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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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    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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    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 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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    Zack Gold

    As soon as he was called in to read for the role of Simey in John B. Keane's The Year of the Hiker last fall at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, Calif., a part he'd submitted for after seeing the casting notice on BackStage.com, Zack Gold got right ...

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    Dariean Henderson

    Having faith is important for all aspiring actors. But Dariean Henderson's faith factored in a little more when the actor responded last year to a notice for a nonunion feature called "True Riches."

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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.