Actors I've Seen Before. (:

This is a really silly list & totally pointless, but I kind of wanted to make this, just to see for my own record, how many actors I've seen before, before there 'breakout' roles for me. None of them I knew I'd seen before on other shows/films etc. THIS IS JUST FOR FUN. (:
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1.
Liane Balaban
Actress, The Trotsky
Born in Toronto in 1980, Liane Balaban is the daughter of a Catholic mother, a medical secretary, and a Jewish father from the former Soviet republic (now an independent country) of Uzbekistan, who works in a real estate. Balaban made her debut as the 15-year-old Mooney Pottie, a '70s misfit longing to escape the Cape Breton coal-mining town in Allan Moyle's New Waterford Girl...
“ Known From - Alphas
Seen in before - Definitely Maybe ” - Harriet Jones
 
2.
“ Known from - Lost Girl
Seen in before - Stuck in the Suburbs ” - Harriet Jones
 
3.
“ Know from - The Big Bang Theory
Seen in before - Sex Drive
- He's Just Not That Into You ” - Harriet Jones
 
4.
Ryan Cartwright
Ryan Cartwright was born on March 14, 1981 in Erdington, Birmingham, England. He is known for his work on Vacation (2015), Alphas (2011), Mad Men (2009) and Bones (2008-2011). After working for many years in England on shows like Hardware (2003-2004), Donovan (2005-2006) and The Grimleys (1999-2001) Ryan moved to Los Angeles to enjoy the sunshine.
“ Know from - Alphas
Seen in before - Microsoap
- All About Me
- Hardware ” - Harriet Jones
 
5.
“ Know from - Alphas
Seen in before - Once Upon a Time ” - Harriet Jones
 
6.
Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson...
“ Know from - The Big Bang Theory
Seen in before - Picture Perfect ” - Harriet Jones
 
7.
“ Known from - Lost Girl
Seen in before - Mean Girls ” - Harriet Jones
 
8.
“ Known from - Lost Girl
Seen Before - Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (used to watch this a a little girl) ” - Harriet Jones
 
9.
“ Known from - Alphas
Seen in before - She's The Man ” - Harriet Jones
 
10.
Holly Fields
Holly Fields began her acting career at age 6 in Sacramento, where she understudied Molly Ringwald in "Through the Looking Glass". Soon after, her family moved to Dallas, Texas where she became a theater veteran along with her brother. She toured in national theater productions and was in the Broadway cast of "Annie" at age 11...
“ Known from - Charmed
Seen in before - The O.C ” - Harriet Jones
 
11.
Johnny Galecki
John Mark Galecki was born in Belgium where his dad was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was 3 years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up along with his sister Allison (1980) and brother Nick (1982). His father then became a teacher for blind veterans in a VA hospital outside of Chicago. When Galecki was 16, his father died in an accident...
“ Know from - The Big Bang Theory
Seen in before - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- In Time
- Bean ” - Harriet Jones
 
12.
Azita Ghanizada
Actress, Alphas
Azita, a political refugee, came to Hollywood with an incredible story of cultural backlash. As a baby, she and her family fled to the United States and gained asylum in an effort to escape war-time conflicts . Being raised in a conservative multicultural home, she was forbidden to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress until she finished her studies...
“ Know from - Alphas
Seen in before - How I Met Your Mother ” - Harriet Jones
 
13.
Mary-Pat Green
Actress, xXx
“ Known from - Charmed
Seen in before - Friends
My Best Friend's Wedding
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In Her Shoes
The Break-Up
Drillbit Taylor ” - Harriet Jones
 
14.
Naomie Harris
Actress, Skyfall
British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Jamaica and her mother is from Trinidad. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects...
“ Known from - Skyfall
Seen in before - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ” - Harriet Jones
 
15.
Simon Helberg
Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg, his main interest as a young boy was karate. In his teens, though, he discovered acting and went on to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at the Atlantic Theater Company...
“ Know from - The Big Bang Theory
Seen in before - A Cinderella Story
- Evan Almighty
- Van Wilder: Party Liaison
- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ” - Harriet Jones
 
16.
Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva...
“ Known from - Quantum of Solace
Seen in before - Max Payne ” - Harriet Jones
 
17.
“ Known from - Lost Girl
Seen in before - Alphas ” - Harriet Jones
 
18.
Helen McCrory
Actress, Skyfall
Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Drama Centre London. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for...
“ Known from - Leaving
Seen in before - Doctor Who (I remembered her in this)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ” - Harriet Jones
 
19.
“ Known from - Misfits
Seen in before - Lark Rise to Candleford
Toast
Control ” - Harriet Jones
 
20.
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...
“ Know from - Alphas
Seen in before - 11:11
- Watchmen ” - Harriet Jones
 
21.
Laurie Metcalf
Actress, Roseanne
Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in 1977...
“ Know from - The Big Bang Theory
Seen in before - Toy Story (Heard)
- Absolutely Fabulous
- Malcolm In The Middle ” - Harriet Jones
 
22.
Jim Parsons
Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
“ Know from - The Big Bang Theory
Seen in before - Garden State ” - Harriet Jones
 
23.
“ Known from - Switch
Seen in before - Marchlands ” - Harriet Jones
 
24.
David Richmond-Peck
Multiple award winning film and stage actor David Richmond-Peck is one of Canada's most visible and versatile actors. From the polygraph operator in 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' opposite Keanu Reeves to his portrayal of Olivier Duval (the man with the tail) in the now cult BBC hit 'Orphan Black'...
“ Known from - Lost Girl
Seen in before - Fantastic Four
She's the Man
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Beauty and the Beast ” - Harriet Jones
 
25.
Melody Perkins
Born in Wiesbaden, Germany and raised in Sacramento, California, Melody is an accomplished dancer. She has performed with the Sacramento Ballet Company and the Jazz Unlimited Dance Company.
“ Known from - Charmed
Seen in before - Coyote Ugly ” - Harriet Jones
 
26.
Jay Ryan
Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless...
“ Known from - Beauty and the Beast
Seen in before - You Wish! (as Jay Bunyan) ” - Harriet Jones
 
27.
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...
“ Known from - Lost Girl
Seen in before - Beauty and the Beast ” - Harriet Jones
 
28.
David Strathairn
David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother)...
“ Known from - Alphas
Seen in before - The Spiderwick Chronicles ” - Harriet Jones