35 Things You May Not Know About the Blue Bloods Cast
1. 1. Donnie Wahlberg's film career includes a pivotal role in "The Sixth Sense," which was originally written for a 13-year- old boy until Wahlberg convinced M. Night Shyamalan that no one else but he could play the role.
2. 2. Tom Selleck had trouble getting work when he was younger because his voice was too high-pitched.
3. 3. Amy Carlson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the "Best Supporting Actress" category for "Another World" in 1998. Her television movie credits include "Thanks for a Grateful Nation," "Too Big to Fail."
4. 4. Will Estes sometimes plays basketball between scenes if there's a court nearby.
5. 5. Len Cariou is one of the theater world's most beloved talents -- he is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and a pre-eminent interpreter of the music of Steven Sondheim.
6. 6. In 2014, Sami Gayle starred in "Vampire Academy," followed by the independent film "Hateship, Loveship,” in which she appeared opposite Guy Pierce and Kristen Wiig.
7. 7. Marisa Ramirez began her career as a model-turned MTV host.
8. 8. Vanessa Ray is best known for her role of “CeCe” in “Pretty Little Liars.”
9. 9. Donnie Wahlberg is the eighth of nine children.
10. 10. For "Magnum, P.I." Tom Selleck won an an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series
11. 11. Bridget Moynahan first came to audience's attention in "Coyote Ugly" from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
12. 12. Will Estes is double-jointed.
13. 13. Before joining Blue Bloods, Amy Carlson was known for her roles as Alex Taylor in "Third Watch" and A.D.A. Kelly Gaffney in "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."
14. 14. Len Cariou has won a Tony Award, a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk Award.
15. 15. Marisa Ramirez is a kickboxing teacher.
16. 16. Sami Gayle had a recurring role in the TV show "Royal Pains."
17. 17. On Broadway, Vanessa Ray played “Nemo” in the original cast of “Finding Nemo: The Musical.”
18. 18. Donnie Wahlberg was a member of the teen pop sensation New Kids on the Block, which have recently reunited for a world tour.
19. 19. Tom Selleck guest-starred in nine episodes of "Friends" from 1996-2000, garnering him with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
20. 20. Will Estes was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he currently resides with his two rescue dogs.
21. 21. Daytime fans know Marisa Ramirez well from "The Young and the Restless" on CBS, as well as her award-winning role as Gia Campbell on "General Hospital."
22. 22. Bridget Moynahan has appeared in numerous blockbusters including: "Lord of War," "I, Robot," "The Recruit," "Serendipity," and "The Sum Of All Fears."
23. 23. Donnie Wahlberg directed the episode "Manhattan Queens" in season 4 of Blue Bloods.
24. 24. Tom Selleck auditioned with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for the lead in "Indiana Jones."
25. 25. Amy Carlson's husband is Syd Butler, bassist in the 8G Band on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and the indie legend band Les Savy Fav.
26. 26. Vanessa Ray's TV credits include roles on “Suits,” “Damages” and “Girls.”
27. 27. Marisa Ramirez is a big advocate for causes important to her, including HIV/AIDS, homelessness and animal rescue.
28. 28. Len Cariou loves golf almost as much as he loves his family and friends.
29. 29. Will Estes hates scenes where he has to drive on green screen - he loves to drive for real!
30. 30. Donnie Wahlberg created the TV show "Wahlburgers," named after the Boston restaurant he owns with his two brothers, Mark and Paul.
31. 31. Len Cariou is a Friar, an avid sports fan, and a crack gin rummy player.
32. 32. As of May 2014, Will Estes was still single ... if you can believe it.
33. 33. Donnie Wahlberg married Jenny McCarthy this past Labor Day weekend.
34. 34. Sami Gayle turned 18 this past January 22.
35. 35. Len Cariou was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.