Born September 10, 1974 in New Castle, DE. He has quickly risen from obscurity to become one of the most talked-about actors of his generation. Phillippe got his first break on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, on which he portrayed daytime's first gay teenager, Billy Douglas. He came to fame in the late 1990s after starring in a string of teen-oriented films including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions and 54. Phillippe's more recent roles include the 2005 Academy Award-winning ensemble film, Crash and the 2006 war drama, Flags of Our Fathers.