Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis
Utah native Matthew Davis initially gained notoriety with supporting roles as the all-American male alongside stars like Colin Farrell and Reese Witherspoon, before settling into more varied character roles in both film and on television. As so many had before him, Davis' first break came with a role in a horror film, in his case the sequel "Urban Legends: Final Cut" (2000), although his...

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert
As the bright and spunky Laura "Half Pint" Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC, 1974-1983), Melissa Gilbert was one of the most loved child actors of the 1970s, and remained a viewer favorite in subsequent decades through a substantial list of dramatic made-for-TV movies that traded on her can-do screen image. Though her personal life was frequently the stuff of TV drama - adopted at...

Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry
After reaching the top of his profession as an experimental music video and commercial director, Michel Gondry made the natural transition to feature films, only to suffer a critical and financial failure with his first crack, "Human Nature" (2001). Prior to making his feature debut, Gondry turned his unique visual perspective to good use with the music video for Björk's popular and...

Miyoshi Umeki

As a teenager in her native Japan, Miyoshi Umeki began her show business career as a singer and dancer. She often performed on radio programs and in nightclubs. In the 1950s, she attempted to translate that success in the USA, landing a spot on "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends", one of the many music-variety series then in vogue. In 1957, Umeki was cast as the Japanese woman who falls in love with...