Globe West has produced many a funnyman and theater powerhouse over the years. Here are our top five famous faces from Globe West, in no particular order.
Conan O’Brien is one of the many famous entertainers who call Globe West home. The comedian, 50, is from Brookline. He was managing editor of Brookline High School’s newspaper and also its valedictorian in 1981.
Pictured: Conan O’Brien interviews Lisa Kudrow on “Conan” in 2013.
Sources: Internet Movie Database, TVGuide.com, www.goodreads.com, conanobriencantstop.com Next
Kelley has also been a part of “Boston Legal,” “L.A. Law,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Picket Fences,” and “Chicago Hope.” He has a new show, “The Crazy Ones,” starring Robin Williams that is coming to CBS this October. He will be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in Los Angeles in March.
Pictured: Former Massachusetts governor Paul Cellucci, left, with producer David E. Kelley in McCalls bar on the set of his series “The Practice” in Mahattan Beach, California in April 1999.
Sources: Tavis Smiley interview, March 8, 2012 Emmys.com; Internet Movie Database Next
She was also a delegate from New Jersey for her cousin Michael Dukakis at the 1988 Democratic Convention.
Pictured: Olympia Dukakis, left, and her brother Apollo Dukakis in Shakespeare & Company’s 2013 “Mother Courage and her Children.”
Taymor also won a Tony for Costume Design for “The Lion King,” and has been nominated for many other Tony awards. She has directed an Emmy-winning opera of “Oedipus Rex,” as well as productions for the Metropolitan and Los Angeles operas.
Pictured: Characters from “The Lion King” flank director Julie Taymor after the show's opening on Broadway Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, in New York.
Sources: Internet Movie Database, Nov. 2001 Oprah Magazine, jwa.org, americantheatrewing.org Next
Carell’s breakthrough came with his role as Andy Stitzer in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” He has also starred in other sucessful films, including “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and the “Anchorman” movies.
Pictured: (Left to right) David Koechner as Champ Kind, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy and Steve Carell as Brick Tamland in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Sources: Boston Globe 7/24/2011, Internet Movie Database Back to the beginning
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