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  • Before he was a TV writer, Rob Thomas wrote young adult novels. One teen e-mailed him about a book report. 1 / 13

  • She mentioned that she was interested in acting as a career. She mentioned she had acted some. 2 / 13

  • When Thomas asked her about her work, he was shocked to learn that she had been a BIG child star! 3 / 13

  • Tina Majorino had taken a break from acting after a widely successful career as a child star. 4 / 13

  • The two met up and they promised that they would work together one day. 5 / 13

  • Of course, promises like that are normally fleeting, so Majorino didn't rely on it or anything. 6 / 13

  • A few years later, though, Thomas created the TV series, Veronica Mars, about a teen detective. 7 / 13

  • He wrote a role of Veronica's hacker friend, Mac, specifically for Majorino! 8 / 13

  • She joined the cast of the series and eventually bumped up to a regular cast member. 9 / 13

  • She was on the show for all three of the original seasons. 10 / 13

  • She even appeared in the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie! 11 / 13

  • Sadly, she did not return for the recent revival of the series on Hulu. 12 / 13

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