Karen Sillas
American actor
Karen Sillas
Karen Sillas is an American stage and film actress. She graduated from the Acting Conservatory of the State University of New York. She is also a speech coach.
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The Rendezvous - NOW Toronto
Google News - over 5 years
(which Noonan filmed in 1994 with himself and the terrific Karen Sillas in the roles), The Rendezvous follows two people who work in the same legal office on a very awkward first date. Jackie (Eva Birthistle) has invited Michael (Tim Dutton) over for
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Today in History - Forbes
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Karen Sillas is 48. Actor Ron Livingston is 44. Singer Brian McKnight is 42. Rock musician Claus Norreen (Aqua) is 41. Actor Mark Wahlberg is 40. Actor Chad Allen is 37. Rock musician P-Nut (311) is 37. Actress Navi Rawat (RO'-waht) is 34
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Today in History - AZFamily
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Karen Sillas is 48. Actor Ron Livingston is 44. Singer Brian McKnight is 42. Rock musician Claus Norreen (Aqua) is 41. Actor Mark Wahlberg is 40. Actor Chad Allen is 37. Rock musician P-Nut (311) is 37. Actress Navi Rawat (RO'-waht) is 34
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 16 years
THOUGH nothing can bring back the innocent hedonism and sweet excess that were the 1960's, Oliver Stone came pretty close with THE DOORS (1991). Plenty of excellent actors have proved just how hard it is to play a rock star credibly, but Val Kilmer pulls it off in grand style as Jim Morrison, the Doors' lead singer, sex symbol, poet and
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FILM REVIEW; Problems Only a Night in Jail Will Cure
NYTimes - over 18 years
What's a young man like Robin to do? His old girlfriend, the beautiful daughter of the richest man in town, is leaving the next day for a new life in New York. Robin (Alessandro Nivola), it seems, is stuck in this small Illinois town, where he grew up. Now he finds himself, late at night, standing in the unnatural, deserted quiet of the town's main
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FILM REVIEW; Schemes, Twists of Fate And a Sense of Deja Vu
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Larry David, the co-creator and longtime writer of ''Seinfeld,'' makes the transition to the big screen without leaving the slightest doubt as to where he came from. While ''Seinfeld'' may be leaving television, the essence of the show is alive, well and funny -- if also slightly threadbare -- here. Working without the pizazz of his television
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Life in This Man's World Can Rattle a Superwoman
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Eve Stephens (Tilda Swinton), the excruciatingly conflicted central character in ''Female Perversions,'' is a high-powered trial lawyer so obsessed with appearances and competition that when she runs into another woman wearing the same trendy shade of lipstick (it's called ''Red Pussycat'') she flies into a rage and furiously tosses her tube of the
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As the Shoreham Well Runs Dry, a School District Struggles With the Bottom Line
NYTimes - over 20 years
It seemed too good to be true. For two decades, the small but growing school district here reaped a tax bonanza from a large property, enabling educators to finance their dream programs. At times, that single property paid 90 percent of the Shoreham-Wading River School District's annual budgets. And what budgets they were. Kindergartners got
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Two Marriages Whose Magic Has Become Misery
NYTimes - over 20 years
''The Wife,'' Tom Noonan's bleakly funny evisceration of modern marriage, is not a film to gladden the hearts of young lovers looking forward to decades of cuddly connubial oneness. The film, which originated two years ago as a theatrical workshop under the title ''Wifey,'' takes roughly the same view of the institution as Edward Albee's ''Who's
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FILM;At the Multiplex: From 'First Kid' To Last Dragon
NYTimes - almost 21 years
MAY Ashes of Time -- From Hong Kong, the story of two martial-arts heroes who chose kung fu over the women they loved and now, in later life, regret it. Written and directed by Wong Kar-Wai, whose last film was "Chungking Express." Friday. Flipper -- How long could a dolphin who lasted four seasons in prime time avoid getting a new feature film?
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TV WEEKEND;Go Back Into the Water? You Think It's Safe?
NYTimes - almost 21 years
If you loved the big shark, you may very well hate the giant squid. On the other hand, "Peter Benchley's 'The Beast,' " as the official television title would have it, is at heart meant to be little more than the kind of nail-biting entertainment that boosts consumption of pizzas and colas. With an eye on the sweeps ratings that determine ad
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TELEVISION; When J. R. Was Shot The Cliffhanger Was Born
NYTimes - almost 22 years
IT HAD BEEN A TYPICAL DAY FOR J. R. Ewing. Only six death threats. That night, as he worked late in his office, two gunshots were fired. J. R. (played by Larry Hagman) fell to the floor. A cleaning woman soon discovered him, and the second full season of CBS's nighttime soap "Dallas" came to a close. "Who shot J. R.?" asked magazine covers, comedy
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THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Added Worry Facing CBS: Gaping Holes In Fall Lineup
NYTimes - almost 22 years
After a collapse in prime-time ratings that has seen the network lose ground every night of the week, CBS is likely to find itself with an extraordinary number of holes to fill in its program schedule next fall -- more new programming, a senior CBS executive conceded, than any network can realistically introduce at once. The network's fortunes, in
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FILM; The Elusive Women Who Inhabit The Quirky Films of Hal Hartley
NYTimes - almost 22 years
LIKE OTHER ACTRESSES associated with the work of a particular director, the women in Hal Hartley's films seem to share a family resemblance on screen. Think of Mia Farrow and Diane Keaton before the lens of Woody Allen or Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson vis-a-vis Ingmar Bergman. If Mr. Allen's women are high-strung and Mr. Bergman's ripe, Mr.
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FILM VIEW; In Hollywood, the Play's the Thing (Again)
NYTimes - about 22 years
SO WHEN DID THE MOVIES start going to the theater again? Back in the days when films were learning to talk, Broadway and Hollywood maintained a frosty marriage of convenience. The movies had big bucks and a cultural inferiority complex; the theater had tony scripts, writers who understood dialogue and actors who didn't need elocution lessons. So
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Woman Among Men, And Just Call Her Phil
NYTimes - over 22 years
Add to the skimpy list of this season's promising new series "Under Suspicion," still struggling for survival on Fridays at 9 P.M. on CBS. Created by Jacqueline Zambrano, this is another cop show swelling the revival of hourlong dramas on the weekly schedule. On the other hand, this is not just another cop show, primarily because of a direct-hit
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FILM REVIEW; Chancing a Romance With an Eager Stranger
NYTimes - over 22 years
The risk in "Risk," a film by Deirdre Fishel, is ostensibly the chance taken by Maya (Karen Sillas) when she lets an eager young man pick her up on a bus. Maya is a struggling artist living a lonely New York life, and Joe (David Ilku) is so eager he's hard to resist. Following Maya home after he first meets her, he surveys her apartment and
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THE ANNOTATED CALENDAR; TELEVISION
NYTimes - over 22 years
Here is a selective guide to cultural events in New York and beyond in the months ahead. As usual, programs change, and some events are sold out. Unless indicated, all dates listed are for openings, all addresses are in Manhattan, and all telephone numbers have a 212 area code. Addresses for locations in New York City cited more than once appear at
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FILM REVIEW; The First Date From Purgatory
NYTimes - over 22 years
In his small, edgy two-character film, "What Happened Was . . .," Tom Noonan aims for something universal. Charting an uneasy evening spent by two slightly acquainted people on a first date, Mr. Noonan reaches into the depths of their loneliness, letting them reveal themselves gradually over the course of an awkward dinner. As the writer, director
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THE NATION: The Arbiters of TV Style; How to Fashion a Character
NYTimes - over 22 years
DETECTIVE ROSE (PHIL) PHILLIPS is in a quandary. The fictional centerpiece of "Under Suspicion," a new fall series on CBS, she is the only woman in a squad room infested with sexist clods. To make matters worse, her partner and mentor Frank Fusco has disappeared from the face of the earth. Frank left behind a wallet stuffed with an incriminating
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Karen Sillas
    THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 34
    She kicked off the 1998-99 prime-time television season with a double dose of family viewing during premiere week, appearing on two of CBS's most acclaimed TV series, Touched by an Angel and Promised Land.
    More Details Hide Details Sillas also appeared on the hit HBO series The Sopranos, which happened to garner the most Emmy nominations of that season.
  • 1994
    Age 30
    In 1994, What Happened Was won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and launched Sillas into prime-time television.
    More Details Hide Details With CBS's critically acclaimed detective series Under Suspicion, Sillas broke through the tough female cop stereotype with her portrayal of Rose "Phil" Phillips, the only female detective in an otherwise male-dominated squad room. Sillas has also starred in several miniseries for television, including Peter Benchley's The Beast with William Petersen. She was married to Peter Stormare, but is now married to writer Ivan Menchell. They have two daughters, Olivia and Lou.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    Karen Sillas appeared in Hal Hartley's 1992 film Simple Men.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on June 5, 1963.
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