PADMA LAKSHMI – LADY RUSHDIE

Padma Parvati Lakshmi, Lady Rushdie (born September 1, 1970 in Chennai, India) is an Indian-American cookbook author, actress, and model who has described herself as the first well-known model from India. She has been the host of the reality television program Top Chef since season two and is an ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

She was born into a Tamil Brahmin family in 1970 and raised in Madras, India and the United States. Her first name means “lotus” in Sanskrit, as well as “pearl” or “jewel.” Parvati is a consort of Shiva. Lakshmi is the name of the Hindu goddess of wealth. She attended the Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA and was studying in Spain when she was discovered. Magazines like Vogue, Elle and Glamour had her in their pages and she soon became a famous fashion model. Her career started and since then she modeled for names like Emmanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti and Roberto Cavalli.

Padma Lakshmi made a 2002 guest appearance as alien princess Kaitaama in Precious Cargo, the 37th episode of the popular science fiction TV series Star Trek: Enterprise. She was also hostess of Domenica In, Italy’s top-rated television show. She portrayed Sean Bean’s nemesis in the 2004 -2005 iTV TV series Sharpe’s Challenge. On April 17, 2004 she got married to Salman Rushdie, a novelist. In 2006 Lakshmi appeared in ABC’s TV series The Ten Commandments with Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, and Omar Sharif. Padma took over as hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series Top Chef in 2006 during its second season and continues in 2007 in its third season.

Her first cookbook Easy Exotic was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. She was host of the Food Network series, Padma’s Passport, which is part of the larger series Melting Pot. She has also been a guest host on parts of the British culinary tourism show Planet Food, hosting the segments on India and Spain. Her second cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet was released October 2, 2007. The Food Network series, ‘Padma’s Passport’ and ‘Domenica In’ is hosted by her. Some of the movies in which she was seen are “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Glitter”, “Boom”. She has a film production company and a cinematic partnership with her husband.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Top Chef (1 episode, 2006)
  • Sharpe’s Challenge (2006) (TV)
  • The Ten Commandments (2006) (TV)
  • The Mistress of Spices (2005)
  • Boom (2003/I)
  • Enterprise (1 episode, 2002)
  • Glitter (2001)
  • Melting Pot (2001) TV Series
  • Caraibi (1999) (mini) TV Series
  • Figlio di Sandokan, Il (1998) (mini) TV Series
  • Linda e il brigadiere (1 episode)

SELF FILMOGRAPHY

  • Last Call with Carson Daly (1 episode, 2007)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (1 episode, 2007)
  • Top Chef (1 episode, 2006)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (1 episode, 2006)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode, 2001)
  • Unzipped (1995) (uncredited)

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JESSICA ALBA – THE SKY ANGEL

Jessica Alba ( full name Jessica Marie Alba ) was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California. Her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi while Jessica was very young. Jessica Alba’s father, who was in the Air Force, moved the family to Del Rio, Texas, later. Eventually, the family settled in southern California when Jessica Alba was nine. She had always wanted to be an actress from the age of five. She took her first acting class at the age of 12.

Shortly later, Jessica was signed by an agency. In 1993, she made her movie debut in Camp Nowhere. Jessica Alba was originally hired for a short time but got lucky when one of the main actresses dropped out. Jessica Alba , who had the same color hair as the actress, eagerly took over the spot. After her first movie, Jessica Alba appeared in two
commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penny and a few independent films. In 1994, she landed a reoccurring role in “The Secret World of Alex Mac.” Jessica Alba played a snob who made life hard for the main character with magical powers.

Also in 1994, she landed the role of Maya for a pilot of “Flipper.” Jessica Alba spent 1995 filming the first season of “Flipper” in Australia. Jessica Alba is a PADI-certified diver and the “Flipper” show allowed her to have fun and play with the dolphins. The success of the first season of “Flipper” lead to the filming of the second season, which Jessica also starred in. Jessica involvement in “Flipper” lasted from 1995-1997. Since “Flipper” Jessica has appeared in a number of television shows and movies.

In 1996, she appeared in Venus Rising as Young Eve. Also in 1996, Jessica Alba appeared in an episode of “Chicago Hope”, as Maria. In 1997, Jessica appeared on the “Dini Petty Show”, a Canadian talk show, and talked about her role in Flipper and her general acting career. Jessica Alba began working on P.U.N.K.S., featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. P.U.N.K.S. was just recently released on video in early January, 1999.

In 1998, she appeared in several TV shows for an episode or two. In early 1998, she appeared in “Brooklyn South”, as Melissa. A few months later, Jessica Alba appeared in two episodes of “Beverly Hills 90210”, as Leanne. And finally, she appeared in an episode of “Love Boat: The Next Wave.” In 1999 she appeared a huge number of magazines. Jessica Alba had a small role in Never Been Kissed which was released in the Spring. A month later Jessica Alba could be found with a larger role in Idle Hands. Her two performances in those movies started a buzz in the entertainment industry. Many more magazines would come knocking on her door. Shortly after the release of those two movies, Jessica Alba landed the starring role in Paranoia. Jessica Alba finished filming Paranoia in June. The movie is in post-production now.

Shortly later Jessica Alba started working on what will potentially be her biggest work ever. Jessica Alba auditioned for the leading role in Dark Angel. Jessica Alba caught the eye of James Cameron and will now star in the post anticipated TV show of 2000, Dark Angel. With the huge success of Dark Angel and its legion of fans, Jessica will no longer be a rising star, she will be among the hollywood elite, a star.

She made a comeback in 2003 with the title role in Honey. In 2005 Jessica Alba appeared opposite Bruce Willis in the movie “Sin City”, the down-and-dirty feature-film version of Frank Miller’s popular graphic novels. Alba played Nancy, a stripper with a tortured past who’s about as close to innocence as it gets in a grisly black-and-white world.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1994 – Camp Nowhere – Gail
  • 1996 – Venus Rising – Young Eve
  • 1999 – P.U.N.K.S.
  • 1999 – Never Been Kissed – Kirsten
  • 1999 – Idle Hands – Molly
  • 2000 – Paranoia – Chloe
  • 2001 – The Sleeping Dictionary – Selima
  • 2003 – Honey – Honey Daniels
  • 2005 – Sin City – Nancy Callahan
  • 2005 – Into the Blue – Sam
  • 2005 – Fantastic Four – Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman
  • 2006 – Sonic (announced)
  • 2007 – Knocked Up
  • 2007 – Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • 2007 – The Ten
  • 2007 – Good Luck Chuck
  • 2007 – Awake
  • 2008 – The Eye
  • 2008 – Meet Bill
  • 2008 – The Love Guru
  • 2010 – Valentine’s Day
  • 2010 – The Killer Inside me
  • 2010 – Machete
  • 2010 – An Invisible Sign
  • 2010 – Little Fockers
  • 2011 – Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World

TV SHOWS

  • 1994 – “The Secret World of Alex Mack” – Jessica
  • 1995-1997 – “Flipper” – Maya
  • 1996 – “Too Soon for Jeff” – Christy
  • 1996 – “Chicago Hope” – Maria
  • 1997 – “Dini Petty Show” – herself
  • 1998 – “Brooklyn South” – Melissa
  • 1998 – “Beverly Hills 90210” – Leanne
  • 1998 – “Love Boat: The Next Wave” – Layla
  • 1998 – “E! News” – herself
  • 1999 – “E! News” – herself
  • 1999 – “E! Behind the Scenes: Never Been Kissed” – herself
  • 1999 – “MTV News” – herself
  • 2000 – “Dark Angel” – Max
  • 2000 – “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno – herself
  • 2001 – “Rosie O’Donnell” – herself
  • 2001 – MTV’s “TRL” – herself
  • 2001 – “Daily Show” withJohn Stewart – herself
  • 2001 – “Late Night” with Conan O’Brian
  • 2001 – “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno – herself
  • 2001 – “Access Hollywood” – herself
  • 2001 – “The View” – herself
  • 2001 – “Late Night” with Conan O’Brian – herself
  • 2001 – “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno – herself
  • 2002 – “E! News daily” – herself
  • 2002 – “Access Hollywood” – herself
  • 2002 – “Extra” – herself
  • 2002 – “Rosie O’Donnell Show” – herself
  • 2002 – “Late Show” with David Letterman – herself brook
  • 2002 – “Rank” – herself (episode: “25 Toughest Stars” 24 April 2002)
  • 2003 – “Punk’d” – herself (episode # 1.3, 31 March 2003)
  • 2003 – “Tinseltown TV” – herself
  • 2003 – “Mad TV” – “Jessica Simpson” (episode # 9.5, 1 November 2003)
  • 2003 – “Live in Hollywood” – herself as a guest host ( November 15, 2003)
  • 2003 – “Rock Me Baby” – herself (episode: “The Difference Between Men and Women”, 18 November 2003)
  • 2003 – “The Sharon Osbourne Show” – herself (5 December 2003)
  • 2004 “Last Call with Carson Daly” – herself (23 February 2004)
  • 2004 – “The View” – herself (7 July 2004)
  • 2004 – “Entourage” – herself (episode: “The Review”, 25 July 2004)
  • 2005 – “Late Show with David Letterman” – herself (22 March 2005)
  • 2005 – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” – herself (25 March 2005)
  • 2005 – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – herself (1 April 2005)

JESSICA ALBA’S DATES

  • Michael Weatherly (2001 – 2003)
  • Sergio Garcia (2003)
  • Wilmer Valderrama (2003)
  • Mark Wahlberg (2003 – 2004)
  • Paul Walker (2004)
  • Scott Caan (2004)
  • Derek Jeter (2004)
  • Cash Warren (2004)
  • Dane Cook (2007)

She was married to Cash Warren in the year 2008.

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