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Mark Ruffalo

What an awesome actor, not to mention a real cutie with a warm personality! Mark Ruffalo was born Mark Alan Ruffalo on November 22, 1967 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His mother, Marie Rose (née Hebert), is a hairdresser and stylist, and his father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr., worked as a construction painter. Mark has two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother, Scott, who died in December 2008.

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MIA WASIKOWSKA

Mia Wasikowska was born and raised in Australia. At the age of nine she was training as a ballerina but gave that up at 14 due to increasing pressure to achieve physical perfection and her growing dissatisfaction with the industry in general. She is quoted as saying “Dance is about [the] minute things that most people don’t notice but that dancers are trained to see and spend hours obsessing over in front of the mirror. Dancers are kept in a perpetual state of pre-puberty [and] that type of pressure breeds insecurities.” However, she credits ballet with improving her ability to handle her nerves in auditions: “I’d be a very different person if I didn’t have ballet as my background. Dance really toughens you up.”

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JOHNNY DEPP

I thought I would do a blog on one of Hollywoods most popular actors, Johnny Depp. Johnny was born John Christopher “Johnny” Depp II on June 9, 1963 in born in Owensboro, Kentucky. He has one brother and two sisters. His brother Daniel is a novelist and his sister Christie is currently his personal manager. Through his childhood Johnny’s family moved around a lot, they eventually settled in Mirama, Florida, in 1970. In 1978, his parents divorced. Johnny engaged in self-harm as a child, due to the stress of dealing with family problems, which resulted in several self-inflicted scars. In a 1993 interview, he reflected on his self-injury by saying “My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist”.

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ASHLEY JUDD

When I was flicking through channels on my TV I came across a new show on ABC called Missing (see official show synopsis below) starring Ashley Judd. I remember watching Ashley in one of my all time favorite TV series Sisters which also starred the lovely Sela Ward (Theodora “Teddy” Reed) & Patricia Kalember (Georgiana “Georgie” Reed Whitsig). Ashley played Reed Halsey Philby, daughter to Alex (Swoosie Kurtz) and Wade (David Dukes). Ashley was on the show from 1991-1994. After winning critical acclaim for the film Ruby in Paradise in 1994 she decided to leave the show and concentrate on her film career.

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JOHN CUSACK & THE REAL EDGAR ALLAN POE

John Paul Cusack was born on June 28, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish Catholic family. He comes from a family of actors including his father, Dick Cusack and his siblings Ann, Joan, Bill and Susie. His mother Nancy, is a former mathematics teacher and political activist. His sister Joan Cusack has appeared in some films with her brother which include Class, Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U.S.A., Broadcast News, Say Anything…, Grosse Pointe Blank, Cradle Will Rock, High Fidelity, Martian Child and War, Inc. Close friend Jeremy Piven has appeared in many of John’s films including One Crazy Summer, Elvis Stories, Say Anything…, The Player, Floundering, The Grifters, Grosse Pointe Blank, Serendipity and Runaway Jury.

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BALTHAZAR GETTY

Balthazar Getty was born Paul Balthazar Getty in Tarzana, California on January 22, 1975. He was raised in San Francisco before being sent to private school in the United Kingdom, where he was enrolled at Gordonstoun School, a boarding school that has educated three generations of the British Royal Family. His dad is Paul Getty who is a  writer as well as an actor and mom is Gisela Martine Getty who is a professional photographer and documentary filmmaker and a native of Germany. He has one maternal half-sister named Anna who has also been bitten by the acting bug! He is the great-grandson of multi-millionaire J. Paul Getty, founder of the Getty Oil Company, and at one time one of the richest men in the world.

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LIV TYLER

Liv Tyler was born Liv Rundgren on July 1, 1977 in New York. She is the daughter of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, and Bebe Buell, model and singer. Her mom claimed that Liv was Todd Rundgren’s daughter but in later years when Liv was 9 years old she met Steven Tyler and noticed that she had a resemblance to his other daughter Mia. She then learned that indeed Steven Tyler was her real dad! The two have since become close.

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