Ageing actress loses lawsuit over revealed birth date


The actress who sued IMDb - the Internet Movie Database - for revealing her date of birth has lost her case in a Seattle court.

Huong (aka Junie) Hoang, a 41-year-old actor born in Saigon, launched her suit against, which is owned by Amazon, in October 2011. She originally sought $1 million in damages for loss of career opportunities stemming from the website's publication of her date of birth. This was later amended to unspecified compensatory damages and costs.

Ms Hoang had claimed she was born in 1978 when she submitted her information to the site, which hosts career information on many thousands of industry professionals. She was in fact born on July 16, 1971, a fact IMDb made public following a dispute with the actress over her entry.

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