Born: 18. October, 1984 (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Occupation: Actress and Model
Years active: From 2006 and still active
Freida Pinto is an Indian actress and model, best known for her role “Latika” in “Slumdog Millionaire” from 2008. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance” by “Cast in a Motion Picture”. In 2010, she starred in “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and as the main character in “Miral”.
Freida Pinto was born in October 1984 into a Mangalorean Catholic family in Mumbai. Her father “Frederick”, was senior branch manager at the “Bank of Baroda”, and her mother “Sylvia”, was principal at “St. John’s Universal High School”. She has an older sister “Sharon”, who is an associate producer for “NDTV news channel”. Freida Pinto has dreamed of being a Bollywood actress since she was 5. When she was 10, the Indian model “Sushmita Sen” won “Miss Universe 1994”, which became a defining point for Freida Pinto. She studied at “Carmel of St. Joseph School” in Malad, Mumbai. She completed a “Bachelor of Arts” with a major in English Literature, with minors in Psychology and Economics. At that time she started acting in plays and amateur theater. She later joined “Elite Model Management” and became a model for about 2 1/2 years, til she started her acting cereer.
Before starring in Slumdog Millionaire, Freida Pinto anchored a travel show called “Full Circle”, on “Zee International Asia Pacific” between 2006 and 2008. Freida Pinto also showed up in several TV and print ads for products like Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Škoda, Vodafone India, Airtel, and De Beers. Freida Pinto also appeared in runway shows and magazine covers. She then attended The Barry John’s Acting Studio in Andheri, and was trained by Barry John himself. After 6 months, she got an audition for Slumdog Millionaire. She was short-listed and then selected. In the movie she was playing the role of “Latika”, the girl with whom Jamal “Dev Patel” was in love with. At the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008, Slumdog Millionaire won the “Cadillac People’s Choice Award”. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2009, Slumdog Millionaire won four awards! Freida Pinto was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the BAFTA Awards same year. She won the “Screen Actors Guild Award” for Outstanding Performance by “Cast in a Motion Picture”.
Later Freida Pinto co-starred in Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”, with Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Anupam Kher and Naomi Watts in 2010. Freida Pinto will appear in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, which is due in 2011. She will play the role of “Caroline”, a primatologist, who studies primates. She will also appear Immortals (also 2011), in which she will play the role of the priestess “Phaedra”.
“My name is Meryll, I’m 22, full Filipino, born and raised in Rome, Italy! I love to have fun, model, dance, sing, eat, sleep, play video games and just everything lol… I’m very friendly, too friendly at times as my family and friends would say.I’m a professional gogo dancer, been dancing over a year now in many different nightclubs in Sacramento, Stockton, San Francisco, San Jose, and L.A. I’ve modeled for 2 yrs now, and have worked with some of the best photographers out there.”
Born in England to an English/Italian Mum and Hatian dad, Heidi began performing at the age of 4 years old for family and friends. After Relocating to New Jersey Heidi Marie developed her voice and began writing songs at the age of 12. Heidi perfomed in various talent shows and musical productions throughout New York, New Jersey and Pa. From there Heidi, went on the road with various Musical Theatre productions touring throughout the U.S and Canada. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles..Heidi went on to sing background vocals for Paula Abdul, Technotronix, Ya kid k, as well as other pop and R&B acts, as well as singing in different live funk and rock bands around the los angeles area. Heidi Marie is cultivating her craft and always working on new material. She is currently in the studio working with various producers on her upcoming debut C.D. “The Woman I am”. Besides perfoming with her band, Heidi is also pursuing an acting career and can be seen in various national commercials, as well as independent movies.
Ingrid Ullrich was born and raised in the little old town of New Castle, Pennsylvania. With a love for the stage since age three, she always had a passion to perform. Growing up, the spotlight followed Ingrid where ever she went, or so she thought. She loved being the center of attention and at a very young age learned to grasp the interest of many audiences through dance. She continued to pursue it as a high school hobby but soon realized it was more than that after receiving numerous awards and scholarships. Through these achievements she gained a greater appreciation and respect for what was to become her lifetime goal.
Although dancing had always been her main focus, she developed an equal love for modeling, singing, and acting as well. Her primary goal was to entertain people no matter where it may be. If her audience wasn’t satisfied, neither was she. Ingrid’s ambition became endless and her determination untouchable. In her eyes, the greatest success in the world is living life doing what she loves.
Showing drive and dedication for performing, her family and friends encouraged her to attend college for it. She felt that it would be a great way to enhance her performance opportunities and land a spot in a more professional capacity. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts, she plans on pursuing a successful career in the entertainment industry. With her unique personality, great sense of humor, strong work ethic, and performance skills Ingrid will be a great asset to any future productions.
Magazine model, Sabrina Jane has been turning heads ever since she started modeling, and has appeared in numerous magazines including, Lowrider, Superstreet, and Performance and Autosound. The California native currently makes her home in Los Angeles, where she still does magazine shoots, and promotional events. Check out her official website for more pics, and info on this beautiful woman.
When she’s not changing her hair color, reading the dictionary (seriously) or trying to move things with her mind, Elizabeth Ashley sets new high scores when she plays Rock Band and Call of Duty. Nuff said.