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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jessica Mcnamee: biography and career

Jessica McNamee is an Australian actress. She comes from a big family with five siblings. One of her older sisters, Penny, is an actress as well.
McNamee secured a role in the Seven Network soap opera Home and Away playing the role of Lisa Duffy. Jessica later went onto star as Sammy Rafter in the television series Packed to the Rafters. In July 2010, the Seven Network announced that McNamee had decided to quit Packed to the Rafters. In 2009, McNamee was a contestant on the ninth series of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with dancer Stefano Olivieri. Jessica starred in the horror film The Loved Ones (2009). Jessica went onto secure a role in the 2012 film The Vow. She filmed the project in Toronto alongside Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.


2012 Scruples (TV movie): Maggie

2012 The Vow: Gwen

2011 50-50 (short): Nellie Cameron

2008-2010 Packed to the Rafters (TV series): Sammy Rafter
– Rites of Passage (2010)
– Simple Needs (2010)
– Home Matters (2010)
– The Invisible Man (2010)
– A Good Husband (2010)
See all 52 episodes »

2009 The Loved Ones: Mia

2007 Hammer Bay (TV series): Amanda Blakely

2007 Home and Away (TV series): Lisa Duffy
– Episode #1.4490 (2007)
– Episode #1.4485 (2007)
– Episode #1.4484 (2007)
– Episode #1.4483 (2007)
– Episode #1.4482 (2007)
See all 33 episodes »

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rachel McAdams: biography and career

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario and was raised in the nearby town of St. Thomas. In high school, Rachel intended to apply to college to study cultural studies, because studying theater would be "a bit of a joke". At the last minute, a drama teacher encouraged her to audition to be a drama major. She eventually majored in theater at York University and graduated with honors and a B.F.A. degree. 
She went on to star in several movies-of-the-week, before making her feature debut with a co-starring role in “My Name is Tanino” (2001), a comedy helmed by Italian director Paolo Virzi. A breakout role in the Canadian feature “Perfect Pie” (2002) hinted that the actress had much bigger Hollywood potential. Her first Hollywood movie was 2002's The Hot Chick which Rachel has described as a "huge milestone" in her career. An even bigger move, McAdams tried another more successful turn as a believable mean-spirited high schooler in “Mean Girls” (2004), a surprisingly well-written critical and box office hit starring Lindsay Lohan. An effectively sentimental and emotional film, “The Notebook” proved to be McAdams’ breakout performance – the actress popped off the screen in nearly every scene she was in, running the full spectrum of emotion, and embodying a mature, classic Hollywood star quality that made directors take notice. During 2005 Rachel starred in three Hollywood movies, "The Wedding Crashers", "Red Eye" and "The Family Stone". After taking a break from the public eye she returned in 2008 with the indie film “The Lucky Ones” (2008) about soldiers returning home from a mission. In december 2009 “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) was released in the US and UK. Rachel was again playing a femme fatale, the only women Sherlock ever loved: Irene Adler. Right after filming “Midnight in Paris” (2011) Rachel returned back to her homecountry Canada to start filming “The Vow” alongside Channing Tatum. “The Vow” is based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. It tells the story of a couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife (Rachel) in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. After the European promotion tour for “Morning Glory” Rachel flew to Strasbourg in the first week of February to film her cameo as Irene Adler for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows“. In March 2011 Rachel returned to Oklahoma for (re-)shoots for the Terrence Malick project
Rachel had a two-year relationship with Canadian actor Ryan Gosling from 2005 to 2007. She is currently in a relationship with Welsh actor Michael Sheen, whom she met on the set of Midnight in Paris in July 2010. McAdams is involved with many charitable and social causes.


2013 Passion: Christine

2012 Untitled Terrence Malick Project: Jane

2012 The Vow: Paige

2011 Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows: Irene Adler

2011 Midnight in Paris: Inez

2010 Morning Glory: Becky Fuller

2009 Sherlock Holmes: Irene Adler

2009 The Time Traveler's Wife: Clare

2009 State of Play: Della Frye

2008 The Lucky Ones: Colee

2007 Married Life: Kay Nesbitt

2005 The Family Stone: Amy Stone

2005 Red Eye: Lisa Reisert

2005 Wedding Crashers: Claire Cleary

2003-2005 Slings and Arrows (TV series): Kate McNab
– Season's End (2005)
– Playing the Swan (2003)
– Mirror up to Nature (2003)
– Outrageous Fortune (2003)
– Madness in Great Ones (2003)
See all 7 episodes »

2004 The Notebook: Allie

2004 Mean Girls: Regina George

2002 The Hot Chick: Jessica

2002 Perfect Pie: Patsy (age 15)

2002 My Name Is Tanino: Sally Garfield

2002 Guilt by Association (TV movie): Danielle

2002 Earth: final conflict (TV series): Christine Bickwell
– Atavus High (2002)

2001 The famous Jett Jackson (TV series): Hannah Grant
– Food for Thought (2001)

2001 Shotgun Love Dolls (TV movie): Beth