Interviews

Ally Ioannides Cast in Recurring Role on NBC’s ‘Parenthood’

Budding young actress Ally Ioannides has joined the cast of the NBC series "Parenthood" in a recurring role. The 16-year-old Greek-American beauty has appeared in five episodes so far as Dylan Jones, who was introduced on the show as a new...

Interview: Leon of Athens Talks Going ‘Global’ With Sophomore Album

Born in London and raised in Athens, 28-year-old talent Leon of Athens has been playing music for a long time. Honing his skills at the age of 6, Leon has gone on to release two albums to critical acclaim and take...

George Stephanopoulos Called a ‘Sexual Icon’

Television journalist and former U.S. Democratic political adviser George Stephanopoulos has been deemed a "sexual icon." Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO hit series "Girls," proclaimed the Greek-American's new title after making an appearance on the show he...

‘The Road to Sparta’ Film Documents Journey of Spartathlon Athletes

A new short film is documenting the journey of four runners, including “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes, during their road to the famous Spartathlon race. "The Road to Sparta" centers on a group of athletes who are taking part in the annual...

Alternative Group Kongos Talk Music; Greek Heritage; Mechanical Bull Tour

Dylan Kongos, the Greek-South African frontman of the alternative music group KONGOS, sat down with Greek Reporter's music guru Markos Papadatos to talk about the success of their hit single "Come With Me Now," as well as their "Mechanical Bull" tour which...

Alexis Varouxakis on Producing Swami Kriyananda Film ‘The Answer’

Alexis Varouxakis, talks about his latest film, "The Answer," which chronicles the spiritual journey of Swami Kriyananda (James Donald Walters) after his meeting with Indian yogi and guru Paramhansa Yogananda.

“Hercules” Premiere: Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, Evan Spiliotopoulos Talk from the Red Carpet

The stars of the upcoming "Hercules" epic walked the black carpet for the film's Hollywood premiere on Wednesday, July 23. We caught up with the cast and crew to talk about the making of the film and their love for Greek...

Dave Batista Talks Greek Heritage and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (video)

Greek-Filipino Dave Batista (Bautista) speaks exclusively to Greek Reporter about his Greek heritage from the red carpet of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" world premiere in Hollywood, CA. "I wish I had been a part of 'Hercules,'" said the Greek-Filipino wrestler-turned-actor who expressed...

Greek Woman's Marriage Turned to 'Nightmares in the Saudi Arabian Desert'

It was in the 80's when a beautiful young Greek girl decided not to lead an ordinary life. She was in France studying in college, when she had to make a choice for her career that apparently would change...

Dinner for Few: Greek Crisis Animated in Hollywood

Nassos Vakalis, an esteemed Hollywood-based Greek-American animator ventured out to make "Dinner for Few," a short film inspired by the Greek crisis. Emmy winner Nassos Vakalis, who was born and raised in Athens, has come a long way since he began...

George Chakiris Reminisces About Oscar Win

Greek-American actor-singer-dancer George Chakiris sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about his days on-set of "West Side Story" and his Academy Award-winning role in the film. Chakiris and fellow "West Side Story" star Rita Moreno reminisced about both of...

LA Greek Film Festival Kicks Off; Watch the Red Carpet Interviews

The 8th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival opened its doors on Wednesday June 4th at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood, CA. Many important Greeks and Greek-Americans of the entertainment industry walked the red carpet among them actors: Billy Zane, Christos...

The Production Concept Behind ‘Birthday Surprise Will Truly Surprise you!

Audiences don't pay much attention to short films, but "Birthday Surprise," which is set to premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, deserves all the attention -- especially if you are part of the entertainment industry! The revolutionary...

Greek-Australian Maree Tsakiridis Exhibits “Intuitive Flow”

  Greek-Australian Maree Tsakiridis' first solo art exhibition, Intuitive Flow, opened in Melbourne last night at Rising Local Artists Gallery. Tsakiridis' paintings hide layers of intrigue, from fairies and owls to healings and star-filled crystal galaxies. Her paintings transport one to a beautifully...

Septicflesh: The Greek Death Metal Band that Just Took Over Australia

One of the most well-known symphonic death metal bands of Greece, Septicflesh, toured Australia with great success. Mary Boukouvalas caught up with band member Christos Antoniou to discuss the long, and often bumpy path of Septicflesh in the music scene. Septicflesh roar...