Justina Machado has come a long way from her days as a struggling teenage actor in Chicago. “As much as [I loved] Chicago, and Chicago has amazing actors, I wanted bigger things to happen,” says the Lane Tech grad, who worked at Victory Gardens Theater and performed at the now-defunct Latino Chicago Theater before moving to New York City.
The average person may recognize Simon Doonan from his hilarious guest stints on “America’s Next Top Model,” or even from his cameo on “Gossip Girl” (he escorted Blair to the Jenny Packham show, before Dan interfered). But style savants know him as Barney’s creative ambassador-at-large. He’s also written several books of autobiographical essays (Boston Globe called him “The David Sedaris of the style universe”), such as Gay Men Don’t Get Fat and Wacky Chicks.
She has posed for more than 120 magazine covers worldwide, appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” co-hosts “Poland’s Next Top Model” and currently stars on “The Real Housewives of Miami.” But later this fall, the Poland-born, Chicago-raised Joanna Krupa will put one of her most intimate moments yet on camera: She’s airing her wedding on the reality show’s season finale.
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You may not know Hayley Orrantia by name, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen her picture on a billboard around town. The up-and-coming young actress, 19, plays 17-year-old Erica Goldberg on ABC’s new show, “The Goldbergs,” a comedy co-starring Jeff Garlin and narrated by Patton Oswalt.
If you’ve seen “Breaking Bad,” AMC’s ultra-addictive drama, you know Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, a seedy criminal lawyer with slicked-back hair and strip-mall digs. But as unsavory as Odenkirk’s character is, the role has elevated the Naperville native to a new level of fame.