Australian actor Julian McMahon has garnered international attention for his work in both television and film. Recently, McMahon was seen in the television series Runaways and as the lead role in Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger’s thriller film Monster Party. Previously, he played opposite Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue in the ensemble feature Swinging Safari, written and directed by Stephan Elliott.
He is instantly recognizable for his starring role as Dr. Christian Troy, the charming plastic surgeon on the television series Nip/Tuck. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 2005 and received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in 2007 for his work on the show. He also received the Excellence in Entertainment Award for his contribution to the entertainment industry during G’Day USA: Australia Week 2008, an annual celebration of Australian culture sponsored by the Australian Consulate.
Also, McMahon was featured in the series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, opposite Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, and Hunters. In addition, McMahon appeared in the miniseries Childhood’s End, which was nominated for a 2015 Critics Choice Award.
McMahon’s additional feature film credits include Paranoia with Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, and Gary Oldman as well as George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You alongside Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, and Josh Duhamel. Also, he played the lead in the teen spy drama Lone Wolf, created by Karyn Usher, written by Usher and directed by Brett Ratner. Other credits include Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four 2: Rise of The Silver Surfer, Premonition opposite Sandra Bullock, Faces in The Crowd with Milla Jovovich, Red alongside John Malkovich and Bruce Willis, and Fire with Fire alongside Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson.
Born in Sydney, Australia, McMahon currently resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 27.
Roxy Sternberg starred in the acclaimed docu-drama Mars, from Imagine Entertainment, and appeared in season two of the series Absentia, opposite Stana Katic. Also, she starred in the British comedy sketch show Famalam. Sternberg was a series regular on Emerald City and was featured in the BAFTA winning comedy Chewing Gum as well as Into The Badlands.
Sternberg’s first job was the lead role in It’s a Lot, a British urban cult comedy, which she landed quickly after graduating from the Royal Holloway University in London. Sternberg grew up in Hammersmith in West London and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Kellan Lutz has amassed a large body of feature film roles over the last few years. He is well known for his role as vampire Emmett Cullen in the feature film Twilight based on the novels by Stephanie Meyer, as well as the billion-dollar franchise’s five subsequent sequels. Recently, he appeared in the remake of What Men Want opposite Taraji P. Henson for director Adam Shankman. He had lead roles in Guardians of The Tomb and Speed Kills. Other film credits include The Osiris Child and Extraction. Previously, Lutz was seen in the role of Smilee in The Expendables 3 with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Harrison Ford. In the independent film Experimenter, which debuted at Sundance in 2015, Lutz played a young William Shatner. Also, Lutz starred in The Legend of Hercules.
Additionally, Lutz appeared in Syrup based on the Max Barry book, Java Heat in which he starred opposite Mickey Rourke, and his first foray in animated films as the title character in the film Tarzan. Also, he can be seen in Love, Wedding, Marriage opposite Mandy Moore and James Brolin; Immortals with Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Stephen Dorff; and Arena opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
Lutz appeared in the remake of the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street for director Samuel Bayer, followed by Meskada, for director Josh Sternfeld, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Also, Lutz starred in Prom Night and the independent films Deep Winter and The Tribe.
Lutz started his acting career as a series regular on The Comeback, right before appearing in the feature films Stick It and Accepted.
His additional roles on the small screen include starring in the mini-series Generation Kill, had a recurring role in the series 90210 and guest starring roles on Heroes and Summerland.
In addition to acting, Lutz also landed several high-profile modeling campaigns, including the sought-after job of appearing on the cover of Abercrombie & Fitch’s Summer Catalogue 2004 and has also appeared in a Levi’s Jean ad campaign. Also, Lutz was the face of the Calvin Klein X Underwear campaign, following in the footsteps of Mark Wahlberg.
When not acting, Lutz gives his time to three charities: PETA, the Royal Family Kids’ Camp (RFKC), and the St. Bernard Project. The RFKC is a nationwide network of camps for abused and abandoned children. Each camp organizes a summer camp experience for boys and girls who have gone through difficult life situations. Also, he is involved with the St. Bernard Project, which helps to create housing opportunities for Hurricane Katrina survivors to return to their homes and communities. Not only is Lutz involved with fundraising, but he also contributes his time on-site, helping with the building of new homes.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Lutz kept busy by playing games at the local arcade, going to the bowling alley, hunting, or sledding in the snow. Lutz insists on living life like an adventure, enjoying sky diving, parasailing, motor cross, and white-water rafting, believing one should “try new things, you only live once…”
Although his dreams are coming true, Lutz still hasn’t quenched his desire to learn and create. This past year he has also patented two inventions, including an exercise device that utilizes resistance from the air to perform the exercises, and is waiting for the prototype to be created. Lutz is the middle child of six brothers and one sister, but this doesn’t bother him because as he puts it, “I’m the tallest kid in the family!” And he never lets his siblings forget it! Currently, he resides in Los Angeles with his wife Brittany Gonzalez-Lutz and their dog Koda.
His birthday is March 15. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @kellanlutz.
Keisha Castle-Hughes has amassed a large body of notable work over the years. Most recently, she appeared in the limited series Manhunt: Unabomber, starring alongside Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany. Earlier, she starred in Cameron Crowe’s series Roadies, with Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots. Also, Castle-Hughes appeared in Game of Thrones as Obara Sand.
On the feature film side, Castle-Hughes’ break-through role as Paikea in Niki Caro’s film Whale Rider earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 2003 as well as international acclaim. Her additional film credits include Thank You for Your Service, opposite Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, and Amy Schumer, written and directed by Jason Hall (American Sniper); George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode III in 2005 playing Queen Naboo; and The Nativity Story, in the role of Mary opposite Oscar Issacs as Joseph.
Born in Donnybrook, Western Australia, Castle-Hughes grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is March 24. Follow her on Twitter @YoItsKeisha.
As one of Canada’s most talented and prolific indigenous actors, Nathaniel Arcand has amassed many film and television credits over the years. On television, he starred in the series North of 60, Blackstone, Heartland, and the television movie The Lone Ranger. His film credits include Cold Pursuit, among others.
Arcand is an accomplished musician, martial artist, and public speaker who also has a special bond with horses. Born near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, currently Arcand resides in New York. His birthday is Nov. 13. Follow him on Twitter @ArcandNathaniel and on Instagram @nathanielarcand.