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Zombies beware! ‘Walking Dead’ stars will defend Emerald City Comicon

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Dec. 20, 2011 at 11:58 am with No Comments »
December 20, 2011 6:18 pm

Jon Bernthal
It has to be one of the most enthralling and scary shows on TV: AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Two of its stars, Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh) and Laurie Holden (Andrea), are the latest announced guests at Emerald City Comicon in March.

“The Walking Dead” follows a group of survivors in the Atlanta area after a plague has turned most people into flesh-eating, rotting-while-walking zombies. The ragtag group veers from moments of panic to pastoral respite with all sorts of drama, twists and turns included.

Emerald City Comicon runs March 30-April 1 at the Washington State Convention Center.

From the press release:

Jon Bernthal is a classically trained performer who started out studying in Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre while also playing professional baseball there before graduating in 2002 from the American Repertory Theatre. After landing a role in Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” his career hasn’t slowed. Film roles include Al Capone in the Ben Stiller comedy “Night at the Museum 2,” “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey and Roman Polanski’s award-winning “The Ghost Writer” opposite Ewan McGregor. But it was his portrayal on television of zombie survivalist Shane Walsh on the hit phenomenon “The Walking Dead” that has put him squarely in the spotlight.

Laurie Holden
American-Canadian actress Laurie Holden is one of Bernthal’s co-stars in “The Walking Dead,” in the role of Andrea. However, years before that she was featured in another smash hit series, “The X-Files” as Marita Covarrubias. She hit pay dirt again as Agent Olivia Murray in FX Network’s “The Shield” co-starring Michael Chiklis. She got her first big break playing Rock Hudson’s daughter in Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles.” Other credits include “The Majestic” with Jim Carrey, “Fantastic Four,” “The Outer Limits” and “Murder She Wrote.” Holden is also a Founding Board Member of the Canadian Somaly Mam Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of The Somaly Mam Foundation in the United States.

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