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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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    Cae Camille

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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.