EMMYS ANNOUNCE FIRST SET OF PRESENTERS FOR "THE 60th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS," AIRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ON ABC
"Desperate Housewives'" Marcia Cross, Dana Delany, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria Parker and Nicollette Sheridan to Present Together
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Hugh Laurie Confirmed to Present
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Together
The first set of presenters has been announced for "The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards," including "Desperate Housewives'" � Marcia Cross, Dana Delany, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria Parker and Nicollette Sheridan � presenting together; Hugh Laurie and Julia Louis-Dreyfus; and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler presenting together. The telecast will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
"It's always fun to come up with unique pairings, cast reunions and surprising personalities as presenters on the Emmy show, and this year we've got a number of those, beginning with our first presenter announcement today," said Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich. "And the good news is, we've got plenty more to come," he added.
Marcia Cross stars on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Bree Van De Kamp, for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in the show's first season. She also received three Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series. In addition to her work on "Housewives," Cross has recently wrapped shooting the upcoming indie comedy "Peck." Prior to "Desperate Housewives," she starred as Dr. Linda Abbot on the WB's critically-acclaimed series, "Everwood." She is also well-known for her role as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on FOX's hit drama, "Melrose Place."
Dana Delany appears as Katherine Mayfair on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." She made her mark as Army nurse Colleen McMurphy on ABC's critically-acclaimed "China Beach," for which she received two Primetime Emmy Awards and four nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Other television credits include CBS' "Presidio Med," FOX's "Pasadena" and NBC's "Kidnapped." She also appeared in "Family Law," for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Delany has appeared in numerous films, including "Tombstone," "Housesitter," "Fly Away Home," "Exit to Eden" and "Almost You." This year she appeared in three independent films: "Route 30," "Multiple Sarcasms" and "Camp Hope."
Tina Fey can currently be seen on NBC's "30 Rock," which has earned her two Primetime Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and a third nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for her reprise on "Saturday Night Live." Fey earned her second Emmy Award in 2007 for her work on "30 Rock." Earlier this year she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series � Musical or Comedy, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and a Writers Guild Award for Comedy Series. Her big screen credits include "Baby Mama" and "Mean Girls."
Teri Hatcher received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series her role as Susan Mayer in ABC's "Desperate Housewives." During the show's first season, she also received a Golden Globe Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a SAG Award for Female Actress in a Comedy. Hatcher also portrayed Lois Lane in the long-running TV series "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" with Dean Cain. Her film credits include the James Bond thriller "Tomorrow Never Dies," "Spy Kids," "Dead in the Water" and "The Cool Surface."
Felicity Huffman earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "Transamerica," as well as a Golden Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award. For her role as Lynette Scavo on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," Huffman received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005. Her other television credits include "Reversible Errors" with her husband, William H. Macy, "Out of Order," "Door to Door," "Chicago Hope," "Law & Order" and many others. She will be seen next in THINKFilm's "Phoebe in Wonderland," which screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In 2007 she appeared in Universal Pictures' "Georgia Rule."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus received her third Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Christine Campbell in the CBS sitcom "The New Adventures of the Old Christine." She earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine Benes on the hit series "Seinfeld." She received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award, five Screen Actors Guild Awards and four American Comedy Awards during the show's nine-year run. Louis-Dreyfus' other television credits include a recurring role in "Arrested Development" and playing herself in a handful of episodes on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." She also starred in the series "Watching Ellie" and lent her voice to the television movie "Animal Farm."
Hugh Laurie earns his third Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Gregory House on FOX's "House." In addition to his nomination, Laurie's role on "House" garnered two Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. On the big screen Laurie was most recently seen in the 20th Century Fox release, "Flight of the Phoenix," opposite Dennis Quaid. He will next be seen in David Ayer's "The Night Watchman," opposite Chris Evans and Keanu Reeves.
Eva Longoria Parker has been the host and executive producer of the ALMA Awards for the past three years. She is currently starring as Gabrielle Solis on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," for which she received two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series in 2006. Longoria Parker rose to fame by playing Isabella Brana Williams on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." She has also become a nationally recognized model after appearing in several high-profile advertising campaigns and numerous men's magazines, reaching #14 in the FHM Sexiest Women 2008 poll.
Amy Poehler is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in NBC's "Saturday Night Live," making her the first member of the show to be nominated for an Emmy Award in this category. Poehler joined the cast of "SNL" in 2001, bringing a slew of great performances on every show with her impersonations of celebrities like Kelly Ripa or Sharon Osbourne. When Jimmy Fallon left at the end of the 2003-04 season, Poehler joined Tina Fey as a co-anchor for "Weekend Update." Her feature film credits include "Blades of Glory" with her husband, Will Arnett, and "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey.
Nicollette Sheridan first won a worldwide audience for her starring role on the long-running CBS drama series "Knots Landing." She now appears as Edie Britt, the serial divorcee on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Sheridan was recently honored in her native England, receiving the 2006 Glamour Women of the Year Award for Best U.S. TV Actress, as well as back-to-back Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2005 and 2006. Additionally, Sheridan recently completed voicing the role of Zenna in Promenade Pictures' animated film, "Noah's Arc: The New Beginning," along with Michael Keaton, Jason Lee, Eliza Dushku, Rob Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden and Sir Ben Kingsley.
"The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" is being produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures LLC. Returning with Ehrlich are producer Renato Basile and co-producer Danette Herman. Louis J. Horvitz will be directing.