Choosing the right cast for a film or television show is one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. People who know this are called casting directors, and one who has achieved fame in this profession is Georgianne Walken. Together with Sheila Jaffe, she runs the film casting company Walken/Jaffe, and thanks to her efforts, many actors have come out of obscurity to fame.
One of her remarkable projects as a casting director is Basquiat, which she directed together with Sheila Jaffe in 1996. In addition to casting, she has also acted in several television series and films throughout her career. Walken is also interested in professional dance. She is married to the popular actor Christopher Walken. Read on for facts about the life and career of the casting director.
Georgianne Walken – Bio
Georgianne Walken (formerly Georgianne Leigh Thon) was born on February 8, 1944, in the United States of America. Walken is a casting director for film and television. Together with Sheila Jaffee, she has been casting director for several dozen television shows and films through her company Walken/Jaffe since the early 1990s. In 1990 they completed their first casting work for the 1990 film End of the Night. Her work as a casting director includes the television series Entourage and The Sopranos. In the film field, she and Jaffe have a co-cast director on numerous films including Black Knight, Subway Stories, Bedazzled, Monkeybone, Two Girls and a Guy, and others.
In addition to Georgianne Walken’s career as a casting director, she has also appeared as an actress in several films and television shows. One of her early roles as a film actress was in the 1983 film Brainstorm, which starred Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken. She also played a supporting role in an episode of The Sopranos in 2006 and was also the casting director for the television show.
The Sopranos is an American series that has touched the hearts of many people around the world. It is a crime drama about an Italian-American mafia boss who tries to balance his criminal activities with his family life. The series made a good name for many actors who are known today. The series was first broadcast in January 1999. Many fans still consider the TV series one of the best ever.
Entourage is another series that was loved all over the world. A prequel movie is also in the making. It is an American comedy-drama that is popular for its amazing characters and epic storyline. Some other projects that Walken and Jaffee have worked on together are Monkeybone, Subway Stories, End of the Night, Bedazzled, Black Knight, Two Girls and a Guy, and many more. Walken was nominated for an Emmy Award every year between 1999 and 2007, and both she and Jaffee won the Emmy for outstanding casting for a series in 1999.
Personal Profile Of Christopher Walken’s Wife
Georgianne met her husband Christopher Walken on a West Side Story tour, they were dancers. They married in January 1969, and Christopher Walken is an award-winning actor known for his roles in certain films such as Seven Psychopaths, The Deer Hunter, and Pulp Fiction. One of his popular projects was the portrayal of the role of Frank Abagnale Senior in Catch Me If You Can (based on the life of former con man and later FBI agent Frank Abagnale), which also starred Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Frank Abagnale Jr., a young con man who defrauded a number of organizations out of millions of dollars through check fraud and was later used by the FBI to help arrest other con men.
Another of his popular roles was that of Max Zorin in the 1985 James Bond reportage – A View To A Kill. He has played so many challenging and vicious roles over the years, but that always upset Georgianne and never scared her. Georgianne Walken and her husband don’t have children, they made this arrangement many years ago, and Christopher mentioned that he feels this decision has been good for them because he feels that their career would not have been as successful as it would have been if they had had children.
The Walkens live in Wilton, Connecticut, and own a vacation home in Rhode Island, among other places. They own a cat named Bowtie.