Mary-Louise Parker fights for son in 'Jamesy Boy' clip

Mary-Louise Parker fights for son in 'Jamesy Boy' clip

Dec. 31 (UPI) -- In the upcoming indie prison drama "Jamesy Boy," Mary-Louise Parker plays a mother who is unable to prevent her child from falling through the cracks of the system into a life of crime -- but that doesn't mean she doesn't try.
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Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Barnz adamantly deny their new film "Won't Back Down" bashes U.S. public-school teachers and the unions that represent them.
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Production starts on 'Monday Mornings'

Production starts on 'Monday Mornings'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Production has begun on "Monday Mornings," a new medical drama set in a fictional Oregon hospital, TNT said Thursday.

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Rhames, Molina to star in medical drama

Rhames, Molina to star in medical drama

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- TNT says it will air producer David E. Kelley's new Oregon-set medical drama series, "Monday Mornings," starring Ving Rhames and Alfred Molina.

Records show Rhames owes taxes

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ving Rhames, known for roles in movies like "Pulp Fiction," owes nearly a half-million dollars in taxes, TMZ.com reported exclusively.
Ritter, Rhames cast in 'Gravity' series

Ritter, Rhames cast in 'Gravity' series

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter have been cast in the new U.S. ensemble dramedy series, "Gravity," Starz announced.

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Heart, not dogs, killed Rhames' caretaker

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles coroner's office has concluded the caretaker of actor Ving Rhames did not die of injuries from a dog attack, but of a heart problem.

Ving Rhames has got 'The Goods'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Ving Rhames and David Koechner are teaming up to make the new big-screen comedy, "The Goods: The Don Ready Story."

Man killed in dog attack at actor's home

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said Friday they believe at least two dogs fatally mauled a caretaker at the home of actor Ving Rhames.

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Ring Productions lands 'Glad All Over'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A new, independent film company based in Florida is planning to start production next year for "Glad All Over," starring Samuel L. Jackson.

'Day' lets Rhames battle zombies again

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Actor Ving Rhames has signed on to co-star in the U.S. film remake of "Day of the Dead," going head-to-head for the second time with the walking dead.
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Ving Rhames
LAP99071307 - 13 July 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor Ving Rhames and Debra Reed pose upon arriving 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

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series.

Rhames was born in New York City, New York, the son of Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. His parents were raised as sharecroppers in South Carolina. Named after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine, Irving Rhames grew up in Harlem.

A good student, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase. His fellow acting student Stanley Tucci gave him his nickname "Ving". Rhames later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater.

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