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  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt


    Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox series Party of Five (1995–2000) as Sarah Reeves Merrin, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its 1998 sequel as Julie James.

  2. Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria


    Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began entering talent contests that led her to Los Angeles; shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent. Eva began to raise her profile after having roles as Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. In 2004 she signed as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. For her work on Desperate Housewives she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has also starred in films such as Harsh Times (2005), The Sentinel (2006), and Over Her Dead Body (2008).

  3. Jensen Ackles

    Jensen Ackles


    Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978) is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville. Ackles currently stars as Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural.

  4. Drew Barrymore

    Drew Barrymore


    Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, author, director, modeler and producer. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old. In 1980, she made her film debut in Altered States. In 1982, she starred in her breakout role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles.

  5. Tyler Perry

    Tyler Perry


    Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment; he earned $130 million between May 2010 and 2011.

  6. James Lafferty

    James Lafferty


    James Martin Lafferty (born July 25, 1985) is an American actor, director and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Nathan Scott on The CW television series One Tree Hill.

  7. Drake Bell

    Drake Bell


    Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986) is an American actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He began his career as an actor in the early 1990s, with an appearance on Home Improvement. Bell also appeared in several commercials. He appeared on The Amanda Show and became well-known among young audiences for his role as Drake Parker on the television series Drake & Josh. Bell starred in a trilogy of The Fairly OddParents movies on Nickelodeon. Bell is the voice of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Bell appeared on ABC's reality TV series Splash.

  8. Mariska Hargitay

    Mariska Hargitay


    Mariska Magdolna Hargitay (/məˈrɪʃkə ˈhɑrɡɨt/ mə-RISH-kə HAR-gi-tay; born January 23, 1964) is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Sergeant Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

  9. Shannen Doherty

    Shannen Doherty


    Shannen Maria Doherty (/ˈd.ərti/; born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, author, and television director. She is known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–94), and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001).

  10. Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster


    Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), known professionally as Jodie Foster, is an American actress, film director, and producer. Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and her first significant role came in 1976 as a child prostitute in Taxi Driver, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989, for playing a rape victim in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. This performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her third Best Actress Academy Award nomination for playing a backwoods hermit in Nell (1994). Her other best-known work includes Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006) and The Brave One (2007).

  11. Sondra Locke

    Sondra Locke


    Sondra Locke (born May 28, 1944 or 1947) is an American actress, singer and film director.

  12. Tom Welling

    Tom Welling


    Thomas John Patrick "Tom" Welling (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer and model best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent in The WB/The CW series Smallville.

  13. Fran Drescher

    Fran Drescher


    Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained minister, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–99), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.

  14. Helen Hunt

    Helen Hunt


    Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, and played single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Some of her other notable films include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, and The Sessions. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me. In addition to her Oscar, Hunt has won four Emmy awards, four Golden Globe awards, and two Screen Actors Guild awards.

  15. Joshua Jackson

    Joshua Jackson


    Joshua Browning Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 32 film roles. His well known roles include Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Peter Bishop in Fringe, and Cole Lockhart in The Affair. Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week.

  16. Leo Howard

    Leo Howard


    Leo Howard (born July 13, 1997) is an American actor, model and martial artist. He began his acting career at the age of seven, Howard is known for incorporating his karate skills into his feature film and television roles; as "Young Snake-Eyes" in the 2009 action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as "Young Conan" in the 2011 fantasy film, Conan the Barbarian, and as "Jack" on the Disney XD comedy series, Kickin' It. Howard was certified as the youngest TV director ever by the Guinness World Records for his work on the episode "Fight at the Museum" in the fourth season of the Kickin' It TV series at age 16.

  17. Melissa Joan Hart

    Melissa Joan Hart


    Melissa Joan Hart (born April 18, 1976) is an American actress, television director, and television producer. Hart is known for her title roles in the television series Clarissa Explains It All (1991–94), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–15).

  18. Austin Nichols

    Austin Nichols


    Austin Nichols (born April 24, 1980) is an American film, television actor and director who is perhaps best known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in films such as The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon. He starred in the HBO series John from Cincinnati. Nichols is currently portraying Spencer Monroe in AMC's The Walking Dead.

  19. Melissa Gilbert

    Melissa Gilbert


    Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress and television director.

  20. Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris


    Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, producer, director, comedian, magician, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his role as the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993). He currently hosts Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.

  21. David Boreanaz

    David Boreanaz


    David Boreanaz (pronounced bɔːriˈænəz, born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as the vampire Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime drama Bones.

  22. Diane Keaton

    Diane Keaton


    Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall; January 5, 1946) is an American film actress, director, producer and screenwriter. She began her career on stage and made her screen debut in 1970. Her first major film role was as Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather (1972), but the films that shaped her early career were those with director and co-star Woody Allen, beginning with Play It Again, Sam in 1972. Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), established her as a comic actor. Her fourth, Annie Hall (1977), won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

  23. Mindy Kaling

    Mindy Kaling


    Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the creator and star of the Fox and Hulu sitcom The Mindy Project, and also serves as executive producer and writer for the show. She is also known for her work on the NBC sitcom The Office, where she portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor and served as executive producer, writer and director.

  24. David Duchovny

    David Duchovny


    David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, and director. He is best known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the science fiction horror drama series The X-Files and the alcoholic, drug-abusing, womanizing novelist Hank Moody on the comedy-drama television series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. He has appeared in the two X-Files films, the science fiction-thriller The X-Files (1998) and the supernatural fiction-thriller The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).

  25. Don Johnson

    Don Johnson


    Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his role as James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice, and as the lead role in the 1990s cop series Nash Bridges. Johnson is a Golden Globe-winning actor for his role in Miami Vice and a winner of the American Power Boat Association Offshore World Cup, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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