Thursday, January 16, 2014

Character Bios and Updates

With so much going on now in the episodes, I figured now would be a good time to reflect on and refresh everyone's Character Bios. Plus it's a great reference for any new comers to the stories. Also, it helps me as well :)

So the residents of OneSixthAvenue mainly revolve around my star couple Luke and Laura. They are the ones that inspire my storytelling :) A close second to that would be Laura's sister Michelle and her new boyfriend Benjamin. I don't think I will ever get sick of Luke and Laura :P

First and foremost of course is...
 Name: Luke Allen Cooper
Age: 35
Hair: A gorgeous brown 
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6ft
Occupation:  Owner of "Vintage Vinyl" Record Store
Hometown: Born and raised in Seattle, Washington
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Never married ~currently in a relationship with Laura Lavigne

Hobbies: listening to rock music, reading about rock music, playing rock music on his guitar, riding his motorcycle, tattoos, and of course Laura...

Luke is a survivor. He had a rough childhood, his Mom was a loose cannon and often left Luke to deal with things on his own at a very young age.  Mom, Cyndi, was young when she had him and her marriage to his Dad didn't last very long. Luke's Dad left when he was just a baby and never looked back. 

Growing up as a teenager in Seattle, Luke was right in the heart of grunge and alternative music. Inspired by bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Music is what gave him the will to pursue a better life. As soon as he graduated high school, he worked his way into the music biz and in his early 20's worked prepping stages for musicians and bands all over.  The first time he came to New Orleans he knew this is where he wanted to settle down. So, after his wild partying days were behind him and the time came to move on he scraped together everything he had to open his business. About a year later he was introduced to Laura by a mutual friend and he has never regretted his decision to pack up and move to a new city.


Name: Laura Ophelia Lavigne

 Age: 30

Hair: strawberry red
Eyes: Green
Height: 5ft 9"
Occupation:  Master Chef at a local French Restaurant Ma Chérie
Hometown: Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana
Currently: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Never married ~currently in a relationship with Luke Cooper

Hobbies: cooking, shopping with her sister, reading a good book, and spending time with her man.

Laura's passion is good food and fashion. And now Luke too. She worked her way through culinary school waiting tables by day and creating recipes by night. Daughter of Scott and Krystal Lavigne. As a child she was always the helpful older sister. What she loved the most was to help her Mom cook. Now as and adult she has made a name for herself in the restaurant business, and hopes to one day open her own cafe.  She is a very passionate person and believes that delicious food is the fuel that feeds it.


Name: Michelle Ava Lavigne
Age: 25
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Golden Brown
Height: 5ft 8"
Occupation: Paralegal, studying to become a Lawyer
Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never Married.... Currently dating: Benjamen Trudeau
 

Hobbies: shopping with her sister, studying law, gossiping with her girlfriends, watching a good mystery movie, and now spending time with Benjamin...
Scott and Krystal's younger daughter is completely opposite of her older sister. Michelle is the kinda girl that thinks she knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. She is stubborn, headstrong, and not afraid to say what is on her mind. Which sometimes gets her into trouble. She recently moved back home after going to college. She has a degree in business but is currently pursuing to become a lawyer. She has recently gotten very serious with Benjamin and they both seem to be very happy.

Name: Benjamin Trudeau
Age: 32
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 2"
Occupation: Trudeau Contracting~CEO in training 
(Dad is not quite ready to give him full reign)
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married....
Currently Dating: Michelle Lavigne
Hobbies: hunting with his Dad and younger brother, working his Dad's ranch when he finds the time, caring for his horses, drinking with his best friend Aric, watching football, spending time outdoors, and lastly it was picking up random women but now spending as much time as he can with Michelle...
  
Heir to the Trudeau Construction empire and a well known ladies man around town......Ask any girl who has dated him and she will tell you that Benjamen is afraid of commitment and moves from one girl to the next. Benjamin is set to take over the successful family business in a few more years. His father just wishes he would settle down before then and stop wasting time and money on one night stands. Best friends with Aric Metzger ,whom he has known since they were kids, because their Mothers were very good friends. Which was cut short when his mother passed away in a tragic car accident when he was 10 years old. His Father focused all his attention into family business, so Benjamin ended up spending a lot of time with Aric's family and they naturally formed a brotherly bond from a young age.




  Cynthia Ann Rawlins-Cooper
Age: 52
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Occupation: To tell you the truth I have no idea how she gets by. 
I don't know what kind of work she does...
Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Currently: New Orleans, LA
 Marital Status: Divorced and still looking for Mr. Right (at least I think she is)
Hobbies: Besides driving Luke crazy ???? I have no idea :P

Cynthia was always a wild one. She was pregnant at 17 with Luke and married his father at 18 years of age. A year later they divorced and she raised Luke on her own. It wasn't easy being a single mom but she made it work at least she thought she did. Luke managed to grow up into a responsible adult despite her waywardness at times. 



Krystal Lavigne 
Age: 54
Hair: Frosted Blonde
Eyes: Blue 
 Occupation: Part-time Interior Designer
Hometown: Houston,TX
Currently:  New Orleans, LA

Marital Status: Married to Scott Lavigne
Hobbies: interior design, cooking, keeping involved in her daughters' lives

    Mother to their 2 daughters Laura and Michelle Lavigne.
Fell in love and married her much older college sweetheart. Then moved to New Orleans when he took up a job there. 





Aric Metzger
Age: 32
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 
Occupation: Owner and operator of Bull Tavern Bar
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Roxie Metzger
Hobbies: riding his motorcycle, watching football and drinking with his best friend Benjamin, caring and up keeping his bar

Aric and Roxie Metzger were happily married at the tender age of 18. These two were high school sweethearts and have been inseparable since. They took all their savings and opened a bar and named it Bull Tavern. Aric also has 2 younger twin sisters Mila and Mina. Aric is a good ol' boy. He is a honest and straight forward guy. He loves his woman, his Harley, and his beer. Aric has been friends with Luke since he moved to New Orleans. Their businesses were originally next to each other and this is how they met. Since then they have become good friends and find they have much in common.
 


Roxanne "Roxie" Metzger
 Age: 32
Hair: Jet black
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Co-owner and operator of Bull Tavern Bar
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Married to Aric Metzger
Hobbies: riding her motorcycle with Aric and their friends, taking care of her man, shopping with friends when she can find the time

Roxie is easy going and easy to get along with but the claws will come out if you mess with her or any of her family and friends. She and Aric have always had a strong bond. They are content with just each other and never plan on having any children. I would say they are definitely the most grounded and level headed couple out of all their friends...


Mina Metzger and Jai
I don't know if I will ever expand much with these characters but at the moment this is all I got.
Age: 22
Occupation: Personal Trainer/aerobics instructor
Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never married...
Currently dating long time boyfriend Jai
Mina is the tomboy of the two girls. She is always into some sporting activity. Her and her boyfriend Jai both work together at the local health club/gym.   There is a 10 year age difference between Aric and his sisters.  He has been a very supportive and overprotective brother from a young age ever since their father left when the girls were 2 yrs old.



Mila Metzger and Ken Carson
I don't know if I will ever expand much with these characters but at the moment this is all I got.
Age: 22 
Occupation: secretary/ Law school
Hometown: New Orleans,LA
Currently: New Orleans,LA
Marital Status: Never Married...currently dating Dr. Ken Carson
Mila is the complete opposite of her sister. She thinks sports are ridiculous but she loves some good courtroom drama. She works hard and studies hard. She hopes to be a successful lawyer one day. 

Big brother Aric was not happy when she introduced him to Ken at first.  Ken is a successful Doctor and is nearly twice his little sister's age. It took awhile but Ken proved himself and Aric now approves of their relationship.


Peter Morissey
Age: 35
Hair Dirty Blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 11''
Occupation: He has a job I just have no idea what it is yet :)
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married
Currently Dating: Fionna ???
Hobbies: playing drums but doesn't have any to play at the moment, writing music, traveling, smoking pot and kicking back

Peter is a lot like Luke. They have known each other for quite awhile. Both started working the music scene back in Seattle and became friends right away. They worked together for many years and you could say they were best friends up until Luke quit and left everything behind.  Peter did remember he mentioned something about settling down in New Orleans so eventually  Peter decided too to get out of the music business. He bounced around for awhile and fate finally brought these to friends together again.


Fionna ???
 Age: 21
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Occupation: Store Clerk at Vintage Vinyl 
Hometown: ???
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married
Currently Dating: Peter Morissey
Hobbies: ???

Fionna met Peter after Luke had already packed up and left. Fionna found her way into all of it as a groupie at first. Fionna was a great distraction for Peter and they both had much in common. She ended up just following him since she had nothing better to do. There is still much to learn about her. She is quiet and doesn't speak much.


Isolde Peterson
Age: 27
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
 Occupation: Bar Tender
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital status: Never married.....single at the moment and loving it
  

Also briefly dated Benjamin but that was cut short cause she quickly learned he was not the kind of guy she want to be with.
Isolde ended up moving to New Orleans when she was a kid. Her Mother decided to move back to her hometown after a messy divorce with Isolde's Father. Isolde works at Bull Tavern as their main Bar Tender. She is an all around tomboy who loves her sports and a cold mug of beer. She is very easy going and laid back but also loves a good adrenaline rush. She is also the mutual friend that introduced Luke to Laura. She knows Luke since she works for Aric.
And she knows Laura from the gym she works out at.

   

 Cruz Peterson
Age: 32
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6ft 5"
Occupation: Engineer currently employed by the 
University of Florida
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently: Gainesville, Florida
Marital Status: Never married~ engaged to Holland Grayson

Like his sister Isolde, Cruz was not too happy about packing up and moving after his parents' nasty divorce.  He ended up having to start high school in a brand new school which was in a completely different city and state.  This changed quickly though. Cruz became very popular once he was selected to be quarterback of the schools football team.  Cruz ended up finding some good friends along the way, he was always in competition with Benjamin over something, Aric always tried to thwart their craziness and wasn't always successful, Hayden sometimes was stuck in the middle but enjoyed every minute of it.

Hayden Jones
Age: 32
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5ft 11"
Occupation: Officer/Detective with the New Orleans Police Dept. 
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married~ engaged to Carmen Rivas
  
Hayden is a very hardworking and devoted man to his city.  Became a cop right after he graduated high school and has been working his way up the ranks since.  Although he went to high school with his finance Carmen they never dated as teenagers but were friends. It wasn't until about 10 years later that they realized they wanted to be more than just friends.  Hayden enjoys a good game of football and cracking a case. He is a very honest, straight forward person, and is not afraid to tell you when you screwed up. 


Carmen Rivas
Age: 30
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Bank Manager
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never Married~ engaged to Hayden Jones

A couple years younger than the rest of the gang but Carmen was friends with all of them in high school. Carmen has a very bubbly and friendly personality. She loves to talk and get to know everyone around her.  She was reconnected with Hayden when her bank was robbed at gunpoint. At first they just got together to catch up but, quickly things changed and one thing lead to another. They ended up falling for each other and that was where their relationship started.




Penelope Vargas

Age: 30
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Department Store Manager
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married...Single at the moment
Briefly dated Benjamen
Penelope and Laura have been best friends since high school. They remain close friends to this day.
They are both girly girls, so they love to go shopping together and chat about all the latest gossip. Penelope is a very passionate and caring person. She works full time as a department store manager. She loves helping people and putting a smile on a customer's face.


I know I mention her more than I show her but I do have plans for her to turn up in some future episodes :)

  
Kyu ???
Age: 33
Hair: black
Eyes: dark brown
Height: 6ft 4"
Occupation: Architect 
Hometown: ???
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married....dating Jasper

Kyu has yet to completely reveal himself to me. He strikes me as a very serious person. Enjoys his work very much. Is a very artistic person. Loves some of the finer things in life....
Aric ended up hiring Kyu to help redesign the old building into a bar. Kyu was recommended by his real estate agent. Not super close friends but do enjoy to hang every once in awhile.


Jasper ???
Age: 31
Hair: Dirty Blonde
Eyes: Green
Occupation: into fashion and loves to design her own clothes, but currently works at an art gallery
Hometown: ???
Currently: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Never married~ currently in a relationship with Kyu

Art is what brought these two together. Jasper met him while Kyu was purchasing art at her gallery. They seem to hit it off right away. 




Andrew ???
Age: 28
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: he was a TA at the college Michelle was attending

His bio is still sketchy. I'm not sure where or if I will add him in again.
So this is what I got on him for now. 
He is a cocky, arrogant, little bastard. Loves to stir up trouble. He is very smart and is usually good at getting away with stuff. Took advantage of Michelle and other girls who attended his class at college.  I'm sure one day he will get his comeuppance....


 James ???
Age: ???
Hair: dirty blonde
Eyes: Blue
 Occupation: ???

James' bio is still sketchy as well. I know I want to add him in but still trying to figure it out. I know he was seen with Andrew in the bar on NYE but I don't think I plan on keeping him associated with Andrew....
So just keep an eye out he will turn up eventually :)

 Well, this is what I got for now. There are a few more characters that I could have added but they are so unimportant right now that I really don't see the point in adding them at the moment. Hope you enjoyed everyone's back stories and stats. 

 Next week is Part 1 of Laura's Doctor Visit
^_^

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for te recap. Very nice bios. You have a group of really nice dolls.

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  2. Loved reading everyone's bio and the photos look amazing! I forgot to mention in your Thanksgiving post that I like the upgraded father of Laura & Michelle. The Happy Family Grandpa is so handsome and distinguished looking to me.

    Funny, I always thought Carmen was older than Hayden. They make a really nice couple. Looking forward to Laura's visit next week...

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    1. Thanks Tracy :)
      It was a nice refresher to list their bios. Thanks for the feedback on the happy family grandpa because I am still not sure if I want to keep him as their father. I have been considering getting a no strings attached perry Marino for their dad. Still not sure what to do

      Carmen does look a little older. I hope I can expand more on them in the future :)

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