James Lafferty as Nathan Scott

James Lafferty stars in The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill," as Nathan Scott, a character who has realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA, and who now must adjust to this new reality and all of the rewards and pitfalls that come with it.

In addition to his acting duties, Lafferty will also be returning behind the camera to direct his second episode of the show this fall.

Outside of the show, Lafferty's attention is focused on developing and producing documentary and film projects through his production banner, Swingman Productions. He also is the President of SportsArc, a sports-related film and television production house. SportsArc is currently filming a documentary and is in pre-production for a series to be aired this winter.

Lafferty continues to be involved with numerous charities in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, raising money and awareness for the Wilmington Family UMCA, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Winnie's Garden, amongst other local organizations.

Lafferty was born and raised in Hemet, California, and currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina where "One Tree Hill" films.

Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott

Actress and musician Bethany Joy Galeotti returns for a seventh season as Haley James Scott, wife of Nathan Scott (James Lafferty), mother of Jamie (Jackson Brundage), and recording artist on the hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Galeotti has been working as an actress on the stage and screen since her early childhood in Texas. She later moved to New Jersey, where she began vocal training with the Director of the Brooklyn College of Opera, Richard Barrett, and continued appearing in various pilots, commercials and films and performing regional theater until she was eventually cast as a series regular on "The Guiding Light." Galeotti (then Lenz) remained on the soap for two years, gaining rave reviews from viewers and critics alike. During this time she had the honor of playing Mary Tyler Moore's daughter Rose in the TV movie "Mary and Rhoda." After leaving "The Guiding Light," she moved out west, where she was directed by Garry Marshall in "Happy Days: the Musical" (playing Pinky Tuscadero; musical directors Carole King and Paul Williams) and by Arthur Allan Seidleman in a staged reading of a musical version of "The Outsiders." Soon after moving to Los Angeles, she was cast in "One Tree Hill."

Galeotti is now a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, where she films "One Tree Hill." She lives the rest of the year with her husband and family in Washington state, where they own a restaurant called, appropriately, Galeotti's. She is also one-half of the band Everly, founded with her friend Amber Sweeney. Everly is expected to release their album in 2010.

Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis

Sophia Bush plays Brooke Davis, the creator of the mega-successful clothing line "Clothes Over Bros" in the hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Bush developed a passion for performing while in high school. She garnered the most individual Teen Choice Awards in 2007, taking home awards in the categories of "Choice Movie Actress: Comedy," "Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller" and "Choice Movie: Breakout Female."

Bush starred opposite Sean Bean in the remake of the classic horror film, "The Hitcher," produced by Michael Bay. She recently appeared in Serenade Films "The Narrows," a movie based on Tim McLoughlin's novel "Heart of the Old Country," and the romantic comedy, "Table for Three," with Brandon Routh and Jennifer Morrison.

In July 2006, she starred in the comedy "John Tucker Must Die," co-starring Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Snow, as well as the thriller "Stay Alive," opposite Frankie Muniz and Adam Goldberg.

Bush landed her first movie role in the comedy "Van Wilder," with Ryan Reynolds. Bush also appeared in HBO's "Point of Origin," with Ray Liotta and John Leguizamo, and in the independent film "Learning Curves." She was featured in a three-episode arc on the provocative drama "Nip/Tuck."

Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the series films, Bush enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her friends.

Lee Norris as Mouth McFadden

Lee Norris returns for a seventh season on The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Familiar to audiences since the age of 9, Norris made his television debut in "The Torkelsons," followed by "Almost Home" and "Boy Meets World," where he quickly became a fan favorite as Stuart Minkus. Other television appearances include "October Road," "Dawson's Creek" and Telefilms' "Any Place But Home," "A Step Toward Tomorrow," "A Mother's Instinct" and "Hope," directed by Goldie Hawn.

Norris' film credits include David Fincher's critically acclaimed thriller "Zodiac," and the forthcoming true-story drama "Blood Done Sign My Name."

Norris is a graduate of Wake Forest University and splits his time between Los Angeles and Wilmington, North Carolina, where "One Tree Hill" is filmed.

Antwon Tanner as Skills

Antwon Tanner returns for a seventh season to The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Tanner recently wrapped production on the independent feature films "7eventy 5ive," "My Friend My Hero" and "I Do...I Did." Recent television appearances include "CSI," "The District," "NYPD Blue," "Boston Public" and "Sister, Sister."

Tanner splits his time between Los Angeles, California, and Wilmington, North Carolina, where "One Tree Hill" is filmed.

Paul Johansson as Dan Scott

Multi-talented actor, writer and director Paul Johansson stars as Dan Scott in The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Johansson was an avid athlete like his father, a former NHL player. After playing with the Canadian National basketball team and leading his university to the Canadian College Championship game, he began contemplating a professional career in basketball overseas. Changing gears, however, Paul chose to set his sights on Hollywood.

Making his television debut on the soap opera "Santa Barbara," he soon moved on to a succession of roles in such shows as "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Lonesome Dove: The Series," "Highlander: The Raven" and "Ed McBain's 87th Precinct." Johansson also made memorable guest appearances in "Dharma and Greg" and "The Drew Carey Show" and had a recurring role in "The District."

On the big screen, Johansson appeared in the feature film "Alpha Dog," opposite Bruce Willis and Justin Timberlake. He also played Sally Field's soap opera husband in the film "Soapdish." His other movie credits include "When the Party's Over," "The Big Picture," "She's So Lovely," "A Wilderness Station" and "Carnival of Souls."

As a filmmaker, Johansson was awarded two Emmys for the feature film "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie," which he both wrote and directed. The film starred Gena Rowlands and James Caan and was produced by Nick Cassavetes. He also wrote and directed the acclaimed 19-minute film short "Conversations in Limbo," which opened the Toronto Short Film Festival. This film was honored at the Nashville Independent Film Festival and ultimately acquired by the Sundance Film Channel.

Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott

Smart, adorable, and spunky are just a few words to describe 7-year-old Jackson Brundage, who started his acting career at the age of 5 by landing a supporting role in the movie "Lime Salted Love." Brundage currently stars as Jamie Scott on The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Brundage's previous credits include a guest-starring role on "Las Vegas," and he has lent his voice to the Walt Disney Production of "Einstein Pals" in the role of Pablo.

When Brundage is not working, he enjoys hanging out with his brother and sister, jumping on his trampoline, and playing with the family dog in his home state of California. Brundage's other interests are golfing, skateboarding, basketball, and he has a fourth KYU brown belt in karate.

Brundage aspires to one day try his hand at directing.

Lisa Goldstein as Millicent

Lisa Goldstein stars as Millicent, a quirky fashion assistant, on The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill."

Goldstein appeared as Sheva Chess, opposite Jon Abrahams and Alessandro Nivola, in "Chess," the life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the film tells the story of Chess Records founder, Leonard Chess.

When she first began on "One Tree Hill" Goldstein traveled back and forth between the set of "One Tree Hill" in North Carolina and Orlando, Florida, where she played Nemo and Squirt in "Finding Nemo - The Musical" at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The show opened in January 2007 to rave reviews and is helmed by Tony Award-wining creative team Robert Lopez ("Avenue Q"), Peter Brosius and John Caraffa.

Goldstein has been performing in the theater most of her life and recent credits include Belle in "Beauty and the Beast."

Goldstein received her BFA in musical theater at Elon University. Following college she interned at several prestigious theaters, including Timothy Busfield's B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California, before moving to New York.

In her spare time, Goldstein loves to bake and exercise. She enjoys yoga, pilates, skiing and spending time with her close friends.

Austin Nichols as Julian Baker

Austin Nichols returns for season seven of The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill" as Julian, a successful movie producer who is in love with Brooke (Sophia Bush).

Nichols is currently starring in "The Informers," opposite Winona Ryder and Kim Basinger. The drama is based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel set in 1983 Los Angeles, where movie executives, rock stars and other morally challenged characters mix and commingle.

Past TV credits include "John from Cincinnati," "Deadwood," where he played Wyatt Earp's younger brother, and "Prayers for Bobby."

Nichols' feature film credits include Jerry Bruckheimer's "Glory Road," opposite Josh Lucas and Derek Luke, "The Day After Tomorrow," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and "Wimbledon," opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany.

In addition to his feature film roles, he has also starred the indie films "House of Usher," a contemporary adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story, and "Lenexa, 1 Mile," a film about four best friends living in a small town.

Nichols, born and raised in Austin, Texas, moved to Los Angeles to study creative writing at USC. He received his bachelor of arts in English while simultaneously pursuing a career in acting. It was not long before Hollywood took notice, Nichols got his start with recurring roles on "Six Feet Under" and "Pasadena," opposite Alison Lohman.

In addition to acting and writing, Nichols comes from an impressive athletic background. He was ranked third in the world in water skiing and won the Pan American championship '97. He also enjoys golf, tennis and horseback riding, the latter inspired by his Texas upbringing and an obsession with John Ford. Nichols is a cinephile, who admires Hal Ashby and Sam Fuller.

Nichols currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Robert Buckley as Clay

Robert Buckley, joins the cast of The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill" as Clay, a brash young sports agent who represents Nathan Scott (James Lafferty).

Buckley is well known for his role as sexy Kirby Atwood on "Lipstick Jungle," opposite Brooke Shields and Kim Raver. He recently starred alongside Heather Locklear in "Flirting with 40," and had a recurring role on the CW comedy "Privileged," as magazine editor-in-chief David Besser. Buckley was also a series regular on "Fashion House" and "American Heiress." He has completed several independent movies and most recently completed the feature film "Dead of Winter."

A native Southern Californian, Buckley grew up in Claremont, California, before moving to San Diego to attend the University of California at San Diego. After earning a degree in economics, he spent a year and a half working as an economic consultant before heading to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Buckley has worked steadily as a model in both the print and fashion worlds, working for such clients as Adidas, AG Jeans, Redken, Women's Health, Runner's World and Exercise for Men. He has also worked as a writer and freelance producer for E! News.

Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James

Shantel VanSanten joins the cast of The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill" as Quinn James, Haley's (Bethany Joy Galeotti) successful, married older sister who shows up at a crossroads in her life.

VanSanten is an actress and model, most well-known for her appearance on the reality series "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search." She has also been seen in television movies such as "Three Wise Guys" and "Savage Spirit."

In 2008, VanSanten played Janie Sawyer alongside Mischa Barton in the movie "You and I," based on a Russian novel. The film is about a lonely American teenager (Barton) who is living in Moscow as she bonds with a local girl (VanSanten) over their mutual obsession with a Russian pop duo. VanSanten also filmed an episode of "CSI:NY," alongside Melina Kanakaredes and Eddie Cahill.

Most recently, VanSanten starred as Lori in the feature film "The Final Destination" which opened at number one at the box office in August, 2009.

Chad Michael Murray

Character: Lucas Scott
Date of birth: August 24, 1981
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Acting Credits: Freaky Friday, Dawsons Creek, Gilmore Girls

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Murray found a ready audience early in life. When he was 4, the young ham performed skits and sang made-up songs for his large family, which includes four brothers and a sister. At age 15, a high school football injury landed him in a hospital, where a nurse encouraged him to pursue a modeling career. Two years later, Murray won a scholarship from a modeling agency in Buffalo to attend a modeling convention in Orlando. There, an agent spotted him and brought him to Los Angeles.

Hilarie Burton

Character: Peyton Sawyer
Date of birth: July 1, 1982
Birthplace: Loudoun County, Virginia
Acting Credits: MTV (VJ), Host of TRL

Born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, with her three brothers, Burton developed a passion for acting early in life. Shortly after moving to New York and pursuing her dream, she landed the coveted job of VJ at MTV.

Barbara Alyn Woods

Character: Deb Scott
Date of birth: March 11
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Acting Credits: Striptease, Circuitry Man, Flesh and Bone, I Downloaded a Ghost, Frankie Starlight, The Waterdance

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Woods performed regularly at "The Victory Gardens Theatre" before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her film career. On the big screen, Woods appeared in the feature film Striptease with Demi Moore. Other film credits include Circuitry Man, I Downloaded a Ghost, Frankie Starlight, The Waterdance with Eric Stoltz and Flesh and Bone with Dennis Quaid.