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Craig at Skyfall premiere
in Sydney, on 16 November 2012
Daniel Wroughton Craig
2 March 1968 (age 45)
Chester, Cheshire, England
Fiona Loudon (1992–1994)
Rachel Weisz (2011–present)
Heike Makatsch (1994-2001)
Satsuki Mitchell (2004-2010)
Daniel Wroughton Craig (/kreɪɡ/;
born 2 March 1968) is an English actor, best known for playing British
secret agent James
Bond since 2006.
Craig is an alumnus of the National
Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama in London, beginning his career on
stage. His early on-screen appearances were in the films Elizabeth, The
Power of One and A
Kid in King Arthur's Court, and on Sharpe's
Eagle and Zorro in
His appearances in the British
Is the Devil, The
Trench and Some
Voices attracted the industry's attention, leading to roles
in bigger productions such as Lara
Croft: Tomb Raider, Road
to Perdition, Layer
Cake and Munich.
Craig achieved international fame
when chosen as the seventh actor to play the role of James Bond,
Brosnan. Though he was initially greeted with scepticism, his
debut in Casino
Royale was highly acclaimed and earned him aBAFTA
award nomination, with the film becoming the highest-grossing in
the series at the time. Quantum
of Solace followed two years later. His third Bond film, Skyfall,
premiered in 2012 and is now the highest-grossing film in the series,
as well as the eighth
highest-grossing film of all time.
In 2006, Craig joined the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since taking the role of
Bond, he has continued to appear in other films, most recently
starring in the English language adaptation of The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Craig made a guest appearance as
Bond in the opening
ceremony of the London
2012 Olympic Games, alongside Queen
Craig was born in West
Cheshire Hospital, in Chester,
mother, Carol Olivia (née Williams), was an art teacher, and his
father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig, was the landlord of the pubs
"Ring o' Bells" (in Frodsham)
and the "Boot Inn" (Willington, Tarporley),
having served as a midshipman in
of Craig's parents were of half-Welsh descent.
Craig was brought up on the Wirral
Peninsula, near Liverpool,
and attended primary school in Frodsham,
and later Holy Trinity Primary School in Hoylake.
After failing his Eleven
plus, Craig (along with his older sister, Lea) attended Hilbre
High School in nearby West
finishing his compulsory secondary school education at the age of
sixteen, he joined Calday
Grange Grammar School briefly as a sixth
form student. Craig
played for Hoylake
RFC Rugby Union Club. He
began acting in school plays at the age of six, and was introduced to
serious acting by attending the Everyman theatre in nearby Liverpool
city centre with his mother. Craig
moved to London when he was sixteen to join the National
Youth Theatre. He
attended the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama at the Barbican and graduated in 1991
after three years of study under Colin
Craig appeared as Joe in the Royal
National Theatre's production of Tony
in America in November 1993. Also in 1993, Craig appeared in
an episode of Yorkshire
which aired 31 October 1993. An
early starring role was as 'Geordie' in the BBC's 1996 drama Our
Friends in the North, with early film roles being as Angelina
Jolie's rival and love interest in Lara
Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), before appearing in Sam
Mendes's movie Road
to Perdition (2002), with Tom
Hanks and Paul
Newman. Other leading film roles include Sword
of Honour (2001), The
Mother (2003) with Anne
Reid, Sylvia (2003)
Cake (2004) with Sienna
Love (2004) with Rhys
Spielberg's Munich (2005)
Bana, Infamous and Casino
Royale (2006), The
Golden Compass (2007), Quantum
of Solace, Defiance (2008), Cowboys
& Aliens (2011), The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Skyfall (2012).
James Bond: 2005–present
In 2005, Craig was contracted by Eon
Productions to portray James Bond. He stated he "was aware of the
challenges" of the Bond franchise which he considered "a big machine"
that "makes a lot of money". He aimed at bringing more "emotional
depth" to the character. Born
in 1968, Craig is the first actor to portray James
Bond to have been born after the Bond series started, and after
the death of Ian
Fleming, the novels' writer. Significant controversy followed the
decision, as it was doubted if the producers had made the right
choice. Throughout the entire production period Internet campaigns
expressed their dissatisfaction and threatened to boycott the film in
The 5-foot-10-inch (178 cm) blond
Craig was not considered by some protesters to fit the tall, dark Bond
portrayed by the previous Bond actors, and to which viewers had
apparently become accustomed. The
Daily Mirror ran a front page news story critical of Craig,
with the headline, "The Name's Bland – James Bland". Although
the choice of Craig was controversial, numerous actors publicly voiced
their support, most notably, four of the five actors who had
previously portrayed Bond – Pierce
Connery and Roger
Moore – called his casting a good decision. George
Lazenby has since voiced his approval of Craig also. Clive
Owen, who had been linked to the role, also spoke in defence of
The first film, Casino
Royale, premiered 14 November 2006, and grossed a total of
US$594,239,066 worldwide, which made it the highest-grossing Bond film
to date. After
the film was released, Craig's performance was highly acclaimed. As
production of Casino Royale reached its conclusion, producers Michael
G. Wilson and Barbara
Broccoli announced that pre-production work had already begun on
the 22nd Bond film. After several months of speculation as to the
release date, Wilson and Broccoli officially announced on 20 July
2006, that the follow-up film,Quantum
of Solace, was
to be released on 7 November 2008, and that Craig would play Bond with
an option for a third film. On
25 October 2007, MGM CEO
Harry Sloan revealed at the Forbes Meet II Conference that Craig had
signed on to make four more Bond films, through to Bond 25.
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended a membership
invitation to Craig in 2006 . Craig
sliced off the top of one of his fingers 12 June 2008, while filming Quantum
of Solace. The
accident was one of a string of incidents surrounding the shoot,
including a fire at one of the sets in Pinewood
Studios, a car crash that left the stunt driver in a serious
condition, and an Aston
Martin skidding off the road and plunging into Lake
Garda while being transported to the set in Italy.
Craig at the 81st
Academy Awards in 2009.
Craig describes his portrayal of
Bond as an anti-hero:
"The question I keep asking myself while playing the role is, 'Am I
the good guy or just a bad guy who works for the good side?' Bond's
role, after all, is that of an assassin when you come down to it. I
have never played a role in which someone's dark side shouldn't be
explored. I don't think it should be confusing by the end of the film,
but during the film you should be questioning who he is." Craig
has stated that his own favourite previous Bond actor is Sean
Connery, but says, "I'd never copy somebody else. I would never
do an impression of anybody else or try and improve on what they did.
That would be a pointless exercise for me." His own favourite Bond
film is From
Russia with Love. On
a James Bond-centric episode of The
South Bank Show, Connery divulged his thoughts on Craig's
casting as Bond, whom he described as "fantastic, marvelous in the
part". When told that Craig had taken particular note of his
performances, Connery said that he was "flattered" and that Craig
really gets the "danger element" to Bond's character.
The 19 April 2010-release of
Craig's expected third Bond film (the 23rd overall in the series) was
delayed, because of financial troubles with MGM, but
the film (Skyfall)
was released on 23 October 2012, and was part of the year-long
celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr.
8 September 2012, Bond producers announced Craig had signed on for two
future Bond films and not five as previously reported. This would
bring his total to five films, which would be two fewer than Roger
Moore's record of seven.
In 1999, Craig starred as Richard
in a TV drama called Shockers: The Visitor. He portrayed Lord
Asriel in The
Golden Compass, the 2007 film adaptation of Philip
Pullman's novel. Eva
Green, who played Bond
Lynd in Casino Royale, also starred in the film, although
she did not appear in any scenes with Craig. In a stage version of the
book, Asriel had previously been played by Timothy
Dalton, one of Craig's predecessors in the role of James Bond.
In early 2001, Craig expressed an
interest in being a part of the Star
Trek franchise, professing his love of the series to the World
Entertainment News Network and a desire to have a "stint in the TV
show or a film. It's been a secret ambition of mine for years." On
16 March 2007, Craig made a cameo appearance as himself in a sketch
Tate who appeared in the guise of her character Elaine
Figgis from The
Catherine Tate Show. The sketch was made for the BBC Red
Nose Day 2007 fundraising programme.
In 2008's Defiance,
he played Tuvia
Bielski, a Jewish resistance fighter in the forests of Belarus during World
War II who saved 1,200 people The
shot in Casino
Royale of Craig sporting swimming
trunks has often topped many sexiest male celebrity polls, and
in 2009 Del
Monte Foods launched an ice
pop moulded to resemble Craig emerging from the sea. He
co-starred with Hugh
Jackman in a limited engagement of the drama A
Steady Rain, on Broadway, which played from 10 September
through 6 December, 2009 at the Schoenfeld
Craig lent his voice and likeness
as James Bond for both the Wii game GoldenEye
007, an enhanced remake of the 1997
game for the Nintendo
64, and James
Bond 007: Blood Stone, an original game for Xbox
DS, and Microsoft
August 2010, Craig was cast as crusading journalist Mikael
Blomkvist in David
Fincher's 2011 adaptation of Stieg
Larsson's novel The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Craig
co-starred with Harrison
Ford and Olivia
Wilde in Cowboys
& Aliens, an American science
fiction Western film, based on Scott
Mitchell Rosenberg's 2006 graphic
novel of the same name.
Craig hosted the American
late-night live television sketch comedy Saturday
Night Live on 6 October 2012.
Craig in Venice during a break
while filming Casino
Royale. June 2006.
In 1992, Craig married actress
Fiona Loudon, with whom he had a daughter, Ella. The marriage ended in
divorce in 1994.
After his divorce, he was in a
seven-year relationship with German actress Heike
Makatsch, ending in 2001. He
subsequently dated film producer Satsuki Mitchell from 2004 until
Craig and actress Rachel
Weisz had been friends for many years, and worked together on the
House. They began dating in December 2010 and married on 22
June 2011, in
a private New York City ceremony, with just four guests in attendance,
including Craig's 18-year-old daughter, Ella, and Weisz's
four-year-old son, Henry.
In October 2008, Craig paid £4 million
for an apartment in a converted old house in Primrose
Hill near Regent's
Park, London. He
is a Liverpool
F.C. supporter. In
2013 he was given for his 45th birthday an Aston
Martin V12 Vantage Roadster by his wife Rachel
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Hilary Swank, (703)
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Hilary Ann Swank (born
July 30, 1974) is an American film actress. She has won the Academy
Award for Best
Actress twice, for playing Brandon
Teena in Boys
Don't Cry (1998) and a struggling waitress-turned-boxer Maggie
Fitzgerald in Million
Dollar Baby (2004).
Swank was born in Lincoln,
Her mother, Judy Kay (née Clough), was
a secretary and dancer, and her father, Stephen Michael Swank, was
an officer in the Air
National Guard and later a traveling salesman. She
has a brother, Daniel, who is eight years her senior. The
surname "Swank", originally Schwenk, is of German origin. Many
of Swank's family members hail from Ringgold
County, Iowa, and
her maternal grandmother was of Spanish and Shoshone (Native
American) ancestry. After
having lived in Spokane,
Washington, Swank's family moved to a trailer
park near Lake
Samish in Bellingham,
Washington, when Swank was six.
She attended Happy Valley
Elementary, Fairhaven Middle, then Sehome
High School in Bellingham until she was sixteen. She
also competed in the Junior Olympics and the Washington state
championships in swimming, and she ranked fifth in the state in
Swank made her first appearance
on stage when she was nine years old, starring in The Jungle Book. She
became involved in school and community theater programs, including
those of the Bellingham
Theatre Guild and The Seattle Children's Theater.
When she was fifteen, her parents
separated, and she and her mother, supportive of her daughter's desire
to act, moved to Los Angeles, where they lived out of their car until
Swank's mother saved enough money to rent an apartment. Swank
has called her mother the inspiration for her acting career and her
California, Swank enrolled in South
Pasadena High School, dropping out later. She described her time
at South Pasadena High School: “I felt like such an outsider. I didn’t
feel like I fit in. I didn’t belong in any way. I didn’t even feel
like the teachers wanted me there. I just felt like I wasn’t seen or
explained her becoming an actor out of feeling as an outsider: “As a
kid I felt that I belonged only when I read a book or saw a movie, and
could get involved with a character. It was natural that I became an
actor because I longed so much to be those other people, or at least
to play them”.
Swank made her film acting debut
in the 1992 film Buffy
the Vampire Slayer in a small role, after which she acted in
the direct-to-video drama Quiet Days in Hollywood, where she
co-starred with her future husband Chad
first leading film role was in The
Next Karate Kid (1994), which utilized her gymnastics
background and paired her with Pat
Morita. It was the fourth movie in the Karate Kid series.
In 1995 she appeared with British actor Bruce
Payne in Kounterfeit.
In September 1997 Swank was cast as single mother Carly Reynolds on Beverly
Hills, 90210. She was initially promised it would be a
two-year role, but saw her character written out after 16 episodes in
January 1998. Swank
later stated that she was devastated at being cut from the show,
thinking, "If I'm not good enough for 90210, I'm not good
enough for anything."
The firing freed her to audition
for the role of Brandon
Teena in Boys
Don't Cry. Swank reduced her body
fat to seven percent in preparation for the role. Many critics
hailed her as the best female performance of 1999, and Swank's work
ultimately won her the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actress. Swank
had earned only $75 per day for her work on Boys Don't Cry,
culminating in a total of $3,000. Her
earnings were so low that she had not even earned enough to qualify
Swank again won the Best Actress
Oscar, and another Golden Globe, for playing a female boxer in Clint
Eastwood's 2004 film Million
Dollar Baby, a role for which she underwent extensive training
in the ring and weight room gaining 19 pounds of muscle aided by
professional trainer Grant
L Roberts. With
her second Oscar, she had joined the ranks of Vivien
Hayes and Luise
Rainer and Katherine Hepburn as the only actresses to have been
nominated for Academy Awards twice and win both times. After
winning her second Oscar, she said, "I don't know what I did in this
life to deserve this. I'm just a girl from a trailer park who had a
Swank at the 2010
Toronto International Film Festival
In 2006 Swank signed a three-year
contract with Guerlain for
the women's fragrance Insolence. She
received a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame on January 8, 2007. Hers was the 2,325th star
In 2007 Swank starred in Freedom
Writers, a drama about a real-life teacher, Erin
Gruwell, who inspired a California high
school class. Many reviews of Swank's performance were positive,
with one critic noting that she "brings credibility" to the role, and
another stating that her performance reaches a "singular lack of
artifice, stripping herself back to the bare essentials". Swank
next starred in The
Reaping, a horror
film released on April 5, 2007, in which she played a debunker of
religious phenomena. Swank convinced the producers to move the film's
setting from New
England to the Deep
South, and the movie was being filmed in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana when Hurricane
Katrina struck. The
same year, she also appeared in the romantic comedy P.S.
I Love You alongside Gerard
Swank portrayed the pioneering aviator Amelia
Earhart in the biopic Amelia,
a film she also co-executive produced. Filming
occurred in the summer of 2008 in a number of international locations.
Swank met Robert Bresnik, a San Diego artist who supported her role as
Earhart by producing several photographic reproductions of the flyer,
at Legoland in 2008. Bresnik's grandfather Albert Bresnik was
Earhart's official photographer, and he owned the original negatives
of his grandfather's shoots.
In 2012, Swank's audiobook
recording of Caroline
Knapp's Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs was
released at Audible.com.
Swank is also attached to star in
the Hollywood remake of Intimate
addition, it was incorrectly reported that Swank would play a lead
role in, and produce, a film adaptation of the John Marks novel Fangland.
She has starred in the television
film Mary and Martha along with Brenda
Blethyn. She played a woman whose son has died of malaria.
Swank developed potential health
problems through certain preparations for her roles, including weight
gain and loss for Boys Don't Cry. She has stated that she would
"do what [she] need[s] to make [the role] believable and to make it
work" and that her "battle scars are a reminder that you're alive and
human and that you bleed."
Swank married actor Chad
Lowe on September 28, 1997. The two met in 1992 on the set of Quiet
Days in Hollywood. They
separated in January 2006, and
in May 2006, they announced that they were divorcing. In December 2006
Swank stated that she was dating her agent, John Campisi; Swank
and Campisi ended their relationship in the summer of 2012.
Swank has stated that she
believes in a higher power, but is not a member of any organized religion.
Human rights controversy
In October 2011 Swank attracted
controversy for attending an event in Chechnya's
capital Grozny on
the 35th birthday of Chechen president Ramzan
Kadyrov on October 5. After
wishing him "Happy birthday, Mr. President", she reportedly claimed
knowledge about Kadyrov saying: "I read. I do my provisory research". Following
criticism from human rights groups, who report having informed her
about the human rights abuses in Chechnya prior to the event, asking
her to reconsider her participation, Swank
said she was unaware that Kadyrov had been accused ofhuman
rights violations and that she "deeply regrets" taking part in the
lavish concert, and will donate her personal appearance fees "to
various charitable organizations."
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Marley Shelton, (702)
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Shelton at the Austin premiere of Grindhouse,
Marley Eve Shelton
April 12, 1974 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California,
5 ft 6 in
Marley Eve Shelton (born April 12, 1974) is an
American film and television actress.
Shelton began her acting career in her late teens,
and appeared in several 1990s' television movies and shows. She made
her film debut in the critically acclaimed drama Grand
Canyon (1991), and was cast in the films The
Sandlot (1993), Nixon(1995),
of Virtue (1997). Shelton subsequently appeared in Pleasantville (1998)
Been Kissed (1999).
Although those parts were
supporting roles, both made Shelton a more-known star, and for which
she found a wider fame.
In 2001, Shelton had her first
starring role in the black comedy Sugar
& Spice, and appeared as one of the main characters in the
teen horror film Valentine.
Shelton then appeared in supporting roles in the films Uptown
Girls (2003), Sin
City(2005), and The
Last Kiss (2006). After being cast in a significant role in
the double-feature film Grindhouse (2007),
she received the lead role in the CBS show Eleventh
Hour. In 2009, Shelton starred in A
Perfect Getaway and (Untitled),
and subsequently had a role in Scream
Shelton was born in Los
the daughter of Carol (née Stromme),
a teacher and former singer, and Christopher Shelton, a commercial
director and producer. Her
younger sister is actress and singer Samantha
Shelton. She grew up in the residential neighborhood of Eagle
Rock, where she attended Eagle
Rock High School. Shelton attended University
of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Film and Theatre,
but dropped out when she got a role in the kung-fu kiddie film Warriors
Early career, 1990–1997
Shelton began acting in her late
teens, and appeared in several television movies and films throughout
the 1990s. She had her first film role as Roberto's girlfriend at camp
in the well-received drama Grand
Canyon. After that role, she appeared in the 1993 popular
Sandlot, playing the lifeguard, Wendy Peffercorn. Her role
brought her to a wider attention. In 1995, Shelton appeared as a
supporting role, as former President Nixon's adult-aged Tricia
Nixon Cox, in Oliver
a biopic film about the story of the political and personal life of
former U.S. PresidentRichard
Nixon. That same year, she guest appeared in the television
series Cybill episode
"The Big Sleep-Over".
Shelton next co-starred
Carter in When
Friendship Kills (1996), a made-for-television film
about the danger of anorexia nervosa among teens. She appeared
Love Hewitt in the romantic comedy Trojan
War, which had a limited released in September 1997.Shelton
landed a role in 1997's fantasy film Warriors
of Virtue, as Princess Elysia. The movie was critically panned
and unsuccessful at the box office.
Career transition, 1998–2008
Her first major hit came in 1998
with the fantasy comedy Pleasantville,
in which she portrayed Margaret, the love interest of Tobey
Maguire's character. This
role was followed by a number of other appearances in films aimed at a
teenage audience, including her role as a member of a snobby high
school clique in 1999's Never
Been Kissed and The
Bachelor. Lured Innocence, an independent drama, was
starring Shelton and Dennis
Hopper. In the film, she played Elsie Townsend, a country
towns-girl who wants to leave far away and get rich. In
2001, Shelton appeared in the horror film Valentine,
Richards and David
Boreanaz. The film was largely panned, but
was a moderate success at the box office, grossing over $36 million
also had her first starring role on screen in the black comedy film Sugar
& Spice, and appeared in Bubble
Boy, a comedy film co-starring Jake
Gyllenhaal. The film was based on the story of David
Vetter, and followed the story of the main character's adventures
as he pursues the love of his life before she marries the wrong man.
The film received mixed or average reviews.
In the following few years,
Shelton landed in a variety of independent films, including Just
a Kiss, Dallas
Theft Parsons, and Moving Alan – directed by her father
and starring her sister. The film failed to achieve mainstream
success. Shelton gained more attention for a small role as The
Customer in the film adaptation of Frank
Miller's graphic novel Sin
City. Shelton provided the voice for a guest appearance as
Betsy in the American
Dad! episode "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man". She was also originally
cast in the role of Annabeth
Schott on the television series, The
West Wing, but the role was eventually played by Kristin
Chenoweth. She had supporting roles in the 2006 films American
Dreamz and The
Shelton portrayed a prominent
role as Dr. Dakota Block in the Robert
Tarantino-directed film Grindhouse,
appearing in both of the film's segments as the same character (a
cameo in Tarantino's segment, and a starring role in Rodriguez's). The
film failed to produce ticket sales, but drew critical acclaim. Grindhouse is
the second film to feature Shelton with Rodriguez (the first being Sin
an interview, she explained about her character: "I referenced the
classic Hitchcock ice queen blonde, like Tippi Hedren, for the
beginning just as a starting place, and then obviously she devolves as
she evolve." During
her 2007 interview with Slice
of SciFi, Shelton spoke about her own obsessions that
attracted her back to horror genre with Grindhouse, saying
"Personally as an actor I am obsessed with suspense and what creates
it. I have studied suspense and I love the old Hitchcock films for
that reason. I was really delighted to be in the hands of two masters
of their craft, both Robert and Quentin, playing with the ideas of
Shelton starred in The
Fifth Patient, an independent thriller, in which she played
the character Helen. The following year, she portrayed a minor role in
the biopic film about George
W. Bush, W.,
directed by Oliver Stone. In October 2008, CBS's Eleventh
Hour, based on the British
TV series of the same name, premiered with Shelton appearing as
FBI Special Agent Rachel Young of the executive protection detail. The
show, however, was canceled after one season.
Recent projects, 2009–present
In 2009, Shelton appeared
Jovovich and Timothy
Olyphant in A
Perfect Getaway, which is a thriller about a newlywed couple
on their honeymoon in Hawaii.
That year, Shelton landed the role of Madeleine Gray, a trendy New
York art gallery owner in the independent comedy(Untitled). In
an interview, Shelton explained her role in the film: "There's a
purity to her. As driven as she is to find the 'get,' the next hot
commodity, she also has a pure passion for art." (Untitled) received
favorable reviews, with
John Hartl of Seattle Times writing that "Shelton is perfect as
the energized heroine. Ruthless, smart but pretentiously wrongheaded,
she's the kind of culture vulture we haven't seen before."
Women in Trouble was released
theatrically the following month. In the film, Shelton portrayed the
character of Cora, a flight attendant. She reprised her character in
the sequel Elektra
Luxx, which was released in 2010. Shelton appeared alongside Carla
Gugino again in The
Mighty Macs, a low-budget drama which is also known as Our
Lady of Victory.
On July 1, 2010, it was announced
that Shelton was cast in the role of Deputy Judy Hicks in the Wes
Craven film Scream
4, a role Lake
Bell previously held. The
film was released in theatres April 15, 2011, over 11 years since the
third installment in the popular Scream franchise,
and opened to mixed reviews. Some
critics praised Shelton, include Matthew Turner for View
London, who stated that she turned in an "enjoyably weird
Shelton currently resides in Los
Angeles, with her husband, film producer Beau Flynn, whom she
married in July 2001. The couple have 2 daughters: West, born
September 6, 2009 and Ruby Jeanne, born May 1, 2012.
When she is not working, Shelton
enjoys travelling, and has visited countries throughout Asia, South
America and Africa. She
also practices a regimen of yoga and pilates.
On April 30, 2010, Shelton was
arrested for driving
under the influence of alcohol. She was released the next day
after posting $5,000 bond. On
May 21, 2010, Shelton pleaded no contest and was sentenced to two
years probation and fined $240 plus penalties.[citation
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Up to No
Episode: "Woman of the People"
Episode: "Freedom of the Road"
Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty
Dead at 21
Episode: "Splendor in the McKenna Grass"
A Friend to Die For
Hercules in the Underworld
Take Me Home
Episode: "The Big Sleep-Over"
When Friendship Kills
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Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
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