Mark Webber (actor)
Mark Allen Webber is an American actor and director known for his roles in the films Snow Day and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Webber was born in Minneapolis, where he spent his early years, his mother, Cheri Lynn Honkala, is a noted advocate for the homeless in Philadelphia, was the vice-presidential nominee of the Green Party in the 2012 presidential election. He was raised by his single mother in North Philadelphia. There they spent time homeless, living in cars and abandoned buildings, struggling to survive during the harsh winters. Webber's life was subsequently the subject of a major news magazine story, he and his mother have still are outspoken homeless advocates. They organize walk in protests, help to educate voters, volunteer to help provide food and shelter to the urban poor in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Cheri Honkala ran for Sheriff of Philadelphia in 2011 with the Green Party on a "no evictions" platform. Webber began his acting career in 1998, he favors "offbeat independent productions and challenging roles that involve intense characterization."
Webber was in a relationship with actress Frankie Shaw. They have a son together; the end of his relationship with Shaw inspired Webber to create his film The End of Love, which starred Webber and his son and premiered at Sundance in January 2012. Webber and Shaw share joint custody of their son. In September 2012, Webber began dating Australian actress Teresa Palmer after she contacted him via Twitter, they became engaged in August 2013, married on December 21, 2013 in Mexico. They welcomed their first child, a son, born in February 2014. Webber and Palmer reside in the Beachwood Canyon community of Los Angeles, their second son was born in December 2016. Explicit Ills The End of Love The Ever After Flesh and Blood Mark Webber on IMDb Mark Webber at AllMovie
Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, singer, comic book writer, political activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids, her subsequent film roles include He Got Game and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Death Proof, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Top Five. Dawson has provided voice-over work for Disney and DC Comics. For her role in Rent, Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Dawson is known for having several roles in comic book adaptations including Gail in Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, providing the voices of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Animated Movie Universe and Barbara Gordon / Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie, as well as her portrayal of Claire Temple in five of the Marvel/Netflix series: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Dawson was born on May 1979, in New York City, her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a singer of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry.
Isabel was 16 years old. Harris; when Rosario was a year old, her mother married Greg Dawson, a construction worker, who "loved and raised Rosario as his own daughter". Dawson stated, "He's always been my dad." Dawson has a half-brother, four years younger. At age 21, Isabel moved the family into an abandoned building, a squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where Rosario and Clay would grow up. Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she learned that, "If you wanted something better, you had to do it all yourself." As a child, Dawson made a brief appearance on Sesame Street. At the age of 15, she was subsequently discovered on her front-porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, where Korine lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids.
She went on to star in varied roles, ranging from independent films to big budget blockbusters including Rent, He Got Game and Men in Black II. In 1998, Dawson teamed up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit "1999"; the new remixed version featured the actress in an introductory voice over, offering commentary on the state of the world in the year before the new millennium. The following year, she appeared in The Chemical Brothers' video for the song "Out of Control" from the album Surrender, she is featured on the track "She Lives In My Lap" from the second disc of the OutKast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, in which she speaks the intro and a brief interlude towards the end. In 2001, she appeared in the movie and the Pussycats as band member Valerie Brown. Dawson starred as Naturelle Rivera, the love interest of a convicted drug dealer played by Edward Norton, in the 2002 Spike Lee film drama, 25th Hour. In the 2004 Oliver Stone film Alexander, she played the bride of Alexander the Great.
In the autumn of 2005, Dawson appeared on stage as Julia in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. It was her first appearance on stage. In the film adaptation of the popular musical Rent in 2005, she played the exotic dancer Mimi Marquez, replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega, pregnant and unable to play the part, she appeared in the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, portraying Gail, a prostitute-dominatrix. In that year, she appeared in a graphically violent scene in the Rob Zombie film The Devil's Rejects. Though the scene was cut from the final film, it is available in the deleted scenes on the DVD release, she starred as Becky in 2006's Clerks II, mentioned in Back to the Well, the making-of documentary, that the donkey show sequence was what made her decide to take the role. In May of the same year, Dawson, an avid comic book fan, co-created and co-wrote the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce.
She was at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con to promote the comic. She co-starred with former Rent alum Tracie Thoms in the Quentin Tarantino throwback movie Death Proof in 2007, part of the Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse, she teamed up with friend Talia Lugacy, whom she met at the Lee Strasberg Academy, to produce and star in Descent. On July 7, 2007, Dawson presented at the American leg of Live Earth. In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in Eagle Eye, produced by Steven Spielberg. Beginning in August, she starred in an online science fiction series. In the computer animated series Afterworld, she voiced the character Officer Delondre Baines. On January 17, 2009, Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live. In the year, she voiced Artemis of Bana-Mighdall in the animated film Wonder Woman. In 2009, Dawson performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
In 2009, Dawson voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie's animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. For the Kasabian album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, she is featured singing on the track "West Ryder Silver Bullet". In 2010, she starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympian
James Victor Scott, known professionally as Little Jimmy Scott or Jimmy Scott, was an American jazz vocalist known for his high countertenor voice and his sensitivity on ballads and love songs. After success in the 1940s and 1950s, Scott's career faltered in the early 1960s, he slid into obscurity before a comeback in the 1990s. His unusual singing voice was due to Kallmann syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that limited his height to 4 feet 11 inches until the age of 37, when he grew by 8 inches; the syndrome left him with a high voice. James Victor Scott was born on July 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio; the son of Arthur and Justine Stanard Scott, he was the third child in a family of 10. As a child he got his first singing experience by his mother's side at the family piano and in church choir. At 13, he was orphaned. Lionel Hampton gave him the nickname "Little Jimmy Scott" because he looked young and was short and of slight build, his phrasing made him a favorite of artists including Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson.
He rose to prominence as Little Jimmy Scott in the Lionel Hampton band as lead singer on "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", recorded in December 1949. It became a top ten R&B hit in 1950. Credit on the label went to "Lionel Hampton and vocalists". A similar event occurred several years when his vocal on "Embraceable You" with Charlie Parker, on the album One Night in Birdland, was credited to the female vocalist Chubby Newsom. In 1963 his girlfriend, Mary Ann Fisher, who sang with Ray Charles, helped him sign with Tangerine, Charles's label, record the album Falling in Love is Wonderful; the album was withdrawn while Scott was on his honeymoon because he had signed a contract with Herman Lubinsky. Scott disputed the contract he had with Lubinsky, who had loaned him to Syd Nathan at King for 45 recordings in 1957–58. Another album, The Source, was not released until 2001. Scott's career faded by the late 1960s, he returned to his native Cleveland to work as a hospital orderly, shipping clerk, elevator operator.
He returned to music in 1989 when manager Alan Eichler arranged for him to share a late-night bill with Johnnie Ray at New York's Ballroom. When Scott sang at the funeral of his friend, songwriter Doc Pomus, the event further renewed his career. Afterwards Lou Reed invited him to sing backup on the song "Power and Glory" on Reed's 1992 album Magic and Loss. In attendance at Pomus's funeral was Seymour Stein and operator of Sire, which released Scott's 1992 album All the Way, produced by Tommy Lipuma and featuring Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, David "Fathead" Newman. Scott was nominated for a Grammy Award for the album. Scott released Dream in 1994 and the album Heaven in 1996, his next work, an album of pop and rock interpretations entitled Holding Back the Years, was produced by Gerry McCarthy and Dale Ashley. Released in the US by Artists Only in October 1998, it peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. In Japan, it won the Swing Journal Award for Best Jazz Album of the Year; the title track marked the first time in his career.
Holding Back the Years features cover art by Mark Kostabi, liner notes by Lou Reed, includes versions of "Nothing Compares 2 U", "Jealous Guy", "Almost Blue", "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word". In 1999, Scott's early recordings for Decca were released on CD, as were all of his recordings with Savoy from 1952 to 1975 in a three-disc box set. In 2000, Scott signed with Milestone and recorded four albums, each produced by Todd Barkan with guests such as Wynton Marsalis, Renee Rosnes, Bob Kindred, Eric Alexander, Lew Soloff, George Mraz, Lewis Nash, Scott's touring and recording band, The Jazz Expressions, he released two live albums recorded in Japan. During 2003–04, PBS aired If You Only Knew, a documentary produced and directed by Matthew Buzell that won film festival awards and the Independent Lens award. Scott and his wife Jeanie lived in Las Vegas, after purchasing a house in 2006, having lived in Euclid, for 10 years. On May 10, 2014, Scott's final recording session took place in the living room of his home.
The track was recorded for Grégoire Maret's album Wanted and was a song Maret wrote for him titled "The 26th of May". Scott died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on June 12, 2014, at the age of 88, he was buried in Knollwood Cemetery in Ohio. Scott performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Clinton. On both occasions, Scott sang "Why Was I Born?". He appeared with the lounge music group Pink Martini and continued to perform until his death, he received the NEA Jazz Masters award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Living Legend Award from the Kennedy Center, the Pioneer Award from NABOB, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Foundation of America. Scott's recording of "If I Ever Lost You" can be heard in the opening credits of the HBO movie Lackawanna Blues, he was mentioned on The Cosby Show, when Clair and Cliff Huxtable bet on the year in which "An Evening in Paradise" was recorded. On August 17, 2013, at Cleveland State University, he was inducted into inaugural class of the R&B Music Hall of Fame.
In July 2014, shortly after his death, a portion of East 101st Street in Cleveland was renamed Jimmy Scott Way in his honor. Everybody's Somebody's Fool with Lio
Tuesday Weld is a retired American actress. She began acting as a child, progressed to mature roles in the late 1950s, she won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1960. Over the following decade she established a career playing dramatic roles in films, her work as a featured performer in supporting roles, was acknowledged with nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Play It as It Lays, a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, an Emmy Award for The Winter of Our Discontent, a BAFTA for Once Upon a Time in America. Since the late 1980s, her acting appearances have been infrequent. Weld was born Susan Ker Weld in New York City, her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, was a member of the Weld family of Massachusetts. Her mother, Yosene Balfour Ker, daughter of the artist and Life illustrator William Balfour Ker, was Lathrop Weld's fourth and final wife. Susan Ker Weld had Sarah King Weld and David Balfour Weld. Weld had her name changed to Tuesday Weld on October 9, 1959.
Left in financial difficulty by her husband's death, Weld's mother put Susan to work as a model to support the family. As the young actress told Life in 1971: My father's family came from Tuxedo Park, they offered to take us kids and pay for our education, on the condition that Mama never see us again. Mama was an orphan who had come here from London but so far as my father’s family was concerned, she was from the gutter. I have to give Mama credit—she refused to give us up… So I became the supporter of the family, I had to take my father’s place in many, many ways. I was expected to make up for everything that had gone wrong in Mama’s life, she became obsessed with me, pouring out her pent-up love—her alleged love—on me, it's been heavy on my shoulders since. Mama still thinks, her name became Tuesday, an extension of her childhood nickname, "Tu-Tu", so named by her young cousin, Mary Ker, who could not pronounce "Susan". She adopted her name in October 1959. Using Weld's résumé from modeling, her mother secured her an agent.
Weld made her acting debut on television at the age of 12, her feature film debut that year in a bit role in the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock crime drama The Wrong Man. The pressures of her career resulted in a nervous breakdown at age nine, alcoholism by age 12, a suicide attempt about the same time. In 1956, Weld played the lead in Rock, Rock, which featured record promoter Alan Freed and singers Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and Johnny Burnette. In the film, Connie Francis performed the vocals for Weld's singing parts. On TV she appeared in an episode of Goodyear Playhouse, "Backwoods Cinderella", she understudied on Broadway in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Weld was cast in a support role in the Paul Newman-Joanne Woodward comedy Rally Round the Flag, Boys! made by 20th Century Fox. At Columbia, Weld was in The Five Pennies, she guest starred a number of times on The Adventures of Harriet. Weld's performance in Flag Boys impressed executives at Fox, they put her in the CBS television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, being paid $35,000 for one year.
Weld played Thalia Menninger, the love interest of Dobie Gillis, whose rivals for Thalia's affection included Milton Armitage. Although Weld was a cast member for only one season, the show created considerable national publicity for her, she was named a co-winner of a "Most Promising Newcomer" award at the Golden Globe Awards. At Columbia she had a leading role in a teen film, she was second billed in Sex Kittens Go to College made by Albert Zugsmith at Allied Artists. She made a second film for Zugsmith, The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, made in 1959 but not released for two years, she guest starred on The Red Skelton Hour in "Appleby: The Big Producer" and on 77 Sunset Strip and The Millionaire. At Fox she played Joy, a free-spirited university student in High Time, starring Bing Crosby and Fabian Forte, she sang a love song to Fabian in the season opener of NBC's The Dinah Shore Chevy Show on October 9, 1960. Four weeks on November 13, Weld returned to the network as a guest star in NBC's The Tab Hunter Show.
She guested in "The Mormons" for Zane Grey Theatre. For Fox, Weld was in Return in the part played by Hope Lange in the original, her portrayal of an incest victim was well received but the film was less successful than its predecessor. She supported Elvis Presley in Wild in the Country, along with Lange. Weld had an off-screen romance with Presley. Fox used her as a guest star on Follow the Sun and Adventures in Paradise. On November 12, 1961, she played a singer, Cherie, in the seventh episode of ABC's television series Bus Stop, produced by Fox, with Marilyn Maxwell and Gary Lockwood, it was an adaptation of the play by William Inge with Weld in the role originated on screen by Marilyn Monroe. Weld supported Terry-Thomas in the Frank Tashlin comedy Bachelor Flat, for Fox. Following the film's release, she appeared on. Weld's mother was scandalized by her teen daughter's affairs with older men, such as actor John Ireland, but Weld resisted, saying, "'If you don't leave me alone, I'll quit being an actress—which means there ain't gonna be no more money for you, Mama.'
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Peter Joseph Salett is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known as a musician for his song "Heart of Mine" in the movie Keeping the Faith, his song score for the 2006 film Down in the Valley, for co-writing the Dracula puppet musical finale, "A Taste for Love", in the Judd Apatow produced film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Salett moved with his family to Columbia, Maryland when he was four years old, his father, Stan Salett, was a civil rights organizer. While at Harper's Choice Middle School, he was in the same class as Edward Norton, he attended Brown University, graduating in 1991. Salett has contributed music to numerous films including Keeping the Faith, Down in the Valley, The Ten and Wet Hot American Summer, he has had roles in films such as Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Keeping the Faith featured a T-Bone Burnett remix the track from Salett's second independent release, Heart of Mine. Salett lives with his child in Venice, California. 1998 – Paintings of These Days 2000 – Heart of Mine 2001 – Faded Blue Eyes 2004 – After A While 2008 – In The Ocean of the Stars 2010 – The Carriage House Sessions, together with Larry Goldings 2010 – Addicted to Distraction 1998 – Hurricane Streets 2000 – Keeping the Faith 2001 – Wet Hot American Summer 2005 – The Baxter 2006 – Down in the Valley 2007 – Wedding Daze 2007 – The Ten 2009 – Role Models 2010 – BY THE PEOPLE: FOR THE PEOPLE: A Soundtrack Inspired by the Motion Picture, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
Gary Scott Winick was an American filmmaker whose movies as a director include Tadpole and 13 Going on 30, who produced such films as Pieces of April and November through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt. Born in Manhattan, New York City, Gary Winick attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in that borough, graduating in 1979. A 1984 graduate of Tufts University, he went on to receive Master of Fine Arts degree from both the University of Texas at Austin and the AFI Conservatory. Winick directed the films Out of the Rain, Tadpole, 13 Going on 30, the live-action remake of Charlotte's Web, his final films were Bride Letters to Juliet. He produced such films as Pieces of April and November through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt, founded in 1999. Winick died of pneumonia in Manhattan on February 27, 2011, at age 49, resulting from brain cancer that had spread throughout him since 2009. 2002 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for producing Personal Velocity Gary Winick on IMDb Jardin, Xeni.
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Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan is an American actor. He has appeared in independent films and television since the 1990s, including the role of Uncle Eddie on the sitcom Grounded for Life, his film appearances have included a supporting role in The Departed and co-starring roles in Big Fan and Results. Corrigan was born in The Bronx, New York to a Puerto Rican mother. After studying at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, he made his film debut in 1989 in Lost Angels, starring Donald Sutherland and Adam Horovitz, he was cast in Goodfellas as the younger brother of Henry Hill. During the independent film boom of the 1990s, Corrigan built a career playing quirky, unconventional characters in films such as True Romance, Living in Oblivion and Talking and Rhythm Thief, he made his television series debut as a cast member of the short-lived Rhea Perlman sitcom Pearl. He appeared in the video for "Get Me" by the indie band Dinosaur Jr. in 1993. Corrigan became well known for his role as the slacker Eddie Finnerty on the sitcom Grounded for Life, which ran for five seasons.
After the show's cancellation, he returned to appearing in smaller film projects, with the exception of a role in Martin Scorsese's The Departed as the drug-dealing cousin of Leonardo DiCaprio's character. Since that film's success, he has appeared more in high-profile films, he had roles in two Judd Apatow-produced films: Superbad, as the violent owner of the house where Jonah Hill's and Michael Cera's characters attempt to steal alcohol, Pineapple Express, as one of the main villain's henchmen. He appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster as an informant for Russell Crowe's character. Corrigan was in the movie The Last Winter, as Motor, a mechanic. In 2009 he was in the Oscar-winning short film The New Tenants. In 2009, Corrigan guested on the science fiction drama Fringe as the mysterious character Sam Weiss, he played the role of Sal against Patton Oswalt in the critically praised independent film Big Fan and directed by Robert D. Siegel, he starred in the 2010 John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People, directed by Jack Perez.
In 2015, he co-starred with Guy Pearce in Results, the fifth feature film by writer-director Andrew Bujalski. The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on May 29, 2015, has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Corrigan plays bass in the band Crystal Robots. Featured in video for "Get Me" by Dinosaur Jr. from the album Where You Been, 1993 Played band member Dan Bejar in video for "Moves" by The New Pornographers, from the album Together, 2010 Played the Dad in video for "Safe Word" by the band Choke Chains, fronted by his long time friend and prolific Detroit musician, Thomas Jackson Potter, 2016 Played a Parking Enforcement Officer in video for "Loading Zones" by the musician Kurt Vile, 2018 List of famous Puerto Ricans Kevin Corrigan on IMDb Kevin Corrigan at Deja Scene Kevin Corrigan in Safe Word, by Choke Chains