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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.



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Calista Flockhart Cast as Media Magnate in CBS Pilot 'Supergirl'


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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.

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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.

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Harrison Ford Could Be Out Of Action For Eight Weeks Following 'Star Wars Episode VII' Accident


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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.

Harrison Ford Eight Weeks Off 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. 

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More Serious Than Suspected? Calista Flockhart Rushes To UK Following Harrison Ford's Injury


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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 injury 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.

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Leighton Meester Marries Adam Brody: 10 Couples Who Kept Their Wedding Secret


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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.

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1. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

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