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Paula Garcés
Paula Garces was born on March 20, 1974, in Medellin, Colombia. Her father was a fisherman, and her mother was a schoolteacher. At age 7 she relocated with her parents to New York City, where she resided primarily in Harlem. She she started acting in commercials hired by agent Diego Santiago, her father's best friend...
 
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Stark Sands
Stark Sands grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he began acting on the stage at age 13 at Highland Park High School. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from the University of Southern California. During his four years in the intense conservatory program, he appeared in more than a dozen plays and musicals...
 
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Peter Greene
Actor, The Mask
Born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1965. He discovered acting in his mid 20s in New York, where he was trained at Lee Strasberg's studio. Then his deep voiced, tall and pale persona showed up on TV and films in 1990. His first leading roles were in Laws of Gravity (1992) and Clean, Shaven (1993), the latter of which got him noticed by Quentin Tarantino...
 
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Fred Toma
Actor, NCIS
 
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Michael Beach
Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past thirty years...
 
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Timothy Dalton
Dalton quickly moved to television, working mainly with the BBC, and in 1968 made his film debut as Philip II of France in The Lion in Winter. This was the first of several period dramas, which included a remake of Wuthering Heights in 1970 in which he portrayed Heathcliff. After a few more films, Dalton took a break in 1971 to concentrate on the theatre...
 
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Esther Chae
Sound Department, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Esther K. Chae is an international award-winning actor/writer based in Los Angeles and New York. Her artistic work has been seen and heard in the US, Korea, Ireland, Australia, Canada and Russia. Her numerous credits as a performer include TV shows such as NCIS, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The West Wing...
 
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Burt Bulos
Actor, Bosch
 
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Arden Cho
Actress, Teen Wolf
 
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David Belle
David Belle is the founder of Parkour, an actor, film choreographer, and stunt coordinator. Belle was introduced to his acting career in a meeting with Hubert Koundé ("La Haine") and then in the play Pygmalion. Belle starred in "Les gens du voyages" and "Un monde meilleur", followed by "L'Engrenages" and "Femme Fatale"...
 
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Shawn Christensen
Writer, Curfew
Shawn Christensen graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduating, he formed indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold many screenplays, including Sidney Hall (Fox Searchlight) and Karma Coalition (Warner Bros.). Stellastarr* released two albums on RCA Records and a third album...
 
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Erik Palladino
Actor, Buried
Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y. Youngest of three sons. His father was a Heating Contractor and his Mother was a school teacher. As a young boy, he fell in love with Saturday Night Live and the film Raging Bull. At thirteen, inspired by both Belushi and Deniro, he became part of a Children's Repertory Company...
 
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Jennifer Lee Wiggins
Actress, I Am Omega
Jennifer was born on an Army base in Thailand. Military father... Mother is an outstanding Chinese woman, who instilled invaluable strength and perseverance in her child. As a little girl she was parading around the house wearing her father's military hat and announcing herself as "Captain Wiggins!!" All she ever did was hang with the boys on the bases and engage in war games...
 
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Sara Malakul Lane
Actress, Jailbait
Sara Malakul Lane is a successful Thai model and actress. She began modeling at the age of 14, and has also been in a number of big screen movies including Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Sara is a model of Thai-English descent. Her father is an English businessman named Alistair Lane. Her mother is named Madam Tuptim Malakul Na Ayuthaya.
 
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Tina Casciani
Actress, Role Models
Tina Casciani is an actress, model, and dancer, born on June 1, 1988 in New York, USA to a Brazilian mother and Italian father. Tina Casciani is known for various film and television roles including Role Models, The Nevsky Prospect, and Jane The Virgin. Tina won Ms. New York Teen USA and went on to become an international model. She later moved to Los Angeles and began her career as an actress.
 
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Angel McCord
Actress, No Tell Motel
Angel "Angie" McCord, was born Angel Louise McCord in Tucker, GA. She is an American actress who formerly served in the US Army and first came to be known as the older sister of AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Fired Up!, Dallas). McCord made her screen debut in a small, yet unforgettable...
 
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Clu Gulager
Clu Gulager was born William Martin Gulager in Holdenville, Hughes County Oklahoma. His nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds (known in English as martins, like his middle name) that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time Clu was born. He grew up on his uncle's ranch as...
 
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Kristina Anapau
Actress, Black Swan
Kristina Anapau is an actress on the big and small screen. Born in Hawaii, Kristina Anapau spent her youth studying classical ballet, music and theatre. She graduated from high school at the age of 15 and, that same year, began her studies at The University of Hawaii. With dreams of pursuing a professional dance career...
 
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Jennifer Finnigan
Jennifer is currently starring in FX's new controversial drama, Tyrant, by the creators and producers of Homeland. Jennifer is originally from Montreal, Canada, and speaks fluent French. As a child, she ventured into modeling, but her true passion was always in acting. She most recently starred in the intense David E. Kelley medical drama...
 
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Alyma Dorsey
Alyma started singing opera at 8 years of age which led to her Vocal Performance Degree at Florida State University. After playing on the Junior Olympic volleyball team, Alyma was recruited by Florida State University volleyball team. A budding modeling career soon approached and after graduating, her modeling agency moved her to New York...
 
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Michael Wong
Michael Wong has managed to become a star of Asian cinema in Hong Kong despite not even speaking a word of Chinese Cantonese, and he had no training in martial arts; in Asia, the actor known for his starring role in action film Fei hu xiong xin and Fei hu where he plays a cop; for First Option the actor was nominated at the Hong Kong Film Awards...
 
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Charles Venn
After three years of performing arts studies, Chucky Venn has plied his trade professionally in the acting business for eleven years. His big break came when he auditioned for the role of Curtis Alexander on hit Football soap Dream Team(Hewlland International, Sky One). What originally started out as a two episode contract developed into a three year role filming 98 episodes...
 
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Jesse Vint
Jesse Lee Vint III was born and raised in Tulsa. While at Oklahoma University he decided that the film business is where he should be, so he left for NYC to study acting. Within a year after arriving in L.A. he was on location for the film "Little Big Man", about Custer's last stand. He also played principal parts in the film classics...
 
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Joe Estevez
Actor, Soultaker
Joe Estevez' first time on the stage was as a 6-year-old playing the "Evil Inn Keeper" in a Christmas Nativity play, and as an actor he has never looked back. Born the last of ten children to an Irish immigrant mother and a Spanish immigrant father, Joe was raised in Dayton Ohio to be a factory worker but he had other plans for himself...
 
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Michael P Gardner
Michael is best known for his co-starring role as Officer Rosenthal on the Emmy winning Television series, American Crime. Michael says "working for Oscar winner John Ridley was such an honor. He's the best." With the face of a grizzled Marine Officer, Michael is a go to guy for films and TV shows that seek that strong authoritative character...
 
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Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez
In the fall of 2002, while working as an armed officer for the Miami Metro System, Roberto Sanchez received a serendipitous phone call that would forever change his life. Only moments earlier he had encountered a belligerent passenger who refused to stop smoking on the evening commute. The phone call was from his agent...
 
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Joe Don Baker
Actor, GoldenEye
Tall, broad shouldered character actor with Texan drawl first appeared in support in several Western vehicles both on TV and the cinema in the mid 1960s. Got himself noticed playing Steve McQueen's younger brother in Junior Bonner, and then scored the lead role of Buford Pusser (!) in the unexpected hit Walking Tall...
 
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Karl Yune
Actor, Real Steel
Karl Yune portrays Maseo Yamashiro (mentor and friend to Oliver Queen) on the hit show Arrow. Karl's character Maseo is a DC Comics character who has had a strong presence throughout season 3 in the flashback story line, as well as in the present day story as Maseo's alter ego Sarab (2nd in command of the League of Assassins and ally to DC character Ras Al Ghul)...
 
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Robert Miano
Robert Miano was born in New York City and raised in the South East Bronx around when Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra played for the New York Yankees. In school, Robert joined the Glee Club and realized that he had a gift for singing. At the age of 15, he started his showbiz career when a talent agent heard him singing with a Du-op Group on a Bronx street corner...
 
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Al Sapienza
Al Sapienza was born in New York City. Started studying music at the age of eight. Got hit with the acting bug when he was twelve. Five months after graduating NYU he landed a role in the Broadway musical "Beatlemania". Stayed in that show for five years and headed out to Los Angeles. He studied with...
 
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Jim Fitzpatrick
Jim Fitzpatrick was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on Offutt Air Force Base, better known as SAC (Strategic Air Command) headquarters. He eventually returned to Florida where his parents (Jim Sr. and Cookie) are from and began his acting career on the stage at the tender age of 13 when he appeared in his first school play...
 
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Dean Cochran
Born and raised in New Orleans he holds black belts in both Kung Fu and Kenpo along with many regional championship belts. Dean got his start in the Celine Dion music video "(If There Was) Any Other Way". After graduating from Tulane University with a degree in Theatre, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting...
 
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Eion Bailey
Actor, Fight Club
Eion is known for his performances in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, and the long-standing television drama ER. Some of his film credits include Fight Club, Almost Famous, Center Stage, and Mindhunters. He also co-starred with Antonio Banderas in the HBO original movie, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself...
 
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Gina Rodriguez
Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois...
 
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Mary Page Keller
Actress, Beginners
Mary Page Keller received formal training at the University of Maryland and the Boston Conservatory of Music, leading to various parts in musical theatre in Washington, D.C. After training in New York, doing everything from Soap Opera to dinner theatre, she relocated to Los Angeles to star in Duet for the Fox Network...
 
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Megan Le
A dancer since the age of three, Megan Nguyen's professional career began at the age of ten in equity theatre in her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. Her adolescent years on stage and in front of a camera were her training grounds in commercial, print, theatre and musical theatre, performing internationally and regionally...
 
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Melissa Tracy
Actress, Martyrs
Melissa is known in the industry for her intensity, commitment and energy she brings to her roles and action acting! She is an uncommon performer that she can handle detailed action roles and at such a high expertise and intensity as her acting. She her expertise as an actor include weapons fire arms military and police sword play eastern and western,knives...
 
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Jenny Lin
Jenny Lin grew up in Bellevue, WA, competed in pageants (Miss Chinatown, Seafair, Hawaiian Tropic), worked in Information Technology (SQL Server) prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue an acting career. She is studying Meisner technique at the Actors Workout Studio. (Taught by Emmy award-winning acting coach Fran Montano)...
 
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Karine Vanasse
Born in Drummondville, Québec, Canada in 1983, Karine Vanasse is the daughter of Conrad Vanasse and Renée Gamache. From as young as 9 years old, Karine expressed her desire to become a singer or an actress and that desire became an ambition when she appeared in Quebec's teen show "Club des 100 watts" after winning a lip sync competition...
 
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Kenny Johnson
Actor, The Shield
Kenneth Allen "Kenny" Johnson (July 13, 1963) is an American actor well known for his portrayal of Detective Curtis Lemansky on the drama series The Shield, Butch "Burner" Barnes on Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Joseph Shaw on Cold Case, Detective Hamilton "Ham" Dewey on Saving Grace, Herman Kozik on Sons of Anarchy...
 
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Joseph Pilato
Born in the Italian section of East Boston to a hardworking Italian family (his father was professional trombonist with the Les Brown Orchestra), Pilato admits that his flair for performing was discovered quite by accident, when he became an alter boy. Still, it wasn't until his college years that he took the big step towards honing his love for performance into a craft...
 
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James Russo
A Manhattan-born character player who attended New York University, actor James Russo wrote and starred in a prize-winning short film, "The Candy Store", while attending college. His first big film break was as a convenience store robber in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Possessed with a stare that can bring shivers down one's back...
 
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Taissa Farmiga
Taissa is the youngest of seven children and is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. Unlike her sister, Taissa had no interest in becoming an actor. However, Vera managed to persuade Taissa to make her acting debut in Vera's directorial-debut Higher Ground. Also playing the lead in the film...
 
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Jasmin St. Claire
Jasmin St. Claire shot to fame as "America's Most Controversial Sex Symbol" after appearing in the top-selling adult films of the late 1990s. She created an outlaw rock star image that at times scandalized the adult industry. Her acerbic humor and willingness to mock her own porn stardom made her one of the highest rated guests on Howard Stern's radio show and related broadcasts for E...
 
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Theresa June-Tao
Theresa June-Tao is a rising performer readily seen in television and in film. As a stand-out student, Theresa graduated from Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas. She was part of the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Studen Council, the Theatre Club, Cheerleading including the Competition squad...
 
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T.J. Miller
A comedian. Improvisation, Sketch and Stand-up comedy are his forte. Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years...
 
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Jeremy Ray Valdez
Jeremy Ray Valdez has had nearly fifty television and film roles in the last decade. Valdez, recipient of the 2010 Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor in La Mission, opposite Benjamin Bratt, just completed four feature film projects of which will be premiered in 2013. In addition, he's taking his skills behind the scenes having just produced on his first feature...
 
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Billy Eichner
Billy Eichner was born on September 18, 1978 and raised in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School (NY) in 1996. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Theater. He is the star, executive producer and creator of Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner, a comedy game show that airs on Fuse TV...
 
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Jonathan Walker
Actor, Shooter
Jonathan grew up in England but now makes his home in Canada. Made his acting debut in school plays directed by Jenny Bale (Christian Bale's mother). He began his professional career after completing military service as an officer in the Canadian Infantry. He is a screenwriter as well as an actor. He is married to award winning documentary film-maker Sheona McDonald. They have three children.
 
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Larry Poindexter
The son of Tony Award winning lighting and set designer H.R. Poindexter, began acting in college, first appearing in summer stock in his native Texas, prior to moving with his family to Los Angeles (after spending a number of years in New York). First jobs in Los Angeles were with Franklin R. Levy and Catalina Production Group (which included a young producer named Leslie Moonves)...
 
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Dalia Davi
Actress, Gabi
Dalia Davi (birth name Dalia Ruiz Del Rosario) is an American actress born and raised in the south Bronx known for Gabi Elliot Loves Ana. Her Parents were born in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She never met her biological white Puerto Rican father and was raised by her Afro-Dominican mother and stepfather...
 
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Drew Nelson
Actor, The Strain
Drew, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario caught the acting bug in his senior year of high school. He made his start in theatre and indie film and has trained with numerous coaches throughout North America. He's best known for Guillermo del Toro's FX series, The Strain and has appeared on such acclaimed shows as Suits...
 
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Kim Kopf
Actress, WALL·E
Kim Kopf was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her father, Frank Jacob Kopf, Jr., was born in Atlantic City, NJ, served in the U.S. Army, and later managed an electronics firm. Her mother, Nancy Louise Kopf, was a housewife of Pennsylvania Dutch descent. Kim has an older sister, Lynda Louise Kopf. At a young age...
 
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