Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress and businesswoman. She is the daughter of Greek-born actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, the character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was recognized as one of the 100 greatest female characters in United States television. Aniston has played the female protagonist in a number of comedies and her box office hits include Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, Just Go with It, Horrible Bosses, and Were the Millers, each of which have grossed over US$200 million in worldwide receipts. Her other films include Along Came Polly and Hes Just Not That Into You, in 2008, she co-founded the production company Echo Films. In 2012, Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and she is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, and as of 2014, her net worth is estimated to be US$150 million. She has included in magazines lists of the worlds most beautiful women. People magazine named Aniston The Most Beautiful Woman in 2004 and 2016, divorced from actor Brad Pitt, to whom she was married for five years, she has been married to actor Justin Theroux since 2015.
Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, the daughter of actor John Aniston and her father is Greek, while her mother was born in New York City. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant, and her mothers ancestry includes English, Scottish. Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her older maternal half-brother, and Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother, Anistons godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her fathers best friends. As a child, Aniston lived in Greece for a year with her family and they moved to Eddystone, where they lived with her grandmother Stella Anastassakis in a three-bedroom home. While living in Eddystone, Aniston was enrolled at a elementary school. She and her family moved to New York City. Despite her fathers career, Aniston was discouraged from watching TV. When she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school and her mother and father split up when she was nine years old. Her father is best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives and her mother appeared in two 1960s TV series, The Wild Wild West and The Beverly Hillbillies.
In 2015, she spoke about an incident that led to her lifelong fear of water. She stated during an event for her film Cake, I basically have a real fear of going underwater
Sean Patrick Astin is an American actor, voice artist, and producer. He is known for his roles as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies. Astin was born in Santa Monica, the son of actress Patty Duke, at the time, it was reported that entertainer Desi Arnaz, Jr. was his biological father. When Michael Tell, a writer, music promoter and publisher of the newspaper The Las Vegas Israelite, came to sublet her apartment and offered to marry her as a way out of the scandal, Duke agreed. The marriage lasted only 13 days in 1970, and ended long before Astin was born, on August 5,1972, Duke married actor John Astin, after having been in a relationship with him for two years. When the wedding guests were invited to speak, 18-month-old Astin looked at John and cried, Daddy. to which the Episcopal priest performing the ceremony remarked, Well, in 1973, Duke gave birth to Astins brother, Mackenzie Astin, who became an actor. Duke and John Astin divorced in 1985, Duke married Mike Pearce in 1986, and they adopted a son, Kevin, in 1989.
When he was 14, Duke told Astin that Arnaz was his father, however, in his mid-20s, Astin met a relative of Michael Tell who suggested they were related. Sean set out to find the truth about his biological father, Astin maintains close relationships with all three men, Desi Arnaz Jr. loves me, and I love him. We are so close. Science tells me. that hes not my biological father, Science tells me that Mike Tell is. Astin considers John his father, as John was the one who raised him, Astin is close to his stepfather, Mike Pearce, saying, I can call any of them on the phone any time I want to, says Sean. John, Mike or Papa Mike. my four dads, Astin is of German and Irish ancestry through his mother, and Austrian German through his biological father. He graduated from UCLA with a B. A. in History, an alumnus of Los Angeles Valley College, Astin served on the schools board of directors of the Patrons Association and the Arts Council. Astins first acting role was in a 1981 television movie titled Please Dont Hit Me, Mom and he made his film debut at age 13 as Mikey in The Goonies.
After The Goonies, Astin appeared in more films, including the Disney made-for-TV movie. In 1994, Astin directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court, many awards were bestowed upon the trilogy, particularly its final installment, which earned eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Throughout the filming process, Astin became close friends with several cast members, Astins daughter, Alexandra, is in the closing scene of The Return of the King. She plays his daughter, Elanor Gamgee, who runs out to him as he returns from the harbor
Thomas Albert Bliss is an American motion picture producer and executive producer. He is a partner at Strike Entertainment. From 1984 to the present, Bliss has been credited with producing more than 30 productions Bliss attended UCLA Film School and he was admitted to The State Bar of California in 1983. Bliss is a graduate of Directors Guild of America Producers Training Plan and he is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bliss has been honored with a Peabody Award, two CableACE Awards, and an American Red Cross Humanities Service Medal
Whitney Blake was an American film and television actress and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy Baxter, the mother, on the NBC early 1960s sitcom Hazel, with her first husband she had three children, including actress Meredith Baxter. Whitney Blake played Mrs Cartwright in the detective show 77 Sunset Strip. She played Mrs Cartwright whos husband supposedly died in a diving accident. She is trying to collect the money but is investigated the PI Jeff Spencer who is working for the insurance company. Blake was born in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles and she was the first child of Martha Mae Whitney and Harry C. Whitney, a United States Secret Service agent who had guarded President Woodrow Wilson, his wife and her younger brother traveled around the country extensively, during which time she attended sixteen different schools. While attending Pasadena City College, she worked in groups in the Los Angeles area. In the summer she worked at her mothers ice-cream stand in McMinnville, Blake gained acting experience with five years work in little theater productions, and in 1953 she was in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Her first television appearance was on NBC Matinee Theater, Blake was cast in My Gun Is Quick, the film version of a Mike Hammer novel. In 1957 Blake appeared in the first episode of CBSs Perry Mason, The Case of the Restless Redhead in 1957 in the role of Evelyn Bagby. In 1958 she again appeared in the role as defendant Diana Reynolds in the episode. Blake played leading lady to James Garner in The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick and she appeared with Claude Akins in two 1959 episodes, Cattle Drive and Border Incident of the CBS western, The Texan, starring Rory Calhoun. In 1959 Blake guest starred in the first episode, The Good Samaritan of the western series Pony Express. That same year, her guest appearance in the short-lived series The D. A. s Man garnered her an Emmy nomination in 1959 and she appeared in a Marshal Dillon episode called Wind in March 1959. Blake played a lady who tried to shoot Matt Dillon in the back. This was of the popular half-hour series, Blake appeared in the 1959 film -30- with Jack Webb as a childless couple wanting to adopt a baby.
The -30- comes from the symbol of the end of a newspaper story and she performed the lead female dramatic role on the Route 66 TV series in a January 1960 episode. She guest-starred on police drama TV series M Squad, starring Lee Marvin, in 1960 with Robert Lansing, she co-starred in an episode of the TV series Thriller
Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director and television producer and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk and he was born in Sacramento, California as Dustin Lance Garrison. His father walked out on his mother, Roseanna. Following his mothers marriage to Merrill Durant Black in 1981, he and his brothers were adopted by their stepfather. They grew up in a Mormon household, at first in San Antonio, growing up surrounded by Mormon culture and military bases, Black worried about his sexuality. When he found himself attracted to a boy in his neighborhood at the age of six or seven, and if I ever admit it, Ill be hurt, and Ill be brought down. He says that his awareness of his sexuality made him dark, shy. He came out in his year of college. Black attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film and he graduated with honors from UCLAs School of Theater and Television in 1996. In 2000, Black wrote and directed The Journey of Jared Price, a gay film, and Something Close to Heaven.
In 2001, he directed and was a subject in the documentary On the Bus about a Nevada road trip, raised as Mormon, he was hired as the only such writer on the HBO drama series Big Love about a polygamous family. He has written for all seasons, serving on one as a staff writer. Black had first visited San Francisco in the early 1990s, while AIDS was devastating the citys gay community, Black said that, Hearing about Harvey was about the only hopeful story there was at the time. He had first viewed Rob Epsteins documentary The Times of Harvey Milk when he was in college, the screenplay was written on spec, but Black showed the script to Jones, who passed it on to his friend Gus Van Sant, who signed on to direct the feature. Black is an old friend of Milk producer Dan Jinks, who signed on to the biopic after he called Black to congratulate him, Blacks film Pedro, profiling the life of AIDS activist and reality television personality Pedro Zamora, premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
Coming up, Paris Barclay is slated to direct his screenplay A Life Like Mine, Black directed his own script Virginia, starring Jennifer Connelly. On February 22,2009, Black won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Milk at the 81st Academy Awards and he wore a White Knot to the ceremony as a symbol of solidarity with the marriage equality movement. On October 11,2009, Black marched in the National Equality March, in 2010, Black narrated 8, The Mormon Proposition, a documentary about the involvement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Californias Proposition 8
Justin Tyler Berfield is an American actor and producer, best known for his portrayal of Malcolms second-oldest brother, Reese, in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He starred on The WB sitcom Unhappily Ever After as Ross Malloy, as of 2010, Berfield is Chief Creative Officer of Virgin Produced, a film and television development and production company announced in 2010 by the Virgin Group. Virgin Produced is based in Los Angeles, Berfield was born in Agoura Hills, the son of Gail Berfield and Eric Rick Berfield. He is the brother of actor Lorne Berfield. He bought and sold the house previously owned by Newlyweds and Jessica stars Jessica Simpson. Berfields first screen appearance was in a Folgers coffee commercial at age five and he went on to appear in 20 other nationally broadcast American commercials as a young child. His TV debut came in the short-lived series The Good Life in which he co-starred with Drew Carey, more TV appearances followed in Hardball, The Boys Are Back, The Mommies.
His first long-running TV role was as Ross Malloy in Unhappily Ever After, beginning in 2000 he gained international prominence with his role as Malcolms trouble-making older brother Reese in Malcolm in the Middle, despite being younger than Frankie Muniz. He appeared in all 151 episodes of series, and with the recording of the 100th episode became the youngest actor in screen history to have appeared in 100 episodes of two different TV series. Since the conclusion of Malcolm in the Middle in 2006, Berfield has concentrated on production work, in 2001, Berfield was asked to serve as a National Youth Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities, in which he participated for three years until turning 18. He has been active with St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and most recently Virgin Unite, Justin Berfield at the Internet Movie Database Justin Berfield at AllMovie
Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director and writer. The Hurt Locker won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best Film and she became the first woman to win the Saturn Award for Best Director in 1995 for Strange Days. In April 2010, Bigelow was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year, Bigelow was born in San Carlos, the only child of Gertrude Kathryn, a librarian, and Ronald Elliot Bigelow, a paint factory manager. Her mother was of Norwegian descent, Bigelows early creative endeavors were as a student of painting. She enrolled at San Francisco Art Institute in the fall of 1970, while enrolled at SFAI, she was accepted into the Whitney Museum of American Arts Independent Study Program in New York City. Bigelows early work benefited from her apprenticeships with Vito Acconci, Richard Serra, in her early days in Manhattan, Bigelow teamed up with Philip Glass on a real-estate venture in which the pair personally renovated distressed apartments downtown sold them for a profit.
Bigelow entered the film program at Columbia University, where she studied theory and criticism. She taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Bigelows short The Set-Up is a 20-minute deconstruction of violence in film. The film portrays two men fighting each other as the semioticians Sylvère Lotringer and Marshall Blonsky deconstruct the images in voice-over, Bigelow asked her actors to actually beat and bludgeon each other throughout the films all-night shoot. Her first full-length feature was The Loveless, a film which she co-directed with Monty Montgomery. Next, she directed Near Dark, which she co-scripted with Eric Red, in the same year, she directed a music video for the New Order song Touched by the Hand of God, the video is a spoof of glam metal imagery. Bigelows subsequent trilogy of action films — Blue Steel, Point Break, in the process, Bigelow became recognizable as both a Hollywood brand and an auteur. All three films rethink the conventions of action cinema while exploring gendered and racial politics, Eric Red was co-writer on Bigelows 1990 film, Blue Steel.
Blue Steel starred Jamie Lee Curtis as a police officer who is stalked by a psychopathic killer. This is perhaps due to the fact that it most successfully conforms to its genre and abandons much of the stylistic substance. In 1993, she directed an episode of the TV series Wild Palms, Bigelows 1995 film Strange Days was written and produced by her ex-husband James Cameron. Despite some positive reviews, the film was a commercial failure, many attributed the creative vision to James Cameron, diminishing Bigelows perceived influence on the film. She directed episodes of Homicide, Life on the Street in 1997 and 1998, based on Anita Shreves novel of the same name, Bigelows 2000 film The Weight of Water is a portrait of two women trapped in suffocating relationships
Benjamin Geza Ben Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi. He appeared in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy, Affleck gained recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. He starred in films including Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, Pearl Harbor, Changing Lanes. After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli, Afflecks directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, which he co-wrote, was well received. He directed, co-wrote, and starred in the crime drama The Town. For the political thriller Argo, which he directed and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, in 2014, he starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl. In 2016, Affleck began playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization.
He is a member of the Democratic Party. His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck, with whom he has worked on films including Good Will Hunting. Following high-profile relationships with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005, Affleck and Garner have three children together, and announced their separation in 2015. Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15,1972 in Berkeley and his family moved to Massachusetts when he was two, living in Falmouth, where his brother Casey was born, before settling in Cambridge. His mother, Christopher Anne Chris, was a Radcliffe College- and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, worked sporadically as an auto mechanic, a carpenter, a bookie, an electrician, a bartender, and a janitor at Harvard University. In the mid-1960s, he had been an actor and stage manager with the Theater Company of Boston, during Afflecks childhood, his father had a self-described severe, chronic problem with alcoholism and Affleck has recalled him drinking all day, every day.
His parents divorced when he was 12, and he and his brother lived with their mother. In the following years, his fathers alcoholism worsened and he spent two years homeless, when Affleck was 16, his father moved to Indio, California to enter a rehabilitation facility and, after gaining sobriety, worked as an addiction counselor at the facility for many years. Affleck was raised in an active, liberal household. He and his brother were surrounded by people who worked in the arts, were taken to the theater by their mother
Gerard Anthony Tony Bill is an American actor and director. He produced the 1973 movie The Sting, for which he shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with Michael Phillips, Bill was born in San Diego and attended St. Augustine High School. He majored in English and art at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Bill began his career as an actor in the 1960s, first appearing on screen as Frank Sinatras ingenuous younger brother in Come Blow Your Horn. That same year, he appeared in Soldier in the Rain starring Jackie Gleason. Thereafter, he was cast as Chris Herrod in the 1965 episode An Elephant Is Like a Tree of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, Bill specialized in juveniles and young leads. In the mid-1960s he made two appearances in the BBCs Play of the Month anthology series, he took the lead in Lee Oswald Assassin, often his characters were likeable but none-too-bright. Heart Beat, The Little Dragons, Pee-Wees Big Adventure, Bill continued to act in television movies and guest spots though with decreasing frequency as he segued into directing.
He appeared in the 1966 episode Chaff in the Wind of the long running western The Virginian and he was cast in 1967 episode The Predators of NBCs western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. He starred in a 1968 episode of The Man from U. N. C. L. E, titled The Seven Wonders of the World Affair, Parts 1 and 2. He was featured on an ABC movie called Haunts of the Very Rich, in 1980, Bill directed his first film, My Bodyguard. From there he went on to direct Six Weeks, Five Corners, Crazy People, A Home of Our Own, Untamed Heart, for television, Bill directed Truman Capotes One Christmas, Harlan County War, and Pictures of Hollis Woods, among others. In 2009, Bill published the book Movie Speak, How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set, the book traces the etymology of the language of the movie set and is filled out with stories from Bills career in film. From 1984–2000, he co-owned with Dudley Moore the celebrated 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill, Tony Bill married Toni Gray in December 1962.
They had a son, Peter Bill, born 1964 and a daughter, currently, he is married to his second wife, the former Helen Buck Bartlett, his producer/partner in Barnstorm Films in Venice. The couple has two daughters and Daphne, Tony Bill at the Internet Movie Database Tony Bill at AllMovie Gilbert, Roland. 72 Market Street Dishes It Out, a Collection of Recipes and Portraits from a Classic Venice Restaurant