American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed
who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter
, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted
“ Mark will play Lenny Feder ” - josh-borden
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
“ Danny will play Eric Lammonsoff ” - josh-borden
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
“ Will will play Kurt Mackenzie ” - josh-borden
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell
, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ Will will play Marcus Higgins ” - josh-borden
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
“ Robin will play Robby Hilliard ” - josh-borden
“ Maria will play Roxanne Feder ” - josh-borden
Actress Leslie Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised by her mother, Janet, a realtor, and was educated at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland
“ Leslie will play Sally Lammonsoff ” - josh-borden
Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck
. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known until playing the girlfriend of Denzel Washington
's character in Training Day
“ Eva will play Deanne Mackenzie ” - josh-borden
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A versatile player with an inescapably "mom-like" presence...
“ Doris will play Gloria Hilliard ” - josh-borden
Ellia English was born the middle of nine children to a Baptist Minister (Rev. Calvin English) and a Domestic worker (Ella Mae English) in Covington Georgia. After graduating high school early, Ellia attended Clark College in Atlanta, majoring in music. She later transferred to Georgia State University...
“ Ellia will play Mama Ronzoni ” - josh-borden
Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles. Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She stars as London Tipton...
“ Brenda will play Rita ” - josh-borden
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta
(née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
“ John will play Wiley ” - josh-borden
Dax Randall Shepard was born in 1975 in Milford, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Laura (LaBo), who worked at GM, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., a car salesman. His mother is of French-Canadian and Belgian descent. With both his parents working in the automotive industry, Dax's first love was cars. Shepard graduated from Walled Lake High School in 1993...
“ Dax will play Dickie Bailey ” - josh-borden
Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight Outta Compton" (Ruthless/Priority...
“ Ice Cube will play Malcolm ” - josh-borden
Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody...
“ Ashley will play Jasmine Hilliard ” - josh-borden
Selena Marie Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Mandy Teefey
, who is of part Italian descent, and Ricardo Gomez, who is of Mexican descent and originally from New Mexico. Her parents divorced in 1997. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck"...
“ Selena will play Amber Hilliard ” - josh-borden
“ Rachael will play Bridget Hilliard ” - josh-borden
Adam Irigoyen began his acting career at the age of 11. He appeared in multiple commercials and print campaigns before guest-starring on the Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place
, which eventually led to an audition for the role of "Deuce Martinez" on Shake It Up!
. He has also appeared in the indie films "Flight", "Nickel or Dime" and "Electric Natural Safe"...
“ Adam will play Greg Feder ” - josh-borden
“ Jake will play Keith Feder ” - josh-borden
Genevieve Hannelius is an actress, singer, and entrepreneur. She can be seen starring on The Disney Channel's hit original series, Dog with a Blog
. The show premiered in October 2012, and was watched by 4.5 million viewers. The show ran for three seasons on The Disney Channel and was nominated for an Emmy for all three seasons it aired...
“ G. will play Becky Feder ” - josh-borden
Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne
, Dani Thorne
and Kaili Thorne
, all of whom have also acted. She is of Cuban (father) and Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh (mother) ancestry...
“ Bella will play Donna Lammonsoff ” - josh-borden
“ Connor will play Bean Lammonsoff ” - josh-borden
“ Owen will play Bean Lammonsoff ” - josh-borden
Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will Smith in both The Pursuit of Happyness and in the 2013 science fiction film After Earth...
“ Jaden will play Andre Mackenzie ” - josh-borden
“ Willow will play Charlotte Mackenzie ” - josh-borden