Actors who appear in film adaptations of Nicholas Spark novels

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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Tom Aldredge
Tom Aldredge was born on February 28, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. First appearing off-Broadway in 1957 in "Electra" and on Broadway in 1959 in "The Nervous Set," Aldredge has appeared in over 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Others include "On Golden Pond," "The Litte Foxes" (opposite Elizabeth Taylor)...
“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Joan Allen
Actress, Face/Off
Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Jamie Anne Allman
Actress, The Notebook
Jamie Anne Brown was born in Parsons, Kansas and is the oldest of five. At a very early age, Brown dreamed of being an actress. Pursuing her childhood dream, Brown moved to Los Angeles. One of her very first roles was a recurring part on the hit FOX series "The Shield." Soon after, she made her feature...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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David Andrews
Actor, Fight Club
David Andrews, born and raised in raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduated summa cum-laude from Louisiana State University, before going on to study law and graduate from Stanford Law School. After becoming a member of the California bar and practicing law for a short time, he took what he calls a "hard right," deciding to leave the legal profession for an acting career...
“ A Walk to Remember, Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Sasha Azevedo
Actress, The Notebook
Sasha Azevedo was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. She discovered her love for performance early in life as a baton twirler and gymnast, and is equally passionate about competitive sports and the great outdoors. She began modeling at age 11, was graduated from Trident Technical College with a degree in Business...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Obba Babatundé
Obba Babatundé is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, juggling careers in film, television and stage. Babatundé recently appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Manchurian Candidate, as well as the critically acclaimed film The Notebook, while continuing to star as the father on the UPN sitcom Half & Half...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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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...
“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Frederick Bingham
Although having a small role in "The Notebook",as well as larger parts in films never released ( including "Pecos Pierre" and "The June 3rd Supper Club" ), Frederick Bingham is mostly known for his photography and the videos and amateur shows that he has produced over the years. Recently divorced from his second wife, he now lives in San Antonio, Texas.
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Sheila Brothers
Animation Department, Battlefield Friends
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sheila Brothers is the morning show host for The Sunny Morning Show in Wilmington, NC on Sunny 104.5 WILT and editor of the Wilmington film online magazine, "The Wilmywood Daily." She is also producer for the multi-award winning production company, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures...
“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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Patricia Buckley-Moss
Costume and Wardrobe Department, The Patriot
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Milton Buras
Makeup Department, Catch Me If You Can
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Lisa Burrascano
Miscellaneous Crew, Hachi: A Dog's Tale
“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Elaine Caswell
Music Department, Pokémon
“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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Kelly Cole Childers
Kelly Cole is the daughter of August Reid Cole and Kathy Marie Cole. She has one sibling, David Lynn Cole. She has done background work in such productions as "Dawson's Creek", "A Walk to Remember", "Going to California" and "Black Knight". Her most visible scenes are in "Black Knight" where she resembles Princess Leia from "Star Wars"...
“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953...
“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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Tyler Lee Davis
Tyler was born Jan. 24, 1996 in Concord, North Carolina. At the age of 17 months he encountered the stage for the first time. He loved the stage and has since loved it. He started with pageants then moved onto singing by age 2. He competed in the Great American Model & Talent search and signed with agents...
“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Viola Davis
Actress, The Help
Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker...
“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer, The Patriot
“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Jonathan Dickson
Jonathan Dickson was born on July 26, 1974 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA as Jonathan Macgregor Dickson. He is an actor, known for The Notebook, 30 Rock, and Boardwalk Empire. He is the son of John and Sandra Dickson, and the brother of Jennifer Dickson Meeks and Jason Dickson. He attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Illeana Douglas
Actress, Ghost World
Born with show business in her blood, Illeana is the granddaughter of screen legend Melvyn Douglas. Illeana began studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In 1987 working for a publicist in New York led to her first movie role. Illeana appeared in several Martin Scorsese films.
“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Mary Rachel Dudley
Actress, LBJ
Mary Rachel Quinn was born the eighth of eight children to Olive Trudeau and John Michael Quinn on the Mystic River in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She always had a captive and supportive audience in her brothers and sisters as the acting seed was planted. Mary Rachel found her first supporting roles in Baitshop...
“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Starletta DuPois
Actress, The Notebook
Starletta DuPois is known for her memorable work in films such as the cult classic "Friday After Next," with Ice Cube and Mike Epps, as well as "First Sunday" and Martin Lawrence's blockbuster, "Big Momma's House." Iconic producer Oliver Stone tapped her for his gritty urban drama, "South Central," and she's co-starred with many other notables including...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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“ The Notebook, Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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Bob Forrest
Miscellaneous Crew, The Breakfast Club
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Robert Fraisse
Cinematographer, The Notebook
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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James Garner
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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Mark Garner
Art Department, The Notebook
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Amanda Garsys
Actress, The Game
Amanda began acting in local theatre at the age of seven. Since then she has performed in television, film and in commercials. She credits her height and wearing braces to helping her land the role of the "Gawky Girl" in the film Dear John. Amanda is also a model. She has walked on several runways and appeared in print ads...
“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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Richard Gere
Humanitarian and actor Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, the second of five children of Doris Ann (Tiffany), a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman, both Mayflower descendants. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions...
“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Anthony Genovese
Miscellaneous Crew, The Lone Ranger
This native Californian was born in Burbank's 'Media District'. His mother's family had a old connection with the film industry. His grandfather, James Spencer, was a character actor and a 'South-Sea island films' casting director at MGM during the 1930's. Mr. Spencer's most notable job was working...
“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Lauren German
Lauren German was born on November 29, 1978 in Huntington Beach, California. German attended the prominent Actor's Studio and attended USC. Lauren also trained as a dancer at the Orange County High School of the Arts (a.k.a. OCHSA). Shes known for her roles on the hit TV series 7th Heaven and made her film debut in Down to You...
“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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“ Message in a Bottle ” - historybuff94
 
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Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn was born January 26, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn, a salesman. As he grew up in Appalachia, his health was poor; he was bedridden for a year and doctors predicted he would limp for the rest of his life. During long periods of illness, Glenn was reading a lot and "dreaming of becoming Lord Byron"...
“ Nights in Rodanthe ” - historybuff94
 
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Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94
 
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“ A Walk to Remember ” - historybuff94
 
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Daryl Hannah
Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page Hannah...
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“ Dear John ” - historybuff94
 
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Bryce Hayes
Actor, Dear John
Bryce Hayes was born on September 18, 1988 in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up on Hilton Head Island, SC. He loved sports and played soccer and lacrosse for his high school. He went back to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston where he majored in Mass Communications and joined the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity...
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“ The Notebook ” - historybuff94