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08.03.2005

CRIMINAL MINDS

(Jennifer Jareau, or "J.J." in CRIMINAL MINDS)

AJ Cook's television credits include "L-Word," "Dead Like Me," "Tru Calling," "Higher Ground," "Bluemoon," "PSI Factor," "Goosebumps," "Elvis Meets Nixon," "In His Father's Shoes" and "Laser Hawk."

She has appeared in the feature films "Blood Suckers," "Final Destination II," "The House Next Door," "Out Cold," "Ripper," "The Virgin Suicides," "Kisses" and "The Tinker."

Cook currently lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is July 22.

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THOMAS GIBSON

(Aaron Hotch in CRIMINAL MINDS)

Thomas Gibson is best known for his five years in the series "Dharma & Greg." His other television credits include a starring role in the series "Chicago Hope," on CBS; the movies "Raising Waylon," "The Inheritance" and "Brush with Fate," all on the Network, "Tales of the City," "More Tales of the City," "Evil Never Dies," "A Will of Their Own" and "The Lost Empire"; and the mini-series "Category 6: Day of Destruction," on CBS, and "The Kennedys of Massachusetts."

Gibson made his feature film debut with a starring role in the epic "Far and Away" and has since appeared in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas," "Eyes Wide Shut," "The Age of Innocence," "Barcelona," "Love and Human Remains," "Sleep with Me," "Psycho Beach Party," "Jack the Dog" and "Stardom."

He made his New York stage debut in "A Map of the World" at the New York Shakespeare Festival and worked on and off Broadway for more than 10 years in a wide variety of roles.

Gibson lives in San Antonio. His birth date is July 3.

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LOLA GLAUDINI
(Elle Greenway in CRIMINAL MINDS)

Lola Glaudini most recently appeared in "The Handler," on CBS. She also had recurring dual roles in "The Sopranos" and a recurring role in "NYPD Blue." She has guest-starred in "The King of Queens," on the Network, "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," "Boomtown" and "Monk."

Her feature film credits include "Your Friends & Neighbors," "Groove," "Down to You," "Blow" and "7 Songs."

On stage, Glaudini starred in "Demonology" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, for which she won a Dramalogue award as Best Actress, and in "The Poison Tree," written by her father, Robert Glaudini, also at the Mark Taper Forum.

Glaudini was born and raised in New York and lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is Nov. 24.

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MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER
(Dr. Spencer Reid in CRIMINAL MINDS)

Matthew Gray Gubler recently appeared in the feature film "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." He will also appear in the upcoming "R.V."

A 2002 graduate of the NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he is an accomplished filmmaker whose short films include "The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man," "Claude: A Symphony of Horror" and "Tippi's Picnic."

As a model, Gubler has walked the runway for such fashion designers as Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. He was recently featured in Paper Magazine's 8th annual Beautiful People issue.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, he lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is March 9.

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SHEMAR MOORE
(Derek Morgan in CRIMINAL MINDS)

Shemar Moore is best known for his portrayal of Malcolm Winters in "The Young and the Restless" on CBS, for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000. He was also nominated for Daytime Emmys in the category of Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 and 1997 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1999. He has won five NAACP Image Awards.

Moore's other television credits include the mini-series "Scott Turow's Reversible Errors," on the Network, the series "Birds of Prey," the movie "How to Marry a Billionaire" and hosting the Miss USA Pageant.

His feature film credits include "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Butter," "Motives," "The Brothers" and "The Seat Filler."

Moore currently lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is April 20.

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MANDY PATINKIN
(Jason Gideon in CRIMINAL MINDS)

Mandy Patinkin won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger in the series "Chicago Hope," on CBS. His other television credits include the series "Dead Like Me," "Law & Order," "Boston Public" and, on CBS, "Touched by an Angel"; the movies "Everything That Rises," "Strange Justice," "The Hunchback" and "Broken Glass."

His feature film credits include "The Choking Man," "Pinero," "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland," "Lulu on the Bridge," "Men with Guns," "Squanto: Indian Warrior," "The Music of Chance," "Impromptu," "The Doctor," "True Colors," "Dick Tracy," "The House on Carroll Street," "Alien Nation," "The Princess Bride," "Maxie," "Yentl," "Daniel" and "Ragtime."

Patinkin won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Che in the Broadway production of "Evita." He was also nominated for Tony Awards for the title role of "Sunday in the Park with George" and for "The Wild Party." His other theater credits include "The Secret Garden," "Falsettos," "The Knife," " 'Leave It To Beaver' is Dead" and "The Shadow Box."

As a singer, he has recorded several albums and tours extensively throughout the world. Born in Chicago, Patinkin lives in New York. His birth date is Nov. 30.

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KIRSTEN VANGSNESS

(Penelope Garcia in CRIMINAL MINDS)

Kirsten Vangsness's television series credits include "LAX" and "Phil of the Future." Her feature film credits include "Sometimes Santa's Gotta Get Whacked" and "A-List." Vangsness is also a writer who has been published in The Los Angeles Times Magazine and is a member of Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles, CA.

Vangsness was born and raised in Pasadena and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is July 7.