These are the people I've had the pleasure of meeting in various settings over the years and through my many fandoms!
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson
's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred
and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising
“ Frodo in the Lord of the Rings but I've been a fan for much longer! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Samwise in the Lord of the Rings but my favorite is still the Goonies! ” - elvenjedi003
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
“ Of Lord of the Rings fame, but I loved him in Lost! "You all everybody!" ” - elvenjedi003
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances...
“ He autographed my Hobbit foot and apparently it's not the strangest thing he's been asked to autograph...but he couldn't say what that was! Ha! ” - elvenjedi003
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman
started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ Musician to Hollywood, I love his work with Tim Burton and Oingo Boingo! ” - elvenjedi003
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta...
“ I love my captain! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Love Castle, but maybe it should be named after the dynamic duo! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Love Castle, but maybe it should be named after the dynamic duo! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Makes examining dead people look glamorous on Castle! ” - elvenjedi003
was born on November 13, 1971, to Judy and Robert Hathaway. He is one-quarter Mohican on his father's side. Noah started his way to stardom in commercials (in which he began to appear at age three). In 1978, he landed the role of Boxey on the cult Sci-Fi show, Battlestar Galactica
. Later that year...
“ To this day the Neverending Story is still my favorite! He's a tattoo artist now? He should see my Auryn! Go see his latest movie Sushi Girl in theaters January 2013! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Loved him in Lord of the Rings but it was my friend who pointed out to him how much she loved him in Moulin Rouge! He didn't seem as proud of that one! ;) ” - elvenjedi003
Andy Serkis is an English film actor, director and author. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)...
“ As Gollum AND Smeagol he left a message for me on my phone that is still there! The best was when he did the Thriller dance in 13 going on 30! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Best known from the Lord of the Rings but a fun drinking buddy...I'll tell you the story some day. ” - elvenjedi003
Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark
and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
“ Sala from Indiana Jones, Treebeard AND Gimli! When asked his favorite character to play, his response? The next one! ” - elvenjedi003
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon
and Zack Whedon
. Both his father, Tom Whedon
and his grandfather, John Whedon
were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon...
“ The man behind Firefly, Buffy, Dollhouse...all the good shows that aren't on anymore and a bunch more stuff he's always working on soon to come! ” - elvenjedi003
Hailing from Tulsa OK, Hanson the band arrived on the radio in 1997 with a #1 hit - "MMMBop" - which helped them sell more than 12 million copies of their debut album. Energizing a new wave of bubblegum pop, by virtue of their youth at the time (Isaac was 16, Taylor 14 & Zac 11), they were blamed for...
“ Yes, the band from the 90's...yes they are still a band, yes I'm still a fan...take a listen, they are really good! ” - elvenjedi003
Felicia Day was born on June 28, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as Kathryn Felicia Day. She is an actress and producer, known for her work on TV and the web video world. She has appeared in mainstream television shows and films, including "Supernatural", and a two-season arc on the SyFy series "Eureka"...
“ Love her in The Guild! A geek-girl role model if there ever was one! ” - elvenjedi003
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir
, Viggo Mortensen
's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
“ He's as good an artist as he is an actor! Go buy his art books! ” - elvenjedi003
Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen...
“ I loved her from Broadway long before she hit the screen! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Daughter of Sean, played Samwise Gamgee's little girl in the Lord of the Rings! ” - elvenjedi003
Kathy Najimy was born and raised in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of Samia (Massery) and Fred Najimy, a postal worker, both of Lebanese ancestry. Kathy attended Crawford High School, and began her film career in the early 1990s, with several minor roles. Kathy got her breakthrough screen role as "Sister Mary Patrick" in Sister Act
“ She used to play the cute chubby girl but these days she looks GOOD! I'll still always remember her as a nun and a witch! ” - elvenjedi003
Mark Andreas Sheppard was born on May 30, 1964 in London, England. He is an actor director and producer, known for Supernatural (2005), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Firefly (2002), Leverage (2008), Doctor Who (2005) In the Name of the Father (1993) and many others. He has been married to Sarah Louise Fudge since November 9, 2015.
“ Badger from Firefly, bad dude! ” - elvenjedi003
“ The Fanboy himself! Well, the director of the movie anyway! ” - elvenjedi003
“ He was great in Lost! ” - elvenjedi003
Maggie Grace was born on September 21, 1983, in Columbus, Ohio, to Valinn (Everett) and Rick Denig, who ran a jewelry business. She has English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Grace got her start in films in 2002 with Murder in Greenwich
and Shop Club
. In 2003, at the age of 20, she played a creepy...
“ She was good in Lost! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Writer of the TV Show Lost! ” - elvenjedi003
Born in Mexico City, Carlton Cuse grew up in Boston and Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History. He started his career in feature films working first as a development executive then formed a partnership with feature writer, Jeffrey Boam...
“ Producer of Lost! ” - elvenjedi003
Mark Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)...
“ Luke Skywalker himself! Go see him in his latest movie Sushi Girl, in theatres January 2013! ” - elvenjedi003
“ She was great as the famous princess but I loved her role in Fanboys! ” - elvenjedi003
Friendly as all get-out, Latino stand-up comic Paul Rodriguez was born in Mexico but raised in East Los Angeles. After finishing his military service, he went to college on the GI bill with the idea of becoming an attorney, but developed an interest in comedy while taking elective courses. He honed his stand-up act at L.A.'s famous The Comedy Store while working as a doorman there...
“ In a local production of The Latino Odd Couple...Funny guy! ” - elvenjedi003
Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk
. Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut...
“ He plays the meanest people in movies but is so sweet in real life! ” - elvenjedi003
David Dastmalchian is originally from Kansas. He moved to Chicago, IL, to study acting at The Theatre School, DePaul University. After college, David worked as a professional fisherman in Alaska, a circus performer, movie theatre usher and playwright. He is an ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theatre Company and Caffeine Theatre in Chicago.
“ Such a cool guy, loved him in Sushi Girl! ” - elvenjedi003
“ Funny guy! Will make you laugh! Special effects guru on the Lord of the Rings movies! ” - elvenjedi003
Emily Kinney is an American actress. She is best-known for her role as "Beth Greene" in the AMC television series, The Walking Dead
. Kinney was born in Wayne, Nebraska. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2006. Kinney has had reoccurring roles and guest appearances on television series such as "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"...
“ Actress turned musician famous for her role as Bethany in the Walking Dead! She was so nice!!! ” - elvenjedi003