James Franco

  • James Franco
    • Famous as : Actor, producer, writer, director
    • Birth Name : James Edward Franco
    • Birth Date : April 19, 1978
    • Birth Place : Palo Alto, California, USA
    • Spouse : -
    • Claim to Fame : As Daniel Desario in TV series "Freaks and Geeks" (1999 - 2000)


Recognized as a versatile young thespian with formidable talent in making convincing portrayal of various film characters, James Edward Franco has really penned his name solidly in Hollywood to strive as one of its outstanding stars of the early 21st century. A native of Palo Alto, California who was born on April 19, 1978 to Doug Franco and Betsy Levine Verne, he spent the first eighteen years of his life growing up in this city before headed for Los Angeles to study English at UCLA following his graduation from Palo Alto High School in 1996. Nevertheless, it later occurred to this striking dark-haired guy that the fondness for acting he had developed earlier was really hard to resist so that he decided to leave the university and thus embarked on the journey to accomplish his dream of becoming a fine actor.

Honed his acting skills intensely for 15 months at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West in North Hollywood, James afterwards earned a supporting role in a TV miniseries of "To Serve and Protect" (1999) and appeared briefly in Drew Barrymore's vehicle, "Never Been Kissed" which also came up in the same year. His name began to make sound when he was included in the regular cast of NBC's series "Freaks and Geeks" (1999-2000) as the show surprisingly gathered critical acclaim along with tremendous fans all around the country despite its short running. With this growing popularity, he then managed to acquire bigger roles in his 2000 big screen features, such as "If Tomorrow Comes" and "Whatever It Takes" in which he first met his girlfriend, Marla Sokoloff, whom he dated for four years.

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