On November 20th, 2013, the witty and charming Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson will return for the third time as co-chair for our 10th annual Fashion for Action benefit. The New York-based actress has a long history with Housing Works, first as a shopper and now a celebrity using her influence to advocate for an AIDS free generation.
Clarkson expressed her passion for her return to this benefit by stating “the fight to end AIDS is not over in any way.” With her help as co-chair, the benefit raised record-breaking funds in 2012, much of which went to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Featuring donations by 250 of the fashion industry’s most influential designers, the highly anticipated event will feature an exclusive sale to benefit and advocate New York’s HIV/AIDS and LGBT Community. Together, with the support of New York’s charitable and social scene, the benefit has raised almost $5 million towards the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Purchase your tickets to the private Opening Night Reception to mingle with Patricia and her fellow co-chairs, Michael Carl of Vanity Fair, fashion consultant & casting agent, Natalie Joos and new to the event, cutting edge fashion designer Asher Levine.
As the benefit will take place on Transgender Remembrance Day, proceeds from this year’s event will be dedicated to Housing Works’ HIV-positive transgender clients. All funds raised will provide supportive services including transitional and permanent housing, group therapy, and legal services.
More about Patricia Clarkson: as an Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, Clarkson was most recently seen in the thriller “The East” and as “Tammy One” in NBC’s hit comedy “Parks and Recreation”.
Her film credits include: “Friends with Benefits” costarring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, “Easy A”, Martin Scorsese’s thriller “Shutter Island;” Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” and “Vicky Christina Barcelona;” “Blind Date” with Stanley Tucci; “Elegy;” “No Reservations;” “All the Kings Men;” “Lars and the Real Girl;” “Good Night, and Good Luck” with George Clooney and David Straithairn, for which she and the cast received both Screen Actors Guild and Gotham Award nominations for Best Ensemble; “Far From Heaven” which won her a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress. Her continuous innovative work has earned her the Independent Award for Acting Excellence at the 2009 ShoWest Awards. In 2003, her role in “Pieces of April” earned her nominations for Academy, Golden Globe, SAG, Broadcast Film Critics and Independent Spirit awards. The National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics named her Best Supporting Actress of the Year for her work in “Pieces of April” and “The Station Agent.”
On television, Clarkson guest starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Six Feet Under,” for which she won an Emmy in 2002 and again in 2006.blog comments powered by Disqus