Category Archives: Celebrities

Catherine Bell

American actress and producer Catherine Bell was born on August 14, 1968, in London. When she was 3, she moved to the USA together with her mother Mina, a nurse. Her father is architect Peter Bell.

Bell started her career as a model in Japan. After returning to California, she started to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Her first small role was in 1990 sitcom “Sugar and Spice”. In 1992, she got her first feature film role in “Death Becomes Her”, where she was Isabella Rossellini’s body double. Her role of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in “JAG” TV series was a breakthrough one and made Bell a well-known actress. She also played in “Bruce Almighty”(2003) movie, TV series “Army Wives” (2007-2013) and “The Good Witch” (both films and TV series).

From 1994 to 2011, Catherine Bell was married to actor-production assistant Adam Beason. The couple has a son and daughter.

Catherine likes motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding, kick-boxing, cross-stitching and making model cars. Moreover, despite been raised as Roman Catholic, the actress is also interested in Scientology.

Keri Russell

American actress Keri Russell was born on March 23, 1976, in Fountain Valley, California, to Nissan Motors executive David Russell and his wife Stephanie. She has brother Todd and sister Julie. Her ancestry includes English, German, German-Swiss, Northern Irish, Manx, Dutch and Danish.

She attended Highlands Ranch High School. Since childhood, Keri liked dancing. That helped her to become a member of the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She took part in the show till 1994 and co-stared with Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. In 1992, she got her first feature film role in “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid”. From 1998 to 2000, Russell played in TV series “Felicity”, which brought her a Golden Globe in 1999. Her other well-known roles were in “Mission: Impossible III” (2006), “Waitress” (2007), “August Rush” (2007), “Extraordinary Measures” (2010) and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014). Since 2013, she also plays in TV series “The Americans”.

In 2006, she was chosen as a face for CoverGirl Cosmetics. In 2007, the actress got married to carpenter Shane Deary. They have two children: son River and daughter Willa. In 2013, Keri and Shane separated. Since 2013, she is in relationship with actor Matthew Rhys.

Shannon Elizabeth

American actress Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (known as Shannon Elizabeth) was born on September 7, 1973, in Houston, Texas, in a low-income family. She combines Syrian, German, English and Irish ancestry.

Being a high school student, Shannon got interested in tennis and even thought about playing professionally. In 1996, she got her debut role in an episode of “Arliss” TV series. Her first feature film role was in 1997 “Jack Frost”. In 1999, she played her breakthrough role in “American Pie”. Her other famous movies are “Scary Movie” (2000), “Tomcats” (2001), “Jay and Silent Bob strike back” (2001), “Thirteen Ghosts” (2001), “Cursed” (2005) and “Night of the Demons” (2010). In 1999, the actress posed nude for the Playboy magazine. In 2008, she took part in “Dancing with the Stars” (6th season). In 2009, she was a host for comedy/burlesque series “Live Nude Comedy”. She also appeared in Chris Brown’s music video “Next Tu”.

Shannon Elizabeth is also a well-known poker admirer and is one of the leading celebrity poker players. She took part in 2005 World Series of Poker and won a special tournament. In 2006 and 2007 World Series of Poker, she cashed 4 times, but failed to win the main event. In 2007, she got to semi-final of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

In 2002-2005, the actress was married to actor Joseph Reitman. In 2008-2009, she dated Derek Hough, her dancing partner from “Dancing with the Stars”. Since 2014, she is in relationship with Russell Simmons.

In addition, Shannon is a vegan and environmentalist. She co-founded animal rescue organization “Animal Avengers”.

Elizabeth Hurley

English actress and model Elizabeth Hurley was born on June 10, 1965, in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in the family of major of the British Army Roy Leonard Hurley and teacher Angela Mary. She has sister Kate and brother Michael.

In childhood, Elizabeth dreamt about becoming a dancer and took ballet and theatre lessons. She attended Harriet Costello School. In her teens, she was a punk. In 1987, Hurley made her film debut in “Aria”. Her first Hollywood movie was “Passenger 57″. 2000 movie “Bedazzled” is considered to be her best one. She also played in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997), for the role in which she got the ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year award, and TV series “Gossip Girl” and “The Royals”. In 1994, together with Hugh Grant, she founded Simian Films company. The first movie, produced by her, was “Extreme Measures” (1996).

Elizabeth Hurley is also a model. In 1995, she was chosen as an Estee Lauder spokesmodel. She advertized Jordache, Shiatzy Chen, Got Milk?, Patrick Cox, MQ Clothiers, Lancel and Monsoon. In 2005, she launched her line of beachwear “Elizabeth Hurley Beach”. In 2008, she created and modelled 12 swimsuits for MANGO brand.

From 1987 to 2000, Hurley was in relationship with Hugh Grant. In 2007-2011, she was married to businessman Arun Nayar. She has a son from Steve Bing, Damian Charles Hurley (born in 2002). She is also a godmother of David and Victoria Beckham’s sons Brooklyn and Romeo as well as Patsy Kensit and Liam Gallagher’s son Lennon.

Molly Sims

American model and actress Molly Sims was born on May 25, in 1973, in Murray, Kentucky.

In 1991, Molly graduated from Murray High School and started to study political science at Vanderbilt University. In 1993, she left her studies to proceed with the modeling career. She was signed to Next Models Management in New York City and became a spokesmodel for Old Navy ads. Sims also appeared in the Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue” in 2000, 201, 2002, 2004 and 2006 and became a model for CoverGirl. In 2000, she was a host of “House of Style” TV show. In 2004, she launched her jewelry line “Grayce by Molly Sims”.

Molly Sims made her acting debut in “The Twilight Zone” episode in 2003. She is most famous for her role of Delinda Deline in “Las Vegas” TV series. She also appeared in such movies as “Starsky & Hutch” (2004), “The Benchwarmers” (2006), “Yes Man” (2008) and “The Pink Panther 2″ (2009).

Since 2011, Sims is married to producer Scott Stuber. They have son Brooks Alan Stuber and daughter Scarlett May Stuber.

In addition, Molly is an ambassador for Population Services International’s Five & Alive program and Operation Smile.

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen and her twin sister Mary-Kate were born on June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California. Her parents are personal manager Jarnette and real estate developer David. Besides her twin sister, she also has brother Trent and sister Elizabeth.

Ashley started her career being just a nine months old baby. Together with her sister, she appeared in “Full House” TV series. In 1993, “Dualstar” company was created to deal with the production of movies, starring the twins. Later, it produced clothes, books, fragrances, magazines and posters with the girls’ images. Ashley appeared in TV series “The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley”, “Two of a Kind” and “So Little Time”. The most well-known movies with her participation are “It Takes Two” (1995), “Switching Goals” (1999), “Our Lips Are Sealed” (2000) and “Winning London” (2001). In 2004, Ashley and her sister played in their last joint movie “New York Minute”. The same year, they received a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2007, Forbes ranked the girls as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment. In 2012, both of them decided to stop acting and concentrate on clothes’ design.

Being interested in fashion design, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched their clothing line in Wal-Mart stores and beauty line “Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real Fashion for Real Girls”. In 2006, Ashley became a face of “Badgley Mischka” brand. In 2011, the sisters created their collection of shoes together with TOMS Shoes. Ashley also co-founded such brands as The Row, Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye and StyleMint. She is also a creative director for the Italian brand Superga since 2011.

Ashley dated Matt Kaplan, actors Justin Bartha and Jared Leto, road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong. Since 2014, she is in relationship with film director Bennett Miller.

Jessica Biel

American actress Jessica Biel was born on March 3, 1982, in Ely, Minnesota. She is a daughter of businessman Jonathan Biel and his wife Kimberly, a housewife. Her desscent is Hungarian Jewish, Danish, English, German and Swiss-German.

In childhood, Jessica dreamt about becoming a singer. She took part in various musical projects, including musicals “Annie”, “The Sound of Music” and “Beauty and the Beast”. At 11, she took part in “The International Modeling and Talent Association”, where she got acquainted with her future agent. She started to take part in various commercials and appeared at print advertisements.

“It’s a Digital World” became a debut film for the actress. Biel’s first feature film role was in “Ulee’s Gold” in 1997 and she received a Young Artist Award for it. In 2006, she got her breaktrough role in “The Illusionist”. Her most famous movies are “The Rules of Attraction” (2002), “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003), “Blade: Trinity” (2004), “Stealth” (2005), “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (2007), and “Total Recall” (2012).

Since 2012, Jessica is married to Justin Timberlake. In 2015, she gave birth to their son, Silas Randall Timberlake.

Rachel Weisz

British actress Rachel Weisz was born on March 7, 1970, in London, in the family of inventor George Weisz and teacher Edith Ruth. She has a younger sister, Minnie.

Rachel attended North London Collegiate School, Benenden School and St Paul’s Girls School. Later, she studied English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and got a Bachelor of Arts degree. During her student years, the future actress took part in various student performances and co-founded student drama group “Cambridge Talking Tongues”.

In 1992, Weisz debuted in “Advocates II” television movie. In 1994, she made a feature film debut in “Death Machine”. In 1996, she got her first lead role in “Chain Reaction”. After playing in 1999 “The Mummy”, the actress got the worldwide recognition. Her other most successful movies are “Constantine” (2005), “The Constant Gardener” (2005), “Agora” (2009), “The Whistleblower” (2010), “The Deep Blue Sea” (2011) and “Youth” (2015).

The actress owns many prestigious awards, the majority of which she got for her role in “The Constant Gardener”. Among them are Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, British Independent Film Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Rachel Weisz is also a stage actress. Her breakthrough role was in 1994 “Design for Living”. She got the London Critics’ Circle Award for the most promising newcomer for it. She also played in “Suddenly, Last Summer” (1999) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (2009). She got the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in the latter one.

The actress was engaged to filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky from 2001 to 2010. In 2006, she gave birth to their son, Henry Chance. In 2011, she got married to actor Daniel Craig.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975, in Benoni, South Africa. She has Afrikaner, French, German and Dutch ancestry.

Theron studied at Putfontein Primary School and later, in the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Being a teenager, she witnessed her father’s death after her mother shot him for self-defence. Though Charlize dreamt about becoming a dancer, at 16, she signed her first modeling contract and moved to Italy. In a year, she moved to the USA. In New York, she took ballet lessons at the Joffrey Ballet School, but after a serious injury, she wasn’t able to continue training.

At 19, Theron moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. Her movie debut was a non-speaking role in “Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest” (1995). In 1996, she appeared in “2 Days in the Valley” in a supporting role. In late 1990s, she had more successful roles in “The Devil’s Advocate” (1997), “Mighty Joe Young” (1998) and “The Cider House Rules” (1999). Her other famous movies are “Sweet November” (2001), “Monster” (2003)(for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award), “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” (2004), “North Country” (2005), “Hancock” (2008), “Prometheus” (2012) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015).

In 2004, she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The same year, she signed a contract with John Galliano, who considers her to be his muse, and became a face of “J’adore” perfumes.

Charlize Theron dated actor Craig Bierko, musician Stephan Jenkins, actor Stuart Townsend and Sean Pean. She adopted two children, son Jackson and daughter August.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst was born on April 30, 1982, in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, the daughter of Inez, a flight attendant, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has brother Christian. Dunst has German and Swedish roots and has dual citizenship of Germany and the United States.

Kirsten studied at Ranney School before she moved to Los Angeles in 1993, where she attended Laurel Hall School and Notre Dame High School. She started her modeling career at the age of three and took part in TV commercials. She cooperated with Ford Models and Elite Model Management.

At 6, Dunst received her first role in “Oedipus Wrecks” by Woody Allen. In 1994, she played a supporting role in “Interview with the Vampire”, which made her famous and brought the first Golden Globe Award nomination. In 2002, she played in “Spider-Man”, the most successful movie in her career to date. The other most famous movies with the actress are “Jumanji” (1995), “Bring It On” (2000), “Wimbledon” (2004), “Elizabethtown” (2005), “Marie Antoinette” (2006), “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” (2008) and “Melancholia” (2011).

In 2001, Kirsten Dunst tried her hand at singing. She sang two songs for “Get Over It” movie. She also recorded songs for “The Cat’s Meow” and “Spider-Man 3″. In 2007, the actress announced that she wasn’t going to release a solo album and would sing only in movies.

Dunst had relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Since 2012, she dates actor Garrett Hedlund.

Kirsten also does a lot of charitable work. She cooperates with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and took part in various cancer awareness and treatment campaigns.