Sarah Michelle Gellar Profile
Name: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Birth Name: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Height: 5' 3"
Birth Date: April 14, 1977
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Education: Professional Children's School in New York (graduated two years early
with a 4.0 GPA)
Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts in New York
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York
Husband/Wife: Freddie Prinze Jr. (actor; together since 1997; engaged on April 13; 2001; married on September 1, 2002 in Mexico)
Relationship: Jerry O'Connell (actor; 1998-1999)
Father: Arthur Gellar (salesman; married in 1972; divorced in 1984; died in October 2001)
Mother: Rosellen (nursery school teacher)
Claim to fame: as Buffy Anne Summers on TV Series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997)
Sarah Michelle Gellar Biography
Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14, 1977) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as the fictional character Buffy Summers in the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her role in All My Children.
She has since become known as a film actress, having starred as Daphne Blake in the family film Scooby-Doo (2002) and the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible (1999), the independent film Harvard Man (2001), the teen drama Cruel Intentions (1999) and the horror films The Return (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Grudge (2004), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). She was in the TV movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1998) and provided the voice of April O'Neil in the film TMNT and Ella (better known as Cinderella) in the film Happily N'Ever After.
She has also starred in several films that have yet to be released, including Southland Tales (November 14, 2007), The Air I Breathe (January 25, 2008), Suburban Girl (DVD & Blu-ray Disc on January 15, 2008) and Addicted (which according to some reports has been renamed to Possession) (February 29, 2008) . She is currently attached to the film version of the video game American McGee's Alice.
Gellar was born in New York City, the only child of Rosellen (née Greenfield), a nursery school teacher, and Arthur Gellar, a garment worker. Both of her parents were Jewish, though Gellar's family had a Christmas tree during the holidays while she was growing up. In 1984, her parents divorced and she was brought up by her mother on the Upper East Side.
Gellar was estranged from her father from this time until his death from liver cancer on October 9, 2001. She attended New York's Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and the Professional Children's School. Gellar held a straight-A average and became a competent figure skater. Her best friend was Melissa Joan Hart, who later was the star of the series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Shania Twain Profile
Name: Shania Twain
Birth Name: Eilleen Regina Edwards
Height: 5' 4''
Birth Date: August 28, 1965
Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Education: High School
Husband/Wife: Robert John Mutt Lange (music producer; married on December 28, 1993)
Father: Clarence Edwards
Mother: Sharon Twain (killed in a 1987 car accident)
Sister: Jill (older), Carrie Ann (younger)
Brother: Mark, Darryl
Step Father: Jerry Twain (killed in a 1987 car accident)
Shania Twain Biography
Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. Her third album Come on Over is the biggest-selling album of all time by a female musician, and the best-selling album in the history of country music. She is the only female musician to have three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, and is also the best selling artist in Canada, with all three of her studio albums being certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Twain has achieved both critical and financial success, having received five Grammy awards, 27 BMI Songwriter awards, and sold over 70 million albums worldwide to date.
Twain is the daughter of Sharon and Clarence Edwards, who divorced when she was two. Her mother then moved Eilleen and her sister Jill to Timmins, Ontario where her mother met and married Jerry Twain, a native Ojibwa Indian. He then adopted Eilleen, and her name was changed to Eilleen Twain. She has in the past referred to herself ancestrally as an Ojibwa Indian, but her background is Irish and French.
One of five children, Eilleen Twain had a hard childhood in Timmins, Ontario. Her parents earned little, and there was often a shortage of food and money in the household. In the remote, rugged community she learned to hunt and to chop wood. Twain began to earn money by singing in local clubs and bars from a very young age to support her family. She was singing in bars at the age of just eight to try to make ends meet often earning twenty dollars, between midnight and two in the morning when the bar had closed but the people remained. Although she has expressed a dislike for singing in such a smoky atmosphere at such a young age, Shania believes that this was her performing arts school on the road to becoming a successful singer. At one point, while Jerry was at work, her mother drove the family 425 miles to a Toronto homeless shelter for assistance (source: Shania's interview in Readers Digest).
At the age of thirteen, Eilleen Twain was invited to perform on CBC television's Tommy Hunter Show. While attending Timmins High and Vocational School in Timmins, Ontario, she was the singer for a local band called "Longshot" which covered Top 40 music.
In 1984, she sang a duet performance on an album by Canadian musician (and present-day CKTB radio personality) Tim Denis.
When her mother and adoptive father died in a car accident on November 1, 1987, the 22-year-old Twain put her musical career on hold and took care of her family. She and her half-brothers Mark and Darryl, and sister Carrie-Ann moved to Huntsville, Ontario, where she supported them by performing at the nearby Deerhurst Resort.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Kirsten Dunst Profile
Birth Name - Kirsten Caroline Dunst
Born - April 30, 1982, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA
Height - 5' 7
Education - Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic high school, in Los Angeles (graduated in May 2000)
Nationality - American
Profession - Actress
Claim to fame - as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Years active 1989 - present
Kirsten Dunst Biography
Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man film series.
Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to Inez and Klaus Dunst, who are separated. Her father, a German medical services executive from Hamburg, remained in New Jersey but now lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, a Swedish former art gallery owner, also moved to California. Dunst has a younger brother, Christian.
Dunst attended the Ranney School in New Jersey, and graduated in 2000 from Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic high school in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Hilary Duff Profile
Birth name - Hilary Erhard Duff
Born - September 28, 1987 (1987-09-28) (age 20)
Origin - Houston, Texas
Genre(s) - Pop, pop rock, electronic, dance, electro-pop
Occupation(s) - Actress, singer, songwriter, spokesperson, fashion designer
Instrument(s) - Vocals
Years active - 1998–present
Hilary Duff Biography
Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, pop singer/songwriter and entrepreneur. She has an elder sister, Haylie Duff, who is also an actress/singer.
After gaining fame for her starring role on the television show Lizzie McGuire, Duff went on to have a film career, and her most commercially successful pictures include Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), and A Cinderella Story (2004). She reportedly earned $15 million in 2005. Duff has expanded her repertoire into pop music, with three RIAA certified-platinum albums and over thirteen million albums sold worldwide, and she has launched a clothing line, Stuff by Hilary Duff, and an exclusive perfume with Elizabeth Arden. Duff and her mother were listed as producers for the movie Material Girls, and she will soon produce her sister's debut album.
Her upcoming films include the 2007 action thriller War, Inc., animated comedy Foodfight! and independent films "Greta" and "Safety Glass". Duff's latest studio album, Dignity, was released in April 2007 and has sold 840,000+ since then.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Kate Beckinsale Profile
Name: Kate Beckinsale
Birth Name: Kate Beckinsale
Height: 5' 8''
Birth Date: July 26, 1973
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Education: Godolphin and Latymer School in London, England
New College, Oxford University in Oxford, England (majored in French and Russian Literature; dropped out after third year)
Husband/Wife: Len Wiseman (director; met while filming Underworld; engaged on June 14, 2003; married on May 9, 2004)
Relationship: Michael Sheen (actor; born on February 5, 1969; together 1995-2003), Edmund Moriarty (dated while at Oxford)
Father: Richard Beckinsale (actor; born on July 6, 1947; married in 1977; died on March 19, 1979 of a heart attack)
Mother: Judy Loe (actress; born on March 6, 1947)
Half Sister: Samantha Beckinsale (actress; born on July 23, 1966; mother: Margaret Bradley)
Step Mother: Margaret Bradley (married in 1965; divorced in 1971)
Daughter: Lily Sheen (born on January 31, 1999; father: Michael Sheen)
Claim to fame: Feature film debut as a heroin in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Kate Beckinsale Biography
Kathryn Bailey Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress, known for her roles in the films Pearl Harbor (2001), Van Helsing (2004), and Underworld (2003).
Born in London, Beckinsale was the daughter of actors Judy Loe and Richard Beckinsale, who died from heart attack in 1979. She has a paternal half-sister, Samantha, who is also an actress. Beckinsale's paternal great-grandfather was Burmese, and Beckinsale has said that she was "very oriental-looking" as a child.
Beckinsale attended the private Godolphin and Latymer School, an all-girls independent school in London. In her teens, Beckinsale twice won the W. H. Smith Young Writers' competition — once for three short stories and once for three poems. After a rebellious adolescence, including a period of anorexia and starting a smoking habit, she followed in the footsteps of her parents and began her acting career. Her first role was in One Against the Wind, a television film about World War II that was first aired in 1991. Having gained three language A levels, Beckinsale studied French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford, though she did not finish her degree. She thought that having an academic background studying foreign language and literature would broaden her range of acting roles.
During her first year at Oxford, Beckinsale was offered a part in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen film, Much Ado About Nothing, adapted from the Shakespeare play. She spent her last year of studies in Paris, after which she decided to quit the university and concentrate on her acting career. Kate starred in a 1996 TV film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. She subsequently appeared in a few low-profile films, including Shooting Fish and The Last Days of Disco (both in 1998). During this time, Beckinsale also appeared in television films and in stage roles, including the well-received Cold Comfort Farm, opposite British silver and small screen notables Rufus Sewell, Eileen Atkins, Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry.
Her first major American film, Brokedown Palace (1999), was not a commercial success. Soon after, Beckinsale was cast in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor as the female lead, after actress Charlize Theron turned down the part. The film was one of the highest grossing films of its year. In the years following, she appeared in a series of American films that were high-profile, but were given a somewhat poor critical reception, including Serendipity (2001), Underworld (2003) and Van Helsing (2004). Notably, she appeared as Ava Gardner in The Aviator, a role for which she gained 20 pounds.
Kaley Cuoco Profile
Name: Kaley Cuoco
Birth Name: Kaley Christina Cuoco
Height: 5' 7½''
Birth Date: November 30, 1985
Birth Place: Camarillo, California, USA
Profession: Actress, Model
Father: Gary Cuoco (Oxnard, California Realtor)
Mother: Layne Cuoco (homemaker)
Sister: Briana (younger)
Kaley Cuoco Biography
Kaley Christine Cuoco (born November 30, 1985) is an American television actress perhaps best known for her supporting role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. She is also known for her role on the WB hit series Charmed as Billie Jenkins starring alongside Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan. She can be currently seen on The Big Bang Theory with Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons.
Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California to Gary Carmine Cuoco, a Oxnard, California, Realtor, and wife Layne Ann Wingate, a homemaker, and has a younger sister named Briana. She was home schooled on the set and earned her High School Diploma at the age of 16. She now lives in San Fernando Valley, California with her German Shephard named Duke and her Chijuahua-dachshund mix dog named Petey.
Her acting career began in 1992 with the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape. Her role as Maureen McCormick in the 2000 TV movie Growing Up Brady brought her much attention, as well as a role on the CBS sitcom Ladies Man. In 2004, in addition to her role on 8 Simple Rules she has had starring roles on the NBC miniseries 10.5, on the ABC Family original movie Crimes of Fashion, and in the independent film Debating Robert Lee.
Cuoco was named #75 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women in 2004. She began voicing the character of Brandy Harrington on the Disney Channel's cartoon, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, later in 2004. Recently, Kaley has lent her voice for Elena Potato, a main character on the Kids' WB, Disney Channel Asia show, Monster Allergy.
Although she played the oldest child of the 8 Simple Rules family, she is in fact six years younger than her co-star, Amy Davidson, who played the middle child. She parodied herself on one episode of 8 Simple Rules in a cold opening sequence.
Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins, a new witch who was searching for her lost sister, in the 8th season of the hit TV show Charmed alongside Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Rose Mcgowan, and remained until the series was ended. In 2004, Cuoco co-starred in the movie The Hollow with stars Nick Carter and Kevin Zegers.
Kaley has also starred in the recent Lifetime movie To Be Fat Like Me which premiered on January 8, 2007. She played a minor role in the Prison Break episode "The Message", and in the subsequent episode "Chicago."
Kaley currently stars on the new CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, which debuted September 24, 2007.
She was a nationally ranked amateur tennis player until she switched to acting full time in 2002.
On October 29, 2007, Kaley announced on The View that she was dating a shoe designer. She neglected to divulge any further details about him. She said she doesn't have very many friends in the acting business, and isn't into dating actors anymore.