miss Guided Pretty student Episode: “Homecoming
2008 Lincoln Heights Kelly Hawkins Episodes: “The Price You Pay”, “Prom Night”
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Layla Wells Episode: “Young Man with a Horn
2008 Shark Swarm Michelle Television film
2009 Meteor Maya Television miniseries
2009–2017 Bones Michelle Welton Recurring role, 8 episodes
2009 Secret Girlfriend Amy 3 episodes
2010 10 Things I Hate About You Kaitlin 3 episodes (1 uncredited[citation needed])
2010 Lie to Me Lacey Episode: “Darkness and Light”
2010–2011 Nikita Jaden Main role (season 1), 20 episodes
2011–2012 90210 Kat Recurring role, 6 episodes
2014 Devious Maids Didi Miller Recurring role, 6 episodes
2014 Rush Steffi Episodes: “Get Lucky”, “Dirty Work”
2015 Backstrom Cassandra Lastrange Episode: “Darkness and Light”
2015 Stalker Skye Episode: “Salvation”
2015 Stitchers Marta Rodriguez Recurring role, 5 episodes
2015 Bound & Babysitting Elena Television film
2016 Damien Kelly Baptiste Episode: “The Beast Rises”, “The Deliverer”
2016 Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Tamar Braxton Television film
2017 24: Legacy Aisha 4 episodes

Suzie Pollard

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Suzie Pollard

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Suzie Pollard
Born Suzie Pollard
(1980-10-13) October 13, 1980 (age 37)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress

Suzie Pollard (born October 13, 1980 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian actress. She was one of the stars in the television series Beyond the Break as Dawn Preston. She has also had guest appearances on CSI: NY and Malcolm in the Middle.

Actress (16 credits)
 2014 The Other Hef (TV Series)
Suzi

Swagger (2014) … Suzi
Dysfunctional Family (2014) … Suzi
Busted (2014) … Suzi
Top Girl (2014) … Suzi
Inappropriate Wood (2014) … Suzi
 2010 Zeke and Luther (TV Series)
Nurse Kim

Tall Stack of Waffles (2010) … Nurse Kim
 2009 Dark Blue (TV Series)
Alex

Ice (2009) … Alex
 2006-2009 Beyond the Break (TV Series)
Dawn Preston / Dawn

Wronged (2009) … Dawn Preston
Worked (2009) … Dawn Preston
All Riled Up (2009) … Dawn Preston
Bailed (2009) … Dawn Preston
 2009 Buzz Hunters (TV Series)
Janet

Buzz Hunters (2009) … Janet
 2008 Naked: A Guy’s Musical (Short)
Zombie
 2008 Behind the Wall
Monica
 2007-2008 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Lucy Scott

All in the Family (2008) … Lucy Scott
Child’s Play (2007) … Lucy Scott
 2007 Hack!
Hot Coed
 2006 Foxworthy’s Big Night Out (TV Series)
Homewrecker

Hank Williams Jr. (2006) … Homewrecker
Blake Shelton (2006) … Homewrecker
Jack Ingram (2006) … Homewrecker
Montgomery/Gentry (2006) … Homewrecker
Joe Nichols (2006) … Homewrecker
 2006 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Hanna

Bomb Shelter (2006) … Hanna
 2005 Complete Savages (TV Series)
Shandi

 2005 The 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (TV Special)
Performer (Dancer)
 2005/II Mary (Short)
The Virgin Mary
 2005 Just Speak (Short)
Girl
 2003 Burned (TV Series)
Guest Appearance

Sonya Balmores

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Sonya Balmores
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Born Sonya Balmores
1986
Kalaheo, Hawaii, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Title Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2004
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 2004 (1st runner-up)

Sonya Balmores Chung (born 1986) is an American actress, model, and surfer from Kalaheo, Hawaii who also competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant.[1]

Balmores won the Miss Hawaii Teen USA title on May 16, 2004 at the Waikiki Sheraton Resort, at the same time Jennifer Fairbank was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2005.[2] Balmores represented Hawaii in the Miss Teen USA 2004 pageant held in Palm Springs, California on August 6, 2004. She placed first runner-up in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Shelley Hennig of Louisiana.[3] This was Hawaii’s highest placement in the pageant since Kelly Hu won in 1985.

In 2005, Balmores appeared on the covers of Women’s Health, Outside and Foam magazines.[1] She played the recurring role of Kai Kealoha in Beyond the Break on The N, a series previously given the tentative title Boarding School.[4] She also played the main antagonist, Malina Birch, in the 2011 film Soul Surfer. In 2014, she guest starred on Hawaii Five-0 as tour bus robber Alana Duncunin the episode ” Kanalu Hope Loa” or “The Last Break” in English. In 2017, Balmores was cast in the series Inhumans as Auran.[5]

Balmores attended Kalaheo Elementary School and graduated from Kauai High School.[6] She was a visual communications student at Hawaii Pacific University.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Ride the Wake Katelynn Short
2011 Soul Surfer Malina Birch
2017 Kuleana Kimberly Coyle
2018 Den of Thieves Malia
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Break Nani TV movie
2005 Rocky Point Tattooed Girl Episode: “Pilot”
2006-2009 Beyond the Break Lanikai ‘Kai’ Kealoha Main cast
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Alana Duncan Episode: “Kanalu Hope Loa”
2016 A Midsummer’s Hawaiian Dream Tanya McQueen TV movie
2016 NCIS Metro PD Officer Sandra Cornell Episode: “Home of the Brave”
2016 Option Zero Emily TV movie
2017 Ballers Arielle 2 episodes
2017 Inhumans Auran Main cast

Keisha Castle-Hughes

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Keisha Castle-Hughes

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Keisha Castle-Hughes
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Castle-Hughes at a press conference for The Vintner’s Luck, September 2009
Born (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 27)
Donnybrook, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Jonathan Morrison (m. 2013)
Partner(s) Bradley Hull (2003–2010)
Children 1

Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand actress who rose to prominence for playing Paikea “Pai” Apirana in the film Whale Rider. The film was nominated for many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress (at the time the youngest person nominated in the Best Actress category) and an award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Young Actor/Actress, which she won in 2004.

Since she made her film debut, Castle-Hughes has appeared in various films including Hey, Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger, Piece of My Heart and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. She also played the main role of the Virgin Mary in the 2006 film The Nativity Story. In 2015, she joined the cast of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Obara Sand.[1]

Early life[edit]

Castle-Hughes was born in 1990 in Donnybrook, Western Australia, to a Māori mother, Desrae Hughes, and Tim Castle, an Anglo-Australian father.[2][3] Her family moved to Auckland, New Zealand when she was four years old. She attained citizenship in 2001. Castle-Hughes attended Penrose High School and graduated from Senior College of New Zealand in Auckland.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2002, Castle-Hughes made her debut in the film Whale Rider, in which she played the main role of Paikea Apirana (Pai). Due to not having any previous acting experience, she went directly from her Auckland school classroom to the film set when the shoot began in New Zealand in late 2001. Castle-Hughes received widespread critical acclaim for her performance, and in 2004 she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards. Although she did not win the Best Actress award (it went to Charlize Theron for Monster), at age 13 she became the youngest person nominated in this category at the time and the second Polynesian actress, after Jocelyne LaGarde, to be nominated for an Oscar.

She soon followed the role by appearing in Prince‘s controversial “Cinnamon Girl” music video and with a shoot in Vanity Fair magazine. In 2004, Castle-Hughes was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[5]

In 2005, Castle-Hughes had a small part as Queen Apailana in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. In 2006, she portrayed the starring role of the Virgin Mary in The Nativity Story. New York Times critic, A. O. Scott, said that she “seemed entirely unfazed by the demands of playing Mary. She had the poise and intelligence to play the character not as an icon of maternity, but rather as a headstrong, thoughtful adolescent transformed by an unimaginable responsibility.”[6] The Christian-themed film earned only $8 million during its opening week, but its box office surged during the week of Christmas,.[7]

In 2008 Castle-Hughes appeared in the Australian comedy-drama film Hey, Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger, which was filmed in late 2006.[8]

Castle-Hughes reunited with New Zealand director Niki Caro for the film adaption of The Vintner’s Luck, which had its international premiere in September 2009.

Castle-Hughes starred in the Japanese horror film Vampire,[9] and she also played a recurring role as Axl’s flatmate in The Almighty Johnsons which premiered in 2011. In 2011 Castle-Hughes also played a minor part in the film Red Dog as Rosa the veterinary assistant and wife of Vanno.

In 2014 Keisha had a guest role in the American television series The Walking Dead in which she played Joan.[10]

In 2015 she joined the cast of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Obara Sand.[1] She pursued a role on the show in part because she is a fan of the books.[11] Castle-Hughes found out that she had won the role the night the Season 4 episode “The Mountain and the Viper” aired, in which her on-screen father’s death was shown. She described having a very intense emotional reaction to the scene, because of the connection between the characters on the show.[11]

Activism[edit]

Castle-Hughes campaigned for Greenpeace as part of the SignOn.org.nz climate campaign in 2009. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key initially admonished her to “stick to acting”, but offered a week later to discuss the issues with her over tea after she maintained she knew more about them than he gave her credit for.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2006, it was announced that Castle-Hughes and boyfriend Bradley Hull were expecting a child together.[13] Their daughter, Felicity-Amore Hull, was born on 25 April 2007.[13] Castle-Hughes and Hull broke up in 2010 after seven years together.[4][14]

In 2012, Castle-Hughes began dating Jonathan Morrison. After six weeks together, the couple became engaged in August 2012.[15][16] Their wedding took place on Valentine’s Day 2013.[17]

In early 2014, Castle-Hughes revealed that she has bipolar disorder, in the wake of television personality Charlotte Dawson‘s suicide.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Whale Rider Paikea Performance resulted in nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress.
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Queen Apailana of Naboo
2006 Nativity Story, TheThe Nativity Story Mary
2008 Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger Sunni
2009 A Heavenly Vintage, A Heavenly Vintage Celeste
2009 Piece of My Heart Young Kat TV movie
2010 Legend of the Seeker Maia / The Creator Episode: “Creator”
2011 Vampire Jellyfish
2011 Red Dog Rose
2011–2013 Almighty Johnsons, TheThe Almighty Johnsons Gaia Series Regular – seasons 1-2, Recurring – season 3
2012 Rewind Priya TV movie, post-production
2013 Stolen, TheThe Stolen Aroha
2014 Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead Joan Episode: “Slabtown
2015–2017 of Thrones, GameGame of Thrones Obara Sand 8 episodes
2015 Queen of Carthage Simi Film
2016 Roadies Donna Mancini Series regular
2017 Thank You for Your Service Alea
2017 Manhunt: Unabomber Tabby Milgrim

Awards[edit]

Year Organisation Award Film Result
2003 New Zealand Film and TV Awards Best Actress Whale Rider Won
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Nominated
Academy Awards Best Actress Nominated
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Nominated
Promising Performer Won
Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Female Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Movie Star – Female Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in an International Film Won
2007 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress The Nativity Story Nominated
2009 Qantas TV and Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Piece of My Heart Won

YVONNE LU

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Actress (12 credits)
  Who Am I (Short) (completed)
Anna
 2017 Natural Vice
Sue
 2016 American DJ
Christina
 2016 Kayla’s World (Short)
Kate / Mom
 2016 OneRepublic: Wherever I Go (Video short)
Woman
 2015 Stitchers (TV Series)
Jade

The Root of All Evil (2015) … Jade
 2015 Ktown Cowboys
Florence
 2014 Feel the Music (Short)
Sara
 2013 To Those Nights (Short)
Girl at Bar
 2012 JustKiddingFilms (TV Mini-Series short)
Melissa

Nerd Love (2012) … Melissa
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Mandarin Blogger (uncredited)
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 2011 BPM: Beats Per Mnet (TV Series)
Herself – Host (2011) / Herself – Host

Episode #1.31 (2011) … Herself – Host (2011)
Episode #1.30 (2011) … Herself – Host (2011)
Episode #1.29 (2011) … Herself – Host (2011)
Episode #1.28 (2011) … Herself – Host (2011)
Episode #1.27 (2011) … Herself – Host (2011)

Jessica Henwick

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Jessica Henwick

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Jessica Henwick
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Henwick at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1992-08-30) 30 August 1992 (age 25)
Surrey, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present

Jessica Yu Li Henwick (玉李) (born 30 August 1992) is an English actress. She is the first actress of East Asian descent to play the lead role in a British television series, having starred in the children’s show Spirit Warriors.[1] She is also known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in HBO series Game of Thrones, X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Colleen Wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her debut in the Netflix television series Iron Fist.

Early life[edit]

Henwick was born and raised in Surrey, the daughter of a Singaporean Chinese mother and a Zambian-English father, Mark Henwick, author of the Bite Back series of novels.[2][3] She trained at Redroofs Theatre School and the National Youth Theatre.[4]

Career[edit]

In June 2009, it was announced that Henwick had been cast in the lead role of Bo for the BBC show Spirit Warriors,[5] making her the first actress of East Asian descent to play the lead role in a British television series.[1] For the role, Henwick trained in wushu with martial arts choreographer Jude Poyer.[6] The show was nominated for several awards, including the Broadcast Awards 2011.[7]

In early 2013, Henwick made her professional theatre debut in the international premiere of Running on the Cracks, based on the book by Julia Donaldson. Allan Radcliffe of The Times praised her “excellent” and “understated” performance,[8] while the Guardian wrote, “with tremendous physical presence, Henwick captures the sense of adolescent righteousness, passion and confusion of a girl trying to create order in an unfair universe.”[9] Theatre critic Joyce McMillan wrote that Henwick was “outstanding as Leo”.[10]

Later that year she was cast as Jane Jeong Trenka in the drama Obsession: Dark Desires, which aired January 2014. The adaptation details Trenka’s stalking in Minnesota, 1991, which she details in her book The Language of Blood.[11] Henwick also joined the cast of Silk as new barrister pupil Amy. The series brought in an average of 5 million viewers per episode.[12] She reprised her role for the spin-off radio series Silk: The Clerks’ Room[13] and later that year went on to play a young Oxford University student in Inspector Lewis.

In 2015 Henwick joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Nymeria Sand, with Oscar-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers playing her sisters. The process included six months of training to use a traditional bullwhip.[14] She continued performing the role until Season 7.[15]

Henwick played the X-wing pilot Jess Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The character’s full name is established as Jessika “Testor” Pava in the spin-off novel The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure, which establishes her as an admirer of Luke Skywalker.[16][17] Despite her limited screen time, the character of Pava has become a fan favorite.[18] Since the release of the film, Pava has appeared as a supporting character in the comic book series Star Wars: Poe Dameron.

In 2017, Henwick appeared in the second season of drama series Fortitude, as well as Colleen Wing in the Netflix television series Iron Fist. Although critical reception of Iron Fist was generally negative, Henwick’s performance in the series was well received.[19] She reprises the role for the series The Defenders.[20]

Henwick’s next role will be in Fox feature film Underwater.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Screen[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Spirit Warriors Bo TV series, 10 episodes
2012 The Thick of It Charlotte TV series, 1 episode
2014 Balsa Wood Scotty Short film
2014 Obsession: Dark Desires Jane Jeong Trenka TV series, 1 episode
2014 Silk Amy Lang TV series, 5 episodes
2014 Lewis Chloe TV series, 2 episodes
2015 Dragonfly Paula Reid Film
2015 The Heart of the Forest Akira Film
2015–2016 Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Enu / Hanna Roth Video game
2015–2017 Game of Thrones Nymeria Sand TV series, 8 episodes
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Jessika Pava[22][23] Film
2016 The Headhunter Aiko Koo Film
2017 Fortitude Bianca TV series, 1 episode
2017 Rice on White Elena Film
2017–present Iron Fist Colleen Wing TV series, 13 episodes
2017 Newness Joanne Film
2017 The Defenders Colleen Wing TV series, 6 episodes
2018 Underwater (film) In post-production

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Running on the Cracks Leo National tour

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–2012 North by Northamptonshire Helen BBC Radio Four
Sony Radio Award Nomination
2013 Monday to Friday Julie BBC Radio Scotland
2014–2015 Silk: The Clerks Room Amy Lang Seasons 1 & 2

CHRISTINA YUN-WEN MOK

Christina Yun-Wen Mok was born on May 5, 1987 in the USA as Yun-Wen Mok. She is an actress, known for The Day I Lost You (2015), Mèng l de yqin dào qiáng (2017) and The Freezer (2015).
Actress (10 credits)
 2015 The Story About Them (Short) (completed)
Coco
 2017 Mèng l de yqin dào qiáng (TV Series)
Hsu Hsiao-Ching

Episode #1.6 (2017) … Hsu Hsiao-Ching
Episode #1.5 (2017) … Hsu Hsiao-Ching
Episode #1.4 (2017) … Hsu Hsiao-Ching
Episode #1.3 (2017) … Hsu Hsiao-Ching
Episode #1.2 (2017) … Hsu Hsiao-Ching
 2016 Metro of Love (TV Series)
Female star

The Thin Blue Lines (2016) … Female star
 2015-2016 Love or Spend (TV Series)
Lu Wei-Hsuan

Episode #1.77 (2016) … Lu Wei-Hsuan
Episode #1.76 (2016) … Lu Wei-Hsuan
Episode #1.75 (2016) … Lu Wei-Hsuan
Episode #1.70 (2016) … Lu Wei-Hsuan
Episode #1.69 (2016) … Lu Wei-Hsuan
 2015 The Day I Lost You (TV Series)
Han Yi
 2015 Welcome to the Happy Days
Chen-Chen
 2015 The Freezer (Short)
 2015 Gatao
Hsieh Lei-Lei
 2014 Apple in Your Eye (TV Series)
Fang Shao-Min

Episode #1.13 (2014) … Fang Shao-Min
Episode #1.11 (2014) … Fang Shao-Min
Episode #1.9 (2014) … Fang Shao-Min
Episode #1.8 (2014) … Fang Shao-Min
Episode #1.6 (2014) … Fang Shao-Min
 2013 Love Around (TV Series)
Chen Pin-Ying

Episode #1.21 (2013) … Chen Pin-Ying
Episode #1.18 (2013) … Chen Pin-Ying
Episode #1.17 (2013) … Chen Pin-Ying
Episode #1.16 (2013) … Chen Pin-Ying
Episode #1.3 (2013) … Chen Pin-Ying

Kimberley Locke

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Kimberley Locke

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Kimberley Locke
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Background information
Birth name Kimberley Dawn Locke
Also known as Kim Locke
Born (1978-01-03) January 3, 1978 (age 39)
Hartsville, Tennessee
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres R&B, pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, model
Years active 2003–present (singing)
2005–present (modeling)
Labels Curb, Dream Merchant 21, I AM Entertainment[1]
Associated acts Randy Jackson[2]
Website www.kimberleylockeofficial.com

Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and model. She has recorded in the dance and pop genres, and has targeted the adult contemporary radio format.

Locke gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol television series in which she placed third. In 2007 she garnered media attention for her participation in Celebrity Fit Club.

Early life[edit]

Locke was born in Hartsville, Tennessee, to Donald and Christine Locke, and is the second of two children, with an older brother named Ashley. She and her brother spent most of their life in Gallatin. At age five, Locke began singing in church. Her parents divorced when she was eight years old.

Locke grew up admiring such singers as Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Diana Ross. She and childhood friends Chandra Boone, Selina Robb, and Nacole Rice formed a quartet as teens named Shadz of U, which performed at many local churches. The group later appeared on Locke’s 2007 Based on a True Story album, singing backup on Everyday Angels.

Locke went to Gallatin High School, where she was one of sixteen members to participate in its performing group. She remained in the group throughout her high school years. She was also selected twice as a member of the All-Middle State Chorus. After graduating, she began to work for a company in Nashville as an administrative assistant.

Like 2007 American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, Locke is an alumna of Belmont University in Nashville.

American Idol and singing career[edit]

On October 30, 2002, the reality TV singing competition American Idol held auditions in Nashville, Tennessee for the show’s second season. Locke successfully passed through to the next round, and in December was chosen to perform on the show. She finished third, behind winner Ruben Studdard and runnerup Clay Aiken. She has since been invited back to the show to perform twice (seasons 3 and 7).

Locke went on to sign a record deal with Curb Records on September 6, 2003. Her debut album, One Love, was released May 4, 2004. Debut single “8th World Wonder” reached the top half of the Billboard Hot 100 and was successful on other charts, and entered the UK charts. “Wrong” and “I Could” followed as singles.

Locke released her version of “Up on the House Top” in the autumn of 2005 and by the end of year, it had reached the top spot of the Adult Contemporary (A/C) charts. The following year, Locke’s version of “Jingle Bells” was released and topped the same charts. A full Christmas album entitled Christmas — only available digitally — was released on November 6, 2007.

Locke performing in 2006

Locke’s second album, Based on a True Story, was released on May 1, 2007. The album’s original lead single, “Supawoman,” co-written with her producers Damon Sharpe and Mark J. Feist, was released to radio on August 7, 2006. “Change,” was released to radio on January 15, 2007. The album’s next single was a cover of Freda Payne‘s “Band of Gold,” which was released to radio on August 13, 2007, and became Locke’s sixth solo A/C Top 10 hit. The album’s third single,”Fall,” co-written by Clay Mills and also recorded by country music artist Clay Walker, was released to radio in February 2008. All three singles from this album hit number one on the Billboard dance club chart.

After parting ways with Curb Records in 2009, Locke went on to be the first artist to sign a deal with Randy Jackson‘s Dream Merchant 21 record label[3][4] and recorded the single “Strobelight“, which was released April 6, 2010.[5] as part of the “singles only” agreement about which Locke stated, “We live in a world where people go to iTunes and download the songs they want.[6]

In 2011, Locke issued a press release announcing her new entertainment company called I AM Entertainment. Her first independent release through her new company was her danced-themed EP album, “Four for the Floor”, which was released on July 19, 2011.[7] On November 1, 2011 Locke released a cover of Silver Bells which was accompanied by an I AM Entertainment produced music video.[8] During the summer of 2011, fans chose via a Facebook voting campaign,[9] which would be Locke’s next single. The winning song was “Finally Free” which is slated to be released with a full remix package in 2012.[10]

In 2013, Locke teamed up with British production team Cahill to release the single, “Feel the Love,” on 3 Beat Records, that was promoted exclusively to the United Kingdom. The song reaching number one on both the Club[11] and Pop[12] charts in the United Kingdom, and reached number 29 on Billboard’s Global Dance chart.[13]

In 2015, Locke is working on her next album which will feature songs she co-wrote with Bill Grainer.[14]

Songs performed on American Idol[edit]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Audition Over the Rainbow Judy Garland [N/A] Advanced
Hollywood Band of Gold” (with Frenchie Davis) Freda Payne Group Performances Advanced
Top 32 Over the Rainbow Judy Garland Semifinal Group 2 Advanced
Top 12 Heat Wave Martha and the Vandellas Motown Bottom 3
Top 11 Home Stephanie Mills Movie Hits Safe
Top 10 I Can’t Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt Country/Rock Safe
Top 81 It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls Disco Bottom 3
Top 8 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion Billboard Number One Hits Bottom 3
Top 7 New York State of Mind Billy Joel Billy Joel Safe
Top 6 If You Asked Me To Patti LaBelle Diane Warren Safe
Top 5 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Where the Boys Are
The Miracles
Connie Francis
1960s
Neil Sedaka
Safe
Top 4 I Just Want to Be Your Everything
Emotion
Andy Gibb
Samantha Sang
Bee Gees Bottom 22
Top 3 Band of Gold
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Inseparable
Freda Payne
Dionne Warwick
Natalie Cole
Random
Judge’s Choice
Idol’s Choice
Eliminated
  • ^Note 1 Due to Corey Clark‘s disqualification, the Top 9 performances became Top 8 when no one was eliminated.
  • ^Note 2 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results in the particular night, Locke was in the bottom two and declared safe when Josh Gracin was eliminated.

Discography[edit]

Television career[edit]

While pursuing her music career, Locke was also interested in becoming a television star.[citation needed] Since 2005, Locke has featured on many television shows.

In August 2004, Locke was invited to be a guest host on Good Day Live, and was invited back to co-host twice more. In 2005, she was a contestant on the game show, Family Feud, and she hosted Word Slam!, a GSN live game show; an accompanying documentary with Locke aired on that cable channel that September. Throughout the summer of 2005, a proposed reality TV series, Aren’t You That Girl?, taped Locke’s progress on her second album and preparations for her upcoming wedding. The engagement was later called off and the project was cancelled.[15] During MTV‘s early fall 2006 lineup, Locke was a judge and co-host on the short lived reality-show competition “Little Talent Show“.

In 2007 Locke was a participant on the fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club. She has been the focused target of derision from fellow cast member Dustin Diamond, who has repeatedly insulted Locke. The ensuing argument caused all other contestants to leave the stage.[16] On June 17, 2007, the season finale of Celebrity Fit Club aired, drawing in 2.7 million viewers, the show’s highest yet.

Locke sat in as a guest co-host of The View in March 2007. In April 2008, she also appeared on “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” with her winnings to benefit Camp Heartland. She was the first contestant in the history of the show to attempt the million dollar song. Although unsuccessful, she was awarded $100,000 for ranking so well. Locke vowed she would raise the $400,000 she lost when she unsuccessfully attempted to win the million dollars.

On June 24, 2009, Locke became one of the hosts of the talent show Gospel Dream 2009 on Gospel Music Channel.

On September 11, 2010, Locke appeared on Celebrity Ghost Stories.

She has also hosted ABC’s Windy City Live, Hallmark’s The Better Show, and GSN’s Word Slam.[17] In 2013, she appeared as an expert judge on NBCUniversal’s Next Great Family Band.[18]

Modeling career and weight loss[edit]

From 2005 through September 2006, Locke was signed with Ford Models‘ 14+ Division. She has appeared on the covers of the July 2005 issue of Figure magazine and the summer 2007 issue of UneQ magazine. She has also been a former spokesperson for Lane Bryant and Seven7 Jeans.

While filming for Celebrity Fit Club, Locke chose to follow the Jenny Craig diet plan and had great success. In December 2006, Locke was offered a deal as spokeswoman with Jenny Craig.[19] At the completion of filming for the show, Kimberley weighed in at a final weight of 149 lbs; down a total of 27 lbs. from her original start weight of 176 lbs. A feature in the September 10th issue of People Magazine shows Kimberley at 141 lbs., only 3 pounds away from her goal. Locke announced through her official MySpace blog on October 8, 2007 that she had finally achieved her 40-pound weight loss goal.

In January 2008, Locke was featured as the centerfold of Us Weekly‘s “Diets That Work” issue. The feature counted down the top five celebrity diets of 2007, with Locke being named the winner.[20] Ellen DeGeneres was so personally blown away by the feature that she asked Locke to be a special guest on an upcoming episode of her popular daytime talk show. The episode taped on January 10, 2008 and aired the following day.

Business career[edit]

In 1999, Locke enrolled at Belmont University and graduated in August 2001 with a bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Management. In December 2006, Locke, with partners Eric Kupferberg, Liam Harvey, and Jim Stake, opened the Croton Creek Steakhouse & Wine Bar, located in Croton Falls, New York.

In 2011, Locke announced she had founded her own entertainment company called I AM Entertainment.[1]

Charitable work[edit]

Locke has been active in many charities, particularly in raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and breast cancer. Locke’s first exposure to working with children living with HIV/AIDS was through her work with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which sent her on an 11-day trip through Africa. She then went on to work with other organizations such as YouthAIDS, the Davy Foundation, and Camp Heartland. In recognition of her extensive charitable efforts as an HIV/AIDS activist, Locke was presented with the Red Ribbon award on November 9, 2007.[21] “The Red Ribbon Award is done for someone in the community that advocates AIDS awareness, and especially HIV awareness,” said press liaison Chris Prouty. “They want to pinpoint one specific person and get the community involved in the accolades and a congratulatory celebration.” At a news conference prior to her performance that night, Locke gave an acceptance speech. “All the kids [at Camp Heartland] have a great story, and that’s what I’ve chosen to be a part of. It’s the old cliché: kids are our future.”[22] She appeared on a Celebrity episode of Don’t Forget The Lyrics to raise money for Camp Heartland, walking away with $100,000 for her charity. In March 2010, Locke was voted onto Camp Heartland’s board of directors.[21]

In October 2007, Locke teamed up with General Mills to introduce the ‘Pink For A Cure’ campaign to promote awareness of breast cancer in the African-American community. “My aunt is a breast cancer survivor. So, as someone whose family has been directly touched by this disease, I’m very passionate about getting people talking more about their health,” said Locke.[23]

Locke is also a member of the Entertainment Council of Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization.[24]

Videography[edit]

  • 8th World Wonder” (2004) directed by Sam Erickson.
  • Wrong” (2004) directed by Urban Strom.
  • Coulda Been” (2004) directed by Urban Strom.
  • Change” (2007) directed by Roman White.
  • Silver Bells” (2011) directed by Adam Bergey and Eric Baldetti.
  • “Finally Free” (2012) directed by Walid Azami.

Awards and nominations[edit]

New Music Awards

  • 2005: Nominated – Female Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year

Teen Choice Awards