Jon Bernthal was born on the 20th of September 1976 in Washington D.C. Although he did go to college, he decided to drop out. His acting teacher advised him to continue study acting and Bernthal moved to Russia to study at the Moscow Art Theatre. When he moved back to the U.S. he was discovered and started his career in theatre. He also started doing guest roles in various TV shows, including Boston Legal, CSI: Miami and How I Met Your Mother.
His first regular role was in the show The Class, which only ran for one season. He has played in movies like World Trade Center, Night at the Museum, The Ghost Writer, Date Night, The Wolf of Wall Street, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Sicario. Thanks to his roles in both The Walking Dead as Shane Walsh and Daredevil season two as The Punisher (and the recent standalone Punisher show). Interesting fact is that he has broken his nose 14 times. Continue reading
With the recent release of Beauty and the Beast I thought it was a good moment to look back at the (relatively short) career of the actrice who became famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. Besides that she also had roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, This is the End, The Bling Ring and My Week with Marilyn. Continue reading
Elizabeth Banks was born on the 10th of February 1974 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. When growing up she played baseball and also rode horses. She started acting when she joined a school play. In In 1992 she finished high school and went to the university of Pennsylvania, studying communications and drama. Her real name Elizabeth Mitchell, but she changed it because there already was an actress with that name. Continue reading
Brie Larson was born on the first of October 1989 in Sacramento, California. When growing up she moved to Los Angeles together with her mother and sister when her parents divorced. She was homeschooled, but later went to the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco to learn about acting. She started her career on TV doing small roles in To Have & to Hold, Touched by an Angel, Popular and Then Came You. In the series Raising Dad, together with Bob Saget she had a bigger role. She made music and released the album Finally Out of P.E.
She also started appearing in movies and was in 13 Going on 30, Farce of the Penguins and The Babysitter.
Her roles were getting bigger and she stood out in Greenberg and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Other movies she has been in are Rampart, 21 Jump Street, Don Jon, Short Term 12, The Gambler and Trainwreck. Her recent role in Room got her an Oscar. Continue reading
Zoë Kravitz has already been acting for a while, but especially the last couple of years she has started stadig out to me because of her roles in a couple of big movies like the Divergent series, Mad Max, Good Kill, Dope and X-Men. A great moment to take a look at the roles the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonnet has played.
She was born on December 1st 1988 in Los Angeles and starting acting in 2007 in the movie No Reservations. Other movies she appeared in are The Brave One (with Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard), Birds of America, The Greatest, Yelling to the Sky and It’s Kind of a Funny Story. But it were her roles in Californication and X-Men: First Class helped her break through. Besides acting she also works as a model and just like her father makes music with her band Lolawolf. Continue reading
Michael B. (Bakari) Jordan was born on the 9th of february 1987 in Santa Ana, California. After having lived there for two years the family moved to Newark, New Jersey, where he went to school. He played basketball and didn’t really plan on having a career in acting. He modeled for various companies and eventually wound up acting. After initially having cameos in Cosby and The Sopranos and a role in the movie Hardball, he eventually was noticed for his role as Wallace in The Wire. He acted in the soap opera All My Children and did guest appearances in CSI, Without a Trace, Cold Case and Law & Order. He had a recurring role in both Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. Movies he has appeared in include Red Tails, Chronicle, Fruitvale Station, That Awkward Moment and Fantastic Four. In his next movie, Creed, he plays the son of Apollo Creed from the Rocky films, together with Sylvester Stallone. Continue reading
Andy Serkis is an actor who, ever since the Lord of the Rings movies, has been the face of motion capture. He has played various characters which, through a combination of his amazing talent and the talent of the animators who turn that performance into a digital character (whether that’s Gollum, King Kong or Caesar for example), have been extremely memorable and believable. Often people forget that he has also acted in various other movies, with his own face, without digital magic. Time to have a look at the roles of Andy Serkis. Continue reading