Daryl Christine Hannah is an American actress and environmental activist. She made her screen debut in Brian De Palma's supernatural horror film The Fury, she is known for her roles as Pris Stratton in Ridley Scott's science fiction thriller Blade Runner and as Cathy Featherstone in Randal Kleiser's romantic comedy Summer Lovers, as the mermaid Madison in Ron Howard's fantasy-romantic comedy Splash, Roxanne Kowalski in the romantic comedy Roxanne, Darien Taylor in Oliver Stone's drama Wall Street and Annelle Dupuy Desoto in the comedy-drama Steel Magnolias. In 2015 she appeared in the Netflix series Sense8 as Angelica Turing. In 2004, Hannah won a Saturn Award for her role as assassin Elle Driver in Quentin Tarantino's two-part martial arts action film Kill Bill. Hannah was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Susan Jeanne Metzger, a producer and former schoolteacher, Donald Christian Hannah, a tugboat and barge company owner, her parents divorced and her mother subsequently married businessman Jerrold Wexler, brother of cinematographer Haskell Wexler.
Hannah grew up with siblings Don and Page Hannah as well as her maternal half-sister Tanya Wexler, in Long Grove, Illinois. Hannah became interested in movies at a young age due to insomnia, she has said that she was shy growing up. Hannah attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School before enrolling at the University of Southern California, she studied acting. Hannah made her film debut in 1978 with an appearance in Brian De Palma's horror film The Fury, she turned down many roles early in her career. She had an early role along with Rachel Ward in the 1983 horror film The Final Terror. During production, The Final Terror was shot in the Redwood Park in 1981 before the film was released in 1983 to capitalize on Hannah's blossoming career. In 1982, Hannah played the acrobatic and violent replicant Pris in Ridley Scott's science fiction classic Blade Runner, in which she performed some of her own gymnastic stunts; that same year she appeared in the summer hit release Summer Lovers. She was cast as a mermaid in Ron Howard's 1984 fantasy Splash, which starred Tom Hanks.
In 1984, she appeared in The Pope of Greenwich Village, with co-stars Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts. In 1985, Daryl appeared in and provided backing vocals in the music video "You're a Friend of Mine", performed by Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne. Hannah's roles in the remainder of the 1980s ranged from 1986's film version of the best seller The Clan of the Cave Bear and Legal Eagles; the next year, she appeared in the Academy Award-winning Wall Street, for which she received a Razzie Award. She starred in the title role of Fred Schepisi's 1987 film Roxanne, a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, her performance was described as "sweet" and "gentle" by film critic Roger Ebert. She starred in High Spirits alongside Peter O'Toole and ended the decade with Crimes and Misdemeanors and Steel Magnolias. Hannah played the daughter of Jack Lemmon's character in both of the Grumpy Old Men comedies; that same year, she played Nancy Archer in the HBO comedy remake of Attack Of The Fifty-Foot Woman.
In 1995, Hannah was chosen by Empire magazine as No. 96 of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History." That year she appeared as homicidal sociopath Leann Netherwood in The Tie That Binds. She starred in the 1998 direct-to-video film Addams Family Reunion playing Morticia Addams. Of her recent roles, the most memorable may be that of the one-eyed assassin, Elle Driver, in Kill Bill, directed by Quentin Tarantino, her performance in this film and her appearances in A Walk to Remember, Speedway Junky, Michael Radford's Dancing at the Blue Iguana, John Sayles' Casa de los Babys and Silver City, have been described by some as a comeback. After Kill Bill, she appeared in several TV films and miniseries, including the Syfy original film Shark Swarm, Final Days of Planet Earth for the Hallmark Channel, Kung Fu Killer for Spike, she was in Shannon's Rainbow and The Cycle in 2009. In the 2010s, Hannah released several films, including A Closed Book, A Fonder Heart, Eldorado. Robert Koehler of Variety wrote of A Closed Book that it allows curious fans to see what Hannah has been up to lately.
In 2013, she starred in Zombie Night, a Syfy original film by The Asylum as well as in Mother, a thriller by The Asylum about internet bullying. In 2013, she joined Skin Traffik, and, in 2014, she signed on to Signs of Death. Since 2015, she has appeared in a series on Netflix from the Wachowskis; the series ran for two seasons, with a finale episode released on June 8, 2018. Hannah is an accomplished theatre actress, reprising Marilyn Monroe's starring role in The Seven Year Itch in 2000 at London's West End. Reviews of the play commended Hannah's performance, with Lizzie Loveridge of Curtain Up! Saying that the play was the "perfect vehicle" for Hannah to "show her talents as a comedienne." She was in films Cord and First Target in the same year. Hannah wrote and produced a short film titled The Last Supper, she directed and was cinematographer for the documentary Strip Notes, broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK and on HBO. It was about the research Hannah did for her role as a stripper in Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
In 2002, Hannah appeared in Robbie Williams' video for the song "Feel" portraying Williams' love interest. Hannah and actress Hilary Shepard Turner created two board games, Love It or Hate It and LIEbrary, with Hannah previewing the latter on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2005. Hannah, an active environmentalist, has her own weekly video blog called DHLoveLife on sustainable solutions, she is the sound rec
Joaquim de Almeida
Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida is a Portuguese actor. Almeida began his acting career in theatre during the 1980s, he started his film career appearing on the 1982 action film The Soldier, achieved recognition for playing Andrea Bonanno in the 1987 Italian film Good Morning, Babylon, he achieved international fame with his portrayals of Félix Cortez in the 1994 thriller Clear and Present Danger and Bucho in the 1995 action thriller Desperado. Several years he became popular for playing Ramon Salazar on the Fox thriller drama series 24, between 2003 and 2004, Hernan Reyes in the 2011 film Fast Five. Fluent in several languages, Almeida has worked in several countries in Europe and the Americas, in many film and stage productions, winning some international awards in films like Retrato de Família, Adão e Eva and O Xangô de Baker Street, his other well-known films include The Honorary Consul, Only You, La Cucaracha, One Man's Hero, Behind Enemy Lines, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Che: Part Two, The Burning Plain, The Gilded Cage.
Almeida was born on 15 March 1957 in São Sebastião da Pedreira, Portugal, the son of João Baptista de Almeida and Maria Sara Portugal. At the age of eighteen, after attending a theater course at the Lisbon Conservatory for two years, he left Portugal to continue his studies after the Conservatory was temporarily closed following the 1974 democratic revolution, he spent a year in Vienna, moving again, in 1976, to New York City where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, a school for the performing arts. After his beginning in theater, Almeida started his film career in 1982 appearing in The Soldier, his first significant role came in The Honorary Consul. He made appearances in TV series such as Miami Vice, but it was some years that he made his breakthrough, appearing in the Good Morning, Babylon, a film, directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, that opened the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. Being fluent in six languages, he continued his acting career in several countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Germany, working in numerous films.
In 1994, Almeida played Félix Cortez, a former colonel of Cuban military intelligence in the Tom Clancy thriller and Present Danger, co-starring Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe and Anne Archer. The film debuted at number one in the box office, earning a reported $20.5 million in the United States. Clear and Present Danger was nominated for two Academy Awards. In 1994, Almeida starred in the romantic comedy Only You, in which he plays a suave Italian businessman named Giovanni. According to The New York Times, the film director and producer Norman Jewison said: "I interviewed many actors for the role.... There was one Italian actor prominent, that I met in L. A. and again in New York and in Rome. And I wanted to meet several other Italian actors in Italy." When the production moved from Pittsburgh to Italy last fall, none of the country's actors seemed right for what Jewison called "the cliched Italian gigolo, the guy that women from the Midwest always meet." After the interview with Almeida, Jewison recalled: "Howard Feuer, the casting director, said,'Joaquim's not that tall.
He's not that handsome. He's no Rossano Brazzi here.' I said,'But listen to his voice.' There's a machoness. When he lowers it, leans across the table and pours you another glass of wine, he can be intimate with his voice."In 1995, Almeida appeared with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in the Robert Rodriguez's action thriller Desperado. This film is the sequel to Rodriguez's independent film El Mariachi and the second entry in the Mexico Trilogy. Joaquim de Almeida portrays the main villain Bucho, a wealthy but casually bloodthirsty drug kingpin, who rules a seedy Mexican border town. Almeida replaced Raúl Juliá as Bucho, following Juliá's death in 1994. Desperado was screened out of competition at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, he won a Portuguese Golden Globe for Best Actor in his next film, the 1995 Portuguese drama Adão e Eva, where he played the main female character career rival Francisco. In 1997 he starred in the Luís Galvão Teles' drama Elles; the following year, he co-starred with Eric Roberts in the Jack Perez thriller La Cucaracha.
The film premiered at the Austin Film Festival. In 2001, Almeida starred in the Brazilian comedy O Xangô de Baker Street, where he plays the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes; the film is based in a book written in 1995 by the Brazilian author Jô Soares about a case involving Sherlock Holmes and is his loyal friend Doctor Watson, who are called by the Brazilian Emperor Pedro II, to find the thief of a priceless Stradivarius owned by his lover. Due Almeida's good representation of the character, he won another Portuguese Golden Globe for best actor, his third, was nominated for Cinema Brazil Grand Prize award for best actor. In 2001, he had a supporting role in the war film Behind Enemy Lines as Admiral Juan Miguel Piquet, the commander of NATO's naval forces, starring alongside Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman; the film, based on the Mrkonjić Grad incident, is centered on the story of an American naval flight officer, played by Owen Wilson, shot down over Bosnia, who ends up uncovering a massacre during the Bosnian conflict.
In 2004, he starred with Daryl Hannah and Denise Richards in Yo Puta, a gritty docu-style prostitution tale, based on a bestselling book by Spaniard Isabel Pisano, that tracks the slow descent of a girl, into the sex business, intersperse
Denise Richards is an American actress and former fashion model. She has appeared in numerous films, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The World Is Not Enough as Bond girl Christmas Jones and Undercover Brother. From 2008 to 2009, she starred on the E! Reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated. In 2010 and 2011, she was a series regular on the comedy Blue Mountain State, she is starring in the Bravo reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, joining in the ninth season. Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, to Joni, who owned a coffee shop, Irv Richards, a telephone engineer, her ancestry is French. She has Michelle. Richards grew up in both Downers Grove; when Richards was 15 years old and her family moved to Oceanside, California where in 1989 she graduated from El Camino High School. As a child, she was the "only girl on the baseball team". Richards was raised Roman Catholic. At the age of 15, she appeared in the U. S. version of the music video "The Captain of Her Heart" by Double.
After her high school graduation, she began working as a model and traveled to big cities such as Paris, New York, Tokyo to do photo shoots and commercials. She spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in lower-budget films and television shows such as Saved by the Bell, television movies, guest starring in episodes of several television shows such as Married... with Children, a five-second walk through. She made guest appearances in shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Seinfeld and Clark and a guest-arc in Melrose Place, her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in 1997 for which Richards was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Newcomer. She followed this with a role in Wild Things. Variety praised Richards' transition from good-girl-type roles to manipulative villainess and the review continued to include her as part of "an ensemble that appears to be enjoying the challenge of offbeat roles and unusual material. There's not a wrong note struck by the game group of players."
In 1998, she appeared in the music video for the Blues Traveler song "Canadian Rose". Richards was cast as the nuclear physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Though she considered her role "brainy", "athletic", having depth of character, she was criticized as not credible in the role, her outfit, which comprised a low-cut tank top and tight shorts, elicited unfavorable comments. She was ranked as one of the worst Bond girls of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2008, was chosen as "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 1999 Razzie Awards for the role, Richards was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actress – Action, for the same film; that year, Richards starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in the beauty pageant satire, Drop Dead Gorgeous. Richards, playing a spoiled princess, was praised for her performance by Los Angeles Times for being "as rightly nasty as she is pretty". In 2001, she guest-starred in Friends as Ross and Monica Geller's cousin, Cassie Geller in the episode "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin".
That year she appeared in four episodes of Spin City as Jennifer Duncan, a love interest of Charlie Sheen's character. She starred as Sheen's character's ex-girlfriend two years in two episodes of Two and a Half Men. In 2005, she starred in Love & Secrets. Richards appeared in films such as Valentine, Undercover Brother and Scary Movie 3. In 2003, she made a brief appearance in the British romantic comedy, Love Actually. In 2005, she starred in Edmond alongside Julia Stiles. In December 2004, she posed for a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, five months after giving birth. Richards posed semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane magazine to raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. In 1999, she ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women and in 2001 she was voted 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women, 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women and 19th in AskMen.com's 50 Most Beautiful Women. She was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health. In 2008, she reunited with her Wild Things on-screen mother Theresa Russell in Jolene.
Richards appeared on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She was eliminated second on March 24, 2009. In 2010, she joined the cast of a Spike comedy series. Richards plays the ex-wife of Coach Daniels. In July 2011, Richards published a New York Times Best Seller. Richards was part of TV Guide Network's show, Hollywood Moms' Club, which aired in November 2011. In September 2011, Richards turned down $100,000 to appear as an ex-girlfriend at Charlie's funeral in Two and a Half Men. A month she began filming a guest spot for an episode for the sixth season of NBC comedy 30 Rock. In 2012, Richards joined the cast of Twisted. In February 2013, ABC Family commissioned the drama for a full series. In August 2018, Richards announced that she will be joining the Bravo reality series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, for their upcoming ninth season, set to premiere February 12, 2019. Richards first met actor Charlie Sheen on the set of Loaded Weapon 1 in 1991, they were engaged on December 26, 2001, married on June 15, 2002, at the estate of Spin City creator Gary David Goldberg.
They have two daughters together. In March 2005, while pregnant with their second daughter, Richards filed for divorce from Sheen; the couple reconciled and so