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5 Buffalo actors who made it big

You can take the actor out of Buffalo, but you can’t take the Buffalo out of these actors who have made it big in theater, television and movies. Read more

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Henderson made his way to Buffalo in 1987 to take a job teaching at the University at Buffalo after appearing in several Studio Arena Theatre productions. He still holds that job today, but he’s also become a highly sought-after film, TV and Broadway performer, appearing in lauded productions of “Fences,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” in Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and HBO’s “The Newsroom.”

Bethany Moore

Known as a quadruple-threat on Broadway, Moore, a 2007 graduate of the University at Buffalo’s theater and dance program, has quickly made a name for herself. Her appearances in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and the Broadway hit “Pippin” have earned her a big following.

Jesse L. Martin

As a Theatre of Youth alumnus, Martin constantly credits his upbringing in the Buffalo theater scene with helping to give him the skills and confidence to make it nationally in film and theater. After originating the role of Tom Collins in “Rent” in the mid-’90s, he went on to become a familiar face on Broadway and TV, where he played the role of Detective Ed Green on "Law & Order" from 1999 to 2008.

Wendie Malick

Perhaps best known for her role as the viper-tongued boss on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me,” Malick, a Williamsville High School graduate, has a huge list of TV and film credits. She also maintains a close connection to her hometown, having returned to perform with Dan Lauria of “The Wonder Years” for a 2007 performance of “The Guys” at Studio Arena Theatre.

Christine Baranski

Born in Buffalo and educated at Cheektowaga’s Villa Maria Academy, Baranski first stepped onto the New York stage in 1980, won her first Tony Award in 1984 and went on to become a familiar face on TV’s “Cybill” and "The Good Wife" and in films including “The Birdcage,” “Chicago” and “Mamma Mia!”

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Rollo Tomasei
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Seriously!...political correctness run completely amok!...Stephen Mckinley Henderson was not even born here!!!!!!..And you don't have Bill Fitchner on this list?...Bethany Moor was only a student here..and you don't have Jeffery Demunn?...Why?..because they are not female or a minority?..yet they both were born and raised here and are much more recognizable then the previous two who were mentioned.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:42 AM

So when the same exact thing happened in the 1940's... that was global warming also?
Living in a desert region can be... dry.
Whomever thinks that the climate would remain constant without man, line forms to the Left.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:25 PM

1. The "same exact thing" did not happen in the '40's, and this is looking very much like a mega drought that last happened several millennia ago. Also, climate change was already starting to manifest back then as the billions of data points proves conclusively so the milder and shorter than is currently predicted drought of the '40's was more severe than it would have been without man vomiting gases into the atmosphere.
2. If we weren't here the earth's climate would be cooling right now. Up until the industrial revolution we were following a predictable long term pattern. Yes, climate would change "without man" but changing as drastically and quickly as it has the last century has never occurred in measurable history going back hundreds of millions of years (yes, there is a huge amount of data that proves this).
3. Data on this matches around the world and as far back as we can measure, using data from all kinds of fields like tree rings, ice cores, rock samples, etc. For climate change to be a fraud the millions of disparate scientists would all have to be lying about what they've learned, but you believe the small number of fossil fuel profiteers that tell you all of the world's scientists are wrong? Do you even understand what the scientific method is?

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:18 PM

It is silly. This is not a serious "newspaper". Never mind The University at East Anglia fraud. Never mind the IPCC report that said we are in a pause. Never mind that all climate models predicting "warming" have failed. Also it has been years (if ever) since the BN has allowed and opposing view from a scientist, climatologist etc. The last "Viewpoint" on this issue was written by a retired educator with a degree in psychology!! YIKES!!
It is just the same old, same old.
Incidentally the "scientific method" or "science" NEVER mentions "consensus". You will see a lot of "consensus" on this topic in the BN.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:33 PM

They - the scientists - predicted zero ice in the arctic by 2013...

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Except that climate change means a warmer and wetter world, not a drier one. Mr Zyglis joins all those who worship at the church of climate change who sing the tune: if it's hot it's climate change, if it's cold it's climate change, if it's dry it's climate change, if it's wet it's climate change, if we have too many hurricane's it's climate change, too few... well you guessed it. Mr. Zyglis should investigate a little before he 'cartoons.'


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