Actors who appear in film adaptations of Nicholas Spark novels

by historybuff94 | last updated - 26 Feb 2013 | Public

1. David Abrams

Actor | House of Cards

David Abrams is an actor and writer, known for House of Cards (2013) and Black-ish (2014).

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2. Dihedry Aguilar

Actress | Nights in Rodanthe

Dihedry Aguilar is an actress, known for Nights in Rodanthe (2008).

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3. Tom Aldredge

Actor | Intolerable Cruelty

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...

Message in a Bottle

4. Joan Allen

Actress | Room

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 ...

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5. 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 ...

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6. Renée Amber

Actress | The Notebook

Renée Amber is an actress, known for The Notebook (2004), Family Sins (2004) and Karroll's Christmas (2004).

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7. David Andrews

Actor | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

David Andrews, born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduated summa cum-laude from Louisiana State University, before going on to study law at Duke University and earning his degree from Stanford Law School. After becoming a member of the California bar and practicing law for a short time, he...

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8. Patryk Andrzejczak

Nights in Rodanthe

Patryk Andrzejczak is an actor, known for Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Ekipa (2007) and Plebania (2000).

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9. 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...

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10. Obba Babatundé

Actor | How High

Obba Babatundé is an American actor of stage and screen.

Obba Babatundé's performing ethics reach back into the storied days of entertainment when performers' careers were dependent on their ability to deliver anything the audience wanted to see and hear! Obba has appeared in more than seventeen ...

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11. Charles E. Bailey

Actor | Going to California

Charles E. Bailey was born on December 13, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Going to California (2001) and Friday Night Lights (2006).

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12. Becky Ann Baker

Actress | Men in Black

Becky Ann Baker was born on February 17, 1953 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA as Becky Ann Gelke. She is an actress, known for Men in Black (1997), A Simple Plan (1998) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). She has been married to Dylan Baker since 1990. They have one child.

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14. Matthew Barry

Writer | Good Guys

Matthew Barry was born on September 5, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a casting director and actor, known for Good Guys, The Other Woman (2014) and The Notebook (2004).

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15. Patricia Belcher

Actress | Jeepers Creepers

Patricia Belcher was born on April 7, 1954 in Helena, Montana, USA. She is an actress, known for Jeepers Creepers (2001), Flatliners (1990) and (500) Days of Summer (2009).

Message in a Bottle

16. Luke Benward

Actor | How to Eat Fried Worms

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 ...

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17. Christina Bergstrom

Actress | Message in a Bottle

Christina Bergstrom is an actress, known for Message in a Bottle (1999), The Shaggy Dog (2006) and MADtv (1995).

Message in a Bottle

18. Ronald Betts

Actor | The Notebook

Ronald Betts is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004) and Sickness (2017).

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19. Frederick Bingham

Actor | The Notebook

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 ...

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20. Matt Blue

Actor | Dear John

Matt Blue is an actor, known for Dear John (2010).

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21. Elizabeth Bond

Actress | The Notebook

Elizabeth Bond is an actress and producer, known for The Notebook (2004), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and The A-List (2015).

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22. Martin Coleman Bowen

Actor | Safe Haven

Martin Coleman Bowen is an actor, known for Safe Haven (2013) and Dear John (2010).

Dear John

23. William Howard Bowman

Actor | Dear John

William Howard Bowman is known for his work on Dear John (2010), Automaton Transfusion (2006) and Funny Man (2016).

Dear John

24. Lauree Bradway

Actress | Dear John

Lauree Bradway is an actress, known for Dear John (2010).

Dear John

25. Susan Brightbill

Actress | The Postman

Susan Brightbill was born on November 1, 1968 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress, known for The Postman (1997) and Message in a Bottle (1999).

Message in a Bottle

26. Sheila Brothers

Actress | Port City P.D.

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...

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27. Patricia Buckley-Moss

Costume_department | The Patriot

Patricia Buckley-Moss is known for her work on The Patriot (2000), The In Crowd (2000) and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002).

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28. Milton Buras

Make_up_department | Broken Flowers

Milton Buras was born in 1941. He is known for his work on Broken Flowers (2005), The Human Stain (2003) and Maid in Manhattan (2002).

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29. Lisa Burrascano

Actress | Dear John

Lisa Burrascano is known for her work on Dear John (2010) and All My Children (1970).

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30. Al Butler

Actor | A Walk to Remember

Al Butler is known for his work on A Walk to Remember (2002), Mental (2012) and Surface (2005).

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31. Ayana Cahrr

Actress | Succubus

Ayana Cahrr is an actress, known for Succubus (2004).

Message in a Bottle

32. Bradley D. Capshaw

Actor | The Notebook

Bradley D. Capshaw is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004).

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33. Elaine Caswell

Actress | A Walk to Remember

Elaine Caswell is an actress, known for A Walk to Remember (2002), What Maisie Knew (2012) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

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34. Daniel Chamblin

Actor | The Notebook

Daniel Chamblin is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004) and Gettysburg (1993).

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35. Vivian Cherry

Actress | Everyone Says I Love You

Vivian Cherry is known for her work on Everyone Says I Love You (1996), A Walk to Remember (2002) and Anastasia (1997).

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36. Kelly Cole Childers

A Walk to Remember

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 ...

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37. Robin Clark

Actress | A Walk to Remember

Robin Clark is an actress, known for A Walk to Remember (2002), Keeping the Faith (2000) and Anastasia (1997).

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38. Mia Clarke

Actress | NC Wanted

Mia Clarke is an actress, known for NC Wanted (2007), Attack of the Alien Jelly Monsters from the Depths of Uranus (2011) and Blood Done Sign My Name (2010).

Nights in Rodanthe

39. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

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 ...

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40. Kevin Connolly

Actor | Entourage

Kevin Connolly was born on March 5, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Entourage (2004), Entourage (2015) and The Notebook (2004).

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41. Colin Connors

Actor | Art of Suicide

Colin Connors is an actor, known for Art of Suicide (2007).

Nights in Rodanthe

42. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

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 ...

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43. D.J. Cotrona

Actor | G.I. Joe: Retaliation

D.J. Cotrona was born on May 23, 1980 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Donald Joseph Cotrona. He is an actor and producer, known for G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Dear John (2010) and Venom (2005).

Dear John

44. Peter Coyote

Actor | Bitter Moon

Peter Coyote was born on October 10, 1941 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon. He is an actor, known for Bitter Moon (1992), Sphere (1998) and Patch Adams (1998). He was previously married to Stefanie Pleet and Marilyn McCann.

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45. Clayne Crawford

Actor | A Walk to Remember

Clayne Crawford was born on April 20, 1978 in Clay, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and director, known for A Walk to Remember (2002), The Baytown Outlaws (2012) and The Perfect Host (2010). He is married to Sunshine Kiki Brown.

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46. John Cundari

Actor | The Notebook

John Cundari is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004) and She's So Lovely (1997).

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47. Daniel Czekalski

Actor | The Notebook

Daniel Czekalski is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004).

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48. Frances E. Davis

Actress | A Walk to Remember

Frances E. Davis is an actress, known for A Walk to Remember (2002).

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49. Tyler Lee Davis

Actor | One Last Sunset Redux

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...

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50. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

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), ...

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51. Viveka Davis

Actress | Cast Away

Viveka Davis was born on August 19, 1969 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is an actress and production designer, known for Cast Away (2000), Edtv (1999) and Curly Sue (1991).

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52. Nancy De Mayo

Actress | The Notebook

Nancy De Mayo is an actress, known for The Notebook (2004), The Other Woman (2014) and Alpha Dog (2006).

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53. James Scott Deaton

Actor | The Notebook

James Scott Deaton is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004).

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54. Yasmine Delawari

Actress | Mr. Brooks

Yasmine Delawari is an actress and producer, known for Mr. Brooks (2007), Thirteen (2003) and Lies & Alibis (2006).

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55. Candy Dennis

Actress | Nights in Rodanthe

Candy Dennis is known for her work on Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Alone Yet Not Alone (2013) and Iron Jawed Angels (2004).

Nights in Rodanthe

56. Caleb Deschanel

Cinematographer | The Passion of the Christ

Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff. His second was in 1984 for The Natural. A third came in 1996 for...

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57. Jonathan Dickson

Actor | Boardwalk Empire

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 (2004), 30 Rock (2006), and Boardwalk Empire (2010). He is the son of John and Sandra Dickson, and the brother of Jennifer Dickson Meeks and Jason ...

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58. Justin DiPego

Actor | Phenomenon

Justin DiPego is an actor and writer, known for Phenomenon (1996), Message in a Bottle (1999) and Ghost of New Orleans (2011).

Message in a Bottle

59. Traci Dinwiddie

Actress | The Walking Dead

Traci Dinwiddie was born on December 22, 1973 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. She is known for her work on The Walking Dead (2010), Supernatural (2005) and To Get Her (2011).

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60. 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.

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61. 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...

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62. David Dwyer

Actor | October Sky

David Dwyer is an actor, known for October Sky (1999), The Firm (1993) and Dear John (2010).

Dear John

63. Betsy Duke

Actress | Nights in Rodanthe

Betsy Duke is an actress, known for Nights in Rodanthe (2008) and Terminal (2006).

Nights in Rodanthe

64. 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,"...

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65. Jennifer Echols

Actress | The Notebook

Jennifer Echols is known for her work on The Notebook (2004), The Ladykillers (2004) and My Name Is Khan (2010).

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66. Steven Eckholdt

Actor | Friends

Steven Eckholdt was born on September 6, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Friends (1994), The Wraith (1986) and Grapevine (2000).

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67. Madison Wayne Ellis

Actor | The Notebook

Madison Wayne Ellis is an actor, known for The Notebook (2004).

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68. Taylor Engel

Editor | Magic Man

Taylor Engel was born on December 18, 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He is an editor and writer, known for Magic Man (2008), The Pavement (2015) and Before Your Eyes (2008).

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69. Ato Essandoh

Actor | Jason Bourne

Ato Essandoh was born on July 29, 1972 in Schenectady, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Jason Bourne (2016), Blood Diamond (2006) and Garden State (2004).

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70. Norman Fessler

Actor | Down with Love

Norman Fessler is known for his work on Down with Love (2003), Message in a Bottle (1999) and Port Charles (1997).

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71. Leslea Fisher

Actress | Dear John

Leslea Fisher was born in 1983 in Tampa, Florida, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Dear John (2010), The Notebook (2004) and The Campaign (2012).

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72. Anne Fletcher

Actress | The Proposal

Anne Fletcher was born on May 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on The Proposal (2009), Step Up (2006) and The Pacifier (2005).

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73. Bob Forrest

The Breakfast Club

Bob Forrest is known for his work on The Breakfast Club (1985), Jaws 2 (1978) and Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).

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74. Karen Fowler

Actress | Message in a Bottle

Karen Fowler was born on September 7, 1956 in Quincy, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Message in a Bottle (1999).

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75. Robert Fraisse

Cinematographer | Enemy at the Gates

Robert Fraisse was born in 1940 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Enemy at the Gates (2001), Ronin (1998) and Babylon A.D. (2008).

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76. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother is Betsy Franco and his father is Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco who ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted.

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77. Michael D. Fuller

Writer | Quarry

Michael D. Fuller was born on June 29, 1981 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on Quarry (2016) and Rectify (2013).

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78. James Garner

Actor | The Notebook

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 ...

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79. Mark Garner

Art_department | Speed 2: Cruise Control

Mark Garner is known for his work on Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), Miami Vice (2006) and The Longest Ride (2015).

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80. 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 ...

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81. Richard Gere

Actor | Chicago

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 ...

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82. Anthony Genovese

Actor | Message in a Bottle

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...

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83. Lauren German

Actress | Hostel: Part II

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).

She made her film debut in Down to You (2000). She starred, ...

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84. Lance Gilbert

Stunts | xXx

Lance Gilbert is known for his work on xXx (2002), Furious 7 (2015) and The Patriot (2000).

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85. Scott Glenn

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

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 ...

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86. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

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87. Ed Grady

Actor | The Notebook

Ed Grady was born on August 31, 1923 in Kinston, North Carolina, USA as Edward Louis Grady. He was an actor, known for The Notebook (2004), Lolita (1997) and A Simple Twist of Fate (1994). He was married to Carolyn Frances Ramsay and Diana Jayne Elliott. He died on December 10, 2012 in Columbia, ...

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88. Diva Gray

Actress | Everyone Says I Love You

Diva Gray is an actress, known for Everyone Says I Love You (1996), A Walk to Remember (2002) and Jem (1985).

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90. Gordon Grody

Actor | A Walk to Remember

Gordon Grody is an actor, known for A Walk to Remember (2002), Jem (1985) and Strangers with Candy (2005).

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91. Elizabeth Guindi

Actress | Message in a Bottle

Elizabeth Guindi is an actress and producer, known for Message in a Bottle (1999), Lucía, Lucía (2003) and Sr. Ávila (2013).

Message in a Bottle

92. Jenny Gulley

Actress | Accidental Love

Jenny Gulley was born on August 26, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. She is an actress, known for Accidental Love (2015), The Originals (2013) and Little Britain USA (2008).

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93. Erin Guzowski

Actress | The Notebook

Erin Guzowski is an actress, known for The Notebook (2004), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and Blackout (2008).

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94. Richard Hamilton

Actor | Men in Black

Richard Hamilton was born on December 31, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard Wesley Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Men in Black (1997), On Deadly Ground (1994) and Sommersby (1993). He was married to Marilyn May Morgan. He died on December 21, 2004 in Jeffersonville, New York, USA.

Message in a Bottle

95. Daryl Hannah

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

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 ...

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96. Michael Harding

Actor | Shock and Awe

Michael Harding is an actor, known for Shock and Awe (2017), The Walking Dead (2010) and Criminal Minds (2005).

Dear John

97. 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 ...

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98. Maxx Hennard

Actor | Dear John

Maxx Hennard was born on February 7, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Dear John (2010), Unstoppable (2010) and Sorority Row (2009).

Dear John

99. Xavier Hernandez

Actor | A Walk to Remember

Xavier Hernandez is an actor, known for A Walk to Remember (2002) and Happy Campers (2001).

A Walk to Remember

100. Deborah Hobart

Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Deborah Hobart was born in 1950 in Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), The Notebook (2004) and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002). She has been married to Rick Porter since 1983.

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