Name: James Marsden
Born As: James Paul Marsden
Birthdate/place: September 18, 1973 in Stillwater, OK
Claim to Fame: as Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men (2000)
Bio: Marsden is a former Versace model but he shares, “If you’re an attractive guy, everyone thinks you’re successful just because of the way you look. I hate that.” Marsden began acting in television and lost some big scren roles and turned some down until his breakthrough role in 2000 when he played Cyclops in X-Men. He also co-starred in X2 (2000) and had a smaller role in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). The smaller role was due to scheduling conflicts with his prior commitment to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, in which he plays Lois Lane’s fiancé, Richard White. Marsden later played Lon Hammond Jr. in the romantic movie The Notebook. In 2007, he played Corny Collins in Hairspray. Later that year he was in the Disney hybrid animated/live action film Enchanted, playing Prince Edward. Marsden played the lead role in the 2008 romantic comedy 27 Dresses opposite star Katherine Heigl. His next film, The Box, is to be released late in 2009.