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Ann-Margret joins 'Ray Donovan' cast in Season 2

Ann-Margret joins 'Ray Donovan' cast in Season 2

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning actress Ann-Margret has landed a recurring role on the second season of the Los Angeles-set drama series "Ray Donovan," Showtime announced.
Wendell Pierce joins the cast of 'Ray Donovan'

Wendell Pierce joins the cast of 'Ray Donovan'

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Wendell Pierce is to play a recurring role on the second season of the Los Angeles drama series "Ray Donovan," Showtime announced Wednesday.
Hank Azaria to guest star on 'Ray Donovan'

Hank Azaria to guest star on 'Ray Donovan'

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Hank Azaria and actress Sherilyn Fenn are to guest star in the Season 2 of the drama series, "Ray Donovan," Showtime announced.
Pablo Schreiber and wife Jessica separate

Pablo Schreiber and wife Jessica separate

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Jessica Schreiber has filed for legal separation from U.S. actor Pablo Schreiber, her husband of seven years, TMZ reported Friday.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Girls" were nominated for the Best Comedy Series Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles Thursday.

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'Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle' to air on PBS Oct. 15

'Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle' to air on PBS Oct. 15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Liev Schreiber serves as host and narrator of "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle," a documentary to premiere Oct. 15, PBS announced.
Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker says he hopes his film "Lee Daniels' The Butler" inspires young people to stand up to social injustice wherever they see it.
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Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
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Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
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Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
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Showtime orders Season 2 of 'Ray Donovan'

Showtime orders Season 2 of 'Ray Donovan'

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has ordered a second season of its Los Angeles-set drama series "Ray Donovan," starring Liev Schreiber.
Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' gets free online premiere

Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' gets free online premiere

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The first episode of Showtime's new Los Angeles-set drama series "Ray Donovan" can now be viewed for free online ahead of its June 30 cable TV premiere.
James Woods joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' cast

James Woods joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- James Woods is to co-star in the new drama series "Ray Donovan," now shooting in Los Angeles, Showtime has announced.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having initially appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Defiance. Schreiber is also a respected stage actor, performing in several Broadway productions. In 2005, Schreiber won a Tony Award for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross. That year, Schreiber also made his debut as a film director and writer with Everything Is Illuminated, based on the novel of the same name.

Schreiber is in a relationship with Naomi Watts, with whom he has two children.

Schreiber was born Isaac Liev Schreiber in San Francisco, California, the son of Heather (née Milgram) and Tell Schreiber, a stage actor and director. His mother already had three sons when he was born, while his father was 22 years old, and seven years her junior. Schreiber's father, who is of Austrian, Swiss, Irish and Scottish descent, was from a blueblood and wealthy society family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania; he graduated from Hampshire College and was a wrestling and football star. Schreiber's mother, who now lives on an ashram in Virginia, was born into a Brooklyn working-class household of Jewish Communists, descended from immigrants from Poland, Ukraine and Germany. With a firm knowledge of classical music and Russian literature she has been described by Schreiber as “this far-out Socialist Labor Party hippie bohemian freak who hung out with William Burroughs.” When Heather was twelve, her own mother, Liev's grandmother, was lobotomized. His mother says she named him after her favorite Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, while his father claims that Schreiber was named after the doctor who saved his mother's life. His family nickname, adopted when Schreiber was a baby, is "Huggy."

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