Elaine Hendrix

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Elaine Hendrix, "a long-time proponent of animal protection," joined In Defense of Animals ’s Board of Directors "in 2009. As an award-winning actor and producer, she is recognized for her roles in “The Parent Trap”, “What the Bleep Do We Know!?”, “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion" and "Superstar;” as well as numerous television appearances on series such as “The Mentalist,” “Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” “CSI,” and two years on the critically acclaimed CBS series “Joan of Arcadia.” As an avid animal activist, Elaine lends her talent, energy and voice to issues on behalf of animals in a myriad of ways. She is a powerful spokesperson for IDA, a host for the monthly cable show “Pets 90210,” and an annual Honorary Committee Member of the Genesis Awards. She regularly volunteers at adoption events for organizations across the country, attends protests and demonstrations, and speaks on Capitol Hill, before city councils, and at universities on issues critical to animal protection. Among her many honors, she received a Telly Award for "Pets 90210" and IDA’s Guardian Celebrity Activist Award for her dedication to other species. She was featured in the provocative films "Meat the Truth" and "Skin Trade," and was an important force in the triumphant Prop 2 Campaign helping Farm Animals in California. Elaine currently resides in Los Angeles with her rescued companions: canines Tiloc and Rossmore, and felines Kimbo and Goodie Cornbread. www.elainehendrix.com." [1]

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  1. Directors, In Defense of Animals, accessed May 27, 2010.