Q I loved Samantha Mathis in The Thing Called Love. What's she been doing recently?
—J.D. Powers, Big Spring, Texas
Hard to believe, but it's been 14 years since Mathis starred with Sandra Bullock and River Phoenix in the movie The Thing Called Love. Now 36, she's worked consistently on a variety of projects and appeared recently in the TV movies Absolution, Salem's Lot and The Mists of Avalon, in Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and on episodes of House and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Fun fact: Of Austrian ancestry, Mathis has spoken fluent German since childhood.