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Chris Marquette

CHRISTOPHER MARQUETTE was born in Stuart, Florida, on October 3, 1984, the eldest of three boys. He began modeling in Dallas at the age of four, and worked in commercials and industrial films throughout Texas. At the age of eight, following his family's move to New York, he made his feature-film acting debut in Sweet Nothing, playing the son of Mira Sorvino. He performed on the Broadway stage in A Christmas Carol (playing Tiny Tim) and in the drama An Inspector Calls.

Marquette has built a strong television following by playing Tony Danza's son; being a series regular on ABC's Aliens in the Family; and guest-starring on such shows

as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Law & Order. He has also made appearances on the American Teachers Awards, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live.

The young actor got a crash course in piano playing for his starring role in the feature film The Tic Code (with Polly Draper and Gregory Hines), in which he portrayed a jazz piano prodigy who suffers from Tourette's syndrome. His performance earned him a Best Child Actor award from Italy's Giffoni Film Festival.

He has guest-starred on ER and twice on two very different episodes of CBS' Touched by an Angel. His guest appearance on Fox's Boston Public led to the network's casting him as a series regular on Pasadena, playing Dana Delaney's son. He also landed the recurring role of Rosa Blasi's son on Lifetime's episodic Strong Medicine. Series regular work followed in the popular Joan of Arcadia, in which he starred as Adam Rove, the friend and love interest of Joan (Amber Tamblyn).

He continued to rack up feature-film roles with New Line's Freddy vs. Jason, starring as Linderman (alongside Jason Ritter and Robert Englund), and 20th Century Fox's The Girl Next Door, starring opposite Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert for director Luke Greenfield. He starred in American Gun, which was a highlight at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. Additional feature film credits include the indie Graduation.

Upcoming for Marquette is the Disney/Spyglass thriller The Invisible, starring opposite Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva for director David S. Goyer; Fanboys, produced by Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions; and a leading role in Fred Durst's The Education of Charlie Banks.

Marquette donates his time to the Sunshine Foundation, the Cancer Society, Special Olympics and Pediatrics AIDS volunteer work.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Chris Marquette Facts

Birth NameChristopher George Marquette
OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 3, 1984 (33)
SignLibra
BirthplaceStewart, Florida, USA

Selected Filmography

The Girl Next Door (2004)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Joan of Arcadia (2003) tv user recommendation as Adam Rove (breakthrough)
Dog Run (2001)
Pasadena (2001)
The Mummy (2001)
The Tic Code (1998)
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