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Luke Kenny is an Indian VJ, critic, director, producer and actor.

Early life

Born in Calcutta on 14 June, Kenny moved to Bombay when he was 3 months old. His great-grandparents were Irish. They moved to Burma, where his grandfather was born. After World War II, his grandfather came to Delhi where he met his wife, Luke’s grandmother, who was British. Luke’s father was subsequently born in Delhi.

The family then moved to Calcutta, where Luke’s father met his wife, Luke’s mother, whose parents were Italian. Luke’s parents separated when he was young, and subsequently his grandparents and father moved to Bombay in the early 1970s. Luke’s heritage is Irish-Italian-British by blood, yet Indian by birth and territory. Brought up by his grandparents and father, who were all musicians, his musical education began very young.

As a child, living in a suburb of Bombay called Thane, he attended kindergarten and primary education at Bharat English High School. He later enrolled in St John The Baptist High School, where he finished his secondary education. After school, Kenny enrolled at Elphinstone College. but then he had to leave his college education in the midway due his earnestness of pursuing with music and culture.

Early career

Kenny started his career as a solo dancer in 1989. Spotted at one college dance competition, he joined Arshad Warsi’s dance team as a chorus dancer and associate choreographer from 1990 to 1992.

In 1991 he dropped out of college to play the role of Jesus Christ in a musical interpretation of The Passion of the Christ. He was also a vocalist with a rock band called Greek.

From 1993 to 1995, he worked as a DJ. In 1995 he became India’s first Indian male VJ on Channel V.

In 1997, Kenny performed a small role in Kaizad Gustad’s movie, Bombay Boys, playing the leader of a rock band.

In 1998, he became the head of music programming and artist relations for Channel V, a post he held until 2008.

Later career

In early 2005 he returned to Channel V as the face of the show Luke’s After Hours, which featured a selection of music videos specially chosen by him.

In later 2005, Kenny directed and produced his first feature film, 13th Floor, starring Purab Kohli and Sandhya Mridul. This was India’s first digitally shot and released film. It was filmed over the course of six days. The film is 80 minutes in length and features two actors in an elevator. The film was released on 17 March 2006 by Kenny’s own production company, Kenny Films Pvt Ltd. It played at Fame Cinemas and Fun Republic Theatres for a week.

13th Floor was also selected for the following festivals:

* Tromafling International Film Festival, Edinburgh 2005
* Temecula Valley International Film Festival, California 2005
* Sports Movies TV India International Film Festival, 2006
* International Film Festival of India, 2006
* Cape Town Bollywood Film Festival, South Africa 2007

In 2006, Kenny directed 3 music videos:

* Dil (Artist: Sidharth, Producer: Nisha Kreation)
* Humein Jeene Do (Artist: Tauseef & Cheryl, Producer: Film Foundation of India)
* Kyon (paanch tatva) (Artist: Sidharth, Producer: Nisha Kreation)

Kenny played the character of Rob, a keyboardist, in the Hindi film Rock On!!, directed by Abhishek Kapoor.

He writes a weekly music column in the Hindustan Times supplement HT Cafe, which appears every Friday. It is called If I May Say So.

He recently signed on as contributing editor for Rolling Stone India, writing a column called LukeBox, and a live music column called Gig-A-Bites.

In July 2008, Luke put together a band to pay tribute to Jim Morrison and the music of The Doors. The concert was held at the Blue Frog in Mumbai.

On 31 October 2008, Kenny appeared in the Rock On For Humanity Concert, a charity event fronted by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Arjun Rampal, benefiting the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust. Kenny co-hosted the event with actress Sophie Choudry.

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Kirron Kher

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Kirron Kher
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Member of the India Parliament
for Chandigarh
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Pawan Kumar Bansal
Majority 69,642 (15.40%)
Personal details
Born Kiran Thakar Singh
14 June 1955 (age 61)
Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Gautam Berry (divorced)
Anupam Kher (1985–present)
Children Sikandar Berry Kher (with Gautam Berry)
Occupation Actress
Religion Sikhism

Kirron Anupam Kher (also Kiran[1] or, Kiron[2][3][4] born 14 June 1955) is anIndian theatre, film and television actress, a TV talk show host and a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party. In May 2014, she was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament from Chandigarh.


Kirron Kher was born on 14 June 1955 in a Sikh family and grew up inChandigarh.[5][6] She was named ‘Kiran’ by her parents and her full name was ‘Kiran Thakar Singh.’ During the period of her first marriage to Gautam Berry, she was known as ‘Kiran Berry.’ When she married Anupam Kher, she resumed her maiden name and also added her latest husband’s surname, being known as ‘Kiran Thakar Singh Kher.’ In later life, she developed a firm belief in numerology, and in 2003 (aged 48), she changed her name from “Kiran” to “Kirron” based on numerological calculations,[7] dropped her maiden names, and came to be known as ‘Kirron Kher.’

Kirron has one brother and two sisters. Her brother, the artist Amardeep Singh, died in 2003.[8] One of her sisters is the Arjuna award-winning badminton player, Kanwal Thakar Kaur. Her other sister, Sharanjit Kaur Sandhu, is the wife of a retired senior officer of the Indian Navy.


Kirron completed her school education in Chandigarh, and then graduated from the Department of Indian Theatre of Punjab University, Chandigarh. She then married Gautam Berry, a rich Mumbai-based businessman, and had a son, Sikandar Kher.[9]

In Mumbai, Kiran tried throughout the 1980s to get a foothold in the film industry, but without success. While visiting producer after producer seeking a role in films, Kirron renewed her acquaintance with Anupam Kher, who was also a similarly struggling actor, and whom she had known slightly at university in Chandigarh. Anupam was also already married to someone else. Moving in the same theatre circles, they worked together in a play called Chandpuri Ki Champabai. In 1985, after Anupam had secured a break in films with Saaransh, he divorced his wife, Kirron divorced her husband, and they were married to each other the same year. They now run a production house together.[8][10]


Kiran Kher made her film debut in 1983 in the Punjabi feature film Aasra Pyar Da, a non-descript production which sank without a trace. After this, she took a hiatus from films.[11] Between 1983 and 1996, she appeared in exactly one film,Pestonjee (1987), wherein she acted in a bit role alongside her second husband Anupam Kher.

Her return to acting came in the mid-1990s, through theatre, with the play Saalgirah written by playwright Javed Siddiquiand directed by Feroz Abbas Khan.[2] She then hosted three television shows, starting with the short-lived Purushkshetra onZee TV which got attention for bringing out the discussion of alternative sexuality for the first time, while also highlighting women’s issues.[12] Kiron Kher Today and Jagte Raho with Kiron Kher, before doing Hindi films.[13]

Her comeback film was by Shyam Benegal, Sardari Begum (1996), which won her the Special Jury Award at the 1997National Film Awards.

She then appeared in film director Rituparno Ghosh‘s Bengali film Bariwali (1999), to critical acclaim.[3] When she won theNational Film Award for Best Actress for the film, a controversy arose as a Bangla film actress, Rita Koiral, claimed that she had dubbed for the character of Kiron, making her an equal claimant to the award. Kirron refuted the charges claiming she spent hours rehearsing for her dialogue delivery, and the award was eventually not shared.[3][4]

In 2002, Kirron appeared in Devdas (2002), alongside Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai, and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

In Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) (2003),[14] a film that portrays the plight of a woman abducted during partition of India, her character not only refused to kill herself as suggested by her family, but marries her abductor and, after his death, makes an earning teaching Quran to local children. It shows how her life changes dramatically when her son takes up Islamic extremism in 1979 during the rule of Zia-ul-Haq and his process of Islamization of Pakistan.[15] She won the Best Actress Award, at Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland, the Karachi International Film Festival, Karachi, and International Festivals at Ciepie in Argentina,[16] and Cape Town in South Africa [3][17] while the film won the Best Film – Golden Leopard, Festival Grand Prize at Locarno.[18]

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2004 paid tribute to Kirron during its annual festival.[19][20]

In October 2004 Kirron made a guest appearance, along with her husband, in the American TV series ER playingParminder Nagra‘s mother, Mrs. Rasgotra, in episode “Damaged.”[21]

In 2005, she played the role of Sunanda in the tele-serial Prratima on Sahara One channel, before which she had appeared in TV series like Dil Na Jaane Kyon (Zee TV), Isi Bahane, and Chausath Panne.[22]

Despite playing mostly supporting roles, her successful movies include Main Hoon Na (2004), Hum Tum (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), and Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), where her performance drew rave reviews.[23] Her work in Rang De Basanti (2006) was a huge hit and her performance got her second nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. Her role in Fanaa (2006) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) also received appreciation. Adding to her list of comical roles in 2008 she appeared in Singh is Kinng, Saas bahu aur Sensex and Dostana. In 2009, she appeared as judge on India’s Got Talent, the Indian franchise of the Got Talent series.

Kirron with husbandAnupam in 2012.

Socio-political activism[edit]

Kirron Kher has been involved with non-profit movements such as Laadli (a campaign againstfemale infanticide) and Roko Cancer (a campaign for awareness of cancer).[24][25] She joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in 2009.[26] She campaigned for the party in across the country during the elections, including in Chandigarh for the 2011 municipal corporation elections.[27]

She participated in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement with Anna Hazare, and organizedsit-ins in Chandigarh.[28] When a section of Anna’s team decided to form the Aam Aadmi Party, she opposed the decision stating that the team was better as a non political organization.[29]She has been a vocal admirer of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi since long before his candidature was announced.[30] Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) declared her as the Lok Sabha candidate from Chandigarh for General Elections, 2014. Subsequently, in May 2014, she won the seat with 1,91,362 votes, defeating sitting MP, Congress leader Pawan Bansal who received 1,21,720 votes, while AAP’s Gul Panag came in third position with 1,08,679 votes.[31][32]

As a Member of parliament from Chandigarh and having connection with the film industry, Kirron promised a film city forChandigarh. After winning the seat, she said that she had difficulty in acquiring land in Chandigarh.[33] However, her proposal was accepted by the Chandigarh Administration and the film city is proposed to be set up in Sarangpur,Chandigarh.[34]



Year Film Language Role Notes
2014 Punjab 1984 Punjabi Satwant Kaur (Shiva’s Mother)
2014 Khoobsurat Hindi Manju (Mili’s mother)
2014 Total Siyapaa Hindi Asha’s Mother
2012 Ajab Gazabb Love Hindi Rashmi Grewal
2011 Mummy Punjabi Hindi Baby R. Arora
2010 Action Replayy Hindi Bholi Devi
2010 Milenge Milenge Hindi Tarot Card Reader
2010 Alexander the Great Malayalam
2009 Kurbaan Hindi Nasreen Aapa
2009 Kambakkht Ishq Hindi Aunt Dolly
2008 Dostana Hindi Mrs. Acharya / Seema (Sam’s mother)
2008 Saas bahu aur Sensex Hindi Binita Sen
2008 Singh Is Kinng Hindi Rose Lady (Sonia’s Mother)
2007 Om Shanti Om Hindi Bela Makhija (Om’s Mother)
2007 Apne Hindi Raavi B. Choudhary
2007 Just Married Hindi Shobha Chaturvedi
2007 I See You Hindi Mrs. Dutt
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Hindi Kamaljeet ‘Kamal’ Saran
2006 Fanaa Hindi Nafisa Ali Begum (Zooni’s mother)
2006 Rang De Basanti Hindi Mitro (DJ’s Mother)
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Hindi Lol Bibi
2005 It Could Be You English Mrs. Dhillon
2004 Veer-Zaara Hindi Mariam Hayaat Khan (Zaara’s Mother)
2004 Hum Tum Hindi Parminder ‘Bobby’ Prakash (Rhea’s Mother)
2004 Main Hoon Na Hindi Madhu Sharma
2004 Khamosh Pani Punjabi,Urdu Veero/Ayesha Khan Lux Style Award for Best Actress
2004 Karz: The Burden of Truth Hindi Savitri Devi
2002 Devdas Hindi Sumitra
2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Hindi Antra mother in law
1999 Bariwali/The Lady of the House Bengali Banalata Won, National Film Award for Best Actress
1997 Darmiyaan: In Between Hindi /Assamese Zeenat Begum
1996 Sardari Begum Hindi Sardari Begum Won, National Film Award Special Jury Awards
1988 Pestonjee Hindi Soona Mistry credited as Kiron Thakursingh-Kher
1983 Aasra Pyaar Da Punjabi Sheela


Year Program Language Role Notes
2014 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Urdu Herself Narrator[37]
2009- India’s Got Talent Hindi Judge All seasons
2004 ER English Mrs. Rasgotra Episode Damaged
2004 Prratima Hindi
1999 Gubbare Hindi
1988 Isi Bahane Hindi
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Sona Heiden

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Sona Heiden
Born 1 June 1979 (age 37)
Occupation Actress, Producer
Years active 2001–present

Sona Heiden is an Indian film actress. She was Miss South India in 2002. She became famous for her best item songs in Kollywood movies. She has appeared in the Tamil film, Kuselan in 2008.[1] Recently she launched a fashion store – Uniq – in Chennai, with Shilpa Shetty gracing the launch.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sona Heiden was born on 1 June 1979 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.Her father is an Anglo Indian and her mother is a Tamilian. She started her schooling in her home city Chennai at Lusarus Road convent school. She has completed her graduation in commerce from Annamalai University. Later she had completed her fashion & designing marketing Advanced diploma from Madurai Kamaraj University. She has two siblings and both younger sisters.

She is also a producer who has made few Tamil films. She has a production house in Columbia and many stores in the name of UNIQ across the globe.

She was awarded “The Best Entrepreneur” in the year 2010.



Year Movie Role Language Notes
2001 Poovellam Un Vaasam Anitha Tamil
2003 Shahjahan Tamil
Kaiyodu Kai Tamil
Sindhamal Sitharamal Tamil
Thathi Thavudhu Manasu Mahalakshmi Tamil
Villain Telugu
Veede Telugu Special appearance
2004 Andhrawala Telugu
Aayudham Telugu
2006 Sivappathigaram Tamil Special appearance
2007 Kelvi Kuri Divya Tamil
Mirugam Tamil
2008 Roudram Subhadra Malayalam
Kuselan Sona Tamil
Swarnam Aachipennu Malayalam Guest appearance
Pathu Pathu Mohini Tamil
Parthan Kanda Paralokam Poonkodi Malayalam
2009 Nam Yejamanru Kannada
Nari Malayalam
Venal Maram Muthulakshmi Malayalam
Guru En Aalu Suguna Tamil
Azhagar Malai Tamil Guest appearance
2011 Ko Reshma Kothari Tamil Special appearance
2012 Onbadhula Guru Kumudhu Teacher Tamil
Karmayodha Malayalam
2013 Sokkali Tamil
Mizhi Sushila Malayalam
Veerachozhan Tamil
Kathayallithu Jeevitham Malayalam
2014 Yaamirukka Bayamey Herself Tamil
Ninaivil Nindraval Tamil
Aamayum Muyalum Panjavarnam Malayalam
2015 Amar Akbar Anthony Usha Malayalam
Ellam Chettante Ishtam Pole Vasundhara Malayalam
2016 Jithan 2 Tamil


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2010 Kanimozhi
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Sugandha Garg

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Sugandha Garg
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Born Sugandha Garg
13 May 1982 (age 34)
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Other names Sugandha Ram
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2008–present
Spouse(s) Raghu Ram

Sugandha Garg is an Indian film actress, singer and television host.[1]


Garg appeared as Shaleen in the film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008).[2] She played the role of the best friend to Gayatri Patel in the movie Let’s Dance, released on 19 June 2009, and appeared as a student reporter in My Name Is Khan. She has played a major role of Zoya the makeup artist in Tere Bin Laden, released on 16 July 2010. She also worked as a call center employee in the British comedy Mumbai Calling (7 epi) in 2009. In 2012 the actor was seen in film Patang.

Her upcoming films include Santosh Sivan‘s Ceylon, Shefali Bushan’s Jugni, the sequel of Tere Bin Laden and Manu Warrier’s Coffee Bloom.[3] In Ceylon (Inam in Tamil), she has played the role of a Sri Lankan refugee.[4] About her performance in the film, Sivan stated that “nobody could have done what she has done here”.[5]

Garg has worked in television and hosted several shows and has been linked to many television personalities. She first hosted the show Haath Se Haath Mila for BBC when she was 18.[6] She later hosted the shows Whats with Indian menalong with Indrani Dasgupta and It happens only in India on Fox Traveller.[7] She has also performed in theatre plays I Have Gone Marking and Sometimes.[8] She performed the Assamese song “Tokari” with Papon in Coke Studio @ MTV, Season 2.

Personal life[edit]

Garg with her husband Raghu Ram at The Antiquity-Club Fusion

Garg with husband Raghu Ram

Garg graduated from Maitreyi College, Delhi University.[9] Garg is married to Raghu Ram, a television producer and MTV Reality Show Host.[10] Recently[when?] news of her split from her husband have been reported in media.[11]


Year Film Role Notes
2008 Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na Shaleen
2009 Let’s Dance Anoushka
2009 Mumbai Calling TV series
2010 My Name Is Khan Komal
2010 Tere Bin Laden Zoya Khan
2011 Patang Priya
2014 Ceylon Rajini
2015 Coffee Bloom Anika
2016 Tere Bin Laden 2 Zoya Khan
2016 Jugni (2016 film) Vibhavari
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Mary-Kate Olsen

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For details about Mary-Kate Olsen’s career and activities shared with her sister, see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Mary-Kate Olsen
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Olsen at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011
Born June 13, 1986 (age 30)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, fashion designer, author, producer, businesswoman
Years active 1986–2012 (acting)
Spouse(s) Olivier Sarkozy (m. 2015)
Relatives Ashley Olsen (twin sister)
Elizabeth Olsen (sister)

Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986)[1] is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012.[2] She is the older sister of actress Elizabeth Olsen.

Birth and family[edit]

Mary-Kate was born in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of Jarnette “Jarnie” (née Jones;[3] b. 1954), a personal manager, and David “Dave” Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker.[4] Along with her twin, Ashley, she has an older brother, Trent, a younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, and two half siblings from her father’s second marriage.[5] Olsen’s parents divorced in 1996.[6]


Acting career[edit]

Along with Ashley, Olsen was cast at the age of nine months to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House. The Olsen twins portrayed Michelle throughout the series’ 1987–95 run. In the early 1990s, she and Ashley established a company, Dualstar, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls. The Olsens continued to release direct-to-video films up to the early 2000s, along with starring in the 1995 feature film It Takes Two. In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred in an episode of Sister, Sister, alongside rival twin actresses Tia Mowryand Tamera Mowry. After Full House, the sisters starred in two other sitcoms (Two of a Kind and So Little Time) and an animated series (Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!). The former lasted one season while the latter ran for two seasons. These ventures, combined with an array of licensing deals for their names and likenesses, made Olsen wealthy at a young age. In 2004, Olsen’s wealth was estimated at $137 million.[7]

Olsen and her sister became co-presidents of Dualstar upon their eighteenth birthday. Olsen’s first solo acting appearance was in the movie Factory Girl, released in December 2006. Olsen’s one short scene was ultimately cut from theatrical release, but was included on the film’s DVD. In 2007, the sisters said that if they became involved in movies together again it would be as producers.[8] Olsen had a recurring role on Weeds .[9] In 2008, she appeared in The Wackness. At theSundance Film Festival, Academy Award–winner Sir Ben Kingsley, her co-star’ praised her.[citation needed] In 2008 Olsen also made a guest appearance on the ABC comedy Samantha Who? as a self-destructive girl that Samantha tries to help.[10]Olsen appeared in the motion picture adaption of the Alex Flinn novel Beastly.[11] Beastly was Mary-Kate’s final acting project.[12]

In March 2012, both Mary-Kate and Ashley indicated their interest to retire as actresses in order to focus on their careers in fashion.[13] Mary-Kate and Ashley felt that their futures were in fashion, and not in acting. They discussed wanting to open a store as one of their future fashion-based endeavors.[14][15]

In 2015 it was announced that John Stamos signed on with Netflix to produce and co-star in Fuller House, a spin-off Full House that would reunite the original cast members for a 13-episode series. Mary-Kate and Ashley originally announced in May 2015 that they will not reprise their role as Michelle Tanner.[16]

Nickelodeon acquired the rights to the Olsen twins’ video library in 2015.[17]


Main article: Dualstar

In 1993, following Mary-Kate and Ashley’s success on Full House, a limited liability company, Dualstar was created to produce Mary-Kate and Ashley-branded products.

In 2004, both Mary-Kate and Ashley took control of Dualstar, becoming joint-CEOs and presidents of the company, which at the time had its merchandise being carried in over 3,000 stores in America and 5,300 stores worldwide.

Net worth and influence[edit]

Mary-Kate and her twin Ashley’s success has been marked by their inclusion on every Forbes The Celebrity 100 list since 2002,[citation needed]. In 2007 Forbes ranked the twins jointly as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated combined net worth of $100 million.[18]

Fashion career[edit]

Following a high volume of public interest in their fashion choices, the sisters began work in collaboration on a string of fashion lines available to the public. Starting as young girls, the Olsen twins started a clothing line in Wal-Mart stores across America for girls ages 4 to 14 as well as a beauty line called “Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real fashion for real girls“. In 2004 they made news by signing a pledge to allow all the workers that sew their line of clothing in Bangladesh full maternity leave. The National Labor Committee, which organized the pledge, later praised the twins for their commitment to worker rights.[19]

In 2006, in an attempt to gain credibility in the fashion industry after their association with Wal-Mart tarnished their reputations, they were tapped as the faces of the upscale fashion line Badgley Mischka.[20]

As adults, the Olsen twins have devoted much of their attention to the world of fashion. They head a couture fashion label, “The Row,” as well as “Elizabeth and James”, “Olsenboye”, and “StyleMint”[21] retail collections. Mary-Kate’s sometimes controversial fashion choices have often found her on both the best[22][23] and worst dressed fashion lists, particularly for her decision to wear fur.[24] Mary-Kate and Ashley designed an Olsenboye Change Purse in 2011 and donated the money to “Pennies From Heaven”.[25]

In 2011, Mary-Kate and Ashley teamed up with TOMS Shoes to design footwear for kids without shoes in more than 20 countries worldwide.[26] Mary-Kate and Ashley are now the creative directors for Superga.[27] Mary-Kate and Ashley released an Elizabeth and James perfume in Spring 2013.[28] They won the top prize at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards.[29]StyleMint is now available in the UK.[30]

In October 2012, Mary-Kate and Ashley won the WSJ magazine Innovator of The Year Award.[31]

Mary Kate was nominated for Council Of Fashion Designers in 2015.[32]


In 2008, the Olsen twins co-authored Influence, a book featuring interviews with fashion designers that have inspired the twins’ fashion lines.[33]

Personal life[edit]

Olsen has dated David Katzenberg, son of DreamWorks cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg;[34] photographer Maxwell Snow;[35]and artist Nate Lowman.[1]

In May 2012, Olsen began a relationship with Olivier Sarkozy, half brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.[36]In March 2014, photos were published showing Olsen wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring.[37] Olsen and Sarkozy were married on November 27, 2015 at a private residence in New York City.[38]

In 2014, Olsen competed in the Hamptons Horse Show.[39] In 2013, her horse Marvelous competed in and won the 38th Hampton Classic Horse Show.[40]

Health issues[edit]

In mid-2004, Olsen announced she had entered treatment for anorexia nervosa.[41] A Got Milk? ad featuring the twins was pulled following the announcement.[42][43] On November 20, 2007, she was hospitalized for a reported kidney infection.[44]

Death of Heath Ledger[edit]

Mary-Kate was a close friend of late actor Heath Ledger.[45][46][47] After discovering Ledger unconscious in his bed in January 2008, his masseuse called Olsen twice before contacting police. Olsen sent a private security guard to the scene.[48]

Responding to a claim by an anonymous law enforcement official that she would not speak to federal investigators without a promise of legal immunity, Olsen’s attorney Michael C. Miller said, “We have provided the government with relevant information including facts in the chronology of events surrounding Mr. Ledger’s death and the fact that Ms. Olsen does not know the source of the drugs Mr. Ledger consumed”.[49]


For productions in which Mary-Kate appeared with her sister Ashley, see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Factory Girl Art Gallery Patron Uncredited[citation needed]
2007 Weeds Tara Lindman 8 episodes (season 3)
2008 Samantha Who? Natalie Episode: “Help!”
2008 The Wackness Union
2011 Beastly Kendra Hilferty

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1989 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor/Actress – Under Five Years of Age (with Ashley Olsen) Full House Won
1990 Outstanding Performance by an Actress Under Nine Years of Age (with Ashley Olsen) Full House Won
1992 Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Ten (with Ashley Olsen) Full House Won
1994 Best Youth Actress in a TV Mini-Series, M.O.W. or Special (with Ashley Olsen) Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Won
1996 Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten – Feature Film It Takes Two Nominated
Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress (with Ashley Olsen) It Takes Two Won
1999 Favorite TV Actress (with Ashley Olsen) It Takes Two Won
2002 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series for So Little Time Nominated
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Blush (with Ashley Olsen) It Takes Two Nominated
2012 Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Won [50]
Wall Street Journal Innovator of the Year: Fashion (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Won [51]
2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessories Designer of the Year (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Won [52]
2015 Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessories Designer of the Year (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Nominated [50]
Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Won [50]
2016 Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessories Designer of the Year (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Nominated
Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year (with Ashley Olsen) The Row Nominated


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Allen in 2014
Born Timothy Allen Dick
June 13, 1953 (age 63)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Laura Diebel (m. 1984;div. 2003)
Jane Hajduk (m. 2006)
Children 2
Comedy career
Medium Stand up, television, film
Genres Observational comedy, blue comedy, physical comedy,character comedy
Subject(s) Marriage, gender differences,family, everyday life
Website timallen.com

Timothy Allen Dick[1] (born June 13, 1953),[2] known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian.

He is known for his role as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor in the ABC television show Home Improvement (1991–99) as well as for his starring roles in several popular films, including Disney‘s The Santa Clause trilogy, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy (as the voice of Buzz Lightyear), and Galaxy Quest (1999).[3][4]Since 2011, he has starred as Mike Baxter in the TV series Last Man Standing.

Early life[edit]

Allen was born in Denver, Colorado. He is the son of Martha Katherine (née Fox), a community-service worker, and Gerald M. Dick (1923–64), a real estate agent.[3][5] He is the third oldest of five brothers. His father died in a car accident, colliding with a drunk driver, when Allen was 11.[3][6] Two years later, his mother married her high school sweetheart, a successful business executive,[5] and moved with her six children to Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, to be with her new husband and his three children.[7] Allen attended Seaholm High School in Birmingham, where he was in theater and music classes (resulting in his love of classical piano). He then attendedCentral Michigan University and transferred to Western Michigan University in 1974.[8] At Western Michigan, Allen worked at the student radio station WIDRand received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications specializing in radio and television production in 1976 with a split minor in philosophy and design.[7] In 1998, Western Michigan awarded Allen an honorary Fine Arts degree and the Distinguished Alumni Award.[8]


Allen at the 45th Emmy Awards

Allen started his career as a comedian in 1975.[3] On a dare from one of his friends, he participated in a comedy night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit. While in Detroit he began to get recognition appearing in local television commercials and appearing on cable comedy shows such as Gary Thison’s Some Semblance of Sanity. He moved to Los Angeles and became a regular performer at The Comedy Store. He began to do stand-up appearances on late-night talk shows and specials on record and film.[3]

Despite his admitted limited acting range (he once told a magazine his range as an actor is “strictly limited. I can only play a part if I can draw on personal experience, and that well can go dry pretty quickly”),[9] Allen rose to fame in acting with the ABCsitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999) produced for ABC by Wind Dancer Productions, a company he co-founded with producer Carmen Finestra. Allen played the main character Tim “The Tool-Man” Taylor.[3] In November 1994, he simultaneously starred in the highest grossing film (Disney‘s The Santa Clause), topped the New York Times best-seller list with his book Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, and appeared in the top rated television series (Home Improvement) within the span of one week.[3] Home Improvement ran until 1999, for which he was paid $1.25 million per episode.

In 1995, Allen provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney/Pixar blockbuster Toy Story.[3] Simultaneous with his time acting in Home Improvement, Allen formed a race team with Steve Saleen and race driver Bob Bondurant, called the Saleen/Allen “RRR” Speedlab. The team raced Saleen Mustangs in the SCCA World Challenge, with Allen and Saleen as the team’s drivers.[citation needed] In 1997 he starred in the family comedy Jungle 2 Jungle from Disney. The next year he returned to voice Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2 which was a financial and critical hit. Also in 1999 he starred in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest alongside Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell.[citation needed]

In 2002, he reprised his role as Scott “Santa Clause” Calvin in The Santa Clause 2. Two years later, he starred as Luther Krank in Christmas with the Kranks. In 2006, Zoom was released, starring Allen as Jack Shepard. The same year, he also starred in The Shaggy Dog and The Santa Clause 3.

Allen, with co-stars Hector Elizondoand Christoph Sanders, on the set ofLast Man Standing

Allen began narrating the “Pure Michigan” television and radio commercials for the “Travel Michigan” agency. These commercials can be seen and heard throughout the Midwest and began airing nationally in 2009.[10]

In December 2009 he started a preview tour of Crazy on the Outside, a film that debuted in January 2010. Allen accompanied the film, helping promote it with a series of stand-up acts beforehand. During the performances he told audiences that he planned a 2010 comedy tour. Allen also directed the film, marking his film directorial debut.[11]

Allen hosted the 8th Annual TV Land Awards on April 25, 2010.[12] That same year, he became the official voice of the Chevrolet Cruze, narrating commercials for the vehicle, and he became the voice of Campbell Soup’s “It’s Amazing What Soup Can Do” campaign.[13]

Since 2011, Allen has starred in another ABC sitcom, Last Man Standing. He plays the role of Mike Baxter, a conservativefather who is fighting for his manhood in his house filled with women.[14] The character is loosely based on his own life, as a Republican father of two girls.[15]

Personal life[edit]

On October 2, 1978, Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He subsequently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years rather than a possible life imprisonment. He was paroled on June 12, 1981, after serving two years and four months in Federal Correctional Institution, Sandstone in Sandstone, Minnesota.[16][17][18] Allen had the Federal Bureau of Prisons Register # 04276-040.[19]

Allen with members of the United States Navy.

Allen was raised as an Episcopalian.[5] He was married to Laura Diebel from April 7, 1984, until they legally separated in 1999. Their divorce was finalized in 2003.[20]Their daughter Katherine was born in 1989.[citation needed] Allen married actress Jane Hajduk on October 7, 2006, in a small private ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado. They had dated for five years.[21] In March 2009, their daughter Elizabeth was born.[22]

In 1997, Allen was arrested for DUI in Birmingham, Michigan, and was recorded as having a 0.15 percent blood-alcohol content.[23] He was sentenced to one year probation. He entered a rehabilitation clinic for alcohol abuse as part of his court obligation.[24]

In September 2014, Allen, like his character Mike Baxter in Last Man Standing, became a licensed amateur radio operator under the callsign KK6OTD.[25][26] Also like his character, Allen is a Republican.[27] He has appeared on Sean Hannity’s show[28] and announced support for John Kasich in the 2016 presidential election.[29]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Tropical Snow Baggage Handler
1988 Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen Himself
1989 Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney’s Place Himself
1990 Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs Himself
1991 Tim Allen Rewires America Himself
1994 The Santa Clause Scott Calvin / Santa Claus
1995 Toy Story Buzz Lightyear (voice)
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Himself Cameo
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Michael Cromwell
1997 For Richer or Poorer Brad Sexton
1999 Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear (voice)
1999 Galaxy Quest Jason Nesmith
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Buzz Lightyear (voice) Direct-to-video
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Critical Jim
2001 Joe Somebody Joe Scheffer
2002 Big Trouble Eliot Arnold
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Santa Claus / Scott Calvin / Toy Santa
2003 Top Speed Narrator
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Luther Krank
2006 Cars Buzz Lightyear Car (voice) Cameo
2006 The Shaggy Dog Dave Douglas
2006 Zoom Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Santa Claus / Scott Calvin
2007 Fired! Documentary
2007 Wild Hogs Doug Madsen
2008 Redbelt Chet Frank
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Henry Lefay
2010 Crazy on the Outside Tommy Zelda Also director
2010 Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear (voice)
2010 I Am Comic
2011 Hawaiian Vacation Buzz Lightyear (voice) Short film
2011 Small Fry Buzz Lightyear (voice) Short film
2012 Partysaurus Rex Buzz Lightyear (voice) Short film
2012 Chimpanzee Narrator Documentary
2012 The Penguin King Narrator U.S. version
2013 3 Geezers! Tim
2013 Adventures of the Penguin King Narrator
2018 Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1991–99 Home Improvement Tim Taylor Series; also executive producer (seasons 6–8)
1997 Soul Man Tim Taylor Episode: “Communion Wine and Convicts”
1998 Spin City Rags (voice) Episode: “The Kidney’s All Right”
2003 These Guys Narrator (voice) Movie
2004 Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom Meldar Prime (voice) Movie
2011–present Last Man Standing Mike Baxter Series
2013 Toy Story of Terror! Buzz Lightyear (voice) Special
2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot Buzz Lightyear (voice) Special
2015 Cristela Mike Baxter Crossover appearance: “Last Goose Standing”
2015 Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Himself Documentary
2016 88th Academy Awards Buzz Lightyear (voice) Awards ceremony

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1994 Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor
1996 Toy Story Activity Center Buzz Lightyear
1999 Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Buzz Lightyear
2001 Toy Story Racer Buzz Lightyear
2010 Scene It? Disney Magical Moments Buzz Lightyear


Awards and honors[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
1992 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series Home Improvement Won [30]
1993 Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Home Improvement Nominated [31]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Home Improvement Nominated [32]
1995 Home Improvement Won [32]
1993–99 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Performer Home Improvement Won
1994–97 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Actor Home Improvement Won
1998/99 Home Improvement Nominated
1995 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor The Santa Clause Won [33]
1995 MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance The Santa Clause Nominated
1995 Best Comedic Performance The Santa Clause Nominated
1996 Kids’ Choice Awards Hall of Fame induction Honored [34]
1997 Golden Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical Home Improvement Nominated
1999 TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Comedy Home Improvement Won [35]
2000 Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production Toy Story 2 Won
2009 TV Land Awards Fan Favorite (given to the cast) Home Improvement Won
2011 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Toy Story 3 Nominated
2012 TV Guide Awards Favorite Comeback Last Man Standing Won

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson
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Taylor-Johnson at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron
Born Aaron Perry Johnson
13 June 1990 (age 26)
High Wycombe,Buckinghamshire, England
Nationality British
Other names Aaron Johnson
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Sam Taylor-Johnson (m. 2012)
Children 2

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson;[1] 13 June 1990)[2][3] is an English actor, best known as the title character in the Kick-Ass films andQuicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He began performing at age six and has appeared in films such as Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) and The Illusionist (2006). He then moved on to starring roles in Nowhere Boy, in which he played John Lennon; Kick-Ass and its sequel Kick-Ass 2, in which he played the title character; in the crime thriller film Savages and the monster movie Godzilla. Johnson played Quicksilver in a mid-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014, and reprised the role in the 2015Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to The Avengers.[4]

He was initially credited as Aaron Johnson, but began being billed as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2013, with Kick-Ass 2. He had legally changed his name after marrying director Sam Taylor-Wood.[5]

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire,[6] the son of ahousewife mother and civil engineer father.[3][7] He has a sister, Gemma, who appeared in his film Tom & Thomas (2002) in a small role.[8] Johnson isJewish.[9] He was educated at Holmer Green Senior School[10] and attended the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe between 1996 and 2008, where he was tutored in drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics, and singing.[11]


Johnson began acting at the age of six. On stage, he played the son of Macduff alongside Rufus Sewell, who playedMacbeth, in 1999;[12] and appeared in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in 2000. His television roles have included Niker in the 2004 BBC adaptation of the novel Feather Boy, Aaron in Danny Brocklehurst‘s ITV1 serial Talk to Me, and Owen Stephens in Nearly Famous.[2] In 2003, Johnson appeared as a young Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai Knights. In 2006, he appeared inThe Illusionist, appearing in the early flashback scenes as Edward Norton‘s character, Eduard Abramovicz, as a teenager. The scenes show the young Eduard as he first learns magic, and to do this, Johnson had to learn how to perform the ball trick displayed by his character. He learned how to perform the balancing of the egg on the stick, although that was effected mechanically.[13] Also in 2006, he starred in the film The Thief Lord, as Prosper.

Taylor-Johnson at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Internationalpromoting Godzilla

Johnson appeared as John Lennon in the 2009 biopic film Nowhere Boy, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. In 2010, Johnson appeared as David “Dave” Lizewski/Kick-Ass, the lead character Kick-Ass, based on the superhero comic book of the same name by Mark Millar,[14][15] and has appeared as the central character, William, in Hideo Nakata‘s Chatroom.[2]In December 2010, Johnson joined the cast of Albert Nobbs as a replacement for Orlando Bloom, who dropped out of the production due to his wife’s pregnancy.[16][17] Johnson starred in R.E.M.‘s 2011 music video “Überlin“, which was also directed by his then-fiancée.[18]

In 2012, Johnson played Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina. Later that year, he starred as Ben inOliver Stone‘s Savages. HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny was positive of the bond between Johnson and co-star Taylor Kitsch, which “seems not only credible but lived in and authentic throughout the film”, and noted the evolution in maturity of Johnson since Kick-Ass.[19] Johnson starred in the Godzilla reboot, released in May 2014.[20][21] Johnson played Quicksilver inAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015), the sequel to The Avengers.[4] Johnson first appeared as the character in a post-credits scene of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[22] The role reunited him with Elizabeth Olsen, who played his wife in Godzilla.[4][21]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor-Johnson, with Sam Taylor-Wood, in September 2010

Aaron Johnson began a relationship with Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor-Wood, after meeting on the 2009 set of the film when he was 19 and she was 42.[23] They announced their engagement in October 2009 and married at Babington House, Somerset on 21 June 2012. The two changed their surnames to “Taylor-Johnson” and use the surname professionally.[5][24][25][26] The couple has two daughters, Wylda Rae (b. 2010) and Romy Hero (b. 2012). He is also stepfather to two daughters from his wife’s previous marriage.[27]

He was named one of GQ‘s 50 best dressed British men in 2015.[28]



Year Title Role Director Notes
2002 Tom & Thomas Tom Sheppard / Thomas Esmé Lammers
2002 The Apocalypse Johanan Raffaele Mertes
2003 Behind Closed Doors Sam Goodwin Louis Caulfield
2003 Shanghai Knights Charlie Chaplin David Dobkin
2004 Dead Cool George David Cohen
2006 The Thief Lord Prosper Richard Claus
2006 The Illusionist Young Eisenheim Neil Burger
2006 Fast Learners Neil Christoph Röhl Short film
2006 The Best Man Michael (Aged 15) Stefan Schwartz
2007 The Magic Door Flip Paul Matthews Direct-to-video
2007 Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars Finch Julian Kemp Television film
2008 Dummy Danny Matthew Thompson
2008 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Robbie Jennings Gurinder Chadha
2009 The Greatest Bennett Brewer Shana Feste
2009 Nowhere Boy John Lennon Sam Taylor-Johnson Empire Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
2010 Kick-Ass David “Dave” Lizewski / Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Rising Star Award
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male
2010 Chatroom William Hideo Nakata
2011 Albert Nobbs Joe Rodrigo García
2012 Savages Ben Oliver Stone
2012 Anna Karenina Count Vronsky Joe Wright Final time credited as Aaron Johnson
2013 Kick-Ass 2 David “Dave” Lizewski / Kick-Ass Jeff Wadlow First time credited as Aaron Taylor-Johnson
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver Anthony and Joe Russo Cameo
2014 Godzilla Lt. Ford Brody Gareth Edwards
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver Joss Whedon
2016 Nocturnal Animals TBA Tom Ford Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Armadillo Young Lorimer Black
2003 The Bill Zac Clough Episode: “162”
2004 Family Business Paul Sullivan 1 episode
2004 Feather Boy Niker 3 episodes
2006 I Shouldn’t Be Alive Mark 4 episodes
2006 Casualty Joey Byrne Episode: “Silent Ties”
2007 Talk to Me Aaron 4 episodes
2007 Coming Up Eoin Episode: “99,100”
2007 Nearly Famous Owen Stephens 6 episodes
2014 Family Guy Jaidan (voice) Episode: Chap Stewie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2009 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Nowhere Boy Nominated
2010 Empire Award Best Newcomer Won
Glamour Awards Man of the Year Himself Won
Scream Awards Best Fantasy Actor Kick-Ass Nominated
Best Superhero Nominated
Best Breakout Performance – Male Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Breakout Male Nominated
2011 Empire Award Best Actor Nominated
BAFTA Award Rising Star Award Nominated
2012 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Anna Karenina Nominated
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