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Marla Lynne Sokoloff

Marla Sokoloff at the Internet Movie Database Marla Lynne Sokoloff (born December 19, 1980) is an American actress and musician, known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the TV show The Practice, and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom, Full House. Sokoloff began acting at age 12 (1993), when she was cast as Gia Mahan in the sitcom Full House. She played Stephanie Tanner’s arch enemy, but later became her best friend. In 1998, Sokoloff landed her most notable role as she was cast as the sassy receptionist Lucy Hatcher in The Practice. Along with other popular appearances, she is well-remembered as Joey’s pregnant sister, Dina, in season 8 of Friends. Sokoloff also had a three-episode stint as a nanny in Desperate Housewives.[citation needed] In November 2006, she starred in the ABC television series Big Day.[citation needed] The last episode aired on January 30, 2007.[citation needed] She also made a guest appearance in an episode of Burn Notice, where she played Melanie, working undercover as a receptionist at a Miami art gallery, whose owner had murdered her character’s father. Sokoloff also has starred in several movies, including Whatever It Takes, The Climb, The Tollbooth, Dude, Where’s My Car?, Sugar & Spice, and Love On The Side. In 2008, Sokoloff starred alongside Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, and Liz Sheridan in the romantic comedy Play the Game. She also voices the Glatorian Kiina in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. She played Imogene O’Neill in the mini series, “Meteor” Sokoloff sang and played rhythm guitar in LA-based rock band Smittin until 2003 when she struck out on her own.[citation needed] On February 17, 2006, she released her first solo CD, called Grateful.

Jeremy Merton Sisto

Jeremy Sisto at the Internet Movie Database Jeremy Merton Sisto (born October 6, 1974) is an American actor. Sisto has had recurring roles as Billy Chenowith on the HBO series Six Feet Under and Detective Cyrus Lupo on Law & Order on television and also starred in the films Jesus, Clueless and Thirteen. He currently stars in the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. Sisto played a killer in Hideaway, a rich brat in Clueless and White Squall, Jesus in the eponymous mini-series, a patient diagnosed with multiple personality disorder in the short film Inside, a former drug addict in Thirteen, and an abusive husband in Waitress. Sisto also played the character Billy in the HBO series Six Feet Under. He also appeared in the 2003 finale of the WB’s Dawson’s Creek; afterward he performed on the Los Angeles stage the role of bigoted Southerner Shane Mungitt in Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, about a dark baseball player who announces he is gay. Besides acting, Sisto has worked behind the scenes. In 1998, he produced the unreleased movie Taken, together with his friend Ethan Embry. He also produced the films Three Women of Pain and Paranoia 1.0. In April 2003, he started his own production company, Dima Entertainment. In 2006, he appeared on Broadway in Festen. In the same year, he starred in the short-lived NBC drama series Kidnapped. In July 2007, Sisto was featured in the Maroon 5 video for the song “Wake Up Call”. He played a man who was sleeping with the girlfriend of Adam Levine. In 2008, Sisto joined the cast of the crime drama Law & Order as Detective Cyrus Lupo, replacing the outgoing Milena Govich. He had previously appeared on the show as a lawyer in the previous season’s finale. He voiced Batman in the direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier. Sisto is currently starring in the American television comedy series Suburgatory which premiered on ABC in the fall of 2011. ABC announced on October 13, 2011 they would pickup the series for a full season. BuddyTV ranked him #98 on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011”

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough at the Internet Movie Database

Julianne Alexandra Hough  born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time champion of ABC’sDancing with the Stars. She earned a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nomination in 2007 for choreography. ABC’s 20/20 called her one of the “very best dancers on the planet.”  Hough was signed to Mercury Nashville Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and #3 on the Billboard 200. It sold 67,000 copies its first week, and has sold over 320,000 total copies. On October 12, 2008, she released a holiday album, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, which as of January 5, 2009, had sold 157,000 copies. She starred in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. Hough’s first country music single “Will You Dance With Me” was released to iTunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007 to raise money for the American Red Cross. The song peaked at #100 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart.  She later signed with Universal Music Group Nashville’s Mercury Nashville division. Her self-titled debut album was recorded in Nashville and produced by David Malloy, who has worked with Reba McEntire, Eddie Rabbitt, among others. Hough’s album, which met with mixed reviews, debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart on May 31, and also peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200.  Hough’s second single, and the first to be released to country radio, “That Song in My Head” debuted on the Country charts in March. Hough joined Brad Paisley’s 2008 Tour, along with Jewel and Chuck Wicks. Hough, Paisley and Willie Nelson appeared in the video for the Snoop Dogg song “My Medicine”. Hough appeared in a Juicy Fruit commercial in the fall of 2008. and released an EP of Christmas music called Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection. Hough performed her second single “My Hallelujah Song” on Dancing With the Stars on November 18, 2008, with her brother, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer dancing. Hough, LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, and Kellie Pickler announced the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award nominees in February 2009. Hough was nominated for the Top New Female Vocalist award, a fan voted award, which she subsequently won.  Hough won the Top New Artist award at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2009. During 2009, Hough headlines some of her own shows. Her first concert as the headlining act was in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Meyer Theatre on January 15, 2009. She was the opening act for two shows on Toby Keith’s Tour as well as the opening act for George Strait’s Summer 2009 Tour. Hough did not get the chance to write on her first record because the whole process was so quick. For her next record, she plans to write more. Hough recently finished work on her second studio album for Mercury Nashville and the first single, “Is That So Wrong”, was released to radio on June 21, 2010. The album is set for release in 2012.