Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni, better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress and producer. In her early career, she starred in the television sitcoms The Naked Truth, her breakthrough role was in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys. In years, Leoni had the female lead roles in films including Deep Impact, The Family Man, Jurassic Park III, Spanglish and Fun with Dick and Jane. In 2014, she returned to television in the leading role in the CBS political drama series Madam Secretary. Leoni was born in New York City, her mother, Emily Ann, was a dietitian and nutritionist, her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Her paternal grandfather was of Italian and Irish descent. Leoni's paternal grandmother, Polish-American Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni, a film and stage actress, was the daughter of musicians Józef Adamowski and Antonina Szumowska-Adamowska. Leoni's mother is a native of Amarillo, a niece of actor Hank Patterson. Leoni grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, New York City, attended two private schools, Brearley School and The Putney School in Vermont.
She did not complete studies at Sarah Lawrence College. In Series 4 Episode 8 Professor Louis B. Gates of the PBS program series Finding Your Roots was able to identify her maternal grandparents unknown, to Vick Louisiana, Abilene Gindratt and her grandfather, Sumpter Daniel, whose ancestors originated in Ireland and settled in Virginia in the early 18th century and had a plantation in Fairfax County 7 miles from Geo. Washington. In 1988, Leoni was cast as one of the stars of Angels 88, an updated version of the 1970s show Charlie's Angels. After production delays, the show never aired; the following year, she was cast as Lisa DiNapoli in the NBC daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. In 1991, she made her film debut with a small role in the comedy Switch and played another small part in A League of Their Own. From 1992 to 1993, Leoni starred with Corey Parker in the short-lived Fox sitcom Flying Blind. In February 1995, she appeared in the sitcom Frasier, a spinoff from Cheers, as the fiancée of Sam Malone.
In that year, she landed the lead role in the ABC/NBC sitcom The Naked Truth, playing Nora Wilde, a tabloid news journalist. The show ran through 1998. Leoni had the female lead role in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys, a box office success, grossing over $141 million worldwide. After leaving television, in 1998 Leoni had the leading role in Deep Impact, a big-budget disaster film about a comet menacing Earth; the film received mixed reviews from critics but was a success at the box office, grossing $349 million worldwide. She had main roles in two other big budget movies: romantic comedy The Family Man, co-starring alongside Nicolas Cage, science fiction film Jurassic Park III as William H. Macy's character's ex-wife. In 2002, she starred as a film studio executive in Hollywood Ending, directed by Woody Allen and had a supporting role in the box office bomb crime drama People I Know. In 2004, she appeared as the wife of Adam Sandler's character in the financially unsuccessful comedy-drama Spanglish.
In 2005, Leoni starred alongside Jim Carrey in the comedy film Fun with Jane. The movie grossed $202 million at the box office worldwide. Leoni co-starred in a number of small films in the late 2000s, including You Kill Me and The Smell of Success, she co-starred opposite Ricky Gervais in the 2008 supernatural comedy-drama Ghost Town. In 2011, she had a supporting role in Tower Heist. In 2011, she was cast alongside Hope Davis as leads in the HBO comedy pilot, Spring/Fall. In 2014, she returned to broadcast television with the leading role in the CBS political drama series, Madam Secretary. Leoni married Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr. a television commercial producer, on June 8, 1991, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey, they divorced in 1995. Leoni married actor David Duchovny on May 1997, after an eight-week courtship, they have two children: daughter Madelaine West Duchovny and son Kyd Miller Duchovny. On October 15, 2008, Leoni and Duchovny confirmed that they had been separated for "several months".
The media attributed the separation to Duchovny's much publicized sex addiction. The couple publicly reconciled and were seen together as a family. On June 29, 2011, CNN reported that Duchovny had again split. In 2012, Duchovny stated that he was still separated. Duchovny filed for divorce in June 2014, the couple had agreed to settlement terms by that August; until their split, they lived on the Upper East Side. Afterwards, she moved to Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side. Leoni has been dating her Madam Secretary co-star Tim Daly, another alum of The Putney School, since December 2014. Leoni was named a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 2001. Helenka Pantaleoni, her paternal grandmother, was the president of the U. S. Fund for UNICEF for more than 25 years. Asteroid 8299 Téaleoni, discovered by Eric Elst at La Silla in 1993, was named after her. Téa Leoni on IMDb
Anger or wrath is an intense emotional state. It involves a strong hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. A person experiencing anger will experience physical conditions, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline; some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the flight brain response. Anger is used as a protective mechanism to cover up hurt or sadness. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to stop the threatening behavior of another outside force; the English term comes from the term anger of Old Norse language. Anger can have many mental consequences; the external expression of anger can be found in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, at times public acts of aggression. Facial expressions can range from inward angling of the eyebrows to a full frown. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them," psychologists point out that an angry person can well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.
Modern psychologists view anger as a primary and mature emotion experienced by all humans at times, as something that has functional value for survival. Uncontrolled anger can, negatively affect personal or social well-being and impact negatively on those around them. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger; the issue of dealing with anger has been written about since the times of the earliest philosophers, but modern psychologists, in contrast to earlier writers, have pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppressing anger. Three types of anger are recognized by psychologists: Hasty and sudden anger is connected to the impulse for self-preservation, it is shared by human and other animals, it occurs when the animal is tormented or trapped. This form of anger is episodic. Settled and deliberate anger is a reaction to perceived deliberate harm or unfair treatment by others.
This form of anger is episodic. Dispositional anger is related more to character traits than to cognitions. Irritability and churlishness are examples of the last form of anger. Anger can mobilize psychological resources and boost determination toward correction of wrong behaviors, promotion of social justice, communication of negative sentiment, redress of grievances, it can facilitate patience. In contrast, anger can be destructive. Anger, in its strong form, impairs one's ability to process information and to exert cognitive control over their behavior. An angry person may lose his/her objectivity, prudence or thoughtfulness and may cause harm to themselves or others. There is a sharp distinction between anger and aggression though they mutually influence each other. While anger can activate aggression or increase its probability or intensity, it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for aggression. Extension of the Stimuli of the Fighting Reactions. At the beginning of life the human infant struggles indiscriminately against any restraining force, whether it be another human being or a blanket which confines his movements.
There is no inherited susceptibility to social stimuli, as distinct from other stimulation, in anger. At a date the child learns that certain actions, such as striking and screaming, are effective toward persons, but not toward things. In adults, although the infantile response is still sometimes seen, the fighting reaction becomes well limited to stimuli whose hurting or restraining influence can be thrown off by physical violence. Raymond Novaco of University of California Irvine, who since 1975 has published a plethora of literature on the subject, stratified anger into three modalities: cognitive, somatic-affective, behavioral; the words annoyance and rage are imagined to be at opposite ends of an emotional continuum: mild irritation and annoyance at the low end and fury or murderous rage at the high end. Rage problems are conceptualized as "the inability to process emotions or life's experiences" either because the capacity to regulate emotion has never been sufficiently developed or because it has been temporarily lost due to more recent trauma.
Rage is understood as raw, undifferentiated emotions, that spill out when another life event that cannot be processed, no matter how trivial, puts more stress on the organism than it can bear. Anger, when viewed as a protective response or instinct to a perceived threat, is considered as positive; the negative expression of this state is known as aggression. Acting on this misplaced state is rage due to possible potential errors in judgment. Examples William DeFoore, an anger management writer, described anger as a pressure cooker: we can only apply pressure against our anger for a certain amount of time until it explodes. One simple dichotomy of anger expression is passive anger versus aggressive anger versus assertive anger; these three types of anger have some characteristic symptoms: Passive anger can be expressed in the following ways: Dispassion, such as giving someone the cold shoulder or a fake smile, looking unconcerned or "sitting on the fence" while others sort things out, dampening feelings with substance abuse, oversleeping, not responding to another's anger, f
Shaun Toub is an Iranian American actor, best known for his roles as Yinsen in 2008's Iron Man, Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner and Majid Javadi in the Showtime TV series Homeland. Toub, of Persian Jewish background, was born in Tehran, Iran, his parents were both podiatrists. At age 2, he moved to Manchester, where his mother attended podiatry school, he returned to Iran. He crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, he decided. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Toub transferred to USC. Toub is active in the Iranian Jewish community, through public speaking, he has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub resides in Los Angeles, with his wife, Lorena. Through a chance encounter with a talent agent, he broke into the Hollywood scene. Toub has made appearances in over 100 television episodes including Seinfeld, The Sopranos, ER, NCIS, Married... with Children, Lost and various movies made for television.
His filmography includes his performance in Michael Bay's Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, John Woo's Broken Arrow with John Travolta and Christian Slater and Mick Jackson's Live from Baghdad starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter for HBO. His performance as Farhad in Paul Haggis's Oscar-winning film Crash received positive reviews, he played the part of the Virgin Mary's father in The Nativity Story. He played Rahim Khan in The Kite Runner. Toub played Ho Yinsen in the 2008 film Iron Man. Yinsen is the surgeon held captive by terrorists who first saves Tony Stark's life helps Stark escape by helping him construct the first Iron Man suit. Toub reprises the role in a cameo appearance in the 2013 film Iron Man 3. In the series Grimm he played the part of one of the villains of the latest series. Shaun Toub on IMDb Shaun Toub's website Shaun Toub cover story in OCPC magazine
Mary Marg Helgenberger is an American actress. She began her career in the early 1980s and first came to attention for playing the role of Siobhan Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope from 1982 to 1986, she is best known for her roles as Catherine Willows in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the subsequent TV movie Immortality and as K. C. Koloski in the ABC drama China Beach, which earned her the 1990 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, she is known for roles in the TV series Under the Dome and Intelligence, the films Species, Species II, Erin Brockovich, Mr. Brooks. Helgenberger was born in Fremont, Nebraska, to Mary Kay, a nurse, Hugh Helgenberger, a meat inspector, she was raised in North Bend, where she graduated from North Bend Central High School. Helgenberger had a Roman Catholic upbringing, she has one older sister named a younger brother named Curt. Helgenberger played the French horn in her high school marching band.
Until she went to college, Helgenberger aspired to be a nurse like her mother, but attended Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska attended Northwestern University's School of Speech in Evanston and earned a B. S. degree in speech and drama. Helgenberger began as a nightly weather person at KHGI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Kearney, while attending college. During the summer, she worked as a deboner at her father's meatpacking plant. After portraying the role of Blanche Dubois in a university production of A Streetcar Named Desire, she developed an interest in acting. While performing in a summer 1981 NU campus production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, where she played Kate, Helgenberger was spotted by a scout for the TV soap opera Ryan's Hope. Soon after completing college, Helgenberger landed her first professional role on the long-running ABC Daytime soap opera in March 1982, playing amateur cop Siobhan Ryan Novak DuBujak, a role played by Ann Gillespie. After nearly four years, Helgenberger left the show in January 1986 to pursue new opportunities.
Helgenberger guest-starred in an episode of the ABC series Spenser: For Hire, NBC's Matlock, ABC's thirtysomething. She played a regular role as Natalie Thayer, opposite Margot Kidder and James Read, on the six-episode drama comedy series Shell Game, she had a role as Karen Charlene "K. C." Koloski, a heroin-addicted prostitute on the ABC war drama series China Beach from 1988 to 1991. The role earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1990. In 1989, Helgenberger made her feature-film debut in a leading role as an all-night answering-service operator in one segment of the Wheat brothers’ horror anthology After Midnight, she followed it up with a role in Steven Spielberg's romantic comedy-drama Always, a modern version of the original 1943 Victor Fleming film A Guy Named Joe. During the early to mid-1990s, Helgenberger played the love interest to Woody Harrelson's character in The Cowboy Way, had a small role as Capt. Alison Sinclair in Michael Bay's action comedy film Bad Boys.
She played Dr. Laura Baker, a molecular biologist, in Roger Donaldson's science-fiction thriller and reprised the role in a sequel, Species II. Helgenberger had roles in the television films in Health, she played opposite Bruno Kirby in I'll Be Waiting, as a novelist on the miniseries Stephen King's The Tommyknockers opposite Jimmy Smits. After playing a recurring role as George Clooney's love interest on NBC's medical drama ER, Helgenberger appeared as David Caruso's sex-starved widow on Showtime’s Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast, she starred with Steven Seagal in the 1997 action film Fire Down Below and portrayed the furious sibling to Steven Weber's character on the miniseries about the elusive Gulf War syndrome, Thanks of a Grateful Nation. She starred opposite Ann-Margret in Showtime's Happy Face Murders. In 2000, Helgenberger made a guest appearance in the Valentine's Day episode of Frasier, in which Frasier wears down his dad Martin's resistance and gets the older man to accompany him to the opera.
This invitation is but a smokescreen, so that Frasier can "accidentally" run into his newest dream girl Emily. Helgenberger co-starred in the role of Catherine Willows, a former show girl employed as a blood-spatter analyst on the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, her performance as the female lead has earned two Golden Globe nominations. In 2005, her fellow cast members and she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; when CSI first started filming, Helgenberger visited the Clark County Coroner’s Office to learn about her role viewing autopsies in progress. Helgenberger got the chance to act with her husband, Alan Rosenberg, when he guest-starred on CSI, season five and season seven. During her time on the show, Helgenberger acted in the feature film Erin Brockovich and portrayed Patsy Ramsey on the miniseries about the mysterious murder of six-year-old beauty-pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, she starred as Dennis Quaid’s wife and Scarlett Johansson’s mother in writer-director Paul Weitz's romantic drama comedy In Good Company.
In 2006, Helgenberger’s hometown of North Bend, renamed the st
Julio Oscar Mechoso
Julio Oscar Mechoso was a Cuban American actor. Mechoso was a character actor in both film, he appeared in several high-profile films, such as Grindhouse, Bad Boys and the controversial Ken Park. His television credits included Miami Vice, Coach and Greetings from Tucson, he appeared in Bad Boys and Blue Streak. He played a Police Detective in both. Andy Garcia, a longtime friend, penned an emotional and powerful tribute shortly after Mechoso's death, he said: “How can one express the extreme loss of someone so close to you, the extreme emptiness that one feels now and forever”. “A sudden loss is always unjust, but in the case of Julio Oscar Mechoso, my friend, my soul mate it is greater than that, as I have lost the truest of friends.” "Julio is a extraordinary artist. I say is, because his artistry will carry on and will be present in all that will witness it", “That will never die". Mechoso died of a heart attack at his home in Burbank, California, at the age of 62. List of people from Miami Julio Oscar Mechoso on IMDb
Nestor Serrano is an American film and television actor. He is known for playing Islamic terrorist Navi Araz in Day 4 of 24. Serrano studied at Queens College and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, both in New York City. Serrano began his acting career in off-Broadway plays in the late 1970s, he portrays authority figures on both sides of the law. His first film was the 1986 Tom Hanks comedy The Money Pit. Since he has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Lethal Weapon 2, Bad Boys, The Negotiator, The Insider, Runaway Jury and The Day After Tomorrow, he has an extensive television résumé, with appearances in shows such as Burn Notice, Alias, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, its spin-offs, SVU and Trial by Jury. He is well known for playing Islamic terrorist Navi Araz in 24. Serrano played Bobby's father on an episode of Ugly Betty. Nestor played Victor, Adrianna Tate-Duncan's manager, on the CW show, 90210 He made a guest-appearance on the Criminal Minds episode "Poison" as Det. Hanover, as well as his role as drug cartel leader Hector Estrada in Season 7 of the Showtime series Dexter.
In addition to the role of Hector Estrada, Nestor played Carlos Solano, leader of the Solano Cartel in the USA show Graceland. In 2017, he played Dr. Saul, in the movie thriller, Clinical. Serrano is of Puerto Rican descent. Official website Nestor Serrano on IMDb
Kim Coates is a Canadian-American actor who has worked in both Canadian and American films and television series. He has worked on Broadway portraying Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and in the lead role of Macbeth performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, he is best known for his role as Alexander "Tig" Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy and as Declan Gardiner in the Citytv series Bad Blood. Coates was born in Saskatoon, Canada, to Frederick "Fred" and Joyce Coates, he first saw a play while attending the University of Saskatchewan, where he enrolled in a drama course as an elective. This experience inspired him to pursue an acting career. Coates portrayed Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and was the youngest to play the title role of Macbeth at the Stratford Festival in his native Canada. Coates made his screen debut in the film The Boy in Blue; this role opened up opportunities for him, he has appeared in over 100 titles to date. In 2018 he had his first stage role in thirty years, playing Johnny "Rooster" Byron in the Crows Theatre production of Jez Butterworth's play Jerusalem.
He won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role – Play at the 2018 Dora Awards. At the 7th Canadian Screen Awards, Coats won the award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his performance as Declan Gardiner in the television series Bad Blood. Coates lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children and Brenna, he is known to be good friends with actor William Fichtner, as well as Kevin Costner and Sons of Anarchy co-star Theo Rossi. Kim became a United States citizen in 2010. Kim Coates on Twitter Kim Coates on IMDb Kim Coates at the Internet Broadway Database