Michelle Ingrid Williams
Michelle born on September 9, 1980 is an American actress. She began her career with television guest appearances, and made her feature film debut in Lassie (1994), which earned her a Youth in Film nomination. She gained wider recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on The WB series Dawson’s Creek from 1998 to 2003.
Williams received critical acclaim for the role of Alma, wife of Ennis Del Mar, in Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which she won a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and was nominated for the SAG Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She followed this with films such as Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island (2010). Her work in Blue Valentine(2010) garnered her nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011), which also garnered her BAFTA, SAG, and Academy Award nominations. In 2016, she received wide acclaim for her performance in the drama Manchester by the Sea, earning her nominations from the BAFTA, SAG, and Academy Award ceremonies.
Williams was born in Kalispell, Montana, the daughter of Carla Ingrid (née Swenson) and Larry Richard Williams. Her parents are separated, and she has one sister, Paige, and three half-siblings. Her mother is a homemaker, and her father is an author, stock and commodities trader, and two-time Republican Party nominee for the United States Senate from Montana. She has Norwegian, and smaller amounts of English, German, Danish, Swiss, Swedish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
As a child, Williams kept to herself and was self-sufficient; as she has said, “I was really secretive with my parents and I think I sort of continued that… I found that by keeping to myself I got on OK. I don’t know why.” When Williams was nine, her family moved to San Diego, California. She became interested in acting at an early age when she saw a local production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Adam Richard Sandler
Adam was born on September 9, 1966. He is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), the sports comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Waterboy (1998), the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds(2002), and voicing Dracula in Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). Several of his movies, most notably the widely panned Jack and Jill, have gained harsh criticism, culminating in a shared second place in the number of Raspberry Awards (3) and Raspberry Award Nominations (11), in both cases second only to Sylvester Stallone. He has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), Funny People (2009) and The Meyerowitz Stories(2017).
Sandler has released five comedy albums in his career. They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! (1993) and What the Hell Happened to Me?(1996) are both certified double-platinum. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions.
Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966, to Judith “Judy” (née Levine), a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler (1935-2003), an electrical engineer. His family is Jewish and descends from Russian immigrants on both sides. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire after moving there at the age of six. He attended Manchester Central High School. As a teen, Sandler was in BBYO, a popular Jewish youth group. Sandler graduated from New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts in 1988
Rachel was born on 8 September 1969 is a New Zealand supermodel, actress and the host of Imagination Television’sRachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty. She has appeared on several magazine covers, including Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar. She has been on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice in 1994 and 2006.
Hunter was born in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Her parents divorced when she was still a child. Wanting to be a Ballet Dancer, she was diagnosed with a rare blood disease and a heart condition as a child, which curtailed her dancing ambitions.
Hunter began her career at age 17, modeling in Australia and New Zealand, appearing in “Australian Vogue”, “Harper’s Bazaar”, “Australian Cosmopolitan” and for various campaigns throughout New Zealand and Australia. She became the face of Tip Top Ice-Cream in New Zealand and was the “Trumpet Girl”. She was quickly signed up to Ford Models and immediately embarked on a successful career, landing a Cover Girl cosmetics contract and becoming the spokesperson for the company for quite a few years. Hunter rose to global prominence after posing as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in 1989. She subsequently appeared on magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan and on the 1994 “Dream Team” cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue,and again graced its cover, this time solo, 12 years later in 2006. Hunter also appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia, Australian Vogue, American and international editions of Elle and Dutch Harper’s Bazaar.
Hunter is signed to Ford Models in New York, Select Model Management in London, and Chadwick Models in Sydney, Australia.
Born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian American actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. He is best known in the United States for his role as Dr. Luka Kovač on the NBC television series ER. He currently plays Garcia Flynn on Timeless, also on NBC. He is the son-in-law of Croatian film director and former head of Croatian Radiotelevision (1991–95), Antun Vrdoljak
Credited as Goran Visnjic in his English-language work, he adopted the simplified spelling of his name when he came to the United States in the late 1990’s.Goran Višnjić was born in Šibenik. He has one sibling, an elder brother, Joško. His father, Željko, was a bus driver, and his mother, Milka, worked in a market. He appeared in plays throughout his childhood and made his screen debut at age 16 in the controversial Yugoslav film, Braća po materi (1988), playing a young Ustaša.In 1990, at the age of 18, Višnjić was drafted to serve his one-year military obligation in the Yugoslavian army, and volunteered as a paratrooper. Only weeks after his military discharge in 1991, as Yugoslavia began to dissolve, he joined the nascent Croatian Ground Army. After leaving the army, he moved to Zagreb to study at the Academy of Dramatic Art.
Višnjić was the youngest actor to be chosen for the title role in Shakespeare‘s Hamlet at the Dubrovnik Summer Theater Festival. Originally cast as Laertes and understudy to Hamlet, he took over the role when the star dropped out of the production shortly before the first performance. He portrayed the doomed prince for seven years from 1994 to 2000, winning several Orlando Awards (the equivalent of the Tony Award). During an episode of ER, he demonstrated his expertise in the part of Hamlet, by reciting an excerpt from the “To be or not to be” soliloquy in Croatian
Michael Steven Bublé
Michael was born on 9 September 1975 is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He was recognized as an Italian citizen since birth by jure sanguinis in 2005. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awardsand multiple Juno Awards.
His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the UK. He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It’s Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible which reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts.
Bublé’s 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 after three days of sales, and remained there for two weeks. It was also his fourth number one album on Billboard‘s Top Jazz Albums chart. His 2011 holiday album, Christmas, was in first place on the Billboard 200 for the final four weeks of 2011 and the first week of 2012, totaling five weeks atop the chart, it also made the top 5 in the United Kingdom. With this, Christmas became his third-consecutive number-one album on the chart. To Be Loved was released in April 2013. Bublé has sold over 55 million records worldwide.
Michael Steven Bublé was born in Burnaby, British Columbia Canada, on 9 September 1975 to Lewis Bublé, a salmon fisherman, and Amber (née Santaga). He has two younger sisters, Brandee, a children’s book author, and Crystal, an actress. The siblings were raised in the Roman Catholic faith. He attended Seaforth Elementary School and Cariboo Hill Secondary School
According to an Oprah Winfrey interview on 9 October 2009, Bublé dreamed of becoming a famous singer from the age of two. When he was a teenager, he slept with his Bible and prayed to become a singer. His interest in jazz began around age five when his family played Bing Crosby‘s White Christmas album.
The first time his family noticed his singing talent was at Christmas time when Bublé was 13 years old, and they heard him powerfully sing the phrase “May your days be merry and bright” when the family was singing to the song “White Christmas” on a car ride.
Bublé had a strong passion for ice hockey and wanted to become a professional hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks growing up, but he believed he wasn’t good enough. “I wanted so bad to be a hockey player… If I was any good at hockey, I probably wouldn’t be singing right now.” He often played hockey in his youth, watched Vancouver Canucks games with his father, and said that he “went to every single home game as a kid… I remember I wanted to be Gary Lupul, I wanted to be Patrik Sundstrom and Ivan Hlinka. I used to think that being named Michael Bublé was pretty cool because I was close to being called Jiri Bubla.” Bublé shared his hockey interest with his grandfather.
From the age of 14, Buble spent six years working during the summer as a commercial fisherman with his father and crewmates. He called the experience “the most deadly physical work I’ll ever know in my lifetime. We’d be gone for two, sometimes three months at a time and the experience of living and working among guys over twice my age taught me a lot about responsibility and what it means to be a man.”
His first singing engagements were in nightclubs at the age of 16 and were facilitated by his Italian grandfather, Demetrio Santagà, a plumber from Preganziol in Treviso who offered his plumbing services in exchange for stage time for his grandson. Bublé’s grandfather paid for his singing lessons. Both his voice teacher, Sandi Siemens, and his maternal grandfather never stopped believing that he would become a star. Bublé’s maternal grandmother, Iolanda (née Moscone), was also Italian, from Carrufo.
As a child entertainer he used the name “Mickey Bubbles”.
Bublé grew up listening to his grandfather’s collection of jazz records and credits his grandfather in encouraging his love for jazz music. “My grandfather was really my best friend growing up. He was the one who opened me up to a whole world of music that seemed to have been passed over by my generation. Although I like rock and roll and modern music, the first time my granddad played me the Mills Brothers, something magical happened. The lyrics were so romantic, so real, the way a song should be for me. It was like seeing my future flash before me. I wanted to be a singer and I knew that this was the music that I wanted to sing.”
Bublé never stopped believing he would become a star but admitted he was probably the only one who believed in his dream, stating that even his maternal grandfather thought Bublé was going to be “an opening act for somebody in Las Vegas”.He stated he never learned to read and write music, using only emotion to drive his songwriting ability.
At the age of 18, Bublé entered a local talent contest and won, but he was disqualified by organizer Bev Delich for being underage. Delich entered him in the Canadian Youth Talent Search. After Bublé won that contest, he asked Delich to be his manager. Delich represented him for the next seven years, during which Bublé worked diligently at any job that came along: clubs, conventions, cruise ships, hotel lounges, shopping malls, and talent shows.
In 1996, Bublé appeared in TV’s Death Game (aka Mortal Challenge) as a Drome Groupie. Also in 1996, he appeared (uncredited) in two episodes of The X-Files as a member of a submarine crew. His first national TV performance was on a 1997 award-winning Bravo! documentary titled Big Band Boom!, directed by Mark Glover Masterson. Beginning in 1997, he became a frequent guest on Vicki Gabereau‘s national talk show on the CTV network. During its first season, the Vancouver-based program aired live, which ultimately worked in Bublé’s favour. When a scheduled guest was forced to cancel, the show’s music producer often asked Bublé to fill in at the last minute. The Gabereau appearances provided Bublé with great exposure, but they also helped the singer hone his television skills as a performer and as an interview guest. In a mutual show of gratitude, Bublé appeared on the final Gabereau show in 2005, along with Jann Arden and Elvis Costello
Bublé received two Genie Award nominations for Best Original Song in 2000 for “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Dumb ol’ Heart”, two songs he wrote for the film Here’s to Life!. He recorded three independent albums (First Dance, 1996; Babalu, 2001; Dream, 2002).