Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is an American character actor who has appeared in films, television series and theatre. He portrayed D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series The Wire, a role which earned him critical acclaim, he is known for his role as Bob Stookey in the AMC horror drama The Walking Dead. He is in the cast of David Simon's HBO TV series, The Deuce, that premiered in September 2017. Gilliard was born in New York City, he and his family moved to Maryland when he was seven years old. Gilliard studied classical music at Baltimore School for the Arts. Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur were classmates of Gilliard's at the Baltimore School of the Arts. After attending Juilliard School for three years as a clarinet performance student, Gilliard decided to pursue acting instead of music, he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts,The Acting Studio - New York, the Stella Adler Conservatory. Gilliard made his film debut playing the lead, Dennis Brown, in the 1991 independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn.
Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire, New York Undercover, CSI: NY. Film roles include a love-struck ghetto teen in LottoLand, an earnest college football player in The Waterboy, a member of the Dead Rabbits in Gangs of New York. Gilliard is a stage actor, he received positive reviews for his role of Booth in a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog. He joined The Walking Dead cast as a regular, playing Bob Stookey, as of season 4, appearing in thirteen episodes up until he got another job on a new show, which led to his character's death in the fifth season's third episode. Gilliard is married to Michelle Paress. LawrenceGilliardJr.com Lawrence Gilliard Jr. on IMDb Lawrence Gilliard Jr. on Twitter
James Timothy Daly is an American actor and producer. He is known for his role as Joe Hackett on the NBC sitcom Wings and his voice role as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as his recurring role as the drug-addicted screenwriter J. T. Dolan on The Sopranos, he starred as Pete Wilder on Private Practice from 2007 to 2012. Since 2014, he has portrayed Henry McCord, husband of the titular character, on the CBS drama Madam Secretary. Daly was born March 1, 1956, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, the only son and youngest of four children of actor James Daly and actress Mary Hope Daly, he is the younger brother of actress Tyne Daly. He has Mary Glynn and Pegeen Michael. Daly attended The Putney School. Daly began his professional career while a student at Vermont's Bennington College, where he studied Theatre and Literature, in which he now holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, acted in summer stock, he graduated from college in 1979, returned to New York to continue studying acting and singing.
Daly debuted on stage when he was seven years old in Jenny Kissed Me by Jean Kerr, together with his parents and two sisters. He appeared for the first time on TV when he was 10 years old in an American Playhouse adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, which starred his father James Daly, he dreamed about a sports or music career and considered becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but decided to become an actor. Daly started his professional acting career when he appeared in a 1978 adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play Equus, his first leading film role was in the film Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, in which he shared screen time with actors including Kevin Bacon and Mickey Rourke. Starring roles soon followed in Alan Rudolph's feature, Made in Heaven, the American Playhouse production of The Rise & Rise of Daniel Rocket, the CBS dramatic series, Almost Grown created by David Chase. In theatre he has starred in the Broadway production of Coastal Disturbances by playwright Tina Howe opposite Annette Bening and received a 1987 Theatre World Award for his performance.
He has starred in Oliver, Oliver at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis and Bus Stop by William Inge at Trinity Square Repertory, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Santa Fe Festival Theatre, A Knife in the Heart and A Study in Scarlet at the Williamstown Playhouse, Paris Bound at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. During this time, Daly starred in the CBS television miniseries I'll Take Manhattan as Toby Amberville. Daly describes himself as being self-critical in regard to his career. In an interview with New Zealand'ZM' radio personality Polly Gillespie, Daly was quoted as saying, "I think part of it is passed down to me from my parents who are actors; the theatre was our temple... When you entered you were expected to live up to the example of this glorious place." Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 14, 1997. It starred Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett; the show was set at the fictional Tom Nevers Field, a small airport in Nantucket, where the Hackett brothers operated the one-plane airline, Sandpiper Air.
Daly became noted for voicing Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Animated Series during this time. In 1997, he and J. Todd Harris formed Daly-Harris Productions, through which he produced such movies as: Execution of Justice and Tick Tock. In 1998, Daly appeared in several episodes of the Emmy award-winning, Tom Hanks-produced HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon playing astronaut Jim Lovell, whom Hanks himself had portrayed in the film Apollo 13. During the 2000–2001 television season, Daly starred as Dr. Richard Kimble in a remake of the classic television series The Fugitive; the series lasted only one season. In 2002, Daly guest-starred as himself in the TV series Monk in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" reuniting him with his Wings castmate Tony Shalhoub. In 2006, Daly returned to Broadway when he appeared on stage opposite David Schwimmer and Željko Ivanek in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Daly made several appearances on The Sopranos as J. T. Dolan, an AA buddy of Christopher Moltisanti.
Daly received a 2007 Emmy nomination for his work on the series. He appeared on the midseason ABC crime series Eyes, which got good reviews but was canceled after only five episodes. In 2006, Daly played the role of Nick Cavanaugh on the new ABC drama The Nine. From 2007 to 2012, Daly played a love interest for Kate Walsh's character on the TV series Private Practice; as a voice-actor, Daly portrayed superhero Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent in Superman: The Animated Series, but was unable to return as Superman, as he was under contract to star in a remake of the 1960s TV drama The Fugitive. He reprised his role as Superman in the video game Superman: Shadow of Apokolips and the direct-to-video releases Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Justice League: Doom. Daly reprised his role as Superman in an animated remake of the trailer for the 2013 film Man of Steel by the Hub Network to celebrate the release of the film and to promote the network's upcoming marathon of Superman episodes.
Daly heads Red House Entertainment. Movies produced through the company include Edge of America, which won a Peabody Award and a Humanitas Prize, Daly's directing debut, the independent film Bereft. Daly created W
Donald Mark Petrie is an American actor and film director. Petrie was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dorothea, a television producer and novelist, Daniel Petrie, a director, he is the brother of writer Daniel Petrie, Jr. Petrie has acted and guest-starred on television programs since 1976, his first directorial job was on the set of The Equalizer, a private detective television series, in 1985. Since, he has directed films such as Mystic Pizza, Opportunity Knocks, Grumpy Old Men, The Favor, Richie Rich, The Associate, My Favorite Martian, Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Welcome to Mooseport, Just My Luck and My Life in Ruins. Donald Petrie on IMDb
Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is an American actress and dancer. On television, she played Lilith Sternin, Frasier Crane's wife, on both the TV sitcom Cheers and its spin-off Frasier; the role won her two Emmy Awards. On stage she played the Tony Award–winning roles of Nickie in the revival of Sweet Charity and Velma Kelly in the revival of Chicago. Other Broadway musical roles include Morticia Addams in The Addams Family. From 2014 to 2017, she starred as Nadine Tolliver in the CBS drama Madam Secretary. Neuwirth's father is Lee Paul Neuwirth, a German-American mathematician who taught at Princeton University and made an Encrypter while working at Institute for Defense Analyses, her Russian-American mother, Sydney Anne Neuwirth, is a painter who danced as an amateur for the Princeton Regional Ballet Company. She has a mathematician and actuary who graduated from Harvard University. Neuwirth was lazy in school and was disobedient towards authority, being put in custody for smoking marijuana when she was 13 years old.
Neuwirth started taking ballet lessons at the age of five, a year after viewing a production of The Nutcracker with her mother. She had a desire of being a ballet dancer until her early teens, when she realized how restricted her technique, as well as the overall ballet education of where she lived, was, it was until viewing the musical Pippin in Manhattan at 15 that she changed her future plans from being a ballerina to a Broadway musical dancer. After graduating from Princeton High School in 1976, she attended Juilliard in New York City and left after only a year, disliking the school for having a "stifling creative environment" and no Broadway-style dance training. After leaving Juilliard in 1977, she took singing and jazz classes at a New York City-based YWCA, one of them taught by Joan Morton Lucas, who appeared in the film Singin' in the Rain and the original Broadway production of Kiss Me Kate, she performed with the Princeton Ballet Company in Peter and the Wolf, The Nutcracker, Coppélia appearing in community theater musicals.
Studying acting for two years under Suzanne Shepard, Neuwirth made her Broadway debut in the role of Sheila in A Chorus Line in 1980. She appeared in revivals of Little Me, Sweet Charity, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Damn Yankees. 1996 saw. Neuwirth described the difficulty level of the role as "like performing microsurgery from 8–10:20." That role brought her her greatest stage recognition to date and several awards including the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Neuwirth would return to the still-running revival of Chicago in 2006, this time as Roxie Hart. In 2014 she returned again, this time playing "Mama" Morton, making her the first person to play three different characters at three separate times during the course of a single Broadway run, she appeared in a musical revue Here Lies Jenny, that featured songs by Kurt Weill and danced by Neuwirth and a four-person supporting cast, as part of an unspoken ambiguous story in an anonymous seedy bar in Berlin in the 1930s.
The show ran from May 7 through October 2004, in the Zipper Theater in New York City. Here Lies Jenny was presented by Neuwirth in San Francisco in 2005. In 2009, Neuwirth toured a one-woman cabaret show with pianist Scott Cady; the cabaret included music by Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, John Kander and Fred Ebb amongst others. In 2010, she returned to Broadway to create the role of Morticia Addams in the original production of The Addams Family opposite Nathan Lane. While in Los Angeles waiting to receive a Tony Award for her appearance in Sweet Charity in 1985, Neuwirth auditioned for the role of Dr. Lilith Sternin in the television series Cheers. At the time, Neuwirth was not interested doing television work and her character was planned to be in only one episode of the series. However, the writers enjoyed writing her dialogue so much that she was written into more episodes of the show making her one of the series' recurring actors. Neuwirth's character married Frasier Crane in the show.
From the fourth to the seventh season, Neuwirth portrayed Lilith in a regular recurring role, she appeared on the show as a main star from season eight to the final season, season eleven. Like Kelsey Grammer when he started on the show as Frasier, she was not given star billing in the opening credits, but at the end for seasons eight and nine, she appeared in the opening credits with her own portrait in seasons ten and eleven, she auditioned for this role with her arm following a fall a week earlier. She won two Emmy Awards for the role, in 1990 and 1991; the character made an appearance in the series Wings and in 12 episodes of the Cheers spin-off Frasier, which earned her a 1995 Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She left Cheers in 1993 to get back to her career in dancing, but would still make more television appearances in other shows and commercials. Neuwirth's dip into the movie industry began in 1989 with small roles in films such as Say Anything...
Pacific Heights, Penny Ante. It was until 1990 that she started doing supporting roles in movies including Green Card and Malice, all of which she received acclaim from critics for her performances, her first lead role came in 1993, when she played a married woman strangely attracted to one of her neighbors in the psychological thriller comedy film The Paint Job. H
Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens and received an economics degree from the Wharton School, he was appointed president of his family's real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, expanded it from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan. The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels and golf courses. Trump started various side ventures, including licensing his name for real estate and consumer products, he managed the company until his 2017 inauguration. He co-authored several books, including The Art of the Deal, he owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, he produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $3.1 billion. Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries.
His campaign received extensive free media coverage. Commentators described his political positions as populist and nationalist. Trump has made many misleading statements during his campaign and presidency; the statements have been documented by fact-checkers, the media have described the phenomenon as unprecedented in American politics. Trump was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, he became the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or government service, the fifth to have won the election despite having lost the popular vote. His election and policies have sparked numerous protests. Many of his comments and actions have been perceived as racially charged or racist. During his presidency, Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, citing security concerns, he enacted a tax cut package for individuals and businesses, which rescinded the individual health insurance mandate and allowed oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge.
He repealed the Dodd-Frank Act that had imposed stricter constraints on banks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. He has pursued his America First agenda in foreign policy, withdrawing the U. S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Iran nuclear deal. He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imposed import tariffs on various goods, triggering a trade war with China, negotiated with North Korea seeking denuclearization, he nominated two justices to the Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The Justice Department investigated links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government regarding its election interference; when Trump dismissed FBI Director James Comey, in charge of the investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to proceed with the probe. The Special Counsel investigation led to guilty pleas by five Trump associates to criminal charges including lying to investigators, campaign finance violations, tax fraud.
Trump denied accusations of collusion and obstruction of justice, calling the investigation a politically motivated "witch hunt". Attorney General William Barr wrote that the special counsel's final report did not find that Trump or his campaign had "conspired or coordinated" with Russia during the 2016 election, but did not reach a conclusion regarding obstruction of justice, neither implicating him regarding obstruction of justice nor exonerating him. Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at the Jamaica Hospital in the borough of Queens, New York City, his parents were Frederick Christ Trump, a real estate developer, Mary Anne MacLeod. Trump grew up in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens, attended the Kew-Forest School from kindergarten through seventh grade. At age 13, he was enrolled in the New York Military Academy, a private boarding school, after his parents discovered that he had made frequent trips into Manhattan without their permission. In 1964, Trump enrolled at Fordham University.
After two years, he transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, he worked at Elizabeth Trump & Son, he graduated in May 1968 with a B. S. in economics. When Trump was in college from 1964 to 1968, he obtained four student draft deferments. In 1966, he was deemed fit for military service based upon a medical examination and in July 1968, a local draft board classified him as eligible to serve. In October 1968, he was given a medical deferment that he attributed to spurs in the heels of both feet, which resulted in a 1-Y classification: "Unqualified for duty except in the case of a national emergency." In the December 1969 draft lottery, Trump's birthday, June 14, received a high number that would have given him a low probability to be called to military service without the 1-Y. In 1972, he was reclassified as 4-F. In 1973 and 1976, The New York Times reported that Trump had graduated first in his class at Wharton. However, a 1984 Times profile of Trump noted.
In 1988, New York magazine reported Trump conceding, "Okay, maybe not'first,' as myth has it, but he had'the highest grades possible.'" Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney, testified to the House Oversight Committee in February 2019 that Trump "directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores." Days after Trump stated in 2011, "I heard [Barack O
Tamia Marilyn Hill is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Windsor, Tamia performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. In 1994, after signing a development deal with Warner Bros. Records, she was asked by veteran producer Quincy Jones to appear on his album Q's Jook Joint, earning her Grammy Award nominations for their collaboration on "You Put a Move on My Heart" and "Slow Jams." Her self-titled debut album was released in 1998 and followed by a series of successful albums with Elektra Records, including A Nu Day and More. Several songs from these albums became hit singles on the pop and R&B record charts, including "So Into You", "Stranger in My House" and "Imagination" as well as her collaborations "Into You", "Missing You" and "Spend My Life with You". Since her departure from Elektra, Tamia has released most of her projects independently on her own label Plus One Music Group, through ventures with Def Jam, eOne Music and others. In 2015, her sixth album Love Life debuted and peaked at number two on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, becoming her highest-charting album on the chart.
A NAACP Image Award recipient for her work with singer Eric Benét, Tamia is a six-time Grammy Award nominee and has been nominated for numerous other awards and accolades, including a Soul Train Music Award, a Source Award and four Juno Awards. She has been married to former basketball player Grant Hill since 1999. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003, Tamia is an advocate for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on behalf of others affected by the disease. Tamia was born in Ontario; the only daughter of a Caucasian father and African American mother, Barbara Washington-Peden, she has three younger brothers named Tiras and Trajan. Peden gave birth to Tamia when she was 17 years old and raised her children as a single mom in the projects between Glengarry Avenue and McDougall Street in downtown Windsor. Aside from the music she heard and sang at church, Tamia was exposed to diverse music from an early age by her mother; as early as age six, she was on stage singing at the local church, by age 12, had been involved in several musicals which helped hone her musical skills.
Tamia studied piano and voice with renowned Windsor musician, Eugene Davis, instrumental in encouraging her to pursue her vocal talent. It was not long before she was able to develop her skills in the Walkerville Centre for Creative Arts program for visual and performing arts students, introduced at Walkerville Collegiate Institute in Windsor. Along with attending high school at Walkerville, she made several appearances in local theater and choral concerts before winning Canada's prestigious YTV Vocal Achievement Award in 1993. In 1994, Tamia performed at a multiple sclerosis benefit in Aspen, Colorado when she met music manager, Lionel Richie's ex-wife Brenda Richie, cosponsoring the event and introduced herself to Tamia after the show. A few months Tamia, being courted by Warner Bros. Records at the time, called Richie to say that she was coming to Los Angeles for a photo session, resulting in her lasting stay and a management deal with Richie. Weeks Richie arranged for her to perform at a star-studded party that she held for singer Luther Vandross.
Her performance impressed all in attendance, including veteran producer Quincy Jones, who took notice and offered her the chance to appear on his album Q's Jook Joint. "You Put a Move on My Heart," a Mica Paris cover, was one out of several Jones songs Tamia recorded vocals for. Selected as the first single from Q's Jook Joint, it became a moderate commercial success, reaching the top twenty of the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but earned acclaim from critics, resulting in a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 39th ceremony. Tamia along with Babyface and Barry White received a second nomination that night for "Slow Jams", the second single from Jones' album, which fared on the charts, peaking at number two on the New Zealand Singles Chart, received a third nod in the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals category for her performance on "Missing You", a collaboration with singers Brandy, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan for the soundtrack of the 1996 motion picture Set It Off.
A top thiry success on the US Billboard Hot 100, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 1997, Tamia made her film debut in the action-thriller Speed 2: Cruise Control. Playing the cruise liner's musical entertainer, she performed the Diane Warren-penned single "Make Tonight Beautiful", released as part of the film's soundtrack; the same year, she has appeared in television sitcoms such as Rock Me Baby and Kenan and Kel and recorded the all-star charity single "Love Shouldn't Hurt" for the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse along with All-4-One, Michael Bolton, others. Following this, Jones enlisted the services of several producers to work on Tamia's debut self-titled album, including Jermaine Dupri, Tim & Bob, Mario Winans, many of which would become frequent producers on subsequent projects. Upon its April 1998 release, Tamia received a mixed to positive reception by critics, who complimented Tamia's vocal performance and the progression from her earlier recordings but found the material uneven.
It debuted and peaked at number sixty-seven on the US Billboard 200. Five singles were released from the album, including the top twenty entries "Imagination" and "So into You." In 1999, Tamia garnered the singer two Juno Award nominations for Best New Solo Artist and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. In 1999, Tamia collaborated with
Lee Wilkof is an American actor and veteran of the Broadway stage. He originated the roles of Samuel Byck in Assassins and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors earning a Tony Award nomination for the 2000 revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Wilkof is from Canton, Ohio, a town of 80,000, his father ran a steel service center. Wilkof was the middle child of Darwin Wilkof, he has two brothers and Robert. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1972 and studied acting with Austin Pendleton in New York City. After graduating from UC, Wilkof wrote and starred in a comedy revue called The Present Tense in 1977 at the Park Royal Theatre in New York City. Wilkof took small film and television roles, his big break came in 1982 with the leading role as Seymour in the original Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors, he recorded the cast album. Wilkof has appeared in numerous television series, films, he directed the film No Pay, Nudity with a cast that stars Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Frances Conroy.
He is the recipient of an Obie Award, a SAG Award, has been nominated for a Tony Award and three Drama Desk Awards. Wilkof lives in New York with his wife, director Connie Grappo, they have a daughter. Sweet Charity Revival, as Herman, 1986 The Front Page Revival, as Schwartz, 1986–1987 She Loves Me Revival, as Ladislav Sipos, 1993–1994 Kiss Me, Kate Revival, as First Man, 1999-2001 The Boys from Syracuse Revival, as Dromio of Syracuse, 2002 Democracy, as Gunther Nollau, 2004–2005 The Odd Couple Revival, as Vinnie, 2005–2006 Breakfast at Tiffany's, as OJ Berman, 2013 Holiday Inn, as Danny, 2016 Waitress, as Joe, 2018 The Present Tense, 1977 Little Shop of Horrors, as Seymour, 1982 Angry Housewives, as Lewd, 1986 Assassins, as Samuel Byck, 1990 Do Re Mi, as Fatso O'Rear, 1999 Little Shop of Horrors, Broadway Florida tryout, as Mr. Mushnik, 2003 Ballad of Little Pinks at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, 2003 Face The Music, Encores! Concert, as Martin Van Meshbesher, 2007 Wicked First National Tour, as The Wizard Wicked San Francisco production, as The Wizard The Iceman Cometh, The Goodman Theatre, as Hugo Kalmar 2012 The Iceman Cometh Brooklyn Academy of Music as Hugo Kalmar 2015 Serial Wholly Moses!
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