Drama Stars

by owlsrule37 | created - 14 Aug 2011 | updated - 12 Jan 2012 | Public

All the stars of hit drama shows on ABC Family

1. Ayla Kell

Actress | Make It or Break It

At a young age, Ayla Kell studied ballet and danced with the American Ballet Theater as the character Greta in "The Nutcracker".

Ayla Kell is most known for her role in ABC Family's "Make It or Break It" alongside Chelsea Hobbs, Cassie Scerbo, and Josie Loren. Make It or Break It is Kell's first ...

Payson Keeler on Make it or Break it

2. Cassandra Scerbo

Actress | Sharknado

Young, energetic and passionate, Cassandra Scerbo is quickly rising through the ranks and establishing herself as one of Hollywood's hottest triple threats and philanthropy enthusiasts.

Scerbo was a series regular on the hit ABC Family drama series, "Make It or Break It." The show followed a group ...

Lauren Tanner on Make it or Break it

3. Josie Loren

Actress | Make It or Break It

Josie Loren was born on March 19, 1987 in Miami, Florida, USA as Josie Loren Lopez. She is an actress, known for Make It or Break It (2009), 21 & Over (2013) and 17 Again (2009).

Kayliee Cruz on Make it or Break it

4. Chelsea Hobbs

Actress | Make It or Break It

Chelsea Hobbs was born in Vancouver, Canada to her father Richard Hobbs who was in the music industry and her mother Dana Hobbs, an entrepreneur. Chelsea's formal training began at the age of 3 with dancing, and she ended up in an arts program in high school, dancing 5 hours a day, 6 days a week. ...

Emily Kmetko on Make it or Break it

5. Katie Leclerc

Actress | Switched at Birth

Katie Leclerc's career began in 2005, when she made her first appearance on Veronica Mars (2004). This jump-started a series of minor roles and small appearances in movies and TV shows. She got her breakout role starring as a deaf teenager, Daphne Vasquez, who finds out she was taken home by the ...

Daphne Vasquez on Switched at Birth

6. Vanessa Marano

Actress | Dear Lemon Lima

Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater when she was seven years old, performing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California. She began her professional career with several national commercials.

Marano is most recognized for her roles as "April Nardini", the daughter of "Luke", in ...

Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth

7. Constance Marie

Actress | George Lopez

Constance Marie was a very busy actress in 2002, juggling two primetime series: a short-lived one-hour drama American Family (2002), which aired on PBS and a half-hour sitcom, George Lopez (2002) on ABC.

On the critically praised American Family (2002), Marie starred alongside Edward James Olmos, ...

Regina Vasquez on Switched at Birth

8. Lea Thompson

Actress | Back to the Future

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The ...

Kathryn Kennish on Switched at Birth

9. D.W. Moffett

Actor | Traffic

A native of the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, D.W. Moffett never gave a thought to acting until after he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations. While he went to work at Chicago's Continental Bank, he also enrolled in an acting class to broaden his artistic ...

John Kennish on Switched at Birth

10. Lucas Grabeel

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Lucas Grabeel was born on November 23, 1984 in Springfield, Missouri, USA as Lucas Stephen Grabeel. He is an actor, known for High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007).

Toby Kennish on Switched at Birth

11. Sean Berdy

Actor | Switched at Birth

Sean Berdy is an actor who has risen to fame for his portrayal of Emmett in ABC Family's Peabody Award-winning drama, "Switched at Birth". Sean's brilliant depiction of Emmett, cast as a "Deaf James Dean", has earned him legions of fans as well as a nomination for TV Breakout Star by the Teen ...

Emmett

12. Austin Butler

Actor | Aliens in the Attic

Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management ...

Wilke

13. Peri Gilpin

Actress | Frasier

Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy. She appeared in guest roles on such popular ...

Mrs. Keeler on Make it or Break it

14. Susan Ward

Actress | Shallow Hal

Susan Ward was born in Monroe, LA. An animal lover as a child, she grew up wanting to become a veterinarian. At age 13, however, a local modeling agent changed her mind. Susan and her mother traveled to New York City to see about getting her a modeling job. She thought that modeling would make her ...

Ms. Kmetko on Make it or Break it

15. Rosa Blasi

Actress | Strong Medicine

A native of Chicago, Rosa comes from a strong theater background, having performed in more than 40 professional productions beginning at age eight; ranging from comedy at the esteemed Piven Performance Company, as well as Second City, to starring in numerous musicals and touring with Kenny Rogers. ...

Mrs. Cruz on Make it or Break it

16. Candace Cameron Bure

Actress | Full House

Candace Helaine Cameron Bure was the youngest of four children, born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California to Robert and Barbara Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains (1985)), Candace decided to...

Summer Van Horne on Make it or Break it

17. Neil Jackson

Actor | Push

Neil Jackson was born on March 5, 1976 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Push (2009), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Alexander (2004).

Coach Beloff on Make it or Break it

18. Anthony Starke

Actor | Licence to Kill

Anthony attended Marquette University on the Liberace Foundation Scholarship for Performance, where he studied Theatre and Spanish Literature. While at Marquette he worked with the Pabst Theatre and the Wisconsin Shakespeare Company, appearing in a range of plays spanning classic, modern and ...

Mr. Tanner on Make it or Break it

19. Johnny Pacar

Actor | Make It or Break It

Johnny Pacar was born in Dearborn, Michigan. He grew up an avid hockey player, who always dreamed of one day playing in the NHL. However, Johnny's hockey career was put on hold after he was discovered while performing in his high school's theater productions. Johnny received great feedback for his ...

Damon Young on Make it or Break it

20. Zachary Abel

Actor | Forget Me Not

Zachary Abel is an actor, known for Forget Me Not (2009), Make It or Break It (2009) and My Alibi (2008).

Carter Anderson on Make it or Break it

21. Jason Manuel Olazabal

Actor | Bad Boys II

Jason Manuel Olazabal was born on October 14, 1973 in Santa Maria, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Bad Boys II (2003), Dexter (2006) and Inside Man (2006).

Mr. Cruz on Make it or Break it

22. Erik Palladino

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y. Youngest of three sons. His father was a Heating Contractor and his Mother was a school teacher. As a young boy, he fell in love with Saturday Night Live and the film Raging Bull. At thirteen, inspired by both Belushi and Deniro, he became part of a Children's ...

Coach Marty Walsh on Make it or Break it

23. Brett Cullen

Actor | Ghost Rider

Brett Cullen was born on August 26, 1956 in Houston, Texas, USA as Peter Brett Cullen. He is known for his work on Ghost Rider (2007), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Person of Interest (2011). He is married to Michele Little. They have one child.

Mr. Keeler on Make it or Break it

24. Zane Holtz

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Zane was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he began modeling at 5 years of age. He shot one of his first commercials on his 10th birthday. He relocated to California, in 1999, with his mom, Laura Mary Clarke and his three younger brothers; Beau, Harrison and Mackenzie Holtz. Zane ...

Austin Tucker on Make it or Break it

25. Josh Bowman

Actor | Revenge

Josh Bowman was born on March 4, 1988 in Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England as Joshua Tobias Bowman. He is an actor, known for Revenge (2011), So Undercover (2012) and Love's Kitchen (2011).

Max on Make it or Break it

26. Cody Longo

Actor | Nashville

Cody A. Longo is an American Film/TV Actor. The early stages of Cody's career began on stage before eventually making the move to Los Angeles, CA to pursue film and television. He studied psychology and film at UCLA. Cody has lead various films and TV shows since the start of his professional ...

Nicky Russo on Make it or Break it

27. Mia Rose Frampton

Actress | Bridesmaids

Mia Rose was born in Nashville Tennessee in 1996 to Tina and legendary rocker, Peter Frampton. Settling in Cincinnati Ohio in 2000, and although born into rock and roll, Mia has had a traditional upbringing. At the age of 5 Mia took her first ballet lesson and it has been full speed ahead ever ...

Becca Keeler on Make it or Brek it

28. Michelle Clunie

Actress | Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Michelle Clunie spent much of her childhood performing in plays, operas and recitals as an actress, dancer and violinist. She was awarded a scholarship to The Academy of Professional Ballet where she studied and apprenticed throughout her teenage years. At 19 years old she sold her violin for $200 ...

Ellen Beals on Make it or Break it

29. Nicole Gale Anderson

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Nicole Gale Anderson was born on August 29, 1990 in Rochester, Indiana, USA. She is an actress, known for Beauty and the Beast (2012), Pretty Little Liars (2010) and Red Line (2013).

Kelly Parker on Make it or Break it

30. Meagan Holder

Actress | Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Meagan Holder was born on October 3, 1984 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Meagan Courtney Holder. She is an actress, known for Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009).

Darby on Make it or Break it

31. Brianne Tju

Actress | R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

Brianne Tju was born as Brianne Ashleigh Tju. She is an actress, known for R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Scream: The TV Series (2015).

Genjhi Cho on Make it or Break it

32. Alice Greczyn

Actress | The Lying Game

Born in Walnut Creek, California, (USA) Alice Greczyn grew up mainly in the mid-west until finally landing in Colorado. She had no idea that she would stumble into life as an actress. Starring in television shows and films had not even crossed her mind. Instead, her childhood goal was to compete as...

Maeve on Make it or Break it

33. Monica Hewes

Actress | American Horror Story

Monica graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a BA in International Relations concentrating in Post-Soviet and Eastern Europe studies and Culture, Gender and Global Society. She is an accomplished ballet, jazz, and modern dancer. She speaks Polish, French and ...

Ivanka ( Russian Gymnast ) on Make it or Break it

34. Troian Bellisario

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites (1988). She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of ...

Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars

35. Lucy Hale

Actress | Scream 4

Lucy Hale is an American actress and singer. She was born Karen Lucille Hale in Memphis, Tennessee, to Julia (Caperton) Knight and John Preston Hale. She started out as a singer, appearing on American Juniors (2003) in a search for band members. She successfully won her place in the band. The group...

Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars

36. Ashley Benson

Actress | Spring Breakers

Ashley Victoria Benson was born on December 18, 1989 in Anaheim Hills, California, to Shannon (Harte) and Jeff Benson. She has Irish, English, and German ancestry. She has been dancing competitively since she was 2 with hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and lyrical. She has been singing since she was ...

Hanna Marin in Pretty Little Liars

37. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell was born Shannon Mitchell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Filipino mother and a father of Irish and Scottish descent. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Shay began dance lessons at the age ...

Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars

38. Tammin Sursok

Actress | Aquamarine

Tammin Sursok was born on August 19, 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Tammin Pamela Sursok. She is an actress and writer, known for Aquamarine (2006), Home and Away (1988) and The Young and the Restless (1973). She has been married to Sean McEwen since August 24, 2011. They have one child.

Jenna Cavanaugh in Pretty Little Liars

39. Sasha Pieterse

Actress | Inherent Vice

Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to acrobatic dancer parents. At 6 years old, Sasha got her start in television, co-starring as "Buffy" on The WB comedy series Family Affair (2002), opposite Gary Cole. She now returns to series television playing Cole's daughter on Wanted (...

Alison DiLaurentis in Pretty Little Liars

40. Keegan Allen

Actor | Pretty Little Liars

Keegan Allen received his breakout role in ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars (2010), based on the novels by Sara Shepard. He portrayed the mysterious "Black Cat" character, "Toby Cavanaugh".

Allen has also made small appearances in TV shows, such as Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush (2009) and ...

Toby Cavanaugh in Pretty Littke Liars