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Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve says audiences care about the characters in his thriller "Prisoners" because of Aaron Guzikowski's powerful screenplay and the extraordinary performances given by his cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Report: Actress Maria Bello reveals lesbian relationship

Report: Actress Maria Bello reveals lesbian relationship

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Maria Bello explained in a first-person article in The New York Times how she told her 12-year-old son about her lesbian partner.
Maria Bello reveals longtime girlfriend in column

Maria Bello reveals longtime girlfriend in column

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Maria Bello comes out in an open letter about her relationship with another woman.
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Mariska Hargitay gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star next to her mother's

Mariska Hargitay gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star next to her mother's

(UPI) --The "Law and Order: SVU" star is honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star situated right next to her famous mother's -- actress Jayne Mansfield.
Kate Stanton
Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, a married father of two, says he felt a tremendous responsibility to the real-life families of kidnapped children as he made his new thriller "Prisoners."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- The big-screen dramas "Prisoners" and "Gravity" have been added to the lineup of September's Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Michelle Obama, daughters see Beyonce

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 27 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia attended one of Beyonce's first shows since she gave birth, concert-goers in Atlantic City, N.J., said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
By United Press International
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People in the news

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Bello lands role in Fox series 'Touch'

Bello lands role in Fox series 'Touch'

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Former "Prime Suspect" star Maria Bello has signed on for a role in the new U.S. drama series "Touch," Deadline.com reported.
'Community,' 'Suspect' not canceled

'Community,' 'Suspect' not canceled

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- "Community" and "Prime Suspect" haven't been canceled, though they are not on NBC's mid-season schedule, network sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
NBC orders more 'Prime Suspect'

NBC orders more 'Prime Suspect'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- NBC has ordered six additional episodes of its New York-set police drama "Prime Suspect," Deadline.com reported Wednesday.
Quinn to co-star in 'Prime Suspect'

Quinn to co-star in 'Prime Suspect'

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Actor Aidan Quinn has been cast in the U.S. re-make of the iconic British drama series, "Prime Suspect," Deadline reported Thursday.
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Maria Bello
LAP99071306 - 13 JULY 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actress Maria Bello arrives July 12 at the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) annual gala honoring director Martin Scorsese with the organization's 1999 Torch of Liberty award for his contributions through his work that affirm the democratic principles that underlie the promise of "liberty and justice for all." iw/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress best known for her appearances in the movies Coyote Ugly, The Jane Austen Book Club, Permanent Midnight, Thank You for Smoking, A History of Violence, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. For television she is best known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER.

Bello was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Kathy, a teacher and school nurse, and Joe Bello, a contractor. Her father is Italian American and her mother Polish American. She grew up in a working-class Roman Catholic family and graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School (Radnor, Pennsylvania). Later she attended Villanova University, majoring in political science. She intended to become a lawyer, but took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun. She was soon cast in small off-Broadway plays, such as The Killer Inside Me, Small Town Gals With Big Problems and Urban Planning. She later guest-starred on episodes of The Commish (1991), Nowhere Man (1995), Misery Loves Company (1995) Due South (1994), and ER (1997–98).

Bello's breakthrough came when the producers Kerry Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her as Mrs. Smith in the spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The show was cancelled after just eight weeks on the air. Then came a guest stint on ER as the feisty pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico, in which she guest-starred in the final three episodes of the third season. Bello remained on the show for one season as a regular cast member, departing after the medical drama's 4th season. The actress went on into movies landing a role in Coyote Ugly. She has been nominated for the Golden Globe award twice: for Best Supporting Actress in The Cooler (2003) and for Best Actress in A History of Violence (2005). She also starred in The Jane Austen Book Club as Jocelyn.

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