James Marsden

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James Marsden “The All-American Boy” James Marsden attended Oklahoma State University for over a year, when he dropped out to become an actor. James Marsden was born September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and graduated high school from Putnam City North High School in 1991. His father was an eminent Professor of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University. His mother was a Nutritionist, divorced to his father when he was the age of 9. James grew up with four siblings, two brothers, Jeff and Robert, two sisters, Jennifer and Elizabeth. He was known for having "The All-American Boy" look and could easily win the hearts of girls. James adopted the love for acting earlier on in his life, although he was also interested in sports. In high school he went through a phase where he was mesmerized by wrestling. He even adopted the alter-ego "El Gato Negro" which translates to "The Black Cat" in English, showing his temporary ardor to the sport of wrestling. Friends and family have been known to call him "Bello Jimmy" as well as "Jimmy Lee" after the character from Double Dragon, which James was a fan of while growing up. During his teen years he often spent a lot of time at the gas station his father owned, playing the arcade version until he was given the home version for his 15th birthday. As James grew up he still kept a good relationship with his brothers and sisters. Since James is musically gifted some might say, he and his siblings formed a band called "The Hot Rods" performing at their family owned gas station from time to time. While he attended college at Oklahoma State University, James was in the college production of "Bye Bye Birdie". While in college James was a member of the Delta Tau Delta frate... ... middle of paper ... ... character of Lon Hammon Jr. in the movie, who sadly does not get the girl. In 2005, James co-starred in "Heights", a weighty romantic drama, playing a lawyer whose fiancée has second thoughts about their pending marriage. In 2006, James was cast as the character of Richard White, in the movie "Superman Returns". He was cast as the fiancée of Lois Lane, played by Kate Bosworth, who is about to marry with a son to boot. For James the year 2006 was a big year for him in the movie area. Next in line for 2006, was the movie "Lies & Alibis", where James was cast to play Wendell Hatch. Works Cited
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