"The Perfect Man"

The Cast

If you thought you knew film, TV and recording star HILARY DUFF (Holly Hamilton) before, think again. As a recording star, Hilary has sold a total of almost 12 million albums.

Her debut album, Metamorphosis, released by Disney’s Hollywood Records, and its debut single “So Yesterday” topped the pop charts in the U.S., and abroad. Hilary’s second album, Hilary Duff, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Her next album, Most Wanted, coming this August, will be a compilation of Hilary’s greatest hits and will feature several new songs. With all that has been going on in Hilary’s life over the past 18 months, it’s amazing she’s found the time to write and record songs for her new album.

Hilary continues to perform as headliner to sell-out arena audiences across the U.S. and Canada, and in South America, Australia and Japan. Her Most Wanted tour in 2004, which featured sister Haylie as an opening act, sold out in major markets around the U.S.

This summer’s 31-date tour, titled Still Most Wanted, will also play to sell-out crowds across the U.S.; foreign dates are also planned. Last fall, Hilary’s New Line Cinema movie, Raise Your Voice, featured both “Fly” and “Someone’s Watching Over Me” from the second album. Her DVD, The Girl Can Rock, was released last August on Buena Vista Entertainment.

Hilary starred in last summer’s hit movie A Cinderella Story, which grossed more than $51.4 million; the film’s top 10 Hollywood Record soundtrack featured “Our Lips Are Sealed,” Hilary and sister Haylie’s cover of the Go-Go’s song.

Hilary soon stars in Material Girls, co-starring Haylie, and reprises her starring role in Cheaper By the Dozen 2, shooting this summer. Hilary first excelled in the acclaimed record-breaking Disney television series Lizzie McGuire (#1 show in its timeslot) and the Lizzie McGuire feature film (which grossed $42.7 million with a $17 million budget, and debuted at #2), gaining international recognition from the series which continues in successful global syndication and Saturday mornings on ABC Kids.

Hilary starred in the 2002 made-for-Disney television movie Cadet Kelly, the networks highest-rated original film to date. She set an audience record on ABC’s Good Morning America show last July when she performed before an estimated 7,000 people in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. Hilary and Haylie’s voices were also featured in Miramax Home Entertainment’s November 23 animated DVD and video release In Search of Santa.

Even with that kind of nonstop schedule, Hilary still makes sure to give back to those less fortunate. As a charter member of the Kids With a Cause organization, Hilary sponsored a “Food for a Friend” drive that collected canned foods brought to her show in each city to feed more than 22,000 youngsters at shelters around the country.

Best-known for creating some of television’s most memorable characters, fourtime Golden Globe nominee HEATHER LOCKLEAR (Jean Hamilton) has enjoyed a prolific career in both television and film. Locklear was most recently featured in MGM’s Uptown Girls and in Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Locklear showcased her comic flair on the small screen on the ABC hit comedy Spin City, portraying campaign manager Caitlin Moore.

Previously, Locklear starred on the popular FOX drama series Melrose Place. She also starred in the HBO thriller Double Tap, the critically acclaimed NBC telefilm Shattered Mind and in the highlyrated ABC mini-series Texas Justice.

Well-known for her concurrent starring roles in two popular dramas, Dynasty and T.J. Hooker, Locklear began her acting career while attending UCLA. Locklear resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, and their daughter Ava. Locklear provides her time and support to the Motion Picture & Television Fund and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

CHRIS NOTH (Ben Cooper) is an accomplished graduate of the Yale School of Drama that continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and on stage.

Some of his screen ventures include Robert Zemeckis’ Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks; Tom DiCillo’s Double Whammy, with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley; and the independent film Searching for Paradise. His additional film credits include Texas Funeral, Getting to Know You, The Broken Giant, Cold Around the Heart, Naked in New York, The Confession and Mr. 3,000.

Noth received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as Mr. Big on HBO’s Sex and the City and was Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order for five seasons. He recently starred and executive-produced the TNT Original film Bad Apple, as well as starring as Roman general Pompey in the TNT epic miniseries Caesar, opposite Christopher Walken and the late Richard Harris. His other telefilms include Exiled, TNT’s Rough Riders and Abducted: A Father’s Love.

This fall, Noth returns to Detective Mike Logan, the Law & Order character he originated, when he joins the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which enters its fifth season on NBC. Criminal Intent is the third installment of Dick Wolf’s popular franchise (Law & Order is the second longest-running drama series in the history of television), which also includes Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the newest addition, Law & Order: Trial By Jury.

Noth’s Detective Logan will partner with Detective Carolyn Barek (played by Annabella Sciorra), working in tandem with the Major Case Squad’s Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe), who employ a psychological approach, attempting to enter the minds of the criminals, when crime solving.

Noth enjoyed a successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, starring opposite Charles Durning and Michael Learned. His most recent New York performance was Christopher Shinn’s What Didn’t Happen at Playwright’s Horizons. He has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut; New York’s Manhattan Club, Circle Rep, La Mama and the Roundabout Theater; the Seattle Repertory Theater; and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

MIKE O’MALLEY’s (Lenny Horton) big break came when he hosted a Nickelodeon game show called Get the Picture. He later hosted its sports fantasy show Guts. O’Malley’s feature film credits include 28 Days, Pushing Tin, Deep Impact and Above Freezing. Among his television credits are Yes, Dear, The Mike O’Malley Show, Baby Blues and Life with Roger. He is also well known for his portrayal of sports fanatic “The Rick” in ESPN’s popular promotional spots.

In addition to his acting career, O’Malley is an accomplished playwright. Two of his plays, Three Years from Thirty and Diverting Devotion, have been published, and the latter was produced off-Broadway. His new play, Searching for Certainty, will debut offBroadway next year. O’Malley was born in Boston, raised in New Hampshire and now lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is October 31.

BEN FELDMAN (Adam Forrest) recently made his television series debut in Living With Fran in the role of Josh Reeves, who returns home after being kicked out of medical school to find that his divorced mother, Fran Reeves (Fran Drescher), has a new and much younger boyfriend. His theatre work includes the hit Broadway production of The Graduate, with Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone.

The Perfect Man serves as Feldman’s Hollywood feature film debut. Previously, he starred in the independent feature When Do We Eat? Feldman’s television credits include a recurring role on the sitcom Less than Perfect. A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of six when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical Annie. In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays; he also hosted the school’s yearly production of Blast from the Past. Feldman then attended Ithaca College and majored in acting. Feldman currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

VANESSA LENGIES (Amy Pearl) recently completed production on the upcoming independent film Waiting..., starring alongside Ryan Reynolds, Luis Guzmán and Busta Rhymes. She currently stars as Roxanne Bojarski on the hit NBC drama American Dreams.

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Lengies has always had a love for the arts. She began acting professionally at the age of nine, appearing in cable family shows and voicing several animated characters. Her television credits include regular roles on the children’s cable series Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Sponk!, as well as a co-host role on the science program Popular Mechanics for Kids. She also starred in the cable film Ratz with Ron Silver and Kathy Baker. In addition, Lengies has lent her voice to leading characters in a variety of animated series, including The Little Lulu Show, Arthur and Caillou. She will also be heard in the upcoming feature film version of the series Arthur, the Movie and will star in Jessica Bendinger’s film Stick It.

Away from work, Lengies divides her time among snowboarding, event planning, dancing and singing. When not filming her series, she lives in Montreal with her mother (an artist) and father (writer/music producer), where she just completed her high school education. She looks forward to attending college and receiving a degree in architecture.

Outgoing and full of personality, seven-year-old ARIA WALLACE (Zoe) started acting at the age of four at John Robert Powers and attended the IMTA Convention in New York in July 2001, where she won many awards in acting and modeling.

After she signed with an Atlanta-based agency, Wallace’s parents decided to take a shot at the big time and moved to Los Angeles, where she immediately landed her first job co-starring on The Bernie Mac Show. Roles in numerous commercial and television shows soon followed, such as the Tim Allen pilot These Guys, Carnivale, Charmed, That ‘70s Show, Judging Amy and What Should You Do.

Wallace’s talent is not limited to acting. She also dreams of a musical career and enjoys singing Alicia Keyes music for anyone who will listen. She trains with a vocal coach and takes piano lessons. A sports buff, Wallace’s hobbies include softball, bike riding, swimming and dog walking. She is also an avid reader and enjoys playing with her Maltese dog, Cali.

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