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Michael Vartan stars in "Hawthorne" on TNT as Dr. Tom Wakefield. He also stars in the movie "Colombiana," opposite Zoe Saldana, as Danny Delanay.

Michael Vartan came to international acclaim with his starring role as Agent Michael Vaughn for five seasons on the worldwide hit ABC series "Alias." He recently starred as James Walker on ABC's "Big Shots" and in the workplace movie comedy "Demoted."

Vartan's big-screen credits include a starring role in his first action/thriller, "Rogue," opposite
Michael Vartan in "Hawthorne"
Michael Vartan Hawthorne
Radha Mitchell. Vartan plays a cynical American travel writer who embarks on a river cruise in the Australian outback. 

Vartan starred in the independent feature "Jolene: My Life" for director Dan Ireland ("The Whole Wide World"). Based on a story from E.L. Doctorow, the film revolves around a woman, Jolene, who escaped the foster care system at 15 only to jump into three disastrous marriages. Vartan plays Brad Benton, son and heir to an oil drilling fortune, who uses his charms to pursue Jolene.

Michael Vartan starred opposite Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez in New Line Cinema's summer blockbuster, "Monster-in-Law" and opposite Drew Barrymore in "Never Been Kissed." He also starred opposite Robin Williams in the psychological thriller, "One Hour Photo."

Vartan's television credits include "Big Shots," "Ally McBeal," "Friends" and "Kitchen Confidential." He also appeared in the two-part TNT miniseries "The Mists of Avalon," a retelling of the story of Camelot in which he portrayed Sir Lancelot, opposite Angelica Huston, Julianna Margulies and Joan Allen.

Born in Paris to a French father and an American mother, Vartan grew up in the tiny Normandy village of Fleury until the age of 16, when he moved to Los Angeles to live with his mother, who encouraged him to take acting classes.

After starring in two small French films, Vartan grabbed the attention of the film world with his breakthrough performance in the 1993 Italian epic, "Fiorile," directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Vartan, who was nominated for a French Caesar Award for Best Up-and-Coming Actor, played two characters in this fable of a curse that haunts a family through centuries. Of his performance, New York Post movie critic Mike Medved heralded the actor, saying, "[Vartan] is so hugely effective that it's hard to understand how he could have (so far) avoided discovery by Hollywood."

Soon after, Vartan signed with an agent and landed a role in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," playing the bigoted small-town thug who harasses three drag queens (Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo). Vartan went on to star opposite David Schwimmer as one of his best friends in "The Pallbearer." Vartan also starred in Sony Pictures Classics' "The Myth of Fingerprints" with Julianne Moore.

In his limited free time, Vartan feeds his obsession with sports, particularly ice hockey. "If it weren't for acting, I'd give anything to play a professional sport," Vartan says, still holding onto his life-long dream.


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Age: 47 years old
Birthday: November 27, 1968
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Michael S. Vartan
Birthplace: Paris, France
Hometown: Fleury, Normandy, France
Wife: Lauren Skaar (4/2/2011)

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