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Houston man killed after argument about ending of '300: Rise of an Empire’

Houston man killed after argument about ending of '300: Rise of an Empire’

March 18 (UPI) -- Houston man Michael Emerson struck and killed by a truck after an argument with fellow moviegoers about the ending of "300: Rise of an Empire."
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Women prefer taller men, most men don't mind a taller date

Women prefer taller men, most men don't mind a taller date

DENTON, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Nearly half of women want to date only men taller than they are, while a lesser percentage of men want to date only shorter women, researchers say.
Putin snubbed at European Union summit

Putin snubbed at European Union summit

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin received a chilly reception Tuesday at a summit meeting at the European Union's Brussels headquarters.
Taraji P. Henson talks 'Person of Interest' jaw dropper

Taraji P. Henson talks 'Person of Interest' jaw dropper

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Taraji P. Henson admits it was difficult to hide the fact her character was going to be killed on the New York-set drama series, "Person of Interest."
Major character killed on TV's 'Person of Interest' [SPOILER ALERT!]

Major character killed on TV's 'Person of Interest' [SPOILER ALERT!]

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The cast member whose character was killed on this week's episode of "Person of Interest" is to appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York.

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Pellegrino to guest star in CBS drama

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Actor Mark Pellegrino will reunite with former "Lost" co-star Michael Emerson in an upcoming episode of "Person of Interest," CBS said at New York's Comic-Con.
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Woody's next to be set in San Francisco

Woody's next to be set in San Francisco

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Woody Allen says his next film is set in New York and San Francisco, and will star Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay.
Life after 'Lost:' Emerson has another hit with 'Person of Interest'

Life after 'Lost:' Emerson has another hit with 'Person of Interest'

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Michael Emerson admits an appealing aspect of his new American TV drama "Person of Interest" is the good guy he plays doesn't get beaten up like his treacherous "Lost" character did.
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Amy Acker lands 'Person of Interest' role

Amy Acker lands 'Person of Interest' role

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Amy Acker is to guest star on next month's season finale of "Person of Interest," TVGuide.com reported Tuesday.
CBS orders five new series for 2011-12

CBS orders five new series for 2011-12

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS says it has ordered three new dramas and two comedies for its 2011-12 primetime schedule.
'Lost' co-stars set for Abrams pilot

'Lost' co-stars set for Abrams pilot

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- NBC has ordered a pilot from U.S. writer-producer J.J. Abrams starring former "Lost" co-stars Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn, New York Magazine said.
ABC planning live 'Lost' event

ABC planning live 'Lost' event

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- ABC has announced plans for an event called "Lost Live: The Final Celebration" at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
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Carrie Preston and her husband Michael Emerson arrive at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 29, 2010. UPI/Lori Shepler
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Michael Emerson (born September 7, 1954) is an American actor best known for his role as Benjamin Linus on Lost as well as fictional serial killer William Hinks in The Practice.

Emerson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and grew up in the nearby town of Toledo, Iowa. He attended South Tama County High School. After graduating in 1976 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he studied theater and art, he moved to New York City. Unable to find acting work, he took retail jobs and worked as a freelance illustrator. In 1986, he moved with his first wife to Jacksonville, Florida. There, from 1986 to 1993, he appeared in local productions at Theater Jacksonville and The Players by the Sea, and worked as a director and teacher at Flagler College also.

Emerson considered forgoing a career in acting in favor of a more stable vocation in teaching. He decided to instead further his studies with a Master of Fine Arts that might also introduce him to theatre professionals and directors in his chosen trade. In 1993 he enrolled in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's University of Alabama-sponsored Master of Fine Arts/Professional Actor Training program, and upon graduating in 1995, he returned to New York where he appeared in the annual Alabama Shakespeare Festival showcase.

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