Born in the UK to Judith Balfour and John Swinton, Katherine Matilda, popularly known as Tilda Swinton is just not an Anglo-Scottish actress but also a model and a performer. She is well-known as a fashion muse for the arthouse as well as mainstream films. Her entire family had been in different professions. Father is a Major and Lord Lieutenant in Berwickshire from the year 1989 to the year 2000. She is the only girl among the four kids. The Swinton family is a very reputed family of the city. Swinton changed three schools before completing her education.

She has even studied with Princess Diana in one of the schools. Her great grandfather was a politician. Hence, she possessed the same blood. She also studied political and social science at New Hall, Cambridge University. At the university level, she became a part of Communist Party and later joined Scottish Socialist Party. She was an active student since starting. At the college level, she used to perform on stages. In the year 1984, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in Measure for Measure. Before coming as an actress on television, she worked with theaters like Traverse theater. Then she tried in movies and in the year 1986 came up with her debut film Caravaggio directed by Derek Jarman. He was impressed by her tremendous efforts she had put in her acting. Hence signed many films with her. She starred in The Last Of England(1987), War Requiem in 1989 and Edward II in the year 1991. She won many awards for these including the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for Best Actress in the year 1991. She continued playing tiny roles in films and then did a lead role in the movie Orlando.

The latter years, starting from 2000 proved to be the mainstream years for Tilda. The major one being the American picture The Deep End released in the year 2001 where she played the role of the mother of a gay son who is suspected to be a murderer. Her acting in the film was tremendous, and she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award. She did many supporting roles in the movies like Vanilla Sky in the year 2001, The Beach in the year 2000, etc. Swinton featured in films of British origin like The Statement and Young Adam in the year 2003. She performed in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, and also in its sequels. Her work earned her BAFTA Awards as well as the Oscar for best performance as an actress.

Her film Julia has premiered The Berlin International Film Festival in the year 2008. Back to back, she performed in many films like Only lovers left alive, sci-fi film Snowpiercer, A bigger splash, etc. She is also a fashion queen and in 2003, she became the focus of Victor and Rolf’s One Woman Show. She was named to be the one in the best attire. Her success story is endless and still continues. Currently, she lives in the city of Nairn with her husband Sandro Kopp and her twins.

Leslie Mann English Actress

Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann is an American actress born on 26th March 1972 in San Francisco, California. She is especially known for her comic acting. Her height is 5' 6½". Her most striking features are her enchanting blue eyes and her high pitched voice. She is best known for her performances in movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People and This Is 40. Her net worth is $18 million. Details of her early life Leslie lived with her mother Janet in Newport Beach. Her mother was a single parent and worked in the real estate. While Leslie’s maternal grandmother was of Finnish origin and her maternal grandfather a Scottish person, her father’s ancestors were German and Irish. Leslie’s mother married thrice, and Leslie never developed any close relationship with her father. She went to Corona del Mar High School. In school, she was a shy and introvert kid. She attended The Joanne Baron/D. W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica to study acting and worked on comedy improvisation with a group called The Groundlings, based in Los Angeles. She joined college to study communications but dropped out before graduating from there. Mann‘s life in her late teens and early twenties wasn’t as quite as expected. She describes the period as abstruse, confused and unpleasing. She was interested in acting since her childhood. She felt, through her acting she could readily express herself in a character, and it would enable her to share every emotion and thought. She always fantasized about winning an award. Acting Career She began early with her acting career. While she was still 17, she auditioned for and advertised Coke and Nouvage, a nail paint brand. She started as an extra in her first project Virgin High. But owing to her acting school lessons, she managed to get roles in films like Birdland (she played Nurse Mary) Last Man Standing and Things I Never Told You. These movies weren’t very popular. In 1996, she was chosen among the 500 candidates in an open audition for a movie which also proved to be her first blockbuster The Cable Guy in which she portrayed Robin Harris, the girlfriend of Matthew Broderick’s character. The movie was a dark comedy and starred Jim Carrey; the direction of that movie was done by Ben Stiller. In the same year she starred in She’s the One with Ed Burns, the film was another success for her. In 1997, she was seen co-starring with Ben Fraser in George of the Jungle and Big Daddy in 1997. She was continuously offered comic roles, and this proved to be her USP. In the following years Leslie appeared as a guest in an episode of Freaks and Geeks, and then she starred in Timecode (2000), in Orange Country (2002) opposite Jack Black and, in Perfume (2001). The following years witnessed a sharp rise in Mann’s career graph. She did movies like The 40-Year Old Virgin alongside Steve Carell, Knocked up (the film’s box office collection crossed $218 Million worldwide and was also named one of the AFI’s the top ten movies of the year), 17 Again in which her co-star was Zac Efron which again earned $215 million worldwide, Funny People, I Love You, Phillip Morris, This is 40, The Change-Up opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, The Other Woman, and Vacation. Leslie’s high pitched voice also proved to be one of her most valuable assets. She has also given her voice to many animated characters in Rio, Rio2, ParaNorman, Allan Gregory (television series), Mr. Peabody and Sherman. She also narrated Women in Comedy, which was an episode of the series Makers: Women Who Make America season 2, in 2014. Personal Life And Family Mann married Judd Apatow on June 1997. She first met him during her auditions for The Cable Guy. Apatow was the producer of the film. Rumors have it that after Leslie had left after the screenings, Apatow, told his colleagues that she could be his wife in future. They have two daughters Maude Apatow, who was born in 1997 and Iris Apatow who was born in the year 2002. She had tried kickboxing after her first daughter was born. Her daughters have appeared in several movies with Mann as her character’s children in each film. They starred in This is 40, Knocked Up, Funny People. Mann loves to spend time with her kids and family. Recalling the time when her daughters were very young she said that she could not leave home without worrying about them. She also cherishes the fact that her husband is also working in the same industry as her. Leslie says that due to this they have a lot in common and never run out of thoughts during conversations. Leslie and her husband both have been supporting 826LA, a non-profit organization that aims to encourage the writing skills of disadvantaged youth. They also help the sexually abused children and their families while working with UCLA. They have often received awards for such initiatives. In 2009 Mann and Apatow were honored by The Fulfilment Fund and in 2012, they received Children’s Choice Award by Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program for the work they did for the families and children suffering from pediatric cancer. Leslie loves being surrounded with funny and humorous people. She has two best friends since junior high. She meets them once in a while and cherishes the quality time with them. Leslie is afraid of speaking in public. Her favorite movie is Terms of Endearment. She always carries a poofy gray jacket with her wherever she goes. Although the jacket is for winter use, she uses it during the summers mostly, while everyone is complaining about the air-conditioning.


Zoe Saldana

With her undeniable charm, Zoe Saldana has proven herself to be an unrivalled actress. Zoe Yadira Saldana Nazario famously known to the film industry with her professional name Zoe Saldana was an American Actress and dancer. She took birth on June 19, 1978, in New Jersey, the USA. Her father Aridio Saldana, from the Dominican Republic and mother Asalia Nazario, from Puetro Rico were from different origins. Because of this reason, she got exposed to both English and Spanish, and she can speak fluently in either of the languages. Her family comprises of two sisters, named Cisely and Mariel, and a half-brother, named Nipo. As her father died in a car crash, Zoe Saldana along with the family moved to the Dominican Republic. She was also famous with another name Zoe Saldana Perego. In the Dominican Republic, Zoe Saldana attended a good Dance Academy to learn different styles of dance and especially Ballet. When she turned seventeen, she grew a passion for the career in acting and theater and moved to the USA. She started working with the FACES Theater Group in Brooklyn, which always tried to focus on the aspects and difficulties faced by the teens like sex, etc. Later she became so famous that because of her dancing, she booked a role for Eva Rodriguez, the ballet dancer in the movie Center Stage. This movie directed by 'Nicholas Hytner' brings out the problem faced by the stage performers and how they cope with them. She acted as Kit in the three lead roles 2002 movie Crossroads. This cinema is all about three teenage girls finding friendship on their way to Crossroads, and the director 'Tamra Davis' did his level best to set the plot well. She also appeared in Law And Order. Zoe Saldana had a pattern in her acting career. At first, she acted in the films which didn't do well and later in the blockbusters. The 2002 movies Drumline, Star Trek, Haven, Temptation,The Terminal, etc., couldn't perform well at the box office. She played a role in one of the blockbusters in 2003 and later didn't go for the latter series. Zoe Saldana mesmerized the director of Star Trek J.J.Abrams with her roles in different movies and got a chance to take the role of Nyota Uhura. Later she appeared in the highest engrossing movie of 2009, Avatar by James Cameroon as Neytiri. Then, in 2014, she worked for The Guardians Of Galaxy as Gamora. However, Zoe Saldana has a big list of movies to her credit. Coming to the personal life, she married Keith Britton in 2010 and divorced in 2011. Then she dated Bradley Cooper. In 2013, she married Marco Perego. All through her career, she won ten awards and got forty-seven nominations. As of now, she had a huge fan base on par with other famous actresses.

Zoe Saldana English Actress