Who is Colin Egglesfield?

Colin was born in Farmington Hills, MI and moved to Chicago when he was 10 years old. At the age of eleven, his family moved to a small town south of Chicago where he got introduced to acting at ‘The Illinois Theatre Center’ close to where he grew up in Crete. After doing a couple of professional plays, high school sports took over and his focus became going to college and studying to attend medical school. After playing a year of college football at Illinois Wesleyan University, he transferred to The University of Iowa where he graduated with a degree in Biology/Pre-Med.

On a whim, he attended a model/talent search event in Chicago and it wasn’t too long before he was traveling to Europe and working with some of the top designers and photographers in the world. Medical school was put on hold as he began doing campaigns and walking the runways for the likes of Calvin Klein, Versace, and Giorgio Armani to name a few. This led to his moving to New York City where he continued to work in fashion and began to revisit his roots in acting.

It wasn’t too long before he was portraying the infamous, Erica Kane’s son on the long lived daytime drama, ‘All My Children’ which soon led to roles on such shows as ‘Melrose Place’, ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ and ‘The Client List’ with Jennifer Love Hewitt. He has also starred in several films including the romantic comedy ‘Something Borrowed’ with Kate Hudson, ‘Open Road’ with Andy Garcia, ‘The Space Between Us’ with Gary Oldman and ‘Backtrace’ with Sylvestor Stallone.

In 2014, acting on his desire to get into the world of real estate, Colin started his own real estate investment company called Stage 2 Properties and began rehabbing houses in the south side of Chicago. He also holds a broker’s license with Cobblestone Realty and currently is working with community leaders and developers to help revitalize under-served communities in Chicago’s south side. Colin is currently working on creating a community center in Roseland with an organization called Art On The Loose that teaches inner city kids about opportunities and careers in art and design.

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