100 Hollywood Actresses

100 Lesser-Known Actresses. Pretty AND Talented.

Not everyone knows them all by name yet but probably will soon.

No particular order.

Just stopped at 100 but will have bigger list too.
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Sara Paxton
Sara Paxton was born in Woodland Hills, California. At a young age she began acting in television commercials. She was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar. Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings from Tucson. She filmed Sleepover in fall 2003 (released July 9...
 
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Olivia Wilde
Actress, Rush
Actress, model, producer, director, activist, and philanthropist Olivia Wilde was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. Her mother is American-born and her father was born in London, England to an upper-class British family; he also later became a citizen of Ireland...
 
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Summer Glau
Actress, Serenity
Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly as well as its follow-up movie Serenity and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
 
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Amber Heard
Actress, Zombieland
Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige (Parsons), an internet researcher, and David Clinton Heard, a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry. Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country, in which she played Charlize Theron's character in flashbacks...
 
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Katheryn Winnick
Actress, Vikings
Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick stars in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television series Vikings. produced by MGM and The History Channel. Entertainment Weekly declared that her role as "Lagertha" may be the most exciting feminist character on TV." Her portrayal of the fierce...
 
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Amanda Righetti
Actress, The Mentalist
Amanda Righetti is a Utah-born, Nevada-raised actor/producer and Best Actress Award winner by the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Righetti began her career at 14, as a young model, but made waves as the trust-fund squandering, world-traveling black sheep, "Hailey Nichol", on Fox's The O.C....
 
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Renee Olstead
Born in Houston Texas, Renee Olstead has amassed over 9 seasons of television appearances as a regular on the hit CBS sitcom, Still Standing and ABC Family's The Secret Life of The American Teenager. Her latest starring role in the 2015 Universal Pictures / Blumhouse feature Unfriended, took the box office by storm and garnered her much attention both domestically and internationally...
 
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Deborah Ann Woll
Actress, Daredevil
Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. Deborah started to work as an actress on television and her breakout was in the highly-acclaimed HBO vampire drama...
 
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Kristin Bauer van Straten
Actress, True Blood
Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to Los Angeles and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She still studies drawing and painting...
 
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Odette Annable
Actress, Cloverfield
Odette Annable was born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia Yustman née Nodarse, is Cuban, and her father, Victor Oscar Yustman, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, of French and Italian descent. Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie Kindergarten Cop as "Rosa"...
 
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Laura Prepon
Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1994. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and Stephanie. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School...
 
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Jacinda Barrett
Actress, Poseidon
Jacinda Barrett was born in Australia. Her convincing accent has paved the way for numerous acting roles in the USA. Barrett was first introduced to American audiences via MTV's Real World, during its fourth season, which was set in London. Jacinda Barrett received her first break on the big screen in The Human Stain...
 
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Joanne Kelly
Actress, Warehouse 13
Canadian actor Joanne Kelly was born in 1978 in Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland and Labrador. She grew up on the south central coast of Newfoundland and Labrador but left to attend Acadia University in Nova Scotia at the age of 17. Her performances include roles in films: The Bay of Love and Sorrows, Crime Spree...
 
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Gal Gadot
Actress, Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004...
 
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Kristanna Loken
Kristanna Sommer Loken was born in Ghent, New York, to Rande (Porath) and Merlin "Chris" Loken. She is of half Norwegian and half German descent. She began her modeling career at the early age of 15. Encouraged by her mother, who was a model prior to her daughter's birth, Kristanna's modeling career...
 
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Laura Mennell
Actress, Watchmen
Laura Mennell's a Canadian actress who grew up in Mission, British Columbia. Over the past decade, she's built a successful and busy career and is best known for her work on shows like Syfy's Alphas and Haven, A&E's Emmy Nominated Flight 93, as well as Warner Brothers blockbuster Watchmen. She's also had reoccurring and guest starring roles in shows like Motive...
 
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Janet Montgomery
Actress, Black Swan
A native of Bournemouth in the UK, Janet Montgomery moved to London when she received a scholarship at a dance school. One of her first acting jobs was a guest star role on the critically-acclaimed UK teen drama series, Skins, as Nicholas Hoult's love interest. Upon moving to Los Angeles...
 
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Svetlana Khodchenkova
Actress, The Wolverine
Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Bless the Woman and in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. She was born Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21, 1983, in Moscow and spent her childhood in Zheleznodorozhny, a small city about 6 miles east of Moscow, Russia. She was raised by a single mother, attended a public school, and once dreamed of becoming a medical doctor...
 
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Riki Lindhome
Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania but grew up primarily in Portville, New York (near Buffalo). Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, "Embedded", which played at the Public Theater in New York City, Riverside Studios in London and The Actor's Gang Theater in Los Angeles...
 
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Courtney Henggeler
Courtney Henggeler is an actress, model and singer. As a child she was definitely theatrical. She took acting lessons in LA. Her first audition was for her high school's production of 'Carousel' when she was in 9th grade. She pretended to eat an apple while singing about clams. Her debut was as Susan Beth in the film The Bog Creatures...
 
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Annie Wersching
Actress, 24
 
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Rachel Skarsten
Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years...
 
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Blanca Soto
Actress, Señora Acero
Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico exotically beautiful, raven-haired Blanca Soto nurtures a flourishing career that surpasses beyond her career of international model and reign as Miss Mexico. Blanca Soto thus represented her country in the Miss World pageant and the following year won the crown for her country in the international beauty contest "Vina Del Mar" in Chile...
 
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Kim Allen
Actress, LBJ
Kim Allen was born and raised in a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated with a B.F.A in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with minors in Biology and Anthropology. She is best known for playing Kim Delaney's daughter Amanda on the hit Lifetime series "Army Wives". She lives in New York City.
 
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Frida Farrell
Frida Farrell was the eldest of three siblings growing up in Malmö, a city with three hundred thousand inhabitants in southern Sweden. Her interest for acting awoke at the age of six when her grandmother took her to the theater to see Romeo And Juliet. Soon after, her mother enrolled her into a youth theatre group...
 
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Michelle LaFrance
Actress, Entourage
Michelle LaFrance is most known for her role as Misty on HBO's Entourage and her love for independent filmmaking. While growing up on the East Coast, Michelle was realizing her dreams to make a difference in this world through business, art, storytelling and service. She won the prestigious title of...
 
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Lilou Fogli
Lilou Fogli was born in Marseille. Her mother is Corsican and her father is Italian. After studying finance for 6 years, she decided to become an actress. She got her Master in Fine Arts at the Actors Studio Drama School in 2005. Her beauty and her acting will take her very far. She is a brilliant actress. She was taught by E. Kemp, S. Aston, J. Lipton, E. Barkin. She is now based in Paris.
 
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Erika Woods
Actress, Rain
Born in Tyler, Texas and raised in Overland Park, Kansas Erika began acting in the prestigious "Theatre for Young America" where she caught the acting bug at a young age. After receiving her BFA from Howard University, she moved to NYC where she began working with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and studying her craft...
 
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Julie Mond
Actress, Priest
 
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Meta Golding
Meta Golding is of Haitian descent but was raised in the United States, India, France and Italy as well as Haiti itself. She competed on ice as an Italian national figure skater, but when an injury ended her skating career she started acting in Italian theatre. Later she returned to the USA to attend Cornell University where she earned degrees in Theatre Arts and International Relations...
 
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Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents when she was about 7...
 
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Yifei Liu
Liu Yifei Born in Wuhan, Hubei province of China 1987 August 25th, She began modeling at the age of 8 and was trained in singing, dancing and the piano. Moving to the United States at 10 with her mother, Liu lived there for four years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling and acting career...
 
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Kari Nissena
An award-winning American actress, Kari Nissena has performed extensively on both stage and screen. Covering just about every corner of the industry, she has acted in Film, Television, Theater, Radio, Commercials, Voiceover, and more. With hundreds of acting jobs to her credit, She is known for her complex...
 
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Krista Ayne
Actress and model Krista Ayne is a ubiquitous presence in television, film and print, beginning as a 19-year-old model for Redken and branching out into numerous mediums showcasing her diverse range. Fans of Fuse TV's popular "Pants Off Dance Off" and "10 Great Reasons" or Spike TV's "Bikini Pool Shark" will instantly recognize host Ayne...
 
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Olivia Munn
Actress, The Newsroom
Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather...
 
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Meagan Good
Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood, Touched by an Angel...
 
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Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-present), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015)...
 
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Nicky Whelan
Actress, Hall Pass
Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress and model, best-known for her role as "Pepper Steiger" in the Australian television series, Neighbours. She is the granddaughter of AFL Brownlow Medallist Marcus Whelan. Whelan has completed work for the movie, Hollywood & Wine, in Los Angeles. She costarred with David Spade...
 
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Dilshad Vadsaria
Actress, Greek
Dilshad Vadsaria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, of Portuguese and Indian descent. She moved with her family to the US at the age of six and spent her childhood in various parts of the country, including Chicago, Richmond (Virginia) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She eventually moved to New York to study acting...
 
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Rochelle Aytes
Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 as a news producer; and more recently in the TV series The Forgotten as Detective Grace Russell...
 
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Kate Kelton
Kate Kelton's unforgettable turn in cult-classic, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004), cemented her love of the craft after her print and commercials beginnings in Toronto, Canada. She was the world's first non-blond "Tic Tac Girl", in an enormously popular campaign that aired for almost a decade...
 
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Bárbara Mori
Actress, Violanchelo
Barbara Mori was born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico. While working as a waitress at the age of 14, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She later studied acting in El Centro de Estudios de Formación Actoral...
 
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Chandra West
Actress, White Noise
Chandra West was born in Alberta, Canada, the youngest of nine children. Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, outside of Toronto, she developed an early interest in the arts. This led to 10 years of intensive ballet training. When she was 16, she enrolled in a summer theater program at Oxford University in England...
 
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Genevieve Padalecki
Actress, Wildfire
Making her television debut as Kris Furillo, Genevieve is an experienced stage actress. She has performed in regional productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Genevieve holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in drama and a bachelor of arts in English from the Tisch School of the Arts...
 
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Elsa Pataky
Elsa Pataky was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain. Her mother, Cristina Pataky Medianu, is a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry, and her father, José Francisco Lafuente, is a Spanish biochemist. She attended the Universidad de San Pablo CEU where she studied journalism and began to take an interest in acting...
 
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Meghan Markle
Actress, Suits
 
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Dani Lennon
Dani Lennon is a Chicago Native that has been performing most of her life. Originally a classically trained singer, she performed all over Europe, Carnegie Hall, Television and Musical Theatre. Dani took part in stage productions all over Chicago where she worked with many talented actors and Steppenwolf directors...
 
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Fann Wong
Fann Wong is a Singaporean Chinese actress who shot to fame, initially in Taiwan as a TV commercial model for Olay skincare products (1992), then in Singapore as the youngest Best Actress winner in Singapore's Star Awards history (1995). Since then, she has starred in numerous well-received television dramas and movies...
 
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Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Smallville
Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused more on her studies. She described herself as shy and boring...
 
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Aly Michalka
Actress, Easy A
Aly Michalka was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. Aly began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended outside Seattle...
 
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Ali Cobrin
Actress, Neighbors
Alexandra Alrey "Ali" Cobrin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion. Cobrin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended high school at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she majored in musical theater...
 
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Amy Acker
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during the fantasy segments for the popular award-winning children's TV series Wishbone...
 
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Bérénice Bejo
Actress, The Artist
Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film productions...
 
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Elena Anaya
Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucia. Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into being an actress and enrolled in a drama course being given in her local town by actor Manuel Moron...
 
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Kelly Hu
Actress, X2
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...
 
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Marion Cotillard
Actress, Inception
Academy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton and her mother has Kabyle ancestry. Raised in Orléans...
 
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Noomi Rapace
Actress, Prometheus
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years...
 
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Jessica Cauffiel
Jessica Cauffiel is best known for her memorable roles in several successful studio feature films, such as Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, White Chicks, Hoot, Stuck On You, The World's Fastest Indian, Road Trip and Valentine; as well as popular network television series like The Drew Carey Show, My Name Is Earl, and Frasier...
 
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Annie Wersching
Actress, 24
 
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Joanne Boland
Joanne attended York University and also the Randolph Academy for performing arts. Her first role on film was in "The Mitchell Brothers" directed by Emilio Esteves, from there she went on to various film and television projects. She lives in Toronto with her husband Dylan and son's Kaden and Wyatt She also plays with the band "The Elastocitizens".
 
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Katie Cassidy
Actress, Arrow
Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy was born on November 25, 1986 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of actor David Cassidy and Sherry Benedon. Her paternal grandparents were actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward, and she is the niece of teen idol and television producer Shaun Cassidy and actor Patrick Cassidy...
 
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Lexa Doig
Actress, Andromeda
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of high school in grade 13...
 
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