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Mellencamp throws 50th birthday party for Ryan

Mellencamp throws 50th birthday party for Ryan

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Rocker John Mellencamp threw a dinner party to celebrate the 50th birthday of his girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan, the manager of an Indiana restaurant said.
Wilde, Cooper cast in 'The Words'

Wilde, Cooper cast in 'The Words'

MONTREAL, June 3 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, John Hannah and J.K. Simmons have joined the cast of "The Words," a dramatic thriller set to shoot in Montreal.
Meg Ryan dating John Mellencamp

Meg Ryan dating John Mellencamp

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Recording artist John Mellencamp, who recently separated from his wife of 18 years, is dating Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, sources told People.com.
Underwood to make debut in 'Surfer' film

Underwood to make debut in 'Surfer' film

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Carrie Underwood's big-screen debut will come this spring in a movie about Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack.
Bounty hunter won't chase Quaids in Canada

Bounty hunter won't chase Quaids in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Duane Chapman, star of the television program "Dog the Bounty Hunter," says he won't go to Canada to track down actor Randy Quaid and his wife.
MacDowell to co-star in 'Footloose'

MacDowell to co-star in 'Footloose'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Andie MacDowell has joined the cast of "Footloose," a musical remake of the 1984 classic teen film, EW.com reported.
'Legion' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

'Legion' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- "Legion," a supernatural horror film starring Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid, is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
Quaid endorses health safety practices

Quaid endorses health safety practices

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Actor Dennis Quaid, a patient-safety advocate since his twins nearly died, is urging the adoption of 34 practices aimed at reducing medical errors.
Quaid arrested for unpaid hotel bill

Quaid arrested for unpaid hotel bill

MARFA, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were arrested in Texas Thursday after allegedly failing to pay a $10,000 hotel bill in California, police said.

Director Shelton back on fairway for film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. director Ron Shelton will revisit the golfing range for the first time since "Tin Cup" with the forthcoming new golf movie "Q School."
Michael Sheen may play Tony Blair again

Michael Sheen may play Tony Blair again

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who played Tony Blair in "The Queen" and "The Deal," may portray the former British Prime Minister again in an HBO production.
Quaid claims Ryan is rewriting the past

Quaid claims Ryan is rewriting the past

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid says he finds it "unbelievable" his ex-wife Meg Ryan is still talking about their marriage, which ended years ago, in public.

'Prom Night,' 'Street Kings' debut 1-2

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- It's teen prom season in the United States so it may be no surprise the horror flick "Prom Night (2008)" opened at No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend.
Quaid wore fat suit for 'Smart' role

Quaid wore fat suit for 'Smart' role

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dennis Quaid said adding extra pounds to his costume helped him assume the role of an academic in a rut in the new movie "Smart People."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2008.
By United Press International
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Dennis Quaid
American actor Dennis Quaid attends a photocall for "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" at HMS Belfast, South Bank in London on July 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. He became known during the 1980s after appearing in several successful films including The Big Easy.

Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan) Quaid, a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid. Quaid has Irish and Cajun (French) ancestry. He attended Pershing Middle School in Houston. He studied Chinese and dance at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and later in college, at the University of Houston, under drama coach Cecil Pickett.

After his brother, Randy, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Last Detail (1973), Quaid dropped out of the University of Houston before graduating and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career of his own. He initially had trouble finding work but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned good reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983).

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