Good Lesser-Known Actors

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Noah Taylor
Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents divorced when he was a teenager and his father remarried--to theater publicist...
 
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Saxon Sharbino
Actress, Poltergeist
Born and raised in Texas, Sharbino has pursued acting since the age of 9. In 2012, Saxon Sharbino beat out hundreds of actresses and was cast as the lead in a gritty spy pilot for FOX, creator Karyn Usher and director Brett Ratner. Shortly after, Sharbino was hired as a series regular on the hit series Touch...
 
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Catinca Untaru
Actress, The Fall
Catinca was born in Bucharest, Romania on 21 March 1997, the only child of Untaru family. When she was three years old, she told her grandparents that she would like to became a theatre actress waiting for people to give her flowers on a stage. From an early age, she was fascinated by fantasy stories and legends...
 
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Aidan Gillen
Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate, and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire...
 
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Kate Fahy
Actress, Defiance
 
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Stephen Root
One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Born in Sarasota, Root majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida and remains a die-hard Gator fan. After three years of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company...
 
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Lina Leandersson
Lina Leandersson was born in Falun, Sweden She took an interest in performing from an early age, acting in amateur theatre performances, attending drama courses, and performing street- and jazz dance. One of her first roles was in amateur theatre performance, playing the mother of a spoiled girl wanting new jeans...
 
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Roger Lloyd Pack
A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the 50's and 60's. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted for a laid-back approach and a pronounced emphasis towards arts...
 
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Hugh O'Conor
Actor, Chocolat
A young dramatic actor of film and TV who has appeared in several dark big-screen dramas, the Irish-born O'Conor (not to be confused with the late American actor Hugh O'Connor) began acting at the age of eight. O'Conor was still a relative unknown pre-teen when he co-starred with Liam Neeson in the British-made feature Lamb...
 
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Tracy Coogan
Tracy Coogan was born and raised in County Meath, Ireland. Tracy got her first taste of acting while growing up in Ireland , appearing in numerous theatrical productions at her school. Upon graduation, Tracy went to New York City for the summer, where she represented Ireland in the Helen Rogers International Model and Talent Association...
 
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Juan José Ballesta
Actor, El Bola
Juan José Ballesta was only nine when he debuted in the TV series Querido maestro but his real break came when director Achero Mañas gave him the title role in his sensitive Truffaut-like tale of two youths El Bola. The film garnered lots of awards, of which young Juan José got a fairly impressive share,namely the 2001 Best Actor Award given by the Cinema Writers Circle of Spain...
 
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Darlene Cates
The lovable, impressionable and immeasurably talented Darlene Cates was born December 13, 1947 in Borger, Texas, to Dorothy Ann (née Pfrimmer) and Truman Madison Guthrie. She grew up in Dumas. Darlene's parents divorced when she was 12 years, which lead to overeating, which manifested itself into obesity...
 
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Yûya Yagira
Yuya Yagira was born on March 26th, 1990, in Tokyo. His friends call him Yagy. He loves soccer and swimming. And he loves meat and ang-ning-tofu-square. He belongs to StarDust Promotion Agency. He decided to be an actor. By himself. On his own. Just him. His very first audition was Nobody Knows. He quickly got the part...
 
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Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan was born in Bethnal Green, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick...
 
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Martin Compston
Martin Compston grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire. He spent his teen years going to see soccer (football) team Celtic with his brother Barry and dreamed one day he would play for them. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, where he passed through his Standard Grade Exams and obtained three As and two Bs in his Higher results...
 
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Ashley Rickards
Actress, Awkward.
Ashley Nicole Rickards is an American actress. She graduated from high school, at age 15, and is currently a member of MENSA. She has been in various films and television shows, portraying a wide variety of characters, most notably Fly Away, in which she portrayed "Mandy", a severely autistic girl...
 
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Paddy Considine
Paddy (Patrick) Considine was born on September 5, 1974 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire in the U.K. As a teenager, Considine studied a drama course at Burton College where he met with now friend and director Shane Meadows, who cast Considine in his first role in a feature film as the disturbed character Morell in A Room for Romeo Brass...