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Misha Collins stars as Castiel, the angel who pulled Dean from Hell in The CW's thriller "Supernatural." He, and others like him, are intervening in human affairs for the first time in 2000 years, because the armies of hell are on the move, and Lucifer has been released.
Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Before turning to acting, he worked as an intern at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He then moved on to become a producer and copy writer for National Public Radio on a show called "Weekly Edition." After graduation, Collins traveled the world for a year, spending several months in monastic seclusion in a monastery in Tibet.
In addition to his role on "Supernatural," Collins guest starred on "Nip/Tuck" as a prospective patient of McNamara/Troy. Other television appearances include recurring roles on "ER" and "24" and guest appearances on "CSI:NY," "NCIS," "Monk," "Close to Home" and "NYPD Blue."
On the big screen, Collins is best known for his role as serial killer Paul Bernardo in the film "Karla." Other film credits include "Par 6," "Moving Alan,' "Liberty Heights," "Girl Interrupted" and "Finding Home."
In his down time, Collins can be found outdoors kayaking, biking, running or hiking in the mountains. He also enjoys back-country snowboarding and recently took a winter trip to the Sierras where he built and slept in igloos. In addition, Collins is a published poet with works in "The Columbia Poetry Review," "The California Quarterly" and other literary journals. Collins currently resides in Los Angeles in a house he built and designed himself.