Jesse McCartneyActor / Pop Musician
Born: 9 April 1987
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Best known as: Pop singer of "Beautiful Soul"
Jesse McCartney is a singer and actor known for his hit single, "Beautiful Soul" (2003), and for his role in cable TV's Summerland
(2004-05). Young, blonde and cute, McCartney is a pop music performer with experience in theater (he toured nationally in The King and I
) and a boy band pedigree (Dream Street, 1999-2002). McCartney also appeared on the daytime television soap opera All My Children
(1998-2001) and earned two nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor. His debut solo album, Beautiful Soul
(2004), was a hit with MTV and Radio Disney audiences, and McCartney's kid-friendly style helped land him a duet with Anne Hathaway
for the film Ella Enchanted
(2004). As his music career was taking off, McCartney was cast in the WB Network's drama Summerland
, playing a California surfer, but the show didn't last long and he was back in the studio. Since then he's done voice work in the movies -- Alvin and the Chipmunks
(2007) and Horton Hears a Who
(2008) -- and released another album, Departure
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