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Garner at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011.

Born

Jennifer Anne Garner
(1972-04-17) April 17, 1972 (age 40)
Houston, Texas, United States

Alma mater

Denison University

Occupation

Actress, producer,advertising

Years active

1995–present

Spouse

Scott Foley (2000–2004)
Ben Affleck (2005–present)

Children

3

Jennifer Anne Affleck (née Garner; born April 17, 1972), better known as Jennifer Garner, is an American actress,celebrity advertising and film producer. Garner gained recognition on television for her performance as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in the thriller drama series Alias, which aired on ABC for five seasons from 2001 to 2006.



 


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While working on Alias, she gained minor roles in hit movies such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and Catch Me if You Can (2002). Since then, Garner has appeared in supporting as well as lead roles on the big screen in projects including Daredevil (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Elektra (2005), a spin-off of Daredevil, and Juno (2007). She is married to actor and director Ben Affleck, with whom she has two daughters and a son. (She is not related to James Garner.)

Early life

Garner was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), was an English teacher from Oklahoma, and her father, William John "Bill" Garner, worked as a chemical engineer. When she was four years old, her father's job with Union Carbide relocated her family to Princeton, West Virginia, and then later to Charleston, West Virginia, where Garner resided until her college years.[1] She has credited her older sister, Melissa Lynn Garner Wylie, who resides in Boston, Massachusetts, as a source of inspiration to her.[2] Her younger sister is Susannah Kay Garner Carpenter.[3]

Garner's conservative upbringing included going to church every Sunday, not wearing make-up or a bikini, and waiting at least until the age of 16 to be allowed to get her ears pierced, which, she later joked, made her family "just a step away from being Amish."[4][5] She began taking ballet lessons at the age of three and continued to dance throughout her youth, but she did not envision herself becoming a classical ballerina.[6] Garner attended George Washington High School in Charleston. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama from Denison University,[7] where she was initiated into the sorority Pi Beta Phi.[8]

Career

In 1994, Garner appeared in Atlanta productions of two Shakespeare plays, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream, by the Georgia Shakespeare Company.[9]

In 1995, Garner started pursuing theater in New York City and earned $150 a week as an understudy in the play A Month in the Country for Roundabout Theatre Company.[2] She was then cast in her first television role as part of a made-for-television movie Zoya, based on the Danielle Steel novel. In the late 1990s, she made brief appearances in individual episodes of Spin City and Law & Order while also securing roles in two short-lived television series, Significant Others and Time of Your Life.

Garner made her first big screen appearance of the 21st century in the comedy Dude, Where's My Car?, playing Ashton Kutcher's character's girlfriend. In 2001, she appeared as the supporting character of a nurse in the big-budget epic Pearl Harbor, starring her future husband Ben Affleck.

Later in 2001, J. J. Abrams, the producer of Felicity, in which Garner had played a recurring role since 1998, approached Garner to audition for the role of Sydney Bristow in his new spy drama Alias. Garner, who up until then had mostly played weepy waifs, did not learn that she "might have to throw a punch or kick" until the first few days of the audition.[10] Told that she "throws like such a girl"[10] and with no background in martial arts or gymnastics, she enrolled in a month-long, private Taekwondo class to prepare for the audition.[10] Even as Garner was cast after several auditions, Abrams revealed that he remained panicked with the thought that she might not be able to pull off the role, especially as, on the first day of shooting, he was told by Garner herself, "I don't think I can do this."[11] Garner later commented, "I was such a girlie-girl then. I didn't even know how to punch."[12] While she performed many of the action sequences during the series herself, the dangerous explosions and complex fights were handled by her stunt double, Shauna Duggins.[13] The first few episodes of season one of Alias, which averaged about 10.2 million weekly viewers,[14] earned Garner the award for "Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama" at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards. Garner's salary for the show began at $40,000 an episode and rose to $150,000 per episode by the series' end.[15] During the show's run, Garner received four consecutive Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nominations as well as Emmy[16] nominations for her lead performance. She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2005. That same year, during the fourth season, Garner directed the Alias episode, "In Dreams", which aired in May. She received producer credit during the series' final season. The series concluded in May 2006 after a shorter fifth season that was abbreviated from 22 to 17 episodes due to Garner's pregnancy, which was written into the season's storyline.[17][18]

After the initial success of Alias, Garner made a big screen cameo in the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me if You Can in 2002. Her breakout film role came when she played Ben Affleck's love interest as Elektra Natchios in the action movie Daredevil (2003), an adaptation of the comic book. Garner stated that her training for Daredevil was more gruesome than her work on Alias, and revealed that as she got hung up on wires several times during fight sequences, Affleck became "in charge of reaching up and saving [her]."[19] She was involved in a potentially serious accident on the set of Daredevil when, entangled in wires with her arms stuck and unable to move while doing a flip, she came crashing towards a wall "head-first with such velocity, that [she] was about to smash [her] head into the wall".[20] Recalling how she was rescued by Affleck, she said in 2003, "out of nowhere comes this 6ft 4in red devil who just kind of put his arms out and shouts: 'I've got her!' I'm telling you, it was like, 'I've got my own superhero.'"[20] While Daredevil got mixed reviews, it was a box office hit.[21]

Garner starred in her first leading role in 13 Going on 30 (2004), a moderate commercial success.[21] Reviewers praised her performance as "radiant"[22] and "effervescent without ever being cloying",[23] and The Christian Science Monitor commented that "while Garner is no Tom Hanks, she's consistently appealing".[24] Her second lead role saw her reprising the character of Elektra in the 2005 Daredevil spin-off titled Elektra, a box office disaster that was panned by critics.[25] The Boston Globe stated, "Based on Garner's humorlessness, lack of vocal inflection, and generally bland disposition, "the Way" she has yet to grasp seems to be that of acting,"[26] whereas USA Today concluded that "Jennifer Garner ... is far more appealing when she's playing charming and adorable, as she did so winningly in 13 Going on 30.[27]

Garner performed the Frank Loesser song "My Heart Is So Full of You" on the 2006 charity album Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars. She appeared in the films Catch and Release (2006) and The Kingdom (2007) alongside Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman and Ashraf Barhom. She then appeared in the Jason Reitman-directed comedy/drama feature Juno, which became a sleeper box office hit.[28] After that film's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly declared Garner's work the best female supporting performance of the festival, saying, "The star of Alias and The Kingdom does no butt-kicking in this sweet comedy. Instead, as a young wife desperately hoping to adopt, she's funny, a bit tough, and unbelievably touching."[29]

Garner made her Broadway debut on November 1, 2007, playing Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac alongside Kevin Kline at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.[30] The show was originally set to run until December 23, 2007, but it was extended through January 6, 2008 due to the Broadway stagehand strike in late 2007.[31]

Garner appeared in the hit ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day in 2010 and in the 2011 remake of Arthur.

Personal life

Marriages and family

On October 19, 2000, Garner married actor Scott Foley, whom she had met on the set of Felicity in 1998. After separating from Foley in March 2003, Garner filed for divorce in May 2003, citing irreconcilable differences, and the two were officially divorced on March 30, 2004.[32][33] Following her separation, Garner dated Alias co-star Michael Vartan from August 2003 to March 2004.[34][35]

Sometime in early to mid 2004, Garner started dating Daredevil co-star Ben Affleck and the two made their first public appearance as a couple by attending the Boston Red Sox's opening World Series games in October 2004.[36] Since her relationship with Affleck, first as girlfriend and then as wife, Garner has been a tabloid staple.[37] "Ben taught me that you cannot read that stuff, that it's poison," she said in 2009.[38] On Garner's 33rd birthday, Affleck proposed to her with a 4.5 carats (900 mg) diamond ring from Harry Winston.[39] Affleck married Garner, who was three months pregnant at the time, on June 29, 2005 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean, officiated by family friend and Garner's Alias co-star, Victor Garber,[40] at the Parrot Cay resort on the Turks and Caicos Islands.[41] The couple have three children: daughters Violet Anne Affleck (born December 1, 2005),[42] Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck (born January 6, 2009)[43][44] and son Samuel Garner Affleck (born February 27, 2012).[45][46]

Stalking

Garner had been stalked since 2002 by a man, Steven Burky, who was eventually arrested in December 2009, after violating a 2008 restraining order against him.[47] Burky was charged with two counts of stalking, to which he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity; in March 2010, he was ruled insane and sent to the California state mental hospital with a court order to stay away from the Affleck family for 10 years if released from the hospital.[48]

In the media

In 2002, Garner topped the Maxim Hot 100 list.[49] In December 2007, Garner was named The Charleston Sunday Gazette-Mail's 2007 West Virginian of the Year "for her dedication, work ethic and unique role as role model and ambassador for West Virginia."[50] People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.[51]

Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1997

In Harm's Way

Kelly

 

1997

Deconstructing Harry

Woman in Elevator

 

1997

Washington Square

Marian Almond

 

1997

Mr. Magoo

Stacey Sampanahodrita

 

1998

1999

Annabell

Alternative title: Girls & Boys

1999

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

Diane Agostini

 

2000

Dude, Where's My Car?

Wanda

 

2001

Stealing Time

Kiley Bradshaw

 

2001

Pearl Harbor

Nurse Sandra

 

2001

Rennie's Landing

Kiley Bradshaw

Alternative title: Stealing Time

2002

Catch Me If You Can

Cheryl Ann

Cameo Role

2003

Daredevil

Elektra Natchios

 

2004

13 Going on 30

30-year-old Jenna Rink

 

2005

Elektra

Elektra Natchios

 

2006

Catch and Release

Gray

 

2007

Kingdom, TheThe Kingdom

Janet Mayes

 

2007

Juno

Vanessa Loring

Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast

2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Jenny Perotti

 

2009

Invention of Lying, TheThe Invention of Lying

Anna

 

2010

Valentine's Day

Julia Fitzpatrick

 

2011

Arthur

Susan Johnson

 

2012

Butter

Laura Pickler

Also Producer

2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Cindy Green

 

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1995

Danielle Steel's Zoya

Sasha

Television movie

1996

Harvest of Fire

Sarah Troyer

1996

Dead Man's Walk

Clara Forsythe

Miniseries

1996

Swift Justice

Allison

Episode: "No Holds Barred"

1996

Law & Order

Jaime

Episode: "Aftershock"

1996

Spin City

Becky

Episode: "The Competition"

1997

Player, TheThe Player

Celia Levison

Television movie

1997

Rose Hill

Mary Rose Clayborne

1998 !1998

Significant Others

Nell

6 episodes

1998.5 !1998–2002

Felicity

Hannah Bibb

3 episodes

1999

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

Diane Agostini

Television movie

1999 !1999

Pretender, TheThe Pretender

Billie Vaughn

1 episode

1999.5 !1999–2001

Time of Your Life

Romy Sullivan

19 episodes

2001–2006

Alias

Sydney Bristow

·         105 episodes

·         Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television

·         Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama

·         Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

·         Teen Choice Awards for Television – Choice Actress

·         Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (2004, 2005, 2006)

·         Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Drama Series (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

·         Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama (2003, 2004, 2005)

·         Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

·         Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2003, 2004, 2005)

·         Nominated—Television Critics Association for Individual Achievement in Drama

·         Nominated—Teen Choice Awards for Choice Television Actress – Drama

2003

The Simpsons

Herself

Episode: "Treehouse of Horror XIV"

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Smith filming in Kensington Gardens,
7 March 2007

Born

Margaret Natalie Smith
(1934-12-28) 28 December 1934 (age 77)
Ilford, London, England

Other names

Dame Maggie Smith

Occupation

Actress

Years active

1952–present

Spouse

Robert Stephens (1967–1974)
Beverley Cross (1975–1998, his death)

Children

Chris Larkin
Toby Stephens

Film and Television Awards

Academy Awards

1969

Best Actress

1978

Best Supporting Actress

British Academy Film Awards

1969, 1984, 1986, 1988

Best Actress

1999

Best Supporting Actress

1996

Fellowship

Golden Globe Awards

1978

Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1986

Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

Emmy Awards

2011

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

2012

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

 

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, DBE, (born 28 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress. She has had an extensive career both on screen and in live theatre, and is known as one of Britain's pre-eminent actresses.

 


 


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She made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 60 years. She has won numerous awards for acting, both for the stage and for film, including seven BAFTA Awards (five competitive awards and two special awards including the BAFTA Fellowship in 1996), two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, a SAG Award and a Tony Award.

Her critically acclaimed films include Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Travels with My Aunt (1972), California Suite (1978), Clash of the Titans (1981), A Room with a View (1985) and Gosford Park (2001). She has also appeared in a number of widely popular films, including Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992) and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series. She currently stars in the critically acclaimed drama Downton Abbey as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, for which she has won two consecutive Emmy awards.

Early life

Margaret Natalie Smith was born in Ilford, London. She is the daughter of Margaret Smith (née Hutton), a Glasgow-born secretary, and Nathaniel Smith, a Newcastle upon Tyne-born public health pathologist who worked at Oxford University.[1][2][3][4][5] She has older twin brothers, Alistair and Ian, who went to architecture school.[6] Smith studied at Oxford High School.

Career

Smith began her career at the Oxford Playhouse with Frank Shelley and made her first film in 1956. She became a fixture at the Royal National Theatre in the 1960s, most notably for playing Desdemona in Othello opposite Laurence Olivier and winning her first Oscar nomination for her performance in the 1965 film version.

She appeared with Ronnie Barker at the Oxford Playhouse in the play The Housemaster and various others. Barker did not think much of her, saying "she only had two styles-either grand and rather camp, or sharp cockney".[7]

In 1969, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as an unorthodox Scottish schoolteacher in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a role originally created on stage by Vanessa Redgrave in 1966 in London. (Zoe Caldwell won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play when she created the role in New York.) Smith was also awarded the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the brittle actress Diana Barry in California Suite, acting opposite Michael Caine. Afterwards, on hearing that Michael Palin was about to embark on a film (The Missionary) with Smith, Caine is supposed to have humorously telephoned Palin, warning him that she would steal the film. She also starred with Palin in the black comedy A Private Function in 1984.

Smith appeared in Sister Act in 1992 and had a major role in the 1999 film Tea with Mussolini, where she appeared as the formidable Lady Hester. Indeed, many of her more mature roles have centred on what Smith refers to as her "gallery of grotesques", playing waspish, sarcastic or plain rude characters. Recent examples of this would include the judgmental sister in Ladies in Lavender and the cantankerous snob Constance, Countess of Trentham, in Gosford Park, for which she received another Oscar nomination.

Other notable roles include the querulous Charlotte Bartlett in the Merchant-Ivory production of A Room with a View, a vivid supporting turn as the aged Duchess of York in Ian McKellen's film of Richard III, and a little known but powerful performance as Lila Fisher in the 1973 film Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing with Timothy Bottoms. Due to the international success of the Harry Potter movies, she is now widely known for playing the role of Professor Minerva McGonagall, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, with whom she had previously worked in the 1999 BBC television adaptation of David Copperfield, playing Betsey Trotwood. She also plays an older Wendy in the Peter Pan movie Hook, and Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden.

In 2010, she started appearing as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the British period drama Downton Abbey, which is currently in its third series. In 2012, she earned another Golden Globe Awards nomination (her ninth) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for series 1 of Downton Abbey.[8] Smith has won two Emmy Awards for this role.[9]

She appeared in numerous productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, to acclaim from 1976 through to 1980. These roles included Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Virginia Woolf in Virginia, and countless lead roles with long-time Stratford icon Brian Bedford including the Noël Coward comedy Private Lives. In September 2012, Smith received the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival Legacy Award, recognizing her career.

On stage, her many roles have included the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van and starring as Amanda in a revival of Private Lives. She won a Tony Award in 1990 for Best Actress in a Play for Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage, in which she starred as an eccentric tour guide in an English stately home. In 2007, she appeared in Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

She appeared in a 1954 BBC television programme, Oxford Accents, produced by the late Ned Sherrin.[10] She was one of the performers, playing several roles, in New Faces of 1956 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from 14 June to 22 December 1956.[11][12] She was "in Orange" in the musical comedy Share My Lettuce, based on the book by Bamber Gascoigne, that opened at the Lyric Hammersmith on 21 August 1957. With Anthony Bowles as musical director, it transferred to the Comedy Theatre on 25 September 1957 and to the Garrick Theatre on 27 January 1958. Smith's musical numbers in this performance included: Love's Cocktail (solo), On Train He'll Come (solo), Party Games (solo), Bubble Man (with Kenneth Williams) and Menu (with Kenneth Williams).[13] Eight photos from this performance as well as an article on Smith appeared in the November 1957 issue of Theatre World magazine.[14] One of Smith's earliest acting citations was as nominee for Most Promising Newcomer to Film of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for Nowhere To Go in 1958.[15] In Hollywood, Smith was a nominee for the Golden Globe Awards New Star of the Year (Actress) in 1964 for her performance in The V.I.P.s.

In 2012, Maggie played Muriel in the British comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She is also starring as Jean Horton in Quartet, based on Ronald Harwood's play, directed by Dustin Hoffman.

Smith was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1970 New Year Honours[16] and was raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours.[17]

In 1986, she was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Letters) from the University of Bath.[18] She also received honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews in 1971 and the University of Cambridge in 1995.[19]

Personal life

Smith has been married twice. She married actor Robert Stephens on 29 June 1967 at Greenwich Register Office, ten days after their first child was born. The couple had two sons: actors Chris Larkin (born in 1967) and Toby Stephens (born in 1969),[4] and divorced on 6 May 1974.[4] Smith is a grandmother via both her sons.[20][21]

She married playwright Beverley Cross on 23 August 1975 at the Guildford Register Office; he died on 20 March 1998.

In 2007, the Sunday Telegraph's Mandrake diary disclosed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She was subsequently reported to have made a full recovery.[22]

Smith has also been involved in charity work. In September 2011, she offered her support for raising the $4.6 million needed to rebuild the Court Theatre in New Zealand after the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.[23] In July 2012, she became a patron of the International Glaucoma Association, hoping to support the organisation and raise the profile of glaucoma.[24]

Filmography

Television and cinema

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1958

Nowhere to Go

Bridget Howard

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer

1962

Go to Blazes

Chantal

 

1963

V.I.P.s, TheThe V.I.P.s

Miss Mead

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress

1964

Pumpkin Eater, TheThe Pumpkin Eater

Philpot

 

1965

Othello

Desdemona

·         Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

Young Cassidy

Nora

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

1967

Honey Pot, TheThe Honey Pot

Sarah Watkins

 

1968

Hot Millions

Patty Terwilliger Smith

 

1969

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, TheThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Jean Brodie

·         Academy Award for Best Actress

·         BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

·         Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1969

Oh! What a Lovely War

Music Hall Star

 

1972

Travels with My Aunt

Aunt Augusta

·         Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

·         Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1973

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

Lila Fisher

 

1974

Carol Burnett Show, TheThe Carol Burnett Show

Gwendylspire Boughgrough

 

1975

Carol Burnett Show, TheThe Carol Burnett Show

Ms. Collins

 

1976

Murder by Death

Dora Charleston

 

1978

Death on the Nile

Miss Bowers

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

California Suite

Diana Barrie

·         Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

·         Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

1981

Quartet

Lois Heidler

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Clash of the Titans

Thetis

Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

1982

Evil Under the Sun

Daphne Castle

 

Missionary, TheThe Missionary

Lady Isabel Ames

 

Better Late Than Never

Miss Anderson

 

1984

Private Function, AA Private Function

Joyce Chilvers

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Lily in Love

Lily Wynn

Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actress

1985

Room with a View, AA Room with a View

Charlotte Bartlett

·         BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

·         Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

·         Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

1987

Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, TheThe Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Judith Hearne

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Talking Heads

Susan

Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actress

1991

Hook

Wendy Darling

 

1992

Sister Act

Reverend Mother

 

Memento Mori

Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew

Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actress

1993

Suddenly, Last Summer

Violet Venable

Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Reverend Mother

 

Secret Garden, TheThe Secret Garden

Mrs. Medlock

Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1995

Richard III

Duchess of York

 

1996

First Wives Club, TheThe First Wives Club

Gunilla Garson Goldberg

National Board of Review Award for Best Cast

1997

Washington Square

Aunt Lavinia Penniman

Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress

1999

Curtain Call

Lily Gale

 

Last September, TheThe Last September

Lady Myra Naylor

 

Tea with Mussolini

Lady Hester Random

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

All the King's Men

Queen Alexandra

 

David Copperfield

Betsey Trotwood

·         Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actress

·         Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

2001

Gosford Park

Constance, Countess of Trentham

·         Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast

·         Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast

·         Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

·         Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture

·         Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

·         Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

·         Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

·         Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

·         Nominated — European Film Award for Best Actress

·         Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress

·         Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Professor Minerva McGonagall

·         Released in the US and India as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

·         Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Professor Minerva McGonagall

Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Caro Eliza Bennett

 

2003

My House in Umbria

Emily Delahunty

·         Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

·         Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

·         Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Professor Minerva McGonagall

 

Ladies in Lavender

Janet Widdington

Nominated — European Film Award for Best Actress

2005

Keeping Mum

Grace Hawkins

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Professor Minerva McGonagall

 

2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Professor Minerva McGonagall

 

Becoming Jane

Lady Gresham

 

Capturing Mary

Mary Gilbert

Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Professor Minerva McGonagall

 

From Time to Time

Linnet Oldknow

 

2010

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Mrs. Docherty

 

2010–present

Downton Abbey

Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham

Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
TV Times Award for Best Actress
Nominated —
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
Nominated —
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated —
Monte Carlo Television Festival Award for Outstanding Actress
Nominated —
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated —
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2011

Gnomeo & Juliet

Lady Bluebury

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Professor Minerva McGonagall

 

2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Muriel Donnelly

 

Quartet

Jean Horton

 

Theatre roles

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of Maggie Smith awards and nominations

See also

References

1.       ^ Mackenzie, Suzie (20 November 2004). "You have to laugh". The Guardian (UK). http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,1354891,00.html?gusrc=rss. Retrieved 10 December 2007. 

2.       ^ "Maggie Smith Biography (1934–)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/65/Maggie-Smith.html. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

3.       ^ Maggies Smith at Yahoo Movies.

4.       ^ a b c Maggie Smith biography. Tiscali.film & TV.

5.       ^ Maggie Smith. Film Reference.com.

6.       ^ It's Hello From Him!, Ronnie Barker 1988 0-450-48871-3

7.       ^ It's Hello From Him!, Ronnie Barker, 1988. ISBN 0-450-48871-3

8.       ^ Official Website of the Annual Golden Globe Awards at www.goldenglobes.org. Retrieved 22 December 2011.

9.       ^ "Maggie Smith Emmy Award Winner". Emmys.com. http://www.emmys.com/celebrities/maggie-smith. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

10.    ^ Michael Coveney, "Obituary: Ned Sherrin", The Guardian (Wednesday, 3 October 2007). Retrieved at www.guardian.co.uk, 22 December 2011

11.    ^ Broadway International Database at broadway.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.

12.    ^ Internet Broadway Database at www.ibdb.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.

13.    ^ The Guide to Musical Theatre at www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.

14.    ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Theatre World magazines, 1950s" at www.phyllis.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 22 December 2011.

15.    ^ "Film Nominations 1958" at www.bafta.org. Retrieved 22 December 2011.

16.    ^ "Viewing Page 9 of Issue 44999". London-gazette.co.uk. 1969-12-30. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/44999/supplements/9. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

17.    ^ "Viewing Page 7 of Issue 51981". London-gazette.co.uk. 1989-12-29. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/51981/supplements/7. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

18.    ^ "Honorary Graduates 1989 to present". University of Bath. http://www.bath.ac.uk/ceremonies/hongrads/. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

19.    ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001749/bio

20.    ^ Michael Coveney, "I'm Very Scared of Being Back on Stage", thisislondon.co.uk, 3 February 2007 [1]

21.    ^ Mark Lawson (31 May 2007). "Mark Lawson, "Prodigal Son", The Guardian, 31 May 2007.". London: Arts.guardian.co.uk. http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/drama/story/0,,2091828,00.html. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

22.    ^ "Actress Maggie Smith recounts cancer battle". Google.com. 2009-10-05. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ijMyS9F4MJL_ziOQRrBup8yayqKw. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

23.    ^ http://www.3news.co.nz/Dame-Maggie-supporting-Christchurch-theatre/tabid/817/articleID/225791/Default.aspx

24.    ^ http://www.glaucoma-association.com/blog/the-iga-welcomes-dame-maggie-smith.html

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Paxton at the annual Mother Goose Parade, 2007

Born

(1988-04-25) April 25, 1988 (age 24)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation

Actress, singer, model

Years active

1996–present

Sara Paxton[1] (born April 25, 1988) is an American actress, model and singer. She grew up in California and began acting at an early age, appearing in many minor roles in both films and television shows, before coming to wider renown in 2004, after playing the title role in the series Darcy's Wild Life and Sarah Borden in Summerland.

 


 


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Paxton has also starred in the films Sleepover, Aquamarine, Return to Halloweentown, Sydney White, Superhero Movie, The Last House on the Left, and Shark Night 3D.

Early life and education

Paxton, an only child, was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, to what she has described as "a very mixed family".[2] Her father, Steve, is of English, Irish and Scottish descent, and is distantly related to actor Bill Paxton. Her mother, Lucia, was born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised in Ciudad Acuña.[2][3][4][5] Paxton's mother is Jewish and Paxton's father converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother.[6][7][8] Both her parents are dentists.[9]

During her childhood, Paxton put on shows and wanted to perform, sometimes dressing up in costume and coming to school as a particular character.[8] She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, choosing to attend a public high school instead of accepting home-schooling.[8] Paxton graduated from high school in May 2006.[10]

Career

Film career

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Paxton at the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End premiere, May 19, 2007

Paxton has said that singing and acting "went hand in hand" during her early years, though she initially began working as an actress,[8] appearing in musical theater and later in television commercials at a young age. Her first film role was a small part in the 1997 Jim Carrey comedy, Liar Liar.[8] During the late 1990s and early 2000s, she appeared in a number of minor television and film roles, including a part on the soap opera Passions, regular roles on the series Greetings from Tucson and Action, and a guest starring role on the Disney Channel show, Lizzie McGuire starring Hilary Duff playing an ex-president of Lizzie's school. In 2003, Paxton starred in R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse, a short 3-D film attraction that still plays at several theme parks across the United States. She also appeared as Lana on CSI: Miami.and as Marnie Piper in Return to Halloweentown.

Paxton's first major role was in the teen-oriented film Sleepover, which opened in July 2004 to negative reviews and low box office revenue;[11][12] during the same summer season, she appeared in several episodes of the series, Summerland, playing Sarah Borden, a mentally troubled teen who experimented with drugs and sex with Jesse McCartney's character. Paxton was subsequently cast in the lead role of the Discovery Kids television series, Darcy's Wild Life, playing Darcy Fields, a girl who works at a rural veterinary; the series was filmed on a farm in Toronto[8] and aired from 2004 to 2006, often featuring Paxton's music track, "Take a Walk". Paxton received an Emmy nomination for the role in 2006.

In 2005, Paxton spent three months[8] working on the Florida-themed Aquamarine, in which she played a mermaid, opposite Emma Roberts and JoJo, whom she befriended while filming.[2] Paxton has said that she felt a sense of "female empowerment" while on set because "almost everyone" on set was female.[8] The film opened on March 3, 2006 and grossed approximately $7.5 million in its opening weekend.[13] Reviewers of the film compared Paxton, whose inspiration is Goldie Hawn, to actress Reese Witherspoon, saying that she has an "infectious, nutty energy."[2] Paxton recorded a song for the film's soundtrack titled "Connected", an English version of the Mexican group RBD's song Tenerte y Quererte from their 2004 album Rebelde.

Paxton hosted The Secret Life of Water, the first episode of the series Planet H2O, which premiered in April 2006 on public television stations. In May of the same year, she made an appearance on the television series Pepper Dennis, playing a teen actress. Paxton, who sees herself as an "evolving actress,"[10] then appeared in Return to Halloweentown, replacing Kimberly J. Brown in the fourth installment in Disney Channel's Halloweentown series; she dyed her hair brown for the role. The film aired on October 20, 2006. During the summer and early fall of 2006, Paxton filmed The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker, a Lifetime Television film, in Vancouver Island.[8] In the film, she plays Jessie, a college student who falls victim to binge drinking. Paxton has described it as "very different" from her previous roles, and has specified that she was looking for a role that would be a "challenge".[14] The film aired in March 2007.[15] Paxton's next film role was in Sydney White, a college-set comedy starring Amanda Bynes and Matt Long; filming began on February 12, 2007 in Orlando, Florida and the movie was released on September 21, 2007.[16] She next starred in Superhero Movie, a parody on superhero films which began filming in September 2007 and was released on March 28, 2008. She also helped co-star Drake Bell record his theme song for the movie, Superhero! Song.[17]

Paxton starred in the remake of The Last House on the Left, playing the lead female character, Mari. The film opened March 13, 2009. Her next film may be Gravy, a horror-comedy with Jena Malone and Winona Ryder, and she will also guest star on the show Jonas.[4][18]

Paxton starred in the CW drama series The Beautiful Life alongside Corbin Bleu, Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. The show premiered on September 16, 2009, but was cancelled after 2 episodes.[19] It was later aired online on YouTube. Paxton will next co-star with Scott Eastwood in the thriller Enter Nowhere,[4] and will also play one of the lead roles in the Ti West film The Innkeepers.[20]

Music career

Paxton was signed to a record deal with Epic Records during the time she was cast in Aquamarine.[8] Her debut music CD, The Ups and Downs, featuring the titled single "Here We Go Again", is due for release by Epic at some point "in the future"; as of March 2007, Paxton has not completed work on it.[21] She has described the sound as "pop/rock. It is believed Sara's debut album has been shelved and she has no plans to continue her music career as she has not made any announcement of any plans to further her career in the music industry."[8]

Personal life

Paxton has said that attending college is "very important" to her because "it is important to expand your mind."[8] In 2006, Paxton applied to the University of Southern California's film studies program.[10] She has noted that she would like to major in business administration with a minor in history (as she is a "history fanatic")[8] and to start a production company.[14]

Paxton has credited her Jewish religion for feeling "very connected" to her family, who keep her "grounded" and are "always number one" in her life.[8] She did not have a Bat Mitzvah because she was busy filming, though she has said that she "wanted to [have one] so bad".[8]

Filmography

Films

Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1997

Liar Liar

Child at Party and School

 

1998

Music from Another Room

Young Karen

 

Soldier

Angie

 

Tunnel Vision

Shauna

 

1999

Durango Kids

Hilary

 

2000

Perfect Game

Sydney

Supporting role

2001

The Ruby Princess Runs Away

Princess Sabrina

 

Hounded

Tracy

Supporting role

2003

Haunted Lighthouse

Ashley

4D

2004

Sleepover

Stacie Blake

Main role as antagonist

2006

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Main role

2006

Return to Halloweentown

Marnie Piper

Main role

2007

Sydney White

Rachel Witchburn

Supporting role

2008

Superhero Movie

Jill Johnson

Main role

2009

The Last House on the Left

Mari Collingwood

Main role

2011

Shark Night

Sara

 

2012

Liars All

Katie

Filming

The Innkeepers

Claire

Main role

Enter Nowhere

Jody

Main role

The Big Valley

Audra Barkley

Post-production

Static

Rachel

Completed

The Boys of Abu Ghraib

Peyton

Post-production

The Bounceback

Kara

Filming

Rodeo Drive Diva

Julia Steinem

Pre-production

I Brake for Gringos

Lina Hunter

Filming

Cheap Thrills

 

Filming

Films made for television or video

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1997

You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's... Christmas Party

Patty

Video

2000

Geppetto

Featured

TV musical

2002

Generation Gap

   

2006

Return to Halloweentown

Marnie Piper
Young Splendora Agatha Cromwell

Main role

2007

The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker

Jesse Brenner

Main Role

2012

Blue-Eyed Butcher

Susan Wright

Main Role

Elixir

Mirabella

Post-production

Television

Starring and recurring roles

Year

Title

Role

Notes

   

1996

Small Talk

Herself, Panelist #1

TV series, 10 episodes

   

1999–2004

SpongeBob SquarePants

Kid Fish/Baby Fish

Recurring role, 12 episodes

   

2002–2003

Greetings from Tucson

Sarah Tobin

Recurring role, 5 episodes

   

2004

Summerland

Sarah Borden

Recurring role, 5 episodes

   

2004–2006

Darcy's Wild Life

Darcy Fields

Lead role, 33 episodes

   

2009

The Beautiful Life: TBL

Raina Marinelli

Main role, 5 episodes

   

Television guest appearances

   

Year

Film

Role

Notes

   

1997

NewsRadio

Sara

TV series, 1 episode

   

1998

Two of a Kind

Homeless Girl

Episode: "A Very Carrie Christmas"

   

1999

Working

Amanda Baines

TV series, 1 episode

   

Passions

Young Sheridan

TV series, 1 episode

   

Action

Georgia Dragon

TV series, 2 episodes

   

2001

Lizzie McGuire

Old Class President

     

2002

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Jody Bradley

Episode "Burden of Proof"

   

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Spirit of little girl

"The Wailing"

   

2003

CSI: Miami

Lana Walker

TV series, Season 2 Episode 4

"Death Grip"

   

2004

Will & Grace

Melanie

TV series, 1 episode

   

Malcolm in the Middle

Angela

Episode "Malcolm Dates a Family"

   

Quintuplets

Chelsea

1 episode

   

2006

Pepper Dennis

April May/Chrissy Tyler

TV series, 1 episode

   

Skater Boys

Kayla Gordon

TV series, 1 episode

   

2008

Wizards of Waverly Place

Millie

Episode "Credit Check"

   

2009

Jonas

Fiona Skye

Episode "Frantic Romantic"

   

Discography

Singles

Year

Song

2005

"Here We Go Again"

2006

"Temporary"

2008

"Kiss Me Like You Mean It"

Soundtracks

Year

Song

Soundtrack

2005

"Take a Walk"

Darcy's Wild Life soundtrack

"There For You"

Darcy's Wild Life soundtrack

"Don't Wanna Be Alone" (with Jesse McCartney)

Summerland soundtrack

2006

"Connected"

Aquamarine soundtrack

"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

Disneymania 4

2008

"I Need a Hero"

Superhero! Movie

References

1.       ^ Paxton's birth certificate lists no middle name, despite the sometime reported middle name of "Emily." See the California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com

2.       ^ a b c d "All is going swimmingly for Aquamarine star Paxton". Kalamazoo Gazette. 2006-03-17. http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/features-2/1142616006132450.xml&coll=7&thispage=2. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 

3.       ^ Break.com. "Sara Paxton from 'The Last House on the Left'". Break Media. http://www.break.com/tv-shows/attack-of-the-show/sara-paxton-from-the-last-house-on-the-left-684542.html. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 

4.       ^ a b c Lee, David C. (2009). "Sara Paxton". TDINK. http://tdink.com/article.php?articleid=411. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 

5.       ^ "Sara Paxton in 'The Last House on the Left'". SITV. 2009-03-13. http://www.sitv.com/sitv/blogs/sara-paxton-the-last-house-on-the-left. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 

6.       ^ Sparktech Software LLC (2012-02-01). "'The Innkeepers' Star Sara Paxton: I Would Love To Play Carrie — Inside Movies Since 1920". Boxofficemagazine.com. http://www.boxofficemagazine.com/articles/2012-02-the-innkeepers-star-sara-paxton-i-would-love-to-play-carrie. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 

7.       ^ Bloom, Nate (2007-04-05). "Celebrity Jews". The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California. http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32125/format/html/displaystory.html. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 

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