The daughter of Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson bears more than a passing resemblance to her famous mother in both looks and onscreen vivacity. Born in Los Angeles on April 19, 1979, Hudson made her screen debut in 1998. She first earned notice for her work in 200 Cigarettes (1999), an ensemble film that cast her as naive Cindy out on a date with caddish Jack (Jay Mohr).
In 2000, she finds herself in the spotlight again in the college drama Gossip (2000), with fellow young hotties Joshua Jackson and James Marsden. She was also cast in Cameron Crowe and Robert Altman projects, Almost Famous (2000) (winning a Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes) and Dr. T and the Women (2000).
With solid hits like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) to her credit, Hudson is carving out a career for herself in Hollywood. In a world full of pretty faces, she has managed to make herself stand out with good old-fashioned charm and charisma.
Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on November 30, 1982. Along with her two younger siblings, Jonathan and Lee-Ann, she relocated to Vancouver with her parents, Kevin and Patricia.
Eventually, the Cuthbert family moved to the East and settled in the Montreal suburb of Greenfield Park, in the province (state) of Quebec. Elisha was quite mischievous as a little girl, even making her mother believe that she was lactose intolerant because she didn’t like the taste of milk. She was such a good actress that this ploy worked for years.
Most luminescent newcomer to silver screen in the 1990’s. At age 21 and only with her modeling experience under the hood, Diaz landed a potentially sky-rocketing role opposite rising superstar comedian Jim Carrey in The Mask. With her foot well in the door of Hollywood films, she was next afforded the chance to kick Hollywood ass in the feature film version of Mortal Kombat. For this role, Diaz would require martial arts training. But luck would send Diaz down a different road after she injured her wrist karate-chopping her trainer’s head. Diaz instead returned to some high-paying modeling jobs and found smaller, low-paying roles in independent films.
Ashley Michelle Tisdale
Ashley Michelle Tisdale was born in Monmouth, New Jersey on July 2, 1985, to Mike and Lisa Tisdale. Ashley’s career began at the age of three, when she was discovered by her manager, Bill Perlman, at a local mall.
Naomi Watts was born in Shoreham, England, on September 28, 1968. Naomi and her family moved to Australia when she was 14 years old, four years after the unfortunate death of her father.
The aspiring actress enrolled in acting school and began attending numerous auditions, where she met future friend and major influence Nicole Kidman. With a lot diligence, Watts received a small role in For Love Alone in 1986. It may not have been a significant part, but it was a big step forward as Watts tried to follow in her mother’s footsteps, an accomplished actress who also served as inspiration for Watts.
Alison Elizabeth Larter
Alison Elizabeth Larter was born on February 28, 1976 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The youngest daughter of Danfort and Margaret Larter considered herself a tomboy growing until she turned 13. “Suddenly, I grew 6 inches and gained a couple of pounds. I looked like a girl and that’s when photos were sent into agencies. I started going up to New York when I was 14. It was such an amazing, fun thing.” Ali was signed by the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency, and traveled all over the world. It was while working as a model in Italy when she met hew now good friend Amy Smart. Later, the two girls became roommates in Los Angeles.
Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles and moved with her parents to San Francisco at age 6, to Connecticut at 9, and to Cohasset, Mass at 14. At this age she began her acting career going on make her mark as an actual teen in a teen drama, starring on The WB’s “Young Americans” (2000). Bosworth presented the casting directors for “The Horse Whisperer” with a Christmas card photo in lieu of a professional headshot and landed her first acting role in the 1998 romantic drama (credited as Catherine Bosworth), playing Judith, the ill-fated best friend of the scarred young girl (Scarlet Johansson) who brings together her mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) and the titular hero (Robert Redford).
The youngest child of an Estonian retired psychiatrist (Ando Suvari, born in 1923) and Greek nurse (Candice Suvari, born in 1947), Mena Alexandra Suvari was born on February 13, 1979, in Newport, Rhode Island. Mena’s first name comes from her British Aunt named after the Mena Hotel (at the base of the pyramids in Egypt). She has three older brothers: AJ (ex Intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, now a real estate agent), Sulev (also enlisted in the U.S. Army) and Yuri (attends school in Florida). Mena lived with her family in an old Rhode Island mansion (built in 1870) until she reached 9 years old. Mena then followed her family when they moved to the US Virgin Islands then later they settled in Charleston, South Carolina where she attended middle school at the Ashley Hall all-girls school.
Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is one of the great known actresses of our time. With her ability to capture a plethora of characters, she relentlessly demands the audience’s full attention as soon as she appears on screen. This South African native is continuously being praised and admired for her inspiring and powerful performances.
Theron captivated audiences as female serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the independent gem Monster. Theron received the Independent Spirit Award & the National Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as winning the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, New York Film Critics Online and Southeastern Film Critics awards, the Breakthrough Performance Award from the Nation Board of Review and the Academy Award, all for her emotionally devastating performance in Monster.
Molly Sims is more than just a pretty face. Born on May 25, 1973, in Murray, Kentucky, she was attending Vanderbilt University in Tennessee when her roommate convinced the green-eyed coed to send some head shots to New York modeling agencies. Shortly thereafter, the then 19-year-old was signed by an agency and sent to London where she worked for several years.
The 5′ 9″ model has appeared in magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Madam Figaro, Madamoiselle, and Marie Claire. She has also been featured in advertisements for companies such as Nautica, Armani, Chanel, Old Navy, and Maidenform. A competitive swimmer, Sims was a perfect match for the Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. One of her other claims to fame is her work for Victoria’s Secret.
Born on July 18th, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan, Kristen Bell’s first foray into acting was during a school play at the age of tweleve playing a banana in a production of Raggedy Ann and Andy. It did not go off without at hitch as she almost missed her cue to go onstage due to stage fright. However she overcame it and was subsequently bitten by the acting bug.
Bell moved from Detroit to attend the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and soon after was chosen for the role of Becky Thatcher in a Broadway production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Shortly after she was drawn to the big time in Hollywood and landed spots in flics such as Polish Wedding and Pootie Tang.
Her star started to rise though as she appeared on the WB’s Everwood and HBO’s deadwood. These roles eventually landed her on her starring role as the UPN’s own Veronica Mars. She still has big screen aspirations as she’s currently involved in the movie Fifty Pills.
With a mother who ran London’s famed Lee Strasberg drama school — and being the sort of knockout blonde beauty adored by the cameras — it was not surprising that Sienna Miller eventually gravitated to an acting career. Born in New York to an American banker father and a mother who was always associated with the arts, young Miller received her primary education at the Heathfield School in Ascot, Surrey, before pursuing acting at New York’s Lee Strasberg Institute.
Scarlett Johansson, born on the 22nd of November, 1984, in New York City, has an older brother and sister and a twin brother. She divides her time between New York with her father, a building contractor and Los Angeles with her mother, who looks out for her interests there. She’s the only actor in the family, something she’s wanted to be since she was three. Her acting career began when she was eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry with Ethan Hawke at New York’s Playwrights Horizons.
JENNIFER ANISTON recently received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Rachel on the long-running ensemble hit NBC television series “Friends.” Aniston also has a host of feature film roles to her credit, most recently the Mike Judge-directed “Office Space” and Warner Bros. animated “The Iron Giant,” in which she was the voice of Annie Hughes.
Hilary Ann Duff
Hilary Ann Duff was born on September 28th, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Bob and Susan Duff. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her older sister Haylie, but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of acting. Soon she landed a role in a television commercial, was bitten by the “acting bug” and quickly racked up a list of television and film acting credits.
The dynamic young actress has garnered world-wide recognition as the star of Disney Channel’s international hit series “Lizzie McGuire” in which she portrays a teen navigating the turbulence of middle school cliques, trendy styles and rites of passage while her animated, brassy alter ego gives running commentary. “Lizzie McGuire” premiered in January 2001 and is now seen everyday at 7:30 p.m. on Disney Channel and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. on the ABC Television Network.
Uma Karuna Thurman was born 29th April 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her background is not only highly intellectual but also quite exotic and undeniably very interesting. Her mother, Nena von Schlebrügge (born 1941) who originates from Trelleborg, Sweden used to be a model in her youth, but these days works as a psychotherapist. Nena was spotted in a Stockholm playground by society photographer Norman Parkinson when she was just 16. She was taken to London to model for Vogue, from there moving off to New York to became a top fashionista.
Katherine Heigl has emerged as one of Hollywood’s brightest talents on both the silver screen and on television. Katherine Heigl recently completed production on the romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth,” co-starring Gerard Butler, and also starred in “27 Dresses” and “Knocked Up.” Earlier film credits include the horror film “Valentine” and the Farrelly Brothers comedy, “The Ringer,” co-starring Johnny Knoxville.
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