Actress and Activist Celeste Thorson Celebrated Birthday by Promoting Human Rights

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TV Star and Activist Celeste Thorson Promoted Human Rights and Free Speech to Celebrate Birthday

Celeste Thorson

'It has taken me 10,950 revolutions around the sun to recognize the most important thing to me is the ability to express oneself fearlessly,' said Celeste Thorson.

American actress Celeste Thorson has made her mark on Hollywood as a filmmaker, activist, and fashion model, best known for her comedic roles on How I Met Your Mother, The Exes and Jimmy Kimmel Live. In celebration of her birthday, Thorson chose to show her support for Amnesty International while encouraging others to stand up for human rights and free speech. Amnesty International is a global, non-profit NGO organization united against ending human rights abuse, injustice and crimes against humanity.

"It has taken me 10,950 revolutions around the sun to recognize the most important thing to me is the ability to express oneself fearlessly," said Celeste Thorson. "I'm celebrating my birthday by supporting Amnesty International because they are fearless about defending human rights for the world's most oppressed people."

Since 1961, national and globally, Amnesty International has mobilized over 3 million members from 150 countries to stand together for human rights. AI’s campaign defends freedom of expression, women’s rights, abolishing the death penalty and political oppression all over the world.

Thorson skydived onto television screens as the athletic host in the travel series, Destination X: Hawaii and California. She wrote 24 episodes of television and directed the new media series, Yogaphiles. As a fashion model, she's been the face of magazines, print and commercial campaigns for Reebok, Lady Foot Locker, Paul Mitchell, Yoplait, Sprint, Nissan, Nokia, Samsung, Yahoo!, Body Glove, Toms Shoes, and Regis. Her ethnically ambiguous look is attributed to her multicultural Asian American heritage. Her love for health and fitness inspired her to become a certified Yoga instructor and eco-friendly beauty and lifestyle expert. Thorson's activism focuses on human and environmental rights including fundraising for non-profits like Save the Children, Sierra Club, HRC and Amnesty International.

Thorson currently has several new projects in development including the new drama feature films - "Book of Muses" and "Stone Roses", the lifestyle television show - "Joie Ride", science fiction drama – "Scrubbed", crime drama -"TDR" and a romantic comedy entitled "Rosa's Kitchen". More information regarding Thorson's projects can be found at

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