Shantel Vansanten as Quinn James
Shantel VanSanten stars in the hit drama One Tree Hill as Hayley's older sister, Quinn James.
VanSanten is perhaps most well known for appearing on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search. The model and actress has also made appearances in the telefilms Three Wise Guys and Savage Spirit.
In 2008, VanSanten portrayed the role of Janie Sawyer in the movie You and I, based, on a Russian novel, alongside Mischa Barton. The film centers on a lonely American teenager (Barton) living in Moscow who bonds with Janie, a local Russian girl, over their mutual obsession with a Russian pop duo. VanSanten also filmed an episode of CSI: NY alongside Melina Kanakaredes and Eddie Cahill.
VanSanten will next star as Lori in The Final Destination, the latest installation in the franchise and the first of the series to be seen in 3-D.
James Lafferty as Nathan Scott
James Lafferty stars in the hit drama One Tree Hill as Nathan Scott, a rare character whose journey has evolved from spoiled basketball prodigy to a sensitive husband and father.
Born and raised in Hemet, California, Lafferty successfully balanced a high school education with his burgeoning acting career, landing a starring role opposite Ron Pearlman in the independent feature Boys on the Run.
The sitcom Emeril gave Lafferty his first series regular role as the son of Emeril's character. He followed that up with ESPN's A Season on the Brink, starring opposite Brian Dennehy, where he played a star player of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team. He has also made guest appearances on Once and Again, Boston Public and HBO's Unscripted. Lafferty recently filmed the feature S. Darko, the continuation of the Donnie Darko story.
Lafferty has been working on film and documentary projects set up through his production banner, Swingman Productions, while continuing to film One Tree Hill. He has hosted numerous charity basketball events for local organizations and schools in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, including the James Lafferty One Tree Hill Charity Basketball Game which raised money and awareness for the Wilmington Family Y.M.C.A, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Winnie's Garden.
Lafferty is also CEO of SportsArc, a sports consulting firm, a one-stop shop for bridging the gap between sports and film production.
Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis
Sophia Bush stars in the hit drama One Tree Hill as Brooke Davis, the creator of the mega-successful clothing line Clothes over Bros.
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Bush developed a passion for performing while in high school. She garnered the most individual Teen Choice Awards in 2007, taking home awards in the categories of "Choice Movie Actress: Comedy," "Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller" and "Choice Movie: Breakout Female."
Bush starred opposite Sean Bean in the remake of the classic horror film, The Hitcher, produced by Michael Bay, and recently completed production on Serenade Films' The Narrows, a movie based on Tim McLoughlin's novel Heart of the Old Country, and the romantic comedy Table for Three, with Brandon Routh and Jennifer Morrison.
In July 2006, Bush starred in the comedy John Tucker Must Die, co-starring Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow and Penn Badgley, as well as the thriller Stay Alive, opposite Frankie Muniz and Adam Goldberg.
Bush landed her first movie role in the comedy Van Wilder, with Ryan Reynolds. Bush also appeared in HBO's Point of Origin, with Ray Liotta and John Leguizamo, and in the independent film Learning Curves. On television, she guest starred in a recurring role on the provocative drama Nip/Tuck.
Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the series films, Bush enjoys reading, photography and spending time with her friends.
Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott
Actress and musician Bethany Joy Galeotti stars in the hit drama One Tree Hill as Haley James Scott, the well-rounded mother of Jamie and wife of Nathan, who, as an inspiring teacher, took a stand for the kids of Tree Hill.
Galeotti began her theater career at the age of 7 in Dallas, Texas, as a Munchkin in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. She went on to play Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Baby June in Gypsy and appeared in a long string of other Dallas theater productions. By the time she was 13, Galeotti moved with her family to New Jersey and had begun her transition from stage to screen through a series of national commercials (Eggo Waffles, Dr. Pepper and Buick, among others) and television pilots.
In her sophomore year of high school, Galeotti's talent caught the eye of a casting director for Stephen King's feature Thinner, and she was hired to play Linda Halleck. In March of 1998, she landed a nine-episode stint on the daytime drama Guiding Light, as Reva Shayne's teenaged clone. Her performance as the spunky and vulnerable clone earned her raves from viewers and critics alike. In 1999, while still appearing on the show, she was cast as Rose Cronin in Mary and Rhoda, playing the daughter of Mary Tyler Moore's character in the TV movie based on the popular 1970s TV show. After two successful years on the soap opera, Galeotti headed to the West Coast and into prime time.
Once on the West Coast, Galeotti booked roles on series Felicity, Charmed, The Guardian, the Weitz brothers comedy Off Centre, Maybe It's Me and the pilot Destiny for Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. Later that year, she starred in the comedy Bring It on Again.
Galeotti was vocally trained by the director of the Brooklyn College of Opera. She still considers herself a child of musical theater and her Los Angeles stage credits include working with director Garry Marshall and Carole King on a new musical and with director Arthur Allan Seidelman on a production of The Outsiders.
The most recent development in Galeotti's career is a recording contract with Sony/Epic Records. Her original music has been inspired mostly by artists such as Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Fiona Apple and Billy Joel. Her hobbies include cooking, horseback riding, knitting, fashion and, of course, music.
Austin Nichols as Julian Baker
Austin Nichols stars in the hit drama One Tree Hill as Julian Baker, who came to Tree Hill to produce the film version of the book Ravens, and, instead, fell in love with Brooke Davis.
Nichols, one of Hollywood's young rising stars can be seen in the feature The Informers, opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder and Kim Basinger. The drama, based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel, is set in 1983 Los Angeles where movie executives, rock stars and other morally challenged characters commingle.
Nichols' past television credits include the starring role in John from Cincinnati; the highly acclaimed series Deadwood, where he played Wyatt Earp's younger brother; and the telefilm Prayers for Bobby, opposite Sigourney Weaver. He also had recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, Six Feet Under and the drama Pasadena, opposite Alison Lohman.
Feature film credits include Jerry Bruckheimer's Glory Road opposite Josh Lucas and Derek Luke, The Day After Tomorrow opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and Wimbledon, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany. Nichols also starred in the independent films House of Usher, a contemporary adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story, and Lenexa, 1 Mile, a film about four best friends living in a small town.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Nichols moved to Los Angeles to study creative writing at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his bachelor of arts in English while simultaneously pursuing a career in acting.
In addition to acting and writing, Nichols comes from an impressive athletic background. He was ranked third in the world in water skiing and won the Pan American championship 1997. He also enjoys golf, tennis and horseback riding, the latter inspired by his Texas upbringing and an obsession with John Ford. Nichols also considers himself a cinephile and admires Hal Ashby and Sam Fuller.
Robert Buckley as Clay
Robert Buckley stars in the hit drama One Tree Hill as Clay, Nathan's brash, young sports agent and friend.
Buckley is well known for his role as the sexy Kirby Atwood on the series Lipstick Jungle, starring opposite Brooke Shields and Kim Raver. He recently had a recurring role in the critically acclaimed drama Privileged, with JoAnna Garcia, and starred alongside Heather Locklear in the telefilm Flirting with 40. Buckley was also as a series regular on Fashion House and American Heiress and has completed several independent movies, including Killer Movie and the recent Dead of Winter.
A native of Southern California, Buckley grew up in Claremont before attending the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). After earning a degree in economics, he spent a year and a half working as an economics consultant before heading to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
Buckley has worked steadily as a model in both the print and fashion worlds, working for such clients as Adidas, AG Jeans, Redken, Women's Health, Runner's World (cover) and Exercise for Men. He has also worked as a writer and freelance producer for E! News.
The journeys of those who hail from the town of Tree Hill have been vast, from Nathan and Haley's first kiss to marriage, a son and, most recently, Nathan's return to the basketball court; from Brooke's dedication to her clothing line, Clothes over Bros, to opening herself to the possibility of love with Julian; and from Mouth's battle to win back Millie to Dan's battle to win back his family -- and his life.
Now in its eighth season, One Tree Hill continues to explore the journeys of its beloved characters, while seamlessly introducing new favorites. As the series jumps ahead 14 months, these new relationships infuse the history of Tree Hill and change the lives of those who live there. Through it all, these friends and family members realize that life always leads you right where you belong.