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Trudie Styler

Trudie Styler

As an actress, producer, director, environmentalist, mother and wife, Trudie Styler maintains a varied and demanding career. In Empire she portrays Servilia, mother of Brutus.

Styler's television appearances in the United States include a memorable guest starring role on the popular sitcom Friends in 2001, as well as co-starring with Stockard Channing in the ABC The Wonderful World of Disney television film, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, that same year. She also starred in the BBC's The Scold's Bride in 1998. On the big screen she starred in the 2001 British feature, Me Without You, alongside Anna Friel and Michelle Williams, and she recently completed filming a black comedy, Cheeky, written and directed by David Thewlis.

Styler's film credits with her production company, Xingu Films, include the 1993 documentary Boys from Brazil, the 1995 International Documentary Association Award-winning Moving the Mountain, The Grotesque (1996), Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000), which she executive-produced, Greenfingers (2001), directed by Joel Hershman and which she also executive-produced, and Cheeky (2003).

Her extensive theatrical experience includes studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and being a leading player at the legendary Royal Shakespeare Company.

In July 2004, Styler was appointed national ambassador for UNICEF United Kingdom's End Child Exploitation fundraising appeal. As part of her endless fundraising work for the Rainforest Foundation, she has produced an annual benefit concert at Carnegie Hall for the last ten years, securing the talents of some of the world's most prestigious artists from all musical fields. She has also produced the album Carnival! to benefit the Foundation, which debuted at number three in the world music chart. She has been honoured with many awards, including the 1994 Rainforest Action Hero Award from the Rainforest Action Network, the Outstanding Women Environmentalist Award from the Centre for Environmental Education, the 1995 Humanitarian Award from the Hospitality Committee for the United Nations delegations, and the 1998 Ermenegildo Zegna International Environmental Award from GQ Magazine. Styler is also co-chair and sponsor of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in London.

In 1998 Styler's charitable work extended to the Tibetan Peace Garden Appeal, of which she is a patron. Commissioned by the Tibet Foundation, the garden opened in May 1999 and is situated adjacent to the Imperial War Museum in London. Fundraising for the long-term landscaping and maintenance of this monument to peace continues after two hugely successful events in recent years. In March 1999, SHI-WA, an evening of Shakespeare and music, was presented at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and, in June 2000, SHI-WA II was held at the Royal Opera House in London, showcasing stars such as Madonna, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Alan Bates, Miranda Richardson and Bryan Adams.

The versatile Styler has been a contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar since 1996. In 1999 her book, The Lake House Cook Book, was published in the United Kingdom and the United States, describing her family's move to the country and their efforts towards organic self-sufficiency, and including over 150 recipes created by the chef Joseph Sponzo.

Styler and her husband, Sting, reside in Wiltshire, England, and also have homes in London, New York, California and Italy. Together they have four children, Mickey, Jake, Coco and Giacomo.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Trudie Styler Facts

BirthdayJanuary 6, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceBirmingham, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

On The QT
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Trudie Styler's Warrior Yoga
Weight Loss Yoga
Sting: Bring On the Night
Living Proof
Trudie Styler's Strengthen & Restore Yoga DVD
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Pure Sculpt
Trudie Styler's Sculpt & Tone Ballet
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