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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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    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.

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    Jamie Gaul

    19-year-old Jamie Gaul was studying astronomy at her Cal State Long Beach class when her cell phone buzzed with the news that she was about to encounter a completely different variety of stars.

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    Michael Raye

    It takes a special kind of man to wear a dress -- and wear it well. But actor Michael Raye is up to the challenge.

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    James Dickson

    Dickson was going through an acting dry spell and starting to lose hope about his career, when a phone call came from Shaun Duffy, a casting director at Billy Dowd.

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    Daniel Dambroff (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Daniel Dambroff is a nonunion actor who did his training at the T. Schreiber Studio and landed the lead role of Marcus Wright in the film "Brilliant Mistakes."

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    James Mcknight

    The nonunion feature filmBlake's Divine Comedytells the story of poet and artist William Blake, a self-doubting English teacher.

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    Sarah Louise Lilley

    The University of Southern California graduate offers one simple piece of advice to her fellow actors: Always remain optimistic after an audition.

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    Nic Stanich

    Nic Stanich originally auditioned for two supporting roles, but then casting director Meridith Montgomery literally chased him down the street to ask him to read for the lead.

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    Beth Sobo

    While on vacation in Portland, Beth Sobo checked BackStage.com for acting opportunities in the area and discovered a casting notice for the musical "Gracie and the Atom" at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre.