Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild- and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum. Longoria is set to star opposite Anna Faris (“Mom”) and Eugenio Derbez (HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER) in the MGM/Pantelion re-imagined adaptation of the comedic cult-classic film OVERBOARD set for a 2018 wide-theatrical release as well as opposite Academy Award-winner Jaime Foxx in the feature film ALL-STAR WEEKEND slated for a 2017 wide release. Most recently she starred opposite Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir in the Universal feature film LOWRIDERS, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in LA’s Latino communities.
Foxx is often described as a triple threat for his versatility as an actor, musician and comedian. In 2004 Foxx delivered a trio of powerful l performances in “Ray,” “Collateral,” and “Redemption.” He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles as well as the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), BAFTA and NAACP Image Awards. Besides his outstanding work in front of the camera, in 2007 Foxx took on the role as executive producer of the HBO film “Life Support.” Foxx has also achieved a thriving career in music. He received three Grammy nominations including Best R&B Album for his Platinum-selling “Intuition.” On January 31, 2010 Foxx won a Grammy for his record breaking smash hit “Blame It” featuring T-Pain in the category of Best R&B performance by a duo/group with vocals-at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century,
Quincy has received 25 Grammy Awards and was nominated 79 times (the all-time most
nominated Grammy artist). For three famously productive years he was Frank Sinatra’s
conductor and arranger producing, amongst others, the arrangement Fly Me to The Moon
—the first music played on the moon in 1969 by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Marisa Tomei continues to bridge the gap between rich, dramatic performances and smart, comedic turns. Whether working with large studios or independent houses, Marisa consistently brings her independent spirit to every project with which she is involved. Marisa won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. She earned Academy Awards nominations for her outstanding performances in In the Bedroom and The Wrestler. This summer, Marisa is fighting evil in the block-buster action-packed Marvel remake Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello is a diversely talented actor with a diverse range. Among his most popular roles, Manganiello starred in Steven Soderbergh’s cultural phenomenon “Magic Mike” and the sequel, “Magic Mike XXL.” He was previously best known for playing the fan-favorite character ‘Alcide Herveaux,’ a protective big-hearted werewolf on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “True Blood.” The actor has also held reoccurring roles on “How I Met Your Mother,” “One Tree Hill” and was named one of Men’s Health’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time.
Matt Dillon’s successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film “Crash,” which earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics Choice Award, BAFTA Award and won him an Independent Spirit Award. In addition, the film earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics Choice Award for Best Ensemble. Aside from being an accomplished actor, Dillion wrote, and made his feature film directorial debut with “City of Ghosts,” in which he also starred. Prior to “City of Ghosts” Dillion made his television directorial debut in 1997 with an episode of HBO’s gritty prison drama “Oz.” Dillion currently resides in New York.
John C. McGinley has amassed decades of stellar work on stage and screen, including seven collaborations with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone. His most significant role is Dad to Max, was born with Down syndrome. After Max’s birth he pursued a role on the TV show “Scrubs” that allowed him to spend more time at home. John was recognized as “Parent of the Year” by ivillage.com, and he has joined the Special Olympics campaign “Spread the Word to End the Word.” In 2011 John received Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. He also serves on Global’s Board of Directors. His most recent role is in the horror-comedy “Stan Against Evil.”
Amanda Booth is a model and actress most recognizable from her commercial television work. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Lancome, Fiat, Hershey’s, Target, Old Navy and more. She has appeared on network television shows such as “Hot in Cleveland”, “Maron”, and “Community”. Since becoming a mother to a son with Down syndrome in 2014, Booth’s focus has shifted from fashion editorials for Italian Vogue, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, to most recently the cover of Parents Magazine, an ambassador for Changing the Face of Beauty, and advocacy through social media.
Denis O’Hare has established a strong presence in the industry as a skillful, in-demand character actor. Most recently, he stared as ‘Jessie’ in the NBC series “This Is Us.” Additionally, O’Hare recently re-joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning FX horror anthology, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” for its sixth installment, which premiered in September 2016. Also under the direction of Ryan Murphy, Denis starred in the critically acclaimed HBO telefilm, The Normal Heart. Most recently, Denis starred as the Baker, alongside Amy Adams, in the Public Theater’s summer staging of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, Into the Woods. O’Hare also recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of An Iliad, a one-man stage retelling of Homer’s famous poem, which he co-authored with Lisa Peterson, for which he earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, among other awards.
Christiansen grew up in Colorado and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her first job was as a writer and associate producer for the 6 a.m. news here at 9NEWS. She went on to work as a writer for the late newscasts and eventually made the transition to general assignment reporter. Her first anchor position was on 9News Saturday Morning. She went on to anchor the 5 and 10 p.m. on the weekends with Ward Lucas. She currently anchors 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. 9NEWS.
Tom has been a part of Colorado’s broadcast scene for more than 35 years now, recently returning to 9News, where he worked from 1982-95 as a sportscaster. Over the years he’s done a bit of everything, from newscasting, to play-by-play, to hosting a game show on ESPN. Now, after 15 years of waking people up on Channel 2’s Daybreak, Tom is back at KUSA-TV, anchoring 9News every day at 4 & 5 PM.
Meredith’s journey began as a Miss Colorado Princess, which inspired and motivated her to compete successfully for Miss Colorado’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss America Organization has provided her with the most incredible examples of what young woman should aspire to be and the opportunity to discover and promote her own passion for community service. Being visually impaired since birth, Meredith has used her voice as a titleholder to educate, inform, and promote her platform of early intervention that can diagnose and prevent vision problems. Meredith was awarded the Women In Business Scholarship and the Talent Award at the 2018 Miss America Pageant. She is proud to be a titleholder and to serve with purpose, gratitude, and an open heart.
McKenna is a Colorado Native born and raised. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she obtained a B.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing sciences in 2016. During her time at CU she danced for the Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch, coached the Junior Varsity poms team at Cherry Creek high school, and co-directed the Sparkle Cheerleading squad for student-athletes with special needs. McKenna now works as a behavioral therapist and is in her second season as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader. She is so grateful and humbled to have the opportunity of working with the incredible Dare to Cheer team for the last 2 years, it has truly been a highlight of her experience as a DBC.
Jozie is originally from Omaha, NE and moved to Denver following her graduation from Hastings College (HC) in 2013. While attending HC, Jozie was a student-athlete, earned her B.A. in Web Communication Design and Social Media, was Captain of the Crimson Spirit Dance Team, and was awarded a 1st place – Golden Leaf award by the Collegiate Media Association for her video PSA about bullying. This year, Jozie is in her third season as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader (DBC)! While winning Super Bowl 50 was one of her most memorable experiences, Jozie says that her favorite aspect of her role as a DBC is working with Global’s Dare to Cheer team – Last season she was even named Dare To Cheer/Junior Denver Broncos – Instructor of the Year!
In his first professional campaign, Sam Hamilton featured in three regular season contests for the Rapids. While on loan with Phoenix Rising FC, the six-foot midfielder appeared in 14 games, with nine of those coming from the start. Hamilton, 22, was signed to a Major League Soccer contract on March 4, after being selected in the first round (15th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Denver. Prior to joining his hometown club, Hamilton captained the DU Pioneers to the NCAA Semifinals, following a second successive unbeaten regular season. Appearing in 83 official matches, Hamilton finished his collegiate career as the most capped player in Denver’s Division I history, and was named the 2016-17 Summit League Male Scholar Athlete.
In his rookie season with the Colorado Rapids, Kortne Ford played in 19 games. The 21-year-old defender scored his first Major Soccer League (MSL) goal in the 1-0 home win over Sporting Kansas City, and was selected to the MLS Team of the Week. He named MVP of the 2017 Chipotle Homegrown Game in Chicago after scoring the game-tying goal in the last minute of the match. After a successful first season with his hometown club, Ford was awarded 2017 Young Player of the Year and 2017 Fan Favorite at the Rapids end of season awards gala. Prior to his time with the Rapids, the Colorado native spent three seasons with the University of Denver.
A nine-year Major League Soccer (MSL) veteran, Sam is currently a midfielder with Minnesota United FC. He first joined the league in 2009, when he was selected second overall by Toronto FC in the MLS SuperDraft. Cronin played a year and a half with the Reds before being traded to the San Jose Earthquakes. Cronin signed with the Colorado Rapids in 2015 and made his first MLS All-Star appearance that same year. During his free time, Sam likes to spend time with his wife, Samantha, and their two sons, Levi and Holden. Sam is so excited to be back in Colorado to participate in the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show for the second time.