Billy Magnussen Goes 'Into The Woods' and Comes Out a Star

January 21, 2015 3:49 PM

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If Disney ever decided to do a live action version of Winnie the Pooh, Billy Magnussen would be a great Tigger. His natural enthusiasm and boundless amounts of energy is infectious and was perfect for his role as the other prince in Disney's latest film, Into the Woods. Like the movie, you don't always get what you want and you don't always want what you get, but we're all the better for the occurrences that brought Billy to the project.

Magnussen was born in Queens, New York, but grew up in Cumming, Georgia. He was an acting major at the University of North Carolina when, with one credit left to obtaining his MFA, he headed for New York City to make his Broadway debut in the short-lived 2007 revival of The Ritz. He then spent the n...

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