Nadia attended the Daily Beauty Bar at Townhouse Spa on September 12, 2011 in New York City.
RR Movie Makers, a leading entertainment company headquartered in India and headed by prolific producer Venkat, is launching a U.S. based film financing and production outfit to generate up to three English-language pictures a year. The company’s first project is DIVORCE INVITATION, a romantic comedy starring Jonathan Bennett, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and Nadia Bjorlin.
Critically acclaimed and award-winning Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy will make his U.S. directorial debut on the project. Krishna Reddy (who has a story by credit), Bala Rajasekharuni, and Robert Naturman wrote the screenplay. Venkat will produce with Ram serving as an executive producer. M.S.P. Srinivas Reddy is co-producer. Principal photography commences in August in Los Angeles.
DIVORCE INVITATION centers on Mike Christian (Bennett), a happily married man who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex (Nadia Bjorlin) and after all these years, sparks still fly. When Mike is determined Alex is his true soul mate, he realizes he has a huge problem—he signed an iron-clad pre-nuptial agreement and his wife (Sigler) will not let him out of the marriage. Krishna Reddy commented, “Many of the reputed Indian directors’ lifelong dreams have been to make the crossover into Hollywood. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with our U.S. crew and above-the-line talent to deliver a humorous and commercial movie for audiences around the globe.”
Krishna Reddy is a veteran of the India film industry having helmed an impressive 39 features during the span of his career. He is a multi-talented filmmaker and traditionally writes, directs, acts and composes the score and songs for all of his movies.
Sigler is best known for playing Meadow Soprano on HBO’s critically acclaimed drama “The Sopranos.” Jamie-Lynn’s recent TV credits include recurring roles on ABC’s hit comedy “Ugly Betty” and HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Sigler’s film credits include IFC’s BENEATH THE DARK; HOMIE SPUMONI, LOVEWRECKED and the thriller DARK RIDE.
Bennett will next be seen in the action feature SOUVENIRS also starring James Cromwell. His film credits include MEAN GIRLS starring opposite Lindsay Lohan; and VAN WILDER: FRESHMAN YEAR.
Bjorlin is a 29 year old Persian-Swedish American actress. She is renowned for her soprano voice. Her major breakthrough came on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” where she first appeared in December 1999. Nadia originally left Days in June 2003 to concentrate on her singing career, but returned on a recurring basis in November 2004. In September 2005, Nadia left again and joined the cast of the UPN series “Sex, Love & Secrets.” The show was later canceled by the network, but Nadia continued to make guest appearances on television series such as “Jake in Progress” and “Out of Practice.” Björlin has appeared in the independent feature film, IF I HAD KNOWN I WAS A GENIUS, starring Markus Redmond, Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone, and Tara Reid. The film was screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Björlin was also cast as the female lead of the Chicago Pictures’ feature film, REDLINE starring Eddie Griffin and Nathan Phillips.
Nadia hosted ‘Karaoke with the Stars’ during Day of Days weekend, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event was held at Dimples Showcase (across from Days Studios) in Burbank, California on Friday, November 4, 2011.
Nadia attended the Final Destination 5 movie premiere held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Nadia hosted the 2011 Light the Night Kick-Off Event for the Los Angeles Chapter of Light the Night. The event was held at Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood, California.
Nadia attended the NBC Universal Press Tour All Star Party at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California on August 1, 2011.
Executive Produced By Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Amber Mazzola, the Eight-Episode, Hour-Long Series Debuts September 25 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on E!
(Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 2011) – They’ve been killers, ghosts, homeless, prostitutes, prisoners and even murder victims – but it’s off the set of their famous soaps where the real drama begins. Featuring a drop-dead gorgeous ‘who’s who’ of daytime television – Kelly Monaco (General Hospital), Nadia Bjorlin (Days Of Our Lives), Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), Farah Fath (One Life To Live), JP Lavoisier (One Life To Live), and Galen Gering (Days Of Our Lives) – “Dirty Soap” is a titillating look at these stunning thespians as they navigate high-profile careers during pivotal moments in the industry and deal with their own real-life drama, which often rivals that of their daytime counterparts. Executive produced by Amber Mazzola’s Machete Productions and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, the eight-episode, hour-long series, “Dirty Soap,” premieres September 25 at 10:00PM ET/PT only on E!
The “soap bubble” is a small and intimate world and this cast of characters has played extremely significant roles in each others lives for years. They’ve been co-stars, best friends, worst enemies, boyfriends, girlfriends, and everything in between. Working together on set and spending time with each other in their down-time, they have formed substantial bonds and created a pseudo “soap family.” In the series we see them all begin a new chapter in their lives – some have left the soap world, some are doing film, some are focusing on family, and others are simply trying to determine what would be the best next move. Romantic relationships are tested when one person’s career rockets forward and the others is stuck at “go.” Jealousies arise as actors attempt to jump from one soap to another, and arch rivals must find a way to coexist in this sudsy microcosm without ripping each other to shreds. The softer side of these heartthrobs is also exposed as they interact with their families – one beauty meets her biological father for the very first time and another tearfully sends her brother off to the United States Army flight school. All the while their goals are clear – to grow their careers and to keep their hearts and heads above water in Tinseltown – where it’s so very easy to drown.
In case you have been living under a rock, Nadia has wrapped her role as ‘Chloe Lane’ on NBC’s daytime drama, Days of our Lives. She will continue to air until late September (tentatively September 28, 2011).
“It’s a bittersweet moment for me, but fortunately I have been at these crossroads before, and I’ve always rose to the challenge in everything I pursued. I will miss the cast and crew dearly, and they — including [executive producer] Ken Corday — will always be considered family to me. At the same time, I am excited for where this next chapter in my life takes me.”
Nadia told Michael Fairman,
“Days of our Lives has been such an amazing huge part of my life and I will always be so grateful to them. It would have been 12 years come this October for me on the show as that is when I started working there. I loved playing “Ghoul Girl”. And I adore Chloe and all of her faults as well. Realistically, I was not happy towards the end. OK, I was not happy at all. I felt it was really out of character for Chloe to end up this way. I tried my best to redeem her, but sometimes as an actress there is only so much you can do. But I have always adored the place and everyone who works there.
On one level it does feel like the end of an era, but it does not feel like the end for me. Never say never on Days of our Lives and off screen, all of these people will continue to be in my life. And you never know what is going to happen.”
Stay tuned to see what happens next in Nadia’s career!
Nadia starred in a short film entitled We Can Lose the Flowers Now in August 2010. The film was written by Alyson Bruno.
Nadia portrays “Lara” on the web series, Venice. The series also features Crystal Chappell, Jessica Leccia, Galen Gering, Lesli Kay, Gina Tognoni, Peter Reckell, Shawn Christian, and Hillary B. Smith. Seasons 1 and 2 of Venice are available to purchase online at VenicetheSeries.com.
Season 3 is scheduled to shoot in September 2011 and will most likely air in December 2011.
IMPORTANT VENICE LINKS:
Nadia attended and presented at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nadia attended the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Cocktail Reception held in Beverly Hills, California on June 16, 2011.
Nadia attended the NBC Universal Winter TCA Press Tour All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 13, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
The original airdate of Nadia’s episode was November 8, 2010. The episode can be found online at CBS’ Two and a Half Men Official Website (please note: some geographic regions may not be able to view the episode).
Nadia attended the 3rd Annual Day of Days, a fan event held at Citywalk at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 6, 2010. The cast of Days of our Lives was there for a meet and greet, Q&A sessions, as well as autograph signings.