Thursday, February 24, 2011

Actress Alexis Rhee Joins Hollywood Stars at 83rd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Party and Red Carpet Cancer Breast Cancer Benefit Event

(L-R) Karen Stella Jane, Yasemin Oyan,
Actress Alexis
Rhee (center)
Patty Wunsch Fisk (blue hair) 9 yr.
cancer surivor and Actress Anne Beyer.
The Actress, who won a SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast Member” for her work in the movie 'Crash' (2004)
walked the Red Carpet  for Wednesday's fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Los Angeles, CA –  Award-winning Actress Alexis Rhee was among the Hollywood Stars walking the red carpet at the Breast Cancer Awareness Pre-Oscar Party, Wednesday night (Feb. 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. Even though my Mom had breast cancer and was treated she died of Alzheimer's. We need more events like this one, where we are celebrating the Oscars and we’re connecting people to breast cancer awareness.”

Alexis Rhee (left) Patty Wunsch Fisk 9-yr.
cancer survivor  in blue hair and
Actress Anne Beyer
    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.”

Nelson Photos joins Alexis Rhee at event.
    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 has just been cast to costar in a new movie, MATA LEAO: THE LION KILLER, which begins filming in a few weeks.
She will be acting opposite Graham Beckel (L.A. Confidental, Brokeback Mountain) and Joanna Sotomura (Madison County), in MATA LEAO: THE
LION KILLER. Grey Damon (True Blood) from Friday Night Lights TV series.   

The actress is also 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."
Some of the long list of Film & TV Credits of Alexis Rhee 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. 
For media interviews and images of Actress Alexis Rhee please contact: George Mc Quade, 
818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229.
For more about Alexis Rhee visit: her blog at or

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