Jesse Lee Soffer
Soffer continued his fledgling career traversing the comedy and drama arenas in television as well. Continuing the pattern of working with Oscar caliber and other A-List talent, the young actor starred as runaway turned sleuth Jamie Kincaid in the made-for-television movie From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler, where he held his own in scenes with the legendary Lauren Bacall. Additionally, Soffer worked with acclaimed director Richard Shepard in AMC's longform presentation The Royale. In 1998 Jesse was cast as a series regular on the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's ABC sitcom Two of a Kind. When the series ended, Soffer returned to the East Coast and immediately took on the role of Max Nickerson on the CBS serial Guiding Light. After barely four months on the show, Soffer decided to give it all up and focus on his neglected education. To that end, he sent himself to The Gunnery boarding school in Connecticut. His experience there was life changing: he went from being a rambunctious teen to mature young man. Upon graduation, Jesse realized that he still yearned to act and, once again, began to actively pursue a career in front of the camera.
Within months, Soffer landed his current contract role on the daytime drama As the World Turns. His portrayal of troubled youth Will Munson earned him a 2006 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor in 2005.
Simultaneously, the New York-based Soffer has made his return to the big screen in GRACIE playing the son of Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney. In the film, Soffer was able to combine his real-life passion for soccer as high school star player and older brother to the title character.
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|Birthday||April 23, 1984 (35)|