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Ross McCall – “Dave”
Ross McCall was born in Scotland and moved to England with his family at an early age. He quickly began performing on London’s West End theatre district in such productions as “Oliver!,” “The King and I,” “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Les Miserables,” and Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.”
He appeared on many British television series and independent features such as “Waterland,” “The Borrowers,” “LD:50” and the award-winning “Green Street Hooligans.”
Ross became known in the United States after his work as Liebgott on the critically acclaimed HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers” for producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Ross has worked steadily on American television appearing on series such as “Bones,” “CSI: NY,” “Ghost Whisperer,” CBS’ “The Man,” BBC’s “Luther,” and “Castle.” Ross lent his talents to motion capture work on Robert Zemeckis’ “The Polar Express” teaming him up once more with Tom Hanks.
Ross continues to star in independent features including the award-winning “Trade Routes,” “Autopsy,” “Knuckle Draggers” and the sequel to Green Street, “Green Street Hooligans 2.” Recently, he also starred opposite the late Dennis Hopper in the Starz series “Crash,” an updated television version of the Oscar-winning feature.
He can currently be seen on a recurring arc on USA’s “White Collar.”
Joelle Carter – “Carrie”
An accomplished actress, Joelle Carter has been acting in film, television and theater for the past decade. Carter currently stars in the critically-acclaimed FX drama series “Justified,” playing the role of Ava Crowder. Carter has appeared in landmark television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Third Watch” and the controversial series “Wonderland” created by Peter Berg (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). Her most recent dramatic guest-starring roles include work on “Prime Suspect” and “Body of Proof.”
Carter’s celebrated work in film includes starring in Phedon Papamichael’s “City of Jerks” and “To Be Friends” directed by Jim Eckhart and executive produced by Aaron Eckhart. Prior to that, she starred in such feature cult favorites as “High Fidelity” and “American Pie 2” and indies “Swimming” and “Lisa Picard is Famous.”
In addition to acting in television and film, Carter has taken her turn behind the camera co-producing the award-winning documentary “Altered by Elvis,” about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Carter went on to co-produce and star in the short “A Girl and A Gun,” which won Best Original Short at the 2008 Washougal International Film Festival. She was honored to attend the 2008 Cannes Film Festival with the film, “Jumping In,” in which she starred.
A Georgia native and Augusta College alumna, Carter began her modeling career shortly thereafter before moving to New York City which led her to appear on fashion runways around the world. Falling in love with acting, she began her theatrical studies in New York City and immediately appeared on stage and screen.
Carter devotes much of her time to philanthropic causes, including the St. Baldrick’s Foundation letsCONQUER movement, which aims to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research to fight childhood cancer.
Carter currently resides in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.
Vivica A. Fox – “Gina”
After completing her second season on HBO’s Emmy Nominated hit comedy, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Fox guest starred on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” and recently wrapped production on the Hallmark Christmas movie, “Farewell Mr. Kringle.” She is also the voice of Angel Dynamite on Cartoon Network’s, “New Scooby Doo.” In the world of reality, Fox hosted the TV Land Prime reality series, “The Cougar,” and teamed up with VH1 to executive produce and find the next great celebrity stylist in the reality series “Glam God.” In 2008, she returned to her crime-solving roots as an FBI Agent in pursuit of a serial killer in the suspense thriller “Junkyard Dogs.” She also co-starred with Jessica Simpson, Cheri Oteri and Steve Guttenberg in the feature comedy, “Private Valentine.” Switching over to dramatic roles, Fox co-starred in “Trapped in Haitian Nites” where she played Detective Martin and “Cover,” a film directed by Bill Duke and based on a true story about the effects of HIV and Aids in the African American Community. Continuing her producing efforts, Fox starred in and co-produced, “Three Can Play That Game” (Sony/Screen Gems), co-starring Tony Rock. This romantic comedy is the sequel to the hit feature film, “Two Can Play That Game” (Sony/Screen Gems), in which Vivica and Morris Chestnut participate in a battle of the sexes. Fox also starred in and co-produced the suspense thrillers “Motives” and “Motives 2.” Vivica then lent her voice to the animated feature, “Unstable Fables” as the animated character, Black Velvet, in the WB’s “New Loony Tunes.”
Additionally, Vivica co-produced and starred in the feature comedy, “The Salon,” which also featured Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard. She then co-starred in “The Hard Corps,” along with Jean-Claude Van Damme. On the television side, Fox co-executive produced and starred in the one hour drama series, MISSING, for Lifetime television. Vivica portrayed FBI special agent, Nicole Scott. She also appeared on the hit television series, “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), and served as an expert judge alongside Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway on the WB reality show, “The Starlet.”
Vivica’s other feature credits include Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” (Miramax), wherein Fox played a retired, female assassin. She then switched gears to a fairy in need of more magical training in the feature fairytale, “Ella Enchanted” (Miramax), starring Anne Hathaway. Vivica also starred in and produced the romantic comedy, “Getting Played” (New Line) with Bill Bellamy, Carmen Electra and Stacey Dash. Vivica’s other feature films include the romantic comedy “Boat Trip” (Artisan) starring Academy Award winner, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Fox’s other feature films include: Independence Day, “Set it Off,” “Soul Food,” “Batman and Robin,” “Kingdom Come,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Double Take,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “Juwanna Mann” and “Idle Hands.” Fox’s television films include Showtime’s “Hendrix” about acclaimed musician Jimi Hendrix, and the ABC/Disney movie of the week “A Saintly Switch” opposite David Alan Grier and Rue McClanahan.
On the small screen Vivica also enjoyed success on the Fox Network headlining in her own sitcom, “Getting Personal,” opposite Elliot Gould, Jon Cryer and Duane Martin. Fox’s numerous television credits include “Alias,” “My Wife & Kids,” “All of Us,” “Eve” and the NBC comedy “Out All Night,” playing Patti Labelle’s feisty fashion designer daughter.
In 2008, Vivica was honored at the NAACP Theater Awards where she received the prestigious Spirit Award for starring in and producing the stage play “Whatever She Wants” alongside Boris Kodjoe and Richard Roundtree. She is also currently starring in and producing her second stage play, “Cheaper to Keep Her,” co-starring Brian McKnight. In 2005 and 2006, Vivica won the NAACP Image Award and the Prism Award for Best Actress in a television series—drama. She was also honored with a Trumpet Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in Film. In 2003 she was honored with the Lady of Soul Lena Horne Career Achievement Award. She and Will Smith also won the MTV Movie Award for Best On Screen Kiss for “Independence Day.” Vivica was also voted one of People Magazine’s fifty most beautiful people. Currently, Vivica is also busy launching the Vivica Fox wig line which also features hair extensions.
Beth Littleford – “Sandy”
Since she was named “wittiest” in her junior high school yearbook, Beth has followed in the rich tradition of Episcopalians in comedy. She moved from suburban Orlando to New York City and staged her own one-woman show called “This Is Where I Get Off.” The show was picked up by Circle Rep and enjoyed an extended Off-Broadway run. After seeing her show, producers from Comedy Central tapped her to be the first female correspondent for a new series called “The Daily Show.”
Beth won widespread notoriety during her four years on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for filing stories on people like the matchmaker for the Militia movement, and the inventor of the Bulge, the Wonder Bra for men. She also hosted several of her own half-hour interview series “The Beth Littleford Interview Specials” where she boogied with Boy George, shoveled manure with future Minnesota Governor Jesse “the Body” Ventura, and told David Cassidy he’d paved the way for acts to follow, like MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli.
In 2000, Beth left “The Daily Show” for network television, spending two years on ABC’s “Spin City” stalking Alan Ruck, impersonating Heather Locklear and sexually harassing Michael J. Fox. Beth has gone on to guest star on many other shows including “Joey,” “Frasier,” “The West Wing,” “Boston Public,” “Still Standing” and “Without A Trace.” Beth has also had recurring roles on “One on One,” “Life with Bonnie” and “Rules of Engagement.”
In 2004, she landed a starring role in Fox’s “Method and Red.” In its review of the show, Entertainment Weekly said “The Daily Show’s whip-smart Beth Littleford is squirmingly good.” EW later cited “sharp players like “The Daily Show” alum Beth Littleford” as a reason for including “Method and Red” on “The Must List.”
On the big screen, Beth has appeared in Judd Apatow’s “Drillbit Taylor” with Owen Wilson, David E. Kelley’s “Mystery, Alaska” with Russell, Crowe and PJ Hogan’s “Unconditional Love” and the Cartoon Network’s first live action movie, “Ben 10: Race Against Time.” She will soon be seen in Disney’s new movie, “Starstruck.”
Still trying to pin down where you’ve seen her? Maybe it was in ad campaigns for Laughing Cow cheese, Xerox, IBM, Cisco, the NFL or Cheez-its, or in one of her many appearances on “Hollywood Squares” or “Politically Incorrect,” or on one of VH-1’s endless stream of shows in which she has to wax nostalgic about last Tuesday.
More recently, Beth has guest-starred on ABC’s “Samantha Who?” and “Rodney,” Fox’s “Back To You” and provides voices for “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Clevelands.” Her recent series include; “I’m in the Band” for Disney XD and “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” for MTV.
Erick Avari – “Cedrick”
During his 30 years as an actor, Erick Avari has consistently turned in finely crafted performances, from grand opera to soap opera, with stops on and off-Broadway, in regional theaters, in some of the highest grossing films in the past two decades, on hit television series and in award-winning independent films.
Avari is instantly recognizable from his roles in blockbuster films ranging from the comedic “Mr. Deeds,” opposite Adam Sandler to sci fi epics such as “The Mummy,” with Rachel Weisz and Brandon Fraser as well as other features such “Stargate” with Kurt Russell and James Spader, “Independence Day” starring Will Smith, and “Daredevil” as Jennifer Garner’s father. He has also lent his talents to critically acclaimed dramatic roles in film festival favorites “American East,” with Tony Shalhoub, “Dark Matter” starring Meryl Streep, “Three Days of Rain” with Peter Falk and Blythe Danner, and “Choose Conner” with Steven Weber.
Since his Hollywood debut in Kevin Reynold’s “The Beast of War,” he has been fortunate to work with some of the most honored film directors of the time, including Mike Nichols, Tim Burton, Lasse Hallström and Satyajit Ray.
Born in Darjeeling, India, Avari attended European boarding schools before attending university in the US. He launched a distinguished career on the New York stage that included leading roles in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” (directed by Tony winner A.J. Antoon), “Tis Pity She’s a Whore” (directed by Mabou Mines founder Joanne Akalaitis) and “A Map of the World” (written and directed by David Hare) at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, as well as the classic musical “The King and I” on Broadway.
He has appeared at some of the country’s most prestigious regional theaters, including the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Goodman Theater in Chicago and Shakespeare and Company in Stockbridge, and played leading roles in Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio” at the Portland Grand Opera, and in “Rasputin” at New York City Opera.
Among his scores of television roles are Chandra Suresh on NBC’s breakout hit series “Heroes,” as well as recurring roles on “LA Dragnet,” “Stargate SG-1” and “Felicity.” Avari’s recent television appearances also include “Dirty Sexy Money,” opposite Peter Krause and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”
Versatile, dedicated and dynamic, Avari has been a trailblazer for a generation of South Asian actors in Hollywood. In his fight against stereotypical casting, he has played more than two dozen different ethnicities with authority and believability.
Maggie Wheeler – “Dr. Clark”
Maggie Wheeler was born and raised in New York City. She grew up surrounded by music and art and discovered her love of performing at a young age.
As a teenager Maggie studied for a summer at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and was fortunate to have the great Anna Deavere Smith as her teacher. Smith is best known for her documentary theatre style in plays such as “Fires in the Mirror” and “Twilight: Los Angeles.” Maggie was blessed to continue studying and performing with Anna in New York City.
During those formative years Maggie performed on many off off-Broadway stages in plays both known and extremely obscure.
Maggie’s professional career began during her teen years, in the world of voice over, recording multiple spots for CBS Records, MTV and many others.
Venturing into TV, Maggie landed a role in the ensemble cast of “The New Show,” a prime time sketch comedy show for NBC, directed by Lorne Michaels of SNL. The show gave Maggie the opportunity to work with great talents such as, Steve Martin, Raul Julia, John Candy, Kevin Kline, Penny Marshall and many more.
Following “The New Show,” Maggie traveled to Los Angeles where she worked on Showtime’s “The Paper Chase” and explored the west coast until an opportunity too good to resist called her back to NYC. The Animation company Rankin /Bass offered Maggie the pilot of their new animated series “Silverhawks” which led to 65 episodes followed by the recording of several other cartoons for the company as well as the live action pilot “Comic Strip.”
During that time Maggie met director Henry Jaglom. The two then went to work together on the feature “New Years Day.” The film went on to represent the U.S. at the Venice Film Festival and garnered Maggie a Best Actress Award at the Cinetex Comedy Festival in Las Vegas . As a result, she also had the great honor of appearing on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
Maggie is best known worldwide for her unforgettable character of Janice on NBC’s hit series “Friends.” What started out as a guest spot on a single episode turned into a ten season recurring role that has made its way into TV history. While on Friends, Maggie was simultaneously recurring on the CBS hit “Everybody Loves Raymond” as Linda Gruenfelder opposite Tom McGowen.
Maggie has been seen on numerous television shows including “Seinfeld,” “The X Files,” “ E.R.,” “Will & Grace,” “How I Met Your Mother” and most recently, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the final season of “The Closer.” She appeared in Disney’s remake of “The Parent Trap” covered in chocolate & feathers as Camp counselor Marva Junior and has voiced many animated characters including Odile, the evil bird princess, in “Barbie Swan Lake” and several hopped up chickens in “Dr. Doolittle 3.”
Her animation work continues to bring her great satisfaction, recently voicing the part of “Flame Bang Bang” on Nick at Nites’ “Glen Martin DDS,” as well as that of recurring character Trinette on “Archer” for FX.
Maggie has traveled in the U.S & Canada teaching her a cappella vocal workshop.
Singing in the Stream and also directs the Golden Bridge Community Choir in Hollywood. A member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, the Golden Bridge Community Choir is going into its 4th year and is an inclusive, non-auditioned choir.
You can visit WWW.MAGGIEWHEELER.NET to learn more about the choir as well as Maggie’s workshops which offer the unique experience of creating community through song, learning music from around the world in multiple harmony parts all taught in the oral tradition. She brings to her vocal workshop facilitation the same joy, energy and professionalism as audiences have enjoyed in her work on camera.
Maggie currently lives in Los Angeles with her two children and artist husband and continues to work in television, film and voice-over.
Daniel Berson – “Lee”
Daniel Berson is an actor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. In 2012, he will appear on television shows “Don’t Trust The B… in Apt. 23” (ABC) and “The Wedding Band” (TBS), in the feature films “InAPPropriate Comedy” (Directed by Vince Offer) and “A Problem of Evil” (Directed by Ethan Kogan & Jessica Silvetti) and the short film “Office Bet” (Directed by Anna Christopher). He studies at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater and The Groundlings, and frequently performs improv comedy at stages throughout Los Angeles. His comedy shorts have been featured on Funny Or Die, The Huffington Post, and Gawker, and in 2010 he became a viral hit in South Korea, appearing on the front page of Korean Yahoo and on network television.
Mark Bradley – “Sam”
Mark Bradley (Sam) completed his MFA at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego where he appeared in “Mister Roberts” with Robert Hays, “Henry IV,” Parts I and II with John Goodman, and “Twelfth Night” with Marcia Cross, as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Translations,” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” In L.A., he has been seen in the critically acclaimed “The Manor” at Greystone Mansion, and at Theatre 40 in “A Lie of the Mind” and “What Every Woman Knows” (Robby Award Nomination). He has also appeared in numerous films, both small and large.
Ryan Churchill – “Mark”
Ryan got his start as an actor, improvisor and comedy writer at The Second City Conservatory in Chicago where actor/comedians such as Bill Murray, Mike Meyers, and Chris Farley all got their start. He went on to perform and study as an actor/writer with Improv Olympic, The Free Associates, and The Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago. Since relocating to Los Angeles, he graduated from the ACME Sketch Comedy writing program and is now a resident company member with the ACME Mainstage Company. In production he completed a three-year internship with Bialy/Thomas Casting where he assisted in casting and development of many television and film projects including “Jericho” (CBS – Jon Turteltaub), “The Unit” (CBS – Shawn Ryan), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), and “Reign Over Me” (starring Adam Sandler). Ryan most recently wrote, produced and starred in the short film/pilot, “Choke.Kick.Girl.,” www.ChokeKickGirl.com, which won Best Comedy at the Santa Monica International Film Festival and was an official selection a number of other film festivals including the L.A. Comedy Shorts International Film Festival. In television Ryan has appeared in principal roles on “Bones” (FOX) with Emily Deschanel, “The Unit” (CBS) directed by David Mamet, “Life” (NBC) with Adam Arkin, “1%” (HBO-pilot), and most recently appeared in the romantic comedy, “It’s Not You, It’s Me” alongside “Justified” star Joelle Carter. He has also appeared in dozens of national commercials.
Jake Eliott – “Billy”
Jake Elliott, a California native, began his acting career when he was cast in a TV commercial. That sparked the young boy’s interest in performing, and he continued to audition. His first big theatrical job, the TV series “Uh Ye” in 2005, took him to the other side of the world to film on location in Moscow. Jake was fortunate to be able to experience Russian culture, including visits to Red Square and St. Basils Cathedral.
Jake is also a very accomplished dancer and has achieved some impressive career highlights including dancing on the hit TV shows; “The Fresh Beat Band” for Nickelodeon, and “Shake it Up” for Disney.
He most recently appeared as a guest star on CBS’s number one comedy, “2 Broke Girls,” and can be seen in the upcoming indie feature “Tag.” Jake is currently filming with Vivica A. Fox in the highly anticipated feature “It’s Not You, It’s Me.”
Alina Foley – “Phoebe”
Alina Foley is the daughter of comedian Dave Foley & actress/singer Crissy Guerrero. She found a love for performing at a young age and in 2007, Alina entered showbiz by being in a web series called “In the Motherhood.” She then went on to a recurring role on the NBC show “Days of our Lives.” At the end of 2008, Alina booked a lead role in the Jackie Chan movie titled “The Spy Next Door” and then followed up with a recurring role in the FX show, “The League.” Most recently she filmed the role of Phoebe in the feature film, “It’s Not You, It’s Me.”
Darin Heames – “Ben”
Darin has appeared in a number of television movies and mini-series including the historical epic “The Rough Riders,” the western “Aces ‘n Eights,” as well as the Hallmark movie “O…Pioneers,” the BBC miniseries “Tales of the City,” and the FOX movie of the week “Alien Nation.” He has guest-starred on numerous other television series, including “Prison Break,” “Without A Trace,” “24,” “NYPD Blue,” “Charmed,” “ The District,” “Tales From the Crypt,” “Vanished,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “For the People,” “10-8,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Party of Five.”
Most recently, he completed the feature film “It’s Not You, It’s Me” a romantic comedy with Vivica A. Fox and Joelle Carter, the independent feature “Arcadia” with John Hawkes, the Warner Brothers feature “Jonah Hex” with Josh Brolin and the upcoming “100,000 Zombie Heads” with Elizabeth Mathis. On TV, he can be seen in a recurring role on the FX Series “Sons of Anarchy”, as well as in guest starring roles on hit TV shows such as “CSI,” “Castle,” “The Mentalist,” “Justified,” “Parenthood” and “In Plain Sight.”
Mark Heidelberger – “Brad”
Mark Heidelberger began his career working for such companies as Outlaw Productions, Film Roman and Ken Sherman & Associates. He co-founded Beverly Hills-based Treasure Entertainment in 2000 and ran it until 2011 before becoming a freelance producer. He has produced music videos for dozens of artists, including Janelle Monae and Snoop Dogg, as well as commercials for Reebok, Con Air and Lamborghini. His feature producing credits including “Flintown Kids,” “Harsh Times,” “Man Overboard,” “It’s Not You, It’s Me” and Hallmark Channel’s “You’ve Got a Friend.” He also developed and packaged the thriller Don McKay and produced the “Chopper” web series. He holds a BA in Film Studies from UCSB and a MFA in Producing from UCLA.
Ary Katz – “Neil”
Ary Katz has been seen in both leading and supporting roles in many feature films such as “Set Apart,” “Next to Die” and “Mentryville.” Most recently, Ary played a supporting role as Agent Owens in Clint Eastwood’s “J.Edgar” in which he held his own for five scenes, one-on-one opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Ary has also appeared on multiple prime time television shows including CBS’s “CSI, CSI:Miami,” “Rules of Engagement,” Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and TNT’s “Franklin & Bash.” Beyond the acting career, Ary has found the time to write multiple full length stage and screen plays and is currently recording his first studio album, due for release in late 2012.
Jennifer Lambertus –“Barista”
Jennifer Lambertus earned her degree in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado with a triple emphasis, in directing, acting and teaching. She further trained at Playhouse West under Robert Carnegie, both as an actor and as a teacher.
Jennifer taught at Playhouse West for a few a years before breaking off on her own. She now privately coaches actors, some of whom have been seen on such hit shows as “7th Heaven,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Smallville,” “Private Practice,” “CSI: NY,” “Hannah Montana,” “How I Met Your Mother” and others. She has been acting in theatre, film and television for over two decades.
Lawrence Long – “Dan”
Lawrence Long is an actor and writer who was born and raised in northern California. After getting his BA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television with minors in vocal performance and screenwriting, he began using his talents in everything from Internet commercials to opera. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has been a part of well over 20 film projects, having co-owned and operated the website www.shortaweekproject.com. Recently, Lawrence was honored to win Best Actor at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for the film “Coyote Hunt,” directed by Melissa Townsend.
Abby Miller – “Tracy”
Abby Miller is poised to become one of America’s most formidable character actors. With her lithe frame and ethereal beauty, Miller leaps into the folds her characters with delirious abandon – crafting compelling character portraits that are at once achingly fragile and steeled in truth.
As world-weary prostitute Ellen May on the Emmy Award-winning FX series “Justified,” Miller is both refreshingly unaffected and daringly courageous. Wholly without self-awareness, Miller’s approach to hardscrabble Ellen May is always surprising and true. Ultimately, in Miller’s honesty, we recognize parts of ourselves in Ellen May – a startling and humbling revelation.
Miller’s recurring role on “Justified” follows on the heels of memorable guest starring roles on “Mad Men,” “Private Practice” and “The Nine” to name a few. Upcoming projects include the feature film “Congratulations” (which Miller co-wrote), “Fuzz Track City” and “It’s Not You, It’s Me” with Vivica A. Fox.
A prolific writer and gifted vocalist, Miller writes screenplays, poetry, and music. Prior to “Justified,” Miller toured extensively with the indie musical duo Jen & Abby, which garnered a loyal fan base on the west coast and led to gigs at iconic LA venues The Roxy, The Viper Room, Hotel Café, and Room 5.
A native of Nebraska, Miller lives and works in Los Angeles. When not on set, she lends her time and talent to causes that promote the responsible and loving treatment of animals.
Amber Seyer – “Melissa”
Amber Seyer-Zito claims her roots in the very small town of Oran, Missouri. Amber was a double majoring senior at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri when she decided that is was now or never. Trecking the 27 hour drive across country with her two pound Morkie, she made it to Los Angeles, not knowing a soul, leaving behind her beloved brothers, mom, dad, and most important to her (sshhh), her horse, Savage. After booking the first pilot audition she went out on, “The Wyoming Project” written and directed by David and Amy Sherman Palladino, and the young girl was hooked. Amber is a newlywed to Giants pitcher, Barry Zito. She is not letting the role of “wife” get in the way of her dreams with the support from God, her husband, family and friends! “When we love God first, he shows us what we love (and excel at) doing. When we love what we do, we love ourselves. When we love ourselves, we then love others to our fullest potential…life does not get better than that.”
Alex Petrovitch – “Andrew”
A Brazilian-American actor hailing from Washington D.C., Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. Since arriving in Los Angeles, Alex has booked recurring roles on “Lost,” “24,” “General Hospital,” “Passions” and “The Bold and The Beautiful.” He has starred in over 15 independent feature films, numerous short films, and started a production company in 2009, Markwood Films, (MarkwoodFilms.com), with his wife Katherine Randolph, which has produced two feature films, two short films, a web-series, and various commercials. Their first feature film, “American Joyride,” was the Official Selection of 9 Film Festivals, including the Sonoma International Film Festival.
In addition to acting and producing, Alex is a huge outdoors enthusiast. He’s an avid mountain biker, soccer player, extreme skier and snowboarder.
Alex currently lives in the West Hollywood area, returning periodically to the east coast to visit his family.
Meagan Prahl – “Sarah”
Meagan is a Cleveland native who has lived everywhere from London to Los Angeles. While living on the east coast she had the opportunity to grace the stage everywhere from Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island to the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began her training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and then completed it in graduate school at the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Theatre program. Her love of the stage came from seeing Delroy Lindo play “Othello” in a touring production she saw as a child.
Gabriel Voss – “Zach”
Actor Gabriel Voss was born and raised on the Alabama Gulf Coast. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2007, Gabriel accepted a full time position at one of the largest law firms in Baltimore as outside counsel for national banks on commercial loans averaging $20 million, which he practiced for 3 years. In October 2010, Gabriel made one of the scariest decisions of his life – he gave up this stable and lucrative career as a lawyer to pursue acting full time. His passion is in feature films and television, and in the summer of 2011 he moved to Los Angeles.
Voss has been the lead in several independent feature films and short films. Additionally, he has appeared in television shows for Lifetime and Investigation Discovery. Being a natural athlete, his sports experience and weapons handling training has landed him several roles performing his own stunts including fights, falls, car chases, and boating stunts. For his leading role of Billy in the feature film “Bright Lights & Promises,” Gabriel was nominated for a Best Actor award by the 2011 World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington D.C.
Jessica York – “Leslie”
Jessica York is the adventurous, entertaining, witty and yet a little bit wacky multi-media personality. Getting her start as an investigative reporter in her very own home doing an expose series called “What’s for Dinner, Ma?.” From there Jessica has enjoyed an exciting career that has taken her from working at MTV News to HGTV, from sideline sports reporting to forecasting the weather, swimming with elephants to race-car driving with Paul Newman and from the little screen in commercials to the big screen in film.
Jessica got her start on the tube while still in college working as a freelance sports and news reporter for KREZ TV. Realizing that sports was more her speed, she stayed in television and headed to Resort Sports Network (RSN). There she fronted RSN’s “Outdoor Update” on CNN Headline News and The Weather Channel and then went on to host “New Spaces,” a home renovation show on HGTV. Unwilling to give up the great outdoors for re-doing indoors, she stayed on at RSN hosting both “Hot Spots,” RSN’s half-hour travel program (for which she was nominated for an Emmy) and “Thrill Seekers,” RSN’s extreme adventure series. You may recognize Jessica from one of her many commercial appearances ranging from AT&T to Hasbro, Nintendo to the Gap. Or possibly from her guest appearances on “Dollhouse,” “Just Go With It” or “Baywatch.”
Jessica has recently shot her first feature film, “It’s Not You, It’s Me” in which she plays the character Leslie.
When she’s not traveling the world or chasing sharks, she teaches kickboxing and dance classes, bakes killer cupcakes and enjoys the occasional train wreck in Reality TV.