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Shawnee Smith
Actress, Saw II
Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show, which is now strong in syndication, and a variety of memorable roles in hit feature films...
“ She is Tops in every way. She played Amanda to a Perfect 100% T. ” - Denny1961
Athena Karkanis
Actress, Wild Kratts
Canadian actress Athena Karkanis began her professional career in acting in 2003 with an episode on the Chappelle's Show. Since that time, Athena has an extensive career in film, television and voice acting. Her credits include the Canadian teen drama The Best Years, The Border, and Wild Kratts...
Dina Meyer
Dina Meyer is an American film and television actress best known for her roles as Barbara Gordon in Birds of Prey, Dizzy Flores in Starship Troopers and Detective Allison Kerry in the Saw installments. Meyer started acting in 1993, with her first major role playing Lucinda Nicholson in the TV series Beverly Hills...
Betsy Russell
Actress, Saw III
Betsy Russell is the first in her family to become famous as an actress but she hales from a family of famous intellects. Her father is the iconic economist Richard Russell who has written a news letter about the stock market for almost 60 years called Dow Theory Letters and her grandfather Max Lerner was an author and syndicated columnist...
Virginia Williams
Actress, Fairly Legal
Actress, singer, and humanitarian, Virginia Williams, may best be known for her starring role as 'Lauren Reed' in the hit USA Network "dramedy" Fairly Legal. Williams has appeared in over 35 television series including the starring role of 'Bianca' on the Lifetime original series Monarch Cove in addition...
Scout Taylor-Compton
Actress, Halloween II
Scout Taylor-Compton began acting with a featured role in the A.F.I. film A.W.O.L starring David Morse. Since then, her performances in seven independent films, over fifteen student films, and three music videos formed a firm foundation that led to her leading role in MGM's Sleepover...
Yancy Butler
Actress, Kick-Ass
Yancy Victoria Butler was born on July 2, 1970, in New York City. Growing up in the bohemian Greenwich Village, Yancy started making showbiz inroads at an early age. In 1979, she made her film debut at age seven with a small appearance in the slasher thriller Savage Weekend. At age 13, Yancy went on to study at New York's prominent HB Studios...
Actress, Mask
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups and downs than the 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average...
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics...
Joan Jett
Soundtrack, Shrek
Joan Jett rose to fame in the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of "I Love Rock and Roll" was a number one hit in 1982; "Crimson and Clover" was another hit for her. Jett has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show".
Gina Gershon
Actress, Face/Off
Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania, Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading light of a Las Vegas leg-line in director Paul Verhoeven's kitsch classic Showgirls...
Kim Carnes
Soundtrack, Flashdance
Raspy-voiced singer/songwriter Kim Carnes was born on July 20, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. Kim wanted to become a successful singer and songwriter ever since she was three. Carnes began her music career in the 60s writing songs for other artists while performing at local clubs and working as a session vocalist...
Ann Wilson
Soundtrack, Shrek the Third
Singer, flute player, songwriter, and guitarist Ann Dustin Wilson was born on June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California. The daughter of a colonel in the Marine Corps, Wilson and her family moved around a lot, before eventually settling in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA. Ann attended Interlake High School in Bellevue...
Nancy Wilson
Music Department, Vanilla Sky
Nancy Wilson was born in San Francisco, California and joined her sister Ann Wilson in the Seattle, Washington based hard rock-band Heart in the early-seventies. She sang lead vocals on the number one-hit "These Dreams" and on the top-twenty hit "Stranded". Ann performed on "The Battle of Evermore" on the Soundtrack of the film Singles with "The Lovemongers"...
“ She played bad girl Nicole Wallace great. She should've had more of a stretch in Law & Order: CI. ” - Denny1961
Estella Warren
Estella Warren was a synchronized swimmer from the age of 7 until 17 in her native Canada. She moved away from home at 12 to train for the Canadian National Team. She was the Canadian National Champion for three years and represented her country at the World Aquatic Championship, where she placed second...
“ I WOULD LOVE TO.... ” - Denny1961
Linda Emond
Actress, Julie & Julia
Linda Emond received a 2014 Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, also starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams. Her "Partner" in the musical is played by Danny Burstein, who has also received a Tony nomination for his role.
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was involved in the fatal accident which killed her mother...
“ Loved Her on Law & Order & haven't missed an episode of her new show Rizzoli & Isles. ” - Denny1961
Linda Hamilton
Born in Salisbury, Maryland, USA, following high school Linda studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York she attended acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg. Her first parts where small parts in TV series, with her biggest break coming with her role in The Terminator...
Peta Wilson
With her distinctive voice, ultra-intense eyes and statuesque frame, Peta Wilson probably could have carried her breakout television show, "La Femme Nikita," on looks alone. Such was television in 1997. But when viewers realized that this killer- with-a-killer body could actually act, the show became the highest-rated drama on cable...
Lucy Lawless
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
Andrea Parker
Actress, The Pretender
Parker is a native Californian. She began ballet study at age 6, trained with youth programs around the country and, at age 15, joined the San Francisco Ballet. After three years of touring, she switched to contemporary dance and began studying acting while working as a bartender. Shortly thereafter...
Mary McCormack
Actress, K-PAX
Mary McCormack began her acting career performing in a stage production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". "I was twelve but looked like an eight-year-old boy" she recalls. "As luck would have it, none of the boys in town could sing, so I got the part and wore a hat"...
Sarah Shahi
Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a teenager...
Angelina Jolie
Actress, Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt and Maleficent. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ She played Gia Perfectly it was so believable. ” - Denny1961
Piper Perabo
Actress, The Prestige
Piper Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas, to Mary Charlotte (Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a poetry professor. Her mother is of Norwegian descent and her father is of German, Irish, and English ancestry (the surname "Perabo" originates in Germany). After graduating college...
Ali Larter
A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons. She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues which included her infamous whipped cream bikini scene...
Sasha Alexander
Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on, Sasha used her comedic skills and threw herself into the role...
Cote de Pablo
Actress, NCIS
Cote de Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Arvida Middle School in Miami and then Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated in 2000 after studying music theater. Whilst at Carnegie Mellon she appeared in several theater productions, including "Indiscretions"...
Jessica Steen
Actress, Armageddon
A native of Toronto, Canada, Jessica Steen is probably best known in the U.S. for having been a regular on two short-lived TV series: the critically acclaimed Homefront and the science fiction show Earth 2. You may also recognize her recent work opposite Michael Richards (Kramer from Seinfeld in the film Trial and Error...
Julia Ormond
The dark and classically beautiful British actress Julia Ormond was born into privileged surroundings as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician. Her parents divorced when she was young; she was the second of five children. She attended Cranleigh, a private school, and showed interest in theatrics way back then...
Jeri Ryan
Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmerman on February 22, 1968 in Munich, West Germany, to Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker. She and her older brother Mark grew up on several military bases, including Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia and Texas...
Gabrielle Anwar
Actress, Burn Notice
Her father is Tariq Anwar and her mother is Shireen Anwar. Anwar attended Laleham Church of England Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied at the London drama and dance school...
Karen Young
Actress, Daylight
Karen Young was born in Pequannock, New Jersey, and educated at Rutgers University. She was the eldest of six children; her mother was a homemaker and her father was a stonemason. After college, she went to New York City to pursue a career in acting and has been a New Yorker ever since. One of her first successes was in the original theatrical production of "A Lie of the Mind"...
Jennifer Van Dyck
Jennifer Van Dyck was born in St. Andrews, Scotland and raised in Princeton, NJ. She graduated from Brown University with a double major in Religious Studies and Theatre Arts. She began her career at Trinity Rep under the leadership of Adrian Hall. Richard Jenkins directed her there in Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Other People's Money...
Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, to Patsy (Magee) and Allen Richard Turner, a U.S. Foreign Service officer. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later enrolled at Missouri State University for two years...
Sharon Stone
Actress, Casino
Sharon Yvonne Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania, to Dorothy Marie (Lawson), an accountant and homemaker, and Joseph William Stone II, a factory worker. Her father was strict. She was the second of four children, and has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry...
Judith Light
Judith Light was born February 9, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey to Pearl Sue and Sidney Light. Judith later graduated from St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, and later enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University, where she earned a degree in drama. With several television appearances, perhaps Judith is best remembered as Angela Bower in the 1980's sitcom Who's the Boss?.
“ I've seen her in "One Live To Live" & Law & Order:SVU and I think she's great. ” - Denny1961
Kim Delaney
Actress, Army Wives
Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised there as well. Growing up the daughter to Joan and Jack Delaney, retired from Delphi Automotive where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She grew up in Roxborough and has four brothers. Ed Delaney and John Delaney who are older...
Dianne Wiest
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
Kirsten Vangsness
While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include Perfuct, The Book...
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...