Sunday, November 12, 2006

Celebrities Online :: Elisha Cuthbert

Biography:
Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born November 30, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the first child of Kevin and Patricia Cuthbert. Her family moved to Greenfield Park, near Montreal, learning a few words in French as a result of her surroundings.
She began her career in 1989 by modeling for various lines of children's clothing and also became a foot model. She made her first televised appearance in the horror-themed series for children, Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a young girl in the episode "The Tale of the Nightshift" (she would later become a series regular) and landed her first role in a feature film in the family drama Dancing on the Moon. She went on to star in several family-themed movies and an airplane thriller, Airspeed, and also hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with Jay Baruchel. Cuthbert's role as host of Popular Mechanics sometimes required her to act as a foreign correspondent, and she was required to fly around the world despite her aversion to plane travel.Her reporting captured the attention of then First Lady, Hillary Clinton, who invited her to visit the White House.

Career:
In 2000, Cuthbert graduated from Centennial Regional High School and journeyed to Los Angeles, California to pursue a Hollywood acting career. Soon after, she was cast in the role of Kim Bauer, daughter of CTU agent Jack Bauer in the television series 24. Cuthbert had given herself a deadline of six months to make something of her trip and was about to return home when she was offered the part during the last week. The show drew continual critical praise, though Cuthbert did not appear at all in the show's 4th season and guest-starred in only two episodes from the 5th. She also reprised her role as Kim Bauer in 24: The Game.

Filmography:
* Cat Tale (2008) (voice) .... Cleo
* My Sassy Girl (2007)
* He Was a Quiet Man (2007) .... Vanessa
* Captivity (2006) .... Jennifer
* "24" .... Kim Bauer (72 episodes, 2001-2006)
* 24: The Game (2006) (voice) .... Kim Bauer
* The Quiet (2005) .... Nina Deer
* House of Wax (2005) .... Carly Jones
* The Girl Next Door (2004) .... Danielle
* Love Actually (2003) .... Carol-Anne, American Goddess
* Old School (2003) .... Darcie
* Believe (2000/I) .... Katherine Winslowe
* Time at the Top (1999) .... Susan Shawson
* Who Gets the House? (1999) .... Emily Reece
* Airspeed (1998) .... Nicole Stone
* Nico the Unicorn (1998) .... Carolyn Price
* Dancing on the Moon (1997) .... Sarah

Links:
Elisha Cuthbert in Sexy Bikini

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Celebrities Online :: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Biography:
Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14, 1977). Gellar was born in New York City, the only child of Rosellen Greenfield, a nursery school teacher, and Arthur Gellar. Both of her parents were Jewish, though Gellar's family had a Christmas tree during the holidays while she was growing up.In 1984, her parents divorced and she was brought up by her mother on the Upper East Side. Gellar was estranged from her father from this time until his death from liver cancer on October 9, 2001. She attended New York's Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and the Professional Children's School. Gellar held a straight-A average and became a competent figure skater. Her best friend was Melissa Joan Hart, who later was the star of the series Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Career:
With continued success on Buffy, Gellar attempted to capitalize on her television fame to create a career for herself in motion pictures, , with intermittent commercial success. After roles in the popular thrillers I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2 (both 1997), she had starring roles in the 1999 films Simply Irresistible, a romantic comedy, and Cruel Intentions, a modern-day retelling of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Cruel Intentions, which included a lesbian kiss between Gellar and co-star Selma Blair that won the two the "Best Kiss" award at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards, was a modest hit at the box office, grossing over 38 million dollars in the U.S. In his review of the film, critic Roger Ebert stated that Gellar and co-star Ryan Phillippe "develop a convincing emotional charge" and that Gellar is "effective as a bright girl who knows exactly how to use her act as a tramp".
Gellar next played a lead role in James Toback's critically unsuccessful Harvard Man (2001) and starred as Daphne in the box office success Scooby-Doo (2002), a live-action adaptation of the cartoon series. Gellar also appeared in the movie's sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), which had a lower gross than the first film. Gellar and co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr. have stated that they would not return for more films in the series and the studio has no plans to continue the franchise.Gellar's next film was the 2004 horror film The Grudge, which was a success at the box office. David Wirtschafter, the president of the William Morris Agency (which represented Gellar), subsequently told The New Yorker that the success of The Grudge "takes our client Sarah Michelle Gellar, who now is nothing at all, and . . . makes her a star, potentially. Suddenly, the Sarah Michelle Gellar space is meaningful". The remark led Gellar to terminate her association with the agency.
Gellar appeared in the sequel The Grudge 2, which opened on October 13, 2006; in the film, she has a minor role reprising her character from the first film. Gellar's most recent role was in the thriller The Return, which was released on November 10, 2006. She has also starred in several films that have yet to be released, including Southland Tales, The Air I Breathe and The Girls' Guide to Hunting And Fishing. Gellar will next star opposite Lee Pace in Addicted, a supernatural thriller based on the South Korean film Jungdok.


Filmography:
* Alice (2007/I) .... Alice
* Addicted (2008/II)
* The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing (2007) .... Brett Eisenberg
* Happily N'Ever After (2007) (voice) .... Ella
* The Air I Breathe (2006) .... Sorrow
* The Return (2006/I) .... Joanna Mills
* The Grudge 2 (2006) .... Karen Davis
* Southland Tales (2006) .... Krysta Now/Krysta Kapowski
* The Grudge (2004) .... Karen Davis
* "The Simpsons" .... Gina (1 episode, 2004)
* Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) .... Daphne Blake
* "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" .... Buffy Summers / Faith (145 episodes, 1996-2003)
* Scooby-Doo (2002) .... Daphne Blake
* Harvard Man (2001) .... Cindy Bandolini
* Cruel Intentions (1999) .... Kathryn Merteuil
* Simply Irresistible (1999) .... Amanda Shelton
* She's All That (1999) (uncredited) .... Girl in Cafeteria
* Small Soldiers (1998) (VG) .... Voice of Gardy Doll
* Small Soldiers (1998) (voice) .... Gwendy Doll
* Scream 2 (1997) .... Casey 'Cici' Cooper
* I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) .... Helen Shivers
* "Swans Crossing" (1992) TV Series .... Sydney Orion Rutledge
* "A Woman Named Jackie" (1991) (mini) TV Series .... Teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
* High Stakes (1989) (as Sarah Gellar) .... Karen Rose
* Funny Farm (1988) (uncredited) .... Elizabeth's Student
* Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984) (uncredited) .... Phil's Daughter

Celebrities Online :: Keanu Reeves

Biography:
Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Canadian actor. Reeves was born to Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. (born 1942), an American geologist, and Patricia Taylor (born 1944), an English showgirl and costume designer who was working in Beirut when she met Reeves' father at a local nightclub.
His paternal grandfather, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, was born in Hawaii to Charles Armistead Reeves, a Tennessee-born Irish American, and Rose Lokalia Miguel, who was of Chinese and Hawaiian descent. Reeves was named after his uncle Henry Keanu Reeves. The name originated with Reeves' great-great-uncle Keaweaheulu, whose name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian. When Reeves first arrived in Hollywood, his agent thought his first name was too exotic, so during the early days of his film career he was sometimes credited as K.C. Reeves, Norman Kreeves or Chuck Spadina (an avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
Reeves has a sister, Kim (born 1966 in Beirut, Lebanon), a half-sister named Karina Miller (born 1976 in Toronto), and another half-sister named Emma Rose Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii). Kim has been battling leukemia for several years. Keanu visits her often at the home he purchased for her on the island of Capri.
Keanu's parents divorced in 1966, and his mother moved to New York City with Reeves and his sister in 1969, where she met, and subsequently married, Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director. The couple, who divorced in 1971, then moved to Toronto, where Reeves grew up.
Reeves' mother was later married to Robert Miller (between 1976 and 1980), and he has a half-sister, Karina Miller. Reeves grew up in Toronto and worked at a pasta shop, sharpened skates at an ice rink, and was voted MVP on his high school ice hockey team (De La Salle College).
Within a span of five years, Reeves attended four different high schools, including a performing arts school from which he was later expelled. Reeves began his acting career at the age of 15, appearing in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre. After leaving the Catholic boys' high school where he played ice hockey, he attended a free school, which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor; he later dropped out, never obtaining his high school diploma.
Career:
Reeves made his screen acting debut in Canada, in a 1979 CBC production, Hanging In. Throughout the early 1980s, he appeared in commercials (including one for Coca-Cola), short films and stage work in Toronto.
His first studio movie appearance was in the Rob Lowe ice hockey film Youngblood, which was filmed in Canada. In it, he played an ice hockey goalie. Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves obtained his green card and drove from Toronto to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo. His ex-stepfather Paul Aaron, a stage and television director, gave him a place to stay and got him a manager, Erwin Stoff, and agent before he even arrived in Los Angeles.
After a few minor roles, he gained the notice of the critics in 1986's River's Edge, a teenage drama that received positive reviews. Following the film's success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Permanent Record, a dark film about teenage suicide, and the successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, which (along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey) typecast Reeves somewhat during the next few years, as much of his subsequent portrayal in the press has been influenced by his portrayal of the comically airheaded character, Ted. Reeves was originally offered the role of Pvt. Chris Taylor in Platoon (1986) but turned it down as he disliked the violence involved; the role went to Charlie Sheen.
During the early 1990s, Reeves appeared in high-budget action films like Point Break and lower-budget independent films, including the well-received 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho, and the critically hated 1994 film, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
In 1992, Reeves starred in Bram Stoker's Dracula, which was a box office success. However, his acting was criticized by many, and director Francis Ford Coppola claims that Reeves was only cast because he wanted a male character that teenagers could look up to. In 1994, Reeves also starred in the action film Speed, which was a commercial success and raised his profile, leading to his casting in films like Johnny Mnemonic and Chain Reaction, both of which failed at the box office.
Hitting a low in his career, Reeves then did the unthinkable and turned down the role of Jack Traven in the Speed sequel (which was ultimately a critical and financial disappointment). He was reportedly offered $11 million dollars for the sequel but opted instead to star in the horror/drama The Devil's Advocate with Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. Reeves deferred his salary for The Devil's Advocate so that Pacino would be cast, and he did the same for The Replacements, guaranteeing the casting of Gene Hackman. In 1995, Reeves performed the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
His 1999 science fiction hit, The Matrix, re-established him as a Hollywood leading man after a few years of films that received only moderate box office success and mixed critical reception.
In between the first Matrix film and its sequels, Reeves appeared in several films that received mostly negative reviews and average box office grosses, including The Watcher, Sweet November and Hardball. However, the two Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, as well as his 2005 horror-action film, Constantine, proved to be box office successes and brought Reeves back into the public spotlight.
On January 31, 2005, Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Reeves accompanied former Speed costar Sandra Bullock to the 2006 Academy Awards, which caused some controversy, as Bullock is married to bike builder Jesse James. It was later revealed to be a publicity stunt to coincide with Bullock and Reeves having a movie rolling out that same year called The Lake House.
His film A Scanner Darkly was released on July 7, 2006, shortly after the June 2006 release of The Lake House, in which he played a starring role.
Filmography:
* The Night Watchman (2008)
* Stompanato (2007) .... Johnny Stompanato
* The Lake House (2006) .... Alex Wyler
* A Scanner Darkly (2006) .... Bob Arctor
* Constantine (2005) .... John Constantine
* Thumbsucker (2005) .... Perry Lyman
* Video Hits: Paula Abdul (2005) (V) .... The Boy (segment "Rush, Rush")
* Ellie Parker (2005) .... Dogstar
* Something's Gotta Give (2003) .... Dr. Julian Mercer
* The Matrix Revolutions (2003) .... Neo
* Kid's Story (2003) (voice) .... Neo
* Enter the Matrix (2003) (VG) .... Neo
* The Matrix Reloaded (2003) .... Neo
* The Animatrix (2003) (V) (voice) .... Neo (segment "Kid's Story")
* Hard Ball (2001) .... Conor O'Neill
* Sweet November (2001) .... Nelson Moss
* The Gift (2000) .... Donnie Barksdale
* The Watcher (2000/I) .... David Allen Griffin
* The Replacements (2000) .... Shane Falco
* Me and Will (1999) .... Dogstar/Himself
* The Matrix (1999) .... Neo
* The Devil's Advocate (1997) .... Kevin Lomax
* The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) .... Harry
* Feeling Minnesota (1996) .... Jjaks Clayton
* Chain Reaction (1996) .... Eddie Kasalivich
* A Walk in the Clouds (1995) .... Paul Sutton
* Johnny Mnemonic (1995) .... Johnny Mnemonic
* Speed (1994/I) .... Officer Jack Traven
* Little Buddha (1993) .... Siddhartha
* Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) .... Julian Gitche
* Freaked (1993) (uncredited) .... Ortiz the Dog Boy
* Much Ado About Nothing (1993) .... Don John
* Dracula (1992) .... Jonathan Harker
* My Own Private Idaho (1991) .... Scott Favor
* Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) .... Ted Logan/Evil Ted
* Point Break (1991) .... FBI Special Agent John 'Johnny' Utah
* Providence (1991) .... Eric
* Captivated '92: The Video Collection (1991) (V) .... Jim (segment "Rush, Rush")
* Tune in Tomorrow... (1990) .... Martin Loader
* "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures" (1990) TV Series (voice) .... Ted Logan
* I Love You to Death (1990) .... Marlon James
* "The Tracey Ullman Show" .... Jesse Walker (1 episode, 1989)
* Parenthood (1989) .... Tod Higgins
* Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) .... Ted Logan
* Dangerous Liaisons (1988) .... Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny
* The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988) .... Rupert Marshetta
* Permanent Record (1988) .... Chris Townsend
* The Night Before (1988) .... Winston Connelly
* "Trying Times" .... Joey (1 episode, 1987)
* River's Edge (1986) .... Matt
* Youngblood (1986) .... Heaver
* Flying (1986) .... Tommy
* One Step Away (1985) .... Ron Petrie

Celebrities Online :: Sandra Bullock

Biography:
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington County (July 26, 1964, Arlington, Virginia) to John Bullock (a Pentagon contractor and part-time vocal coach from Alabama) and Helga Meyer (a German opera singer who died of cancer on April 4, 2000); her maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg. Bullock lived in Nuremberg until age twelve, where she sang in the opera's childrens' choir at the Staatstheater N├╝rnberg. She frequently traveled with her mother on her opera tours, and lived in Germany and other parts of Europe for much of her childhood. She is said to be fluent in German, although when starring in German TV shows, she prefers to speak English (the TV hosts speak German though). Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child, taking small parts in her mother's opera productions, and later attended Washington-Lee High School, where her graduating class voted her "Most Likely to Brighten up Your Day". She attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, but left school during her senior year to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. She later completed her coursework and was awarded a bachelor's degree from East Carolina University.
Career:
Bullock subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California, and was cast in a series of small roles in several independent films as well as in the lead role of the television version of the film Working Girl. One of Bullock's first notable movie appearances was in Demolition Man (1993), which led to her breakthrough performance in Speed the following year. She became a high-level movie star in the late 1990s, carrying a string of successes, including While You Were Sleeping (she replaced actress Demi Moore, who was originally scheduled to star), Miss Congeniality and Two Weeks Notice.
She has been selected as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996 and 1999, and has also been ranked #58 in Empire magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list.
Bullock runs her own production company, Fortis Films; her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, is vice-president of the company. Bullock tried to produce a film based on F.X. Toole's short story Million-Dollar Baby, but couldn't interest studios in a female boxing drama. The story was eventually made as the Oscar-winning film Million Dollar Baby (2004).
In 2005, Bullock had a supporting role in the film Crash. She received positive reviews for her performance, with some critics suggesting that it was the best performance of her career. Bullock's latest film is The Lake House, a romantic drama also starring her Speed co-star, Keanu Reeves; it was released on June 16, 2006. Because their film characters are separated throughout the film (due the plot revolving around time travel), Bullock and Reeves were only on set together for two weeks during filming. Bullock will next appear in Infamous, in which she will play author Harper Lee; Bullock will also play author Grace Metalious, who was best known for the controversial novel Peyton Place, in an upcoming film. She also stars in Premonition with Julian McMahon, set for February 2007 release.
Filmography:
* Premonition (2007) .... Linda
* Infamous (2006) .... Nelle Harper Lee
* The Lake House (2006) .... Kate Forster
* Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) .... Gracie Hart
* Loverboy (2005) .... Mrs. Harker
* Crash (2004/I) .... Jean Cabot
* Two Weeks Notice (2002) .... Lucy Kelson
* Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) .... Siddalee 'Sidda' Walker
* Murder by Numbers (2002) .... Cassie Mayweather/Jessica Marie Hudson
* Miss Congeniality (2000) .... Gracie Hart
* 28 Days (2000) .... Gwen Cummings
* Gun Shy (2000) .... Judy Tipp
* Forces of Nature (1999) .... Sarah Lewis
* The Prince of Egypt (1998) (voice) .... Miriam
* Practical Magic (1998) .... Sally Owens
* Making Sandwiches (1998) .... Melba Club
* Hope Floats (1998) .... Birdee Pruitt
* Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) .... Annie
* In Love and War (1996) .... Agnes 'Aggie/Ag' von Kurowsky
* A Time to Kill (1996) .... Ellen Roark
* Two If by Sea (1996) .... Roz
* The Net (1995) .... Angela Bennett/Ruth Marx
* While You Were Sleeping (1995) .... Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
* Speed (1994/I) .... Annie Porter
* Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) .... Elaine
* Fire on the Amazon (1993) (V) .... Alyssa Rothman
* Demolition Man (1993) .... Lt. Lenina Huxley
* The Thing Called Love (1993) .... Linda Lue Linden
* The Vanishing (1993) .... Diane Shaver
* Love Potion No. 9 (1992) .... Diane Farrow
* Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1992) .... Lori
* When the Party's Over (1992) .... Amanda
* Who Shot Patakango? (1989) .... Devlin Moran
* Religion, Inc. (1989) .... Debby
* Hangmen (1987) .... Lisa Edwards