Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson
Toronto-born actress Shenae Grimes stars as Annie Wilson, a teenager whose life has changed dramatically since moving to Beverly Hills, on The CW's "90210."
Grimes caught the attention of many viewers when playing good girl Darcy Edwards on the Canadian series "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Her character started out as a minor role, but Darcy was later made a leading character, and Grimes walked away from the series winning a Gemini award for her performance.
Most recently, Grimes starred in Wes Craven's "Scream 4," opposite Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Hayden Panettiere. Grimes also played teenage Shania Twain in the television movie "Shania: A Life In Eight Albums," and appeared in the television movie "Picture This," opposite Ashley Tisdale. She will next be seen starring in the independent film "Sugar" alongside Twilight's Alex Meraz and True Blood's Marshall Allman.
Furthering her deep passion for music, Grimes appeared in a music video for rock band Our Lady Peace's single "All You Did Was Save My Life" and directed her own video which she also sings in called "Myself and I."
Following her trip to Japan after the devastating earthquake, Grimes has started her own charitable organization SPREAD THE HEART and continues to support many other organizations efforts.
Grimes currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson
Tristan Wilds stars as Dixon Wilson, a star athlete and scholar in The CW's new drama "90210."
For his work on 90210, Wilds was nominated for a 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Star: Drama and a 2009 Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV: Breakout Male Star. He recently appeared in HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire," and made his big-screen debut in the feature film "Half Nelson," starring Ryan Gosling, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Breakout Stars of 2008, Wilds starred as Zachary Taylor in "The Secret Life of Bees," the screen adaptation of the novel written by Sue Monk Kidd. Wilds starred in the film alongside an all-star cast including Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifa, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. The film won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and two People's Choice Awards for Movie Drama and Independent Movie. During his summer hiatus, Wilds traveled to Prague to film the George Lucas feature film "Red Tails," a fictional tale inspired by the real-life Tuskegee Airmen – the first all-black aerial combat unit that flew during World Ward II. The ensemble cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston and Terrence Howard.
Wilds was heard but not seen when he became the voice of the main character Blak for the animated feature film "Blokhedz," based on the independent graphic novel by Mark and Mike Davis.
Wilds also stepped into the world of music videos, appearing in "Ghetto Mindstate," by rap artist Li'l Flip and featuring Lyfe Jennings, as well as playing Jay Z's nephew in the music video "Roc Boys." Wilds was also one of the fresh new faces in Rocawear's 2008 "I Will Not Lose" campaign, as well as a Rocawear model.
Not to be limited to other artists' music videos, Wilds is also a talented singer and songwriter and is currently working on his first album. When not on a television or movie set, he can be found hard at work in a recording studio.
AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark
AnnaLynne McCord stars as Naomi Clark, the well-meaning but delightfully narcissistic rich girl with a heart of cubic zirconium in The CW's "90210."
Well known for her role as the scandalous and deviant Eden Lord in the award-winning drama "Nip/Tuck," McCord's other television credits include "The O.C.," "Ugly Betty," "Cold Case," "Greek" and "CSI: Miami."
On film, McCord recently starred in "The Haunting of Molly Hartley," with Chace Crawford, and in "Fired Up," with Sarah Roemer and Molly Simms. Past film credits include "Transporter 2," "Mysterious," and the 2007 remake of George Romero's "Day of the Dead." McCord can be seen in the feature "Gun," a drama set in the world of drug dealing, opposite Val Kilmer and 50 Cent. The film premiered at the 2010 Latino Film Festival.
McCord is also very passionate about human rights and uses her notoriety and voice to speak out on behalf of those without. Her dedication and devotion to the fight to end human trafficking, specifically those victim to sexual slavery, is her driving force. McCord's targeted demographic is mostly teenage girls ages 14-24, who are ever present in her mind as she strives to be a role model in both her life and career. Her hope is to inspire the next generation of women to uplift and empower each other to seek equality and freedom. In her spare time, she volunteers to help such organizations as The Blind Project, dedicated to building awareness and ending Human Trafficking, and The St Bernard Project, a nonprofit community-based organization which creates housing opportunities for hurricane Katrina survivors.
A native of Buford, Georgia, McCord began her career at age 15 with the renowned Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, and has graced ads for major brands including Estee Lauder.
McCord currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Jessica Stroup as Silver
Jessica Stroup stars as Silver, an outspoken free spirit, on The CW drama "90210."
Stroup left her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, at age 17 for Los Angeles, where she immediately began working as a model and actress. She has quickly established herself as a highly sought-after young actress in both film and television.
Stroup will next be seen in the Universal comedy "Ted" with Seth McFarlane and Mila Kunis, due in theaters in April 2012. Her film credits include starring opposite Brittany Snow in the horror remake "Prom Night." The film was a hit and earned a No. 1 spot at the box office with a $20 million opening, an upper tier debut for the genre.
Stroup also starred as the female lead in "The Hills Have Eyes II." Her additional feature credits include "The Informers," with Billy Bob Thornton and Winona Ryder; "Homecoming," with Mischa Barton; "This Christmas," alongside Chris Brown and Mekhi Phifer; "Broken" and "School for Scoundrels."
Stroup's television credits include guest starring roles on "True Blood," "Grey's Anatomy" and "October Road." She was also seen in a recurring role on The CW comedy "Reaper" as Cady, Satan's daughter.
She current lives in Los Angeles.
Michael Steger as Navid Shirazi
Michael Steger stars as Navid Shirazi, entrepreneur and owner of Shirazi Studios, in The CW drama "90210."
A Southern California native, Steger spent most of his childhood training in martial arts. That discipline led him to acting at a very young age. He started doing plays in middle school and continued throughout high school and college. After college, Steger joined The New American Theatre - Circus Theatricals and went on to play leading roles in numerous classical and contemporary plays in and around the Los Angeles area, including, "A View from the Bridge," "Death of a Salesman," "Othello" and "Tartuffe."
Steger's career began to take off when Tim Burton cast and directed him as the lead in the music video for the song "Bones," by popular rock band The Killers. Shortly after, Steger landed his first television series opposite Rob Corddry in "The Winner," produced by Seth MacFarlane. Following the sitcom, Steger became a series regular on "Buzz," a pilot in which he starred opposite Sharon Lawrence. He has also guest starred on "True Blood," "Covert Affairs," "Criminal Minds," "Navy NCIS," "Cory in the House" and "Hannah Montana."
Recently, Steger worked with Jordan Bridges and Julian Sands in the independent film "Assisting Venus." Prior to 90210, he made his feature film debut in the Disney movie "The Cheetah Girls: One World," opposite Roshan Seth.
Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna Tate-Duncan
Jessica Lowndes (pronounced Lounds) plays troubled teen-turned-pop-star-sensation, "Adrianna" on The CW's hit drama "90210."
Lowndes made her theatrical film debut in the 2008 horror film "The Haunting of Molly Hartley," and was most recently seen starring in the Anchor Bay thriller "Altitude," in which she plays a rookie pilot whose weekend getaway flight turns into a horrific battle for survival.
An aspiring singer-songwriter in real life, Lowndes provides her own vocals for all of the songs she sings on "90210" and she independently produced several of the tracks (including "Haven't Been Drinkin'" and "Stamp Of Love") and licensed them to the show. Her song "Goodbye" was featured prominently in an episode of "Moonlight." Lowndes recently collaborated with UK hip hop artist Ironik on the single "Falling in Love." The single charted in the top 40 in the UK and the video has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube. During her downtime, Lowndes is working with top music producers across the globe to complete her first album.
Lowndes was discovered in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005 by the producers of Showtime's anthology series "Masters of Horror." After landing a starring role in Tobe Hooper's apocalyptic film "Dance of the Dead," Lowndes finished high school and moved to Hollywood to improve her talent and pursue her vocation.
Her other television credits include a recurring role on "Greek" and a starring role in Ryan Murphy's "Pretty Handsome" transgender pilot, which has developed a cult-like following despite the fact the show did not go to series.
Matt Lanter as Liam Court
Matt Lanter is currently shaking things up as bad boy Liam Court on The CW's "90210."
Lanter starred as Edward Sullen in the spoof comedy feature "Vampires Suck." Lanter also lent his voice as Anakin Skywalker to the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." He was seen in the upcoming psychological thriller "The Roommate," opposite Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl").
Born in northeastern Ohio, Lanter's family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was 8 years old. He spent much of his time playing baseball, football and golf. His love for baseball led him to a position as a batboy with the Atlanta Braves and later, while studying at the University of Georgia, Lanter developed an interest in the film and television industry.
After briefly working as a model, Lanter decided to move to Los Angeles to follow his dream of establishing a successful acting career. The leap of faith turned out to be quite worthwhile, and he was soon landing roles on TV shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "CSI," "Life," "Big Love" and "Monk," as well as the feature film, "Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius."
Often recognized for his series regular role as Geena Davis' son on "Commander in Chief," Lanter has also recurred on "Heroes," and "Shark." His talent surpasses the ability to solely act for TV and film. On stage, Matt made his theatrical debut opposite Laurence Fishburne in Alfred Uhry's "Without Walls" at The Mark Taper Forum.
Lanter's films include the horror film "Sorority Row," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Disaster Movie" and "Wargames 2: The Dead Code." Prior to that, he established himself as a tween heartthrob, playing the lead in the film "The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream."
Outside of acting, Lanter actively supports the Alzheimer's Association and has participated in various events for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (one of which was a celebrity dodgeball team promoting the premiere of Ben Stiller's movie, "Dodgeball," in which the proceeds also went to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation) and the Nautica Malibu Triathlon where he was part of the "Commander in Chief " celebrity relay team.
Lanter currently resides in Los Angeles.
Gillian Zinser as Ivy
Gillian Zinser plays Ivy, a care-free Bohemian spirit of Southern California, on The CW drama "90210".
Zinser starred in the MTV television film "The Truth Below," alongside Ricky Mabe, Nick Thurston and Reid Ewing. Additionally, she completed production on the independent thriller "Liars All" opposite Matt Lanter and Sara Paxton. Zinser's other television credits include roles on TNT's "Southland," CBS' "Cold Case," and ABC's "Cupid."
Off screen, Zinser spends much of her time and energy working with Artists for Peace and Justice, which included a recent trip to Haiti to aid in the building of a school in a refugee camp. Additionally, she is involved with Hugh Jackman's Live Below the Line Campaign with the goal of ending extreme poverty.
A graduate of New York University, Zinser currently resides in both Venice, California and New York City.
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