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Alyssa Milano
AAlyssa Milano, co-star and producer of CHARMED, literally grew up in front of television audiences as Tony Danza's daughter Samantha in the long-running comedy series "Who's the Boss?"  She also starred for two seasons on the hit series "Melrose Place."

Milano's feature film career includes the Paramount feature "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" opposite David Spade and the title role in the comedy "Hugo Pool," which debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

She added executive producer to her resume with the thriller "Body Count," in which she also starred opposite actor/recording artist Ice-T.  Her additional feature film credits include the Imagine Entertainment/Universal Pictures' feature "Fear," directed by James Foley, the action/thriller "Double Dragon," "Where the Day Takes You," "Commando," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Little Sister."   She has starred in several highly rated telefilms, including "Gold Rush," "Braving Alaska," and "The Surrogate."  Milano was also seen in HBO Films' "Conflict of Interest" and "Candles in the Dark," directed by Maximillian Schell. 

She began her acting career in 1980 with the National Touring Company of "Annie."  Milano also starred in stage productions of "Tender Offer," a one-act play written by Wendy Wasserstein; "All Night Long," and the first American musical adaptation of "Jane Eyre."  In 1991, she went back to her theater roots, starring in and producing a Los Angeles-based production of "Butterflies Are Free. "

During the 2003/2004 season of CHARMED Milano was nominated for the Women's Image Network's WIN Awards in the category of 'Best Actress in a Drama Series.'.

An internet advocate, Milano created the search engine Safesearching.com, a safe haven for internet users, providing sites that are family friendly.  She has auctioned photos chronicling her journey to South Africa that will benefit Nkosi's Haven, an organization that runs care centers in South Africa for mothers infected with HIV/AIDS and their children.  Milano is very involved in charity work and has been appointed a National Ambassador for Unicef.


 

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Rose McGowan
Although she's made her television series debut on CHARMED, Rose McGowan has worked non-stop in feature films.

One of six children, Rose was born and raised in Italy, and spent her childhood travelling throughout Europe.  She returned to the United States and settled in Seattle to attend high school.  A chance trip to Los Angeles resulted in her being cast in the film "The Doom Generation," for which she earned a Best Newcomer nomination at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards.  That same year, she also appeared in the smash film "Scream" as Sydney's (Neve Campbell) best friend Tatum.

 In 1997, McGowan starred in four films presented at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival -- "Going All the Way," "Louis & Clark & George," "Nowhere" and the short film "Seed."  The following year, she starred with Ben Affleck and Peter O'Toole in "Phantoms" and the independent feature "Southie," which won Best Picture at the 2000 Seattle Film Festival.  In 1999, she starred in "Jawbreaker" and starred with Brendan Fraser in "Monkeybone" and completed filming "Vacuums," which was co-written and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the duo that created the Broadway hit Stomp.

She currently resides in Los Angeles.


 

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Holly Marie Combs
Prior to her starring role on CHARMED, Holly Marie Combs is perhaps best recognized for her work as Tom Skeritt and Kathy Baker's daughter in the critically acclaimed television drama series "Picket Fences."

Born in San Diego, CA, Combs moved with her family to New York when she was eight years old.  Following in her mother's footsteps as an aspiring actress, she began her career working in television commercials and print advertisements at age 10.  She won her first movie role by the time she was 13 years old, as Don Johnson and Susan Sarandon's daughter in the feature film "Sweet Hearts Dance."

Her big break came, however, at the age of 18 when she landed the role in "Picket Fences."  Combs has worked extensively in television movies, encompassing an impressive range of starring roles, including her portrayal as the daughter of a murdered heiress in the fact-based "Daughters," killer Diane Zamora in "Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder" and a rape victim in "Sins of Silence."  She'll star in the ABC Family Network comedy See Jane Date, opposite Charisma Carpenter (Angel), portraying a smalltime actress who makes it big because of her affair with an A-list actor.

In feature films, Combs appeared in Steven Soderberg's remake of "Ocean's 11," opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, in which she plays herself along with Barry Watson, Joshua Jackson and Topher Grace.  She also played a young girl propositioned by a wheelchair-bound Tom Cruise in the 1989 Vietnam War saga "Born on the Fourth of July."  Her additional big-screen credits include the horror drama "Dr. Giggles," "Chain of Desire" with Malcom McDowell, and "Simple Men."

During the 4th season of CHARMED Combs became a producer of the show.  Combs resides in Los Angeles, where she enjoys gardening, horseback riding and especially spending time with her husband and newborn son.

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Brian Krause
Brian Krause first rose to attention when he starred opposite Milla Jovovich in "The Return to The Blue Lagoon."  Shortly thereafter he landed the lead role of Charles Brady in Stephen King's feline thriller "Sleepwalkers."  Additional feature credits include "Breaking Free," with Jeremy London and Christine Taylor, "Naked Souls." opposite Pamela Anderson Lee, "The Liars' Club," with Wil Wheaton and "December" co-starring Balthazor Getty and Jason London.  He recently appeared opposite Jeremy Jordan in the independent feature "Dreamers," which offers a contemplative look at Hollywood.

In addition to his regular television series work, Krause has guest-starred on a number of popular series including "Walker, Texas Ranger," HBO's "Tales From the Crypt," as well as a six month stint as Matthew Cory on the daytime drama "Another World."

Born and raised in Southern California, Krause currently resides in Los Angeles.  An avid golfer, he also enjoys basketball and auto racing.
 


 

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Dorian Gregory
Dorian Gregory is a familiar face to television audiences.  Last year, he became the host of the longest-running television show "Soul Train," which is celebrating its 33rd season.  Prior to that he was the co-host, joining Dick Clark, Danny Bonaduce and Mario Lopez, on the daytime talk show "The Other Half."

He began his acting career with recurring and guest starring roles on series such as "Murder, She Wrote," "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," "Pacific Blue" and "Prey."  He later appeared in the sitcoms "Girlfriends," "3rd Rock From the Sun," "Moesha," "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," "The Steve Harvey Show" and "Living Single."  He also subsequently landed a co-starring role on the syndicated series "Baywatch Nights." 

Gregory's feature film work includes "Deliver Us From Eva" with Gabrielle Union, "Just Write" with Jeremy Priven, "The Apocalypse," with Sandra Bernhard and the Disney made-for-television movie "The Barefoot Executive."  He can next be seen in the up-coming feature film "Getting Played" starring opposite Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra and Bill Bellamy. 

Gregory is one of the founding members of the Epiphany Theater Group, established by writer/producer/director Bill Duke.  He also served as co-host for the "politically incorrect" radio program "Lighten Up."

An active humanitarian, he is involved in such organizations as the Jeopardy Program sponsored by the Los Angeles Police department for youths at risk as well as serving as the National Spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.

Single and residing in Los Angeles, Gregory has pursued a mission of health and fitness and was pictured in his fourth calendar called Alaye'.