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Holly Robinson Peete & Michael Costello: Parkinson's, Autism Families Need Help

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Holly Robinson Peete is teaming up with fashion designer Michael Costello for the 16th annual Designcare Runway Show this weekend. Proceeds will go to the Hollyrod Foundation, which helps families living with Autism and Parkinson's.

Fun facts about Holly Robinson Peete: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa Russell on the ABC sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and Dr. Malena Ellis on the NBC/WB sitcom For Your Love. After graduating from high school, Peete entered Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She majored in psychology and French, and can speak four languages. During her time as an undergraduate, she spent a year abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. After she graduated in 1986, she considered attending graduate school and perhaps working in languages for the U.S. State Department. However, her love of acting contributed to her decision to give an acting career a chance for a few months first.

2) Within a short time, Peete found roles on a television series and in two films, and thoughts of graduate school were left behind. Peete served as one of the original five co-hosts of the CBS daytime talk show The Talk. She was not asked back for the show's second season for untold reasons.

3) Peete's children's book, My Brother Charlie, won her an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" in March 2011.

Twitter: @HollyRPeete  Use #DesignCare to join in on the conversation
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Michael Costello: (Source: Michael Costello Couture)

1) When He was only 14, Michael made his first couture collection with lipstick productions of Los Angeles, a fashion show production company earning him a fashion review and listing in Vogue Magazine's article, " Los Angeles' Hidden Talent" and a write up from editor in chief of Glue Magazine Laurie Pike. 

2) Michael has been designing since the age of four years old and at age 15, he opened his first boutique in Palm Springs, CA, and being self taught, was told he was qualified to attend FIDM. He was offered a teaching job instead by guidance counselor Bon-Marie on how to drape and sew naturally. He opted to take a one-year internship with Bob Mackie instead! After his year-long internship, Michael, then 16, took a job designing clothes for Clare's collection, famous for their red carpet and pageant gowns. Michael felt right at home designing and hasn’t slowed his role since.

Twitter: @MCCOSTELLO31  Website
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