Before he was a TV writer, Rob Thomas wrote young adult novels. One teen e-mailed him about a book report.
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She mentioned that she was interested in acting as a career. She mentioned she had acted some.
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When Thomas asked her about her work, he was shocked to learn that she had been a BIG child star!
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Tina Majorino had taken a break from acting after a widely successful career as a child star.
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The two met up and they promised that they would work together one day.
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Of course, promises like that are normally fleeting, so Majorino didn't rely on it or anything.
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A few years later, though, Thomas created the TV series, Veronica Mars, about a teen detective.
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He wrote a role of Veronica's hacker friend, Mac, specifically for Majorino!
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She joined the cast of the series and eventually bumped up to a regular cast member.
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She was on the show for all three of the original seasons.
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She even appeared in the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie!
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Sadly, she did not return for the recent revival of the series on Hulu.
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