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The Untold Story of Peter Billingsley: From “A Christmas Story” to The Break-Up



Who is Peter Billingsley?

American actor and movie-maker Peter Billingsley, also known as Peter Michaelsen, was born in New York City, USA, on 16 April 1971, making Aries his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 38 and has produced 26 movies and TV series, but is perhaps still known best for playing the lead character Ralphie Parker in the 1983 family comedy movie “A Christmas Story”, which also starred Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon, and was written and directed by Bob Clark. It follows young boy Ralphie Parker who’s trying to convince his family and friends, as well as Santa Claus, to buy him a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun for Christmas; the movie won three of its 14 award nominations.

Education and early life

Peter was raised alongside his four siblings in New York City, by their mother Gail who was a housewife, and who also worked as a secretary for their father Alwin Michaelsen who was a financial consultant.

Peter and his siblings all launched their acting careers at a very early age; he was seven when he made his debut film appearance, playing Child at Christmas Party in the 1978 romantic movie “If I Ever See You Again”. Peter studied at several schools, including New York City’s Professional Children’s School and Longview Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona; he was 14 when he passed his California High School Proficiency Exam; Peter hasn’t attended college.


Roles in movies

In 1980, Peter starred as Messy Marvin in the short comedy “Hershey’s Syrup: Messy Marvin”, and the following year saw him appear in both the action comedy “Honky Tonk Freeway” and the romantic comedy “Paternity”.

In 1982, he played Billy in the crime horror “Death Valley”, directed by Dick Richards, and which starred Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks and Stephen McHattie. It follows a boy who’s embarked on a road trip together with his mother and stepfather, but they’ve now run into a serial killer in the Death Valley. Some of Peter’s notable performances in the remainder of the ‘80s were in the 1984 family comedy “The Hoboken Chicken Emergency”, the 1985 family fantasy comedy “The Dirt Bike Kid”, and the 1989 comedy “Beverly Hills Brats”.

The year 1993 saw him star as Nick in the science fiction “Arcade”, directed by Albert Pyun, and which also starred Megan Ward and John de Lancie; it follows a group of teenagers as they’re playing a virtual reality game. Peter had only a couple of other roles in the ‘90s, in movies such as the 1994 short science fiction “The Sacred Fire”, the 1995 comedy “Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare” and the 2000 comedy “Who’s Watching Who?”

He appeared in several hit movies in the 2000s, starting with the 2003 adventure family comedy “Elf”, which starred Bob Newhart, James Caan and Will Ferrell, and was directed by Jon Favreau. It follows the life of an oversized elf, and the movie won two of its nine award nominations. Peter was then cast to play Andrew in the 2006 romantic comedy “The Break-Up”, which won three of its eight award nominations, and William Ginter Riva in the 2008 action science fiction adventure “Iron Man”, which won 22 of its 95 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Achievement in Visual Effects.

He appeared in only two movies in the 2010s, including his portrayal of Willian Ginter Riva in the 2019 action adventure comedy “Spider-Man: Far from Home”, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Holland, and was directed by Jon Watts. It follows Spiderman as he’s taking on new threats, and the movie won 11 of its 37 award nominations.

Peter’s since appeared in only a single movie: the 2022 family comedy “A Christmas Story Christmas”.


Roles in TV series

Peter’s debut TV series role was playing Gideon Hale in the 1982 episode “No Beast So Fierce” of the romantic family drama “Little House on the Prairie”, and the same year saw him play Markie Potter in the episode “From the Mouths of Babes” of the crime drama “McClain’s Law”.

The year 1985 saw him play Ridley in two episodes of the popular fantasy “Highway to Heaven”, created by Michael Landon, who also starred in it, alongside Victor French and James Troesh. It follows an angel who’s been sent to Earth, the series aired from 1984 through 1989 and won three of its 23 award nominations. The remainder of the ’80s saw Peter appear in an episode of the family comedies “Tall Tales & Legends” and “Punky Brewster”.

In 1996 and 1997, he played Billy Baker in the comedy “Sherman Oaks”, which starred Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst and Tyler Bearde, and was created by Chris Bearde; the series follows the lives of a plastic surgeon and his family. Peter appeared in only three other TV series in the ‘90s: the family comedy “The Wonder Years”, the adventure comedy “CBS Schoolbreak Special” and the action crime comedy “L. A. Heat”.

He’s since had only a single role, appearing in a 2022 episode of “Geek Girls Universe Podcast”.

Other credits

Peter’s received five special thanks, including for the 2004 drama movie “Mysterious Skin”, the 2006 romantic film “Come Early Morning” and the 2017 crime action movie “Brawl in Cell Block”.

Some of his most recent producing work has been all 44 episodes of the animated comedy series “F Is for Family”, which aired from 2015 through 2021, the 2022 romantic comedy movie “Christmas with the Campbells” and in the same year the family comedy film “A Christmas Story Christmas”.

Peter’s three most recent talk-show appearances have been in “A Cinematic Journey”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “CBS Mornings”.

Awards and nominations

Peter’s won one of his seven award nominations: a 1987 Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Feature Film, for “The Dirk Bike Kid”.

He was also nominated for a 1981 The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Performance by a Child in a Featured Role, for “Honky Tonk Freeway”, a 1995 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special, for “CBS Schoolbreak Special” and a 2005 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series for “Dinner for Five”.


Love life and marriage

Peter’s not open when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with the public, but it’s known that the popular actor’s been married for close to a decade now, and that he’s a father of two.

He and American non-celebrity Elizabeth ‘Buffy’ Bains exchanged vows in 2015; not many details have been disclosed about Elizabeth as she enjoys her privacy, and her profession thus remains undisclosed. She gave birth to their daughter in 2017, and their son followed in 2020; the names and exact birthdates of Peter and Elizabeth’s children haven’t been revealed.

He’s yet to speak of other women whom he’s dated, Peter’s married to Elizabeth ‘Buffy’ Bains as of May 2023, and they have two children together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Peter’s sister Melissa Michaelsen appeared in 11 movies and TV series prior to retiring from acting in 1991, while his brother Neil Billingsley retired with five acting credits in 1988.

VH1 ranked Peter #63 on their 2005 list ‘100 Greatest Kid Stars’.

Peter wrote the introduction for his friend Brian Evans’ 1994 autobiography “Dreamer”.

One of his best friends is American actor and screenwriter Vince Vaughn; the two starred alongside in the 1990 episode “The Fourth Man” of the series “CBS Schoolbreak Special”.

Peter’s followed by over 3,000 people on Instagram, as he’s posted only three pictures onto the network.

One of his favorite actors is Sean Penn, while some of his favorite movies include “Dead Man Walking”, “I Am Sam” and “Mystic River”.


Height, eyes and wealth

Peter’s age is 52. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.77m) tall and weighs around 170lbs (78kgs).

Peter’s net worth’s been estimated at over $12 million, as of May 2023.

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Naked Truth Of Jazmine Lucero – Age, Height, Biography



Who is Jazmine Lucero?

Jazmine Lucero is an American multi-talented celebrity, as she is a singer, dancer, actress, and social media star. She is best known to the world for her YouTube channel, and the channel she had with her ex-boyfriend Nick Pallauf. Also, Jazmine is a star on Instagram and TikTok, while she’s also tried herself as a singer and performed with several bands, including Why Don’t We, and JCity, among others.

Jazmine Lucero Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Jazmine Lucero was born on the 16th August 1992, in Long Beach, California USA; she is of Latin ancestry and was raised in a large family with three brothers – Justice, Jaden and Jacob – and a sister, Paulina.

Her mother, Monica deals with the chronic disease lupus on a daily basis, while her father, whose name is not known, was a football player at Montana State University. She hasn’t disclosed her education, except that she matriculated from a local high school in Long Beach.

Career Beginnings

From an early age Jazmine liked to dance and sing, and she incorporated her talents in short videos which she started posting on the social media app TikTok, which picked up attention from numerous talent scouts. Jazmine’s popularity started increasing at a rapid pace, and the number of her followers rose to 500,000.


She also became popular on Vine, but once the service was shot down she focused more on TikTok, and YouTube as well.

Rise to Prominence

Gradually, Jazmine became more popular, and on TikTok numbers grew to over 2.5 million followers, which helped in her career as a musician, as she was noticed by numerous groups and bands, and has collaborated with several successful musicians. Her career progressed and she began working with the bands MoZaiK and JCity, while she also had a major part in the band Why Don’t We”, as a back-up dancer and singer. She even went on tour together with the band in 2017.

Since then, Jazmine has worked on her own music and released several songs and music videos, including “Vamos a Bailar”, and “You Wanna Go”. Thanks to her dancing skills, she has also worked as a dance trainer, including as an in-house choreographer at ‘Kimberley’s Dance Studio’ in Paramount, California.

YouTube Popularity

In addition to her popularity on TikTok, Jazmine has become popular on YouTube, on which she has been uploading videos that display her daily life, from her romantic relationship to her morning routine and other details.


She started the channel in 2012, and uploaded her first video in 2014, since when she’s acquired over 30,000 followers on her official channel, and has just under one million views on her channel, which has also contributed to her wealth. Furthermore, Jazmine has a YouTube channel started with her ex-boyfriend Nick Pallauf, which has been active despite the two breaking-up over two years ago. They have around 200,000 subscribers and over 16 million views, which has in large part contributed to her wealth.

Jazmine Lucero Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Jazmine has become very popular on several social media platforms, and her success as a musician and dancer has also increased her wealth.

According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lucero’s net worth is close to $1 million, as of early 2020. Jazmine Lucero is known for her good looks, which she owes to weekly workouts and a healthy diet. She stands at 5ft 1in (1.55m) tall, while she weighs approximately 110lbs ~ 50kgs, and her vital statistics are 32-21-36, bra size 32B. She has black hair and hazel eyes.

Jazmine Lucero Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend

Jazmine has displayed her life on her social media pages, and has shared many juicy details about herself. From 2015 to 2017, she was in a relationship with Nick Pallauf with whom she started her presence on YouTube.


He is also a YouTube star, though he hasn’t been active for a while now. Following their breakup, the two made a video together about their romance and reason for ending it, stating that they had no time for themselves, and decided that it was better to end things. Despite the breakup, Jazmine and Nick have remained good friends. Jazmine has moved on, and is now in a relationship with a man named Colton Altier; she posted a video “Meet My Boyfriend”, in which Colton spoke about himself and their relationship on the whole.

Jazmine Lucero News, Facts, Influence

Jazmine has come out forward about her health problems, saying that she has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She has also said that she had a nose job, admitting that her nose made her insecure about her looks, before the procedure. Whenever she is not working, Jazmine is traveling and spending time with her boyfriend and family. She has visited differing destinations around the world such as Bali, and also numerous destinations across the US, especially California.


Jazmine is a foodie and enjoys almost every cuisine, but her favorite is Italian food – she likes making her own meals and experimenting with recipes.

Jazmine has become popular on Instagram and has promoted her work and that of other models who enjoyed collaborating with her. She has over 100,000 followers on her official Instagram page and has become a FashionNova partner, while she also worked with other brands including doing a campaign for FlattummyCo.

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Naked Truth Of Kara Killmer – Measurements, Husband, Bio



Kara Killmer is an American actress best known as Sylvie Brett, her character in NBC Drama Chicago Fire.

Early life, education

Kara Killmer was born on 14 June 1988 in Crowley, Texas USA. After she finished high school, she attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and in 2010 earned bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She has two siblings, a sister and a brother, both older than her.

They were raised by her mother who worked as a music teacher in an elementary school. As an eight year old, she was performing in local theater productions and that is when she fell in love with this job. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


Killmer started her career in 2010, as part of the reality show “If I can dream”. It lasted only one season with 32 episodes. It was about a group of performers living together in a house in Hollywood, California. Killmer was teaching acting in the show by John Kirby. In 2011 she was Rapunzel in the first season of “Scary Tales” at Discovery Channel.


The fourth episode was written and directed by Luke Ellis and Matthew P.Hickey. The next year, Kilmmer was the blond girl in the first episode of comedy-drama series “Jane by Design” aired on ABC Family. In 2012 she acted in two short films “Prank” and “Remnant”. The following year she appeared in an episode of the web series “Rosa the Imposer”. Her movie debut was in 2013 in the movie “Horizon” where she worked along with Ruth Bradley and Cary Elwes.

In 2014 she was Athena True in the science fiction crime thriller “Tin Man”, which was NBC TV pilot, but the network didn’t put it on the schedule for the next year.

Killmer is best known for her role of Sylvie Brett in “Chicago Fire”. She joins the crew in third season, aired on 23 September 2014, as replacement of paramedic Leslie Elizabeth Shay on Ambulance 61. Her character appeared also in “Chicago P.D” and “Chicago Med”. In 2017 she starred as Sylvie Brett in an episode of series “Chicago Justice”. “Chicago Fire” episodes from the season eight are still being broadcast. Killmer is now veteran among the actors, with five seasons behind her.


When asked in an interview last year how different she is from her beginnings in the series, Killmer said: ‘Now I feel like I’ve got it down. I know what I need to do, and that’s actually broadened my perspective. Now that I feel secure in what I bring to the table, it’s helped me to appreciate and open my eyes to what everyone around me is doing—not just the cast but the crew as well. I’ve gotten more interested in how we’re shooting things and special effects and the wardrobe and special effects makeup.

I don’t really think I understood the extent of all the moving parts and all of the skills that go into making this show work. That’s something that, for me, has been a revelation’.

Killmer got the leading role in the movie “Beyond the Mask” in 2015 along with her future husband Andrew Cheney and John Rhys Davies and Alan Madiane. The movie was directed by Chad Burns. In an interview before the movie promotion she explained her favorite scene: ‘My favorite scene to shoot was also my least favorite scene.


Andrew and I were asked last minute if we’d be willing to dive into the pond with a running start down the peer to get this one shot of us going into the water. I did not know how to dive, so Andrew had to teach me right before we started shooting. It turned out looking amazing, but the water was FREEZING!!!’.

In 2018 Killmer got the leading role in the thriller movie “Sleeper” directed by Philippe Gagnon. She was playing Jennifer Jones, a happily married woman who finds out that her husband is a Russian spy with threatening motives.

Personal life

Killmer is married to the actor Andrew Cheney since 14 May 2016. The couple exchanged wedding vows on a private ceremony at Jones Barn at Willow Creek Ranch in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas. They met on the set of the movie “Beyond the mask” in 2015 and shortly after started a relationship. They don’t have kids.

Husband Andrew Cheney

Andrew Cheney is an American actor known by the following movies: “Season of Gray”, a drama from 2013, “Beyond the Mask” in 2015 and “Champion” in 2017.



Kara Killmer is 5ft 5ins (1.65 m) tall and weighs 123lbs (56 kg). She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Her vital statistics are 35-25-36 inches. She wears dress number 6 US.

Net Worth

As of early 2020, Kara Killmer net worth is estimated not less than $ 1 million.

Social media

Kara Killmer is on Instagram since 2016 reaching 223,000 followers. In 2010 she opened a Twitter account and has almost 60,000 followers.

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All About Emma Tremblay – Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth



Who is Emma Tremblay? Wiki Bio

Emma Tremblay was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 21 April 2004 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds Canadian nationality. She is an actress, best known for starring in the “Supergirl” TV series.

Early life and education

Emma was raised in Canada alongside her younger brother Jacob, and younger sister Erica by her father Jason Tremblay, an actor best known for starring in movies such as “Afraid of the Dark?” in 1990, “Power Rangers” in 2017 and “Wonder” in 2017, and her mother Christina Candia Tremblay.

Emma became interested in acting after attending many of her father’s photoshoots, and as soon as she was old enough she joined her school’s drama club, and began appearing in school’s plays, then making her debut film appearance at the age of nine. She is physically very active as it is important for the roles she has been portraying, and plays soccer and volleyball, also runs track, and goes to the gym two to three times per week. After matriculation, Emma is planning on enrolling at college and obtaining her bachelor’s degree in English literature.


Career as an actress

She made her debut film appearance in the “Elysium” science fiction drama film shot in 2013, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, and follows the story of a man living on a man-space space station in 2154. After being praised for her performance, Emma was invited to appear in “The Giver” drama romance movie shot in 2014, which stars Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, and revolves around a young boy who is learning about the ‘real world’ rather than about the ‘fake’ world which he is living in, seemingly without pain, war, and suffering.

In 2014, she won a role in “The Judge” crime drama film, in which the lead character is played by Robert Downey Jr. who is a lawyer, and who returns to his hometown to find out that his father is the main suspect in a case of murder; he works on the case and gets closer to his family. In 2016, she won a role in the “Wayward Pines” TV series, appearing in seven episodes while the story follows a secret agent who goes searching for two missing agents in Wayward Pines, and realises out he might also end up dying in the city.


Her latest role and the one that made her somewhat famous is of Ruby Arias in the “Supergirl” TV series in 2017 and 2018, appearing in 15 episodes. The series stars Melissa Benoist (the Supergirl), Chyler Leight and David Harewood, and follows the story of Superman’s cousin who is having her own Supergirl adventures.

Friends, love life and relationships

Emma is still very young to be dating, but rumor has it that she is very close to her best friend from high school, who has been seen spending time with her on several occasions, as well as attending some of her photoshoots.

Emma is generally a very sociable person who has many friends at school, and what people seem to like the most about her is that she is a down-to-Earth person, as hasn’t let fame get to her. She is very close to her family, especially to her younger brother and sister, and when her parents are not around, she takes the role of a big sister and cares for them. She also enjoys taking care of the household, including cleaning the house and preparing food. She often takes pictures with two of her best female friends, and uploads them onto her Instagram account.


Hobbies and other interests

Emma is a huge fan of the film industry, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler and Jessica Alba. Some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Saving Private Ryan”, “50 First Dates”, and “Groundhog Day”. She also likes Disney movies including “Wall-E”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, and “101 Dalmatians”. Emma is keen on listening to pop music, while some of her favorite bands and performers are Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and One Direction.

Emma began travelling at the age of nine as it was necessary for her acting career, and it has since become her main hobby, she has been to many US states, while she has also been to Switzerland, England and France. She is a huge lover of animals, and volunteered at an animal shelter for the first time at the age of 10, while she has worked with several non-government organizations over the years.


She likes practicing sports such as kickboxing, ice-skating and snowboarding, so winter is her favorite season as she also enjoys both skiing and snowboarding. Emma is interested in fashion too, and often uploads pictures of her clothing combinations onto her Instagram account.

Appearance and net worth

Emma is 15 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around (55kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated as already being over $300,000.

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