The highest-paid female actress in history, this Academy Award winner grew up in Smyrna, Ga., and, after high school, followed her older brother, actor Eric Roberts, to New York. After her breakout role as a hooker with a heart of gold in Pretty Woman (1990), Roberts went on to become the first actress to break the $20 million salary mark for a movie, which had become standard for Hollywood’s male superstars. Roberts still holds the world record for highest payday ever earned by an actress: She pocketed $25 million for the 2003 flick Mona Lisa Smiles, which amounted to nearly 40% of what the film grossed stateside.[Read More]
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Best known for her impressive portrayal of role as Thelma Evans on the popular TV sitcom Good Times, Bern Nadette Stanis is one of the most sophisticated and graceful black beauties in the acting industry. She actually became the first black sex symbol in TV.
She was on her sophomore year in Juilliard School when she left school to portray the role of Thelma on Good Times. After the demise of Good Times, Stanis has appeared on a couple of TV shows including What’s Happening Now! and The Cosby Show.
Apart from being an actress, Bern Nadette Stanis has also authored two books titled The Bad & The Ugly, and Situations 101: The Good.
Website URL: http://www.anaquincoces.com/
Voted Miami’s “hottest chef” by Eater magazine in 2011, Ana Quincoces grew up in a Cuban household in sunny Miami, Florida, where she was her mother’s apprentice in the kitchen and discovered her passion for the art of cooking. Like many young Cuban girls, Ana was given a well-known Cuban cookbook as a gift by her mother. While she cooked from the book regularly, she always found it difficult and not user friendly. As the time approached for Ana to teach her own daughters the way around a Cuban kitchen, she looked in vain to find an authentic Cuban cookbook that would appeal to a younger generation, so she decided to write it herself.
Apart from being a successful businesswoman and lawyer, Ana Quincoces is best known as a chef, a best-selling author and an actress. Her passion for cooking started at such an early age and she found it difficult to cook from the book.
As she tried to teach her daughters the ways around a Cuban kitchen, she just found herself writing a cookbook. Her first cookbook is titled Cuban Chicks Can Cook. The book has been a great success as her name was dragged on the national television, newspapers and magazines. The success of first book encouraged her to write a second Cuban cookbook titled Sabor!A Passion for Cuban Cuisine. Ana Quincoces will appear on the second season of the hit series, The Real Housewives, which will be aired on September 2012.
Website URL: http://www.mamiegummer.org/
Born Mary Willa Gummer on August 08, 1983 to sculptor Don Gummer and actress Meryl Streep. She grew up in rural Connecticut with an older brother and two younger sisters. Through her mother’s profession, Mamie made her uncredited screen debut with 20 months of age as the baby of Meryl and Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols. Heartburn . Gummer graduated from Northwestern University and then studied at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts. She subsequently made her stage debut in the Roundabout Theater Production of Noah Haidle’s . Mr. Marmalade (2005), directed by Michael Greif. In 2006, she starred with Kate Burton and Tony Goldwyn in Theresa Rebeck’s . The Water’s Edge , directed by Will Frears at NYC’s Second Stage Theatre. For her performance, Mamie won a Theatre World Award for Mr. Marmalade and received a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award for The Water’s Edge .
Born to a sculptor Don Gummer and actress Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer entered the show business at the age of three under the name Natalie Stern. Despite her age, she has received positive reviews from the New York Times for her impressive portrayal of role in the film Heartburn, which she co-starred with her mother, Meryl Streep.
Mamie Gummer is a recipient of Lucille Lortel Award for Best Featured Actress for her performance in the project “The Water’s Edge”. In 2006, she won the Theatre World Award for her role in “Mr. Marmalade”.
In 2011, she married Benjamin Walker after almost 3 years of being in a relationship with him. Currently, Mamie Gummer is estimated to be worth $10 Million.
Website URL: http://www.laraspencer.net/
Lara Spencer wakes up at 345am weekdays for her job as one of the Anchors of Good Morning America. So, on weekends, you’d think she’d cherish the time to sleep in–yet–on any given Sunday morning at the crack of dawn, you might catch a glimpse of her flea marketing with her little girl, trolling for treasures for interior design projects like the one she just completed for her pal, comedienne Kathy Griffin. Lara says it’s her mom’s fault (isn’t everything a mom’s fault?), but in this case, it’s a good thing.
When Spencer was young, the family budget was not nearly as rich as her mom’s interior design style, so she figured out (and taught Lara) how to create ravishing rooms using second-hand finds. Lara discovered early on that 50 dollars, a good eye and a little elbow grease go a long way at a yard sale!
The youngest of five children, Spencer attended Penn State University on an athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving. She was captain of the Division One team her senior year and was also named an All American Athlete that same year.
Apart from being a correspondent for ABC News and Nightline, Lara Spencer is also a Lifestyle Anchor for the show Good Morning America.
Before she successfully made it to Good Morning America, Lara Spencer has hosted a number of shows including The Dish segment for Rachel Ray, Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow FYI, and The Insider. She was hired as a lifestyle and feature reporter for WABC-TV and was a contributor to The Early Show of CBS.
In 2011, Lara Spencer created and produced the game show It’s Worth What? which is hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The show was aired on NBC in summer 2011. In 2012, the first book she wrote titled I Brake For Yard Sales was published. The book is a definitive guide in creating high end rooms from second hand stuffs.
Today, Lara Spencer is estimated to be worth $6 million.