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Where is Zack Ward from Christmas Story now? Net Worth, Wife

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Who is Zack Ward?

Canadian actor Zacharias ‘Zack’ Ward was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 31 August 1970 under the zodiac sign of Virgo. He’s also a film writer and producer, but has appeared in nearly 130 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still best known for his portrayal of Bobby Davis in the popular 2003 action horror movie “Freddy vs. Jason”, directed by Ronny Yu, and which starred Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger and Kelly Rowland. It follows two iconic horror film characters, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, who’ve now turned against each other – the movie won two of its 13 award nominations.

Zack’s recently finished shooting for the upcoming movies “How to Make a Deal with the Devil” and “A Christmas Story Christmas”, as well as for the upcoming series “Fallen Cards”.

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Education and early life

Famous Canadian actress Pamela ‘Pam’ Hyatt raised her son Zacharias in Toronto, alongside his older brother Carson T. Foster; it’s believed that the boys’ father wasn’t around while they were growing up, but that they both eventually became friends with him. Zack revealed in July 2020 that his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and that he and Carson agreed to have him stay in a fully assisted living environment.

Zack’s mother Pam had already made a name for herself in the film industry before he was born, and he thus became passionate about acting at a very early age. He was 13 when his career was launched, as he played Scut Farkus in the critically acclaimed 1983 family comedy movie “A Christmas Story”, written and directed by Bob Clark, and which starred Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin. Set in the ‘40s, the film follows Ralphie Parker who’s trying to convince Santa Claus, his family and teachers that a BB gun is an ideal Christmas gift for him; the movie won three of its 14 award nominations.

Zack moved to Los Angeles, California USA following the launch of his acting career, and attended a local high school there; he matriculated in 1988 and then focused on acting, choosing it over a college degree.

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Roles in TV series

Zack made his debut TV series appearance in 1985, with his portrayal of Moody Spurgeon in both episodes of the hit family mini-series “Anne of Green Gables”; it starred Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth, followed the life of an orphan girl, and it won 13 awards, including a 1986 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Some of Zack’s following roles were in the 1987 romantic family mini-series “Anne of Avonlea”, the 1989 mystery fantasy horror “Friday the 13th: The Series”, and the 1990 action adventure comedy “My Secret Identity”.

What marked the ‘90s for him was perhaps his portrayal of Curtis Dastuge in the action crime drama “JAG”, which was created by Donald P. Bellisario; the series aired from 1995 to 2005, starred Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux and David James Elliott, and followed the lives of several US Navy lawyers. It won 15 of its 32 award nominations, including three Primetime Emmy wins.

Between 2000 and 2002, Zack played Dave Scouvel in the popular comedy drama “Titus”, created by Brian Hargrove and Jack Kenny, and in which he starred alongside Christopher Titus and Cynthia Watros; it follows car mechanic Christopher as he and his brother are dealing with their alcoholic father – the series won one of its 11 award nominations.

The remainder of the 2010s saw Zack appear in an episode of a couple of hit series, including the drama “MDs”, the mystery fantasy “Charmed” and the comedy “Significant Others”.

He played Lieutenant Dante in six episodes of the action comedy drama “Z Nation” in 2018. It was created by Craig Engler and Karl Schaefer, starred Russell Hodgkinson and Nat Zang, and followed the life of the only man who’s somehow managed to survive the plague which has killed most of the world’s population; this was also Zack’s most recent TV series role.

Roles in movies

Zack played Seth Sandruff in the 1987 comedy drama “Taking Care of Terrific”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1993 mystery crime drama “Spenser: Ceremony”, the 1994 horror “The Club”, and later that year the family drama “Harvest for the Heart”.

1997 saw him play D. C. in the action adventure comedy “Wild America”, directed by William Dear, and which starred Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa and Scott Bairstow. It follows three teenage brothers as they’re travelling around the USA while documenting wildlife with their camera; the film won a 1998 Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival Award.

In 2005, he was cast to play Lindstrom in the romantic drama “Aurora Borealis”, directed by James C. E. Burke, and which starred Joshua Jackson, Juliette Lewis and Donald Sutherland. The movie follows a young man who’s finding it hard to cope with his father’s premature death, and it won eight of its 12 award nominations. Zack appeared in a couple of other popular movies in the 2000s, including the 2007 crime thriller drama “Trade”, the 2007 action science fiction adventure “Transformers” and the 2008 science fiction “Battle Planet”.

He portrayed Alex in the 2014 fantasy mystery horror “Don’t Blink”, written and directed by Travis Oates, and which starred Mena Suvari, Fiona Gubelmann and Joanne Kelly. It follows ten people who are investigating a seemingly abandoned mountain resort.

Three of Zack’s most recent film roles have been in the 2019 action crime drama “Beyond the Law”, the 2020 horror “Piranha Blood Lake”, and the 2021 action thriller “Survive the Game”.

Other credits

He voiced Alpha in the 2013 video game “Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel”, several characters in the 2014 video game “Murdered: Soul Suspect”, and The Postal Dude in the 2019 “Postal 4: No Regrets”.

Zack has 10 writing, eight producing and four directing credits; he attracted a lot of attention with his writing of the 2016 horror thriller movie “If Looks Could Kill”, the 2017 horror thriller film “The Terror of Hallow’s Eve”, and eight episodes of the 2020 science fiction series “FraXtur”.

He’s received seven special thanks, most recently for the 2015 romantic comedy movie “The Condo”, the 2018 horror comedy series “Macabre Theatre”, and the 2020 horror series “Bottle Monster”.

Some of the talk-shows in which Zack’s made a guest appearance include “What’s Your Name Again?”, “WOTN Cleveland” and “InHouse-CON”.

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Awards and nominations

Zack’s won two awards: a 2004 Monaco International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, for his performance in “L. A. Twister”, and a 2018 Bronze Telly Award for Best Film, for “Circus Kane” (shared with colleagues).

Love life and wife

Although quite secretive when it comes to talking about his love life in public, Zack’s still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He married American actress and movie producer Jennifer McMahan-Ward on 18 August 2018, in a small ceremony attended by less than 100 people; Jennifer produced the 2003 sports series “Winning Women”, and voiced Sarah Larson in the 2004 war thriller movie “Septem8er Tapes”.

Zack hasn’t spoken about the women whom he might had dated prior to meeting Jennifer – he’s married to Jennifer McMahan-Ward as of September 2022, and doesn’t have children.

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Hobbies and interesting facts

Zack and famous American singer-songwriter and actress Deborah Ann ‘Debbie’ Gibson share the same birthday.

He and popular American actress and model Milla Jovovich lived in the same house while they were shooting for the 2004 movie “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”.

Zack’s quite active on Instagram and has posted close to 1,000 pictures onto his account, while he’s today followed by nearly 10,000 people; he mostly uploads comedy content.

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He’s been to many US states and European countries, mostly to shoot for his movies and TV series – his favorite city to travel to for pleasure is London, England.

Zack’s favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie, and his favorite movies “Kramer vs. Kramer’, “The Tourist” and “Original Sin”.

Height, eyes and net worth

Zack’s age’s 52. His hair is brown and eyes are blue, his height’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and his weight’s around 167lbs (76kgs).

Zack’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $4 million, as of September 2022.

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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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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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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