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How old is Nina Lu? Age, Height, Nationality, Boyfriend, Wiki

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• Born in Los Angeles, USA on 18 September 2003, of Chinese descent and holds American nationality
• Nominated for Young Entertainer Award for Best Supporting Young Actress • TV Series
• Raised in Los Angeles by Chinese father and American mother
• Appeared in 4 films, 3 talk shows, and 1 TV series
• Animals lover, physically active, and enjoys travelling

What is Nina Lu’s nationality?

Nina Lu was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 18 September 2003 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, she is of Chinese descent and holds American nationality. She is an actress who might be known best for her portrayal of Tiffany in the family comedy series “Bunk’d”, created by Pamela Eells, and which has been running since 2015. It stars Miranda May, Peyton List and Karan Brar, and is about three teenagers who go to a summer camp in Maine at which they all fall in love, and meet new friends.

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For her performance, Nina was nominated for a Young Entertainer Award for Best Supporting Young actress – Television Series.

Childhood and education

Nina was raised alongside her older sister Macy in Los Angeles, by their Chinese father who is the owner of his own small computer store, and their American mother who is teaching English at a local high school. As Nina hasn’t forgotten about her Chinese roots, she began learning the Chinese language at the age of six, and is now fluent.

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Nina became interested in acting at a very early age, but was urged by her parents to focus on her education. However, they eventually let her pursue her dreams by joining her elementary school’s drama club, and she starred in nearly all of the school plays, and launched her acting career while still attending elementary school. In 2017, Nina enrolled at a local high school at which she is today physically active, as she is playing soccer and is also appearing in school plays.

It appears that Nina won’t be pursuing a college degree, but will keep working her way up in the film industry.

Career as an actress

To date, Nina has only been credited with four other appearances other than in “Bunk’d”. She made her debut TV series appearance in 2015, when invited to play Tiffany, one of the lead characters in the episodes “Bunk’d Masked Man Madness” and “Bunk’d Bear Scare” of the family series “Disney Monstober”, which also starred Aaron Groben and Nathan Arenas.

Nina made her debut film appearance in 2017, when cast to star as Ivy Ling alongside Hannah Nordberg and Gwendoline Yeo in the short family film “An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie”, written by May Chan and Julie Ann Sipos, and directed by Sasie Sealy.

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The film follows Ivy and Julie, two best friends living in San Francisco in 1976 – it won one award and was nominated for seven others.

In 2018, Nina played the lead character Busy in all seven episodes of the family series “Baby Doll Records”, which is about Dru who is dreaming about becoming a famous music producer. Her most recent appearance has been in four 2019 and four 2020 episodes of the comedy series “Sunnyside Up”, in which she starred as Mila Wong alongside Jules LeBlanc and Chase Liefeld.

Nina has also appeared in single episodes of three talk shows: “JoJo’s Juice”, “The John Kerwin Kids’ Show!” and “The John Kerwin Show”.

Love life and boyfriend

Nina is very secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t talked about any boys she might have dated, which is why there are rumors circulating the internet that the popular actress might be a lesbian, and is still afraid to come out of the closet – Nina hasn’t commented on these rumors.

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Conversely, it’s believed by many that she might be secretly dating a mysterious non-celebrity boy, as several of her fans have claimed to have seen the two walking hand in hand in the streets of Los Angeles, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims either – according to these rumors, the two might have met at school and have been together for over a year now.

As Nina hasn’t commented on her love life, she is single as of October 2020, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Nina is a huge lover of animals and a supporter of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization – her favorite animals are horses, and she has many pets including four chickens, three underwater mystery snails, two goldfishes and one beta fish.

She is physically quite active, as she goes roller skating nearly every day, while a few of her other hobbies include dancing, singing and reading romantic books – her favorite is “Dear John” written by Nicholas Sparks.

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Nina is keen on travelling, and has already had an opportunity to visit several US states.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried and Natalie Portman, while a few of her favorite movies are “Dear John” (based on the book), “Letters to Juliette” and “Leon: The Professional” – she also likes to watch animated Disney movies, and her favorite is “Wall-E”.

Age and height

Nina’s age is 17. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 4ft 11ins (1.51m) and she weighs around 90lbs (41kgs).

As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000.

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The Woman Who Killed Selena Quintanilla: The Tragic Story of Yolanda Saldívar

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Who is Yolanda Saldívar?

Yolanda Saldívar is a former registered nurse, who became known for her involvement in the murder of the popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in 1995.

Yolanda Saldívar Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Yolanda Saldívar was born on 19 September 1960 in San Antonio, Texas, USA., one of eight children of Frank and Juanita Saldívar. Her father worked as a head waiter at a Mexican restaurant. She attended several elementary schools before graduating from McCollum High School in 1979. She faced bullying and teasing due to her weight and struggled to make friends, which led her to isolate herself from social activities.

She went on to study nursing at Texas A&M International University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1990. Saldívar adopted three children, including her niece, and worked as a registered nurse at several hospitals, including Medical Center Hospital and St. Luke’s Lutheran Hospital. She faced legal trouble over stolen money from her employers, and an unpaid student loan.

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Introduction to Selena’s Music and Starting the Fan Club

Yolanda Saldívar first became interested in Selena’s music in the late 1980s, when introduced to it by a friend. Saldívar, who was of Mexican-American heritage and grew up in Texas, was immediately drawn to Selena’s unique style of Tejano music and her charismatic stage presence.

For Saldívar, Selena’s music represented a connection to her own cultural heritage and a source of inspiration. She approached Selena’s father, Abraham, and talked with him about starting a Selena fan club in San Antonio. He immediately approved of her idea, and she was made the club’s president.

Clothing Store Manager and Money Embezzlement Accusation

Yolanda’s involvement with Selena’s business increased. The fan club quickly rose from 1,000 to 5,000 members. When the two bonded over the success, Selena named her the manager of her two clothing boutiques in Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Saldívar was responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of the boutiques, including inventory management, sales and staffing.

However, people from the club started complaining about missed payments and receiving nothing from the club, and Selena’s father became suspicious of Yolanda’s management.

He learned that she was embezzling money, and in early 1995 Abraham, Selena, and her sister Suzette organized a meeting with Yolanda. During the meeting, they accused her of illegal actions, and Abraham fired Yolanda immediately, but Selena kept in contact with Yolanda as she had to give her financial documents.

The Murder of Selena

On 31 March 1995, Selena arranged to meet Yolanda Saldívar at a Days Inn hotel in Corpus Christi to collect financial records that Saldívar had been withholding. However, Saldívar claimed she’d been raped in Mexico, which caused a further delay. Selena drove Saldívar to a hospital, but doctors found no evidence of rape. Upon returning to the motel, Selena asked for the financial papers again, but Saldívar pulled a pistol from her purse and pointed it at Selena. The singer tried to run, but Saldívar shot her in the right shoulder, causing severe damage to an artery. Despite being critically injured, Selena ran towards the lobby seeking help, with Saldívar in pursuit, hurling insults. Selena ultimately died due to blood loss in hospital at 1:05 p.m., just 16 days before her 24th birthday.

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Trial and Sentencing

Yolanda Saldívar’s trial for causing fatal shots to Selena, was a hot topic in Latino community in the United States. There was no televised broadcast of the trial, however, outside the courthouse, there were bunch of reporters and cameras. Saldívar’s defense team successfully argued for a change of venue to Houston, Texas, citing concerns about an unfair trial in Selena’s hometown. During the trial, the prosecution presented a police confession in which Saldívar admitted to shooting Selena during an argument over allegations of theft. Conversely, the defense presented testimony from Texas Ranger Robert Garza, who claimed that Saldívar stated the shooting was unintentional.

Despite the defense’s claims, the prosecution argued that Saldívar, who was trained as a nurse, failed to call for emergency assistance or provide any medical aid to Selena after she was shot. Moreover, evidence revealed that the pistol required considerable pressure on the trigger to fire, making it improbable that the shooting was accidental. The judge did not allow the jury to consider lesser charges, and they were instructed to either acquit or convict Saldívar of first-degree murder.

After a few hours of deliberation, the jury found Saldívar guilty of murder, and she received a life sentence in prison. She is currently incarcerated at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas, where she is kept in isolation for 23 hours each day because of death threats from Selena’s fans. She can accept visits from friends and family for two hours a week, and she will become eligible for parole on 30th March 2025.

The gun used to kill Selena disappeared after the trial, and was eventually found by chance in a box of office supplies at the home of a court reporter named Sandra Oballe. Although some groups objected to its disposal, the gun was dismantled, and its parts were thrown into Corpus Christi Bay in 2002.

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Saldívar has filed a petition with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals challenging her conviction, claiming that it was filed in 2000 with the 214th District Court but was never sent to the higher court. Her request was received on 31 March 2008, which happened to be the 13th anniversary of Selena’s death; the petition was denied.

Films and TV Shows With Yolanda Saldívar

Yolanda Saldívar’s story has been featured in various forms of popular culture. In 1997, a biographical film entitled “Selena” was released, which chronicled the life and career of the late singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, and included Saldívar’s portrayal as the murderer. The film was well-received and helped bring Selena’s music and legacy to a wider audience.

Saldívar has also been the subject of several true crime documentaries and TV shows, including “Killer Women with Piers Morgan” and “Murder Made Me Famous”. In addition, she’s been referenced in various other works of popular culture, such as songs, TV shows, and books.

Net Worth

According to sources, Yolanda Saldívar’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, as of early 2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Children

According to reports, Yolanda was married and has three children, Armando, Juanita, and Frank Saldivar. However, there is no further info on her personal life, confirming or refuting her family situation.

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Appearance and Body Measurement

Yolanda Saldívar has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-28-40, and her bra size 34C.

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Blood and Oil: Michael Franzese and the Gasoline Tax Scam

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Who is Michael Franzese?

American motivational speaker, author and former convict Michael Franzese, was born in New York City USA, on 27 May 1951, making Gemini his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for having served time for implementing a scheme to defraud the federal government of oil taxes in the first half of the ‘80s; since his release from prison in 1994, Michael’s been travelling around the US giving motivational speeches, and has also published seven books.

Education and early life

Michael was raised in New York City by his father John ‘Sonny’ Franzese who was an underboss of the Colombo crime family, and mother Cristina Capobianco-Franzese who was only 16 when she gave birth to Michael; he spent most of his early life believing that Frank Grillo was his father, and went by the name ‘Michael Grillo’. Cristina married Frank because it would’ve been a scandal if she gave birth out of wedlock, but after Sonny was allowed by the mafia to divorce his then-wife, he married Cristina and Frank disappeared.

Michael wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a mobster, but Sonny didn’t want that kind of life for him; Sonny was sentenced to spend 50 years behind bars for robbing a bank in 1967, and Michael dropped out of college in 1971 to provide for himself, his brother and their mother.

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Life of crime

Michael met his father’s friends after he was incarcerated, including the boss of the Colombo crime family Joseph Anthony Colombo Sr, and became a made man (fully initiated mafia member) in 1975, under acting boss Thomas ‘Tom’ Dibella; Michael took the blood oath together with other recently initiated members John Minerva, Vito Guzzo Sr, Salvatore Miciotta, Joseph Peraino Jr. and Jimmy Angelino, all of whom but Salvatore died violent deaths in the following two decades.

He was mentored by Joseph ‘Joe-Joe’ Vitacco at the beginning of his ‘career’ in the mafia, and in 1980 became the capo in charge of more than 300 men.

Mafia member Lawrence Salvatore Iorizzo contacted Michael in 1981, claiming that he had a plan for defrauding the government out of gasoline taxes; Lawrence had problems in California, and offered Michael a percentage in the scheme if he was to help with his problems. The two men started 18 stock-bearer companies in Panama, and Michael then partnered up with New York City’s Russian mafia; officials later stated that Michael was making $1.25 million a month through the scheme, while his associate claimed that he was making $1 million a week. At the peak of his ‘career’, Michael was making $8 million a week, while the scheme defrauded the federal government of $250 million a year.

“Fortune Magazine” ranked Michael #18 on their 1986 list ’50 Wealthiest and Most Powerful Mafia Bosses”, while the magazine “Vanity Fair” referred to Michael as the second biggest mafia money earner, right behind Al Capone.

Michael was the owner of a number of legal businesses in the ‘70s and ‘80s, such as movie production companies, nightclubs, restaurants, car repair shops and dealerships; his film production company Miami Gold produced the popular 1986 action adventure movie “Knights of the City”.

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Arrest and incarceration

Michael was arrested on various charges in 1985, but was acquitted of racketeering in April; he was indicted on 14 charges in New York City in 1986, and on 177 counts in Florida in the same year.

Iorizzo turned against Michael and other mafia members in March 1985, when put in the witness protection program. Michael pleaded guilty to two counts of tax and racketeering conspiracy on 21 March 1986, and was sentenced to pay $15 million and spend 10 years behind bars; he eventually entered a plea agreement, and his sentence was lowered to nine years, of which he served three years and seven months prior to being released on parole, but violated the parole and on 27 December 1991 was sentenced to spend four more years in prison.

During his time in jail, Michael was given a Bible by a guard and became a born-again Christian; he co-authored his autobiography “Quitting the Mob” in 1992.

Life after prison

Michael was released on 7 November 1994, and retired from the mob in the following year, and moved with his family from New York City to California, after receiving several death threats.

He’s since given motivational speeches all around the US, including in prisons and schools, while he also occasionally speaks at Christian churches and conferences.

Michael narrated the 2013 documentary movie “The Definitive Guide To The Mob”, and played a supporting character in the 2017 American Christian movie “Let There Be Light”.

He’s published six books since his 1992 autobiography, including the 2009 “The Good, the Bad and the Forgiven”, the 2014 “From the Godfather to God the Father”, and the 2022 “Mafia Democracy”.

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Love life and marriages

Michael’s married twice, but not many details have been disclosed about his first wife Maria Franzese, while it’s known that they don’t have children together.

He married his second wife, American devout Christian Camille Garcia in 1985, a year after they met while shooting for the movie “Knights of the City”; they have seven children together. Michael’s revealed that it was Camille who convinced him to leave the mafia.

He hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s perhaps dated, Michael’s married to his second wife Camille Garcia as of April 2023, and they have seven children together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

American actor Joseph Bono portrayed Michael in the critically acclaimed 1990 biographical crime movie “Goodfellas”, which won 44 of its 82 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Joe Pesci).

Michael’s brother John Franzese Jr. testified against their father, and Sonny was sentenced to eight years in prison; John was wired during his and his father’s conversations – Michael’s described John as ‘a nobody in the mob life’.

His favorite actor is Brad Pitt, and some of his favorite movies include “Snatch”, “Ocean’s Eleven” and “World War Z”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Michael’s age is 71. He has brown eyes and short black hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (73kgs).

Michael’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of April 2023.

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8 Seconds of Glory: The Story of Lane Frost and His Tragic Death

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Who was Lane Frost?

The late American professional rodeo cowboy Lane Clyde Frost, was born in La Junta, Colorado USA, on 12 October 1963, meaning that Libra was his zodiac sign. He competed in the professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as a specialized bull rider, and won the World Championship in 1987; Lane was posthumously inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

Education and early life

Lane was raised in Lapoint, Utah alongside his younger brother Cody and older sister Robin, by their mother Elsie who was a housewife, and father Clyde who was also a cowboy, specialized in saddle bronc and bareback riding.

Lane was only six years old when he began riding dairy calves, and only 10 when he started entering competitions and won his first award and two others at that for calf riding, calf roping and bareback riding. He studied at Atoka High School, and was mostly into wrestling during his time there, although he was also passionate about playing soccer and football.

Lane matriculated in 1982, while he’d already been a 1981 National High School Bull Riding Champion and a 1982 Youth National Finals’ Bull Riding Champion.

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Career as a cowboy

Lane joined PRCA in 1982, and was 24 when he became their World Champion Bull Rider in 1987; Red Rock was named the Bucking Bull of the Year, with 309 attempts to ride him and zero successful, until Lane went on to ride him in 1988, succeeding in four of his seven tries. Lane entered the special competition Challenge of the Champions, in which he rode Red Rock at seven showdowns across the West; for the event, Red Rock was brought out of retirement. The same year saw him compete at the Rodeo ’88 Challenge Cup.

Death and legacy

Lane had just completed riding the bull Takin’ Care of Business on 30 July 1989 at Cheyenne Frontier Days, however, he landed in the mud upon dismounting. The bull turned and pushed Lane against the floor with his right horn, breaking several ribs; although Lane’s life was not in danger at that particular moment, after he got up and then fell down on the ground, his broken ribs punctured his lungs and heart. He was pronounced dead upon arriving at Memorial Hospital, and was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery next to American rodeo cowboy Warren Granger ‘Freckles’ Brown, who had been Lane’s mentor and hero.

The bull Takin’ Care of Business could then have been seen taking part in the 1990 National Finals Rodeo, and was retired following the event.

Following Lane’s death, American former professional rodeo cowboy invented the specific vest that was to protect professional cowboys from similar situations, and the organization Professional Bull Riders (PBR) made it mandatory to wear it. The year 1994 saw the release of the biographical sports movie about Lane’s life, entitled “8 Seconds”. It was directed by John G. Avildsen, starred Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin and James Rebhorn, and follows Lane’s marriage and friendships. PBR has been awarding the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award since 1996, while the Lane Frost Health and Rehabilitation Center was built in his memory.

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Several musicians have dedicated songs to Lane, including the song “The Dance” by Garth Brooks, the song “A Smile Like That” by Randy Schmutz and the song “Red Rock” by Smokin’ Armadillos. Lane’s parents allowed Lane to be featured on the cover of the book “Cowboy Bible: The Living New Testament”, while the documentary movie about him “The Story of Lane Frost and Red Rock: The Challenge of the Champions” was released in 2008.

American professional stock car racing driver Austin Reed Dillon was involved in a serious car crash at the 2015 Daytona International Speedway of the NASCAR Cup Series; upon coming out of his car unharmed, Austin waved to the crowd in a similar manner to Lane’s, and later stated in an interview that he had done it to honor Lane.

Awards and accolades

Lane was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990, and into the PBR Heroes and Legends in 1999.

The year 2000 saw him inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the year 2008 into both the National Cowboy &Western Heritage Museum and Rodeo Hall of Fame. Lane was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2003, and both the Bull Riding Hall of Fame and the Molalla Walk of Fame in 2017.

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Love life and relationships

Lane rarely spoke about his love life in public, but it’s known that he was a married man at the time of his death. Lane exchanged vows with non-celebrity American Kellie Kyle in 1984, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Kellie and Lane met in 1979 at the National High School Rodeo Finals, when he was 15 years old. They separated in 1988, as Lane’s career was taking its toll on their marriage, but the two managed to reconcile in the following a couple of months.

Kellie married her second husband Mike Macy in 1993; he’s also a professional cowboy, and has won the National Finals Rodeo twice.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Lane was to venture into the film industry upon his return from the event Cheyenne Frontier Days, as he was cast to work as a stunt double in the movie “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.

He wanted to build a new ranch for him and his wife, and had already applied for a loan when he died.

Lane was passionate about travelling, which was perhaps why he and Kellie waited to have children together, as he wanted to be there for them.

He loved to watch movies starring Clint Eastwood, and some of his favorites were “Dirty Harry”, “For a Few Dollars More” and “A Fistful of Dollars”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Lane was 25 at the time of his death, so would’ve been 59 today. He had brown eyes and hair, was 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall and weighed around 160lbs (72kgs).

Lane’s net worth was estimated at over $1.5 million at the time of his death.

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