Jonathan Crombie – Anne of Green Gables Trilogy

Jonathan Crombie in Anne of Green Gables

Jonathan Crombie in Anne of Green Gables

Jonathan David Crombie was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 12th, 1966 to David and Shirley Anne Crombie. Jonathan is the youngest of three children; he has two older sisters, and their father is a former mayor of Toronto and former Canadian federal Cabinet Member. His educational pursuits include graduating from the University of Toronto’s Victoria College (http://www.vicu.utoronto.ca/) in 1995 and performing with the Stratford Festival (http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/) in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. In 1997, Jonathan earned a nomination for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance due to his performance as Valentine Coverly in the Canadian Stage Company’s production of Arcadia. He’s also starred in various Toronto and Broadway productions such as This Could Be Love (2004, Toronto); The Drowsy Chaperone (2006, Broadway, New York City, New York); and Ouch My Toe (2004, Toronto).

Jonathan Crombie is best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in the Canadian television movies Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Green Gables – The Sequel, and Anne of Green Gables – The Continuing Story. This trilogy was produced for CTV (http://www.ctv.ca), Canada’s largest private broadcaster, by Sullivan Entertainment (http://www.sullivanmovies.com).

Jonathan’s Twitter handle is @JDCrombie, and his filmography/TV work include:

Anne of Green Gables (1985); A Judgment in Stone (1986); Bullies (1986); CBS Schoolbreak Special (1987); Anne of Avonlea (1987 – also known as Anne of Green Gables – The Sequel); Mount Royal (1988); Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1988); The Jewellers Shop (1989); The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (1989); Deadly Nightmares (1989); The Campbells (1990); 21 Jump Street (1991); Avonlea (1992); Cafe Romeo (1992); The Teddy Bears’ Christmas (1992); The Good Fight (1992); Class of ’96 (1993); Matrix (1993); Comedy Now (1998); SketchCom (1998); The Teddy Bears’ Scare (1998); Power Play (1999 to 2000); Anne of Green Gables – The Continuing Story (2000); The Waiting Game (2001); Earth: Final Conflict (2002); The Jane Show (2004); Slings and Arrows (2003 to 2005); Empty Room (2006); The Secret World of Benjamin Bear (2004 to 2010); Cottage Country (2013).

I have some sad news – Jonathan Crombie passed away on April 15th, 2015 of a brain hemorrhage, according to his sister Carrie.

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Katie Finneran – You’ve Got Mail

Katie Finneran in You've Got Mail

Katie Finneran in You’ve Got Mail

Kathleen “Katie” Finneran was born on January 22, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois but she grew up in Miami, Florida. In 1989, she graduated from New World School of the Arts (nwsa.mdc.edu) in Miami, Florida and attended Carnegie Mellon University (www.cmu.edu) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She left college early to study acting with Uta Hagen. Just a small fact – Katie Finneran and Felix Pire were each other’s senior prom date in high school. She is married to Darren Goldstein (August 22, 2010 to present), and they have two children together. Her most recent project was a supporting role on the NBC comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show,” and her character was playing Michael J. Fox’s sister. Thus far, NBC only aired 15 of the already filmed 22 shows, and executives are unsure of how the network will handle the remaining seven shows of “The Michael J. Fox Show.” NBC did not air the remaining filmed episodes. Currently, Katie is previewing It Might Be You at the famous Broadway supper club 54 Below.

She is known for her Broadway work to the extent she’s earned two Tony Awards for her acting in Noises Off and Promises Promises. Her stage production resume includes:

Annie as Miss Hannigan (October, 2012 to May, 2013); Promises Promises as Marge MacDougall (March, 2010 to October, 2010); Mauritus as Mary (October, 2007 to November, 2007); Noises Off as Brooke Ashton (October, 2001 to July, 2002); The Iceman Cometh as Cora (April, 1999 to July, 1999); Cabaret as Sally Bowles (November, 2000 to January, 2001); Proposals as Sammii (November, 1997 to January, 1998); The Heiress as Maria (March, 1995 to December, 1995); In the Summer House (Understudy – August, 1993); My Favorite Year as Tess, in the Ensemble, and an Understudy (December, 1992 to January, 1993); Two Shakespearean Actors as Miss Wemyss (January, 1992 to February, 1992); and On Borrowed Time (Understudy – October, 1991 to January, 1992).

Her filmography and TV work include:

The Michael J. Fox Show (2013 to 2014), I Hate My Teenage Daughter (2011 to 2013), Movie 43 (2013), Company (2011), Damages (2010), Mercy (2010), Royal Pains (2009), Baby on Board (2009), Walk the Talk (2007), Drive (2007), Firehouse Dog (2007), Staten Island (2007), Broken Bridges (2006), The Inside (2005), Bewitched (2005), Live at Five (2005), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), Wonderfalls (2004), Plainsong (2004), Bram and Alice (2002), Death to Smoochy (2002), Oz (2001), Liberty Heights (1999), Frasier (1999), All My Children (1999), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Sex and the City (1998), and Night of the Living Dead (1990).

Below is a current picture of Katie Finneran:

Katie Finneran Now

Katie Finneran Now