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    Dariean Henderson

    Having faith is important for all aspiring actors. But Dariean Henderson's faith factored in a little more when the actor responded last year to a notice for a nonunion feature called "True Riches."

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    Bob Leonard

    Who would have thought that dancing the Hustle three decades ago would lead to a gig in 2009? But thanks to that experience and a Back Stage casting notice, Bob Leonard attended his first-ever audition and is now a member of the Timeless Torches, a dance team for the WNBA ...

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    Ria Erlich

    Some folks save their true passions for after retirement. Ria Erlich always knew deep inside that acting was her calling, but she kept putting it off in favor of a "real" job.

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    Randy Memoli

    To hear Randy Memoli tell it, acting saved his life. After graduating from high school in New Jersey, the gregarious and outspoken class clown and self-proclaimed slacker spent most of his time at odd jobs and partying.

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    Tara Lynne Barr

    At 15, Tara Lynne Barr has a résumé that would make most actors twice her age envious. With roles in theater and television projects as diverse as "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,"  Barr is focused on having a lasting career.

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    Jesse Bernath

    Originally a musical theater performer, Jesse Bernath successfully transitioned into plays when he auditioned for 'Liars' after seeing a casting notice in Back Stage.

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    Liz Beckham

    Auditioning is hard enough without the presence of a major star in the room, but that's exactly what happened to Liz Beckham when she went in for 'Accomplice: Hollywood'.

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    Pilar Millhollen

    Equity actor Pilar Millhollen became yet another casualty of the economy a few months ago when her agent dropped her, along with several other clients.

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    Eric Kochmer

    When the notice for the film 'Dialogues' appeared in Back Stage, Eric Kochmer was immediately interested. 'Dialogues' is experimental film director Owen Land's narrative feature about his own experiences from the late 1960s to the early '80s.

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    Jessica Goldstein

    About four months had passed when the director rang her up and told her she was right for a small role. He had remembered her after all that time, though Goldstein could barely remember the project. 'Blues for Life' was now a feature film.