Actress Suing IMDB for Revealing Her Age

An unidentified actress of Asian descent is suing Amazon for $1 million for revealing her age on IMDB. The actress won’t identify herself but says she wanted to increase her exposure on the site so she signed up for IMDB Pro with a credit card. She alleges IMDB found out her real age from the info and put it on her profile.

She’s suing for fraud, breach of contract and violation of her private life as well as her consumer rights. She believes revealing that she’s close to 40 will make it impossible for her to get work as not a lot of 40-year-olds are in demand in the entertainment business. She claims to have suffered a substantial decrease in acting credits, employment opportunities and earnings.

Well that’s just ridiculous. I see sooo many close to 40 women of Asian descent all the time in movies. Oh, you mean not including Hentai. Nevermind.

In 2008 to increase her exposure, she subscribed to IMDbPro which offers “insider information” to paying clients. To join the service, the actress had to hand over her credit card details.

“Shortly after subscribing to IMDbPro, plaintiff noticed that her legal date of birth had been added to her public acting profile in the Internet Movie Database, revealing to the public that plaintiff is many years older than she looks,” the lawsuit states.

“In the entertainment industry, youth is king. If one is perceived to be ‘over-the-hill,’ i.e., approaching 40, it is nearly impossible for an up-and-coming actress, such as the plaintiff, to get work,” it added.

The actress, who lives in Texas, believes details of her age were uncovered by doing record searches using her credit card information, and has asked the site to remove her age from her profile, but it has refused.

Contacted by AFP, Amazon spokeswoman Mary Osako, declined to comment on the case, saying: “We have a long-standing practice of not commenting on active litigation.” Yahoo

In unrelated news, Catherine Zeta-Jones looked up her IMDB page, gasped in horror and demanded Amazon change her date of birth to her real date of birth, 1976.

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10 years ago

it’s junie hoang…

10 years ago

If you look young who cares?

10 years ago

Hollywood cares

10 years ago

Except that Junie Hoang was on tv/video since the 90s, and according to the lawsuit, it looks like that actress didn’t start working as an actress until 2003 or so?

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