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Blake Lively
Blake Lively
Blake Lively was born in Tarzana in west LA. She is the youngest of five, having two elder sisters, and two elder brothers. Acting is in the whole family’s...
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
At the age of 15, Charlize witnessed the shooting of her drunkard father by her mother. Chalize immersed herself in her passion, ballet dancing. On a whim, she entered a national modelling competition which to her surprise she won. She...
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
Eva was the youngest of four girls, and was always being teased by her elder sisters because of her dark looks. But Eva blossomed into a stunningly beautiful woman. At 18, Eva attended the University of Texas, where she was an...
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva, who is Cuban-American, was born in Texas. Her parents moved to Miami, and then a few years later to...
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba
Jessica and her brother were raised in an Air Force family. Her father's postings took them to Biloxi Mississippi, and Del Rio, Texas. As a young child Jessica suffered from episodes of ill-health. When the family eventually...
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel
Jessica was born in Ely, Minnesota, but early on her family moved to Boulder, Colorado, where Jessica stayed for the rest of her childhood. Jessica took up acting at a young age, appearing in several theater shows during her primary...
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
Katherine was born in Washington DC, but soon her family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where she spent her childhood. When aged 9, her mom approached a local modeling agency, Wilhemina. Several small assignments resulted, including...
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
Keira comes from a talented family - her father acted in the theatre, and her mother was a successful playwright. Keira demanded her own agent at the young age of 3! - so she could have as many phone calls as her parents. Her big...
Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad
Lauren was born in Newport Beach, CA. As a child she moved with her family to Laguna Beach. Her father is a well-regarded professional architect – he...
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
Even at the tender age of 3, Scarlett had her sights set on becoming an actress. As soon as possible, she enrolled for acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Her first professional part, at the age of just 8, was in a...
Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller
Sienna was born in New York City, into a wealthy family – her dad was a well-monied banker, and her mother well-connected in the drama world. When her parents...
Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray
At the age of 17, on the advice of a nurse in the hospital where he was recuperating from minor surgery, Chad began modelling part time. A few months later he was sent by his Buffalo agency to a modeling convention in Orlando. Here an...
Eduardo Verastegui
Eduardo Verastegui
Eduardo was brought up in a farming family. As a teenager he took up acting classes,and discovered a talent for acting. He went on to study lawat Tamaulipas University, but dropped out of the course to model.He appeared on the runway...
Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel
Josh's plans to become a dentist became unstuck because his degree grades weren't quite good enough. He decided to try his luck as an actor, so, on the advice of a talent agent friend, travelled the well trodden route to...
Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Miller
Wentworth studied English Literature at Princeton, and then moved to LA. Audition after audition followed - these paid off with guest roles in TV shows, and then a large part in Dinotopia. But Prison Break catapulted...
David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz
After graduating from college, David moved from New York to Hollywood. On arriving in movie-town, he decided that, to start with, any job was a good job, as long...
Julian McMahon
Julian McMahon
Julian McMahon is part of a famous family - his father, the late Sir William McMahon, was Prime Minister of Australia. As an 18 year old, he went to Sydney University to study law, but quit to become a model finding a successful niche...
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick grew up an extrovert, with an almost inate love of performing for an audience. His first (slight) taste of fame came when he came second in a national juggling talent competition. In the 1980s, Dempsey was a very hot...
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake had the perfect movie start's start to life - his dad was a film director, and his mom a producer. They might just have helped him land his first film role at the tender age of 11 playing Billy Crystal's son in City...
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway
Josh was born in California. When still a young boy, Josh moved with his family to Free Home, Georgia. He's the second of 4 brothers.After high school, Josh went to the University of Georgia, but dropped out early to work as a...
Jude Law
Jude Law
Jude was set on a career as an actor from a very early age, and he joined the National Youth Music Theatre as a youngster. 5 years later, the experiences gained paid off as he landed a part in the TV soap 'Families'. He spent the next...
Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki was born and brought up in San Antonio, Texas by his mother Sharon, an English teacher, and his father Gerald, an accountant. At the age of 12 Jared, who showed an early enthusiasm for the performing arts, attended...
Megan Fox
Megan Fox
Megan Fox was born in Rockwood, Tennessee. At the early age of 5 Megan enrolled at drama and dance school, and from the very beginning showed great talent as a natural performer. When Megan reached the age of 10, the whole family...
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt went to University of Missouri, to study a course in journalism. He took part in several fraternity shows. He left college early, moving to LA.Brad took acting classes, supporting himself with part-time work driving...
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde
Born in New York City on March 10, 1984, Olivia Wilde was christened Olivia Jane Cockburn (her later change of surname was inspired by Oscar Wilde). She was brought up in Washington DC, by her father Andrew, a National Geographic...
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emmanuelle was born in Montreal, Quebec, to parents of Jewish Moroccan origins. When Emmanuelle was aged two, she and her family moved to Toronto. So brought up hearing both the French and English languages, Emmanuelle is...
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