Daren Kagasoff

It only took one role to change the life of actor Daren Kagasoff. After dropping out of college to make a go of it in Hollywood, Kagasoff was plucked from obscurity amidst hundreds of hopefuls, hitting the celebrity jackpot when he was cast as the enigmatic bad boy Ricky Underwood on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008-12), a drama that dealt with controversial topics like teenage pregnancy and child abuse. Kagasoff captivated audiences in his layered portrayal of a high school student who unexpectedly impregnates a girl after a one-night stand. Even though it was his first major acting role, Kagasoff gave the emotionally charged performance of a seasoned veteran, cementing his place as one of Hollywood's fastest-rising stars.