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Laila Ali

Laila Ali is the founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle brand and an athlete and champion of health and fitness. The youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson, and of the legendary Muhammad Ali, she is a strong, intelligent, woman, daughter, and wife.

While Laila has undoubtedly been the major draw in professional women’s athletics for years, she took on a new challenge when she strut her stuff in front of nearly 40 million people every week on ABC’s hit show, Dancing With The Stars. A glamorous and elegant Laila surprised everyone and charged into the finals, as viewers were able to get a sense of her humor, femininity, genuineness and beauty.

Laila’s personal background as a licensed manicurist, and her past work with skin care companies, led Laila to launch her consumer products brand with her own line of beauty and personal care products, “Laila by Laila Ali”. The multi-SKU product line is currently on shelves at Walmart and Sears, and will be available soon in more than 3,000 beauty salons nationwide.

Fitness is another important component of Laila’s life. Her attention to an overall healthy lifestyle has rendered her an expert in this field. Laila is currently the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization founded 37 years ago by Billie Jean King to promote sports, health and education among girls and women. Never one to stray from her passion, Laila has conveyed her commitment to health and wellness through multiple television platforms, as the host of “Student Body” on The N Network, a show that followed a group of teens as they attempted to change their own lives-from diet and exercise to volunteering and academics, as she co-hosted NBC’s “American Gladiators” with Hulk Hogan, and as she formerly served as a regular correspondent on CBS’ “The Early Show” as its resident Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle expert. Active in the community, Laila has lent her support to Kroger’s health and wellness initiative, a 2,400-store, nationwide endeavor encouraging Kroger customers to lead healthy, active lives, and to DoSomething.org’s Healthy Schools Challenge battling childhood obesity. In furtherance of her consumer product brand, and in line with leading a healthy lifestyle, Laila recently partnered with Vita Food Products for a signature line of fresh salsas, salad dressings, seasonings and marinades, which will be in stores in early 2023.

A true “multi-hyphenate”, Laila also authored a motivational book titled Reach! She wrote the book in an effort to help young women who may need to be inspired in life; using her own experiences and challenges as an example for her readers. Laila, a multi-talented entrepreneur, owned and operated a nail salon in California before entering the boxing profession. She had earned her degree in Business Management at Santa Monica College, but after watching women’s boxing on television for the first time, she instantly wanted to step in the ring. About a year later, she sold her business and started training to become a professional boxer.

Laila made her professional boxing debut on January 8, 1999, and in a sign of things to come, she knocked out her opponent, January Fowler, 31 seconds into the 1st round. Laila retired from boxing as the undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record, with 21 knock-outs. In her last fight, on January 3rd, 2007, Laila knocked out her opponent, Gwendolyn O’Neal, in just 56 seconds. The bout, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, was attended by Nelson Mandela, a long time family friend.

Laila currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, former NFL star, Curtis Conway, their son, Curtis Jr., and the newest addition to the family, daughter Sydney.

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Gabrielle Anwar

Gabrielle Anwar stars as Fiona in the USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which returned with new episodes of its fifth season on Nov. 3rd at 10/9c

Born in Berkshire, England, the endearing and accomplished Gabrielle Anwar has over 45 film and television performances to her credit in both Europe and the States, including her breakout film “Scent of a Woman,” where she was whisked off her feet into an acclaimed tango with Al Pacino.

Anwar has enthralled in a vast array of diverse characters from the blind diving horse circus performer in Disney’s biopic “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” to the risqué royal in Showtime’s “The Tudors” to the supercilious counterpart to Noah Wyle in TNT’s “The Librarian II.” And from the fatal object of desire in “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead” to the regal Queen Anne in “The Three Musketeers.” From the expat party girl in BBC’s adaptation of Mortimer’s “Summer’s Lease” to the coquette pursuing Dermott Mulroney and Hope Davis in the independent feature “The Family Tree.”

With three children, a canine, feline, and equine menagerie, an art studio, a yoga practice, a garden, a green lifestyle, and a slew of literature in the works, Gabrielle has no free time.

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Januaryim Bialik, PH.D.


MAYIM HOYA BIALIK is best known for her role in the early 1990’s NBC sitcom “Blossom.” Bialik was born to first generation Jewish American parents who were documentary filmmakers and teachers. She drew international attention when she played the young Bette Midler in “Beaches” in 1989 and has had guest roles on some of television’s most beloved shows of the 1980s and 199s, such as “MacGuyver”, “Webster”, and “The Facts of Life”. She appeared in Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink the Water” in 1994, and has more recently appeared HBO's “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. She recurs as Counselor Bink on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” will appear as Nancy Kurshan in “The Chicago 8” (to be released this year), and continues a recurring role as Sheldon Cooper’s love interest on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and through 2023.

Bialik earned a B.S. in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2007 from UCLA. Her thesis in psychoneuroendrocrinology examined Hypothalamic Secretions and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome, specializing in the hormones of attachment and their role in obsessive and compulsive behaviors. Dr. Bialik designs and teaches a Neuroscience curriculum to Junior High School homeschoolers in Southern California, where she also teaches Hebrew.

Bialik is married to her college sweetheart and has two sons: Miles Roosevelt, born naturally in 2005 and Frederick Heschel, born at home (unassisted until the final push) in 2008. She is the celebrity spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network and she speaks nationally and internationally on topics including green and holistic parenting, religion and observance, feminism, and the industry that has employed her sin she was a child. She has written on these and other topics for both online and print magazine and newspapers and has been featured in an array of popular media as well.

Dr. Bialik has completed coursework and training to be Certified Lactation Educator/Consultant (CLEC), and plans to continue on after this certification to be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Touchstone Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, will release Bialik’s first book, BEYOND THE SLING: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way with an introduction by Dr. Jay Gordon in March 2023.

Please visit: https://www.mayimbialik.net or www.simonandschuster.com for more information.

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Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman is one of the most talented and respected actresses of her time. Additionally, she spends her time working with two organizations dear to her, Healthy Child Healthy World and The Feminist Majority. Amy is a champion messenger for Healthy Child and has gone on numerous television and radio shows to help educate the public about children’s health.

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Connie Britton

Emmy nominated, Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film. After stand-out roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24” and “The West Wing,” she currently stars on one of the best reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” created by Peter Berg, for which she received an Emmy nomination for in 2010. She is the only cast member who starred in the film of the same name in which she played opposite Billy Bob Thornton.

Britton is set as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's highly anticipated drama pilot for FX. Britton continues to be attached as a producer and star to another FX project, a David O. Russell drama, now in development. She is also currently in production on the film, “The Hand-Job,” along side Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live). She will also appear in “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World” starring with Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley.

Britton starred in Michael Bay’s recent “A Nightmare on Elm Street” with Jackie Earle Haley and Kellan Lutz. She was also recently seen on the big screen in “Women in Trouble” with Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Josh Brolin.

Britton received two individual nominations from the Television Critics Association and “Friday Night Lights” was the organizations most nominated show in its first season and been nominated the last two years as well. The show and its creators have received several awards over the course of the series. By far the most prestigious of these is the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence. It also received accolades from the American Film Institute which named the show one of the ten best TV shows of the 2006-2007 season and Teen Choice Award nominations two years in a row. Most recently, Connie was nominated for a Women’s Image Network Award (WIN), which honors work that features female protagonists.

Britton starred in ABC’s award-winning comedy “Spin City” opposite Michael J. Fox for five seasons, as well as “Lost At Home” opposite Mitch Rouse and Gregory Hines. Her other television credits include “The Fighting Fitzgeralds” opposite Brian Dennehy, and a recurring role in the highly-acclaimed drama “The West Wing,” as well as, FOX’s popular “24.”

Britton received accolades for her starring role in Edward Burns’ acclaimed independent film “The Brothers McMullen” in which she captivated moviegoers with her portrayal of Molly, the luminous wife of a cheating husband. This popular low-budget film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. After nearly canceling her audition with director Ed Burns, this last meeting of the day turned into the role that would launch her career.

Some of her other feature credits include Edward Burns’ “No Looking Back,” and “Looking for Kitty” and ‘The Lather Effect”, the critically acclaimed, independent feature “The Last Winter” opposite Ron Perlman which received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast.

In her free time, Britton, who resides in both New York and Los Angeles, enjoys hiking and yoga. She is currently finalizing a documentary which she produced and directed on the orphans of Ethiopia.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Britton moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, at the age of seven with her family, including her fraternal twin sister. She went on to attend Dartmouth College, where she majored in Asian studies and spent a term in Beijing, China studying Chinese. Upon graduation she moved to New York, where she spent two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse studying with Sanford Meisner, and then performed in regional theater and off-Broadway productions.

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Laura Dern



Laura Dern has emerged as one of the great actresses of her generation proving that she is capable of great depth and range, touching audiences and critics alike with her moving and heartfelt performances. The recipient of countless awards, Laura is recognized for her ability to portray a wide range of characters. Not only is she a wonderful actress, but she is a dedicated environmentalist and mother. Her decision to join the Healthy Child Healthy World Advisory Board and become their spokesperson is a testament to her commitment to the cause.

"We hear the news that we're having a baby and we want to be really healthy and careful. So we eat organically, avoid mercury in fish, don’t drink, don’t smoke; we don’t use hair color or paint our nails. We spend all this energy and time creating a really healthy environment--and then we totally switch gears. We stop thinking about health and somehow lead ourselves to believe that the most important thing for the baby when it comes home from the hospital is…a pretty room. And so we choose the coolest crib design, instead of the safest or healthiest crib. We pick the absolute cutest linens, even if they’re covered in flame-retardants and other chemicals (never mind that a baby can hardly see at first). Unwittingly, we put loads of toxic chemicals into the room as we strive to make it look just right."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

To read more from Laura and many others, pick up your copy of our book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, today.

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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman is best known for her role as Dharma in the hit series "Dharma and Greg", for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations and two TV Guide Awards. Elfman also has an impressive feature film resume, including the feature film, Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis hitting theatres in January 2011. She also starred opposite Ben Stiller and Edward Norton in the film Keeping the Faith and opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in Ron Howard's EdTV among many others.

Elfman is a classically trained ballerina who was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives there with her husband Bodhi Elfman and their two sons. Some of her interests include charity: water, criminal rehabilitation and a slight obsession with recycling.

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Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth skyrocketed to stardom with her role as Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills, 90210. The show became a ratings juggernaut, lasting 10 seasons, and remains one of the most successful television series produced. Last season Jennie reprised her role as Kelly in the new 90210 series. She was back at West Beverly High, but this time she was all grown up and working as the school guidance counselor.

In 2007, Jennie competed on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Her newfound moves and loyal fans made her a crowd favorite and kept her in the competition through the semi-finals.

In 2002 Jennie made her comedy debut as the straight-laced sister of Amanda Bynes in the WB’s What I Like About You. The series concluded in 2006 after a four season run.


Jennie serves as a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association, working to raise awareness not only on heart disease, but preventive measures to reduce risk factors. Jennie’s dedication to a healthy heart is crucial to women worldwide as heart disease is the number one cause of death amongst women. Jennie continues to contribute her time through numerous national media outlets.

Jennie and husband, actor Peter Facinelli have three daughters Luca Bella, Lola Ray, and Fiona Eve. The family enjoys spending time at their home in Los Angeles and ranch in Northern California.

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Mariel Hemingway

As the granddaughter of illustrious author, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized. However, at the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in “Lipstick”. Four years later her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” earned her an Oscar nomination. She has since made 30 films and numerous television appearances in series and as a host of several environmental and humanitarian documentaries.

Now at the age of 48, Mariel is the mother of two daughters, Dree 22 and Langley 21. For over 20 years, she has been pursuing her passion for yoga and health and is now seen as a voice of holistic and balanced health and well- being. As part of that role she has leads wellness retreats all over America, sharing her insights about movement, silence, nutrition, and home. In 2003, she published her powerful bestselling memoir, Finding My Balance. A truly insightful and inspiring story, of her life’s journey through the eyes of yoga and meditation. Mariel’s second book called “Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside out (Harper Collins San Francisco 2007), is a how-to guide to finding ones balance and health through self-empowering lifestyle techniques and is a huge success for Mariel and especially for those whom incorporate her inspiring advice.

Mariel’s passion is her love of the outdoors…connecting with nature and becoming younger through food breath exercise and nature. She has partnered with Robert Williams an eco adventurer whose life has been dedicated to adventure, healing and nature in a new book. There are traveling all over sharing what they know about anti aging, having fun and feeling great.

Her current business is Mariel’s Kitchen…a company that will produce real food products with a real life message. Her first Product is Blisscuits ( a healthy gluten free sugar free cookie soon to be sold in target)! The Blisscuits will be launched with the paperback version of her Cookbook Mariel’s kitchen Simple Ingredients for a healthy and Delicious Life.Mariel believes that the health of the body mind and spirit is the first step in becoming conscious of the health and well being of the environment that surrounds us. So eat real food grown organically and locally and get more in touch with who you are and how we interact with our communities. You can check out her message and her mission on both Marielhemingway.com and Marielskitchen.com.

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Angela Lindvall


Known for her versatility, Angela Lindvall is one of the few models to have worked with nearly every major fashion house including Prada, Chanel, Valentino, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Chloe, Stella McCartney, and Versace. Her chameleon-like qualities have made her one of the most sought-after models in the world.

In 2002, Angela made the natural transition from the runway to the silver screen, starring in Roman Coppola’s cult classic CQ alongside Gérard Depardieu, Jason Schwartzman, Billy Zane, and Jeremy Davies. After she had her second son, Sebastian, she put her career on pause while becoming a strong advocate for raising children “naturally,” with an emphasis on family values.

Angela is an active environmentalist and health advocate. In 2001, she founded The Collage Foundation Inc., 501c3, a non-profit that stimulates environmental awareness and supports various not-for-profit projects. In 2007, Angela and Adrian Grenier co-hosted Alter Ecco, one of Discovery Channel’s first Planet Green shows. That same year she also hosted one of the first major Green fashion shows during New York City’s Fashion Week at the Natural History Museum called “Be ECO Chic.” In 2009 she became one of the founding board members of the NRDC’s “Clean by Design,” a major initiative to sustainably revolutionize the textile industry in China—the second most polluting industry in the region.

Angela resides in Los Angeles with her two boys on a small farm, which she is currently developing for sustainable agriculture.

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Josie Maran

Raised in a bohemian household in Northern California, Josie Maran grew up appreciating natural, unpretentious beauty. At the time, makeup—heavy and mask-like—seemed anything but pretty to her.

"When I compared the supposedly glamorous women I saw in magazines to my mother, who never wore a stitch of makeup, it was no contest," says Josie. "My mom was, and still is, a true beauty."

Josie began modeling at age 12 after being discovered at a family friend's barbecue. Though she loved working, Josie waited until she finished high school before pursuing modeling full-time. At 17, she signed with Elite in Los Angeles, and her career as a professional model kicked into overdrive. Josie quickly earned a name for herself by landing some of the most coveted jobs in the business, including the cover of Glamour (she would go on to grace it five more times), and a stint as the iconic GUESS girl. Soon, Josie was appearing regularly in top fashion magazines including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Mademoiselle.

"As I began to land jobs, I discovered what a lot of other girls already knew: the power of makeup. I'd never even applied lip gloss, but I learned trade secrets from the team of expert artists who applied my makeup on photo shoots. I was surprised to see how makeup could transform not just my look but also my mood! I saw that a little could go a long way, and I stopped seeing makeup as the enemy."

With a remarkable portfolio of commercials, advertisements, and music videos already behind her, Josie moved cross-country and signed with Elite in New York. In 1997, she landed a lucrative contract as the face of Januarybelline, a title she held for nearly a decade. In another career coup, Maran was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue three years in a row. Josie also made a successful transition into acting, appearing in feature films including Van Helsing and The Aviator.

But it was the birth of her first child that jumpstarted Josie's latest endeavor. Josie explains, "Becoming a mother inspired me to take a look at my life and ask, "What can I do for the world? How can I contribute?" Having spent so many hours in the makeup chair, Josie was ready to create her own signature line.

The result: Josie Maran Cosmetics, launched in 2007. The products made with superior ingredients and housed in chic, biodegradable packaging, embrace eco-friendly initiatives wherever possible.

"I want to contribute to making positive change, and I also want to create something fun, beautiful, and luxurious," Josie says. "My dream is to build a brand with so much influence and popularity that my customers and I can work together to make the world a better place."

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Sarah Jane Morris

Currently, Sarah Jane Morris is recurring as “Special Agent EJ Barrett” on TV’s #1 drama "NCIS" opposite Mark Harmon.  For 3 years prior, Morris starred on the hit ABC drama “Brothers & Sisters" and has guest starred on numerous other television shows.

Most notably in films, Morris was in the Sony drama SEVEN POUNDS starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino of THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS.  Morris also starred in CRAZY HEART, opposite Jeff Bridges, Colin Farrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal.  You can also catch her in COYOTE UGLY opposite Maria Bello and Piper Perabo, as well as UNDERCLASSMAN with Nick Cannon.

Sarah Jane Morris has scored several recurring roles on “Windfall,” “Felicity,” and “Boston Public,” as well as guest appearances on "Ghost Whisperer," “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Cold Case,” “Ed,” “Dark Angel,” and Judd Apatow’s “Undeclared.”

Morris also has a passion for the theater and is an active member of The Echo Theater Company. The group consists of fellow actors, writers, directors and producers dedicated to developing and presenting the work of playwrights on all levels as well as giving back to the community through their work with the Art of Elysium and Act Out. She also volunteers as a mentor for Young Storytellers and is a member of Step Up Women's Network where she often gives of her time to underprivileged high school girls.

Sarah Jane Morris currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Ned, drummer/vocalist for rock band Rooney, son Emmett and their dog.

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Elisabeth Röhm

Seen to many as a supermom, Elisabeth Röhm has been successfully juggling a full time job as a mother and actress over the past couple years. Now, with five film projects in the pipeline, a recurring weekly celebrity mom blog on People.com that is reaching a million readers, and philanthropic events plastered all over her calendar-- it is amazing that she stays beautiful, healthy and positive while managing to be consistently by her daughter’s side.

2011 is going to be an eventful year as Röhm has five feature films pending release. She teamed up with Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent Donofrio in Chlorine; she stars in Warner Bros.’ thriller Transit across James Caviezel, produced by Joel Silver; and she stars in the highly-anticipated film Abduction directed by John Singleton, starring Taylor Lautner and Sigourney Weaver, due out January 2011. Recently Elisabeth has completed shooting the Lionsgate feature by Brian A. Miller, titled Officer Down as well as Darkroom, an independent feature directed by Britt Napier and produced by Michael A. Liberty and Ron Stein (The Kids are Alright).

Born in Europe, yet a U.S. citizen, Röhm was raised in New York City. Her first childhood interest was riding horses, for which she trained intensively. By the time she entered Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, her goals shifted to writing, in the form of fiction and history. It was during college when Röhm fell in love with acting. After receiving her degree, she quickly found work on the soap opera One Life to Live and followed it up with a long line of recurring appearances on the WB television show, Angel. However, most know Röhm best as the “A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn” on the NBC staple series, Law & Order where Dick Wolf, creator/producer of Law & Order praised her as "one of the finest young actresses working in television." She went on to star as “Alex Mason,” a love interest to Michael Vartan’s character, in the ABC drama Big Shots and later returned to NBC as a new addition to the cast of the cult-favorite Heroes.

Röhm has also starred in numerous films including Miss Congeniality 2, starring Sandra Bullock, and Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry. She starred in Kreutzer Sonata, an independent project co-starring Danny Huston and starred opposite James Caan in the film Barry Minkow.

The desire to seek new challenges is not unusual for someone so multi-talented. Röhm has published a novel, is writing a cookbook (brilliantly titled “The Wooing of the Gay Man and the Actress”) as she loves to cook, sings, and continues to ride horses; she also counts hiking, biking, skiing, yoga, traveling, and studying architecture among her hobbies. Being that she believes in health and being active, she is developing a gym franchise and has already invested in Circuit Works located in Brentwood, CA. She supports The Red Cross, The Go Red Foundation, and supports children and women in need all over the globe.

Röhm welcomed her first child, a girl named Easton, on January 10, 2008. She has residences in New York, Venice, CA, and in Holland.

(photo credit Kimberly Metz)

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Kelly Rutherford

On and off screen mother, best known for her incredible fashion sense and loving maternal instincts, Kelly Rutherford stars on TV’s hottest show “Gossip Girl,” where she plays the role of Blake Lively’s character’s mother, “Lily van der Woodsen.” Created by Josh Schwartz, the hit show airs Monday nights at 9 pm on The CW Network. The show is shooting its highly-anticipated fourth season now.

Prior to “Gossip Girl,” Rutherford was last seen on television starring opposite Benjamin Bratt and Dennis Hopper in the Jerry Bruckheimer series “E-Ring” on NBC. She notably starred in the 1990s hit series “Melrose Place” for three seasons, in the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated 40’s drama “Homefront,” and in the comedy “Brisco County Jr.” Additionally, her made for television movie, “No Greater Love,” has become a holiday classic.

In film, Rutherford appeared in “Scream 3,” “I Love Trouble” with Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, and the independent film “Swimming Upstream.” Kelly has also appeared in numerous short films including “The Tag” with Djimon Hounsou for director Peter Winther and “Disturbance at Dinner,” a black and white film about a blind girl who finds love by listening to her heart.

Kelly travels between Los Angeles and New York with her two young children Hermes (3 yrs) and Helena (1 yr). She is a supporter of the (RED) campaign through Bugaboo, the Step Up Women’s Network, Healthy Child Healthy World, and is an avid environmentalist who values an organic and green lifestyle personally and for her family. In January 2009, Kelly was named Big City Moms’ MOM OF THE MONTH in NYC and prior to that was honored at the Step Up Women's Network Inspiration Awards.

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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is a world famous film and stage actress, mother, and environmental activist. She has dedicated much of her time, talent and good will to many worthy causes and is especially concerned about preserving and protecting the environment. She graciously penned the forward to the book "Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home".

"Healthy Child Healthy World came into existence not just to inform the public, but to energize it by focusing on what parents can do right now as individuals. So much that’s out there now is about what you should not do; Healthy Child tries to emphasize the healthful solutions you can follow, the positive things you can do for your family, your home, yourself.

Of course, the steps we take at home have larger ramifications, because the choices we make every day at the grocery store and the hardware store count. With each purchase we make (and don't make), we're all voting for a more healthful (or safer) environment.

Why is the truth like organic food? Because it’s a little harder to find, and a little more expensive than the alternative, but as demand for it grows, the price you have to pay for it comes down."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

To read more from Meryl and many others, pick up your copy of our book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, today


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Jennifer Taylor

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Jennifer Taylor discovered that she enjoyed acting after she landed a TV commercial. Following a successful modeling career she made her film debut in “Wild Things” portraying Matt Dillon’s girlfriend. While living in Miami she was a series regular on the telenovela “Miami Sands” and appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy “The WaterBoy.”

Since moving to Los Angeles she has guest-starred on numerous series such as “Ghost Whisperer”, but her most propitious role transpired when she guest-starred on “Two and A Half Men”. The show’s executive producer, Chuck Lorre, cast her in four different roles. After portraying Charlie Sheen’s fiancée for one season they decided that the chemistry was so good between them they hired her as a series regular for the following season.

Taylor leads a multi-faceted life when she’s not acting. She recently went back to college and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science after a 10 year hiatus from school. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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