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Brunette TV Actresses

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Brunette TV Actresses Biography

Date of Birth
14 August 1983, Chernovtsy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]

Birth Name
Milena Markovna Kunis

Nickname
Goldfish

Height
5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Biography

The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine), to a Jewish family. Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs, she realized that she wanted to act for the rest of her life. She started acting when she was just 9 years old, when her father heard about an acting class on the radio and decided to enroll Mila in it. There, she met her future agent. Her first gig was in 1995, in which she played a character named Melinda in Make a Wish, Molly (1995). From there, her career skyrocketed into big-budget films. Although she is mostly known for playing Jackie Burkhart in "That '70s Show" (1998), she has shown the world that she can do so much more. Her breakthrough film was Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), in which she played a free-spirited character named Rachel Jensen.

She has since starred or co-starred in the films The Book of Eli (2010), Black Swan (2010), Friends with Benefits (2011), and Ted (2012).
IMDb Mini Biography By: Sarahhh

Trade Mark

Different-colored eyes

Distinct sounding voice

Trivia

Mila and her family moved from Ukraine to Los Angeles, California when she was age 7. Her father, Mark, is a mechanical engineer. Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher. Brother Michael is a biochemist.

Met her manager at the Beverly Hills Studios (an afterschool acting class). Her father enrolled her there when she was nine.

Missed her senior prom because of a scheduling conflict.

Auditioned for "That '70s Show" (1998) at age 14. Though actors had to be at least 18 to get the part, she truthfully claimed she would be 18 on her birthday, not specifying which birthday, and won the role.

Terrified of bugs so much that during her May 2004 appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993), she ran offstage when the Bug Man appeared after her interview.

Ranked #54 in Stuff magazine's 2002 edition of the 102 Sexiest Women in the World.

She and Laura Prepon were often filmed sitting down for their scenes on "That '70s Show" (1998) because Laura is seven inches taller than Mila. In other scenes, Mila wears platform shoes to give her four extra inches.

She is a fan of the rock band Aerosmith.

At age 9, Mila started to take afterschool acting classes at the Beverly Hills Studio. At one of the Studio's public showcases, Mila was approached by entertainment manager Susan Curtis, who offered to make her a client.

Mila's best friend was Maria Osadchy when she was younger, an Aries whom she met in 2nd grade. Maria is Russian and helped Mila learn English. In an interview, Mila had Maria with her and talked about how they spent the night together on the weekends.

In 2006, ranked #47 of Maxim's Magazine Sexiest Women.

Has two different eye colors: one brown, one green. Laura Prepon, her co-star on "That '70s Show" (1998), called her a husky because of this.

Her favorite movie is Dirty Dancing (1987) and her favorite television series is "8 Simple Rules" (2002).

The shark-tooth necklace she is wearing in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) is by Pade Vavra Designs.

Is a fan of the famed MMORPG World of Warcraft.

Ranked #81 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Learned how to use a gun while filming Max Payne (2008).

The nude pictures of her in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) were not real, according to the film's director, Nicholas Stoller.

Graduated from Fairfax Senior High School in June 2001, with Fernanda Romero.

Auditioned for a role in Knocked Up (2007).

Was in a relationship with Macaulay Culkin (May 2002-December 2010).

She and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar have a special credit in every episode of "Robot Chicken" (2005).

Mila and Macaulay Culkin were on vacation in Israel in 2006 when a war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. They flew out of the country and back to the United States; Mila later stated that they were never in any danger from rocket fire.

On the television show "Loveline" (1996), she mentioned that when she was younger, she had serious migraines that were caused by an eye condition. She had to insert steroid injections straight into her eye.

Her name is pronounced ME-luh koon-is.

Was ranked #5 in the 2009 Maxim Hot 100 Women list.

Close friends with James Franco and Natalie Portman.

Was ranked #22 on Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.

In January 2011, Mila said that she was blind in one eye due to a condition called chronic iritis. She underwent surgery to correct the blindness.

For the 2011 top 99 most desirable women in ask men.com she was ranked #2.

Was ranked #5 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.

Won the 2011 Guys Choice Award "Holy Grail of Hot" beating out Minka Kelly.

Was invited via YouTube on July 7, 2011 to a United States Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, North Carolina by Sergeant Scott Moore. At the time of the Internet invite, Moore was stationed in Musa Qala, Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines. Kunis' Friends with Benefits (2011) co-star Justin Timberlake came into contact with Sergeant Moore after seeing his video and then contacted Kunis about the invite. Kunis accepted the invite on July 12, 2011.

Ranked #6 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Ranked #16 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Ranked #14 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

She and her ex-boyfriend, actor Macaulay Culkin, were close friends with Michael Jackson and his family for many years until Jackson's death. Culkin is godfather of his children. Kunis attended a private funeral for Jackson on September 3, 2009, with Culkin.

Named the new face of Dior [January 5, 2012].

Voted #13 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.

Ranked #9 in the 2012 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Ranked #3 in the 2012 Maxim Hot 100 Women list.

Friends with Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake.

Is a self-confessed fan of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).

In a relationship with Ashton Kutcher [2012-present].

Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine [October 6, 2012].

Personal Quotes

Blondes definitely do not have more fun. Trust me.

[on her "That '70s Show" (1998) character, Jackie Burkhart, switching boyfriends from Michael Kelso to Steven Hyde]: I think her relationship with Steven has taught her to be less selfish.

[Denying false reports of marriage]: I've been engaged, I think I've already been married, And I'm sure I have a child somewhere. I'm waiting to have something else happen. No, I'm not married. And, no, I'm not engaged. And, no, I do not have a child. No one seems to listen. And next week I'll be engaged again. I think, at one point, they were like, "Seen shopping in Beverly Hills for engagement rings." We were in Japan working. What is wrong with these people? Half the time you can say they misconstrued facts. But, more often than not, they just make stuff up.

Well, I was born and grew up in Russia. I wasn't allowed to be religious. My whole family was in the Holocaust. My grandparents passed [away] and not many survived. After the Holocaust in Russia, you were not allowed to be religious. So my parents raised me to know I was Jewish. You know who you are inside. You don't need to tell the whole world. You believe what you believe, and that's what's important. And that's how I was raised. My family was like, "You are Jewish in your blood." We can celebrate Yom Kippur and Hannukah in Russia--but not by the book. We do it to our own extent because being in Russia... Bar Mitzvahs weren't held. When I was in school over there, up until I was seven, you would still see anti-Semitic signs. One of my friends who grew up in Russia... she was in second grade... and she came home one day crying. Her mother asked why she was crying and she said on the back of her seat there was a swastika. Now this is a country that obviously does not want you. So my parents raised me Jewish as much as they could and they came to America. I love my religion. I think it's a beautiful religion, but I took parts of it that I want for myself. I don't need to go to temple. I will, but I don't need to.

I never dated Wilmer Valderrama. I never dated Danny Masterson. They're like my brothers. That's disgusting. That's wrong.

I started acting when I was nine as a hobby because it was fun and I could get out of school. I didn't ever think that I would have it as a job because I didn't know you could have a job in acting. But now I really love what I do and I can't even imagine doing anything else.

No strings sex is great in theory but falls short in execution. You can't sustain a friends with benefits relationship for a long time. It's inevitable it will either go one way or the other. I have plenty of males who are my friends... Without the benefits. If you're friends with someone, let's just leave it at that. There needs to be nothing more.

I think than an actor is more likely to be forgiven in the public's eye than an actress. There will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. An actor goes crazy in a hotel room, gets trashed, throws a bench, breaks a window, and he is considered a rock star. An actress does that and she's sent to rehab and is thought to have problems and issues and can't get a job.

Where Are They Now

(October 2006) In Fiji filming her new movie Boot Camp (2008) (aka "Straight Edge").

(July 2008) Visits the San Diego Comic-Con alongside director John Moore and Mark Wahlberg to promote Max Payne (2008).

(July 2010) In New York filming Friends with Benefits (2011).


 Date of Birth
9 August 1985, Portland, Maine, USA

Height
5' (1.52 m)

Mini Biography

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever), a Drama Desk Award, and a Fany Award (best actress featured in a musical). Her spectacular performance landed her the Drama League and Theatre World Award.

She was a lead performer with Cabaret's Kit Kit Club at "Carnegie Hall Live" in "Great Performances: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (#28.4)" (1999) (1999) (TV). She also had the privilege of working with director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman at the New York City Opera House with Jeremy Irons amongst many more celebrity status actors, playing the role of "Fredika" in "A Little Night Music".

Anna work-shopped "Jane Eyre" & "The Little Princess" for Broadway and starred in the feature film Camp (2003) with director Todd Graff. She has been traveling around the world for the premieres. Her manager, Kim Matuka, at Online Talent Group / Schuller Talent since 1953, has been working with her exclusively since the age of 10.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Klein

Trivia

Younger sister of Michael Cooke Kendrick.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "High Society." She was the second youngest nominee (after 1991's Tony winner in the same category, Daisy Eagan) in Tony history,

Close friends with Adam Lambert.

Of Irish descent.

Graduated from Deering High School (Portland, ME) in 2003.

George Clooney mocked her on the set of their movie Up in the Air (2009/I) because she was flying from and to this set to Twilight (2008/I)'s, filming at the same time.

Didn't attend the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony (2011) because she said she had been very overwhelmed on the previous year when she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Up in the Air (2009/I).

Was Jason Reitman's first and only choice for the role of "Natalie Keener" in the film Up in the Air (2009/I).

Ranked #15 in People's "25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25" list in 2011.

Jason Reitman cast her in 'Up in the Air' after seeing her performance in Rocket Science.

Personal Quotes

People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs; people do Civil War re-enactments; people do what they like. I'm tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don't like Twilight, don't buy a ticket.

I guess I'm drawn to... I think, even when I read serious scripts, the moments that I connect to are the little glimpses of humor, because, you know, I think every script, no matter how serious it is, has bits of humor in it. Even End of Watch is really funny. So those are the moments where I can kind of see what I can do with it that's different, and I feel like that's the easiest way for me to get inside a character's head, is through the humor, like what sense of humor they have.

I guess I'm drawn to... I think, even when I read serious scripts, the moments that I connect to are the little glimpses of humor, because, you know, I think every script, no matter how serious it is, has bits of humor in it. Even "End of Watch" is really funny. So those are the moments where I can kind of see what I can do with it that's different, and I feel like that's the easiest way for me to get inside a character's head, is through the humor, like what sense of humor they have.

Where Are They Now

(February 2003) Now a senior at Deering High School (Portland, ME), Anna is appearing in A Little Night Music at New York City Opera.


Date of Birth
9 August 1985, Portland, Maine, USA

Height
5' (1.52 m)

Mini Biography

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever), a Drama Desk Award, and a Fany Award (best actress featured in a musical). Her spectacular performance landed her the Drama League and Theatre World Award.

She was a lead performer with Cabaret's Kit Kit Club at "Carnegie Hall Live" in "Great Performances: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (#28.4)" (1999) (1999) (TV). She also had the privilege of working with director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman at the New York City Opera House with Jeremy Irons amongst many more celebrity status actors, playing the role of "Fredika" in "A Little Night Music".

Anna work-shopped "Jane Eyre" & "The Little Princess" for Broadway and starred in the feature film Camp (2003) with director Todd Graff. She has been traveling around the world for the premieres. Her manager, Kim Matuka, at Online Talent Group / Schuller Talent since 1953, has been working with her exclusively since the age of 10.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Klein

Trivia

Younger sister of Michael Cooke Kendrick.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "High Society." She was the second youngest nominee (after 1991's Tony winner in the same category, Daisy Eagan) in Tony history,

Close friends with Adam Lambert.

Of Irish descent.

Graduated from Deering High School (Portland, ME) in 2003.

George Clooney mocked her on the set of their movie Up in the Air (2009/I) because she was flying from and to this set to Twilight (2008/I)'s, filming at the same time.

Didn't attend the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony (2011) because she said she had been very overwhelmed on the previous year when she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Up in the Air (2009/I).

Was Jason Reitman's first and only choice for the role of "Natalie Keener" in the film Up in the Air (2009/I).

Ranked #15 in People's "25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25" list in 2011.

Jason Reitman cast her in 'Up in the Air' after seeing her performance in Rocket Science.

Personal Quotes

People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs; people do Civil War re-enactments; people do what they like. I'm tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don't like Twilight, don't buy a ticket.

I guess I'm drawn to... I think, even when I read serious scripts, the moments that I connect to are the little glimpses of humor, because, you know, I think every script, no matter how serious it is, has bits of humor in it. Even End of Watch is really funny. So those are the moments where I can kind of see what I can do with it that's different, and I feel like that's the easiest way for me to get inside a character's head, is through the humor, like what sense of humor they have.

I guess I'm drawn to... I think, even when I read serious scripts, the moments that I connect to are the little glimpses of humor, because, you know, I think every script, no matter how serious it is, has bits of humor in it. Even "End of Watch" is really funny. So those are the moments where I can kind of see what I can do with it that's different, and I feel like that's the easiest way for me to get inside a character's head, is through the humor, like what sense of humor they have.

Where Are They Now

(February 2003) Now a senior at Deering High School (Portland, ME), Anna is appearing in A Little Night Music at New York City Opera.


Date of Birth
26 July 1973, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK

Birth Name
Kathrin Romany Beckinsale

Height
5' 7" (1.70 m)

Mini Biography

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale, born in Nottingham, England. He starred in a number of popular British television comedies during the 1970s, most notably the series "Rising Damp" (1974), "Porridge" (1974) and "The Lovers" (1970). He passed away tragically early in 1979 at the age of 31.

Kate attended the private school Godolphin and Latymer School in London for her grade and primary school education. In her teens she twice won the British bookseller W.H. Smith Young Writers' competition - once for three short stories and once for three poems. After a tumultuous adolescence (a bout of anorexia - cured - and a smoking habit which continues to this day), she gradually took up the profession of acting.

Her major acting debut came in a TV film about World War II called One Against the Wind (1991) (TV), filmed in Luxembourg during the summer of 1991. It first aired on American television that December. Kate began attending Oxford University's New College in the fall of 1991, majoring in French and Russian literature. She had already decided that she wanted to act, but to broaden her horizons she chose university over drama school. While in her first year at Oxford, Kate received her big break in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Kate worked in three other films while attending Oxford, beginning with a part in the medieval historical drama Royal Deceit (1994), cast as Ethel. The film was shot during the spring of 1993 on location in Denmark, and she filmed her supporting part during New College's Easter break. Later in the summer of that year she played the lead in the contemporary mystery drama Uncovered (1995). Before she went back to school, her third year at university was spent at Oxford's study-abroad program in Paris, France, immersing herself in the French language, Parisian culture and French cigarettes.

A year away from the academic community and living on her own in the French capital caused her to re-evaluate the direction of her life. She faced a choice: continue with school or concentrate on her flourishing acting career. After much thought, she chose the acting career. In the spring of 1994 Kate left Oxford, after finishing three years of study. Kate appeared in the BBC/Thames Television satire Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV), filmed in London and East Sussex during late summer 1994 and which opened to spectacular reviews in the United States, grossing over $5 million during its American run. It was re-released to U.K. theaters in the spring of 1997.

Acting on the stage consumed the first part of 1995; she toured in England with the Thelma Holts Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". After turning down several mediocre scripts "and going nearly berserk with boredom", she waited seven months before another interesting role was offered to her. Her big movie of 1995 was the romance/horror movie Haunted (1995), starring opposite Aidan Quinn and John Gielgud, and filmed in West Sussex. In this film she wanted to play "an object of desire", unlike her past performances where her characters were much less the siren and more the worldly innocent. Kate's first film project of 1996 was the British ITV production of Jane Austen's novel Emma (1996) (TV). Her last film of 1996 was the comedy Shooting Fish (1997), filmed at Shepperton Studios in London during early fall. She played the part of Georgie, an altruistic con artist. She had a daughter, Lily, in 1999 with actor Michael Sheen.
IMDb Mini Biography By: peacham@excite.com

Spouse
Len Wiseman     (9 May 2004 - present)

Trivia

Studied French and Russian literature while a student at Oxford.

Studied at New College Oxford, but left to pursue her acting career before completing her degree course.

Her mother, Judy Loe is an actress, and her father, Richard Beckinsale, was famous as a comedy actor.

Attended grade/primary school at Flexlands Private School in London, England, she took ballet there and it was at this young age that her father died of a heart attack.

Younger half-sister of Samantha Beckinsale.

Got the lead female role in Pearl Harbor (2001) after Charlize Theron pulled out to do Sweet November (2001).

Lost out to Juliette Binoche for a part in Wuthering Heights (1992).

Has a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen (b. 31 January 1999), with Welsh actor Michael Sheen.

Suffers from stomach ulcers.

According to an interview she gave on the UK show "The Big Breakfast" (1992) (December 2001), she hates wearing knickers.

Selected by Hello Magazine as England's Number #1 Beauty.(2002)

Richard Beckinsale's maternal grandfather - her great-grandfather - was Burmese.

June 2003: Engaged to director Len Wiseman.

Married Len Wiseman on 9th May 2004 at the Bel-Air Hotel. Her daughter, Lily, received her own "wedding ring" from Wiseman.

Half sister-in-law of Richard Trinder.

Spent her teens reading French, Russian and German novels because of her studies, and completed A-levels in Russian, German and French, which resulted in her admission to Oxford University.

Won the prestigious WH Smith's Young Writers' competition for her poetry in 1986.

Ranked #63 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)

Was in close competition for the role of Rachel Keller in The Ring (2002), but lost out because producers felt she looked too young.

Normally slender, she gained twenty pounds for roles in 2004 - ten pounds for Van Helsing (2004) and another ten pounds to portray the voluptuous Ava Gardner in The Aviator (2004).

Has played a vampire (Underworld (2003)) and a vampire hunter (Van Helsing (2004)).

Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2005 and 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actress category on the 2005 ballot for her performance in the film Van Helsing (2004) and again two years later in the same category for her roles in the films Click (2006) and Underworld: Evolution (2006). She failed to receive either nomination.

Named #23 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Met Len Wiseman when he directed her in Underworld (2003).

Ranked as #71 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)

She did not like Physical Education at school. It was also her worst subject.

Was anorexic as a teenager

Lives in Venice, California because it reminds her of London.

Named #78 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

Replaced Sarah Jessica Parker after she dropped out from the film Vacancy (2007).

Ranked #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Director Stephen Sommers wanted Kate for the role of "Anna Valerious" in Van Helsing (2004). But Stephen feared that it was too similar in tone to Underworld (2003), a film that Kate started and was filming at the time. Eventually, her agent got Sommers to send the script and Kate immediately signed on.

Ranked as #12 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women 2008" (2008).

Ranked as #10 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Had an emergency appendectomy in January, 2004.

Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2009.

According to her interview on "Live with Kelly and Michael" (1988) (aka "Live with Regis and Kelly") that when she was working on Everybody's Fine (2009), she had never heard of nor had cannoli before until the film's star, Robert De Niro introduced her to it.

Aged six, a school report found she had the reading age of an eleven-year-old and an IQ of 152.

Ranked #14 in the 2011 Ask Men list of the top 99 "most desirable" women.

Ranked #3 in the 2010 Ask Men list of the top 99 "most desirable" women.

Ranked #21 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Ranked #41 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Voted #22 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.

The doormat in her Los Angeles home reads - "Nice to see you, to see you, nice" - a popular British catchphrase coined by TV personality Bruce Forsyth.

Personal Quotes

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!

No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved.

Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!

I try and take lots of vitamins and I don't drink. I do smoke, though, I'd be insufferable if I didn't smoke, you'd have to push me off a balcony I'd be so boring".

With every project you do, you bring out a part of yourself, and it seems to be quite a good way of expanding a person.

Apparently, I get facials and manicures all the time. I read this and think, 'Oh, I wish I did that!' I don't think I've had a facial since I was 19. When I shave my legs, I use my child's shampoo and a razor - if I can find one. If I did everything they said I did, I would never see Lily.

I dropped out of Oxford, and now I only speak Russian with the woman who gives me a bikini-wax. See what Hollywood does to you?

I think, at 19, I was very grown-up in certain ways and extremely not so in others. If I had come on to a movie set at that age and someone had said, 'You're a bit funny-looking, can you go on a diet?' - I might have jumped off a building. I just didn't have the confidence to put that into perspective at the time.

"I look at how Keira Knightley is coiffed when she attends events. I remember going to Cannes with Much Ado About Nothing (1993) when I was 18, and nobody told me, 'Oh, here's a make-up artist or, 'This person wants to dress you, what clothes are you wearing?' It just wasn't like that when I started. Nobody even told me I could bring a friend! I just sort of showed up in a very expensive pair of trousers I bought in Harvey Nichols, and something I bought in the Sock Shop at the airport. But Keira Knightley has like full hair and make- up and a proper outfit and I think, 'Wow, she's not going to have the before photos I had to endure!' She's really lucky".

I don't think he liked being in a cage and wouldn't stop masturbating and humping his bowl. about her daughter's pet rabbit.

"It's the only time my education has come in remotely handy." -on using her Russian literature studies for copying her "Van Helsing" script into Russian to acquire a Slavic accent.

She [Lily] already has some Americanisms: she says 'pants' instead of trousers and 'elevator' instead of lift. That's more than enough for me."

We had something recently when there were about 16 people in front of us taking pictures and Lily was enjoying the chance to legitimately shout at some grownups because normally she's not allowed. But even when she shouted they didn't stop. I find that shocking.

I didn't go looking to marry an American, it just kinda happened like that.

Salary
Pearl Harbor (2001)     $50,000 


Date of Birth
17 January 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name
Zooey Claire Deschanel

Nickname
Zo

Height
5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Biography

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir) is an actress who starred in "Twin Peaks" (1990). Driven from an early age to become a successful actress, Zooey got her big break aged 17 playing a model in TV sitcom "Veronica's Closet" (1997). She got her first film role the following year in Mumford (1999), which prompted her to quit university to pursue acting full-time. Mostly thanks to a role in Cameron Crowe's popular biopic, Almost Famous (2000), Zooey's rise to fame has been steadily increasing as the 21st century wears on. Her distinctive acting style found her critical acclaim in 2003 when she was voted Best Actress at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival for her role in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls (2003). She also gained a Best Female Lead nomination (for All the Real Girls (2003)) at the following year's Independent Spirit Awards, but lost out to Charlize Theron.

Zooey has appeared in such films as (500) Days of Summer, Our Idiot Brother, Yes Man (opposite Jim Carrey), Elf (opposite Will Farrell), Your Highness, The Happening (opposite Mark Wahlberg), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and is the star of the FOX sitcom New Girl.

Zooey is often compared to golden era Hollywood starlets and is also a talented singer. She has said in interviews that she believes her singing ability was pivotal in gaining the role of Jovie in Elf (2003). She also sang (and acted) in the Disney-produced musical, Once Upon a Mattress (2005) (TV).
IMDb Mini Biography By: Spiraling Shape

Spouse
Benjamin Gibbard     (19 September 2009 - present) (filed for divorce)

Trade Mark

Often plays odd, uncommon girls

Long dark hair with bangs

Her big blue eyes.

Trivia

Named for the male character in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey".

Daughter of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.

Went to high school with her Almost Famous (2000) co-star Kate Hudson.

Younger sister of actress Emily Deschanel.

Graduated from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica.

She spent several summers at camp upstate New York at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. She was also featured in the video for The Offspring's song "She's Got Issues" and the accompanying MTV documentary The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (2005) (V). She also plays ukulele for the band 'If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies'.

Attended Northwestern University for one year, but dropped out.

Wrote a screenplay titled "Circus Girl" with friend Jackson Nash. "Circus Girl" involves a witch, evil flying red balloons and a giant diamond. Zooey plans to star in the film as the nerdy main character.

Is a big fan of actress Parker Posey.

Interests include jazz singing, philosophy, fashion and photography.

Did her own singing in the movie Elf (2003).

Plays the piano and the baritone ukulele.

Has performed with Jackson Nash's comedy group, Manifest Destinyfest.

Turned down a role in Bully (2001) to star in Big Trouble (2002).

Loves Ella Fitzgerald.

Is part of the cabaret group called 'If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies'.

She pronounces her name "ZOH-ee" (not "Zoo-ee").

Her last name is pronounced "day-shuh-NELL", with "day" slightly more accented than the middle syllable.

Is part of indie duo called She & Him with M. Ward. Their debut album is called Volume One.

Ranked #95 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.

[December 2008] Engaged to Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie.

Allergic to gluten, dairy, and eggs.

Was ranked #73 on Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.

Sister-in-law of David Hornsby.

Ranked #39 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Good friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Voted #12 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.

Filed for divorce from her husband of 2 years Benjamin Gibbard after a month of separation. [December 27, 2011]

Personal Quotes

I love old music, old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal.

I don't want to go to another rollercoaster ride of a movie. If I want that, I'll go to Magic Mountain. I'm really interested in the young directors that are doing different things in cinema. I think the movies people will hold onto are the Rushmore (1998)s and the Being John Malkovich (1999)s. Those are the kind of films I want to do; that's what I'm passionate about.

I'm blessed with a lot of energy and stamina. I can't stand sitting still. I went to a spa once with my mom and I was like, "Get me out of here!'"

I don't really like to go out very much. I'm not scandalous. I'm not, like, in this to be famous. I also find it so embarrassing when you read about people and it's like they were so trashed at Skybar and stumbling around. I don't want to be that person. That's just so embarrassing to have that written about you.

I'm the worst at picking what movies are going to do well. I have no idea. I'm really surprised if a movie I like does well.

For a while I was like, "Oh my God, anyone that would release an album as an actor is the biggest fool ever", but I happened to have sung all my life before I was an actor. Why are musicians allowed to become actors? No one ever gives them flack for that.

I can do the Chipmunk voice and impressions of Judy Garland, Debbie Reynolds and Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965). I could probably do the whole Von Trapp family.

It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.

I was labeled a 'theatre type' in high school, which made it hard to fit in and feel part of things.

People say: "Oh yeah, jobs for the boys". I wish. You've got to fight even harder with a family like mine.

You have to keep reminding yourself it's not about money, because there is a lot of money to be made in this business if you're willing to do whatever. But that's not what I'm thinking about. I continue only to take movies because I love the script and because I really want to do it.

I don't think I'm very much like anyone else, really. I'm sure there are aspects of other actors that I share, but I don't see anybody else and go, "Damn, they stole my thing". I'm me, and I like that there are people who have an appreciation for that.

I don't want to be a babe. I don't want vanity to ever get in the way, because I think to maintain that, you have to be aware of yourself all the time, and that gets in the way of acting. My job's not to be the beautiful person. My job is to be the best actor I can be.

I always choose roles that are, you know, hopefully different from the last role. I don't wanna do the same thing over and over again because that's, well, first of all that's no fun.

It's a lot harder to do an ensemble because your energy is going in so many different places, and you have to cover everybody. You have to sort of split your attention.

[interview in "In Style" magazine, 9/06] The first album I ever got was "Like a Virgin". It was during the Iran Contra conflict-I thought she was saying, "Like a Persian".

Always the aim for me is making people feel like they are not alone. That's just the greatest feeling.

I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.

I'm always trying to do stuff I haven't done before or challenge myself so I'm not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I'd be pretty boring, I think.

I started out doing theater, and I did a lot of school plays, theater summer camp, and all that. And then I did a play with a theater company when I was seventeen, and then I got representation, and then I just started audition for stuff. And then I got some things, and I got more things, and people started giving me jobs, and, you know... it's good.

[on playing the sexually-charged "Natalie" in Our Idiot Brother (2011)] I like characters who are complex, so I follow those roles. I love independent cinema. I feel very close to that world because it's about art. And I say no to a lot of work because it looks boring. I'd rather work really hard on a great movie that few people see than a crap movie everyone sees.

The fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness--that needs to be examined...Are we bitches because we have our own opinions? If that makes me a bitch, or that makes women bitches, then maybe we're all bitches.

Where Are They Now

(November 2009) Filming Your Highness (2011) with James Franco and Natalie Portman. 


Date of Birth
3 October 1978, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Birth Name
Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon

Nickname
Hot Soss
Shan

Height
5' 7" (1.70 m)

Mini Biography

Shannyn, who credits her striking looks to an eclectic mix of French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new exotic locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at a dance studio. At 17, promptly after high school graduation, she left her small town life for a career in dance in Los Angeles. She got distracted and started deejaying as a hobby with her then boyfriend in the local clubs around town. Paying her bills every month were her appearances in commercials. Acting was not high on the young dancer's priority list, aside from a series of commercials, not for lack of interest but for the fact that she was content with her life in L.A. as it was. It was in 1999, when Shannyn was helping a friend D.J. at a birthday party for Gwyneth Paltrow that a new chapter began in her fairy tale life. Francine Maisler, a casting director known for such films as The Usual Suspects (1995), spotted Shannyn. Shortly thereafter Shannyn found herself with the backing of an influential Hollywood name and one very important audition... A Knight's Tale (2001). She determined she wanted the lead role and after six call backs, beat out the competition. Admittedly, the dancer turned actress knew little of her Australian costar Heath Ledger but the two became friends during filming.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Kimberly Hannigan

Mini Biography

Hawaiian-born but raised in Reno, Nevada, Shannyn Sossamon left her hometown the day after graduating high school for Los Angeles to pursue dance. Shortly thereafter, and while filling in as a DJ for a friend at party, she was spotted by casting director Francine Maisler - who introduced her to Brian Helgeland and for his film A Knight's Tale (2001). A handful of auditions later, Sossamon was set to portray the beautiful "Lady Jocelyn" and star opposite Heath Ledger.

Most recently, she completed filming the independent features Road to Nowhere (2010), directed by Monte Hellman and Man Without a Head (2013) for director Johnny Roc.

She has appeared in Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), with Patrick Fugit and Tom Waits, 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) opposite Josh Hartnett, and The Rules of Attraction (2002) for director Roger Avary. Other credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009) and The Holiday (2006).
IMDb Mini Biography By: Jeff Raymond

Trivia

Born in Hawaii but grew up in Nevada.

Was with her friend, who deejayed for Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Paltrow's joint birthday party in Hollywood, when discovered by Brian Helgeland, director of A Knight's Tale (2001). Was in three commercials before being in the movies.

She gave birth to her first child, a son with children's book author Dallas Clayton named Audio Science Clayton, born on May 29, 2003.

2002: Ranked #55 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World".

2002: Was featured as #33 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.

Beat out Kate Hudson for the role of Lady Jocelyn in A Knight's Tale (2001).

Is of French, Dutch, English, Irish, Hawaiian/Filipino and German descent; her maternal Grandmother is Hawaiian-Filipino, and her maternal Grandfather is English-German.

1995: As an adolescent, she added the "y" in her first name.

Served on on the Feature Jury at the 2010 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

Gave birth to her second son, Mortimer, in December 2011.

She played drums for the first album of the band Warpaint and directed the video "Undertow".

Sister of Jenny Lee Lindberg who plays bass guitar in the band Warpaint.
 

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