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Scott Speedman (born September 1st 1975)
Robert Scott Speedman is a Canadian television and movie actor. The actor is best known for his role in vampire movie 'Underworld'.
Scott Speedman: Childhood
Speedman was originally born in London, England but moved to Toronto, Ontario when he was 4. His father, Roy Speedman, is a department store buyer and his mother, Mary Campbell, was a Primary School teacher.
Scott attended Earl Haig Secondary School where he excelled at swimming and was part of their gifted athlete program. He was also involved in the Canadian Junior National Swim Team. After placing ninth in the 1992 Olympic Trials, he had a significant neck injury which forced him to look elsewhere for a future career. He thus studied to be an actor at York University and the University of Toronto.
Scott Speedman: Career
Whilst on Toronto's 'Citytv', the actor expressed his desire to audition for the role of Robin in the movie 'Batman Forever'. Although the role was given to Chris O' Donnell, it allowed Scott Speedman to sign with an agent and audition for both TV and film roles in Canada.
In 1995, he landed his first TV role in 'Net Worth'. He later moved to New York City where he enrolled at the Neighbourhood Playhouse, but dropped out and returned home. His agent contacted him and asked him to audition for hit show 'Felicity'. Speedman received much welcomed attention for his role as Ben Covington in the series.
In 2000 he starred in the film 'Duets' opposite Gwyneth Paltrow.
2003 saw him play opposite Kurt Russell as a rookie LAPD detective. After this, the star bagged the Golden Wave Award for his work on drama 'My Life Without Me'.
Speedman's first major role came with 'Underworld' in which he starred opposite Kate Beckinsale. The star gained more attention and received the Saturn Award in the category 'Cinescape Face of the Future'. He then returned in the vampire-werewolf series in the sequel 'Underworld: Evolution'.
In 2008, he starred alongside Liv Tyler in horror 'The Strangers'.
In 2009, Speedman appeared with Dustin Hoffman in 'Barney's Version'.
In June 2013, he was in HBO's 'Open' alongside Wes Bentley.
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