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    Marion Kerr

    When Marion Kerr answered a fall 2006 casting notice in Back Stage West for the feature dramaWhite Knuckles, she had no idea it would result in two projects.

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    Jessica Blair

    When Jessica Blair saw the casting notice forCrimes of the Heartat the Santa Monica Playhouse, she knew the role of Lenny should be hers. Though Blair didn't physically fit what they had in mind, those casting the role were quickly convinced.

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    Stavellie Salomon

    Stavellie Salomon was not supposed to be an actor. In fact, the Scotland native and youngest of 12 children has spent most of her life trying to live up to her family's desire that she be a doctor.

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    C. Stephen Foster

    There are few actors who can cross gender lines and effectively play male and female roles. With his soft Southern lilt and his 5-foot frame, C. Stephen Foster has always been in touch with his masculine and feminine sides on stage.

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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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    Gio Banuelos

    Gio Banuelos is proof that the right actor is more important than the right role. He knewSolitudewas a project he wanted to be involved in, so he submitted, even though he didn't fit any of the character descriptions in the breakdown.

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    Geoffrey Goldberg

    It's a routine that's all too familiar: Wait hours to audition, give it your best shot, and then -- nothing. And no one knew it better than Geoffrey Goldberg.

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    Alexander von Roon

    When von Roon, a distinctly European actor who grew up in Germany and Croatia, read for a secondary role, the director and producer enjoyed his audition so much they cast him in the lead role.

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    Emily Kinney

    Emily Kinney is a happy actor. Forget what you've heard about backstabbing and ruthless competition; in this business, Kinney says, the most important thing is the belief that you are unique.

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    Jamie Gaul

    Jamie Gaul was in her astronomy class at Cal State Long Beach when her cell phone buzzed with the news that she was about to experience a completely different variety of stars.