Daniel Gillies

A handsome and intense New Zealand native, Daniel Gillies has gone from struggling actor to known commodity virtually overnight. In his first major Hollywood movie, "Spider-Man 2" (2004), Gillies plays John Jameson, the love interest to Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson and natural rival to Tobey Maguire's web-slinging Peter Parker. But just a few years ago, Gillies was struggling to make it in Los Angeles, even slaving away in restaurants and kitchens to pay the bills.