Paul Sanchez is a New Orleans-born and based American guitarist and a singer-songwriter. Sanchez was a founding member of the New Orleans band Cowboy Mouth. Sanchez was a guitarist and one of the primary singers and songwriters for the band from 1990 to 2006. Sanchez's songs have appeared in films and on television and have been performed by various artists such as Darius Rucker, Irma Thomas, Michael Cerveris, Susan Cowsill, Kevin Griffin and The Eli Young Band and the Blowfish, John Boutté, Shamarr Allen, Glen Andrews and Kim Carson. Sanchez was born on the River Road along the levee of the Mississippi River, grew up in New Orleans' blue-collar Irish Channel neighborhood, historic home to stevedores and river pilots. Never one to be categorized or stay in the lines he has a career as varied as New Orleans itself. Sanchez is a songwriter, singer, producer and actor. In January 2010 Off Beat Magazine gave Paul three Best Of The Beat Awards. Songwriter of The Year, Best Song Of The Year, Best Folk/Rock Album for Stew Called New Orleans, his duet record with friend and collaborator John Boutte.
In April of that same year Gambit Weekly awarded him Best Roots Rock Performer at The Big Easy Awards. His first musical endeavor was in the New Orleans band The Backbeats, along with Vance DeGeneres, Steve Walters and a drummer he was to encounter again in his career named Fred LeBlanc, he refined his art in the flourishing Anti-folk scene during a stint in New York in the late eighties where he befriended artists Brenda Kahn, John S. Hall and Roger Manning, he has released 11 CDS as a solo artist. Releasing 11 CDs as a founding member of the New Orleans rock band Cowboy Mouth, he left the "Mouth" after 15 years in 2006 just after the flood had upended his home and the city of New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf, Sanchez was on tour with The Mouth. Attempting to process the extent of the losses, he stayed on tour and wrote a post-Katrina tribute, "Home", featured in the Starz documentary New Orleans Music in Exile; when being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that year, Sanchez was asked by Ellen what he loved about New Orleans and he replied, "well, I'm pretty sure we invented a good time so if you had one..." 2008 saw the re-release of a rewritten version of the title cut of Sanchez's first solo release Jet Black & Jealous.
The Eli Young Band made the song the title cut of their major label debut on Universal/Republic. Jet Black & Jealous made its debut at number 5 on the Billboard Country Album Charts in September 2008, he published a book of essays in 2009 entitled Pieces Of Me which deals with his sense of life and rebuilding after the flood. A songwriter Paul has written songs with and for John Boutte, Shamarr Allen, Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish, Glen David Andrews, Irma Thomas, Matt Perrine, Tony Award Winning actor Michael Cerveris, Vance DeGeneres, Susan Cowsill, Debbie Davis, Arsene DeLay, John Thomas Griffith, John Rankin, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, The Eli Young Band, Caleb Guillotte of Dead-Eye Dick and many more. For the last few years Sanchez has been writing and performing a musical adaptation of New York Times Best Seller Nine Lives. Nine Lives has been performed in New York City at Symphony Space, Washington DC at Sixth & I, Los Angeles at Fais Do-Do and New Orleans at Le Petite Theater, The CAC, The Ellis Marsalis Center and Tulane University's Dixon Hall.
He has appeared on the HBO series Treme as himself. Paul resides in the Tremé and still lives and breathes New Orleans. Word of Mouth · 1992 It Means Escape · 1994 Are You With Me? · 1996 Word of Mouth · 1996 Mercyland · 1998 Easy · 2000 Uh Oh · 2003 Voodoo Shoppe · 2006 Mouthin' Off · 1993 Mouthin' Off · 1997 Cowboy Mouth LIVE! · 1998 Live in the X Lounge "Jenny Says" · 1998 All You Need Is Live · 2000 Live in the X Lounge "Easy" · 2000 & 2001 Uh Oh · 2003 Live at the Zoo · 2004 Life Is a Ride 2017 Magus Insipiens: 3 Song Cycles on Poems by Taliesin and Sapho 2016, with Kayleen Sanchez Heart Renovations 2016 Everything That Ends Begins Again 2014 Reclamation Of The Pie-Eyed Piper 2012, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show Nine Lives - A Musical Story of New Orleans 2012 Nine Lives - A Musical Story of New Orleans 2011 Red Beans and Ricely Yours 2010 Bridging the Gap 2010, Shamarr Allen & Paul Sanchez Farewell To Storyville 2009 Stew Called New Orleans 2009 Exit to Mystery Street 2008, produced by Dave Pirner.
Featuring guest appearances by Ivan Neville, Shamarr Allen, Susan Cowsill, James Andrews, Fredy Omar, & Craig Klein Washed Away 2007, a compilation of songs from his first 6 recordings, all lost in the levee failure in New Orleans Between Friends 2007, featuring guest appearances by Darius Rucker, John Boutte', Theresa Anderson, Jim Sonefeld, & Susan Cowsill. Hurricane Party 2000, produced by Tim Sommer. Featuring guest appearances by Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, Peter Holsapple, & John Boutte' Live at Carrollton Station 1999, produced by Mike Mayeux Sonoma Valley 1998, produced by Mike Mayeux. Guest appearances by Susan Cowsill, John Boutte' & John Thomas Griffith Loose Parts 1997, produced by Peter Holsapple. Guest appearance by Susan Cowsill Wasted Lives & Bluegrass 1995 Jet Black and Jealous 1993, recorded by Roger Manning Paul Sanchez official website
David Joel Barrera is an American actor. He is best known for his latest role as Gunnery Sgt. Ray'Casey Kasem' Griego in Generation Kill, he has appeared in television series including Grimm, Heroes, CSI: Miami, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, Murder One, Without a Trace, The West Wing, Big Bang Theory and 24 for which he got nominated for an ALMA Award. Barrera is a graduate of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School in his hometown, San Juan, where he was part of the Theater Club; this high school is part of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. David Barrera is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, went on to study in the graduate acting program at the University of California, San Diego. Barrera appeared in Universal's family comedy Evan Almighty, further he worked on films like Infinity, No Way Back and The United States of Leland. Barrera guest starred in the episode, "Alex Gives Up", as Carlos Cucuy in a Disney Channel Original Series live-action sitcom, Wizards of Waverly Place in which his wife, was one of the main cast members.
In 2015, Barrera guest starred in the episode, "Flicker", as Dr. Kaplan in the fifth season of American Horror Story. Barrera has been married to actress Maria Canals-Barrera with whom he has two daughters. While at the University of California, San Diego graduate acting program he was awarded the Princess Grace Award in acting. David Barrera on IMDb Official website
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, box office results, cover stories, photo galleries and more, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905. Variety has been published since December 16, 1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering theater and vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City. Sime was fired by The Morning Telegraph in 1905 for panning an act which had taken out an advert for $50, said that it looked like he would have to start his own paper in order to be able to tell the truth. With a loan of $1,500 from his father-in-law, he launched Variety as editor. In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.
The original cover design, similar to the current design, was sketched by Edgar M. Miller, a scenic painter, who refused payment; the front cover contained pictures of the original editorial staff, who were Alfred Greason, Epes W Sargeant and Joshua Lowe, as well as Sime. The first issue contained a review by Sime's son Sidne known as Skigie, claimed to be the youngest critic in the world at seven years old. In 1922, Sime acquired The New York Clipper, reporting on the stage and other entertainment since 1853 and folded it two years merging some of its features into Variety. In 1922, Sime launched the Times Square Daily, which he referred to as "the world's worst daily" and soon scrapped. During that period, Variety staffers worked on all three papers. After the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in 1930, which Variety sued for alleged plagiarism in 1932, Sime launched Daily Variety in 1933, based in Hollywood, with Arthur Ungar as the editor, it replaced Variety Bulletin, issued in Hollywood on Fridays.
Daily Variety was published every day other than Sunday but on Monday to Friday. Ungar was editor until 1950, followed by Joe Schoenfeld and Thomas M. Pryor, succeeded by his son Pete; the Daily and the Weekly were run as independent newspapers, with the Daily concentrating on Hollywood news and the Weekly on U. S. and International coverage. Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931. Green remained as editor from 1931 until his death in 1973. Sime's son Sidne succeeded him as publisher of both publications. Following his death from tuberculosis in 1950, his only son Syd Silverman, was the sole heir to what was Variety Inc. Young Syd's legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc. until 1956. After that date Syd Silverman managed the company as publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to Cahners Publishing for $64 million, he remained as publisher until 1990 when he was succeeded on Weekly Variety by Gerard A. Byrne and on Daily Variety by Sime's great grandson, Michael Silverman.
Syd became chairman of both publications. In 1953, Army Archerd's "Just for Variety" column appeared on page two of Daily Variety and swiftly became popular in Hollywood. Archerd broke countless exclusive stories, reporting from film sets, announcing pending deals, giving news of star-related hospitalizations and births; the column appeared daily for 52 years until September 1, 2005. On December 7, 1988, the editor, Roger Watkins and oversaw the transition to four-color print. Upon its launch, the new-look Variety measured one inch shorter with a washed-out color on the front; the old front-page box advertisement was replaced by a strip advertisement, along with the first photos published in Variety since Sime gave up using them in the old format in 1920: they depicted Sime and Syd. For twenty years from 1989 its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman running the Daily in Hollywood. Bart had worked at Paramount Pictures and The New York Times.
In April 2009, Bart moved to the position of "vice president and editorial director", characterized online as "Boffo No More: Bart Up and Out at Variety". From mid 2009 to 2013, Timothy M. Gray oversaw the publication as Editor-in-Chief, after over 30 years of various reporter and editor positions in the newsroom. In October 2012, Reed Business Information, the periodical's owner, sold the publication to Penske Media Corporation. PMC is the owner of Deadline Hollywood, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Variety's largest competitor in online showbiz news. In October 2012, Jay Penske, Chairman and CEO of PMC, announced that the website's paywall would come down, the print publication would stay, he would invest more into Variety's digital platform in a townhall. In March 2013, Variety owner Jay Penske appointed three co-editors to oversee different parts of the publication's industry coverage; the decision was made to stop printing Daily Variety with the last printed edition published on March 19, 2013 with the headline "Variety A
Fire lookout tower
A fire lookout tower, fire tower or lookout tower, provides housing and protection for a person known as a "fire lookout" whose duty it is to search for wildfires in the wilderness. The fire lookout tower is a small building located on the summit of a mountain or other high vantage point, in order to maximize the viewing distance and range, known as view shed. From this vantage point the fire lookout can see smoke that may develop, determine the location by using a device known as an Osborne Fire Finder, call fire suppression personnel to the fire. Lookouts report weather changes and plot the location of lightning strikes during storms; the location of the strike is monitored for a period of days after in case of ignition. The typical fire lookout tower consists of a small room, known as a cab located atop a large steel, or wooden tower; the tops of tall trees have been used to mount permanent platforms. Sometimes natural rock may be used to create a lower platform. In cases where the terrain makes a tower unnecessary, the structure is known as a ground cab.
Ground cabs are called towers if they don't sit on a tower. Towers gained popularity in the early 1900s, fires were reported using telephones, carrier pigeons, heliographs. Although many fire lookout towers have fallen into disrepair as a result of neglect and declining budgets, some fire service personnel have made an effort to preserve older fire towers, arguing that a good set of human eyes watching the forest for wildfire can be an effective and cheap fire safety measure; the history of fire lookout towers predates the United States Forest Service, founded in 1905. Many townships, private lumber companies, State Forestry organizations operated fire lookout towers on their own accord; the Great Fire of 1910 known as the Big Blowup, burned 3,000,000 acres through the states of Washington and Montana. It is still arguably the largest forest fire in recorded history; the smoke from this fire drifted across the entire country to Washington D. C. — both physically and politically — and it challenged the five-year-old Forest Service to address new policies regarding fire suppression, the fire did much to create the fire rules and policies that we have today.
One of the rules as a result of the 1910 fire stated "all fires must be extinguished by 10 a.m. the following morning". To prevent and suppress fires, the U. S. Forest Service made another rule that townships and States would bear the cost of contracting fire suppression services, because at the time there was not the large Forest Service Fire Department that exists today; as a result of the above rules, early fire detection and suppression became a priority. Towers began to be built across the country. While earlier lookouts used tall trees and high peaks with tents for shelters, by 1911 permanent cabins and cupolas were being constructed on mountaintops. Beginning in 1910, the New Hampshire Timberlands Owners Association, a fire protection group, was formed and soon after, similar organizations were set up in Maine and Vermont. A leader of these efforts, W. R. Brown, an officer of the Brown Company which owned over 400,000 acres of timberland, set up a series of effective forest-fire lookout towers the first in the nation, by 1917 helped establish a forest-fire insurance company.
In 1933, during the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt formed the Civilian Conservation Corps, consisting of young men and veterans of World War I. It was during this time that the CCC set about building fire lookout towers, access roads to those towers; the U. S. Forest Service took great advantage of the CCC workforce and initiated a massive program of construction projects, including fire lookout towers. In California alone, some 250 lookout towers and cabs were built by CCC workers between 1933 and 1942; the heyday of fire lookout towers was from 1930 through 1950. During World War II, the Aircraft Warning Service was established, operating from mid-1941 to mid-1944. Fire lookouts were assigned additional duty as Enemy Aircraft Spotters on the West Coast of the United States. From the 1960s through the 1990s the towers took a back seat to new technology and improvements in radios; the promise of space satellite fire detection and modern cell phones tried to compete with the remaining fire lookout towers, but in several environments, the technology failed.
Fires detected from space are too large to make accurate assessments for control. Cell phones in wilderness areas still suffer from lack of signal. Today, some fire lookout towers remain in service, because having human eyes being able to detect smoke and call in the fire report allows fire management officials to decide early how the fire is to be managed; the more modern policy is to "manage fire", not to suppress it. Fire lookout towers provide a reduction in time of fire detection to time of fire management assessment. Idaho had the most known lookout sites. Kansas is the only U. S. state. A number of fire lookout tower stations located in New York State near the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Catskill Park, have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, they include Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station, Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station, Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Observation Station, Blue Mountain Fire Observation Station, Hadley Mountain Fire Observation Station, Kane Mountain Fire Observation Station, Loon Lake Mountain Fire Observation Station, Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station, Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station, Red Hill Fire Observation Station, St. Regis Mountain Fire
Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Lautner began his acting career playing bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids, before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Danny Phantom. In 2005, he appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, he starred in the 2011 action film Abduction. Since 2013, Lautner has starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular main character. In 2016, he played a leading role, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, in the second season of FOX black comedy series Scream Queens; the late 2000s saw Lautner become a teen idol and sex symbol, after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, generating media attention for his looks. In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour's "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.
In the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood. Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner, his mother works for a software development company. He has one younger sister named Makena. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Lautner has Austrian, English, German and Swiss ancestry, has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry through his mother, he grew up in a town near Grand Rapids. He has stated, he commented, "I just had to tell myself'I can't let this get to me. This is, and I'm going to continue doing it.'"He took his first karate class at the age of six. A year he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of Los Angeles. Lautner trained with Chaturantabut for several years, earning his black belt by the age of eight, winning several junior world championships, he appeared in an ISKA karate event televised on ESPN in 2003, lampooned on the sports-comedy show Cheap Seats that first aired in 2006.
In junior high, Lautner—who was involved in karate and hip-hop dance—won the award for "Best Smile" and played in the school's Turkey Bowl American Football game. He went to public school in California at Valencia High School until his sophomore year. Chaturantabut, who once portrayed the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, suggested to Lautner that he take up acting. For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. Lautner balanced karate and acting with being on the football and baseball teams at his school, taking up jazz and hip-hop dance. After that became tiring and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, permanently in 2002. In his first months after moving to Los Angeles, Lautner appeared in small television roles, small film roles, ads and commercials. In 2001, Lautner first appeared in Shadow Fury.
He got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild. He appeared in small television roles on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, Summerland. Lautner earned voice-over roles in animated series such as Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, What's New, Scooby-Doo?. The same year, he earned his first breakout role, starring in the film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Lautner spent three months on location in Austin, Texas, to film the movie, received with negative reviews from critics, was a minor international success. However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. For the film, Lautner choreographed all of his fight scenes after director Robert Rodríguez learned of his extensive martial arts training. Months he played Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, panned by critics, being named one of the "Worst Films of the 2000s" by Rotten Tomatoes. After returning from Canada filming the latter movie, Lautner said he realized his newfound fame, from Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
In 2006 he appeared in the show Love Inc. and the TV special He's Charlie Brown. Two years Lautner appeared in a lead role in the short-lived NBC drama, My Own Worst Enemy, portraying Christian Slater's son, Jack Spivey. Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either "the popular kid, jock, or bully." In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of lead character Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Oregon. Lautner was urged by his agent to audition. At his audition, he read lines with Kristen Stewart, cast as Bella, they acted out scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; the film was a commercial success, earning $69 million its opening weekend, has grossed $392 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10. In describing the critical consensus, it stated: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big
Kenneth Allen "Kenny" Johnson is an American actor and model. He is known for his roles as Detective Curtis Lemansky in The Shield, Butch "Burner" Barnes in Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Detective Ham Dewey in Saving Grace, Herman Kozik in Sons of Anarchy, Matt Webb in Prime Suspect, Caleb Calhoun in Bates Motel. Johnson portrays Dominic Luca in the CBS drama series S. W. A. T.. Johnson was born in New Haven and was raised on a 30-acre farm in Weathersfield, Vermont. For his college education, he attended Central Connecticut State University, where he played football and basketball. Prior to starting his acting career, Johnson spent four years modelling for agencies including Wilhelmina and Ford Models; this path led to him living for a year in Boston, before settling in Los Angeles, where he found acting. Johnson got his start in television commercials, including one of the first ads for LA Gear. A former champion arm wrestler, he appeared as bit characters in various television programs, such as Family Matters, Grace Under Fire, Caroline in the City, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Sliders, 18 Wheels of Justice, Just Shoot Me!, NCIS: Los Angeles, Lie to Me, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Protector.
In 1998, he appeared in the first several minutes of the first Blade, as Heatseeking Dennis, saved from a vampire played by Traci Lords. In October 2005, he appeared in the Smallville season 5 episode "Mortal" as metahuman Tommy Lee, he appeared in the 2006 Hallmark Channel original film Desolation Canyon, with Stacy Keach and Patrick Duffy. Johnson starred in the 2005 film Zzyzx, a thriller about two friends who take a detour on their way to Las Vegas. Johnson auditioned for the role of ill-fated Terry Crowley in The Shield, which went to Reed Diamond. Casting directors were so impressed with his audition that they asked Johnson to come in for the role of Curtis Lemansky, he was unsure of how to go about the character, as the role was not developed at that point. During the audition, Johnson made some choices for the character that he thought ruined his chances of winning the role. However, the audition turned out to be successful and he was cast. Lemansky became a major player in the first season because of the chemistry Johnson shared with his castmates.
After The Shield, Johnson had recurring roles in Cold Case, first as a supposed murder victim, as a love interest for Lilly Rush. He was cast in the TNT series Saving Grace, as Detective Hamilton "Ham" Dewey. Johnson appeared during the second and fourth seasons of Sons of Anarchy as Sgt. At Arms and biker Herman Kozik, he directed and starred in the short film I Heard the Mermaids Singing. In August 2010, Johnson appeared in the Fox series Lie to Me, along with several fellow cast members from The Shield. In 2011, Johnson appeared in Lifetime's series The Protector, with fellow Sons of Anarchy co-star Ally Walker. Johnson appeared as a regular in NBC's crime drama series Prime Suspect, playing the contractor boyfriend of the lead character, Detective Jane Timoney. In 2011, Johnson starred as Frank Connor, a convicted drug smuggler who leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, in Few Options. In 2012, he guest starred as Tyler Gray in the sixth season of Burn Notice, as Greg Marshall in the fourth season of The Mentalist.
That following year, Johnson portrayed U. S. Marshal Max Clayton in the eighth and final season of Dexter. Johnson appeared as Caleb Calhoun, the estranged brother of Norma Bates, in the A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel, he recurred in the second season, became a main cast member for the third season, guest starred in the fourth and fifth seasons. He was a recurring cast member in the fifth season of Covert Affairs, playing former CIA paramilitary operative James Decker. Johnson co-starred in the 2015 thriller film Solace. In August 2015, it was reported that Johnson would be part of the main cast for the second season of ABC's anthology series Secrets and Lies; as of autumn 2017, Johnson portrays Officer Dominique Luca in the CBS drama series S. W. A. T. Based on the 2003 film of the same name, but the series closely follows the original 1975-76 ABC series of the same name; the show's theme, written by Barry DeVorzon, is from the original ABC 1970s series and became a Billboard #1 hit for Rhythm Heritage in 1976.
Johnson married Cathleen Oveson on December 2005 in Maui, Hawaiian Islands. The couple has one child. SourcesAudio Interview with'The Rafferty/Mills Connection' podcast Audio Interview with'Rex Sikes/Movie Beat' podcast Audio Interview with'Rex Sikes/Movie Beat Pt2' podcastNotes Official website Kenny Johnson on IMDb
Constance Zimmer is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Quinn King in the drama series Unreal, for which she won a Critics' Choice Television Award and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Zimmer is further known for her roles in various television series, such as Entourage, Boston Legal, Love Bites, Marvel's Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. and House of Cards. Zimmer was born in Washington, to German migrant parents from the former East Prussia, she speaks fluent German, saying in a 2015 interview that although her parents spoke English with her as a child, she spent six weeks of every summer in Germany, with her grandmother who only spoke German. Zimmer decided to pursue a career in acting after she fell in love with the craft as a high school student. Following high school, she was accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. Zimmer's stage career was highlighted with her award-winning portrayal in a Los Angeles production of Catholic School Girls, where she won a Dramalogue for Best Actress.
After starring in several national commercials, most notably for Duracell, she started making guest appearances in such shows as Ellen, The X-Files, Gideon's Crossing, The King of Queens, as well as having recurring roles in The Wayans Bros. Hyperion Bay, The Trouble With Normal. During that same period, she was cast in a few independent movies such as Spin Cycle, Home Room, Warm Blooded Killers. Zimmer booked her first TV series regular role on the NBC comedy Good Morning, Miami as the lazy and burned-out office assistant, Penny Barrington. After the series was canceled, she spent the second season recurring as Sister Lilly Waters in the CBS drama, Joan of Arcadia, as well as guest-starring in episodes of NYPD Blue and Jake in Progress. In 2005, she acted in the short film Just Pray, directed by Tiffani Thiessen, it was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival. In early 2006, Zimmer was cast as Brianna, the competitive law undergrad, in the ABC crime/drama series In Justice, she joined the cast of Boston Legal, where she played associate attorney Claire Simms on the show's third season.
Her character did not return in season four. Zimmer portrayed industry powerhouse and studio executive Dana Gordon in the HBO original series Entourage from 2005 to 2011, arguably her most known role to date. Zimmer performed in the world-premiere play, Girls Talk, alongside Brooke Shields, Andrea Bendewald, Nicole Paggi; the play was directed by Roger Kumble. She starred in the NBC summer series Love Bites as Colleen Rouscher and had a guest appearance on USA's Royal Pains, playing psychiatrist Dr. Abby Burton. In 2014, she was cast in the series regular role of Quinn King on the Lifetime dramedy series UnREAL; the show has received critical acclaim and Zimmer's performance has garnered high praise. The series ended in July 2018 after four seasons. For her performance in the series, she won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In 2015, she had a recurring role on season three of the ABC superhero series Agents of S.
H. I. E. L. D. as Rosalind Price. She has been a semi-regular panelist on ABC's Match Game since 2017. Zimmer has been married twice. First, to special effects artist Steve Johnson, whom she met when working on a Duracell TV commercial in the late 1990s. On January 5, 2008, Zimmer gave birth to a daughter, Colette Zoe, whose father is director Russ Lamoureux. On June 20, 2010, it was announced that Zimmer and Lamoureux were engaged, with the couple getting married in October of the same year. Zimmer attends many celebrity benefits for charity. Among those she supports are the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Heifer International. Constance Zimmer on IMDb