Best known for his role as Doug Stamper in the Television Drama series, ‘House of Cards,’ Michael Kelly has also appeared in some TV series movies including River Red, Now You See Me, Man of Steel, and ‘ Everest Click to look into! >> Read More... Everest ’.

Michael Kelly was born on May 22, 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Maureen and Michael Kelly. He spent most of his childhood in Lawrenceville, Georgia. After completing his early education from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, in 1987, he went to the Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina with an initial motive to pursue a career in law. However, his fate took a different turn when he took an acting elective, which led him to pursue an acting career and earned a degree in dramatic arts in 1992.

With a degree in his hands and an ambition to become an actor, he began looking for work, while he was working at the Myrtle Beach. He kept working on stage with a group of theatrical child performers. This led him to call a friend of his who had some kind of connections and knew how the business runs. Soon, he flew to New York Click to look into! >> Read More... New York . He started working with a commercial agent and appeared in commercials, while he tried to find any decent acting job. He said that he would clean the backstage just to get a chance to meet with an agent, and would turn up for every audition he could. He first appeared in an episode of ‘Lifestories: Families in Crisis’ in 1994. His first movie was, Origin of Species, in 1998. However, that same year brought him his first serious recognition from the film, ‘River Red’, in which he played the role of ‘Frankie’. The movie although failed at the box office, won the Sundance Film Festival, putting Kelly in a more comfortable place. The next year, in 1999, he played the role of Michael Kaufman, brother of Jim Carrey He is undeniably one of the greatest and magnifice >> Read More... Jim Carrey , who portrayed the role of Andy Kaufman in Miloš Forman’s, Man on the Moon (1999). His next film was the American superhero thriller film, ‘Unbreakable’, which starred Bruce Willis This guy was always summoned and well paid by prod >> Read More... Bruce Willis and received generally favourable reviews.

Michael would then take a break from the silver screen to pursue a TV career, and appeared in the TV series, ‘Level 9’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ This led to a string of TV projects, which would involve Kelly in small roles for Third Watch, The Shield, Law and Order and The Jury. In 2004, he did his next movie, ‘Dawn of the Dead’, a horror film directed by Zack Snyder Zachary Edward Snyder is also known as Zack was bo >> Read More... Zack Snyder , where he played the role of a mall guard called C.J. His next projects in subsequent years were ‘Loggerheads’, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power and Out There, and the sports drama film, ‘Invincible.’ In 2008, he worked with Clint Eastwood, a person that he had idolized, in the crime drama, ‘Changeling’, playing the role of Dr. Lester Ybarra, a role that he considers to be one of his favourites of all time. In an interview, he said that working on Changeling with someone he had admired and looked up to his entire career was so exciting. Along with all these films, Kelly continued his TV career and appeared in TV series such as, ‘Kojak’, ‘The Sopranos’ ‘CSI: Miami’ and ‘Generation to Kill.’ In 2011, he portrayed the role of Supervisory Special Agent Jonathan "Prophet" Sims in the drama series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. He also had significant roles in ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Person of Interest.’

Keeping himself involved in the cinema were movies like ‘Tenderness’, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ and ‘Defender.’ He also appeared in the short film, ‘Nice Tie, Italiano’. He then appeared in the 2013 American heist film, ‘Now You See Me’, playing Agent Fuller, an FBI agent. He also was casted in ‘Man of Steel’, reboot of the Superman film series, directed by Zack Snyder. Two years later, in 2015, he portrayed the role of Jon Krakauer in the disaster film, ‘Everest.’ The film was inspired by the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups, which included Jon Krakauer. He would later share his experience in a novel, which ultimately led to the making of the movie. The movie went on to become a box office success, as well as receiving widespread acclaims and praises from the critics and fans. In 2013, Michael was casted in the Netflix series, ‘House of Cards’, along with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, playing the role of Doug Stamper, the calculating chief of staff. He has been a regular member of the show and has been applauded for his performance. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

In an interview he said, “In the beginning I aspired just to make a comfortable living in acting. I still feel the same- it's just that my standards have gone up so my comfort level is higher, as well.” Kelly is married with two kids. The kids made a small appearance in an episode of House of Cards as his niece and nephew. He has also been a member of the rock band, Leroy Justice. He is of Irish and Italian descent.

Dean Norris English Actor

Dean Norris

Famous for portraying the role of DEA agent Hank Schrader in the AMC’s, ‘Breaking Bad’, Dean Norris is an accomplished Hollywood actor who has appeared in more than 130 movies, as well as had both major and minor roles in more than 75 TV shows. He was also awarded with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Outstanding Ensemble for Breaking Bad. Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963, in South Bend, Indiana, as Dean Joseph Norris. His father was a furniture shop owner, as well as a singer in a band. He was a bright student with straight A scores at Clay High School. He also became the first person in his family to go to college, and that too turned out to be the prestigious Harvard College, where he majored in Social Studies in 1985, and also worked in theatre. His dad wanted him to become an entertainer, probably walk in his footsteps, and become a singer, but Dean realised that it was acting that he had to go after. So, after graduating from Harvard, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. While he was at college, he visited New York and tried his luck on the Wall Street. In addition to that, he would also appear in several movie auditions. After appearing in short roles in a few movies and miniseries, he made his film debut in the 1989 action comedy, ‘Disorganised Crime’ as Deputy Joe. The same year, he appeared in the Mel Gibson starrer, ‘Lethal Weapon 2’, as Detective Tim. In 1990, he appeared as Tony, a disfigured mutant in ‘Total Recall.’ In 1991, he appeared in the science fiction, ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, as a SWAT team leader. He would later go on to portray small roles in several movies. In 1993, he appeared in three episodes of NYPD Blue as Father Jerry Downey. He would then appear in several television shows with cameo appearances in The X Files, Fallen Angels, The Pretender, VIP, etc. He also had recurring roles in Murder One and Pensacola: Wings of Gold. Along with his TV career, he continued appearing in small, as well as big roles in movies such as The Lawnmower Man, Barbarians at the Gate, Playmaker, and Seduced by Madness. His roles often showed him in an authority figure, particularly as a police officer or detective. He was also the member of the cast of the 1997 well acclaimed science fiction film, ‘Gattaca’, as a Cop on the beat. He also played the role of the Commanding Officer in the military science fiction film, ‘Starship Troopers.’ After several cameo appearances in TV shows, his first regular TV role came in the 2003 TV series, ‘Tremors.’ After more recurring and cameo roles, his second regular role in a TV series came with the AMC’s crime drama series, ‘Breaking Bad’, alongside Bryan Cranston. Dean played the role of a DEA agent, Hank Schrader, who is also the brother-in-law of the infamous Walter White, portrayed by Bryan. He was part of the series for a total of 51 episodes. His acting was greatly praised and earned him critical acclaim, and he even received a Saturn Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bryan and Dean had also appeared before in the 2006 black comedy, ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ Other films to his credits include Evan Almighty, The Heartbreak Kid, and The Firm. On the small screen, he has appeared in Nip/Truck, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Bones, Law and Order, and CSI: NY. CBS film adaptation, ‘Under the Dome’, featured him as James Rennie, a town councilman and a used car dealer. The series earned him a Breakthrough Award for Television. He has been married to Bridget since 2001 and lives with their 5 children near Los Angeles. He was once severely injured while he was playing soccer with his sister and has a limp since that injury. He also created a fictional show, which pokes fun at his character in Breaking Bad.


Joe Cole

Joe Cole is an English actor from the Kingston Borough of London. He is best known for his roles as Luke in Skins, Tommy Nix in Offender, John Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Chas in A Long Way Down, and main villain in Secret in their Eyes and as Scott in Now is Good. He has also starred in the various award winning movies, like Assessment and Volume. Initially, Cole had decided to pursue an acting career by joining the National Youth Theatre. He got his role in Holby City, School Season and The Bill. Later he also started writing. He wrote many episodes of a comedy drama. Joe has worked with Matt Lucas, who was his writing partner. His film, A Long Way Down is a black comedy, directed by Pascal Chaumeli, is based on the novel of the same name written by Nick Hornby (2005). It starred Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Pierce Brosnan as four strangers. The film is loosely based on how the four strangers happen to meet on the roof of a building in London on the New Year’s Eve. Each one of them comes there to end his life. Their plans of suicide result in vain when they interact with each other. Pierce Brosnan (essays the role of Martin Sharp) contemplates his suicide, but he is interrupted by another female counterpart, Maureen. She is accompanied by other strangers, a pizza delivery boy, J.J and a young woman, Jess. The people lined up recognize Martin, as he had been a popular Television personality before getting imprisoned for engaging in a relationship with a fifteen-year-old girl. Later all the four strangers vow not to take their lives until the day of Valentine’s. Green Rome was a horror thriller film in which Joe Cole had starred. It was directed and written by Jeremy Saulnier and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight. The movie is based on the story of a punk rock band and the events which follow after a murder committed by white supremacists. Joe Cole’s Thank You for Your Service is set to release in 2016. It is a drama film, directed by Jason Hall. The film has been inspired from the novel by the same name by David Fenkel. It tells the story of soldiers returning to the United States post-Iraq war and about the posttraumatic stress disorders they undergo. It depicts the difficulty faced by soldiers in returning to their normal selves in civilian lives.

Joe Cole English Actor