“The Walking Dead”: Before They Were Stars

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green
You couldn’t tell from her role on The Walking Dead, but the American-born Lauren Cohan has a strong British accent – she moved to England and the accent stuck. It was there that she studied (University of Winchester), where she studied Drama and English Literature, before she began touring with a theatre company she co-founded. She eventually picked up some sweet reoccurring roles on Supernatural, Chuck, and The Vampire Diaries before scoring her biggest role to date, Maggie Green.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was no rookie to the world of television before he landed Negan. Grey’s Anatomy fans probably recognized him as heartthrob Denny Duquette, but he was already picking up small, one-off roles since the early-‘90s. He didn’t score a reoccurring role until Supernatural in 2006, and then of course, Katherine Heigl’s love interest Grey’s in 2009.

Christian Serratos as Rosita
She’s young, but Christian Serratos was performing for the public from an early age. At 3, she was already figure skating competitively (her coaches wanted her to train for the Olympics), and she was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency at 7. Christian’s career exploded in 2004 when she played Suzie Crabgrass in Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide for three seasons. Her role as Angela Weber in the Twilight films made her legitimate star, but her part as Rosita Espinosa has made her a cult hero.