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Christian Borle joins 'Masters of Sex' ensemble

Christian Borle joins 'Masters of Sex' ensemble

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Actor Christian Borle has signed on for a recurring role in Season 2 of "Masters of Sex," Showtime announced.
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Sarah Silverman to join 'Masters of Sex' cast

Sarah Silverman to join 'Masters of Sex' cast

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Sarah Silverman has secured a recurring role on the upcoming second season of "Masters of Sex."
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Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen are dating, report says

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen are dating, report says

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and actress Sarah Silverman is dating Welsh actor Michael Sheen, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.
Sarah Silverman dating Michael Sheen

Sarah Silverman dating Michael Sheen

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Sarah Silverman has a new boyfriend.
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'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.
Fey recalls job serving cheese steaks before she made it big

Fey recalls job serving cheese steaks before she made it big

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Tina Fey may be an award-winning actress, writer and producer now, but she recently recalled a summer job she had as a teen serving cheese steaks at a Pennsylvania pool club so her mother could swim for free.
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Allison Janney lands recurring role in Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'

Allison Janney lands recurring role in Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Allison Janney is to guest star in five episodes of the new drama series, "Masters of Sex," now shooting in Los Angeles, Showtime announced Thursday.
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Report: Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen break up

Report: Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen break up

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- "Midnight in Paris" co-stars Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen have ended their real-life courtship after more than two years, UsMagazine.com said Wednesday.
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Showtime orders Schreiber, Sheen dramas

Showtime orders Schreiber, Sheen dramas

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Showtime says shooting will begin soon in Los Angeles on its new drama series "Ray Donovan" starring Liev Schreiber and "Masters of Sex" starring Michael Sheen.
Michael Sheen to star in Showtime pilot

Michael Sheen to star in Showtime pilot

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan have been cast as the leads in the drama pilot "Masters of Sex," U.S. cable network Showtime announced.
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McAdams and Sheen confirm romance

McAdams and Sheen confirm romance

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actress Rachel McAdams and British actor Michael Sheen have confirmed they are dating.
Brody, Pill join cast of Woody Allen film

Brody, Pill join cast of Woody Allen film

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- Adrien Brody and Alison Pill have joined the cast of "Midnight in Paris," a film to shoot in France this summer, U.S. writer-director Woody Allen said Tuesday.
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Ron Howard (C) appears backstage with his nomination award for outstanding directorial achievement feature film for "Frost/Nixon" and cast members Frank Langella (L) and Michael Sheen, at the 61st annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh film and stage actor. Having worked with screenwriter Peter Morgan on five films, Sheen has become known for his portrayals of well-known public figures: Tony Blair in The Deal, The Queen, and The Special Relationship, David Frost in the stage production and film version of Frost/Nixon, and Brian Clough in The Damned United. He also played the Lycan Lucian in all three of the Underworld films, the vampire Aro in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and more recently, the role of Castor in Tron: Legacy.

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales to Irene (née Thomas) and Meyrick Sheen, both of whom worked in personnel management. His father is also a part-time professional Jack Nicholson look-alike. He has a younger sister, Joanne. His great-great-great grandfather was an immigrant from Waterford, Ireland who changed his surname from "Sheehan" to "Sheen". When Sheen was five, the family moved to Liverpool, where he became a lifelong Liverpool F.C. fan. He returned to his parents' home of Port Talbot, Wales three years later, where he attended Glan Afan Comprehensive School and played football for Baglan boys club.

Sheen was offered a trial at Arsenal FC after being spotted by the father of Tony Adams during a family holiday at Pontin's on the Isle of Wight, but chose to pursue an acting career instead. He recalled: "I was wearing a Swansea kit at the time, so everyone called me Swansea, which I hated. Tony Adams was playing against me and I skinned him a few times, so I must have made an impression." Deciding not to take the trial as it would have meant the family leaving Port Talbot for London, he lost interest in football in his early teens as football became a more physical game.

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