At age 16, Alba Baptista started her career as the main character in Simão Cayatte’s short film Miami. For her performance, she received the Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné. During the following years, Alba developed a strong cinema career in Portugal, as well as starring in roles on three popular Portuguese series. Her film work includes: Caminhos Magnétykos by Edgar Pêra, in which she played the role of “Catarina”; and Equinócio by Ivo Ferreira. She can soon be seen in the feature film Fatima opposite Harvey Keitel, Sônia Braga, and Joana Ribeiro, which is directed by Marco Pontecorvo. In 2019 she appeared in the film Patrick, the directorial debut of Gonçalo Waddington, and which was in competition at San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it premiered. Alba starred as lead role of “Ava” in Netflix’s series Warrior Nun, which was released 2 July 2020. She is represented by UTA Talents in the United States, Subtitle Talent in the UK, and Elite Lisbon in Portugal.
Allegra Rose Edwards is an American television actress known for playing Cindy McCabe in the USA Network anthology series Briarpatch and Ingrid Kannerman in the Amazon Prime Video comedy Upload.
Anna Hopkins is lighting up the world of entertainment with her remarkable versatility and talent. She can currently be seen as Lilith the Queen of Hell, the new main villain in Netflix’s SHADOWHUNTERS and as Monica Stuart, a journalist and documentary filmmaker who stumbles upon what could be the biggest story the world has ever known, in SYFY’s THE EXPANSE, premiering on April 11th. Anna is also currently filming CityTV’s BAD BLOOD opposite Kim Coates.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Anna speaks and acts in both English and French. She comes from a family of artists; her father, the late Tom Hopkins, was a world-renowned painter, and her mother, Rita Hopkins, a successful graphic designer.
Anna’s feature film debut in BARNEY’S VERSION is a testament to her star quality. She carries the film with fellow Hollywood pedigree Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Minnie Driver, to name a few. Since her breakout performance in BARNEY’S VERSION, Anna has been a favourite in casting for feature films and television. She has gained recognition and a devoted following from playing fan favourite series regular and recurring roles on shows such as The CW’s ARROW and THE FLASH, and SYFY’s DEFIANCE, while portraying a wide range of characters in indie features like IT WAS YOU CHARLIE, RED ROVER and LES MAITRES DU SUSPENSE, where she starred in a French speaking role.
Her varied interests and curiosity have led her to pursue a wide range of studies, including Communication & Cultural Studies at Concordia University, Cinema & Communications at Dawson College and Feature Screenwriting at UCLA. Acting training includes script analysis from revered coach Larry Moss and extensive Meisner technique training, which she continues to practice.
In conjunction with acting, Anna is busy developing original material in a co-writing capacity with acclaimed Quebecois director
Stéphane Lapointe, and creating solo projects as well. She recently finished shooting her directorial debut for her short film THE GIVE AND TAKE which she received full funding for from bravoFACT! (Bell Media) making her one of ten filmmakers across Canada to receive the grant. Her screenplays have been recognized as finalists at Cinequest Film Festival (2017), Los Angeles Hollyshorts Film Festival (2017) and Nashville Film Festival (2018). Anna was also shortlisted as one of ten filmmakers within the US and UK by the prestigious KSF Foundation for their Artist Choice Award for her short screenplay, MAMA OF DADA, a surrealist comedy about the modern art world.
Anna splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.
Ben Lewis is best known for his role as William Clayton-Queen on the hit CW show Arrow. Other notable acting credits include Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Handmaid’s Tale and recurring roles on Suits, Chasing Life, and Degrassi.
He wrote, directed and produced the short film Apart From Everything, starring Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), which screened at festivals all over the world, and premiered online on OUT.com and as a Short of the Week. His first short film, Zero Recognition, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, he’s appeared onstage in Lanford Wilson’s Burn This and the Canadian premieres of Christopher Shinn’s Other People (also produced) and Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.
Billy Campbell can currently be seen on the CTV/HULU television series, “Cardinal” This year Billy won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in “Cardinal” for the second year in a row as well as nominated for a 2018 International Emmy Award for Best Actor in a series. He is also known for his work as a co-lead in the critically acclaimed AMC series “The Killing” the Lifetime MOW, “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,” DirecTV’s Neil LaBute drama, “Full Circle,” as well as the title role in Nat Geo Channel’s “Killing Lincoln” which garnered record-breaking ratings. Other feature film credits include Disney’s “The Rocketeer,” “Ghost Town” opposite Ricky Gervias, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and the male lead in “Enough” opposite Jennifer Lopez.
Billy Campbell is best known for starring in the beloved ABC drama “Once and Again,” for which he earned a Golden Globe Awards nomination in the Best Actor – Drama Series category, as well as a People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category.
Among his stage credits, Campbell recently starred in “A Winter’s Tale” at The Old Globe, San Diego. As well as “Fortinbras,” for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award for best actor in LA theatre, along with “Comedy of Errors” and “Much Ado about Nothing” at the Old Globe, San Diego.
Brennan Brown is an acclaimed stage and screen actor known for portraying a variety of complex and colorful characters. After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, Brennan began his career performing in several Broadway plays and in leading theaters across the country.
Brennan is currently receiving critical acclaim for his role as antique dealer Robert Childan on the hit Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.
He has simultaneously appeared as neurosurgeon Dr. Samuel Abrams on NBC’s Chicago Med for the past four seasons.
He will next be seen in Roland Emmerich’s upcoming World War II film Midway as the brilliant cryptanalyst Captain Joseph Rochefort, who cracked the Japanese code in the Pacific.
Equally skilled in both comedic and dramatic roles, he has portrayed such memorable television characters as Edward Biben in Mozart in the Jungle and Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly on Seasons 1 and 2 of Person of Interest. Other television appearances include: Madam Secretary, Elementary, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Damages, Ugly Betty, The Good Wife, and Breaking Bad. He played Robert Paine in the acclaimed HBO miniseries John Adams directed by Tim Hooper. Brennan has also worked with directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra on two of their films: I Love You, Phillip Morris opposite Jim Carrey and Focus opposite Will Smith, as well as State of Play directed by Kevin Macdonald.
In collaboration with her brother, John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Dr. Who), Carole has written two biographies and five novels, including the acclaimed “Hollow Earth” (Simon & Schuster), a middle grade fantasy series about a brother and sister who can bring their drawings to life and animate into art. Their next novel, “Conjuror,” will be released in the UK this spring.
Carole and John’s most recent collaboration is for DC Comics. “Arrow: The Dark Archer” explores Malcolm Merlyn’s backstory.
Carole is also an English professor and Director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a regular contributor on WTMJ4’s The Morning Blend, and writes a column and book reviews for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She contributed stories to the Hugo award-winning anthology “Chicks Dig Time Lords” and the Hugo nominated “Queers Dig Time Lords.”
Actor and writer, Catherine Tate is well known in the UK and internationally for a diversity of work in television, film and on the stage – in particular, for her own creation, the award winning The Catherine Tate Show.
She made her first appearance in Doctor Who as jilted bride, Donna Noble. She then joined the doctor, played by David Tennant, as his companion for the entire run of Season 4 and for the two-part End of Time specials. More recently, she reprised the role of Donna Noble in three Doctor Who audio dramas alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.
Catherine has appeared on US television screens as Nellie Bertram in The Office, making her entrance at the end of Season 7 and returning for the second half of Season 8 and all of Season 9.
In between filming for Seasons 7 and 8 of The Office, Catherine returned to the UK to play Beatrice opposite David Tennant’s Benedick in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in London’s West End.
She has continued to mix theatre, film and television work and most recently took The Catherine Tate Show on a live tour of the UK, playing to 27 cities over 31 nights.
Chantal Thuy is a Canadian actress born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She is fluent in English, French and Vietnamese. Her parents are refugees from Vietnam, having fled the war by boat and eventually settling in Quebec. Thuy was cast as a series regular in The CW series “Black Lightning” which ran for four season. Her other television credits include “Madam Secretary”, “Pretty Little Liars” and “Matador”.
In October 2019, Chantal Thuy made her Broadway debut in Tracy Lett’s play “Linda Vista” (Second Stage Theatre/Steppenwolf Theatre) at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York. She reprised the role of Minnie Tran, which she previously played at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Additional stage credits include Pan Asian Repertory Theater’s play “We Are”, Harold Clurman Lab Theatre’s “The Seagull” and “Winter’s Tale”, and reading series with the Ma-Yi Lab Theatre and African American Playwrights Exchange. Thuy is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and resides in Los Angeles.
China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD – track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne’s mother, Shontell, is also a vocalist and songwriter. China Anne and her two sisters, Sierra and Lauryn, formed a singing group they lovingly call “3mcclaingirls”. They have completed their first song, “Silly Games”. The music was produced by their father’s production company, Gabesworld Music and co-produced by Larry Nix. The song was also written and co-produced by their mother. China Anne’s younger brother, Gabriel (age 4) also acts, sings, dances and does handstands with ease! The family’s music production company, GabesWorld Music is named after Gabriel.
Ian Burke, a family friend, was over for dinner and China Anne performed a song from Spy Kids 2. Ian made a phone call to a director named Rob Hardy who was searching for a young girl who could sing and act to play Alexis in his upcoming film, The Gospel. China Anne had her 1st audition with Rob Hardy and discovered months later that she was chosen to play the character, Alexis. China Anne’s sisters, Sierra Aylina McClain and Lauryn Alisa McClain, also appear in the Children’s Gospel Choir scene of the movie.
Since filming The Gospel, China Anne has continued to audition for casting directors in Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois and California. She appears in a park scene playing with a dog and in an after school scene of the upcoming film, Madea’s Family Reunion. She was also recently interviewed by Jacque Reid at BET on the red carpet at The Gospel premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
China Anne is also an active member of Screen Actors Guild. She is funny, talented, extremely disciplined and has mature self-control. Her favorite part about filming movies is the time she spends in hair and make-up. Her performance and genuine, kind spirit garnered her rave reviews from her fellow actors, cast and crew. Their on-going support inspires China Anne to continue to perform and learn more about her passion – Acting.
China Anne’s hobbies are singing, dancing, drawing elaborate greeting cards and going to church with her family. She enjoys memorizing the lines of various Disney movies and loves to audition. China Anne is an exceptional student and reads chapter books with ease. She is an expert with a hula-hoop and just learned to roller-blade this past summer. Her dream is to someday write and direct her own films and to go on the road performing with her sisters.
Christine Adams stars opposite of Cress Williams as ‘Lynn’ on the CW’s newest DC Comic series BLACK LIGHTNING. Prior to this she starred alongside David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess on the AMC series FEED THE BEAST. The versatile British actor recently portrayed ‘Agent Weaver’ on the hit ABC series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Adams also starred on the ABC series THE WHOLD TRUTH as ‘Lena Boudreaux’ opposite Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney, and the Fox series TERRA NOVA opposite Jason O’Mara. Her many recurring roles include playing ‘Lena Abbott’ on CBS series THE MENTALIST, ‘Hani Jabril’ on the TNT series LEGENDS, ‘Simone Hundin’ on ABC’s PUSHING DAISIES. Some of her many guest spots include appearances on CBS’ PURE GENIUS BET’s REAL HUSBAND’S OF HOLLYWOOD, ABC’s CASTLE, FX’s NIP/TUCK, CBS’ NCIS: MIAMI, NBC’s HEROES, FOX’s LIE TO ME.
Christine starred in the Lifetime film BAD BLOOD, directed by Adams Silver and opposite Taylor Cole, Jeff Kober, and Carly Chaikin. Her other film credits include the hit films THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, BATMAN BEGINS, TRON: LEGACY, GREEN GLASH, and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH. Christine has recently written, produced, and starred in a comedy pilot called DIRTY WORK, which she really enjoyed and hopes to develop in her hiatus.
Adams worked extensively back in her native United Kingdom, including starring roles in the hit Channel 4 Series NY-LON and BBC1’s HOME AGAIN. Other television credits in the UK include guest appearances on the cult show DR. WHO and the Hugh Laurie comedy FORTY SOMETHING
A native of London, England, Adams always wanted to be an actress and studied at Middlesex University. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and her 2 daughters. Beyond the entertainment industry, Christine has recently began working with United Friends of the Children, an organization that empowers foster youth on their voyage to self-sufficiency. She is also a strong advocate for SPY – Safe Place for Youth – a local organization that inspires and nurtures the resilient human spirit of homeless youth in Venice, CA.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri and now a resident of New York City, Colin Donnell is an American actor first known for his work on stage before making his way to television and film. He currently stars as Dr. Connor Rhodes on Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago Med‘ on NBC. Before that he made his television debut on ABC’s ‘Pan Am‘ but you might remember him more as Scotty Lockhart in the critically acclaimed Showtime series ‘The Affair‘ or from his first regular television role as Tommy Merlyn in the CW hit ‘Arrow‘. In New York his stage work includes ‘Anything Goes‘ opposite Sutton Foster and Joel Grey for which he received nominations for Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Awards and also ‘Violet‘ again with Sutton Foster and again for Roundabout Theater Company. . His other notable stage appearances in and around NYC include originating the role of otto in the World Premier of Edward Albee’s ‘Me, Myself and I‘, as Franklin Sheperd w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along‘. He also appeared in Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park with his now wife Patti Murin as Berowne in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost‘ directed by Alex Timbers. You can hear him sing on the cast albums of ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Merrily…‘, ‘Violet‘ and ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost‘.
American actor and model Colton Lee Haynes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He began modeling at age 15 and his first success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. He also modeled for J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, and Ralph Lauren. Haynes landed the role of Jackson Whittemore in the 2011 MTV series Teen Wolf, based on the 1985 film of the same name. Beginning in 2012, he was a recurring member on The CW‘s Arrow, playing Roy Harper, a street thug who idolizes the Arrow and later becomes his protegé, Arsenal.
Haynes’ first credited feature film role was in the 2015 film San Andreas. He followed San Andreas with a role in the comedy Rough Night, released in mid-2017. Haynes will feature in the 2018 film Bigger as Jack LaLanne, reuniting with Teen Wolf co-star Tyler Hoechlin. In June 2017, Haynes joined the cast of American Horror Story: Cult. Later that year, Haynes rejoined Arrow, reprising his role as Roy Harper for the sixth and seventh season of the show.
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning in The CW’s new superhero show based on the comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.
Williams was born in Heidelberg, Germany and shortly after his birth, moved to Chicago. He then relocated with his mother to California at the age of three and spent most of his childhood in Orange County. He attended Fullerton Community College where he received his theater and acting foundation and later completed his theater degree at UCLA. While attending college, Williams performed in over 20 plays such as “Othello,” “The Elephant Man,” “Extremities” and “Red Noses” to name a few. His film and television career began toward the end of his college years.
Audiences may recognize Williams from having recurred during the final season of the beloved critically acclaimed series, “Friday Night Lights.” His additional television credits are “Cold Case,” “Prison Break,” “Close to Home,” “The West Wing,” “Veronica Mars,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “E.R.,” “NYPD Blue, “ “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Living Single” among others. Notable film credits include the features “2 Days in the Valley” and “Never Been Kissed” starring Drew Barrymore.
Williams currently resides in Los Angeles.
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated film, television and stage actor, director and producer with a career spanning nearly five decades.
Esposito is well known by television audiences for his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad, for which he won the 2012 Critics Choice Award and earned a 2012 Emmy® nomination. He can currently be seen reprising his role in AMC’s critically acclaimed prequel, Better Call Saul, which was nominated for an Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, and will be returning for a fourth season in 2018.
Esposito most recently appears in The Death Cure, the third film in 20th Century Fox’s hit blockbuster action franchise The Maze Runner. The film releases in January 2018. He also starred in the second film in the trilogy, The Scorch Trials, which was released in 2015. It has also been announced that Esposito will star in the upcoming film, Shriver, alongside Thomas Haden Church.
Esposito currently narrates the Netflix series, Dear White People, which launched on the platform on April 28, 2017. The 10-episode season is based off of the critically acclaimed 2014 film of the same name and is currently in production for a second season.
He also had a recurring role in Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed Netflix series The Get Down, which looks at the birth of hip hop in New York in the 1970s.
Esposito is also the 2014 and 2018 voice of the Winter Olympics for NBC.
Under his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill, which won over nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. In the film, he co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make “conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational. It was announced that Esposito will direct, produce & star as Frederick Douglass in the independent historical drama Patriotic Treason opposite 4-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, who will play abolitionist John Brown.
Esposito recently directed his second feature, The Show, in which he also stars. The drama centers around a disturbing reality game show in which contestants end their lives for viewer entertainment. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Festival, and was released by Grindstone in theaters and on demand on September 15, 2017.
Esposito can currently be seen in director Bong Joon-Ho’s new sci-fi film Okja, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. The film was released globally by Netflix on June 28. The story follows a Korean girl who risks everything to prevent a multinational company from kidnapping her best friend, a beast called Okja. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews.
Esposito recently wrapped production on director Claude Lalonde’s The Gift, opposite Sir Patrick Steward and Katie Holmes.
Esposito’s most memorable performances can be seen in films such as Rabbit Hole, The Usual Suspects, Smoke, The Last Holiday and Spike Lee’s films Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X. Esposito’s other film credits include The Jungle Book, Money Monster, Poker Night, Alex Cross, SherryBaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and Cotton Club. In 1995, Esposito was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in Fresh.
His other television credits include Revolution, Community, Once Upon a Time, Homicide: Life on The Streets, Law and Order, Bakersfield PD, Touched by an Angel, and Kidnapped.
Giancarlo’s notable roles extend to Broadway as well. In 2012, he starred in Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Storefront Church,” which was the final installment of the trilogy “Church & State.” Esposito won two Obie Awards for “Zooman and The Sign” at the Negro Ensemble Company and “Distant Fires” at The Atlantic Theatre Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His list of Broadway credits include productions of “Sacrilege”, “Seesaw”, “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Lost In The Stars.” He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen’s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Esposito is a yoga enthusiast and spends his free time riding his motorcycle and practicing the saxophone. He lends his support to various charitable organizations that support the arts and education, including the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kids for Peace & World Merit USA.
Continuing to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most engaging talents, Holland Roden gained notoriety as “Lydia”, the female lead on the hit MTV series TEEN WOLF, which aired worldwide for six seasons and 100 episodes. She won a Teen Choice Award in 2017 for Choice Summer Actress for her role as Lydia. Holland has recently been seen as one of the leads of the cult hit SyFy anthology series CHANNEL ZERO BUTCHER’S BLOCK as well as being a lead in the Amazon horror anthology series LORE, based on the award winning podcast and produced by Gale Anne Hurd.
Holland has previously appeared on several series such as GREY’S ANATOMY, MEMPHIS BEAT, COMMUNITY, WEEDS, LOST and recurring on HBO’s 12 MILES OF BAD ROAD.
Actress Italia Ricci can be seen starring in ABC’s new political, drama “Designated Survivor” created by David Guggenheim and executive produced by Simon Kinberg. The series also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Kal Penn, Maggie Q and Natascha McElhone. Ricci plays ‘Emily’ who is the no-nonsense Chief of Staff to ‘Tom Kirkman’ (Sutherland). The conspiracy thriller centers on a lower level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession. The second season of the hit show will premiere Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00pm on ABC (CTV in Canada and Netflix worldwide).
Recently, Ricci recurred on the CBS (now CW) series “Supergirl” playing villain ‘Siobhan Smythe’ otherwise known as ‘Silver Banshee.” She is the latest hire by Calista Flockhart’s media mogul Cat Grant. Ricci’s character was first introduced as a workplace adversary for Melissa Benoist’s heroine but later became a much more deadly foe when she takes on the mantle of DC Comics villain Silver Banshee. The character had a five episode arc.
Ricci previously led the cast in ABC Family’s drama series “Chasing Life”, playing the lead role of ‘April Carver’ a twenty-something smart and quick witted aspiring journalist, who is trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper by trying to impress her hard- nosed editor. Just as her career starts taking off, she receives news that she has been diagnosed with cancer.
Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario and raised in Newmarket, Ricci always had a burning desire to be in the entertainment business. Beginning her career at nine years old, Italia starred in numerous local theatre productions and continued to do so throughout high school. While majoring in drama in college at Queen’s University, Ricci participated again in school productions and did a little modeling during summers. As much as she enjoyed performing, Ricci always planned on her entertainment career consisting of entertainment law. However, one day in college Ricci’s friend asked her to be an extra with him on the movie “American Pie Presents: Naked Mile”. During a lunch break, one of the writers approached her and asked her if she would like to audition to be upgraded from extra to a featured player and she booked it. Before she knew it, she was cast in the next “American Pie” movie, entitled “American Pie Presents: Beta House”.
After graduating from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Ricci deferred her plans for law school to relocate to tinsel town to give acting a serious shot; giving herself a two year limit to see if she could make a living doing what she loves. She immediately landed a recurring role as ‘Chase Ravenwood’ on Disney XD’s original series “Aaron Stone”. Ricci went on to book guest-starring roles on such television shows as “CSI: Las Vegas”, “House”, “Greek”, and “How I Met Your Mother”. She followed these with the recurring role of ‘Sasha’ on the Comedy Central series “Secret Girlfriend” and the lead role of ‘Maggie’ on the hit Cartoon Network live-action series “Unnatural History”.
E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for well over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Qrow in RWBY, Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan & Zeke in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa & Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in One Piece, Finnian in Black Butler & now Qrow in Rooster Teeth Animation’s RWBY.
In the realm of gaming, he can be heard as Champa & Tapion in the Dragon Ball Z game universe, Lo Wang in the Shadow Warrior games, Mordecai in Borderlands 2, 3 & The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman & Eclipso in DC Universe & Abel in Street Fighter IV & X Tekken, among others…
Jason is also a long-time company member and collaborator with the Austin-based devised/experimental theatre company, the Rude Mechs, and has travelled extensively with their original productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, several collaborative development processes while in residence at Yale University (including The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now), and most recently in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.
Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects and network television, including supporting roles in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life & Everybody Wants Some, NBC’s Revolution and Chase, USA Network’s Queen of the South, John Ridley’s American Crime, Rooster Teeth’s Day 5, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead & the final season of The Son, as well as the lead role in the indie feature Rearview Cataclysm, set to hit the festival circuit in late 2021.
Having been a professional actor the last 25 years, Joel has had a few opportunities to create some fun “sci-fi” characters, such as the demon Creo in Charmed; a memorable Vampire in Angel; Portus in Species III; as well as FBI agent Taylor in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Chrystal Skull. But recently, the role of an android Chronicom named Enoch has struck a chord with fans of the Marvel Universe. In season 4 of Agents of Shield, the role started out as a mysterious, possibly sinister, silhouetted man who abducted the Agents, but returned in season 5 to reveal more altruistic intentions. Fans had grown to love his dry, serious humor up until his brave, sacrificial death in episode 10. But as all things are possible in the world of comics, they anxiously await his return in season 6 in the summer of 2019!
John Barrowman MBE’s first regular gig was singing at his parents’ parties in Scotland when he was a wee boy. He’s been entertaining audiences ever since. John is best known for his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness in the sci-fi hits Doctor Who and Torchwood, and Malcolm Merlyn in the TV shows: Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Flash. John’s stage credits include numerous shows in London’s West End and on Broadway, including playing Bobby in Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Kennedy Center. John has also starred in and co-produced numerous variety shows for the BBC. Along with his sister, Carole Barrowman, John has co-authored nine books, including his autobiography, the Sunday Times bestseller, Anything Goes, the middle-grade trilogy, Hollow Earth, a YA series, The Orion Chronicles, Malcolm Merlyn’s origin story, The Dark Archer for DC Comics, and two Torchwood comics, Station Zero and The Culling for Titan Comics.
Jordan Calloway can currently be seen as Khalil/Painkiller on CW’s BLACK LIGHTNING and on CW’s Riverdale as Chuck Clayton.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jordan started working at a young age and found early success as Zack, Addie’s quirky best friend on Nickelodeons #1 show, Unfabulous, and as KJ on ER. While juggling playing baseball on the college level and being a full time student, Jordan played Isaiah in MTV’s DISconnected and Marcus, Cuba Gooding’s son in Life of a King. After graduating, it has been non-stop for Jordan, starring as Jayven in MTV’s Drumline 2 and working on various shows like
Freeform’s Beyond, Showtime’s House of Lies , CBS’s Pure Genius and a large stint as Zane on the final season of FREAKISH.
Jordan is also a huge graphic novel fan and is producing a series of his own comics.
Juliana Harkavy is heading for another breakthrough year as she stars in The CW hit show “Arrow,” as Dinah Drake aka the Black Canary.
Previously, Harkavy was best known for her role in the hit television series “The Walking Dead,” where she recurred as former Army reservist and Tara’s girlfriend, Alisha. She also guest starred on “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Constantine.”
Born on New Year’s Day in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, Harkavy has been appearing in theater, film, and television since the age of nine. She grew up playing music from the age of three, studying piano, guitar, voice and flute. She also began writing and publishing music, stories and poetry, as well as creating mixed-media visual art at a very young age.
Harkavy studied theater under the Meisner Studio at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her film credits include “To Write Love on Her Arms,” “Dolphin Tale” & “Dolphin Tale 2,” and an award-winning performance as rookie detective Jessica Loren in Magnolia Pictures’ “Last Shift.” She also was seen in the Stephen King short film “The Thing They Left Behind”.
When not filming, Harkavy resides in Los Angeles, CA. She has a deep passion for dog rescue, with a focused interest in pit bulls.
Keiynan Lonsdale (born 19 December 1991) is an Australian actor, singer, and dancer. He is known for his role as Wally West aka Kid Flash in CW’s ‘The Flash’ & ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’, Uriah in Lionsgate’s ‘The Divergent Series’, and most recently Bram in the critically acclaimed FOX feature film ‘Love, Simon’.
Kristin Bauer is an American film and television actress, most recently known for playing two exceptionally strong characters: Pam on HBO’s True Blood, and Maleficent on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. She is also the voice of Killer Frost in Suicide Squad, Hell to Pay. Additionally, Kristin was a series regular on five other series, and guest starred or recurred on over 60 television shows including Seinfeld (as the memorable character of “Man Hands”), Lore, Everybody Loves Raymond, Dharma and Greg, Just Shoot Me, George Lopez, Two and a Half Men, Boston Legal, and Justified – to name a few. Kristin was also a regular in countless pilots, and appeared in films such as Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, The Story of Luke, and Nocturnal Animals.
Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin “Cliff” Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel, all the kids sharing a room. Things began to look up for the family when Lea’s father got a job in Minneapolis, where the family moved.
Lea’s parents divorced when she was six, and her mother decided to maintain the family. This wasn’t the easiest job, considering her mother was alcohol-addicted at the time. When she found the strength to quit drinking, she took a job playing the piano and singing in a bar to support Lea and her siblings. When Lea was seven, her mother remarried. Ever since Lea was little, she loved to dance — ballet to be exact. She would practice three to four hours every day. Her first role was as a mouse in “The Nutcracker”. After Lea turned fourteen, she had performed in more than 45 ballets on stages, such as The Minnesota Dance Theatre, The Pennsylvania Ballet Company, and The Ballet Repertory. She won scholarships to The American Ballet Theatre and The San Francisco Ballet. At age nineteen, she auditioned for Mikhail Baryshnikov, who later told her that she was “a beautiful dancer… but too stocky”. Lea knew her dreams had been crushed. At that point, she decided to turn to acting. She began working as a waitress, also making 22 Burger King commercials and a few Twix commercials. She was perfect for these parts simply because she was the average girl-down-the-street, from the Midwest. Everyone who knows her can’t believe she was and still is so completely different…trying to be independent and fight against the system. In 1982, Lea made some type of a computer game or interactive movie known as “Murder, Anyone”.
Her first role was in the movie, Jaws 3-D (1983), as a water ski bunny, although she couldn’t swim or ski, which she still can’t! There, she met Dennis Quaid, who became her fiancée and acting coach. Her next role was in All the Right Moves (1983), where she acted opposite Tom Cruise. Director Michael Chapman was so disappointed with her performance, that he almost fired her. Between 1983 and 1984, Lea appeared in other “teen” movies, such as Red Dawn (1984), The Wild Life (1984), and Going Undercover (aka Going Undercover (1985)), and believes it was lucky that, in these movies, they were able to use anyone who could walk and talk! Lea’s biggest known accomplishment, and her big break, came from the first Back to the Future (1985). It was the biggest hit of 1985, and Lea was suddenly the most wanted actress. She could have her pick of any role she wanted to take on. She chose Howard the Duck (1986). Although it was a George Lucas production, the critics turned the movie, and Lea, down. Afterwards, director Howard Deutch offered Lea a part in his movie, Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), but she refused. After he urged her to do it, she reconsidered. She won the Young Artist Award for best young actress. During filming, Howard and Lea fell in love, and she called it off with Dennis. She then went on to film The Wizard of Loneliness (1988), which was her first movie as a woman, rather than a youngster. Lea went on to film Back to the Future Part II (1989) and an episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989). She then married Howard Deutch. She continued filming Back to the Future Part III (1990), Montana (1990), and Article 99 (1992). Lea then took a break to stay home with her first born, Madelyn Deutch.
She jumped back into acting in Dennis the Menace (1993), where she says she just played herself. Then it was on to The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), Stolen Babies (1993), The Little Rascals (1994), and The Substitute Wife (1994). In 1994, she had her second child, Zoey Deutch. Lea then went into filming The Unspoken Truth (1995). It was then that she was first given the script of a new NBC sitcom, Caroline in the City (1995). It was probably the best decision Lea ever made. She won a People’s choice Award for best actress in a new sitcom. Unfortunately, with all of NBC’s problems, Caroline in the City (1995) kept being moved to a worse and worse time slot, giving it horrible ratings. The show ended after only four seasons. Bad ideas from the creators (Julia, etc.) didn’t help, either.
Lea quickly went onto The Right to Remain Silent (1996), The Unknown Cyclist (1998), and A Will of Their Own (1998). She also guest-starred in the Friends (1994) episode, Friends: The One with the Baby on the Bus (1995), as “Caroline Duffy”, and on The Larry Sanders Show (1992). Lea also did some stage work, including starring as “Sally Bowles” in “Cabaret”. The show toured and also appeared on Broadway. She then did “The Vagina Monologues” in L.A. She had a stint in a dramatic role as a Chief Deputy Assistant District Attorney, “Camille Paris”, on For the People (2002).
Thompson has starred in more than 30 films, 25 television movies, 4 television series, more than 20 ballets, and starred on Broadway in “Cabaret”. Lea can currently be seen on ABC Family’s Peabody Award winning hit show “Switched at Birth”, where she acts and directs. Lea’s movie credits include: “All the Right Moves”, “Red Dawn”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, “Howard The Duck” (star and vocals), Clint Eastwood‘s “J. Edgar”, the 2014 Sundance favorite Ping Pong Summer (2014), Fliegen (2005) starring Nicolas Cage, and The Year of Spectacular Men (2017), a film written by her daughter Madelyn Deutch. Thompson partnered with international Mirrorball Trophy holder Artem Chigvintsev on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars (2005), placing sixth.
Lea lives in Los Angeles with her husband of over thirty years, film/television director Howard Deutch, and their two talented daughters, Madelyn and Zoey Deutch, along with many dogs, fish, horses, chickens, a cat, tortoise, and parrot. She supports and often performs for breast cancer, mental health, and Alzheimer’s charities. Lea is currently writing her first book of essays.
Lorena Andrea was born in London, to Spanish and Colombian parents.
Andrea has starred in several award winning short films and made her feature film debut in Papillon (2017) (2017).
In 2018, Lorena was cast as the female lead Lotsee opposite Chris Routhe in No Man’s Land (2019) (2019), a Western/Action film set in late 1800’s Texas. In this film, Lorena performs all her own stunts.
Lorena stars in Netflix Original comic book series Warrior Nun (2020) as Sister Lilith.
Louriza is a triple threat who landed a lead role on the Nickleodeon series MAKE IT POP shortly after she started performing professionaly. On Make It Pop she was able to showcase not only her acting chops but her singing and dancing abilities. Louriza was able to once again use her dance moves when she did ZAPPED for Disney with Zendaya.
Coming off Make It Pop she continued to work Guest Starring on television in shows such as Supergirl and The Cult. Louriza has had several leads in Movies of The Week including the popular “Mystery 101” series for Hallmark.
Most recently she was seen playing the duplicitous role of Gabrielle Dupres, an acolyte in the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose on Netflix’s THE ORDER.
Marvin “Krondon” Jones currently stars in the CW’s BLACK LIGHTNING, portraying “Tobias Whale,” a crime boss and lead villain. The role marks Jones’ transition into acting, as he is also a solo rapper and Strong Arm Steady (SAS) front man. With the moniker Krondon (KRNDN), Jones recently released his impressive independent project “Everything’s Nothing,” which features standout tracks “7 Eleven” and “Lean On Me,” capturing the essence of the West Coast with his “feel good” records. Apart from his work with SAS, the Cali rapper has written for a number of artists, including Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and Xzibit. In 2003, he released a successful collection of cuts independently, entitled “The Beginning Of.” Krondon has set himself apart in the rap game from more than his lyricism alone. Marvin has also ventured into feature animation and will next be heard portraying “Tombstone” in Sony’s, SPIDER- MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. His unique voice and dynamic look has helped him to create a lane all his own.
For decades, Floyd Lawton was a name that was only known to avid comic book fans. That’s no longer the case as Floyd Lawton and his alter-ego Deadshot are now known to millions of people around the world thanks to Michael Rowe’s charismatic portrayal of the anti-heroic Suicide Squad leader on the hit CW series Arrow.
A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Michael’s first passion in life was music. But after ten years as songwriter and drummer for the metal/punk band Bucket Truck – who shared the stage with the likes of Green Day, Slayer, and D.O.A – Michael found himself at a crossroads. The breakup of his band sent Michael west to Vancouver where his brother Andrew was starting out as a filmmaker. Without any prior experience, Michael began producing and performing in short comedy films written and directed by his brother. Their 2012 short film “Sleepy Stories” became a film festival favorite, screening in Vancouver, Halifax, Whistler and the Czech Republic.
Acting became a new passion for Michael, and after a year of honing his craft at Vancouver’s Actor’s Foundry, he broke through to mainstream success when he landed the recurring role of Deadshot in 2012. His background in comedy allowed him to bring a unique and darkly offbeat energy to his performance, which has led to his character becoming a fan favorite.
Michael continues to prioritize working on independent projects with his brother. He’s set to produce and act in Andrew’s debut feature film, which is currently in development.
Ming-Na first won attention with her touching and critically acclaimed performance as June in the feature film THE JOY LUCK CLUB. But she is most noted for her portrayal of Dr. Jing-Mei Chen on the hit show ER. Other series have included SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE and EUREKA.
Ming-Na received the first contract role for an Asian-American actor in a daytime drama when she won the part of Lien Hughes on “As the World Turns.” Other television credits include “Law and Order SVU,” “Boston Legal,” “The George Lopez Show,” “Private Practice,” and “Two and a Half Men.”
The diverse actress proved she was able to play more than the gentle wallflower June in “The Joy Luck Club,” when she tackled the roles of Chun-Li, the butt-kicking female lead in “Streetfighter”; and as the sex-hungry wife Mimi in director Mike Figgis’ film “One Night Stand.”
Ming-Na is proud to be the title voice of “Mulan,” Disney’s animated feature (for which she won an Annie Award) as well as the lead voice of Aki Ross in the stunning CGI animated film “Final Fantasy.” The talented actress has also has lent her voice for the shows Phineus and Ferb and Ni Hao Kai Lan; as well as documentaries and children’s books.
Ming can currently be seen as one of the leads of Joss Wehdon’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC. She will also be seen in the upcoming Blumhouse feature film 6 MIRANDA DRIVE opposite Kevin Bacon.
Ming-Na has been included in People magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful people; was named one of the 100 most influential Asian Americans of the past decade by aMagazine; and was inducted into the Committee of 100. She cherishes her family time with her husband and their two children. She also enjoys painting, photography, scrap booking and decorating. Her birthday is November 20.
Nafessa Williams is currently starring opposite Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce) in CW’s drama pilot BLACK LIGHTNING playing the role of “Anissa Pierce”, the passionate and quick-witted daughter of Pierce. Williams can also be seen in Netflix’s BURNING SANDS, playing ‘Toya’ the friend all the boys seem to love and who lives her life in the moment. She also recently appeared in the highly-anticipated reboot of TWIN PEAKS,
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Williams has always had an affinity for acting. She started her career as a model while juggling school at West Chester University where she graduated and intended to pursue a degree in law. After working in the homicide department for the D.A’s office she realized law was not her path. Williams began to grow her skills and started taking acting classes with Tasha Smith and Susan Batson (Nicole Kidman), and those classes would soon pay off as she booked her first job on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. She then decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue acting full-time and has since been seen on shows such as CODE BLACK, SURVIVOR’S REMORSE, and REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD to name a few.
When Williams is not filming, she enjoys her online fashion boutique “Saturday Dreaming,”—inspired by women who are following their dreams and embracing their individuality along the way. She also loves staying in shape physically and mentally through running, and meditation. Williams believes that everyone should live their purpose and hosts the VIP Happy Hour (YouTube) with her friends where they inspire and motivate women to live the life that is destined for them and be “#girlbosses”. Beyond inspiring women, she also gives back to the community through The Peggy Beatrice Foundation where she feeds the homeless on Skidrow in downtown Los Angeles.
From a gladiator in ancient Rome, to a CIA black ops agent tracking down people with special powers, and a self-righteous police lieutenant, Nick
E. Tarabay has brought to life diverse and dynamic characters in film and television, emerging as “one to watch” in the entertainment industry. In 2018 Tarabay can be seen in a handful of exciting projects. On the film front he will appear opposite Scott Eastwood, John Boyega, and Charlie Day in Universal Pictures’ “Pacific Rim Uprising.” Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, the film follows Jake Pentecost (Boyega), who reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Nate Lambert (Eastwood) and 15- year-old hacker Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny), against a new Kaiju threat. The film was released on March 23.
In television Tarabay joined the cast of “The Expanse” for SYFY during season two, and instantly became a fan favorite as Cotyar, former member of the UN Military in the Intelligence Division who is now a freelance security contractor and private intelligence operative. Tarabay will return to the show for season three, which premiered April 11, 2018. Picking up immediately following the emotional and suspenseful second season finale, the 13-episode third season finds Earth, Mars and The Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control.
Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Tarabay moved to New York City
upon graduating high school to pursue a full time career in acting. He enrolled in acting classes at T. Schreiber Studio to further hone his craft and went on to study with legendary acting coach Larry Moss (Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank). Nick appeared in several off-Broadway plays before landing his breakout role on the STARZ critically acclaimed series “Crash.” Based on the Oscar winning film, Tarabay was cast as Axel Finet, a hot tempered, seemingly above the law police lieutenant. He continued his relationship with STARZ starring as Ashur, a former gladiator whose intelligence, resourceful ways, and strength helped catapult him high
in the ranks in ancient Rome on the critically acclaimed, worldwide hit series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Tarabay went on to reprise the role in “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” and “Spartacus: Vengeance.” The physically demanding role showcased his acting abilities and his capability to completely transform himself into a character.
In 2013 Tarabay made his feature film debut in Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Additional credits include indie feature “The Veil” opposite William Moseley and Serinda Swan, “Death Valley” opposite Kelly Hu and Katrina Law, and top television series that include: “Taken,” “Arrow,” “Castle,” “Longmire,” “Person of Interest,” “Believe,” “Major Crimes,” “Burn Notice,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Without A Trace,” and “CSI: Miami.”
Tarabay currently resides in the Los Angeles area where he loves to swim, work out, surf, and ride motorcycles. He is also a self-proclaimed cigar aficionado. On the charity front, Tarabay loves to give back and devotes
his spare time to working with various charities providing support to underprivileged children in Lebanon.
Olivia Delcan is a Spanish actress and writer who grew up between Los Angeles and Menorca. She speaks English, Spanish and Catalan totally fluently. She is known for the TV series “Warrior Nun”, “Locked up” and the films “Isla Bonita” and “Lejos del mar”. In theatre she’s played lead roles in Shakespeare and Lorca plays. In 2019 she directed and wrote her first play #aboutlastnight. She studied acting at the William Esper Studio of New York and play-writing at the William Layton studio of Madrid. She is based between Madrid and New York.
RICK GONZALEZ has created many memorable roles both on the silver screen and on television, including a leading role in the thriller Illegal Tender from producer John Singleton, as well as Dimension Films’ supernatural thriller Pulse. Gonzalez received critical acclaim for his star-making performance as Timo Cruz in Paramount’s Coach Carter, opposite Samuel L. Jackson. Based on a true story, this inspirational film stars Jackson as a high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record. Gonzalez’s Cruz is the heart of the film; he portrayed a young man torn between his roots and a burning desire to achieve, both in basketball and in the classroom. In Roll Bounce, a 1970s roller skating coming-of-age comedy from 20th Century Fox, Gonzalez played the role of Naps, a young Latino who takes part in the annual Roller Jam competition on the more affluent side of the tracks. Gonzalez was seen in Steven Spielberg’s updated version of the H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds, in which he starred opposite Tom Cruise.
Hollywood first took notice when Gonzalez won the role of Primo, opposite Laurence Fishburne, in the motorcycle actioner Biker Boyz for DreamWorks. He followed this memorable role by winning a spot as a member of Dennis Quaid’s struggling baseball team in Disney’s box-office hit, The Rookie. Additional big screen credits include Guilt Trip alongside Seth Rogen, Paul Haggis’ In the Valley of Elah, New Line’s drama Pride and Glory, Dimension Films’ Quebec, the ensemble comedy Old School, with Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn, For Your Consideration with Christopher Guest and the independent films: Victor, November Rule, Commencement, Flying Lessons, Emergo, First Snow, What We Do is Secret, Oranges, and Laurel Canyon, with Frances McDormand and Kate Beckinsale.
In the television realm, Rick starred on the CW hit Reaper and had recurring roles on Boston Public, Rush, and most recently Mr. Robot. He stays busy with guest turns on a number of popular shows, including Rosewood, NCIS, Blue Bloods, Bones, The Closer, The Protector, Castle, Medium, CSI Miami, CSI, The Shield, ER, and Law & Order: SVU. Currently he can be seen as Wild Dog in The CW’s hit series Arrow.
Of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, Gonzalez was trained at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. While in the city, he appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions at the Harold Clurman Theatre.
Gonzalez currently resides in Los Angeles.
Along with his sister, Robbie Amell started acting when he was just 6 years old. At 16, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Ernest. The experience brought Robbie to realize that he wanted to pursue a career in acting.
Shortly after choosing to follow acting, he booked the part of Daniel Murtaugh in the major motion picture Cheaper by the Dozen 2, headed by names such as Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Tom Welling and – of whom he played the son – Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra.
As it seems is the habit of Canadians, Robbie has played hockey since he was a child. He also takes Muay Thai and break dancing lessons.
Roger Cross is currently shooting the role of Detective “Mac” McAvoy for the eagerly awaited new series “Coroner” for the CBC. He was last seen starring as Number Six on the SYFY series “Dark Matter”. He recurred heavily on the first two seasons of ‘The Strain” for FX from Guillmero Del Toro. We also know him as the formidable Travis on “Continuum for SYFY”. Roger captivated audiences as Jack Bauer’s fellow agent, Curtis Manning, on “24,” and starred in the sci-fi series “First Wave” and CBC’s “The Guard.” Roger has had recurring roles on a host of series including “Motive”, “Magicians”, “Arrow”, “Fringe,” “The L Word,” “Stargate SG-1,” “The X-Files,” “The Commish,” “The Days,” “Peacemakers,” and “Just Cause.” He has guest starred on such shows as “Orphan Black”, “Rush”, “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Taken,” “UC: UnderCover,.” Cross has also appeared in a slate of TV movies, including “Abducted: The Carolina White Story”, “Everything That Rises,” “Father’s Choice,” “Aftershock: Earthquake in New York,” “The Color of Courage,” “Voyage of Terror,” “Tailhook “Playing For Keeps” and “Deliver Them From Evil.”
His many film roles include “Mad Money,” starring Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah; “War: The Plant of the Apes”, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” and the animated “Noah’s Ark,” as well as “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “Interceptor Force II,” “King’s Ransom,” “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever,” “Liberty Stands Still,” “Deadly Little Secrets,” “Free Willy III,” “What’s Your Verdict,” “Beautiful Joe,” “Double Jeopardy” and Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center.” Roger will next grace the big screen in “The Head Shop” a comedy with a fantastic cast.
Cross was born and raised in Jamaica and, with his family, moved to Vancouver at the age of 11. He enjoyed drama in school but never considered it a viable career. His heart was set on flying, and he studied Aviation at Trinity Western University. While waiting for a flying job, Cross began working as an extra and doing stunts. He went on to study acting at the Breck Academy and landed a few roles before the one that ultimately changed the course of his life. After surviving an extremely challenging experience filming “The International Rescue,” on location in China, Vietnam and Burma, Cross decided to give acting his full focus for a year. His acting career has since taken off, and he now enjoys flying in his spare time.
Multi-talented actor Ryan Sands stars in the new, highly anticipated “Marvel’s Runaways,”. Executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”, “The O.C.”), “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents. Sands plays Geoffrey Wilder, a man defined by the grueling path he’s taken to achieve his self-made success. A hulking presence, Geoffrey can effortlessly shift from approachable father to his son, Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), to intimidating strategist. He, along with the other parents, make up the dark and mysterious organization known as The Pride. The show, heavily inspired by the Runaways comics, has a fresh spin and is driven by suspense, secrets, and lies. Critics have applauded the series and have praised the decision by the show creators to focus on the roles of the parents in the series:
Although a love for acting and film was apparent at an early age, much of Ryan’s time was devoted to a couple of other interests, art and basketball. It wasn’t until he saw the film Love Jones while in college, that the acting bug proved too strong to resist.
Ryan began his acting career in his native Washington, DC and soon amassed several television, film and commercial credits. His first big break came with a recurring role on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Wire” as narcotics officer Lloyd ‘Truck’ Garrick in Sergeant Ellis Carver’s (Seth Gilliam) squad in the Western District of the Baltimore Police Department. That role was soon followed by a series regular role as criminal defense attorney, Leroy Barnes on the SpikeTV mini-series “The Kill Point” starring John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg. Sands also had roles in Lee Daniels’ directorial debut Shadowboxer and Step Up starring Channing Tatum. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Sands went on to land guest and recurring roles in hit shows such as “ER,” “Grimm,” “Castle,” “Murder in the First,” “Scorpion,” “Prison Break,” and “Free Rein.”
Currently, Ryan is developing a feature-film entitled When Autumn Leaves. This film is a character-driven romantic-drama set in his hometown, Washington, DC. Understanding the power of positive representation, Ryan seeks to create a variety of film and web-based projects that reflect our diverse society.
Ryan is also an accomplished illustrator and graphic designer. He is skilled at transforming his drawings into unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that often reflect his love for superheroes and sneakers. He is active in the community as well, volunteering his time as a Big Brother for the Big Brother/Big Sister organization in Los Angeles.
Sarah is best know playing the role of Alyssa Drake the female lead in The Order, Alyssa ia college student and university tour guide and a medicum of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. The Order follows college student Jack Morton as he joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a secret society that teaches and practices magic. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.
Season one of The Order dropped on Netflix in early March of 2019 and has subsequently been renewed for a second season.
Sarah has extensive television credits including Guest Starring roles on Wayward Pines, Motive, Lucifer and iZombie and her recurring Guest Starring role of Stargirl on DC Legends of Tomorrow.
As well Sarah has had leading roles in several Movies of the Week including Story of a Girl, My Mom Robs Banks, In Their Own Hands and Fatal Friends and now the Wedding March series.
Sarah also appeared in the feature film If I Stay with Chloe Moretz and will next be seen on the big screen on the highly anticipated Power Rangers Movie. Previous feature work includes a supporting lead on the feature Cinemanovels opposite Jennifer Beals and directed by Terry Miles. Cinemanovals debuted at The Toronto Film Festival and went on to achieve critical acclaim on the festival circuit.
Sarah grew up on Vancouver Island and still loves to spend time there with friends and family.
Sea Shimooka is an American actress of Japanese, Native Hawaiian and European descent born in San Francisco. Raised in the Bay Area, she started modeling at the age of 13 and became an accomplished athlete in high school playing both varsity and club volleyball across the U.S. Shortly after graduating from New York University Tisch, Sea was chosen in a nationwide search for the ABC Diversity Showcase where she received invaluable mentorship from ABC Studios. While at school, she did theater and booked various roles in independent short films before landing the pivotal role as the villainous half-sister to Oliver Queen, Emiko Queen, on Arrow (The CW) for which she was nominated for a 2019 “Teen Choice Award” for Choice TV Villain. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Known by day as Oliver Queen, the spoiled heir to his tycoon father’s empire, he moonlights as a crime-fighting vigilante, utilizing skills he gained while shipwrecked on a remote island for five years. Arrow‘s premiere drew over 4 million viewers, making it the CW’s most watched program in over three years. Throughout its first season, the show continued to be a ratings and critical success.
Previously, Stephen appeared as a series regular on the 3rd season of HBO’s Hung. He played “Jason,” an attractive young busboy who gets recruited into the world of Detroit gigolos. At the same time, Stephen had recurring roles on Fox’s comedy New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, as well as a romantic arc with Amy Brenneman as EMT “Scottie” on ABC’s Private Practice.
In 2011, Amell played the role of Joran Van Der Sloot in Lifetime’s Justice for Natalee Holloway, which told the story of Beth Holloway’s quest to bring Joran, the presumed killer of her daughter, to justice. Stephen received praise for his chilling performance as the Dutch sociopath. Other notable appearances include guest-starring roles on CSI: Miami, NCIS:LA, Vampire Diaries, and 90210. In the fall of 2007, Stephen won a Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Guest-Starring Role for his work in Regenesis, a dramatic series on Canada’s The Movie Network.
Summer Glau is an American actress born and raised in Texas. Summer began her career as a ballerina and found her way to acting after being discover by Joss Whedon. She made her acting debut portraying a Russian Ballerina in Whedon’s tv series ANGEL and was subsequently cast in his series FIREFLY where she was recipient of a Saturn award for her portrayal of young genius RIVER TAM. Summer received a second Saturn Award for her work as terminator CAMERON PHILIPS in FOX tv series TERMINATOR; THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. Over the next few years Summer recurred on many tv series including THE 4400, ALPHAS, DOLLHOUSE, and starred in NBC series THE CAPE. Some of her voice work includes KARA in SUPERMAN APOCALYPSE and WENDY in PETER PANZERFAUST. Fans favorite appearances include playing HERSELF in THE BIG BANG THEORY and ISABEL ROCHEV/RAVAGER in CW series ARROW.
Susan Egan is best known to animation fans as “Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond” on Cartoon Network’s hit Steven Universe, sassy “Megara” in Disney’s Hercules, “Lin” in the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, “Gina” in Porco Rosso, “Angel” in Lady and the Tramp II, and more. As a Broadway actress, she received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for “Best Actress” as Broadway’s original “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, headlined as Thoroughly Modern Millie, won critical acclaim as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, originated the leading roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair, and starred alongside Carol Burnett in Putting It Together at the Mark Taper Forum and Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie. She’s been seen on film in 13 Going on 30, Gotta Kick It Up for the Disney Channel, and many award-winning indies, as well as spent two seasons on WB’s Nikki and guest-starred on Modern Family, House, Numbers, NYPD Blue, Arli$$, Drew Carey, Party of Five, Great Performances, and others. Egan has over 400 solo concert credits with symphonies worldwide, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, and has more than 40 recordings credits with 7 solo CDs. In 2018, Egan formed a company with fellow Broadway stars Laura Osnes, Courtney Reed, and musical director Benjamin Rauhala – they are currently touring their award-winning concert, Broadway Princess Party, reaching theatre and cosplaying fans worldwide.
Tahmoh is delighted to have starred as Lieutenant Karl “Helo” Agathon on the Emmy Nominated Sci Fi series Battlestar Galactica for which he has received the prestigious Peabody Award. Prior to Battlestar Galactica, Tahmoh joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Canadian series The Cold Squad for their final season. His performance on that series earned him a LEO award nomination. Tahmoh’s next major public production was Joss Whedon’s sci-fi series Dollhouse, which was just cancelled after 2 seasons.
Tahmoh has also be seen in a Guest Starring capacity in a variety of other series including a recurring Guest Star on Whistler (The N), Smallville (FOX) and The L Word (Showtime ). Tahmoh stars in the short film, Trapped Ashes, directed by renowned director Monte Hellman, which debuted at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Tahmoh had two films which came out in 2007, Trick ‘r Treat (Warner Bros) and The Green Chain (Movie Central) and debuted at the Vancouver Film Festival. Most recently Tahmoh Penikett played the lead role of Matt Ellman on Syfy’s four-hour TV adaptation of Riverworld.
Tahmoh was born in the city of Whitehorse in the Yukon, Canada and his background, which includes strong ties to the Upper Tanana tribe and their traditions, led him to his love of storytelling. Tahmoh has a very strong connection and devotion to his family with whom he spends time with whenever possible.
In his spare time enjoys a variety of athletic pursuits including being a competitive kick boxer.
Toya Turner is a multi-talented actress that sets herself apart with her brave and intuitive performances, portraying an array of complex and powerful characters that continue to grow her career in television and film. Turner is a Jamaican-American, who grew up in Chicago. She began her career training at the prestigious British American Drama Academy (BADA) at Oxford University.
Turner can next be seen in the highly anticipated action and adventure Netflix series “Warrior Nun.” Inspired by the Manga Novels, the series revolves around “Ava” a 19-year-old woman , who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and an ancient artifact embedded in her back, which allows her to discover she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her. Turner plays ‘Shotgun Mary,’ a woman loyal to the sisterhood more than the church who escaped family tragedy and was raised with religion but never really took to it fully. Naturally, she has a chip on her shoulder about loyalty, and all the nuns know they can count on Mary to have their backs. The series launches globally on Netflix on July 2, 2020.
In 2018, Turner was seen in the indie feature “Dead Women Walking” that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Told through nine moving vignettes, each anchored by a subtle, yet overwhelming performance, the film traces the final days of a series of women on death row, from two weeks before one inmate’s execution to mere minutes before another’s.
Past television credits for Turner include a recurring role on the Joe Swanberg Netflix comedy “Easy,” the Fox hit comedy series “The Mick,” NBC’s successful franchise series “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire” and the Fox hit drama series “Empire.”
Toya’s previous stage credits include “Raisin in the Sun” at A Noise Within Theater (Los Angeles) as well as “Blues for An Alabama Sky” at Court Theater (Chicago).
Toya currently resides in Los Angeles.
Usman Ally is an Obie Award winning actor based in Los Angeles. He has worked extensively in film, television, theatre and video game voice over.
His theatre credits include the lead role in the world premiere production of Disgraced, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize, The Invisible Hand (for which Ally received an Obie, Drama League Honor, and a Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best Actor), The Jungle Book (for which he received multiple awards), Metamorphoses, Arabian Nights, Tracy Lett’s adaptation of Three Sisters at Steppenwolf, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity which he originated and went on to becoming a Pulitzer finalist, among others.
On television, he is most well known for season 6 of Veep as the love interest of Selina Meyer (SAGAFTRA Best Ensemble), the Hook Handed Man in the critically acclaimed A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as memorable roles in Suits, 68 Whiskey, On Becoming A God in Central Florida, Better Things, Nobodies, Damages and many more. His film credits include the critically acclaimed The Hunt and the upcoming Melissa McCarthy film, Superintelligence.
In the video game voiceover world, Ally has lent his voice to lead villains in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and as MODOK in the Avengers game, along with several others.
He has an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida, and a BA in Theatre and Cultural Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College.
Awards Obie Award for Outstanding Performance 2015 (The Invisible Hand) Best Actor in a Musical. 2014 Irne Award. (The Jungle Book) Nomination for Best Actor 2012 Joseph Jefferson Awards (Disgraced) Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards (The Invisible Hand) Nomination for Distinguished Performance by a Lead Actor 2015 Drama League Awards (The Invisible Hand)
With six Emmy® and four Tony® nominations to his credit, Victor Garber has been seen in some of the most memorable works of film, television and stage.
Garber co-starred in Ben Affleck’s Academy Award®-winning film, ARGO. He also portrayed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone in Gus Van Sant’s Academy Award®–nominated film “Milk.” Additional film credits include “The First Wives Club,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Legally Blonde” and the Academy Award®-winning film, “Titanic.” Recently, Victor has been seen co-starring with Ryan Reynolds in SELF-LESS, with Emily Blunt in SICARIO and Samuel L Jackson in BIG GAME.
For his work on television, Garber has been nominated for six Emmy® Awards, including three for the ABC drama “Alias,” two for comedic guest-star roles on “Frasier” and “Will & Grace,” and a nomination for his portrayal of Sid Luft in the television movie “Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.” Garber also starred in NBC’s drama “Deception” as Robert Bowers, the patriarch of the Bowers family and CEO of Bowers Pharmaceuticals.
He currently recurs on “Power” on Starz, “The Flash” on CW and has guest starred on Showtime’s Lisa Kudrow comedy, “ Web Therapy”, “The Big C”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Damages” and “Glee” and starred in ABC’s “Eli Stone,” and “Justice” on Fox. Other credits include ABC musicals “Annie, “ “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, ” and “Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.”
Garber’s earned four Tony® nominations for his work in “Damn Yankees,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Deathtrap” and “Little Me.” He performed in the workshops of Sondheim’s “Assassins” and “Wiseguys” as well as in the Tony Award®–winning play “Art.”
His stage credits also include the original Broadway productions of “Arcadia,” “The Devil’s Disciple,” “Noises Off” and “Sweeney Todd.” Additionally, Garber garnered rave reviews in Sondheim’s “Follies” for City Center Encores! And most recently, “Present Laughter,” directed by Nicholas Martin.
Garber can currently be seen starring in the new CW spin-off, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.
Zach Callison is an American music artist, actor, voice actor and content creator from Los Angeles, CA best known for his work as “Steven” in Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe as well as “Chuck” in Amazon Studios’ Just Add Magic.
Zach began singing and acting on stage in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 7. After landing his on-camera debut in the feature film Kingshighway, he and his family moved to California to pursue a career in entertainment. In addition to his work as the titular character in Steven Universe and the villain in Just Add Magic, he has made guest star appearances in shows such as ABC’s The Goldbergs and CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles among others. His voiceover career has included major roles in Disney’s Sofia the First, Warner Brother’s Justice League: War and Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, among many others.
In addition to his ongoing roles, Zach is currently working on a sketch comedy variety project called The Zach Callison Show, as well as putting the finishing touches on his debut alternative EP; both of which are due to be released in the near future.
Zainab Johnson is a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and podcaster who’s standup can be seen on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, Epix’s “Unprotected Sets”, and her breakout performances on HBO’s “All Def Comedy” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. Zainab is currently a series regular as Aleesha on the Amazon Prime Original Comedy “Upload” created by Greg Daniels. She can also be seen as one of the host of Netflix’s “100 Humans” and as a commentator on Netflix’s “History Of Swear Words”. She host her weekly podcast HonesTEA with Z available everywhere you find podcasts.