One Night Stand: About The Cast

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WESLEY SNIPES, (Max Carlyle) one of the most diversified and talented actors working today, will make his feature film producing debut with the upcoming Blade, in which he stars with Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson. He is currently filming U.S. Marshalls with Tommy Lee Jones.

Snipes' other feature credits included the recent Murder at 1600, his turn as a drag queen in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, and the high-speed action-adventure Money Train, which paired him and Woody Harrelson as double-dealing transit cops.

Snipes burst onto Hollywood's list of top leading men with his breakthrough performances in the 1991 films New Jack City and Jungle Fever. Subsequent credits include The Waterdance; White Men Can't Jump; Passenger 57, which showcased Snipes' martial arts expertise; and Demolition Man. Among his additional credits are Rising Sun, Sugar Hill, Drop Zone, King of New York, Streets of Gold, Major League and Mo' Better Blues.

Born in Orlando, Florida, Snipes' family relocated to the South Bronx when the actor was an infant. As a teen, Snipes attended New York's prestigious High School for the Performing Arts and later earned his college degree from SUNY Purchase. He then went on to land roles in such Broadway productions as "Boys of Winter," "Execution of Justice" and "Death and King's Horsemen."

NASTASSJA KINSKI (Karen) most recently starred in Father's Day with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal for director Ivan Reitman, and will next be featured in Somebody's Waiting with Gabriel Byrne. Recently, she finished filming Savior with Dennis Quaid.

Kinski made her film debut in Wim Wenders' 1975 feature False Move after being introduced to the director at age 13. Her career quickly gained momentum when she posed for a series of high-profile fashion photographs taken by Roman Polanski which were published in the 1976 Christmas issue of Vogue magazine. The photographs prompted Polanski to cast Kinski in his landmark drama Tess, in which her stunning performance as the film's heroine earned her a Golden Globe Award as Best New Female Star of the Year in a Motion Picture.

Kinski followed up her role in Tess with memorable performances in films such as One From the Heart, Cat People, The Hotel New Hampshire and Symphony of Love, which was the winner of the Bundes Preis -- a cultural award bestowed on the film by the German government.

Kinski won the Italian Sentanello Best Actress Award for her turn in Maria's Lovers, and she also appeared in Paris, Texas and Faraway, So Close -- both winners of the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and the Special Jury Prize. In 1994, Kinski starred as a Russian spy opposite Charlie Sheen in the skydiving thriller Terminal Velocity.

Last fall, Kinski starred in the motion picture for television "The Ring," based on the best-selling Danielle Steele novel.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (Charlie) earned an Academy Award nomination and won the British Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Richard Attenborough's biographical drama, Chaplin.

His searing, disparate roles in films like Natural Born Killers and Less Than Zero have proven Downey Jr. to be a versatile, gifted actor. He portrayed a skillful physician in the drama Restoration, an aspiring, burned-out actor whose best friend commits murder in Robert Altman's Short Cuts, and a young man who develops a special relationship with four ghosts in Heart and Souls.

His other film credits include Richard III, Soapdish, Air America, Chances Are, True Believer, Johnny Be Good, 1969, The Pick-Up Artist, Back to School, Tuff Turf, Weird Science, Firstborn and Pound, in which he made his feature film debut and was directed by his father, filmmaker Robert Downey. Downey Jr. recently teamed with his father on an upcoming film.

He has also worked behind the camera, producing and directing The Last Party, an irreverent documentary chronicling the 1992 Presidential campaign.

MING-NA WEN (Mimi) first garnered attention for her critically acclaimed performance as the gentle 'June' in Wayne Wang's The Joy Luck Club, based on Amy Tan's celebrated novel. After she finished shooting The Joy Luck Club, Wen was cast by Tony Award winner James Lapine in the world premiere of "Luck, Pluck and Virtue" at the reknowned La Jolla Playhouse. She also co-starred with Jean Claude Van Damme and the late Raul Julia in the international hit Streetfighter. Wen will next be heard as the voice of Fa Mulan in Disney's animated film Mulan, and will be making her Broadway debut this Spring starring in David Henry Hwang's "Golden Child."

Born in Macao, China, Wen immigrated with her family to New York City at the age of four. When she was nine years old, her family moved to Pittsuburgh, where she lived through college. Wen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Carnegie-Mellon University's acting school.

While performing Off-Broadway, Wen was given the first contract role in daytime television history for an Asian actor on "As the World Turns." She continued to work on the stage, with Tony Award winner Lanford Wilson in "Redwood Curtain" and in David Mamet's "Speed the Plow."

Named as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, Wen landed the coveted role of Deb Chen on the first season of "ER" and then played the hip, Soho gallery owner Trudy Sloan on the television sitcom "The Single Guy."

KYLE MacLACHLAN, (Vernon) who is perhaps best known for his performance in David Lynch's twisted 1986 hit Blue Velvet, earned worldwide recognition for his starring role as the deliberate, pie-craving FBI Agent Dale Cooper in Lynch's popular series "Twin Peaks," for which MacLachlan received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award.

MacLachlan made his film debut in another Lynch film, the Dino DeLaurentiis-produced futuristic drama Dune. He then received further acclaim for his performance in the alien thriller The Hidden.

MacLachlan most recently starred opposite Elisabeth Shue in The Trigger Effect and was also featured in the 1995 summer box office hit The Flintstones for producer Steven Spielberg; Mad Dog Time with Richard Dreyfus, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne; and Paul Verhoeven's controversial collaboration with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, Showgirls. MacLachlan has also appeared as legendary Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in writer-director Oliver Stone's The Doors and as a young romantic in Bruce Beresford's Rich In Love.

On television, he starred with Samuel L. Jackson in HBO's award-winning "Against the Wall," the story of the 1971 Attica Prison riots, which was directed by John Frankenheimer. MacLachlan also starred in the Showtime original sci-fi film "Roswell," based on the true story of an historic UFO sighting in 1947.

MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic hit television series "Tales From The Crypt."

GLENN PLUMMER (George) captured the attention of audiences nationwide for his comedic turn as a startled driver who thinks Keanu Reeves is a carjacker in the summer blockbuster Speed. Since then, he has gone on to star in such features as Kathryn Bigelow's futuristic thriller Strange Days, Paul Verhoeven's provocative drama Showgirls, opposite Tom Berenger in The Substitute, and Up Close and Personal with Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Plummer's other film credits include Frankie and Johnny, Colors, Menace II Society, Funny Farm, Trespass and his film debut Who's That Girl?

For television, Plummer has appeared in such series as "Equal Justice," "L.A. Law" and "China Beach," the miniseries "Hands of a Stranger" and the telefilms "Murderous Vision," "Hearts of Stone," "The Father Clements Story" and "Tour of Duty." Plummer also starred in the acclaimed TNT production "Heat Wave," a drama chronicling the Watts riots, which was executive produced by John Avnet.

Born in Richmond, California, Plummer studied acting at Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa College and San Francisco State prior to moving to Los Angeles. On-stage in L.A., he appeared in the stage productions "The Task," "Palladium is Moving," "Better Living" and "Three Ways Home."

AMANDA DONOHOE (Margaux) was most recently seen in Liar Liar with Jim Carrey, and she starred opposite Helen Mirren and Nigel Hawthorne in the Academy Award-winning drama The Madness of King George.

Donohoe made her feature film debut in the 1986 English sex farce Foreign Body. She next landed the lead opposite Oliver Reed in Nicholas Roeg's Castaway. In 1988, she starred in Lady Sylvia and in Ken Russell's Lair of the White Worm, and Russell cast her again as a lusty schoolteacher in The Rainbow.

She starred opposite Gabriel Byrne in the critically acclaimed Dark Obsession and earned the Variety Club of Great Britain Film Actress Award for her performance in Paper Mask.

She has earned a Golden Globe Award for her role as the liberal lawyer C.J. Lamb on the hit television drama "L.A. Law." Donohoe also executive produced and starred in the Cable Ace-nominated sequel to one of Lifetime's most successful films "Shame."

Last year, Donohoe made her Broadway debut with a starring role in "Uncle Vanya," for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination.

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, (Don) who stars as the obnoxiously ambitious advertising executive Ned Dorsey on the television sitcom "Ned and Stacey," lists among his feature film credits Tombstone, Tales from the Demon Knight and the independent feature Stolen Moments. He recently served as executive producer on another indie film, Scotch and Milk, written and directed by Adam Goldberg.

Church first garnered audience and critic appreciation with his comedic talents on the hit series "Wings," portraying the eccentric airport maintenance man Lowell Mather.

Previously, he won numerous film and television roles, including the telefilm "To Protect and Serve" and many guest appearances on such shows as "China Beach," "21 Jump Street," "Booker" and a scene-stealing turn on "Cheers," which led to his role on "Wings."

Raised in Texas, Church was hired as a professional disc jockey at local radio stations while he completed high school and college. After graduating, he worked as a voice-over artist until he was asked by a local casting director to audition for Stolen Moments.

JULIAN SANDS (Charlie's Nurse) continues his association with Mike Figgis on One Night Stand, having previously starred in the director's films Leaving Las Vegas and The Browning Version. In Leaving Las Vegas, Sands portrayed Yuri, a brutal and vicious Russian-born pimp who ultimately becomes a pathetic victim.

Sands has starred in some of the screen's most memorable and controversial films, including James Ivory's classic A Room With A View, the horror tale Warlock, David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch and Jennifer Lynch's controversial Boxing Helena.

A classically trained actor, Sands studied at Britain's Central School of Speech and Drama and began his professional career with the Forum Theatre Company. He made his feature film debut in Derek Jarman's Broken English, followed by Privates on Parade. Sands next delivered an unforgettable performance in Roland Joffe's Academy Award-winning drama The Killing Fields.

Sands' other film credits include Arachnophobia, Oxford Blues, After Darkness, The Doctor and the Devils, Gothic, Vibes, The Room, Wherever You Are, Night Sun, Impromptu and Tales of a Vampire, among others.

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