I am saddened to inform you that I will be closing Whedon’s World for an indefinite period of time.
It is with great regret that I have to do this at a time when I should be celebrating 10 years on the web and when so much Whedon goodness is just around the corner. I have nurtured this site from a simple listings page to the rather unmanageable beast it has become today. So much has happened in these last 10 years both in my world and in Whedon’s world, both good and bad and 2012 is set to be an amazing year. However, having just returned to full time work and taken on an Open University degree I find I just do not have the spare time needed to do this website justice and keep it up to date.
This website, and Joss Whedon’s work have given me so much joy over the years and I hope this will be a temporary situation and that I am able to come back bigger and better at some point in the future. In the meantime I will continue to update the Twitter and Facebook page, so you can check in there for news.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited this site, or contacted me for your support over the years. Here’s of many years of Whedon goodness to come.
Laurel Holloman – Biography
Laurel was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and lived there until she had completed her first year of college. She then moved to Chicago where she attended at the Piven Theater Workshop. In 1994 she moved to New York where she continued her acting career. Her movie break came in 1995 when she appeared in Maria Maggenti’s “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love”. Laurel has recently found succes in TV drama the L Word and has added to her already large Angel fan base.
When she’s not working, Laurel enjoys snowboarding and sculpting among other activities.
John Rubenstein – Biography
John was born in Los Angeles in 1946, the son of a Polish concert pianist, Arthur Rubenstein. John followed in his father’s musical footsteps attending the Julliard school of music before beginning his acting career on the stage. He soon achieved Broadway success in the popular musical “Pippin” for which he won an award. As well as appearing on stage and screen, John has also stuck to his roots, composing scores for film and television.
John has had a long and varied career in film in TV appearing in such shows as Friends, Star Trek, 24, House as well as Angel and has recently appeared alongside Adam Baldwin in Day Break.
Keith Szarabajka – Biography
Keith Szarabajka (pronounced Sarah-bike-ah) was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Chicgo and then Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1972 Keith became a member of The Organic Theater of Chicago where he remained for six years. He also worked at The Eugene O’neill Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theater, The Goodman Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Mickery in Amsterdam, New York’s Second Stage, Cucaracha Theater of New York’s “Underground Soap” and New York Stage and Film at the Powerhouse Theater/Vassar.
Keith’s career on the screen began in 1980 and he has appeared in numerous films and TV series since then including, The X-Files, ER, and 24 as well as Angel.
Keith also enjoys reading short stories for Natioonal Public Radio’s “Selected Shorts” progam, which are taped in front of live audiences at New York’s Symphony Space and the Getty in LA. His other interests include scuba diving, softball, hiking, mountain biking, cooking, kick-boxing and writing.
The name Szarabajka means Dark Tale in Polish
Stephanie Romanov – Biography
Stephanie was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She started her career as a model at the age of 15 when she was discovered by Elite Modeling agent John Casablancas. Her career took her first to Europe where she shot fashion layouts for Italian and French Bazaar, she then moved to New York where she appeared in Elle, Vanity Fair and French Vogue.
Stephanie moved to L.A. and gave up modelling for a career in acting, ironically her first major role was in Aaron Spelling’s Models Inc. Since then she continued to get guest starring TV roles and appear in movies, including Thirteen Days, before landing the role of evil lawyer Lilah Morgan in the first season of Angel, a role that would continue for 4 seasons.
Stephanie can speak fluent Russian and believes that she is a descendant of the Russion nobility. She is also known for her ability to do many accents.
As well as being a model and actor, Stephanie is a dancer
In 2006 Stephanie gave birth to her first child, Lily.
Bail Ling – Biography
Bai Ling (also known as Ling Bai) was born in the Szechuan province of China. At the age of 14 she enlisted in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army where she spent three years in a performance troop entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. On completing her service Bai performed at a local theatre in Beijing and appeared in two Chinese films, Shan chan feng yue and Arc Light.
In 1989 she was involved in the Pro-Democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and as a result fled to the USA in 1991 where, despite not being able to speak a word of English, it didn’t take her long to find work. Bai has appeared in many prolific films including the Crow and Anna and the King. Her role as a pragmatic Chinese People’s lawyer in Red Corder has prevented her from returning to her home country.
Bai continues to work, and has appeared in several films a year since her guest appearance in Angel as well as guest appearances in TV shows such as Lost.
Bai appeared on the front cover of Playboy in June 2005 and was the first woman from the People’s Republic of China to do so.
Elizabeth Rohm – Biography
Elizabeth was born in Düsseldorf, Germany to parents Eberhhard Rohm and Lisa Loverde. Her family moved to New York when she was just one. After attending Saint Andrew’s Sewanee boarding school in Tennessee she headed to Miami to model. She went on to study writing and European History at Sarah Lawrence, which is where she discovered a passion for acting.
Elisabeth first appeared in the second episode of Angel as Detective Kate Lockley and became a regular guest star throughout Season One and Two. She left on gaining a more regular job on popular procedural drama, Law & Order, as A.D.A Serena Southerlyn.
Since leaving Law and Order, Elisabeth has appeared as guest star in such shows as The Mentalist and had a recurring role in the final season of Heroes. Elizabeth currently has several films in the pipeline for 2011 and 2012 including a rumoured role in Officer Down which also stars David Boreanaz.
Elisabeth’s other passion is horse riding and she once dreamed of becoming a professional rider. Her other hobbies include skiing, traveling and architecture.
Elisabeth has written a novel about a 21 year old Scottish woman whose husband commits suicide.