Best Actors and Actresses

my favorite actors and actresses of all time
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Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
 
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Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
 
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Keira Knightley
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
 
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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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Dominic Scott Kay
Dominic Scott Kay is CEO and co-owner of DSK Motion Pictures & Music, which is a major motion picture and television production company that has multiple subsidiaries. The corporation was founded in Los Angeles, CA by Dominic Scott Kay and Cindy Sarno Kay and later headquartered in Nashville, TN, as a leading motion picture company in the state...
 
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
 
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Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
 
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Sean Astin
Sean Astin is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies, for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy, and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King...
 
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Billy Boyd
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances...
 
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Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler was born in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith, and Bebe Buell, former model (and Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart of the backstage rock scene of the 1970s. Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren was her father...
 
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Viggo Mortensen
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
 
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Chris O'Donnell
Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Julie Ann (Rohs) and William Charles O'Donnell, Sr., who managed a CBS radio station, WBBM-AM. He is the youngest child in his family, with four sisters and two brothers. His father had Irish ancestry and his mother's lineage includes German, English, and Swiss...
 
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Gabrielle Anwar
Actress, Burn Notice
Her father is Tariq Anwar and her mother is Shireen Anwar. Anwar attended Laleham Church of England Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied at the London drama and dance school...
 
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Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
 
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Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin was born Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, to Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial is taken from his mother's name Toranzo. He has a younger sister, Ava. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian, and Spanish descent...
 
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Mandy Moore
Actress, Tangled
Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984, to Stacy (Friedman), a former news reporter, and Don Moore, an airline pilot. During her childhood, her family moved to Orlando, Florida, where she was raised. She has Russian Jewish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, and Irish, ancestry...
 
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Zachary Levi
Actor, Chuck
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry includes English...
 
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Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
 
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Georgie Henley
Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "Babushka: A Christmas Story" and "The Pied Piper", prior to landing her first role in a film...
 
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Skandar Keynes
Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader...
 
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William Moseley
William Peter Moseley was born on April 27, 1987, in Gloucester, England, to Juliette (Fleming) and Peter Moseley, a cinematographer. He is the eldest of three children with a younger sister named Daisy and and younger brother named Ben. His father's name is also William's middle name. He wanted to act since he was 10 years old...
 
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James McAvoy
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill...
 
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Ben Barnes
British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa while his father is English. Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's College...
 
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Mia Wasikowska
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year...
 
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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...
 
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Rosamund Pike
Actress, Gone Girl
Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol...
 
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Jena Malone
Actress, Contact
Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster...
 
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Matt Prokop
A native Texan who moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of acting at the age of 16, Matt Prokop is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's hottest, most- coveted young stars. After making appearances on the hit comedies The Office and Hannah Montana, Prokop competed globally and was cast in a highly sought-after role Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year...
 
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Sarah Hyland
Actress, Modern Family
Sarah Hyland was born in New York City to actors Melissa D. Canaday and Edward James Hyland. She began in the business at the age of 4 with commercial work and voice overs. Her first film was Private Parts. She then moved on to The Object of My Affection and then spent time on Another World as "Rain Wolfe", a child found in the park...
 
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Logan Henderson
Logan Henderson was born in Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas. He always wanted to entertain. He grew up in North Richland Hills, Texas where he graduated from Birdville High School. At age 16, Henderson landed a small role in NBC's "Friday Night Lights". This role gave Henderson a peek at acting, and he instantaneously fell in love...
 
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Carlos PenaVega
Born as Carlos Roberto Pena Jr. in Columbia, Missouri. U.S. He was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. Carlos moved to Hollywood in August 2009. Carlos studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory. He is a member of the band, Big Time Rush, and plays piano and sings...
 
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James Maslow
James (David) Maslow was born in New York, U.S. and raised in La Jolla, California. He graduated from CoSA in 2007 in the musical theater department. He's an American singer, actor and dancer. He's a member of the music group Big Time Rush. He can play the drums, piano and guitar. Best known for his role in Big Time Rush...
 
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Victoria Justice
Actress, Victorious
Victoria Dawn Justice, born February 19, 1993, is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series, including the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases...
 
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Elizabeth Gillies
Actress, Victorious
Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "13"...
 
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Ariana Grande
Ariana is a singer and lyricist. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera, both of whom are of Italian descent. After growing up in Florida, She moved to Los Angeles when she received the role of "Cat Valentine" in Nickelodeon's Victorious, along with Victoria Justice and Elizabeth Gillies...
 
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Avan Jogia
Actor, Ghost Wars
Vancouver native, Avan Jogia landed his first acting role as 'Danny Araujo 'on the award-winning TV movie drama "A Girl like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story," directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland. Jogia followed up with a recurring role on the SyFy Channel hit series "Caprica," as well as becoming...
 
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Max Schneider
Actor/Singer Max Schneider began performing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. He started off singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table, but ended up singing and dancing on a Broadway stage. He began his professional career in the Broadway musical, 13, and things just set off from there...
 
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Keke Palmer
Actress, Grease Live!
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but...
 
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Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's career started with commercials for Burger King...
 
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Nathan Kress
Actor, iCarly
Known around the world for his lead role on Nickelodeon's hit show "iCarly", Nathan plays Freddie Benson, Carly's smitten next-door neighbor and technical producer of her web show. Now that iCarly has ended its stellar run, Nathan is breaking out into feature films, as a lead in "Into the Storm," a Steve Quale tornado thriller for New Line Cinema, due to be released in August 2014...
 
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Jennette McCurdy
Actress, iCarly
In addition to her acting ambitions, Jennette enjoys many activities including dance, karate, ice skating, piano, cooking, reading, writing, and watching movies. Her other talents and skills include roller blading, skateboarding, singing, baseball, basketball, and trampoline. She hopes to someday graduate from film school and dreams of turning her own screenplays into movies...
 
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Noah Munck
Noah Munck was born in Orange County, California, to Kymbry (Robinson), a full-time mom, and Greg Munck, an executive pastor at a Mission Viejo church. Noah is the oldest of 5 kids, he has 4 brothers and 1 sister. After seeing how much fun his sister's were having in an improv class, Munck decided that he wanted to be enrolled as well...
 
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Bridgit Mendler
Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in the animated film...
 
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Mia Talerico
Mia Talerico is the adorable baby Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie. Her parents are Chris and Claire Talerico. She was born in Santa Barbara, California. Her infancy is seen in her character in the comedy series. Phil Baker, co-creator of the show, said that they talk to Mia's mom to know what Mia does and likes, and they incorporate them into their stories.
 
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Jason Dolley
Jason Dolley (Born Jason Scott Dolley) was born on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles California. When he turned 11 he landed the lead role in the short film Chasing Daylight playing a boy who is having to cope with the loss of his best friend. That same year, he was picked up by Mel Gibson who was going to direct a show called Complete Savages where he starred as the youngest of the five Savage brothers...
 
50.
Bradley Steven Perry
In 2007, Perry began his professional acting career at the age of 8 with small roles in the films Choose Connor, and Magnificent Max. The following year, he made his television debut with a guest-starring role on the CBS crime-drama Without a Trace. Over the next year, Perry continued to appear in small comedic roles in such films as The Goods: Live Hard...
 
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Debby Ryan
Actress, Jessie
Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby became fascinated with acting in local plays and musicals. By the age of nine, she knew she wanted to be an actor...
 
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Ross Lynch
Ross Lynch debuted his acting career as 'Austin Moon' in the Disney Channel original comedy series "Austin & Ally." This role has earned him 4 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favorite TV Actor' (2013-2016) and 3 Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice TV Actor: Comedy' (2014-2016). In summer 2013, Lynch starred as 'Brady'...
 
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Laura Marano
Actress, Austin & Ally
Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was five years old. She has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials. She is now starring in the new Disney Channel pilot, Austin & Ally, where she is playing the title character, "Ally Dawson"...
 
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Calum Worthy
Calum Worthy was born in in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has dual citizenship - Canadian and British. He has more than 70 acting credits, 2 producer credits, 4 writing credits, and has worked in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and Singapore. When he was four years old, after watching Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990) over and over...
 
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Blake Michael
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Blake Michael is best known for his leading roles in Disney's Dog With a Blog and Lemonade Mouth. He began his career at the age of 3 booking numerous print jobs. When Blake was 5, he enrolled in acting classes with Lisina (Longo) Stoneburner at the Company Acting Studio in Atlanta...
 
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Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995. Her first acting role was as "Gianna" in the popular 90's children's television show Barney & Friends...
 
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David Henrie
David Clayton Henrie is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, Larry on That's So Raven, London Busbee in Little Boy, and Rudy Ising in Walt Before Mickey.
 
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Gregg Sulkin
Actor, Faking It
Gregg was born in London, England, where he attended Highgate School. Gregg made his acting debut in 2002, with the mini-series Doctor Zhivago. Gregg played the lead role, Will Wagner, in the Disney Channel Original movie Avalon High, which premiered on November 12th, 2010. He also appeared as Alex Russo's werewolf boyfriend...
 
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Jennifer Stone
Born in a suburb in Texas, Jennifer started doing theatre at the age of six. Her favorite place to be was on the stage doing musicals and serious stage productions, even at a young age. This quickly transitioned to work in local Texas commercials, TV, and film work. Her most notable work in Texas was a film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall...
 
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Sterling Knight
Actor, 17 Again
Sterling Knight was born and raised in Houston, Texas, who discovered his passion for acting at an early age of 10. He appeared on various plays through out his school years and had his big film break as a supporting role on 17 Again as Alex O'Donnell. In his first leading television role, Knight starred as Chad Dylan Cooper...
 
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Danielle Campbell
Actress, The Originals
Danielle Campbell (born January 30, 1995) is an American actress known for her role as Jessica Olson in the Disney Channel Original Movie StarStruck and as Simone Daniels in the Disney film Prom. She currently stars on the television series The Originals as Davina Claire. Campbell is from Hinsdale...
 
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Luke Benward
Actor, Dear John
Actor Luke Benward will next star in the independent war drama, "Field of Lost Shoes." Benward was born in Franklin, Tennessee, to Kenda Benward (née Wilkerson), an occasional actress, and Aaron Benward, a country music singer in the duo Blue County. His grandfather, Jeoffrey Benward, is a Contemporary Christian music singer...
 
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Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley first appeared in national commercials for GM, On Star, K-Mart, and Slim Jim, and became the TV spokesperson for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. In addition, she had a couple of guest star roles on Nickelodeon's Unfabulous. As a dancer, she studied with Scotty Nyugen. She is a prolific songwriter and she plays the drums...
 
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Britt Robertson
Actress, Tomorrowland
Brittany Leanna Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurateur. She was raised in South Carolina, the oldest of seven children. Her mother's worries about the public school system led to Robertson being home-schooled. She began acting at the Greenville Little Theater in South Carolina...
 
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Joey Pollari
Pollari started his acting career when he attended a scouting event in downtown Minneapolis with his mother, who was reluctant to take him to the event. He received callbacks the next day from agents who wanted to represent him. Pollari took acting lessons from the Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Pollari has appeared in stage productions at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis...
 
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Sean Murray
Actor, NCIS
 
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Pauley Perrette
Actress, NCIS
Pauley Perrette is known to millions around the world as "Abby Sciuto", the brilliant but offbeat forensic scientist on CBS' NCIS, the #1-rated drama in the world. Her additional credits include appearances on such shows as Almost Famous, The Ring, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation...