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Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model.
Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name.
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In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name. MTV profiled her in its Diary series in 2003 and she was Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher in the spring of 2004. Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. Bush's daughter Jenna. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model. She returned to Saturday Night Live on May 5 in a cameo as President George W. Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. On March 17, 2001, Stiles hosted Saturday Night Live and eight days later introduced a music nominee at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Stiles also played a teenage girl who finds herself pregnant and runs away from her unforgiving father (Bill Smitrovich) in NBC's miniseries The '60's (1999), a film Caryn James dismissed as "conspicuously idiotic." Stiles was the public face of the film, with NBC using her face, painted with a peace sign and the American flag, both in its advertising and on the cover of the soundtrack album. Marcia Ross, the film's casting director, told Jeffrey Ressner "she projects an intelligent depth, she's not girlish, and she'll easily grow into adult roles.". In Before Women Had Wings (1997) on CBS, she played opposite Ellen Burstyn and Oprah Winfrey in an adaptation of the novel by Connie May Fowler. She has been seen in two made-for-TV movies.
After two appearances on the PBS series Ghostwriter in 1993 and 1994, she appeared as a guest star on the medical drama Chicago Hope. Stiles' work on television has been more limited. Stiles told Leslie Goober that she was very similar to the character, Paige Morgan, but critic Scott Foundas said while she was, as always, "irrepressibly engaging" the film was a "strange career choice for Stiles." This echoed criticism in reviews of A Guy Thing (2003), a romantic comedy with Jason Lee and Selma Blair; Dennis Harvey wrote that Stiles was "wasted," and Stephen Holden called her "a serious actress from whom comedy does not seem to flow naturally.". Stiles played a Wisconsin co-ed, with dreams of becoming a doctor, who is swept off her feet by a Danish prince in The Prince and Me (2004), directed by Martha Coolidge.
Stephen Holden referred to her as one of the cinema's "brightest young stars," but the film met with generally unfavorable reviews. Her next leading role was in Mona Lisa Smile (2003) as Joan, a student at Wellesley College in 1953, whose art professor (Julia Roberts) encourages her to pursue a career in law rather than becoming a wife and mother. Aimee Agresti quoted producer Lynda Obst as saying Stiles was turning into the next Meryl Streep. Stiles also had small roles as a CIA operative in The Bourne Identity (2002) and its sequel The Bourne Supremacy (2004).
She has an effect on people," said Channing. Channing was impressed by her co-star: "In addition to her talent, she has a quality that is almost feral, something that can make people uneasy. Stiles also played opposite Stockard Channing in the dark art house film The Business of Strangers (2001) as a conniving underling who exacts revenge on her cold boss. In David Mamet's State and Main (2000), about a film shooting on location in a small town in Vermont, she played a teenage girl who seduces a film actor (Alec Baldwin) with a weakness for young girls.
She told Rolling Stone that despite rumors, she did all her own dancing in the film, though the way the film was shot and edited made it appear otherwise. Rolling Stone pronounced her "the coolest co-ed", putting her on the cover of its April 12, 2001 issue. The role won her two more MTV awards for "Best Kiss" and "Best Female Performance", and a Teen Choice Award for best fight scene for her battle with Bianca Lawson. At her new, nearly all-black school, she falls in love with Sean Patrick Thomas, who teaches her hip-hop dance steps that get her into The Juilliard School.
Her next commercial success was in Save the Last Dance (2001), as an aspiring ballerina forced to leave her small town in downstate Illinois to live with her struggling musician father in Chicago after her mother is killed. Neither was a great success; O had been subjected to many delays and a change of distributors and Hamlet was an art house film shot on a minimal budget. The second was playing Ophelia in Michael Almerayda's Hamlet (2000), with Ethan Hawke in the lead. The first was playing the Desdemona role, opposite Mekhi Phifer in the title role, in Tim Blake Nelson's O (2001), Othello set in a high school.
She subsequently appeared in two more Shakespearean adaptations. a Teen Choice Award nomination for their on-screen chemistry. Her next starring role was in Down to You, which was heavily panned by critics but was a financial success, and earned Stiles and her co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr. Adina Hoffman praised her as "a young, serious looking Diane Lane" and Martin Hoyle said Stiles played Kat "with bloody-minded independent charm from the beginning with hints of wistfulness beneath the determination.".
Foreign critics applauded her work as well. She won an MTV Movie Award for "Breakthrough Female Performance" for the role, and the Chicago Film Critics voted her the most promising new actress of the year. The role that made her a star was Kat Stratford, opposite Heath Ledger, in Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), an adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew set in a Seattle high school. and went direct-to-video.
Joe Balthai wrote she was "the darling of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival" and Internet movie writer Harry Knowles said she was the "discovery of the fest," but the film was not commercially released in the U.S. Her first lead was in Wicked (1998), playing a teenage girl who murders her mother so she can have her father all to herself. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake. Pakula's The Devil's Own (1997) and in M.
She also had small roles as Harrison Ford's daughter in Alan J. Stiles' first film was a non-speaking part in I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) with Claire Danes and Jude Law. In the spring of 2004, she made her London stage debut opposite Aaron Eckhart in a revival of David Mamet's play Oleanna at the Garrick Theatre. Reviewing the production, Ben Brantley of The New York Times saluted Stiles as "the thinking teenagers' movie goddess" who put him in mind of a "young Jane Fonda".
She graduated to adult roles by performing in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and, in the summer of 2002, appeared as Viola, the lead role in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night with Jimmy Smits. Stiles started acting at age eleven, performing with New York's La MaMa Theatre Company, securing work by submitting photographs of herself in costume to the company and asking that she be kept in mind for juvenile roles  (http://www.juliastiles.net/theater.html). The actress has described herself as a feminist and wrote on the subject in The Guardian  (http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,4120,1240843,00.html):. Stiles has also worked for Habitat for Humanity, building housing in Costa Rica  (http://www.habitat.org/newsroom/2000archive/1insitedoc004229.htm), and has worked with Amnesty International to try and raise awareness of the harsh conditions of immigration detention of unaccompanied juveniles; Marie Claire magazine, in January 2004, featured Stiles' trip to see conditions at the Berks County Youth Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania  (http://www.amnestyusa.org/artistsforamnesty/feb2004.html)  (http://www.amnestyusa.org/artistsforamnesty/july2004.html).
Stiles is a Democrat who supported John Kerry's candidacy for President of the United States  (http://www.juliastiles.net/news.html#), and her official site, which her mother helps to maintain, provides a link to Moveon.org. She attended a Quaker school in Manhattan and is an English major at Columbia University in New York City, though she has several times interrupted her studies to pursue her film career (she is graduating in May 2005, five years after entering College). Julia Stiles was born the eldest of the three children (two daughters and a son) of John O'Hara, a teacher and businessman, and Judith Stiles, a potter. When Stiles isn't working, she actively supports a variety of progressive and liberal issues.
After beginning her theater career in small parts, she has moved on to leading roles in plays by writers as diverse as William Shakespeare and David Mamet; her film career has been both a commercial and critical success, ranging from teen romantic comedies such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) to dark art house pictures such as The Business of Strangers (2001). Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981 in New York City) is an American stage and screen actress.  (http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,4120,1240843,00.html) (Mona Lisa Smile, Oleanna and feminism). June 17, 2004.
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"Shakespeare goes to the prom". Charlotte O'Sullivan. (General material). 415-7.
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v. Glamour. "Julia speaks her mind". Gia Kourlas.
(The 60's). February 5, 1999. E30. The New York Times. "This Time, Man, The 60's Go, Like Faster".
Caryn James. (Stockard Channing and The Business of Strangers). December 7, 2001. E8. The New York Times.
"At the Movies: Understanding a Dragon Lady". Dave Kehr. (10 Things). 18.
July 8, 1999. Financial Times. "Martin Hoyle enjoys a film that turns the Bard's almost unplayable comedy into a teenage coup". Martin Hoyle.
(Mona Lisa Smile). B8. December 19, 2003. The New York Times.
"Creeping 1953 Feminism Without Quite Dispelling Dreams of Prince Charming". Stephen Holden. (A Guy Thing). B31.
January 17, 2003. The New York Times. "A Hangover Is the Least of His Problems". Stephen Holden.
(10 Things). 7. July 26, 1999. The Jerusalem Post.
"Good teen fun". Adina Hoffman. January 20, 2003. Variety.
Review of A Guy Thing. Dennis Harvey. (General material). 192.
December 2001. 231, n.6. v. Cosmopolitan.
"The Hottest Chicks in Hollywood". Leslie Goober. (The Prince and Me). 80, 86.
Variety. March 29, 2004. "Not a Fresh 'Prince'". Scott Foundas. 74.
7 July 2002. 6, n. v. Biography.
"Stiles and Substance". Alec Foege. April 12, 2001. (General material, college career). Issue 866.
Rolling Stone. "Is Julia Stiles too cool for school?". Jancee Dunn. July 22, 2002. (Twelfth Night).
The New York Times. "Wayward Currents in Uncharted Waters". Ben Brantley. (General material; biography for younger readers).
Bear, Delaware: Mitchell Lane, 2003. Julia Stiles. John Bankston. October 28, 1999. (General material, Sundance).
The Arizona Republic. "Screen Idol-escents". Joe Balthai. (The Prince and Me).
B5. Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) April 2, 2004. "Prince Charming isn't her crowning achievement". John Andrews.
(Lynda Obst). 74-6. August 2002. 12.
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