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Significant Others: Who's Who

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After breaking in rookies like Neve Campbell and Scott Wolf, exec producers Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are once again betting that relative unknowns can carry their new drama. Here’s a primer on the party of five rising stars in Significant Others.

Eion Bailey plays unemployed but optimistic Campbell
Age: 21
Previous Credits: Dawson’s Creek
On Campbell: “The women like him, but he’s no pimp daddy.”
PO5 Character He Relates to: “Thurber the dog. He just kind of walks through the set, neglected, and doesn’t really do much.”
Random Fact: “When I was a kid growing up in Malibu, every single person I met thought I was the ‘Mikey likes it’ kid.”

Michael Weatherly plays Campbell’s grating brother, Ben
Age: 29
Previous credits: Deadline, Meet Wally Sparks
On Ben: “He leases the BMW and wears the Rolex he can’t afford. He just figures, ‘Let’s not get too deep, kids, stay in the shallowend.'”
PO5 Character He Relates To: “The guy with the beard who runs the house, Charlie. I have responsibilities in my life that mirror his. But I don’t have cancer yet.” Random Fact: “I have abnormally small, evolutionarily advanced pinky toes. It’s almost like I only have eight toes.”

Scott Bairstow plays porn-writing Yale grad Henry
Age: 27
Previous Credits: Wild America, White Fang 2
On Henry: “He lies to himself in order to feel good about what he’s doing. Henry needs people around him. He needs love.”
P05 Character He Related To: “Owen. It’s that whole child thing.” Random Fact: “I’ve got a thing for Dixieland jazz and Al Jolson.”

Elizabeth Mitchell plays Ben’s insecure wife, Jane
Age: 27
Previous Credits: Loving, Gia
On Jane: “She’s one of these really together women that you wonder if they could possibly be that together, and then you get a glimpse inside their lives and realize they’re just completely gone.”
P05 Character She Relates To: “Claudia. Her reactions to Charlie being sick? Love that! I’m a basket case too.”
Random Fact: “I have insane insomnia—I read four books a week ’cause I can’t sleep.”

Jennifer Garner plays commitment-phobic Nell
Age: 25
Previous Credits: Deconstructing Harry, Mr. Magoo
On Nell: “She’s your basic 25-year-old going in every direction in life. She’s a flake, but with such good intentions.”
P05 Character She Relates To: “Charlie and his struggle with responsibility. I respect that.” Random Fact: “I think the answer to all of life’s problems is a cup of Earl Grey tea with a spot of milk.”

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