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Jesse Metcalfe - Biography

Jesse MetcalfeBirth name   Jesse Eden Metcalfe
Born   December 9, 1978
Origin   Carmel Valley, California, U.S.
Occupation   Actor
Years active  1999–present

Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978) is an American actor, most known for his role on Desperate Housewives as John Rowland. He is also notable for his portrayal of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap opera Passions and his starring role as the title character in the movie John Tucker Must Die.

Personal life

Jesse Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, the son of Nancy (née DeMaio) and Scott Metcalfe. His father is of French and Italian descent and his mother is of Italian and Portuguese descent. Metcalfe, who played in several basketball leagues during his teen years, in Waterford, Connecticut and graduated from The Williams School, in New London, Connecticut, but dropped out of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in order to pursue a career as a writer/director. Since 2006 Metcalfe had been dating the Irish girl band singer Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud, they split in April 2007. More recently he has dated British model and socialite Emma Miller.

After successfully auditioning for the NBC soap opera Passions, he played Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, one of five siblings, from the show's debut in July 1999 to July 2004. In late 2003 and early 2004, Metcalfe made two guest appearances on the WB Network TV series Smallville as vindictive "meteor freak hunter" Van McNulty. In October 2004 Metcalfe returned to television as the teenage gardener John Rowland on the popular ABC TV drama Desperate Housewives, where his character has a secret relationship with housewife Gabrielle Solis played by Eva Longoria. In November 2004 USA Today in named him "the show's hottest sex symbol". Metcalfe made brief appearances in later seasons.

Metcalfe is the fifth victim and fifth star to appear on Punk'd more than once, after Ben McKenzie, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion, and Jesse McCartney. His first appearance was when Metcalfe and Ashton Kutcher punk'd Eva Longoria Parker for stealing thousands of dollars and fraud (false identity). His second is when Metcalfe was punk'd by Ashton Kutcher's crew members during the Spider-Man 3 audition. Metcalfe also appeared in 3 Doors Down "Let Me Go" video.

Metcalfe's first film role was in John Tucker Must Die, alongside Ashanti, One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush and Hairspray's Brittany Snow; he played a wealthy and insincere teenage playboy high school basketball player. The film opened on July 28, 2006.

Metcalfe hosted The Paul O'Grady Show on October 26, 2006, because O'Grady was taking the week off on doctor's orders. Jesse had previously been interviewed on the show twice before. Metcalfe sang "Hey Jude" on the Soap Sessions 3: Beatle songs CD.

In 2008 he portrayed Jack in the psychological horror film Insanitarium. The film received a limited theatrical release and was released Straight-to-DVD July 15, 2008 and received a negative to mixed critical reception.

He also starred as Granger Woodruff in The Other End of the Line a film based on an employee at an Indian call-center who travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone. The film was released Straight-to-DVD October 31, 2008 to mixed reviews.

Metcalfe hosted the World Music Awards in Monaco in November 2008. After "a couple glasses of champagne" at a party after the Awards, Metcalfe fell off a second-story balcony and tumbled thirty to forty feet to the ground. He fractured a fibula, but avoided more serious injury.

In 2009 he starred alongside both Amber Tamblyn and Michael Douglas in a remake of the 1956 film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. The film directed by Peter Hyams was released to selected cinemas September 11, 2009. The film received extremely negative reviews and has a rating of 4% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 20 reviews.
He has signed on as Craig in the horror film The Tortured. The film originally set to be released in 2009 has been pushed back to an unconfirmed 2010 release.

Award wins and nominations
2000   Soap Opera Digest Award   Nominated
2005   Teen Choice Awards   Nominated
2005   Teen Choice Awards   Won

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Metcalfe