American Actor Austin Butler

Early Life

Austin Butler is an American actor, born on the 17th August 1991 in Anaheim, California, to parents Lori and David Butler. He has one older sibling called Ashley (born in 1986), who has worked alongside Austin, background acting with him on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. Austin began acting when he was thirteen. A representative from a background acting management company approached him at the Orange County Fair and from there helped him to get started in the competitive entertainment industry. After a while working he found that he really enjoyed it, so he started to take acting classes to try and develop his talent.

Career

After working as an extra on several television shows, Butler finally landed his first regular role as a background actor in 2005 playing the role of Zippy Brewster on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, this went on for two seasons. It was from this show that his friend, Lindsey Shaw, introduced him to her manager, Pat Cutler, who offered him representation instantly. It was from this point onwards that Butler began to take acting seriously.

After two years of performing in several commercials, Butler landed his first film role in the short film The Faithful, in which he played the role of a dog, Danny, who later turns into a human. Later on in May, Butler guest starred in Disney Channel hit series Hannah Montana, where he played the role of Derek Hanson opposite actress Miley Cyrus. Furthermore, in the September of that same year, he played “Jake Krandle” in an episode of iCarly on Nickelodeon.

In February 2008, Butler began playing the recurring role of James Garrett, a love interest of Jamie Lynn Spears’ character Zoey, in the nickelodeon show Zoey 101. Later that year he also appeared on an episode of Out of Jimmy’s Head, in which he played the role of Lance.

In 2009 his career further improved as he was cast as Jake Pearson in 20th Century Fox’s family film, Aliens in the Attic, alongside Ashley Tisdale, Carter Jenkins and Robert Hoffman. In that same summer, Butler appeared as the starring role of the short lived ABC family series Ruby & The Rockets along side David and Patricia Cassidy and also his good friend, Alexa Vega.

2010 began with Butler landing the recurring role of ‘Jones’ in the CW Network series, Life Unexpected, which carried on for two seasons before eventually being discontinued. At the same time, Butler also featured in an episode of Disney Channels, Wizards Of Waverly Place, in which he played the role of Alex’s crush ‘George.’

In the same year, it was announced that Butler had been cast as ‘Cameron’ in a new pilot for another CW network show called Betwixt, however the show was never picked up by the network. Soon after he featured in two episodes of Jonas L.A, in which he played the character ‘Stone Stevens.’ Towards the end of the year Butler took on two more serious dramatic guest-starring roles in the hit shows CSI Miami and The Defenders.

Recently, Butler’s Aliens in the Attic co-star Ashley Tisdale asked him to audition for the lead role in her film Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, a spin-off High School Musical, that follows the adventures of her character Sharpay Evans after high school as she tries to get her big break on Broadway. He was soon offered the role of Peyton Leverette, a good looking student filmmaker who is almost as interested in Sharpay as she is in herself. The film was direct-to-DVD release in April 2011.

Personal Life

Butler attended a “regular” school until he was in the 7th grade, when, at the age of 13, he had to leave to order to be home-schooled to accommodate his heavy work schedule. At the age of 15 (in 10th Grade) he took his CHSPE, finishing his formal high school education. Butler is reported to have said that he hopes to eventually attend college.

In his spare time, Butler creates and records music. He began playing the guitar at the age of 13 and then later picked up playing the piano at the age of 16. Some of his other hobbies include outdoor activities that help him to keep in shape, such as basketball, hiking, and cycling. He also exercises regularly in his home gym.

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American Actress Kristen Bell

Early Life

Kristen Anna Bell is an American actress of Polish and Irish descent, who was born on July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods, Detroit. Her father, Tom Bell is a television news director and her mother, Lorelei Bell, is a registered nurse. They divorced when Bell was two years old. Up until high school, Bell claimed that she did not like her first name, so she went by her middle name of Anne instead.

Just before her freshman year of high school, her parents decided to pull her from public school and put her into Shrine Catholic High School in nearby Royal Oak. During her time at the school, she had starring roles in several of the school productions including The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Lady Be Good and Li’l Abner.

Shortly after graduating high school, Bell moved to New York City to attend the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, majoring in Musical Theatre. In 2001, Bell decided to drop out of University to take a role in the Broadway musical version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, despite the fact that she was only a few credits shy of graduating.

Career

Bell was established with an agent at the age of 13, which allowed her to appear in many newspaper and television commercials. In 1998, she appeared in an uncredited role in the local film, Polish Wedding. From there she was given the part of Sally Wister in The History Channel’s Choosing Sides: Young Voices on the Revolution. In the same year she got her first credited film role in Pootie Tang, however her one line in the film was cut.

In 2002, Bell appeared in the Broadway revival of The Crucible, before moving to Los Angeles, California. While there Bell had trouble gaining recurring roles, and although being tested for roles, never got offered the part. In 2003, she landed a role in the Hallmark Channel movie, The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay.

It was in 2004, when Bell’s career really set off when she appeared in the television movie Gracies Choice followed by the film Spartan, alongside Val Kilmer. Bell also guest starred in two episodes of the drama Deadwood. In 2004, Bell was cast as the principal character in the drama Veronica Mars. The series gained positive reviews and was often said to be overlooked. It carried on for three seasons before eventually being cut by the network. Bell won the Saturn Award for ‘Best Actress On Television’ for her acting in Veronica Mars.

In 2005, Bell starred in Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical and Fifty Pills, an entry for the Tribeca Film Festival. Furthermore, she appeared in a short independent film called The Receipt and the horror film, Roman.

It was announced in August 2007 that Bell was to play Elle Bishop, in Heroes, a role that she did not need to audition for. At the same time, Bell narrated the title character in the CW series Gossip Girl.

After Veronica Mars concluded filming, Bell filmed on location in Hawaii for the comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She also lent her voice and likeness to the Playstation 3 and Xbox game Assassin’s Creed, which was released in November, 2007. Following this she reprised her role in Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

In 2009 she appeared in the comedies Serious Moonlight and Couples Retreat. In 2010, Bell began shooting for the Disney film When In Rome and also reprised her role as Sarah Marshall in the spin off Get Him To The Greek. She also, in 2010, co-starred with singers Christina Aguilera and Cher in the film Burlesque. Bell joined the cast of Scream 4, which was released in 2011. She has been appointed as the new face of Neutrogena.

Personal life

When Bell was eleven she became a vegetarian due to her love of animals. She is also heavily involved with charity work, especially the charity organization Invisible Children Inc. She is an avid supporter of Barack Obama and actively supported and campaigned for him during the 2008 presidential election.

Bell ended a five-year relationship with her former fiancé Kevin Mann in 2007 and then went on to date actor Dax Shepard. The couple got engaged in January 2010 and their daughter Lincoln was born in June 2013.

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American Actress Sandra Bullock

Early Life

Sandra Annette Bullock, an American actress and producer, was born on July 26, 1964 in Arlington, Virginia. Her father, John W.Bullock is an Army employee and part time voice coach and her mother, Helga D. Meyer is a German opera singer and voice teacher. As a child Bullock frequently accompanied her mother on her opera tours throughout Europe. She spent a lot of time in Salzburg and Nuremberg, where she became fluent in German. While there she also studied ballet and vocal arts, taking small parts in her mother’s productions. Back in America, she attended Washington-Lee High School, where she performed in several high school theatre productions. After graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University, however she dropped out in her fourth year to pursue an acting career, despite being just three credits short of graduating. She moved to Manhattan, supporting herself by taking on bartending and waitressing jobs. Later she completed her coursework and graduated from University.

Career

While living in New York, Bullock appeared in many student films and later in an off-broadway play called No Time Flat. The director, Alan J. Levi was so impressed by Bullock’s performance that he offered her a part in the TV film Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman in 1989. From there she was cast in a few independent films, and also as the lead in the short-lived NBC version of the film Working girl in 1990. Over the next few years she appeared in Love Potion No.9, The Thing called Love and Fire on the Amazon. One of the most prominent supporting roles she took was in the movie Demolition Man, which led to her breakthrough performance in Speed in 1994.

In the late 1990’s, Bullock was in a string of successes, including While you were Sleeping, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2: and Armed and Fabulous, for which she received $17.5 million. In 1996 and 1999, she was selected as one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World and was also ranked number 58 in Empire magazine’s Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. In 2002, she starred in the global hit Two Weeks Notice and in 2004; she had a supporting role in the film Crash. Later on she appear in The Lake House, Infamous, and Premonition, which was released in 2007.

2009 proved to be an especially good year for Bullock. Early in the year she starred in the box office success The Proposal, and later in the year she starred in The Blind Side, for which she won awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Academy awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Originally she turned down the role three times due to the discomfort of playing a devout Christian.

By 2009, it is estimated that Bullock’s films have grossed over $3.1 billion and according to The Numbers, her total domestic gross stands at around $1.7 billion, placing her among the Top 100 Stars at the Box Office.

Personal Life

Bullock was once engaged to actor Tate Donovon, whom she met while filming Love Potion No. 9. She has also dated Troy Aikman, Bob Schneider, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Cosling.

In July 2005, Bullock married Jesse James, who she met after arranging for her godson to meet him as a Christmas present. In November 2009, Bullock and James won full legal custody for his five-year daughter from his previous marriage.

In March 2010, she had to cancel her European promotional appearances for The Blind Side as several women claimed to have had affairs with James during their marriage. James publicly apologized to Bullock and it was reported that he checked into rehab in order to ‘deal with personal issues’ and ‘save his marriage.’ However in April 2010, Bullock filed for divorce, with it been finalized in June 2010.

Despite the divorce Bullock decided to proceed with plans to adopt a baby boy who the couple had began to adopt four years earlier. The child began living with them in January 2010 although it wasn’t announced until March.

Away from work, Bullock has been a great supporter of the American Red Cross and has donated at least $4 million to the organization. She is also a supporter of the Texas non-profit organization, The Kindred Life Foundation, Inc.

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AMERICAN ACTOR GEORGE EADS

EARLY LIFE

George Eads

George Eads was born in March 1st, 1967 at Fort Worth, Texas, USA with a given name George Coleman Eads III. His father is a retired District Attorney, Arthur Coleman “Cappy” Eads and his mother is Vivian Baker, a Superintendent of Belton Schools. George has an older sister, Angela Eads Tekell, who is working as a lawyer in Waco along with her husband, David. His mother married again to Dudley Baker, a Gynecological Doctor which gave him and his sister a stepfather.
Despite being born in Fort Worth, he grew up in Belton and graduated from Belton High School in 1985. He then continued his education in Texas Tech University majoring in marketing and graduated in 1989. He was actively involved in Phi Delta Theta Fraternity while at college.

 

LEAVING HOME & THE BEGINNING OF HIS ACTING CAREER
After graduating, he worked as a copy machine salesman but quit afterwards. Due to his determination to act, Eads borrowed his stepfather’s truck and drove down to Los Angeles, California. He then made his big screen debut in “Dust to Dust” as Black Wolf in 1994.
A year later, he appeared as J.R. Dean in the series “Strange Luck” and from then, he got a role in prime time soap drama “Savannah” as Travis Peterson in season 1. Despite his character’s death in the series, the producers show him again in flashbacks and gave him a role of the twin, Nick Corelli, in season 2 due to a positive response from the viewers.
Other than those, he had roles in the shows “ER” as a guest star, in TV series “Grapevine” as Thumper Klein, and on made-for-TV movies such as “The Ultimate Lie”, “Crowned and Dangerous”, “The Spring”, “Just a Walk in the Park”, “Second String”, “Monte Walsh” and finally in “Evel Knievel” as Evel Knievel himself. He has also had voice roles in “Justice League Unlimited” as Captain Atom and in “Young Justice” (TV series) as Barry Allen / Flash.

 

BIG BREAKS
His biggest breakthrough in his acting career was in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000 – present) as Nick Stokes, a forensic scientist. Through the role of Stokes, he received four nominations and won The Outstanding Performance in Drama Series (CSI) in 2005. He gets his inspiration for his acting as Stokes from his own experience with thieves when he was working at a Dallas food joint. But he often gets nightmares from the dreadful scenes of dead bodies etc. in CSI.
He was once fired from CSI due to failing to show up at work in July 2004 but was re-hired after a week because he issued a public apology saying that he  failed to come, not because of money but he was simply overslept.

 

PRIVATE LIFE

George Eads and Monika Casey

After his success in Savannah, he bought himself a new truck because his stepfather’s truck’s headlights  were both broken. Now he has two Harley Davidsons, a Porsche 911 and a silver Cadillac Escalade. He moved to Santa Monica and bought a High Rise Apartment on Cloverfield Blvd in 2003.

Eads became engaged to Monika Casey, his long time girlfriend and married her in 2009. Their relationship bond was strengthened when she stood by him as he went through a back operation to fix a herniated disk a few years ago.

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American Actress Sarah Jessica Parker

Early Life

Sarah Jessica Parker, who was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, is an American actress and producer. She is one of eight siblings from her parent’s marriage. Her mother, Barbara Parker was a nursery school operator/teacher and her father was an entrepreneur and journalist. Her parents later divorced and her mother remarried. Her background is very varied, her father was of an Eastern European Jewish background and her mother was of English and German descent. When she was younger, Parker trained in singing and ballet, and was cast in the Broadway revival of  The Innocents. Her family were very supportive and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and then to Dobbs Ferry, New York so that she could get specialized training in order to develop her career as a child actress. Parker attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, the School of American Ballet in New York City, Dwight Morrow High School in New Jersey, and the Professional Children’s School, Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California.

Career

Beginning in March 1979, Parker was selected for a role in the Broadway musical Annie, first in the role of “July” and then in the role of the Annie. She held this role for a year. In 1982, Parker was cast as the co-lead in the CBS sitcom Square Pegs. The show however, only lasted one season. Over the next three years, she was in four films: the most well known being Footloose and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in 1984. In 1986, Parker appeared in the Disney science fiction classic Flight of the Navigator.

In 1991, she appeared in a supporting role in the romantic comedy L.A. Story. The following year, she was given the starring role in the well received film Honeymoon in Vegas. Her 1993 role in the film Hocus Pocus grossed well at the box office, but received negative reviews. In 1993, she starred opposite Bruce Willis in Striking Distance and the following year opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed movie Ed Wood. She was also the lead role in the film Miami Rhapsody, in 1995. She appeared in another movie directed by Tim Burton, Mars Attacks! in 1996, as well as in The First Wives Club and The Substance of Fire.

Many would say that her most famous role was as fashion obsessed ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ in HBO’s hit series Sex and the City, for which she won an Emmy. Although Parker always maintained that a film would probably not be made, in 2008 the first film was released, followed by the sequel, Sex and the City 2 in 2010.

In addition to her television and film work, Parker has gained a lot of respect as a stage actor, appearing in ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ and the Tony award nominated ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’

Parker starred in The Family Stone in December 2005, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Her next film was the romantic comedy Failure to Launch, which was released in March 2006, opening at #1 in the North American box office. Parker also produced at starred in the film Spinning Into Butter, based on a Rebecca Gilman play. Furthermore, as a self-described “art enthusiast”, Parker also produced a programme called ‘American artist’.

Parker is also famous in the fashion industry. In 2000, Parker hosted the MTV Movie Awards, appearing in fourteen outfits during the show. She has also been the face of many fashion brands, including Garnier and Gap.

In 2005, Parker released her own perfume called “Lovely” and in 2007, announced the launch of her own fashion line, “Bitten”, in partnership with clothing chain Steve & Barry’s. The line, which featured clothing items and accessories, launched in June 2007, exclusively at Steve and Barry’s. Additionally in July 2007, following the success of “Lovely,” Parker released her second perfume “Covet.”

Personal Life

Parker was romantically involved with actor Robert Downey, Jr. from 1984 until 1991. However, at the time Downey had a drug problem, which had an impact on their relationship. In May 1997, she married actor Matthew Broderick, with their son, James Wilkie Broderick being born in October 2002. In June 2009, Parker and Broderick’s surrogate mother delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.

She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughters. Parker is a prominent member of the Hollywood’s Women’s Political Committee. She is UNICEF‘s Representative for the Performing Arts.

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