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Natalie Knepp
Natalie Knepp became interested in theatre at the age of 12, when she played Gloria in 'Wait until Dark' at the Aurora Community Theatre in Ohio. After her sophomore year in high school, she signed with the Ford Modeling and Talent Agency during her acclaimed performance as Juliet in 'Romeo & Juliet' at the Weathervane Theatre...
 
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Hilarie Burton
Actress, One Tree Hill
Hilarie Ross Burton was born and raised in Sterling Park, Virginia. She is the oldest of four children and describes her family as tight-knit. Hilarie developed a passion for acting early in life. Shortly after moving to New York to go to school and pursuing her acting dream, she landed the coveted job of VJ at MTV...
 
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Jessica Marais
Jessica Marais was born on the 29th January 1985 in South Africa and moved to Perth Australia at a young age. Recently she moved to Sydney where she has a TV role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian comedy series Packed to the Rafters. She has also recently appeared in the new Australian film Two Fists One Heart, filmed in Perth in 2007.
 
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Annelise Hesme
Actress, Priceless
Annelise Hesme, born in Beaumont, France in 1977, appears to be making her way into the world's eye. Female star of the England v France Renault campaign, she has also had many other minor roles in movies including "De l'amore (2001)" and "Tanguy (2001)". She is set to star with Audrey Tautou in "Hors de Prix" later this year.
 
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Meghan Markle
Actress, Suits
 
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Megalyn Echikunwoke
Actress, Spyder Games
Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is of Caucasian descent. Her last name Echikunwoke means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes her African royalty. She is known for playing "Nicole Palmer" in the first season of 24...
 
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Kate Mara
Actress, 127 Hours
Kate was born in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her sister is actress Rooney Mara. Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway...
 
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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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Anna Friel
Actress, Limitless
Anna Friel is an English actress, born in Rochdale. She has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She made her West End stage debut in London in 2001, and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions, including an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Van-ya...
 
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Sienna Guillory
Actress, Love Actually
Sienna Guillory is the daughter of American folk guitarist Isaac Guillory and Tina Thompson, an English model. Guillory's parents encouraged her to express herself artistically as she was growing up and this lead to her decision to become an actor. She was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, England and appeared in school plays...
 
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Aimee Garcia
A Chicago native of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, she made her professional stage debut at the age of seven in Paul Mejia's "Cinderella" at The Auditorium Theatre. By the age of twelve, she was dancing 20 shows a month as "Clara" in "The Nutcracker". She joined the Young People's Company, whose alumni include John Cusack,Joan Cusack...
 
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Sarah Shahi
Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a teenager...
 
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Lisa McAllister
Lisa McAllister was born in Scotland but raised in Surrey. She worked as a model and in post-production before deciding upon acting. She landed the title role in Sony's action film The Number One Girl opposite Vinnie Jones and roles in TV fare such as Sea of Souls, The Bill and Dream Team followed...
 
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Genesis Rodriguez
Actress, Big Hero 6
Genesis Rodriguez was born in Miami, Florida. She is the daughter of José Luis Rodríguez 'El Puma', the famous Venezuelan singer and actor, and Carolina Perez, a Cuban model. She has two half-sisters. She was educated at the Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. From a child, Rodriguez knew she wanted to act and attended summer classes at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute...
 
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Carice van Houten
Actress, Black Book
Carice Anouk van Houten was born in Leiderdorp (near Leiden) on 5 September 1976. Her parents are Margje Stasse, who is on the board of Dutch educational TV, and writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten. She is the elder sister of actress and designer Jelka van Houten. Her paternal grandmother was Scottish...
 
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Vanessa Kirby
Actress, About Time
Born 1989, the daughter of a magazine editor and a surgeon Kirby was turned down by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and took a gap year travelling before studying English at Exeter University. She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed up to an agency and met the theatre director...
 
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Katharina Schüttler
Katharina Schuettler has appeared in many films for cinema and television such as Golden Globe winning production "Carlos" by Olivier Assayas, "Simon and the Oaks" by Lisa Ohlin, "The White Noise" by Hans Weingartner, "Die Innere Sicherheit" by Christian Petzold. She is best known to English-language...
 
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Clea DuVall
Actress, Argo
Clea DuVall was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1977, to Rosemary (Hatch) and actor Steph DuVall. DuVall's teenage years presented her with many challenges. Her parents divorced when she was twelve, and, when her mother remarried, DuVall moved out because she did not feel at home in the newly-reconstituted family...
 
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Tabrett Bethell
Actress, Dhoom:3
Tabrett Bethell is a talented Australian film, television, model and theater actress. Prior to her acting career, she worked as a cheerleader for the NRL (National Rugby League) Cronulla Sharks. She was also a model for the Chadwick Model Agency in Australia. Bethell trained at Australia's Leading Film and TV School Screenwise...
 
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Emily Baldoni
Actress, Coherence
Emily Baldoni (born August 3, 1984) is a Swedish actress who lives in Los Angeles. Before her marriage, she was credited under the name Emily Foxler, a shortened, variant spelling of her birth name, Emily Malou Fuxler. She is best known for her leading role in the film Coherence. She is married to actor and director Justin Baldoni...