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Actors & Actresses

Lisa Roumain

September 29, 2016
Lisa Roumain

Born in Puerto Rico, Lisa Roumain grew up on the beaches of South Florida, where she spent her childhood dancing, playing soccer, drawing, writing and reading novels. After graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Design, she worked briefly as an interior designer before she decided to pursue her dream of being an actress and began modeling and studying acting in Miami. Over the years, she has appeared in a litany of national TV commercials for brands including Nationwide Insurance, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and Disney, and has been featured in print advertising for Coca-Cola, Verizon, Wells Fargo and more.

In 2004, she had a small role in Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl, and went on to appear in a series of independent films before singing on to take part in a top secret film project that would become the experience of a lifetime: James Cameron’s Avatar. Lisa was part of the exclusive Performance Capture Troupe, using her versatility to play multiple characters in the film, which was released in 2009 to critical acclaim and unrivaled box office success. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Athletes

Andreas Cahling

April 14, 2016
Andreas Cahling Kung FUry

Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling’s overall title win at the prestigious IFBB Professional Mr. International contest in 1980 represented not only the culmination of years of hard work and dedication on the part of the 27-year-old Swede, but also the beginning of a decade of athletic prominence. During the ten years that followed, Cahling — who began weight training at age 12 to improve his strength for wrestling and, upon moving to southern California in 1976, was a finalist at the AAU Mr. California and Mr. America competitions, as well as finishing in 2nd place at the IFBB Mr. World contest — never once missed being a finalist in international competitions, including high placings at both the IFBB World Grand Prix Finals and IFBB Pro World Championships.

In 2011, Andreas made a comeback to bodybuilding competitions, finishing 13th in the IFBB Masters Pro World and competing in his first Masters Mr. Olympia in 2012. Over the course of his illustrious career, Cahling’s legendary physique has graced the cover of hundreds of magazines, and his articles on training and nutrition have been featured in publications including FLEX magazine and Muscle & Fitness. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses

Milana Vayntrub

December 15, 2015
Milana Vayntrub

At the age of three, Milana Vayntrub and her family moved halfway around the world, from her hometown of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to West Hollywood, California. Two years later, Vayntrub got her first acting role, starring in commercials for Mattel’s Barbie, and in 1995, she starred on the hit series ER as Tatiana, a young Russian girl diagnosed with AIDS.

After earning a degree in communication from the University of California, San Diego, Vayntrub trained with the acclaimed improvisational comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade, and in 2011, Vayntrub and fellow actress Stevie Nelson joined forces to create the YouTube comedy channel Live Prude Girls, where they produced a number of shorts and the hit web series Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting.

In November of 2013, Vayntrub began appearing regularly in AT&T commercials as endearing salesperson Lily Adams. Though originally intended to be a single spot, the success of the commercial led to several more spots, making Lily a fixture in AT&T’s advertising campaign. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses

James Eckhouse

October 2, 2015
James Eckhouse

On the evening of October 4, 1990, the FOX network aired the pilot episode of a show that would, over the course of its ten seasons and 296 episodes, expose viewers to a world of glitz and glamour while simultaneously redefining the concept of the modern serial drama. Beverly Hills, 90210 was the brainchild of acclaimed producers Aaron Spelling, Darren Star and Charles Rosin, and this week on Ten Minute Interviews, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic show’s debut.

It is impossible to compile a list of the best TV fathers of all time without mentioning Jim Walsh, the father of twins Brandon and Brenda. Portrayed by veteran actor James Eckhouse, Jim Walsh — along with his on-screen wife Cindy — served as a strong guiding force for his children, helping them adjust to their new life in California while also helping Brandon, Brenda and their circle of friends navigate the inevitable pitfalls of their adolescent years. Though a job promotion forced Jim and Cindy to move to Hong Kong at the end of season five, they would return to Beverly Hills for brief visits in later seasons. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Authors, Bloggers, Filmmakers

Christine Elise

October 1, 2015
Christine Elise Emily Valentine

On the evening of October 4, 1990, the FOX network aired the pilot episode of a show that would, over the course of its ten seasons and 296 episodes, expose viewers to a world of glitz and glamour while simultaneously redefining the concept of the modern serial drama. Beverly Hills, 90210 was the brainchild of acclaimed producers Aaron Spelling, Darren Star and Charles Rosin, and this week on Ten Minute Interviews, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic show’s debut.

There was no shortage of memorable characters on Beverly Hills, 90210, but perhaps none burned brighter than that of Emily Valentine, played by actress Christine Elise. The character of Emily arrived midway through the show’s second season, and immediately began making waves, flirting with both Dylan and Brandon and infuriating Brenda in the process. Though her relationship with Brandon blossomed into romance, Emily’s wild side soon became too much for him to handle. After she spiked his drink with the drug U4EA at an underground club, Brandon broke up with Emily. leading to a series of bitter interactions before Emily’s increasingly erratic behavior eventually led to her institutionalization. Though she would make a full recovery with the help of Prozac and appear in later seasons, Emily and Brandon never truly rekindled the fiery romance of their younger years. READ MORE