Sarah Clarke at the Internet Movie Database Sarah Clarke (born February 16, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her role as Nina Myers on 24, and also for her roles as Renée Dwyer, Bella Swan’s mother, in the 2008 film Twilight Erin McGuire on the short-lived TV show, Trust Me, as well as CIA Agent Lena Smith, in the USA Network show Covert Affairs. Clarke began her acting career with an appearance in a 1999 award-winning commercial for Volkswagen. She followed this with a role in the 2000 short film Pas de deux and received an Outstanding Performance award at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Clarke’s career soon blossomed with minor roles, including films All About George in 2000 and The Accident in 2001, as well as television shows such as Ed and Sex and the City. In 2001, Clarke auditioned for the role of CTU agent Nina Myers on 24. She won the role on the day that filming began. The wardrobe department didn’t have time to fit her, so she had to wear her own outfit for the entire season of filming. In her three seasons with the show, Clarke was featured in a total of 36 episodes. Clarke won a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series for this role. Clarke also lent her voice to 24: The Game, as her 24 character, Nina Myers. She has guest-starred on House and Life. She played Renée Dwyer, Bella Swan’s mother, in Twilight. She accepted a leading role on new TNT series entitled Trust Me, opposite Eric McCormack and Thomas Cavanagh. The series premiered on January 26, 2009 to positive reviews, though it was cancelled after one season due to declining ratings. In 2010, Clarke reprised her role as Renée Dwyer in Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight series.
Ayako Hamadal (浜田 文子 Hamada Ayako?) (born February 14, 1981) is a Japanese-Mexican female professional wrestler, who is currently wrestling most notably for Pro Wrestling Wave in Japan and Shimmer Women Athletes in the United States. She is best known for winning several notable titles in Japanese women’s pro wrestling, including both the WWWA World Championship and AAAW Single Championship in the early 2000s, while also working from 2009 to 2010 for the American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she was a two–time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion. She is a second generation wrestler, as her father is Gran Hamada. Her older sister Xóchitl Hamada is also a professional wrestler. On January 9, 2010, Hamada made her debut for Jersey All Pro Wrestling’s Women’s Division in a match, where she defeated Rachel Summerlyn. Later in the night she challenged Sara Del Rey to a match for the Women’s Championship and Del Rey agreed to face her at any time and anywhere. In December 2011, Hamada took part in American promotion Chikara’s JoshiMania weekend, teaming with Cherry to defeat Mayumi Ozaki and Mio Shirai in her night one match on December 2. The following day, Hamada was defeated by Aja Kong in the main event. On the third and final night of the tour, Hamada was defeated in another main event, this time by Sara Del Rey.
Tiffany Thornton (born February 14, 1986) is an American actress, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for her co-starring role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance and So Random!. Thornton was born in College Station, Texas. She made her television acting debut in the pilot episode of the Fox sitcom Quintuplets. She then went on to appear in 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, The O.C., Desperate Housewives, That’s So Raven, Jericho, Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana. In 2009, she began her role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance and then went on to play a part in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete. Sonny With a Chance ended on January 2, 2011 and was replaced by So Random!, which premiered on June 5, 2011, with Thornton in a starring role.
Sarah Lancaster (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in theNBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Madison Kellner on The WB’s Everwood and Marjorie in ABC’s TV series What About Brian.
Her skill impressed a talent agent, who helped the then-eighth grader to secure her first series-regular role on Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1993. During this time, she was tutored on the set and took college courses at the University of California, Irvine to expedite her graduation from high school, after which she moved to Los Angeles to further her acting career.
She has appeared on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Dawson’s Creek, That ’70s Show, Scrubs, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She also landed two recurring roles: on The WB series, Everwood, as Ephram’s love interest Madison Kellner; and on David E. Kelley’sFOX series, Boston Public. In 2005 she starred in the TV movie Living With the Enemy. Lancaster has also worked as a jealous girlfriend-turned-serial killer in the movie Lovers Lane, and as the blackjack dealer, Veronica Harold, on CBS’s short-lived Dr. Vegas.
Jennifer Lindsay Stone (born February 12, 1993) is an American actress best known for playing Harper Finkle on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, the main character of Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, and playing Abby Hanover in “Mean Girls 2”
Stone’s break came when she was cast as Martha in New Line Cinema’s Secondhand Lions. She received a Young Artist Award nomination for her role in Secondhand Lions as well as a nomination for her 2005 guest appearance on House, M.D.
She guest appeared on Line of Fire and Without a Trace. In February 2007, she joined the main cast of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place as Harper. She has made YouTube videos with Wizards co-stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie, and created her own YouTube channel.
In 2009, she had a voice role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped. She also lent her voice to Phineas and Ferb as the voice of Amanda, Candace’s daughter in the future in 2 episodes. In 2010, she played the main character in the film Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars. In 2011, she was in the film Mean Girls 2 playing Abby Hanover.
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Banachek (born 30 November 1960 as Steven Shaw) is a mentalist. He has written books on mentalism and has invented various magic and mentalism effects, including the Penn & Teller bullet catch and the original “buried alive”stunt. He is the Director of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) Million Dollar Challenge. Born in England and raised in South Africa and Australia, Banachek has been performing since his arrival in the United States in 1976. Banachek is often sought out by top entertainers and magic TV shows around the world as a consultant. His clients include Penn & Teller, David Blaine, Lance Burton, James Randi and Criss Angel. During the early-1980s Project Alpha hoax, Banachek fooled scientists at Washington University into believing that his supposed psychic abilities were genuine. With James Randi, he took part in an investigation of alleged faith healer Peter Popoff’s activities, which ultimately exposed Popoff’s false claims. Banachek has appeared on several television programs, including CNN Live, Mindfreak and Unscrewed with Martin Sargent. During Nightline’s Beyond Belief program, reporter JuJu Chang described him as a “crusader”. In 2008, Banachek toured as part of the stage show Hoodwinked with Bob Arno, Todd Robbins and Richard Turner. On July 12, 2009, Banachek conducted a preliminary test of Connie Sonne’s dowsing ability for the JREF Million Dollar Challenge that was witnessed by hundreds in person and hundreds more via live webcast
Rucha Hasabnis(born on 8 February 1988) is an Indian actress who frequently appears on Indian television shows. She plays the lead role in Star Plus’s serial Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. Hasabnis’s first acting assignment was in the Marathi serial char chaughi, taking the role of Devika. She is currently the lead in Star Plus serial Saath Nibhaana Saathiya as Rashi. The role won her the Favourite Naya Sadasyaa award in the 2011 Star Parivaar awards. Rucha is also currently engaged to Vishal singh(co star in saathiya) and they have even started living together.
Jens Martin Lekman ( born 6 February 1981) is a Swedish musician. His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. The English lyrics reflect an advanced knowledge of the language and its idioms. His work is heavily influenced by that of Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian, and he has been likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker.
His first album When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog was released in 2004, and consisted of recordings made between 2000 and 2004 (some tracks had been previously released independently by Lekman). The album attracted attention among the alternative music press in both Europe and the U.S. The song “You Are the Light” was a successful radio hit, and a video received some rotation in the Nordic MTV and ZTV. In Sweden, the album reached #6 on the national chart. Lekman was nominated for three Swedish Grammies, three P3 Guld and three Manifest awards, and the album was named the album of the year by NÃ¶jesguiden.
A concert film shot from Lekman’s sold-out show with JosÃ© GonzÃ¡lez at GÃ¶teborg’s concert hall in December 2003 was broadcast by Swedish national television in 2005. In June 2005, a compilation CD of Lekman’s first three EPs (plus extra tracks) was released as Oh You’re So Silent Jens. Lekman’s cover of Scout Niblett’s “Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death” appeared on Secretly Canadian’s SC100 compilation.
Night Falls Over Kortedala was released in Sweden on 5 September 2007 and worldwide on 9 October 2007. The single “Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo” preceded the album’s release.
In 2010, Lekman released a free song entitled “The End of the World is Bigger Than Love” online. This was his first release in three years.
On 19 March 2011, Lekman played a show in support of libraries during the widespread closures in the United Kingdom where he premiered a new song, “Every Little Hair Knows Your Name”
Lekman’s An Argument With Myself EP was released in September 2011 to generally favorable reviews. This was followed up by I Know What Love Isn’t in September 2012, Lekman’s first full-length album since 2007, also receiving favorable reviews.
Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter (born February 5, 1989) is an American actor. His prominent roles include the title role in the 2003 live action film Peter Pan and the recurring role of J. D. McCoy in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights (2008–2010). He most recently co-starred alongside AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt in Soul Surfer. In the fall of 2004 he starred in the TV series Clubhouse as a boy who gets his dream job of working at a batboy for a New York City major league baseball team. The series was canceled by CBS after five episodes; all 11 episodes made have since been broadcast on cable/satellite channels. He then starred in Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, a Lifetime Channel movie about a popular teenager whose life is ruined by an addiction to internet pornography. Sumpter spent the summer of 2005 in Oregon filming the teen comedy The Sasquatch Gang (a.k.a. The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang), released in November 2006. He had a small role in the film An American Crime, which played on Showtime in 2008 before going to DVD. He appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as the boyfriend of a girl whose parents are murdered. He completed filming roles in the coming-of-age comedy Calvin Marshall, the family comedy You’re So Cupid, Soul Surfer and Death And Cremation. Sumpter has been co-hosting The YOBI Show, an online reality contest show, with Danielle Ryan.
Gabrielle Anwar (born 4 February 1970) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Margaret Tudor on The Tudors, for dancing the tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, and for her role as Fiona Glenanne on USA’s Burn Notice.
Anwar’s acting debut was in the British miniseries Hideaway. She made her film debut in Manifesto, which was followed by more British television productions including First Born, Summer’s Lease, Press Gang, and The Mysteries of the Dark Jungle. While working on films and television in London, she met American actor Craig Sheffer, and moved with him to Hollywood.
Anwar and Sheffer have co-starred in a number of American films together, such as In Pursuit of Honor, The Grave, Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal, Flying Virus, Save It for Later, Water Under the Bridge, and Long Lost Son.
Her first American film was If Looks Could Kill, in which she played the daughter of a murdered British Agent (played by Roger Daltrey). In 1992, she made a guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Tricia Kinney. She followed that with the films Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses), Scent of a Woman, Body Snatchers, For Love or Money, and The Three Musketeers. In 1994, People magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
One of her most memorable moments on screen came in 1992’s Scent of a Woman, when she danced a tango with Al Pacino, whose character was blind.
Anwar has appeared in the TV series John Doe and recently acted in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines. Anwar played Princess Margaret, sister of King Henry VIII, on Showtime’s The Tudors in 2007. She later played Fiona Glenanne in the TV series Burn Notice. In 2008, Anwar made an appearance as Eva Sintzel, a woman trying to get pregnant through the fictitious Hudson Cryobank in the Law & Order: SVU episode “Inconceivable”.