Calista Flockhart (born 11.11.1964)
Calista Flockhart is an American actress best known for playing the title role in 'Ally McBeal'.
Childhood: Calista Flockhart was born in Freeport, Illinois. Her parents are Kay, an English teacher, and Ronald Flockhart, who worked for Kraft Foods. As a child she lived in various places including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey and Norwich, New York. She attended Shawnee High School in New Jersey and then the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre. The university later inducted her into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. She later moved to New York City and worked as a waitress and an aerobics instructor while seeking out auditions.
Acting career: Calista Flockhart made her TV debut in 1989 in one episode of 'Guiding Light'. She later appeared in the stage production 'Beside Herself' with Melissa Joan Hart. She then appeared in the movie's 'Darrow', 'Naked in New York' and 'Getting In' but landed her first major role in Robert Redford's 'Quiz Show' in 1994 which also starred John Turturro, Rob Morrow and Ralph Fiennes. 1994 also saw her in her first Broadway show in 'The Glass Menagerie' which won her a Clarence Derwent Award. In 1995, she appeared alongside Dianne Wiest and Faye Dunaway in the movie 'Drunks'. That year she was also in Paul Peditto's 'Pictures of Baby Jane Doe'. In 1996, she acted with Dianne Wiest again in 'The Birdcage' which also featured Robin Williams and Gene Hackman. The following year she landed the title role in the TV series 'Ally McBeal' in which she played a young lawyer. The series ran for five seasons until 2002. The series earned her a Golden Globe Award and she reprised the same role in an episode of 'The Practice' and in the spin-off 'Ally'. In 1999, she played Helena in a film adaptation of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Everett. In 2000, she was in 'Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her' alongside Glenn Close and Cameron Diaz, and the TV movie 'Bash: Latter-Day Plays' with Paul Rudd. She later appeared in the production of Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues'. In 2004, she appeared alongside Matthew Broderick in 'The Last Shot' and filmed 2005's horror 'Fragile', which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Between 2006 and 2001, she was in the TV series 'Brothers and Sisters' with Sally Field and Rachel Griffiths.
Personal life: Calista Flockhart married Harrison Ford in 2010. With Ford being an exceptionally private Hollywood celebrity, their marriage took place in a secret wedding ceremony. Together they raise a son, Liam, adopted by Calista in 2001. She is the national spokesperson for Peace Over Violence.
Calista Flockhart - Melissa Benoist get into character while filming new scenes for her hit show "Supergirl" with special guest Grant Gustin as Flash for the special episode. Calista Flockhart was also seen on set in Los Angeles and was being saved by the 2 heroes as she gets hassled by 2 villains. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Supergirl has struck - let's meet the main people in her extraordinary life.
'Supergirl' finally premiered on CBS last night (October 26th 2015) and with it we were introduced to the main cast; reviving characters from the original DC comics as well as unveiling new additions to the ever growing superhero world. We learn that Supergirl is the cousin of Superman, similarly now working for the media, who also now has an adopted family and a desire to bring her powers to the surface.
'Supergirl? Not... Superwoman?'
Of course, last night's Pilot also saw the introduction of some new villains, namely Vartox who's known in the comics as the nemesis of both Superman and Power Girl (a later incarnation of Supergirl), and Astra; the twin sister of Kara's mother Alura who's determined to seek revenge on the latter, kill Kara and rule the world. So who else is about to have a massive impact on Kara's life?
Superman's cousin hits the small screen with Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.
Feminist comic book fans have been saying all along that there needs to be more female superheroes brought to screen, and now that desire comes to fruition tonight as 'Supergirl' flies on to our television screens for the first time.
Melissa Benoist stars as brand new TV icon 'Supergirl'
Melissa Benoist plays Kara Danvers (real name Kara Zor-El); the Kryptonian cousin of Superman who possesses much of the same abilities but in a smaller and more adorable package. Benoist is best known for starring in 'Glee', and it is alongside 'Glee''s creator Ali Adler that 'Supergirl' is produced, also bringing together Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg of 'The Flash' and 'Arrow'.
Continue reading: DC Fans Are Truly Glee-ful About The 'Supergirl' Premiere [Pictures]
Calista Flockhart is “100 percent” behind her husband’s return to flying, five months after he had a plane crash in which he suffered a broken pelvis.
Calista Flockhart is fully supportive of her husband’s return to flying. Flockhart’s husband, Star Wars actor Harrison Ford, was involved in a plane crash earlier this year which left him in hospital for a number of weeks. Ford’s quick thinking ensured no one on the ground was injured but it was certainly a near miss.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the 86th Annual Oscars in March 2014.
Calista Flockhart is heading back to TV.
Calista Flockhart is returning to television as a series regular in Supergirl, a pilot for CBS. The Ally McBeal star will play Cat Grant, a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo, where Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) works as her assistant.
Calista Flockhart will return to TV in a pilot for CBS
Grant started her career as a reporter before building her company into a global powerhouse. The series is based on the DC Comics characters and follows Kara - Superman's cousin - who decides who embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be. After leaving Krypton, Kara hides the powers that she shares with her famous relative.
Continue reading: Calista Flockhart Cast As Media Magnate In CBS Pilot 'Supergirl'
It's feared that due to his broken ankle Harrison Ford could miss up to eight weeks of filming for 'Star Wars: Episode VII.'
Star Wars film producers are worried that Harrison Ford could miss up to eight weeks of filming. The actor, who is reprising his role as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII, was injured on set last week when it was reported that a door from the Millennium Falcon spacecraft fell on top of him during filming.
Ford is said to have broken his ankle after a door from the Millennium Falcon fell on top of him
Ford was airlifted from Pinewood Studios to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he is currently resting and receiving medical care. His wife Calista Flockhart flew over from the States to be by his side and help his recovery.
Harrison Ford's wife Calista Flockhart has rushed to the UK to be by her husband's side, fueling rumours his accident was more serious that initially suspected.
Calista Flockhart has rushed to the UK to be by husband Harrison Ford’s side following an accident he had while filming the forthcoming Star Wars film. The 71-year-old actor is thought to have broken his ankle, although it’s now worried that the accident could have been more serious than initially suspected.
Harrison Ford's wife Calista Flockhart has rushed to England to be by his side
Ally McBeal star Calista confirmed that she was ‘en route’ to see her husband, who has now been in hospital for four days following the incident. Earlier in the week Ford was flown from Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, where Star Wars Episode VII is being filmed, to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. It’s thought that a door from the Millennium Falcon spacecraft collapsed and fell on top of him.
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
Jennifer Aniston confirmed her relationship with Justin Theroux had not, contrary to rumours, suffered any strains owing to their engagement. Appearing at a promotion event for her upcoming film 'We're the Millers': 44-year-old Aniston said they intended to wait until the "perfect" moment.
Jennifer Aniston is happy to discuss the rumours surrounding her married to Justin Theroux. Appearing at a We're the Millers promotional event, she spoke to the press in order to clear any misunderstanding regarding her engagement.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at 85th Annual Oscars, Hollywood.
The couple have been dating since May 2011. Theroux asked the Friends star to marry him on her birthday in August last year. There have been numerous rumours surrounding the state of the couple's relationship including, according to USA Today, that Theroux had called off the engagement earlier this year.
'42', starring emerging actor Chadwick Boseman made unexpected profits on opening weekend, but the reasons behind its success might be more complicated than you'd expect.
There is no doubt at this point that “42”, the Jackie Robinson biopic that aims to tackle racism and segregation in American history, has completely surpassed all expectations for opening weekend profits. This weekend, it seems to have continued its hot streak. But what exactly is it about “42” that makes viewers flock to the theatre and, more importantly, enjoy the actual movie while they’re there? 42 certainly has a few things going for it.
As a historical drama, the film’s pacing is somewhat slow and deliberate, but it never fails to provide the crucial moment of comic relief where needed. Jackie Robinson’s story is told with surprising accuracy and, the issues of race and segregation are tackled with enough honesty to not pander to the audience. In addition, the emerging young star Chadwick Boseman gives enough layers and depth to the character of Robinson, that this overwhelmingly positive character doesn’t seem boring or one-sided. And lastly, Harrison Ford’s wry, full-blooded portrayal of Branch Rickey is just thoroughly entertaining.
This movie doesn’t impress with a gimmick and it doesn’t really fit into any of the popular genres – fairytale reimagining, high tech action flick, etc. – that we’re used to seeing take the box office by storm. Instead, it aims to give the viewer a different kind of experience – the satisfaction of seeing a story slowly unfold and experiencing every second alongside the characters. If you’re interested in seeing 42, you can catch the trailer below.
Continue reading: '42' Attracts Record Audiences With Its Classic Approach To Storytelling
I've always seen "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as one of Shakespeare's daffier comedies -- what with the fairies and all -- so this film version, adapted by director Michael Hoffman ("One Fine Day," "Restoration"), came as something of a surprise because it takes itself so seriously.
Hoffman seems to hold the Bard's less jestful observations on amour ("The course of true love never did run smooth") in higher regard than his saucy slapstick of miscommunication.
The laughs are definitely present, but they're subdued as two pairs of young sweethearts steal away into the forest (of 19th Century Tuscany in this adaptation) trying to escape the consequences of an arranged marriage, and rush headlong and unknowingly into the domain of impishly interfering immortals.
Continue reading: A Midsummer Night's Dream Review
Date of birth
11th November, 1964
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