She-Roes: Amy Adams Gives Back To Acting

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Amy Adams broke into the Hollywood circuit with her performance in the 2005 independent film Junebug, for which she received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  But before making it big, Amy was training to become a ballerina in her hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado. Feeling too constrained by the demands of ballet, Amy found she was more comfortable in the world of musical theater and soon was taking jobs in dinner theater companies first in Colorado and then in Minnesota. Continue reading “She-Roes: Amy Adams Gives Back To Acting” »

Margulies – Good Wife, Good Person!

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Julianna Margulies came into the spotlight with her Emmy winning role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC’s medical-drama ER.  After six years on the successful show, and six Emmy nominations—including one win—for Best Actress, Margulies decided to depart ER in 2000 and dazzle us with her acting ability in a variety of projects including voice work for Disney’s Dinosaur, and acting roles on Scrubs, and The SopranosContinue reading “Margulies – Good Wife, Good Person!” »

Everyone’s Fallin’ for Alicia Keys

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Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys has had us falling for her from the start. In 2001, she became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist with the release of her debut album Songs in A Minor. Continue reading “Everyone’s Fallin’ for Alicia Keys” »

She-Roes: Hayden Panettiere Has Deep Mission

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Hayden Panettiere is not only our “She-roe,” she played one on TV, too! In one of her most memorable roles, Panettiere portrayed a high school cheerleader with regenerative powers on the hit NBC show, Heroes. This wasn’t the first time we had seen her on the small screen, as she had recurring roles as Sarah Roberts on One Life to Live and the leukemia-stricken Lizzie Spaulding onGuiding Light. Continue reading “She-Roes: Hayden Panettiere Has Deep Mission” »

She-Roes: Amy Poehler Makes Us Laugh

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Amy Poehler has been making us laugh on the big screen, small screen and onstage since her introduction onSaturday Night Live in 2001. While studying at Boston College in the early 90s, Poehler was a member of the oldest comedy troupe in the United States called My Mother’s Fleabag. After graduating, Poehler decided to pursue her love of improv comedy and moved to Chicago to study at the famed improvisational theater, Second City. While there she joined a comedy team called the Upright Citizens Brigade, which boasts a number of famous former members, including her dear friend Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live alumni Horatio Sanz, and comedy writer Adam McKay, among others. Continue reading “She-Roes: Amy Poehler Makes Us Laugh” »

She-Roes: Tina Fey Smiles

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While performing at the famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago in the late 1990s, Tina Fey submitted several scripts to the iconic television show, Saturday Night Live in the hopes of joining their team. She explained that she had her “eye on the show forever, the way other kids have their eye on Derek Jeter.” The show had been on the air for twenty years and had suffered a decline in ratings in the 1990s. Hoping to rejuvenate S.N.L., executive producer, Lorne Michaels, asked Fey to write for the show despite her reputation for being a versatile performer. Continue reading “She-Roes: Tina Fey Smiles” »

She-Roes: (Glenn) Close To Heart

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Glenn Close is best known for her modern portrayal of the ultimate femme fatale and bad girl in films like Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and 101 Dalmations. Recently, she has taken her bad girl act to the television screen playing what she considers “the role of her life,” Patty Hewes on the FX series, Damages. Successfully capturing these dark characters, Close has also been recognized for her accomplishments in the film world, as well as other artistic communities. Continue reading “She-Roes: (Glenn) Close To Heart” »

She-roes– Eva Longoria Keeps on Giving

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Eva Longoria captured our attention as the difficult, but loveable, Gabrielle Solis on the acclaimed television show Desperate Housewives, which premiered in 2004 on ABC. The actress received accolades for this character and became a major celebrity as a result, but this was not her first role on the small screen.  We first saw her in her role as the mentally unstable Isabella Braña in daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless, from 2001-2003. Continue reading “She-roes– Eva Longoria Keeps on Giving” »

She-Roes: Betty White–Still Shinning Bright

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With a career spanning seven decades, Betty White continues to amaze us with her talents in acting, singing and comedy. White first began her career in 1939, shortly after her high school graduation. Wasting no time, White sang for a television show on a small Los Angeles network, modeled, and performed for the Bliss Hayden Little Theater. When World War II broke out, White left the entertainment world to join the American Women’s Voluntary Services, but she returned to the business in the 1940s. Continue reading “She-Roes: Betty White–Still Shinning Bright” »

SHE-ROES: Kate Winslet Tips Hat for Autism

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The Woman Actress, Kate Winslet, has always made an impact in the roles she has portrayed in her career since it began in early 1990s. Possibly best known for her role as “Rose” in the highest grossing movie of its time,Titanic, Winslet has also accrued massive respect within the artistic community, starring in blockbusters as well as indie films. She was the youngest woman to gain a record six Academy Award nominations, and has won awards from other film institutions, including the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. After her success in front of the camera, Winslet lent her voice to the HBO documentary A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism. The film featured a young Icelandic boy, Keli, who suffered from autism and the struggles his family faced in attempting to communicate with their son. After completing this project, Winslet was inspired to make a difference in the lives of autistic individuals and their families. Continue reading “SHE-ROES: Kate Winslet Tips Hat for Autism” »

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