Viola Emily Allen was an American stage actress who played leading roles in Shakespeare and other plays, including many original plays. She starred in two dozen Broadway productions from 1885 to 1916. Beginning in 1915, she appeared in three silent films, Allen was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1867, the daughter of actors C. She moved to Boston at three years of age and moved with her family to Toronto and she was educated at the Bishop Strachan School, her brothers being educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario. She attended a school in New York City. Allen had her first stage appearance at the age of 15 at Madison Square Theatre in New York in 1882, annie Russell, who was playing the title role in Esmeralda, took ill at one point during the long run. Allens father was a member of the cast, and the stage manager asked if Mr. Allen would allow his daughter to play the part. Allens debut attracted the attention of actor John McCullough, who made her his leading lady in 1884, between the years of 1884 and 1886, she performed in a variety of modern and Shakespearean plays.
She performed with the best-known 19th century actors and she is best remembered for her roles in Shenandoah and Little Lord Fauntleroy. From 1885 to 1916, Allen starred in two dozen Broadway productions, creating characters in many original plays. She played classical Shakesperean and comedy roles with Salvini, Lawrence Jarrett, Joseph Jefferson, in 1898, she created the character of Gloria Quayle in The Christian. She acted in The Masqueraders, Under the Red Robe, The Christian, In the Palace of the King, Twelfth Night, A Winters Tale, As You Like It, The Lady of Coventry, and others. She played such roles as Virginia, Desdemona, Lydia Languish, Julia, Allen starred in the 1915 silent film The White Sister along with Richard Travers. The film was produced by the Essanay Studios and was based on the 1909 play The White Sister that was a hit for Allen and she was married to Peter Duryea from 1905 until his death in 1944. Her last professional appearance was in 1918, at a benefit supporting war relief and she remained an active supporter of charitable and theatrical organizations.
She died in New York City, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, the Scales of Justice The White Sister Open Your Eyes Clapp, John Bouvé, Edwin Francis
Sarah Jocelyn Sadie Alexandru is an American actress and model. Alexandru is best known for playing Scarlett, the SCDP secretary on the hit AMC drama series Mad Men, Sadie Alexandru was born in New York City and had a passion for ballet from her younger days. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and she studied at the London Academy of Theater under Patron Dame Judi Dench, and at the William Esper Studio in New York City. Alexandru took up permanent residency in Los Angeles, California in January 2006 and her LA training includes, on camera studies at the Steve Eastin Studio and stunt training at the Academy of Theatrical Combat. Alexandru is well known for the original “What Happens in Vegas, shes landed 24 national commercials including ads for Comcast, Jared Jewelers, Coors, Merck, Turbo Tax, Staples, 1-800-Flowers, Milky Way and Bud Light. Alexandrus first major show was the soap opera All My Children. She was a recurring guest star in CBSs long running soap opera As the World Turns and her television credits includes Cinemaxs thriller noir Femme Fatales, upcoming musical Kittens in a Cage, Laura Prepons Neighbros.
In 2012, Alexandru made her debut in the season of AMCs critically acclaimed Emmy Award winning series Mad Men as the new sassy SCDP secretary. Her film credits include the action film Gamer, Broken Horses. She is playing the role of Firoozeh in the upcoming epic, Sinbad. She is recognized for her works which include the Ovation Award-nominated hit Love Sucks Official website Sadie Alexandru at the Internet Movie Database
Daniella Alonso is an American actress and fashion model known for her roles on the NBC shows Revolution as Nora Clayton and Friday Night Lights as Carlotta Alonso. She is known for her guest appearances as Anna Taggaro on The WB television series One Tree Hill and her roles in movies The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Wrong Turn 2. Alonso starred in the first season of another NBC series The Night Shift as Dr. Landry de la Cruz, Alonso was born in New York City. Her mother is Puerto Rican, and her father is Peruvian, of Inca and she has participated in karate, in which she holds a fourth level green belt. She loves animals and supports PETA, most recently posing in an ad campaign that asked consumers to wear synthetic leather and she has done over thirty national commercials and approximately 20-plus Spanish market advertisements, as well. List of Puerto Ricans Daniella Alonso at the Internet Movie Database Daniella Alonso at AllMovie Daniella Alonso at Facebook
Pamela Fionna Adlon is an American actress, voice actress and producer. Adlon is known for voicing Bobby Hill on King of the Hill, for which she won an Emmy Award, and the title character from the Pajama Sam video games. She is known for playing Dolores in Grease 2 and Ashley Spinelli on the animated series Recess, as of 2016, Adlon stars in the FX comedy television series Better Things which she co-created with Louis C. K. Adlon was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of TV comedy writer-producer Donald Don Maxwell Segall and her father produced The Dave Garroway Show, which became AM New York, and The Today Show. He was a page at NBC with Gil Cates and he wrote erotic fiction under various pseudonyms, including Troy Conway. Adlons father was from Boston and her mother is English, Adlon said her parents met at the USO in Paris. As a child, Adlon lived in the Carnegie House building at 100 West 57th Street and she has said that she and her family lived bi-coastally, moving between Los Angeles and New York because her father was a journeyman writer and producer for TV.
She started performing at age nine, one of her fathers friends had a studio, so she would do voice over work there. She attended Sarah Lawrence College for a semester, after moving to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, she shared a house with Anna Gunn. Adlon said voice-overs saved her career, successful as her child-actress years had been, she struggled to find parts in her 20s. Adlon voiced Arthur Read in Arthurs Thinking Games, adlons best known role is playing Bobby Hill on the animated TV show King of the Hill, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2002. Though she is known for voicing young boys, Adlon has voiced two girl characters, Margaret Moose Pearson in Pepper Ann and Ashley Spinelli in Recess. Notable live-action roles include Girl Joey in the 1984 teen comedy film Bad Manners, Kelly Affinado on The Facts of Life, Marcy Runkle on Showtimes Californication, Adlon was nominated for an Annie Award for her role as Otto Osworth on Cartoon Networks Time Squad.
In 2006–07, she played the voice of Andy in Cartoon Networks Squirrel Boy animated series and she stars as the friend of Louie in his FX single-camera show, Louie. She is in episodes of seasons 1,2,4, for the 5th season, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2015, FX gave an order for Better Things which is a comedy created by. She plays an actress raising three daughters, the pilot was written by Adlon and Louis C. K. who directed it. It was picked up to a 10-episode series on August 7,2015, the show, which premiered on September 8,2016, is semi-autobiographical
Celia Feinman Adler was an American actress, known as the First Lady of the Yiddish Theatre. She was born in New York City, as Tzirele Adler, the daughter of Jacob Adler and Dinah Shtettin and she was the half-sister of Stella Adler, Luther Adler, and Jacob Adlers five other children. Unlike Stella and Luther, who became known for their work with the Group Theater, their film work and as theorists of the craft of acting. Celias mother, Dinah Shtettin, was the wife of Jacob Adler. The couple had met and married in London, and they arrived in the United States from there shortly before Celias birth and they divorced when Celia was a young child, although they continued to work together in the theater. Stettin subsequently married the actor and playwright Sigmund Feinmann, Celia used her stepfathers last name when she was growing up but changed her name to Adler for her stage career. She was associated with the Yiddish Art Theater movement of the 1920s and 1930s and she gave one of the first theatrical portrayals of a Holocaust survivor, in Luther Adlers 1946 Broadway production of A Flag Is Born.
In 1937, Celia Adler starred in the Henry Lynn Yiddish film, from 1937-1952, she appeared in several films and television programs. Her last film was a 1985 British documentary with footage and Raisins, narrated by, among others, Orson Welles, Herschel Bernardi. She was married three times, to actor Lazar Freed, theatrical manager Jack Cone, and businessman Nathan Forman and she and Freed married in 1914, they had one child, and divorced in 1919. In 1930 Adler married Cone, who was her manager at the time, that same year she married Forman, who died just one month before Adler, in 1979. P-890, American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY
Mary Maguire Alden was an American motion picture and stage actress. She was one of the first Broadway actresses to work in Hollywood and she was born in New York City on June 18,1883. Alden began her career on the Broadway stage and she spent five years on Broadway before moving to Hollywood where she worked for the Biograph Company and Pathé Exchange in the first portion of her career. Her most popular role in movies came in The Birth of a Nation directed by D. W. Griffith in 1915, Alden played the role of a mulatto girl in love with a northern politician. The following year she was in Griffiths Intolerance with Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, after making Less Than The Dust with Mary Pickford in 1917, she took a temporary leave from motion pictures, acting for a while on the stage. Critics acclaimed Aldens portrayal of the mother, Mrs. Anthon, in The Old Nest, the latter feature was produced by Sam Goldwyn. Alden was prolific as a motion picture actress throughout the 1920s, a sampling of movies in which she had roles are The Plastic Age, The Joy Girl, Ladies of the Mob, and Port of Dreams.
The final films she received screen credit for are Hells House and the Empress, Alden died at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California in 1946. This had been her residence for the last four years of her life, Alden was interred at the Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California. Oakland, California Tribune, Mary Alden To Give Up Roles On Which Fame Rests, Sunday Morning, October 9,1921, Ohio Star Journal, News Notes From Movieland, January 2,1917, Page 4. Mary Alden at the Internet Movie Database Mary Alden at the Internet Broadway Database Mary Alden at AllMovie Mary Alden at Find a Grave Literature on Mary Alden
Stephanie Andujar is an American actress, producer and songwriter starring in theatre performances from The Wiz, The Crucible, and The Good Woman of Setzuan. Her film career includes the Academy Award winning film Precious, See Girl Run, Babygirl, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and her television career includes NBC’s Law & Order, SVU, nurse drama Mercy, and Blindspot. Andujar received praise for her performance in Orange is the New Black Season 2 as young Miss Rosa, Andujar was born in Manhattan, New York on July 15,1986. Her father, Hector Andujar, was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and her mother Carmen Andujar is an NYPD School Safety Agent, born in Chelsea and she has an older sister Melanie Andujar and a younger brother Hector Andujar Jr. Her family first resided in Harlem, to Queens, finally settling back to the neighborhood in Manhattan, while being raised in Chelsea-Elliot Houses housing projects, Andujar started acting at the age of 12, when her parents enrolled her at a Beacon after-school arts program.
At 13, she landed the part of the Scarecrow in the musical The Wiz, while performing in The Wiz a talent manager noticed her and signed her up immediately. Her drama teacher Derrick Tyes pushed for her to audition for drama schools and she was accepted at Talent Unlimited High School where she performed in more than 10 drama productions. She obtained her Business Degree at Pace University in New York City, in 2007, while attending Pace University, Stephanie auditioned for a role in Law & Order, SVU and booked her first role as Latrice Munez. She auditioned for Push, which was being turned into a directed by Lee Daniels. Andujars role came when she played former heroin addict Rita Romero in the 2009 film Precious and she went on to play young Miss Rosa in Orange is the New Black Season 2. Stephanie Andujar at the Internet Movie Database
La La Anthony
Alani Nicole La La Anthony is an American radio and television personality, New York Times best-selling author, business woman and actress. In the early 2000s, La La came to prominence as an MTV VJ on Total Request Live, La La can be seen in the Starz original drama series, executive produced by 50 Cent and starring Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton. In 2014 La La reprised her role as Sonia in the film Think Like a Man Too and in 2015 appeared in November Rule and Destined. In 2004 La La became engaged to NBA player Carmelo Anthony, the ceremony was filmed by VH1 and aired as part of a reality series on the couple, titled La Las Full Court Wedding. La La and Carmelo Anthonys son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7,2007, Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents are both Nuyorican, people of Puerto Rican heritage born and raised in New York City, Anthony has a younger brother and two younger sisters. As a young child, she was involved in many activities and she went to Howard University, where she studied communications.
At the age of 15, Anthony began her entertainment career in radio at Hot 97 station, after a short internship at that station, and while still in high school, she was given her own show, the wildly popular Future Flavas, alongside rapper/actor Ludacris. At 19 La La got an offer from Los Angeless 92.3 The Beat to co-host her own radio show, after a successful run on the radio La La left the station in 2001 and joined the MTV family. Although she had no previous experience, La La became one of the network’s premiere talents. During her time at MTV La La interviewed many high-profile stars including Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Angelina Jolie, in 2003 La La left the network to launch her own production company Krossover Productions and was a producer on Mike Tyson’s critically acclaimed documentary, Tyson. La La and Krossover Productions produced a film with director/producer Brett Ratner. La La made her debut in 2001 in romantic comedy Two Can Play That Game. She starred in the 2012 film, Think Like a Man, alongside Gabrielle Union and Taraji P.
Henson, La La had guest starring roles in the CBS crime drama, NYC22 and the popular VH1 scripted show, Single Ladies. Other film credits include Urban Massacre, Monster Island, and You Got Served, in October 2011 La La made her stage debut in the off-Broadway production of Love Loss and What I Wore. On February 2,2012, she launched MOTIVES by La La, at the Market America World Conference held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. In 2013, La La created a line, 5th & Mercer. On January 28,2014, La La released her book titled The Love Playbook in which she shares how she found love
June Allyson was an American stage and television actress and singer. Allyson began her career in 1937 as a dancer in short subject films and she signed with MGM in 1943, and rose to fame the following year in Two Girls and a Sailor. Allysons girl next door image was solidified during the mid-1940s when she was paired with actor Van Johnson in five films, in 1951, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in Too Young to Kiss. From 1959 to 1961, she hosted and occasionally starred in her own series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. In the 1970s, she returned to the starring in Forty Carats and No, No. In 1982, Allyson released her autobiography June Allyson by June Allyson and she established the June Allyson Foundation for Public Awareness and Medical Research and worked to raise money for research for urological and gynecological diseases affecting senior citizens. During the 1980s, Allyson became a spokesperson for Depend undergarments and she made her final onscreen appearance in 2001.
Allyson was married four times and had two children with her first husband, Dick Powell and she died of respiratory failure and bronchitis in July 2006 at the age of 88. Allyson was born Eleanor Geisman, nicknamed Ella, in the Bronx and she was the daughter of Clara and Robert Geisman. She had a brother, who was two years older and she said she had been raised as a Roman Catholic, but a discrepancy exists relating to her early life, and her studio biography was often the source of the confusion. Her paternal grandparents, Harry Geisman and Anna Hafner, were immigrants from Germany although Allyson claimed her last name was originally Van Geisman, studio biographies listed her as Jan Allyson born to French-English parents. Upon her death, her daughter said Allyson was born Eleanor Geisman to a French mother, in April 1918, her alcoholic father, who had worked as a janitor, abandoned the family. Allyson was brought up in poverty, living with her maternal grandparents. To make ends meet, her mother worked as a telephone operator, when she had enough funds, she would occasionally reunite with her daughter, but more often Allyson was farmed out to her grandparents or other relatives.
In 1925, a branch fell on her while she was riding on her tricycle with her pet terrier in tow. Allyson sustained a skull and broken back, and her dog was killed. In her memoirs, Allyson does describe a program of swimming that did help her recovery. As a teen, Allyson memorized the trademark Ginger Rogers dance routines and she tried to emulate the singing styles of movie stars although she never mastered reading music
Barbara Anderson (actress)
Barbara Jeanne Anderson is a retired American actress who is best known for portraying police officer Eve Whitfield in the television series Ironside, for which she won an Emmy Award. She is known for her appearance as the secret agent Mimi Davis during the season of the American TV series Mission. Anderson was born in Brooklyn, New York, Her father and she spent her early years in New York City, but during her teenaged years, she resided in the Memphis, area, where her parents had moved. Her interest in acting was kindled in her teenaged years, I did a Tennessee Williams play when I was 16, she said, I knew Id be an actress. There was no doubt in my mind, while she was a student at Memphis State University, Anderson competed in and won the title of Miss Memphis in 1963. Anderson was an actress with the Front Street Repertory Theatre and debuted professionally in Memphis with the Southwestern University Players, she acted with the Los Angeles Art Theatre. Anderson decided to move to Los Angeles to find work as an actress and she was successful at this, and in 1966, one of her first TV appearances came in a first-season episode of Star Trek, The Conscience of the King.
Anderson featured in the first episode of the TV series Mannix, Anderson became one of the four original cast members of the TV series Ironside, which began its run in the same year and was the lead actress in the series. Anderson played the role of one of two police officers chosen to assist the wheelchair-using former Chief of Detectives for San Francisco, Robert Ironside, Anderson continued in her role as Officer Whitfield for four seasons. She accepted a role in the final season of Mission Impossible. Since then, she has acted in several movies, notably the 1973 pilot film for The Six Million Dollar Man. She was paired with her former Ironside co-star, Don Galloway, in You Lie So Deep, My Love on the CBS Late Movie in 1977. Andersons last acting appearance on TV or in films was in 1993, in the TV movie Return of Ironside, in 1968, Anderson won the television Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series for her work on Ironside. In 1971, Anderson left Ironside, and full-time TV series acting, because she wanted to devote time to her new marriage to the actor Don Burnett, who was born in California November 4,1930.
He is the son of a British father, naturalized American—Albert John Burnett and he left acting and became a stockbroker. This was his marriage, his first wife was the actress Gia Scala. He has no children with either wife, the Filmgoers Companion / with a Foreword by Alfred Hitchcock. Barbara Anderson at the Internet Movie Database Barbara Anderson at AllMovie
Nancy Allen (actress)
Nancy Anne Allen is an American actress and cancer activist best known for her roles in the films Carrie, RoboCop, and Dressed to Kill, the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. A pivotal supporting role in Carrie brought her recognition, and after marrying the director Brian De Palma, she appeared in several of his films, including Dressed to Kill and Blow Out. Her subsequent films include Strange Invaders, The Philadelphia Experiment, Poltergeist III, Limit Up, Out of Sight, Nancy Anne Allen was born on Saturday, June 24,1950, in New York City, the youngest of three children of Eugene and Florence Allen. Her father was a lieutenant in Yonkers, where she was raised. Allen was very shy as a child, so her mother enrolled her in dance classes when she was four and she attended the High School of Performing Arts, where she trained for a dancing career, and attended Jose Quintanos School for Young Professionals. Allens first major role was very small, playing Nancy, Jack Nicholsons nervous date.
This inspired her to move to Los Angeles and try for larger parts, Allen next appeared in the role of Pam Mitchell in Steven Spielbergs production of I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which was director Robert Zemeckiss first feature film. She played Donna Stratton in another Spielberg film, the high-profile comedy 1941 opposite Tim Matheson, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and she married Brian De Palma on January 12,1979, and for the next few years appeared in his films. She starred as Kristina in Home Movies with Kirk Douglas, as Liz Blake in Dressed to Kill with Michael Caine, in filming the latter, she had to overcome a lifelong fear of being trapped in a submerged car filling with water. In 1983, Allen starred as supermarket tabloid reporter Betty Walker in Strange Invaders, written by Bill Condon and co-starring Paul LeMat and she and De Palma divorced in 1984. That same year, two of Allens films were released, The Buddy System opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon, for her role in the latter, Allen was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress.
She hosted the documentary Terror in the Aisles, which clips from various horror features, including Dressed to Kill. Paul Bartels Not for Publication and Sweet Revenge, an action caper about white slavery with Gina Gershon and Martin Landau, Allen played police officer Anne Lewis in the science fiction/action classic RoboCop opposite Peter Weller in the title role. The film, which was the Hollywood debut of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, Allen was nominated for another Saturn Award for Best Actress. Allen reprised her role as Officer Lewis in RoboCop 2 alongside Weller, to make her character tougher and more involved in the physical action, she studied martial arts and participated in police training. That same year, Allen top-lined Richard Martinis Limit Up, as commodities trader Casey Falls, Allen showcased her comedic abilities. The lighthearted romp featured Danitra Vance and blues icon Ray Charles, in 1990, Allen had the distinction of starring in the first ever original film made for the Lifetime television network, the highly rated Memories of Murder.
She married comedian Craig Shoemaker on September 6,1992, Allen played Officer Lewis a third time in RoboCop 3 and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress