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Thomas Gibson
Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival...
 
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Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
 
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Kal Weber
Director, Carousel
Kal was an editorial photographer and studied cinematography with Billy Williams, BSC, before he turned to acting and script consulting. He wrote and directed The Gift [aka The Birthday] receiving nominations for Best International Short at Austin and Florida, and a TCM Turner Classics Special Jury Prize in London...
 
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Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1988...
 
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Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander was born the second child of educated parents, both teachers. He grew up in Oxford, (UK). Hollander credits the happy atmosphere of the Dragon School with his childhood introduction to acting. There, encouraged by an influential teacher named Andrew Roberts, he won the title role in "Oliver"...
 
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Simon Baker
Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential.
 
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Damian Lewis
Actor, Homeland
Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, and Amanda...
 
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Matthew Bennett
Born and raised in Toronto, Matthew Bennett switched schools in grade 11 to attend Northern Secondary with the intent of pursuing a career in graphic arts. It was there that he happened upon the theatre program and quickly discovered his passion for acting and writing. After taking a year to work in a record store and to sell clothes in Yorkville...
 
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Marcus D'Amico
D'Amico was born in Germany to an American father and a British mother. Raised in the U.K. He first performed on London stage in a 1977 revival of Oliver!, moved briefly to Los Angeles in the early 80s, later returning to the British stage. Mostly known for playing Americans on British TV.
 
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Tony Goldwyn
Actor, Ghost
Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn is taking multi-tasking to a new level. Currently starring as President Fitzgerald Grant in Shonda Rhimes' hit series "Scandal," -- now in its fourth season -- Goldwyn has other projects in the works as well. He recently took on the controversial figure Warren Jeffs...
 
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Anthony Starke
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 musical...
 
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Tim Guinee
Actor, 99 Homes
Tim Guinee was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a middle child, with three brothers and two sisters. He was raised in Illinois and Texas. As a teenager, he attended the Houston High School for Performing Arts. He also started a theater company in Houston before moving to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts...
 
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Sean Power
Born in Dublin, Sean Power moved to Canada as a youngster and was acting in his high school in Toronto before becoming one of the youngest candidates to be accepted by the National Theater School of Canada. Six months after graduating he was on stage at the Stratford Ontario Shakespeare season and consequently appeared in numerous theatrical productions around Canada...
 
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Matthew Macfadyen
David Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Meinir (Owen), a drama teacher and actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. He is of Scottish and Welsh descent. Because of his father's career, he spent at least part of his childhood in Indonesia, before finishing his education back in England and winning a place at RADA in 1992...