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Faith & the Muse

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Beliefs & the Muse display a bittersweet music composure along with a dramatic feeling of romanticism within darkwave compositions. Monica Richards and William Beliefs, the duo behind the gothic Elizabethan melodies and Victorian soundscapes, included themselves in dark rock and roll & roll in early stages, playing in a variety of rings and creating musical chaos prior to the ethereal secret of the Beliefs & the Muse. Monica Richards, currently a punk rock and roll girl in the first ’80s, became the facial skin from the D.C.-bred band Unusual Boutique. It had been even more hardcore punk than dreary goth rock and roll visual, and her period with the music group also included starting gigs for the Meats Puppets, Poor Brains, as well as the Group Jerks. She shaped Madhouse in 1983, which music group released many singles along with a debut full-length, but by 1987, Richards experienced rejoined Unusual Boutique once again. Richards and her bandmates continued to become among D.C.’s biggest option acts, later posting the stage with Getting rid of Joke, UK Subs, and Xmal Deustchland, in addition to releasing two EPs and an recording. In 1993, while on the highway to get The Charm, Unusual Boutique opened some times for the Darkness Project, and that is when Richards fulfilled William Trust. Trust experienced previously caused Christian Loss of life, Mephisto Walz, as well as the Sex Gang Kids, and by the middle-’90s, he desired another musical store besides becoming in an organization. His musical use Richards led her to go to his indigenous Los Angeles on the permanent basis so the two could completely focus on Trust & the Muse. Their 1st musical structure was a cover from the Bauhaus traditional “Hollow Hillsides, which will be featured around the 1996 compilation A Enthusiasm of Addresses: A Tribute to Bauhaus. In 1994, they released a debut recording entitled Elyria, which grounded the underground golf club strike “Sparks” and 2 yrs later, Annwyn, Under the Waves premiered. The lush fairytale components were a lot more haunting these times, marking Richards’ and Faith’s dedication to artistic creativeness. Countless trips and festival times across Europe as well as the U.S. packed the remainder from the ’90s, and upon 1999, the music group released another recording, Proof Heaven, in addition to Richards’ and Faith’s personal label, The Mercyground. While documenting Proof Heaven, nevertheless, they endured the unfortunate suicides of Christian Death’s Rozz Williams and Trust & the Muse bassist JT Murphy, in addition to Richards’ grandfather. Such dire occasions needed a well-deserved break, and both tripped to hibernate within their L.A. digs. 2 yrs afterwards, they rekindled a spark, for the Beliefs & the Muse inked a fresh cope with Metropolis and surfaced making use of their 4th record, Vera Causa, in Oct 2001. This specific double-disc included previously unreleased remixes, addresses, and live paths alongside cult classics like “The Unquiet Grave” and “The Sterling silver Group.” In 2002, Richards added vocals towards the Viva Loss of life self-titled work. A year afterwards, Beliefs & The Muse came back with their initial album of first materials in five years. The Burning up Season, which made an appearance in July 2003, proclaimed the pair’s most experimental function to date.

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Full Name Faith and the Muse
Music Songs Shattered in Aspect, Battle Hymn, Running Up That Hill, When We Go Dark, Mercyground, The Unquiet Grave, Willow's Song, Scars Flown Proud, Elyria, All Lovers Lost, Vervain, Fade and Remain, Annwyn, Beneath the Waves, Whispered in Your Ear, Boudiccea, The Hand of Man, Sredni Uashtar, Relic Song, Plague Dance, Patience Worth, The Trauma Coil, Cernunnos, In Dreams of Mine, Branwen Slayne, Iago's Demise, The Silver Circle, She Waits by the Well, Cantus, Denn die Todten reiten schnell, Romeo's Distress, The Sea Angler, Nine Dragons
Albums Ankoku butoh, The Burning Season, Evidence of Heaven, Annwyn, Beneath the Waves, Elyria, shoumei:, Vera Causa


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#Fact
1 Was engaged to Matthew Cooke.
2 Good friends with Mía Maestro and Lee Pace.
3 Currently filming: Suburban Girl (2007) (The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing). [June 2006]
4 She has English, German, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry.
5 One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to watch (2009).
6 Good friends with Emilie de Ravin.
7 Has kept a journal since she was 12 years old.
8 Still has the same car she bought when she was 18.
9 Made guest appearances in two Lost (2004) spoof videos, for NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and Nobody's Watching (2004).
10 Has a cat named Roo, which she found on the set of Lost (2004).
11 Was considered for the role of Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
12 Named #44 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
13 She and her Lost (2004) co-star Emilie de Ravin both guest-starred in CSI: Miami (2002), but not in the same episode.
14 Named #27 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
15 She grew up in Worthington, Ohio.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Category 5 2017 post-production
Aftermath 2017/IV completed Christina
Supercon 2017 post-production Allison McNeeley
The Scent of Rain and Lightning 2017 completed Laurie
Showing Roots 2016
Brad Carter: Doin' Wrong with You 2016 Short Laurie
The Choice 2016/I Steph
Masters of Sex 2015 TV Series Dr. Christine Wesh
Wall Street 2014 TV Movie
Taken 3 2014 Kim Mills
About Alex 2014 Siri
We'll Never Have Paris 2014 Kelsey
Ten X Ten 2014 TV Mini-Series Woman 30s
When Calls the Heart 2013 TV Movie Aunt Elizabeth
Susanna 2013 TV Series Susanna
Californication 2013 TV Series Faith
Decoding Annie Parker 2013 Sarah
The Following 2013 TV Series Sarah Fuller
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2012 Irina
Taken 2 2012 Kim
Hot Girl, Fast Car, Eating a Banana 2012 Short
Lockout 2012 Emilie Warnock
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 2011 Irina Denali
Faster 2010 Lily
The Experiment 2010 Bay
Knight and Day 2010 April Havens
Lost 2004-2010 TV Series Shannon Rutherford
Flying Lessons 2010 Sophie Conway
Malice in Wonderland 2009 Alice
Taken 2008/I Kim
The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 Allegra
Suburban Girl 2007 Chloe
The Fog 2005 Elizabeth Williams
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 TV Series Jessie Dawning
Oliver Beene 2004 TV Series Elke
Creature Unknown 2004 Amanda
Cold Case 2004 TV Series Renee (1969)
Like Family 2004 TV Series Mary
Miracles 2003 TV Series Hannah Cottrell
The Lyon's Den 2003 TV Series Haley Dugan
Twelve Mile Road 2003 TV Movie Dulcie Landis
CSI: Miami 2003 TV Series Amy Gorman
Septuplets 2002 TV Series Hope Wilde
Shop Club 2002
Murder in Greenwich 2002 TV Movie Martha Moxley
Rachel's Room 2001 Rachel Reed

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Californication 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lost 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Scent of Rain and Lightning 2017 producer completed

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seeing Through 'The Fog' 2006 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Storm: The Making of the Scent of Rain and Lightning 2016 Documentary post-production
24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself
Unity 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
A 'Taken' Legacy 2015 Video short Herself
Taken to LA 2015 Video short Herself
Conan 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2015 TV Series Herself
Today 2015 TV Series Herself
Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion - Cast and Creators Live at PaleyFest 2014 Video Herself - Panelist
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Herself
Global Citizen Festival 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2013 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2012 TV Series Herself
The Lock-Out Chronicle 1.0: Breaking Into Lockout 2012 Video short Herself
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Rove LA 2012 TV Series Herself
Le Making-Of 'Taken' 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2009 TV Series Herself
Lost: 2005 PaleyFest 2006 Video Herself - Panelist
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Seeing Through 'The Fog' 2006 Video documentary short Herself - 'Elizabeth Williams'
The View 2005 TV Series Herself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Before They Were Lost: Personal Stories and Audition Tapes 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2005 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Emilie Warnock
The Lost Survival Guide 2006 TV Movie Shannon Rutherford
Lost: Revelation 2006 TV Movie Shannon Rutherford
Destination Lost 2005 TV Movie documentary Shannon Rutherford
Lost: The Journey 2005 TV Movie Shannon Rutherford

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Lost (2004) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Naveen Andrews
· Emilie de Ravin
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Malcolm David Kelley
· Daniel Dae Kim
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Dominic Monaghan
· Terry O'Quinn
· Harold Perrineau
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Ian Somerhalder
· Cynthia Watros

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action Taken 3 (2014)
2014 IAWTV Award International Academy of Web Television Awards Best Female Performance in a Drama Susanna (2013)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Lost (2004) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Naveen Andrews
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Malcolm David Kelley
· Daniel Dae Kim
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Dominic Monaghan
· Terry O'Quinn
· Harold Perrineau
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Cynthia Watros
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance - Female Lost (2004)
2003 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Leading Young Actress Murder in Greenwich (2002)


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#Quote
1 Ice-skating is a dangerous proposition and tennis is going to be something I'm probably not very good at.
2 I trip over my legs all the time. I'll wave to somebody, look up, and end up eating pavement.
3 High heels can be sexy. But before you leave the house, make sure you can walk in them. I've made that mistake!
4 I used to trip over my legs and get detention for my too-short shorts because none fit. I still trip, but now I like to show them off.


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