Who's Who: Entertainment Industry Biographies


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Ben Affleck

Actor, Writer, Director, Producer. b. Berkeley, CA, Aug. 15, 1972. Began acting at age 8. Brother is Casey Affleck.

PICTURES: The Dark End of the Street, School Ties, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dazed and Confused, I Killed My Lesbian Wife Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney (dir. only), Mallrats, Glory Daze, Going All the Way, Office Killer, Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting (also s.p., Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, WGA Award 1998), Phantoms, Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, 200 Cigarettes, Forces of Nature, Dogma, Boiler Room, Reindeer Games, Bounce, The Third Wheel ( also prod.), Daddy and Them, Pearl Harbor, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Changing Lanes, Stolen Summer (prod. only) Crossing Cords (exec. prod. only), The Sum of All Fears, The Third Wheel (also exec. prod.), Speak Easy (exec. prod.) Daredevil, Gigli, Tough Love, Jersey Girl, Paycheck, The Battle of Shaker Heights (prod. & exec. prod.), Surviving Christmas, Man About Town, Feast (exec. prod. only), Hollywoodland (Golden Globe nom. 2007), Smokin Aces, Gone, Baby, Gone (prod., writer, dir.), Extract, He’s Just Not That Into You, State of Play, Extract, The Company Men, The Town (also dir., s.p.).

TELEVISION: Movies: Wanted: The Perfect Guy, Hands of a Stranger, Daddy, SNL Fanatic, All Grown Up (exec. prod.). Series: Voyage of the Mimi, Against the Grain, Lifestories: Families in Crisis (Emmy nom. 1995), Project Greenlight (Emmy nom. 2002), Project Greenlight 2 (Emmy nom. 2004), Project Greenlight 3 (Emmy nom. 2005), The Second Voyage of the Mimi, Push, Nevada (exec. prod./writer). Specials: A People’s History of the United States (prod. only).

Guest: More than 129 appearances.

George Clooney

Actor, Producer, Director. b. Lexington, KY, May 6, 1961.
e. Northern KY Univ. Father is TV newscaster-host Nick Clooney. Nephew of late singer Rosemary Clooney.

PICTURES: Return to Horror High, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Red Surf, Unbecoming Age, The Harvest, One Fine Day, Full Tilt Boogie, From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman and Robin, The Peacemaker, The Thin Red Line, Out of Sight, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut (voice), Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, O Brother-Where Art Thou (Golden Globe Award 2001), Spy Kids, Welcome to Collinwood, Ocean’s Eleven, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Solaris, Intolerable Cruelty, Criminal (prod.), Oceans Twelve (also exec. prod.), The Jacket (prod./exec. prod.), Syriana (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award 2006, also prod.), Tishomingo Blues (exec. prod.), A Confederacy of Dunces (exec. prod.), Leatherheads (dir.), Rumor Has It (prod.), Goodnight, and Good Luck (2 Academy Award nom., 2 Golden Globe nom.; DGA nom.; WGA nom. 2006, actor, prod., dir., writer), PU-239, (exec. prod.), A Scanner Darkly (exec. prod.), Michael Clayton (also prod., Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2007), The Good German, Wind Chill (exec. prod.), Oceans Thirteen (also prod.), Leatherheads (also prod., dir., writer: s.p.), Burn After Reading, Fantastic Mr. Fox (voice), The Men Who Stare at Goats (also prod.), Up in the Air (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2010), The Informant! (exec. prod.), The American (also prod.), The Descendants, The Ides of March (also prod., dir., s.p.), The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gravity. Documentary: Playground (exec. prod.).

TELEVISION: Movies: Playmate Pajama Party, Fail Safe. Series: The Facts of Life, Roseanne, Sunset Beat, Baby Talk, Sisters, Bodies of Evidence, ER (3 Golden Globe nom 1996-1998, 2 Emmy noms. 1995, 1996), K Street (exec. prod. only), Unscripted (exec. prod.,dir.), Memphis Beat (exec. prod.). Specials: America: A Tribute to Heroes, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (host, exec. prod.).

Guest: More than 227 appearances.

Meryl Streep

Actress. r.n. Mary Louise Streep. b. Summit, NJ, June 22, 1949.
e. Vassar. Acted for a season with traveling theatre co. in VT. Awarded scholarship to Yale Drama School, 1972.

NY stage debut: Trelawny of the Wells (1975) with New York Shakespeare Fest. Appeared in 1984 documentary In Our Hands.

THEATRE: Off-B'way: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Theatre World Award), A Memory of Two Mondays, Secret Service, Henry V, (NY Shakespeare Fest.), Measure for Measure (NYSF), The Cherry Orchard, Happy End (B'way debut, 1977), The Taming of the Shrew (NYSF), Taken in Marriage, Alice in Concert, Isn't It Romantic?

PICTURES: Julia (debut, 1977), The Deer Hunter (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1979), Manhattan, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Kramer vs. Kramer (Academy Award, best supporting actress, Golden Globe Award, 1983), The French Lieutenant's Woman (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 1982), Still of the Night, Sophie's Choice (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, 1982), Silkwood (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1984), Falling in Love, Plenty, Out of Africa (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1986), Heartburn, Ironweed (Academy Award nom. 1988), A Cry in the Dark (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1989), She- Devil (Golden Globe nom. 1990), Postcards From the Edge (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1991), Defending Your Life, Death Becomes Her (Golden Globe nom. 1993), The House of the Spirits, The River Wild (Golden Globe nom. 1995), The Bridges of Madison County (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1996), Before and After, Marvin's Room (Golden Globe nom. 1997), One True Thing (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1999), Antz (voice), Dancing at Lughnasa, Music of the Heart (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2000), Artificial Intelligence: AI (voice), Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows, The Papp Project, The Hours (Golden Globe nom. 2003), Adaptation (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 2003), The Manchurian Candidate (Golden Globe nom. 2005), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prime, The Devil Wears Prada (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 2007), A Prairie Home Companion, Ant Bully (voice), The Ant Bully (voice), Dark Matter, Evening, Rendition, Lions for Lambs, The Last Station, First Man, Dirty Tricks, Mamma Mia! (also soundtrack performer, Golden Globe nom. 2009), A Question of Mercy, Julie & Julia (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 2010), Doubt (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2009), The Fantastic Mr. Fox (voice), It's Complicated (Golden Globe nom. 2010), The Iron Lady, Great Hope Springs.

TELEVISION: Movies: Secret Service, The Deadliest Season, Uncommon Women...And Others, Alice at the Palace, First Do No Harm (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1997). Mini-series: Holocaust (Emmy Award, 1978). Angels in America (Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award 2004). Series: Web Therapy. Documentaries/Specials (PBS): Secret Service, Uncommon Women and Others, Age 7 in America (host), Freedom: A History of Us.

Guest: More than 186 appearances.