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Talk of Town: Actress Celebrity Stars in the City (II)

by Sherif Awad


Talk of Town: Actress Celebrity Stars in the City (II)

We all love to follow celebrities. They are rich, beautiful, talented and successful. They are role models and inspiration for us. They live their life like no one else and inspire us to be better. Celebrities are what make us dream big and strive for success. They are what motivate us to work harder and achieve more. In fact, according to a study done by the University of California, Los Angeles, the average person spends over $500 per year on celebrity products. Let's see who is trending this week:


Gabrielle Union 

Gabrielle Union

She is a beautiful actress and singer who has been in the limelight for quite some time now. She has appeared in several movies and television shows, and she has also been nominated for an Emmy Award. She is known for her roles in films such as Black Snake Moan, Love Jones, Friday, and Fighting Temptations. In 2014 she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave. She has also received three Golden Globe Awards nominations. Union was born in Washington, D. C., the daughter of civil rights activist and lawyer William H. Robinson III and his wife, the former Barbara Ann Robinson. Her mother is African-American and her father is white. She grew up in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D. C., and attended Dunbar High School. Union began her career as a model at age 16, appearing in several fashion magazines. She made her acting debut in the 1992 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and went on to appear in several other films, including The Fugitive, The Pest, and Léon: The Professional. Union played the role of Tara Sutton on the NBC soap opera Passions from 1999 to 2003. She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the show. 

Jane Seymour 

Jane Seymour

She is an English actress, singer, model and former fashion designer. She began her career in the early 1970s, appearing in several television series such as Z Cars, Softly, Softly, Danger Man and The Saint. In 1972, she made her film debut in the British horror movie The Vault of Horror. Her first major role was in the 1975 film adaptation of I Capture the Castle, followed by roles in films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Wild Geese, The Great Muppet Caper, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Hunger, A Bridge Too Far, The Eagle Has Landed, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, The Return of the Living Dead, The Name of the Rose, The Rocketeer, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. She had a leading role in the 1981 comedy film Clockwise. She also had a recurring role on the television series, Newhart. She starred as Anne Boleyn in the film The Tudors, and in the television series The Tudors, the miniseries The Other Boleyn Girl and the Starz series The Deuce.

Emmy Rossum 

Emmy Rossum

She is an American actress, model and producer. She is known for her roles as Anya Jenkins in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, as Alex Dunphy in the NBC sitcom Up All Night, and as Rose Hathaway in the HBO drama series Girls. She starred as Liza Miller in the 2011 film adaptation of the musical Rent. She has also starred in films such as Cosmopolis, No Strings Attached, Snow White and the Huntsman, and I Don’t Know How She Does It. Emmy Rossum was born in New York City on October 7, 1983. She is the daughter of actor James Rossum and actress Lori Loughlin. Her mother is of Italian descent and her father is Irish.

Nia Long 

Nia Long

She is an American actress and singer. She made her acting debut in the film "The Preacher's Wife" (1996), followed by appearances in the films “The Wedding Planner” (2001), “The Great Debaters” (2007), “Django Unchained” (2012), “Think Like A Man Too” (2012), “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018), “To All The Boys I've Loved Before” (2018) and “The Hustle” (2019). She has appeared in several television series, including “Girlfriends”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Sex and the City”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago Med”, “Chicago P. D.” and “Power” . She portrayed Dr . Caroline Sands in the NBC series "Aquarius" from 2014 to 2015.

She made her Broadway debut in 2014 with the musical “Anastasia”, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other Broadway credits include the musicals “Kinky Boots” (2016), “Aladdin” (2019) and “Ain't Too Proud...

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