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Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)

Robert Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986)[2] is an English actor, model and musician.[3] He is best known for playing Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of Twilight, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, and for the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.[4][5][6]

Early life

Pattinson was born in London, England. His mother, Clare, worked for a modeling agency, and his father, Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S.[7] Pattinson attended Tower House School and Harrodian School.[8] He became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. After some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and began looking for professional roles. Since then he has performed in an amateur version of Macbeth at the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, as well as trying his hand at modeling.

Personal life

Pattinson has admitted to taking half of a Valium to calm his nerves before auditioning for Twilight and to smoking[9] Pattinson was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2009 by Glamour magazine. [10] Pattinson has stated he currently has no interest in a girlfriend.[11]

Career

Modeling

He began his modeling career when he was twelve years old, but it wound down only four years later. He has blamed his lack of work as a model on his masculine appearance. Pattinson explained in December 2008, "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modeling career."[12]

Pattinson appeared in the advertising campaign for Hackett's Autumn 2007 collection.

Acting

He had supporting roles in the made for television film Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004 and in director Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair, although his scenes in the latter were deleted, and only appear on the DVD version. In May 2005 he was slated to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre, but was fired shortly before the opening night and was replaced by Tom Riley.

Later that year he played Cedric Diggory in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Consequently, he was named that year's British Star of Tomorrow by The Times.[13] He also has more than once been touted as the next Jude Law.[14][8][15]

Pattinson played Edward Cullen in the movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel of the same name, which was released on 21 November 2008 in North America. According to TV Guide, Pattinson was initially apprehensive about auditioning for the role of Edward Cullen, fearful that he wouldn't be able to live up to the "perfection" expected from the character.[16] He will reprise his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel, New Moon, which began filming in March 2009.[17]

Pattinson also had lead roles in the feature films Little Ashes (in which he plays Salvador Dalí), How To Be (a British comedy) and the short film The Summer House. In 2010, he will appear in a theatre production for producer David Pugh.[18]

He appeared and presented at the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

Music

Pattinson plays guitar and piano, and composes his own music.[19] He also appears as the singer of two songs on the Twilight soundtrack: "Never Think", which he co-wrote with Sam Bradley,[20] and "Let Me Sign", which was written by Marcus Foster and Bobby Long.[21] The songs were included in the film after director Catherine Hardwicke added Pattinson's recordings into an early cut without his knowledge, and he agreed that "one of them specifically, it really made the scene better. It was like it was supposed to be there."[3] The soundtrack for the film How To Be features three original songs performed by Pattinson[22] and written by composer Joe Hastings.[23]

Aside from recording for the soundtracks, Pattinson has said, "I've never really recorded anything - I just played in pubs and stuff", and when asked about a professional music career, he said, "Music is my back-up plan if acting fails."[3] In 2008, he also performed with his first girlfriend's current boyfriend's band, called Bad Girls.[24]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Ring of the Nibelungs Giselher Television film
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Cedric Diggory  
2006 The Haunted Airman Toby Jugg Television film
2007 The Bad Mother's Handbook Daniel Gale Television film
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Cedric Diggory Cameo
2008 How To Be Art Strasbourg Film Festival Award for Best Actor[25]
Twilight Edward Cullen MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance Male
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
2009 Little Ashes Salvador Dalí  
New Moon Edward Cullen post-production
2010 Remember Me Tyler Roth filming
Eclipse Edward Cullen pre-production


Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)

Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American film and television actress. She is known for roles in the films Panic Room, Zathura, In the Land of Women, Adventureland, Into the Wild, The Messengers, and Twilight.

Early life

Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.[1][2][3] Her father, John Stewart, is a stage manager and television producer who has worked for Fox.[4] Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, is a script supervisor originally from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia.[3][5][6][7] She attended school until the seventh grade, and then continued her education by correspondence.[3] She has an older brother, Cameron Stewart.[8]

Career

Stewart's acting career began at the age of eight, after an agent saw her perform in her elementary school's Christmas play.[9] Stewart's first role was a short, nonspeaking part in the Disney Channel TV production The Thirteenth Year.[4] She subsequently appeared in the independent film The Safety of Objects, in which she played the tomboy daughter of a troubled single mother (Patricia Clarkson). Stewart had a major role in the Hollywood film Panic Room, playing the sullen, diabetic daughter of a divorced mother (Jodie Foster). The film received generally positive reviews, and Stewart garnered positive notices for her performance.

After Panic Room's success, Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone's characters; the film generally failed at the box office. Her first starring role followed, in the children's action-comedy Catch That Kid, opposite Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. Stewart also played the role of Lila in the thriller Undertow. To date, Stewart's most critically acclaimed role may be in the television film Speak (2004), based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Stewart, 13 at the time of filming, played high school freshman Melinda Sordino, who stops almost all verbal contact after being raped and who deals with enormous amounts of emotional turmoil. Stewart received great praise for playing the character, who had only a few speaking lines, but kept up a dark-witted commentary inside her head throughout the film.

In 2005, Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura, playing the role of Lisa, the irresponsible older sister of two little boys, who turn their house into a spacecraft hurtling uncontrollably in outer space by playing a board game. The movie received praise by critics, but Stewart's performance didn't garner much media attention as it was noted that her character is immobilized during most of the movie.[10] The following year, she played the character Maya in Fierce People, directed by Griffin Dunne. After that film, she received the lead role of Jess Solomon in the supernatural thriller movie The Messengers.

In 2007, Stewart appeared as teenager Lucy Hardwicke in In the Land of Women, a romantic drama starring Meg Ryan and The O.C. star Adam Brody. The movie, as well as Stewart's performance, received mixed reviews. That same year, Stewart starred in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed adaptation film Into the Wild. For her portrayal of Tracy — a teenage singer who has a crush on young adventurer Christopher McCandless — Stewart received generally positive reviews. Salon.com considered her work a "sturdy, sensitive performance",[11] and the Chicago Tribune noted that she did "vividly well with a sketch of a role."[12] Her performance was not without detractors, however; Variety's critic Dennis Harvey wrote, "It's unclear whether Stewart means to be playing hippie-chick Tracy as vapid, or whether it just comes off that way."[13] After Into the Wild, Stewart had a cameo appearance in Jumper and also appeared in What Just Happened, which was released in October 2008.[14] She also co-stars in The Cake Eaters and The Yellow Handkerchief, both independent films that have only been screened at film festivals.

On November 16, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Stewart would play Isabella "Bella" Swan in the movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire romance novel of the same name.[15] Stewart was on the set of Adventureland when director Catherine Hardwicke visited her for an informal screen test which "captivated" the director.[16] She stars alongside Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, her character's vampire boyfriend. The film began production in February 2008 and finished filming in May 2008. Twilight was released domestically on November 21, 2008.[17] After the release of Twilight, Kristen Stewart was awarded the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance for her portrayal as Bella Swan. Stewart will be reprising her role as Bella in the sequel, New Moon, in 2009.

During a radio interview with Big O and Dukes of WJFK 1067, Jason Mewes stated that he is doing a movie called K-11 with Stewart and Nikki Reed, also of Twilight.[18] The film, which is being directed by Stewart's mother, takes place in a dorm of the Los Angeles County Jail, and will feature both Stewart and Reed as male characters.[5][19] Stewart was also cast to portray Joan Jett in The Runaways, a biopic of the titular band from writer-director Floria Sigismondi.[20] Stewart met with Jett over the 2008-2009 New Year to prepare for the role, and hopes to be able to sing in the film.[21]

Personal life

Stewart currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[3] In a 2008 interview with Vanity Fair, Kristen confirmed she is dating actor Michael Angarano.[22] According to Tweet magazine, the two split in June 2009 because Kristen wanted to date Robert Pattison.[citation needed] She is also very close friends with her Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Nikki Reed.[23][24] Stewart has expressed a desire to live and work in Australia, saying, "I want to go to Sydney University in Australia. My mom's from there."[25] Apart from acting, she is also interested in attending college in the near future, saying, "I want to go to college for literature. I want to be a writer. I mean, I love what I do, but it's not all I want to do — be a professional liar for the rest of my life."[26] Stewart is a guitar player.[27]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1999 The Thirteenth Year Girl Uncredited (film debut)
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Ring throwing girl[28] Uncredited
2001 The Safety of Objects Sam Jennings Minor role (limited release)
2002 Panic Room Sarah Altman Lead role
2003 Cold Creek Manor Kristen Tilson Supporting role
2004 Speak Melinda Sordino Lead role
Catch That Kid Maddy Lead role
Undertow Lila Supporting role (limited release)
2005 Fierce People Maya Osbourne Supporting role (limited release)
Zathura Lisa Supporting role
2007 The Messengers Jess Solomon Lead role
In the Land of Women Lucy Hardwicke Lead role
The Cake Eaters Georgia Lead role (limited release)
Into the Wild Tracy Tatro Supporting role
Cutlass Young Robin Minor role (short film)
2008 Jumper Sophie Cameo
The Yellow Handkerchief Martine Supporting role
What Just Happened Zoe Supporting role
Twilight Bella Swan Lead role
2009 Adventureland Emily "Em" Lewin Lead role
Welcome to the Rileys Mallory Lead role (post-production)
New Moon Bella Swan Lead role (post-production)
2010 The Runaways Joan Jett Lead role (filming)
Eclipse Bella Swan Lead role (pre-production)


Kellan Lutz ( Emmett Cullen)

Born and raised North Dakota, there wasn't much to do in the city besides playing games at the local arcade, going to the bowling alley, hunting, or sledding in the snow. Although Kellan had a simple upbringing, he learned to live everyday to the fullest, and has done far more with his 19 years than most people do in a lifetime! He lives by the saying..." try new things, you only live once..." From sky diving to parasailing, from motor cross to white water rafting, Kellan insists on living life like an adventure.

After moving to the state of Arizona when he was just 14, he discovered that he had a wild curiosity about life. This has led him on a search for knowledge in everything he puts his hands and mind to. In high school, Kellan had the unique opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for a semester, to study its culture and the Spanish language. This gave him a grounded outlook on life and the struggles that face many cultures outside America. Other high school memories include winning the Arizona Youth Billiard Championship.

Kellan's family were not very supportive in his decision to become an actor after graduating from high school, instead of going to college, where he was considering becoming a chemical engineer. However, their fears were alleviated as he has worked virtually nonstop since arriving in Los Angeles. The past year's highlights include landing several high profile modeling campaigns, including the coveted job as the cover-boy of "Abercrombie & Fitch's Summer Catalogue 2004." He can also be seen in the Levi's Jean ads.

He has shot a string of independent films where he has learned to hone his craft, and develop multiple characters of his own. He also participated in local theater. Kellan's first television opportunity was for CBS, the recurring role of "Rob" on "The Bold an the Beautiful." This past summer Kellan shot the lead in an MTV pilot, as well as six episodes of the PAX tv show, "Model Citizens." Lutz then went on to shoot an episode of the new hit series, "CSI: New York," "Six Feet Under," and a recurring role on "Summerland."

Although his dreams are coming true, Kellan still hasn't quenched his desire to learn and create. This past year he has also patented two inventions and is waiting for the prototype to be created.

Kellan is the middle child of six brothers and one sister, but this doesn't bother him because as he puts it, "I'm the tallest kid in the family!" And he never lets his siblings forget it.

 

Nikki Reed ( Rosalie Hale)

A turbulent childhood inspired Nikki Reed to co-author the screenplay for the acclaimed film “Thirteen” (2003), which in turn launched her career as an actress in features and television. That Reed was only 13 when she wrote the script with director Catherine Hardwicke was no surprise, as the teenager had been living far beyond her age for years prior. Hardwicke also cast Reed as the troubled sidekick to Evan Rachel Wood’s volatile lead, which led to subsequent wild child roles in Hardwicke’s “Lords of Dogtown” (2005) and “The O.C.” (Fox, 2003-2007). In 2008, she reunited with Hardwicke to play an ethereally beautiful vampiress in “Twilight.” The global attention bestowed on that feature shone a much-deserved spotlight on the actress, whose talents were only beginning to show their true breadth as she approached her second decade.

Born Nicole Houston Reed on May 17, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA, she was the daughter of set designer Seth Reed and wife Cheryl Houston, a hairdresser. Her parents split when Reed was very young, and she spent most of her formative years with her mother. Self-described as bookish and quiet, she blossomed in her twelfth year, though perhaps not in a way her mother had hoped; Reed developed a volatile personality, and within a few years, was experimenting with drugs, alcohol and sex. By fourteen, clashes with her mother forced her to live on her own.

She met Hardwicke while the then set designer was dating her father. Long after the romantic liaison ended, Hardwicke maintained a relationship with Reed. In 2002, they began collaborating on a screenplay based on writing Reed had done through her early teens. Originally intended as a light comedy, it eventually bloomed into something darker and more emotionally true; the duo eventually finished the script for “Thirteen” over the course of six days that winter.

Hardwicke, who made her directorial debut with “Thirteen,” originally utilized Reed as an assistant casting director who would help with the numerous young female actresses auditioning for the main roles. But when the producers were unable to find the right actress to play Evie, the popular girl who befriends Evan Rachel Wood’s heroine, they reached out to Reed to play the role. She was initially reluctant, but eventually accepted the part, which marked her acting debut. As Evie, Reed was note-perfect as the carefree conduit to a world of freedom for Wood’s Tracy, which eventually spirals into self-abuse, drugs, and underage sex. Her chilling performance was singled out by many critics as one of the film’s most dramatic elements.

The attention Reed gained as a result of “Thirteen” had both positive and negative affects on her life. Initially disinterested in acting, she soon developed a taste for movie sets, and landed supporting roles in several independent features, including Hardwicke’s “Lords of Dogtown” (2005), which cast her as pro skater Tony Alva’s sister, Kathy. But she also found it difficult to return to her old life; she had left high school after just a year, citing the criticism of adults for depicting such behavior on screen. Reed eventually received her diploma through home schooling.

Upon her return to acting, Reed found it difficult to play anything but variations on the sexually promiscuous “bad girl” she essayed in “Thirteen.” Save for Kathy Alva, she was confined to vampish roles in features like “Mini’s First Time” (2006) and “Cherry Crush” (2007), and played a jewelry maker who drives a wedge between Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) and Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) on “The O.C.” In interviews, the often times rebellious Reed spoke out against the show’s materialistic nature and stated that the role had changed significantly since her initial meetings with producers.

In 2007, Reed was cast as Andi, best friend and crush object of Bret Harrison’s slacker-turned-employee of Satan on the sitcom, “Reaper” (The CW, 2007- ). Unfortunately, she was replaced by actress Missy Peregrym during a re-shoot of the pilot, which effectively quashed what might have been a solid effort to re-calibrate her screen image. Undaunted, she reunited with Hardwicke for the much-anticipated film version of “Twilight,” the first in a series of Gothic romances by Stephenie Meyer. Reed was cast as Rosalie Hale, a victim of a crime of passion who was revived as a vampire by a benevolent bloodsucker (Peter Facinelli) who made her part of his family. Rosalie initially serves as an antagonist for the story’s female lead, Bella (Kristen Stewart), but eventually comes to accept her romance with fellow teen vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson). After landing the role, Reed found herself at the center of a controversy with the book’s loyal readers, who refused to accept her as the character, since she was a brunette and Rosalie was blond. Reed remained active on screen throughout 2008, adding producer to her list of talents by helping to oversee the comedy “Last Day of Summer,” in which she also appeared in a supporting role.

Film Name / TV Show Name (Episode Name)
Role
Category

Teen Choice 2009  2009 -Cast
Actor
TV


Chain Letter   -Cast
Actor
Film


Last Days of Summer   -Stephanie
Actor
Film


Privileged   -Cast
Actor
Film


Twilight  2008 -Rosalie Hale
Actor
Film


Familiar Strangers  2008 -Allison
Actor
Film


Justice  2006 -Cast
Actor
TV


Addicts  (2006) -Cast
Actor
TV Episode


Mini's First Time  2006 -Mini
Actor
Film


American Gun  2006 -Tally
Actor
Film


Lords of Dogtown  2005 -Kathy Alva
Actor
Film


Thirteen  2003 -Evie
Screenplay, Actor
Film


The O.C.  2006 -Sadie
Actor
TV


The Day After Tomorrow  (2006) -Sadie
Actor
TV Episode

The Secrets and Lies  (2006) -Sadie
Actor
TV Episode

The Undertow  (2006) -Sadie
Actor
TV Episode

The Journey  (2006) -Sadie
Actor
TV Episode

The Road Warrior  (2006) -Sadie
Actor
TV Episode

The Heavy Lifting  (2006) -Sadie
Actor
TV Episode


Cherry Crush   -Shay Bettincourt
Actor
Film
2008 Cast as Rosalie Hale in the feature adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel "Twilight"; third collaboration with director Catherine Hardwicke
2006 Played the title role in the independent feature "Mini's First Time" co-starring Alec Baldwin
2006 Joined the cast of the FOX drama "The O.C." in a recurring role
2006 Co-starred in the IFC project "American Gun" written and directed by Aric Avelino
2005 Re-teamed with director Catherine Hardwicke to play Tony Alva's sister in "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, CA during the 1970's
2003 Made screenwriting and acting debut with "Thirteen," a semi-biographical film, loosely based on her life experiences; co-written with first time director Catherine Hardwicke; received an Independent S

Jackson Rothbone ( Jasper Hale)

Date of Birth: December 21, 1984

Born in Singapore, Jackson Rathbone began performing in local theater after his family relocated to Midland, Texas. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, where he landed a gig on the show Disney 411, interviewing Disney Channel stars such as Hilary Duff and Raven Symone.

Guest appearances on series such as Close to Home and The O.C. preceded a stint as a regular on Sony Pictures Television's drama series Beautiful People. When the series came to an end, he found himself playing roles in independent films such as River's End (2007) and Big Stan (2007).

Rathbone's big break came in 2008, when he was chosen to play Jasper, one of the Cullen brothers in the hit movie Twilight (2008). It started out as a low budget production, but the popularity of the books it's based on made it one of the top ten highest grossing films of 2008. Rathbone returns as Jasper for the second and third movies in the Twilight (2008) series—New Moon and Eclipse, and has also landed a lead role in M. Night Shymalan's The Last Airbender (2010).

In his spare time, Rathbone enjoys playing guitar with his band.

Filmography:

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Last Airbender (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Dread (2009)
Hurt (2008)
Twilight (2008)
Big Stan (2007)
River's End (2007) Pray for Morning (2006)

Filmography

ActorThe Last Airbender (2010)   
ActorTwilight (2008)

Ashley Greene ( Alice Cullen)

Date of Birth: February 21, 1987

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Ashley Greene was a relative newcomer to acting when she landed the coveted role of Alice Cullen in the major motion picture Twilight (2008). Having started out as a model, she segued into acting in 2006 with a guest role on Crossing Jordan before becoming a regular on the short-lived soap opera Desire.

Greene made her big screen debut with an appearance in King of California (2007), starring Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood, before playing a psychic vampire in Twilight (2008). Since then, she's appeared with Kellan Lutz, who plays her big brother in Twilight (2008), in the action film Warrior (2009). She's also signed on for two more Twilight (2008) films—New Moon and Eclipse.

Filmography:

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Warrior (2009)
Radio Free Albemuth (2009)
Summer (2009)
Skateland (2009)
Twilight (2008)
King of California (2007)

Filmography

ActorTwilight (2008)

Billy Burke (Charlie Swan)

Date of Birth: November 25, 1966

Billy Burke was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington and developed a love of performing at an early age. He began singing at age nine and joined a band at age fifteen. He continued playing with bands for years and enrolled in the drama program at the Western Washington University. He performed in Seattle at the Annex Theater, the AHA! Theatre, and in New City Festival.

Burke appeared briefly in popular television series such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Party of Five and Gilmore Girls, and in the films Without Limits (1998) and Along Came A Spider (2001) before landing the role of Gary Matheson in 24. This role gained him recognition, and he went on to land the role of a firefighter in Ladder 49 (2004), a detective in the drama Fracture (2007) starring Anthony Hopkins, and the role of Bella's father in Twilight (2008). In addition to The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), he will appear in Ticket Out (2009) and the musical Baby O (2009).

Burke has a daughter who was born during the filming of Twilight (2008) and he hopes he will be closer with her than his character, Charlie, is with his daughter Bella. Burke thinks the characters had quite a bit of distance between them, and hopes he will remain close with his daughter throughout their relationship.

Filmography:

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Ticket Out (2009)
Baby O (2009)
Twilight (2008)
The Grift (2008)
Untraceable (2008)
Feast of Love (2007)
Fracture (2007)
Forfeit (2007)
Ladder 49 (2004)
Lost Junction (2003)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
After Image (2001)
The Independent (2000)
Komodo (1999)
Dill Scallion (1999)
Don't Look Down (1998)
Without Limits (1998)
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

Filmography

ActorTwilight (2008)   
ActorFeast of Love (2007)   
ActorFracture (2007)   
ActorMafia (1998)

Peter Facinelli (Dr.Carlisle Cullen)

Date of Birth: November 26, 1973

Facinelli, who was born and raised in New York, attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and worked as an actor there until he won a role in the telefilm After Jimmy, which took him to Los Angeles. Additional television credits include the telefilms Calm at Sunset, An Unfinished Affair, and The Price of Love.

Other projects include a starring role opposite James Spader and Angela Bassett in the sci-fi thriller Supernova (2000). The film chronicles the search and rescue of a deep space medical ship and its six-member crew, which finds itself in danger from a mysterious young man they rescue (Facinelli). Facinelli's other film credits include Can't Hardly Wait, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, Telling You, Touch Me, Foxfire, and Angela (1995), winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2002, he took a leading role on the Fox Action series Fastlane, but the series lasted only one season. However, he sprang to worldwide fame after playing Carlisle Cullen in the hit film Twilight (2008).

Facinelli currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jennie Garth, and their daughters Luca Bella and Lola Ray.

Filmography:

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Twilight (2008)
Finding Amanda (2008)
Lily (2007)
Battle Olympia (2007)
Arc (2006)
The Lather Effect (2006)
Enfants terribles (2005)
Chloe (2005)
The Scorpion King (2002)
Honest (2000)
Supernova (2000)
Ropewalk (2000)
The Big Kahuna (2000)
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Telling You (1998)
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Touch Me (1997)
Foxfire (1996)
Angela (1995)

Filmography

ActorTwilight (2008)   
ActorThe Scorpion King (2002)   
ActorThe Big Kahuna (2000)   
ActorCan't Hardly Wait (1998)   
ActorDancer Texas Pop.81 (1998)

Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)

Date of Birth: February 11, 1992

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Taylor Lautner began martial arts training when he was six. After winning local tournaments, Taylor won three first place trophies when he competed in his first national karate tournament at age seven. At eight, Taylor was invited to represent the United States for the 12 and under age division for the World Karate Association. Taylor became the Junior World Forms and Weapons Champion, triple gold medal winner.

Because of his talent as a martial artist, Taylor was chosen for a small budget movie about martial arts fighters, Shadow Fury (2001). Bitten by the acting bug, Taylor moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he began landing guest appearances on hit TV series such as The Bernie Mac Show, Summerland and My Wife and Kids. He also performs for the LA Hip Kids, a Hip Hop Dance Performance Group, and Hot Shots, a Jazz dance group.

His second role in a film was playing Shark Boy in the major motion picture The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D (2005), directed by Robert Rodriguez. He gained a huge following of fans after playing Jacob in the hit movie Twilight (2008). In his spare time, Taylor enjoys football and baseball.

Filmography:

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Twilight (2008)
Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (2005)
The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)
Shadow Fury (2001)

Filmography

ActorCheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen)

 

Date of Birth: June 15, 1975

Actress Elizabeth Reaser was born in Bloomfield, Michigan and grew up in rural Milford. Her mother and father divorced, and her mother remarried the billionaire Detroit Pistons owner William Davidson. She attended Birmingham Seaholm High School and Avondale High School, and worked odd jobs including being a caddy at a country club. She knew at a young age she wanted to be an actor, having "subjected her family to really bad shows in the living room." She attended college at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan for one year before deciding to apply at the Juilliard School of Drama. After being accepted, she relocated to New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999.

Reaser began receiving parts in shows such as Guiding Light, The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Saved. She then landed the role of pregnant amnesiac Jane Doe in Grey's Anatomy, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In October of 2004, Interview magazine named her as one of the "14 To Be" emerging creative women.

Her feature film debut was Stay (2005), followed by the drama Sweet Land (2005), for which she received rave reviews for her expressive portrayal of a Russian mail-order bride. Reaser was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance. She then appeared in The Family Stone (2005), Shut Up and Sing (2006), Puccini for Beginners (2006) and Purple Violets (2007) before landing the role of Esme Cullen in Twilight (2008). Although she has appeared in successful films and TV shows, she is not too concerned with ratings, having once acted in a play in London with only two people in the audience.

Reaser can be seen starring in the sitcom The Ex List and in addition to The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), will appear in the drama Against the Current in 2009. She is currently in a relationship with a man whose identity she won't reveal, but she has said he is not in show business. She is a vegetarian.

Filmography

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Against the Current (2009)
Twilight (2008)
Purple Violets (2007)
Puccini for Beginners (2006)
Shut Up and Sing (2006)
The Family Stone (2005)
Sweet Land (2005)
Stay (2005)
Mind the Gap (2004)
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
The Believer (2001)

Filmography

ActorTwilight (2008)

Cam Gigandet (James)

Date of Birth: August 16, 1982

Cam Joslin Gigandet (pronounced ji-gon-day) was born in Tacoma, Washington. A natural athlete, he played football while attending Auburn High School, but after realizing it wasn't for him, he quit and began to focus on acting. After graduating in 2001, he headed for Los Angeles where he attended Santa Monica Community College, found an agent and began to audition.

His first role was a guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He then landed a regular role on the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless, but his contract wasn't renewed, which was a big blow to his confidence. Soon after, however, Gigandet landed a recurring role on the WB Television Network's drama series Jack & Bobby, quickly followed by a recurring role on seasons three and four of the popular Fox TV series The O.C. as the creepy Volchok. The highly-rated show brought him much attention, making him a young actor to watch.

He immediately made his feature film debut with a supporting role in MGM Pictures' Who's Your Caddy? (2007). Less than a year later he was starring on the big screen in Never Back Down (2008) and Twilight (2008), playing bad guy vampire James.

Having achieved star status, Gigandet has a number of other film roles in the works, including The Unborn (2009), in which he finally gets to play a good guy, alongside Gary Oldman.

Although Gigandet lives in Hollywood, he regularly visits his parents in Washington State, where he enjoys water-skiing with his family. He also enjoys riding his bicycle, surfing and has a black belt in martial arts.

Filmography:

Kid Cannabis (2009)
Silver Cord (2009)
Five Star Day (2009)
Pandorum (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
Making Change (2008)
Twilight (2008)
Never Back Down (2008)
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

Filmography

ActorPandorum (2009)   
ActorThe Unborn (2009)   
ActorTwilight (2008)
Cam  Gigandet  Twilight interview

Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria)

Date of Birth: February 1, 1979

Actress Rachelle Lefevre was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Her father is an English teacher and her mother is a psychologist. Growing up, she spoke mostly English, but also speaks French. She attended a private high school called Centennial Academy, and later enrolled in creative arts at Dawson College in Montreal. She studied theater for two summers at the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts and received a degree in education and literature from McGill University.

While working as a waitress in a sushi bar on the Island of Montreal, a regular customer helped Lefevre get a head start in acting, landing her an audition for the Canadian teen sitcom Student Bodies. Though she didn't get the part, her audition led to a role in the television series Big Wolf on Campus.

Lefevre's feature film debut was in the comedy Stardom (2000), and soon afterwards she landed a role in the thriller Abandon (2002) and in George Clooney's crime drama Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). She has since appeared in films such as The Big Thing (2004), The River King (2005) and Twilight (2008). Television credits include Veronica Mars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, Boston Legal and How I Met Your Mother. In addition to The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Lefrevre has filmed a role in The Pool Boys (2009).

Lefevre has her share of hobbies outside of acting. "I absolutely love being outdoors. I love hiking and going to the farmers' market. I also like to read and attend Barry's Bootcamp [workout program]. I am pretty much a homebody, but I love to travel."

Filmography

Barney's Version (2010)
Casino Jack (2010)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Pool Boys (2009)
Twilight (2008)
Suffering Man's Charity (2007)
The River King (2005)
Noel (2004)
Head in the Clouds (2004) (uncredited)
The Big Thing (2004)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Abandon (2002)
Stardom (2000)

Filmography

ActorPool Boys (2009)   
ActorProm Wars (2008)   
ActorTwilight (2008)   
ActorThe River King (2005)

Edi Gathegi (Laurent)

Date of Birth: March 10, 1979

Edi Gathegi was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Albany, California. He has a younger sister "Betty G" and an older brother "Nate Dawg." Gathegi attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as an undeclared undergraduate, and was interested in basketball. After taking an acting class during time off from basketball due to an injury, he fell in love with performing arts and wound up attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for a graduate acting program. His career began in theater with credits such as Twelfth Night, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Gathegi first appeared onscreen as a Haitian cab driver in Crank (2006) and later landed roles in Death Sentence (2007), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Twilight (2008) and My Bloody Valentine (2009). He had a recurring role on the television series House M.D. as Dr. Jeffrey 'Big Love' Cole, and has appeared on Lincoln Heights, Veronica Mars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami.

When Gathegi first auditioned for Twilight, he had not heard of the series and wasn't aware that his character was a vampire. He has now read the entire series and is a "hardcore" fan. He still acts in theater, appearing in the Broadway production Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and enjoys exploring, traveling, sports, reading and watching movies.

Filmography

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Twilight(2008/I)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
The Fifth Patient (2007)
Death Sentence (2007)
Crank (2006)

Filmography

ActorMy Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)   
ActorTwilight (2008)

 

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