Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on “Dawson’s Creek.” After the role ended, he signed to do only 10 episodes on “The Young and the Restless” in 2003, but his character Kevin became so popular with viewers that he was signed to a long-term contract. He received an Emmy Award playing that role in 2005 and received four consecutive Emmy nominations from 2006 to 2009. He also received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 2005. He is politically active supporting liberal causes, such as women’s rights and gay rights. In June 2013, he celebrated two events: his ten-year anniversary on the “Young and the Restless,” and the US Supreme Court supporting same-sex relationships, which allowed him to publicly acknowledge his long-term relationship. He lives in Los Angeles with his life partner, actor and writer Robert Sudduth and their pets.
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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, 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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A talented actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.
Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School (although he dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles) and was known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp. At 16, Rogan came in second place in the 1998 Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest.
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Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are now divorced. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975. He is mostly of English, Irish, German, and Scottish ancestry. His middle name, “Géza”, is after a family friend.
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Christopher Atkins was born on February 21, 1961 in Rye, New York, USA as Christopher Atkins Bomann. He is an actor and writer, known for The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Pirate Movie (1982) and A Night in Heaven (1983). He was previously married to Lyn Barron.
Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London’s prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, Italian, Yoruba and Swahili, he is best known for his roles in the movies Congo (1995) and The Mummy Returns (2001), and the HBO series Oz (1997).