Lockdown: Hollywood in the Time of Coronavirus

Actress Shoreh Agdashloo
Helen HoehneJune 5, 2020

In 2009, Iranian American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo became the first Iranian woman to win an Emmy for her performance as Saddam Hussein’s wife in...

Curtiss Cook
Helen HoehneMay 27, 2020

Curtiss Cook was a single father of three, who had to go on welfare at one point before his acting career took off. Now he stars in Showtime’s hit...

Sarah Wayne Callies
Helen HoehneMay 21, 2020

Sarah Wayne Callies had already appeared on shows like The Walking Dead, Prison Break, and Colony but was considering quitting acting. Then the...

Zoë Chao
Elisa LeonelliMay 20, 2020

Zoë Chao plays Dakota Johnson’s best friend in The High Note (Focus) with Tracee Ellis Ross, directed by Nisha Ganatra, who had directed Late...

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Sean Penn
Tina Jøhnk ChristensenMay 18, 2020

When the COVID-19 health crisis hit California hard, Sean Penn was not going to stay at home and do nothing. He knew there was a need for help...

Jamie Lee Curtis
Elisabeth SeredaMay 16, 2020

No premieres. No red carpets. No press junkets at the Four Seasons and other hotels. No promotional tours around the globe to open a movie. Major...

Olivia Munn
Helen HoehneMay 13, 2020

Olivia Munn has starred in several movies and TV shows, including Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse, and The Lego Ninjago Movie. With...

Amandla Stenberg
Elisa LeonelliMay 11, 2020

In October 2018, when she was only 19, Amandla Stenberg was featured on the cover of TIME magazine as a Next Generation Leader. At the time she...

Jenji Kohan
Elisabeth SeredaMay 9, 2020

Remember the word or phrase of the year that is revealed at the end of every twelve months? It has never been easier to bet on what it will be...

Annie Hägg
Helen HoehneMay 5, 2020

Annie Hägg has played a Swede on Law & Order: SVU, a Ukrainian on FBI: Most Wanted and a German on The Blacklist. She also used her gift for...