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Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Where You've Seen Her: This singing bombshell first entered our lives in 2008 when we were positive she was going to win American Idol (somehow that Taylor Hicks dude beat her). Luckily, unlike most of the American Idol contestants, she stuck around and made it in the industry. Making notable appearances in The House Bunny, Community, and Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, we can't help but follow the beauty wherever she shows up (er, figuratively, of course). Now you can catch her busting a serious move as Broadway actress Karen Cartwright on NBC's Smash. Consider us sold.

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