Moran Atias(Actress Tyrant 2014)

Moran Atias born 9 April 1981 is an Israeli actress. She gained notoriety in the Italian films Gas, Oggi sposi and Mother of Tears. She is best known for her work on the Paul Haggis series Crash and the upcoming feature Third Person. She currently stars on the FX television series Tyrant. She is considered one of Israel's first actresses to have success abroad.
Early life
Atias was born in Haifa, Israel, to parents of Moroccan Jewish descent. She appeared on the youth television programme Out of Focus at age 15, although her plan to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces was frustrated by a diagnosis of meningitis at age 17. She pursued modelling, instead, in Germany and then Italy, where she was discovered and became a model for Roberto Cavalli.
In Italy, she was nominated by the City of Milan to be the official spokeswoman leading the campaigns against graffiti and animal cruelty for 2005–06 in the city. Following her success abroad, Atias was cast in the Israeli "Strauss" commercial and chosen to lead the "Renuar" campaign
Atias first appeared on television when she was 15, starring in the Israeli youth programme Out of Focus. By the age of 17, she went to Germany to launch her modelling career which then led her to Italy, where she was discovered by Roberto Cavalli who selected her to be his home model.She also modelled for D&G, and for BBG jewellers. Later, she was the hostess of a popular television talk programme in Italy. After establishing herself as a model, she was encouraged to pursue a career in acting.She won roles in films in English, Italian, Hebrew and Spanish and was nominated for Best Actress at Festival Sguardo al Femminile for her role in Days of Love.
Her work in these films led to her being cast in the Italian feature Gas in which she played a provocative drug addict tasked with seducing a gay drug addict. She followed that up with the romantic comedy Oggi Sposi, directed by Luca Luncini and Mother of Tears, the third and the final installment of Dario Argento's supernatural horror trilogy The Three Mothers. Mother of Tears premièred at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and the Rome Film Festival.
In 2008, she was cast in the role of the illegal immigrant 'Inez' in the drama series Crash, based on Paul Haggis's Oscar-winning film. After one season, she became the female lead opposite Dennis Hopper. Working with Haggis led to her being cast in his film The Next Three Days.
In 2011, Atias worked with Cynthia Mort on the television project Radical, playing to role of 'Ana' which Mort had written specifically for her. She was cast in the critically acclaimed Israeli television series Allenby in 2012, where she played 'Mika,' an ex-orthodox Jewish girl who avoids her childhood secret while living a complex nightlife. She also served as a producer and worked to adapt it into a United States series. She was cast in the new FX series Tyrant by the creators of the successful television series Homeland by creator and fellow Israeli, Gideon Raff.
Third Person
Her work on the film The Next Three Days led to Third Person, a project that Atias pitched and helped develop with Paul Haggis. She was chosen to play to role of 'Monika,' an Albanian gypsy. To prepare for the role, she lived in Italy for four months and immersed herself in the gypsy lifestyle, living without the basics of running water or electricity. She studied with Michael Margota at the Italian Actor's Studio to perfect the Italian and Albanian accents. She also served as a co-producer and a co-consultant for the script. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Humanitarian work
Atias participated in the Artists for Justice and Peace volunteer mission with Sean Penn following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, in which she assisted the evacuation of refugees to Florida. During her second trip to Haiti, she took part in a workshop at Cine Institute in Jacmel. She is a goodwill ambassador for IsraAid.
In May 2010, she worked with Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and hosted and organized a charity event at Cannes Film Festival. In November 2010, she hosted and organized a charity event for APJ in New York, with proceeds going to the first free high school for the children of the slums of Haiti.
Year     Film/television series/video game     Role     Director     Note
2009     Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising     Commander Vera Belova         Video Game
2005     Days of Love     Menachem Golan     Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona     Pre-Production, (English/Hebrew Theatrical Versions) Israel
Mercy         Yaniv Hamodai     Buzz Productions, Israel
Supper Club             Italian Sitcom, Rai Uno
Gas     Monica     Luciano Melchionna     Italy
2006     The Roses of the Desert     Aisha     Mario Monicelli    
Kavod         Haim Buzaglo     Israel
2007     The Mother of Tears     Mater Lachrymarum     Dario Argento    
2009     Oggi sposi     Alopa     Luca Luncini     Italy
Land of The Lost     Pakuni Woman     Brad Silberling    
2010     The Next Three Days     Erit     Paul Haggis    
2012     Crazy Eyes     Ex     Adam Sherman    
2013     The Third Person     Monika     Paul Haggis    
2014     Tyrant     Leila Al-Fayeed     Gideon Raff    
        Kdam Eurovision (2005) – First Channel, Israel
        Deal or No Deal
        Game programme (13 total), (2005) – Channel 10, Israel
        "Cinderella" Biographical documentary of Moran Atias, prime time (2004) – Channel 10, Israel
(2008) – Crash, a Starz network series, recurring cast (2009) – Crash, a Starz network series, series two regular cast (2010) – CSI: NY, guest star (2011) – Rules of Engagement episode "Anniversary Chicken", guest star (Sophia) (2011) – White Collar (Christie)
    Italian television programmes as sidekick
        "Carramba Che Fortuna" – RaiUno, Italy (2000)
        "Superconvenscion" – RaiDue, Italy (2000–01)
        "Italiani" – Canale 5, Italy (2001)
        "Matricole & Meteore" – Italia 1, Italy (2003)
        "I Raccomandati" – RaiUno, Italy (2003–04)
        "Natalino Balasso Show" – Italia 1, Italy (2004–05)

Robin Tunney(Actress Mentalist 2008-2014)

Date of Birth     19 June 1972 , Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height     5' 4" (1.63 m) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series The Mentalist (2008–present), as well as previous roles in the films Encino Man (1992), Empire Records (1995), The Craft (1996), End of Days (1999), Supernova and Vertical Limit (2000), and the television series Prison Break (2005–2006)
Early life
Tunney was born in Chicago, Illinois to a car salesman father, and a bartender mother.Tunney is Irish American; her father was born in Straide, County Mayo, Ireland, while her maternal grandparents were from Clare Island. Tunney grew up in Orland Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She was raised Roman Catholic,[4] attended Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park and the Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago, and resided in Palos Heights, also in the Chicago area. She is a cousin of Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney.
At the age of 19, Tunney moved to Los Angeles, California and obtained several recurring television roles on Class of '96, Law & Order, Dream On, and Life Goes On. She gave her breakthrough performance as a suicidal teenager in Empire Records and attracted further attention by playing a witch in The Craft.
In 1997, Tunney starred in (her husband at the time) Bob Gosse's Niagara, Niagara with Henry Thomas in a performance which garnered her the Best Actress award Volpi Cup at the 1997 Venice International Film Festival. Tunney also was featured opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1999 supernatural action film End of Days.
She starred in the pilot episode of House as a kindergarten teacher who collapses before her class and descends into aphasia; she was credited as a "special guest star". She portrayed Veronica Donovan on the first season of Prison Break, credited third after two main characters, and left the show after the premiere episode of the second season. She had a minor role in the film August released on July 11, 2008. Tunney is currently starring opposite Simon Baker in the CBS drama series The Mentalist, playing Teresa Lisbon.
Personal life
Tunney married producer and director Bob Gosse on October 4, 1997 they divorced in 2006. In 2009, Tunney was engaged to Australian writer and director Andrew Dominik but they called off their engagement by August 2010. Tunney became engaged to interior designer Nicky Marmet on December 25, 2012 while on vacation in Rio de Janeiro.
On June 28, 2006, Tunney won the fifth table of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown's eighth season, finishing ahead of Christopher Meloni, Macy Gray, Joy Behar, and Andy Dick, moving on to the final cut. The finale aired on July 5, 2006, where she competed against Jason Alexander, Michael Ian Black, Ida Siconolfi, and Keegan-Michael Key. Tunney came in second, behind Alexander. She played for The Children's Health Fund, which received $200,000 for her efforts. In August 2006, Tunney played in the World Series of Poker after having her entrance fee covered by the online cardroom
Film and television Year     Title     Role     Notes
1992     Encino Man     Ella    
1992     Perry Mason: The Case of Reckless Romeo     Sandra Turner     TV movie
1993     JFK: Reckless Youth     Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy     TV movie
1993     Cutters     Deborah     TV series
1994     Law & Order     Jill Templeton     Episode: "Mayhem"
1995     Empire Records     Debra    
1996     The Craft     Sarah Bailey    
1996     Riders of the Purple Sage     Elizabeth 'Bess' Erne, Oldring's Masked Rider/Daughter    
1997     Julian Po     Sarah    
1997     Niagara, Niagara     Marcy    
1998     Montana     Kitty    
1998     Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families     Melvina 'Malka' Csizmadi    
1999     End of Days     Christine York    
2000     Vertical Limit     Annie Garrett    
2000     Supernova     Danika Lund    
2001     Investigating Sex     Zoe    
2002     The Secret Lives of Dentists     Laura    
2002     Cherish     Zoe    
2003     Abby Singer     Herself (Cameo)    
2003     The In-Laws     Angela Harris    
2003     The Twilight Zone     Edie Durant     Episode: "Developing"
2004     Paparazzi     Abby Laramie    
2004     House     Rebecca Adler     Pilot episode
2004     Shadow of Fear     Wynn French    
2005     The Zodiac     Laura Parish    
2005     Runaway     Carly    
2005–2006     Prison Break     Veronica Donovan     Season 1, and the season 2 episode "Manhunt"
2006     Hollywoodland     Leonore Lemmon    
2006     The Darwin Awards     Zoe    
2006     Open Window[    Izzy    
2008     August     Melanie    
2008     The Burning Plain     Laura    
2008     The Two Mr. Kissels     Nancy Kissel    
2008–present     The Mentalist     Teresa Lisbon     TV series
2009     Passenger Side     Theresa    
2012     See Girl Run     Emmie    
2014     My All American     Gloria Steinmark    
Awards and nominations
Year     Nominated work     Award     Category     Result
1997     The Craft     MTV Movie Awards     Best Fight (shared with Fairuza Balk)     Won
1997     Niagara, Niagara     Volpi Cup     Best Actress     Won
1999     Niagara, Niagara     Independent Spirit Awards     Best Female Lead     Nominated
2001     Vertical Limit     Blockbuster Entertainment Awards     Favorite Actress – Action     Nominated
2006     Open Window     Boston Film Festival     Festival Prize     Won
2009     The Mentalist     People's Choice Awards     Best New Series (shared with Simon Baker, Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman and Tim Kang)     Won