Heroes Monday is a weekly feature about the American TV show ~ Heroes. It includes character and actor profiles as well as bits of trivia and a spotlight on a real hero.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes
Niki/Jessica Sanders portrayed by Ali Larter
I have to admit that the character of Niki/Jessica is one that I find a bit confusing because I am not sure when one is the other. One thing is certain, whichever one inhabits the body, has superhuman strength coupled with the unconditional love both characters have for Micah. She is a cross between good and evil on the series but most of the evil she has done has been in order to protect her family.
She can be seen in the 1999 movie Varsity Blues opposite her good friend Amy Smart
She also starred with Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
She performed in the stage play of the Vagina Monologues in NYC in 2001
Prior to starring on Heroes she made appearances on Dawson’s Creek, Chicago Hope and Just Shoot Me!
Courtesy of Wikipedia and IMDB.com
Real Hero ~ Zinhle Thabethe
She is an AIDS activist from Durban, South Africa, who has had to endure discrimination and near-death experiences as a result of her HIV serostatus. She brought to the limelight the reality of treatment of HIV/AIDS for the average African by stating – Africans do not know what western time is. Many people in Africa have never seena clock or a watch their entire lives, in order to point out that the Western system does not necessarily apply to the African context in terms of taking life-prolonging medications against HIV-infection. Ms Thabethe sings with Sinkithemba, a group of 30 South Africans living with HIV who blend a traditional Zulu and gospel to produce heart-stirring melodies. She is a mother and a nurturer, a fighter and a hero