Trini Alvarado
American actress
Trini Alvarado
Trinidad "Trini" Alvarado is an American actress best known for her performances as Margaret "Meg" March in the 1994 film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women and Lucy Lynskey in the comedy/horror film The Frighteners. She also has had notable stage performances and singing roles in musicals. Alvarado recently appeared on the Fox TV show Fringe.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 10: Singer Ronnie Hawkins of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks is 81. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 72. Singer Rod Stewart is 71. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 68. Singer Pat Benatar is 63. Guitarist Michael Schenker (Scorpions) is 61. Singer Shawn Colvin is 60. Singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets is 57. Actor Evan Handler ("Sex and the City," ''Californication") is 55. Singer Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 52. Actress Trini Alvarado is 49. Singer Brent Smith of Shinedown is 38. Rapper Chris Smith of Kris Kross is 37.
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Rediscovering Elizabeth Swados' 'Runaways' - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The ensemble cast included Josie de Guzman (who played Sarah Brown in the 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls") and the criminally underrated Trini Alvarado, who went on to star in the criminally underrated 1980 movie "Times Square
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Sommer unserer Träume - news aktuell (Pressemitteilung)
Google News - almost 6 years
Völlig überraschend taucht eines Tages Lillians Enkelin Molly (Trini Alvarado) auf. Sie hat sich mit den Eltern zerstritten und will den Sommer bei ihrer Großmutter verbringen. Mehr und mehr entdeckt sie ihre Liebe für den aufwändigen Hotelbetrieb und
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - about 11 years
The Frighteners It's hard to avoid the smiling, newly slimmed-down face of the New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson these days: as the Dec. 14 release date for his $200 million remake of ''King Kong'' approaches, he's been popping up on every other DVD in the marketplace. He was all over Warner Home Video's recent release of the 1933 ''King Kong''
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Killer Couples, Killer Saucers And 'Kiss of Death'; The Frighteners
NYTimes - over 11 years
MADE before the huge success of the ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy, Peter Jackson's neglected 1995 horror-comedy is being released in this 123-minute director's cut (14 minutes longer than the theatrical release). Mr. Jackson's previous film, the art-house hit ''Heavenly Creatures,'' was an ugly exploitation of a real-life crime. ''The
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TIMES SQUARE AT 100; It Oughta Be in Pictures
NYTimes - over 12 years
TIMES Square is a magnet for moviemakers drawn to both its bright lights and a darkness that can be magical or menacing. These 10 films, spanning a half-century, showcase the neighborhood in often odd and unexpected ways. The only real constant is the Howard Johnson's on Broadway and 46th, one of the few Times Square talismans you can still visit
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 13 years
THE ending of ''An Unmarried Woman,'' when Jill Clayburgh proves her self-realization by refusing to commit to Alan Bates and carrying an enormous painting home by herself, has never rung quite true. But Judy Davis's speech when, as a simple country girl in 1890's Australia, she turns down Sam Neill's proposal in MY BRILLIANT CAREER (1979) does.
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TV WEEKEND; Nervous and Paranoid? Well, You Should Be
NYTimes - over 16 years
The scariest thing about ''Level 9,'' a slick new cybercop series that has its premiere tonight on UPN, is that it gives no clue which of the dazzling technologies in its stories actually exist and which are made up. Could someone parked in a car outside your house really tap into your home security system and use its motion detectors to tell which
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TAKING THE CHILDREN;Rub a Boombox, and Shaq Fans Get Their Wish
NYTimes - over 20 years
The Frighteners Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado Directed by Peter Jackson R 106 minutes Here we have a supernatural mystery with a romance on the side and touches of "Ghost," "The Shining" and "Natural Born Killers" thrown in. Frank (Michael J. Fox), a dishonest ghostbuster, can actually communicate with spirits. In fact, they're his accomplices:
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FILM REVIEW;Ghosts All Over the Place
NYTimes - over 20 years
The special-effects fiesta that is "The Frighteners" unleashes so many spooks, demons, subplots and secondary characters that there seem to be crowd-control problems on screen. As directed by Peter Jackson, whose "Heavenly Creatures" looks sedate by comparison, it's a technically impressive horror-comedy-romance in desperate need of a story editor
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FILM REVIEW; Uno, Dos, Tres: A Miami Love Story
NYTimes - almost 22 years
In a dream, Juan Raul Perez (Alfred Molina) sees a family on a beach. A woman in a flowing white dress carries a baby and a frilly white parasol. In their elegant white clothes, the entire family wades into the ocean. Juan Raul, the former owner of a sugar plantation, wakes in the Cuban prison where he has spent 20 years and soon arrives in Miami
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FILM REVIEW; The Gold Standard For Girlhood Across America
NYTimes - about 22 years
"Some books are so familiar reading them is like being home again," Jo March observes in the new film version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. She's talking about Shakespeare, but we all know "Little Women" is a book like that, one of the most seductively nostalgic novels any child ever discovers. As the gold standard for American girlhood, it
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THE ANNOTATED CALENDAR; FILM
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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Reviews/Film; 'American Friends,' A Michael Palin Tale
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Anyone who has ever underrated the wit, intelligence and sheer classiness of "Howards End," "A Room With a View" and other Ismail Merchant, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala collaborations should be sentenced to sit through "American Friends" at least twice. This new English film, made by people who have otherwise always seemed sane and
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Review/Film; Appetites as Gigantic as His Talent
NYTimes - almost 25 years
"You know, you can't put everything in a story, so I left out a few things," Babe Ruth reportedly said about his 1948 autobiography. "Maybe there should have been two books, one for kids and one for adults." The new film about Ruth, "The Babe," has no room for separate versions. But it recounts a childlike success story at a time when adult-minded
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Review/Television; Dr. Kildare? Well, No. But a Human Face.
NYTimes - almost 25 years
It's not as if television entertainment has turned its back completely on doctors and hospitals. There's Dr. Huxtable in "The Cosby Show" on NBC and there's the wisecracking gang on "Nurses," also on NBC. Over on ABC, Doogie Howser, M.D. does see patients between bouts of teen-age angst. But where are the serious dramas about medicine, the kind
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Review/Film; Some 60's Musicians On the Road to Nowhere
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Being realists, the five quasi-professional jazz musicians in "American Blue Note" know that they aren't going anywhere, unless it's perhaps someplace they can drive to in their own car. Transportation is often the first -- and sometimes the only -- concern of the Jack Solow Quintet's prospective employers. Musical ability takes a definite back
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FILM VIEW; Shed a Tear for Stella, Still Noble but Senseless
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: In both the famous 1937 King Vidor version of ''Stella Dallas'' and the apt-to-be-less-famous (but still surprisingly workable) 1990 remake, Stella receives an unexpected visitor one Christmas Eve. He is Stephen Dallas, the well-born, debonair father of Stella's beloved only child, and Stella hasn't seen him in a long time. In both the famous
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Review/Film; Bette Midler as a Selfless Mother in Tear-Inducing 'Stella'
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Central Park's Tavern on the Green, where Bette Midler enacts perhaps a three-hanky version of the famous four-hanky ''Stella Dallas'' finale, isn't quite the right setting for this brave mother's ultimate sacrifice. It was in a spirit of joyful self-abnegation that Barbara Stanwyck's Stella, in the most famous scene from King Central Park's
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Review/Television; 'Hallmark' vs. 'American Playhouse'
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Two of television's more prestigious purveyors of plays, the ''Hallmark Hall of Fame'' and ''American Playhouse,'' compete for the upscale audience tonight at 9, as Hallmark's ''Face to Face,'' on CBS, goes head to head with ''Sensibility and Sense,'' on PBS. Two of television's more prestigious purveyors of plays, the ''Hallmark Hall of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Trini Alvarado
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 47
    In May 2014, she appeared in the episode "Forget Me" of the single-season ABC series Black Box, her first acting job in over four years.
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  • 2009
    Age 42
    Alvarado had a role in the films All Good Things, which also starred former co-star Kirsten Dunst, and The Good Guy, which had been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival on 26 April 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Alvarado has provided the voice-over for the audio books Trickster's Choice, Trickster's Queen and the series Alanna: Song of the Lioness Quartet, written by Tamora Pierce. Alvarado has also voiced Debbie Macomber's Changing Habits.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    Most recently, she played the role of Samantha Loeb in the Fox TV sci-fi drama Fringe, appearing in two episodes in 2008 and 2009.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 33
    She played various roles on the small screen, appearing alongside Eric Stoltz for the third time, in 2000's The Last Dance amid a string of TV guest appearances and movies.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 28
    Alvarado's next film was 1995's The Perez Family, co-starring Alfred Molina, Anjelica Huston and Marisa Tomei.
    More Details Hide Details The next year saw the release of The Frighteners, Peter Jackson's horror/comedy film about a con artist who sees ghosts, and The Christmas Tree, the directorial debut of actress Sally Field. Alvarado is better known for the first, even though The Frighteners wasn't hugely popular during its initial release. In the making-of documentary included with the revamped DVD, Alvarado admitted to enduring bruises because of the active, violent scenes in the movie and to being "cursed"; an ice cream truck from a local New Zealand vendor would go by playing "Greensleeves" every time Jackson did a close-up on her and make her break character. After making an appearance in the last minutes of Paulie (1998), as the grown-up Marie Altweather, Alvarado would not appear on the big screen again until 2006, in the critically acclaimed film Little Children.
  • 1994
    Age 27
    Alvarado would get the chance to work with director Gillian Armstrong again on the 1994 film adaptation of Little Women.
    More Details Hide Details When asked about the role, she said, "I am Hispanic and Meg... is not a Hispanic, but even so they gave me the part. But I understand the situation. I understand it because sometimes I see a film about Hispanics, where none of actors is Hispanic, and I feel bad about that. I'd feel particularly bad if they hadn't allowed me to audition, when they said that they'd already seen all the Hispanics in Hollywood, which isn't true." She and her cast mates endured lessons in Victorian life, including proper etiquette, and restricting dresses. About the women's limiting garb, Alvarado said, "It's so obvious why women were thought of as the weaker sex. I don't know if it was a subconscious desire of designers to hold women back, but you can't even take a full breath these dresses." Generally well received by critics and audiences, Little Women showcased Alvarado in one of her most-known roles to date, alongside Pamela Pearl from Times Square.
  • 1992
    Age 25
    After Stella, Alvarado played the role of Elinor Hartley in American Friends, which Michael Palin both wrote and starred in. Alvarado later worked alongside John Goodman again on the 1992 biopic The Babe, playing the role of Helen Woodford Ruth.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 20
    Her next roles - the young Lisa Titus in the ill-fated 1987 film The Chair, the tough, smart-aleck May "Mooch" Stark in the frank, girl-dominant teen movie Satisfaction - led up to playing the daughter of Stella Claire (portrayed by Bette Midler), in another version of Stella.
    More Details Hide Details Midler and Alvarado bonded on set and even performed an impromptu duet of the chorus of the Beatles' "If I Fell" during Alvarado's screen test, which led to Alvarado being cast.
  • 1985
    Age 18
    In 1985, Alvarado took on the role of Anne Frank in the off-Broadway musical Yours, Anne.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she starred as the title character in Maggie Magalita, another off-Broadway production.
  • 1984
    Age 17
    There followed roles in a string of TV shows and movies before she appeared on the big screen again, in Gillian Armstrong's 1984 drama Mrs. Soffel.
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  • 1980
    Age 13
    In 1980, Alvarado appeared in Times Square with Tim Curry and Robin Johnson, in which she and Johnson sang together "Your Daughter is One."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 11
    Alvarado made her show business debut at the age of seven when she joined her family's dance troupe, and that led to roles on stage, including the role of Melinda in Elizabeth Swados' Broadway musical Runaways in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Alvarado was featured, along with Karen Evans, on the song "Lullaby From Baby to Baby", denoted by Swados as the "theme song" of the musical. The next year, she starred in Rich Kids alongside John Lithgow and Jeremy Levy, and she lent her vocals to the ending song "Happy Ida and Broken-Hearted John". The same year, she appeared in the ABC Afterschool Special "A Movie Star's Daughter" as Dena McKain, her first of two appearances in the series (her second was the 1981 special Starstruck).
  • 1967
    Age 0
    Born on January 10, 1967.
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