Kissing a Fool: About The Cast

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DAVID SCHWIMMER (Max/Executive Producer) garnered international acclaim for his role as "Ross," the hopeless romantic who voices a litany of wisecracks and snappy commentary on NBC's smash hit Friends.

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was first exposed to acting when he enrolled in a high school drama class. His instructor encouraged him to attend a summer acting program at Northwestern University, where he eventually received a B.S. degree in speech/theatre in 1988. Subsequently, he studied acting at Oxford University and the Lee Strasberg Institute.

A serious writer and director, Schwimmer's real passion is the Lookingglass Theatre Company, an organization he founded in 1988 with seven other Northwestern graduates in Chicago. His acting credits with this company include West, The Odyssey, Of One Blood, In the Eye of the Beholder, The Master and Margarita and The Arabian Nights.

His stage directing credits include The Jungle (which earned six Joseph Jefferson Awards), The Serpent and Alice in Wonderland, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

In 1993, he made his debut as a television series regular on the comedy Monty.

Additional roles included recurring performances on such critically acclaimed series' as NYPD Blue, L.A. Law and The Wonder Years.

Schwimmer's feature film credits include Crossing the Bridge, Twenty Bucks, The Pallbearer and the forthcoming Since You've Been Gone. He was most recently seen in the HBO telefilm Breast Men and will soon be seen opposite Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in Ivan Reitman's Six Days, Seven Nights as well as Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil.

The actor also appeared in the short films The Waiter and The Pitch, both of which were directed by Doug Ellin.

JASON LEE's (Jay) breakthrough film was Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy, where he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Lee also starred in Smith's Mallrats.

Other films include American Cuisine with Irene Jakob and Tony Scott's new Enemy of the State. On television, Lee appeared in the acclaimed HBO telefilm Weapons of Mass Distraction.

A well-known name in the world of professional skateboarding, Lee is a native of Southern California and began skateboarding as a hobby at the age of 13. By the time he was 18, he was an accomplished professional, having traveled the world to participate in international competitions.

Transitioning from a successful skateboarder into a successful actor, Lee has proven his ability to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.

MILI AVITAL (Sam) is a top box-office draw and one of the most popular and beloved stars in her native Israel. In 1991, she won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the feature Over the Ocean and more recently an Israeli Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in Groupie.

Avital, however, is quickly becoming one of America's most desirable imports, having crossed the threshold with James Spader in Stargate and braved another frontier opposite Johnny Depp in the period drama Dead Man. In addition to Kissing A Fool, Avital has recently completed two additional major feature film projects: Animals, opposite Tim Roth and Polish Wedding, starring Claire Danes, Gabrielle Byrne and Lena Olin. Animals premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival and Polish Wedding is scheduled for release this June.

Born in Jerusalem and raised in a small town in Tel Aviv, Avital has been performing since she was six years old. But she got her first big break at age 15, nabbing the role of the young virgin, "Cecille" in the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv production of Dangerous Liaisons.

BONNIE HUNT (Linda) has a wide variety of credentials-from being named Best Talk Show Guest In America by Entertainment Weekly, to actress in many major motion pictures including Jerry Maguire, Jumanji, Only You, Beethoven and numerous television series such as Grand and Davis Rules to creator-writer-producer and star of two critically acclaimed series, The Building and The Bonnie Hunt Show.

Currently, she is working on the new computer animated movie from Pixar Entertainment (the creators of Toy Story) entitled, A Bug's Life.

Hunt adds two new hyphens to her credentials this year as director and screenwriter of the MGM film, Return To Me.

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