Born in London, UK, actress Mischa Barton began her acting career on the stage, appearing in Tony Kushner’s Slavs! and in James Lapine’s Twelve Dreams at New York‘s Lincoln Center. In 1996 she made her screen debut with a guest appearance on the American soap opera All My Children. Voice over work followed with the Nickelodeon cartoon series KaBlam!, as did her first major film role in 1997 was as the protagonist of Lawn Dogs, an acclaimed drama co-starring Sam Rockwell. Major box office pictures soon followed, including the romantic comedy Notting Hill and M. Night Shyamalan’s smash hit The Sixth Sense.
Barton is best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O.C., in which she starred from 2003–2006, and for which she received two Teen Choice Awards and a Prism Award nomination. The role catapulted Barton into mainstream fame, and Entertainment Weekly named her the ‘It Girl’ of 2003.
She has since appeared in the comedy remake St Trinian’s, the Richard Attenborough-directed drama Closing the Ring (both in 2007) and in Assassination of a High School President in 2008. Following, Barton returned to television, starring in the short-lived Ashton Kutcher-produced CW series The Beautiful Life: TBL in 2009, and in 2012 she returned to the stage, performing in the Irish production of Steel Magnolias.
One of Hollywood’s edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about four decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is the son of Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights. His siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts, and he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his acting career at age 5 in a local theater company called the “Actors and Writers Workshop”, founded by his late father. After his schooling at Grady High, he studied drama at age 17 in London for two years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, then returned to the States and continued his studies at the American Academy in New York. He made his NY stage debut in “Rebel Women” in 1976 at age 20 and appeared in regional productions, once playing the newspaper boy in a production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” starring Shirley Knight and Glenn Close.
Dave Bautista is an American actor, former professional mixed martial artist, and former professional wrestler best known for his time in the WWE under the ring name ‘Batista’. A six-time world champion, having won the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice, he is the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history.
As an actor, Batista has starred in The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012, Riddick in 2013, James Gunn’s box office goliath Guardians of the Galaxy as the character of ‘Drax’ in 2014, and will next appear in the Kickboxer reboot and in director Sam Mendes’ Spectre, the latest installment in the iconic James Bond film franchise, which is set for release later this year.
Drake Bell is an American actor and singer-songwriter, who began his career as an actor in the early 1990s with an appearance on the television series Home Improvement, and who later became well-known among young audiences for his role of Drake Parker on the series Drake & Josh. Bell additionally starred in a trilogy of The Fairly OddParents movies on Nickelodeon, and voiced the role of Peter Parker in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD.
In addition to acting, Bell built a career in music, independently releasing his debut album Telegraph in 2005. His second album, It’s Only Time, was released in 2006 after signing with Universal Motown Records and debuted at #81 on the Billboard 200, selling over 7,500 copies its first week of release. It’s Only Time has sold 178,000 copies in the United States as of 2012. In 2014, Bell released his third album, Ready, Steady, Go! under indie label Surfdog Records. Ready, Steady, Go! debuted at #182 on the Billboard 200, and sold 2,000 copies in its first week of release.
Most known as the character of Machete, originally developed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez for the Spy Kids series of movies and later expanded into Trejo’s own series of films, American actor Danny Trejo has appeared also in dozens of Hollywood films and television series, including turns in Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. Other credits include Heat (1995), Con Air (1997) and Desperado (1995).
Best known as a comedian, American-born actor, musician and television and film producer Andy Dick has also made headlines via his outlandish behavior and numerous brushes with the law. Appearing first on television in the influential Ben Stiller Show, he later had a long-running roll on NBC’s NewsRadio, and was a supporting character on Less than Perfect, which he followed with MTV’s sketch-comedy series The Andy Dick Show, in which he hosted. Dick’s extensive voice-over work includes the Disney direct-to-video animated film The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, the Dilbert animated series, and on Nickelodeon in the TV series Hey Arnold, as well as in video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Brooke Hogan is an American reality television star, actress, singer, and media personality. Daughter of famous professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, Brooke took an early interest in music, and began working on her first studio album in 2002. In an attempt to promote her music career, Hogan and her father appeared in a one-hour special on VH1. The special proved to be a ratings success, leading to Hogan and her family starring in the reality television series Hogan Knows Best from 2005–07. Her first studio album, Undiscovered, was released in 2006. It was preceded by the single About Us, which entered the top-forty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Abigail Wright’s desire to perform has been apparent since she was a young child. Her first acting experience came at the age of 7 when she begged her mom to let her audition for a community theater production. She continued to perform through adolescence in school musical productions and participating in her high school’s drama and speech team. When adulthood hit, she repressed the acting bug for as long as she could, but has slowly begun dipping her toe back in.
Elizabeth Morris was born in the West Midlands of England. Having being actively involved in the performing Arts from an early age, Elizabeth’s training included tuition from Jaquie Crago from the RSC before starting Theatre with the Focus Theatre Company. L.A. Slasher is Elizabeth’s feature film debut in a role that utilizes her energetic style and natural comedy timing. Elizabeth has just wrapped on her second feature film, the science fiction thriller Let’s Be Evil in which she plays the lead role.
American adult actress Tori Black was named by Maxim magazine as one of the twelve top female stars working in porn, and by CNBC as one of the twelve most popular adult actresses. CNBC noted her role as Catwoman in Vivid Entertainment’s Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, as well as her 2010 wins by AVN and XBIZ and 2011 AVN win and XBIZ nomination as ‘Female Performer of the Year’.
Crossing over into the mainstream, Black has had a guest-starring role in the Showtime series Ray Donovan. L.A. Slasher marks her feature film mainstream debut.