If you like things like the Twilight saga (aka a sci-fi love affair) then Star-Crossed is your kind of show! Star-Crossed is a total sci-fi drama about how the Atrians (aliens) inhabit the Earth and are expected to live in harmony with the humans. The show is centered around an Atrian/human relationship and all of the complications, adventures, heartaches and memories that surround them. Some of the lead characters have been on The CW before, but some are new and you are probably wondering where they came from, right? Well, here’s a brief overview on the main characters that star in the new CW show, Star-Crossed, which is set to premiere this Spring.
Matt Lanter was born in Massillon, Ohio. He and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was eight and, during his high school and college years, he played many sports including basketball, football, gymnastics and baseball. He went to the University of Georgia and was studying Sports Business when an interest in film became his focus. Since then, he has starred in big release films such as Sorority Row, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, Vampires Suck and The Roommate. In 2009, he got his big break on The CW’s 90210, the spin-off show from the original 90’s TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. Matt Lanter plays one of the main characters on Star-Crossed named Roman.
Aimee Teegarden was born and raised in Downey, California. Growing up, Aimee was a model. She modeled for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Hollister and Old Navy. She starred on the popular TV series, Friday Night Lights, which ran a total of five years. She also held roles on TV shows such as The CW’s 90210, Cold Case and Hannah Montana. Aimee has starred in films such as Prom, Scream 4 and Beautiful Wave. Fun fact about Aimee, is that she is the one who posed the question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?” Her question led to the well-known, butchered reply by Caitlin Upton during the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant. Aimee Teegarden co-stars as the other lead character, Emery, on Star-Crossed.
Grey Damon is from Bloomington, Indiana. He made his acting debut on The CW show, 90210, and has since appeared on shows such as the following: 10 Things I Hate About You, True Blood, Friday Night Lights and The Nine Lives of Chloe King. He actually tried out for the character Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, too. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and he plays a recurring role on a show called Twisted. Grey Damon plays the character, Grayson, on Star-Crossed.
Malese Jowis is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She began her acting career in 1999 in several McDonald’s commercials, when the head of advertising heard her sing and began to help her in getting some local gigs. When Malese was 11, she competed on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star” where she won four rounds in the kids vocalist category. Her acting career really took off when she landed a role on a TV show called Unfabulous alongside Emma Roberts. She is best known for her roles on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and on the TV show Big Time Rush. Malese Jow plays Julia on Star-Crossed.
Chelsea Gilligan is from Beaumont, California. Before she got into acting, she was in beauty pageants; she was Miss California Teen USA 2009 and 2nd runner-up in the Miss Teen USA 2009 pageant. She starred in the TV shows How I Met Your Mother, Victorious and Big Time Rush. She plays an Atrian on Star-Crossed.
So there you have it! A little bit of info on the most important characters from the new CW TV series, Star-Crossed. If you are into science fiction, romance and drama, then Star-Crossed is for you! Keep your eye out for the release of the premiere date!
Ashley Damschen/ CW44 Tampa Bay