Actress Alexis Rhee To Attend 83rd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Party and Red Carpet Cancer Benefit Event
The Actress, who won a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast Member" for her work in the movie CRASH (2004) plans to walk the Red Carpet tonight.
- Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA- Award-winning Actress Alexis Rhee will be among Hollywood Stars walking the red carpet at the Breast Cancer Awareness Pre-Oscar Party, Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The Beverly Hills event takes place at Gonpachi Japanese Restaurant (134 N. La Cienega Blvd.), hosted by David Harrison Levi.
"Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States," said Actress Rhee. "I take part in activities that benefit and help raise awareness for breast cancer, because it is a good cause that impacts so many lives. We need more events like this one, where we are celebrating the Oscars and we're connecting people to breast cancer awareness."
Actress Alexis Rhee, whose long list of film credits include the blockbuster Oscar-winning Crash (2004); On the Rocks (2006), Norbit (2007) and The Things We Carry (2009), and hit TV shows such as Lost, ER and Gilmore Girls to name a few, is also an accomplished violinist.
Levi is a Beverly Hills philanthropist, whose sister died of breast cancer. His lifelong mission is to bring awareness to breast cancer in Hollywood and nationally. Levi holds breast cancer awareness events at least once a month and capitalizes on high profile activities to bring attention to his goal. "My mission is simple," said David Harrison Levi. "I want to see an end to cancer as I'm tired of and saddened by the loss of so many beautiful friends and family members. Early detection is the key to saving lives."
Although the jury is still out on the Oscars race, Rhee expects to see a lot of surprises at the Academy Awards ceremony this weekend. "There are quite of few surprises in this year's nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards," said Rhee. "Like everyone else, I have my favorites. And the Golden Globe winners gave us a sneak peak of the stiff competition, too. My congratulations to everyone nominated, because they're all winners in my book."
Rhee starred as Kim Lee in the Oscar winning film Crash, starred as Geisha #1 in the film Blade Runner, and starred as Mrs. Wong, wife of Eddie Murphy's character Mr. Wong, in the film Norbit. She also guest- starred in the season 13 episode "Heart of the Matter" of the TV show ER. Rhee is currently audition for several TV and movie roles and is putting finishing touches a screenplay for a film about a Jazz Pianist.
The 83rd Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. This year's Best Picture nominees, in alphabetical order, are "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone". The Best Animated Feature Film category includes "How to Train Your Dragon," "The Illusionist" and "Toy Story 3."
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