Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Lauren Cohan





Lauren Cohan (born January 7, 1982) is an American / British actress, Known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Chuck.
Cohan was born on January 7, 1982 to an American father and a British mother, and has Scottish, Irish, and Norwegian ancestry. Sources have listed Cohan's birthplace as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but Cohan has stated in interviews that she was born in New Jersey.

During her childhood, Cohan lived in Cherry Hill—and, for one year, Georgia—before moving to the United Kingdom at age 13. The family settled in Surrey.[citation needed] When Cohan's mother remarried, she took her new husband's surname Cohan and converted to Judaism. Cohan converted to her Jewish stepfather's religion at age five, and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. She has five younger siblings, including a stepsister. Cohan graduated from the University of Winchester with a BA degree in Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she had co-founded at the university. Cohan then split her time and work between London and Los Angeles, California, working on several films as well as some non-commercial projects.



Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort wearing a bikini at a Mexico beach 2016.03.28













Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama Haven, Kara Zor-El in The CW TV series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V. In 2014, she starred in the Space drama series Bitten, a TV adaption of Kelley Armstrong's book series Women of the Otherworld as Elena Michaels.

Vandervoort was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is the daughter of a Dutch father and a Canadian mother. In the first weeks of her life she contracted meningitis, resulting in a severe sickness that lasted a few months. Her parents were told she was not going to survive. Growing up, Vandervoort was involved in several sports such as football, karate (second-degree black belt), basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball. She has a sister named Sarah and she is related to Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent.

She started her career at the age of 13. After taking several classes and doing background work on Canadian shows such as Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy, she got her first speaking role in the Canadian children's series Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.

After commercials and guest-starring roles in Mutant X, Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story, Goosebumps, Twice in a Lifetime, Doc, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Troubled Waters, The Dresden Files, and a few Disney Channel TV movies (Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire and Alley Cats Strike), at age 19, while attending York University where she studied Psychology and English, Vandervoort landed a lead role as Sadie Harrison on the CTV teen drama Instant Star, which ran for four seasons.

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature titled The Lookout with Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode and Isla Fisher. Several other TV appearances such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation led Vandervoort to the role of Clark Kent's Kryptonian cousin "Kara Kent" (the woman destined to become Supergirl) on The CW series Smallville. She was a regular in season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight. She then returned for another two episodes in the 10th and final season of Smallville.

Following The CW and Smallville, Vandervoort then shot the sequel to the feature film Into the Blue titled Into the Blue 2: The Reef. She next filmed an independent production titled The Jazzman, which also starred Canadian stars Michael Ironside (who appeared in the second V mini-series as well as the 1984 V regular series) and Corey Sevier.

Vandervoort portrayed "Lisa", an extraterrestrial Visitor, in the 2009 ABC science fiction series V, a reboot of the 1980s science fiction franchise of the same name.

In 2010, Vandervoort appeared in the two-part miniseries Riverworld in which she plays Jessie Machalan, the fiancée of war correspondent Matt Ellman who wakes up after death on a planet populated by everyone who has ever lived on Earth. In 2011, she starred in the thriller The Entitled, alongside Ray Liotta and Kevin Zegers.

In October 2011, she posed for PETA as part of the "Exotic Skins" campaign and in 2014, she appeared nude again for an ad that protested against the keeping of marine mammals in captivity. In 2012, she had a small role in Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy film Ted, playing Mark Wahlberg's coworker Tanya.

In 2014, she appeared in the TV adaptation of the Kelley Armstrong novel Bitten, which premiered on January 13, 2014.

In February 2014, Vandervoort became engaged to British actor and host Oliver Trevena. In March 2015, the couple split and they called off their engagement.

Vandervoort currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Marano

Laura Marano - 2016 MTV Movie Awards In Burbank, California – 09.04.2016 2016.04.09





Laura Marano (born November 29, 1995) is an American actress and singer who starred in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson. Marano was one of the five original classmates in Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?. She starred in Without a Trace for three seasons and also Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters. Her older sister Vanessa Marano is also an actress. Marano stars in the indie film, A Sort of Homecoming. Marano also stars in the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day along with Good Luck Charlie actress Leigh-Allyn Baker.

Marano was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of college professor Damiano Marano and former actress Ellen Marano. Her father is of Italian descent. Her mother, Ellen, is the owner of Agoura Children's Theatre. Marano revealed that she doesn't go to school on the set of Austin & Ally. Instead, she attended a regular high school: "I go to an actual high school and my friends and everybody there have been so supportive [...] It's nice when I'm not working to go to that school and be surrounded by really supportive friends." She is also the younger sister of Vanessa Marano, who stars on ABC Family's Switched at Birth.

2003–13: Television breakthrough
Marano's first acting role was when she was five years old. Since then, she worked for multiple productions at the Stage Door Theater. She has appeared in numerous commercials and had small roles on Ghost Whisperer, Medical Investigation, Huff and Joan of Arcadia. Her bigger roles in television have been in Without a Trace and other shows. She played the child role of Keira Knightley's character in the film The Jacket and had a small flashback role in the film Superbad. She was a regular cast member on the FOX game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and played the role of Gracie Carr on FOX's sitcom Back to You. Marano has since appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program. Initially she was cast in the pilot episode, "Batteries", as the child version of Sarah Silverman, and the writers liked her so much they brought her back for a larger role as a girl Sarah coaches to win a beauty pageant ("Not Without My Daughter"). On the DVD commentary track, co-star Brian Posehn notes that Marano knew everyone else's lines better than they did. She also appeared in Dexter as the child version of Debra Morgan. She also played the child version of a character played by Diana Scarwid, Alice Shaw, sister of Angela Petrelli, on Heroes.
In 2011, Marano starring as Ally Dawson on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. In 2013, Marano recorded four solo songs and one duet with Ross Lynch for the soundtrack album Austin & Ally: Turn It Up. "Me and You" debuted within the U.S. Billboard Kid Digital Songs chart at number thirteen before rising to the sixth spot, spending eleven weeks on the chart. "Redial" debuted at number nineteen before peaking at number eighteen, spending four weeks on the chart. Also in 2013, Marano recorded a duet with her Austin & Ally co-star Ross Lynch entitled "I Love Christmas" for Disney Channel's third holiday compilation album, Holidays Unwrapped. On November 25, 2013, the song was released as a promotional single. On December 14, "I Love Christmas" debuted within the U.S. Billboard Holiday Digital Songs chart peaking at number fifty. Marano sings, dances, and writes songs. She hopes to perform in stage musicals in the future.
2014–present: Films and music
In 2014, Marano voiced as Rachel in four episodes of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. She also appeared as Hammu in Fish Hooks and as Fangs in Liv and Maddie. Also in 2014, she appeared in a music video produced for British pop-rock group The Vamps and Demi Lovato called "Somebody To You". In March 2015, Marano stated that she had signed a record deal with Universal's Big Machine Records. In the same year, Marano starred in Disney Channel's Original Movie, Bad Hair Day. The film was first released on February 6, 2015 on Disney Channel and had its premiere broadcast in the US on February 13. She also starring as the young version of Amy in A Sort of Homecoming, which tells the story of a girl who returns to her home town in Louisiana from her career in New York City upon request of her high school debate coach. In flashbacks, she recalls her senior year, the politics surrounding debate competitions. On January 10, 2016, Austin and Ally ended after four seasons.