An extremely rare dress worn by child actress Mae Whitman in the Movie Hope Floats with costumers tag and authenticity from Star Wares on Main. Mae was born in Los Angeles, California to Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeffrey Whitman, a personal manager and set construction coordinator. She began her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial.
Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school in Los Angeles. She was later transferred to Whitefish Bay High School, where she graduated. Whitman made her first silver screen debut playing Meg Ryan's youngest daughter, "Casey Green", in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). Among her notable childhood roles were that of "Patricia Whitmore", daughter of the President in Independence Day (1996); George Clooney's daughter, "Maggie Taylor", in One Fine Day (1996); and the charming daughter, "Bernice Pruitt", of Sandra Bullock, in Hope Floats (1998). As she has grown older, Mae has made several guest appearances in television shows such as JAG (1995), State of Grace (2001), Desperate Housewives (2004), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), just to name a few, as well as some voice-over work.In 2015, she starred in the movie The Duff (2015) portraying a high school student who realized she is the approachable one, the designated ugly fat friend, the DUFF. We should expect to see great things from Mae Whitman as her career progresses, for she has shown what a strong, dynamic, and talented actress she has become. IMDb Mini Biography By: mamasita.
Daughter of actress Pat Musick and Jeffrey Whitman. Got her start in acting aged three when she impressed casting directors by interrupting her mum's audition and proceeding to tell her off because she was bored. The casting directors were so impressed with her that one, to get a reaction, observed her white-and-purple outfit and said, My, what a pretty yellow dress you're wearing. " Whitman looked back at him and replied, "What are you, some kind of knucklehead?
Has played Bill Pullman's daughter twice: in Independence Day (1996) as Patricia Whitmore and in Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997) as Zuzu Bailey. Was originally cast as Becca Sommers in the TV series Bionic Woman (2007), but was released and replaced with Lucy Hale.Was the voice of the British Telecom speaking clock for 3 months from the 26th October 2008 as the voice of Tinker Bell as part of a promotional tie in for the film. She's the first voice actress ever to provide the voice of Tinker Bell in the Disney movie Tinker Bell (2008) since Tinker Bell doesn't speak in any of the previous Disney related programs.
Member of The Interstate 5 Tennis Association. Played Max Burkholder's sister in In Treatment (2008) and his cousin in Parenthood (2010). Played on season 14, episode 6 of ER called The Test.
Miles Heizer, who will later play her brother on Parenthood also had a role in the same episode. Her mother is British and her father is German, she can also speak fluent English and German.People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather than how famous you are. The coming-of-age story has sort of become a joke. It's something to capitalize on, and that is painful because when you are coming of age - when you are going through something like that - the genre is so meaningful. You do have to continue, as you grow as a human, checking in and going,'Is this what I want?
I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I'd dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like,'What's wrong with you? The actual, original'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' I have vague memories of because I was pretty small, but I loved, loved, loved it.
I have only those weird, visceral little-kid memories: I remember the extreme flat, two dimensional green that was their skin or the weird pizza with no sauce - it was just like yellow, drippy cheese. Every time I go to Comic-Con, I'm jacked. I want to dress up and walk the floor and answer questions, because I'm excited about it. It's like making new friends. I like to be a lot of different things at once and dress different ways and I change my hair all the time, so being an actor lets me live out the fantasy of living out 100,000 different lifetimes in one, without all of the repercussions.
I kind of dress like a boy from the nineties. I like wearing baseball hats. I just like to be really comfortable. Act because you love to act.
I'm a single child. I wanted a little brother or a little sister growing up, but when I think about it, I'm happy I'm an only child. I don't have one role that I'm particularly fond of doing, and I don't really look for it to differ all the time, but I will try anything and do anything. If it's a role I connect with, I'll go for it, no matter what's involved.My mom had an audition for a commercial when I was about two and a half, and I ran in crying and interrupted her. They thought I was cute so they offered me a commercial role. My mom was skeptical and a bit nervous about the child actor thing, but I was extremely bossy and convinced them I wanted to try it. In every single'Tinker Bell' movie, I feel like there's a message that I'm proud to communicate with kids. I'm a big E. Cummings fan and a big Walt Whitman fan, and I have a big book of poetry. I don't really have an aversion to watching myself. I think I've been doing it for long enough that I have a system of separating it in my brain from my egotistical neuroses for the most part.
For me, one thing I love is having an arc for a character. Shows like'Pete and Pete,''Hey, Dude,''Salute Your Shorts' - that's what I grew up with. Being a teenager is hard.Being on a movie set when you have a great strong people there supporting you can be very nurturing. You get to explore these creative parts of yourself as a child that most people don't explore until they're in college. I only have room to do things that I have a love for in my life. It's funny, because I don't have a very addictive personality in any way except for things like stories or books or movies or TV. I just get, like, completely enamored and lost in that world, especially when one really hits the right way.
Like, I just can't do anything else. I'm, like, the biggest fan ever of'Arrested Development.To be a part of it is incredible. My favorite book in life is'A Wrinkle In Time,' which I read before high school. It was my first introduction into the meeting of science and spirit and the universe and big thoughts and all of those interesting New Age-y concepts. It made everything make sense to me and opened up my mind.
It's one of my favorite things. I love to watch'Chopped,''Jeopardy,' and'Breaking Bad. You can't pass up that one. One other show I love to watch is'Suburgatory.There have been a lot of events that have made me really look at the real world, like September 11th. There are so many things that just make you realize that you're not going to live forever and that you have to enjoy every day. Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), she had other supporting roles in films such as One Fine Day (1996), Independence Day (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). She also had supporting roles in the films Scott Pilgrim vs.
The World (2010) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). Whitman made her leading role film debut in The DUFF (2015). Whitman has also lent her voice to several animated films and television series, including as Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Tinker Bell in the Disney Fairies franchise, Little Suzy in Johnny Bravo, April O'Neil in the 2012 generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Yuffie Kisaragi in the video game Kingdom Hearts II.
2009-present: Parenthood and continued film roles. Whitman was born on June 9, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeffrey Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator.  Her parents divorced when she was three years old.  She attended Ribet Academy.
 Whitman is of English and German ancestry. She started her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial at the age of two. Acting coach Andrew Magarian helped her memorize lines as she could not read. In 1994, at the age of six, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), playing Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey Green.  She beat 700 other girls who were interested in the part.  In 1996, Whitman appeared in two films: Independence Day as the President's daughter; and One Fine Day playing George Clooney's daughter, Maggie Taylor.  The same year, Whitman guest starred in the season three episode of Friends, "The One Where Rachel Quits".  In 1998, she was Sandra Bullock's daughter, Bernice Pruitt, in Hope Floats. During several guest appearances from 1998 until 2001, Whitman played the role of Chloe Madison on JAG.
In 2001 and 2002, Whitman starred in the Fox Family series State of Grace in which she portrayed Grace from a Catholic background who befriends Hannah, a Jewish girl (Alia Shawkat). Whitman at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. From 2004 to 2006, Whitman had a recurring role on Arrested Development, reuniting with Shawkat. Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher).
 Whitman made several high-profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives in the episode "Nice She Ain't" as Sarah, an unscrupulous friend of Julie Mayer (Andrea Bowen). Kate Austin, (played by Christine Lahti), in the series' later years. Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character. On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July.
 An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot. The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive.  She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family. Whitman gave voice to Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long.
She has appeared in the HBO series In Treatment as Rosie. She plays Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.
Whitman voiced the character Tinker Bell in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Disney Tinker Bell films.  As part of a deal to promote the production of the first Tinker Bell film, the UK's speaking clock started to use her voice at 0100GMT on October 26, 2008. Whitman at the Paleyfest 2013.
In 2009, Whitman landed a regular role in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood,  which premiered in 2010. She played Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend".
 Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim.
The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role.  Whitman appeared on Family Guy in 2010. She had a large role in the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opposite Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.  In 2013, she reprised her role as Ann Veal in Arrested Development's season four, six years after the series was canceled.  She appeared alongside Darren Criss in three episodes of season three of Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, playing his girlfriend.
 In 2015, Whitman played the lead role in the comedy The DUFF. She started filming Operator alongside Martin Starr in June of that year.  According to co-writer and director Roland Emmerich, Whitman did not reprise her role as the President's daughter in Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day, because she did not want to read for the part.
Whitman has expressed her feelings on being typecast as an outsider in various roles in television and movies. She has talked about being a child actor and her relatable experiences such as being bullied in high school for being weird. " In an interview with Bello Mag, Whitman explains that the entertainment industry constantly tells actors what they are "not" and felt her choosing of these roles was her "trying to communicate to everyone who may go through similar situations, that it's okay to be who they are.  One of Whitman's more notable quotes is, People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather than how famous you are.Whitman has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas,  and has sung guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems' newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape.  Whitman has also been featured on her show Parenthood in the song "Gardenia" on the season two episode "The Booth Job" along with Landon Pigg. Whitman appears in the music videos for "I Was a Fool" and "Boyfriend" by Tegan and Sara.  She performed a small speaking part in the rapper DVS' record "Charlie Chaplin" where she plays the part of what DVS sees as the stereotypical hipster expressing distaste with music and television to appear special.
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Voice Acting in a Television Production. Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Hope Floats is a 1998 American romance comedy-drama film directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. Birdee (Bullock) is an unassuming housewife whose life is disrupted when her husband (Michael Paré) reveals his infidelity to her on a Ricki Lake-style talk show. She and her young daughter Bernice go back home to her mother (Rowlands) and the small town in which she grew up in, where everyone knows of her televised marital collapse.
Meanwhile, an old friend of hers, Justin Connick, Jr. , has entered her life, sparking a romance. While Justin's intentions are clear and good, Birdee struggles with the decision to let him fully into her life. Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) is a Chicago housewife who is invited onto the Toni Post talk show under the pretense of getting a free makeover but instead is ambushed with the revelation that her husband Bill has been having an affair with her best friend Connie (Rosanna Arquette). Humiliated on national television, Birdee and her precocious only daughter Bernice (Mae Whitman) move back to Birdee's hometown of Smithville, Texas, with Birdee's eccentric mother Ramona (Gena Rowlands) and her young, imaginative nephew Travis (Cameron Finley), to make a fresh start.
As Birdee and Bernice leave Chicago, Birdee gives Bernice a letter from her father, telling Bernice how much he misses her. Birdee struggles to make a new life as a working single mother and deals with the growing attraction between herself and a former high school classmate, Justin Matisse Harry Connick Jr.
, who Ramona hopes that Birdee will get together with. She also tries to rebuild her relationship with her estranged mother, her ailing father (who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease), and her daughter, who desperately wants to be with her father and grudgingly blames her mother for the breakup, even trying to sabotage the romantic overtures Justin makes towards Birdee.
Meanwhile, Bernice is not very happy that she left Chicago and is having difficulty adjusting to her new life and school in Smithville. Her negative view of the small town is worsened when she is bullied by a classmate known as Big Dolores. Adding to Birdee's heartache is her former status as the school queen bee and a beauty pageant winner, which alienated many of her former classmates. They also haven't forgotten Birdee's high school snobbery and rub her nose in her televised embarrassment. Ramona tries to mend the gap between her daughter and granddaughter by telling a childhood story of her own.She asks Bernice what she's wishing for her upcoming birthday. Even though Bernice says she doesn't have a birthday wish, she secretly wishes for her father to return. That night, while drinking a cup of tea before she could sleep, Ramona suffers a massive heart attack and dies. Birdie's sister sends a telegram that she can't make the funeral and Travis wonders if Birdie will him raise him now. Bernice believes her father's presence at the funeral is a sign that her wish has come true... And that her father wants them both to come home. However, it soon becomes clear to her that her parents' split is permanent when Bill asks Birdee for a divorce. Wanting to be with her father, Bernice runs up to her room, packs a suitcase, and follows Bill to his car. She is devastated when her father tells her that even though he loves her and promises to come back for her, he has no room for her in his new life with Connie right now.
Bill turns his back on Bernice and drives off, leaving her sobbing and screaming for him to come back and take her with him at the end of the driveway. Birdee comes to pick Bernice up and carries her back into the house. As Birdee comforts Bernice up in her bedroom, Bernice says she knows the letter was actually written by her mother, and not really by her father. One day at work, Birdee finds Justin outside waiting for her with flowers. As she walks to him, she says, "Ok, Mama, stop pushing".
After they kiss and embrace, he picks her up, places her in his truck and they drive off together. The final scene shows Birdee, Justin, Bernice, and Travis at a big town event. Birdee has now taken full custody of Travis and is also dating Justin, but she's still not planning on getting married again for a really long time. Bernice welcomes Smithville as her new hometown, ultimately accepts Bill's departure from her life as a full-time parent, and begins to accept Justin as her mother's new love interest and a father figure.She and Birdee are much closer because of everything they've been through, as Bernice finally realizes it wasn't her mother's fault that her father left them and that Birdee really did love her. They share a tender, yet humorous moment when Bernice asks Birdee if she's going to marry Justin. When Birdee asks her if she doesn't like Justin, Bernice says her only real concern is being known as "Bernice Matisse". Sandra Bullock as Birdee Calvert Pruitt. Gena Rowlands as Ramona Calvert. Mae Whitman as Bernice Pruitt. Michael Paré as Bill Pruitt.
Kathy Najimy as Toni Post. Connie Ray as Bobbi-Claire Patterson.
Rosanna Arquette as Connie (uncredited). Hope Floats was filmed in Smithville, Texas.  The home in the movie is the McCollum-Chapman-Trousdale House, built in the Neoclassical style in 1908.  The elementary school in the movie is a 1924 high school building.
 The church used was Saints Peter and Paul Church in Kovar, TX, about 6 miles from Smithville. The church was built in 1921.
The film was choreographed by Patsy Swayze. Main article: Hope Floats (soundtrack). The film's soundtrack was released in 1998 under the production of Don Was. The album included the works of artists such as Garth Brooks, the Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, and Sheryl Crow.One of the singles, Brooks' "To Make You Feel My Love", was a Number One single on the Billboard country singles charts in August 1998 and also a Grammy Award nominee in 1999 for Male Country Vocal performance. Hope Floats: Original Score Soundtrack. "To Make You Feel My Love" - Garth Brooks (3:53). "In Need" - Sheryl Crow (5:29). "Honest I Do" - The Rolling Stones (3:55). "Chances Are" - Bob Seger and Martina McBride (4:17). "All I Get" - The Mavericks (4:08). "Paper Wings" - Gillian Welch (3:57). In the Name of Love - Jonell Mosser with David Campbell (4:31).
"Wither, I'm a Flower" - Whiskeytown (4:53). "What Makes You Stay" - Deana Carter (4:35). "To Get Me to You" - Lila McCann (3:50). "Smile" - Lyle Lovett with David Campbell(3:38).
"When You Love Someone" - Bryan Adams (3:39). "To Make You Feel My Love" - Trisha Yearwood (2:57). Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle called it corny and false, with a script by Steven Rogers that's almost 100 percent artificial sweetener. He praised the performances of Sandra Bullock and Dee Hennigan, especially in the scene at the employment agency, and said Harry Connick Jr. Was "likable as usual", but found the character Bernice's surliness to be abnormal and painful to watch.
 Roger Ebert deemed it "a turgid melodrama with the emotional range of a sympathy card", citing the formulaic plot and numerous holes in the characterizations. He gave it two stars.  James Berardinelli also gave it two stars, commenting that the film relies too much on stock situations and blatantly calculated attempts to stir emotion while neglecting character-building. He also criticized the acting, saying that Bullock is better suited to more lighthearted fare, and Connick's performance is wooden.
 The Republican's John R. McEwen had a more mixed reaction, assessing the film as a run-of-the-mill romance, but fair work by all involved. He particularly praised the chemistry between Connick and Bullock and the country-flavored soundtrack. However, he criticized that the townspeople's callousness towards Birdie strains credulity, since Bullock's performance makes it hard to imagine people disliking her so much, and that even if they did it would be normal for them to have some sympathy after her public humiliation and the breakup of her marriage. You can help by adding to it.
Nomination: Outstanding Performance of a Song for a Feature Film - The Mavericks for the song "All I Get". 1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival. Nomination: Best Director - Forest Whitaker.
Nomination: Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance - Harry Connick Jr. Nomination: Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama/Romance - Gena Rowlands. 1999 Lone Star Film & Television Awards. Winner: Best Actress - Sandra Bullock.
Winner: Best Supporting Actress - Gena Rowlands. Winner: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under - Mae Whitman. Nomination: Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Under - Cameron Finley. Nomination: Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film - Cameron Finley.
Nomination: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film - Mae Whitman. But this time, she is playing the parent struggling to provide for her family. In the series, Whitman portrays Annie, a single mother who is trying to maintain custody of her daughter.
Throughout the season, Annie has shown she'll do whatever it takes to support her child, which has led to hilarious mishaps during her schemes with Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Ruby (Retta). The role has allowed Whitman to show off her comedic charm during intense scenes. "When I was younger I always played people that acted older and now it's fun that I'm older and I get to play somebody who acts like a child, " Whitman tells Variety. Here, Whitman shares with Variety what it is like to portray a mother for the first time, the importance of sisterhood, the characters passing the Bechdel test, and what viewers can expect from the first season finale.
How has it been playing a character that diffuses tension with humor? I love it so much.
One of the first things that drew me to this role is the fact that I have never played anything like it before in my life. I always think I tend to play the more serious person or the really wise-beyond-her-years teenager.
Not somebody who makes light of situations or is sort of irresponsible. It's been really fun to build a character and a full person like that. It's part of her psyche. She even had a line in the [last] episode which was, It's just how I deal with things.
For Annie in general, she's doesn't always look at the issue at hand and tries to deal with it. She avoids things or puts things off that are difficult and I think humor is her way of dealing with serious situations.
It's been really fun to build an actual, serious character around funny jokes. That's something I'm really lucky to have the opportunity to do on this show. Good Girls' Star Christina Hendricks on Being'Pioneers' of Important Conversations. What has it been like portraying a mother?
I've been acting since I was four years old. I only have flashes of memories from when I was little. But, I've been sitting in so many cars looking up at the mom - my TV mom or my movie mom - who's been driving, and it's amazing now that I'm driving the car. I look over at my kid in the passenger seat and it just feels really full circle, and it feels really cool.My whole dream of being an actor is I want to try to play every role and be every person and try every thing. The fact that I get to do something I grew up so closely associate with but never knew if I'd have the chance to play is amazing. Also, I had some of the best moms in biz. I joke about this all the time, but I take so much from Lauren Graham, especially, who played my mom on Parenthood. She's basically my best friend. I look up to her so much as an actor and I'm' so lucky that I got to have the experience of being able to play her kid and see how she sort of treated her children with respect and they had a real friendship. I take a lot of what I've learned from my TV moms and I bring it to the table. I also lucked out because Izzy [Stannard], my kid, is just a phenomenal child and incredible actor and really a good, dear friend to me that I love very much. I really lucked out in that category because so much of what we have on screen is just totally natural. Annie has dealt with an aggressive boss, an attempted sexual assault, and her non-binary daughter being bullied at school. What has been the toughest storyline to tackle? I love the issues that it tackles and I think Jenna Bans, our show creator, is so intelligent and so sensitive.
The whole concept is these are people who aren't being heard and aren't being respected or considered and they're backed into a corner that literally becomes about life or death for their families. These are things that happen every day, as we're learning. The filming of the sexual assault scene with Boomer [David Hornsby] was really, really painful and it was really difficult. It just made me so vulnerable. People that go through this have no one to express it to and have to carry this pain around their whole lives.
That was an extremely difficult scene to shoot and I wanted so much to portray it honestly and with as much pain as I'm sure it encompasses. I'm glad we are bringing these issues to light. Especially with the bullying situation, Izzy is my friend and like my own child to me. I was bullied in school and I know how painful it is. That was another one that extremely sensitive and painful for me to film because it's something I know people go through a lot.It's so ugly and mean and horrible. Both extremely difficult things to tackle, but I'm glad they're getting mainstream exposure. Why is it important to show this sisterhood between your character and Beth and Ruby? I remember so well first hearing about the Bechdel test. Like almost nothing passes the test! It's insane the amount of things that you don't seen, that doesn't come up in so many movies.
It's just so absurd. In general, there has been a natural thing to pit women against women. I just love the female friendship [in the show], the encouraging of each other that we all do. Yes, we rib each other.Yes, none of our characters are perfect in any capacity. We're all obviously extremely flawed. That's an important thing to show. It's important to show a female friendship that is so supportive, encouraging, and imperfect.
These women are following each other's guidance and becoming who they are with each other. They really are a family - seeing them at each other's throats but then really coming together and being really present with each other in these extreme situations. What is it like to play a character whose focus isn't having a love interest?
To me, the thing I also really love is Jenna's made it so that it doesn't feel preachy. It doesn't feel like a big statement. I think that's how we need to work on making change happen - by saying this is what it is. There's a show with three women leads who don't give a s- about being in a relationship to the point that it takes over their lives. I love that concept so much.
It's just what we need. Things have been so unbalanced in the world, obviously in every aspect of things, but I think especially in the entertainment industry. There's a lot of shows where men aren't being obsessed with being in a relationship. I feel really lucky that get to be a part of TV show that just feels like it's about people.People are balanced without being in a relationship. It's something we need more of. What about Annie do you think makes the audience see through her flaws and root for her? I usually try force myself to be very responsible and handle everything perfectly all the time. That's just not how life is.
The fact that these characters are grounded in real love and genuine compassion and caring for each other is what makes this show interesting. My hope would be that you understand the corner these women are backed into. Nobody's perfect, and it's almost helpful to see people on TV making mistakes, whether they're the kinds of mistakes you would make or not.Other thing is that they do grow and they do learn from their mistakes. You see them make these mistakes, you understand their patterns, and then you watch them wrestle with their issues and try to grow. The thing that grounds these people is really love - their love for each other and their love for their families. Yes, they make these crazy, misguided mistakes. It's not just the crazy decision to rob a grocery story. You see their personal character development flaws they maybe have struggled with their whole lives. The other thing that's great is they do grow and learn.
You get to learn about these full people who have patterns and tend to make certain mistakes in their lives. You also get to watch them realize that and try to work on their problems.That's what real life is. It's just a cycle of that over and over. That's more interesting than somebody who's just perfect right off the bat.
In episode 9, Beth describes why the women are good people. Why would you say that characters are good people? The thing I love about a show is when it sparks a debate of any kind. I remember even with "Parenthood" that was what I loved.There are no black and white images in real life. I love television that bring up conversation and makes people have to suss out for themselves what's morally right and wrong. You get to know these people. Jenna's so good at packing a show with a lot of action but also a lot of character development. You understand their hearts, their intentions, and where they're coming from - it's love and trying to protect their family. It's sort of the Robin Hood effect - they're doing a thing that, yes, on paper is wrong, but I trust their hearts and their intentions.
I think that's what's really cool about having these anti-heroes. You get to decide for yourself if they're justified in what they've done. Even if they're not justified, hopefully you love them anyway.In the finale episode, will the women face consequences for their crimes? Annie represents the fantasy element of this show. The way the characters are developed we almost form like a trinity that makes a whole person. I think we all really keep each other in check.
We all have such personality types that it's a good balance. Annie's the one that charges forward without thinking about the consequences, no matter how big or how small. So far, I've loved how she is on this journey of seeing the consequences that actions have. With her relationship with Gregg [Zach Gilford] and trying to keep custody of her kid, she in a way has been becoming responsible and more worried about consequences where Beth is the opposite.
She's been in this straight-laced, very responsible situation her whole life. She's sort of seeing what it feels like to not put everyone else before her and not be so obsessed with the consequences of her actions. In this small way, we've been dealing with consequences and actions, but definitely s-'s going to hit the fan in the finale.
Nobody writes a cliffhanger like Jenna Bans, so you're going to see a lot of situations coming to a head and stuff is going to get a lot more serious and intensely dangerous than it's been in the past. The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting on stage or in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began their acting career as a child.
To avoid confusion, the latter is also called a former child actor. Closely associated is teenage actor or teen actor, an actor who reached popularity as a teenager.
Many child actors find themselves struggling to adapt as they become adults. Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin are two particular famous child actors who eventually experienced much difficulty with the fame they acquired at a young age. Many child actors also become successful adult actors as well, a prime example of this being Jodie Foster, whose career includes such films like the 1976 film Taxi Driver, the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs and the 2007 film The Brave One.In the United States, the activities of child actors are regulated by the governing labor union, if any, and state laws. Some projects film in remote locations specifically to evade regulations intended to protect the child. Longer work hours or risky stunts prohibited in California, for example, might be permitted to a project filming in British Columbia. US federal law specifically exempted minors working the Entertainment Business from all provisions of the Child Labor Laws.
Any regulation of child actors is governed by disparate state law. Due to the large presence of the entertainment industry in California, it has some of the most explicit laws protecting child actors. Being a minor, a child actor must secure an entertainment work permit before accepting any paid performing work. Compulsory education laws mandate that the education of the child actor not be disrupted while the child is working, whether the child actor is enrolled in public school, private school or even home school. The child does his/her schoolwork under the supervision of a studio teacher while on the set.Jackie Coogan earned millions of dollars from working as a child actor only to see most of it squandered by his parents. In 1939, California weighed in on this controversy and enacted the Coogan Bill which requires a portion of the earnings of a child to be preserved in a special savings account called a blocked trust. Also criticize the parents of child actors for allowing their children to work, believing that more "normal" activities should be the staple during the childhood years. Observe that competition is present in all areas of a child's life-from sports to student newspaper to orchestra and band-and believe that the work ethic instilled or the talent developed accrues to the child's benefit.
The child actor may experience unique and negative pressures when working under tight production schedules. Large projects which depend for their success on the ability of the child to deliver an effective performance add to the pressure. In many cases, the failure to retain stardom and success and exposure at a young age has caused many child actors to lead adult lives plagued by legal troubles, bankruptcy and drug abuse.
Examples include the cast members of the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, which starred child actors Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman, and Dana Plato. Plato went on to pose for Playboy magazine and was featured in several softcore pornography films. She was arrested twice for armed robbery and forging prescriptions, and died in May 1999 from an overdose of prescription medication, deemed suicide. After many charges of assault throughout the next years, Coleman died in May 2010.
Bridges was plagued with many legal troubles as well as an addiction to cocaine. After breaking this habit, he traveled across the U. Touring schools and warning about the dangers of drug abuse. He has since made several cameo appearances on multiple television programs.
The popular television sitcom Full House made child stars out of Jodie Sweetin and the Olsen twins. After the show, Sweetin went on to develop an addiction to methamphetamine, as well as alcoholism. She later overcame this and wrote a memoir describing her experiences.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) developed eating disorders, for which they were treated with intensive rehab. Anissa Jones, of Family Affair fame, overdosed on August 28, 1976 at age 18. Jonathan Brandis, who appeared in a number of films as a child and teenager, committed suicide in 2003 at the age of 27 due to reasons possibly related to his lack of continued success into adulthood. Likewise, Sawyer Sweeten, a child actor who portrayed Geoffrey Barone on the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, took his life in 2015 at the age of 19 after a period of depression.Drew Barrymore was notorious for her illegal and public antics beginning shortly after her first role in E. Barrymore admits to smoking cigarettes at age nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was eleven, smoking marijuana at the age of twelve, and snorting cocaine at the age of thirteen.
At the age of fourteen, she attempted suicide. Another popular example today of child actors with post-success troubles would be Lindsay Lohan. Famous for her starring roles in The Parent Trap (1998), Freaky Friday (2003), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Mean Girls (2004), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), Just My Luck (2006) and Georgia Rule (2007), Lohan has since run into much trouble with the law.
In May 2007, Lohan was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol DUI. Lohan entered the Promises Treatment Center rehabilitation facility where she stayed for 45 days. In July of that year, less than two weeks out of rehab, Lohan was arrested a second time on charges of possession of cocaine, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
In August, Lohan pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence and was sentenced to an alcohol education program, community service, one day in jail, and was given three years probation. The same month Lohan entered the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Sundance, Utah for a third stint at rehabilitation, staying for three months until her discharge in October. In November Lohan served 84 minutes in jail. A sheriff spokesman cited overcrowding and the nonviolent nature of the crime as reasons for the reduced sentence. In 1990, actor and writer Paul Petersen founded a support group for child actors, "A Minor Consideration", following the suicide of another former child star, Rusty Hamer.The group seeks to improve working conditions for child actors and to assist in the transition to adult life, whether in acting or other professions. There are many instances of troubled adult lives due to the stressful environment to which child actors are subjected. It is common to see a child actor grow up in front of the camera, whether in films, television shows or both. However, it is not uncommon to see child actors continue their careers throughout as actors or in a different professional field. Jodie Foster, who started to act at the age of 3, became the most quintessential child actor during the 1970s with roles in films like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), Bugsy Malone (1976), The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and Freaky Friday (1977). She garnered her first Academy Award nomination at the age of 14 and later took a sabbatical from films to attend Yale University. She made a successful transition to adult roles, winning two Academy Awards for Best Actress before the age of 30, and starring in numerous successful and acclaimed films like; The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Nell (1994), Maverick (1994), Contact (1997), and The Brave One (2007). Thus, establishing herself as one of the most accomplished actresses of all-time. Now adults, the cast of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint) were all featured in each of the eight installments of the movie franchise, and continue to act in feature films and theater in their late twenties and early thirties. Her performance earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history.
She later appeared in the mega productions of Hollywood in such acclaimed blockbuster films as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Charlotte's Web, Hounddog, The Secret Life of Bees, Coraline, The Runaways, The Motel Life, and the franchise The Twilight Saga. Fanning's younger sister, Elle Fanning is also a child and teen actress who has starred in many film roles since before she turned 3. Miranda Cosgrove, known mainly for her role on Drake & Josh as a child gained more attention in her role as a teenager in the show iCarly. Since the end of the show she has been featured in other roles, including as the voice of Margo in Despicable Me and its sequel, Despicable Me 2. Once she was of age she decided to pursue a college degree in film at the University of Southern California.Shirley Temple became a public figure and diplomat beginning in the 1960s. Mary-Kate Olsen was treated for an eating disorder, deemed anorexia, but her twin sister remained less troubled. In an article with the magazine Marie Claire, Mary-Kate expressed the bittersweet nature of the twins' childhood. "I look at old photos of me, and I don't feel connected to them at all, " she said.
I would never wish my upbringing on anyone... But I wouldn't take it back for the world. Drew Barrymore started acting at three years of age.
During her childhood she battled with drugs, but today she continues to act in films. Natalie Portman took a small break in acting to get a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harvard University before continuing her career as an actress. Rider Strong, known as "Shawn Hunter" in Boy Meets World, was educated at Columbia University and now runs a successful blog and published a graphic novel.  Neil Patrick Harris got his acting start in Doogie Howser, M.He continues to act in television, films and theater. Jonathan Lipnicki, known mostly for the Stuart Little films, now successfully competes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  Sara Gilbert is known for her role on Roseanne and is now successful as a talk show host on The Talk. Also from Rosanne, Michael Fishman continued to work in film, but behind the scenes and has since been nominated for an Emmy in the work he did in Sports Science.
 Kirsten Dunst and Lacey Chabert both made the transition from a child actress to an adult actress with a rough patch including depression. After a stay in a rehabilitation center, Dunst was able to recover and continue her career.
She proves that the pressures of growing up under the spotlight may not come without repercussions. Roddy McDowall, who had a long and distinguished career including as the regular star of the Planet of the Apes series; Micky Dolenz, who started his career as a child star in the 1950s, grew up to be a musician of the successful 1960s pop group The Monkees, which had its own successful television show; Ron Howard, who, in addition to being the star of both of the long running The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days television series, became an Oscar-winning director in adulthood; Elijah Wood, who continued his career successfully into adulthood playing Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film series and starring as Ryan Newman in the T. Other child actors who have continued their careers into adulthood include Rose Marie, Hayley Mills, Ann Jillian, Johnny Whitaker, Kathy Garver, Tim Matheson, Bonnie Franklin, Melissa Gilbert, Danielle Brisebois, Erika Eleniak, Max Pomeranc, Christina Ricci, Shelley Fabares, Candace Cameron Bure, Karron Graves, Gaby Hoffmann, Hilary Duff, Molly Ringwald, Stacy Ferguson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lisa Whelchel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Soleil Moon Frye, Melissa Joan Hart, Dean Stockwell, Fred Savage, Neil Patrick Harris, Michelle Chia, Shawn Lee, Joshua Ang, Aloysius Pang, and other Academy Award winners and nominees include; Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Helen Hunt, Irene Cara, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank, Christian Bale, Saoirse Ronan, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Many actors' careers are short-lived and this is also true of child actors.Peter Ostrum, for example, is now a successful large-animal veterinarian after a starring role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Shirley Temple became a public figure and diplomat. Jenny Lewis, formerly of Troop Beverly Hills, is a well-known indie rock musician. In Poland, child actor identical twin brothers Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski became very successful politicians, at one time Lech being President and Jaroslaw the Prime Minister. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Wardrobe\Originals".
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