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Jay Ryan
Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless...
 
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Josh Dallas
Actor, Thor
Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. He grew up right across the Ohio River in New Albany Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, and was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing Arts programs. This is where the fire was lit, that would push Josh to continue pursing the arts...
 
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Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove...
 
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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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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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Justin Timberlake
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
 
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Taylor Kitsch
Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights, actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens. Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia...
 
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Eric Lively
Eric Lively was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in California. His mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and his father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. His family works in the Entertainment Industry, with his sister being actress Blake Lively...
 
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Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray has showcased his brooding good looks and acting talent on television sets and silver screens for two decades. The 6-foot tall star, who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, is known to audiences of One Tree Hill, where he played the good son, Lucas Scott. The model-turned-actor has also serenaded Jamie Lee Curtis with Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" in Freaky Friday...
 
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Chris Evans
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano...
 
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Jesse Hutch
Sharing the same birthplace as Marvel character Wolverine, Jesse James Hutch was born in Alberta, Canada. At the age of ten he watched his first film, the animated movie "The Hobbit", and was instantly hooked on the art of story telling. Throughout high school Jesse was known as "Hardcore" Hutch, because of his outdoor adrenaline hobbies which included: white water rafting...
 
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Arlen Escarpeta
Arlen Escarpeta was born in Belize, Central America as Arlen Alexander Escarpeta. He is known for his work on Whitney (TV Movie) (2015), Final Destination 5 (2011), Into the Storm (2014) and Friday the 13th (2009). He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and has been able to make a name for himself within the world of TV, film, voiceover and print.
 
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Patrick J. Adams
Actor, Suits
A "master artist" according to Variety and "tour-de-force" according to Backstage, Patrick J. Adams has starred as a fraudulent lawyer, a superhero, a veteran, a pro tennis player, and dozens of other memorable characters on stage and screen. For six seasons Adams has charmed audiences worldwide, as Mike Ross in USA's hit drama...
 
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Josh Henderson
Actor, Step Up
Josh Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. Josh grew up with his mother (Sharon) in Oklahoma & Texas. Graduating from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School in May 2000, he returned to Texas after graduation to auditioned for (2001) Popstars in Dallas. Remembered for "singing like Justin Timberlake" Josh was chosen as one of the six winners...
 
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Jonathan Bennett
Actor, Mean Girls
Jonathan David Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to RuthAnne (Mason) and Dr. David Paul Bennett. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on to the iconic soap opera "All My Children," playing J.R...
 
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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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Ben Schwartz
Ben Schwartz is known for playing Jean-Ralphio in the American comedy TV series 'Parks and Recreation.' He plays an annoying yet lovable character who thinks he is a player and a baller and often uses insurance money and his father's money to buy whatever he wants. Jean-Ralphio was created for Schwartz when he met co-creator of the show Michael Schur, and he often improvised his lines.
 
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Jamie Thomas King
Actor, Mad Men
Jamie Thomas King was born in London, England and educated at Dulwich College, Fine Arts College and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is the son of American screen writer Laura Lamson and English television director Christopher King. King began his acting career in the theatre where...
 
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Colin O'Donoghue
O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris, France, for a month to learn the French language. Colin's early career was mainly split between theatre and television work in Ireland and the UK...
 
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Ryan Hansen
Ryan Hansen is an American actor. He was born in Fountain Valley, California, and raised in El Cajon, California, but has since moved with his wife, Amy Hansen, to Los Angeles. His wife is a former roommate of Kristen Bell (star of Veronica Mars). Hansen is involved in the campaign, "Invisible Children"...
 
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Tom Guiry
Thomas Guiry was born October 12, 1981, in Trenton, New Jersey. His acting debut in a movie was in The Sandlot, in 1993, when he was 11. This led to other films such as Lassie, The Last Home Run, Wrestling with Alligators, Black Hawk Down, and Justice.
 
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Stephen Amell
Actor, Arrow
Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra (Bolté) and Thomas Amell...
 
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Max Brown
Actor, The Tudors
A native of Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, however he spent his childhood mostly in Shrewbury, Shropshire, England, Max Brown's love of acting was ignited at an early age. His beginnings in the realm of acting trace to his stage performances at the Shrewsbury Music Hall. At the age of 20, the youthful face of Max Brown first appeared on television on the series Grange Hill in 2001...
 
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Taylor Kinney
Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model. He is known for his role as "Kelly Severide" on the hit TV series, Chicago Fire, on NBC; as werewolf "Mason Lockwood" on The Vampire Diaries, on The CW; and as "Glenn Morrison" on Trauma, which aired on NBC. Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania...
 
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Robert Buckley
Robert Earl Buckley was born on May 2, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. As a child Robert was on the chubby side and he swam with a t-shirt on. He was also named the most likely to be a superhero by classmates after rescuing four students on horseback. The Southern California native earned an economics degree at the University of California...
 
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Barry Sloane
Actor, Six
Born and raised in Liverpool, England. Probably best known for his role as 'Aiden Mathis' in the US hit show 'Revenge'. His career began in England where he has appeared in numerous TV shows, notably the BAFTA award winning dramas "Pleasureland" and "The Mark of Cain." Barry appeared as Troy Whitworth in Jez Butterworth's critically acclaimed new play Jerusalem at The Royal Court Theatre London...
 
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John Boyd
Actor, Argo
 
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Tom Riley
Tom Riley born 5 April 1981 is an English actor and producer. Riley was born in Maidstone, Kent. He became involved in drama in his hometown at the age of four, and spent his school years writing and directing plays. He attended Maidstone Grammar School. He studied English literature and drama at the University of Birmingham...
 
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Joseph Morgan
Morgan was born in London, UK and spent his childhood with his family in Swansea, Wales, where he attended Morriston Comprehensive School before moving back to London in his late teens to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon graduation from Central School, Morgan was hired by...
 
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Boyd Holbrook
Actor, Gone Girl
Boyd Holbrook is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk, Out of the Furnace, Gone Girl, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Run All Night and in the Netflix series Narcos. In 2007 Holbrook sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who was impressed enough to give him the role of Denton Smith for the movie Milk.
 
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Tilky Jones
Member of the vocal group "Take 5" from 1997-2001 (Group Disband). The group produced multiple CDs in collaboration with Diane Warren, DiLite Allenby, Missy Misdemeanor Elliot, and Timberland; music videos in collaboration with Gregory Dark, stage shows as well as other live and recorded performances in collaboration with Wade Robson and Hi-Hat; receiving widespread media attention...
 
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Michiel Huisman
Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones, Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed Black Book, and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television...
 
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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, and is of Jewish heritage, while his father is English. Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's College...
 
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Justin Chon
Actor, Twilight
Justin Chon was born in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, and was raised in Irvine, California. He is the son of Kyung, a pianist, and Sang Chon, a former child actor. Justin is of Korean descent. His acting career started at 2005. He was in shows such as 'Jack & Bobby' and 'Taki & Luci'. He...
 
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Shaun Sipos
Shaun Sipos of Croatian descent was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sipos debuted before the cameras in 2001 with a small role in "Special Unit 2", and that same year played a series regular on "Maybe It's Me", playing Nick Gibson. Since then, Shaun has developed a successful career in film and television...
 
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Johnny Pacar
Johnny Pacar was born in Dearborn, Michigan. He grew up an avid hockey player, who always dreamed of one day playing in the NHL. However, Johnny's hockey career was put on hold after he was discovered while performing in his high school's theater productions. Johnny received great feedback for his acting talents and was encouraged to move to Los Angeles...
 
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Liam Garrigan
Liam Garrigan was born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He developed an interest in theatre at an early age taking part in amateur theatre around the age of five and also attended youth classes at Hull's Northern Stage Company. Later he attended Hull's Wyke College and then trained as a professional actor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London...
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