Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American romance novelist, screenwriter and producer. He has published nineteen novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film all with multimillion-dollar box office grosses.
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She made her acting debut with a minor role in the 1987 thriller Hangmen, and made her television debut in the film Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman , and played the lead role in the short-lived NBC sitcom Working Girl. Her breakthrough role was in the film Demolition Man . She subsequently starred in several successful films including Speed , While You Were Sleeping , The Net , A Time to Kill , Hope Floats , and Practical Magic .
Rosa María "Rosie" Perez is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing , which she followed with White Men Can't Jump . Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless . She was also nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color. In 2007, Perez starred on Broadway as Googie Gomez in a revival of The Ritz, and she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for her performance in The Take. Perez was a regular host on The View and in 2015 she returned to Broadway to star in Fish in the Dark, a new play written by Larry David.