Twilight Hands Around the World

Months ago a Twilight fan named RedLotusFlower came up with an idea.  An idea to show her anticipation for the long awaited final book in the Twilight Series.  Twilighters around the globe in places such as Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, Germany, England, Canada, and the United States joined with her and sent us pictures of their devotion to the series.  Enjoy.


Do you see your hand?

Justin Chon

Actor Bio Sheet – Justin Chon 
Character/Job:  Eric Yorkie
Actor/Production Person:  Actor
Birthday: Between May 21 – June 21, (he is a Gemini) and born in the 1980’s.
City and State: Garden Grove, California
Official casing announcement link:

Life Bio: Justin Chon is a bright up-and-coming actor, his career starting only a little over two years ago.  Being that Justin is a new face in Hollywood, his background is a tad unclear and the information is from the few interviews he has done.  Born Justin Jitae Chon in Garden Grove, California, he was raised in Southern California with his parents and continues to live in the Los Angeles area.  Justin is described as an easy-going, California boy, enjoying his time at the beach surfing or spending time with friends.  He played saxophone in the marching band during his high school years at University High School in Irvine, California.  He attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Business Administration.  To fulfill the language requirements of his degree, after trying Japanese, he changed to take Korean.  It was spoken around his home growing up, however he had not mastered it and took this opportunity to.  During his junior year, he spent time in South Korea as part of a year abroad. The first semester he lived in the dorms of Yonsei University in Seoul while the second with his maternal grandmother.  Through this experience he was able to learn about his culture which would further aid him in a role in the movie “Crossing Over”.  His father was an actor in film and television in South Korean but gave it up to marry Justin’s mother and move to the United States.  His mother’s parents did not approve of his father’s occupation so he left it to start a retail business in Southern California. His mother is an accomplished pianist and has passed her passion of music to Justin who is accomplished in several instruments.  Due to his father being in films, he was naturally drawn to the films and television and it became a fascination for him.  While growing up, Justin noticed that there were not many Asian American actors.  This caused him to feel that his dream of being an actor would be impossible until he saw John Cho in “American Pie.”  It was then he felt that he could pursue this dream as a career and not as a hobby.  His career started with an episode of “Jack and Bobby”, a television mini-series.  Following this, he was in two short films: “Taki and Lucy” and “Fleetwood” and an episode of “The O.C.”  His cross over from television to film came with his part in the Disney television movie “Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior” where he plays the lead character’s brother, Peter Wu.  Justin joined the cast for the new Nickelodeon show “Just Jordan” in 2007, as Tony Lee and has already signed for the next season.  However, he is balancing this role with the several film roles he is working on.  Although television is his start, Justin says he prefers to do films as they remind him of summer camp.  He looks forward to continuing with his acting career and later on possibly getting involved with directing films.  Although described as a down-to earth individual, he is a driven actor who continues to hone his craft through acting classes and top-notch acting coaches.
Fun Facts: One of Justin’s favorite movies is “Interview with a Vampire.”  He enjoys playing music (piano, violin, guitar and saxophone), watching television, skateboarding and surfing.  He owns a shoe company called Attic. His first paying acting job was a T-Mobile commercial, Justin says he played a “Chinese immigrant wannabe rapper.”  
Stephenie’s comments on this person: N/A
Film Credits: “Puff, Puff, Pass” and “Hack”

Youtube film clips: “Hack”

“Just Jordan”

Up coming Projects: “Crossing Over” and “Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story”

Non-Twilight Interview Links (Youtube/other news sites):

Fan sites (were applicable):

Photo gallery links: or

Send Fan Mail to: See his profile on Facebook ( and/or Myspace (

This actor bio was prepared by: Una

Michael Welch

Character/Job: Mike Newton
Actor/Production Person: Michael Welch
Birthday: July 25, 1987
City and State: Los Angeles, California
Official casing announcement link: From his own blog dated Feb 11, 2008:  ( and a scanned article from Hollywood Reporter: (

Life Bio (500-2000 words): Michael was born in Los Angeles on July 25, 1987. Michael’s acting career started at the age of 10 when he played the young Niles Crane on the television show “Frasier.” He later starred as Luke Girardi on the critically acclaimed hit television series “Joan of Arcadia” from 2003 to 2005.

Michael’s versatile acting ability is demonstrated by his guest appearances on over 25 television shows such as “Stargate SG-1”, “NCIS”, “Numb3rs”, etc. Michael has experienced in playing diverse roles such as a Buddhist monk, an autistic teen and a young man battling with the law.

Along with television and film, Michael has also acted on the stage. He got a great opportunity to play Ian McKellen’s son in "Enemy of The People" with the Royal National Theatre.

.Michael has several upcoming film projects. He has appeared in "An American Crime," "Buster’s Class Reunion," "American Son" and "The Beautiful Ordinary," and has recently completed his most challenging role in "Lost Dream." He also stars in "Day of the Dead" and "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane." Many of these films are slated to come to the theaters in 2008.

Michael has been involved with the charity, Kids with a Cause, since 1999. He received the 2005 “Star Innovative Award” for his environmental contributions. Michael has also received two Young Artist Awards for his excellence in both film and television

Fun Facts (if applicable): From The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) (

Mike was planning on writing a one-man show, but this was put on hold because of his upcoming projects.
He is a skilled drummer and plays drums in a band with actor Joey Zimmerman.
He is close friends with his "Joan of Arcadia" (2003) co-stars Chris Marquette and Aaron Himelstein who played the recurring character Adam and Friedman respectively on that series.
Mike got his first car, a Toyota Prius, in October 2004.
His family owns a dog named Charley, which was a runaway after the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California, that they had rescued.
His favorite TV show is "Family Guy" (1999).
His favorite films are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and The Matrix (1999).
Stephenie’s comments on this person (if applicable): N/A
Film Credits (with links to official movie sites were applicable):

An American Crime: From IMDB: (, Official Site: (

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane: From IMDB: (, Official Site: ( , MySpace Page (

The Beautiful Ordinary: From IMDB: (, Official Site: (

Day of the Dead: From IMDB:

Remember the Daze: From IMDB: , Official Site:

Choose Conner: From IMDB: , Official Site:

The United States of Leland: , Official Site: From Paramount: and Media 8 Entertainment:

Star Trek: Insurrection or Star Trek 9: , Official Site: From UIP: and Official Star Trek website:

The Angel Doll:

Delivering Milo:

Straight Right: , Official Website:

Youtube film clips: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane trailer:

Lost Dream trailer: (Warning: this clip does have the “F” word sprinkled in from Mike’s costar’s character)

Mike Welch on Numb3rs:

Mike Welch Demo Reel (from a variety of TV shows and movies):

Fan clip of Luke (Mike Welch) and Grace from Joan of Arcadia (some dialogue and set to the All American Rejects song “Dirty Little Secret”):

Fan clip of Mike Welch’s character John O’Neill on Stargate:

Up coming Projects: The Grind (

Lost Dream (

The Thacker Case (

Untitled David Lee Miller Project (

American Son (

Non-Twilight Interview Links (Youtube/other news sites): Most of Mike’s interviews can be found on his website: 
Fan sites (were applicable): Teenidol4you:

Michael’s UK Fan Forum:
Photo gallery links:

Mike Slideshow:
Friends and Family:
Behind the Scenes (No pictures from Twilight):
Screen Caps:
Send Fan Mail to: Michael’s Official MySpace:

Email Michael at:
This actor bio was prepared by: Cullengirl


Nikki Reed

Actor: Nikki Reed

Character: Rosalie Hale/Cullen
Birthday: May 17, 1988
City and State:  West Los Angeles, California


Official casing announcement – News, 2008 Press Releases & News, February 19 –Twilight-Cullen Family Casting

Life Bio:

Nikki was born in Los Angeles, California to Seth Reed and Cheryl Houston. She has an older brother, Nathan.  Nikki’s parents divorced when she was 2 years old and she grew up with her mother.

Nikki describes herself as shy, however in her teenage years she became rebellious and she moved out on her own. During this time she “grew up very fast” and became “mature and responsible”.

As far as her career goes, Nikki first started in 2002 along with Catherine Hardwicke writing a story about the experiences that she had the previous year. Hardwicke began collaborating with Nikki and they finished the screen play in six days, which is relatively fast for a Hollywood script to be written.  “Thirteen” is partially autobiographical and depicts a girl dealing with teenage issues as parents, sex and drugs. Nikki didn’t have much interest in acting but after Production had trouble casting one of the roles for the movie, Reed accepted the part.

After Thirteen, Nikki went back to school, tried home schooling which didn’t’ work out too well, so she ended up going back to school to get her High school diploma.

Nikki couldn’t stay away from set for too long and since has appeared in several films including “Lords of Dogtown”, also directed by Hardwicke and Mini’s First time. Nikki prefers independent films and the indie mindset.

On February 19, 2008 Summit Entertainment announced that Reed would be portraying Rosalie Hale in the book adaptation “Twilight”, also being directed by Catherine Hardwicke.


Fun Facts:

-Nikki loves animals and owns dogs and horses; she loves to go horseback riding.

-She is close friends with Thirteen (2003) co-star Evan Rachel Wood and with Director Catherine Hardwicke.

-Nikki wrote the script for “Thirteen” in just 6 days.

-Her star sign is Taurus; she is a natural Brunette and has dark brown eyes.

-Nikki describes herself as a “shy kid and a “bookworm” and she wears both contact lenses and glasses.


Nikki Reed has been awarded and nominated for her various roles, winning:

2003 Young Hollywood Awards One to Watch-Female

2003 Nantucket Film Festival Best Feature Screenplay Shared with Catherine Hardwicke

2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Debut Performance

2006 Solstice Film Festival Best Actress in Mini’s First Time

And 2008 Method Fest Best Ensemble Cast in Familiar Strangers.

Nikki was also nominated:

2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay

2004 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. Shared with Evan Rachel Wood

2004 Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original. Shared with Catherine Hardwicke.


Film Credits:

Thirteen (2003) Evie Zamora.

Man of God (2005) Zane Berg.

Lords of Dogtown (2005) Kathy Alba.

American Gun (2005)   Tally

Mini’s First Time (2006) Mini

Cherry Crush (2007) Shay Bettencourt

Privileged (2008) Lauren Carrington

Familiar Strangers (2008) Allison

Chain Letter (2008)

Twilight (2008) Rosalie


YouTube film clips:

Thirteen, Deleted Scene

Thirteen, the making of

Thirteen, Part 1

Thirteen, Part 2

Thirteen, Part 3
Thirteen, Part 4

Thirteen, Part 5

Thirteen, Part 6

Thirteen, Part 7

Thirteen, Part 8

Thirteen, Part 9

Thirteen, Part 10

Lords of Dogtown 1

Lords of Dogtown 2

Mini’s first time, Trailer

Mini’s first time, Mini clip

Cherry Crush, Trailer

Cherry Crush, Mini clip

Twilight, ET behind the Scenes

Twilight, MTV Interview

Upcoming Projects: None

Non-Twilight Interview Links (YouTube/other news sites):

Cinema Confidential Interview for “Thirteen” Interview Video  “Mini’s First Time” Interview for “Mini’s First Time”


Fan sites (where applicable):, (Czech site)

Photo gallery links: Nikkireedfan Gallery, IMDB profile

Send Fan Mail to:

Nikki Reed

BWR Public Relations

9100 Wilshire Blvd.

6th Floor West Tower

Beverly Hills, CA 90212



This actor bio was prepared by: Nena_Cullen

References: and IMDB.

Gil Birmingham

Character/Job:  Billy Black

Actor/Production Person: Gil Birmingham

Birthday: July 13, 1966

City and State: San Antonio, Texas

Official casing announcement link:

Life Bio:

      Some dreams never die!  Born on a military base in San Antonio, Texas, Gil Birmingham started out with his focus on an entirely different spotlight than the one he now finds himself in.  When looking at his lengthy filmography, it becomes quite apparent that Gil is an actor who has enjoyed a steady stream of work since 1986.  So it should come as some surprise to learn that Gil Birmingham a.k.a. multi-talented actor a.k.a. Jacob Black’s dad . . .  initially set out in life with a dream to ROCK!  And almost thirty acting projects later . . . that dream still lives.  But these days, the dream keeps company with a thriving and illustrious acting career.  

      For Gil, the road to acting was not always a clear one.  The son of a military man, he spent his younger years traveling with his family from one destination to another.  His father was Comanche and his mother was a non-Native American.  Gil concedes that neither of them were perfect.  Growing up on a military base did not always lend itself to experiences of a culturally diverse nature.  So not surprisingly, there was very little exposure to the arts early on.  In fact, for a young Native American boy, military life overall was often very lonely.  His unconventional upbringing often brought about feelings of isolation and abandonment.   

      It was not until he entered college at the University of Southern California that he began to branch out and experience new things.  He started by trying out a variety of school majors before he finally settled on Administration.  Once decided, Gil went on to graduate with a degree in that field where he subsequently worked as an engineer for four years.  During that exploratory period, Gil started delving into even more areas that were once barred from him as a child.  Along with a love for rock music, Gil soon found that he had an interest in weight lifting.  So much so that he began competing in the sport on a city wide level.   

      Then, on the recommendation of a former girlfriend, Gil decided that he should give acting a try.  His big break came when he appeared opposite Diana Ross in her music video for the song, entitled of all things . . . ‘Muscles’.  From there, the acting opportunities kept coming.  Everything from playing the role of Conan the Barbarian at Universal Studio’s Theme Park to a number of guest stints on several popular daytime soap operas.  

      These days, Gil has enjoyed a string of guest appearances on TV series like Veronica Mars and the supernaturally charged Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Ironically, Gil’s new role in Twilight calls for him to tackle the world of vampires yet again.  Except this time, the vampires are of the non-fanged variety.  In Twilight Gil plays the role of Billy Black, the superstitious Quileute Indian and family patriarch who tries to warn Bella Swan about her mysterious new friends, the Cullens.  But to Twilight fans everywhere, Billy Black is first and foremost . . . Jacob Black’s daddy!  Which is pretty much as close as one person can get to being a real rock star.  

      Which brings this back to the original premise.  Some dreams never die.  Because Gil still plays the guitar.  And he still travels from city to city performing with a band.  Who knows, if this acting thing doesn’t work out . . .                 

Fun Facts (if applicable): Gil plays the guitar and performs with a band.

                        He once played Conan the Barbarian at Universal Studios.

                        Gil is a former weight lifter.

Stephenie’s comments on this person (if applicable): N/A

Film Credits:

Love Ranch (2009) . . . . . Sheriff Cortez

California Indian (2008) . . . . . Charles ‘Chi’ Thomas

Turok: Son of Stone (2008) (voice) . . . . . Nashoba

Cosmic Radio (2007) . . . . . Tribal Council Leader

“Veronica Mars” . . . . . Leonard Lobo (2 episodes, 2006)

– Happy Go Lucky (2006) TV episode . . . . . Leonard Lobo

– Versatile Toppings (2006) TV episode . . . . . Leonard Lobo

“Charmed” . . . . . Indian Chief (1 episode, 2006)

– Payback’s a Witch (2006) TV episode . . . . . (uncredited) Indian Chief

Love’s Long Journey (2005) (TV) . . . . . Sharp Claw

End of the Spear (2005) (TV) . . . . . Moipa

“Into the West” (2005) (mini) . . . . . Older Dogstar

“Medical Investigation” . . . . . Walter Shepard (1 episode, 2005)

      – Tribe (2005) TV episode . . . . . Walter Shepard

The Lone Ranger (2003) (TV) . . . . . One Horn

DreamKeeper (2003) (TV) . . . . . Sam

Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain (2003) (TV) . . . . . Pete

“Body & Soul” (2002) TV series . . . . . Oz (unknown episodes)

Skins (2002) . . . . .  Sonny Yellow Lodge

Gentle Ben (2002) (TV) . . . . . Pete

The Doe Boy (2001) . . . . . Manny Deadmarsh

“V.I.P.” (1 episode, 2001) . . . . . Roland

– The Uncle from V.A.L. (2001) TV episode . . . . . Roland

“Family Law” . . . . . Bernard (1 episode, 2001)

      – Americans (2001) TV episode . . . . . Bernard

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999) (Voice) . . . . . GhostStalker

“The Wild Thornberrys” . . . . . Jim’s Dad (1 episode, 1999)

– Tamper Proof Seal (199) TV episode (Voice) . . . . . Jim’s Dad

“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” . . . . . Brave #1 (1 episode, 1997)

– Safe Passage (1997) TV episode . . . . . Brave #1

“Night Man” . . . . . Vargas (1 episode, 1997)

– I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1997) TV episode . . . . . Vargas

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” . . . . . Peruvian Man (1 episode, 1997)

– Inca Mummy Girl (1997) TV episode . . . . . Peruvian Man

Jaguar, Le (1996)

“Falcon Crest” (1 episode, 1987)

– Desperation (1987) TV episode

House II: The Second Story (1987) . . . . . Featured Warrior

“Riptide” . . . . . Cop (1 episode, 1986)

– Chapel of Glass (1986) TV episode . . . . . Cop

Youtube film clips:


Up coming Projects:   Love Ranch . . . Sheriff Johnny Cortez

Non-Twilight Interview Links (Youtube/other news sites): N/A

Fan sites (were applicable):

Photo gallery links:


Send Fan Mail to: Gil Birmingham

      c/o Tammara McGee

      P.O. Box 542382

      Dallas, TX 75354-2382

This actor bio was prepared by:  Visitor

Peter Facinelli

Actor: Peter Facinelli 

Character: Carlisle Cullen 
Birthday: November 26 
Born: Queens, New York

Lives in: Los Angeles, California 
Official casing announcement 

Life Bio:

Peter Facinelli was born November 26, 1973. He grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, New York in a family with a strong Italian-American heritage. He studied at St. Francis Preparatory High School. Later, he studied at Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City under such teachers as William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Giancarlo Esposito, and Camryn Manheim. 

He met his wife, Jennie Garth, on the set of An Unfinished Affair in 1996. They were married on January 20, 2001. He lives in Los Angeles with Jennie and their three daughters, Luca Bella (born June 29, 1997), Lola ray (born December 6, 2002) and Fiona Eve (born September 30, 2006). He and Jennie refer to their family as the “Facinelli Five”.

Peter moved to Los Angeles after graduating to continue his dream of becoming an actor. He first starred in the movie Angela, which won three prestigious awards and was nominated for a fourth. In such films as Can’t Hardly Wait and The Big Kahuna (where he was able to work alongside Danny DeVito and Kevin Spacey), Peter cemented himself as well-rounded actor, able to portray different characters convincingly. He is perhaps best known for his role on the television series Fastlane.


Fun Facts:

-Daughter, Luca Bella, has read Twilight. Her nickname was “Luca”, but, after reading the books, she wants to be called “Bella”.
-Peter played an April Fool’s joke on Stephenie. The details can be found on Stephenie’s website.
-He is a vegetarian. (Fitting, eh?)
-He has many pets. His wife loves animals.
-He coaches his daughters’ soccer and baseball teams and, even while filming, flies back to catch their games.

Film Credits:

Lily (2007) 
Battle Olympia (2007) 
Damages (2007) 
Insatiable (2007) 
ARC (2006) 
The Lather Effect (2006) 
Touch the Top of the World (2006) 
Hollowman 2 (2006) 
Enemies (2006) 
Enfants Terribles (2005) 
The Scorpion King (2002) 
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) 
Tempted (2001) 
Stealing Time (2001) 
Honest (2000) 
Ropewalk (2000) 
Supernova (2000) 
Blue Ridge Fall (1999) 
The Big Kahuna (1999) 
Telling You (1998) 
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) 
Dancer, Texas Pop 81 (1998) 
Touch Me (1997) 
Calm at Sunset (1996) 
After Jimmy (1996) 
Foxfire (1996) 
An Unfinished Affair (1996) 
The Price of Love (1995) 
Angela (1995)


Youtube film clips:

Peter Facinelli Film Reel

Peter Facinelli TV Reel


Upcoming Projects:




Finding Amanda

Non-Twilight Interview Links:

Peter’s role on Riding in Cars with Boys

Fan sites:

Facinelli Fans


 IMDB Profile


Photo gallery links:

Facinelli Fans Gallery

All Mega Star

Send Fan Mail to:

Peter Facinelli
C/O Nicole Nassar
1111 10th St.
Ste. 104
Santa Monica, CA 90403


This actor bio was prepared by: Alcyone

Melissa Rosenberg

Twilight Movie Biography: Melissa Rosenberg

Biography written by: Di




Melissa Who?

As you search the cast lists, you may wonder what part Melissa plays in the Twilight movie. Her task is a challenging one – that of the screenwriter for the movie.


Melissa’s Life Thus Far (Biography)

Melissa was born August 28 in Marin County, California. Her mother was a lawyer and her father was a dentist who became a psychologist. Melissa’s mom passed away when she was a teenager. After moving to Los Angeles, her father remarried. Her immediate and extended family members have some interesting similarities. As Melissa notes, “My sister is a dance therapist; my other sister is in graduate school to become a therapist. My husband’s parents are both shrinks. His uncle, two aunts and sister are shrinks. At our wedding, half the attendees were shrinks, the other half, their clients. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you get the point.”1 Melissa is married to Lev L. Spiro, a well-known television and film director (Ugly Betty, Everyone Hates Chris, My Name Is Earl and others). 

Melissa’s educational path wove from her large public high school in southern California to a stint with a small improvisational dance theatre group in New York City. After a couple of years with the troupe, she enrolled at Bennington College in Vermont. This was a marvelous time for Melissa; in an alumni publication, she states that “I walked into VAPA [the Visual and Performing Arts Building] and I lay on those sprung wood floors and just laughed with joy at how fantastic this incredible space was to create in. And I knew my entire job was to create and learn.”2 Melissa graduated from Bennington College in 1986, majoring in dance. Her original intention, to be a choreographer, changed once she returned to Los Angeles, but her mission of creating and learning did not. She went to graduate school, obtaining an MFA in film and television producing from the University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program.3



Professional Credits:

Melissa has been extremely busy, as both a producer and screenwriter, ever since she graduated with her MFA. She is the executive producer of Alyx and Dexter. She was nominated in 2008 for a Writers’ Guild of America award for her work on Dexter, a Showtime original television series popular with viewers and critics alike about a serial killer. Melissa has worked on other such shows as The O.C., Love Monkey, Birds of Prey, The Agency, Ally McBeal, Dark Skies, The Outer Limits, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.4 She wrote the screenplay to Step Up (2006), a movie about two very different teens that defy the odds, fall in love, and realize their dreams. 

Melissa loves her job. “Being a screenwriter is at times extraordinarily gratifying, at times extraordinarily frustrating.  Like anything worthwhile in life.  I wouldn’t choose do anything else.  Of course, I don’t have any other skills so I’m kind of stuck with it.”5

Then Came Twilight 

Melissa’s work on Step Up was the catalyst for her connection to Twilight. As she says:

“I became involved in Twilight through Summit Entertainment,  (the studio that is producing Twilight).  I had written Step Up for Summit so we’d worked together closely, and successfully, before.  I was unavailable to write the Step Up sequel. When Eric Feig called (I think it was in July ’07) to see if I was interested in Twilight, he asked how I felt about teens and vampires and I said, “I’m in!”  [That was] all I needed to hear.  Then I read the book and was absolutely thrilled.  I met with all the producers and Catherine Hardwicke (with whom I immediately fell in love), told them what I had in mind.  It jibed with what they had in mind.  And that was that.  I started writing.  It was a very fast process.”6

So what was it like? How did Melissa approach this task, knowing that there was a huge fan base devoted to the books and eagerly awaiting this movie? She says: 

“Twilight was my first adaptation of a novel to feature film (Dexter began as a novel).  Everyone has always said that adapting a book is as difficult as writing an original.  I’ve always thought writers who said that were full of it.  And I still think so.  When you’re handed even a title or a character name, you’ve still got more than the blank page you face with an original.  Which is why I always wanted to adapt a book. 

Of course, I’m completely spoiled with Twilight, my first feature film adaptation.  I was handed a wonderful, rich, complex, and intriguing book, with great characters and situations and emotional arcs all beautifully constructed for me.  All I had to do was not screw it up.  Easier said than done, of course.”7 


And what does Stephenie think about Melissa’s work. In a discussion on another fan site, Stephenie says:

“I have read the script. I am very pleased with it. They tried to follow the spirit of the book (because there is no way to do the book exactly as it was written unless the BBC wanted to do a six-hour mini-series) and tried to keep everyone in character. I was able to offer some input on the script. Most of my suggestions were very minor. …Of course things had to be much shorter, but I thought Melissa Rosenberg did a great job hitting the key material. The thing that people (particularly hysteria-prone teens) need to remember is that the only thing that really matters is that the feeling of Twilight is there. There is no one line or one event that makes the book what it is. What matters is the magic between Edward and Bella–the innocence and the self-denial. I hope that there is a similar feeling when you finish the movie as when you finish the book.”8



Works Cited

"Melissa Rosenberg." The Internet Movie Database. 12 Apr. 2008

"Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg ’86 Crafts Sharp Characters for Film and TV." Bennington College 2007. 25 Apr. 2008

Slepak, Dan. "Melissa Rosenberg Information." Email to the author. 24 Apr. 2008. 

"Stephenie Meyer Q&A Part 6." Twilight Moms. Jan. 2008. 13 Apr. 2008

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

Character/Job: Jessica Stanley
Actor/Production Person: Anna Kendrick
Birthday: August 9, 1985
City and State: Portland, Maine

Official casing announcement link: [url=][u]MTV Blog Announcement[/u][/url]
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Life Bio:

Actress Anna Kendrick was born in 1985 in Portland, Maine.  A talkative, bubbly and attention-seeking child, it didn’t take her long to find her calling in stage and film.  By 1991 she was already showing off her talents in a community theatre production of Annie, in which she played the role of Tessie.  Later, when asked about this first role of hers being in the popular musical, she lamented, "It’s a little cliché, I really wish it was something other than that, because it just seems so trite."
By the late nineties, she had made her debut on Broadway.  In 1998 she played "Dinah" in the musical High Society, which landed her a Tony Award nomination at the age of only 13.  She was the second youngest performer ever to be given that honor.  Her role as Dinah also earned her other acknowledgements, including Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award nominations.
Anna went on to participate in a variety of other stage productions, and finally began acting onscreen in 2003.  One of her first roles was Fritzi Wagner in the musical comedy Camp. When asked about any similarities between herself and Fritzi, a sycophantic fangirl, Anna was quoted:  "I do have a passion for theater.  But I do my best not to stalk people."
The role won Anna more exciting nominations, including Best Supporting Actress in the Chlotrudis Awards, and Best Debut Performance in the Independent Spirit Awards.  In 2007, after a few different smaller movie parts, she appeared in the critically acclaimed film Rocket Science.  Playing Ginny Ryerson, a fast-talking high school debater, Anna said she felt intimidated and challenged.  Critics, however, found her performance highly praiseworthy, and she was nominated yet again for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress that year.
Her signing and acting talents have given Anna the opportunity to work with a long list of great actors, actresses and directors, including Jeromy Irons and Todd Graff.  She’ll be adding more star-power to that list in just this coming year, with a major role in an upcoming movie opposite Ben Stiller and Jason Schwartzman.  That film, The Marc Pease Experience, is in now in post-production.  Also this year Anna will play her first onscreen lead role in Elsewhere, a missing-persons thriller by director Nathan Hope.  Her third project this year, Twilight, is based on the best-selling vampire novel of the same name.  It will be released in December.  In this adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer’s first book, Anna plays Jessica Stanley, the human friend of main character Bella Swan.
With all of these things on her horizon, it seems Anna must prepare herself for the likelihood of celebrity status.  Her manager, Kim Matuka, at Online Talent Group, has been working with her exclusively since the age of 10. " I always knew Anna was special…" says Matuka.  "It just took a little longer for the industry to realize that."


Fun Facts:
Has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who is also an actor.
Anna is 5 foot 4 inches and has blue eyes.
Attended Deering High School in Portland, Maine.
Her current agency is Agency for the Performing Arts.
Anna’s favorite film character to date is Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939), played by Rosalind Russell.
Says she is inspired by fearless women in comedy, with favorites including Parker Posey, Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler.
Starred on the cover of Portland Magazine in March 2003
Was quoted saying:  "An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition."
When asked about her childhood said she was, "One of those hyperactive kids who wanted to jump around and sing and dance and scream and be on stage."


Stephenie’s comments on this person:  (I can’t find any!  Am I missing something?)



Film Credits:

The Mayor (2003) (TV) …… Sadie Winterland.
Camp (2003) …… Fritzi Wagner.
Rocket Science (2007) …… Ginny Reyerson.  [url=][u]Official Movie Website[/u][/url]
Elsewhere (2008) …… Meg Brickman.  [url=][u]Official Movie Website[/u][/url]
The Marc Pease Experience (2008) …… Sarah.
Twilight (2008) ……  Jessica Stanley. [url=][u]Official Movie Website[/u][/url]

Youtube film clips:
[url=]Life Upon The Wicked Stage][/url] (Shows a very young, singing Anna Kendrick!)
[url=]Camp film clip[/url] (Explicit language)
[url=]Rocket Science film clip[/url]
[url=]Rocket Science film clip #2[/url]
[url=]Elsewhere Teaser Trailer[/url]
Up coming Projects:
Elsewhere, 2008 (completed)
The Marc Pease Experience, 2008 (post-production)
Twilight, 2008 (filming)


Non-Twilight Interview Links:
[url=]Rocket Science interview[/url]
[url=]Rocket Science interview with Reese Thompson[/url]
[url=]Red Carpet interview[/url]
Fan sites:
[url=]Anna Kendrick Online[/url]

Photo gallery links:
[url=]IMDB Photo Gallery[/url]
[url=]Anna Kendrick Photo Gallery[/url]

Send Fan Mail to:

Anna Kendrick
Endeavor Agency
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

This actor bio was prepared by:  LisaCullenAZ

Jackson Rathbone

Actor Bio Sheet for Jackson Rathbone

Nickname: Jay
Character:  Jasper Whitlock Hale

      Link to Character Bio:

Position:  Actor
Birthday: December 21, 1984
Birthplace: Singapore
Official casing announcement link:
Life Bio (500-2000 words):   Because of his father’s work, Jackson Rathbone was born in Singapore, and then lived in Maydan and Jakarta (Indonesia), London, Connecticut, California, Norway, and finally settled in Midland, Texas. Jackson immediately began involvement in the local community theatre and was accepted into the youth actors program, The Pickwick Players. He was highly active in many extra-curricular activities, including basketball, track, soccer, baseball, and football. He even started a band and a mobile DJ business. Juggling so many activities began to become a chore so Jackson decided to stick with what made him the happiest, acting and music. In high school, he moved to Northwest Michigan to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy as a theatre major. He grew to appreciate classical theatre and flourished in Shakespearean plays.   His best friend from Interlochen, singer/actor Alex Boyd, had already moved to LA and introduced Jackson to his manager, Pat Cutler, who signed Jackson right away. She sent him to study film acting with Jeremiah Comey and on auditions where he landed a recurring role on Disney 411. He was soon signed by at Paradigm, by Andrew Ruff. When the fall came, Jackson, Pat, and Andrew realized that it would be best for Jackson to stay in LA and pursue a film career. He settled in for the long haul and roomed with his friend Alex, with plans to start a music studio. Jackson booked several commercials and a minor role in the film from William Katt, Molding Clay which shot near his hometown in TX. In his off-time from acting, Jackson continued to write music with Alex, performing at small open-mic nights and booking a gig at The Gardenia. They joined forces with other music producers in LA and San Diego to form Prolifik Productions and soon had a professional music studio built in their own living room. He next landed a lead in Pray for Morning , an independent thriller from writer/director Cartney Wearn. From there he went immediately into a series regular role in “Beautiful People”, a series for ABC Family Jackson jumped at the opportunity to join such a wonderful project with an incredible production team.   In what little free time he has, Jackson loves to watch and study movies, as well as listening to and studying music, which he has been doing most of his life.   Rathbone has recently formed a production company with his manager where he hopes to find interesting projects and eventually, one day, even direct.

Fun Facts:

Jackson: “I couldn’t do without my guitar, Annabelle. When I picked it out, I thought, ‘This is a great sounding Southern Resonator, and it needs an appropriate Southern girl’s name.”

Rathbone was chosen by Girl’s’ Life Magazine as "The Hottie" and has also been featured in Popstar and ELLEgirl.

He considers Michael Jackson’s Thriller a classic.

Jackson has three sisters. 

Jackson started a band with his friend, Alex Boyd. He plays the guitar and the harmonica. 

Some of Jackson’s favorite movies include Seven Samurai and Dead Man. And a few of his favorite artists include Bob Dylan, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Steppin’ In It, and Bright Eyes. 

Jackson’s hero is Johnny Depp, and he considers Jack Nicolson as his idol. 

Jackson: I’m all about nightlife. I live during the night. 

Jackson: (on being told he resembles Hugh Grant) Quite a bit actually. Yea that would be great,

where do I sign for that. 

Jackson: (on when he learned how to box) When I was in elementary school, I was picked on by this kid a year older every morning at the bus stop. On picture day, he pushed me down so I jumped on his back and got into a scrape. My father taught me to box after that day. 

Jackson: It’s not exactly that I can’t stay in one place. It’s that if I’m in one place, I have to rearrange it every four to six months! I have to completely change my room! 

Stephenie’s comments on this person (if applicable): 
“Jackson Rathbone can really play the guitar. Our taste in music is not exactly the same, but we found common ground with Radiohead’s Creep, with which he then serenaded me.”

Film Credits (with links to official movie sites were applicable):

Twilight (2008) …Jasper Whitlock (

Senior Skip Day (2008) …Snippy

Big Stan(2007) …. Robbie the Hippie

Pray for Morning (2006) …. Connor (

River’s End (2005) …. Jimmy


The War at Home …Dylan (2 episodes, 2007)

Valley of Light …Travis (made for TV movie, 2007) 

Beautiful People…Nicholas Fiske (8 episodes, 2005-2006)

The O.C. …Justin (2 episodes, 2006)

Close to Home …Scot Fields (1 episode, 2005)


His theater credits include lead roles in "A Midsummer’s Night Dream," "Macbeth," "Les Miserables," "Grease," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe."

Youtube film clips:

From The Valley of Light:

Scenes from Senior Skip Day:

Scene from War at Home:

On the O.C.:

Radio Commercials:

Interviewing Hilary Duff:

Disney 411 – Disney Mania 3:

Disney 411 – Toon Town On-line:

Audition for Beautiful People:

Deleted Scene 1 from Beautiful People:

Deleted Scene 2 from Beautiful People:

Deleted Scene 3 from Beautiful People:

Deleted Scene 4 from Beautiful People:

Deleted Scene 5 from Beautiful People:

Deleted Scene 6 from Beautiful People:

Trailer from Senior Skip Day:

Trailer from Big Stan:

Up coming Projects:


Non-Twilight Interview Links: 
Fan sites:

Photo gallery links:

Send Fan Mail to:

Agency: Paradigm 
360 N. Crescent Dr 
North Bldg. 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 
This actor bio was prepared by: nissanmama


Rachelle Lefevre

Actor Bio Sheet

Character/Job: Victoria
Actor/Production Person: Rachelle Lefevre
Birthday: 1978
City and State: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Official casting announcement link:

Life Bio (500-2000 in your own words):
Born in 1978 in Montreal, Rachelle Lefevre, an only child, dreamed of becoming an actor when she first watched Annie as a young girl.  Constantly “hamming it up” for her family, she’d dance around the house singing Madonna songs, but because she says she can’t sing, she looked for other ways to perform.   Depending on what television show she’d be watching, one day she’d want to be a lawyer and the next day, a marine biologist.  She soon realized she didn’t really want to be any of those things; she wanted to pretend to be them.  That’s what led her to the stage and acting.  
Studying creative arts at Dawson College in Montreal, she took two summers of intensive theater training at Walnut Hill School, a Boston-area fine arts academy.  Then she transferred to McGill University back in Montreal to work on degrees in literature and education.
While waiting tables at a Montreal restaurant, a regular customer helped Rachelle get an audition for a part she didn’t get.  She must have made an impression on the casting director, because even though she had no film or television credits at that point and her head shot was done with a Polaroid, they called her back to audition for a new sitcom being shot in Montreal.  She got that part and made her acting debut in 1999 as Stacey Hanson in Big Wolf on Campus.  It was a TV series on ABC Family about a teenage werewolf going to high school. Her character left the show after one season to attend college, as did Rachelle. 
After landing roles in various TV movies and episodes, in 2002 she was cast in George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind where she played the part of Tuvia.  Then in 2003, she got a major role in the romantic teen comedy Hatley High as Hyacinthe Marquez.
Leaving her hometown of Montreal in 2004, Rachelle moved to Hollywood to further pursue her acting career. In 2005, she landed a starring role as Lily in the FOX sitcom Life on a Stick and in 2006-07, she played Heather in the ABC sitcom What About Brian. She’s worked on projects with George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Paul Walker, Edward Burns, and David E. Kelley.  
Rachelle is passionate about her acting career and isn’t shy about using unconventional methods to get a part.  She once sent a homemade video to a casting director for a role she wanted.  In a three-page letter to Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight, she explained why she needed to be cast as Victoria and discussed “how vampires were the best metaphor for human anxiety and questions about being alive.”
To prepare for the role of Victoria, Rachelle watched YouTube videos of lions and walked around her house acting like a cat, because Stephenie Meyer described the character as “feline.”  Also, since not much is known about Victoria’s back story from the books, Rachelle created an “intricate” one herself in order to accurately portray the character on screen.  She explored why Victoria acts the way she does and what her mortal life was like.   She doesn’t see Vic (as she refers to her) as evil, she prefers “unforgiving or merciless.”
Although she doesn’t have a favorite scene from the film, one of the more memorable ones is the baseball scene.  She found it interesting that while her character wants to kill Rosalie and they “get in each other’s faces”, in real life she and Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie, became friends.  In describing Victoria’s relationship with James, played by Cam Gigandet, Rachelle says it’s “hot. Very hot.” 
With her trademark mane of curly strawberry-blonde hair, effusive smile, and “impossibly sweet” personality, fans have compared her to Lucille Ball and Debra Messing.  Because Rachelle considers herself athletic and enjoys hiking, riding horses, kickboxing, and scuba diving, during the filming of Twilight she tried to do as many stunts as she could.  
From Canadian cutie to vampire vixen, Rachelle Lefevre has Twilight fans everywhere excited to see her bring Victoria to life on the big screen.

Fun Facts (if applicable): Rachelle loves hanging out in cafes and can stay for hours.  She enjoys doing crossword puzzles and suduko.  She’s read all three books and is a self-proclaimed Edward girl.  “What can I say?  I have a thing for vampires.”

Stephenie’s comments on this person (if applicable): From “Rachelle Lefevre, the actress who will play Victoria in Twilight the movie, recently was interviewed by MTV Movie News. Click here to read the article on Stephenie has asked me to post this link for everyone because she read the article (while on tour in Germany) and loved it.”

Film Credits (with links to official movie sites were applicable):
 Boston Legal [TV series] (2008)
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Suffering Man’s Charity (2007)
CSI: NY [TV series] (2007)
The Closer [TV series] (2007)
How I Met Your Mother [TV series] (2007)
What About Brian [TV series] (2006-2007)
The Class [TV series] (2006)
Veronica Mars [TV series] (2006)
Four Kings [TV series] (2006)
The River King (2005)
Life on a Stick [TV series] (2005)
Bones [TV series] (2005)
Pool Guys [TV series] (2005)
Head in the Clouds (2004)
The Legend of Butch and Sundance [TV Movie and DVD] (2004)
Hatley High (2003)
Deception [TV Movie and DVD] (2003)
Picking Up and Dropping Off [TV Movie] (2003)
See Jane Date [TV movie] (2003)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Big Wolf on Campus [TV series] (1999)

YouTube film clips:
Big Wolf on Campus
The River King
Life on a Stick

Up coming Projects:
The Summit (mini-series) (2008)
Life on Mars (David E. Kelley TV series based on the BBC series) (2008)
American Summer (2008)
Prom Wars (2008)
Non-Twilight Interview Links (YouTube/other news sites):
Fan sites (were applicable):

Photo gallery links:[]=3

Send Fan Mail to:
I couldn’t find where to send her fan mail to.  I think I found her agent and publicist online, Agent: Todd Eisner, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Writers and Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills,CA 90211.; Publicist: Mia Hansen, Aquarius Public Relations, 7700 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Couldn’t find her on Myspace. She’s got a private Facebook account, so I couldn’t access it. Perhaps you have this information as you interviewed her originally.   Otherwise, I can contact her publicist (if you can confirm my info is correct) to find out where to have fan mail sent.

This actor bio was prepared by: Simplicity

Send the completed bio to:
Is there a place to for the Twilight-related interview links?  If so, here they are:
From Twilight Lexicon:
From Twilight Moms:

Other problems–I couldn’t find her actual birthdate and there’s a discrepancy in the year born.  Wikipedia lists her being born in 1979, while IMDB says 1978.  This makes her 29 or 30, however, the MTV article states she’s only 20.  Since she was cast in 1999 in Big Wolf on Campus where she played a HS student and went off to college after one year in the cast, the MTV article must be incorrect.

I found a link to Suffering Man’s Charity, a movie she was in.  However, it’s got strong gay/lesbian themes, and it sounds pretty twisted, so not sure you want to use the link on the Lex or not.  Another of her films for which I found a link, Head in the Clouds, has a lesbian sub-plot, but it isn’t as overt.  I have not seen either of these movies, but I wanted to point this out.