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Biography of Sarah-Jane Potts
Sarah-Jane Potts was born on 30 August 1976 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK, is an English actress, best known for her roles as Saint (Sarah) in Sugar Rush, as Ellie, Abs’ on/off girlfriend on Casualty and as Jo Lipsett in Waterloo Road. Potts is also the sister of actor Andrew-Lee Potts, best known for his part as Connor Temple in Primeval. She is currently in Holby City as Senior Nurse Eddi McKee on AAU, playing a different character to the one she played in Casualty.
Early in her career she noted that “In the three years I have been acting I have spent most of the time looking dirty, scruffy, ill or tarty”.
Potts attended Bradford’s Scala Kids stage school with her brother Andrew. As a teenager she worked in a greasy spoon cafe in Bradford. She left school during her A-levels to star in Meat. From 1999-2001 she dated Erik Palladino. They met at a film festival in Sweden during the summer of ’99 and at the end of the year she moved to LA to live with him. She met her ex-husband, Tony Denman, when filming National Lampoon’s Barely Legal and they were married in June 2002. She has a son, named Buster Alan Denman, born 2004.
Biography of Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino was born on August 29, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida, US, is an American actress known for her roles of Sally Jupiter in Watchmen, Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in seasons 3, 5 and 7 of Entourage, Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold. Her feature film work includes appearances in Son in Law, Night at the Museum, Race to Witch Mountain, American Gangster and Faster.
Carla Gugino was to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist of Italian descent, and a mother of English-Irish descent described as “Bohemian”. Her parents separated when she was two, after which she would travel between her father and half-brother Carl Jr.’s home in Sarasota, and her Paradise, California home, to which her mother moved her when she was four. She has described her bicoastal childhood, saying, “I lived in a tepee in Northern California and a van in Big Sur. With my dad, I lived in a beautiful house with a swimming pool and a tennis court and went to Europe for the summers. So I feel like I lived two childhoods.” She worked as a teenage fashion model, and took acting classes at the suggestion of her aunt, former Let’s Make a Deal spokesmodel Carol Merrill. She eventually came to support herself, and with her parents’ support, was legally emancipated by the time she was 16.
Gugino’s television work during the late 1980s and early 1990s includes appearances on Saved by the Bell, Who’s the Boss?, ALF, Doogie Howser, M.D. and The Wonder Years.
Gugino co-starred with Pauly Shore in the 1993 romantic comedy film Son in Law. She subsequently appeared in the video to Bon Jovi’s 1994 song “Always”.
After playing Michael J. Fox’s love interest, Ashley Schaeffer, during the first season of the sitcom Spin City in 1996, Gugino appeared in the 1997 art-house film Lovelife. Her 1998 film work includes co-starring with Nicolas Cage in Brian De Palma’s Snake Eyes, and appearing in Judas Kiss, which she also co-produced. She appeared as Dr. Gina Simon during the 1999–2000 final season of Chicago Hope.
In 2001, she appeared as family matriarch Ingrid Cortez in the first Spy Kids film by director Robert Rodriguez (as well as that film’s two sequels in 2002 and 2003). That same year she appeared as Jet Li’s love interest in the martial arts action thriller The One.
She starred in two short-lived TV series, the ABC crime drama Karen Sisco in 2003, and the CBS science fiction series Threshold in 2005 on CBS. That same year, Gugino appeared as Lucille in the feature film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, Sin City. The following year, she appeared in Night at the Museum.
Gugino appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company play After the Fall opposite Six Feet Under’s Peter Krause. In late 2006, she appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer opposite Blythe Danner.
Gugino appeared as Amanda, Vincent Chase’s agent, in a dozen episodes of the cable television series Entourage. Gugino appeared nude in the May 2007 issue of Allure. That same year she appeared in the feature film American Gangster. The following year, she played the female lead in the thriller Righteous Kill, opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Gugino starred in Chicago’s Goodman Theater production of Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms from January 17 to February 17, 2009, in the role of Abby. Charles Isherood of The New York Times praised Gugino’s performance, saying, “Ms. Gugino displays a depth and range of expression that I cannot imagine any other actress achieving with such blazing honesty and wrenching truth. She is simply magnificent.” During the first three months of 2009, three feature films premiered featuring Gugino: the thriller The Unborn, the feature film adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel Watchmen, in which she played Sally Jupiter, and the adventure remake Race to Witch Mountain, in which she starred opposite Dwayne Johnson. That April, she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In a Play for her performance in Desire Under the Elms. Later in November of that year, she appeared as pornographic actress Elektra Luxx in the comedy film Women in Trouble.
In 2011 Gugino appeared as Madame Vera Gorsky in Zack Snyder’s action-fantasy film Sucker Punch alongside Abbie Cornish and Emily Browning. Gugino sang a duet with co-star Oscar Isaac, which appeared in the end credits and in the film’s soundtrack. She also played Henry “Hank” Moody’s Attorney and Love-interest for the 4th season of Californication on Showtime.
Biography of Lea Michele
Lea Michele Sarfati was born on August 29, 1986 in Bronx, New York, U.S., known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American actress and singer. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Ragtime and Les Misérables. She originated the role of Wendla in the musical Spring Awakening and currently plays Rachel Berry in the Fox television series Glee.
The daughter of Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish-Sephardic Jew. Michele was raised around “both” of her parents’ religions. She grew up in New York City and Tenafly, New Jersey. She attended Rockland Country Day School for elementary school in New York and then Tenafly High School. Michele was home schooled one year while working in Toronto, Ontario on Ragtime. She attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, a center for performing arts training. She was then later accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage.
At eight years old, Michele went with a friend named Angela Hind to an open call for a musical. She decided on a whim she wanted to try out. She was offered the part and made her debut on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in the New York City production of Les Misérables. This was followed by her performance of the role of Tateh’s daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime. In 2004, Michele played Shprintze and Chava in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She also sang on the 2003 Broadway revival cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof.
She played the role of Wendla in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s musical version of Spring Awakening, starring in early workshops and Off-Broadway and finally originating the role in the Broadway production in 2006 at the age of 20. Around the same time that the show was set to go to Broadway, she was offered the role of Eponine in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables. She elected to remain with Spring Awakening, which debuted on Broadway in December 2006. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Spring Awakening in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
On May 18, 2008, Michele left Spring Awakening with co-stars Jonathan Groff. She performed in a reading of Sheik and Sater’s new musical, Nero, in July 2008 at Vassar College. From August 8–10, 2008, she portrayed Eponine in the Hollywood Bowl’s Les Misérables concert. She sings on the original Broadway cast recordings of Ragtime and Spring Awakening.
Michele stars in the Fox television series Glee, where she plays the star singer of a high school glee club, Rachel Berry. The pilot debuted on May 19, 2009. She has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble performance and the 2009 Satellite Award for best actress. She also received nominations for an Emmy Award, two nominations for a Golden Globe Award, and Teen Choice Award for her performance in the role. Her cover of The All-American Rejects’ “Gives You Hell” reached the top 40 on the US Billboard 200. Michele is featured lead singer in 14 of the top 20 selling Glee songs as of 2010.
Michele was included in TIME magazine’s 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People In the World. FHM named her No.7 on 2010 Sexiest Women List, which was the highest ranking for a new entry on the list that year. Michele was named to People Magazine’s Best Dressed List of 2010 as “The Newbie” and she was voted “2010 Most Stylish Star” by E! Online. She was ranked 28th on the Maxim 2011 Hot 100. She was number 10 on the Afterellen hot 100 list for 2011.
In 2010, Michele joined the cast of the animated film Dorothy of Oz, voicing the lead role of Dorothy Gale. That same year, she joined the cast of Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy New Year’s Eve.
Before Super Bowl XLV, on February 6, 2011, she performed “America the Beautiful” with the Air Force Tops In Blue.
Michele is active in participating in charities for gay rights and animal rights, as well as in numerous other charities. In 2008, Michele was a part of the PETA ad campaign “Buck Cruelty! Say No to Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides”. In April 2010, Michele appeared in a PSA for PETA speaking out against fur clothing. In September 2010, Michele was honored by PETA for her work for animals.
In support of gay rights, Michele performed at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in November 2009. In the same month, Michele and Jonathan Groff performed for True Colors Cabaret, a fundraiser in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.
In 2008, Michele performed at a benefit concert, “Alive in the World”, to aid the Twin Tower Orphan Fund. Michele has also been active with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For Broadway Cares, Michele has participated in Broadway Barks, Broadway Bares, The Easter Bonnet Competition and The Flea Market and Grand Auction.
In October 2010, Michele performed at a benefit concert for The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with illnesses. The concert celebrated the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Michele playing the lead role of Janet Weiss for the benefit. In February 2011, she performed for The Grammys’ MusiCares Benefit in Los Angeles CA, proceeds from the event go to help musicians in need.