She's Funny That WayThe film centers on a hooker-turned-Broadway-thespian and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life”. A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.
Critic Reviews of "She's Funny That Way"
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 27, 2015
The actors do their best with a hit-and-miss screenplay.
Chicago ReaderAugust 27, 2015
The giggly men's-magazine tone, especially in Bogdanovich's treatment of call girls, makes the movie seem weirdly anachronistic.
New York Magazine/VultureAugust 24, 2015
She's Funny That Way often displays an old-school generosity and polish, and at least one breakout performance - but just as often, its moments of inspiration are tempered by miscasting and shrill attempts at humor.
RogerEbert.comAugust 21, 2015
Too many times the characters in this movie sprint across the line separating quirky charm from know-somethingish affectation, and then stay on the wrong side of it.
Los Angeles TimesAugust 20, 2015
So hopelessly nostalgic about the madcap fizz and fury of screwball pictures, it never works up a head of steam as a funny, in-this-moment comedy on its own.
The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)December 19, 2016
She's Funny That Way is trying very hard to be a sexy screwball comedy. It tries so hard, with such a contrived and silly story, that it only succeeds in wearing the audience down. [Full review in Japanese]
rec.arts.movies.reviewsSeptember 04, 2016
Bogdanovich, the principal proponent of the latter-day screwball comedy, wastes a large and capable cast here.
New Zealand HeraldMay 04, 2016
It's a lighthearted, somewhat amusing romp written by Bogdanovich and his ex-wife Louise Stratten, filled with interweaving stories that twist and turn, and are amplified when it becomes clear this isn't the first time Arnold has "mentored" a prostitute.
South China Morning PostApril 06, 2016
Co-written by Bogdanovich with his ex-wife Louise Stratten ... the story is brisk, breezy and executed with panache.
East Bay ExpressSeptember 16, 2015
Amusing piffle for audiences congenitally annoyed by new-fangled comedies.
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Imogen PootsBirth date: 3 June 1989, London, England, UKDescription: British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer Upper School, all in London. When she was a teenager she began attending the Youngblood Theatre Company, and developed a love of acting.Poots' initial screen debut was a (2004) role in British medical drama Casualty (1986). She made her big screen debut as Young Valerie in V for Vendetta (2005), then went on to appear in various projects, including 28 Weeks Later (2007), Me and Orson Welles (2008), Centurion (2010), Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010), Fright Night (2011), A Late Quartet (2012), Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012), and The Look of Love (2013).
Illeana DouglasBirth date: 25 July 1965, Quincy, Massachusetts, USADescription: Born with show business in her blood, Illeana is the granddaughter of screen legend Melvyn Douglas. Illeana began studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In 1987 working for a publicist in New York led to her first movie role. Illeana appeared in several Martin Scorsese films.
Graydon CarterBirth date: 14 July 1949, CanadaDescription: Graydon Carter has been editor of Vanity Fair since July 1992. He founded Spy magazine in 1986 with Kurt Andersen and Tom Phillips. He worked as a staff writer for Time, where he covered business, law, and entertainment for five years before joining Life as a staff writer in 1983. Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Mr. Carter was the editor of The New York Observer.Under Mr. Carter, Vanity Fair has won 14 National Magazine Awards, including two for General Excellence. He was recently named to the ASME Hall of Fame. He has been named Advertising Age's editor of the year and is the first editor ever to be twice named Adweek magazine's editor of the year.Mr. Carter is the author of What We've Lost (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 2004), a comprehensive critical examination of the Bush administration. He is also the co-editor, with Kurt Andersen and George Kalogerakis, of Spy: The Funny Years (Miramax, October 2006). He edited the best-selling Vanity Fair's Hollywood (Viking Studio, October 2000), as well as Oscar Night (Knopf, October 2004), a lavish photographic history of the exclusive Oscar parties held over the past 75 years, and Vanity Fair Portraits (Abrams, September 2008), a collection of the magazine's most memorable portraits taken over the past 95 years. He also edited Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood (Penguin, 2008) and Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life (Rodale, 2009), as well as The Great Hangover (HarperCollins, 2010), a collection of articles from Vanity Fair written about the 2008 financial crisis. More recently, Mr. Carter edited Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells (Penguin, 2014), a book of works by Vanity Fair's astonishing early catalogue of writers, from Dorothy Parker to P. G. Wodehouse, in honor of the magazine's 100th anniversary.Mr. Carter was a producer of "I'll Eat You Last," a one-woman play starring Bette Midler, about legendary Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers. The show, directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello, opened at the Booth Theater in New York City on April 2013, and at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles on December 3.Mr. Carter co-produced two documentaries for HBO: Public Speaking (2010), directed by Martin Scorsese, which spotlights writer Fran Lebowitz, and His Way (2011), about acclaimed Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Mr. Carter was an executive producer of 9/11, the highly acclaimed film by Jules and Gedeon Naudet about the World Trade Center attacks, which aired on CBS. He received an Emmy Award for 9/11, as well as a Peabody Award. He produced the acclaimed documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture, about the legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and had its European premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.Mr. Carter produced the documentary Chicago 10, which premiered on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007. He also produced Surfwise, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2007, and Gonzo, about the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson, which was directed by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney.Mr. Carter is a co-owner of three New York City restaurants: the Waverly Inn, the Monkey Bar, and the Beatrice Inn.Born in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Carter resides in Manhattan with his wife, Anna, and their daughter. He also has four older children.
Owen WilsonBirth date: 18 November 1968, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest). Expelled from St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas, TX) in the tenth grade, Wilson finished his sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson School and then headed to a military academy in New Mexico. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his future mentor and friend, Wes Anderson. They wrote a screenplay, Bottle Rocket (1996), and sent it to their family friend, screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson, who sent it to producer Polly Platt, who gave it to James L. Brooks, who gave the Texans $5 million dollars to make it into a feature film. Despite critical praise, Bottle Rocket (1996) only grossed one million dollars. After making the film, Wilson moved to Hollywood, setting up house with his two brothers and Anderson. Fairly quickly, Owen found himself acting in a series of big budget films, such as The Cable Guy (1996), The Haunting (1999), Anaconda (1997) and Breakfast of Champions (1999). This led to more work, such as Shanghai Noon (2000), Meet the Parents (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001). He's known not only for his nose, which has been broken several times, but also for his 'free wheeling ways' with a script. He co-wrote the film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) with his oft partner Wes Anderson. He has been romantically linked with singer Sheryl Crow.
Scott CampbellBirth date: 18 November 1968, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Scott Campbell is an actor, known for She's Funny That Way (2014) and In a World... (2013).
Erin HeathertonBirth date: 4 March 1989, Skokie, Illinois, USADescription: Erin Heatherton was born and grew up in Skokie, Illinois, the daughter of Laura (Stein) and Mark Bubley. She attended both Solomon Schechter (a Jewish day school) and Riles High School. She didn't fit well in her high school because of her tallness. Heatherton was discovered vacationing on South Beach, Miami where she went with her family on a minivan. She launched her career in New York City, walking for Diane von Fürstenberg, and has since modeled for Shiatzy Chen, Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, Lacoste, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, and Tommy Hilfiger.She is an angel of Victoria's secret and appeared in its shows in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Melanie HillBirth date: 4 March 1989, Skokie, Illinois, USADescription: Melanie Hill is an actress, known for She's Funny That Way (2014), Every Little Step (2010) and 2 Girls Go 2 Da Club (2014).
Jake HoffmanBirth date: 20 March 1981, Los Angeles County, California, USADescription: Jake Hoffman was born on March 20, 1981 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jacob Edward Hoffman. He is an actor and director, known for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Click (2006) and Rain Man (1988).
Rhys IfansBirth date: 22 July 1967, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UKDescription: Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school. He went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.Ifans made his small screen debut as the host of Welsh children's TV show, Stwnsh. Various roles in theater and Welsh language television also followed. His breakthrough on the big screen came in the British hit Twin Town (1997), where he acting alongside his younger brother Llyr Ifans. More film success followed, notably as Hugh Grant's scruffy housemate in Notting Hill (1999). Other projects include Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) , Little Nicky (2000), Enduring Love (2004), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).In 2004, he played iconic British comedian Peter Cook in the TV film Not Only But Always (2004). His performance earned him an Emmy nomination and a BAFTA award for Best Actor.
Richard LewisBirth date: 29 June 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Richard Philip Lewis was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He went to Dwight Morrow High School (where John Travolta went a few years later). He graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in marketing and communications. He wrote an ad copy in New Jersey while also writing jokes for comedians such as Morty Gunty. He finally got the nerve to perform his own jokes in 1971 at New York's Improvisation and Pips. After appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1974, he continued to tour and hone his act with help from David Brenner and Robert Klein. His film Diary of a Young Comic (1979) aired in the Saturday Night Live (1975) time-slot. His work on cable "I'm in Pain" for Showtime in 1988, "I'm Exhausted" earned a nomination from American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Special (for HBO); "I'm Doomed" (HBO) won him a second Ace Nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. His "Magical Misery Tour" was filmed at New York's "Bottom Line" in December 1996. In December 1989, he performed to an SRO crowd at Carnegie Hall.
Cybill ShepherdBirth date: 18 February 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USADescription: Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "Model of the Year" contest in 1968. She became a fashion icon and went on to grace the cover of every major magazine, as well as famously act as spokesperson for L'Oreal. This lead to her acting and on her screen debut in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971). Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer, Shepherd continued to build her film career with influential roles in The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Taxi Driver (1976). After taking a break in her career to have her first child, Clementine Ford, she returned to Hollywood in 1983, to make her television series debut in an episode of Fantasy Island (1977). She went on to star with Bruce Willis in the highly recognized show, Moonlighting (1985), and won Shepherd two Golden Globe Awards. Her third Golden Globe followed for her series, Cybill (1995), with which she also took on a producer role.Aside from the film industry, Shepherd has been an outspoken activist for issues such as gay rights and abortion rights. In 2009, she was honored by the Human Rights Campaign in Atlanta to accept one of two National Ally for Equality awards.
Debi MazarBirth date: 13 August 1964, Queens, New York City, New York, USADescription: Debi Mazar was born on August 13, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Deborah Mazar. She is known for her work on Goodfellas (1990), Collateral (2004) and The Insider (1999). She has been married to Gabriele Corcos since March 16, 2002. They have two children.
Austin PendletonBirth date: 27 March 1940, Warren, Ohio, USADescription: Actor Austin Pendleton was born March 27, 1940 in Warren, Ohio to Frances and Thorn Pendleton. He graduated from Yale University. He later became an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, and acted in several of the theater's productions. His first film appearance in Petulia (1968), a minor and uncredited role. Since, he has made over 100 appearances in television and film.
George MorfogenBirth date: 30 March 1933, New York City, New York, USADescription: George Morfogen was born on March 30, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Oz (1997), Twenty Bucks (1993) and What's Up, Doc? (1972).
Tovah FeldshuhBirth date: 27 December 1952, New York City, New York, USADescription: Tovah Feldshuh was born on December 27, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Terri Sue Feldshuh. She is an actress, known for Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), Lady in the Water (2006) and Brewster's Millions (1985). She has been married to Andrew Levy since March 20, 1977. They have two children.
Jennifer AnistonBirth date: 11 February 1969, Sherman Oaks, California, USADescription: Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she was nine. Jennifer was raised by her mother and her father landed a role, as "Victor Kiriakis", on the daytime soap Days of Our Lives (1965). Jennifer had her first taste of acting at age 11 when she joined the Rudolf Steiner School's drama club. It was also at the Rudolf Steiner School that she developed her passion for art. She began her professional training as a drama student at New York's School of Performing Arts, aka the "Fame" school. It was a division of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts. In 1987, after graduation, she appeared in such Off-Broadway productions as "For Dear Life" and "Dancing on Checker's Grave". In 1989, she landed her first television role, as a series regular on Molloy (1989). She also appeared in The Edge (1992), Ferris Bueller (1990), and had a recurring part on Herman's Head (1991). By 1993, she was floundering. Then, in 1994, a pilot called "Friends Like These" came along. Originally asked to audition for the role of "Monica", Aniston refused and auditioned for the role of "Rachel Green", the suburban princess turned coffee peddler. With the success of the series Friends (1994), Jennifer has become famous and sought-after as she turns her fame into movie roles during the series hiatus.
Will ForteBirth date: 17 June 1970, Alameda County, California, USADescription: Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live (1975), but had been working in comedy since 1997. Forte is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced), and has one older sister, Michelle. A creative and artistic child, he was an athlete (football and swimming) in high school and voted Best Personality at Acalanes High School. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in History, Forte had a brief career at a brokerage house before deciding to try comedy. Although he rarely performed stand-up, he joined the world-famous "Groundlings" and was hired as a writer for the series The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997), The Army Show, and The David Letterman Show. He eventually caught the attention of Carsey-Werner executive Tom Werner when he wrote a pilot about two childlike idiot brothers (eventually turned into the film, The Brothers Solomon (2007)) and was hired for the shows 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) and That '70s Show (1998).In 2002, Forte moved from his home state of California to New York City to join Saturday Night Live (1975) as a writer and cast member. Although known as shy and reserved in his personal life, Forte was one of the individuals responsible for the shows move to absurd, surrealist comedy. Along with voice-over acting, guest appearances on television and small roles in films, Forte had his biggest opportunities to be a movie star with films he wrote. Forte wrote the screenplay for The Brothers Solomon (2007) (and had the leading role of childlike "Dean Solomon") and played the title role and co-wrote the SNL film MacGruber (2010). Both films were given small budgets ($10,000,000 each) and they were both considered box-office and critical failures, although they do have a cult following.After MacGruber's theatrical release, Forte left SNL for personal and professional reasons, although he has returned as a guest performer. Forte has had a recurring role on the series 30 Rock and made numerous other guest appearances on other TV comedies. Since leaving SNL, he has also increased his work as a voice artist and appeared in 5 movies (A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011), Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012), Rock of Ages (2012), That's My Boy (2012), and The Watch (2012)).Since 2012, he has moved into dramatic and straight roles on a television pilot titled Rebounding by the producers of Modern Family and Irish film Run and Jump. In August 2012, he was cast (and first choice) in the Alexander Payne film Nebraska, despite rumors that higher profile actors such as Casey Affleck and Paul Rudd were interested in the role.
Ahna O'ReillyBirth date: 21 September 1984, Palo Alto, California, USADescription: Ahna O'Reilly was born on September 21, 1984 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The Help (2011), Fruitvale Station (2013) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).
Kathryn HahnBirth date: 23 July 1973, Westchester, Illinois, USADescription: Kathryn Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, but her family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. She is of German, Irish, and some English, descent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale, where she enrolled in the school of drama and starred as "Sally Bowles" in "Cabaret" and as "the heartless Célimène" in Molière's play, "The Misanthrope". Kathryn has extensive stage experience, and appeared with the Huntington Theater Company's production of Jon Robin Baitz's "Ten Unknowns", with Ron Rifkin of Alias (2001) (Arvin Sloane).Kathryn got her role as "Lily" when she was "discovered" by an NBC casting director at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Crossing Jordan (2001) role of "Lily" was created for her by creator/producer Tim Kring.She lives in Los Angeles, where she paints and practices yoga when she's not busy acting.
Jake LucasBirth date: 23 July 1973, Westchester, Illinois, USADescription: Jake Lucas is an actor, known for Peter Pan Live! (2014), She's Funny That Way (2014) and How and Why (2014).
Sydney LucasBirth date: 23 July 1973, Westchester, Illinois, USADescription: Sydney Lucas is an actress, known for The Son (2017).
Nora JoblingBirth date: 29 April 1988, Danville, California, USADescription: Nora Jobling was born on April 29, 1988 in Danville, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for She's Funny That Way (2014), For You (2016) and Unacquainted (2016).
Nicole KohutBirth date: 29 April 1988, Danville, California, USADescription: Nicole Kohut is an actress, known for She's Funny That Way (2014).
Bergen Loren SanderfordBirth date: 29 April 1988, Danville, California, USADescription: Bergen Loren Sanderford is an actress, known for She's Funny That Way (2014).
Dimitri DimitrovBirth date: 29 April 1988, Danville, California, USADescription: Dimitri Dimitrov is an actor, known for A Very Murray Christmas (2015), She's Funny That Way (2014) and Mistress (1992).
Tatum O'NealBirth date: 5 November 1963, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Tatum O'Neal was born on November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tatum Beatrice O'Neal. She is an actress and producer, known for Paper Moon (1973), Wicked Wicked Games (2006) and The Bad News Bears (1976). She was previously married to John McEnroe.
Ren CroneyBirth date: 5 November 1963, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Ren Croney is an actress, known for Top Five (2014), She's Funny That Way (2014) and Broadcasting Christmas (2016).
Colleen CampBirth date: 7 June 1953, San Francisco, California, USADescription: Colleen Camp was born in San Francisco, California. She began working as a juvenile actress at the age of 3 and was eventually 'discovered' while working as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens. She appeared on The Dean Martin Show (1965) and made her film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). She has since gone on to appear in over 100 major motion pictures and television productions.
Jennifer EspositoBirth date: 11 April 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: Jennifer Esposito was born on April 19, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer.Esposito launched her career with an appearance on Law & Order (1990) in 1996. She went on to play the character of "Stacey Paterno" in 36 episodes on the hit TV series, Spin City (1996), starring alongside Michael J. Fox.Her first major film was Spike Lee's Summer of Sam (1999). Other famous film credits include the academy award-winning film, Crash (2004), and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998).Starting in 2010, she played the role of "Jackie Curatola" in the smash hit television series, Blue Bloods (2010), also starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes. She left the cast a few years later, when her celiac disease began to conflict with her work and CBS dropped her.Esposito married the then-little known but now superstar Bradley Cooper in 2006, but they divorced in 2007.
David Francis CalderazzoBirth date: 11 April 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: David Francis Calderazzo is an actor and producer, known for She's Funny That Way (2014), Pain (2015) and Torment (2014).
Albert JonesBirth date: 11 April 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: Albert Jones is an actor, known for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), American Gangster (2007) and Salt (2010).
Besnik ShabaniBirth date: 11 April 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: Besnik Shabani is an actor, known for She's Funny That Way (2014) and Stranger Than Life (2013).
Poppy DelevingneBirth date: 11 April 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: Poppy Delevingne was born as Poppy Angela Delevingne. She is an actress, known for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Elvis & Nixon (2016). She has been married to James Cook since May 16, 2014.
Megan RosenBirth date: 11 April 1973, New York City, New York, USADescription: Megan Rosen first fell in love with acting when she starred as the lead in her nursery school graduation play at Kids Corner in Huntington, NY, in which she played the Cuckoo Bird. Since then, she has pursued the study of acting at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, The London Academy of Music and the Dramatic Arts, and Shakespeare & Company Conservatory in Lenox, MA. Her love for the stage developed into a particular love for Shakespeare. Since moving to New York City, Megan has embraced the technical demands and exciting challenges of film and television, working on such films at She's Funny That Way (2014) directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and indie films such as Bomber Jackets (2012), which was nominated for Best Picture at the 2012 Golden Door International Film Festival.
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).
Peter CormicanBirth date: 7 August 1974, Lexington, Kentucky, USADescription: Peter Cormican is an actor, known for She's Funny That Way (2014), Sonic to himitsu no ringu (2007) and Orchestra of Exiles (2012).
Polly AdamsBirth date: 7 August 1974, Lexington, Kentucky, USADescription: Polly Adams was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for United 93 (2006), All My Children (1970) and The Guiding Light (1952).
Lucy PunchBirth date: 30 December 1977, London, England, UKDescription: Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting.She learned a lot, she says, from working on the short-lived TV series Let Them Eat Cake (1999) with Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French and although she has played many serious roles on TV and in film since, it's her comic skills that have shone.After several years of steady TV and film work at home, she moved to Los Angeles in the mid-2000s and soon found work there on another short-lived comedy show, The Class (2006) and has stayed in the US ever since, appearing on TV and in movies to increasing acclaim.
Nur KhanBirth date: 30 December 1977, London, England, UKDescription: Nur Khan is an actor, known for She's Funny That Way (2014) and Jersey Guy (2003).
Chazz MenendezBirth date: 30 December 1977, London, England, UKDescription: Chazz Menendez was born as Charlie Menendez. He is known for his work on Doctor Strange (2016), Limitless (2011) and Non-Stop (2014).
Brian DonahueBirth date: 5 August 1962, Quincy, Massachusetts, USADescription: Mr. Donahue is originally from Quincy, Massachusetts. After high school, he attended the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, where he excelled in football/track (National champion in the shot put), garnering interest from Div. 1 programs across the country. In 1981, he became a Texas Longhorn competing in numerous national track championships & earning the nickname "Sled Slayer" after breaking the hinges off a seven man blocking sled during practice. In 1983, Mr.Donahue trained with U.S. Olympic coach Tony Naclerio while enrolled at Iona college, New Rochelle N.Y. While at Iona he met his wife, Lori. They are proud parents of a daughter, Jessica. It was also at Iona that Mr.Donahue realized he still had a passion for acting working with Theatrical instructor Roderick Nash. It turned out the days of musical theater during high school had left an indelible impression on him. In 1986 and 1987, he was signed to contracts with the New York Jets & Green Bay Packers respectively. In 1989, he joined forces with the Toronto Argonauts of the C.F.L. After his football days were over he embarked on a pro wrestling career,most notably as the "Dublin Destroyer" with the World Wrestling Federation. It was during this time that he began to fully pursue acting with full heart. Working his way up the ranks,taking classes, auditioning, and landing commercials,some TV roles, and eventually small roles in films. Over the past 20 years his career has encompassed all the mediums of the business including film, TV, print, radio, live theatre(NYC)& Walt Disney World, stand-up comedy (Caroline's NYC) fit modeling (Tommy Hilfiger & Polo. Because of his athletic background & extensive training he has also forged a strong stunt resume. Mr. Donahue is based in New York.
Neil SchaapBirth date: 5 August 1962, Quincy, Massachusetts, USADescription: Neil Schaap is an actor, known for She's Funny That Way (2014).
Joanna LumleyBirth date: 1 May 1946, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, British IndiaDescription: Joanna Lumley was born in Kashmir, India, on 1st May 1946. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.An aspiring actress, she first came to fame as a model in London's swinging 1960s, where she was photographed by the greats, including her friend, the late Patrick Lichfield. She was designer Jean Muir's muse and house model for several years before carving a career as a freelance model where she became one of the top ten most-booked models of the 1960s.Lumley's breakthrough role was as Purdey in The New Avengers (1976), a role for which over 800 girls auditioned. Purdey propelled Lumley to instant fame and created one of the "must-have" hairstyles of the 1970s -- the Purdey bob. Lumley became a pin-up figure for a generation of British males who grew up watching her as the high-kicking action girl.Other roles followed, most notably as Sapphire in Sapphire & Steel (1979) opposite David McCallum -- a sci-fi precursor to The X Files (1993) and an under-rated gem of a series which has gained a cult following in recent years, despite the fact it has only ever been shown ONCE on terrestrial TV.During the 1980s, Lumley returned to the theater, making notable appearances as "Hedda Gabler" and as "Elvira" in "Blithe Spirit" -- a role that seems tailor-made for her. Lumley also made appearances in several films, including Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), and a screen-stealing role in Shirley Valentine (1989).It was her reinvention as a comic actress in Absolutely Fabulous (1992) that shot Lumley to wider international acclaim. Her role as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous (1992) is regarded as one of the greatest female comic performances ever, earning Lumley a stream of awards, including several BAFTAs. Since Absolutely Fabulous (1992), Lumley has cemented her role as one of the UK's most-loved & respected actresses. She is rarely off UK TV screens and has also built a successful film career as a character/voice-over actress.She recently teamed up with the writer/director Hugo Blick for the series of acclaimed monologues Up in Town (2002) which were critically regarded as the performance of a lifetime, and the recent Sensitive Skin (2005).It has been announced that she will be making a return to the stage for the first time in over a decade in 2007 in a new production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.
Quentin TarantinoBirth date: 27 March 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney. The film did fairly well theatrically.Since then, Tarantino has helmed several critically and financially successful films, including Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015).
Directors of "She's Funny That Way"
Peter BogdanovichBirth date: 30 July 1939, Kingston, New York, USADescription: Peter Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in Kingston, New York. He is the son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis, Herma (Robinson) and Boris...
Creators of "She's Funny That Way"
Peter BogdanovichBirth date: 30 July 1939, Kingston, New York, USADescription: Peter Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in Kingston, New York. He is the son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis, Herma (Robinson) and Boris...
Louise StrattenBirth date: 8 May 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Louise Stratten was born on May 8, 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Louise Hoogstraten. She is an actress and producer, known for Dja...