Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. At the age of 10, his family moved to Crete, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where his father continued his medical practice and his mother opened up a café. Following high school, Colin attended Illinois Wesleyan University, then transferred to the University of Iowa a year later to pursue a degree in biology/ pre-med, in hopes of following in his father's footsteps.
After earning his degree, Egglesfield took a break to travel. While exploring, he was discovered by famed photographer Bruce Weber, which immediately led to model work for Ralph Lauren, Versace and Calvin Klein. Shortly thereafter, Egglesfield was walking the runways of Milan, New York and Paris and doing photo shoots around the world.
In 1997, he moved to New York City, where he furthered his modeling career and began to book national commercials and guest appearances on such TV shows as Law & Order: SVU and Leap of Faith. Egglesfield went to Los Angeles to further his career and immediately landed guest appearances on Gilmore Girls, Nip/Tuck and Charmed. He was also cast in lead and supporting roles in films such as Must Love Dogs, Beautiful Dreamer and The Good Guy. After he landed a regular role as Erica Kane's son on All My Children, Egglesfield returned to New York.
When not filming, Egglesfield runs his own T-shirt company, Shout Out! Clothing." Shout Out! shirts come with Velcro letters which attach to the shirt, allowing the wearer to create endless customizable messages. This is consistent with Egglesfield's belief in the importance of self expression; Shout Out! is a tool that empowers wearers to be whomever they want and share it with the world. Immediate plans for Shout Out! include the development of a not-for-profit branch of the company that will dedicate its resources to supporting educational initiatives for disadvantaged children.
An avid runner who completed the Chicago, New York, and San Diego marathons, Egglesfield has also raised money for such not-for-profits as Team for Kids, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. In addition, he has tutored high school students at The Door Youth Center in lower Manhattan and plans to continue his quest to create better educational opportunities for disadvantaged children wherever possible.
Egglesfield currently lives in Los Angeles.
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|The Client List: Season 2
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