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    Alexis Black

    Alexis Black knew she was destined to be an actor when, at age 4, she fell backstage, hurt herself, and wailed, "I have to go back on stage!"

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    Child Actor Nolan Gross On Working with Aronofsky, Watson, and Lerman on ‘Noah’ (Slideshow)

    Young Backstage member Nolan Gross enjoyed his “greatest summer ever” after he was cast in director Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” with Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman, and Emma Watson.

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    Renee Colvert

    The unequivocal adulation, the young, squealing audience members, the occasional moment when an enthusiast will rush the stage, these are the things that cause musical theatre actress Renee Colvert to admit, "I'm a Beatle, in a way."

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    Grace Gawthrop

    According to director Ryan Barger, "a degree of naturalism" and an ability to "give extremely simple dialogue an emotional subtext" made Grace Gawthrop the best candidate for the role of Eleanor in his film Anniversary.

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    Ydaiber Orozco (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Ydaiber Orozco did her acting training at the William Esper Studio in New York and made her Off-Broadway debut as the lead in "A Hole in His Heart."

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    Shari Gulley

    When actor Shari Gulley spotted a Back Stage West casting notice this summer forI Hate My Friends, a play premiering at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, she knew she was ready for the challenge.

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    Ozzie Stewart

    Ozzie Stewart jumped into character even before she got the role of Ms. Vy, a street hustler and gifted bookie, inBeautiful Jones, a nonunion film she read about in Back Stage East in January.

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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.