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Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer star in “Two and a Half Men,” a comedy about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, mothers, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and most important, love. More specifically, it’s about the life of two brothers, a son/ nephew and the many women who surround them all.

Charlie Harper is a well-to-do bachelor with a house on the beach, a Mercedes in the garage and an easy way with women. His casual Malibu lifestyle is interrupted when his tightly wound brother, Alan, and Alan’s son, Jake, come to say with him.

Despite the complexities of their lives and their own strained relationship, Charlie and Alan have one thing in common:  They both love Jake and what what’s best for him. As a result, they manage to create a little family unit that promises to make each one of them a better man.

Actors:

Charlie Sheen: ­ Charlie Harpercharlie 400x600 About Two and a Half Men

Although he has starred in over 40 feature films, Charlie Sheen catapulted to fame in “Platoon” and “Wall Street.” Currently starring in “Two and a Half Men” as Charlie Harper, his feature film credits include “Red Dawn,” “Lucas,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Eight Men Out,” “Young Guns,” “Major League,” “Hot Shots!” “Hot Shots! Part Deux,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Chase,” “Money Talks,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Scary Movie 3″ and “The Big Bounce,” among others.

Sheen became known to television audiences for his Golden Globe Award­ winning lead role in “Spin City.” He also appeared in the television movies “Rated X” and “Good Advice.”

Born in New York City, Sheen currently lives in Los Angeles. He is the father of three daughters: Cassandra, Sam and Lola. His birth date is September 3.

Jon Cryer: ­ Alan Harperalan 400x600 About Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer, who stars as Alan Harper on “Two and a Half Men,” has appeared in numerous feature films, including “No Small Affair,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Hot Shots!,” among others. He co­wrote, produced and starred in the well­received independent films “The Pompatus of Love” and “Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five.”

On television, Cryer starred in the series “The Trouble with Normal,” “Getting Personal,” “Partners” and “The Famous Teddy Z.” He has guest starred on such series as “The Practice,” “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and “Mr. Show,” among others.

Cryer’s theatre credits include the Broadway productions of “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Torch Song Trilogy,” “Boys Life” and “900 Oneonta.”

A New York native and the son of actor David Cryer and writer/actress Gretchen Cryer, Jon Cryer did his first commercial at the age of four, alongside his mother. He studied acting at Stagedoor Manor, a summer acting camp, before his acceptance at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He lives in Los Angeles with his son. Cryer’s birth date is April 16.

Angus T. Jones: ­ Jake Harperjake 400x600 About Two and a Half Men

Angus T. Jones, 12, who stars as Jake Harper on “Two and a Half Men,” began his career at age four doing television commercials. He landed his first lead role at age six in the feature film “See Spot Run.” His other feature film credits include “Bringing Down the House” and “The Rookie,” and he stars in the video release”George of the Jungle II.”

Jones’ television credits include appearances in the series “ER” and the telefilms “Audrey’s Rain” and “Dinner with Friends.”

Born in Austin, Texas, Jones lives in Los Angeles with his parents, dog, cat and bird. His birth date is October 8.

Marin Hinkle: ­ Judith Harperjudith 400x600 About Two and a Half Men

Marin Hinkle, who stars as Judith Harper on “Two and a Half Men,” is best known to television audiences for her role as Judi in “Once and Again.” Her additional television credits include the series “Without a Trace,” “House, “ER,” “Law & Order” and the telefilm “Fielder’s Choice.”

Her feature film credits include “I Am Sam,” “Frequency,” “Dark Blue,” “I’m Not Rappaport” and “Friends with Money.”

Her theatre credits include “Electra,” “A Thousand Clowns” and “The Tempest” on Broadway, and “Miss Julie,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Blue Window” and “The Dybbuk” off Broadway.

Born in Tanzania, Hinkle grew up in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from New York University. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their son. Hinkle’s birth date is March 23.

Conchata Ferrell: ­ Bertabertha 400x600 About Two and a Half Men

In addition to the role of Berta on “Two and a Half Men,”Conchata Ferrell’s television series credits include “Push, Nevada,” “Teen Angel,” “Townies,” “Hearts Afire,” “L.A. Law,” “Peaceable Kingdom,” “Anything But Love” and “E/R,” among others. Her guest­starring appearances include “Judging Amy,” “Becker,” “JAG,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Cagney & Lacey,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Knots Landing” and “Murder, She Wrote,” as well as “ER,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Popular,” “Friends,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Who’s the Boss?,” “St. Elsewhere,” “The Love Boat,” “Good Times,” “The Rockford Files” and “Maude.”

Ferrell’s numerous telefilm credits include “Amy & Isabelle,” “Stranger Inside,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Backfield in Motion,” “Chains of Gold,” “Opposites Attract,” “Your Mother Wears Combat Boots,” “Goodbye, Miss 4th of July,” “Portrait of a White Marriage,” “Runaway Ralph,” “Eye on the Sparrow,” “Picnic,” “Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story,” “North Beach and Rawhide,” “The Three Wishes of Billy Grier,” “Nadia,” “Emergency Room,” “Miss Lonelyhearts,” “Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice,” “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” “Rape and Marriage: The

Rideout Case,” “Reunion,” “The Seduction of Miss Leona,” “Before and After,” “Who’ll Save Our Children?” “The Girl Called Hatter Fox” and “Mixed Nuts.”

Among Ferrell’s feature film credits are “Mr. Deeds,” “K­PAX,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Freeway,” “Family Prayers,” “My Fellow Americans,” “True Romance,” “Heaven & Earth,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Mystic Pizza,” “Where the River Runs Black,” “Chains of Gold,” “Heartland,” “For Keeps,” “Network” and “Surviving Eden.” Her theatre credits include “Picnic,” “The Sea Horse,” “The Hot L Baltimore,” “Battle of Angels,” “Getting Out,” “Night of the Iguana” and “Cabrona.”

Ferrell was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for “L.A. Law,” and she has received Obie, Drama Desk and Theater World Awards for her work on the stage.

Ferrell attended West Virginia University, where she studied political science, and completed college at Marshall University, where she studied social studies in education. She was trained in acting at The Circle Rep Theatre Company in New York. A self­proclaimed “old hippie, political liberal and feminist,” she enjoys writing children’s poetry, reading history, playing role­playing games, gardening, seeing films and shopping.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Ferrell resides in Hollywood with her husband, Arnold Anderson, with whom she has a grown daughter, Samantha. Ferrell’s birth date is March 28.

Holland Taylor: ­ Evelyn Harperevelyn 400x600 About Two and a Half Men

Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor, who stars as Evelyn Harper on “Two and a Half Men,” is a veteran of film, television and theatre. Her feature film credits include “The Wedding Date,” “D.E.B.S.,” “Legally Blonde,” “Keeping the Faith,” “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams,” “The Truman Show,” “George of the Jungle,” “One Fine Day,” “To Die For,” “Steal Big, Steal Little,” “How to Make an American Quilt,” “Alice,” “She’s Having a Baby,” “Jewel of the Nile” and “Romancing the Stone.”

Taylor’s television credits include “The Practice”­­for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress­­”The Naked Truth,” “The Powers That Be” and her television debut in “Bosom Buddies.” She also appears in the telefilms “A Walton Wedding,” “The Counterfeit Contessa,” “Bitter Blood,” “Concealed Enemies” and “People Like Us.” Taylor has also guest starred on “Ally McBeal,” “ER” and “Veronica’s Closet.”

Taylor’s theatre credits include “The Devils,” “Butley,” “Breakfast with Les and Bess,” “Moose Murders,” “Murder Among Friends,” “Something Old, Something New” and “We Interrupt This Program.” She also performed in the world premieres of “Cocktail Hour,” “Drinks Before Dinner,” “Children,” “Fashion,” “Colette,” “Love Letters” and “The Vagina Monologues.”

Taylor was born in Philadelphia and lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is January 14.

Writers:

Chuck Lorre: ­ Creator

“Two and a Half Men” creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre created the hit television comedy series “Grace Under Fire,” “Cybill” and “Dharma & Greg.” In addition to multiple Emmy Award, Humanitas Prize and WGA Award nominations for all three shows, he received Golden Globe and Peabody Awards as a writer/co­executive producer on “Roseanne.”

Prior to writing for television, Lorre was a professional guitar player for 17 years. During this time, he wrote Debbie Harry’s Top 40 single “French Kissin’ in the USA” as well as the theme for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and many other animated shows.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Plainview, Long Island, Lorre resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and is active on the board of the Venice Family Free Clinic.

Lee Aronsohn: ­ Creator

As one of the creators of “Two and a Half Men,” the number one new scripted series for 2003­2004 and winner of a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television New Comedy Series in 2004, Lee Aronsohn continues an association with Chuck Lorre that began when Aronsohn served as a producer on “Grace Under Fire” and co­executive producer on “Cybill.”

Aronsohn has also worked on “Who’s the Boss?,” “Oh, Baby” and “Murphy Brown,” as well as quite a few other series and pilots that neither he nor anyone else really wishes to remember.

Born in New York City, Aronsohn lives in Los Angeles with his two sons, Andrew and Joseph.

Executive Producers:

Chuck Lorre

“Two and a Half Men” creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre created the hit television comedy series “Grace Under Fire,” “Cybill” and “Dharma & Greg.” In addition to multiple Emmy Award, Humanitas Prize and WGA Award nominations for all three shows, he received Golden Globe and Peabody Awards as a writer/co­executive producer on “Roseanne.”

Prior to writing for television, Lorre was a professional guitar player for 17 years.

During this time, he wrote Debbie Harry’s Top 40 single “French Kissin’ in the USA” as well as the theme for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and many other animated shows.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Plainview, Long Island, Lorre resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and is active on the board of the Venice Family Free Clinic.

Lee Aronsohn

As one of the creators of “Two and a Half Men,” the number one new scripted series for 2003­2004 and winner of a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television New Comedy Series in 2004, Lee Aronsohn continues an association with Chuck Lorre that began when Aronsohn served as a producer on “Grace Under Fire” and co­executive producer on “Cybill.”

Aronsohn has also worked on “Who’s the Boss?,” “Oh, Baby” and “Murphy Brown,” as well as quite a few other series and pilots that neither he nor anyone else really wishes to remember.

Born in New York City, Aronsohn lives in Los Angeles with his two sons, Andrew and Joseph.

Eric Tannenbaum

In their first year as The Tannenbaum Company, Eric Tannenbaum and his wife/business partner, Kim Tannenbaum, had three primetime series on network television, “Two and a Half Men,” the highest rated new scripted series of the season, “The Mullets,” and “Run of the House.” Last season, in addition to their success with “Two and a Half Men,” the Tannenbaums produced the comedy series “Center of the Universe,” starring John Goodman, Jean Smart, Edward Asner and Olympia Dukakis.

Eric Tannenbaum is producing the upcoming feature films “Time Share” and “Notorious D.A.D.”

Tannenbaum is the former president of Artists Television Group (ATG). During his tenure, he oversaw all creative and financial areas of the company. He is responsible for putting together an extensive talent roster of actors, writers, producers and directors including Billy Baldwin, Michael Crichton, Ellen DeGeneres, Barry Levinson and Darren Star and for developing “The Ellen Show,” “Grosse Point,” “The $treet” and “Cursed.”

Prior to founding ATG, Tannenbaum served as president of Columbia TriStar Television. During his tenure, the studio produced such hits as “Mad About You,” “Party of Five,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “The Nanny” and “The King of Queens.” Previously, Tannenbaum was executive vice president of New World Television.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tannenbaum holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Tufts University. He resides in Los Angeles.

Kim Tannenbaum

In their first year as The Tannenbaum Company, Kim Tannenbaum and her husband/business partner, Eric Tannenbaum, had three primetime series on network television, “Two and a Half Men,” the highest rated new scripted series of the season, “The Mullets,” and “Run of the House.” Last season, in addition to their success with “Two and a Half Men,” the Tannenbaums produced the comedy series “Center of the Universe,” starring John Goodman, Jean Smart, Edward Asner and Olympia Dukakis.

Tannenbaum most recently served as executive vice president of creative affairs for Artists Television Group (ATG). During her tenure, she oversaw all creative areas of the company, both in development and current series production. She was instrumental in luring talent such as Darren Star, Tom Fontana and Ellen DeGeneres to the company. Under her guidance, ATG developed the series “The Ellen Show,” “The $treet,” “Madigan Men” and “The Steven Weber Show.”

Prior to joining ATG, Tannenbaum served as senior vice president, comedy series development at Columbia TriStar Television where she oversaw the development of numerous series, including “The King of Queens.” She began her career in television with the Fred Silverman Company, where she developed the series “Diagnosis Murder,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Matlock” and the “Perry Mason” mystery movies.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tannenbaum received a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Southern California. She resides in Los Angeles.

Mark Burg

“Two and a Half Men” executive producer Mark Burg has produced and executive produced a wide range of films including “John Q”; “Bull Durham,” starring Kevin Costner; “Can’t Buy Me Love,” starring Patrick Dempsey; “Airheads”; “The Cure”; “Toy Soldiers”; “The Sandlot”; “Eddie,” starring Whoopi Goldberg; “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,” starring Shawn and Marlon Wayans; and “B.A.P.S.,” starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau for New Line Cinema. He also produced “The Gingerbread Man,” based on an original story by John Grisham and directed by Robert Altman, starring Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey, Jr., Daryl Hannah, Famke Janssen, Tom Berenger and Robert Duvall.

Burg formed Evolution Entertainment, a management/production company representing actors, writers and directors, with Oren Koules in October 1998. Since then, they have produced “John Q”; the Jim Toback movie “Black & White,” starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, Brooke Shields,

Elijah Wood and Mike Tyson; “Lockdown,” directed by John Luessenhop; “Good Advice,” directed by Steve Rash and starring Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Angie Harmon, Jon Lovitz and Rosanna Arquette; New Line’s “Run Ronnie Run”; “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd”; and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” starring Nick Cannon and Christina Milian.

More recently, the pair produced the reality show “The Casino” and the thrillers “Saw” and “Saw II,” along with the upcoming feature films “Silence,” “Catacombs” and “Crawlspace.”

Oren Koules

“Two and a Half Men” executive producer Oren Koules co­founded Evolution Entertainment with Mark Burg, former president of Island Pictures, as a management/production company representing actors, writers and directors. Most notably, the pair recently produced “John Q” for New Line Cinema. The Nick Cassavetes­directed film starring Denzel Washington grossed over $70 million in domestic box office.

The duo also produced the Jim Toback­directed feature “Black and White,” starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Brooke Shields, as well as “Lockdown,” starring Richard T. Jones and Gabriel Casseus. The film was helmed by John Luessenhop and garnered critical acclaim at both the Toronto Film Festival and the Hollywood Black Film Festival.

Other producing credits include “Good Advice,” directed by Steve Rash and starring Charlie Sheen, Angie Harmon and Denise Richards. Koules also produced the 1996 New Line Cinema hit film “Set It Off,” which was directed by F. Gary Gray and starred Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah and Blair Underwood. The film was made for under $10 million and grossed over $36 million. The film’s soundtrack has achieved double platinum status on Elektra Records.

Prior to Evolution Entertainment, Koules served as senior vice president of production for Paramount Pictures and also produced “Mrs. Winterbourne,” starring Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser. He also co­founded Peak Productions in 1995 with Dale Pollack, producing two studio releases in 18 months.

Evolution Entertainment’s recent credits include the New Line feature “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd” and the Warner Bros. film “If You Were My Girl,” staring Nick Cannon and Steve Harvey, a remake of the hit 1987 romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love.” Other current credits include the reality show “The Casino” and the Lions Gate thrillers “Saw” and “Saw II.” Upcoming feature films include “Silence,” “Catacombs” and “Crawlspace.”

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