Models turned actors

Published On: Apr 10 2013 02:35:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Kate Upton, who celebrates her 22nd birthday on Tuesday, is just one of the latest in a long line of models who have taken on acting. Join us for a look at her and other models who act.

Models who act - Amy Smart
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Part of Larter's inspiration for becoming an actress was her friendship with fellow model Amy Smart. Larter met the aspiring actress while they were both modeling in Italy and the two eventually were roommates in Los Angeles. Smart appeared in "Varsity Blues" with Larter and went on to roles in movies such as "Road Trip," "Rat Race," "The Butterfly Effect" and "Crank."

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