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Swiss Celebrities:

George Lucas (1944 - )
Film director

George Lucas's devotion to timeless storytelling and cutting-edge innovation has resulted in some of the most successful and beloved films of all time including "American Graffiti", "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones."

Michelle Pfeiffer (1958 - )
Film actress

She made her screen début in 1980, but first garnered mainstream attention with her appearance in "Scarface" (1983). She rose to prominence during the late 1980s and early 1990s, during which time she gave a series of critically-acclaimed performances in the films "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988), "Married to the Mob" (1988), and "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989).

Renée Zellweger (1969 - )
Film actress

Renée first gained widespread attention for her role in the film "Jerry Maguire" (1996), and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress  for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001) and as Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago" (2002), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama "Cold Mountain" (2003).

Jewel (1974 - )
singer-songwriter, actress and author

Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, and poet. She has received three Grammy Award nominations and has sold twenty-seven million albums worldwide, and almost twenty million in the United States alone. She debuted on February 28, 1995, with the album, "Pieces of You", which became one of the best selling debut albums of all time, going platinum twelve times.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (1951 - )

American airline transport pilot (ATP), safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California. Sullenberger rose to fame when he successfully ditched  US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, saving the lives of all 155 people on the aircraft.

Meryl Streep (1949 - )
Film actress

Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and 25 Golden Globe nominations, winning seven, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. The Streep family was from a small town of
Giswil, Switzerland.
James Caviezel (1968 - )
Film actor

Starred in "The Passion of the Christ"  (2004). The movie made headlines and broke box-office records around the world. Although the movie dealt with controversial matters, Caviezel's performance was acclaimed by both critics and viewers.
Liev Schreiber (1976 - )
Film actor

American actor, director and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having initially appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the "Scream" trilogy of horror films and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Defiance."


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The United Swiss Societies of Northern California (USSNC), founded in 1912, merged with the Swiss House Association of California, which had incorporated on July 21, 1930, the merger created the new name, United Swiss House of Northern California, Inc., which on February 11, 1983 incorporated to its current name. United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc., organized as a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation, 501(c)(4), tax ID 23-7126939