A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Chad Michael Murray is best-known for portraying the lead character, Lucas Scott, on CW's One Tree Hill. Getting his start on various WB network TV favorites—including Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek—Murray has made a splash in film, shifting to the silver screen for flicks like House of Wax and the more recent Home of the Brave.
Eager to give back to his community, the actor serves as an anti-drug role model for children and actively donates his time to various charitable causes.
Murray married Hill costar and on screen love interest Sophia Bush in April 2005, but the couple divorced five months later. Prior to departing Hill in 2009, Murray got engaged to show extra Kenzie Dalton. When the couple called off thier engagement, Murray began dating his Left Behind costar Nicky Whelan.