Lucy Liu Biography Thursday, Jul 31 2008 


Best known to television audiences as Ling Woo, the raging force of political incorrectness on Ally McBeal, Lucy Alexis Liu has managed to cross over to the big screen in such features as Payback and Play It to the Bone.

Born to Chinese parents in Jackson Heights, NY, on December 2, 1968, Liu grew up speaking both English and Mandarin. After graduating from Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School, she earned a degree in Asian languages and cultures from the University of Michigan, where she also studied acting, dance, and voice. Liu’s first professional job was playing a waitress on Beverly Hills 90210, something that led to more substantial work on various TV shows, including a regular part on the TV series Pearl.

lucy liu

lucy liu

Lucy Liu graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1986 and enrolled in New York University; discouraged by the “dark and sarcastic” atmosphere of NYU, however, she transferred to the University of Michigan after her freshman year.

Liu’s biggest breakthrough came in 1998, when she was cast as Ling Woo on Ally McBeal. She had originally auditioned for the role of Nelle Porter, which ultimately went to Australian actress Portia DeRossi. David E. Kelley, the show’s producer, was so impressed with Liu’s audition, however, that he created the role of Ling Woo specifically for her. The character was initially supposed to be included on only a few episodes but proved so popular with the show’s audience that Liu was made into a regular cast member.

Unsurprisingly, the actress’ increased exposure led to greater opportunities on the screen and after playing supporting roles in such films as Payback and Molly (both 1999), she moved on to more substantial work in Play It to the Bone and the Jackie Chan martial-arts period comedy Shanghai Noon, which cast her as a princess who has been kidnapped from her emperor father. In 2000, she also was cast in perhaps her most high-profile role to date, when she was chosen alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz as one of the titular crime fighters in Charlie’s Angels: The Movie.

With the exception of a small role as an inmate in the Oscar-winning film Chicago, 2002 brought little recognition for Liu — Cypher, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, and Party Monster with former Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin went virtually unseen by the general public. 2003’s Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle placed Liu firmly back inside the spotlight, though she was somewhat overshadowed by the toothy blonde glint that is Cameron Diaz. Luckily for Liu, she was given the chance to shine quite independently when Quentin Tarantino cast her as the deadly O-Ren Ishii, AKA Cottonmouth, in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003).

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Selena Gomez bio Wednesday, Jul 30 2008 


Selena Gomez (Selena Kayleigh Gomez) was born on Wednesday, July 22, 1992 and she is a famous actress.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

General appearance:

– 5′ 5″ (165 cm) height, brown – dark eyes and brown – dark hair.

Being born on Jul 22 and Selena is a Cancer and she has a slim body.

Selena dated David Henrie and amongst other amorous encounters was Jake T. Austin.

After signing for a bit part in the Robert Rodriguez-directed fantasy adventure Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), actress Selena Gomez tackled one of her first leads. She played Alex Russo, a Manhattanite adolescent grappling with the magical powers of her wizardly ancestry, in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place (2007). ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Selena Gomez is a Disney Channel star. She appears on the hit show Wizards of Waverly Place and is considered by many fans to be “the next Miley Cyrus.”

The young actress has been acting since way back in 2002, when she debuted on Barney and Friends.

Selena Gomez was in New York City at the time. Here are some fun facts about this rising star:

  • She is of Mexican descent.
  • Her favorite subject is science.
  • Her favorite sport is basketball.
  • She is best friends with Demi Lovato.
  • She’s rumored to be with Nick Jonas.
  • Miley Cyrus and Selena supposedly have a rivalry, but such rumors have been shot down by Selena.

Angelina Jolie unique bio Tuesday, Jul 29 2008 


Angelina Jolie is an American film actress and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is often named as one of the world’s most beautiful and sexiest women. Though being young, Jolie has already received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award. Jolie’s personal life is always in the spotlight.

Before she became famous

Angelina Jolie Voight was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 1975 to Oscar-winning actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie has a brother James Haven. She’s the god-daughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. She’s of Slovak and German origin on her father’s side and of French Canadian on her mother’s side. She is said to be part Iroquois, though her farther once claimed Bertrand is “not seriously Iroquois,” and that they merely said it to enhance his ex-wife’s exotic background.

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1-MINUTE RESUME FOR JESSICA SIMPSON Tuesday, Jul 1 2008 


1-MINUTE RESUME FOR JESSICA SIMPSON

At 12, she was turned down for the Mickey Mouse Club (of which Britney Spears was a member), but she managed to get her singing career off the ground and became opening act for then-boyfriend Nick Lachey’s boy band, 98 Degrees. Eventually, her star eclipsed Lachey’s, in part because of their hit MTV show, Newlyweds. A pop idol for her singing career and TV show before ever attempting movies, Simpson made her on-screen debut in The Dukes of Hazzard. Not the most auspicious start (hey, she did turn down Coyote Ugly), but it was her first attempt at something new.

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