Monday, February 4, 2008

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York. She still lives in New York with her parents, Lesley and Skip, and younger brother Jansen. Her mom got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old. Then, at only 4 1/2, she was cast on the soap opera "One Life to Live" (1968), where she remained until 1997. Since then, she has gone on to appear in many feature films and TV movies. But she is probably best known in the United States for her role as Lizzie Spaulding, whom she has portrayed since 1996, on the daytime drama "The Guiding Light" (1952).

As for movies, Hayden starred in Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington and Joe Somebody (2001) with Tim Allen. When Hayden isn't working, she enjoys singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.

She has been involved with many animated movies, beginning with A Bug's Life (1998) as Dot, later to follow was Dinosaur (2000), the video game Kingdom Hearts (2002) (VG), and The Mark of Kri (2002) (VG). Her next movie is Racing Stripes (2005), a partly animated film, but Hayden will star in the human role; other cast members include the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, Joshua Jackson, and Mandy Moore.

In 2003, she joined the likes of Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, and Clancy Brown in Jane Anderson's Normal (2003) (TV) a film about a Midwestern husband and father who announces his plans to have a sex-change operation. In July of the same year, Hayden appeared in a John Guare play, "Landscape of the Body," for the Williams town theater festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Began her acting career at 11 months when she appeared in a commercial for Playskool
Has appeared in over 50 commercials's Actress of the Year, 2000
Parents are Lesley and Skip Panettiere
She takes karate and boxing lessons
Soap Opera Magazine's star of the week, 7/21/98 issue
Appeared on the Jay Leno show on December 30, 1998
In "The Guiding Light" (1952), for Hayden's character Lizzie's battle with leukemia, the show received a Special Recognition Award from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for bringing national awareness of the disease to the attention of daytime viewers.
As Lizzie Spaulding on "The Guiding Light" (1952), Hayden had to deal with difficult story lines in which she shot and killed her mother's abuser, been kidnapped, gone through both of her parents remarrying, and just recently battled leukemia.
Was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for A Bug's Life Read-Along [2000]
Hobbies include singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.
Her last name was printed wrong in an issue of the "Discovery Girls" magazine where she was considered an "Exceptional Tween."
Her mother used to be an actress.
Was originally cast to play Sarah Altman in Panic Room (2002) but was later replaced by Kristen Stewart.
Older sister of Jansen Panettiere.
She has known Spencer Breslin and Abigail Breslin (her Raising Helen (2004) co-stars) before they could talk.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Anne Hathaway

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer. Hathaway made her acting debut in the 1999 television series Get Real, but her first prominent role was in Disney's family comedy The Princess Diaries (2001), which established her career. She continued to appear in family films over the next three years, and she had the lead roles in Ella Enchanted and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (both 2004). Hathaway wanted to break the "g-rated" image, and consequently, in 2005 she co-starred in the adult-themed Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, both requiring extensive nude scenes, as well as The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she starred opposite Meryl Streep. That film has become the highest-grossing film of her career. Becoming Jane, in which she stars as Jane Austen, was released in 2007.

Hathaway's acting style has been compared to that of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn, and she cites Hepburn as her favorite actress and Streep as her idol.People magazine named her one of 2001's breakthrough stars and in 2006 she was listed as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man film series.

Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, but brought up in Brick, New Jersey. to Inez and Klaus Dunst, who are divorced. Her father, a German medical services executive from Hamburg, remained in New Jersey but now lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, a Swedish former art gallery owner, also moved to California. Dunst has a younger brother, Christian. She attended the Ranney School in New Jersey before leaving to pursue acting.

Eva Longoria

Eva Jacqueline Longoria Parker (born March 15, 1975) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film and television actress. She plays Gabrielle Solis in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. She has also become an internationally recognized model after appearing in several high-profile advertising campaigns and numerous men's magazines. Longoria is also known for her high profile relationship with NBA guard Tony Parker, whom she married in 2007.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison (born May 30, 1983) is an English actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison, who was born in Liverpool, is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside until 2003, though since then her regular photoshoots in men's magazines have kept her in the public eye. She is renowned for having a large bust and has recently made appearances in many different television shows.

Ellison's acting career started in 1998 with her role as Emily Shadwick on the British soap opera, Brookside Her surname changed to O'Leary when her character married Timothy 'Tinhead' O'Leary. Her stay in Brookside ended in 2003. The same year Ellison ventured into film, where she played Meg Giry, Christine Daae's friend and Madame Giry's daughter, in Joel Schumacher's adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Ellison has also recently appeared in an episode of the ITV legal drama The Brief.

In 2007, Ellison has appeared in episodes of the British television shows New Street Law and Hotel Babylon for the BBC and has begun work on the British film The Be All And End All opposite John Thompson and Liza Tarbuck.

It was announced in 2005, that Ellison was to act in the lead role in the horror film The Cottage, Ellison was also cast as Cleopatra in a contemporary film version of the Caesar and Cleopatra story.

Ellison is currently featured in Maxim magazine's Girls of Maxim gallery. She has appeared regularly in almost all of the mainstream British "lads' magazines" over the last five years, though her first appearance was in 1999 in a sexually suggestive shoot for FHM at the age of just 16, under the heading "Jailbait". Recently, Ellison took over a contract with lingerie giant Ultimo for its "Young Attitude" line from fellow model Jordan barely two months after she had been signed on. Though Ultimo boss Michelle More had chosen Jordan for being "sexy, fun and outgoing," she later changed her mind, stating, "Jordan was just the wrong choice for [us]. Jennifer is a far better option and far classier." In 2005 Ellison was voted "world's sexiest blonde" by readers of the UK magazine, Nuts, beating model Victoria Silvstedt, who came second, and pop superstar Britney Spears, who was voted third. Ellison is also a regular in the yearly FHM "100 Sexiest Women in the World" feature. She first appeared in 2003 at number 50, then at number 40 in 2004, and by 2005 she was at number 23. In FHM's current 2006 poll, Ellison is 21

Since the age of three years old, Ellison has trained as a dancer. She started off at a dance school in Liverpool, but then moved to a dance school in St.Helens, Elizabeth Hill School Of Dance And Drama. Her achievements in the field included world titles as well as winning the National Ballet and Modern Dance Championships two years running in 1996 and 1997. She also trained with the Royal Ballet School until she was sixteen.

In 2004 Ellison appeared on the reality television show Hell's Kitchen, which she went on to win. In 2005 she appeared on the celebrity challenge show With a little help from my friends.

In spring 2007 Ellison appeared in the BBC reality TV show The Verdict, based on a fictional courtroom, alongside the likes of Jeffrey Archer and Sara Payne.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Prinze, better known by her birth name of Sarah Michelle Gellar, (born April 14, 1977) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as the fictional character Buffy Summers in the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her role in All My Children .

She has since become known as a film actress, having starred as Daphne Blake in the family film Scooby-Doo (2002) and the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible (1999), the independent film Harvard Man (2001), the teen drama Cruel Intentions (1999) and the horror films The Return (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Grudge (2004), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). She was in the TV movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1998) and provided the voice of April O'Neil in the film TMNT and Ella (better known as Cinderella) in the film Happily N'Ever After. She also played a ex-porn star in Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales" (2007)

She has starred in several films that have yet to be released, including The Air I Breathe (January 25, 2008), Suburban Girl (DVD & Blu-ray Disc on January 15, 2008) and Addicted (which according to some reports has been renamed to Possession) (February 29, 2008) . She is currently attached to the film version of the video game American McGee's Alice.