Category: Actor

Ken Davitian

Ken Davitian was born on June 19, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kenneth Davitian. He is an actor and producer, known for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), Get Smart (2008) and S.W.A.T.(2003). He has been married to Ellen Baca since July 22, 1977. They have two children.

Opened The Dip in 2003. The Dip is a restaurant in Hollywood that specializes in French Dip sandwiches.
He is of Armenian descent.
Winner of the “Best Villain – Feature” award for Abstraction (2013) at the 2013 Action On Film International Film Festival.
Nominated for “Outstanding Cast Performance” in Abstraction (2013) at the 2013 Action On Film International Film Festival.
LOS ANGELES – FEB 22: Ken Davitian at the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA

Spouse (1)

Ellen Baca (22 July 1977 – present) ( 2 children)

Tracee Lee Cocco

Tracee Lee Cocco was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to California with her family at the age of 2. She grew up in Santa Ana, California and graduated from the Santa Ana High School in 1979. Throughout the following years, Cocco started to work as model and was featured as model for Alberto Mousse in several magazines. She also worked as model for Revlon, Jimmy Z Ad, Pool & Spa Magazine, 7Up, the Auto Stereo Sound Magazine, and McDonald’s.

Beside her work on Star Trek where she received her SAG card, Cocco was also featured as Marla in the daily soap General Hospital and as a regular lifeguard in several episodes of Baywatch. Among her film work are the drama Gross Anatomy (1989, with Clyde Kusatsu, J. Patrick McNamara, Kay E. Kuter, Steven Culp, Gordon Clapp, David Coburn, Richard Penn, and Dana Vitatoe) and the science fiction film Demolition Man (1993, with Bob Gunton, Bill Cobbs, and Chris Durand). Following her background work in Demolition Man, Cocco was cast as the lead computer voice in the Demolition Man Pinball game in 1994.

In 1996 she was featured as a bar character in the science fiction film Barb Wire, with Clint Howard, Shelly Desai, and Peewee Piemonte. A featured fight scene with her and Pamela Anderson was cut from the final film. Other film work includes the science fiction film Virtuosity (1995, with Louise Fletcher, Danny Goldring, Michael Buchman Silver, and Frank Welker) and the action comedy Bulletproof (1996, with Maury Sterling) as well as the 1995 video game Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy.

In the early 1990s, Cocco was part of the group of background regulars who made a promotional tour for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She appeared as a Ferengi along with Cameron, Joyce Robinson, and Michael Braveheart. She continued to appear on conventions throughout the United States and was most recently a guest at the London Film & Comic Con in 2012.

Tracee Lee Cocco (born 2 March ) is an actress, model and stuntwoman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. She was most visibly seen as Lieutenant Jae, a regular background character on The Next Generation, between the fourth and seventh season. She was one of the background performers who also appeared in the three Next Generation feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Insurrection. Cocco also worked as stand-in for Alice Krige (“Borg Queen”) in Star Trek: First Contact.

In “Descent” she played one of the Borg drones mentally damaged by Lore’s experimentation. On Deep Space 9, she could sometimes be seen in alien make-up in Quark’s and played several aliens such as an Antican. Cocco was one of several regular background performers from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager who participated in the filming of the interactive movie Star Trek: Borg; she is most notably seen as a Starfleet science officer visible in the corridor aboard the USS Cheyenne at the start of the movie. She also appeared as an alien bar character in the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon.

According to the call sheets, Cocco was scheduled to appear in the fourth season episodes “First Contact” in a scene in Ten Forward, “Galaxy’s Child” in scenes on the bridge, and “Identity Crisis”, “Qpid”, and “In Theory” in scenes in Ten Forward and engineering but was either not filmed or cut from the final episodes. She was also scheduled to appear at the ops station in the fifth season episode “Ensign Ro”, in engineering scenes in the episodes “The Game” and “Conundrum”, in corridor scenes in “Ethics”, in Ten Forward scenes in “The Outcast”, and on the bridge in “Imaginary Friend” and “I Borg” but was not seen in the final episodes.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ronald F Garrison

 

Natasha Alam

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Natasha, Russian abbreviation for Natalia, attended school at the University of Technology for Aviation. In search of independence, Natasha moved to Moscow to model under “Red Stars” model management. A few years later, Natasha was scouted by the Italian agency, “International Model Management” (“IMM”) that sent her to Rome, Paris, Milan, and London to model for Gucci, Versace, John Galiano, Rocco Barrocco, Christian Dior, Trussardi, Vivienne Westwood and many other top designers. In 1996 Natasha met Amir Ebrahim Pahlavi Alam, the grandson of the Shah of Iran. The couple married in New York in 1998 and moved to London where Natasha enrolled into “The Method Center” to study the “Lee Strasbergs Acting Technique.” In 2001 Natasha and her husband moved to Los Angeles to continue her studies in acting, vocals, speech, and accent reduction with Ivana Chubbuck, Howard Fine, Lesly Kahn, Carol Rogers, and Bob Corff. Natasha’s hard work started to pay off when she booked her first acting job on the television show Fastlane (2002). With their careers going separate ways, Natasha and Amir separated. Natasha moved to Hollywood and Amir went back to London. The divorce was finalized in 2005.

Best known for her role as Yvetta on the hit HBO series, “True Blood,” Natasha has found success on both the big and small screen since arriving in Hollywood all the way from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. After moving to Moscow, Natasha began a globe-trotting career as a print and runway model for Gucci, Versace, John Galliano, Christian Dior and many other top designers. Natasha then transitioned into acting, moving to London to train at “The Method Center” and learn the “Lee Strasberg Acting Technique. After studying under well known teachers Ivana Chubbuck, Howard Fine, Lesly Kahn and Bob Corff, Natasha booked her first acting job on the Fox Television show “Fastlane” (2002). She has since appeared on a wide variety of television shows, including “NYPD Blue”, “CSI”, “NCIS”, “Just Shoot Me”, “The Bold and The Beautiful”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Entourage” among others. Natasha has also appeared in over a dozen films, including “The Women (2008)”, opposite Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes and Bette Midler. Despite having a busy work schedule, Natasha loves spending time with her young daughter, Valentina, and her new role…as a mom.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ashley Brauer

 

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business.

Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore, Sr., a lawyer and professor. Sizemore grew up idolizing the tough-guy characters of the movies he watched. After attending Wayne State University, he got his master’s degree in theatre from Temple University in 1986.

Like many, he moved to New York City and struggled, waiting tables and performing in plays. His first break came when Oliver Stone cast him in a bit part in Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Bigger roles soon followed throughout the early 1990s, such as Guilty by Suspicion (1991), True Romance (1993), and Striking Distance (1993). 1994 proved to be an even bigger year for Sizemore, as he won the role of “Bat Masterson” in Kevin Costner‘s star-studded biopic Wyatt Earp (1994), as well as one of his first truly memorable roles as “Detective Jack Scagnetti” in Oliver Stone‘s controversial Natural Born Killers (1994). In 1995 he appeared in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Strange Days (1995), as well as the acclaimed crime epic Heat (1995), directed by Michael Mann. Sizemore’s first big leading role is in The Relic (1997), the big-budget effects thriller directed by Peter Hyams.

According to a 2001 interview in The Calgary Sun, Sizemore entered a drug rehabilitation program in 1998 after his mother and his friend Robert De Niro appeared on his door-step during the filming of Witness to the Mob (1998). Telling him they were there to drive him to jail or to rehabilitation, Sizemore chose the latter. After completing rehabilitation, he counseled adolescents involved in substance abuse.

Offered roles in W.W.II films directed by both Terrence Malick and Steven Spielberg, Sizemore chose the role of “Sergeant Horvath” in Saving Private Ryan (1998). The role and film received wide acclaim and introduced Sizemore’s talents to a much broader audience in a more human and well-rounded role than he had previously been given. Sizemore also credits this shoot and Steven Spielberg for helping him with his recovery from addiction, with Steven Spielberg threatening to reshoot the entire film if Sizemore failed a drug test even once.

After a flamboyant and uncredited mobster role in Enemy of the State (1998), Sizemore then portrayed a psychotic paramedic in Bringing Out the Dead (1999) directed by Martin Scorsese. Seemingly taking it easy, he then turned in fine but stereotypical performances in Play It to the Bone (1999), Red Planet (2000), and Pearl Harbor (2001). Sizemore then received another leading role in the high-profile military drama Black Hawk Down (2001) directed by yet another legendary director, Ridley Scott.

Specializing in the sort of ultimate tough-guy/manly man roles that hearken back to a different era in film, Sizemore continues to be a favourite of Hollywood’s greatest directors. Never afraid to speak his mind about anyone and anything, his sense of blunt honesty and lack of pretension is refreshing. A commanding voice and presence on film, Sizemore looks to continue as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian Stewart

 

Pooja Batra

Pooja Batra was born in India to an army officer and his wife. Early in life she showed grit and determination winning multiple track and field events on a national level. She shot to fame when she was crowned Miss India in 1993. She quickly went on to become one of the top supermodels in India walking the ramp in over 250 fashion shows in India and abroad. Soon, Pooja set her sights on pursuing an acting career. In 1997, her first feature film Virasat (1997) sky-rocketed her to instant stardom with stupendous box office earnings and got her critical acclaim. For her portrayal of the betrayed lover in Virasat(1997), she won the Zee Cine Award for the Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Filmfare Awards. This was followed by her second film Bhai (1997) which was also a box office hit confirming her appeal to the masses. She has subsequently starred in over twenty films including Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (2001) and Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), establishing herself as an accomplished actress. Her latest film Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (2005), in which she portrays Queen Noorjehan, is a highly anticipated film to be released in mid 2005 on the 351st anniversary of the Taj Mahal. Pooja maintains homes in Bombay and Los Angeles.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Sonu Ahluwalia (9 February 2003 – present) ( filed for divorce)

 

Trivia (22)

Miss India 1993.
Almost joined the Indian Air Force as a pilot.
Launched and was spokesperson for Head & Shoulders in India.
Was the most sought after catwalk model and has walked the ramp in over 250 fashion shows in India and overseas.
Graduated from the prestigious Fergusson College in Pune, India, majoring in Economics.
Has an MBA in marketing from Symbiosis College, Pune, India.
She created a sensation when she first appeared in her first film Virasat which shot her to instant fame & critical acclaim.
Her film Bhai (1997) was a box office hit. She was paired with Sunil Shetty. They were cast in three more films together: Farz (2001), Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001) and Ittefaq (2001).
She was paired opposite Sanjay Dutt in Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999) which was the biggest box office hit of 1999.
After Virasat (1997), Director Priyadarshan cast her in three more films: Megham (1999), Chandralekha (1997) and Kashmakash.
She was nominated for Filmfare, Screen, Sansui and Zee Awards for the Best Supporting Actress in the film Virasat (1997). She won the Sansui Award for the Best Supporting Actress in 1997.
Ambassador for Parag Sarees. Was signed by Hindustan Lever in an exclusive contract for three years for Liril soap.
Has volunteered time and money to charitable causes including AIDS (Mukti Foundation), Homeless children, the Bombay Police Department and injured soldiers in the Kashmir War.
Did pro bono work in the film My Little Devil (1999) (translated as “My Little Devil” in English) which was subtitled in Hindi, English and French to raise funds for the poor children in India. The film was co-produced by NFDC-La Fete (Canada) and directed by Gopi Desai. The film was screened at the 24th Annual Montreal World Film Festival, 2000; Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2000; 10th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival of World Cinema, 2001 and the Indian Film Festival in Malaysia, 2005.
Her Film Chandralekha (1997) broke records at the box office and was re-made in four different languages (Malayalam, Hindi, Telegu, and Tamil).
She turned down the film Only You (1999). The role was subsequently given to Sushmita Sen.
Plays Queen Noorjehan in the highly anticipated film, Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story(2005).
Starred in director Nitish Roy’s shelved film ” Heartbeat” opposite Aryan Vaidm. This was in 2001.
Starred in Basu Chatterjee’s shelved film “Hum Tum “(1997).
Starred in the shelved movie The Fine Arts “Khajuraho”(2000) Starring Raveena Tandon,Deepti Bhatnagar,Pooja Batra,Sharad Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Divya Dutta,Bikram Saluja,Om Puri, Music Anu Malik, Produced by Sunil Bohra, Directed by Aruna Raje.
Married Nawaab Shah in 2019.
Played and important part in coordination with Hollywood actors like Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh to act in Hindi film Kambakkht Ishq 2009.