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    Ron DeStefano

    Ron DeStefano was going to be a chemist; he only took a job doing summer stock to say goodbye to performing before grad school. But he was passionate about being on stage.

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    Carole Balkan

    "I really think that in my heart, I've always been an actor," says Carole Balkan, a woman who took a hiatus from the profession for the better part of two decades in order to raise her two children (one of each).

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    Adam Suzuki...Got the Part

    The story told in "La Sierva" was what interested Adam Suzuki when he saw the notice on BackStage.com in June 2011.

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    Johnny Ferretti...Got the Part

    Know your "type" and submit only when appropriate are basic rules every actor should follow, yet many do not. Fortunately for Johnny Ferretti, he has made these rules the foundation of his pursuit of acting.

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    Olunike Lockett-Smith

    Olunike Lockett-Smith, a Canadian-born, Jamaican- and Nigerian-bred actor with a penchant for accents calls the audition for her first student film "kismet."

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    Cae Camille

    When dancer Cae Camille shredded her hamstring last year, she transitioned to a new performing career.

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    Louie Olivos, Jr.

    Just two years ago, Louie Olivos, Jr. rubbed elbows with Cate Blanchett, Robin Williams, Mark Ruffalo, and Quentin Tarantino when he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award -- and it only took him 35 years to get there.

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    Barbara Rosenblat

    Playing the immigrant who became prime minister of Israel, Barbara Rosenblat performed William Gibson's one-woman play at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, N.Y.

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    Setor Attipoe

    Setor Attipoe didn't always plan to be an actor, graduating with a business degree from Temple University in 2003. But after receiving an acting class in Philadelphia as a birthday gift, Attipoe found her calling.

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    Robert Sciglimpaglia

    When Robert Sciglimpaglia walked into the courtroom at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice to film a mock death-penalty trial for a set of research videos, he felt right at home.