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Who is Shira Piven?

Shira was born in New York City, USA on 8 October 1961 – her zodiac sign’s Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film scriptwriter and director, perhaps known best for having directed the 2011 comedy movie “Fully Loaded”, which starred Paula Killen, Lisa Ann Orkin and Dweezil Zappa. It follows two single mothers during a night out, and the movie was nominated for a River’s Edge International Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Feature (Shira).

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Early life and education

Shira was raised in Evanston, Illinois USA, alongside her brother Jeremy Piven, who’s today a famous American actor and comedian., Their father Byrne Piven was an American actor and film director, who passed away in 2002 aged 72, and their mother Joyce Hiller Piven, who’s an American actress and director; Byrne and Joyce were the founders of the Piven Theater Workshop.

Shira grew up being interested in acting, mostly thanks to her parents who occasionally took her to their movie sets. She studied at a local high school, and was involved in a various activities during her four years there, as she practiced creative writing, appeared in many school plays, and played volleyball with her peers.

Upon matriculating in 1980, she enrolled at Bennington College, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in drama in 1983.

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Career as an actress

Shira’s appeared in five movies and only a single TV series. She made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Penn State Protester in the 1992 comedy drama “Bob Roberts”, written and directed by Tim Robbins, who also starred in it alongside Giancarlo Esposito and Alan Rickman. It follows a folk singer who’s now running for the US Senate, and the movie won four of the seven awards for which it was nominated.

Shira’s following role came more than 10 years later, when cast to play Defense Lawyer in the 2003 episode “Pilot” of the comedy drama “Queens Supreme”, and in 2004, she portrayed Mother in the critically acclaimed comedy movie “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, written and directed by Adam McKay, and which starred Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell. It follows San Diego’s best newsman Ron Burgundy who’s being threatened by an ambitious woman who’s just become a new anchor; the movie won one of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.

Shira has only three other roles: she appeared in the 2004 comedy “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy”, the 2008 comedy “Step Brothers”, and the 2015 comedy “The Real Reason Women Don’t Direct More Action Movies”.

Directing credits

Shira has 13 directing credits, including the upcoming movie “The Performance”.

Her directing debut was the 2011 comedy movie “Fully Loaded”, which she also wrote and produced, while she then went on to work on the 2012 short biographical documentary movie “The Beast and the Angel”, the 2013 documentary film “Lifecasters”, and the 2014 comedy movie “Welcome to Me”.

Shira directed the 2016 episode “New Contact” of the comedy series “One Mississippi”, as well as the 2016 episode “Life Sucks and Then You Die” of the comedy series “Transparent”.

Some of her other notable directing credits include the 2017 short comedy video “The Kellyanne Conway Story: Exclusive Trailer”, the 2017 episode “Escape” of the crime comedy series “Claws”, and the 2019 episode “Drywall Guys” of the fantasy comedy series “Room 104”.

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Other credits

Shira worked as a production assistant and dialogue coach on the 2007 short comedy movie “The Landlord”.

She’s received special thanks for seven movies, including the 2004 comedy “I Heart Huckabees”, the 2018 documentary “Origin Story”, and the 2021 science fiction comedy “Don’t Look Up”.

Love life and husband

Shira prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman, and a mother of two. She exchanged vows with American film writer, producer and director Adam McKay in 1999, in a private ceremony attended by some of their closest friends and family members. Their daughter Lili Rose McKay was born not long after that, but her birthdate remains undisclosed; their second daughter Pearl McKay followed on 4 March 2005. Pearl’s today quite popular on TikTok, and is followed by close to 30,000 people, while she’s amassed nearly 50,000 likes of all her videos combined.

Both Lili Rose and Pearl have ventured into the film industry.

Shira hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, so as of August 2022, she’s married to Adam McKay, and they have two daughters together.

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Hobbies and interesting facts

Shira has an Instagram account, but isn’t very active on the network; she’s today followed by about 400 people, but has uploaded only eight pictures, most of which feature her during her everyday life.

She’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to and volunteered with various charity organizations. She’s also taught acting to gang members and prison inmates, and is today a board member of Jail Guitar Doors USA; the non-profit organization provides musical instruments to inmates.

Shira’s into travelling, and has been to a couple of US states and European countries, for both work and pleasure; her dream travel destination’s Zagreb, Croatia.

She enjoys watching movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Jim Carrey and Amanda Seyfried, while some of her favorite movies are “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “Yes Man” and “Dear John”.

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Age, height and net worth

Shira’s age is 60. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).

As of August 2022, her net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, and her brother’s at more than $30 million.

Who is her brother Jeremy Piven?

Jeremy Samuel Piven was born in New York City on 26 July 1965 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds American nationality. He’s appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the supporting character Ari Gold in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Entourage”, created by Doug Ellin, and which starred Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon. It follows the lives of Los Angeles’ movie star Vince Chase and his friends,; the series aired from 2004 to 2011 and won 20 awards, including six Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 106 other awards.

Jeremy was raised in Evanston, and studied at Evanston Township High School; it was during his four years there that he became interested in acting, and practiced it at Harand Theater Camp, as well as at his parents’ Piven Theater Workshop. Upon matriculating in 1983, he enrolled at Drake University, transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts two years later, but dropped out only a couple of months prior to graduation, wanting to pursue acting.

He made his debut film appearance in the 1986 romantic comedy drama “Lucas”, while a couple of his following film roles were in the 1986 romantic comedy “One Crazy Summer”, the 1989 romantic comedy drama “Say Anything” and the 1990 crime thriller drama “The Grifters”.

What marked the ‘90s for him was perhaps his portrayal of Dr. Bob in the critically acclaimed action crime movie “Heat”, written and directed by Michael Mann, and which starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. It follows a group of professional thieves as they’re being pursued by the Los Angeles Police Department; the movie was nominated for 11 awards.

Three of Jeremy’s most notable performances in the 2000s were perhaps in the 2001 historical action movie “Black Hawk Down”, the 2003 comedy film “Scary Movie 3”, and the 2009 comedy movie “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”.

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The year 2014 saw him play Colonel Walter Marx in the popular action science fiction adventure movie “Edge of Tomorrow”, directed by Doug Liman, and which starred Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. It follows a soldier who’s fighting in a war against aliens, while he relives the same day whenever he dies; the movie won 11 of the 49 awards for which it was nominated.

Three of his most recent roles have been in the comedy film “Last Call” and the  action crime movie “American Night” both in 2021,and the 2022 drama film “The Walk”.

Jeremy’s won six of the 32 awards for which he’s been nominated; his wins include three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, all for his performance in “Entourage”.

Since 2017, many women have accused Jeremy of sexual assault, including the porn actress Ariane Bellamar, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon, and actress Anastasie Taneie.

As an Author at Net Worth Post, I guide a dedicated team in the art of revealing the stories behind the world's most influential personalities. Fueled by a relentless curiosity and a knack for uncovering hidden stories, I immerse myself in the intricacies of our subjects' lives, weaving together accurate data and compelling narratives. My involvement spans the entire editorial process, from the seed of research to the final flourish of publication, ensuring that every article not only educates but also captivates and motivates our audience. At Net Worth Post, we are committed to providing thorough investigations into the net worth and life achievements of innovators across diverse sectors such as technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. My method merges meticulous research with eloquent storytelling, designed to bridge the gap between our readers and the remarkable individuals who redefine our tomorrow. Through spotlighting their journeys to success, the hurdles they've surmounted, and their contributions to society, we aim to give our readers a deep and inspiring insight into the luminaries who are paving the way for progress and ingenuity in the modern era.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating

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Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

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While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.

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In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.

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Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.

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She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.

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It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

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She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.

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Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.

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In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.

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Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.

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Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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