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Emmy Rossum ('Phantom of the Opera,' 'The Day After Tomorrow') Stars in Lifetime Television Movie 'Nola,'

[via press release from Lifetime]

Emmy Rossum ('Phantom of the Opera,' 'The Day After Tomorrow') Stars in Lifetime Television Movie 'Nola,'

U.S. Television Premiere on Monday, June 6 at 9PM (ET/PT)

NEW YORK, May 31 -- Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum, who starred in the movie adaptation of Phantom of the Opera along with featured performances in The Day After Tomorrow and Mystic River, portrays an aspiring songwriter in an enchanting Lifetime Television romantic comedy, Nola, which makes its United States television premiere Monday, June 6 at 9PM (ET/PT) as part of the network's popular "New Movie Mondays" showcase.

Nola (Rossum) leaves her abusive Kansas home and travels to New York in hopes of starting her career and finding her biological father. When she arrives in New York, she begins working at an East Village diner and becomes part of the family that hangs out there. Nola adjusts to her new life and new friends while continuing to search for her father. The movie also stars Mary McDonnell ("It's About Love," "Dances With Wolves") and Steven Bauer ("Traffic").

Rossum made her theatrical feature debut in the independent film Songcatcher, which won the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2000. Rossum received an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Debut Performance for her performance as an Appalachian orphan. Following roles as the ill-fated daughter of a small-business owner in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River and the fresh-faced but highly intelligent heroine of The Day After Tomorrow, Rossum screen-tested for the role of 'Christine' in Phantom of the Opera in full costume and make-up and was finally selected for the part by Andrew Lloyd Webber after singing for him at his home.

LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Launched in 1984, LIFETIME serves 88 million households nationwide. In 1998, LIFETIME launched Lifetime Movie Network, now in more than 44 million homes, and in 2001, Lifetime Real Women. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Radio for Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

Web Site: http://www.lifetimetv.com

  [may 2005]  


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