Today is Thursday, September 7, 2017 and many are celebrating. ASKiNG RADiO Reporter KiNG JAMES YiYE compiles a comprehensive bio-note on is celebrating their birthday today.
Evan Rachel Wood
Born September 7, 1987, Evan is an American actress and musician. She began acting in the 1990’s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic (1995–96) and Once and Again (1999–2002). Wood made her debut as a leading film actress at the age of nine in Digging to China (1998) and garnered acclaim for her Golden Globe-nominated role as the troubled teenager Tracy Freeland in the teen drama film Thirteen (2003).
Wood continued acting mostly in independent films, including Pretty Persuasion (2005), Down in the Valley (2006), Running with Scissors (2006), and in the big studio production Across the Universe (2007). Since 2008, Wood has appeared in more mainstream films, including The Wrestler (2008), Whatever Works (2009) and The Ides of March (2011). She also returned to television, playing the supporting role of Queen Sophie-Anne on True Blood from 2009 to 2011 and playing Kate Winslet‘s character’s daughter in the HBOminiseries Mildred Pierce (2011), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. As of 2016, she plays the sentient android Dolores Abernathy in the HBO series Westworld, for which she won a Critics’ Choice Award and earned a Golden Globe and Emmy Award nomination.
Her personal life, particularly her relationship with Marilyn Manson, to whom she was previously engaged, has attracted press attention. In 2012, she married English actor Jamie Bell, with whom she has one son. They separated in 2014 after two years of marriage.
Wood was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her mother, Sara Lynn Moore, is an actress, director, and acting coach, and has converted to Judaism. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a locally prominent actor, singer, theater director, playwright, and from a Christian family; he is the Executive Director of a local regional theatre company called Theatre in the Park. Wood’s brother, Ira David Wood IV, is also an actor; she has two other brothers, Dana and Thomas, and a sister named Aden. Her paternal aunt, Carol Winstead Wood, was a Hollywood production designer.
Wood and her brothers were actively involved in Theatre in the Park while growing up, including an appearance by her in the 1987 production of her father’s musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol when she was just a few months old. Subsequently, she played the Ghost of Christmas Past in several productions at the theater, and she later starred as Helen Keller alongside her mother (who played Anne Sullivan) in a production of The Miracle Worker, under her father’s direction. Wood’s parents separated in 1996, and later divorced, and Wood moved with her mother to her mother’s native Los Angeles County, California.
Dario was born 7 September 1940. He is an Italian film director, producer, film critic and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the horror film genre during the 1970s and 1980’s, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo, and for his influence on modern horror movies.
Argento was born in Rome, the son of film producer and executive Salvatore Argento and Brazilian-born photographer Elda Luxardo. He began his career in film as a critic, writing for various magazines while still attending high school.
Argento did not attend college, electing rather to take a job as a columnist at the newspaper Paese Sera. While working at the newspaper, Argento also began working as a screenwriter. His most notable work was for Sergio Leone; he and Bernardo Bertolucci collaborated on the story for the spaghetti western classic Once Upon a Time in the West.
Soon after that film’s 1969 release, Argento began working on his directorial debut, the giallo film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, which was released in 1970 and was a major hit in Italy. Argento continued to concentrate largely on the giallo genre, directing two more successful thrillers, The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1972). Along with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, these three films are frequently referred to as Argento’s “Animal Trilogy“. The director then turned his attention away from giallo movies, filming two Italian TV dramas and a period comedy (The Five Days) in 1973. Argento returned to thrillers with 1975’s Deep Red, frequently cited by many critics as the best giallo ever made. The film made Argento famous internationally and inspired a number of other directors to work in the genre (John Carpenter has frequently referred to the influence Argento’s early work had on Halloween).
Argento’s next movie was Suspiria (1977), a violent supernatural thriller. Lacking the constraints of the more conventional giallo subgenre, Suspiria is a semi-surreal work of art, where plot and character are secondary to sound and vision. Argento planned for Suspiria to be the first of a trilogy about “The Three Mothers“, three ancient witches residing in three different modern cities. The second movie of the trilogy was 1980’s Inferno. The Mother of Tears (2007) belatedly concluded the trilogy.
Corbin Dean Bernsen
Born September 7, 1954 is an American actor and director, known for his work on television. He is known for his roles as divorce attorney Arnold Becker on the NBC drama series L.A. Law, as Dr. Alan Feinstone in The Dentist, as retired police detective Henry Spencer on the USA Network comedy-drama series Psych, and as Roger Dorn in the films Major League, Major League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors. He has also appeared regularly on other shows, including General Hospital and Cuts
Bernsen was born in North Hollywood, California, the son of Harry Bernsen, Jr., a Hollywood producer, and veteran soap actress Jeanne Cooper, who appeared on The Young and the Restless. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1972. Bernsen is also a “double Bruin,” having received both a BA in Theatre Arts in 1977 and an MFA in Playwriting in 1979 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
After a two-year appearance on the soap opera, Ryan’s Hope, Bernsen was cast as lawyer Arnold Becker on the Steven Bochco television series, L.A. Law in 1986. The series became a hit, and the role earned him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, appearances on magazine covers, and guest-starring roles on Seinfeld and The Larry Sanders Show. He remained on L.A. Law for the entire run of the show, until it ended in 1994.
Bernsen appeared with the British actor Bruce Payne in the films Kounterfeit and Aurora: Operation Intercept. He starred as the title character, Dr. Alan Feinstone, in the horror film The Dentist and its sequel. Bernsen was also cast as prima donna third baseman, Roger Dorn, in the sports comedy Major League and appeared in both of the film’s sequels. Bernsen portrayed John Durant on General Hospital from September 2004 until the character was murdered in May 2006.
Bernsen played Jack Sherwood on Cuts, appeared twice on Celebrity Mole, and played a lawyer on Boston Legal. He appeared as Q2 on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also had a recurring role as Captain Owen Sebring on the military drama JAG and played a Republican senator on two episodes of The West Wing. He directed, produced and appeared in the horror film Dead Air. Bernsen also co-starred in USA’s Psych, playing the role of Henry Spencer, the father of the main character, Shawn Spencer (James Roday). In the film Rust, Bernsen played a former minister who returns to his hometown.
Toby Edward Heslewood Jones
Born 7 September 1966, Toby is an English actor and voice artist.
After appearing in supporting roles in films between 1992 and 2005, Jones made his breakthrough as Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous (2006). Since then, his films have included The Mist (2007), W. (2008), Frost/Nixon (2008), Your Highness (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Berberian Sound Studio (2012), The Hunger Games (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Dad’s Army (2016). He also provided the voice of Dobby in the Harry Potter films, and Aristides Silk in The Adventures of Tintin (2011).
Jones’ television credits include the 2012 Titanic miniseries, Agent Carter, Wayward Pines and Doctor Who. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Alfred Hitchcock in The Girl (2012). In 2017, he portrayed Culverton Smith in “The Lying Detective“, an episode of the BBC crime drama Sherlock.
Jones was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of actors Jennifer (née Heslewood) and Freddie Jones. He has two brothers: Rupert, a director, and Casper, also an actor. He attended Christ Church Cathedral School and Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the 1980’s. He studied drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989, and at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1989 to 1991.
Jones has appeared in more than 20 films since his first acting role in the 1992 film Orlando. He voiced Dobby in two Harry Potter films: Chamber of Secrets (2002) and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010). He played Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury in the HBO/Channel 4 production Elizabeth I. In 2006, he portrayed Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous. He appeared in the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Mist in 2007. In 2008, he portrayed Karl Rove in Oliver Stone‘s W and Hollywood agent Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon. He appeared alongside his father in the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender
Jones appeared in the 2010 episode “Amy’s Choice“, of Doctor Who, as the Dream Lord, and in the Big Finish Productions series’ Dark Eyes (audio drama) as Kotris. He also played the role of Samuel Ratchett in Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV Series 12 episode “Murder on the Orient Express“. In 2011, he played the role of the British spy master Percy Alleline in the adaptation of John Le Carré‘s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger, a role which he reprised in the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier three years later as well as in a cameo in the TV series Agent Carter the following year. In 2012, he had a leading role in the ITV mini-series Titanic, starred as one of the seven dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman, played Dr. Paul Shackleton in Red Lights, and Max in Virginia. He also portrayed film director Alfred Hitchcock in the HBOtelevision film The Girl, a role that earned him his first Golden Globe Award nomination, as well as his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
He played Neil Baldwin in the BBC drama Marvellous in 2014. Sam Wollaston, in The Guardian, praised Jones’s “lovely, very human, performance”, one that earned him his second British Academy Television Award nomination. In 2014, he also appeared in the BBC Four television series Detectorists, for which he received a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2016.
In 2015, Jones played the part of Roger Yount, a banker, in the three-part BBC’s series Capital based on John Lanchester’s novel of the same name. Discussing working with Jones on Capital, writer Peter Bowker said, “I think Toby is a genius and thought that long before I worked with him. He always wants to know a character’s needs, and what’s beneath those needs. Then he takes all that material and somehow embeds it into the character and physically inhabits the character, so that you never think he’s playing the character. It’s fascinating to watch him close up. He carries the emotional complexities in every tiny gesture that his character makes so that you immediately can see what his character is like. A character like Roger is full of contradictions, a city banker with an air of entitlement but also a little insecurity picking away at him. Toby can portray that in his walk alone. That’s what’s great about him, he can portray cold he can portray warm and he can portray both of those things at once.”
He plays Captain Mainwaring in the film Dad’s Army, released in February 2016. In July the same year he starred as the eponymous agent Verloc in the BBC’s 3-part television adaptation of Joseph Conrad‘s 1907 novel The Secret Agent.
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
Born September 7, 1973 known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth is well known for her roles in comedy films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She is also known for her work in horror films such as Jack Frost, Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons. She became widely known as a sex symbol for her role in the 1999 comedy film American Pie. She also had a cameo in the film Love Actually and in Catch a Christmas Star in which she sings for the first time on camera.
Born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, Elizabeth’s father is of Syrian and Lebanese origin and her mother is of German, English and Irishancestry. She was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Bellmead, Texas. In high school, she was very much interested in tennis and at one point even considered a professional tennis career. She worked as a model for Ford & Elite models before she began a career in film.
Elizabeth appeared in several films and television shows before being cast in 1999’s American Pie in the role of Nadia. It was a major box office success. Elizabeth subsequently appeared in several Hollywood films, including Jack Frost, Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Tomcats. Elizabeth starred in the UPN series Cuts until the show was canceled in May 2006. Cuts and its parent show, One on One, were two of the many shows not to be picked up by The CW. Elizabeth recurred in That ’70s Show for a number of episodes.
In 2000 and 2003, she was featured in Maxim. In June 2008 she was Maxim’s cover girl. She provided the likeness and voice for Serena St. Germaine in the 2004 video game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Elizabeth was one of the celebrities on an episode of NBC‘s Thank God You’re Here along with Tom Green, Chelsea Handler, and George Takei. Elizabeth was among the cast of the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough. Elizabeth was the seventh star eliminated from the competition. Elizabeth was the host of the comedy/burlesque series “Live Nude Comedy” in 2009. Shannon also featured in Chris Brown‘s “Next to You” music video as Brown’s girlfriend in 2011.