Saturday, October 16, 2010

Celebrity Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle

At the 1990 Emmy Awards.
Born March 24, 1970 (1970-03-24) (age 40)
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Years active 1987-present
Spouse Donald Ray Thomas (2006-present)
John Patrick Dee III (1996-1998) (divorced)
Lara Flynn Boyle (born March 24, 1970) is an American film and television actress best known for her performances as Laura Palmer's best friend Donna Hayward in Twin Peaks and Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble in The Practice. She has had a number of movie roles from the late 1980s through the present but has found the most recognition through her roles in television series.


Boyle's first film role was a bit part in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which earned her a SAG card, though her scenes were deleted from the final cut of the film. She then appeared in the mini-series Amerika (1987) and summer blockbuster Poltergeist III (1988) opposite Nancy Allen and Tom Skerritt. Although she was cast in Dead Poets Society (1989), her scenes were deleted, before landing her first major part, that of Donna Hayward in the critically acclaimed series Twin Peaks. When the series ended in 1991, creator David Lynch produced a movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, but—largely due to her rise in fame and increased film offers—Boyle chose not to return. Moira Kelly took over the role of Donna for the film.
Boyle spent much of the 1990s making a name for herself in films with varying degrees of success. Some of her most notable roles during that time were:
  • the obsessive and accident-prone Stacy in Wayne's World (1992)
  • the fragile, homeless teen Heather in Where The Day Takes You (1992)
  • Fatally Obsessed psychopath secretary- Kris Bolin in what was geared to be her breakout success, but ultimately became a box-office bust, The Temp (1993)
  • the sultry and manipulative Suzanne of Red Rock West (1993), which solidified her status as a premier femme fatale
  • Alex, the promiscuous beauty in the comedy Threesome (1994)
  • flighty, manically repressed housewife Marianne Byron in Afterglow (1997)
In 1997, Boyle auditioned for the title role in David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal. Although she lost out to Calista Flockhart, the actress impressed Kelley enough to create the role of Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble in his other 1997 series, The Practice, specifically for her. She starred on that show until 2003, when - in a dramatic attempt to revamp the show and cut costs - she was unceremoniously dismissed along with most of the cast. The role of Helen earned her an Emmy nomination, as well as several Screen Actors Guild ensemble cast nominations. Boyle also made a crossover appearance in the role of Helen in an episode of Ally McBeal, the show she originally was not cast for. She also did make another uncredited guest appearance on Ally McBeal in its final season.
In 2002, Boyle played a lead role in the blockbuster film Men in Black II as the villainous shapeshifting alien Serleena. She also guest-starred on one of the last episodes of Ally McBeal, this time as Tally Cupp, a completely different role from that which she had played before. Recently, she had a recurring role on several episodes of Huff, playing Melody Coatar, an unstable patient with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
In 2005, Boyle joined the cast of Las Vegas for a seven-episode stint as Monica Mancuso, a new hotel owner. She played Barbara Amiel in the TV true story "Shades of Black", about Amiel's controversial husband, Lord Conrad Black. Boyle also guest-starred as an ambitious reporter involved with the suspects in a possible murder in the Law & Order 2008 episode "Submission".


[edit] Films

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Scenes deleted
1988 Poltergeist III Donna Gardner
1989 Terror on Highway 91 Laura Taggart TV movie
How I Got Into College Jessica Kailo
Dead Poets Society Ginny Danburry Scenes deleted
The Preppie Murder Jennifer Levin TV movie
1990 The Rookie Sarah
1991 The Dark Backward Rosarita
Mobsters Mara Motes
Eye of the Storm Sandra Gladstone
May Wine Cammie TV movie
1992 Where the Day Takes You Heather
Wayne's World Stacy
Equinox Beverly Franks
1993 The Temp Kris Bolin
Red Rock West Suzanne Brown/Ann McCord
1994 Threesome Alex
Past Tense Tory Bass/Sabrina James TV movie
Baby's Day Out Laraine Cotwell
The Road to Wellville Ida Muntz
Jacob Rachel TV movie
1995 Cafe Society Pat Ward
1996 The Big Squeeze Tanya Mulhill
1997 Red Meat Ruth
Farmer & Chase Hillary
Afterglow Marianne Byron
1998 Since You've Been Gone Grace Williams TV movie
Happiness Helen Jordan
Susan's Plan Betty Johnson
2000 Chain of Fools Karen
2001 Speaking of Sex Dr. Emily Paige
2002 Men in Black II Serleena
2006 Land of the Blind First Lady Yuppy girl Short film
The House Next Door Col Kennedy TV movie
Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story Barbara Amiel TV movie
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Mrs. Reynolds
2009 Baby on Board Mary
Life Is Hot in Cracktown Betty McBain
2010 Cougar Hunting Kathy

TV series

Year Title Role Seasons Notes
1987 Amerika Jacqueline 'Jessie' Bradford -
1990-1991 Twin Peaks Donna Hayward 1-2
1997-2003 The Practice Helen Gamble 2-7
2004-2005 Huff Melody Coatar 1
2005-2006 Las Vegas Monica Mancuso 3

[edit] TV appearances

Year Title Season Role Episode Notes
1987 Sable 1 Melanie Waterston "Toy Gun" Episode 1
1991 The Hidden Room 1 Nicole "Splinters of Privacy" Episode 2
1995 Legend 1 Theresa Dunleavy "Skeletons in the Closet" Episode 12
2002 Ally McBeal 5 Tally Cupp Tom Dooley Episode 18
2008 Law & Order 18 Dawn Talley "Submission" Episode 12

Celebrity Kate Bosworth
Catherine Ann "Kate" Bosworth[1] (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. Bosworth starred in the television series Young Americans, in which she played Bella Banks. She became well known with a leading role in 2002's Blue Crush. The following year, Bosworth played the teenage girlfriend of porn star John Holmes in Wonderland opposite Val Kilmer. In 2004, she portrayed Sandra Dee in Kevin Spacey's Beyond the Sea. Bosworth since appeared in several notable films, including Superman Returns (2006), where she played Lois Lane, and 2008's blackjack drama film 21. In 2008, she became both Calvin Klein Jeans newest model and spokeswoman for Coach newest luxury bags.
After going through many screen tests and competing with other actresses for the role, she was cast as reporter Lois Lane in Bryan Singer's superhero film Superman Returns (2006).[25] She starred along with her Beyond the Sea co-star Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, as well as newcomer Brandon Routh as Superman.[26][27] The film was a box office success and received mostly positive reviews.[28] Bosworth's performance however, was not well-received among critics; Anthony Lane of The New Yorker, in his review of the film noted, "The new Lois Lane, Kate Bosworth, is not a patch on Margot Kidder, or, for that matter, on Teri Hatcher, in the TV series."[29] San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle felt that Bosworth, at 22-years-old, was too young to portray Lois Lane, and the climax did not "match the potential of the tiring 154 minute long film".[30] Although Bosworth's performance was ambivalently received, she herself loved the experience of working on the movie. As she told Teen Vogue in August 2006, "You know how you have an experience, a time in your life when you feel you've come into your own? When you grow up a bit, and think, Now I get it? [...] That's how I feel. I feel a little bit more complete."[31] Superman Returns was a commercial and critical success. The movie grossed $52 million during its opening weekend in North America and went on to earn $391 million worldwide.[32]
Bosworth starred in the psychological drama called The Girl in the Park with Sigourney Weaver, Alessandro Nivola and Keri Russell. She plays Louise, a troubled young girl taken under Weaver's character's wing. The Girl in the Park was written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn in his directorial debut.[33] The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, it has since been picked up by The Weinstein Company.[34] Alissa Simon of Variety wrote that Bosworth "tries her best, but her character's too extremely drawn."[35] Bosworth also filmed 21, an adaptation of the book Bringing Down the House, in early 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts and Las Vegas, Nevada.[36][37] This film reunites her with co-star Kevin Spacey and director Robert Luketic.[36][37] 21 garnered mixed reviews, with Joanne Kaufman of the Wall Street Journal concluding, "Very little adds up in 21."[38]
Her next film is the epic The Warrior's Way which she shot in New Zealand alongside Korean star Jang Dong-gun and Geoffrey Rush.[39] The film set for a release in 2009. She has also optioned the film rights to Catherine Hanrahan's novel Lost Girls and Love Hotels, about a young woman looking to escape in Tokyo's seedy nightlife. She will produce the project alongside filmmaker Nadia Connors.[40] She has said about her roles, "I just don't do comfort zones."[41] In January 2008, Bosworth was named the new face for Calvin Klein Jeans and will be featured in the Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.[42] She also takes on the role of spokesperson for American luxury bag brand Coach in Asia.[43]
Year Movie Role Notes
1998 The Horse Whisperer Judith
2000 Remember the Titans Emma Hoyt
Young Americans Bella Banks Television series
The Newcomers Courtney Docherty Direct-to-video
2002 The Rules of Attraction Kelly
Blue Crush Anne Marie Chadwick
2003 Advantage Hart Trinity Montage Short subject
Wonderland Dawn Schiller
2004 Beyond the Sea Sandra Dee
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Rosalee Futch
2005 Bee Season Chali
2006 Superman Returns Lois Lane
2007 The Girl In The Park Louise
2008 21 Jill Taylor
2010 The Warrior's Way Lynne Awaiting release
Straw Dogs Amy Sumner Post-Production
Lost Girls and Love Hotels[50] Margaret In Development


Celebrity Emily Blunt

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English actress. Blunt's first major film role came in the British drama My Summer of Love (2004) which garnered critical acclaim. She then co-starred in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. She has since starred in a number of American and British productions, including Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Young Victoria (2009), and The Wolfman (2010).
Blunt won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Television Film for the BBC TV film Gideon's Daughter in 2007.


Blunt made her professional debut in Bliss, a new musical written by Paul Sellar, at the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe while she was still an A-level student. She went on to perform at the National Theatre and at Chichester Festival Theatre. In 2003, she made her screen debut in the British television drama Boudica, about the life of the ancient British warrior-queen who fought the Romans. She also won considerable praise for her performance as the 16th-century queen Catherine Howard in the two-part British television drama Henry VIII.
Blunt's breakout role was as Tamsin in the dark British movie, My Summer of Love in 2004, which depicted a story of deception and lesbian love in the English countryside. She shared an Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer with co-star Natalie Press.
In 2005, she co-starred with Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the British TV drama Gideon's Daughter, an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, in which she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by Nighy. Blunt won a Golden Globe for her performance.
In 2006, she starred opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in the box-office success The Devil Wears Prada. Streep and Hathaway received most of the critical attention initially, but Blunt proved to be equally memorable with Entertainment Weekly naming her the Best Female Scene-Stealer in their end-of-summer special issue. She appeared at the 79th Academy Awards where she co-presented the award for best costume design with her Prada co-star Hathaway. Blunt and Hathaway lost weight for their roles in the film. In an interview with Us Weekly, Hathaway said “I basically stuck with fruit, vegetables and fish (to slim down for the movie). I wouldn't recommend that. Emily Blunt and I would clutch at each other and cry because we were so hungry." Blunt also spoke about the weight loss, claiming she had to go "painfully thin".[8]
Blunt co-starred with Susan Sarandon in the independent drama Irresistible. When Sarandon became attached to starring in another movie, The Girl In The Park, she strongly suggested that director David Auburn should cast Blunt. In 2007, she appeared in the film Charlie Wilson's War.
In 2009, she played Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom in The Young Victoria, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes. The movie co-starred Miranda Richardson and Rupert Friend as the queen's husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She also starred in the Toby Spanton-directed short film Curiosity. She was director Jon Favreau's first choice to play the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 but scheduling conflicts with Gulliver's Travels forced her to cede the role to Scarlett Johansson.[9] In 2010, Blunt co-starred with Academy Award winners Benicio del Toro and Sir Anthony Hopkins in the big-budget movie The Wolfman, which was released 12 February. She also is set to star in Gulliver's Travels and in The Adjustment Bureau alongside Matt Damon as a ballet dancer "being mysteriously kept apart" from Damon's character.[10][11] Emily was offered the female lead in the forthcoming Captain America movie but turned it down.[12] Her next film project is Lasse Hallström's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen alongside Kristin Scott Thomas and Ewan McGregor.[13]

[edit] Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Boudica Isolda
2004 My Summer of Love Tamsin
2005 The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Jean Leckie
Gideon's Daughter Natasha Television film
2006 Irresistible Mara
The Devil Wears Prada Emily Charlton
2007 Wind Chill Girl
The Jane Austen Book Club Prudie Drummond
Dan in Real Life Ruthie "Pig Face" Draper
Charlie Wilson's War Jane Liddle Cameo
2009 Sunshine Cleaning Norah Lorkowski
The Great Buck Howard Valerie Brennan
The Young Victoria Queen Victoria
Curiosity Emma Short Film
2010 The Wolfman Gwen Conliffe
Wild Target Rose
Gulliver's Travels Princess Glory post-production
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Elise Sellas post-production
Rio, Eu Te Amo Mary Filming
Gnomeo and Juliet Juliet (voice) post-production
2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Harriet Filming
Untitled Lynn Shelton Project
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Henry VIII Catherine Howard Serial
Foyle's War Lucy Markham Episode "War Games"
2004 Poirot Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle Episode "Death on the Nile"
2005 Empire Camane Miniseries
2009 The Simpsons Juliet (voice) Episode "Lisa the Drama Queen"

[edit] Theatre performances

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Bliss[14] Maddy Edinburgh Festival
The Royal Family Gwen West End Theatre
2002 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Chichester Festival Theatre
Vincent in Brixton Eugenie Loyer RNT

[edit] Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 BIFA Most Promising Newcomer My Summer of Love Nominated
2005 LCC British Newcomer of the Year Nominated
ESBFA Most Promising Newcomer Won
2006 Teen Choice Award Choice Breakout The Devil Wears Prada Nominated
2007 BAFTA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Rising Star Nominated
LCC British Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best Comedic Performance Nominated
ALFS Award British Supporting Actress of the Year Won
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Gideon's Daughter Won
2009 BIFA Best Actress The Young Victoria Nominated
Satellite Awards Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated
Golden Globes Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated
Satellite Awards Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture Sunshine Cleaning Nominated

Celebrity Jolene Blalock

Jolene K. Blalock (born March 5, 1975) is an American film and television actress and model, best known for playing the Vulcan T'Pol on the UPN science fiction series Star Trek: Enterprise. The star of several feature films, she is a regular guest star in television films and series.

Early career

A popular model, Blalock left home at 17 to model in Europe and Asia.[1] She has appeared on the cover of many men's lifestyle magazines and was twice featured in Maxim's "Girls of Maxim" gallery. She posed for a clothed fashion layout in Playboy in April 2002. She was later interviewed by the magazine for its "20Q" section in February 2005.
Blalock spent years dieting as a model and was relieved to move into acting, saying: "I'm jaded by my experiences in the modeling industry. You're never skinny or perfect enough, and it was difficult mentally making the transition to acting."[2]
She made her television debut in sitcom Veronica's Closet, before guest appearances in The Love Boat: The Next Wave, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, JAG, and starring as Medea in a 2000 adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts. TV movie On the Edge and mini-series Diamond Hunters, in South Africa, paved the way for Star Trek prequel Enterprise.[1][2]

[edit] Star Trek: Enterprise

Landing a role in Enterprise was Blalock’s biggest break, and she described it as a dream come true.[2] She admitted she was excited at being a newcomer to the cult series:
We're really fortunate. More than 100 people are working together on this every day and we haven't had one argument. It's incredible. I've had bad days in my personal life, but it's always a joy to go to work. There's also a sense of immortality that the show gives you, that you're working on something that will never die, that your contribution will last for ever. That's a very special feeling.[3]
Blalock said of the original series: "Spock was Star Trek’s real sex symbol. People always assume it was Kirk, but they're wrong."[1]

[edit] Convention involvement

She made her first appearance at a convention in Pasadena, California, in March 2005. Her second appearance was at an autograph signing show in Milton Keynes, England, in late April; this was soon followed by an appearance at a convention in Bonn, Germany, and others.

[edit] Recent career

Blalock appeared in the film Slow Burn with LL Cool J and Ray Liotta which was shot in 2003 between seasons of Enterprise, unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2005 and finally saw limited theatrical release in 2007. The film features Blalock's only on-screen nude scene.
She guest-starred in two episodes of Stargate SG-1 as Ishta, leader of a group of female Jaffa.
She was scheduled to appear on an episode of Lost during the 2005–2006 season as a former love interest of Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Even though she filmed some scenes, the flashback scenes in that episode were changed from Sawyer to Michael (Harold Perrineau), and her scenes were never actually used in an episode, nor featured as "deleted scenes" in the DVD set's bonus material. Set photos from the shooting of a scene surfaced in 2008.[4]
She played Captain Lola Beck in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, a sequel to the film Starship Troopers, which was released on August 5, 2008.
She made an appearance on the House episode titled "Teamwork" as Lexa, the wife of the porn star featured as the patient in this episode; airdate: November 16, 2009.
She played Sister Nicci, a Sister of the Dark, in the second season of Legend of the Seeker, appearing in episode nine, "Dark", broadcast on January 23, 2010, and episode ten, "Perdition", broadcast on January 30, 2010.
Blalock has a supporting role as Stacy in the William Kaufman action thriller Sinners And Saints, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, premiering in Los Angeles on June 30, 2010.

[edit] Personal life

Blalock was born and raised in San Diego, California, with three siblings.[2] She spent her childhood developing surfing and artistic skills.[1] She said of her childhood:
I was such an awkward-looking child, I've no idea what happened. I didn't have a good childhood because I never could get along with other kids. I was the child sat in the corner eating lunch by herself. I worked in the library at lunchtime because I had no real friends. I read a lot and educated myself a different way because me and school didn't get along. Even boys were never interested in me. I remember playing kiss-chase in the first and second grade. I would run but no one would ever chase me.[5]
She currently lives in Los Angeles and is known as "a favorite on the Tinseltown circuit".[5]
Blalock married Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation, whom she had previously met when he booked her for a beer commercial in Los Angeles.[2] Nearly all her time was taken up with work.[5] He lived in England and while working on Enterprise she found conducting a long-distance relationship difficult, running up an "astronomical" phone bill.[2] Breaking with tradition, she proposed to him,[6][7][8][9][10] and the two married in Negril, Jamaica, on 22 April 2003.
Blalock legally changed her name to Jolene Ava King Rapino before the birth of her son. Blalock and Rapino gave birth to a baby boy, Ryder James Rapino on May 25 2010.
Blalock is a passionate dog-lover and appeared on the cover of popular British dog publication K9 Magazine.[11] She has three dogs. Two female Cavalier King Charles named Frankie and Zuma and a blonde red nose pit bull named Hara.
When she's not acting, Blalock enjoys frequenting live concerts with husband Michael Rapino, studying improv at the Los Angeles Second City Conservatory and training with Tracy Anderson.

[edit] Filmography

Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1998 Veronica's Closet Woman #3 Episode: "Veronica's Breast Efforts"
1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next Wave Woman Episode: "Prom Queen"
2000 Queen for a Day Hot Babe in Yellow
2000 G vs E Libby Episode: "Cougar Pines"
2000 D.C. Kristi Episode: "Truth"
Episode: "Justice"
2000 Jason and the Argonauts Medea TV movie
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laura Garris Episode: "Crate 'n Burial"
2001 Diamond Hunters, TheThe Diamond Hunters Ruby Grange TV series
2001 JAG Corp. Lisa Antoon Episode: "Touch and Go"
2001 On the Edge Charlie's Wife TV movie
2001 Enterprise Commander T'Pol 2001–2005 (98 episodes)
2003 Stargate SG-1 Ishta Episode: "Birthright"
2004 Stargate SG-1 Ishta Episode: "Sacrifices"
2005 Slow Burn Nora Timmer
2006 I Dream of Murder Joanna TV movie
2007 Shadow Puppets Kate
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Captain Lola Beck
2008 CSI: Miami Feratelli Porter Episode: "Bombshell"
2009 House Lexa Episode: "Teamwork"
2010 Legend of the Seeker Sister Nicci Episode: "Dark"
Episode: "Perdition"
2010 Sinners & Saints Stacy
2010 One Kine Day TBA Post-production

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d "Star Profile: Jolene Blalock", Evening Times (Glasgow, 4 September 2002), p. 23.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Nick Fiaca, "Starship trouper; Sci-fi; Television", The Sun (30 March 2002), The TV Mag 24.
  3. ^ Marshall Julius, "Why I'm boldly going ... in a skintight catsuit", The Express on Sunday (6 January 2002).
  4. ^ Il y a 4 mois. "The sawyer's centric you'll never see, Lyly Ford Blog". Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ a b c "Vulcan gorgeous!!", Daily Star (26 October 2002), p. 32.
  6. ^ Starr, Michael (9-May-2003). "Starr Report". New York Post: p. 135. 
  7. ^ "Actress Blalock Sets Up Surprise Wedding", AP Online (10 May 2003).
  8. ^ Katherine Dillinger, "Newsmakers", Austin American-Statesman (11 May 2003), p. A2.
  9. ^ Olivia Abel, "Passages", People Magazine (26 May 2003), p. 113.
  10. ^ Dinah Eng, "Even a Vulcan has to question arranged marriage", Gannett News Service (14 October 2004).
  11. ^ K9 Magazine, Issue 17 (Summer 2006).

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