The full name of Rashida Jones is Rashida Leah Jones. She is a notable actress, producer, author of comic books, screenwriter, and a singer. Rashida is famous for her roles on the political comedy television sitcom "Parks and Recreation" as Ann Perkins, American drama television series "Boston Public" as Louisa Fenn and an American television comedy series named "The Office" as Karen Filippelli. She played many characters in films like "I Love You, Man", an American romantic comedy film in 2009, " Our Idiot Brother", American comedy-drama film in 2011 which was directed by Jesse Peretz, etc. She was born in California. She is known to be the daughter of Peggy Lipton, an actress, and musician and Quincy Jones, who was a record producer. She has a sister named Kidada Jones, who is a model and an actress. Her father being an African-American, has Welsh and English ancestry, while Peggy Lipton, her mother is known to be an Ashkenazi Jewish. Rashida Jones studied in Hebrew School until the age of ten and later left it. Being raised by her mother in Reform Judaism, she refused to have a Bat Mitzvah. She grew in Bel Air's neighborhood Los Angeles. Her parents' had a mixed-race marriage and hence, they could not stay together as it was not tolerable even in the 1970s. She was a nerd at her school times and used to read about five books at a time under a flashlight. Jones knows how to play classical piano since she was young. She studied at The Buckley School in California. She formed an organization called National Honor Society and was known to be voted as the "Most Likely To Succeed" by all her classmates. She began to stay with her mother in Brentwood while her sister remained with her father when her parents got separated when she was 14 years. She later left California to continue her studies at Harvard University after her high school education. Rashida stayed at Eliot House, and she belonged to The Signet Society, Black Students Association, Harvard Opportunes, Harvard- Radcliffe Dramatic Club and Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

In the beginning, she wanted to become a lawyer, but she changed her mind after becoming disheartened by the trail of O. J. Simpson murder. She started performing arts. She worked as musical director for "Opportunes". For the 149th annual Hasty Pudding Theatricals presentation, she was the co-composer of the score and also played in several dramas. She completed her graduation in religion and philosophy in the year 1997. She was known to be in a relationship for about two and a half years with Tobey Maguire, an actor but it ended in 2000. She was engaged to Mark Ronson, a music producer in 2003. The relationship, however, ended after one year. She was found dating the former director of speechwriting for the American President Barack Obama, Jon Favreau. She started practicing the Hindu religion( though she was raised as a Jewish in her early teenage) after she visited a monastery in India. She is known to practice Judaism as an adult. She says she had gone through several periods when she felt that she is only black or Jewish, but now she has a balance. She made her debut in the film "The Last Don" based on the novel by Mario Puzo. She then played in "If These Walls Could Talk 2", "Myth America" and "East of A". She was a guest star in "Freaks and Greeks" in the year 2000. She played a supporting character in "Full Frontal" and acted like a star in "Now You Know" and in a short film named "Roadside Assistance." She then acted in "Death of a Dynasty" and Comedy Central's two episodes.

She acted in HBO film in 2004, but her scenes were deleted from the final version of the broadcast. She also played in Little Black Book and NY-LON. She wanted to pursue graduation in public policy before she was given the offer to play the role of "The Office". She also played cameo characters in both the films under the direction of David Wain namely, "The Ten" and American comedy film, " Role Models". The latter appeared on the Blu-ray release. She was the love interest in music video named "Long Road to Ruin". In 2009, she voiced many roles in the show named Robot Chicken. She also played the character Hannah in American comedy-drama film "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" which was screened in 2009 during the Sundance Film Festival. At Harvard, in the American Biographical drama film, " The Social Network", she acted alongside Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg in 2010. She acted as Marylin Delpy, who is a legal associate assisting the defense of Mark Zuckerberg, The Facebook creator. In 2010, she played in Monogamy opposite an American actor Chris Messina. The film was released in 2011 after premiering at Tribeca Film Festival. In the same year, she acted in other movies like Friends with Benefits, a comedy film named " The Big Year", American musical comedy film called " The Muppets" and American comedy-drama film "Our Idiot Brother." As a voice guest star, she took part in the episode of The Simpsons which was titled "The Changing of The Guardian" opposite Danny DeVito in episode 11 of the season 24. She was the producer of "Hot Girls Wanted", a documentary film in 2015 which was acquired by Netflix. She sold Celeste and Jesse Forever, her first comedy screenplay in the year 2009. She was the co-writer of the script along with McCormack, which released in the year 2012. She was published in a magazine named "Teen Vogue" where she was an editor.

She took part in writing chapter 36 of the biography of her father. She is well known for her projects on online comedy series. She was selected as the spokeswoman of Dove in 2011 for Dove Nourishing Oil Care Collection. In the year 2015, she started acting for Verizon Fios. She worked to teach children to resolve their conflicts with nonviolence to promote peace. She was a board member of the organization since 2004. She participated in many events too. She has done many political works too. She campaigned for the presidential candidates of Democratic Party from 2008 to 2012. She visited many college campuses in 2008 in Missouri to encourage voter registration. In the year 2012, she also campaigned with Adam Scott, her co-star in lowa. She previously worked in the campaign of John Kerry, Democratic candidate for the election 2004 speaking about the public gallery and student rallies in Ohio.

Dakota Johnson English Actress

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson is an American actress and model. She was born on 4th October 1989 in Austin, Texas to actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who are now separated. She has six half-siblings, four on her father’s side and two on her mother’s. Her maternal grandmother being an actress Tippi Hedren, Dakota is a third-generation Hollywood actress. Needless to say, she was born in a very famous family which is very film-oriented. She attended Aspen Community School, Colorado followed by Santa Catalina School, California before transferring to New Roads School, California. Though she was a passionate dancer during childhood, her attention was diverted into modelling at the age of twelve, after a photo shoot for Teen Vogue. She claims that despite her background, she wasn’t sure about being an actor. Dakota’s first film was at the age of ten with her co-star,  her half-sister, Stella Banderas and her mother in the movie ‘Crazy in Alabama.’  . She secured the Miss Globe Award, a platform which is a launch pad for off- spring of famous parents. She took up a modelling contract with IMG Models and has modelled for Mango Jeans, the Australian brand Wish. Her acting career restarted with the film, ‘The Social Network’ which was a box-office success. After a great start, she appeared in many movies like ‘Beastly’, ‘Chloe and Theo’, ‘For Ellen’, ‘Goats’ and ‘21 Jump Street’. Her role in ‘21 Jump Street’ was recognised. Her next role, in the movie ‘The Five Year Engagement’, was also appreciated. She also starred in the cinemas ‘Date and Switch’, ‘Cymbeline’ and ‘Need for Speed’. It was her role as Anastasia Steele in the erotic romance drama, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ that offered her international recognition and rightly made her an acclaimed actress. She won the People’s Choice Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress Award for the same. Her consecutive undertakings in the role of Lindsey Cyr, a young mother who loses her son in the movie, ‘Black Mass’ and as a young temptress, Penelope in the film, ‘A Bigger Splash’ has established her mettle as an actress. She followed with starring in ‘How to be Single.’ She has many films including the sequels of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ lined up for release. She began her television career with essaying the role of Kate Fox in ‘Ben and Kate’ followed by a role in ‘The Office.’ She hosted an episode of the show ‘Saturday Night Live’. Many people have said that they like working with Dakota again because of her sheer professionalism. She has said in one of her interviews that she has never casually dated and has had only serious relationships. She once lived with musician Noah Gersh. She was also in a relationship with actor Jordan Masterson. She also was linked to model Matthew Hitt. After a split, the couple reconciled. Dakota is an avid animal rights activist and is known to stand firmly for the cause. Recently she saved twelve horses from dying by paying for them.


Brenda Song

Brenda Song is an American actor, singer, film producer, spokesperson, and a model. She was born on March 27, 1998, in Carmichael, California to a Hmong father and a Thai mother, a schoolteacher and a house maker respectively. She has two siblings, Timmy, and Nathan. She initiated her career as a child fashion model in San Francisco. The she was seen in a Little Caesars commercial followed by a Barbie commercial. At the age of six, her mother shifted with her to Los Angeles to support her acting career. Two years later, her family also followed them. Brenda was and is very close to her family. It was due to her brothers that she took up Taekwondo and now holds a black belt in the same. In ninth grade, she was declared as the All- American Scholar. She earned a high school at 16 through home-schooling and later went on to acquire a major in psychology and minor in business from the University of California, Berkeley. Her first film was the 1995 Requiem, and the seven-year-old Brenda was noted as a focused and confident actor right then. Next, she appeared in another short film called The White Fox. She also appeared in two episodes of the television program, ‘Thunder Alley’ followed by a regular role of Jenny in the children’s television series, ‘Fudge.’ Then came ‘Santa with Muscles’, her first theatrical film debut. Following a small role in ‘Leave it to Beaver’, she acted in the TV series, ‘100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd’. Post 100 Deeds, she starred in many TV series like ‘7th Heaven’, ‘Judging Amy’,  ‘Once and Again’, ‘The Brothers García’,  ‘The Bernie Mac Show’, ‘The Nightmare Room’, and ‘George Lopez’. Here, her roles in ‘The Bernie Mac Show’ won her a Young Artist Award. Another part of hers, Samantha Kwan in ‘The Ultimate Christmas Present’ also won her an award. In 2002, she signed a contract with Disney after which she acted in the movie, ‘Get a Clue’ and the TV series ‘That’s so Raven’ and ‘One on One.’ Her role as Tia in the TV show ‘Phil of the Future’ and as Natasha in the movie ‘Stuck in the Suburbs’ was noted. It’s said, it was her portrayal of London Tipton, a spoiled heiress, in the TV series ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ that made her a household name. She also was nominated for Asian Excellence Award for this role. Critics credited the success of the show to her character. In fact, the character of London Tipton is Disney Channel’s longest continuous female character. This widespread recognition earned Song her real breakthrough- her first role as a titular character in the Disney Movie, ‘Wendy Woo: The Homecoming Warrior’. The film was about an average everyday Chinese American whose life changes when she comes to know that she is, in fact, the incarnation of a powerful female warrior and it is only her who could save the world from an evil spirit. It also depicted the struggles of Wendy and her family to keep their culture alive. Being a Taekwondo practitioner herself, Song did most of the stunts herself. The film was a success, and Brenda Song received critical acclaim. She later acted in many shows and films like ‘Special Delivery’, ‘College Road Trip’, ‘The Social Network’, ‘Scandal’, ‘New Girl’, ‘Dads’, ‘Take it from Us’, ‘Life in Pieces’ and ‘Bunker Hill’. Masses speculated that she was engaged to Trace Cyrus, but currently, it is reported that they have split. Brenda has a spotless public image and is in fact considered a role model for young adults and kids. She was the hostess of the annual charity show, A World of Change. She is one of the selected  celebrities who are away from the party scene. She said in an interview that she has never drunk or smoked in her life, and she has talked in many platforms that kids shouldn’t indulge in any such activities. She was the spokesperson for Disney’s environmental campaign, ‘Disney’s Friends for Change’. Known as the ‘Queen of Disney’ she was also the celebrity endorser for the Disney’s Cruise Line.

Brenda Song English Actress