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Dominic Cooper
Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly...
 
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MyAnna Buring
Actress, The Descent
MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her childhood friend Stegath Dorr...
 
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Jelynn Sophia
Self, The Drop
Jelynn Sophia (also credited as Jelynn Rodriguez) is a TV/Film actress, TV host, dancer and singer. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Jelynn knew she wanted to pursue an entertainment career after singing to a large audience on her very first stage in a local cultural festival at the age of three...
 
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Adam Rayner
Actor, Tyrant
Adam Rayner was born in Shrewsbury, England but grew up near Norwich in Norfolk. Having an American mother and a British father means he has dual nationality, and the family lived in the United States when he was a child, albeit briefly, before returning to East Anglia. He attended Durham University...
 
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Amber Bickham
Casting Director, Black Jesus
 
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Alysha Brady
Born in Sacramento, California to an American father and English mother, Alysha moved with her parents and older brother to the UK when she was just 11 months old. Her family moved back to the states and re-located to Folsom, CA after her father left the American Air-force and got a job as a Pilot for American Airlines...
 
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things, the Operative in Serenity, Lola in Kinky Boots, Luke in Children of Men, Dr. Adrian Helmsley in 2012 and Dr. Vincent Kapoor in The Martian. He played Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave...
 
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Hayley Mills
Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny child...
 
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Nicholas Leland
Camera and Electrical Department, 11-44
 
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Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson born 13 January 1982 is an English actress. She is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout (2005), Jane Eyre (2006), and as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther since 2010. She has also appeared in Anna Karenina (2012), The Lone Ranger (2013), and Saving Mr...
 
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Twiggy
Twiggy is a top model of the late 1960s, who made skinny an "inny", along with other famous skinny models such as Jean Shrimpton ("The Shrimp"), Veruschka von Lehndorff, and Penelope Tree ("The Tree"). She was born Leslie Hornby on September 19, 1949, in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, one of three daughters of 'Nell Hornby' (née Nellie Lydia Reeman)...
 
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Milo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor. He was born in Anaheim, California, to Carol (Wilson) and Peter Ventimiglia. His father is of Italian/Sicilian descent, and his mother has English and Scottish ancestry. First coming of notice playing the reckless and too smart for his own good 'Jess' on WB's "Gilmore Girls"...
 
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Anna Maxwell Martin
Actress, Philomena
The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty. At the age of 20 she auditioned for the prestigious Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art...
 
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David Accampo
Producer, Bad Habits
Along with creative collaborator Jeremy Rogers, David Accampo wrote, directed, produced and edited the short film, "Bad Habits," which won a Remi Award at the 2006 Houston Worldfest Film Festival and a Best Actor award at the 2007 Sacramento International Film Festival. He has since completed several more films...
 
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Ryan Eggold
Southern California native Ryan Eggold graduated from the USC's esteemed theatre department, then immediately landed recurring roles on CBS's Young and the Restless, HBO's Entourage, Cartoon Network's Out of Jimmy's Head, ABC's Brothers & Sisters and The CW's Veronica Mars, before obtaining his first series regular gig on the FX's Dirt...
 
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Wesley Jonathan
Actor, City Guys
Born in Los Angeles, Jonathan spent four years living in Germany as a youth and still speaks some German. He first became interested in show business when his cousin Crystal brought him along on her acting auditions. At age nine, he asked his cousin to let him audition, and within six months got his first role...
 
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Mary Alexandra Stiefvater
Actress, Supergator
Mary Alexandra Stiefvater was born in Chico, California and grew up in Stockton, where she was first introduced to theater and dance at a young age. Educated at The University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, she also studied French cinema and philosophy abroad at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) and Le Centre Parisien d'Études Critiques...
 
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Jeremy Rogers
Director, Bad Habits
Jeremy Rogers lives in Los Angeles. In 2005, he founded Habit Forming Films LLC with David Accampo, Mary Alexandra Stiefvater, Kathryn Stiefvater, Nick Harris, and Christa Nahhas. Award-winning projects produced under the Habit Forming Films banner include: Bad Habits - Short Film, 35 minutes - Co-writer...
 
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Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he graduated from the University of Manchester and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting...
 
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Swoosie Kurtz
Actress, Sisters
Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
 
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Leonard Robinson
Leonard Robinson is a writer/performer who made his Hollywood debut as a series regular on MTV's hit comedy show "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and the critically acclaimed ESPN mini-series "The Bronx is Burning" alongside John Turturro, Oliver Platt and Daniel Sunjata. He has appeared in numerous...
 
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Haiti Harrison
Music Department, 11-44
 
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Fern Champion
Casting Director, Sun Records
Fern Champion is a veteran casting director of numerous, wide-ranging and eclectic feature films and television series. Her professional journey began in New York casting "Saturday Night Fever". Her love of comedy then led her to cast "The Naked Gun" and the "Police Academy" films. While casting "The Mask," starring Jim Carrey...
 
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Laura Napoli
New York City theater and improv actress, Laura Napoli, first made a name for herself in Los Angeles in the video game world, doing motion capture and voice over for companies including: Capcom, Sony, and Square Enix. Laura was born and raised right outside of New York City in Englewood, NJ. She began...
 
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Kim Cattrall
Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family emigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she returned to her native country and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
 
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Aaron Hendry
A native Alaskan, Aaron Hendry grew up on the outskirts of the fishing village of Homer with his mother, a registered nurse, and one brother. He decided to pursue a career in acting during high school and drove by himself thousands of miles from Homer to Los Angeles in order to audition for the UCLA drama program...
 
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Amy Holt
Amy Holt is a Southern California native who made her TV debut as a series regular on the pilot "Desire" for Fox. Her other credits include guest starring on Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat" with Arianna Grande, "Days Of Our Lives" on NBC, and "NCIS: Los Angeles." You may have also seen her starring in Roger Corman's "Dinocroc vs...
 
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Tara Miele
Director, The Lake Effect
Tara Miele recently wrote and directed an independent psychological thriller, Thinspiration, starring Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless) and Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness). The film, which tackles the taboo subject of eating disorders in a startling new way, aired on Lifetime in April of 2014. Currently, Tara is in pre-production on The Lost Boy, a psychological drama starring Virginia Madsen...
 
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Ellary Eddy
Casting Director, The Butterfly Room
 
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Katie Lowes
Actress, Scandal
 
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Kathryn Stockwood
Kathryn Stockwood is a story editor, writer, producer, director, and actor. She was born in Toronto, Canada to a Latvian mother and English-Canadian father, and started her official theatre training while studying English at McGill University. Kathryn went on to receive her Master in Fine Arts at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television...
 
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Jim Broadbent
One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a place at an art school...
 
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Jody Lyn Flynn
Actress, 8:46
 
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Brian Cox
Actor, Troy
Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline (McCann), a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent. Cox first came to attention in the early 1970s with performances in numerous television films...
 
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Camille Mana
Actress, Smart People
Camille Mana made her New York theatre debut in the title role of "Asuncion" written by and starring opposite Jesse Eisenberg at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The Orange County native made her film debut in the Miramax film "Smart People" working opposite Dennis Quaid. She returned to university again in MGM comedy "College"alongside Drake Bell and Haley Bennett...
 
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Kia Hellman
Miscellaneous Crew, K-PAX
 
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Sean Crespo
Actor, Gentleman
The Boston-born, NYC-based Sean Crespo is a comedian, writer, and classically trained actor who studied at Emerson College and L.A.M.D.A. Called "aggressive, sharp and smart" by The Comedians magazine, he was also hailed by Bite as "easily the funniest and hardest working comedian you haven't heard of...
 
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Sam Claflin
English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level and Norfolk county level...
 
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Polly Walker
Actress, John Carter
Polly Alexandra Walker was born on May 19, 1966 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She graduated from Ballet Rambert School in Twickenham, began her career as a dancer, but an injury at age 18 forced her to change direction. She started at London's Drama Centre to the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she portrayed small parts before graduating to small roles on television...
 
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Amy Irving
Actress, Carrie
Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her mother's ancestry includes English, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Jewish, and German...
 
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Kent Matsuoka
Location Management, A Single Man
 
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Elaine Tan
Elaine was born in London, England. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and performed in West End stage productions, including South Pacific and The King & I, Royal Variety Shows, film, television, radio and commercials. After leaving to attend a regular academic school, she continued taking her LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) Exams...
 
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Steve Connell
As an actor he has appeared in numerous independent films including Another Day in Paradise, The Beat (*Sundance), Blues, and ShangHai Kiss. TV work includes DirtySexyMoney and The List (both on ABC). His many roles on the stage include Macbeth (Macbeth), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Tom (Glass Menagerie)...
 
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Laurine Price
Actor, Henchmen
A native of Washington D.C., Laurine Price was born in Florida and moved around while growing up as a military brat. She sang and played the piano since childhood, and was introduced to musical theater during high school. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, emphasizing Management Information Systems...
 
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Stephen Moyer
Actor, True Blood
Stephen Moyer's passion for acting began in local theatre in Brentwood & Chelmsford, Essex where he also made a name for himself with his own theatre company "The Reject Society". He then trained at LAMDA and began his professional acting career on stage, including 2 years with the RSC ("Romeo & Juliet"...
 
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Rose Leslie
Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good and The Last Witch Hunter. Leslie was born Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie in Aberdeen...
 
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Matt McCroskey
Art Department, Star-ving
 
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David Oyelowo
Actor, Selma
David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998. David starred as Martin Luther King Jr...
 
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Natascha McElhone
Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last. Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso, opposite Anthony Hopkins...
 
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Nathaniel Parker
Actor, Stardust
Nathaniel Parker was born in England in 1962. The son of Sir Peter Parker and Dr. Jill Parker, he decided at the age of nine that acting would be his career of choice. His first public performances were with the National Youth Theatre, a breeding ground for many British actors. After attending The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)...