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Count Paris

Played by Torrance Coombs
Character Biography

Count Paris, was supposed to wed Juliet but was left for dead after a brutal fight with Romeo.

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Actor Biography

Torrance Coombs is perhaps best known for his role as Sebastian (Bash) in the CW hit drama series "Reign" and as Thomas Culpepper in Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated series "The Tudors."

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Torrance began acting at a young age and continued to participate in theatre roles throughout high school. He later received a degree from the University of British Columbia's theatre and film program in Vancouver.

This spring, Torrance will be seen starring in ABC's period drama series from Shondaland, "Still Star-Crossed." Based on the book by Melinda Taub, the series, executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, picks up where the famous Shakespearean story of "Romeo and Juliet" leaves off. The narrative charts the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate. Torrance plays the villainous Count Paris, the son of the Prince of Mantua, whose engagement to Juliet is destined to elevate the Capulet name to an even higher rung of power until her untimely death.

In 2013, Torrance was cast in a lead role in the CW period drama "Reign" and portrayed the character of Sebastian (King Henry II's illegitimate child) for three seasons. Torrance, a fan favorite, garnered a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama TV Series at the 2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival for his role.

In 2010, Torrance appeared in a recurring role in Showtime's critically acclaimed, mega-hit television series "The Tudors." Torrance played Thomas Culpepper, who was a courtier and close confidant of Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Later that year, he also appeared in CBC's "Heartland" as Chase Powers. "Heartland" told the story of a multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada, and centered on a family in good times and bad. In 2011, he co-starred as Sam Besht in the Hulu drama series "Endgame." The series follows fictional formal World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan (Shawn Doyle). Torrance plays Sam Besht, a grad student chess fanatic. In 2008, Torrance's first television role was as John Doe in the CBC comedy series "IPod" and shortly after as Lance Corpal C. Sellers in the 2009 episode of the television series "Battlestar Galactica."

Torrance resides in Los Angeles.

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