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  1. Jenna-Louise Coleman (born 27 April 1986) is an English actress, known for appearing in the British soap opera Emmerdale. Background and personal life Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire. She attended Arnold School in Blackpool where she was Head Girl and gained straight A's in her A-levels. Whilst discussing her role on Emmerdale, Coleman states that part of her regretted not having a conventional university experience stating "part of me feels sorry I'm missing that but I'm living the life I want." Whilst filming Emmerdale she initially shared a flat with actress Julia Mallam, who played Dawn Woods. While at school Coleman was a member of a theatre company, 'In Yer Space' with whom she performed at the Edinburgh Festival in the play Crystal Clear. She won an award for her performance, whilst the play was also received favourably. Career Whilst auditioning for drama schools, Coleman landed the part of Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in 2005. In 2007 Coleman was nominated for two awards. At the British Soap Awards she was nominated as "Best Newcomer", and at the National Television Awards she was nominated as "Most Popular Newcomer". In the 2009 British Soap Awards she was nominated in the "Best Actress","Sexiest Female" and "Best Dramatic Performance" categories alongside a "best actress" nomination from TV Choice. In early 2006, Coleman left the United Kingdom for a brief period in order to appear in US politico-legal drama Boston Legal. However, when the cancellation of the show was subsequently announced, Coleman returned to her roles in the United Kingdom. In May 2009 it was announced that Coleman would be joining BBC drama Waterloo Road, as new "hard girl", Lindsay James. As she was 23 at the time of her casting, Coleman found the experience of playing a schoolgirl again "surreal". In December 2010, it was announced that Coleman would be appearing in a new BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novel, Room at the Top playing the the role of Susan Brown. In 2011, she made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and then landed the part of 'Annie Desmond' in Julian Fellowes four part mini-series Titanic. Coleman described the character of Annie as a "cheeky cockney" and the "Eliza Doolittle" of the ship. She did the voice acting for the character Melia in the 2011 video game, Xenoblade Chronicles. She is currently working on Stephen Poliakoff's 'Dancing on the Edge'. On 21 March 2012, Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat confirmed at a press conference that Coleman would replace Karen Gillan as the Doctor's companion alongside Matt Smith, from series 7 (Autumn 2012/Spring 2013) onwards.
  2. Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992), better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is a British singer and songwriter. She released two singles in 2008, "!Franchesckaar!", which is from her commercially unreleased debut album, 14; and "Emelline"/"Art Bitch". She was signed to This Is Music and IAMSOUND Records in 2010 before releasing three more singles, "Stay Away", "Nuclear Seasons" and "You're the One" from her debut EP You're the One, which was released in June 2012. After a year-long delay period, she released her debut major label studio album, True Romance, in April 2013. Currently, she is expecting to release her third studio album in September 2014. XCX was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire to a Scottish father and Indian mother from Uganda. She started writing songs when she was 14 years old. She attended Bishop's Stortford College and left the school in 2010. Although a successful artist in her own right, Charli XCX's most successful hits (namely Icona Pop's "I Love It" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy") are songs she co-wrote and feature her as a guest vocalist. XCX's music has been compared to the music of the 1980s with "the spookiness of Siouxsie Sioux" or "flawless early-Madonna". Her influences include Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Uffie, Brooke Candy, Lil Wayne and Quentin Tarantino. For her third solo album project, she listed The Hives, Weezer, and Ramones as influences. Various sources have listed her as goth pop or dark pop.
  3. Marvel's Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and is the first in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, DeKnight Prods. and Goddard Textiles, with Steven S. DeKnight serving as showrunner, and Goddard acting as consultant. Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. The series chronicles the character's early days fighting crime, juxtaposed with the rise of crime lord Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D'Onofrio. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bob Gunton, Ayelet Zurer, and Rosario Dawson also star. Daredevil entered development in late 2013, a year after the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel, with Goddard initially hired in December 2013. DeKnight replaced him as showrunner and Cox was hired to star in May 2014. Filming began in New York City that July, with production ending in December. All episodes of the first season premiered on April 10, 2015. The series was released to critical acclaim, with critics praising the action sequences, performances, and the darker tone compared to other properties set in the MCU.
  4. Rachel Annabelle Riley (born 11 January 1986 in Rochford, Essex) is an English television presenter. Since 12 January 2009 she has been the co-host of Countdown, at which time she replaced Carol Vorderman. Nick Hewer is the chief presenter and Riley does the letters and numbers. Early life and career Riley was educated at Southend High School for Girls and went on to study mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, gaining an upper second-class honours degree, having obtained four grade As at A-Level. After graduating, Riley began work as a data analyst for a website company in London. She was encouraged to apply for the Countdown position by her mother. She did not have an ambition to be a television presenter, but decided to apply because she was interested in the numbers part of the game. Riley was chosen from more than a thousand applicants despite having no television experience. In an article for the BBC news, she stated, "There's only one cool maths job around and I was lucky enough to get it so I'm absolutely thrilled". She began presenting Countdown alongside Jeff Stelling from 12 January 2009. In an interview in August 2009 she revealed that it had been difficult for her to step into Vorderman's shoes, and that she had even been criticised by certain Countdown viewers for getting some of the maths puzzles wrong. On 26 June 2009, it was reported that Riley had been recruited by the Post Office to employ her mathematical skills to help advise holidaymakers on how to make the most of their holiday currency, after a report by the Post Office revealed that a significant number of holidaymakers fail to calculate the actual cost of goods and services when travelling abroad and often overspend their holiday budgets. Riley also appeared on an episode of series 4 of the Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd as herself. Personal life Riley is a keen supporter of Manchester United and has been attending games at Old Trafford often with her Salford-born father since about the age of 10, and in October 2010 she presented a programme on MUTV featuring a tour of United's training ground at Carrington. On 4 January 2012 she took part in Celebrity Mastermind, with her topic of choice being Manchester United from 1999. On 16 March 2012 she won the celebrity edition of The Bank Job. Riley describes herself as a "non-religious Jew". In 2009 Riley was ranked #95 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women poll, and again in 2011, ranked #84.
  5. Holly Willoughby Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is a British television presenter, born in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. She was educated at Burgess Hill School in the town of Burgess Hill. Career Willoughby started out as an underwear model for various clients including Pretty Polly, appearing in various adverts and posters - one wall poster featuring her and three other models is still available to buy in some shops. She started her television career in 2000, becoming one of the presenters on the short-lived CITV show S Club TV, a spin-off of the British pop band S Club 7. After that, she presented several shows for CBBC including Xchange and also the Fame Academy spin-off show on the CBBC Channel. In 2005, Willoughby moved back to CITV to co-present the successor to SMTV Live called Ministry of Mayhem, later renamed Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown. Every Saturday morning, she usually gets covered in gunge and starred in several sketches and comedic situations, one involving her skirt being tucked into her underwear as passers by looked on in astonishment, and also interviews special guests, whilst linking to various competitions and cartoons. In 2006 she won the BAFTA children's TV presenter award. She has since also presented on other ITV programmes, including co-presenting the ITV2 companion show for Celebrity Wrestling with Jack Osbourne, as well as occasionally presenting ITV's flagship music show CD:UK. In 2005, she had to face some of her worst fears for the CITV programme Feel the Fear. She co-presented ITV2 show Lip Service with Spencer Brown. In January 2006, she started hosting the new ITV ice skating show Dancing on Ice with Phillip Schofield, and returned to co-host the show in 2007. She was voted 71st in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World poll in 2005 and 30th in 2006. She also presented Greased Lightnin, the ITV2 spin-off show to the main show Grease Is the Word. The main show was on Saturday nights (ITV), with the spin off-shown later in the evening (ITV2). Starting on September 5, 2007, She co-hosted a dating programme with friend Fearne Cotton called Holly & Fearne Go Dating. In this programme they find dates for lonely singles. The show was hastily dropped due to poor viewing figures. She now presents a revamped version of the Channel 4 show Streetmate for ITV2. On September 29, 2007, she and Fearne competed in ITV's Saturday Night entertainment show, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway segment, Beat The Boys. On November 3, 2007, she took part with her family in an episode of All Star Family Fortunes. On December 15, 2007, she hosted The Westlife Show: Live, a one-off music show on ITV1. Personal Willoughby is married to Dan Baldwin, a former producer of Ministry of Mayhem. The couple moved into a flat in South London and got engaged on the same day. On 6 May 2006, live on Saturday Showdown, Willoughby announced her engagement. The wedding took place on 4th August 2007 at Amberley Castle, West Sussex. Fearne Cotton and Sarah Cawood were two of the bridesmaids and Dermot O'Leary was an usher. Unofficial Website IMDB Profile
  6. As pleasantly surprised as I was by the movie, I must confess that none of the promotional materials had gotten me excited beforehand. I think if the trailers had been decent, hardcore fans would still have showed up to see it, despite the mixed reception for Last Jedi. For me, the hype for this was hampered because we kind of already knew where Han, Chewie and Lando would end up and had already heard the references to all the beats. Compare that to something like Rogue One, where we knew the story arc but had no idea about any of the characters, this seemed about as obvious and straightforward as a launching point for a character can be.
  7. Karen Gillan Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress. In May 2009, she was announced as the actress who will be playing the new companion, Amy Pond, in the television series Doctor Who. Biography Gillan was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland. Her father, Raymond John, a Day Centre Manager, and mother, Marie, live in Kinmylies. She attended school at Charleston Academy. Aged 16, she decided to pursue her acting career further, studying acting at Edinburgh's Telford College. Later, she secured a place at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school in London on the BA (Hons) Acting degree course. Gillan is based in London. Career Gillan gained her first television role in Rebus while still studying at Italia Conti, and has since had parts in The Kevin Bishop Show, Channel 4's Stacked and James Nesbitt's forthcoming film Outcast. While not acting, she has taken on occasional modelling roles, including 2007 London Fashion Week for designer Allegra Hicks' autumn/winter catwalk show. Gillan was seen in the Doctor Who episode entitled "The Fires of Pompeii" playing a soothsayer. Gillan will play Amy Pond, the companion to the Eleventh Doctor (portrayed by Matt Smith), beginning in 2010. In the Autumn of 2009, Gillan starred in a teen thriller called The Well. It was broadcast in the Switch Zone on BBC Two, with additional interactive content available on the BBC Switch website. IMDB Profile
  8. Alexa Chung Alexa Chung (born November 5, 1983) is a British TV presenter and former fashion model. Early Life Alexa Chung was raised in Privett, Hampshire by her English mother, a housewife, and her Chinese father, a graphic designer. She is the youngest of four children and has two brothers and one sister. She attended the local comprehensive school, Perins Community College, and later the sixth form Peter Symonds College, Winchester (2000-2002). She had been accepted by King’s College London to read English and by Chelsea College of Art and Design to do an art foundation course, with two 'A' grades (English and Art) and a 'B' (History) at A-level, before being scouted by a modelling agency. Modelling Chung was first scouted by an agency, Elite Model Management, while attending The Clothes Show at the age of 14, but nothing came of it. She was approached again, in the comedy tent at Reading Festival, at the age of 16 and was taken on by the London-based Storm Model Management. She modelled for teen magazines such as Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL! and appeared in adverts for products including Fanta, Sony Ericsson, Sunsilk and Tampax. She also modelled for Urban Outfitters. She has appeared in music videos for artists including The Streets, Westlife, Delta Goodrem, Reuben and Holly Valance. She also starred as Jake in a scripted reality show called Shoot Me, broadcast on Fashion TV in 2005. Chung herself admitted it was “really bad”. After four years, Chung quit modelling with the intention of beginning an art foundation or fashion journalism course, having become disillusioned. She had developed a “distorted body image” and “low self-esteem” through modelling. “It made me really unhappy.” She has since said that, “I’ve used up all that neurosis – there’s none left. I’d rather have a bigger brain than smaller bones.” In January 2008, Chung was announced as the face of Antipodium's Spring Summer 2008 collection, which is on sale at Liberty and Harvey Nichols. In May 2008, Chung was announced as the face of Oxfam's ethical fashion range, Revamped, sold exclusively at Westbourne Grove, West London. In September 2008, Chung walked the catwalk as part of the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer 2009 show at London Fashion Week. TV career When the original Popworld presenters, Miquita Oliver and Simon Amstell left in 2006, Chung’s audition tape was reviewed and, in April 2006, she was offered the job of co-host, alongside former MTV presenter Alex Zane. Popworld was known for its witty, irreverent and awkward style of interviews. An interview Chung conducted with Panic at the Disco, in particular, attracted attention. “I corrected singer Brendon Urie’s grammar halfway through and then it all went a bit cold. He got pi**ed off after that. The clip is on YouTube and about 10,000 American kids have left comments saying: ‘Oh my God, who does she think she is? I hate the English.’ Which is amusing.” The last show aired in July 2007, after Channel 4 decided not to recommission the programme. In April 2007, Chung starred in the ITV1 series Get a Grip, opposite comedian Ben Elton. The topical satirical show, scripted by Elton, was panned by television critics. Chung has also hosted industry events including the Hair Magazine Awards 2007, Diesel U Music Awards 2007 and the Elle Style Awards 2008. Chung was the "roving reporter" on Channel 4's eight-week fashion programme, "Gok's Fashion Fix". On the programme, Chung roadtested the latest fashion trends with members of the public, and interviewed fashion designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Margherita Missoni and Christian Lacroix. She has described it as 'pretty much my dream job'. Chung also hosted a T4 music and fashion show called Frock Me!, with fashion designer Henry Holland. In November 2008, it was reported that Chung was considering a move to New York to host a TRL-style show for MTV. "It Girl" status She has said of her style, “I either want to look like an excellently dressed boy or a kitten from the 1960s, like Françoise Hardy.” Chung has also mentioned The Shirelles, Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithful, Jane Birkin and Julie Christie as sources of style inspiration, as well as 1960s and 1970s films such as Doctor Zhivago (film), Picnic at Hanging Rock (film), Annie Hall, Darling, Masculin, féminin and Blowup. Chung has expressed bemusement regarding the widespread admiration of her style, saying, "It’s odd to have acquired this style icon tag, because everyone in Shoreditch dresses the same". Chung has dismissed the notion of being an It girl, saying “I mean, there’s not much to being an It girl. It’s really quite a depressing title to hold.” She has, however, conceded that, "It’s actually rather nice, because you are sent some pretty cool stuff" Chung was first pictured with Alex Turner in early October 2007, outside the Met Bar in London. The couple have been photographed by paparazzi on numerous occasions since and their relationship is frequently gossiped about in British tabloids. In August 2008, Chung starred in the video for Turner’s side-project band The Last Shadow Puppets’ song, 'My Mistakes Were Made For You'. In October 2008, it was reported that the couple share a house in East London. Fan Site Popworld website
  9. Early life and career beginnings Elizabeth Grant (born June 21, 1986), better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. She has been described as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra" and cites Britney Spears, Elvis Presley and Antony and the Johnsons as her musical influences. Grant was born in New York City and grew up in Lake Placid, New York. When she was 15, she left Lake Placid to go to boarding school in Connecticut. She is the daughter of domain investor and millionaire Rob Grant. Grant's management chose her stage name, "I wanted to be in a band but the label I was with and the team I had around me absolutely wanted me to be a solo artist. Lana Del Rey came from a series of managers and lawyers over the last 5 years who wanted a name that they thought better fit the sound of the music." Del Rey first released a three-track EP titled Kill Kill in October 2008 under the name Lizzy Grant featuring the tracks Kill Kill, Yayo and Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven). Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant Del Rey later released her first full-length studio album titled Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. It was the singer's first professionally produced album, released under Lizzy Grant on an independent label with producer David Kahne. Del Rey stated that "David asked to work with me only a day after he got my demo. He is known as a producer with a lot of integrity and who had an interest in making music that wasn't just pop." Her father, Robert Grant, helped with the marketing of the album, which was available for purchase on iTunes for a brief period before being withdrawn for unknown reasons. 2011–present: Born To Die Later in June 2011, Del Rey was signed with Stranger Records, to release her debut single "Video Games"; in October 2011, she was signed with Interscope Records. While being interviewed by Rosie Swash of The Observer, Del Rey revealed, "I just put that song online a few months ago because it was my favourite. To be honest, it wasn't going to be the single but people have really responded to it. I get very sad when I play that song. I still cry sometimes when I sing it." On October 24th 2011, it was announced that Del Rey had won the Q award for "Next Big Thing". Del Rey's song "Video Games" was featured for the first time on prime spot on The CW's TV-Series Ringer on September 27, 2011 during a pivotal scene, propelling Lana Del Rey into mainstream. Del Rey also promoted the album with performances in a number of live appearances, including for MTV Push, and at the Bowery Ballroom, where, according to Eliot Glazer of New York, "the polarizing indie hipstress brought her 'gangsta Nancy Sinatra' swag." Matthew Perpetua of Rolling Stone commented that, despite Del Rey being nervous and anxious while performing her songs live, she "sang with considerable confidence", although he noted that "her transitions from husky, come-hither sexuality to bratty, girlish petulance could be rather jarring." Del Rey also performed "Video Games" on Dutch television program De Wereld Draait Door, on British music television show Later... with Jools Holland, and on an intimate show at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California. Del Rey also gave several interviews for newspapers and online magazines such as The Quietus, The Observer, and Pitchfork Media, while creating her own music videos for several tracks such as "Blue Jeans" and Diet mountain dew. It was later reported that the singer would release her debut album under the labels in January 2012. During an interview with French TV show Taratata, Del Rey revealed that the album would be named Born to Die. Born to Die is set to be released on January 27, 2012 in Ireland, January 30, 2012, in the UK, and on January 31, 2012 worldwide. The second single and title track "Born to Die" is set for release on January 22, 2012. The music video for it leaked on December 14, 2011, and was based on a concept created by the singer, while being directed by Yoann Lemoine. The music video received generally favorable reviews from contemporary critics. Links Official Site Fan Site
  10. Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley (born 10 April 1992) is an English actress. She is to appear in the lead role of Rey in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ridley has appeared in the television programmes Youngers, Silent Witness, Mr Selfridge and Casualty. She also appeared in the short film "Blue Season," which was entered into the Sci-Fi-London 48-Hour Film Challenge. She played the lead in film three of "Lifesaver," an interactive film which was nominated for a BAFTA British Academy Award. She has also appeared in the music video for Wiley's song "Lights On". In April 2014, it was announced that she will play Rey, one of the lead characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She was chosen for the film in February 2014. The casting of Ridley has generally been seen as a move by director JJ Abrams to repeat the casting of relatively unknown actors for the lead roles as George Lucas did with the first Star Wars film in 1977. After receiving several competing offers, Ridley switched from her original talent agency Jonathan Arun to the United Talent Agency in August 2014. Following a two-month stint with UTA, Ridley signed on with the Creative Artists Agency in October 2014. In August 2015, it was announced that Ridley would voice the lead role of Taeko in the English dub of the 1991 animated film Only Yesterday, scheduled to be released in 2016.
  11. Antje Traue (born January 18, 1981) is a German actress. She speaks both German and English fluently, and appeared in her first English-language role in the film Pandorum. Life and career Traue was born in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany. Her stage career began when she portrayed Jeanne d'Arc in a school play. At sixteen, she won the lead role in the International Munich Art Lab's first ever "Hip Hopera" (the musical "West End Opera"). Traue performed and toured with the production for four years, appearing on stages throughout Germany, Europe, and in New York City. Subsequently, Traue appeared in several films and television movies, such as Kleinruppin Forever, Berlin am Meer and Phantomschmerz. In 2008, Traue was chosen for the lead female role in the film Pandorum, a science fiction/thriller film directed by Christian Alvart, written by Travis Milloy, and starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. In 2011, Traue was cast as Faora in Man of Steel, and in 2013 she was cast in Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner. Filmography Verlorene Kinder (2000) – TV movie Die Nacht davor (2003), Franziska Teenstätten – short film Kleinruppin Forever (2004), Ramona Goldjunge (2006), Manuela – short film Berlin am Meer (2008), Estelle Phantomschmerz (2009), Anja – uncredited Pandorum (2009), Nadia 5 Days of War (2011), Zoe Nobels testamente (2012), Kitten Man of Steel (2013), Faora Hercules (2014)
  12. Marvel's Luke Cage Release Date: September 30, 2016 Marvel's Luke Cage is an upcoming American web television series developed for Netflix by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the third in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries. Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage, a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who now fights crime. Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga also star. Development of the series began in late 2013. In December 2014, Colter was cast as Cage, to appear first in a recurring role in Marvel's Jessica Jones, with Coker hired as the showrunner in March 2015. Filming began in New York City in September 2015 and concluded in March 2016. Synopsis After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city, forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. Cast Mike Colter - Luke Cage Mahershala Ali - Cornell Stokes Frankie Faison - Pop Erik LaRay Harvey - Diamondback Darius Kaleb - Lonnie Simone Missick - Misty Knight Theo Rossi - Alvarez Frank Whaley - Detective Scarfe Kellen C Wingate - Detective Alfre Woodard - Mariah Dillard Jaiden Kaine - Zip Rosario Dawson - Claire Temple
  13. I did wonder if they began writing a script with the goal of fulfilling certain plot requirements, or whether they started with those fragments and then made something of a hash of building a story around it. Either way, it was a good idea to get Ron Howard on board and bring some cohesion to the randomness. Overall, I thought the end product was quite entertaining. The sets, costumes and environment all felt very Star Wars. The story was fun and fast-moving. At the risk of being burned alive by fire breathing dragons though, I really don't rate Emilia Clarke. She's either being routinely miscast or she's just not a very good actress.
  14. Rooney Mara Biography Patricia Rooney Mara (born 1985) is an American actress, who will portray Lisbeth Salander, the title character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first of three Sony Pictures films based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy book series. Her past films include The Social Network, a 2010 film by David Fincher about the founding of Facebook, as well as other 2010 films including Youth in Revolt, The Winning Season, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, a remake of the 1984 horror film. Her films in 2009 include Dare and Tanner Hall. Mara oversees the charity Faces of Kibera, which benefits orphans from the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the largest slums in Africa. She is the younger sister of actress Kate Mara. Filmography 2005 Urban Legends: Bloody Mary Classroom - Girl #1 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Jessica DeLay (Episode: "Fat") 2007 Women's Murder Club - Alexis Sherman (Episode: "Blind Dates and Bleeding Hearts") 2008 Dream Boy - Evelyn 2008 The Cleaner - Rebecca Smith (Episode: "Rebecca") 2009 Dare - Courtney 2009 The Winning Season - Wendy 2009 ER - Megan (Episodes: "Old Times" & "I Feel Good") 2009 Friends (With Benefits) - Tara 2009 Youth in Revolt - Taggarty 2009 Tanner Hall - Fernanda 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street - Nancy Holbrook 2010 The Social Network - Erica Albright 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Lisbeth Salander Links IMDB Profile Faces of Kibera Fan Site
  15. Joanna Newsom Joanna Newsom (born January 18, 1982) started taking piano lessons at a very early age and played for a couple of years, but switched to the harp at seven. Her approach to the harp, from the percussive aspects of her playing to her chord changes, was also influenced by West African and Venezuelan harp music, which she began studying at a folk music camp she attended in her early teens. At the same time, she also listened to more vocal-based folk, punk, and jazz like Karen Dalton, Texas Gladden, Patti Smith, and Billie Holiday. By the time she reached high-school age, Newsom decided she wanted to become a composer, and while that became the focus of her studies, in her free time she began writing and recording instrumental songs. Eventually, Newsom’s passion for songwriting won out, and she began studying creative writing to work with words in the same way she was accustomed to working with music. Although Joanna Newsom’s Appalachian-meets-avant-garde take on folk music is her most celebrated work, her range is even more inclusive than her solo career suggests: the classically trained harpist adds a decidedly different, textural sound to Nervous Cop, the noise rock trio that also features Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and Hella’s Zach Hill, and she also plays keyboards for The Pleased, another San Francisco-area band more akin to Blondie or Television than her other projects. Last.fm Milky Moon (fansite)
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