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Chad Michael Murray 

chad_main.gif Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, former male fashion model and teen idol. He is perhaps best known for his role as Lucas Scott in The CW series One Tree Hill.

Early Life of Chad

Murray was born in Clarence, New York, just outisde of Buffalo, New York, the son of Rex Murray, an air traffic controller.

In 1999, the aspiring actor headed for Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Sketchers, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci.


Career of Chad Michael

Murray appeared in several guest-starring television roles, including an episode of Diagnosis Murder and an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 1999, Murray was cast as Tristan DuGrey on Gilmore Girls. Murray then appeared in several TV movies, including Aftermath and Murphy's Dozen. Later that year, Murray appeared on Dawson's Creek.

In 2003, Murray appeared in Walt Disney Pictures' Freaky Friday alongside Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Murray also appeared in the TV movie The Lone Ranger as Luke Hartman. Later that year, Murray won the role Lucas Scott in The WB television series One Tree Hill. The series quickly became the channels hit with 4.50 million viewers on the first season's finale. Murray then appeared on the cover of many magazines such as Rolling Stone and People. That same year, Murray was voted as one of "TV's Sexiest Guys" in People magazine.

In 2004, Murray starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story. Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film went on to become a moderate box office hit, and critics were impressed by Duff's performance. A Cinderella Story earned $66,068,046 worldwide and was a commercial success. The movie led to many 2006 Teen Choice Awards wins for many catogeries. Later that year, Murray was named one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" by People magazine.

In 2005, Murray starred in House of Wax. The movie grossed $12 million in its first three days. Though most critics were not impressed, House of Wax earned $68,766,121 worldwide. The movie led to many 2006 Teen Choice Awards wins for many catogeries including "Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller".


Personal life of Chad Michael Murray

Murray was married to Sophia Bush in April 16, 2005, whom he met on the set of One Tree Hill. Bush and Murray dated for almost two years before they got married. But five months later, Bush filed court papers to have their marriage annulled. After the divorce was finalized, Murray became engaged to Kenzie Dalton (born March 7, 1988), a former cheerleader extra on One Tree Hill. It was announced that they began seeing each other in December 2005. She was first runner-up in the 2005 Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant. (Courtesy of www.wikipedia.org)

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