Date of Birth : Oct 29th 1980
Daytime Emmy- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. He is known for his roles in the teen movies Liberty Heights and Get Over It, as well as the action films Hostage (2005), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and 3:10 to Yuma (2007).
Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Stephen Foster, a restaurateur. He has a younger brother, Jon, who is also an actor. Foster’s parents, whom he has described as “free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies”, relocated to the small town of Fairfield, Iowa four years after he was born, and after their Boston house was burglarized while they were present. Foster is Jewish; his paternal grandmother immigrated from Russia to escape Pogroms. Foster’s parents were associated with Transcendental Meditation. Foster attended the private school associated with Transcendental Meditation, called Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment.
At the age of sixteen, Foster dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles. In 1996-97, he appeared in the television series Flash Forward. In the next three years, Foster had small roles in two made-for-TV movies and in two episodes of the series Freaks and Geeks. In 2001, he acted in Get Over It. Foster also had a recurring role as Russell Corwin (22 episodes) in the HBO Original Series, Six Feet Under. After he made 11:14 and The Punisher, Foster also appeared in Hostage with Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak and Michelle Horn. In 2006, Foster appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand as the comic-book hero Angel/Warren Worthington III. A notable role was in the crime thriller Alpha Dog, in which he played Jake Mazursky, a drug addict. Foster added glaucoma drops to his eyes during filming in order to simulate the appearance of a drug abuser. In 2007, he played cold-blooded killer Charlie Prince in the critically acclaimed 3:10 to Yuma.