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Asher Monroe Biography

Last updated: 08/28/2012 12:03:47 PM

Asher Book Born Asher Monroe Book, (1988-09-18) September 18, 1988 (age 23), Arlington, Virginia, U.S. Occupation dancer, actor. Asher Monroe Book (born September 18, 1988) is an American dancer, singer and actor. Early life: Born in Arlington, Virginia in 1988, Asher started working professionally when he was seven years old. His first big break was at the age of seven when he landed the role of tiny teacup Chip in the national tour of the Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast." He continued working on show after show, which led him to New York City, where he attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York from 2000 to 2002, before moving to Los Angeles. Career: At age seven, Book was chosen from an open casting call to portray tiny teacup Chip in the national tour of Beauty and the Beast, followed by the lead role in a production of Oliver!. In 2004, he appeared in the television movie Pop Rocks and the film Come Away Home. This was followed by guest roles on Zoey 101, Medium and Close to Home. In 2009, Monroe portrayed Marco, an aspiring singer, in the MGM and Lakeshore feature film Fame, a remake of the 1980 musical film of the same name. In 2010, Book had a recurring role as Steve in the NBC television series Parenthood. The same year in August 2010 he booked a role on the hit show The Mentalist. V Factory: In 2006, Book became a member of VFactory, an American Pop/R&B/Urban boy band. Solo Recording Career: In 2011, Asher started working on a new album under the name "Asher Monroe" with various producers including Matt Beckley and The S.T.R.Z. A full length album is expected in 2012. Television: Year Title Role 2010 The Mentalist Jackson 2010 Parenthood Steve 2009 Xpose Himself The Wendy Williams Show Himself Entertainment Tonight Himself 2007 Eight One Eight Chris Medium Wyatt Forrester 2006 Close to Home Alex Tower Come Away Home Chris 2005 Zoey 101 Glen Davis Filmography: Year Title Role 2009 Fame Marco