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Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley
Born Jan. 29, 1977 in Knoxville, IL, actor Justin Hartley was the second of four children. He attended Carl Sandberg High School, where he played baseball and soccer, but an injury forced the young man to change paths. After graduation, he enrolled in Southern Illinois University, majoring in theatre after discovering the joy of performing on stage. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation...

Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson
Curiously renowned for playing an adorably randy teenager who attempted to seduce her own time-traveling son, Leah Thompson became a cinematic darling of the 1980s. A native Midwesterner who fell in love with dance at an early age, Thompson broke into the arts as a ballerina. When a career en pointe did not pan out, undaunted, she moved to New York and in relatively short time began raising...

Sonja Sohn

Sonja Sohn
An exotic beauty of mixed ethnicity, actress Sonja Sohn was a highly regarded poet and performance artist before she made her professional acting debut. A trailblazing veteran of the slam poetry movement, Sohn wrote and co-starred in "Slam" (1998), the shoe-string budget indie that kicked her career into high ascent. A subtle, yet imposing actress, Sohn was best known for her role as streetwise...

Haaz Sleiman

Haaz Sleiman
Lebanese actor Haaz Sleiman captured the attention of moviegoers in 2007 with his finely tuned performance as a Syrian musician who befriends a lonely college professor in the independent drama "The Visitor. " Sleiman, whose on-screen career began in 2004 with small but significant roles on television and in features like "American Dreamz" (2006), won praise and award nominations as the earnest...

Jeffrey Donovan

Jeffrey Donovan
Television star and USA Network's golden boy, Jeffrey Donovan - who <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> boasted had "charisma to burn" - was, in reality, a seasoned Shakespearean stage actor who ended up as one of the most promising action stars in years. Frequently alternating between stage and screen, it became obvious to TV programmers that Donovan had a penchant for wisecracking and...