Bruckner promoting Blood and Chocolate in 2007
|Born||(1985-08-16) August 16, 1985
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Agnes Bruckner (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress and former model. She began acting on television in the late 1990s and has since appeared in several films, including The Woods, Blue Car, Murder by Numbers, Blood and Chocolate, and The Anna Nicole Story.
Bruckner was born in Hollywood, California, to a Hungarian father and a Russian mother who have since divorced; her paternal grandfather was German. Her parents met in Hungary and immigrated to the U.S. in 1984 through a refugee camp in Italy. She has two sisters and a brother.
Bruckner speaks some Russian and is fluent in Hungarian, having grown up speaking the language. She has been involved in dance, ballet, and tap since the age of five and initially wanted to pursue a career as a dancer. At the age of eight, Bruckner worked as a child model at the suggestion of her mother and also appeared in a beauty pageant. Bruckner grew up in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, until age five and then lived in Portland, Oregon, until age ten. She returned with her family to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, moving to Burbank, California.
Bruckner began her career at age 11. She appeared in commercials, in a few television pilots, and on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 1999. At the age of 15, Bruckner got her first lead role in the independent film Blue Car (2002), in which she played a high school student involved in an affair with her teacher, played by David Strathairn. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that Bruckner “negotiates this difficult script with complete conviction.” Bruckner received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for “Best Female Lead” for the role.
In the 2000s, other minor roles in television and film followed, including roles in the thrillers The Glass House (2001) and the Sandra Bullock-starring Murder by Numbers (2002). Bruckner has appeared in episodes of the television series 24 and Alias. She starred in the horror films Venom (2005) and The Woods (2006). Also in 2006, she appeared in the drama Peaceful Warrior opposite Scott Mechlowicz and received a ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award and played the lead role in Dreamland.
In 2007, Bruckner appeared in the horror/romance film Blood and Chocolate and later Say Hello to Stan Talmadge (2008), Kill Theory (2008), Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009), and The Craigslist Killer (2011).
|1998||Shrunken City, TheThe Shrunken City||Lori||Video|
|2001||Glass House, TheThe Glass House||Zoe|
|2002||Blue Car||Megan ‘Meg’ Denning|
|2002||Murder by Numbers||Lisa Mills|
|2005||Iris Effect, TheThe Iris Effect||Katya|
|2006||Woods, TheThe Woods||Heather Fasulo|
|2007||Blood & Chocolate||Vivian Gandillon|
|2008||Vacancy 2: The First Cut||Jessica||Video|
|2009||Good Funeral, AA Good Funeral||Junior|
|2011||The Craigslist Killer||Megan McAllister|
|2012||Breaking the Girls||Sara Ryan|
|2012||Pact, TheThe Pact||Nicole Barlow|
|2012||Millionaire Tour, TheThe Millionaire Tour||Billie|
|2012||Baytown Outlaws, TheThe Baytown Outlaws||Mona|
|2012||Citizen, TheThe Citizen||Diane|
|2013||Wrong Cops||Julia Kieffer|
|2014||Bit of Bad Luck, AA Bit of Bad Luck||Heather|
|1997–1999||Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful||Bridget Forrester||TV series|
|2000||American Adventure||Sydney||TV film|
|2000||Pacific Blue||Connie Lamb||Episode: “Fifty-Nine Minutes”|
|2001||Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive||Mallory Wickes||Episode: “Safekeeping”|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Lisa||Episode: “Visions of Thy Father”|
|2002||Alias||Kelly McNeil||Episodes: “The Box: Parts 1 & 2”|
|2003||24||Linda||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||May||Episode: “Country Crossover”|
|2009||Dirty Sexy Money||Daphne||Episode: “The Bad Guy”|
|2009||Private Practice||Heather||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2011||The Craigslist Killer||Megan McAllister||TV film|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Tanya||Episode: “Kai e’ e”|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Lea Ferran||Episode: “Ripple of Hope”|
|2012||Covert Affairs||Zarya Fischer||Episodes: “Let’s Dance”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”|
|2013||The Anna Nicole Story||Anna Nicole Smith||TV film|
|2015||The Returned||Deputy Nikki Banks||A&E TV series|
|2015||Once Upon a Time||Lilith “Lily” Page/Starla||Recurring (3 episodes)|
Gonzalo at the PaleyFest 2013 forum for Dallas
|Born||Julieta Susana Gonzalo
(1981-09-09) September 9, 1981
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Julieta Susana “Julie” Gonzalo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝuli ɣonˈsalo]; born September 9, 1981) is an Argentine– actress and producer. She starred as Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the TNT drama series Dallas (2012–14). Gonzalo is also known for her roles in films, including Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story, and Christmas with the Kranks, and on television series Veronica Mars and Eli Stone.
Gonzalo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, where she began her career as a print model. She later became interested in acting as she began taking theatre classes. Gonzalo moved to Los Angeles, and made her feature film debut in a supporting role of 2002 independent romantic comedy I’m with Lucy opposite Monica Potter.
On television, Gonzalo debuted in The WB comedy series Greetings from Tucson. In early 2003, she won the main role of The WB comedy pilot, called Exit 9, but the show was not picked up. The same year, she appeared on NCIS. In 2004, Gonzalo starred opposite Tori Spelling in another pilot Me, Me, Me for UPN, which was also not picked up. She also guest-starred in the pilot episode of Drake & Josh in 2004.
Gonzalo appeared in several films in her early career. In 2003, she had a role as Lindsay Lohan‘s character’s rival in Freaky Friday. The following year, she starred as Shelby, the cheerleader, in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story, opposite Hilary Duff, and Chad Michael Murray, and also appeared in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Christmas with the Kranks, as Jamie Lee Curtis‘ character’s daughter. In 2005, she had supporting role in another romantic comedy, Must Love Dogs. Her other credits including 2007 thriller Cherry Crush and the lead role in the 2013 comedy horror movie Vamp U.
In 2006, Gonzalo was cast in a series regular role as Parker Lee on The CW mystery television series Veronica Mars. After the cancellation of the series, she was cast as one of the leads in the ABC comedy pilot called The News. In next year, Gonzalo began starring as Maggie Dekker in ABC legal comedy-drama Eli Stone opposite Jonny Lee Miller. In 2008 she won ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for role in Eli Stone. The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2009.
Gonzalo was to be the lead in the NBC‘s not aired science fiction series Day One in 2009. While originally intended to air on NBC midseason in the 2009–2010 TV season with a thirteen-episode season, it was reported on October 1, 2009 that the episode order had been reduced to four and would air as a mini-series. On May 16, 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that the show would likely never air. She later guest-starred in Castle, Nikita, The Glades and CSI: Miami.
In 2011, Gonzalo was cast as series regular in the TNT revival of Dallas, which premiered on June 13, 2012. Her character, Rebecca Sutter, was later revealed to be Pamela Rebecca Barnes, the daughter of the characters Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) and Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers) from the original series.
|2001||Penny Game, TheThe Penny Game||Cherry Moss||Short film|
|2002||I’m with Lucy||Eve|
|2003||Freaky Friday||Stacey Hinkhouse|
|2004||DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story||Amber|
|2004||Cinderella Story, AA Cinderella Story||Shelby Cummings|
|2004||Christmas with the Kranks||Blair Krank|
|2005||Must Love Dogs||June|
|2007||Silent Night||Lucy||Short film, also producer|
|2007||Cherry Crush||Desiree Thomas|
|2007||To Rob a Thief||Gloria|
|2007||Saving Angelo||Receptionist||Short film|
|2011||3 Holiday Tails||Lisa|
|2013||Vamp U||Chris Keller/Mary Lipinsky|
|2015||Waffle Street||Becky Adams|
|2016||Pumpkin Pie Wars||Casey||Hallmark Movie|
|2002–2003||Greetings from Tucson||Kim Modica||2 episodes|
|2003||Exit 9||Brooke||TV pilot|
|2003||NCIS||Sarah Schaefer||Episode: “Hung Out to Dry”|
|2004||Drake & Josh||Tiffany Margolis||Episode: “Hug Me, Brother: Pilot”|
|2004||Me, me, me||Pearl||TV pilot|
|2006–2007||Veronica Mars||Parker Lee||Series regular, 20 episodes|
|2007||News, TheThe News||Gretchen Holt||TV pilot|
|2008–2009||Eli Stone||Maggie Dekker||Series regular, 25 episodes
ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2008)
Nominated – ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2009)
|2009||Day One||Kelly||Series regular, not aired series|
|2010||Castle||Madison Queller||Episode: “Food to Die For”|
|2010||Nikita||Jill Morelli||Episode: “Kill Jill”|
|2010||Glades, TheThe Glades||Kim Nichols||Episode: “Breaking 80”|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Abby Lexington||Episode: “Match Made in Hell”|
|2012–2014||Dallas||Pamela Rebecca Barnes||Series regular
Nominated – ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated – Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television (2013)
|2017||Falling for Vermont||Angela Young/Elizabeth||Hallmark movie|
Maria Dinulescu studied acting at the National University of Cinema and Drama in Bucharest, Romania. She came to international attention in 2003, when one of the first shorts she played in, “Traffic”, won the Palme d’Or in Cannes. She came back to Cannes in 2007, as the lead female actress in the full-feature “California Dreamin’ (endless),” the winner of the “Un Certain Regard” section. Her performance in this movie won her a few other awards including the Best Actress Prize at BIAF Georgia and Arte Mare from France.
Maria subsequently played the lead role in “Hooked”, a film that had its world premiere at the 65th Venice film Festival. Her performance in “Hooked” was described as “bewitching” (Hollywood Reporter) and “bubbly (in a difficult role)” (Variety) and was rewarded with the Best Actress Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Buenos Aires Film Festival.
Of the 12 full-length feature films that Maria has starred in, she has played the lead 7 times. She also has several television credits, including the HBO-produced Romanian version of the “In Treatment” HBO series. She has acted in more than 10 successful short films, commercials, and was the lead in the music video, “Peace” by Depeche Mode. In 2010, Dinulescu won the Esquire Magazine, Sexiest Woman Alive Atlas, 2010 for Romania.
She moved to Los Angeles where she studied at UCLA, Groundlings Theatre & School and she participate in many laboratory and workshops with prestigious actors, directors and teachers. Maria played in different short movies for USC and New York Film Academy students. “Stepping Out” brought her the award for best actress at Los Angeles Indie Film Fest 2014.
Maria has a master in Japanese theater and culture, is member of European Film Academy and speak Romanian, English and Italian.
What others have to say about Maria:
Jay Weissberg (Variety), met Ms. Dinulescu at Cannes in 2007 and he writes:
“. . .it is very rare that jaded critics stand up and take notice, but quite a number of us remarked at the time that Dinulescu was an actress to watch.”
"She has chosen roles wisely and has been fortunate in that several films she’s starred in have been screened at the world’s most important festivals, including Cannes, Venice and Toronto. This exposure has broadened her name recognition far beyond Romania’s borders, and she is currently one of the most recognizable and watched actresses in the Romanian film industry – an industry, I should add, whose extraordinary renaissance in recent years has meant that every major
International film festival actively seeks out Romanian films for their roster.”
Yale University Professor, David Chambers, states:
“As an actress, Maria Dinulescu is uncommonly protean, absolutely distinct and different in each role she plays. Her range of abilities as an actress is simply astounding: here a beguiling gamine, there an androgynous mystery woman, next a rebellious fury, then a delightfully comic trickster with a twinkle in her eye.”
Columbia University Professor, Andrei Serban, states:
“Maria Dinulescu is an extremely gifted actress with love for her craft and enthusiasm for her profession. I am impressed with her ardor and devotion to the classic roles as well as new characters she plays so charmingly on the big screen, which brought her impressive awards. Without hesitation I can declare that Maria Dinulescu is an outstanding actress with a skilled potential and upcoming career.”
Guillermo Arriaga, Writer & Director, Cannes Palme d’Or Winner and Oscar Nominated, writes:
“She is an extraordinary actress with a bright future ahead of her due to her great talent. She is sought after by several of the top directors for difficult roles. I am sure that Maria Dinulescu can bring many good things to the American cinema.”
- Far from here (2016)
- Smokers Die Slowly Together (2016)
- Selfie 69 (2016)
- Double (2016)
- Rollover (2014)
- Stepping Out (2013)
- The Ridicule (2013)
- Plongeur (2012)
- Doina (2010)
- Beyond America (2008)
- L’enfance d’Icare (2008)
- The Dot Man (2008)
- Hooked (2008)
- Blood and Chocolate (2007)
- California Dreamin’ endless (2007)
- Examen (2006)
- Impasse (2005)
- Le tramway d’Andréa (2005)
- Gadjé (2005)
- Milionari de weekend (2004)
- Camera ascunsă (2004)
- Trafic (2004)
- Forme aberrante (2003)
- Green Oaks (2003)
- Poveste la scara C (2003)
- 17 minute întârziere (2002)
- Bucureşti-Wien, 8-15 (2000)
- În derivã (2010)
- Păcatele Evei (2005)
Lee in September 2008
|Birth name||Cory Lee Urhahn|
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Labels||Sextent Records (2004–2005)
WIDEawake Entertainment Group Inc (2006–2008)
The SMC Group (Universal Music) (2011-Present)
|Associated acts||Instant Star|
Cory Lee (born as Cory Lee Urhahn) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She is most noted for playing the role of Karma in the television series Instant Star, and Miss Oh on Degrassi. Currently (2014), she is a judge on The Next Star: Supergroup
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to a Chinese mother and German father. She grew up immersed in a musical environment. She attended Lord Byng Secondary School. At age 15, Lee turned down an offer from Sony Hong Kong to join the short-lived girl group Ris-K. Eager to explore her Chinese roots and to see the world, in 2002, Lee joined another group called NRG performing in Hong Kong. When the SARS outbreak hit China, Lee returned home to focus on her solo career.
Lee aligned with Vancouver-based Hipjoint Production, and achieved “indy-cred” with her debut album What a Difference a Day Makes. Its flagship single “The Naughty Song” was initially released through the club scene, which, in addition to the Juno nomination, scored nominations for a 2006 Indie Music Award for Pop Artist of the Year and 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards.
She had a brief appearance in the MTV movie 2Ge+her, as a girl booing at the Spelling Bee show.
Initially her music caught fire in the clubs across Canada; radio soon followed with her first single “The Naughty Song”. nominated for a Juno Award.
Her second album, Sinful Innocence, was released through WIDEawake/Universal on May 15, 2007. Featuring production from multi-platinum and 3-time Juno Award winner Perry Alexander (Keshia Chante, Shawn Desman) and KUYA (Nelly, Ginuwine, MASE), Sinful Innocence enthusiastically explores society’s “good girl/bad girl” double-standard from Lee’s own independent liberal perspective.
In a recent update to her official website, Lee stated that she is currently in the studio working on a third album. On April 19, 2009 a new song surfaced on the internet called Turn Me Off (Red Light). The song however, has yet to be confirmed as a single. The track was composed by Canadian producer KUYA, who Lee has previously worked with on her Sinful Innocence album.
Lee recently signed a global management deal with leading entertainment brand partnerships agency The SMC Group. Group CEO Maurice Hamilton commented “We’re extremely happy to have Cory Lee join our team, this year is going to be an important year for her and we’re excited to be part of that process.”
Cory partnered with high end lingerie brand La Perla to host a number of exclusive events across Asia.
In Summer 2011 on iTunes Cory released single – “Best Shot” – collaboration song between Cory and Shaggy. Later in November 2011 was released a remix of Best Shot as well as new song – “Fashion Show“. The music video was posted on YouTube on Cory’s official account. In April 2012 on YouTube Cory posted a teaser for her new song – “Cruel Intentions“. Two months later a full-length music video was released. In July 2012 Cory released via digital download an extended play album with both song – “Cruel Intentions & Fashion Show“. On that album also can be found remixes of her last 2 songs. On October 16, her third studio album was released via iTunes. It is titled Hot Pink Heart Part One. On the album are included her last two songs as well as 6 new songs.
On 11 March 2013, Cory posted on her official YouTube channel  a song titled Heart Into Stone and confirmed, that Hot Pink Heart – Part Two will be released later this year.
- (2005) What a Difference a Day Makes
- (2007) Sinful Innocence
- (2012) Hot Pink Heart – Part One
- (2013) Hot Pink Heart- Part Two
- (2005) The Naughty Song
- (2005) Goodbye
- (2007) No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service
- (2007) Ovaload
- (2007) Lovers Holiday
- (2007) Cold December
- (2011) Best Shot (feat. Shaggy)
- (2011) Fashion Show
- (2012) Cruel Intentions
- (2013) Bounce on It
- “Instant Star” (Karma, 2007–2008)
- “The Listener” (Marisa)
- “Being Erica” (Chantel)
- “The Chris Isaak Show” (Crazy Fan)
- “Ed’s Nite In” (Herself)
- “Degrassi” (Miss Oh, 2010–present)
- “Rookie Blue“