Michael Rosenbaum plays Lex Luthor, Clark Kent's (Tom Welling) arch nemesis.
Born in Oceanside, New York, and raised in Newburgh, Indiana, Rosenbaum excelled in high school drama classes. Once hooked, he took on lead roles in college stage productions such as "The Heidi Chronicles" while attending Western Kentucky University and performing in regional theater during his summers.
Upon graduation with a degree in theater, he packed his bags and headed for New York to pursue acting. He quickly landed roles in off-Broadway productions and small independent films, and soon segued into regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in a sketch called "The Amsterdam Kids."
His first real break came when he got a series regular role on The WB comedy series "The Tom Show," with Tom Arnold. The relationship with the network continued as he was cast as Jack in the New York comedy "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane."
Rosenbaum recently tarred in the omedy feature
entitled "Kickin' It Old Skool," starring alongside Jamie Kennedy. He
can also be seen in Wes Craven's thriller "Cursed," with Christina
Ricci. Rosenbaum appeared in the feature film "Bringing Down the House,"
opposite Steve Martin, and in the independent film "Poolhall Junkies,"
with Chazz Palminteri and Christopher Walken. Other film credits include
"Sorority Boys," with Barry Watson, and "Sweet November," with Keanu
Reeves and Charlize Theron. He also starred in the hit thriller "Urban
Legend" and appeared in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,"
directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack.