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Birth Name : Michael Vartan
  Date of birth (location) : 27 November 1968, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France.


A handsome, light-haired French-American actor, Michael Vartan began to study his craft shortly after arriving in Los Angeles as a way to meet people. Discovering a knack for performing, he soon lent his engaging presence to a variety of feature projects worldwide. Having completed a number of French productions, most notably “Un Homme et deux femmes” (1991) and the following year’s “Promenades d’ete", Vartan made his international debut in 1993’s “Fiorile", an Italian film directed by the famed Taviani brothers. In this acclaimed time-spanning film, Vartan played a captivating dual role, taking on the parts of idealistic French soldier Jean and the soldier’s besieged descendant Massimo in a story of an Italian family believed to be cursed.


He made his US film debut with a featured role in the cross-dressing comedy “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar” (1995) and the following year co-starred in the comedy “The Pallbearer” as Scott Edelman, best friend of David Schwimmer’s Tom Thompson. Vartan proved a pleasant presence onscreen, giving an endearing performance in the role of the friend who seemingly has it all.  In 1997, Vartan gave a breakthrough performance in “The Myth of Fingerprints", starring as a sweet but unambitious son returning to the family home for Thanksgiving along with his brother, two sisters and girlfriend Margaret (Hope Davis). His Jake was a particularly effective contrast to his forthright girlfriend, his ill-tempered sister Mia (Julianne Moore) and his troubled brother Warren (Noah Wyle).