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Stephen Boss - better known as ‘tWitch' from ‘So You Think You Can Dance' was with us. He's guest-starring on ‘Drop Dead Diva' as a man seeking legal help for his brother.

Fun facts about Stephen "tWitch" Boss:

"So You Think You Can Dance" All-Star and favorite Stephen "tWitch" Boss continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents.

He's about to star as the 3rd time as Jason in the popular "Step Up" dance films, with the release of "Step Up 5" this July (previously in"Step Up Revolution"  & "Step Up 3D" ).  He also continues his run as one of Ellen DeGeneres' favorite guest DJs on her hit talk show, "Ellen."  Their relationship lead to the collaboration of him co-choreographing her 2013 Oscar promo (along with his now wife Allison Holker), directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig & featuring 250 dancers.

Boss originally won over critics and fans alike with his amazing performances on the Season 4 of the popular Fox dance competition series "So You Think You Can Dance," where he captivated audiences with his impressive dancing skills and unmatched charisma.  Just short of making the Top 20 in Season 3, he came back in the next year and was redeemed with a spot on the show and the runner-up title.  His memorable performance in "Mercy" aka "The Door Dance" alongside Katee Sheen was nominated for a 2009 Emmy award for Best Choreography.

In 2010, Boss was invited back to "So You Think You Can Dance" for a special All – Star Season 7. This season would prove to be a very important year in his career and life, as he met fellow All-Star dancer Allison Holker.  She is now his fiancé & they plan on marrying later this year.  Also that season, his hip hop performance of "Get Outta Yo Mind" with classically trained contestant Alex Wong won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography.  In the season finale, Boss' longtime supporter, TV personality Ellen.

DeGeneres stepped in for an injured Wong to recreate the award-winning dance for the surprised audience.  That All-Star season was also when he met his future wife, fellow All-Star Allison Holker. Boss has continued to dance, choreograph & even judge on subsequent seasons.

Boss was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama where as a child he was always seen dancing.  At times when he wasn't allowed to dance, like at school or church, he would resort to "popping and ticking" (a popular hip-hop style of dance) that resembles a twitch to most.  That was how he earned the nickname "tWitch."

In 2003, Boss saw an opportunity that he couldn't resist.  MTV was casting for a new dance show, "The Wade Robson Project," and he decided to pursue his dream and took his passion for dance to Los Angeles.  His entertaining freestyles nabbed him a semi-finalist spot and later that year, Boss went on to compete in the popular talent competition television show "Star Search" where he was runner-up.  Throughout this time, he attended Chapman University where he continued to study dance.

In the following years he worked on choreography for the female singing group "Cheetah Girls" and the Korean pop star "Se7en" in 2007.  He was also a featured dancer in Paramount's "Blades of Glory" and in New Line's mega-hit "Hairspray."  In 2009, he teamed up with Paramount and Funnyordie.com to film several viral videos for the dance spoof film "Dance Flick."

Boss also co-starred in "Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming" & the critically-acclaimed short "3 Minutes" with Harry Shum, Jr.  He has also guest-starred on hit TV series such as "Drop Dead Diva," "Bones" & "Touch."

Boss continues to be on The Board of Directors for The Dizzy Feet Foundation that aims to support, improve, and increase access to dance education for the

underprivileged in the United States and is the first dancer to be a Gatorade-endorsed athlete.  He is also a newlywed, marrying Emmy-nominated choreographer & dancer Allison Holker on "So You Think You Can Dance" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe's vineyard this past December.  They recently returned from a New Zealand honeymoon.

‘Drop Dead Diva' airs Sunday night at 9:00pm on Lifetime.

Follow Stephen 'tWitch' Boss on Twitter: @tWitch

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