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Cam Joslin Gigandet (born August 16, 1982) is an American actor, whose roles have included Twilight, The O.C., Never Back Down and Burlesque.
Gigandet was born in Tacoma, Washington. He has a sister, Kelsie Gigandet, a celebrity hairstylist. In high school, he was a lightly recruited quarterback until. After graduating from Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington in 2001, he moved to California where he attended Santa Monica College, a community college, where he first took an acting class.
In 2003 Gigandet made his acting debut making a guest appearance in the Crime television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2004 and 2005 Gigandet continued his television career in television shows such as The Young and The Restless and Jack and Bobby.
In 2006 Gigandet successfully auditioned for the role of Kevin Volchok on the Fox teen drama television series The O.C.. Many critics note this as Gigandet's breakout role.
In August 2007 Gigandet was cast in the Summit Entertainment action drama film Never Back Down. He portrays the role of the villainous bad boy and fighting champion Ryan McCarthy. The film earned worldwide $81,237,529. The film received largely negative reviews.
In December 2007 Summit Entertainment cast Gigandet in the planned film adaptation of the best selling vampire book trilogy Twilight (series) by Stephanie Meyer. He signed on to portray the role of the film's "tracker" vampire James and its antagonist. Gigandet did not reprise his role as his character is destroyed at the end of the film. He received his second "Best Fight" award win at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards with Robert Pattinson.
In 2008 Gigandet won the award for "One to Watch" at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. In August 2008 Gigandet signed on to the Screen Gems supernatural horror film The Unborn portraying the role of the protagonist's love interest. The film focuses on Yustman's character who is tormented by a ghost which tries to use her death as a gateway to physical existence.
In 2010 Gigandet portrayed a major supporting role in Screen Gems comedy film Easy A. The film was a box office success earning worldwide $76,639,272 worldwide and unanimous critical praise from critics worldwide. That same year Gigandet starred as the villainous prisoner Chase in a physiological study in the Straight-to-DVD thriller The Experiment. That same year Screen Gems cast Gigandet in the Golden Globe Award winning film Burlesque. The film is a musical film which follows Christina Aguilera's character who moves to Los Angles to pursue her dream of singing and ends up in a burlesque bar. Gigandet portrays Christina's love interest, Jack, a bartender who works at the club. The film was released on to November 24, 2010 to mixed to negative reviews. The film has box office success as of January 2011 earning more then $70 million worldwide.
In April 2010 Gigandet was cast alongside Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly in the thriller film The Roommate. In May 2010 20th Century Fox cast Gigandet in the physiological thriller Trespass alongside Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage. Gigandet will portray the leading antagonist who takes the married couple portrayed by Nicole and Nicolas's characters hostage. Gigandet and his girlfriend, Dominique Geisendorff, had a daughter Everleigh Ray Gigandet on April 14, 2009. In an early 2011 interview, he referred to Geisendorff as his "wife."
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2004 The Young and the Restless
2005 Jack & Bobby
2005-2006 The O.C.
2007 Who's Your Caddy?
2008 Never Back Down
2008 American Crude
2009 The Unborn
2010 Five Star Day
2010 The Experiment
2010 Easy A
2011 The Roommate
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