Name: David Boreanaz
Born As: David Patrick Boreanaz
Birthdate/place: May 16, 1969 in Buffalo, NY
Claim to Fame: As Angel/Angelus in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999)
Bio Boreanaz was named one of TV’s Sexiest Men by TV GUIDE in 2006.
Boreanaz made his first acting appearance with a guest spot on the hit American sitcom, Married… with Children, as Kelly’s biker boyfriend. He was then cast in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, after being spotted by a producer while walking his dog. The show became hugely successful and Boreanaz starred in a spin-off series, Angel, which gave his character a chance to evolve and concentrated on Angel’s battle for redemption. He appeared on Buffy from 1997 to 1999, at which point he began starring in Angel, which ran until 2004.
Boreanaz’s only starring role in a major theatrical film was in 2001′s horror film, Valentine. In 2003, he appeared in the music video for singer Dido’s “White Flag”, and was the voice of Leon (aka Squall Leonhart) in the video game Kingdom Hearts, but he did not reprise his role in the sequel. In 2005, Boreanaz began starring with Emily Deschanel on the current prime time television series, Bones.
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Name: Will Smith
Born As: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
Birthdate/place: September 25, 1968 in Philladelphia, PA
Claim to Fame: His role as himself in the the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991-1996), and as Agent J in Men in Black (1997).
Will Smith Biography: “People laugh, but if I set my mind to it, within the next 15 years I would be president,” says Smith. Anything is possible!
Smith’s acting career took off in 1990 when he was cast for the sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He made his movie debut in Six Degrees of Separation (1993) but really took off with his role in Bad Boys (1995). While working on a successful music career Smith continued working on his film career with blockbusters such as: Independence Day (1996) and Men in Black (1997). In 1998 he starred with Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State. Smith earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in the film Ali (2001). He than received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in the true-life movie, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). In 2007, Smith appeared in the film I Am Legend. He was selected as one of America’s top ten most fascinating people of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC special that aired on December 4, 2008.
Name: Eric Mabius
Birthdate/place: April 22, 1971 in Harrisburg, PA
Claim to Fame: His biggest film role to date is as an activist named Matt Addison in Resident Evil.
Eric Mabius Biography: Just look for his chiseled features and athletic frame. Mabius has more than 27 films – seven of which screened at Sundance, and over a dozen television projects to his credit. Also to his credit are roles in many genres, ranging from action: Resident Evil (2002) and The Extreme Team (2003) drama: Cruel Intentions (1999); comedy: Welcome to the Dollhouse and Wirey Spindell (2000); mystery The Minus Man (1999); horror: The Crow: Salvation (2000) and Black Circle Boys (1997); and romance Splendor (1999) and Dancing at the Harvest Moon (2002) (TV). Showtime’s series, “The L Word” (2004) and ABC’s “Eyes” (2005) are just a few an impressive of varied projects he has chosen in an impressive career.
Name: Channing Tatum
Born As: Channing Bryan Isaac Tatum Anderson
Birthdate/place: April 26, 1980 in Cullman, AL
Claim to Fame: As Amanda Bynes’s love interest in She’s the Man (2006)
Chaning Tatum Bio: Nude Channing Tatum’s trade mark is his shaved head. Tatum began his acting career in 2004, appearing in an episode of the television series CSI: Miami. His first feature film role was in 2005′s Coach Carter. He was then cast in the films She’s the Man (2006), Step Up (2006) and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006). In 2008, Tatum co-starred in the film Stop-Loss. He also appear in Battle in Seattle. Tatum has several projects for 2009 and 2010 in different stages of work.
Name: Richard Gere
Born As: Richard Tiffany Gere
Birthdate/place: August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA
Claim to Fame: As Tony Lopanto in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Richard Gere’s Bio: Gere states, “I don’t want to be a personality.” Gere began his career in the seventies starting with Mr. Goodbar (1977). He struggled some but had success with his roles Internal Affairs and Pretty Woman in 1990. Gere’s status as a leading man was again solidified, and he went on to star in several successful films throughout the 1990s, including Sommersby (1993), Primal Fear (1996), and Runaway Bride (1999) People magazine named Gere the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1999. In 2002, he appeared in three major releases: the horror thriller The Mothman Prophecies, the drama Unfaithful, and the Academy Award-winning film version of Chicago, in which he won a Golden Globe as “Best Actor – Comedy or Musical”. Gere’s also had a solid peformance in Shall We Dance (2004). Most recently, Gere co-starred with Diane Lane in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe, released in 2008.
Name: Leonardo DiCaprio
Born As: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Birthdate/place: November 11, 1974 in Hollywood, CA
Claim to Fame: As Toby in This Boy’s Life (1993)
Lenardo DiCaprio’s Bio: DiCaprio is an environmental conservationist and often advocates and supports natural causes.
DiCaprio’s film debut was a role as Josh in Critters 3 (1991). but his break-through part was as Toby in This Boy’s Life (1993). DiCaprio’s first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations came for the role of Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). DiCaprio is know for playing challenging roles such as a drug-troubled Jim Carroll in The Basketball Diaries (1995), the tormented homosexual poet Rimbaud in Total Eclipse (1995), and the angry teenage son of a harried mother in Marvin’s Room (1996). He made a major impact with his starring role in Romeo + Juliet (1996). He became a superstar when playing Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), the highest grossing film ever, tied with Ben-Hur (1959) for most Academy Awards. The 2004 film, The Aviator won DiCaprio a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Blood Diamond (2006), earned him numerous nominations as did The Departed (2006), and Revolutionary Road (2008).
Name: Milo Ventimiglia
Born As: Milo Anthony Ventimiglia
Birthdate/place: July 8, 1977 in Anaheim CA
Claim to Fame: His role as Jess Mariano in the television dramedy Gilmore Girls
Milo Ventimiglia Bio: Ventimiglia admits, “I’m tough on the outside and soft on the inside [...] I’m really a shy guy.” This is a perfect combination.
Ventimiglia was first noticed by fans on the Emmy Award winning series Gilmore Girls, playing Jess Mariano. He then took a recurring role on NBC’s critically acclaimed American Dreams. He also played Sylvester Stallone’s son in the sixth and final installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa (2006). In 2006, Ventimiglia and his wild, messy hair and sulky attitude were quickly snagged by NBC for the hit series Heroes.
Name: Clive Owen
Birthdate/place: October 3, 1964 in Keresley, Warwickshire, England, UK
Claim to Fame: As Arthur in Antoine Fuqua’ King Arthur (2004)
Clive Owen Biography: Owen believes that “The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. Corny, but that’s what I believe. They’re what connect us as human beings.” The lucky ones get to stare in to his eyes; not so corny.
Although he started his career in the late 80′s, it wasn’t until 1997 when Owen had a huge hit on the London stage with Closer, a cynical, contemporary ensemble piece about relationships. This led him to his role in Bent (1997). His breakthrough film, however, was in Mike Hodges’ Croupier (1998). Owen has focused primarily on film, including the offbeat Brit romantic comedy Greenfingers (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Bourne Identity (2002), and the title role in King Arthur (2004). Owen has since reached the top rungs of the Hollywood ladder with the film version of his stage smash Closer (2004), in which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. He also received an Academy Award nomination and won the BAFTA award for “Supporting Actor.” He portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh in the film Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Owen’s 2009 film Duplicity is awaiting release.
Name: Tom Welling
Born As: Thomas John Patrick Welling
Birthdate/place: April 26, 1977 in New York, NY
Claim to Fame: As Clark Kent in the TV Series Smallville (2001)
Tom Welling Bio: After seeing a woman being mugged, Welling ran over and fought off her attackers. The woman looked at him and said “Wow, you really are Superman” after which he laughed. Unfortunately, this Superman is hooked up. He has been married to his wife, Jamie White, since July, 2002.
Welling’s breakout role was as Clark Kent in the series Smallville (2001). He was named one of People magazine’s “Breakthrough Stars of 2001″ and also won the Teen Choice Award as “Choice Breakout Star (Male)” in 2002 for his role as Clark Kent. In December 2003, Welling played Charlie Baker in the film Cheaper by the Dozen. Welling appeared in two films in 2005, playing Nick Castle in The Fog, and Charlie Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. He made his directorial debut in 2006, with the season five episode of Smallville, “Fragile.” He directed a second episode during season six, “Hydro,” and directed the show’s 150th episode, “Apocalypse.” Welling also played Bizarro and a young Jor-El on Smallville. It was announced that Welling is working on Bond 23 which is to be released some time in 2011.
Name: Daniel Craig
Born As: Daniel Wroughton Craig
Birthdate/place: March 2, 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Claim to Fame: Portrayed Alex West opposite Angelina Jolie in Simon West’ Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Bio: Craig stated in an interview in Entertainment Weekly magazine, “If I went onto the Internet and started looking at what some people were saying about me – which, sadly, I have done – it would drive me insane.” Personally, I think that he would find lot of women… and men saying great things about him! He’s HOT!
Craig made his film debut in The Power of One (1992). His career continued on television, with such roles as BBC2 TV serial Our Friends in the North (1996). He beceme internationally known after playing supporting roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Road to Perdition (2002). He was nominated for his performances in the leading role in Layer Cake (2004), as well as receiving other awards and nominations. Craig was named as the sixth actor to portray James Bond, in October of 2005, just weeks after he finished his work in Munich (2005). Craig’s reserved demeanor and his tendency to avoid the showbiz-party-red-carpet milieu makes him a cool 007.
Name: David Duchovny
Born As: David William Duchovny
Birthdate/place: August 7, 1960 in New York, NY
Claim to Fame: As Special Agent Fox William Mulder in the TV series X-Files (1993)
David Duchovny Bio: “I never, ever, ever cook. And I would never eat anything I might cook,” shares Duchovny. He may not be able to cook, but he sure has smarts. He has degress in English lit from both Princeton and Yale.
In 1993, Duchovny began starring in the sci-fi series The X-Files as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder. In 1998, Duchovny co-starred in The X-Files: Fight the Future. He also provided the voice for a parody of his Fox Mulder character in an episode of The Simpsons. In 2000, he starred in the feature film Return to Me. In 2001, Duchovny played a hand model in Zoolander.
He made his directorial debut with an episode of The X-Files, and thenwrote, directed and featured in House of D, in 2005.
Duchovny landed a role as Hank Moody, a troubled novelist in Showtime’s series Californication. The portrayal landed him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical in 2007.
Name: Zac Efron
Born As: Zac David Alexander Efron
Birthdate/place: October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, CA
Claim to Fame: As Cameron Bale on the WB’s TV family drama Summerland (2004-2005)
Zac Efron Bio: Efron was ranked #26 on Entertainment Weekly’s ’30 Under 30′ the actors list. (2008). He was ranked #2 on TV Guide Top 10 Teen Star Countdown (2008). He was ranked #15 on Moviefone’s ‘The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25′(2008).
Efron began his career with guest roles in 2002, on several television series, including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. His first memorable role was as Cameron Bale on the WB series Summerland (2004). In 2003, Efron starred in the Lifetime original television movie Miracle Run. His performance earned him a nomination for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-series or Special – Supporting Young Actor. In 2005, he played Patrick McCardle in The Derby Stallion.
17 Again will be released on April 17, 2009 with Efron co-starring alongside Mathew Perry. Later in 2009 he will be appearing in Me and Orson Welles.
Name: Patrick Dempsey
Birthdate/place: January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, ME
Claim to Fame: As Ronald Miller in Cant’ Buy Me Love (1987)
Patrick Dempsey Bio: “One day my 3-year-old daughter said, ‘You’re very handsome, Poppy.’ That was the best compliment ever,” states Dempsey. Something else that is important to Dempsey is helping people with cancer. His mother has had two bouts with cancer so in response to this he opened the Patrick Dempsey Cener for Cancer for Hope and Healing.
Nude Patrick Dempsey made several featured appearances in television in the 1990s; he was cast several times in pilots that were not picked up for a full seasons. He did receive good reviews as he portrayed real-life mob boss, Meyer Lansky in 1991, when Mobsters was put on the screen. His first major television role in a TV series was a recurring role as Will’s closeted sportscaster boyfriend on Will & Grace. He went on to play the role of Aaron Brooks, Lily & Judy’s psychologically unbalanced brother, on Once & Again, receiving an Emmy nomination in 2001 as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. In 1993 he was convincing as a young John F. Kennedy in the 2-part TV mini-series JFK: Reckless Youth. Dempsey co-starred in the highly acclaimed HBO production, Iron Jawed Angels. He also appeared as special guest star in The Practice, as a married man who murdered his lover.
Dempsey had a role as one of the suitors for Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He also had a role as Detective Kincaid on Scream 3 (2000). Other roles include Enchanted (2007), Freedom Writers (2007), and Made of Honor (2008).
Dempsey has received significant public attention for his sex appeal in the role as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in the drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Name: Ewan McGregor
Born As: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Birthdate/place: March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, U.K.
Claim to Fame: as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Ewan McGregor Bio: McGregor states, “I’m doing my bit for the women’s movement. The women have always been naked in movies and now I’m just desperate to take my clothes off as much as possible.” Well, lets hope so! McGregor’s breakthrough performance was in the film Trainspotting (1996), however he is probably best known for his portrayal of the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In the 2001 he starred in the award-winning Moulin Rouge! Other films he has worked on are: Star Wars Episodes II: Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), and Deception (2008). In 2009, he is due to appear in the upcoming films I Love You Phillip Morris, Amelia and will portray Patrick McKenna in the film adaption of Angels & Demons.
Name: Jake Gyllenhaal
Born As: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Birthdate/place: December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA
Claim to Fame: Played the disturbed title character in Donnie Darko (2001)
Jake Gyllenhaal Bio: “You know, it’s flattering when there’s a rumor that says I’m bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I’m open to whatever people want to call me. I’ve never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don’t think I would be afraid of it if it happened,” states Gyllenhaal.
Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten. He has appeared in very diverse roles since his first lead role in October Sky (1999), followed by Donnie Darko (2001). In the 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow he portrayed a student caught in a global cooling event, with Dennis Quaid as his father. His next role was as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, he won critical acclaim as Jack Twist in the film Brokeback Mountain (2005) opposite Heath Ledger.
In 2007 he starred in the films Zodiac and Rendition.