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Minority actors are held back, more than anything else, by the narrow range of roles we’re offered. As Viola Davis said last year, after she became the first black woman to win the Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama series, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”

For all the talk about “liberal Hollywood,” the film industry is as conservative as any other wealthy institution. If Hollywood were a U.S. state, it would be Alabama. It’s more conservative than TV. It’s more conservative than Broadway, which was the dinosaur of the media world not too long ago.


The hottest ticket on Broadway right now is Hamilton, in which a mostly Latino and black cast portray our country’s Founding Fathers, and a Puerto Rican actor plays Alexander Hamilton, our first secretary of the Treasury. And no one who’s seen this great show has interrupted it by shouting, “Wait a minute, why is Hamilton so tan?” No one objects to a show in which the cast resembles a snapshot of America.

Born and raised in New York City, David Duchovny attended Princeton University, where he played one season as shooting guard on the school’s basketball team, received his master’s degree in English literature and was on the road to earning his Ph.D. when he caught the acting bug.

Subsequently, he emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood. For his role on The X-Files, Duchovny was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He also was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highly acclaimed, and some say risqué, appearances on “The Larry Sanders Show.” In January 1997, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama. He has been nominated for a total of three Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globes, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Television Critics Association Award. The press and the public both agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen.

Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in three critically acclaimed episodes of The X-Files, entitled “The Unnatural,” starring Jessie Martin; “Hollywood A.D.,” starring Garry Shandling and Tea Leoni; and “William.” Other directing credits include the FOX hit series Bones and six episodes of “Californication.”

Duchovny’s passion for renegade films has brought him critical acclaim for his performances in the feature films “Kalifornia,” opposite Brad Pitt; “The Rapture,” the controversial film directed by Michael Tolkin in which he starred opposite Mimi Rogers; and “Julia Has Two Lovers,” in which he turned in a much-heralded performance as a telephone hustler. Duchovny played Roland “Rollie” Totheroh, Charlie Chaplin’s longtime confidante and cameraman, in the Sir Richard Attenborough-directed “Chaplin,” starring Robert Downey, Jr. in the title role; and starred in the smash hit “Beethoven,” opposite Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt, as the evil yuppie determined to take over Charles Grodin’s character’s company.

Additional feature credits include the action-comedy “Evolution,” opposite Julianne Moore and directed by Ivan Reitman; the romantic-comedy “Return to Me,” opposite Minnie Driver and directed by Bonnie Hunt; “The X-Files” movie; and “Playing God,” with Timothy Hutton and Angelina Jolie. Duchovny went on to appear in a hilariously funny cameo in Ben Stiller’s film, “Zoolander.”

He is still recognized for his role as “Dennis/Denise Bryson,” the transvestite detective in David Lynch’s breakthrough television series “Twin Peaks,” and spent four seasons as the impassioned narrator of Zalman King’s erotic anthology cable series, “Red Shoe Diaries.”

In 2002, he starred in the ensemble comedy “Full Frontal,” directed by Steven Soderbergh, and co-starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney. Duchovny made brief returns to television, first appearing in good friend Bonnie Hunt’s show, “Life With Bonnie,” in which he guest-starred as over-the-top weatherman “Johnny Volcano,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2003. Following that, he made a memorable appearance on “Sex and the City,” as an ex-flame of Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Carrie Bradshaw.”

Duchovny made his feature directorial debut in 2005 with “House of D,” which he also wrote and appeared in. The film, which starred Robin Williams and Anton Yelchin, vividly captured the spirit of youth in all its joy and heartbreak.

Other feature credits include “Trust the Man,” in which he starred again with Julianne Moore and Eva Mendez; “The TV Set,” opposite Sigourney Weaver and Simon Helberg and directed by Jake Kasdan; “Things We Lost in the Fire,” opposite Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro for Susanne Bier; “The Secret,” directed by Vincent Perez and produced by Luc Besson; “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”; and “The Joneses,” opposite Demi Moore and Amber Heard for director Derrick Borte.

Duchovny ventured onto the stage, starring Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute’s play, “Break of Noon,” in which he reunited with his “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” co-star, Amanda Peet.

Next, he worked on the independent features “Goats,” opposite Vera Farmiga, Ty Burrell, Graham Phillips and Dakota Johnson; “Phantom,” opposite Ed Harris; and “Louder Than Words,” opposite Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton.  

His other long-running series, “Californication,” ended its seven-year run in the summer of 2014. “Hank Moody” marked another seminal character portrayed by Duchovny that has made its way into the pop culture lexicon and for whose portrayal he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

He recently released his first studio album, entitled “Hell or Highwater,” for Think Say Records (distributed by Caroline). His first novel, “Holy Cow,” was released by Farrar Straus and Giroux in February 2015 and hit the New York Times Best Sellers list. His next book, “Bucky F*cking Dent,” will be released in April 2016.

He currently is filming the second season of the network drama series “Aquarius,” on which he also serves as executive producer.

Duchovny splits his time between Los Angeles and New York and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk early 2016.

An Emmy-, Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning actress, Gillian Anderson has long delighted audiences and critics alike with her versatile skills and classic beauty. Comfortable with any genre, from science fiction to period drama, Anderson will soon star in several prestigious projects on both stage and screen.

For her role as “Dana Scully” in the cult-classic series The X-Files, Anderson earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Emmy Award and one Golden Globe Award, as well as numerous nominations for her portrayal of the character. In 1999, Anderson made The X-Files history by becoming the first woman to write and direct an episode of the series, entitled “All Things.”

Anderson will be seen in the cable mini-series “War and Peace,” alongside James Norton and Lily James. She will star as “Anna Pavlovna Scherer” in the classic story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I. Additionally, she just wrapped production in India on the Gurinda Chada film “Viceroy’s House,” set for release in 2016. She stars as Edwina Mountbatten as the film goes back to 1947 when Lord Mountbatten, played by Hugh Bonneville, assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

On stage, Anderson was last seen in the 2014 London production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” as “Blanche DuBois,” opposite Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, and directed by Benedict Andrews. For her performance, she was nominated for an Olivier Award and won the Evening Standard Theater Award for Best Actress. She will reprise her role this Spring at the St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

She then will begin production on the third season of the critically acclaimed and award-winning U.K. crime drama “The Fall.” She stars alongside Jamie Dornan and John Lynch in the story that follows the lives of two hunters, one of whom is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast. The other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET, played by Anderson, who is brought in to catch him.  

Most recently, she starred in the network drama “Hannibal” as “Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier,” alongside Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen. Other television work includes the 2011 miniseries “The Crimson Petal and the White,” opposite Romola Garai and Chris O’Dowd, as well as the TV adaptation of William Boyd’s novel, “Any Human Heart,” which earned her a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as “The Duchess of Windsor.” Anderson also appeared in the BBC miniseries “Bleak House,” in which she starred as “Lady Dedlock.” The critically acclaimed performance earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in 2006, as well as an Emmy Award nomination. In 2011, she played “Miss Havisham” in the critically acclaimed British television adaptation of “Great Expectations,” alongside David Suchet and Ray Winstone. She also appeared in the television adaptation of “Moby Dick,” alongside Ethan Hawke and William Hurt.  

In film, Anderson was most recently seen in the human trafficking-themed movie “Sold,” executive-produced by Emma Thompson and directed by Jeffrey D. Brown. Previous film credits include the Richie Metha-directed science-fiction mystery “I’ll Follow You Down,” with Rufus Sewell and Haley Joel Osment; Sandra Nettelbeck’s romance, “Last Love,” with Michael Caine and Clémence Poesy; the James Marsh-directed thriller “Shadow Dancer,” with Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough; “L’Enfant d’en Haut” (“Sister”), the second film directed and written by Ursula Meier, with Léa Seydoux; and the 2011 British action comedy hit “Johnny English Reborn,” with Rowan Atkinson, Dominic West and Rosamund Pike.  

In 1998, Anderson played “Dana Scully” in the feature film “The X Files: Fight The Future.” She reprised the role in 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.”  

Other film credits include the critically acclaimed Kevin Macdonald-directed “The Last King of Scotland,” with James McAvoy and Forest Whitaker; “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People,” with Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst; Duncan Ward’s “Boogie Woogie,” with Danny Huston and Amanda Seyfried; the Peter Chelsom-directed “The Mighty,” with James Gandolfini and Keiran Culkin; “Playing By Heart,” with Gena Rowlands, Sean Connery and Angelina Jolie; and “The House of Mirth,” directed by Terrence Davies. For her portrayal of “Lily Bart” in “The House of Mirth,” she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress and the Best Performance Award from the Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll. Additionally, she won the audience Award at the IFTA Awards for her role starring alongside Robert Carlyle in the film “The Mighty Celt,” directed and written by Pearse Elliot. She also had a cameo role in the Michael Winterbottom comedy “Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story.”

Anderson has provided voices for two Hayao Miyazaki films, “Princess Mononoke” and “From Up on Poppy Hill.”

After receiving her B.F.A. from the prestigious Goodman Theater School at Chicago’s DePaul University, she performed in the Manhattan Theater Club production of Alan Ayckborne’s “Absent Friends,” for which she won a Theatre World Award in 1991. In addition, she appeared in Christopher Hampton’s “The Philanthropist” at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT.

In 2009, she portrayed “Nora” in Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of “A Doll’s House” at London’s Donmar Warehouse, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress. She also was featured in the Royal Court’s Ian Rickson-directed production of Rebecca Gillman’s play, “The Sweetest Swing In Baseball” in 2005. She made her London stage debut in Michael Weller’s “What the Night Is For” in 2002.

Anderson also is an author. “A Dream of Ice,” the second novel in her science fiction saga, was published by Simon & Schuster in December. The first novel in the saga, “A Vision of Fire,” was released in October 2014. Anderson co-writes the thriller series with New York Times best-selling author Jeff Rovin. Her next novel, co-written with journalist and activist Jennifer Nadel, entitled “We – A Manifesto for Modern Women,” will be released by HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster in 2016.

Over the last 15 years, Anderson has been strongly involved in many charity organizations: as a board member of Artists For A New South Africa, a spokesperson for Neurofibromatosis Inc., a founding member of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES), an ambassador for Survival International and a patron of the Alinyiikira Junior School in Uganda, among many others. She remains outspoken about child and human trafficking and the impact of commercial fishing on deep sea life.

Born in Chicago and raised in London and Michigan, she has lived in London for 13 years and has three children.

Born in Portland, OR, Mitch Pileggi was raised all over the world, as his father was a subcontractor on Department of Defense projects. Hence, Pileggi attended Fullerton College in California, the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany, and the University of Texas.

After working briefly on Department of Defense projects himself, Pileggi got involved in regional theater in Austin, TX, performing in such productions as “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Lone Star” and “Bent.” When he began landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.

Pileggi has developed a large following in the science fiction community, due to his role on The X-Files. Other television projects include the role of “Harris Ryland” in “Dallas,” and recurring roles on “Sons of Anarchy,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Supernatural” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” He also appeared opposite Kevin Spacey in the cable film  “Recount,” directed by Jay Roach. Pileggi’s feature film credits include “Basic Instinct,” “Shocker,” “Gun Shy” and “Man in the Chair.”

Pileggi lives in Dallas.

Described by Time magazine as a “televisionary,” Chris Carter created one of the most successful television franchises of all time with his award-winning The X-Files. In its original run, the series aired for a remarkable nine seasons on FOX, is still seen today in more than 60 countries and spawned two films and countless comic book and video game adaptations.

Carter also created the shows “Millennium,” “Harsh Realm” and “The Lone Gunmen.

He lives in Los Angeles.

Glen Morgan served as co-executive producer of The X-Files in the first and second seasons and wrote numerous episodes of the series. He is the co-creator of the television series “Space: Above and Beyond.” Morgan developed and created the drama series “The Intruders,” with John Simm, Mira Sorvino and James Frain; and “Those Who Kill,” with Chloë Sevigny and James D’Arcy; and has written and produced multiple television series with his writing partner, James Wong, including “21 Jump Street” and “Millennium.”

His writing credits for film include “Final Destination,” “The One,” “Willard,” “Final Destination 3” and “Black Christmas,” and his directing credits include the films “Willard” and “Black Christmas,” as well as an upcoming episode of The X-Files series.

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Missing ‘Doctor Who’ on Netflix? Try these 5 shows instead

It’s one of the risks inherent with streaming entertainment: You’ll be deep into binge-watching through your latest TV obsession, then bam! Suddenly the show gets yanked out of the catalog with little or no warning. That’s exactly what happened this past week with the disappearance of Doctor Who, long a staple of Netflix Instant, amid rumors of a new BBC streaming service in the works.

While there’s no immediate streaming solution on the horizon, there are alternatives if you don’t want to have to drop a bunch of cash to buy or rent the episodes you haven’t seen yet. 

If you enjoy the Doctor’s multiple incarnations, try… Orphan Black

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Uzo Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba (/ˈuːzoʊ əˈduːbə/; born February 10, 1981) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix television seriesOrange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she won the 2014 and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Early life

Aduba was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nigerian parents of Igbo origin. She grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Medfield High School in 1999. She attended Boston University, where she studied classical voice and competed in track and field. She describes her family as a “sports family”. Her younger brother, Obi, played hockey at the University of Massachusetts and went on to play six seasons professionally.

Career

Aduba first garnered recognition for her acting in 2003, when her performance in Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play. In 2007, she made her Broadway debut, portraying Toby in Coram Boy. From 2011 through 2012, she sang “By My Side” as part of the original revival cast of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Her first television appearance was as a nurse on Blue Bloods in 2012. She also played the mother of the title character of Venice at The Public Theater in New York.

In 2013, Aduba began portraying Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black. On being cast, Aduba said:

Casting director Jennifer Euston explains the selection of Aduba for the role thus: “Uzo Aduba…had her hair in those knots for the audition…They saw something amazing in her and were able to connect it to what they were looking for in Crazy Eyes.” In joining the series, Aduba obtained her Screen Actors Guild card, about which she says, “I was just like, ‘Wow, this means I’m a full actor now.’ It was such a big deal, and I remember being so thankful and feeling so proud.”

She has been recognized for her performance as “Crazy Eyes”: Aduba won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards as well as Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series at the 4th Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 18th Satellite Awards for her season 1 performance. Aduba’s season 2 performance earned her the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series as well as recognition for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards and a nomination Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

In March 2014, Aduba performed at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit concert Broadway Backwards. Aduba teamed with Rachel Bay Jones for a rendition of the song “Lily’s Eyes” from the play The Secret Garden.

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Brooklyn Beckham Rocks a Man Braid

From Harry Styles’ shoulder-skimming locks to Justin Bieber’s (albeit short-lived) purple ‘do, there’s no shortage of men’s hair inspo floating about these days. But what gets our vote is Brooklyn Beckham’s loose man braid, which Posh and Becks’ eldest offspring debuted to his 5.9 million Instagram followers on Wednesday.

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Men’s braids are hardly a new phenomenon — guys of color have always rocked cornrows — but in the waning age of the man bun, dude’s plaits are enjoying a new revival on the runway and red carpet (anyone remember Jared Leto’s plait at the 2015 Golden Globes, or True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga accepting an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series wearing pigtails in 2014?). Brooklyn, 16, brings his own version of the style to the table with a short and sweet French braid running down the middle of his head.

Dad David Beckham (whose mother was a hairdresser) has had his own adventures in hairstyles over the years, from buzzcuts to mohawks. Looks like Brooklyn may be following in his dad’s well-coiffed steps.

Morena Baccarin

Gender: Female

DOB: 2 June 1979

Nationality: Brazilian-American

Ethnicity: Brazilian-Italian

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Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Anna in the 2009 version of the series V, and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland (for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013). She plays the role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox television series Gotham.

Kerry Marisa Washington (January 31, 1977) is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington DC. For her role, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.

Washington is also known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Schaft in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012). She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009) and Night Catches Us (2010).

In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World.”

Washington was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Valerie, a professor and educational consultant, and Earl Washington, a real estate broker. Her father’s family is of African American origin, having migrated from South Carolina to Brooklyn. Her mother’s family is from Manhattan, and Washington has said that her mother is from a “mixed-race background but from Jamaica, so she is partly English and Scottish and Native American, but also descended from African slaves in the Caribbean.” Through her mother she is a cousin of the former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Washington performed with the TADA! Youth Theater teen group and attended the Spence School in Manhattan, graduating in 1994. She attended George Washington University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology. She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow from October 2004 to March 2007… Net Worth: $8 million

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February 9, 2016 … Judith Light is 67 … born February 9, 1949

Wikipedia: Judith Light is an American actress and producer who is a two-time Tony Award winner.

Light made her professional stage debut in 1970, before making her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll’s House.

Her breakthrough role was in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1977 to 1983, where she played the role of Karen Wolek. For this role, she won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

She later starred as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom Who’s the Boss? from 1984 to 1992, and later starred in many television films and short-lived series.

She played the recurring role of Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002–2010) and Claire Meade in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2006–2010), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007.

She received her first nomination for a Tony Award in 2011, for her performance in the original Broadway play Lombardi. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties.

From 2013 to 2014, Light played the role of villainous Judith Brown Ryland in the TNT drama series, Dallas. In 2014, she began starring as Shelly Pfefferman in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed dark comedy-drama, Transparent for which she received Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Marisa Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington DC. For her role, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.

Washington is also known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Kay inThe Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Schaft in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012). She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006),Mother and Child (2009) and Night Catches Us (2010).

In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World.”

Early life

Washington was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Valerie, a professor and educational consultant, and Earl Washington, a real estate broker. Her father’s family is of African American origin, having migrated from South Carolina to Brooklyn. Her mother’s family is from Manhattan, and Washington has said that her mother is from a “mixed-race background but from Jamaica, so she is partly English and Scottish and Native American, but also descended from African slaves in the Caribbean.” Through her mother she is a cousin of the former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Washington performed with the TADA! Youth Theater teen group and attended the Spence School in Manhattan, graduating in 1994. She attended George Washington University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology. She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Career

1994–2008

Washington got her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card as a requirement for a commercial that she starred in. Washington made her screen debut in the ABC telefilm Magical Make-Over (1994). She was in the cast of the 1996 PBS sketch comedy-style educational series Standard Deviants, and she appeared in the short “3D” and the feature film Our Song in 2000. She went on to appear in several movies, including Save the Last Dance (2001) and The Human Stain (2003). In 2002 she played Chris Rock’s love interest in the spy thriller Bad Company, a film that represented a turning point for her, in that it was the first time in her career that she had made enough money annually to qualify for health insurance under SAG.

In 2004, she played the female lead in Spike Lee’s She Hate Me, and she received strong reviews for her performance. After 2004, she held parts in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Little Man (2006), I Think I Love My Wife (2007), and as a wife of 1970s Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the UK historical drama The Last King of Scotland (2006). Washington has also appeared in the recurring role of Chelina Hall on the ABC television series Boston Legal, and in several episodes of the A&E cable-TV series 100 Centre Street. In 2007, she co-directed and appeared in the music video for hip-hop artist Common’s song, “I Want You”, the fourth single from his albumFinding Forever and became a spokesperson for L'Oréal, appearing in commercials and ads alongside fellow actresses, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Aishwarya Rai, Maya Karin and model Doutzen Kroes.

2009–present

Washington narrated the critically acclaimed documentary about the New Orleans-based teenage TBC Brass Band, From the Mouthpiece on Back. She also appears in Maxwell’s “Bad Habits” video. In 2009 Washington performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

In 2010, she made her Broadway debut in David Mamet’s Race, alongside James Spader, David Alan Grier, and Richard Thomas. She also appeared in Tyler Perry’s 2010 film For Colored Girls. In October 2011, it was confirmed that she would star in Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained, which was released in 2012 and received widespread critical acclaim. She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.

In 2013, Washington ranked No. 2 in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful people and was named Woman of the Year by Glamourmagazine. The same year, she ranked No. 20 on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the highest-paid actors in television and was announced as the new face of Neutrogena skin care. Washington hosted Saturday Night Live on November 2, 2013, where she impersonated Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in a cold opening sketch that satirized criticism of Saturday Night Live for not having had any black female cast members for many years.

Scandal

Since April 2012, Washington has starred in the ABC drama series Scandal, created by Shonda Rimes, as Olivia Pope, a crisis manager who runs her own crisis management firm called Pope & Associates in Washington, D.C.. In this position, she works for high-profile figures, most notably the President of the United States, who is also her lover. The show has been a commercial and critical success, and has been called one of the most talked about drama series on Facebook and Twitter by Buzzfeed. Its success has also drawn attention to racial questions in television, as Washington is the first African-American actress to lead an American network drama series since 1974, when Teresa Graves starred in the crime drama Get Christie Love! on ABC. Tanzina Vega of The New York Times has written that Washington’s casting “has prompted discussion among academics and fans of the show about whether Scandal represents a new era of post-racial television, in which cast members are ethnically diverse but are not defined by their race or ethnicity.”

Washington’s performance has earned positive reviews, and in 2013, she won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 44th NAACP Image Awards and was also presented with the NAACP President’s Award. The same year, she was named “Favorite actress” and Scandal “Favorite Drama” of the year at TV Guide’s Magazine Fan Favorite Awards and was also crowned 2013’s “TV Star of the Year” by the editors of the magazine. For her work in the second season of Scandal, Washington was nominated for an Emmy at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming the first African-American woman to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 18 years. She was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.

In addition to Washington’s acting, her costumes as Olivia Pope have attracted positive attention, prompting Vanity Fair to name the character one of The Top Ten Best-Dressed TV Characters in 2013. According to the show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, the success of Olivia Pope’s wardrobe is based on “this idea of having [her character] wear such soft, feminine colors in a man’s world”. In 2014, Washington and Paolo won the Influencer Award at the 2014 Ace Fashion Awards for Olivia Pope’s stylish clothes on the show.

Future work

In 2014, Washington announced her involvement in Malcolm D. Lee’s Is He the One? a romantic comedy from MGM. She also announced that she would be playing the title role in Confirmation, an HBO movie directed by Rick Famuyiwa about Anita Hill’s testimony during Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination.

Personal life

Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow from October 2004 to March 2007. Washington married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24, 2013 in Hailey, Idaho. They have one daughter, Isabelle Amarachi (born April 21, 2014).

As a sort of souvenir or memento, she usually tries to keep something from every character that she plays, such as an item of wardrobe or a piece of furniture from the house the character lived in.

On May 19, 2013, she was the commencement speaker for her alma mater, George Washington University. Before giving her commencement address she was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.

Activism

In 2007, Washington and other celebrities joined for the 2007 Lee National Denim Day, supporting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. In September 2012, Washington spoke at the Democratic National Convention in favor of re-electing Barack Obama with her speech focusing on addressing voter apathy.

Washington is also a supporter of gay rights. In August 2013, she was named an honorary chairperson of the GLSEN Respect Awards; and she received the GLAAD Vanguard Award on March 21, 2015.

She is a member of the Creative Coalition; which is a board of actors, writers, musicians, and producers that explore issues that are at the forefront of national discourse. She is also a member of V-Day, a global movement that brings awareness to violence against women and girls.

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Films and TV about women don't win awards: some data

Films and TV about women don’t win awards: some data

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Films and TV shows about women do not win prestigious awards. Screen stories about women are not being told.

I analysed the last 25 years’ results for the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards for Best Picture (Oscar™), and for the Television Academy’s Prime-Time Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Emmy™).1 The data show that tv shows about women never win, and that films about women…

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Emmys 2015 Style Spotlight: Robin Wright's Best Red Carpet Looks Ever

Emmys 2015 Style Spotlight: Robin Wright’s Best Red Carpet Looks Ever
There’s a reason that Robin Wright has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category three years in a row—she steals the scene any time she’s onscreen as the s…
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Beau Willimon Will Exit House of Cards, Series Renewed for Fifth Season

Season four of House of Cards is set to debut on March 4, 2016, but series creator and showrunner Beau Willimon will not be returning for another season, Vulture has learned. The Netflix show, which debuted in 2013 and was the streaming network’s first original series, has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmys for all three of its seasons. In 2015, series star Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of soliloquy enthusiast Frank Underwood. House of Cards was only renewed for a fourth season in April, but according to a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is moving forward with a fifth season without Willimon. From THR:

Prior to its fourth season premiere, Netflix and [producers] Media Rights Capital are thrilled to announce that House of Cards will return for a fifth season in 2017. Concurrent with the renewal, creator and showrunner Beau Willimon is departing the critically acclaimed series. Netflix and MRC owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons. As an Academy Award-nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history. The producers, cast and crew join us in wishing Beau the best in his next creative adventure.

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Beau Willimon Will Exit House of Cards, Series Renewed for Fifth Season

Season four of House of Cards is set to debut on March 4, 2016, but series creator and showrunner Beau Willimon will not be returning for another season, Vulture has learned. The Netflix show, which debuted in 2013 and was the streaming network’s first original series, has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmys for all three of its seasons. In 2015, series star Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of soliloquy enthusiast Frank Underwood. Netflix announced they’re moving forward with a fifth season without Willimon, a network representative wrote in a statement:

“Prior to its fourth season premiere, Netflix and MRC are thrilled to announce that House of Cards will return for a fifth season in 2017.  Concurrent with the renewal, creator and showrunner Beau Willimon is departing the critically acclaimed series. Netflix and MRC owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons. As an Academy Award nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history. The producers, cast and crew join us in wishing Beau the best in his next creative adventure.“

Willimon commented on his exit in a statement:

"I’m grateful to Netflix and MRC, my fellow executive producers, our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, our talented writers, as well as the incredible cast and crew with whom I’ve had the privilege to work. After five years and four seasons, it’s time for me to move on to new endeavors, but I’m supremely proud of what we’ve built together, wish the show much continued success, and leave it in the hands of a very capable team.”

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