A native of Ireland, Colin Farrell continues to turn heads in Hollywood. Last year, he starred in The Killing of a Sacred Deer opposite Nicole Kidman for A24 – his second project with director Yargos Lanthimos. That same year, he co-starred with Denzel Washington in the Sony film Roman Isreal, Esq., written and directed by Dan Gilroy.
In 2009, Farrell won his first Golden Globe for his role in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges and re-teamed with McDonagh in 2012 for “Seven Psychopaths.” Some of Farrell’s other past works include: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fright Night, Total Recall, the Warner Bros. comedy Horrible Bosses, Minority Report, S.W.A.T, and many more. In 2015, he made his TV debut in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”
Global is proud to have Colin Farrell in our corner and to honor him with our 2018 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.
Zachary Robin Gottsagen, “Zack,” is an accomplished stage performer and film actor with Down syndrome. He has worked with Zeno Mountain Farms nonprofit film productions for over a decade, acting in many films including “Burning Like A Fire,” “Life of a Dollar Bill,” and “Bulletproof.”
While filming with Zeno, Zack met Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, who were so taken with Zack that they wrote a film for him to star in, “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” Set to release later this year, Zack co-stars in the adventure film alongside Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson. Global hosted a screening of the film at the Sie FilmCenter this past May, with Zack, Tyler, and Michael in attendance – the movie is a must-see!
Zack is thrilled to be recognized for all his accomplishments at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in October with the 2018 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.
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.
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.
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.
More celebrity announcements to come…