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Dermot Mulroney to join Emmy Rossum on 'Shameless'

Dermot Mulroney to join Emmy Rossum on 'Shameless'

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of "Shameless" as Sean Pierce, a recovering addict who becomes Fiona's (Emmy Rossum) new love interest and manager.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
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Billy Bob Thornton stars in first 'Fargo' teaser

Billy Bob Thornton stars in first 'Fargo' teaser

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman will star in the Coen brothers' adaptation of their 1996 classic.
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Showtime orders more 'Shamless,' 'House of Lies'

Showtime orders more 'Shamless,' 'House of Lies'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Showtime says new 12-episode seasons of its shows "Shameless" and "House of Lies" are to go in to production in Los Angeles later this year.
Martin Freeman cast as lead in 'Fargo' TV series

Martin Freeman cast as lead in 'Fargo' TV series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Martin Freeman is to star in FX's small-screen adaptation of the 1996 film "Fargo," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Elisabeth Moss criticizes Jeremy Piven for quitting B'way play

Elisabeth Moss criticizes Jeremy Piven for quitting B'way play

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Moss described her one-time Broadway co-star Jeremy Piven as "unprofessional" for abruptly dropping out of their production of "Speed-the-Plow."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
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Showtime renews 'House of Lies,' 'Californication,' 'Shameless'

Showtime renews 'House of Lies,' 'Californication,' 'Shameless'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has ordered new seasons of its Los Angeles-shot comedies "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication."
Whitford books 'Shameless' guest spot

Whitford books 'Shameless' guest spot

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Bradley Whitford is to guest star in two episodes of the upcoming third season of the Chicago-set dramedy series "Shameless," Showtime announced.
Nina Arianda to play Fellini's wife in film

Nina Arianda to play Fellini's wife in film

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Nina Arianda is to play Italian movie star Giulietta Masina, director Federico Fellini's wife, in the film "Fellini Black and White," producers said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'Episodes'

Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'Episodes'

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has ordered second seasons of its U.S. programs "Shameless" and "Episodes."
Joan Cusack joins 'Shameless' cast

Joan Cusack joins 'Shameless' cast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Joan Cusack has joined the cast of the new one-hour drama series "Shameless," Showtime announced.
Macy, Rossum set for Showtime series

Macy, Rossum set for Showtime series

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network Showtime says it has ordered 12 episodes of a family drama called "Shameless," starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum.
Disney scraps 'Wild Hogs' sequel

Disney scraps 'Wild Hogs' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Co. has scrapped plans to make "Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride," a sequel to its 2007 midlife-crisis comedy "Wild Hogs."
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LAP97121711-17 DECEMBER 1997-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: William H. Macy, who stars in the motion picture satire "Wag the Dog" arrives December 17 the Los Angeles premiere of the film. UPI jr/Jim Ruymen
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William Hall Macy, Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor and writer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy has described his screen persona as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman". He has won two Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, being nominated for nine Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards in total. He is also a three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

Macy was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Georgia and Maryland. His father, William Hall Macy, Sr., was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in World War II; he later ran a construction company in Atlanta and worked for Dun & Bradstreet, before taking over a Cumberland, Maryland-based insurance agency, when Macy was nine years old. His mother, Lois (née Overstreet), was a war widow who met Macy's father after her first husband died in 1943; Macy has described her as a "Southern belle".

After graduating in 1968 from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland, he participated in the anti-war hippie movement. Macy studied veterinary medicine at Bethany College of West Virginia. By his own admission a "wretched student," he transferred to Goddard College and became involved in theatre where he performed in ensemble productions of The Three Penny Opera, A Midsummer Night's Dream and a wide variety of contemporary and improvisational pieces. That is where he first met David Mamet. After graduating in 1971, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, and got a job as a bartender to pay the rent. Within a year he and David Mamet, among others, founded the successful St. Nicholas Theater Company, where Macy originated roles in a number of Mamet's plays, such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine.

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