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Laura Linney: Plays Cathy Jamison

Birth Name: Laura Leggett Linney
Birth Date: February 5, 1964
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Birth Place: New York City, New York
  • Brown University, Providence, RI (BFA in Theater Arts, 1986)
  • The Juilliard School, New York, NY (Drama, 1990)
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Oliver Platt: Plays Paul Jamison

Birth Name: Oliver James Platt
Birth Date: January 12, 1960
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Education: Tufts University, Medford, MA (BA in Drama, 1983)
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John Benjamin Hickey: Plays Sean

Birth Name: John Benjamin Hickey
Birth Date: June 25, 1963
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Birth Place: Plano, Texas
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Phyllis Somerville: Plays Marlene

Birth Name: Phyllis Somerville
Birth Date: 1944
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Gabriel Basso: Plays Adam Jamison

Birth Name: Gabriel Basso
Birth Date: 1994
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri
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Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe: Plays Andrea

Birth Name: Gabourey Sidibe Gabourey Sidibe
Birth Date: May 6, 1983
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Birth Place: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • City College of New York
  • Mercy College
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Reid Scott: Plays Dr. Todd

Birth Name: Reid Scott Reid Scott
Birth Date: November 19, 1977
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Birth Place: Albany, New York
Education: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (BFA, 2000)
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Idris Elba: Plays Lenny on The Big C
Idris Elba: Plays Russell "Stringer" Bell on The Wire

Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba Idris Elba
Birth Date: September 6, 1972
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Birth Place: Hackney, London, England, UK
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