Actors

  • Bella Swan

Kristen Stewart is an American actress, born April 9th 1990, best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight saga.  She has also appeared in the films, The Panic Room, Land of the Women and The Runaways.

Kristen’s breakthrough role was playing the diabetic daughter of Jodie Foster; she was only 12 at the time.

Kristen was born in Los Angeles, where she completed high school until year seven; from then on she finished high school through correspondence.  She is the daughter of Jon Stewart, a stage manager and producer who worked for Fox.

Kristen has expressed an interest in living in Australia and attending the University of Sydney because her mother was originally from Australia.  She hopes to study literature and perhaps become a writer after her acting career.

She has been romantically linked to Robert Pattinson.

  • Edward Cullen

Robert Pattinson is an English actor, born May 13th 1986, who plays Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga.  Robert was first known for his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series.  Since then he has also appeared in the films Remember Me and Little Ashes.

As well as acting Robert is also a musician, model and producer; two of his songs, Never Think and Let Me Sign, appeared on the Twilight soundtrack.

Robert has shot to fame since appearing in the Twilight saga, with People magazine listing him as one of the “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2008 and 2009.

Robert made an estimated $18 million in 2009 and he now has a wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s collection in London and New York.

He has been romantically linked to his co-star Kristen Stewart.

  • Jacob Black

Taylor Lautner is an American actor, born February 11th 1992, who is most well known for his portrayal of Jacob Black in the Twilight saga.  He has also appeared in the films Valentine’s Day and Cheaper By The Dozen 2.

Taylor was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the only child of Deborah and Daniel Lautner.

Taylor had to fight for his role as Jacob Black after portraying him in Twilight.  Producers were intending to replace him with a bigger, older actor; however, Taylor gained a large amount of weight and managed to keep the role, making him an international star.

Taylor attended public school until 10th grade and was romantically linked to Taylor Swift in 2009.

  • Carlisle Cullen

Peter Facinelli is an American actor, born November 26th 1973, who plays Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight saga.

Aside from Twilight, Peter has appeared in the films The Scorpion King and Finding Amanda, as well as guest appearances in Six Feet Under, Damages and Law and Order.

Peter grew up in Ozone Parks, Queens to Italian immigrants Bruna and Pierino Facinelli.  He was raised as a Roman Catholic and studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School in New York.

He is married to actress Jennie Garth and they have three children together; Luca Bella, Lola Ray and Fiona Eve.

  • Esme Cullen

Elizabeth Reeser is an American actress, born June 15th 1975, who has appeared in the Twilight Saga, The Family Stone and television shows Grey’s Anatomy and Saved.

Elizabeth was born in Bloomfield, Michigan, an affluent Detroit suburb to parents Karen Davidson and John Reeser.  Elizabeth has two sisters, one younger and one older, and her stepfather was billionaire businessman, William Davidson.

Elizabeth attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart and graduated from Julliard.

As well as acting in films, Elizabeth has appeared in television shows and on the stage in productions including Top Girls and Blackbird.

  • Emmett Cullen

Kellan Lutz is an American actor, born March 15th 1985, who is known for his role as Emmett in the Twilight Saga.

Kellan has also appeared in the movie, Stick It and the television shows Generation Kill and 90210.

Kellan was born in Dickinson, North Carolina and has six brothers and one sister.  Although he was accepted into Chapman University to study chemical engineering, but decided to pursue acting instead.

As well as acting Kellan is also a model; he appears in the 2010 Calvin Klein X underwear campaign.

He enjoys playing sports, including extreme skateboarding, weight lifting and baseball amongst many others.  He also performs his own stunts and is an advocate for animal rights group PETA.

You can follow Kellan on Twitter at KellanLutz.

  • Alice Cullen

Ashley Greene is an American actress and model, born February 21st 1987, who plays Alice Cullen in the Twilight saga.

Ashley was born in Jacksonville, Florida where she lived until she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career.  She has one brother, Joe and is particularly good friends with co-star Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone whom she knew before she started filming Twilight.

Ashley originally wanted to be a model, but at 5 foot 5 she was considered too short for the runway.  Aside from Twilight she has appeared in the films Shrink and King of California; she also has two films, LOL: Laughing Out Loud and The Apparition, to be released next year.

  • Jasper Hale

Monroe Jackson Rathbone the fifth, aka Jackson Rathbone, is an American actor, born December 21st 1984, who is known for his role as Jasper Hale in the Twilight saga.

Jackson has also appeared in The Last Airbender, Big Stan and the television show The O.C.

Jackson was born in Singapore, and lived in places from Indonesia to Texas growing up because of his father’s job.  His grandfather, Monroe Jackson the third, was the chairman of Standard Oil, which later became Exxon, causing his family to move around a lot.

Jackson is also a musician and producer and is the lead singer of the band, 100 Monkeys.  The band released three albums in 2009, with a fourth one due out in January 2011 to coincide with their tour that they are currently on.

  • Rosalie Hale

Nicole Huston-Reed, aka Nikki Reed, is an American actress, born May 17th 1988, who plays Rosalie Hale in the Twilight Saga.  She has also appeared in the films Thirteen and Mini’s First Time, as well as The O.C. (coincidentally at the same time as Twilight co-stars Jackson Rathbone and Cam Gigandet).

Nikki had a hard upbringing and a volatile relationship with her mother; when she was 14 she moved out and became an emancipated minor.

Although Nikki has olive skin and dark hair she has had to die her hair blonde for her role as Rosalie in the Twilight series.

  • Charlie Swan

William Albert Burke, aka Billy Burke, is an American actor, born November 25th 1966, who plays Bella’s father, Charlie Swan, in the Twilight saga.

Billy was born in Bellingham, Washington, and has appeared in films including Untraceable and Ladder 49 as well as television series Gilmore Girls and 24.

Billy is one of the “famous faces” on the online poker website Hollywood Poker which runs alongside Ongame network.

rob pattinson, kristen stewart and taylor lautner

The Twilight Cast-(image taken from http://www.sheknows.com)

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