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JASON BEHR
Max Evans On Roswell

Jason Behr plays Max Evans, one of three aliens who have hidden their otherworldly identities behind human facades in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” premieres this fall on UPN. This marks its third season.

A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Behr got an early start in performing. He was only 5 years old when he appeared in his first play. He continued to perform and enjoy the challenges of acting throughout his school years. Directly after graduating from high school, Behr, intent on an acting career, moved to Los Angeles. There, he found an immediate response to his auditions, soon guest-starring on such shows as The WB's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "7th Heaven" and the one-hour drama "Push." Behr is also well remembered from his recurring role as Chris Wolfe on The WB's "Dawson's Creek." On the big screen, Behr appeared in "Pleasantville" and starred in the independent feature film "Rites of Passage," co-starring Dean Stockwell, which debuted at the 1999 Palm Springs Film Festival and won best picture at the 2000 Santa Monica Film Festival. and music.

On the feature side, the actor will soon be seen in Miramax’s “The Shipping News,” in which he co-stars alongside with Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench and Scott Glenn for Academy Award-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom.

Behr currently lives in Los Angeles, Calif., where he enjoys sports and music.

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SHIRI APPLEBY
Liz Parker On Roswell

Shiri Appleby plays Liz Parker, one of the human teenagers who knows the secret of her three alien friends in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.

During her first hiatus from "Roswell," Shiri Appleby completed production on the feature film "A Time For Dancing," the story of two high school girls whose love for dance is challenged, along with their friendship, when one of them is diagnosed with cancer. A native of the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, Calif., Appleby has been acting since the age of 4. Her previous television credits include the original cable movies "Perfect Family" with Jennifer O'Neill and Bruce Boxleitner, and "Family Prayers" with Paul Reiser and Anne Archer. She also starred in Norman Lear's series "Sunday Dinner" and made guest-starring appearances on "7th Heaven," "thirtysomething," "ER" and "Doogie Howser, M.D." On the big screen, Appleby appeared in Lawrence Kasdan's black comedy "I Love You to Death" with Kevin Kline, River Phoenix and Tracey Ullman.

Most recently, Appleby completed the independent feature film “Swimfan85,” directed by Australian director John Polson and produced by Michael Douglas’ Further Films, starring opposite Jesse Bradford and Erika Christensen.

Appleby lives in Los Angeles where she is committed to completing her education at the University of Southern California.

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KATHERINE HEIGL
Isabel Evans On Roswell

Katherine Heigl plays Isabel Evans, one of three alien teenagers who have hidden their otherworldly identities behind human facades in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.

In addition to her role on “Roswell,” Heigl has eight feature films to her credit, including the recently released “Valentine” in which she starred opposite David Boreanaz, “The Bride of Chucky” with Jennifer Tilly and a co-starring role in Steven Soderbergh’s Depression-era release, “King of the Hill.”

Heigl’s breakout performance came at the age of 14 when she starred as the rebellious teenager determined to grow up too fast in the comedy “My Father the Hero” with Gerard Depardieu. Additional feature credits include “Prince Valiant,” “Stand-Ins” and “Wish Upon a Star.” She also stars in the upcoming teen comedy “100 Girls.”

On the small screen, Heigl has just wrapped production on the television movie “Ground Zero,” based on James Mills’ best selling book, “The Seventh Power.” Previously she starred opposite Peter Fonda in “The Tempest,” which re-situated the Shakespearean masterpiece as an American Civil War drama.

Born in Washington D.C., and raised in New Canaan, Conn., Heigl lives in Los Angeles.

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MAJANDRA DELFINO
Maria DeLuca On Roswell

Majandra Delfino plays Maria DeLuca, one of the human teenagers who knows the secret of her three alien friends in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.

In addition to her role on “Roswell,” Delfino has appeared in five feature films including Steven Soderbergh’s universally acclaimed “Traffic.” Her other film credits include “Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th,” “The Secret Lives of Girls,” “The Learning Curve” and “Zeus and Roxanne.” On television, she starred as the eldest daughter in “The Tony Danza Show.”

Delfino was born in Caracas to Venezuelan and Cuban-American parents and moved to Miami with her family at age three. By age five she was playing piano and at 11, she was singing as one-quarter of China Doll, an all-girl quartet that specialized in Latin and American pop. After two years with the group, Delfino and best friend Samantha Gibb, daughter of the Bee Gee’s Maurice Gibb, left the group to perform as a duet. They still perform together on special occasions, most recently as the opening act for the Bee Gees at a benefit concert in Miami. Delfino is also an accomplished ballet dancer who has appeared in productions of the Miami Ballet company.

Delfino lives with her parents and sister (also an actress) in Los Angeles.

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BRENDAN FEHR
Michael Geurin On Roswell

Brendan Fehr plays Michael Guerin one of three alien teenagers who have hidden their otherworldly identities behind human facades in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” premieres this fall on UPN. This marks its third season.

Fehr was born in the British Columbia city of New Westminster but grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he had planned to become a teacher before catching the eye of a Canadian management company and turning his attentions to show business. He got his first break with a guest-starring role on the television series “Breaker High.” His other television credits include the television movies “Our Guys” with Eric Stoltz and Ally Sheedy, “Perfect Little Angels” and “Every Mother’s Worst Fear.” He also guest-starred on the series “Millennium.” Since landing his first professional acting job four years ago, Brendan Fehr has emerged as one of the hot up-and-coming young actors after his debut as Michael Guerin in "Roswell." During his summer hiatus, Fehr shot "The Forsaken," playing a renegade vampire hunter opposite Kerr Smith ("Dawson's Creek") released January 2001. He also wrapped production on the independent film "Take My Life, Please" with Selma Blair.

Growing up in British Columbia, Fehr gave little thought to acting and instead spent his early years playing sports. Even now, he lists a total of nine sports led by hockey, skiing and snowboarding as his favorites. No slouch in the classroom either, the studious-minded Fehr was intent on becoming a teacher. On a trip to Vancouver, B.C. in the fall of 1997 to visit his family, Fehr encountered his current manager who asked him if he was interested in acting. Within a week, he had landed a guest-starring role on the television series "Breaker High." That role soon led to many others, mostly shot in Vancouver's burgeoning production scene. His feature film credits include "Disturbing Behavior," directed by David Nutter ("Roswell") and co-starring fellow cast member William Sadler. He also appeared in "Final Destination" opposite Devon Sawa.

During this past hiatus, Brendan completed work on the independent film “A Wilderness Station,” which is based on the short story by Alice Munro and will be released by Lion’s Gate.

Fehr currently resides in Los Angeles and is an avid sports fan.

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COLIN HANKS
Alex Whitman On Roswell

Colin Hanks made his television debut last season with "Roswell." Over his summer hiatus from the series, Hanks traveled to Canada to shoot the romantic comedy "Getting Over Allison," co-starring Kirsten Dunst and Ben Foster. Hanks' additional film credits include "Whatever It Takes," a coming-of-age comedy that puts a new spin on the politics of dating, and "That Thing You Do," a fable of a pop rock band that took America by storm in 1964.

Hanks grew up in Sacramento, Calif. and attended Loyola Marymount University, a liberal arts school in Los Angeles, Calif., where he began acting and appearing in school productions such as "Noises Off!"

Hanks recent projects include Bands of Brothers HBO movie with his father Tom Hanks as well as a special guest spot on Roswell.

Hanks currently lives in Los Angeles.

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NICK WECHSLER
Kyle Valenti On Roswell

Nick Wechsler plays Kyle Valenti, one of the human teenagers who knows the secret of his three alien friends in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.

A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Nick Wechsler grew up not that far from the setting of "Roswell," a show that marked his first starring role on a network series. The fifth in a testosterone-tilted brood of eight sons, Wechsler grew up in Albuquerque, where his parents and most of his siblings still live. His father is a sheet-metal worker; his mother is a secretary for the U.S. Forest Service. He began his acting career in high school, turning in what he humorously describes as "awe-inspiring performances" in every succeeding school play.

Wechsler moved to Hollywood immediately after graduating from high school and spent the next six months trying to break into the business. He soon landed a small role as a purse-stealing punk in the TV movie "Full Circle." Shortly after, he was cast as Trek, a child prodigy conceived at a "Star Trek" convention, in the syndicated series "Team Knight Rider." He has also appeared in various television guest spots as well as the feature film "The Perfect Game."

He currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

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WILLIAM SADLER
Sheriff Valenti On Roswell

William Sadler plays Sheriff Valenti, one of the few humans who knows the secret of the three alien teenagers in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.

In a 30-year acting career that spans films such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and theatrical productions such as "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway, William Sadler has played an extraordinary range of roles. He began his acting career on the New York stage, where he appeared in some 75 productions over a 12-year period, earning him the Obie and Villager awards. His extensive stage experience culminated in his performance in the original Broadway cast of Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning show "Biloxi Blues." For his portrayal of Drill Sergeant Toomey, Sadler received a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the Dramalogue and Actor's Equity Award.

His varied feature film work includes playing the stricken father of a murdered child in "The Green Mile" with Tom Hanks, diabolical villain Colonel Stewart in "Die Hard 2," the dim-witted inmate Haywood in the critically acclaimed "The Shawshank Redemption," and the Grim Reaper in "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey." Additional film credits include "Disturbing Behavior," directed by David Nutter ("Roswell") and alongside fellow cast member Brendan Fehr, "Trespass," "Rocket Man," "The Hot Spot," "Hard to Kill" and "Rush." He can also be seen in the original cable movie "Witness Protection" starring Forrest Whittaker and Tom Sizemore.

He has appeared in such hit television series as "Roseanne," "Newhart," "Murphy Brown," "St.Elsewhere," "The Outer Limits" and the premiere episode of "Tales From the Crypt," for which he garnered a CableACE nomination. He also had a recurring role on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."

Born and raised in New York, Sadler enjoyed a rural upbringing on a 13-acre farm near Buffalo.

Though he currently lives in Los Angeles, Calif. for the filming of "Roswell," Sadler and his wife Marni Bakst (a descendent of Leon Bakst, the Russian ballet designer who worked with Najinsky) spend as much time as possible in their antique farmhouse, built in 1790, in Upstate New York.

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ADAM RODRIGUEZ
Jesse Ramirez On Roswell

Adam Rodriguez passionately pursued a baseball career until a spinal injury forced him to reassess his life. While rehabilitating his back and doing a bit of soul searching Rodriguez kept himself busy as a construction worker, janitor, bellman and pizza deliveryman. Although his life had not taken the course he had anticipated as a youth, Rodriguez persevered through the process of unearthing a new desire. At eighteen, now struggling as a New York stockbroker Rodriguez finally discovered his new calling. A few acting classes sparked the fire that would guide Rodriguez to the stage.

A small role on “NYPD Blue” helped land Rodriguez his first regular series spot on CBS “Brooklyn South” as Hector, a young gung-ho policeman. Afterward he played Patrick Fortado; a wheelchair-bound computer expert on UPN’s critically acclaimed “All Souls.”

Rodriguez has joined the cast of UPN’s sci-fi drama “Roswell” as Jesse Ramirez, a young attorney working for the firm of Isabel (Katherine Heigl) and Max Evans’ (Jason Behr) father in Roswell, NM.

Rodriguez’s other television credits include a reoccurring role on “Felicity,” “Ryan Caufiled: Year One,” and “Resurrection Blvd.” He can also be seen briefly as the “computer guy” on Jennifer Lopez’s music video “If You Had My Love.”

Rodriguez, a New York native, currently lives in Los Angeles. He enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music, “all kinds, from rap to Rachmaninoff.”

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EMILIE DE RAVIN
Tess Harding On Roswell

A spirited and charismatic young actress, Emilie de Ravin joins the cast of "Roswell" after recurring last spring as Tess Harding, the mysterious fourth alien who makes the special group complete.

Impressively, Emilie landed the role within one month of relocating to Los Angeles from her home in Australia.

Emilie first garnered the attention of international audiences with her performance on the popular television series "Beastmaster: The Legend Continues" as the mischievous but powerful Curupira, Guardian of all Game Animals. Her rising stardom is based upon many years of performance experience and intensive training. She has studied ballet since the age of 9 and at the age of 15, de Ravin was accepted into the prestigious and highly selective Australian Ballet School. She performed in productions of the Australian Ballet Company as well as Danceworld 301. Emilie studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, and with the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.

 

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