Angelina Jolie: Far From Maleficent

Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees SemThe Woman

Born to actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, Angelina Jolie Voight has Hollywood’s blood running through her veins. She developed an interest in performing by the time she was eleven and enrolled in the Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute. Her education there only lasted two years as she soon found work as a model. Read More

There’s Something About Cameron


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Cameron Diaz, who is currently starring in The Other Woman, was born August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California and grew up as an adventurous and tough kid.  Diaz began modeling when she was 16 years old. As a successful model  she traveled all  over the world working in Japan, Australia, Morocco, Paris and other international cities. She landed on covers and the pages of Mademoiselle and Seventeen, and was featured  in advertising campaigns for such companies as Calvin Klein, Coca-Cola, and Levi’s. At 21, she was working as a model in Los Angeles when, on a whim, her agent submitted her to the auditions for a new Jim Carrey movie entitled, The Mask. Read More

Lena Dunham: A Girls’ Best Friend


Lena Dunham is a household name now that her comedy TV show Girls (in its third season on HBO) is a glorified hit. The show follows a group of girls in their twenties trying to make it in New York City and is filled with the often painstakingly accurate high highs and low lows that accompany post-collegiate life.  Dunham’s character, the slightly neurotic, often confused, but completely lovable Hannah Horvath is a young writer Read More

Ellen Degeneres: Just Keeps Swimming

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Ellen started her career in the world of stand-up comedy. She blended the awkward delivery of a Bob Newhart and Woody Allen with the quirkiness of Steve Martin. She began her journey at small coffeehouses and clubs and by 1981 had become the emcee of Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans. Five years later, she would be seated on the couch of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Read More

Diane von Furstenberg’s Journey of a Dress

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Diane was born on December 31, 1946, in Brussels, Belgium. One of the world’s most successful fashion designers, von Fürstenberg impressed the fashion world when she introduced her now-iconic “wrap dress” for the working woman in 1972. Read More

Everyone’s Fallin’ for Alicia Keys *Update

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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. The album sold 12 million copies and Keys collected five Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Fallin’.” After more musical success, Keys made many guest appearances on television series, such as Charmed and The Nanny Diaries. She also appeared on the big screen in the feature film The Secret Life of Bees, which earned her a nomination for the NAACP Image Awards. Read More

Lucy Liu: Artist/Angel


Lucy Liu was 19 when she was spotted by an agent while riding the subway. Apprehensive to work with him, she finally agreed after cross-referencing his credentials with the Better Business Bureau.  This relationship lead Liu to book her first commercial and begin her career in acting.  She spent the early 90s in small TV and film roles before landing the part of Ling Woo—specifically created for her by the writers—on Ally McBeal. In 1997 she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy for her role in the series.  Liu’s next big move was playing Alex Munday in the movie Charlie’s Angels in 2000Also in 2000 she hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared in TV shows like Ugly Betty and Sex in the City.   This success lead to more movie roles—in 2003 Liu played O-Ren Ishii in Quentin Tarantino’s popular Kill Bill series, followed by a part in Chicago, and then opposite Kira Knightly in Domino. She has since starred in a variety of roles from providing her voice for Kung Fu Panda, making her Broadway debut in God of Carnage, a Tony-winning play and acting in a slew of other movies. Liu’s current project is working on the CBS television series Elementary, a Sherlock Holmes drama in which Liu plays the typically male part of Watson.  In 2013 she became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  When not acting, Liu pursuits her passion for art.  A painter and photographer, Liu attended the New York Studio School from 2004-2006 and often shows her work under a pseudonym, Yu Ling.

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Incorporating her love for art with her love for charity, Liu has partnered with UNICEF—a United Nations program dedicated to providing much needed assistance to children and mothers in developing nations— on a variety of projects.  Liu first joined with UNICEF in 2004 when she was named an ambassador and traveled with them to Pakistan and Lesotho. Since then the actress has continued to give to UNICEF by holding art shows in which she donates all of her profits to the program.  She published a book featuring her artwork, Seventy Two, and vowed to donate proceeds from this as well. Liu was also named a spokeswoman for The Human Rights campaign in 2011 and has worked with Heinz to push back against anemia and other potentially life-threatening vitamin deficiencies that are occurring in children in developing countries.  In 2012, Liu was honored for her widespread humanitarian work by the charity Women for Women International and presented with the Champion of Peace award.


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Amy Adams Gives Back To Acting



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. Read More

SHE-ROES: Julia Loves for Laughs



Julia Louis-Dreyfuss has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards for shows like Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and most recently, Veep.  She has won the award for Best Actress at least once for each show, making her one of the most nominated comedic actresses of all time.  Coming out of The Practical Theater Company in Chicago, Dreyfuss was cast in Saturday Night Live in 1982. Read More

Jennifer Lawrence: Girl of Mystique


Jennifer Lawrence was always fond of acting.  While growing up in Louisville, Kentucky she loved to perform, and at age 14 she convinced her parents to take her to New York to look for an agent. Fast to book commercials and modeling gigs, these small parts caught the attention of casting agents and Jennifer was offered roles in independent films like The Burning Plain and Winter’s Bone. Read More

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