Bones cast

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

as Dr. Temperance Brennan

An actress with talent and poise, Emily Deschanel has built an impressive list of credits in her career, challenging herself with each new role.

On the big screen, Deschanel has an upcoming cameo in Nick Cassavetes' film My Sister's Keeper. Recent film credits include Glory Road opposite Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Jon Voight for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. She has also appeared in the feature films Cold Mountain for Anthony Minghella; The Alamo for John Lee Hancock; Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, Boogeyman for Stephen Kay and Jane Weinstock's Easy.

In October 2004, Interview magazine named Deschanel one of 6 Actors to Watch in its annual Young Hollywood issue.

Deschanel's television credits include guest appearances on the series Crossing Jordan, Providence, and Law & Order: SVU and the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red. Recent theater credits for Deschanel, a member of the Interact Theatre Company, include the roles of Emily in Our Town, and Natasha in Three Sisters.

Deschanel was born in Los Angeles and received her B.F.A. in Theater from Boston University.

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

as Special Agent Seeley Booth

In addition to his starring role on Bones, David Boreanaz recently directed an episode of the series, which aired in late February. Boreanaz's film credits include the independent sports drama Our Lady of Victory, opposite Carla Cugino and Ellen Burstyn. Boreanaz plays Ed Rush, whose wife coaches the Immaculata College women's basketball team, turning a losing team into national champions. In addition to voicing the role of Hal Jordan (aka "The Green Lantern") for the animated feature Justice League: The New Frontier, Boreanaz starred opposite Anne Heche in Alan Cumming's independent black comedy Suffering Man's Charity, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

While relatively new to acting when he landed a guest-starring role on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boreanaz vaulted to stardom as the mysterious and tortured character Angel on the series. He continued the role in his own series, Angel.

Boreanaz was exposed to the TV business at a young age as the son of a veteran weather forecaster for WPVI in Philadelphia. After graduating from Ithaca College, he moved to Los Angeles to try his luck in Hollywood. He got his first break with a guest spot on Married With Children as the biker boyfriend of Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate).

On stage, Boreanaz performed in the off-Broadway production of Spalding Gray: Stories to Tell. He has performed at the Ensemble Theatre in Hat Full of Rain, at the Gardner Stage in Italian-American Reconciliation, Fool for Love, and Cowboy Mouth.

Boreanaz is an avid golfer and traveler, and lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

as Dr. Camille Saroyan

A poised, graceful and disciplined artist, Tamara Taylor continues to break through to new levels in her career, which began with quick success in nationally televised commercials. A native of Toronto, Taylor began booking parts in television and film projects just a few months after moving to Los Angeles.

Taylor's first big break came when she landed a series regular role on Party of Five, playing Matthew Fox's love interest, Grace. Later, she was cast as Dr. Ana Syphax in Steven Bochco's drama City of Angels with Blair Underwood, as Sarah opposite Paula Marshall on Hidden Hills and as Nina in Sex, Love & Secrets, opposite Denise Richards and Eric Balfour. Among dozens of memorable guest appearances, Taylor most recently appeared on the series Lost, Numb3rs, CSI: Miami, and NCIS.

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

as Angela Montenegro

As the bawdy and insightful counterpart to the lab-ful of "squints" on Bones, Michaela Conlin is a dynamic presence; TV Guide's top critic Matt Roush has blogged about her being "good enough to deserve her own show."

Upon graduating with a B.F.A. degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Conlin was chosen to be a part of Bravo's documentary series The It Factor, which focused on the lives of young actors in New York City. By the time the series aired, Conlin had already paved her own way to Los Angeles and landed a starring role on the drama MDs. She followed with another lead role in The D.A., as an outspoken political consultant.

In film, Conlin has appeared as Adrien Brody's lover in the Sundance favorite Love the Hard Way, and as confidante to Robin Tunney in the acclaimed independent film Open Window.

TJ Thyne

TJ Thyne

as Dr. Jack Hodgins

Thyne was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is one of six children. He went on to attend the USC School of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1997. In 2001, he co-founded Theatre Junkies, a group offering workshops and professional development for actors in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Since his career took off, he has appeared on many hit TV shows, including Charmed, NCIS,and CSI: NY, and in films including Erin Brockovich, Ghost World, and Something's Gotta Give.

He has starred as beloved conspiracy theorist Dr. Jack Hodgins on Bones since the series began.
John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

as Dr. Lance Sweets

Daley plays Dr. Lance Sweets, a young FBI-appointed therapist with whom Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) are ordered to meet in order to determine if their crime-solving partnership can continue

Of Daley's addition to the cast, Bones creator and executive producer Hart Hanson said: "He is terrifically funny and very appealing while projecting intelligence, which injects his scenes with all our actors, especially Emily and David, with a kind of rollicking energy that is a real bonus... and he fits in perfectly with the cattywonkers tone of our show."

Daley's television credits include the critically acclaimed Judd Apatow series Freaks and Geeks, The Geena Davis Show, Boston Public, and Kitchen Confidential. He stars in the upcoming film 5-25-77; additional film credits include the release Waiting and the mocumentary comedy Here I Am, which he wrote and starred in. Daley and his writing partner Jonathan Goldstein recently sold their first feature film project, The 40 Thousand Dollar Man, to New Line Cinema.

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