Mira Furlan, Babylon 5 and Lost, Dead at 65: ‘A Stunning, Talented Performer’

Mira Furlan, best known for her roles as Minbari Ambassador Delenn on Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau on Lost, has died at the age of 65. Furlan died of undisclosed causes on Wednesday. Her death was confirmed the following evening on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski shared a touching tribute. “It […]

Performer of the Week: Kaley Cuoco

THE PERFORMER | Kaley Cuoco THE SHOW | HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant THE EPISODE | “Arrivals and Departures” (Dec. 17, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE | As intense as her performance was during the Episode 6 meltdown, the dramedic thriller’s eighth and final episode gave Cuoco something new and differently engaging to do: play Cassie Bowden […]

Performer of the Week: Jessie Buckley

RELATED STORIES THE PERFORMER | Jessie Buckley THE SHOW | Fargo THE EPISODE | “The Nadir” (Nov. 8, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE | With her aw-shucks accent and cute Minnesota-isms, Nurse Oraetta Mayflower seems at first glance to be from the same good-hearted Midwestern stock as Fargo‘s original Marge Gunderson. But behind that kindly smile lies a cold-blooded […]

Performer of the Week: Anya Taylor-Joy

RELATED STORIES THE PERFORMER | Anya Taylor-Joy THE SHOW | Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit THE EPISODE | “Episode 4: Middle Game” (Oct. 23, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE | In her early episodes, Taylor-Joy finely portrayed Beth Harmon’s imperturbable, almost-robotic quality as the chess prodigy darted from tournament to tournament, mowing down opponent after opponent. (Beyond her […]

Performer of the Week: Amanda Collin

RELATED STORIES THE PERFORMER | Amanda Collin THE SHOW | HBO Max’s Raised by Wolves THE EPISODE | “Lost Paradise” (Sept. 17, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE | From the moment Mother and Father touched down on Kepler-22b, Amanda Collin has inhabited her android alter ego completely. Much of the performance comes from, yes, the Danish actress’ lithe figure, […]

Performer of the Week: Jurnee Smollett

RELATED STORIES THE PERFORMER | Jurnee Smollett THE SHOW | HBO’s Lovecraft Country THE EPISODE | “Holy Ghost” (Aug. 30, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE | It can’t be easy to act next to bloodthirsty forest demons and decapitated ghosts, but amid the swirl of CGI terrors served up each week by HBO’s eye-popping horror drama, Smollett still […]

Performer of the Week: Brandon Flynn

THE PERFORMER | Brandon Flynn THE SHOW | 13 Reasons Why THE EPISODE | “Graduation” (June 5, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE | Given that the Netflix teen drama has sustained itself by consistently blindsiding its audience with devastating twists and turns, it’s no surprise that 13 Reasons Why saved one of its greatest tragedies — and most powerful performances […]