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Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress.
Nickelodeon's Hey Dude
After graduating from Allentown's Central Catholic High School, Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky character Melody Hanson, a lifeguard. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs.
The Brady Bunch, Party Girl, The Wedding Singer
Taylor's physical resemblance to the character of Marcia Brady, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast in the 1995 film spoof of the television show The Brady Bunch called The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year.
In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl, in which she played the role of a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying.
Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. She also played the best friend role in the successful Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer.
My Name is Earl
On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest starred on NBC's "My Name Is Earl", a show starring Jason Lee and known for its one-camera filming approach. The episode, titled "The Professor", featured Taylor as a sexy and beautiful college professor. Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return her laptop that he previously stole.
In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller.
Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Like Stiller, Taylor is considered a gifted comedic actress whose success in television and film acting has been varied, but not often heralded.
On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Marcia Olivia Stiller. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005.
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"Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare. And to play a bitch." People magazine, March 13, 1995.
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And to play a bitch." People magazine, March 13, 1995. The call for election reform legislation and voting rights protection nonetheless continued from various citizen groups. "Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare. Many high-ranking Democrats chose to distance themselves from this debate, including John Kerry, despite Jesse Jackson personally asking Kerry for help. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005. This challenge to the Ohio election was rejected by a vote of 1-74 by the Senate and 31-267 in the House. On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Marcia Olivia Stiller. House Committee on the Judiciary Democratic Staff released a 100 page report on the Ohio election.
Like Stiller, Taylor is considered a gifted comedic actress whose success in television and film acting has been varied, but not often heralded. On January 6, 2005 U.S. Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). When asked for evidence, Jackson did not give facts but replied, "Based on distrusting the system, lack of paper trails, the anomaly of the exit polls." . In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller. John Conyers (D-MI) and discovered during a flawed recount of the Ohio presidential vote called for by Green Party candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik, Jackson suggested the Ohio voting machines were "rigged" and some African-Americans were forced to stand in line for six hours in the rain before voting. In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. Based on information obtained in hearings held by Rep.
Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return her laptop that he previously stole. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney to deliver Ohio to the Republican Party. The episode, titled "The Professor", featured Taylor as a sexy and beautiful college professor. Jackson has called Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell inappropriately partisan and said that Blackwell may have been pressured by President George W. On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest starred on NBC's "My Name Is Earl", a show starring Jason Lee and known for its one-camera filming approach. presidential election would not have been certified by the international community. She also played the best friend role in the successful Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer. Jackson compared the voting irregularities of Ohio to that of the recent Ukrainian presidential election, saying if Ohio was Ukraine the U.S.
Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. Jackson said he held some hope that the election could be overturned, although he admitted that was very doubtful.. In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl, in which she played the role of a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying. Jackson called for a congressional debate on the matter, asking for a fair count and national voting standards, saying the elections in the United States each run with different standards by different states, with partisan tricks, racial bias, widespread incompetence, and are an open scandal. Taylor's physical resemblance to the character of Marcia Brady, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast in the 1995 film spoof of the television show The Brady Bunch called The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year. presidential election controversy, particularly the voting results in Ohio and its recount. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs. Jesse Jackson’s most recent project was gathering information and support to investigate the 2004 U.S.
After graduating from Allentown's Central Catholic High School, Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky character Melody Hanson, a lifeguard. . . They also point out that Yusef and Jonathan Jackson had no prior experience in alcoholic beverage distribution or any other business. Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. Jackson’s critics, such as Chicago Sun-Times reporter Tim Novak, claim that Jackson had in effect blackmailed Anheuser-Busch into selling the distributorship to Jackson’s sons in exchange for Jackson dropping the boycott. Hey Dude (1989) (TV series). Jackson sued the paper for libel but dropped the suit when a judge ruled that the paper could inspect the finances of Jackson as well as his many organizations in order to prove their case.
Calendar Girl (1993). Louis, reported that Jackson had demanded $500 each from local African American businessmen to help support the Anheuser-Busch boycott campaign. Showdown (1993). Louis American, a Black-owned paper in St. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) (V). The St. Breaking Free (1995). Shortly after the sale, Jackson dropped his prior support of the Anheuser Busch boycott campaign.
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). They refuse to publicly disclose how much they paid for the distributor but the business was worth an estimated $25 to $30 million. Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV). In 1998 the River North distributorship was purchased by two of Jackson’s sons, Yusef and Jonathan Jackson. The Craft (1996). Shortly thereafter, Anheuser Busch contributed $10,000 to Jackson’s Citizenship Education Fund, contributed over $500,000 to the Rainbow PUSH coalition, and established a $10 million fund to help non-whites buy distributorships. To the Ends of Time (1996) (TV). Jackson came to the aid of the employees in 1997 shortly after the first EEOC blackmail suit was filed.
A Very Brady Sequel (1996). After languishing for over a decade, the boycott movement received a boost when Budweiser’s River North distributorship was accused by several of its African American employees that they were being denied promotions. Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996). In 1982, Jackson launched a "this Bud's a dud" boycott of Anheuser Busch because it had only three Black-owned distributors nationwide. Party Girl (1996) (TV series). Critics of Jackson (including the African American Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of BOND) claim that he has exploited poverty stricken African Americans in order to make money and gain political power. Campfire Tales (1997). However, Jesse Jackson has often been the center of controversy.
Denial (1998). Jackson appeared at several anti-war rallies in opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Wedding Singer (1998). During this time, it was suggested by some commentators that Al Sharpton had usurped Jackson's position as the leading figure in the African-American political movement. Overnight Delivery (1998). This seriously damaged Jesse Jackson's credibility even among long-time supporters, and for a brief time prompted Jackson to withdraw from activism. Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV). .
Desperate But Not Serious (1999). Many commentators questioned the legality of these payments and charged that Jackson was paying “hush money” to Stanford. Kiss Toledo Goodbye (1999). The Rainbow Push Coalition had paid Stanford, $40,000 to relocate her to Southern California, in addition to a continuing $3,000 a month in support, and $365,000 in funds from Rainbow Push were also used to purchase Stanford’s house. Zoolander (2001). Shortly afterward, it was revealed that Jackson (married since 1963) had an affair with a young staffer, Karin Stanford, that resulted in the birth of his daughter Ashley. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). During the contested election of 2000, Jackson quickly became involved in pro-Democrat demonstrations in the state of Florida.
The First Year's A Bitch (2004). "[Spitting into the food] gave me a psychological gratification," Jackson said. Room 6 (2006). In a 1969 Life Magazine interview, Jackson said that when he worked as a waiter in a Greenville, South Carolina restaurant, he would spit into the soups and salads of white customers. The Mirror (2006) (completed). Timmerman. Some of the allegations are covered in the book Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson by Kenneth R.
Jackson is seen by his critics as using racial politics to advance himself and his family's financial interests. Although Jackson is known mainly for his works in the civil rights arena, many people have alleged that Jackson uses his influence and reputation primarily to extort businesses for his personal gain. Also in early 2005, Jackson visited the parents of Terri Schiavo and their supporters; he supported their unsuccessful bid to keep the disabled Florida woman alive. His work involved giving speeches to ethnic audiences.
In 2005, he was enlisted as part of the United Kingdom's "Operation Black Vote", a campaign to encourage more of Britain's ethnic minorities to vote in political elections ahead of the May 2005 General Election. He also writes for "The Progressive Populist.". Kucinich, Jackson described Kucinich as "assuming the burden of saying 'you make the most sense, but you can't win.'". Although he did not explicitly voice an endorsement of Rep.
Instead, Jackson remained largely silent about his preference in the race until late in the primary season, when he allowed Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, another presidential candidate, to speak at a Rainbow/PUSH forum on March 31, 2004. In 2003, Jackson surprised many observers by declining to endorse the campaigns of either the Reverend Al Sharpton or former Senator Carol Moseley Braun, the two African-American candidates in the race for the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nomination. Jackson is also known as a passionate orator, in the tradition of Southern US and African American Protestant preaching. His son, Jesse Jackson, Jr., also emerged as a political figure, becoming a member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois.
Clinton awarded Jesse Jackson the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor bestowed on civilians. While Jesse Jackson was initially critical of the "third way" or more moderate policies of Bill Clinton, he became a key ally in gaining African American support for Clinton, and eventually became a close advisor and friend of the Clinton family. Reprint of a Washington Post article from 1988. Jackson has adopted an openly pro-choice view, believing the right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy is fundamental and should not be infringed in any way by the government.
However, since then Rev. Jackson once endorsed the pro-life Hyde Amendment and wrote an article in a 1977 National Right to Life Committee News report:. Although Jackson was one of most liberal members of the Democratic Party, his views on abortion were originally more in line with pro-life views. With the exception of a resolution to implement sanctions against South Africa for its Apartheid policies, none of these positions made it into the party's platform in either 1984 or 1988.
Declaring that he wanted to create a "Rainbow Coalition" of various minority groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, the poor and working poor, women, and homosexuals, as well as White progressives who fit into none of those categories, Jackson ran on a platform that included:. In both races, Jackson ran on what many considered to be a very liberal platform. In the end, however, he lost the nomination, coming a close second to Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts, the eventual nominee. Briefly, after he won 55% of the vote in the Michigan primary, he was considered the frontrunner for the nomination, as he surpassed all the other candidates in total number of pledged delegates.
Although most people didn't seem to believe that he had a serious chance at winning, Jackson once again exceeded expectations as he more than doubled his previous results, capturing 6.9 million votes and winning eleven primaries. This time, his successes in the past made him seem a more credible candidate, and he was both better financed and better organized. Four years later, in 1988, Jackson once again offered himself as a candidate for the nomination. Jackson garnered 3.5 million votes and won five primaries, all in the South.
In the primaries, Jackson, who had been written off by pundits as a fringe candidate with little chance at winning the nomination, surprised many when he took third place behind Senator Gary Hart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, who eventually won the nomination. A major controversy erupted during the early stages of the race, when Jackson was reported making remarks in which he referred to Jews as "hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown," remarks for which he later issued a perfunctory apology. In 1984, Jackson became the second African American (after Shirley Chisholm) to mount a nationwide campaign for President of the United States, running as a Democrat. During the 1980s, he achieved wide fame as an African American leader and as a politician, as well as becoming a well-known spokesman for civil rights issues.
These two groups merged in 1996. He started two political organizations, PUSH in 1971, and the Rainbow Coalition in 1984. Later that year, he was authorized as a Baptist minister. He was present with Martin Luther King in Memphis when he was assassinated, April 4, 1968, the day after making his famous “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech given to the Mason Temple, Church of God in Christ.
As a graduate student, Jesse studied Divinity at the Chicago Theological Seminary (he did not complete the degree at the time, however, but was later awarded a Master of Divinity in 2000 based on life experience), and he began to organize in the southern Christian Leadership Conference under the auspices of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jesse graduated the university of Illinois and North Carolina A&T University. An athlete, Jesse played football at both of the universities that he attended. At age 21, he married Jacqueline Lavinia Brown on December 31, 1962.
He was born with the name Jesse Louis Burns, in a poor household in Greenville, South Carolina. He is known for being an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. Jesse Jackson was born on October 8th 1941. .
He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. ". Mandela.
Schwarzenegger did not learn that lesson from Mr. And somehow, some way, it seems that now Mr. He didn't seek to revenge his -- having been arrested the way he was. Mandela chose redemption over revenge.
Mandela because, after 27 years in jail, Mr. He was congratulating Mr. Mandela and Governor Schwarzenegger. And there was a huge picture on the wall of Mr.
I was in South Africa about a month ago, meeting with President Nelson Mandela. "I feel pain by the governor's decision to choose revenge over redemption and to use "Tookie" Williams as a trophy in this flawed system. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it.
Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted. 1984 DNC Convention Address. Our mission: to feed the hungry; to clothe the naked; to house the homeless; to teach the illiterate; to provide jobs for the jobless; and to choose the human race over the nuclear race.
Yet, we are called to a perfect mission. We are not a perfect people. This is not a perfect party. 1988 DNC Convention Address.
We are all precious in God's sight -- the real rainbow coalition. When I look out at this convention, I see the face of America: Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White. Tonight, we pause and give praise and honor to God for being good enough to allow us to be at this place at this time. May 1999) (resulting from an extramarital affair).
Daughter: Ashley (b. Daughter: Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson, Jr. Daughter: Sanitita Jackson. Son: Jonathan Jackson.
Son: Yusef DuBois Jackson. March 11, 1965). (b. Son: Jesse Jackson, Jr.
increasing federal funding for lower-level public education and providing free community college to all,. ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment,. creating a single-payer system of universal health care,. giving reparations to descendants of black slaves,.
instituting an immediate nuclear freeze and beginning disarmament negotiations with the Soviet Union,. declaring Apartheid-era South Africa to be a rogue nation,. cutting the budget of the Department of Defense by as much as fifteen percent over the course of his administration,. reversing Reaganomics-inspired tax cuts for the richest ten percent of Americans and using the money to finance social welfare programs,.
reprioritizing the War on Drugs to focus less on mandatory minimum sentences for drug users (which he views as racially biased) and more on harsher punishments for money-laundering bankers and others who are part of the "supply" end of "supply and demand,". creating a WPA-style program to rebuild America's infrastructure and provide jobs to all Americans,. Jackson also met representatives from the Afro Venezuela and indigenous communities. After meeting with Chavez and addressing the Venezuelan Parliament, Jackson said there was no evidence that Venezuela posed a threat to the U.S.
Jackson condemned Robertson's remarks as immoral. In August 2005 Jackson traveled to Venezuela to meet President Hugo Chavez, following controversial remarks by Televangelist Pat Robertson in which he implied that Chavez should be assassinated. He met with the then-Yugoslav president Slobadan Milosevic who later agreed to release the three men. POW's captured on the Macedonia border while patrolling with a UN peacekeeping unit.
In April 1999, during the Kosovo War, Jackson traveled to Belgrade to negotiate the release of three U.S. In 1997 Jackson traveled to Kenya to meet with Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi as President Clinton's special envoy for democracy to promote free and fair elections. In June 1984, Jackson negotiated the release of 22 Americans being held in Cuba after an invitation by Cuban president Fidel Castro. This helped to boost Jackson's popularity as an American patriot and served as a springboard for his 1984 presidential run.
However, after Jackson secured Goodman's release, President Reagan welcomed both Jackson and Goodman at the White House on January 4, 1984 . Initially, the Reagan administration was skeptical about Jackson's trip to Syria. After a dramatic personal appeal that Jackson made to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, Goodman was released. Goodman had been shot down over Lebanon while on a mission to bomb Syrian positions in that country.
Robert Goodman, who was being held by the Syrian government. In 1983 Reverend Jackson traveled to Syria to secure the release of a captured American pilot, Navy Lt.