Rob Reiner, Los Angeles, CA
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Rob Reiner is a director, actor, writer and political activist. He earned two Emmy awards in the 1970s for his role as Michael Stivic on the TV sitcom “All in the Family.” He has directed successful Hollywood films, including “When Harry Met Sally,” “A Few Good Men” and “The Princess Bride.” With his wife, Michele Reiner, he co-founded the nonprofit Parents’ Action for Children, which uses video to promote early childhood development. He is a board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which opposed and is legally challenging California's Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that banned gay marriage. Reiner was identified as a potential candidate to run against former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, but chose not to run. He is active in supporting environmental causes – particularly preserving open space – in California.
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