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Jason Biggs

Jason Biggs
Image credit: Jason Biggs: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.coml;American Pie: Universal

What ''American Pie'''s Jason Biggs has been up to

AGE 25

'PIE' CHARACTER Jim Levinstein, the awkward high schooler who loses his virginity to an apple pie. After blowing his chance with sexy exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), Jim settles for band geek Michelle (Alyson Hannigan). In ''Wedding,'' Jim and Michelle marry.

CLAIM TO FAME Biggs started on ''As the World Turns,'' but credit his memorable ''Pie'' appearance for leads in the mediocre ''Boys and Girls'' (2000) and ''Loser'' (2000), and the Farrelly brothers flop ''Saving Silverman''(2001). He's hoping for Bigg things with this fall's ''Prozac Nation,'' costarring Christina Ricci, and next year's ''Jersey Girl,'' with Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

WHAT'S NEXT A mostly disappointing track record still earned him a raise from $1 million for ''Pie'' to a reported $10 million or more for ''Wedding.'' And while advance word suggests ''Prozac'' is a bitter pill to swallow, Biggs is virtually guaranteed another huge payday if anyone ever decides to write ''Pie 4,'' a.k.a. ''American Baby.''

CAREER RATING B+

Originally posted Jul 24, 2003