July 04, 2010

Emma Stone

With her striking beauty and sincere talent, Emma Stone is claiming her role as one of Hollywood’s most sought out actresses. Stone is currently shooting the Screen Gems comedy Easy A. Based on The Scarlet Letter, Easy A tells the story of Olive (Stone), a high school student who relies on the school’s rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. The film is slated for release in 2010.

Stone was recently seen at the LA Film Festival’s premiere of Film Colony’s independent drama Paperman. In this film, Stone portrayed Abby, a blunt, spunky teenager who, while still coping with the death of her twin sister, develops a relationship with a struggling writer who moves to town. The film also stars Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow.

Stone’s film credits include the Warner Bros. romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, the Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison hit comedy, The House Bunny, Twentieth Century Fox’s The Rocker and the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Superbad, in which she portrayed the love interest of Jonah Hill.

Stone’s television credits include Twentieth Century Fox’s “Drive” and the VH1 series, “In Search of the Partridge Family.” She also guest-starred on series such as “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Medium,” “Lucky Louie,” and “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.”

A native of Arizona, Stone currently resides in Los Angeles.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin is one of the most versatile, charismatic and sought-after actors of her young generation. A talented and engaging performer, she had the enviable role of playing leading lady to Mel Gibson – at the tender age of five.

Since starring opposite Gibson in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film Signs, Breslin has been able to use her unique talents to do both comedy and drama as well as quirky and unusual roles.

Her most memorable role to date was in the critically-acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine, the irreverent comedy which created a sensation at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. For her performance, Abigail received a Best Actress Award from the Tokyo International Film Festival and was nominated for Academy Award, SAG and BAFTA Best Supporting Actress honors. In 2008, Breslin received the Female Star of Tomorrow award at ShoWest.

Breslin also received attention for her performance in Raising Helen for director Garry Marshall, in which she starred opposite Kate Hudson as well as her older brother, actor Spencer Breslin. She has completed roles in the independent drama Keane, directed by Lodge Kerrigan and produced by Steven Soderbergh, The Ultimate Gift, co-starring James Garner and had a surprise role as a perky Elf in The Santa Claus 3.

On television, Abigail has had guest roles on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Navy N.C.I.S., What I Like About You and Grey’s Anatomy.

She was also featured in the films No Reservations for director Scott Hicks, co-starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, and portrayed the daughter of Ryan Reynolds in Definitely Maybe. She has most recently stared opposite Jodie Foster in Nim’s Island and as Margaret Mildred in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. She was most recently seen in the Warner Bros. film My Sister’s Keeper opposite Cameron Diaz.

Upon the completion of her work in Zombieland, Breslin will lend her voice to starring roles in two animated features. She will next star opposite Johnny Depp in Rango, Gore Verbinski’s animated adventure film, for Paramount Pictures, and voice the lead character in Animation Lab’s toon The Wild Bunch.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, CA and raised in New York City. She is a versatile actress who was exposed to acting at an early age by her father, John Aniston, who starred on NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives," and her godfather, the late Telly Savalas.

Last year, Aniston starred in the ensemble box office hit He’s Just Not That Into You and the romantic comedy Love Happens opposite Aaron Eckhart. In 2008, Aniston starred in the box office hit the screen adaptation of John Grogan’s beloved book Marley & Me with Owen Wilson. She was also recently seen opposite Steve Zahn in the romantic comedy Management. She recently wrapped on Miramax’s The Baster alongside Jason Bateman.

Aniston completed her 10th and final season on the hit ensemble comedy “Friends,” along with Courteney Cox-Arquette, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow, on NBC. Her work as Rachel Green earned her five Emmy nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and two Golden Globe Award nominations. In addition to receiving four People's Choice Awards, Aniston won her first Emmy® in 2002 for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as her first Golden Globe Award in 2003 for Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

In addition to the massive success she has achieved on the small screen, Aniston has continued to branch out with very different roles on the silver screen. She was seen in the hit romantic comedy The Break-Up with costar Vince Vaughn. She also starred in Friends With Money, which marked her return to the indie screen. Both her performance and the film received rave reviews. Additionally, Aniston starred in the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It as well as the thriller Derailed co-starring Clive Owen.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler made his mark in Hollywood in 2007 starring as Leonidas, the Spartan King, in Zack Snyder's blockbuster 300. The film broke box office records in its opening weekend and went on to earn more than $450 million worldwide. The project solidified Butler as a leading man.

Last summer, Butler starred in the worldwide hit romantic comedy The Ugly Truth opposite Katherine Heigl. He also recently starred in the thrillers Law Abiding Citizen (which he also produced) and Gamer. Butler’s voice may currently be heard in DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon. His upcoming projects include Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut Coriolanus, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play, and in Machine Gun Preacher, for director Marc Forster.

Butler’s other recent roles include the Guy Ritchie feature RocknRolla, which placed him in the middle of a criminal underworld alongside Thandie Newton. He also starred in the children’s adventure film Nim’s Island opposite Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin. In December 2007, Butler starred in the romantic drama P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank.

In 2004, Butler won the coveted title role in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. He earned critical acclaim for his work opposite Emily Mortimer in the independent feature Dear Frankie, which screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. He has also been seen in Beowulf & Grendel, The Game of Their Lives, Timeline, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and Reign of Fire.

In 1997, Butler made his feature film debut in John Madden’s award-winning drama Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown, starring Judi Dench. His early film work includes roles in Fast Food, One More Kiss, Harrison’s Flowers and the 1999 screen adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

Born in Scotland, Butler made his stage debut at the age of twelve in the musical “Oliver,” at Glasgow’s famous Kings Theatre. As a young man, his dreams of acting were temporarily deterred and he went on to study law for seven years before returning to the stage in London. In 1996, he landed the lead role in the acclaimed stage production of “Trainspotting.” He later starred on the London Stage in such plays as “Snatch” and the Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer,” opposite Rachel Weisz.

Christine Baranski

One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, Christine Baranski has achieved acclaim in every medium in which she has performed, winning the Emmy Award, the American Comedy Award, two Tony Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

A native of Buffalo, Baranski attended the Juilliard School. After graduation, she began earning roles in regional productions and off-Broadway. She received her big break being cast in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy “The Real Thing,” directed by Mike Nichols for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

Baranski went on to earn a second Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s “Rumors” and a second Drama Desk Award for “Lips Together Teeth Apart,” in a role that was written for her by Terrance McNally. She also appeared in “Hurlyburly,” “The House of Blue Leaves,” “Promises, Promises,” and “The Loman Family Picnic.” Baranski also received rave reviews for her portrayal of Mrs. Lovett in the Kennedy Center’s production of “Sweeney Todd” as well as “Mame.” In addition, she appeared in the MTC production of “Regrets Only” and in the Encores! production of “Follies.” She was most recently appeared in the hit play “Boeing Boeing.”

For her work on the hit CBS comedy “Cybill,” Baranski received the Emmy Award, an American Comedy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, and a Screen Actors Guild Award as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. She also received three additional Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her performance on that show. She was also seen as a guest on “Frasier,” for which she received a fifth Emmy nomination, and was recently honored with her sixth career Emmy nomination for her guest-starring role on “The Big Bang Theory.” She has also starred in the series “Happy Family” and “Welcome to New York” as well as three telefilms: "Eloise at the Plaza," "Eloise at Christmastime,” and the Lifetime movie, “Recipe for a Perfect Christmas.”

Her film credits include the hit film Mamma Mia!; Chicago, the 2002 Academy Award winner for Best Picture; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Bowfinger; Bulworth; Cruel Intentions; The Birdcage; Reversal of Fortune; Legal Eagles; The Ref; Addams Family Values; Welcome to Mooseport; The Guru; 9½ Weeks; Jeffrey, the film based on Paul Rudnick’s acclaimed Off-Broadway play; Bonneville; and Relative Strangers.

She currently can be seen on televisions screens in the CBS series “The Good Wife,” which was recently renewed for a second season.

Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell was last seen in Surrogates, opposite Bruce Willis, and recently wrapped production on the independent film Waiting City, which she also co-produced and which made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Previously, Mitchell played the leads in both The Children of Huang Shi, opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Chow Yun-Fat, and Henry Poole is Here, for director Mark Pellington. She also recently starred in the romantic comedy Feast of Love, alongside Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.

Hailing from Australia, Mitchell gave a memorable performance early in her career as Syd, the young editorial assistant who falls in love with Ally Sheedy's heroin-addicted photographer in Lisa Cholodenko's critically acclaimed drama High Art. Her role in Emma-Kate Croghan's romantic comedy Love and Other Catastrophes was highly praised at both the Cannes and Sundance film festivals.

Since then, Mitchell has been seen in such films as Silent Hill, playing the lead role opposite Sean Bean; Finding Neverland, opposite Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman; Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington; Phone Booth, alongside Colin Farrell; and Pitch Black, with Vin Diesel.

Other recent film credits include When Strangers Appear, with Josh Lucas; Dead Heat, opposite Keifer Sutherland and Anthony LaPaglia; Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, with Will Ferrell; Nobody’s Baby, opposite Gary Oldman and Skeet Ulrich; Rodrigo Garcia’s Ten Tiny Love Stories, featuring Debi Mazar; and Mozart and the Whale, opposite Josh Harnett.

On television, Mitchell starred with Hank Azaria and Donald Sutherland in NBC’s critically acclaimed miniseries “Uprising,” for director Jon Avnet. The actress currently resides in California.

Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant with his diverse film and television credits, is known for poignant roles in both dramas and comedies. He most recently stars opposite Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich in David Twohy’s A Perfect Getaway. Timothy also stars in Gary Yates’ independent feature High Life, which premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.

In 2007, Olyphant starred in Hitman and Live Free or Die Hard. Hitman, based on the popular video game and directed by Xavier Gens, centers around Agent 47 (Olyphant), who realizes he’s being pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. In Live Free or Die Hard, directed by Len Wiseman, Olyphant played Thomas Gabriel, an internet-based terrorist whom John McClane (Willis) is trying to stop from systematically shutting down the United States.

Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in The Girl Next Door. He also starred in Doug Liman’s Go. Timothy’s other film credits include the independent feature Meet Bill, co-starring opposite Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba; the romantic comedy Catch and Release, in which he starred opposite Jennifer Garner; and the film adaptation of Stephen King’s best selling novel Dreamcatcher. He also appeared in Rock Star, Gone in Sixty Seconds, A Man Apart, Scream 2 and A Life Less Ordinary.

On television, Olyphant has enjoyed guest appearances on popular shows such as NBC’s “My Name is Earl,” HBO’s “Sex and the City” and ABC’s “Samantha Who?” Olyphant garnered critical notice for his portrayal of the tough, honorable, natural born-leader “Seth Bullock” in HBO’s groundbreaking “Deadwood.” The show was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild award for “Best Ensemble” for the third season.

Most recently, Timothy completed an arc on this season’s FX Emmy Award-winning show “Damages.”

Danielle Panabaker

Danielle Panabaker has quickly grabbed attention as one of Hollywood’s most vibrant talents. Panabaker recently starred as the female lead in the highly anticipated remake of Friday the 13th opposite Jared Padalecki. Directed by Marcus Nispel and produced by Michael Bay, the film grossed over $43 million its opening weekend.

Panabaker will soon start production on the sci-fi thriller Prodigy, in which she will star opposite Max Thieriot. The film follows students at an elite boarding school who begin investigating the murders of two alumni. They soon find their lives endangered, as they begin to unravel the cabal behind the murders, uncovering a thrilling conspiracy that reaches far beyond the confines of their school.

Panabaker starred as James Woods' unwaveringly wise daughter on CBS' drama “Shark.” She also appeared opposite Kevin Costner and Dane Cook in the thriller Mr. Brooks.

Panabaker garnered critical acclaim for her breakout performance in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls,” starring opposite Paul Newman and Ed Harris. Her additional film credits include Yours, Mine and Ours, opposite Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid, and Sky High, opposite Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston.

Panabaker also appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Read It and Weep,” where she and her sister, Kay, played versions of the same character. Panabaker's additional television work includes starring roles in “Searching for David's Heart” (for which she won the 2005 Young Artist Award for Best Performance for a TV Movie Leading Young Actress), “Mom at Sixteen,” “Sex & the Single Mom” and the Disney Channel Original Movie “Stuck in the Suburbs.” Her guest-starring roles have included “The Guardian” (for which she won the 2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series Guest Starring Young Actress), “Law and Order: SVU,” “CSI,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “Summerland.”

Born in Georgia, Panabaker graduated from high school at the age of 14 and received her bachelor's degree in English from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Lindsay Sloane

With her appearance in “She’s Out of My League,” Lindsay Sloane is reunited with two former castmates, having portrayed the role of Jay Baruchel’s sister in the series “Undeclared” and on two episodes of “That ‘70’s Show” opposite Debra Jo Rupp. Sloane is currently filming opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell in the action-comedy “The Other Guys” for Sony. The film is being directed by Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights”), and is slated for release late next summer.

Sloane began her acting career on ABC's hugely successful “The Wonder Years” and was then a series regular on the NBC sitcom “Mr. Rhodes.” She went on to be a series regular on “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.” Shortly thereafter, she starred in the WB series “Grosse Pointe” and recently had a guest starring appearance on HBO's “Entourage.”

On the big screen, Sloane made a big impression on critics as Big Red, the drill sergeant of a cheer captain in Peyton Reed's hit comedy “Bring It On.” Additionally, she starred in “The In-Laws” with Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks and Ryan Reynolds. Sloane also starred in Jake Kasdan's indie satire “The TV Set” opposite David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and with Paul Rudd and Eva Longoria Parker in the comedy “Over Her Dead Body.” Other recent films include Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck's feature "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy: and Howard Michael Gould's “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay” opposite Tim Allen, S. Epatha Merkerson, Paz Vega and Elisha Cuthbert. Sloane was born in New York and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Alice Eve

Since graduating from Oxford, Alice Eve has shown her talent in film, television and theater. She was last seen in The Weinstein Company’s “Crossing Over.” The film follows immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. Eve plays a young Australian girl who has recently moved into the city. The talented cast included Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta.

In 2008, she turned heads on Broadway and in London’s West End in the critically acclaimed play “Rock N Roll.” Written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Trevor Nunn, Eve starred alongside Rufus Sewell, Brian Cox and Sinead Cusack.

In 2006, Eve starred in “Starter for Ten” opposite James McAvoy and Rebecca Hall. The film was produced by Tom Hanks and was based on the bestselling book by David Nicholls. The story follows a group of students negotiating their way through university in 1980’s Bristol. “Starter for Ten” screened at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. The same year, she was seen in “Big Nothing” opposite David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg.

Eve’s first film role came while she was still at University in the hit film “Stage Beauty” opposite Rupert Everett, Clare Danes and Ben Chaplin. She portrayed the mischievous Miss Frain in the film.

On the small screen, Eve’s television credits include the role of Cicely Boyd in the hit UK TV series “The Rotters Club”; a starring role in the ITV1 movie “Losing Gemma”; and the BBC TV drama “Hawking,” the story of the search for the beginning of time.

Eve is the daughter of actors Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan. She went to school in London before going on to study English at Oxford University. At university, she took part in many theater productions, which is where she developed her love of acting. Her roles at university included Galactica in “Scenes from an Execution” and Mabel in “An Ideal Husband.” Eve currently resides in London.

July 03, 2010

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel continues to cement his leading man status in 2010 with a slew of high profile projects. He recently wrapped production on the Bruckheimer Films / Disney feature “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” directed by Jon Turtletaub, in which he stars as the Apprentice opposite Nicolas Cage. The film is set to release in July. He is currently starring in the DreamWorks Animation feature “How to Train Your Dragon” as the lead voice of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third.

Also in development for Baruchel is Universal and Red Hour’s “Johnny Klutz,” in which he will play the title role of a character he created – a loveable loser who is impervious to pain. In addition, he will begin production on “Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse,” a feature length film based on a short film of the same name that he completed with Seth Rogen. Roles in the Academy Award-winning movie “Million Dollar Baby” opposite Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman and summer 2008’s blockbuster hit “Tropic Thunder” opposite Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr., garnered Baruchel much praise for his versatility. Most recently he was seen starring in Jacob Tierney’s comedy, “The Trotsky,” which premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews.

Baruchel has a long list of additional feature credits including “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” opposite Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, “Knocked Up” opposite Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, “Just Buried,” which premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, “Real Time” opposite Randy Quaid, and in the memorable role of Vic Munoz, the obsessed Led Zeppelin fan in “Almost Famous.”

Baruchel began acting at age 12 when he landed a job on the Nickelodeon hit television series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” transforming what was to be a one-time guest appearance into a recurring role. The role was a springboard for his career, leading to his first Canadian series “My Hometown.” He then made his debut to American audiences as the star of the critically acclaimed Judd Apatow television series “Undeclared” on Fox. Baruchel currently resides in Montreal.

Amy Ryan

Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan has made her mark working with some of today’s most prolific directors, writers and actors. Whether in film, on television or on stage, Ryan continues to turn heads with chameleon-like character turns and compelling performances.

In October 2007, Ryan impressed audiences and critics alike, starring in Miramax’s Gone Baby Gone as Helene McCready, a drug-addict mother from Boston’s working-class Dorchester neighborhood, whose child is kidnapped. In this film directed by Ben Affleck, Ryan co-starred with Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris in what The New York Times called “a gutsy, sensational performance.” Her sympathetic portrayal of an otherwise despicable character was recognized with Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Additionally, she won Best Supporting Actress awards from the National Board of Review, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics’ Choice Awards), the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, among others.

In the fall of 2007, Ryan also appeared opposite Ethan Hawke in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, directed by Sidney Lumet. Her work was recognized with Best Ensemble awards from IFP’s Gotham Awards, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society of Film Critics, and she was nominated for a BFCA Critics’ Choice Award.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon has been honored for his work on both sides of the camera, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Damon has a wide range of projects forthcoming. He recently filmed George Nolfi’s thriller The Adjustment Bureau, opposite Emily Blunt, and reunited with director Clint Eastwood on the drama Hereafter, written by Peter Morgan. Damon will also film the Coen brothers’ remake of the classic western True Grit. His upcoming films also include the independent feature Margaret, directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

Damon most recently starred in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, opposite Morgan Freeman, for which Damon received Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild award nominations. He also played the title role in The Informant!, which marked his fifth collaboration with Steven Soderbergh and for which Damon received another Golden Globe nomination. He previously teamed with the director as part of the all-star casts in the action comedies Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. Damon also had a cameo role in the second part of Soderbergh’s two-part biopic Che.

For the small screen, Damon both executive produced and appeared in The People Speak, based on a book co-written by famed historian Howard Zinn and featuring dramatic readings and performances from some of the most famous names in the entertainment industry. It aired on the History Channel in December 2009.

In 2002, Damon originated the role of Jason Bourne in the blockbuster actioner The Bourne Identity. He went on to reprise his role in the two hit sequels, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, both directed by Paul Greengrass. Damon’s other recent film credits include Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Best Picture The Departed, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg; Robert DeNiro’s dramatic thriller The Good Shepherd, with DeNiro and Angelina Jolie; and Stephen Gaghan’s geopolitical thriller Syriana, with George Clooney.

Gael Garcia Bernal

After working as an actor in his native Mexico since childhood, Gael Garcia Bernal made his feature film debut in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Academy Award-nominated “Amores Perros.”His breakthrough performance in the universally acclaimed film earned him a Silver Ariel Award (Mexico's equivalent of the Oscar) as well as a Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, both as Best Actor.

Mr. Bernal's next film role was in another globally celebrated feature, Alfonso Cuáron's Academy Award-nominated “Y Tu Mamá También”, starring opposite his lifelong friend Diego Luna. For their performances, the two friends were jointly voted the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice International Film Festival.

He subsequently starred in the title role of Carlos Carrera's Academy Award-nominated romantic drama “El Crimen del padre Amaro [The Crime of Father Amaro].” His performance earned him the Silver Goddess Award for Best Actor from the Mexican Cinema Journalists, as well as a nomination from the Chicago Film Critics Association for Most Promising Performer.

The year 2004, proved to be a breakthrough year for him. He starred in Focus Features’ “The Motorcycle Diaries” directed by the award-winning Brazilian director, Walter Salles. He received rave reviews for his portrayal of the young Che Guevara out of both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. The film earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards and was honored by the Motion Picture Club as the Male Star of Tomorrow. Then, in November audiences saw him in the critically acclaimed “La mala educacíon [Bad Education]” helmed by famed Spanish director Pedro Aldomovar. In the film, he took on the challenge of playing three complex characters.

Amanda Seyfried

With her many notable film and television roles, Amanda Seyfried has quickly established herself as a breakout star.

Seyfried is best known for her starring role in the Universal Pictures hit film “Mamma Mia!” Seyfried highlights her vocal skills as ‘Sophie’ the daughter of ‘Donna’ (Meryl Streep). The film, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, was released in July 2008 and has grossed more than $600 million internationally.

Most recently, Seyfried starred in the box office hit, “Dear John” the highest opening film to date for Sony Screen Gems and the film which knocked “Avatar” from it’s top spot. She stars opposite Channing Tatum in the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks (“The Notebook”) bestseller. In the film, she plays a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier (Channing Tatum) while he’s on leave. Lasse Hallstrom (“The Cider House Rules”, “Chocolat”) directed from a script by Jamie Linden.

Seyfried will next star in the Summit film, “Letters to Juliet,” in which she plays a young American who travels to Verona, Italy to answer letters people write to the fictional Juliet of “Romeo and Juliet” fame. The film is directed by Gary Winick (“Bride Wars,””13 Going On 30”) and also stars Vanessa Redgrave, and Gael García Bernal. The film will be released on Friday, May 14, 2010.

In June 2010, Seyfried will begin production on “Albert Nobbs” in Dublin. She will star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Orlando Bloom and Glenn Close and Rodrigo Garcia is set to direct. The movie is produced by Glenn Close who also adapted the script from the short story by Irish author George Moore. Later this year, Seyfried will also begin production on Warner Bros’ “Little Red Riding Hood.” Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, the film will be directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Seyfried will play Valerie, the caped girl who, after a tragic event, tries to solve the mystery of the wolf that’s been terrorizing her village for two decades.

Also in 2010, Seyfried starred in “Chloe,” an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller where she shares the screen with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. Seyfried plays an escort (‘Chloe’) hired by a successful doctor (Moore) to test her husband’s fidelity.