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    19 Interesting Facts About The Cast Of "Firefly Lane"

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    If you need a feel-good show in your life, look no further than Firefly Lane. It debuted on Feb. 3 and has climbed to the number one spot on Netflix's most-watched list.

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    From lifelong friendships to crushing heartbreak, this show has a way of tugging at your heartstrings. We've rounded up some facts about the cast behind Firefly Lane's iconic characters. Check it out below:

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    1. Prior to pursuing a career in acting, Katherine Heigl originally got her start in modeling.

    2. Heigl has been married to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley since 2007.

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    3. Some of Heigl's most well-know roles include Grey's Anatomy, Knocked Up and The Ugly Truth.

    4. Sarah Chalke made her acting debut in 1992 and went on to have major roles in Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother and Roseanne.

    5. Chalke was originally born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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    6. The actor is a mom of two with her fiancé, Jamie Afifi.

    Sarah Chalke at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con
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    7. Ben Lawson isn't faking his accent on Firefly Lane. The actor originally reigns from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

    8. Prior to his role as Johnny Ryan, Lawson was featured in Designated Survivor, 13 Reasons Why and Doubt.

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    9. Ali Skovbye is a Canadian native and got her first big acting gig at age 8. She has since been in The Man in the High Castle, When Calls the Heart and Once Upon a Time.

    10. Roan Curtis landed her first major motion picture with a part in 2017's Before I Fall.

    11. Yael Yurman landed her first TV role on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

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    She portrays Kate and Johnny's only daughter, Marah.

    12. Jon-Michael Ecker is best known for his roles in Queen of the South and Narcos.

    13. Before he got his big break in acting, Ecker graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in aquatic biology.

    14. You'll recognize Beau Garrett for her previous roles in TRON: Legacy, The Good Doctor and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

    15. Brendan Taylor has worked both behind-the-scenes as a set dresser and scored roles on-screen in Supernatural, The Magicians and The Arrangement.

    16. Chelah Horsdal's most recent TV role was the part of Helen Smith on The Man in the High Castle.

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    She portrays Kate and Sean's mother, Margie Mularkey. Follow her on Instagram here.

    17. Brandon Jay McLaren's was recently seen in Ransom, UnREAL and Chicago Fire.

    18. Paul McGillion is originally from Paisley, Scotland and moved to Canada at age 2. He has been featured in Tomorrowland, Star Trek and Stargate: Atlantis.

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    He portrays Kate and Sean's dad, Bud Mularkey.

    19. Finally, Australian actor Jenna Rosenow got her start in 2009 and has since been featured in Neighbours, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and BH90210.

    Who's your favorite Firefly Lane character? Let us know in the comments below!

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