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Joanna Krupa, (653)
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Joanna Krupa
 

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Hosting the
Benchwarmer Holiday Party, Hollywood, CA, December 9, 2008.

Born

April 23, 1979 (1979-04-23) (age 32)
Warsaw,
Poland

Height

5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

Hair color

Blonde

Eye color

Blue/Green

Agency

Elite Model Management

Website

http://www.joannakrupa.com/

Joanna Krupa (born April 23, 1979) is a Polish-American model and actress. Krupa was born in Warsaw, Poland. She has a younger sister, Marta Krupa, also a model.[1] Joanna Krupa moved to Illinois, with her family at the age of five. She was raised Roman Catholic.[2]



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Career

Krupa has appeared on magazine covers including ENVY, FHM, Personal, Inside Sport, Stuff, Steppin' Out, Teeze, Shape and Maxim, in which she was named the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World. Maxim named her #55 in its 2011 Hot 100 ranking of the world's hottest women, ahead of Christina Aguilera (58).[3] She was voted German Maxim's Model of the Year 2004-2005. Krupa has also appeared twice on the cover of Playboy. Krupa has also been a lingerie model for Frederick's of Hollywood. She was a Miss Howard TV model for the month of December 2007.

Krupa was featured on the television show Superstars in June 2009. She and her partner Terrell Owens were eliminated on the first episode. However, because of another team's injury and disqualification, she and her partner were asked to step in and continue competing and did well in their comeback episode.

Krupa, who took ballet lessons as a child,[4] competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars[5][6] with one-time champion Derek Hough. They were eliminated on November 17, 2009.[7] She is featured on Manon's new dance music single "I'll Be Around" released November 19, 2009 on Dauman Music.[8]

On December 2, 2009, PETA released a controversial ad of the model.[9][10][11] The ad shows Krupa posing nude holding a cross that covers her breasts and genitalia. Krupa is depicted as an angel floating in a Catholic church filled with young puppies. The message of the ad is to, "be an angel for animals, always adopt dogs, never buy".[12] This is not the only ad that Krupa has done for PETA. The model has also appeared nude on three previous ads for PETA, all speaking out against wearing fur.[13][14][15] In an April, 2009, cover story with Aventura Business Monthly, Krupa said she was first motivated to promote PETA when she saw video of animals being skinned alive in China for their fur.[16]

From Autumn 2010 Krupa hosts and judges in a Tyra Banks-inspired role on Poland's Next Top Model.

Dancing with the Stars

Krupa was partnered with professional dancer and choreographer Derek Hough. She was voted off in the ninth week, finishing in 4th place.

Week #

Dance/Song

Judges' score

Result

Inaba

Goodman

Tonioli

1

Salsa/"Meddle"

8

8

8

Safe

1

Foxtrot /"The Best Is Yet to Come"

Awarded

10

Points

Added to Week 1 Score

2

Jive/"What I Like About You"

6

7*

7

Safe

3

Samba/"La Bomba[disambiguation needed http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/InterlanguageLinks-Asset-Pencil-Hover.gif]"

7

8

8

Safe

4

Lambada/"Dançando Lambada"

9

8

9

Safe

5

Argentine Tango/"Whatever Lola Wants"**

8

8

8

Safe

6

Waltz/"Be Here To Love Me"

8

9

9

Safe

6

Mambo /"Ran Kan Kan"

Awarded

10

Points

Added to Week 6 Score

7

Rumba/"The Look of Love"

9

9

9

Safe

7

Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name"

9

9

10

Added to Week 7 Score

8

Quickstep/"Valerie"
Paso Doble/"Living on Video"

8
9

7
10

8
10

Safe

9

Viennese Waltz/"Hallelujah"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
Salsa/"La Luz del Ritmo"

9
9
9

9
9
9

9
9
9

Eliminated

^* Due to Len Goodman's absence in week 2 the 7 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann.
^** Due to illness Derek Hough was unable to perform, Joanna Krupa performed this dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Filmography

·         The Underground Comedy Movie (1999) (2010 re-issue)

·         Planet of the Apes (2001), Friend at Leo's Party

·         No Shoes, No Mercy (2003), Nurse

·         Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004), as Jane

·         The Dog Problem (2006), Taffy

·         " Scarymovie 4" (2006)

·         Ripple Effect (2007), Victoria

·         Skinner Box (2007), Samantha

Television

·         The Man Show (2002–2003), Juggy Dancer

·         Las Vegas episode Degas Away with It (2004), Nicole

·         CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Kiss-Kiss, Bye-Bye" (2006), Waitress

·         Superstars (2009), Herself

·         Dancing with the Stars (2009), Herself

·         Million Dollar Challenge (2009), Herself

·         Poland's Next Top Model (2010-present), Host & Judge

·         Szymon Majewski Show (Polish Talk-Show) (2010), Herself, Guest Star

References

1.      ^ Joanna and Marta Krupa

2.      ^ Kinon, Cristina (December 2, 2009). "Catholic League slams PETA ad featuring Joanna Krupa holding crucifix over nude body". Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/02/2009-12-02_catholic_league_slams_peta_ad_featuring_joanna_krupa_holding_crucifix_over_nude_.html. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 

3.      ^ "2011 Hot 100 on Maxim Girls". Maximonline.com. http://www.maxim.com/amg/GIRLS/Articles/2011+Hot+100. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 

4.      ^ "Dancing's Joanna Krupa: "People Will See the Real Me" - All Things Dancing with the Stars". TVGuide.com. 2009-08-27. http://www.tvguide.com/Dancing-Stars/Dancings-Joanna-Krupa-1009216.aspx. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

5.      ^ "Dancing With The Stars Season 9 Cast". http://pophangover.com/?p=4341. 

6.      ^ Eng, Joyce (2009-08-17). "Dancing with the Stars 2009 Season 9 Cast Revealed!". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/Dancing-Stars/Dancing-Stars-2009-1009007.aspx. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

7.      ^ "Model Joanna Krupa Eliminated". Ledger-Enquirer. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/breaking_news/story/912439.html. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 

8.      ^ "Dauman Music Is Dancing With The Stars". http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dauman-music-is-dancing-with-the-stars-60117907.html. 

9.      ^ Barrett, Annie (2009-10-29). "Joanna Krupa and PETA vs. the Catholic League: How are you offended? | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/12/02/joanna-krupa-peta-catholic-league/. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

10.  ^ byJamie Stokes - Krakow Post (2010-01-08). "Perspectives on Poland: Crosses to bare - Foreign". The Sofia Echo. http://www.sofiaecho.com/2010/01/08/839326_perspectives-on-poland-crosses-to-bare. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

11.  ^ "PETA Defends Playboy Model in Angel Pose Ad - Washington Whispers". usnews.com. 2009-12-24. http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/12/23/peta-defends-playboy-model-in-angel-pose-ad.html. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

12.  ^ "Joanna Krupa Is an 'Angel for Animals'". PETA.org. http://www.peta.org/FeatureJoannaKrupa.asp. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

13.  ^ "Joanna Krupa's Naked Crucifix PETA Ad Photo (NSFW Picture)". Huffingtonpost.com. 2010-03-17. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/02/joanna-krupas-naked-cruci_n_376793.html. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

14.  ^ "Critics Blast PETA Ad Showing Nude Joanna Krupa Holding Crucifix". Fox News. 2009-12-01. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/12/01/critics-blast-peta-advertisement-nude-model-crucifix/. 

15.  ^ http://www.peta.org/FeatureJoannaKrupa.asp

16.  ^ "Joanna Krupa Does Cover Story Q&A with Aventura Business Monthly". AventuraBusinessMonthly.com. http://www.aventurabusinessmonthly.com/abj/joannakrupa-abj.shtml. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Joanna Krupa

·         Official website

·         Joanna Krupa on Facebook

·         Joanna Krupa on Twitter

·         Joanna Krupa, at the Fashion Model Directory

·         Joanna Krupa at the Internet Movie Database

·         Joanna Krupa on Myspace

·         Joanna Krupa on Maxim (magazine)






 









Katherine Heigl, (652)
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Katherine Heigl
 

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Heigl at the premiere of
27 Dresses, January 2008

Born

Katherine Marie Heigl
November 24, 1978
(
1978-11-24) (age 33)
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Other names

Katie

Occupation

Actress, producer

Years active

1992–present

Spouse

Josh Kelley (m. 2007) «start: (2007)»"Marriage: Josh Kelley to Katherine Heigl" Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Heigl) 1 child

Website

www.kheigl.com

Katherine Marie Heigl (play /ˈhaɪɡəl/;[1] born November 24, 1978) is an American actress and producer. She is possibly best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on ABC's Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series in 2007. She has also starred in films such as Knocked Up, Zyzzyx Road, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It, New Year's Eve, and One for the Money.

Heigl started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before she turned her attention to acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film That Night. Heigl co-starred as Isabel Evans in the television series Roswell and movies including My Father the Hero before landing her break-out role in Grey's Anatomy. Heigl has established herself as a cover model appearing on numerous publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan.[2]

Heigl is married to singer Josh Kelley, with whom she has a daughter.

 



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Early life

Heigl was born in Washington, D.C., at Columbia Hospital for Women.[3] She is the daughter of Nancy (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, a financial executive and accountant.[4][5] Heigl has German and Irish ancestry,[6] and was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[7][8][9] She is the youngest of four children (her siblings are Meg, Jason (deceased), and Holt).[10] Heigl lived in Virginia and then Denver before her family settled in Connecticut, when they moved into a large, old Victorian-style farmhouse in the wealthy town of New Canaan, where she spent most of her childhood.[11]

In 1986, her older brother Jason died of injuries suffered in a car accident, after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck while out for lunch with some of his high school classmates. Following his death, the family decided to donate his organs.[12] Heigl was unnerved by this at the time, and later became a strong proponent of organ donation, working as a spokesperson for Donate Life America.[13] After Jason Heigl's death, their parents converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (prior to that her mother was Lutheran and her father Catholic).[10][14][15][16]

Career

Early work, 1986–1998

When Heigl was nine, an aunt visiting the family decided to take a number of photographs of her. After returning to her home in New York, her aunt sent the photos to a number of modeling agencies, with the permission of Heigl's parents. Within a few weeks, Heigl was signed with Wilhelmina Models as a child model.[17] Soon after signing with the agency, a client slated Heigl for use in a magazine advertisement where she made her debut. At the time, she was earning $75 an hour posing for Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs. Heigl appeared in her first national television spot for Cheerios cereal.

She made her acting debut in the 1992 movie That Night. Heigl appeared as Christina Sebastian in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill before being cast in her first leading role in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. During this time, Heigl continued to attend New Canaan High School, balancing her film and modeling work with her academic studies. Heigl dropped out of New Canaan High School after her sophomore year to pursue her career in Hollywood.

In 1995, she starred in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Heigl portrayed a 16-year-old travelling on a train across a mountain pass to visit the grave of her deceased father with uncle Casey Ryback (Seagal), an ex-SEAL counter-terrorist expert. The main plotline has the train hijacked by mercenaries in Colorado, keeping her as a hostage. Much of her work in the film was opposite Morris Chestnut, Sandra Taylor and Everett McGill.

Despite an increased focus on acting, she still modeled extensively, appearing regularly in magazines such as Seventeen. She landed the lead role in Disney's made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star in 1996, portraying two body-swapping characters along with Danielle Harris. Also in 1996, Heigl's parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with cancer.[10] After her high school graduation in 1997, she moved with her mother into a four-bedroom house in Malibu Canyon, Los Angeles, and her mother became her manager.

In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a re-working of the classic Shakespearian play The Tempest, set during the American Civil War. Later that year, she starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky.

Rise to fame, 1999–2004

In 1999, Heigl turned her attention to television when she accepted the role of Isabel Evans on the science fiction TV drama Roswell, a role that was expanded in the show's second and third seasons. Heigl had auditioned for all three of the show's female leads (the other two roles eventually went to Shiri Appleby and Majandra Delfino) before she was finally cast as Isabel, an alien human hybrid.[18]

Heigl was frequently featured in photo essays in magazines such as Life, TV Guide, and Teen as well as FHM. She appeared in the FHM and Maxim calendars, FHM's annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World", and was featured in the Girls of Maxim Gallery.[19] In May 2006, Maxim awarded her #12 on their annual Hot 100List as well as voted the 19th "Sexiest Woman in the World" by readers of FHM magazine. While Roswell was in production, Heigl worked on several films, including 100 Girls, an independent 2001 film, and Valentine, a horror film starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards.[20]

Heigl accepted a role in Ground Zero, a television thriller scheduled to be telecast that fall which was based on the bestselling James Mills novel The Seventh Power, in the spring of 2001. She co-starred as a brilliant and politically-concerned college student who helps to build a nuclear device to illustrate the need for a change in national priorities. The device ends up in the hands of a terrorist following betrayal by a fellow student. However, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the film was shelved when its plot was considered inappropriate. It reemerged in 2003 under the title Critical Assembly. After the attacks, Heigl recorded a public service announcement for the American Red Cross in an effort to help raise money for victims.

In 2003, Heigl appeared in three television movies. She returned to the horror genre with Evil Never Dies, a modern-day variation on the Frankenstein story co-starring Thomas Gibson. Love Comes Softly, for Hallmark Entertainment, found Heigl starring as Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed traveling west. (She reprised the role of Marty in the sequel Love's Enduring Promise the next year.) Heigl played Isabella Linton in MTV's modern revamp of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. In October 2003, Heigl was cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in The Ringer, a Farrelly brothers comedy that was released in December 2005. Heigl starred as Romy in the 2005 television movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning, a prequel to the 1997 film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

Breakthrough, 2005–present

In 2005, Heigl was cast in what would become her most high-profile role to date, as medical intern Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, an ABC medical drama. The show, originally introduced as a mid-season replacement, became a huge ratings success and is still one of the highest-rated television series on broadcast television. The same year, Heigl landed the starring role in the independent film, Side Effects,[21] a romantic comedy about marketing and the pharmaceutical industry, where she was also executive producer. In late 2006, Heigl was nominated for a Golden Globe award in the category Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on Grey's Anatomy. Also in 2006, she filmed Knocked Up, a comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow, starring opposite Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Apatow's real life wife, Leslie Mann. Upon its June 2007 theatrical release, the film received largely positive reviews from critics, and proved to be a box office success. Heigl won greater financial after the film's success. The movie grossed $148,761,765 in the U.S., for which she earned a salary of $300,000 USD.[22] In a highly-publicized Vanity Fair Heigl admitted that though she enjoyed working with Apatow and Rogen when she starred in Knocked Up, she had a hard time enjoying the film itself. She called the movie "a little sexist", claiming that the film "paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys".[23] In his review for The Guardian, humorist Joe Queenan called Knocked Up "the latest in a new genre of romantic comedies in which an unappealing hero gets together with a gorgeous, successful woman".[24]

Heigl's comments spurred widespread reaction in the media, primarily consisting of personal attacks in which she was called "an ungrateful traitor", "hypocrite", and "assertive, impatient go-getter who quickly tired of waiting for her boyfriend to propose", in some cases debasing her religious beliefs and criticizing her private relationships.[25][26] Heigl clarified her remarks to People magazine, stating that, "My motive was to encourage other women like myself to not take that element of the movie too seriously and to remember that it's a broad comedy", adding that, "Although I stand behind my opinion, I'm disheartened that it has become the focus of my experience with the movie".[27] Despite her run of success, she also starred in the box office bomb Zyzzyx Road which despite being filmed in 2004, was not released until 2006. It has been cited as the lowest grossing film of all time. She has been on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list twice as of 2007.

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Heigl at the 59th Annual Emmy Awards in 2007

On September 16, 2007, Heigl won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzie Stevens. In her acceptance speech she acknowledged that even her mother did not believe she would win, and when her name was called, she had to be censored vocally by the telecast's producers, due to her saying "Shit!" when she reacted to the win.[28] Earlier, she had corrected telecast announcer Rebecca Riedy, who had been given an incorrect phonetic spelling of Heigl's name, when she mispronounced her name as Hi-jell before the presentation of the award with Kyle Chandler for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. In January 2008 she starred in the film, 27 Dresses, for which she was paid $6 million USD, and appeared alongside James Marsden.[22]

Heigl was announced the Most Desirable Woman of 2008, according to AskMen.com.[29]

There was some speculation that Heigl might be leaving Grey's Anatomy after the end of the 2008–2009 season. This speculation revolved around her refusal to put her name in for Emmy Award[30] consideration and the time she had devoted to producing a film version of Carolyn Jessop's book Escape.[31][32][33][34] Grey's showrunner Shonda Rhimes said she was not insulted by Heigl's Emmy withdrawal, but also noted that Heigl's character Izzie had less to do during the season because Heigl asked for a light work schedule.[35] However, despite Heigl's reported displeasure with the previous season as well as suggestions that her character had died, Heigl's return for the sixth season of Grey's has been confirmed by ABC.[36][37][38][39]

In 2009, Heigl starred opposite Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth, which opened July 24.[40]

In June 2010, Heigl starred in the Lionsgate comedy-thriller Killers, opposite Ashton Kutcher, and then starred in and produced the big-screen drama Life As We Know It, directed by Greg Berlanti, which revolved around a woman and a man whose respective best friends die in a car accident; following the tragedy, they are left to share in caring for the deceased's orphaned daughter. Heigl received $12 million for both films.[41]

Whether or not Heigl would leave Grey's Anatomy remained to be seen for the bigger part of season six.[42] However, on March 11, 2010, Heigl reportedly did not show up for work when she was supposed to, and she and Shonda Rhimes had apparently come to an agreement to release her from her contract immediately. Therefore, Heigl's last appearance on the January 21 episode of Grey's Anatomy is also her final appearance on the season. Heigl said that her departure was not about advancing her film career but that she wanted to focus more on her family.[43][44][45]

In January 2012, Heigl stated in an interview that she has asked the producers of Grey's Anatomy if she could return to the show to wrap up Izzie's storyine: "I’ve told them I want to [return],” she said. “I really, really, really want to see where [Izzie] is. I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she’s doing now. My idea is that she actually like figures it out, and finds some success and does really well in a different hospital. She was always floundering you know, and so she was always one step behind the eight ball and I want to see that girl take some power back."[46][47] She also went on to say that she regrets leaving the show: "Oh yeah, sometimes, yeah. You miss it. I miss my friends. It was a great work environment ... and it becomes a family. I spent six years together with these people every day ... you grow up together, in a way," and again commented on the possibilty of Izzie returning to the show, "I always felt that if they wanted me to come back and sort of wrap up that storyline ... I want them to know that I'm down with it if they want me to, but I completely understand if it doesn't necessarily work ... They've got a lot of story lines going on there."[48]

Charity work

Heigl has worked with Best Friends Animal Society on several projects including their Pup My Ride program. The program transports small dogs from high-kill animal shelters to other parts of the US where there is a greater demand for such dogs. Her involvement in this led her to give Best Friends a grant which would fund a year of the program.[49]

Heigl and her mother, Nancy, then started Heigl's Hounds of Hope which operates as part of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. The Foundation was created in honor of Katherine's brother, who was killed in a car accident in 1986 at the age of fifteen. Heigl's Hounds of Hope rescues larger dogs with behavior problems from shelters with a high kill rate and rehabilitates them through training and other adjustments to make them suitable for re-homing.[49]

As of 2009, Heigl had six dogs of her own.[49]

Personal life

In June 2006, Heigl became engaged to singer Josh Kelley, whom she had met a year earlier on the set of his music video for "Only You".[50] They chose not to live together before they were married, with Heigl later explaining, "I think I just wanted to save something for the actual marriage... I wanted there to be something to make the actual marriage different than the dating or the courtship."[51] They were married on December 23, 2007 in Park City, Utah. In September 2009, Heigl and Kelley adopted a daughter, Nancy Leigh "Naleigh" Kelley (born November 23, 2008), from South Korea, the birthplace of Heigl's sister.[52]

Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1992

That Night

Kathryn

 

1993

King of the Hill

Christina Sebastian

 

1994

My Father the Hero

Nicole

Nominated—Young Artist Award – Best Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture

1995

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Sarah Ryback

 

1996

Wish Upon a Star

Alexia Wheaton

 

1997

Prince Valiant

Princess Ilene

 

1997

Stand-ins

Taffy-Rita Hayworth's Stand-in

 

1998

Bug Buster

Shannon Griffin

 

1998

Bride of Chucky

Jade

 

2000

100 Girls

Arlene

 

2001

Valentine

Shelley Fisher

 

2003

Descendant

Ann Hedgerow/Emily Hedgerow

 

2003

Critical Assembly

Aizy Hayward

 

2003

Wuthering Heights

Isabella Linton

 

2005

Side Effects

Karly Hert

Executive producer

2005

Ringer, TheThe Ringer

Lynn Sheridan

 

2006

Zyzzyx Road

Marissa

 

2006

Caffeine

Laura

 

2007

Knocked Up

Alison Scott

Nominated—Empire Award – Best Actress
Nominated –
MTV Movie Award for Best Performance
Nominated—
Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—
Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie Actress: Comedy

2008

27 Dresses

Jane Nichols

 

2009

Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth

Abby Richter

Executive producer
Nominated—
Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—
Teen Choice Award – Choice Summer Movie Star: Female

2010

Killers

Jen Kornfeldt Aimes

 

2010

Life as We Know It

Holly Berenson

Executive producer

2011

New Year's Eve[53]

Laura Carrington[54]

 

2012

One for the Money

Stephanie Plum

 

2012

The Big Wedding

Lyla Griffin

 

 

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1996

Wish Upon a Star

Alexia Wheaton/Hayley Wheaton

Television movie

1998

Tempest, TheThe Tempest

Miranda Prosper

Television movie

1999–2002

Roswell

Isabel Evans

61 episodes
Nominated—
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
Nominated—
Teen Choice Award – Choice Television Actress

2001

Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone

Andrea Collins

Episode: "Cradle of Darkness"

2003

Vegas Dick

 

Television movie

2003

Love Comes Softly

Marty Claridge

Television movie
CAMIE Award

2003

Wuthering Heights

Isabel Linton

Television movie

2003

Evil Never Dies

Eve

Television movie

2004

Love's Enduring Promise

Marty Claridge Davis

Television movie
CAMIE Award

2005

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning

Romy White

Television movie

2005–2010[43]

Grey's Anatomy

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

109 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series (2007)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2007, 2008)
Nominated –
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2006, 2008)
Nominated—
Teen Choice Award – Choice Television Actress

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2.       ^ Katherine Heigl. "Katherine Heigl Biography". People.com. http://www.people.com/people/katherine_heigl/biography/0,,20037059_10,00.html. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 

3.       ^ Arch interviews Katherine Heigl - Arch Campbell Show | TBD.com

4.       ^ "Katherine Heigl". Filmreference. http://www.filmreference.com/film/37/Katherine-Heigl.html. Retrieved April 6, 2008. 

5.       ^ "Katherine Heigl's Grandmother Interviewed". UtopianVision. September 8, 2009. http://utopianvision.co.uk/bollywood/videos/?v=O1QhoATlalg. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 

6.       ^ Robin Lynch (July 2001). "Interview". Entrevue (archived at kheigl.com). http://www.kheigl.com/print/entrevue072001/. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

7.       ^ "Interview". FHM. November 2004. http://www.kheigl.com/print/fhm112004/. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

8.       ^ William Keck (May 2007). "Katherine Heigl positively glows". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-05-20-katherine-heigl_N.htm. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

9.       ^ "Biography". Katherine Heigl Online: pp. 4. http://www.kheigl.com/biography/bio4.shtml. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

10.    ^ a b c Chrissy Iley (March 30, 2008). "Katherine Heigl: from Grey's Anatomy to 27 Dresses". Sunday Times (London). http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv
_and_radio/article3620847.ece. Retrieved March 30, 2008. 

11.    ^ Levesque, John (May 15, 2000). "Doubtful at first, Heigl now a believer in 'Roswell'". nwsource.com. http://www.seattlepi.com/tv/tv1512.shtml?rand=57179.11. Retrieved December 10, 2007. 

12.    ^ "Katherine Heigl Online". Kheigl.com. May 2, 2005. http://www.kheigl.com/print/star020505/. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 

13.    ^ Deborah Starr Seibel (October 8, 2006). "Katherine Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy says... ‘‘I Needed To Make Sense of His Death’’". Parade. http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2006/edition_10-08-2006/Heigl. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

14.    ^ Bennetts, Leslie (January 2008). "Heigl’s Anatomy". Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/01/heigl200801?currentPage=2. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 

15.    ^ Lipworth, Elaine (July 19, 2008). "Katherine Heigl: 'I love being a sinner'". London: dailymail.co.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1036311/Katherine-Heigl-I-love-sinner.html. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 

16.    ^ William Booth (January 15, 2008). "A Puff of Fresh Air". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14
/AR2008011403061_pf.html. Retrieved May 25, 2008. 

17.    ^ Katherine Heigl. "Katherine Heigl". People.com. http://www.people.com/people/katherine_heigl. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 

18.    ^ "Katherine Heigl bio". tribute.ca. http://www.tribute.ca/people/Katherine+Heigl/2182/15504. Retrieved December 27, 2007. 

19.    ^ "Girls of Maxim: Katherine Heigl". Maxim star of Knocked Up. http://www.maximonline.com/girls_of_maxim/pictures_and_bio/268/KatherineHeigl.girl?src. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

20.    ^ "200 Hot 100:Katherine Heigl". Maxim. http://www.maximonline.com/slideshows/index.aspx?slideId=1917&imgCollectId=94&src=. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

21.    ^ Side Effects at the Internet Movie Database

22.    ^ a b Sheila Marikar (March 18, 2008). "When Is It Time to Ditch the Small Screen for the Big?". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Story?id=4467305&page=1. Retrieved February 11, 2009. 

23.    ^ "Katherine Heigl Talks About Marriage, Ratings Ploys, and Why She Thinks Knocked Up Is Sexist" (Press release). Vanity Fair. December 3, 2007. http://www.vanityfair.com/services/presscenter/pressrelease/katherine_heigl200801. Retrieved December 27, 2007. 

24.    ^ Joe Queenan (September 4, 2007). "Dumb and dumber". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2007/sep/04/features.juddapatowfilm. Retrieved March 6, 2008. 

25.    ^ "Katherine Heigl On How "Knocked Up" Is Sexist, Ratings Ploys And Mormonism?". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/12/03/katherine-heigl-on-how-k_n_75086.html. Retrieved December 30, 2007. 

26.    ^ "CALM DOWN! Katherine Heigl Did Not “Slam” Knocked Up". The Movie Blog. http://www.themovieblog.com/2007/12/calm-down-katherine-heigl
-did-not-slam-knocked-up. Retrieved December 30, 2007. 

27.    ^ "Katherine Heigl Clarifies Knocked Up Remarks". People Magazine. December 7, 2007. http://www.themovieblog.com/2007/12/calm-down-katherine-heigl-did-not-slam-knocked-up. Retrieved December 30, 2007. 

28.    ^ Edward Wyatt (September 17, 2007). "Fox Explains Censorship of Actors at Emmys". New York Times (LOS ANGELES). http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/arts/television/18emmy.html. Retrieved October 20, 2008. 

29.    ^ "Top 99 Women 2008 Edition: Katherine Heigl". AskMen.com. http://www.askmen.com/specials/2008_top_99/katherine-heigl-1-1.html. Retrieved February 3, 2008. 

30.    ^ Katherine Heigl Emmy Award Winner

31.    ^ Heigl Checking Out of "Grey's Anatomy"?, The Celebrity Cafe, June 14, 2008

32.    ^ "Grey's Anatomy" Has Exciting Arc Planned for Katherine Heigl in Which She Drops Dead, Defamer.com, July 11, 2008.

33.    ^ Rhimes: No Plan to Kill Off Izzie, ContactMusic.com, July 12, 2008

34.    ^ Katherine Heigl On Her Way Out From "Grey's Anatomy", New York Post, July 14, 2008

35.    ^ "Rhimes: Heigl asked for light schedule". The Live Feed. http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/07/rhimes-heigl-as.html. 

36.    ^ "Report: Heigl Will Stay on Duty at Grey's Anatomy". TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Report-Heigl-Greys-1007082.aspx. Retrieved June 19, 2009. 

37.    ^ Knight Out, Heigl In on "Grey's Anatomy", ABC 7 Chicago, June 19, 2009

38.    ^ ABC Makes It Official: Heigl is Staying on "Grey's", TV Guide, June 19, 2009

39.    ^ Katherine Heigl Returning to "Grey's Anatomy": Confirmed, The Celebrity Truth, July 21, 2009

40.    ^ Matt Mitovich (June 25, 2009). "Will Big-Screen Life Interrupt Katherine Heigl's Grey's Shift?". JewishJournal. http://movies.tvguide.com/Movie-News/Heigl-Berlanti-Life-1007216.aspx. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 

41.    ^ Peter Newcomb (March 2010). "Hollywood’s Top 40". Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2010/03/top-hollywood-earners-201003. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 

42.    ^ Is Katherine Heigl Leaving "Grey's Anatomy"?, People.com, February 23, 2010

43.    ^ a b "Grey's Anatomy" Exclusive: Katherine Heigl is (Almost) Outta There!, Entertainment Weekly, March 11, 2010

44.    ^ Sources Confirm: Katherine Heigl is Leaving "Grey's Anatomy", E! Online, March 15, 2010

45.    ^ ABC Confirms: Katherine Heigl is Leaving "Grey's Anatomy", E! Online, March 24, 2010

46.    ^ 'Grey's Anatomy': Katherine Heigl wants to return

47.    ^ 'Grey's Anatomy': Katherine Heigl wants to return

48.    ^ Katherine Heigl Regrets Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' (VIDEO)

49.    ^ a b c "Anatomy of an Animal Lover". Best Friends Magazine 18 (6): 72. 2009. http://www.bestfriends.org. 

50.    ^ "Grey's Anatomy Star Katherine Heigl Engaged". People. June 16, 2006. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1205213,00.html?cid=redirect-articles. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 

51.    ^ "Katherine Heigl live with Regis and Kelly — part 1". YouTube. March 24, 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKSFITZsuTs. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 

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54.    ^ Brian Gallagher. "New Year's Eve Gets Katherine Heigl in Place of Halle Berry". MovieWeb. http://www.movieweb.com/news/new-years-eve-gets-katherine-heigl-
in-place-of-halle-berry. 

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Rebecca Romijn, (651)
Oil on canvas
32 x 48 cm

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Rebecca Romijn
 

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Rebecca Romijn at the The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2012

Born

Rebecca Alie Romijn[1]
November 6, 1972
(
1972-11-06) (age 39)[1]
Berkeley, California, U.S.

Occupation

Actress
Model (former)

Years active

1991–2001 (model)
1997-present (actress)

Spouse

John Stamos
(m. 1998–2005; divorced)
Jerry O'Connell
(m. 2007–present; 2 children)

Rebecca Alie Romijn (play /roʊˈmeɪn/ roh-mayn; Dutch: [roːˈmɛjn], born November 6, 1972, formerly Romijn-Stamos) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films, and for her recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty.

 



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Early life

Romijn was born in Berkeley, California, United States. Her mother, Elizabeth (née Kuizenga), is a Community College teacher of English as a Second Language and textbook author, and her father, Jaap Romijn, is a custom furniture maker.[2][3] Her father is a native of Barneveld, the Netherlands, and her mother is an American of half Dutch descent who met Romijn's father while staying in the Netherlands on a teen-age exchange program.[4][5] Romijn's maternal grandfather, Dr. Henry B. Kuizenga, was a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor.[6] When questioned about always being glamourous and beautiful on the Ellen Show, Romijn revealed that as a child in her early teens she was in fact an insecure 'drama geek', and as a result of her growth spurt she suffered from scoliosis and was constantly in pain. Many sources say that she was once nicknamed the "Jolly Blonde Giant" because of her 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) height, but she has admitted to making that up "for a laugh".[7] While studying music (voice) at the University of California, Santa Cruz,[8] she became involved with fashion modeling and eventually moved to Paris for more than two years.

Career

Among other jobs, Romijn started her modeling career in 1991. She modeled for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Victoria's Secret, bebe, Miller Lite beer, and for Anna Molinari on the runway, along with the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington. She also was the host of MTV's House of Style from 1998 to 2000. Romijn has been featured numerous times in annual lists of the world's most beautiful women by publications such as Maxim (2003–2007), AskMen.com (2001–2003, 2005–2006) and FHM (2000–2005).[9] She also appeared as a guest in the animated talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast in an episode titled "Chinatown."

In 2000's X-Men Romijn had her first major movie role as Mystique; she returned to the role in 2003's sequel X2: X-Men United, and again for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In these movies her costume consisted of blue makeup and some strategically placed prosthetics on her otherwise nude body. In X2: X-Men United she shows up in a bar in one scene in her "normal" look, and also in X-Men: The Last Stand, she appears as a dark-haired "de-powered" Mystique. She had her first leading role in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale (2002). She also has starred in movies such as Rollerball, The Punisher and Godsend. She played the leading role in Pepper Dennis, a short-lived TV series on The WB.

In January 2007 Romijn made her first appearance on the ABC series Ugly Betty as a full time regular.[10] She plays Alexis Meade, a male-to-female transsexual and the sibling of lead character Daniel Meade. In April 2008, however, it was reported that Romijn would only be appearing as a recurring character in season 3 due to a change in direction by the writing staff (aligning, fortuitously enough, with Romijn's pregnancy, which would have been inconsistent with her character's storyline).[11] In November 2007 Romijn made a guest appearance on the ABC series Carpoolers, where she played the ex-wife of the character Laird, played by her real-life husband Jerry O'Connell.[12]

Romijn starred in the 2009 ABC series Eastwick,[13] reuniting her with her former Pepper Dennis co-star, Lindsay Price, before ABC canceled the show on November 9, 2009.[14]

She appears in an uncredited cameo in the 2011 film, X-Men: First Class,[15] and currently appears as Jessie, a lab worker on the Adult Swim live-action show NTSF: SD: SUV.

Personal life

Romijn attended the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990–91, where she lived in dorm 1 at Stevenson College. She studied music and participated in the dorm talent show, singing a musical comedy routine with a high school friend who joined her at UCSC. During the summer following her freshman year, Rebecca began her career modeling and did not return for her sophomore year.

She married actor John Stamos on September 19, 1998. During her marriage, she used the name Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in both her personal and professional life. The couple announced their separation on April 12, 2004, and divorced on March 1, 2005. She has since returned to using her maiden name.

Romijn was asked by Elle magazine in April 2002 whether making Femme Fatale had given her any new ideas about her sexuality. She said, "You know, in my early twenties I wondered if I was interested in women and so I kind of, well ... did my homework. And it turns out I'm pretty straight".[16]

On September 19, 2005, Romijn announced her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell. They were married on their ranch in Southern California on July 14, 2007. On July 28, 2008, it was announced that Romijn was pregnant[17] Romijn and O'Connell welcomed twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip on December 28, 2008. [18] Dolly is from Dolly Parton's first name and Charlie is for O'Connell's brother. [19]

Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

Other notes

1998

Dirty Work

Bearded Lady

 

1999

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Herself

uncredited

2000

X-Men

Raven Darkholme/Mystique

Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Science Fiction
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

2002

Femme Fatale

Laure Ash / Lily

 

S1m0ne

Faith

uncredited

Rollerball

Aurora

Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress

2003

X2

Raven Darkholme/Mystique

Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
Nominated—
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama/Action Adventure
Nominated—
MTV Movie Award for Sexiest She-Villain

2004

The Punisher

Joan

 

Godsend

Jessie Duncan

 

2006

X-Men: The Last Stand

Raven Darkholme/Mystique

 

Man About Town

Nina Giamoro

 

The Alibi

Lola Davis

 

2008

Lake City

Jennifer

 

2010

The Con Artist

Belinda

 

2011

X-Men: First Class

Mystique (adult)

Uncredited cameo

2011

Possessing Piper Rose

Joanna

 

Television

Year

Title

Role

Other notes

1997

Friends (episode: "The One with the Dirty Girl")

Cheryl

(Series)

1998–2000

House of Style

Herself/Host

(Series)

1999

Hefner: Unauthorized

Kimberly Hefner

(Movie)

1999–2000

Just Shoot Me!

Adrienne Barker

(Series)

2000

Jack & Jill

Paris Everett

(Series)

2002

MADtv

Herself/Host

(Series)

2006

Pepper Dennis

Pepper Dennis

(Series)

2006–2008

Ugly Betty

Alexis Meade

The first episodes starring her were filmed in autumn 2006.

Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Screen Actors Guild Award

2007

Drawn Together (episode: "Charlotte's Web of Lies")

Charlotte

(Series)

2007

Carpoolers

Joannifer

(Series)

2009–2010

Eastwick

Roxanne Torcoletti

(Series)

2011

NTSF:SD:SUV::

Jessie Nichols

(Series)

2011

Special Agent Oso

Miss Garcia

1 Episode: "Lost and Get Found"

2011

Chuck

CIA Agent Robin Cunnings

1 Episode: Season 5 Episode 6 "Chuck Versus the Curse"

References

1.       ^ a b Rebecca Romijn Profile in the FMD-database. Retrieved 2008-07-10.

2.       ^ "Rebecca Romijn-Stamos Biography (1972–)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/79/Rebecca-Romijn-Stamos.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

3.       ^ "Rebecca rules. | Cosmopolitan (, 2000)". Accessmylibrary.com. 2000-07-01. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-28017959_ITM. Retrieved 2010-03-14. [dead link]

4.       ^ "Rebecca Romijn Biography – Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800018689/bio. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

5.       ^ "The Rebecca Romijn Fanpage". Rebecca-fanpage.com. http://www.rebecca-fanpage.com/sections-viewarticle-72.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. [dead link]

6.       ^ The San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-birticle.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/25/MNKUIZENGA1.DTL. 

7.       ^ "Rebecca Romijn biography". Whoabc.com. http://www.whoabc.com/women/r/rebecca-romijn/. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

8.       ^ "Rebecca Romijn Biography". People.com. http://www.people.com/people/rebecca_romijn/biography. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 

9.       ^ "FreeJose.com". FHM Magazine 100 Sexiest Women 2005. http://www.freejose.com/lists/fhm-magazine-100-sexiest-women-2005.asp. Retrieved October 11, 2006. 

10.    ^ Watch with Kristin – E! Online

11.    ^ Dos Santos, Kristin (April 24, 2008). "Sources Confirm: Rebecca Romijn Now Recurring Role on Ugly Betty". E! Online – Watch with Kristin. http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/detail/index.jsp?uuid=d7a3f4d9-8143-4b40-9b1c-22dcc0ac603f&utm_campaign=xxltfp&utm_source=xjljqfejb&utm_medium=link. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 

12.    ^ "Watch with Kristin – Chatting with ''Carpoolers''' Designated Driver". Eonline.com. 2010-03-10. http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/detail/index.jsp?uuid=22758bcf-18e1-498a-b836-04dc024afebf&sid=fd-hot6-txt. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

13.    ^ "Witchy Woman – Diablo Magazine – September 2009 – East Bay – California". Diablomag.com. http://www.diablomag.com/Diablo-Magazine/September-2009/Witchy-Woman/. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

14.    ^ Martin, Denise (2009-11-10). "Quick Takes – Los Angeles Times". Latimes.com. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-quick10-2009nov10,0,3152781.story. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

15.    ^ Lovece, Frank, appearing as an older version of the character played by Jennifer Lawrence. "Film Review: X-Men: First Class", Film Journal International, 2011-06-02

16.    ^ "fix". Rebecca-fanpage.com. http://rebecca-fanpage.com/sections-printpage-61.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. [dead link]

17.    ^ Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell Are Expecting Twins, People, July 28, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2008.

18.    ^ Laudadio, Marisa (2009-01-05). "Rebecca Romijn Welcomes Twin Girls – Babies, Rebecca Romijn". People.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20245814,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

19.    ^ Gina Serpe (2009-01-05). "Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell Welcome Twins". ca.eonline.com. http://ca.eonline.com/uberblog/b77400_rebecca_romijn_jerry_oconnell_welcome.html. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

External links

·         Rebecca Romijn at the Internet Movie Database

·         Rebecca Romijn, at the Fashion Model Directory

·         Romijn-Online.Net – Rebecca Romijn Fansite

Preceded by
Daisy Fuentes

Host of House of Style
1998–2000

Succeeded by
Molly Sims






 









Vinessa Shaw, (650)
Oil on canvas
38 x 54 cm

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Vinessa Shaw
 

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Vinessa Shaw

Born

Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw
July 19, 1976
(
1976-07-19) (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation

Actress/Model

Years active

1981; 1991—present

Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw (born July 19, 1976) is an American actress and model. Shaw has starred in numerous motion pictures since the early 1990s, and is probably most well known for her performances in Disney's 1993 Halloween film Hocus Pocus, Ladybugs, the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's horror picture The Hills Have Eyes, as well as the 2008 romance film Two Lovers, in which she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow.

 



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Childhood and early career

Shaw was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Larry Shaw and actress Susan Damante-Shaw (née Susan Jean Damante).[1][2] Her family's original surname was "Schwartz".[3] Her name, Vinessa, spelled with an "i" rather than the common "a", was a variation of her grandfather's name, Vincent.[4] Shaw made her first formal performance in a UCLA acting camp short at age 10, and subsequently toured with children's folk singer Peter Alsop at age 11. She also signed on with the Elite Models agency in 1989 at the age of 13 before beginning her acting career,[5] and did a few modeling jobs and commercial work throughout her earlier career.

Film career

Shaw made her film debut in a little-known-of 1981 slasher film called Home Sweet Home, which dealt with a serial killer at Thanksgiving time. She then landed parts in a handful of television roles. She played a considerably large role in Walt Disney's 1993 Halloween family film Hocus Pocus alongside Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, and a young Thora Birch. Shaw completed roles in various independent films for the remainder of the 1990s.

In 1999, she was cast in a small yet significant role by the legendary Stanley Kubrick in his final film Eyes Wide Shut, playing an HIV-positive prostitute who is encountered by Tom Cruise's character. In a 2008 interview, Shaw stated that director Kubrick was "very influential" to her and that he "was the first person who encouraged her to continue acting".[6] Following her role in Eyes Wide Shut, Vinessa played parts in a handful of films including the independent 2000 mystery-drama The Weight of Water with Sarah Polley and Sean Penn; the slapstick comedy Corky Romano alongside Chris Kattan; the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, playing the fiesty ex-girlfriend of Josh Hartnett; and a very small role in Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda.

More low budget and independent films consumed Shaw's time until 2006, where she returned to the big screen in Alexandre Aja's remake of Wes Craven's exploitation-horror film The Hills Have Eyes, playing a young mother on a camping trip with her family who is attacked by bloodthirsty mutants in the New Mexico desert. Director Aja had wanted to cast her in the film after seeing her performance in Eyes Wide Shut. Asked why she wanted to act in a horror film, Shaw responded "Well, I guess I could be good in it since I'm so frightened of those kinds of concepts. But this one in particular really attracted me because of the filmmakers. I really thought that they had a great stance on it. Like it's very different, very heartfelt, and heartbreaking because of the characters involved. So that's kind of what made the difference. It was more of an actor's piece, if you can believe that, in a horror movie."[7] Shaw was featured on the official one sheet promotion poster for the film,[8] which was a box-office success.

Most recently, Vinessa has been seen in the 2007 remake of the classic Western film 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, the indie drama film Garden Party, as well as a leading role in Two Lovers alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 and was released theatrically in February 2009.

Personal life

Shaw attended Barnard College in New York, but dropped out to pursue acting. Shaw was attending the college when she was approached by Stanley Kubrick for her role in Eyes Wide Shut.

She is a practicing Nichiren Buddhist, she chants Nam Myoho Renge Kyo daily,[9] and is a facilitator of the SGI-USA Buddhist Association for Peace, Culture, and Education.[10] Shaw mentioned her practicing of the religion in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in February 2009. Shaw has been engaged to behind-the-scenes film artist Kristopher Gifford since 2008.[4]

Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1981

Home Sweet Home

Angel Bradley

Alternative title: Slasher in the House

1992

Ladybugs

Kimberly Mullen

 

1993

Hocus Pocus

Allison

 

1996

Coyote Summer

Callie Carpenter

 

1998

L.A. Without a Map

Barbara

 

1999

Eyes Wide Shut

Domino

 

1999

Wayward Son

Cordelia

 

2000

Weight of Water, TheThe Weight of Water

Anethe Christenson

 

2001

Corky Romano

Agent Kate Russo

 

2002

40 Days and 40 Nights

Nicole

 

2004

Melinda and Melinda

Stacey

 

2004

Along Came Polly

   

2006

Hills Have Eyes, TheThe Hills Have Eyes

Lynn Carter

 

2007

3:10 to Yuma

Emmy

 

2007

Badland

Nora Rice

 

2008

Two Lovers

Sandra Cohen

 

2008

Garden Party

Sally St. Claire

 

2009

Stag Night

Brita

 

2010

Leave

Amy

 

2011

Puncture

Vicky

 

2012

Big Miracle

   

 

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1991

Long Road Home

Clara Tarpin

Television film

1992

Torkelsons, TheThe Torkelsons

Meredith Reed

Episode: "Sweat Not by the Moon"

1992

Great Scott!

Carolyn Cole

 

1993

Fallen Angels

Jeannie Streeter

Episode: "The Quiet Room"

1993

Country Estates

Heather Calhoun

Pilot

1994

McKenna

Cassidy McKenna

Episode: "Pilot"

1994

Murder, She Wrote

Gloria Bryce

Episode: "Murder by Twos"

1995

New York Undercover

Teen Covergirl

Episode: "Young, Beautiful and Dead"

2000

'70s, TheThe '70s

Eileen Wells

Miniseries

2004

Bereft

Molly

Television film

2005

Fathers and Sons

Nell

Pilot

2005

World of Trouble

 

Pilot

2010

House M.D.

Doctor Benedict

Episode: "Massage Therapy"

Awards and nominations

Screen Actors Guild Awards

·         2008: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" - 3:10 to Yuma

Young Artist Award

·         1993: Nominated, "Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture" - Ladybugs

·         1993: Nominated, "Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series" - Great Scott!

·         1993: Nominated, "Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture" - Ladybugs

·         1994: Nominated, "Best Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy" - Hocus Pocus

·         1995: Nominated, "Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a Drama Series" - McKenna

·         1995: Nominated, "Best Performance By a Youth Actress as a Guest Star" - Murder, She Wrote

References

1.      ^ Vinessa Shaw Biography (1976-)

2.      ^ Vinessa Shaw Biography - Yahoo! Movies

3.      ^ "The Vanities Girls". Vanity Fair. 2009-01-12. http://www.vanityfair.com/fame/features/2007/05/vanities_
portfolio200705?slide=1#globalNav. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 

4.      ^ a b IMDB Bio- Vinessa Shaw

5.      ^ Yahoo! Movies Biography: Vinessa Shaw

6.      ^ Combustible Celluloid interview: Vinessa Shaw by Jeffrey M. Anderson. (retrieved 30 June 2009).

7.      ^ Radio Free.com interview with Vinessa Shaw and Dan Byrd of The Hills Have Eyes. 7 March 2006. (retrieved 29 June 2009)

8.      ^ IMP Awards Posters, 2006: The Hills Have Eyes

9.      ^ Vinessa Shaw talks Two Lovers; originally posted 6 February 2009

10.  ^ SGI-USA Members Resources (retrieved 30 June 2009)

External links

·         Vinessa Shaw at the Internet Movie Database





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