Staci Keanan – My Two Dads & Step-By-Step

Staci Keanan

Anastasia Sagorski, aka Staci Keanan, was born on June 6th, 1975 in Devon, Pennsylvania to Irv and Jacqueline Sagorski, who also have another daughter named Pilar Sagorski. Keanan began modeling at age four, and, when she was eight years old, Staci, her mother Jacqueline, and Staci’s sister Pilar moved to New York City, New York. During her high school years, she won many scholastic awards such as a City of New York essay contest and the National Language Arts Olympiad. She transitioned her modeling career to acting through commercials, jingles, and voiceovers. Her first sitcom was My Two Dads. Her acting skills were recognized with her winning the Youth in Film Award and Sixteen Magazine’s Top TV Newcomer Award. Both awards were for her work on My Two Dads. She pursued her education at the University of California in Los Angeles, California where she studied Art History. She is now married to Guy Birtwhistle. Staci’s Twitter handle is @stacikeanan.

Her filmography includes:

I’ll Take Manhatten (1987), My Two Dads (1987 to 1990), Lisa (1990), Casey’s Gift: For Love of a Child (1990), Going Places (1990 to 1991), Step by Step (1991 to 1998), ABC Sneak Peek with Step by Step (1994), Downhill Willie (1995), Boy Meets World (1996), Nowhere (1997), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1997), Cybill (1998), Diagnosis Murder (1998), Stolen Poem (2004), Hidden Secrets (2006), Sarah’s Choice (2009), Holyman Undercover (2010), You Again (2010), and Death & Cremation (2010)

She grew up to look like this:

Staci Keanan

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Anna Chlumsky – My Girl

Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky was born on December 3rd, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois to Nancy and Frank Chlumsky, Jr. In 1989, she started her career at age eight as a model. Although, Anna is best known for her role in My Girl as Vada Margaret Sultenfuss alongside McCauley Culkin of Home Alone fame. She took a break from acting between 1999 to 2005 so she could focus on her personal life. Anna graduated from Walther Lutheran High School (www.walther.com), a private high school in Melrose Park, Illinois which is eight miles or 30-minute drive from Chicago. Upon high school graduation, she attended the University of Chicago (www.uchicago.com) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Once she graduated from college, she worked for the Zagat Survey (www.zagat.com) as a fact-checker. Anna was also an editorial assistant for HarperCollins (www.harpercollins.com) during her break from acting. She found her work unsatisfying and decided to seek formal training in acting at the Atlantic Acting School in Manhatten, New York. Anna returned to acting in 2007. She announced her engagement to Shaun So, a member of the Army Reserve, in October, 2007. On March 8th, 2008, the couple wed in Brooklyn, New York, and they welcomed a daughter into their lives in July, 2013. Her Twitter handle is @AnnaChlumsky, and her website is http://www.annachlumsky.org.

Her filmography includes:

Uncle Buck (1989); My Girl (1991); My Girl 2 (1994); Trading Mom (1994); Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995); A Child’s Wish (1997); Miracle in the Woods (1997); Cupid (1998); Early Edition (1998); Eight Days a Week (2007); 30 Rock (2008); Law & Order (2007 & 2010); Blood Car (2007); Eavesdrop (2008); House Rules (2009); In the Loop (2009); The Good Guy (2009); Cupid (2009 TV series – 2009); My Sweet Misery (2009); 12 Men of Christmas (2009); The Quinn-tuplets (2010); Civil Unions: A Love Story (2010); Covert Affairs (2010); Lights Out (2011); Three Weeks, Three Kids (2011); The Pill (2011); White Collar (2011); Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship (2012); Army Wives (2012); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2012); Veep (2012 to present); Hannibal (2013)

Her current picture is below:

Anna Chlumsky

Gennie James – The Secret Garden (Hallmark Version)

Gennie James from The Secret Garden (Hallmark Version)

Sara Genevieve James, known as Gennie James in Hollywood, was born on December 27th, 1976 in Navasota, Texas. Her best-known and breakout role was Mary Lennox in Hallmark’s version of The Secret Garden, based upon the 1911 novel with same name which was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After leaving her acting days in 1988 at age 11 years old, Gennie moved back to Texas, where she currently lives. Now, she is married and has children. This year, she will be turning 37 years old on her birthday.

Her filmography includes:

Places in the Heart (1984), The Hugga Bunch (1985), Papa was a Preacher (1985), If Tomorrow Never Comes (1986), Alex: The Life of a Child (1986), A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986), The Christmas Gift (1986), Amazing Stories (1987), The Secret Garden (1987), Broadcast News (1987), CBS Summer Playhouse: My Africa (1988), and The River Pirates (1988)

What does she look like now?

Gennie James Now

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

Aileen Quinn – Annie

Promotional picture from the film Annie in 1982

Promotional picture from the film Annie in 1982

I had a special request from a friend with whom I went to high school. My high school friend, Rebekah Rose Harvey, wanted to know more about Aileen Quinn, who is known for her title role of Annie in the 1982 film with the same name.

Aileen was born June 28, 1971 in Yardley, Pennsylvania. She was under contractual agreement with Columbia Pictures to make subsequent sequels to Annie but none were ever made with her in the movies. After Annie, she was primarily a stage actress in regional stage theatre plays and musicals.

At 18-years-old, she went to college at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey where she majored in Spanish and minored in Political Science. During her educational career, she spent six months in Chile with a family which she calls one of her most life-rewarding experiences. Aileen graduated from Drew University with honors in 1994.

She’s had several minor roles in independent films and has a solo musical album entitled Bobby’s Girl (November, 1982). She shares her musical talent as music composer and lead singer for the band The Leapin’ Lizards out of Los Angeles, California. For five years, Aileen also performed in three Broadway national tour productions of Fiddler on the Roof as Chava, Peter Pan as Tootles/Jane, and Saturday Night Fever as Annette. She also spent time as a teacher at Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. She taught Spanish, theatre, and dance.

Her filmography includes The Wizard of Oz (1982); Annie (1982); Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982); The Charmkins (1983); The Frog Prince (1986); Annie (1999); Generation Gap (2004); 30 (2007); and Multiple Sarcasms (2010).

Her Twitter handle is @aileenquinn, and her official Facebook fan page is http://www.facebook.com/aileenmquinn. She maintains her personal website at http://www.aileenquinn.com.

Recently, rumors were swirling Aileen Quinn died. Per her representatives on July 11th, 2013, she is alive and well. Aileen was just a recent victim of celebrity death hoaxes on the Internet. Again, Aileen Quinn is alive and well!!

Picture from 2012

Picture from 2012

Introduction

My name is Erica L. White, and I am a professional movie and television editor living in the Charlotte, NC metro area. I have experience editing for local news stations and NASCAR. Furthermore, I am a musician, a writer, a producer, and a director. I will post more about my own career in a later posting so everything will remain somewhat uniform.

This blog is dedicated to reporting on “Where Are They Now?” stories about actors and actresses from the 1980’s to now! I am a major 1980’s and 1990’s movie buff so a lot of my focus will be on that time period. With that said, I won’t limit myself to the Eighties and Nineties movies. You never know – I could throw in a few actors and actresses who fell off the proverbial Earth in the new millenium. I could also throw in news about current people as well! Keep checking this blog for news about your favorite actors and actresses! Thank you for reading!!

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