Jennifer Westfeldt is an American actress and screenwriter known for the 2001 independent film Kissing Jessica Stein, her 2004 Tony nomination for Wonderful Town, her 2011 film Friends with Kids. Westfeldt was born in Guilford, the daughter of Constance "Connie", a therapist, Patrick McLoskey Westfeldt, Jr. an electrical engineer. Westfeldt's mother is Jewish, she graduated from Guilford High School and attended Yale University, where she sang with the a cappella group Redhot & Blue. Westfeldt started her career as a New York-based theater actor, has starred in over 25 Off-Broadway and regional productions, she first came to Hollywood in 1997. That year, she co-wrote and starred in an Off-Broadway play with Heather Juergensen called Lipschtick: The Story of Two Women Seeking the Perfect Shade that caught the attention of Hollywood studios, it was optioned by Radar Pictures and made into Kissing Jessica Stein, in which Westfeldt and Juergensen starred. In 2001, Westfeldt starred as Jessica in Kissing Jessica Stein.
The film was an extended version of one of the sketches Westfeldt and Juergensen had written for Lipschtick. For her role, Westfeldt won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, an Indie Spirit nomination for Best First Screenplay with Juergensen, a Special Jury Prize for Writing and Acting at the Los Angeles International Film Festival; the film won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Audience Favorites Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival, Best Feature at the Louisville Jewish Film Festival, the GLAAD Media Award. In 2004, Westfeldt starred opposite Paul Schneider in the film. Westfeldt wrote and starred alongside Chris Messina in Ira & Abby, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2006, was released by Magnolia Pictures in September 2007. Westfeldt won Best Actress at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival for her performance as Abby, the film won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, the Audience Award at The Boston Jewish Film Festival.
In 2011, she wrote, produced and made her directorial debut in Friends with Kids. The cast included Jon Hamm; the film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, was released by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions in March 2012. Westfeldt was cast in a series regular role for Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place alongside Ryan Reynolds, Traylor Howard and Richard Ruccolo during its first season on ABC in 1997. In 2001 she was featured in three episodes of Judging Amy. In 2007, she was cast as the lead of ABC's Notes from the Underbelly and executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld. Notes ran for two seasons on ABC, her recent television credits include memorable arcs on ABC's hit Grey's Anatomy, as well as starring in the TV movie Before You Say I Do opposite David Sutcliffe. Additional television credits include appearances in The Gene Pool, Hack and The Untitled New York Project. In 2010, she was a guest star on Numb3rs and the show 24, she first appeared in the first four episodes of season eight and returned in the final episodes of the series.
She provided the voice of Kit Luntayne in the Martha Speaks episodes "Cora! Cora! Cora!" and "Cora Encore!" Westfeldt has starred in over regional productions. She made her 2004 Broadway debut in a revival of Wonderful Town, her performance won her a Theatre World Award, a Drama League Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Her stage work includes the world premiere of Joe Gilford's Finks at the Powerhouse Theater, opposite Josh Radnor. In 2014 she starred alongside Chloë Grace Moretz in the Off-Broadway play The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh, she played Pauline Brooks in the TV Lands TV series Younger in 2017. In 1997, Westfeldt began a relationship with actor Jon Hamm, they owned homes in the Upper West Side in New York City. In an interview discussion about his relationship with Westfeldt, Hamm said: "We may not have a piece of paper that says we're husband and wife, but after 10 years, Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend.
What we have is much deeper and we both know that. To me, people get married when they're ready to have kids, which I'm not ruling out." In April 2009, Hamm and Westfeldt formed Points West Pictures. Hamm and Westfeldt are advocates of animal rescue and have adopted a mixed breed dog named Cora from the Much Love Animal Shelter in California. In September 2015, Hamm and Westfeldt announced. Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm discuss baseball, October 2012 Westfeldt interview about Friends with Kids, New York Times, March 2012 Jennifer Westfeldt interview, GQ magazine, March 2012 Jennifer Westfeldt discusses fashion, More magazine, February 2013 Jennifer Westfeldt on IMDb Jennifer Westfeldt at the Internet Broadway Database Jennifer Westfeldt at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Interview on AOL Television
From the Vaults, Vol. 1 is a compilation album by Kylesa released on November 16, 2012 in Europe and November 20, 2012 in North America through Season of Mist collecting unreleased tracks, alternate versions of released tracks and one new track. The collection features a newly recorded track titled "End Truth" as well as a cover of Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and Buzzoven's "Drained". Intro Inverse 111 Degree Heat Index Between Silence and Sound II Paranoid Tempo End Truth Bottom Line II Wavering Bass Salts Drained Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Drum Jam From the Vaults, Vol. 1 album personnel adapted from CD liner notes. Kylesa Phillip Cope - vocals, bass guitar, theremin Laura Pleasants - vocals, keys Carl McGinley - drums Tyler Newberry - percussion, keys Eric Hernandez - bass, drums Corey Barhorst - bass Javier Villegas - bass Jay Matheson - bass Additional personnel Philip Cope - producer, assistant engineer Jay Matheson - head engineer Steve Slavich - assistant engineer Zac Thomas - assistant engineer Dave Harris - mastering at Studio B Shaun Beaudry - art Casey McKinley - layout Official website Official Facebook page
France Vodnik was a Slovenian literary critic, essayist and poet from Ljubljana. He was active in the interwar period, when Slovenia was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, he was the younger brother of critic Anton Vodnik. France Vodnik was one of the main exponent of Slovene Christian left intellectuals who gathered around the journal Križ na gori. Together with the poet and thinker Edvard Kocbek, Vodnik was one of the first Slovene Roman Catholic intellectuals to profess the Personalist philosophy. Vodnik emerged in the 1920s as a literary critic and columnist in the liberal conservative journal Dom in svet. By the mid-1930s, he was considered one of the most influential Slovene critics, together with the left liberal Josip Vidmar and the Marxist Ivo Brnčić, with whom he polemized, he was a strong supporter of Slovenian political autonomy within Yugoslavia. He published a collection of poetry, entitled "The Fighter with God" composed of religious and mystical poems. After World War II, his influence was reduced.
In the first post-war decades, he worked as a translator from Polish. Among other, he translated works by Sienkiewicz, Stefan Żeromski, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Maria Dabrowska, Jan Dobraczynski, Kazimierz Moczarski, Stanislaw Lem into Slovene, he compiled a Slovene-Polish dictionary, published in 1977. In the 1960s and early 1970s, several collections of his essays were published, he died in Ljubljana. Slovenska religiozna lirika. Prešernov svetovni nazor. Borivec z Bogom. Ideja in kvaliteta: kritike in eseji. Kritična dramaturgija. Prevrednotenja. Od obzorja do obzorja. Dialektika in metafizika slovenstva.