Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve!
In a first for us, all three blogs are running related posts the same day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Etsuko Shihomi (Shihomi Etsuko)

A protege of Sonny Chiba and member of his Japan Action Club stunt team, Sue Shiomi starred in a number of genre films in the 1970s-80s including four Sister Street Fighter films as well as all three of the original Street Fighter series starring Chiba!
She retired from acting and stuntwork in 1986. Her daughter is actress Ayane Nagabuchi

Noted for being one of the best female stunt / fight performers in the business, Sue also performed well in roles that required no action ability, like Esmeralida in Message from Space.

Genre appearances include...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tracie Nicole Thoms

The multi-talented Tracie is a triple threat: actress / singer / producer!
A regular on a couple of previous tv series, she's currently featured on Cold Case, plus doing feature films, and even Broadway, between seasons!
She co-starred with noted genre actress Rosario Dawson twice, in Rent (where she & Rosario were the only lead performers not from the Broadway version*)and GrindHouse presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / GrindHouse "Death Proof".
*Tracie later joined the Broadway production of Rent in 2008 for the show's final three months!
Genre appearances include...
Wonder Woman [2011] (Etta Candy)
Liberty City: the American Dream aka C.R.E.A.M. the American Dream
(Ki Hassan /associate producer)
Reapers (Nikki)
Human Target "Dead Head"
Cold Case (Det. Kat Miller)
Warrior Class (Thelma)
GrindHouse presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / GrindHouse "Death Proof" (Kim)
WonderFalls (Mahandra McGinty)

Check out...
Tracy's Twitter feed
Tracy's FaceBook page
Tracie's MySpace page
a FanPage
Mahandra McGinty was played by Kerry Washington in the unaired version of the pilot for WonderFalls

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rosario Isabel Dawson

Rosario Dawson straddles the line between being a fanboy dream goddess and being a fangirl herself with surprising ease. (And, no, I'm not going to make any obvious jokes...)
Why do we say she's a "fangirl"? Besides being a hardcore Trekker and comic book fan, Rosario is also the creator /co-writer of the comic book Occult Crimes TaskForce (the lead character Sophia Ortiz is illustrated in her image).
As for being a "fanboy dream goddess"...if you've seen Sin City, GrindHouse, or even Adventures of Pluto Nash (She and Pam Grier are the ONLY reasons to bother with that turkey!) you wouldn't be wondering about the designation...
Rosario is one of the more civic-minded performers in show-biz, devoting her time and her name to a wide variety of causes including voter registration, gay rights, preventing domestic violence, and conservation. Very cool!
Trivia:
She co-starred with Tracie Thoms twice, in Rent (where she & Tracie were the only lead performers not from the Broadway version) and GrindHouse presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / GrindHouse "Death Proof".
Rosario performs her own singing in every film her on-screen persona sings in (Rent, Josie & the Pussycats, and Adventures of Pluto Nash) and she's on the soundtrack albums of all of them!

Genre appearances include...
Trance (Elizabeth)
Fire with Fire (Talia Durham)
ZooKeeper (Kate)
UnStoppable (Connie Hooper)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief (Persephone)
Haunted World of El SuperBeasto (Velvet Von Black)
Wonder Woman [2009] (Artemis)
KillShot (Donna)
Gemini Division [webisodes] (Anna Diaz, producer)
Eagle Eye (Zoe Perez)
Grindhouse Presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / Grind House "Death Proof" (Abernathy)
Clerks II (Becky)
Devil's Rejects [edited from film, scenes on DVD version] (Nurse Marcia)
Sin City / Sin City: a Dame to Kill For (Gail)
RunDown (Mariana)
Adventures of Pluto Nash (Dina Lake / performer: "It's Alright")
Men in Black II (Laura Vasquez)
Josie & the Pussycats (Valerie Brown / performer on all "Pussycats" songs)

Check out...
Rosario's Official WebSite
Sassy: THE fan source for Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson Shrine
Valerie Brown has also been played by Patrice Holloway (singing) & Barbara Pariot (acting) in Josie & the Pussycats / Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sarah Kate Silverman

The ultimate geek-girl, whom guys both lust after and want to hang out and play video games with! (just ask Jimmy Kimmel!)
Genre appearances include...
Sarah Silverman Program (Sarah Silverman)
Monk (Marci Maven)
Futurama: Bender's Big Score / Futurama "The Cryonic Woman" (Michelle)
Drawn Together "The Other Cousin" (Bleh)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force "RoboSitter" (RoboSitter)
Greg the Bunny (Alison Kaiser)
Evolution (Denise)
Star Trek Voyager "Future's End" Parts 1 & 2 (Rain Robinson)
JAG "Blind Side" (Lt. Schiparelli)
Check out...
Sarah's MySpace Page
Sarah Silverman Online (the "ultimate source for all things Sarah", according to themselves)
Other actresses who've played Michelle:
Futurama "Space Pilot 3000" [pilot episode] (Kath Soucie)

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