Kelsea Nicole Ballerini is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She released her first album The First Time in 2015, her second album Unapologetically was released on November 3, 2017, she received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Ballerini's two albums have accounted for seven charted songs on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, she has four No. 1 singles on the latter, starting with her debut single "Love Me Like You Mean It", which made her the first female artist to send a debut single to the top of that chart since Carrie Underwood in 2006. It was followed by "Dibs" and "Peter Pan", whose peaks made her the first female country artist to send her first three singles to the top of that chart since Wynonna Judd. Ballerini's fourth No. 1 single is "Legends". Ballerini grew up in Tennessee, her father, Ed, a former sales manager for a country radio station, is of part Italian descent. Her mother, has worked in marketing for Thomas Nelson Bible publishing and a sponsorship company.
She is an only child. She started taking dance lessons at Premiere Dance Studio in Seymour Tennessee when she was three and stopped ten years later, she sang in the school choirs. She wrote her first song at 12 for her mother and moved to Nashville, three years later, she attended Central High School in Tennessee. At 19, she signed a deal with Black River Entertainment. In late 2014, she released her debut single "Love Me Like You Mean It", which debuted on the Country Airplay chart in October 2014, she released a self-titled extended play for the label in November. She was named one of CMT's Next Women of Country in 2014, she performed for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry on February 14, 2015, sang "Love Me Like You Mean It". On May 19, 2015, Ballerini's debut album. For the chart dated July 4, 2015, "Love Me Like You Mean It", the album's first single, reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making Ballerini the first solo female country music artist to score a number one hit with her debut single since Carrie Underwood did so with "Jesus, Take the Wheel" in 2006, only the eleventh in history to achieve the feat.
Ballerini became only the fifth solo female country music artist to score back-to-back number one hits with her first two singles when "Dibs", the second single from the album, reached the top of the Country Airplay chart. She became the first to do it since Jamie O'Neal in 2001; the album's third single, "Peter Pan", was released to country radio on March 21, 2016. "Peter Pan" reached number one on both the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts in September, making Ballerini the first solo female country music artist to top both country music charts simultaneously. This achievement made her the first solo female to send her first three singles to number one since Wynonna Judd accomplished the same feat in 1992; the album's fourth single, "Yeah Boy", was released to country radio on October 10, 2016. In early 2017, Ballerini was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 – Music list at number two. In 2017, Ballerini received two Academy of Country Music Award nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for "Peter Pan."
In June 2017, Ballerini released "Legends" as the first single from her second studio album. On November 3, she released her second album, titled Unapologetically; the album debuted at number three on the Billboad Top Country Album Chart and number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, making it her highest charting album on both charts. The second single from the album, was released in March. In September 2018, she announced that she would be releasing a deluxe edition of the album with four new tracks. On September 18, 2018, EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers released a song titled "This Feeling" featuring Ballerini. In the fall of 2018, Ballerini joined the fifteenth season of The Voice as the fifth coach, she coaches six contestants who did not get a chair turn during The Blinds, in a new round called The Comeback Stage. The Comeback Stage is a digital companion series to the show; the third and final single from Unapologetically, "Miss Me More", was released in October 2018. In October, she provided vocals on her husband Morgan Evans' song "Dance With Me".
In December 2018, Unapologetically received a nomination for Best Country Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. On March 5, 2019, she was invited by Little Big Town to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Ballerini will embark on the Miss Me More Tour in support of Unapologetically in April. Ballerini has been influenced by both artists in the pop country music field. Influenced by pop music, Ballerini states "I grew up on top 40 pop. I didn’t know what country music was, so funny because I grew up on a farm in East Tennessee." Ballerini lists Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, NSYNC among these early artists influencing her. It was not until Ballerini heard "Stupid Boy" by Keith Urban that she decided to delve deeper into country music by listening to albums by Taylor Swift and Dixie Chicks. Ballerini cites Shania Twain as her greatest influence, she has performed songs recorded by Alison Krauss and sang "Ghost in This House" alongside Krauss at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards in 2018.
In March 2016, Ballerini began dating Australian country singer Morgan Evans. They became engaged on Christmas Day 2016 and were married on December 2, 2017, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Notes HeadliningThe First Time Tour The Unapologetically Tour The Miss Me More Tour Supporting
Lea Michele Sarfati is an American actress and author. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions of Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening. Michele came to major prominence playing Rachel Berry on the Fox series Glee, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe nominations, she earned three Grammy Award nominations for music she recorded for Glee spawning multiple hits on the Billboard charts. She subsequently starred as Hester Ulrich on the Fox series Scream Queens and as Valentina Barella on the ABC sitcom The Mayor. Michele made her feature film debut in New Year's Eve, was signed to Columbia Records in 2012, she released her debut single the following year, "Cannonball", followed by her debut studio album, which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. Three years she released her second studio album, which debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200. Michele has published two books, Brunette Ambition and You First: Journal Your Way To Your Best Life.
Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the New York. She is the only child of Edith Thomasina, a retired nurse, Mark David Sarfati, a real estate agent and former delicatessen owner, her mother is an Italian American with ancestors from Rome and Naples, while her father is a Sephardic Jew with ancestors from Thessaloniki, Greece. Michele was raised in her mother's Catholic faith, has stated that her father "gladly" attended church with them, she spent the first four years of her life living in the Bronx, until she and her parents moved to the more suburban area of Tenafly, New Jersey. The family rented an apartment in Manhattan, where they would live when Michele was performing on Broadway. Michele was educated at Rockland Country Day School for elementary school in New York. Michele started using her middle name at an early age; when she went on her first audition, for the role of Young Cosette in Les Misérables, she gave her name as Lea Michele, has used it professionally since. Michele stated that she intentionally left off her surname because she was teased about its pronunciation.
During the audition, she sang "Angel of Music" from The Phantom of the Opera – the only musical she knew at the time. Michele ended up landing the part herself. In 1997, Michele was homeschooled while living and working in Toronto, where she performed in a production of Ragtime. For her high school education, Michele attended Tenafly High School. During her time there, she was on the volleyball team, the debate team, participated in choir. In her teens, when she was not working on the stage, Michele had a part-time job at a bat mitzvah dress shop, she worked at her father's deli. Michele refrained from auditioning for Broadway roles during her freshman and junior years so she could focus on her education. In the summers from 2000 to 2002, Michele attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, a center for performing arts training. At Stagedoor, she was part of the touring troupe Our Time Cabaret, performed in productions of Side by Side by Sondheim and The Who's Tommy. In her final summer at the camp, Michele was to perform in a production of Sweet Charity, but instead booked the role of Wendla Bergmann in a workshop of Spring Awakening, forcing her to drop out.
She was accepted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage. When Michele was 19 years old, her mother Edith was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Edith received treatment from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Michele made her Broadway debut in 1995, at the age of eight, as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in Les Misérables. Michele was the understudy for the role of Gavroche; this was followed by the role of the Little Girl in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime. Michele had been portraying the part of the Little Girl for a year in the original Toronto cast, before the production was transferred to Broadway; as a child, she voiced a main character, Christina, in the animated film Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night, released on October 13, 1998. In 2004, Michele began portraying Shprintze in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, understudied the role of Chava, she performed on the cast recording of the show.
Michele next played the role of Wendla Bergmann in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's musical version of Spring Awakening, starring in early workshops and Off-Broadway performances, before originating the role in the 2006 Broadway production at the age of twenty. In February 2005, she performed as Wendla at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Around the same time that Spring Awakening was set to go to Broadway, Michele was offered the role of Éponine Thénardier in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables, she elected to remain with Spring Awakening, which premiered on Broadway in December 2006. For her performance, she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. In January 2008, Michele starred in a concert production of the musical Alive in the World as Phoebe, aiding the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. In April 2008, she performed a Flops n' Cutz concert at Joe's Pub with her boyfriend at the time, stage actor Landon Beard. In May 2008, Michele left the Broadway cast of Spring Awakening with her co-star Jonathan Groff.
She performed as Claudia Octavia in a reading of Sheik and Sater's new musical, Nero, in July 2008 at Vassar College. In August 2008, she portrayed Éponine in the Hollywood Bowl's Les Misérables
Anthony Anderson is an American actor, comedian and game show host. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season, he is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He has had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene, Kangaroo Jack, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, The Departed and Scream 4. Anderson is a regular judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Since September 2014, he has served as an executive producer and starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish; as of June 2016, he has served as host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth. In addition, he has served as guest panelist for various game shows. Anderson was born in California, his mother, was a telephone operator and actress, his stepfather, Sterling Bowman, was a native of Little Rock, who moved to Los Angeles to work in the steel mill industry before opening a chain of three clothing stores.
According to a DNA analysis, Anderson descends from the Bubi people of Bioko Island, from the Tikar and Fulani people of Cameroon. Anderson has stated. Although this experience was a blow to his ego, he did meet his future friend and fellow comedic actor Guy Torry there, who consoled him after the show and encouraged him to keep getting up on stage, he and Guy would act together in the Eddie Murphy film titled Life. Anderson is an alumnus of the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988 and Howard University, he trained with actors such as Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Anderson stars in and executive produces the hit ABC series, Black-ish, alongside Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for this role. His past television work includes a lead role in the teen series Hang Time as Teddy Broadis, he had many one-off and guest roles on major series such as NYPD Blue, Malcolm & Eddie, In the House, Ally McBeal.
Recurring roles were on several series such as The Bernie Mac Show. He was the central character in the short-lived series All About the Andersons, which lasted for one season on The WB. Anderson joined the cast of the long-running NBC crime drama television series, Law & Order in 2008, he starred in two other crime series, Fox's K-Ville and Fox's cable channel FX's The Shield. Anderson's series Eating America, with Anthony Anderson was a summer show in 2014, having him go to different towns in America which host "food festivals" highlighting a specific type of food, he is a regular judge on Iron Chef America. Anderson is one of the few judges to taste dishes from all the Iron Chefs on the show. In the Ultimate Bar Food battle, he served as bartender/sous-chef for Iron Chef Bobby Flay opposite Masaharu Morimoto and fellow judge Simon Majumdar. In 2013, Anderson signed on to host the celebrity-driven, family game show called Wall of Fame produced by Endemol USA for NBC where one family attempted to answer pop culture trivia questions while guessing whether members of the celebrity "Wall of Fame" delivered the correct answers to those same questions.
Eight one-hour episodes were taped at the time, the series was never aired on. Since his film debut in Liberty Heights, Anderson has been performing as an actor in comedic roles, for many years. Among his more prominent feature films are: Kangaroo Jack, one of his first films as a leading actor, My Baby's Daddy, Hustle & Flow, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and King's Ransom which, to date, is his only starring role. Anderson had a small role in the Academy Award-winning Martin Scorsese film The Departed. In June 2010, he was cast in a minor role in Scream 4. In 2009, Anderson directed a one-minute short film featuring his Order co-star Jeremy Sisto; the short was made for the Responsibility Project, a joint initiative of NBC and Liberty Mutual Group. The short aired during the In The House episode "Reality Bites" on October 16, 2009, he is married to wife Alvina. The couple have two children and Nathan. Anderson has been active in diabetes awareness. Playing for the Alzheimer's Association, in 2011, Anderson won $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Anderson and second assistant director Wayne Witherspoon were accused of raping a 25-year-old extra in a trailer on the film set of Hustle & Flow on July 27, 2004. The alleged victim accused Anderson and Witherspoon of forcibly removing her clothing, photographing her naked body, digitally penetrating her. A witness claimed to have heard the alleged victim's screams and to have seen her run naked from the trailer, she was treated at St. Francis Hospital; the charges were dropped on October 6, 2004 because the judge ruled that there was no probable cause to try the case. Anderson was sued for sexual assault in September 2004 by another woman who claimed that Anderson made sexually suggestive remarks and assaulted her in his dressing room on the set of All About the Andersons. On July 20, 2018, it was revealed that he is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for another sexual assault allegation. On September 4, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office announced that it would not be filing charges against Anderson due to lack of evidence.
Anthony Anderson on IMDb Anthon
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction film based on James Dashner's novel The Scorch Trials, the second novel in The Maze Runner book series. The film is the sequel to the 2014 film The Maze Runner and the second installment in The Maze Runner film series, it was directed by Wes Ball, with a screenplay by T. S. Nowlin. Adding to the original film's cast of Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores, Ki Hong Lee, Patricia Clarkson, the new supporting cast includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, Alan Tudyk; the plot of The Scorch Trials takes place after the previous installment, with Thomas and his fellow Gladers, who have just escaped from the facilities of the powerful World Catastrophe Killzone Department, which had imprisoned them. On the run in the desert and in ruined cities, they must escape WCKD soldiers and face the perils of the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles.
Filming began in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 27, 2014, concluded on January 27, 2015. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was released in select international territories starting September 9, 2015 in 2D, 3D, 4DX and Barco Escape, was released on September 18, 2015, in the United States in 2D and premium large format theaters by 20th Century Fox, it was set to be released in IMAX, but this was cancelled, as Everest had all worldwide IMAX screens booked until the release of the film The Walk. The Scorch Trials received mixed reviews: some commended its action sequences and performances. Like its predecessor, the film was a commercial success grossing $30.3 million on its opening weekend, making it the ninth-highest grossing debut in September. The film went to the number one spot at the box office during its opening weekend, grossed $312 million worldwide; the concluding entry, titled Maze Runner: The Death Cure, was released on January 26, 2018. A mother drops off her son, with scientist Ava Paige and troops of an organization called WCKD.
Thomas and other abandoned children are placed in a walled maze in a glade as part of its scientific testing. Years shortly after being rescued from the Maze and the remaining Gladers – Teresa, Minho and Winston – are taken to a facility run by Mr. Janson, he says the facility is a safe haven, protecting them from WCKD, the Flare virus and the "Cranks", provides them supplies. Thomas investigates. With help from Aris, the first maze survivor to arrive in the facility, Thomas discovers that WCKD's leader, Ava, is still alive and that Mr. Janson is working for WCKD, when they discuss experiments on the Immunes and that Janson has yet to find the Right Arm, a resistance group located in the mountains; the group, including Aris, escapes the facility to the deserted outside world – the Scorch. Janson orders WCKD troops to track them down; the group arrive at an abandoned shopping mall, where they encounter the Cranks, humans zombified by the Flare virus. Winston gets infected by one of them; when morning comes, they find the city in the WCKD still searching for them.
Winston's infection becomes worse, forcing the others to leave him to die by suicide to prevent his transformation. While crossing the desert, Thomas wakes to discover a distant civilization. During a thunderstorm, Minho survives, they take shelter in an abandoned facility, only to find out it is filled with chained Cranks. The group meets Brenda and Jorge, who leads a dangerous band of survivors and have used the Cranks as guard dogs. Brenda and Jorge agree to take them to the Right Arm. Moments WCKD, led by Janson, storms the place, only for the facility to be destroyed by Jorge's explosives. Thomas and Brenda are left behind; as Thomas and Brenda escape the Cranks, Brenda is infected. Thomas experiences a flashback of when he and Teresa were working for WCKD, in which Thomas tries to warn Teresa of WCKD's plans, only for the two to be separated by WCKD's troops; as Thomas and Brenda reunite with the rest of the group, Jorge interrogates Marcus, a survivor who secretly works for WCKD, into revealing the whereabouts of the Right Arm.
The group arrive at the Right Arm's outpost relief camps, where other innocent survivors are present. Vince, who leads the Right Arm, greets them; as Brenda's infection gets worse, Vince threatens to shoot her, only to be stopped by Mary Cooper, a former WCKD scientist who reveals that Thomas was their informant, which helped the Right Arm in taking down WCKD's illegal major operations since. As Mary halts Brenda's infection using an enzyme cure, Mary explains that the enzyme can only be harvested from an Immune's body, not manufactured, that arguments over the methods of manufacturing the cure with Ava led to Mary's departure from WCKD; that evening, Teresa tells WCKD of her location, believing that WCKD's motivations are good, leading to an ambush by WCKD, where Ava and Janson arrive and confront the Right Arm. Janson shoots Mary dead, while WCKD troops capture survivors including Minho. After Thomas and the Right Arm fend the WCKD troops off, Ava and Teresa retreat with their captured survivors.
With only a fraction of survivors left at the site, Thomas plans an infiltration into WCKD. On October 13, 2013 a year before The Maze Runner's release, it was reported that Fox had started work on The Scorch Trials, it was revealed that T. S. Nowlin – who had worked on the
Alessia Caracciolo, known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and instrumentalist. After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2014 and released her debut single the following year. "Here" reached number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and was a sleeper hit in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Cara's debut studio album, Know-It-All, reached number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States; the album's third single, "Scars to Your Beautiful", reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. In 2017, Cara collaborated with DJ and producer Zedd to create the single "Stay", with rapper Logic to feature in his song "1-800-273-8255". Cara has received nominations for four Grammy Awards, including a win for Best New Artist in 2018, her second studio album, The Pains of Growing, saw the moderate commercial success of the singles "Growing Pains" and "Trust My Lonely".
Alessia Caracciolo hails from Brampton, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School. Her family is from Calabria, her father was born in Canada to Italian parents and her mother is an Italian immigrant. She can speak Italian; as a child, she did theatre. She taught herself how to play various songs. At the age of 13, she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed. In 2014, she signed a management deal with EP Entertainment. In April 2015, Cara released her official debut single through Def Jam. Titled "Here", it was described by MTV as "a song for everyone who secretly hates parties." Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party and being super uncomfortable at it. On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as the "can't-miss" track by Spin, as well as being listed as a "must hear song" by Cosmopolitan; the song was named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex and included on Billboard's "20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist" in June 2015.
Rolling Stone ranked "Here" at number 21 on its year-end list of the 50 best songs of 2015. On July 29, 2015, Cara made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "Here" received a nomination for "Original Song" at the Streamy Awards. She released the EP Four Pink Walls, her debut album, Know-It-All, was released on November 13, 2015. She was finished as the runner-up. Cara was awarded as Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards. On March 7, 2016, Cara released a music video for "Wild Things." In April 2016, Cara was announced to be one of the supporting acts of British alternative rock band Coldplay in the European and North American legs of their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, alongside British singer songwriter and Grammy winner Foxes. On June 23, 2016, Cara was featured in a re-released version of the song "Wild" by Troye Sivan; the music video was released on July 22, 2016. She played Glastonbury Festival on June 2016, in the John Peel tent; the music video for Cara's single "How Far I'll Go", from the Disney film Moana, was released on November 3, 2016, since has received over 200 million views on YouTube.
The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, produced by Oak Felder, the video was directed by Aya Tanimura. On December 15, 2016, Cara released a music video for "Seventeen."Cara performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live as on February 4, 2017. On April 18, 2017, the music video of the song "Stay" by Zedd featuring Cara was released. Cara featured on the song "1-800-273-8255" from Logic's Everybody album; the song was released as a single on April 28, 2017 and features American singer-songwriter Khalid. Cara made an appearance in the video, released on August 17, 2017. On January 28, 2018, Cara was named the Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards, making her the first Canadian artist to win this award. On June 1, 2018, Cara released a teaser video following a week of cryptic Twitter posts. On June 9, she posted lyrics to a new song on her social media accounts for fans to piece together. Once completed, she announced the single's cover and name on June 11; the single, entitled "Growing Pains", was released on June 15, 2018.
Its music video was released on June 20, 2018, was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2018 MTV VMAS. On July 10, 2018, Cara announced that she would be releasing a song she made in her basement and produced by her, the next day, as a small gift for her birthday; the single, titled "A Little More", was released on July 11, 2018, with the music video released the same day. On September 29, 2018, the Canadian Football League announced that Cara would be the halftime performer at the 106th Grey Cup. On October 5, 2018, Cara released another song, entitled "Trust My Lonely". A music video for the song was released the same day. On November 8, 2018, a music video for the song "Babies" by Kyle featuring Cara was released. On November 13, 2018, Cara released another song, entitled "Not Today." The release date coincides with the three-year anniversary of the release of her debut album. Cara's second studio album, The Pains of Growing, was released on November 30, 2018, it reached number 1 on the US iTunes Pop Chart less than two hours after its release.
Despite its position on iTunes the album debuted at #71 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. "Out of Love" was serviced to contemporary hit radio as the album's third single in January 2019. Cara collaborated wi
Madison Nicole Ziegler is an American dancer and model. She first became known for appearing in Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms from 2011 until 2016. From 2014 to 2017, she gained wider fame for starring in a series of music videos by Sia, including "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart", which cumulatively have attracted more than 4 billion views on YouTube. Ziegler has appeared in films and concerts, has modeled on magazine covers and in advertisements for Capezio, Ralph Lauren and Target, among other brands, she was included by Time magazine on its list of the "30 most influential teens" in each of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Ziegler was a judge on the 2016 season of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, toured with Sia in North America and Australia in 2016 and 2017 and toured in Australia and New Zealand with her sister, Mackenzie, in 2017 and 2018, her 2017 memoir, The Maddie Diaries, was a New York Times Best Seller. She voiced the character Camille Le Haut in the animated film Ballerina and appeared as Christina Sickleman in the feature film The Book of Henry.
Her social media presence includes an Instagram account with more than 12 million followers. Ziegler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni and Kurt Ziegler, who owned a mortgage company, she is of Polish and Italian descent. Her parents divorced in 2011, her mother married Greg Gisoni in 2013. Ziegler began taking dance lessons at age two and joined the Abby Lee Dance Company at age four, where she trained in tap, lyrical, acro and aerial dance. Ziegler has a younger sister, Mackenzie, a dancer and singer who appeared with her on Dance Moms, two older half-brothers from her father's previous marriage, two older step-siblings from the previous marriage of her step-father, Greg Gisoni, a vice-president at Westinghouse Electric Company. Ziegler attended Sloan Elementary School until 2013. Ziegler and her family have long lived in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh, spend part of their time in Los Angeles. From early 2017 to mid-2018, Ziegler was dating Australian teenager Jack Kelly, the son of former New York Yankees infielder Pat Kelly.
With Abby Lee Dance Company, Ziegler won numerous titles at regional and national dance competitions, including the 2014 Dancers Choice Award for Favorite Dancer 17 & Under. In 2010, Ziegler performed for Paula Abdul's reality television program Live to Dance. In 2011, eight-year-old Ziegler and her mother appeared on the first season of Lifetime's Dance Moms, a reality show about the young dancers on Abby Lee Miller's Abby Lee Dance Company Elite Competition Team and their quarrelsome mothers. Ziegler "emerged as the preternaturally polished standout on six seasons" on the show, where she continued to appear alongside her mother and younger sister, until 2016, their last season on the show. In 2013, Ziegler made guest appearances on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. Dance Moms helped to make Ziegler "one of the most famous dancers in the entertainment world currently.... Other dancers to pursue their dreams with originality and grace."Ziegler has appeared in music videos for such artists as Alexx Calise and Todrick Hall.
She gained wide notice, at the age of 11, by starring in the 2014 video for "Chandelier" by Sia, who discovered her on Dance Moms. The video won the ARIA Music Award for Best Video and received nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year and Best Choreography, winning the latter, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2015. It has received more than 2 billion views on YouTube, at one point it was the 13th most viewed YouTube video of all time. Ziegler said of the choreography: "It was different and weird for me, because I don't, you know, be a crazy person every time, it was so fun to do and it was out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I'm used to competition dances where you're like, Point your legs! But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it."In 2015, Ziegler starred with Shia LaBeouf in "Elastic Heart", another Sia video, which has accumulated more than 1 billion YouTube views. That year, Ziegler starred in the music video for "Big Girls Cry" to complete her trilogy of videos from Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear.
Ziegler danced to Sia's vocals on several television shows in 2014 and 2015, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live, as well as at the Hollywood Bowl. By the end of 2015, Ziegler had performed with Sia on the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times, she performed to "Chandelier", alongside Sia and Kristen Wiig, at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" videos were both selected as part of PopSugar's 2016 list of "25 of the Best Dance Videos of the Last Decade". In 2016, Ziegler starred in "Cheap Thrills", from the album This Is Acting. A Teen Vogue reviewer wrote that Ziegler "delivers another powerful performance"; this was followed by a fifth Sia video that year, for "The Greatest". The video of the song has accumulated more than 600 million YouTube views. Reviewing Ziegler's performance, Kathleen Hildebrand wrote in Süddeutsche Zeitung that anyone who has seen Ziegler's "iconic" movement will never again return to "boringly ordinary" MTV videos.
Ziegler continued the collaboration with Sia and the group LSD in the 2018 music video for Thunderclouds. In 2012, Ziegler landed her first professional acting job, portraying the character Young Deb on an episode of the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. In 2014, Ziegler appeared as a guest star in Episode 34 of HitStreak Summer, a
Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He Away. Hemsworth has appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek, the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway, the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods, the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman, the war film Red Dawn, the biographical sports drama film Rush. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he portrays the role of Thor, beginning in Thor, appearing in The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, he will reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame, scheduled for release in April 2019. In 2015, he starred in the action thriller film Blackhat, had a comedic role in the fifth installment of National Lampoon's Vacation series and headlined the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea; the following year, Hemsworth had a supporting role in Sony's reboot of Ghostbusters. In 2019, he will star in the spin-off of the Men in Men in Black: International. Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, to Leonie, an English teacher, Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor.
He is the middle of three boys. His maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant and his maternal grandmother is of Irish descent, he was raised both in the Australian Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory. He has stated, "My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, we moved back to Melbourne and back out there and back again. Most of my childhood was in Melbourne but my most vivid memories were up there with crocodiles and buffalo. Different walks of life." He attended high school at Heathmont College before his family again returned to the Northern Territory, moved a few years to Phillip Island. Hemsworth began his career by appearing in several television series. In 2002, Hemsworth starred in two episodes of fantasy television series Guinevere Jones as King Arthur, as well as making an appearance in soap opera series Neighbours and one episode of Marshall Law; the following year, he appeared in an episode of The Saddle Club. In 2004, Hemsworth Away, he was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde.
He moved to Sydney appearing in 171 episodes of the series. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. Hemsworth was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia, partnered with professional dancer Abbey Ross; the season premiered on 26 September 2006, after six weeks, Hemsworth was eliminated on 7 November. In 2009, Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk's George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams' film Star Trek, he played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year. He went on to play Sam in 2010's Ca$h, the first film he shot when he arrived in the United States; the film's director, Stephen Milburn Anderson, said Hemsworth had only been in the United States for six weeks when he had auditioned for the role, recalling, "Here's a guy, young, has the right look, is a good actor and, let's face it, he's beautiful. So I say, we need to get this guy in. I was impressed". In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" onto the Hollywood "A-List".
Sony Pictures announced in 2011 that Hemsworth would star in the thriller Shadow Runner, which did not subsequently go into production as of 2014. Hemsworth is most famously known for his role as superhero Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his first film in the franchise was 2011's Thor. He and castmate Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki, had each auditioned for the role, for which Hemsworth said he put on 20 pounds of muscle. Hemsworth reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers as one of the six superheroes sent to defend Earth from his adopted brother, in Thor: The Dark World, the 2013 sequel to Thor, he starred in the horror film The Cabin in the Woods, shot shortly after the release of Star Trek but went unreleased until 2012. That year, Hemsworth starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman, he played Jed Eckert in the 2012 Red Dawn remake, a role he was cast in after MGM saw dailies footage of a scene from Cabin in the Woods. Hemsworth received the part of Thor two days after being hired for Red Dawn.
In 2013, Hemsworth starred in Ron Howard's sports drama film Rush, as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. People magazine, in an annual feature, named him its 2014 "Sexiest Man Alive."In 2015, Hemsworth starred in director Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat, opposite Viola Davis, reprised his role of Thor for the fourth time in the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hemsworth returned to the set of Home and Away in November 2014 to film a scene as an extra and not as his character Kim Hyde, he appeared in the episode broadcast on 19 May 2015. In 2015, he co-starred in the comedy film Vacation, along with Ed Helms, a revival of the film series that starred Chevy Chase, his last 2015 film was In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with Hemsworth playing first mate Owen Chase. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he revealed that to prepare for the role of starving sailors, the cast was put on a diet