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Where is Bo Hopkins now? What is he doing today? Biography

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Who is Bo Hopkins?

William ‘Bo’ Hopkins was born in Greenville, South Carolina USA, on 2 February 1942 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with more than 130 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of one of the main characters, Joe, in the 1973 comedy movie “American Graffiti”. Written and directed by George Lucas, it also starred Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard,the movie follows a group of high school friends as they’re spending their last night together before going off to college; it won nine of the 27 awards for which it was nominated, including five Oscar nominations.

Bo is less active in the film industry today, and has appeared in only a couple of movies in the past decade.

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Early life and education

Bo was raised in Greenville by his adoptive parents, who were infertile; his adoptive father worked in a mill, while his adoptive mother was a housewife. Bo was still very young when he and his adoptive mother watched his adoptive father die from a heart attack, and as they could no longer bare to live in the same house, the two moved, and she subsequently married Davis. Bo and Davis didn’t get along, and he was thus sent to live with his grandparents. When he was 11, Bo learned that his mother had given him up for adoption because she disliked children, however, he met her the following year, and learned that he has a half-brother and several half-sisters.

Bo had problems with the authorities in his teenage years, and upon turning 17, he quit school and joined the US Army, serving in the elite 101st Airborne Division.

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He spent some time based in Fort Gordon, Fort Pope and Fort Jackson, and was then posted to South Korea for nine months.

Upon returning, he became interested in acting, and enrolled at Pioneer Playhouse on a scholarship. Bo went on to appear in various plays performed around the US, before he beginning his career on TV.

Roles in TV series

Bo made his debut TV series appearance in the 1966 episode “The Hubcap Caper” of the comedy “The Phyllis Diller Show”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode of various series, such as the westerns “The Virginian” and “Gunsmoke”, and the crime drama “Judd for the Defense”.

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He gained recognition in 1973, when cast to play Eldred McCoy in the drama “Doc Elliot”, created by Lewis John Carlino and Allen S. Epstein, and which starred James Franciscus, Neva Patterson and Noah Beery Jr. It follows Dr. Benjamin Eliot who has moved to Colorado from New York City, and has become the only physician there. The remainder of the ‘70s saw Bo make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series until his following notable performance, his portrayal of Matthew Blaisdel between 1981 and 1987 in the romantic drama “Dynasty”. Created by Esther Shapiro and Richard Alan Shapiro, it starred John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins, and follows the lives of two wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both of whom are in the oil business; the series won 25 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 67 other awards.

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Since then, Bo has won roles in only two TV series, as he has been focused on appearing in movies; these were the mystery crime drama “Murder, She Wrote” in 1992, and the animated family comedy “The Angry Beavers” (voice role) in 2000.

Roles in movies

Bo actually made his debut film appearance in the 1968 crime drama “Dayton’s Devils”, and the following year appeared in three movies: the war adventure “The Thousand Plane Raid”, the action adventure western “The Wild Bunch”, and the action war drama “The Bridge at Remagen”.

Bo gained recognition in 1972, when he portrayed Frank Jackson in the action crime thriller “The Getaway”, directed by Sam Peckinpah, and which starred Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw and Ben Johnson.

It follows a man who has just been released from prison, and has planned a heist with his wife; the movie won one of the four awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Bo’s other notable performances in the ‘70s were in the 1974 crime drama “The Nickel Ride”, the 1975 thriller drama “The Day of the Locust”, and the 1978 biographical crime drama “Midnight Express”.

In 1984, Bo was cast to play Sheriff Will Stewart, the main character in the horror science fiction thriller “Mutant”, directed by John ‘Bud’ Cardos and Mark Rosman, and which also starred Wings Hauser and Jody Medford. The movie follows two brothers who have discovered that toxic waste is turning the people of a small city into zombies. In 1993, he starred in the romantic western drama “The Ballad of Little Jo”, and in 1997 appeared in the crime thriller drama “U Turn”, which starred Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez, and won one of the three awards for which it was nominated.

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Some of his most notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2001 horror “A Crack in the Floor”, the 2003 crime thriller “Shade”, and the 2006 drama “Open Window”.

Bo ten took a seven-year break from acting, returning in 2013 when invited to portray Coach Morris in the family drama “A Little Christmas Business”. He has since appeared in only two other movies, the 2016 comedy “The Boys at the Bar”, and the 2020 drama “Hillbilly Elegy”, while he’s currently shooting for the upcoming romantic drama “Of God and Kings”.

Other credits

In 2003, Bo produced the crime thriller movie “Shade”, and the same year saw him receive special thanks for the drama film “Dallas 362”.

He has been featured in a number of documentary movies, such as the 1996 “Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right”, the 2005 “Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah”, and the 2008 short “Sweet 16: Interview with Bo Hopkins, Aleisa Shirley and Jim Sotos”.

Bo has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, including “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, “The Alan Hamel Show”, and “The Mike Douglas Show”.

Awards and nominations

In 1995, Bo received a Golden Boot Award for his general performance as an actor.

Love life and relationships

Bo was 18 years old when he married his first wife, Norma, right after he finished his military service – some sources suggest that they married on 30 October 1959, when he was still 17. She gave birth to their daughter Jane, but as Bo then focused on acting and spent the majority of his time travelling, Norma divorced him on 15 August 1962, and took their daughter with her.

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While studying acting at the Pioneer Playhouse, Bo dated Miss Mississippi, but then in 1989, he exchanged vows with the American non-celebrity woman Sian Eleanor Green, who gave birth to their child sometime in the ‘90s. There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Bo hasn’t been very loyal to his wife, and that he’s slept with several of his colleagues, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

As of September 2021, Bo’s married to his second wife Sian Eleanor Green, and has a child with her, as well as a daughter with his first wife.

Hobbies and other interests

Bo likes to write, and his wife has persuaded him to write his autobiography; he’s currently working on it, and it should be published sometime in 2022.

He was physically highly active during his 20s and 30s, partly because it was important for his career to stay fit. Bo had several training sessions at the gym every week, and followed a somewhat strict diet.

He’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the world, for both work and pleasure. As well as to various US states, however, he prefers to visit European, African and Asian countries, as he’s keen on learning about different cultures; his dream travel destination is Tokyo in Japan.

He’s a huge lover of animals, and has had many pet dogs and cats.

Bo has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Marlon Brando, the late Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts. A couple of his favorite movies are the franchise “The Godfather”, “Apocalypse Now”, and “Good Morning, Vietnam”.

Age, height and net worth

Bo’s age is 79. He has short brown hair and light blue eyes, his height is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

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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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