Batman v Superman Dawn of JusticeEighteen months after the destructive battle in Metropolis (Man of Steel), Superman has become a controversial figure. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Critic Reviews of "Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice"
The New RepublicMay 26, 2016
A movie that beats you into submission and makes you wonder if the sun will ever come out again.
The AtlanticMarch 25, 2016
Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.
New YorkerMarch 25, 2016
When in doubt, [Snyder] simply slings another ingredient into the mix, be it an irradiated monster, an explosion on government premises, or the sharp smack of masonry on skull.
Toronto StarMarch 24, 2016
If only the film actually had depth, along with a little levity to lighten the bulk in the script, the visual murk and the sonic overkill.
NPRMarch 24, 2016
A ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a movie scored by a choir that sounds like it's being drowned in lava.
NPRMarch 24, 2016
It's freighted not so much with entertainment value as it is with enough talk of fallen gods, absent parents, and dissolute heroes to fuel a Greek tragedy. And ... director Zack Snyder seems convinced that that's what he's making.
Shadow and ActApril 12, 2017
There is much to claw through here, so much so that the audience might easily find themselves exhausted from the overall aggression of the film. However, a lot of the story does work. The action is good, and the emotion feels real most of the time.
SFistMarch 23, 2017
Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is not so much a movie as it is an extended warning: You comic book movie fans better like this, because there's going to be a hell of a lot more where this came from.
MetroActiveDecember 31, 2016
The script BvS is guaranteed to make people stop complaining about the sloppiness of the third act of Spectre.
ChaseWhale.comDecember 27, 2016
Snyder knows how to paint a picture but perhaps needs to stay away from the writing process. Watch the Ultimate Edition when you can, and see if it changes how you feel about the movie. It sure did me.
Sunday Times (UK)December 18, 2016
It seems amazing that something as idiotic as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could now even get beyond the pitching stage.
Film Ireland MagazineDecember 14, 2016
This film isn't as bad as the initial backlash would imply but nor is it anywhere near as good as its own hype promised.
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Ben AffleckBirth date: 15 August 1972, Berkeley, California, USADescription: American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975. He is of mostly English, Irish, German, and Scottish ancestry. His middle name, "Géza", is after a family friend.Affleck wanted to be an actor ever since he could remember, and his first acting experience was for a Burger King commercial, when he was on the PBS mini-series, The Voyage of the Mimi (1984). It was also at that age when Ben met his lifelong friend and fellow actor, Matt Damon. They played little league together and took drama classes together. Ben's teen years consisted of mainly TV movies and small television appearances including Hands of a Stranger (1987) and The Second Voyage of the Mimi (1988). He made his big introduction into feature films in 1993 when he was cast in Dazed and Confused (1993). After that, he did mostly independent films like Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997) which were great for Ben's career, receiving renowned appreciation for his works at the Sundance film festival. But the success he was having in independent films didn't last much longer and things got a little shaky for Ben. He was living in an apartment with his brother Casey and friend Matt, getting tired of being turned down for the big roles in films and being given the forgettable supporting ones. Since Matt was having the same trouble, they decided to write their own script, where they could call all the shots. So, after finishing the script for Good Will Hunting (1997), they gave it to their agent, Patrick Whitesell, who showed it to a few Hollywood studios, finally being accepted by Castle Rock. It was great news for the two, but Castle Rock wasn't willing to give Ben and Matt the control over the project they were hoping for. It was friend Kevin Smith who took it to the head of Miramax who bought the script giving Ben and Matt the control they wanted and, in December 5, 1997, Good Will Hunting (1997) was released, making the two unknown actors famous. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards and won two, including Best Original Screenplay for Ben and Matt. The film marked Ben's breakthrough role, in which he was given for the first time the chance to choose roles instead of having to go through grueling auditions constantly.Affleck chose such roles in the blockbusters Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), and Pearl Harbor (2001). In the early years of the 2000s, he also starred in the box office hits Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and Daredevil (2003), as well as the disappointing comedies Gigli (2003) and Surviving Christmas (2004). While the mid 2000s were considered a career downturn for Affleck, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Hollywoodland (2006). In the several years following, he played supporting roles, including in the films Smokin' Aces (2006), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), State of Play (2009), and Extract (2009). He ventured into directing in 2007, with the thriller Gone Baby Gone (2007), which starred his brother, Casey Affleck, and was well received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in The Town (2010), which was named to the National Board of Review Top Ten Films of the year. For the political thriller Argo (2012), which he directed and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Picture (Affleck's second Oscar win).In 2014, Affleck headlined the book adaptation thriller Gone Girl (2014). He starred as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), briefly reprised the character in Suicide Squad (2016), and will do so again in Justice League (2017), and other sequels.Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. The couple has three children.
Henry CavillBirth date: 5 May 1983, Jersey, Channel IslandsDescription: Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. He was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands.His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of English origin (born in Chester, England). Henry is the second youngest son, with four brothers. He was privately educated at St. Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England.Henry's interest in acting started at an early age with school play renditions of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and Sonny in "Grease". He also starred and directed Hamlet in "40 Minutes".It was at the age of seventeen when Henry was discovered by casting directors at school who were looking for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He went on to star in Laguna (2001), appear in BBC's "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries", TV film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), and TV series Midsomer Murders (1997).When Henry was twenty years old, he gained starring roles in I Capture the Castle (2003), Red Riding Hood (2006), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) (V)Tristan + Isolde (2006). He also had a minor role in Stardust (2007) alongside Sienna Miller and Ben Barnes.During 2007-2010, Henry had a leading role in TV series The Tudors (2007) as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. The series was a hit and was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007 and won an Emmy in 2008. Entertainment Weekly named him 'Most Dashing Duke'.He also starred in Blood Creek (2006) and Woody Allen's comedy film Whatever Works (2009). On January 30, 2011, it was announced that Henry Cavill had been cast as the next Superman in Man of Steel (2013), making him the first non-American actor to play Superman. Man of Steel (2013) was directed by Zach Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer.On November 7, 2011, Henry starred in Tarsem Singh's mythological special effects film Immortals (2011) alongside Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, and Luke Evans. On September 7, 2012, Henry starred in action-thriller Cold Light of Day (2003) alongside Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.On June 10, 2013, Man of Steel (2013) kicked off its world premiere in New York City followed by London, Bailiwick of Jersey, Sicily, Madrid, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo. Man of Steel (2013) became the highest-grossing Superman film to date, and the second-highest-grossing reboot of all time behind The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Glamour magazine ranked him the #1 "Sexiest Man".In August 2014, Henry became the Ambassador for Durrell Wildlife Park and created a website and social media called #CavillConservation to help raise funds and awareness for his love of animals and conservation.On November 3, 2014, it was announced that Cavill, his brother Charlie, and London-based producer Rex Glensy, have formed their own British production company, Promethean Productions.On August 7, 2015, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. began its premiere tour with a people's premiere at the famous Somerset House in London, followed by its world premiere in New York City, then Toronto, and Rio de Janeiro.
Amy AdamsBirth date: 20 August 1974, Vicenza, Veneto, ItalyDescription: Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry.Adams sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School and was an apprentice dancer at a local dance company, with the ambition of becoming a ballerina. However, she worked as a greeter at The Gap and as a Hooters hostess to support herself before finding work as a dancer at Boulder's Dinner Theatre and Country Dinner Playhouse in such productions as "Brigadoon" and "A Chorus Line". It was there that she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner-theater director who asked her to move to Chanhassen, Minnesota for more regional dinner theater work.Nursing a pulled muscle that kept her from dancing, she was free to audition for a part in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), which was filming nearby in Minnesota. During the filming, Kirstie Alley encouraged her to move to Los Angeles, where she soon won a part in the Fox television version of the film, Cruel Intentions (1999), in the part played in the film by Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Kathryn Merteuil". Although three episodes were filmed, the troubled series never aired. Instead, parts of the episodes were cobbled together and released as the direct-to-video Cruel Intentions 2 (2000). After more failed television spots, she landed a major role in Catch Me If You Can (2002), playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. But this did not provide the break-through she might have hoped for, with no work being offered for about a year. She eventually returned to television, and joined the short-lived series, Dr. Vegas (2004).Her role in the low-budget independent film Junebug (2005) (which was shot in 21 days) got her real attention, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as other awards. The following year, her ability to look like a wide-eyed Disney animated heroine helped her to be chosen from about 300 actresses auditioning for the role of "Giselle" in the animated/live-action feature film, Enchanted (2007), which would prove to be her major break-through role. Her vivacious yet innocent portrayal allowed her to use her singing and dancing talents. Her performance garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.Adams next appeared in the major production, Charlie Wilson's War (2007), and went on to act in the independent film, Sunshine Cleaning (2008), which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Her role as "Sister James" in Doubt (2008) brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a British Academy Film award. She appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and as a post-9/11 hot line counselor, aspiring writer, amateur cook and blogger in Julie & Julia (2009). In the early 2010s, she starred with Jason Segel in The Muppets (2011), with Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), and alongside Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake in Trouble with the Curve (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013) and con artist Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (2013), before portraying real-life artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's biopic Big Eyes (2014).In 2016, she reprised her role as Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and headlined Denis Villeneuve's science fiction drama Arrival (2016) and Tom Ford's dark thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016).
Jesse EisenbergBirth date: 5 October 1983, New York City, New York, USADescription: Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less, Now You See Me and Zombieland. Additionally, he played Lex Luthor in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.Jesse Adam Eisenberg was born on October 5, 1983 in Queens, New York, and was raised in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. His mother, Amy (Fishman), is a professional dressed-up clown who performed at children's birthday parties for a living in their hometown of East Brunswick for 20 years. His father, Barry Eisenberg, ran a hospital before moving on to become a college professor. Jesse has two sisters, Kerri and Hallie Kate Eisenberg, who was a popular child star. His family is Jewish (his ancestors came to the U.S. from Poland, Russia, and Ukraine).He attended East Brunswick High School, but he didn't really enjoy school. From age 10, he performed in children's theater. Jesse had his first professional role in an off-Broadway play, "The Gathering". Before fame, he made his first television appearance role that came in 1999 when he was 16 with a show on Fox's Get Real (1999), but the show was canceled in 2000. In his senior year of high school, he had landed his first film leading role in the 2002 film Roger Dodger (2002). He won an award for "Most Promising New Actor" at the San Diego film festival.Jesse attended the New School University, New York, where he was a liberal arts major, with a focus on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism. He also studied at The New School in New York City's Greenwich Village. He applied and was accepted to New York University but declined enrollment to complete a film role. He has been playing the drums since he was age 8.His breakthrough role came in Zombieland (2009). In 2010, he was nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards for his role of Facebook's creator, Mark Zuckerberg, in the film, The Social Network (2010). He also voiced Blu, a rare blue macaw, in the film Rio (2011), and its sequel Rio 2 (2014). He starred alongside Aziz Ansari in the 2011 comedy 30 Minutes Or Less, and played himself in the 2013 comedy film He's Way More Famous Than You (2013).
Diane LaneBirth date: 22 January 1965, New York City, New York, USADescription: Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York. She is the daughter of acting coach Burton Eugene "Burt" Lane and nightclub singer/centerfold Colleen Farrington. Her parents' families were both from the state of Georgia. Diane was acting from a very young age and made her stage debut at the age of six. Her work in such acclaimed theater productions as "The Cherry Orchard" and "Medea" led to her being called to Hollywood. She was 13 when she was cast by director George Roy Hill in his wonderful 1979 film A Little Romance (1979), opposite Sir Laurence Olivier. The film only did so-so commercially, but Olivier praised his young co-star, calling her the new Grace Kelly. After her well-received debut, Diane found herself on magazine covers all over the world, including "Time", which declared her the "new young acting sensation". However, things quietened down a bit when she found herself in such critical and financial flops as Touched by Love (1980), Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), Movie Madness (1982), Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) and, most unmemorably, Six Pack (1982), all of which failed to set her career on fire.She also made several TV movies during this period, but it was in 1983 that she finally began to fulfill the promise of stardom that had earlier been predicted for her. Acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola took note of Diane's appeal and cast her in two "youth"-oriented films based on S.E. Hinton novels. Indeed, Rumble Fish (1983) and The Outsiders (1983) have become cult classics and resulted in her getting a loyal fan base. The industry was now taking notice of Diane Lane, and she soon secured lead roles in three big-budget studio epics. She turned down the first, Splash (1984) (which was a surprise hit for Daryl Hannah). Unfortunately, the other two were critical and box-office bombs: Walter Hill's glossy rock 'n' roll fable Streets of Fire (1984) was not the huge summer success that many had thought it would be, and the massively troubled Coppola epic The Cotton Club (1984) co-starring Richard Gere was also a high-profile flop. The back-to-back failure of both of these films could have ended her career there and then -- but thankfully it didn't. Possibly "burned out" by the lambasting these films received and unhappy with the direction her career was taking, she "retired" from the film business at age 19, saying that she had forgotten what she had started acting for. She stayed away from the screen for the next three years. Ironically, the two films that were the main causes of her "retirement" have since grown in popularity, and "Streets of Fire" especially seems to have found the kind of audience it couldn't get when it was first released.The process of rebuilding her career was a slow and gradual one. First came the obscure and very sexy straight-to-video thriller Lady Beware (1987), followed by the critically acclaimed but little seen The Big Town (1987) with Matt Dillon and Tommy Lee Jones. In the former, Diane plays a very mysterious and sexy stripper and her memorable strip sequence is a highlight of the film. Despite her sexy new on-screen image, it wasn't until 1989's smash hit TV mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989) that Diane made another big impression on a sizable audience. Her performance in the hugely popular and critically acclaimed western epic as a vulnerable "whore with a heart" won her an Emmy nomination and much praise. Film producers were interested in her again. Another well-received TV production, Descending Angel (1990), was followed by smaller roles in major films like Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (1992) and Mike Binder's Indian Summer (1993), and larger parts in small independent films like My New Gun (1992), Vital Signs (1990) and Knight Moves (1992). Indeed, the latter two films co-starred her then-husband, Christopher Lambert, with whom she had a daughter named Eleanor.Diane was now re-established in Hollywood and started to appear in higher-profile co-starring roles in some big-budget, major movies like Walter Hill's Wild Bill (1995), the Sylvester Stallone actioner Judge Dredd (1995), the Robin Williams's comedy Jack (1996) and Murder at 1600 (1997) co-starring Wesley Snipes. However, all of these still did not quite make Diane a "big-name star" and, by 1997, she found herself, possibly by choice, back in smaller, personal projects.Her next role as a frustrated 1960s housewife in the independent hit A Walk on the Moon (1999) deservedly won her rave notices and, at last, gave her career the big lift it needed. The cute but tear-jerking comedy My Dog Skip (2000) also proved to be a small-scale success. However, it was the £330-million worldwide grossing blockbuster hit The Perfect Storm (2000) that finally made Diane Lane the household name that she always should have been.After the worldwide success of "The Perfect Storm", she was more in demand than ever. She played Leelee Sobieski's sinister junkie guardian in the slick thriller The Glass House (2001), and co-starred with Keanu Reeves in the #1 smash hit Hard Ball (2001). However, her greatest career moment was still to come with her lead role in the enormous critical and commercial hit Unfaithful (2002), in which she superbly portrayed Richard Gere's adulterous wife. Her performance won the respect of critics and audiences alike, as well as many awards and nominations including Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.Her follow-up films including Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Must Love Dogs (2005), Hollywoodland (2006), Secretariat (2010), and the blockbuster, Man of Steel (2013), were all received and her performances were highly praised. She won further Best Actress Golden Globe nominations for her roles in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) and Cinema Verite (2011).She is very well regarded within the industry, adored by film fans, and has a credibility and quality that is all too rare today. Her immense talent at playing human and real characters, her "drop dead gorgeous" beauty and down-to-earth grittiness guarantees that she will stay on top, and she guarantee has already shown the kind of resilience that will keep her working for a long, long time.
Laurence FishburneBirth date: 30 July 1961, Augusta, Georgia, USADescription: One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced. At the age of 10, he appeared in his first play, "In My Many Names and Days," at a cramped little theater space in Manhattan. He continued on but managed to avoid the trappings of a child star per se, considering himself more a working child actor at the time. Billing himself as Larry Fishburne during this early phase, he never studied or was trained in the technique of acting. In 1973, at the age of 12, Laurence won a recurring role on the daytime soap One Life to Live (1968) that lasted three seasons and subsequently made his film debut in the ghetto-themed Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975). At 14 Francis Ford Coppola cast him in Apocalypse Now (1979), which filmed for two years in the Phillippines. Laurence didn't work for another year and a half after that long episode. A graduate of Lincoln Square Academy, Coppola was impressed enough with Laurence to hire him again down the line with featured roles in Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), and Gardens of Stone (1987).Throughout the 1980s, he continued to build up his film and TV credit list with featured roles despite little fanfare. A recurring role as Cowboy Curtis on the kiddie show Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) helped him through whatever lean patches there were at the time. With the new decade (1990s) came out-and-out stardom for Laurence. A choice lead in John Singleton's urban tale Boyz n the Hood (1991) catapulted him immediately into the front of the film ranks. Set in LA's turbulent South Central area, his potent role as a morally minded divorced father who strives to rise above the ignorance and violence of his surroundings, Laurence showed true command and the ability to hold up any film. On stage, he would become invariably linked to playwright August Wilson and his 20th Century epic African-American experience after starring for two years as the eruptive ex-con in "Two Training Running." For this powerful, mesmerizing performance, Laurence won nearly every prestigious theater award in the books (Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Theatre World). It was around the time of this career hallmark that he began billing himself as "Laurence" instead of "Larry." More awards and accolades came his way. In addition to an Emmy for the pilot episode of the series "Tribeca," he was nominated for his fine work in the quality mini-movies The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) and Miss Evers' Boys (1997).On the larger screen, both Laurence and Angela Bassett were given Oscar nominations for their raw, seething portrayals of rock stars Ike and Tina Turner in the film What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). To his credit, he managed to take an extremely repellent character and make it a sobering and captivating experience. A pulp box-office favorite as well, he originated the role of Morpheus, Keanu Reeves' mentor, in the exceedingly popular futuristic sci-fi The Matrix (1999), best known for its ground-breaking special effects. He wisely returned for its back-to-back sequels. Into the millennium, Laurence extended his talents by making his screenwriting and directorial debut in Once in the Life (2000), in which he also starred. The film is based on his own critically acclaimed play "Riff Raff," which he staged five years earlier. In 1999, he scored a major theater triumph with a multi-racial version of "The Lion in Winter" as Henry II opposite Stockard Channing's Eleanor of Acquitaine. On film, Fishburne has appeared in a variety of interesting roles in not-always-successful films. Never less than compelling, a few of his more notable parts include an urban speed chess player in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993); a military prisoner in Cadence (1990); a college professor in Singleton's Higher Learning (1995); a CIA operative in Bad Company (1995); the title role in Othello (1995) (he was the first black actor to play the part on film); a spaceship rescue team leader in the sci-fi horror Event Horizon (1997); a Depression-era gangster in Hoodlum (1997); a dogged police sergeant in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003); a spelling bee coach in Akeelah and the Bee (2006); and prominent roles in the mainstream films Predators (2010) and Contagion (2011). He returned occasionally to the theatre. In April 2008, he played Thurgood Marshall in the one-man show "Thurgood" and won a Drama Desk Award. It was later transferred to the screen.In the fall of 2008, Fishburne replaced William Petersen as the male lead investigator on the popular CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), but left the show in 2011 to refocus on films and was in turn replaced by Ted Danson. Since then Fishburne has appeared in the Superman film Man of Steel (2013) as Daily Planet chief Perry White.Fishburne has two children, Langston and Montana, from his first marriage to actress Hajna O. Moss. In September 2002, Fishburne married Cuban-American actress Gina Torres.
Jeremy IronsBirth date: 19 September 1948, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UKDescription: Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire. At the age of 13 he enrolled in Sherborne School, Dorset, where he was happy as he could practise his favorite sport, horse-riding. Before becoming an actor, he had considered a veterinarian surgeon's career.He trained at the Bristol Old Vic School for two years, then joined Bristol Old Vic repertory company where he gained much experience working in everything from Shakespeare to contemporary dramas. He moved to London in 1971 and had a number of odd jobs before landing the role of "John the Baptist" in the hit musical "Godspell". He went on to a successful early career in the West End theatre and on TV, and debuted on-screen in Nijinsky (1980). In the early 80s, he gained international attention with his starring role in the Granada Television serial adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited (1981), after which he was much in demand as a romantic leading man. He went on to a steady film career. In 1984, he debuted on Broadway opposite: Glenn Close in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" and, in the mid-80s, he appeared in three lead roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.Once described as 'the thinking woman's pin up', he has made his name in thought provoking films such as David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers (1988), for which he won the New York Critics Best Actor Award. He gained a Golden Globe Award in addition to an Oscar for Best Actor in 1990 for his role as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) alongside Glenn Close. Among his many achievements, his role as Professor Higgins in Loewe-Lerner's famous musical "My Fair Lady" mustn't be forgotten. It was in London, back in 1987.He is married to actress Sinéad Cusack, with whom he appeared in Waterland (1992) and in the Royal Shakespeare Company plays. He appeared with his son Samuel Irons and his father-in-law Cyril Cusack in the film Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989). His son Max Irons is also an actor.
Holly HunterBirth date: 20 March 1958, Conyers, Georgia, USADescription: Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play. In 1976 she went to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating in 1980, she went to New York City, where she met playwright Beth Henley in a stalled elevator. Hunter went on to get roles in a number of Henley's southern gothic plays, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Contest. In 1982 the actress went to Los Angeles. She landed her first starring role in the movies in the Coen brothers' Raising Arizona (1987), a part that is said to have been written with her in mind. She gained stardom in 1987 when she played the driven TV news producer Jane Craig in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News (1987). In 1993 she earned an Academy Award and worldwide acclaim with her performance as a mute bride to a New Zealand planter in The Piano (1993).
Gal GadotBirth date: 30 April 1985, Rosh Ha'ayin, IsraelDescription: Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.Gal began modeling in the late 2000s, and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Her role was expanded in the sequels Fast Five (2011) and Furious 6 (2013), in which her character was romantically linked to Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang). In the films, Gal performed her own stunts. She also appeared in the 2010 films Date Night (2010) and Knight and Day (2010).In early December 2013, Gal was cast as Wonder Woman in the superhero team-up film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and filming began in 2014 for a March 2016 release. The film is part of the DC Extended Universe, and Gadot will play the role again in the solo film Wonder Woman (2017) and superhero team-up Justice League (2017). Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for the role. As a result, her performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character on film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the otherwise poorly-received film.Gal is a motorcycle enthusiast, and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. She has been married to Yaron Versano since September 28, 2008. They have two children.
Scoot McNairyBirth date: 11 November 1977, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: During the early 2000s, actor Scoot McNairy quickly came to specialize in portrayals of colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. McNairy began during the early to mid-2000s, with bit parts in films including Wonderland (2003), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art School Confidential (2006). He took his first bow as a producer with 2007's In Search of a Midnight Kiss, in which he also starred. That indie romantic comedy concerns a young man (McNairy) all washed up on New Year's Eve -- until an impulsive ad on Craigslist leads him to the great love of his life (Sara Simmonds) and an extraordinary night on the town.
Callan MulveyBirth date: 23 February 1975, Auckland, New ZealandDescription: Callan Mulvey (born 24 February 1975) is one of Australia's leading actors. Callan is best known for his leading roles in the television series Rush, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Underbelly, as well as Darren Ashton's feature film Thunderstruck. Callan first graced Australian screens in the hugely successful series Heartbreak High, as well as Head Start and McLeod's Daughters.Callan, now firmly established internationally, made his American film debut in Katherine Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. His additional film credits include Scyllias in 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, was part of an all-star ensemble cast for the critically acclaimed film The Turning, as well as starring opposite Katie Holmes in Miss Meadows, and opposite Sullivan Stapleton, Simon Pegg and Teresa Palmer in Kriv Stenders' crime thriller Kill Me Three Times. In 2016 Callan will be seen in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, co-star in Delirium, a thriller produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, as a series regular on the Starz network's television drama series Power, Warner Bros' Warcraft, and Beyond Skyline with Frank Grillo.
Tao OkamotoBirth date: 22 May 1985, Chiba, JapanDescription: Tao Okamoto was born on May 22, 1985 in Chiba, Japan. She is an actress, known for The Wolverine (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and She's Just a Shadow (2017). She has been married to Tenzin Wild since 2016.
Brandon SpinkBirth date: 1 June 2004Description: Brandon Spink is quickly making a name for himself with buzz-worthy roles in television and film. At the age of seven, he found his passion of performing while starring in local theater productions. He is taking 2016 by storm with much anticipated projects releasing.Brandon will be seen on the big screen as Billy in Miracles from Heaven co-starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah; the incredible true story based on author, Christy Beam's memoir.Next up, Brandon will take on the role of young Bruce Wayne in Warner Bros. star studded film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zach Snyder.Later this spring, he is set to co-star in Open Road Film's Mother's Day, playing Jennifer Aniston and Timothy Olyphant's son, Peter. The romantic comedy is by acclaimed director Garry Marshall.In addition to the big screen, Brandon will recur as Petey in NBC's upcoming one-hour drama Game of Silence.During his down time, he plays on his hometown all-star baseball team and recently started learning guitar. He resides in Marietta, GA with his parents and two younger brothers.
Lauren CohanBirth date: 7 January 1982, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Lauren Cohan was born in 1982, in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom. Lauren graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she co-founded at the University. Lauren then split her time and work between London and Los Angeles, working on several films as well as some non-commercial projects.
Alan D. PurwinBirth date: 28 August 1961, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Alan D. Purwin was born on August 28, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alan David Purwin. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Armageddon (1998) and Furious Seven (2015). He was married to Kathryn. He died on September 11, 2015 in Medellin, Colombia.
Mark Edward TaylorBirth date: 28 August 1961, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Mark Edward Taylor is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Hugh MaguireBirth date: 28 August 1961, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Hugh Maguire was born as Hugh John Maguire. He is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) and Conviction (2010).
Michael ShannonBirth date: 7 August 1974, Lexington, Kentucky, USADescription: Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center. Over the next several years he continued working on the stage with such companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He subsequently relocated to London for a year, and performed on stage in London's West End in such productions as "Woyzeck", "Killer Joe" and "Bug".While in Chicago Shannon also kept busy in front of movie and television cameras, most notably in the big screen project Chicago Cab (1997), based on the long-running stage play "Hellcab". Kangaroo Jack (2003) marked the third Jerry Bruckheimer production in which Shannon has appeared. He also appeared in Bad Boys II (2003), directed by Michael Bay and starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and in Grand Theft Parsons (2003), with Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate.In addition, Shannon appeared in Pearl Harbor (2001), also directed by Bay. His other film credits also include Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile (2002); Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001) with Tom Cruise; Carl Franklin's High Crimes (2002) with Morgan Freeman; John Waters' Cecil B. DeMented (2000), and Joel Schumacher's war drama Tigerland (2000).
Hanna DworkinBirth date: 7 August 1974, Lexington, Kentucky, USADescription: Hanna Dworkin is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Black Box (2013) and Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015).
Tiffany L. AddisonBirth date: 7 August 1974, Lexington, Kentucky, USADescription: Tiffany L. Addison is an actress and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Break-Up (2006) and Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004).
Owais AhmedBirth date: 7 August 1974, Lexington, Kentucky, USADescription: Owais Ahmed is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Gangcity: Little India (2012) and Age of Ice (2014).
Anish JethmalaniBirth date: 13 July 1974, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Has performed with several of Chicago's award-winning theaters including The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, Writers' Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and several others. Member of the Eclipse Theatre Company in Chicago. Graduate of Loyola University. Also attended The Oxford School of Drama in England.
Tiffany BedwellBirth date: 13 July 1974, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Tiffany Bedwell is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Chicago P.D. (2014) and Chicago Fire (2012).
Natalee ArteagaBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Natalee Arteaga has been an actress since 2003 and a SAG-AFTRA union actor since 2008.She has aired in regional commercials, national commercials, starred in many art house student films and short films and has premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She's recently been on the NBC TV series Chicago Fire and in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.Arteaga also pens original screenplays. Her favorites to write are psychological thrillers, action dramas, historical thrillers/dramas, and complicated romances. As of 2016, she's working on an historical thriller/drama.Natalee is fluent in German and shares a deep affinity with the German culture and peoples. She is an Indigenous-European blend.She serves on the SAG-AFTRA Chicago board (2015 - 2017 term) and in October 2015 served as a Convention Delegate at the biennial convention in Los Angeles.Natalee also represents SAG-AFTRA as a delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor.Arteaga is an indefatigable animal welfare and environmental preservation advocate, working with Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation in Chicago and serving the International Animal Welfare Fund, respectively.On November 5th, 2015 she launched her own film production company, Celestial Cine, the vehicle she is utilizing to manifest her visionary concepts: an elegant cohesion of her producing, writing, and performing talents.
Keith D. GallagherBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Keith D. Gallagher is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Orders (2016) and Chicago P.D. (2014).
Jeff DumasBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Jeff Dumas is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Chicago Fire (2012) and Make It or Break It (2009).
Miriam LeeBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Miriam Lee is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Pickle Recipe (2016) and Chicago Fire (2012).
Alicia ReganBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Alicia Regan, a Philadelphia native, is an active member of the Actors' Studio in New York/LA. Alicia is Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Epic-Rep of NY & Chicago. She has worked with theatre folk such as: Arthur Penn, Elizabeth Kemp, Harvey Keitel, Ellen Burstyn, Lee Grant, Estelle Parsons, Pete Masterson, Carlin Glynn,... to name a few. Alicia's film work includes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Night and Day (2010) Come On (2000 Hampton Film Festival Premiere.) She currently lives in Chicago is married to Richard Kuranda and they have four children.
Stephanie KoenigBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Stephanie Koenig is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Into the Storm (2014) and Burying the Ex (2014).
Ripley SoboBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Ripley also made her Broadway Debut in Once the Musical, and starred in Matilda the Musical on Broadway as Matilda, (along with Paige Brady, Ava Ulloa, and Gabriella Pizzolo). They were the second cast of Matilda's, known as the 'Newtildas', and performed from January 12th to August 40th 2014. She is also known for Kid Witness (Olivia).
Matahi DrolletBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Matahi Drollet is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Liftoff (2016).
Mormon MaituiBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Mormon Maitui is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Richard BurdenBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Richard Burden is known for his work on Inception (2010), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).
Taraina SanfordBirth date: 8 January 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Taraina Sanford is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Julius TennonBirth date: 24 December 1953, USADescription: Julius Tennon was born on December 24, 1953 in the USA as Julius William Tennon. He is an actor and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Small Soldiers (1998) and Dazed and Confused (1993). He has been married to Viola Davis since June 23, 2003. They have one child.
Sammi RotibiBirth date: 24 December 1953, USADescription: Sammi Rotibi is an actor, known for Django Unchained (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Lord of War (2005).
Michael CassidyBirth date: 20 March 1983, Portland, Oregon, USADescription: Michael Cassidy was born on March 20, 1983 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Argo (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Men at Work (2012). He has been married to Laura Eichhorn since August 27, 2006. They have one child.
Wunmi MosakuBirth date: 31 July 1986, Zaria, NigeriaDescription: Wunmi Mosaku was born on July 31, 1986 in Zaria, Nigeria as Oluwunmi Olapeju Mosaku. She is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Philomena (2013) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
Dennis NorthBirth date: 31 July 1986, Zaria, NigeriaDescription: Dennis North is an actor and casting director, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), LOL (2012) and The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009).
Kiff VandenHeuvelBirth date: 24 April 1970, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADescription: Kiff VandenHeuvel is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and is an alumni of The Second City comedy theatre. Kiff is an accomplished improviser and sketch comedy director, and he teaches voiceover, improv and directing at Second City Hollywood. Kiff has appeared in hundreds of TV and radio commercials and is well known in the video game community as the voice of Zachary Hale Comstock in Bioshock: Infinite, Walter in The Walking Dead video game series, Disney Infinity, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, and most recently in The Evil Within. Kiff also performs with the very popular "That Voiceover Improv Thing" Podcast and forthcoming live show at the LA Improv.Kiff lives in LA with his wife and daughter.
Mason HeidgerBirth date: 24 April 1970, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADescription: Mason Heidger is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), This Is Only a Test (2012) and Causality (2014).
Ahney HerBirth date: 24 April 1970, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADescription: Ahney Her was born in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Whitney Cua Her. She is an actress, known for Gran Torino (2008), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Night Club (2011).
Jean HoBirth date: 24 April 1970, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADescription: Jean Ho is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Kristine CabanbanBirth date: 24 April 1970, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADescription: Kristine Cabanban is known for her work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Working in the Theatre (1976).
Sebastian SozziBirth date: 24 April 1970, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADescription: Sebastian Sozzi is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Half Nelson (2006) and In the Cut (2003).
Kent ShocknekBirth date: 2 December 1956, Berkeley, California, USADescription: Veteran Los Angeles TV news anchor Kent Shocknek frequently is cast for authentic portrayals of newscasters, reporters, commentators, and similar parts in dramas and comedies. Increasingly, he has been sought out to play authority figures, outside the realm of the broadcasting industry. His breakout role was starring as the male lead in the 2014 short film, "The 6 O'Clock."
Ralph ListerBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Born in one of the unlikeliest of places - on the desk of the British High Commissioner in New Delhi, India - native British stage and film actor Ralph Lister lives happily in whatever real or imagined world he finds himself.The son of a British diplomat, Ralph spent his youth getting a taste for life and adventure abroad - kindergarten in Austria, and then throughout high school, endless trips overseas to Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, and, for four years, to Indonesia and its surrounding islands. After an unashamedly elitist education in private schools in the South of England (learning Latin, and speaking French and German), his first taste of America came when he won an English-Speaking Union scholarship to a prep school in Connecticut, graduating Cum Laude after two semesters. There Ralph took to all kinds of hilarious mischief, events which he still chuckles about today with his life-long American friends (Ralph recently attended his graduating year's 25th year reunion at Avon Old Farms). Those high jinks were a happy extension of the adventures when, as a boy aged 16, he and a pal hitch-hiked from London to Rome (and back), sleeping in fields and under bridges, and living off US$1.00/day, eating bread and tomatoes and discovering - for the first time - the delights of red wine (which, today, is one of Ralph's greatest pleasures).After the predictable university route (BA Hons in Modern History from Durham University in the North-East of England, and acting acting acting, including summer tours of Ireland and SW England performing Shakespeare), Ralph was off once again, this time to a life in Spain, immersing himself in English-language teaching in Madrid and in Zaragoza, and at summer camps in Andalusia and Murcia. After nearly three years, it was only the decision to leave teaching which tore him away from a wildly happy Spanish life (Ralph still dreams in Castillian even today).Training briefly in radio in London, Ralph secured a job as a DJ on the pirate radio ship The Voice of Peace, anchored in the Eastern Mediterranean 6 miles off the coast of Tel Aviv, Israel, which - though sadly now sunk today - played a diet of western pop music to a hungry Israeli public and armed forces. Travelling all over Israel and then down the Nile on a tiny felucca sail boat in Egypt, Ralph returned to the States, working in Houston, Texas, for a local AOR radio station. With his two older brothers living by then in the Orient, Ralph thereafter moved to Hong Kong for a full 10 years - largely in business - traveling all over the interior of China, and running a transshipment center in the old US naval base of Subic Bay in the Philippines.After gaining a US green card in 1997, Ralph's innate creative passion was allowed to take control - at last. Coming initially to New Orleans (working at the historic Le Petit theatre and character acting in the Audubon Zoo) before moving to Los Angeles, he entered headlong into the world's most competitive and arguably most rewarding business: acting. His on-camera and stage credits, from all over the world, tell their own story. Today, his exhilarating, Audie-nominated audiobook work and Best Actor awards for both stage and film (2011 Grand Award, and 2014 Eclipse Award, respectively) continue to lead him into the delightfully strange worlds of the many characters he plays on camera and embodies in voice. Men, women, the young, the old, in all their wonderful humanity and accents - Ralph plays these with gusto and panache, as if all the lives he led before settling in America somehow saw to it these characters would be authentically formed out of the joys of personal success and the agonies of personal failure.As an audiobook narrator, Ralph has recorded more than 130 titles and directed 13 others, across all genres, in both fiction and non-fiction. When not filming on set, he records out of his professional-grade home studio, with Gabby-catlet as his companion and first audience. When not in acting class or on-stage, Ralph has found the very best way to stay continuously in top shape as an actor is to narrate audiobooks: getting well-paid to become an increasingly better communicator of character, by voicing a vast range of people, day-in, day-out. (If this sounds like being paid to be in acting class, this is exactly what it is, folks. Other actors, please take this to heart...)A US citizen since 2009, today Ralph shares his time between his homes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in Los Angeles, California. The adventures continue...
Sammy A. PublesBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Sammy A. Publes is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Stone (2010) and Cleveland Abduction (2015).
Jay R. AdamsBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Jay R. Adams is known for his work on Outsiders (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Banshee (2013).
Julia GlanderBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Julia Glander is an actress and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Trust (2010) and Salvation Boulevard (2011).
David MiduraBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Born and raised in the Midwest, David took his first acting class at The Purple Rose Theatre Company in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan. He went on to study in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre Program at Michigan State University. While in East Lansing he appeared on stage in John Steinbeck's classic "The Grapes of Wrath". After attending the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at the University of Illinois in Champaign, he auditioned and was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He opted to defer enrollment while studying and working professionally in Chicago.
Rebecca BullerBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Rebecca Buller is an actress, known for Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Hive (2017).
Jay TowersBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Jay Towers is a morning radio host for iHeart Media and TV News anchor for Fox TV in Detroit, MI. Heard first on WJRZ in Toms River, NJ at age 14 while attending Central Regional High School in Bayville, NJ and continued on to host radio shows in Atlantic City, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, and finally Detroit in 1999.
Michael EllisonBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Michael Ellison was born in Ethiopia and fully realized himself as an actor and recording artist in Detroit. The multi-faceted performer often employs entertainment as a vehicle to support social and charitable initiatives throughout the United States and his birth country. He's headlined national concert and community outreach tours with the American Cancer Society, while aiding fund-raising efforts for orphan and maternal/child health care clinics respectively. Michael holds a communications degree from the University of Virginia.
Kirill OstapenkoBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Kirill Ostapenko is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Cleve McTierBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Cleve McTier is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Bevin KowalBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Bevin Kowal is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Rashontae WawrzyniakBirth date: 30 April 1971, New Delhi, IndiaDescription: Rashontae Wawrzyniak is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Needlestick (2017) and Father & Son (2015).
Harry LennixBirth date: 16 November 1964, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor. His recent credits include Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel", The CW's "Emily Owens, M.D.", Fox's "Dollhouse," HBO's "Little Britain," as well as the critically acclaimed series "24" as Walid Al-Rezani.Harry Joseph Lennix III was born November 16, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, to Lillian C. (Vines), a laundress, and Harry Lennix, Jr., a machinist. He is of African-American and Louisiana Creole descent. He was not always certain he wanted to be an actor. An A student, he decided to act in his high school's play while he waited for the baseball season to begin. Lennix attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was recognized in "Who's Who Among American College Students." He majored in Acting and Direction at Northwestern and upon graduation stayed teaching in Chicago for a bit, before moving to New York, and from there to Los Angeles, California.He has appeared in a veritable bevy of movies and guest-starring roles in many popular television shows such as ER (1994), Diagnosis Murder (1993), Century City (2004), and House M.D. (2004).Lennix made his Broadway debut in August Wilson's Tony nominated play, Radio Golf. He was seen on the big screen in Working Title's "State of Play." In 2006, Lennix starred in the Golden Globe nominated ABC show "Commander in Chief" as Jim Gardner, the Chief of Staff. His other appearances include the Oscar winning film "Ray," "The Matrix: Reloaded," and "The Matrix: Revolutions." Lennix received critical acclaim and a Golden Satellite Award as Aaron in Julie Taymor's "Titus" starring Anthony Hopkins. A host of other film credits include "Across the Universe," "Barbershop 2," and "Love and Basketball." Lennix starred his as the legendary Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. in Showtime's "Keep The Faith Baby," for which he won a Black Reel Award and was nominated for both an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Satellite Award. He continued to make his presence known with recurring roles on "ER" and "Diagnosis Murder" and other guest starring appearances on shows such as "Law & Order: Los Angeles." Lennix has directed and appeared in stage productions across the country, including the Northlight Theater Company's production of Permanent Collection, at the Greenway Arts Alliance in Los Angeles. Under his directing consultation, it was remounted at Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theater.He directed the stage version of Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats, which received 3 NAACP Theater Award nominations and The Glass Menagerie for the Steppenwolf Theater Company. As a stage actor, Lennix was the first distinguished recipient of an Ollie Award for his portrayal of Malcolm X at the Goodman Theater in Chicago and two Joseph Jefferson Citations for his roles in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Caught in the Act. He also starred as King Hedley II, another play by August Wilson, at the Mark Taper Forum. In 2001, he was part of the first American company to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company in the production of Cymbeline. Lennix has also been extremely active in his native Chicago community where he was an English and music teacher before becoming an actor.He founded Legacy Productions with renowned director Chuck Smith in 1989. The company is dedicated to promoting significant works about the African American experience. He is on the staff of the Goodman Theater Co. He also is active in various civic groups and is on the Advisory Council for his alma mater, Northwestern University.He resides in Los Angeles. Harry has two older brothers and an older sister, and often returns to Chicago to visit his remaining family.
Christina WrenBirth date: 16 November 1964, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Christina Wren is an actress and producer, known for Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Sequestered (2014).
Tom LuginbillBirth date: 16 November 1964, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Tom Luginbill is known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl (2016) and 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (2014).
Dave PaschBirth date: 16 November 1964, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Dave Pasch is an actor, known for 2011 TicketCity Bowl (2011), 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (2012) and 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl (2007).
Danny MooneyBirth date: 2 February 1985, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USADescription: Danny Mooney is a jack of all trades in the film world. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mooney attended Pioneer High School, Michigan's largest at nearly 3,000 students. He became interested in performance when Pioneer announced the start of a school improv troupe. Mooney made the seven-person troupe and began balancing his time between acting and playing both hockey and lacrosse.He quickly fanned out from the improv comedy shows to hosting high school events and performing in sketch comedy and stand-up. He was then recruited to play roller hockey as a goalie for the University of Michigan and attended on an academic scholarship for Mechanical Engineering. While in college, Mooney opened for such talent as actor/comedian Dave Coulier ("Full House") and Comedy Central's Dane Cook World Tour-opener J. Chris Newberg.He then took a film class and shortly found his passion for filmmaking. So after a year of Engineering, Mooney transferred to Michigan's Department of Screen Arts and Cultures to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Film, concentrating in directing and cinematography. Danny Mooney has since been on the production side of over 35 short and feature films in the last four years. He has a full range of credits including Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Writer, and Editor. Mooney has worked professionally under numerous companies including 20th Century Fox, ABC/Disney, MTV Productions, and New Line Cinema. Though heavily into production work, Mooney has never stopped performing. While at University of Michigan, he received a minor in "Drama and Text to Performance" from the RC Theatre Program. To this date, Mooney has been cast in lead and minor parts in over 60 short and feature films, has done numerous voiceovers, and has appeared in several commercials and TV pilots. He has also performed in university theatre as well as professionally in Moscow, Russia, in the International Chekhov Theatre Festival.His awards at the University of Michigan-sponsored two-day Lightworks Film Festival as well as various other film festivals include "Best Screenplay," "Best Cinematography," "Best Editor," "Best Director," and "Best Actor" three times. Mooney was also one of three students at the University of Michigan in 2006 to win "The Trueblood Fellowship Award for Film Performance" (in both acting and directing), and one of three to win the award again in 2007. In 2006, he was the Cinematography Consultant along with the lead role in the film "Dylan," which won "Best in Festival" at the UMEC Film Festival in L.A. Also in the past year, Mooney received praise from Academy Award-winning Hollywood writer/critic Kurt Luedtke ("Out of Africa") for Mooney's directing accomplishments in the short comedy "Step, My Boy."Mooney owns a small production company and continues to act and shoot films, commercials, and music videos.
Henry Frost IIIBirth date: 2 February 1985, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USADescription: Tall, athletic, intelligent, stunningly handsome man from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Henry N. Frost III was born in 1976 in The University of Michigan Hospital of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the firstborn of eight children of Henry N. Frost Jr. and Kin W. Frost still happily married. After Henry graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor he enrolled in Washtenaw Community College before he transferred to Michigan State University in 1999 by way of Eastern Michigan University. Henry graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Merchandising Management and continued his education by earning a MBA in Human Resource Management, although his work experience is in accounting and tax consulting.Henry began a modeling career in 2001 while attending MSU, doing fashion shows for local designers, fundraisers and university club sponsored events. His experience opened an opportunity to move into print work for Dominator Sportswear, Kellogg Brand Foods and Coleman, Inc, Ford, UPS and other Fortune 500 companies. He became zealously interested in acting after being casted as an extra in the first season of the HBO series "Hung." He worked as an extra for few years then made the decision to pursue acting professionally. His aspiration and zeal transitioned him to be a formidable actor, a desire he feels will give him a sense of fulfillment in his life.Henry enjoyed being an extra but could he hold his own in an actual role, that was the real question he asked himself. He begin classically studying acting by enrolling in Michigan Actors Studio directed by Rich Goteri, The Actors Workshop directed by Aida Munoz, and studying dialect with Corinne Barringer,That question was quickly answered when he landed his first lead role in the film "Occupational Therapy" where he gave an amazing performance that changed his career. Now Henry's career was on a roll he began to land bigger roles in blockbuster hits such as Real Steel, Transformers 3, Detroit 187, controversial film 'Til We're Free the Emmett Till story, Batman V Superman DOJ, faith based film: Who Will Move The Stone, Another Brick in The Wall, Gold Rush, Moving Parts starring TJ Storm and many more well-known projects.Today Henry has become one of the most sought after actors in Michigan and soon in Hollywood.
Nicole ForesterBirth date: 19 November 1972, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USADescription: Nicole Forester was born on November 19, 1972 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as Nicole Theresa Schmidt. She is an actress, known for Boss (2011), Chicago Fire (2012) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). She has been married to Paul Brown since October 11, 2008. They have two children.
Debbie StabenowBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Debbie Stabenow was born on April 29, 1950 in Gladwin, Michigan, USA as Deborah Ann Greer. She is an actress, known for 14 Women (2007), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Ed Show (2009). She was previously married to Tom Athans and Dennis Stabenow.
Carmen AyalaBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Carmen Ayala is known for her work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Vast in Golflengtes (2014).
Josh CarrizalesBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Josh Carrizales is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Cherry (2010) and Gun (2010).
James QuesadaBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: James Quesada is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Sleep (2015).
Jade ChynowethBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Jade Chynoweth is an actress, known for 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Last Ship (2014).
Aida MunozBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Aida Munoz is a producer and actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Detroit (2006) and Life Goes On (2007).
Vikram GandhiBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Vikram Gandhi is known for his work on Kumaré (2011), Barry (2016) and Vice (2013).
Andrew SullivanBirth date: 29 April 1950, Gladwin, Michigan, USADescription: Andrew Sullivan is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Charlie RoseBirth date: 5 January 1942, Henderson, North Carolina, USADescription: Charlie Rose is the elegant, handsome, fiercely intelligent and inquisitive host of the self-titled Charlie Rose (1991).Rose was born Charles Peete Rose, Jr. on January 5, 1942 in Henderson, North Carolina, the only child of Margaret (Frazier) and Charles Peete Rose, Sr., tobacco farmers. The Rose family lived near the railroad tracks in Henderson, in rooms above the general store that his parents owned and managed, and where Charlie helped out. After graduating from high school, where he starred on the basketball team, Rose entered Duke University as a pre-med student. His extra-curricular activities included working with children in a Head Start program. One summer, he secured an internship in the office of North Carolina senator B. Everett Jordan. According to him, his experiences as an intern turned him into a "political junkie" and, upon returning to college, he changed his major to history. After receiving an A.B. degree in 1964, he entered the Duke University School of Law but, sometime before or shortly after earning a J.D. degree in 1968, he realised that the practice of law held little interest for him. Inspired by the idea of "building something" as an entrepreneur, he started taking classes at the New York University Graduate School of Business (he had moved to New York City in 1968) and accepted a job at Bankers Trust. Through his wife, who was doing research for the CBS television show 60 Minutes (1968), Rose became friendly with people employed in broadcasting and he developed what soon became a passionate interest in the broadcast media. After his wife was hired by the BBC in the United States, he handled some assignments for the BBC on a freelance basis. In 1972, while continuing to work at Bankers Trust, he landed a job as a weekend reporter for WPIX-TV, in New York City. During his approximately one-year stint at WPIX, Rose tried several times, without success, to contact Bill Moyers for an interview.In 1974, Moyers telephoned Rose, after Rose's wife spoke to Moyers about him at a social gathering. At their first meeting, he and Moyers felt an "instant chemistry" and, within weeks, he began working as the managing editor of the PBS series "Bill Moyers' International Report"). (Moyers has said that Rose served as his "alter ego" as well at that time.) In 1975, Moyers named him the executive producer of Bill Moyers' Journal (1972), a PBS documentary and conversation series although, by his own account, Rose had "no great desire to be on camera". In the following year, he became the correspondent for U.S.A.: People and Politics, Moyers's new weekly PBS political magazine series. "A Conversation with Jimmy Carter", one installment of that series, won a 1976 Peabody Award. Later in 1976, after Moyers left public television to work for CBS, Rose accepted a Washington, D.C.-based job as a political correspondent for NBC News. In the belief that he lacked sufficient training to do a proper job and that he should "get the maximum amount of on-air experience", as he put it, he seized opportunities to host interview shows. He first appeared as a guest host on "Panorama", on WTTG-TV, in Washington, D.C. In 1978, after leaving NBC, he served as a co-host with AM/Chicago, on WLS-TV. A year later, Blake Byrne, the general manager of KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, hired him as programme manager and, although the station had no budget to pay Rose to do a talk show, he also offered him a time slot for what became Charlie Rose (1991).In 1981, with the goal of securing national syndication, Rose moved Charlie Rose (1991) to Washington, D.C. where, for the next two years or so, it was broadcast on the NBC-owned station WRC-TV. At the same time, he hosted another weekly interview show for WRC-TV. At the end of 1983, CBS hired Rose to anchor CBS News Nightwatch (1982), an interview program that was taped during the day and was broadcast five times a week between 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. Rose has recalled having "a wonderful time" during his six-and-a-half years as the CBS News Nightwatch host. Like that of Charlie Rose, the CBS News Nightwatch guest list was not confined to the world's movers and shakers. Among the other people whose activities or histories caught Rose's interest was the convicted murderer Charles Manson, with whom he talked for three hours. The CBS News Nightwatch broadcast of Rose's interview with Manson won an Emmy Award in 1987.In 1990, Rose left CBS to serve as anchor of "Personalities", a syndicated programme produced by Fox Television. Angry to find himself hosting a tabloid-like news show, he broke his contract after just six weeks. About ten months later, he approached PBS-affiliated station Thirteen/WNET-TV in New York City, with a proposal for a new interview show. Charlie Rose premiered on Thirteen/WNET on September 30, 1991. During nine months in 1992, it also on the Learning Channel. Syndicated nationally since January 1993, it airs on 215 PBS affiliate stations. The show's premise is simple; engage the best politicians, thinkers, personalities, celebrities, sports figures, artists, writers and scientists in one-on-one conversation without any gimmicks and irritating commercial breaks. The show's simple black background and round oak table serve to do just that, along with Rose's intelligent interviewing style and ability to ask pertinent questions, forcing the essence of the personalities to come out.Rose has interviewed the likes of President Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, Madonna, Bono of U2, Bill Gates, Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty and countless others. According to a conversation he had with Chuck D. of Public Enemy fame, he has conducted over 100,000 interviews. Divorced, Rose splits his time between a rented townhouse in Manhattan (that, according to him, is filled with an "embarrassing amount" of electronic equipment) and Bellport, Long Island. On weekends, when not enjoying the rich, cultural life of New York City or preparing for his show, he travels to his farm near Oxford, North Carolina or to the upstate New York farm of a friend.
Chad KrowchukBirth date: 5 January 1942, Henderson, North Carolina, USADescription: Chad Krowchuk was born as Chad Alan Krowchuk. He is an actor and production designer, known for Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and She's the Man (2006).
Neil deGrasse TysonBirth date: 5 October 1958, New York City, New York, USADescription: Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator.Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal, he completed a bachelor's degree in physics at Harvard University in 1980. After receiving a master's degree in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, he earned his master's (1989) and doctorate (1991) in astrophysics at Columbia University. For the next three years, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In 1994 he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and the Princeton faculty as a visiting research scientist and lecturer. In 1996, he became director of the planetarium and oversaw its $210-million reconstruction project, which was completed in 2000.From 1995 to 2005, Tyson wrote monthly essays in the "Universe" column for Natural History magazine, some of which were published in his book Death by Black Hole (2007). During the same period, he wrote a monthly column in Star Date magazine, answering questions about the universe under the pen name "Merlin". Material from the column appeared in his books Merlin's Tour of the Universe (1998) and Just Visiting This Planet (1998). Tyson served on a 2001 government commission on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in the same year.In 2014, he hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a successor to Carl Sagan's 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.As a science communicator, Tyson regularly appears on television, radio, and various other media outlets.
Milica GovichBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Milica Govich was born in October 1956 in Lorain, Ohio, USA. She is known for her work on The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Trust (2010).
David Dailey GreenBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: David Dailey Green is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Citizen (2012).
Madison Autumn MiesBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Madison Autumn Mies is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
John LepardBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: John Lepard is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Liberty's Secret (2016) and Detroit 1-8-7 (2010).
Thomas M. TaylorBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Thomas M. Taylor is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Broadcast (2015).
Sandra Love AldridgeBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Sandra Love Aldridge is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Stone (2010) and Ovid and the Art of Love.
Graham BealBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Graham Beal is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), 60 Minutes (1968) and Tavis Smiley (2004).
Henri FranklinBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Henri Franklin is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Corridor Defended (2016) and Beyond the Mask (2015).
Jonathan WestBirth date: October1956, Lorain, Ohio, USADescription: Jonathan West began acting in July of 2009 when cast in the Detroit independent film as 'Tim, Sr.' in Horizon Films' Happy Holiday, written by Harry Arnold and co-directed by Samuel Long and Caroline Rankin. He then made his theatrical debut in December of 2009 at 1515 Broadway in Detroit, as 'Jonathan Lewis' in MLB Entertainment's Shades of War, written by Dara Harper and directed by David Harper. Having debuted earlier the same year in New York, he was brought back for a Detroit reprisal in October of 2010 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, this time as the lead role of 'Samuel Francis.'For the next few years Jonathan worked with a number of independent production companies on both short and feature length films (notably, performing as the lead, 'Marcus Duney Smalls' in WCT Entertainment's Lovers and Friends, written by Camara Davis and directed by Anthony Anderson) along with theatre companies throughout Michigan. He was graciously allowed to sign with Productions Plus / The Talent Shop, an agency out of Michigan that also represents artists in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and he began professionally acting full time in August of 2013. He ended that year with a move to New York where he performed at Blessed Unrest's Interart Theater as 'Alexander Bushkin' in Empirical Rogue's theatre immersive Suicide!?, written by Nikolai Erdman and adapted and directed by Tim Eliot.In 2014, Jonathan was up at The Tank, as the 'Husband,' in Big Intimacy Group's short play cycle Autobahn, written by Neil Labute and directed by Rob Mueller, and continued work at Columbia Stages, as 'Julius Caesar,' in The Oracular Theatre's Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Damon Horowitz and Sybille Bruun-Moss. He went back to Michigan for Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre's Richard III, as 'King Edward / James Tyrrel / Cardinal Bourchier,' again written by William Shakespeare and directed by Julia Glander, and also shot a featured role as 'Bunker Solider' in Warner Brother's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, written by Chris Terrio and David Goyer and directed by Zak Snyder.Starting 2015 in Michigan, Jonathan went back to the Performance Network as 'Eugene' in Yellowman, written by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Lynch Travis, before heading back to New York to shoot the featured role of 'Irish's Thug' in Process Media's Wolves, written and directed by Bart Fruendlich. Late Autumn saw a flurry of theatrical activity, first with his work as the 'Narrator' in the Thespis Festival's 100 Aker Wood at the Hudson Guild Theatre, then as 'Lennox' in Fab Marquee's adaption Macbeth (of the Oppressed) at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, then as 'Claudius / Poisoner / Tragedian / Pirate' in Onomatopoeia's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead at the Gene Frankel, as 'Carl' in Panda Theater Company's adaption What's in Alaska? at The Hive, and lastly as 'Leopard of the Terrible Teeth' in Uzuri Dance Theatre's Anansi the Spider at the TADA! Youth Theater.2016 began much in the same theatrical vein, as Jonathan is working once again on Columbia Stages as 'J. Robert Oppenheimer' in The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, written by Carson Kreitzer and directed by Sara Rademacher, and as 'Officer Welch' in Hunterdon Hills Playhouse's Rumors, written by Neil Simon and directed by Ken Schwartz.Jonathan currently resides in New York City.
Soledad O'BrienBirth date: 19 September 1966, Saint James, New York, USADescription: Soledad O'Brien is the anchor for CNN morning show Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O'Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today. She also covers political news as part of CNN's "Best Political Team on Television." In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences.O'Brien's most recent documentaries include Black in America: The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley, a profile of an accelerator program developed to diversify the technology industry by helping African-American digital entrepreneurs secure funding for their ventures; Latino in America 2: In Her Corner, the story of female flyweight fighter and U.S. Olympic hopeful Marlen Esparza; Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11, an investigation into the lives of female rescue workers who were the first to respond to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks; Don't Fail Me: Education in America, a look at the crisis in public education where American kids are not learning the skills necessary to compete; The Women Who Would be Queen, a portrayal of the future King and Queen's friendship-turned-romance and very modern royal marriage; Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door, a report on religious freedom protections; Pictures Don't Lie, the story of the secret life of Civil Rights photographer Ernest Withers as a paid FBI informant; Almighty Debt, a Black in America special that explores the role of the black church in helping African Americans survive the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression; Rescued, a look at Haiti's remarkable children before, during and after the devastating earthquake; and Gary and Tony Have a Baby, the story of two gay men and their struggle to have a baby that has a biological and legal connection to both of them.In 2009, Soledad reported for Latino in America, a wide-ranging look at Latinos living in this country; how they're reshaping America and how America is reshaping them. Prior, O'Brien reported for Black in America 2, a four-hour documentary focusing on successful community leaders who are improving the lives of African-Americans. O'Brien's reporting for Black in America in 2008 revealed the state of Black America 40 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She has also reported for the CNN documentary Words That Changed a Nation, featuring a never-before-seen look at Dr. King's private writings and notes, and investigated his assassination in Eyewitness to Murder: The King Assassination. Her Children of the Storm project and One Crime at a Time documentary demonstrate O'Brien's continued commitment to covering stories out of New Orleans.O'Brien joined CNN as the co-anchor of the network's flagship morning program, American Morning, and distinguished herself by reporting from the scene on the transformational stories that broke on her watch. For CNN's Katrina coverage, O'Brien's reports on the storm's impact included an in-depth interview with former FEMA chief Michael Brown. She also covered the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011, London terrorism attacks in July 2005, and in December 2004, she was among a handful of CNN anchors sent to Thailand to cover the disaster and aftermath of the tsunami.In 2011, Soledad won her first Emmy for Crisis in Haiti (Anderson Cooper 360) in the category of Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form. O'Brien was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for its BP oil spill and Katrina coverage and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami. The National Association of Black Journalists named O'Brien the Journalist of the Year and Edward R Murrow Awards lauded her with the RTDNA/UNITY award for Latino in America in 2010. She received the 2009 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service Award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. In 2008, she was the first recipient of the Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Award from the Morehouse School of Medicine for being a catalyst for social change and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Goodermote Humanitarian Award for her efforts while reporting on the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami. Her numerous other awards include a Gracie Allen Award in 2007 for her reporting from Cyprus on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict as well as her reports from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. The NAACP honored her with its President's Award in 2007 for her humanitarian efforts and journalistic excellence.O'Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she anchored the network's Weekend Today since July 1999. Prior, O'Brien anchored MSNBC's award-winning technology program The Site. O'Brien joined NBC News in 1991 and was based in New York as a field producer for Nightly News and TODAY. Before her time at NBC, she served three years as a local reporter and bureau chief for the NBC affiliate KRON in San Francisco. She began her career as an associate producer and news writer at the then-NBC affiliate WBZ-TV in Boston. Soledad O'Brien is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband and four children in Manhattan.
T.J. MartinelliBirth date: 19 September 1966, Saint James, New York, USADescription: T.J. Martinelli is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Chris NewmanBirth date: 19 September 1966, Saint James, New York, USADescription: Chris Newman is an actor and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and Love and Honor(2013).Chris was born and grew up in Troy, Michigan. Always performing for friends but otherwise shy, he began his acting career in college, on a dare. Soon, Chris caught "the acting bug" and never looked back, starring in productions of "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "Agatha Christie's Mousetrap" and Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor". He would later go on to play Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Lt. Daniel Kaffee in "A Few Good Men", to name a few.Following his success in theatre, Chris turned his attention to film and studied at the Dramatic Arts Studio, under the tutelage of Christopher Bondy. Chris earned roles in the films mentioned above, as well as ISRA-88, Moontrap: Target Earth & the upcoming release Injustice For All, due out Aug. 2, 2016!
Dana BashBirth date: 15 June 1971, Montvale, New Jersey, USADescription: Dana Bash was born on June 15, 1971 in Montvale, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for CNN Republican Presidential Debate (2015), At This Hour (2014) and CNN Election Night in America 2008 (2008). She has been married to John King since May 25, 2008. They have one child.
Lulu DahlBirth date: 15 June 1971, Montvale, New Jersey, USADescription: Lulu Dahl is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Teacher and the Student (2015) and The Eulogy (2015).
Thom KikotBirth date: 15 June 1971, Montvale, New Jersey, USADescription: Thom Kikot is known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Daring Capers (1999) and Strip the City (2012).
John SeibertBirth date: 15 June 1971, Montvale, New Jersey, USADescription: John Seibert is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Kill the Irishman (2011) and Super Sucker (2002).
Liam MatthewsBirth date: 8 July 1968, Toledo, Ohio, USADescription: Liam Matthews was born on July 8 in Toledo, Ohio and has been performing on stage and in film for over twenty years. Standout theater productions include To Kill a Mocking Bird, Scapino, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Chaps, Much Ado About Nothing, Dancing at Lughnasa and Lost in Yonkers. His most recent film credits include Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, ISRA 88, Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy, The Book of Daniel, Jerusalem Countdown, War Prayer and Do You Believe? as Bobby. He graduated from Hope College where he played on the men's Ice Hockey team and received his MFA from the University of Michigan. He is an avid cyclist, visual artist and a founding member of 10 West Studios and EMC Productions.
Sam Logan KhaleghiBirth date: March1983Description: Producer of the EMMY-nominated Prison Boat (2010); Sam Logan Khaleghi was raised in Detroit, Michigan.He has succeeded with many recognitions, including nominations for "20 in their 20's" lists to "best writing" awards at numerous film festivals. In 2012, Sam directed and starred the art house drama, Approaching Midnight (2013), featuring the talents of music singer Jana Kramer (co-star of TV's One Tree Hill (2003)) and Brandon T. Jackson (co-star of Tropic Thunder (2008)).He holds a master's degree from the world-renowned Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Khaleghi also studied William Shakespeare at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Jena MaloneBirth date: 21 November 1984, Sparks, Nevada, USADescription: Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster, herself a former child actress and who has co-starred with Malone in two movies. Jena is often described as having a maturity beyond her years and, in her career thus far, she has often tackled roles that are difficult and are not standard fare for actors her age.Malone's first claim to fame was in performing the title role in Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) for which she won the Young Artist Award, and which she filmed when she was merely ten years old. This movie dealt with issues of child abuse, violence and sex. Jena has said in later interviews that this movie and her participation in it continue to influence her life substantially.Showing self-assurance and a clear vision of personal goals from an early age, Jena, at age 14, was encouraged to try out for Air Force One (1997), a movie that was virtually guaranteed to be a success since box-office king Harrison Ford was cast in the lead, but Jena said she'd prefer to seek other roles that were of more interest to her.In the following years, Malone appeared in several made-for-TV movies for which she won or was nominated for many awards. In 1997, she lucked in to being cast in the blockbuster Contact (1997) where she portrayed the child version of Jodie Foster's lead character. Foster stated that she built her character by mimicking Jena. And, in 1998, Jena was cast in the major film Stepmom (1998) where she co-starred with Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris. Jena was given what was likely the best line in that movie where her character, bitter over her parents' divorce, confronts her father who has returned home briefly; at a moment of crisis, her dad tells her "You do NOT run out on your mother", and the rueful Malone exclaims "No -- that's YOUR job".Also, in 1998, Malone appeared in a two-part episode of the critically acclaimed TV series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Contrary to what might usually be expected of a teenage actress, in this episode, Jena played the complex role of the perpetrator of a crime, which she portrayed with subtlety.At age 15, Jena was legally emancipated and thus took direct control of her finances and her career. Malone began getting more attention and acclaim in her next set of films: the artistic cult film Donnie Darko (2001); the teenage journey The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) where she again co-starred with Jodie Foster; and the satirical Saved! (2004) which debuted Jena as the lead in a movie.Jena has expressed an interest in directing some day, and so she is preparing for roles behind the camera as well as in front. In 2002, she co-produced American Girl (2002) while also starring in it. And, in 2003, she undertook a formal study of photography.In early 2006, Malone debuted on the Broadway stage in the play "Doubt". A review by Broadway.com characterized her performance as "astonishing".Many people in Hollywood have jobs as actors. Watch for Jena Malone. She is an artist.
Zachary SchaferBirth date: 21 November 1984, Sparks, Nevada, USADescription: Zachary Schafer is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Red Dawn (2012) and The Citizen (2012).
Monrico WardBirth date: 21 November 1984, Sparks, Nevada, USADescription: Monrico Ward is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Marcus' Story (2004) and A Piece of America (2007).
Anne Marie DammanBirth date: 21 November 1984, Sparks, Nevada, USADescription: Anne Marie Damman is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), South America (2010) and In the Life (2010).
Connie CraigBirth date: 21 November 1984, Sparks, Nevada, USADescription: Connie Craig is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Harry and the Hendersons (1987).
Henrietta HermelinBirth date: 21 November 1984, Sparks, Nevada, USADescription: Henrietta Hermelin is an actress, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Lunatics: A Love Story (1991) and Welcome to Ohio (2016).
Patrick LeahyBirth date: 31 March 1940, Montpelier, Vermont, USADescription: Born on March 31, 1940, in Montpelier, Vermont, Patrick Leahy was elected to the United States Senate in 1974 and remains the only Democrat elected to this office from Vermont. He is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is a senior member of the Agriculture and Appropriations Committees and as of 2012 ranks second in seniority in the Senate. A lifelong Batman fan, Leahy has appeared in three films and one TV show about the Caped Crusader: he provided the voice for a territorial governor in the Old West on the animated series Batman: The Animated Series (1992), made a cameo appearance as himself in the Jungle Party sequence from Batman & Robin (1997), and appeared in two of Christopher Nolan's Batman films, The Dark Knight (2008) (where he says to Heath Ledger's Joker, "We're not intimidated by you thugs.") and was "Board Member #2" in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He also wrote an introduction for "The Dark Knight Archives," a 1992 compilation of Batman comics, and a preface for "Batman: Death of Innocents," a 1996 graphic novel about the dangers of land mines.Patrick Leahy has been married to Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy since 1962. They have a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren, and live in Middlesex, Vermont.
Nancy GraceBirth date: 23 October 1959, Macon, Georgia, USADescription: Nancy Grace was born on October 23, 1959 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Nancy Ann Grace. She is an actress and writer, known for Nancy Grace (2005), Hancock (2008) and Swift Justice with Nancy Grace (2010). She has been married to David Linch since April 21, 2007. They have two children.
Ryan D'SilvaBirth date: 23 October 1959, Macon, Georgia, USADescription: Ryan D'Silva is a producer and actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Boonies and Out of the Box (2015).
Ezra MillerBirth date: 30 September 1992, Hoboken, New Jersey, USADescription: Ezra Matthew Miller was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to Marta (Koch), a modern dancer, and Robert S. Miller, who has worked at Workman Publishing and as former senior VP for Hyperion Books. He has two older sisters. Ezra is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and German-Dutch (mother) ancestry; he has described himself as Jewish and "spiritual".As a child, Miller sang with the Metropolitan Opera and attended Rockland Country Day School and The Hudson School. His first feature film was the indie Afterschool (2008), and Miller subsequently appeared on the television series Californication (2007), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Royal Pains (2009), and in the films City Island (2009), Every Day (2010), Beware the Gonzo (2010), and Another Happy Day (2011).Miller drew critical praise playing Kevin Khatchadourian, the homicidal son of Tilda Swinton's character, in the dramatic thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). He subsequently played Patrick in the well-received teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), opposite Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.Ezra's upcoming roles include the period piece Madame Bovary (2014), Judd Apatow's comedy Trainwreck (2015), and the psychological thriller The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015). He has been cast as superhero The Flash in The Flash (2020), scheduled for release on March 23, 2018.
Albert ValladaresBirth date: 30 September 1992, Hoboken, New Jersey, USADescription: Albert Valladares is known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Más sabe el diablo (2009).
Joe MortonBirth date: 18 October 1947, Harlem, New York City, New York, USADescription: Joe Morton was born on October 18, 1947 in New York, New York, USA. He is a television, film, and theater actor, best known for The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Eureka (2006), and Scandal (2014). He also writes and directs, and is a singer/songwriter.
Ray FisherBirth date: 18 October 1947, Harlem, New York City, New York, USADescription: Ray Fisher is an American stage actor, best known for his role in the comedy The Good, the Bad and the Confused. On April 24, 2014, it was announced that Fisher will portray the superhero Victor Stone/Cyborg in the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. and is expected to reprise his role in Justice League films. On October 15, 2014, it was announced that Fisher will reprise his role as Victor Stone/Cyborg in his own solo Cyborg film in 2020.
David ParisBirth date: 18 October 1947, Harlem, New York City, New York, USADescription: David Paris is known for his work on Mission: Impossible (1996), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Tropic Thunder (2008).
Erika R. EricksonBirth date: 18 October 1947, Harlem, New York City, New York, USADescription: It looks like we don't have any Biography for Erika R. Erickson yet.
Anderson CooperBirth date: 3 June 1967, New York City, New York, USADescription: Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Anderson Cooper 360° (2003), 60 Minutes (1968) and Anderson (2011).
Brooke BaldwinBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Brooke Baldwin was born on July 12, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is known for her work on CNN Newsroom (1989), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (2011).
Abigail KuklisBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Abigail Kuklis is an actress and writer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Chicago Fire (2012) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).
Greg ViolandBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Greg Violand is known for his work on Carol (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and My Blind Brother (2016).
Tiren JhamesBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Tiren Jhames is known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Alex Cross (2012) and Dark Heart (2009).
Tom WhalenBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Tom Whalen is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Chasing Sleep (2000) and American Virgin (2009).
Steve JasgurBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Steve Jasgur is an actor and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The 3 Little Wolfs (2001) and The Day I Ran Into All My Ex-Boyfriends (1998).
Jonathan StanleyBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Born in Detroit, MI. Studied theater at 'Henry Ford College' in Dearborn,MI. Played meth addict in the award winning indie "This Narrow Place." Jonathan also wrote,produced and starred in the feature film "Misled," which is inspired by his true life story.Now residing in Los Angeles, Jonathan has landed roles in film and television. His credits include Batman V Superman, CSI Cyber, Aquarius, Murder In The First, The Last Ship, and many more.
Jesse NagyBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Detroit native Jesse Nagy lived in South/West Detroit until the age of 17. During his Teenage years, Jesse pursued all available theatrical performances including Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" where by he portrayed the lead character role John Proctor (A note: Jesse will to this day stack claim that this role was by far the most rewarding he had ever done on stage). At the age of 18 Jesse enlisted into the US Army. In 2008 Jesse was sent to John F Kennedy Special Warfare Training Group an Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Soon after graduating from the Special Operations Center, he was deployed to Iraq. Following his time on active duty, Jesse went back into the theater arts and trained in both classic and contemporary film schools.
Duvale MurchisonBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Duvale Murchison is an actor and producer, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Obamaland (2017).
Thomas J. FentressBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Thomas J. Fentress is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Coburn GossBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Coburn Goss is an actor, known for Man of Steel (2013), What Women Want (2000) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Jeff HanlinBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Jeff Hanlin is an actor, known for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Joseph CranfordBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Joseph Cranford grew up in Conroe, TX where he began his theater work. He performed in several high school plays and decided to pursue a collegiate education in Theater. He is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX where he earned his B.FA. While in college, he began performing improvisational comedy in Austin,TX. He was an ensemble member of several groups in the Austin/San Antonio area, later deciding on a career in Improv.He moved to Chicago to train with The Second City, Improv Olympic, and Annoyance Theater. He performed on multiple house teams at iO, before getting hired for Mission IMPROVable, a national touring improv group. He toured for 3 years with the group, performing at college campuses, comedy clubs, and Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. He later signed with Shirley Hamilton Inc in Chicago to begin his on-camera career.
Emily PetersonBirth date: 12 July 1979, Atlanta, Georgia, USADescription: Emily Peterson is known for Batman vs. Superman (2016), Netlix's The Jamz (2016). USA's Sirens (2014), and NBC's Chicago PD (2014). She graduated with her BFA from Stephens College.Regional theater credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Centerstage Baltimore, Kansas City Repertory Theater, and others.Emily currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Carla GuginoBirth date: 29 August 1971, Sarasota, Florida, USADescription: Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But she remained a straight-A student throughout high school and graduated as valedictorian. A major modeling agency discovered Carla in San Diego and sent her to New York to begin a new career when she was 15. New York was more than she could handle at that young age, so she returned to LA in the summer, modeling and enrolling in an acting class at the suggestion of her aunt, Carol Merrill, known from Let's Make a Deal (1963). During her free time, Carla enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with her friends in Los Angeles.
Gary A. HeckerBirth date: 29 August 1971, Sarasota, Florida, USADescription: Gary A. Hecker is known for his work on Hancock (2008), Django Unchained (2012) and 300 (2006).
Robin Atkin DownesBirth date: 6 September 1976, London, England, UKDescription: Robin Atkin Downes has an extensive and distinguished career in all aspects of the film and television industry, not only as an accomplished actor but also as a director, producer, voice-over artist, motion capture artist and music producer.Born and raised in the U.K., he was trained in the United States, with a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.Robin's on-camera credits include series regular, recurring and guest starring roles on many shows, including Criminal Minds (2005), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), Entourage (2004), CSI: Miami (2002), The Starter Wife (2008) and In Plain Sight (2008), among others. He has also worked on many features, including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011).His creature vocal effects can be heard in many films, including AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007), The Tale of Despereaux (2008), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolfman (2010), Immortals (2011), and Happy Feet Two (2011).As a voice-over artist, Robin is one of the most prolific voice actors in Los Angeles and is proficient in over 60 dialects. He has acted in 100's of the top interactive titles in the industry, as well as work on commercials and animated shows. His current animated series work includes roles in Thundercats (2011), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010), Regular Show (2009), and Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011), among many others. Robin performed the role of David in Katsuhiro Ôtomo's Suchîmubôi (2004), with Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina and Anna Paquin. Other interactive credits include Talbot in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011), Joseph Capelli in Resistance 3 (2011), Atoq Navarro in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007), Sean Devlin in The Saboteur (2009), and Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes (2007). His vocal creature skills were used for several of the locust creatures in the Gears of War (2006) franchise as well as the characters Kim Minh, Niles and Chaps. In addition, he also voices promos and trailers for television and film.Robin's stage credits include performances in London, Prague and the United States, including "John Wilkes Booth" in the Philadelphia premiere of "Assassins", "Cyranau De Bergerac" at the famed Walnut Street Theatre, "Skinlad/Brink" in "Road", performed at The Wilma Theatre, and in Prague and the title role in "Dracula" at the Hermosa Playhouse.
Kevin CostnerBirth date: 18 January 1955, Lynwood, California, USADescription: Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953. His father's job required him to move regularly, which caused Kevin to feel like an Army kid, always the new kid at school, which led to him being a daydreamer. As a teen, he sang in the Baptist church choir, wrote poetry, and took writing classes. At 18, he built his own canoe and paddled his way down the rivers that Lewis & Clark followed to the Pacific. Despite his present height, he was only 5'2" when he graduated high school. Nonetheless, he still managed to be a basketball, football and baseball star. In 1973, he enrolled at California State University at Fullerton, where he majored in business. During that period, Kevin decided to take acting lessons five nights a week. He graduated with a business degree in 1978 and married his college sweetheart, Cindy Costner. He initially took a marketing job in Orange County. Everything changed when he accidentally met Richard Burton on a flight from Mexico. Burton advised him to go completely after acting if that is what he wanted. He quit his job and moved to Hollywood soon after. He drove a truck, worked on a deep sea fishing boat, and gave bus tours to stars' homes before finally making his own way into the films. After making one soft core sex film, he vowed to not work again if that was the only work he could do. He didn't work for nearly six years, while he waited for a proper break. That break came with The Big Chill (1983), even though his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor -- he was remembered by director Lawrence Kasdan when he decided to make Silverado (1985). Costner's career took off after that.
Jason MomoaBirth date: 1 August 1979, Honolulu, Hawaii, USADescription: Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother. After high school, he moved to Hawaii where he landed a lead role out of thousands of hopefuls in the T.V. series, Baywatch (1989) (known as "Baywatch Hawaii" in its tenth season). When the show ended, he spent the next couple of years traveling around the world. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles where he continued to pursue an acting career. In 2004, after the short-lived T.V. series North Shore (2004), he was cast as the popular character "Ronon Dex" in the T.V. series Stargate: Atlantis (2004), which achieved a cult-like following. In 2010, he appeared in the Emmy-nominated H.B.O. series Game of Thrones (2011) playing the Dothraki King, "Khal Drogo". To illustrate to the producers he was Khal Drogo, he performed the Haka, a traditional war dance of the Maori of New Zealand. The audition was with the same casting director who was casting the titular role in the reboot of Conan the Barbarian (2011). Four weeks after he was cast as the popular Robert E. Howard character, he began shooting in Bulgaria. His approach, like the film-makers, was to pull from the eight decades of comics and stories as well as the Frank Frazetta images rather than the hugely popular 1982 movie. Jason has a production company, "Pride of Gypsies", in which he is expanding his career from actor to filmmaker. He has directed a couple of short films and is working on his feature film debut "Road to Paloma" which is pulled from a series of stories he's been developing over the years which he calls the Brown Bag Diaries: Ridin' the Blinds in B Minor (2010). Jason lives with actress Lisa Bonet with whom he has two children: Lola and Nakoa-Wolf.
Directors of "Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice"
Zack SnyderBirth date: 1 March 1966, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USADescription: Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science ...
Creators of "Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice"
Chris TerrioBirth date: 31 December 1976, New York City, New York, USADescription: Chris Terrio was born on December 31, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Argo (2012), Batman v Superman: ...
David S. GoyerBirth date: 22 December 1965, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USADescription: David S. Goyer was born on December 22, 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as David Samuel Goyer. He is a writer and producer, known for Batman Begin...