West Wing, Washington, D.C. "He used to stutter when he was younger and didn’t stop until he got to law school and a friend helped him."
Los Angeles, CA "In 2015 she sent each member of the US Congress a letter supporting the Equal Rights Amendment. Each of her letters was sent with a copy of the book 'Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for the ERA is Now' by Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition."
Los Angeles, CA "As a boy he had asthma and could not play sports or do any activities with other children, so his parents and his older brother would often take him to movie theaters; it was at this stage in his life that he developed a passion for cinema."
Rodriego Prieto & Martin Scorsese
Los Angeles, CA "Prieto doesn't have a signature style he imprints upon every film he is involved in...'I'll do whatever is necessary for each project...'"
Washington, D.C. "She began helping out her family’s finances at the age of 13, by waiting tables at her aunt’s Mexican restaurant. Before the mid-1990s, she was a registered Republican."
In her studio, New York City, NY "I wanted to make work where the viewer wouldn't walk away; he would either giggle nervously, get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful."
Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, CA "After being ordered by a federal judge to unlock the phone of the suspected terrorist responsible for the San Bernardino shooting (2015), Cook responded in an open letter calling the government's demands a 'breach of privacy' with 'chilling' consequences."
New York City, NY "So you see these young actors, and sometimes older actors who whip themselves into an emotionally masturbatory state, and you just look at them and say, 'Oh, you poor thing, don’t do this to yourself.'"
Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA "…for six weeks they met for dinner once or twice a week at Sandberg’s six-bedroom home. Sandberg, who goes to bed early and starts e-mailing at 5 a.m., often had to usher the nocturnal Zuckerberg out at midnight."
At home, New York City, NY “Eventually my two sisters abandoned their education, returned to Iran, and got married, whereas I ended up remaining in the US and eventually developed a career. My father of course was very proud…”
Mayors Office, Los Angeles, CA “On his first full day as mayor, Garcetti proclaimed that Los Angeles was beginning to leave behind its cultures of car ownership.”
New York City, NY "Soros is known as the 'Man who Broke the Bank of England.'"
Joe Allen, New York City, NY “Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats the last.”
Ai Jen Poo
At her grandmother’s home, Pasadena, CA "She is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a MacArthur Fellow."
New York City, NY "Alice Smith has the voice of a soul singer and a four-octave range."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA "Born in West Virginia, Gates, also known by his friends as Skip, became the head of the African American Studies Department at Harvard University in 1991."
Huffington Post Offices, New York City, NY "The Huffington Post has approximately 79 million unique visitors per month."
New York City, NY "She starred in the cult classic film 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' in 1975."
In his studio New York City, NY “'If I’m not in my studio for a couple of days I become quite nervous.' Currently Jeff Koons has a factory that employs 120 people."
New York City, NY "Hillary Clinton wrote to NASA as a child inquiring how to become an astronaut. NASA replied that girls could not be astronauts."
Los Angeles, CA "There's one thing now that I experience every day when I'm making a film. I get up and think to myself, 'Am I going to be able to do it today?' I figure as long as I have that fear, I'll be alright.”
At home, New York City, NY "In 1990 Sir Ian McKellen was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. He made international headlines by coming out as an openly gay man just before the knighthood was bestowed. He accepted his knighthood on behalf of the gay community."
The Puck Building, New York City, NY "Paul Giamatti's father was the president of Yale University for 8 years and President of the National Baseball League for 3."
Los Angeles, CA "Andre Braugher is an actor so in love with Shakespeare that he is saving 'Pericles, Prince of Tyre' for later in his life. 'I’ve never read it because I’d like to see one Shakespeare play that I don’t know what happens.'"
On the set of Transparent, Pasadena, CA "Soloway is embarking on a journey through foreign territory with entirely different rules of engagement, a place where the smallest works in our language-pronoun-can cause the greatest offense. The emergence of trans culture into the mainstream has been marked by harmful missteps, many committed by feminists, but Soloway seems at ease, confident that this is a story they have every right to tell.”