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Colin Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. At the age of 10, his family moved to Crete, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago where his father continued his medical practice and his mother opened up a café. Growing up, Colin was an avid baseball and football player and got his first exposure to acting at the Illinois Theatre Center playing in such productions as “Tom Sawyer” and “Amazing Grace.” Following high school, Colin attended Illinois Wesleyan University to play football but transferred a year later to the University of Iowa to pursue a degree in Biology/ Pre-Med in hopes of following in his father’s footsteps.

After earning his degree, Colin took a break to travel and was discovered by famed photographer, Bruce Weber, which immediately led to model work for Ralph Lauren, Versace, and Calvin Klein. Shorty thereafter Colin moved to New York City and continued to work with some of the most significant names in fashion and began to book national commercials and guest appearances on such TV shows as “Law & Order: SVU” and “Leap of Faith.” As a member of the Riant Theatre Group, he starred in multiple plays including “A Few Good Men.”

After a few years in New York, Colin moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting on a full time basis.  He immediately booked a pilot for the WB and continued to work steadily including more guest appearances and supporting roles on such shows as “Gilmore Girls,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Charmed.”  He also landed lead and supporting parts in films such as “Must Love Dogs”, “Beautiful Dreamer,” and “The Good Guy.” After completing a three year stint at “All My Children,” Colin landed a principal role on the CW network’s reprisal of “Melrose Place.” Since then, he has worked on “Brothers and Sisters” and “Something Borrowed” opposite Kate Hudson to be released in June of 2011.

Colin currently lives in Los Angeles and when not filming, he runs his own T shirt company called, “Shout Out!” Shout Out! shirts are a completely customizable shirt that comes with Velcro letters allowing the wearer to create endless messages. Colin uses “Shout Out!” as a vehicle to support and promote educational initiatives such as “Project Grad” and “Stay in School” campaigns. Education reform continues to be a top priority for Colin.

An avid runner who completed the Chicago, New York, and San Diego marathons, Colin has also raised money for such not-for-profits as “Team for Kids”, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. In addition, Colin has tutored high school students at “The Door” Youth Center in lower Manhattan and is active in book readings to schools in Los Angeles. Colin plans to continue his quest to create better educational opportunities for children wherever possible and has his family to thank for all the amazing opportunities that he has been blessed with.