Matt Barr is best known for his role as Johnse Hatfield in the critically acclaimed mini-series “Hatfields and McCoys” opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. Also, Barr appeared as the lead in The CW’s “Valor” and starred in the feature film “The Layover,” directed by William H. Macy.
Barr’s television credits include “Harper’s Island,” on the Network, “Sleepy Hollow,” “Friday Night Lights,” “One Tree Hill” and “Hellcats.”
Barr’s feature film credits include “Parkland,” opposite Paul Giamatti and Zac Efron, “House Bunny,” opposite Anna Faris and Emma Stone, and “7 Below,” featuring Val Kilmer.
Originally from Dallas, Barr resides in Los Angeles. When he isn’t involved helping with the Wounded Warriors charity and the Alzheimer’s Association, Barr enjoys playing football, skydiving and making margaritas to accompany his famous guacamole.
His birthday is Feb. 14. Follow him on Instagram @matt_barr_.
Sofia Pernas is perhaps best known for her role as Marisa Sierras on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless, on the Network, and for her starring role on “The Brave.”
Pernas’ television credits include NCIS, on the Network, a recurring role on “Jane the Virgin,” “Bent,” “Leverage” and the television movie “Transylvania.”
Pernas made her acting debut in the family feature film “Age of Dragons” alongside Danny Glover and Vinnie Jones. Her additional feature credits include the horror film “Underground,” the independent horror feature “Indigenous,” Roger Corman’s “Operation Rogue” and the action film “The Green Ghost.”
Born in Fes, Morocco, Pernas grew up in Orange County, Calif., spending her summers back in Morocco at her family’s farm. Pernas is an avid gamer, lover of books and self-proclaimed sci-fi nerd. She enjoys playing the piano, tennis and volleyball. Her hidden talents include moonwalking, rapping in German and motorcycle riding. Pernas resides in Los Angeles with her wolf-malamute dog and enjoys spending time with her family.
Her birthday is July 31. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @sofiapernas.
Michael James Shaw
Michael James Shaw is perhaps best known for his role as Marvel supervillain Corvus Glaive in “Avengers: Infinity War” and Agent Mike in “Limitless,” on the Network.
Shaw’s additional television credits include BULL, on the Network, “Constantine,” “Roots” and “Oasis.”
Born and raised in Ocala, Fla., Shaw enjoyed drawing, painting, singing in the church choir and participating in local plays at the Ocala Civic Theatre. He studied musical theater at Howard University in Washington, D.C., then moved to New York where he graduated with a drama degree at The Julliard School.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys drawing and composing music.
His birthday is Sept. 16. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mjshawnuff.
Katia Winter is best known for her breakout role on the television series “Dexter” as Nadia, Detective Quinn’s love interest. Her additional television credits include “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Sleepy Hollow.”
Winter made her feature film debut in “Arena,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz. Her additional film credits include “Banshee Chapter,” “Negative” and “Knight of Cups” opposite Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. Winter will appear in the upcoming films “The Catch,” “10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up” and “The Wave.”
Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Winter had aspirations of becoming a police officer and working in criminal justice. She attended a military high school and completed a year abroad in Houston, Texas. After developing an interest in the entertainment industry while taking courses in film editing and directing, Winter moved to London to begin her studies in acting. She became involved in a handful of short films then moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue acting full time.
Winter enjoys doing her own stunts, as she has been training in martial arts for the past six years. Currently, she resides in the Los Angeles area.
Her birthday is Oct. 13. Follow her on Twitter @katia_winter and on Instagram @katiawinter.
James Callis is perhaps best known for his role in the Emmy Award-winning television series “Battlestar Galactica.”
Callis’ additional television credits include “Eureka,” “Portlandia,” “12 Monkeys,” “Flashforward,” “Musketeers,” “Key and Peele” and the voice of Alucard in Netflix’s hit animation series “Castlevania.”
On the big screen, Callis appeared in “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and the romantic comedy “Austenland,” starring Kerri Russell. His independent film credits include “Blood Moon,” “House by the Lake,” “The Hollow” and “The Bay House.”
Originally from London, Callis enjoys playing the piano, writing music and searching for antiques. He loves water skiing and has a passion for working with children’s charities. Currently, Callis resides in Los Angeles.
His birthday is June 4. Follow him on Twitter @jamescallis and on Instagram @james_callis.
Oded Fehr is perhaps best known for his roles in the “Resident Evil” and “The Mummy” film franchises. His additional film credits include “Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo,” “The Betrayed” and “White Chamber.”
On television, Fehr starred in the Golden Globe-nominated series “Sleeper Cell.” His additional credits include “Covert Affairs,” “Stitchers,” “Once Upon a Time,” “24: Legacy,” “When Heroes Fly” and “The First,” opposite Sean Penn.
Fehr lent his voice to characters in “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Justice League,” “Kaijudo” and the video game “Destiny 2.”
Born in Israel, Fehr relocated to Germany to pursue a career in business. He discovered a passion for acting after appearing in a local production of David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago.” Fehr attended the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England then joined London’s Court Yard Theatre where he starred as the title character in their production of “Don Juan Comes Back from the War.”
Fehr lives with his wife, children, dog and 13 chickens in Ojai, Calif. When he is not acting he can be found working on some extravagant project in his woodshop.
His birthday is Nov. 23. Follow him on Twitter @odedfehr.
Alicia Coppola has held countless roles both in film and on television. She is perhaps best known for “Jericho,” on the Network, and the feature films “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets” and “We Are Your Friends.”
Coppola began her career as Lorna Devon on the long-running daytime drama “Another World.” Since then, she has held recurring roles on NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, on the Network, “Empire,” “Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Common Law” and SHOWTIME’s SHAMELESS. Additional television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, “CSI” and “Two and a Half Men,” on the Network, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Teen Wolf,” “Crossing Jordan” and “Suits.”
In addition, Coppola has an extensive voiceover career as the voice behind the brands Acura, Kikkoman and Publix, and as the character She Hulk in the “Iron Man” video games.
In 2018 Coppola wrote, directed and starred in “Between Us,” a short film based on her book, Gracefully Gone, which details the decade-long dialogue with her father as she struggled to grow up while he lay dying from brain cancer. The film won Best Comedy/Dramedy at the 2018 London Independent Film Festival and Best Short Narrative at the 2019 MyHero International Festival.
Coppola is a global ambassador for the Elisabeth Kübler Ross Foundation and sits on the board of directors for HealGrief and AMF, who exist to help college students grieving the diagnosis and/or loss of a loved one alone.
Terrific at hosting cocktail parties, Coppola is an avid home chef, happiest in the kitchen making her family’s manicotti recipe. She is a self-proclaimed stand-up comedian who can hold a tune and whistle the intro to Billy Joel’s “The Stranger.”
Born and bred on Long Island, N.Y., Coppola holds a bachelor’s degree from NYU in political anthropology and philosophy. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband, their three daughters and their German shepherd, Hildy.
Her birthday is April 12. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @alicia_coppola.