Colin Egglesfield Biography

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Born: February 09, 1973


Date of Birth: February 9, 1973

Born in Michigan, Colin Egglesfield attended Illinois Wesleyan University, transferring to the University of Iowa to pursue a degree in biology/pre-med in hopes of following in his father's footsteps. However, discovered by famed photographer Bruce Weber while on a vacation in New York, he began modeling work for Ralph Lauren, Versace and Calvin Klein and was soon walking the runways of Milan, New York and Paris and doing photo shoots around the world.

He made the transition to television acting with guest appearances on series such as The $treet; Law& Order, Special Victims Unit; Gilmore Girls; Nip/Tuck and Charmed.

In 2005, he landed a starring role as a series regular on the daytime soap opera All My Children for five years, followed by a regular starring role on The CW's re-boot of Melrose Place, which ran for one season. He has also guest-starred on CBS's hit series Hawaii Five-O and Brothers & Sisters, portraying a young William Walker, the late patriarch of the Walker clan, opposite Sally Field.

He has starred in two independent films, Beautiful Dreamer and the comedy The Good Guy, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Other feature credits include Must Love Dogs with Diane Lane and John Cusack. He made his big screen starring debut as Kate Hudson's fiancé in Something Borrowed (2011).

Egglesfield runs his own customizable t-shirt company, "Shout Out!," which allows youth to create their own empowering messages on shirts and has also raised money for such not-for-profits as Team for Kids, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. He has tutored disadvantaged high school students at The Door Youth Center in lower Manhattan. Also an avid runner, Egglesfield has completed the Chicago, New York, and San Diego marathons.

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