2014 Celebrity Grand Marshal Milena Govich
Star of MTV's Finding Carter and the Emmy winning series, Law & Order
Milena Govich first gained national attention on television in CBS's Love Monkey, then as the con-artist Candy on three seasons of Rescue Me. She also starred in the Dick Wolf series Conviction which led to her role as the first and only female detective on the Emmy winning series, Law & Order. She has been featured or recurred on numerous other television shows: K-Ville (FOX); The Defenders (CBS); Make It or Break It (ABC Family); and now as Lori Stevens on the MTV drama, Finding Carter. Govich has also appeared in several movies, including Sordid Things, A Novel Romance, starring opposite Steve Guttenberg, the upcoming feature Lucky N#mbr, starring opposite Method Man, and Pass the Light.
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Govich was the valedictorian of her high school class before she completed a double major in vocal performance and pre-med at the University of Central Oklahoma, also graduating valedictorian. Soon after, she moved to New York and appeared on Broadway in the musical revival of Cabaret. She began in the role of Lulu, featuring her singing, dancing, and playing violin, and was the understudy and eventual replacement for the lead role, Sally Bowles. Govich also performed on Broadway in the musical revival of The Boys from Syracuse and in the musical Good Vibrations. She starred as Millie in the first regional production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Govich still performs on stage between TV and film projects. Most recently, she starred in the title role of Sweet Charity at The Lyric Theatre and regularly performs in Los Angeles in the popular For the Record concert series.
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2014 Celebrity Guest Rowan Blanchard
Star of Disney Channel's Girl Meets World
Rowan Blanchard was born October 14, 2001 and began acting in commercials as a 5-year old. At age 9, Rowan was cast as Mona's daughter in the The Back-up Plan and was in the main cast of Disney Junior Original Series Dance-A-Lot Robot as Caitlin. In 2011, she got her big break when she was cast in a lead role as Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World also starring Jessica Alba and Joel McHale.
In 2013, after an extensive national search, Blanchard was cast as Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. The titular character is the daughter of Cory and Topanga from the cult classic hit show of the 90's Boy Meets World.
Girl Meets World airs on Disney Channel on Fridays at 8:30pm.
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