LOREN DEAN (Simon Miller)
At age 17, Loren Dean began his acting career in New York City. He earned a Theater World Award for his debut stage role in Paul Kindle’s "Amulets Against the Dragon Forces", and soon after was cast as "Joe" in the Cameron Crowe film "Say Anything". He continued to live and study in New York, and at age 21 won the title role in Robert Benton’s film "Billy Bathgate" opposite Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman. He has played supporting roles in “Apollo 13”, “Gattaca” and “Enemy of the State” among others, and has worked with some of the finest directors in film including Ridley and Tony Scott, Clint Eastwood, and Wim Wenders.
Loren most recently starred in Conviction opposite Hillary Swank for Fox Searchlight in 2010. Loren’s television credits include Bones, CSI, and most recently a recurring role in Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan’s new show "Terriers" on FX. He is currently shooting the 2-hour back door pilot “Passport” for NBC.
Born in Powder Springs, Georgia, Lively began her career as a child actress. At age six, she made her screen debut in the television movie “Summer of My German Soldier” in 1978. Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in several television shows and movies including “Punky Brewster”, “Wildcats” with Goldie Hawn, “The Karate Kid, Part III” and “Not Quite Human.”
At the age of 19, Lively was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as an insecure teen in the 1991 ABC Afterschool Special episode "Less Than Perfect Daughter".
In the 1990s, Lively had recurring roles on “Twin Peaks”, “Doogie Howser, M.D.”, and “Chicago Hope.” In 1996, she appeared as Lane McKenzie, one of three lead characters in the short-lived WB drama “Savannah.”
In 2003, Lively played Special Agent Vivian Blackadder in the JAG episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" (the backdoor pilot for NCIS), initially a member of Special Agent Gibbs’ team, never appeared in spin-off series.
In 2008, Lively appeared alongside Holly Hunter in an episode of “Saving Grace” and also had a role in “Cold Case.”
Skyler Day was born in Atlanta, GA in 1991. Her start in the Entertainment Industry began after meeting a talent agent in the DMV at the age of 6. She began her career with print work, commercials, and voice over’s, eventually leading to her first film debut. At the age of 10 Skyler made a deal with her parents, if she was cast the lead in a film by her 11th birthday they would move to California so she could pursue her acting career. She missed her goal by about two weeks but ended up being cast a lead role in, “The Adventures of Ociee Nash!” Skyler’s dream came true and her family relocated to California in 2004.
Music has been a major part of Skyler’s life. At 10 years old, she wrote and recorded her first song, “Grandaddy’s Love.” Since then, she has taken up guitar and has written numerous songs. She continues to write passionately and is seldom seen without her guitar and songwriting notebook. She performs frequently as a feature artist and also with her twin brother, Dalton, who is an outstanding guitarist.
Skyler recently guest starred on hit shows including, “CSI: Miami, Law & Order: LA”, Disney Channel’s “Sonny with a Chance” and “Good Luck Charlie.” She was also a recurring character on TeenNick’s “Gigantic.”
The son of a Canadian father and American mother, Drew was born in Sacramento, California where he lived until the age of four. In 2000, his father moved the family to British Columbia, Canada where he received his Canadian citizenship before returning to California in 2006.
The youngest of three children and an only son, Drew has always been known for his natural wit and easygoing charm. Happy by nature, never shy, he loves making people laugh and is always entertaining those around him. Growing up, Drew took part in school skits and drama performances. He was a favorite with his teachers, especially his choir teacher.
At age eleven, just after returning to California, Drew told his mother he wanted to be an actor and make movies. His favorite actor at the time was Hayden Christensen and he had watched the Star Wars movies over and over so many times that he could quote whole passages of dialogue. He started taking an acting class but soon after told his mother it was boring. However, it didn’t change his mind about wanting to be an actor.
Later he asked to attend an event where he performed a monologue from Huckleberry Finn for numerous talent agents and managers. He was an obvious favorite and shortly following the event, Drew signed with a Los Angeles talent agency and a manager. With the support of his family, it wasn’t long before he was living in LA and pursuing his dream full time.
And like a dream come true, Drew consistently meets every goal he sets for himself. From starring in his first student film, to booking a lead role in his first feature film, he continues to reach higher as his dreams get bigger. Some of Drew’s 2011 goals are to book a feature film and a series regular role. He also noted he would like to work with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Andrew Garfield, Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott someday in the future.
One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, Christine Baranski, has achieved acclaim in every medium in which she has performed. Christine is a two-time Tony, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Award winner.
A native of Buffalo, Baranski attended the Juilliard School. She received her big break being cast in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy THE REAL THING, directed by Mike Nichols for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
Baranski went on to earn a second Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s RUMORS and a Drama Desk Award for LIPS TOGETHER TEETH APART. She also appeared in BOEING-BOEING, HURLYBURLY, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC, REGRETS ONLY, the Encores! Productions of FOLLIES and PROMISES, PROMISES, and the Kennedy Center productions of SWEENEY TODD and MAME.
In addition to the Emmy for the hit CBS comedy CYBILL, Baranski received an American Comedy Award as “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy,” as well a Screen Actors Guild Award as “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.” She also received three additional EMMY and three Golden Globe nominations. She was also seen as a guest on FRASIER, for which she received a fifth EMMY nomination. She has appeared twice on the CBS series THE BIG BANG THEORY, and was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series” for each appearance. She is currently starring in the hit CBS series THE GOOD WIFE, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2010 for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series”.
Her film credits include MAMMA MIA!, CHICAGO, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, BOWFINGER, BULWORTH, CRUEL INTENTIONS, THE BIRDCAGE, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, LEGAL EAGLES, THE REF, THE ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, THE GURU, 9 ½ WEEKS, JEFFREY, BONNEVILLE, and RELATIVE STRANGERS.
Olunike Adeliyi was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She got the acting bug at a very young age when she was cast as the Artful Dodger in her middle school play "Oliver Twist". After graduating high school she went on to study her craft at The Canadian Academy of Method Acting. Olunike continued her studies at the Professional Actors Lab working with one of Canada’s well known artistic directors, David Rotenberg. Olunike is a recent graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She has performed in theatres throughout Canada and the U.S playing leading roles in, "Blue Window", "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", "Children’s Hour", "Jitney", and Michael Cristofer’s play "The Shadow Box”.
She starred as Julia Augustine in "Wedding Band", by award winning playwright Alice Childress, as Fatumata in "How To Stay Sane in Paris" written and directed by award winning director Omonike Akinyemi, and as the title character in AfriCan Theatre Ensemble’s “The Marriage of Anansewa” at The Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto. Olunike is also an established dancer who has toured for major international recording artists including Shaggy, George Clinton and other renowned artists. After several years studying and working in New York, Olunike came back to Toronto to pursue her film and television career. This proved to be a smart move as within months of returning home she landed the series regular role of “Leah Kerns” in the 2nd season of the hit TV show Flashpoint. Her most recent film roles include the recently released SAW 3D, and the upcoming films French Immersion and Gravity’s Pull.
Anthony is an established Canadian actor who works in both English and French, having appeared in over 40 television and feature film productions, including series regular roles on the multiple award-winning dramedy “Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin” for Radio Canada (French CBC), The Listener for CTV/NBC and Paramount/Global’s “The Queen of Swords.” He can also be seen on the upcoming season of Radio Canada’s hit drama, “Mirador.”
Feature film credits include a turn opposite Kathleen Robertson in the upcoming “Down the Road Again”, the anticipated sequel to the seminal Canadian feature film, “Goin’ Down the Road”, voted one of the most influential Canadian films of all time by Playback Magazine. Anthony also worked with storied Quebec film director Marc-André Forcier on the feature comedy “Côteau Rouge”, and with Mila Jovovic on “Faces in the Crowd”, both due out in 2011.
Other television work includes lead roles in the Gemini-nominated “A Life Interrupted”, NBC’s “The Last Templar”, and the SyFy mini-series “Prime Directives”, based on the Robocop franchise. Recurring and guest appearances and on many television series round out his television credits, including upcoming turns on SyFy’s smash hit “Warehouse 13” and the action-adventure series XIII, based on the French-language, cult-classic comic books series of the same name.
Anthony holds an Honours BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Laws (with Great Distinction) from McGill University. He lives in Montreal.
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