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Actress Suing IMDB For Exposing Her Age Must Reveal Her Name…Or The Case Is Dismissed!

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That's what she gets for filing a ridiculous lawsuit!

To recap, back in October, an anonymous actress who lives in Texas filed a lawsuit against the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) for $1 million, because the website revealed that she is approaching 40 years old. Ugh.

Then in November, IMDB's owner Amazon.com struck back against the actress, and tried to get the case dismissed because the woman had reportedly "first tried to get the service to post a false birthdate so she could fool potential Hollywood employers into thinking she was younger than she actually is."

Not only that, but IMDB said that if the case continues, the woman needs to reveal her name because they "cannot fairly defend against the Complaint in this case with the identity of the plaintiff secreted."

Looks like IMDB's request was granted, because a federal judge has now ruled that the woman must reveal her name, otherwise the case will be dismissed.

The woman has fourteen days to make a decision. We're thinking/hoping that she'll do the right thing and throw this absurd lawsuit out!

What do U think? Should this woman be forced to reveal her name???

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28 comments to “Actress Suing IMDB For Exposing Her Age Must Reveal Her Name…Or The Case Is Dismissed!”

  1. 1

    Yes she should! It's so ridiculous to lie about your age!

  2. Low says – reply to this


    It's NOT ridiculous to lie about your age when you do acting or print work.

    If you look younger you get cast younger … if the casting department know your age it can cost you a job and money. Many actors need this money to live and many 40 year olds need those jobs where they play 30…. it's more work.

  3. Uruha says – reply to this


    Well, she DOES live in Texas…forgive her for being a little slower than the rest of the country (not slower to age, of course, just slower mentally ;-) ).

  4. 4

    No, she shouldn't have to reveal her name because IMDB thinks its God, and they could give a rat's ass about destroying an actor's capacity to make a living. They're arrogant and they get away with whatever they want. It's sad. And the lack of support for that "Jane Doe" chick is pathetic too. People don't care until they're the ones who can't put food on their table. I hope she wins and sets a precedent. IMDB is the SOLE database for actors and other artists, including crew members and writers. If you think ageism isn't a huge component to hiring industry people, you're beyond naive. If this girl looks 30 but is actually 40, listing her age is going to help assure she can't get hired for either. She won't get hired for her age if she doesn't look it. And she likely won't get called in for what she looks like if the douchebags force her to list her real age. If you don't get it, you haven't been there. It's an obvious problem, but people want to chastise the poor actress instead of supporting her. And no, I have no idea who she is, but I know a hundred of "her" and I know she's got a case. But IMDB will manage to humiliate her because they feed off the fact that the average person has no clue what the real issues are.

  5. 5

    Why don't people try SUPPORT on for size? The girl's not working in a cubicle, living for happy hour with the book club. It's a different business with a different set of problems. And ageism is a big one, and IMDB is the place casting directors and producers go to check out an actors profile. They have no real legit incentive to harm a relatively unknown actress who's vying for work. It's ego-mania, and your support perpetuates it. In the meantime, enjoy your tv shows and movies and entertainment. Pretty soon, you'll be restricted to 100% reality shows and animation because middle class actors won't have any means to make a living. They'll be joining you at Happy Hour, talking about Kim Kardashian's big ass and boring life. Enjoy.

  6. 6

    her name will probably be revealed and i'll be like "who?". if it turns out she is nearing 40 and can still pass for mid 20s, good on her. start marketting yourself as an actress who can play young but can also be aged (by make up) and still be convincing. viewing this a whole other way, lying about age is almost like lying about sexual preference, fear of missing out on gigs because of discrimination

  7. 7

    She shouldn't have to because then what would be the point of suing? Everyone will know who it is, then everyone will know how old she is, which is what she's trying to change..

  8. 8

    I have to say after much speculation I decided the one that makes the most sense would be Shannon Elizabeth she's in Texas and was born in 73…which surprised me I did think she was younger and she seems the type that would do this, but it's just speculation.

  9. 9

    phoebe price we know that's you!

  10. 10

    I love how all theses people are on here sticking up for "Jane doe" HELLO no one is FORCED to become a "actress" there are OTHER jobs out there. Actors are over payed and under worked anyways. Find a real job sweetie.

  11. 11

    Re: Uruha – Fuck you! Obviously, you are a little slower.

  12. 12

    Re: WildOrchid1298 – Probably. I haven't seen her in movies for a while, but she is more of a pretty face than a talented actress.

  13. 13


  14. 14

    I thought this was supposed to be an Asian actress…

  15. 15

    What was this Skank's reason for not getting Hollywood work BEFORE IMDB revealed her real age?

  16. 16

    Is she also suing her birth hospital for telling the TRUTH on her Birth Certificate?

  17. 17

    If she's really a talented actress, I don't see what the problem is about saying her true age. You couldn't very well lie about your age for a "regular" job so why is this different? There are lots of actresses over 40 who are still VERY beautiful & get lots of work- everyone from Demi Moore, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston- even Rita Moreno & Betty White :o ) Just accept your age & get over it.

  18. 18

    I don't believe it is right that IMDB should OUT someone's age. They publish allot of other "fake" or misleading information - not putting someone's correct age shouldn't be that far off their moral compass. Additionally, if its that important to her - she should just opt not to be listed on IMDB. Create her own website and put whatever she wants. The sad fact of reality is that she is losing acting gig's because of her "age". Not cool.

  19. 19

    Re: HeyPsst

    Maybe she should get a STEADY job then. When you are an unknown actress, you are risking it. Anybody who is trying to be an actress at that age with a family is pretty damn self-centered, and this is throwing in the state of the industry.

  20. 20


  21. 21

    HA! It could be so many actresses, who knows. Melanie Griffith is 56 & still lies that she is younger. Their is an actress I know personally from back in 70's who is 62 now but claims she is 55. Playboy model Stacey Burke says she is 35 & she is 45 & I am sorry but I am pretty sure Janet Jackson is 45 but is still claiming she is 42 or in her "early" 40's.
    I have noticed recently that Sofia Vergara (who I love) has been 38/39 for 4 seasons/years now. Props, kudos & love to Ms. Betty White who is honest, 90, fabulous & amazing.

  22. 22

    Besides for what it is worth I have been an actress/comedian for 14 years and I don't know any Casting Directors that go by what IMDB says unless it is just Trivia.
    It is purely an entertainment site not an industry standard. They are hardly "word' in Hollywood or elsewhere. If said actress lives in TX, my guess is she probably doesn't have much of a career & isn't booking work much. If she was she'd live in LA like me or the NY area like thousands of other real working actors. & When she gets hired she must show her valid DL or passport as well as SAG or AFTRA card & last I checked they don't issue those to people with phoney or touched up birth certificates since, 9/11, at least.

  23. 23

    At first I thought it was Beyonve because there was some speculations b4, but I remembered the ladies from the talk said she was Asian.

  24. 24

    Stupid lawsuit lady.

    On the other hand, way to go Hollywood for fostering this kind of stuff. Keep casting those vapid little 19 year olds with old foagies and hey…. who wouldn't be a little freaked out here?

    Hollywood has a long fuggin' way to go before they start recognizing real women here.

  25. 25

    If she's an actress, she doesn't have to act her true age. Look at you, Mari. Flitting around India with your mama, trailing lovely diaphanous chiffon scarves, who would ever believe you are 34?!

  26. 26

    Hmmm. What about Grace Park. Hawai 5.0. She looks 25 but is really 37.

  27. 27

    ok who gives a shit how old she is and her name.. shes stupid for lying in the first place some people are messed up

  28. 28

    if shes asian it could be an asian thing? im asian but grew up in north america. when i went back to visit, asking a woman her age can be considered rude. they think young is better and are ashamed if they're too old so they do lie about or refuse to answer. i for one do not care you are what u are everyone will reach a point where u cant say ur 30 anymore because u look like ur 90. i duno maybe the asian thing can be a contributing factor?