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Alyshia Ochse

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including “Annie,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Wiz,” and “Gypsy.” In the summer of 2001, she starred in the touring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Cinderella,” playing the lead opposite Eartha Kitt. Jamie made her Broadway debut starring as Belle in Disney’s Broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast” from October of 2002 through February 2003.

Beyond her theatrical appearances, she starred as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series “The Sopranos.” For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. She also has a SAG Award for “The Sopranos” Best Ensemble Cast.

Jamie is co-hosting a podcast with Christina Applegate called MeSsy. On this podcast, Christina Applegate and Jamie-Lynn Sigler get vulnerable about the curveballs that life can send…theirs just happens to be MS. Join them each week as they self-reflect, learn, laugh, and grow through their own raw and often-times hilarious conversations with each other, friends, co-stars, and the people that keep them going through the messiness of life.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Sarah Drew

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Multi-hyphenate actor, producer, writer, and director, Sarah Drew is best known for playing ‘Dr. April Kepner’ for nine seasons on the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” and Hannah Rogers in Warner Bros’ “Everwood”. Her recent TV credits include Freeform’s hit series “Cruel Summer” which was the recipient of the Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Cable Drama Series, and the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ series “Amber Brown,” written, directed and produced by Bonnie Hunt. Sarah released four films in 2023, producing and starring in Lifetime’s “The Girl Who Caught a Killer”, Sony Affirm’s “Birthright Outlaw”, and starring in Hallmark’s “Guiding Emily”. “A Cowboy Christmas Romance” marks Sarah’s second feature film that she’s written and executive produced for Lifetime, in 2022, Sarah produced and starred in her writing debut “Reindeer Games Homecoming” as part of Lifetime’s holiday slate.

Sarah made her directorial debut in “Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team the Webisodes” which was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for an Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. She recently directed a radio play for LA Theater Works called “Fever Syndrome” which is set to be released later this year. In film, some notable projects include her debut in Columbia Picture’s “Radio” alongside Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as the lead in the hit Sony comedy “Moms’ Night Out” alongside Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin. In 2022, she received a Canadian Screen Award Nomination for her lead role in Lifetime’s “Stolen By Their Father”. She began producing with Provident Films’ “Indivisible,” in which she starred alongside Tia Mowry.

Sarah got her start in the arts at a young age before booking the lead role of the critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet at McCarter Theatre Center, an award winning regional theater, in her fourth year of university. The opportunity catapulted her career, opening doors thanks to rave reviews by critics. She went on to make her Broadway debut in Vincent and Brixton, a classic play based on Vincent van Gogh, at the Lincoln Center Theater, then London’s West End, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film.


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WRITER: Erin McCluskey

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SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri


Judy Reyes

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Judy Reyes is a diversely talented actor known for her vast body of work across television and film. She is best known for her role as nurse ‘Carla Espinoza’ on NBC’s comedy Scrubs, opposite Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, and Donald Faison. Judy was most recently seen starring in Laura Moss’ Birth/Rebirth opposite Marin Ireland. For her role in the film, Judy was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Lead Performance.

Upcoming, Judy will be seen in Hannah Marks’ Turtles All the Way Down alongside Isabela Merced and J. Smith Cameron. Max will release the film in Spring 2024. Later this year, Judy will be seen in ABC’s High Potential opposite Kaitlin Olsen and Daniel Sunjata. A true working actor, Judy’s many recurring television credits include Peacock’s Dr. Death; Amazon Prime Video’s The Horror of Dolores Roach; FX’s Better Things; HBO’s Search Party; Netflix’s One Day at a Time; The CW’s Jane the Virgin; and TBS and HBO’s Oz.

Off-screen, Judy is a proud member of the LAByrinth Theater Company since its inception. Originally founded in 1992 as Latino Actors Base (LAB), the Off-Broadway ensemble-driven company aims to tell more inclusive original stories that expand the boundaries of mainstream theater.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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Kristen Ariza

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Kristen Ariza is a veteran of film, television, voice over and stage. If she looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen her in nearly 100 national commercials as well as nearly every procedural show on TV, including “All Rise,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS,” “NCIS:Los Angeles,” “Bones,” “American Horror Story,” “Lie to Me.” She has also exercised her comedic muscles opposite Amy Poehler in “Parks & Recreation” and Matt LeBlanc on “Friends.”

She studied at Florida State University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She has performed on stage in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta and most recently last year at the prestigious Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN where she originated the role of ‘Sally’ in the World Premiere of “Sally & Tom” written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner author, Suzan-Lori Parks.

Kristen’s recent film credits include “Hiding Places” and “Scenes From A Street In LA” as well as the “Resurrected” and the HBO drama, “Confirmation.”


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born actress. She was born in London; her mother is from Ghana and her father is an United States citizen. She moved to US when she was four, and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and studied at the Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. In addition, she trained at Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and in dance forms ballet, jazz, tap. She received Navy Seal and New Zealand Special Forces training during the filming of Spartacus: War of the Damned.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Johnathon Schaech on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Johnathon Schaech

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Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO! Over the last twenty-five years, he’s starred in more than 160 Hollywood productions, working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers, and directors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange, and Bill Paxton. Schaech captivated television audiences as an eccentric movie-star in Showtime’s hit series RAY DONOVAN and has portrayed comic-book legend ‘Jonah Hex’ on the first four seasons of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Other credits include Renny Harlin’s 5 DAYS OF WAR, Todd Robinson’s PHANTOM, Roland Joffe’s TEXAS RISING, and Steven C. Miller’s MARAUDERS.

Johnathon Schaech reprises his lead role in the upcoming BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, based on the successful 2020 film, BLUE RIDGE. BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024, at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel (https://cowboywaychannel.com/). Along with BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, Johnathon recently finished filming SUITABLE FLESH alongside Heather Graham, and currently stars as a lead in Sean Patrick Flannery’s well-reviewed film FRANK AND PENELOPE.

On the production side, Schaech is producing the bio-heist doc CAUGHT STEALING alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’s written screenplays/teleplays for Showtime, NBC, Sony, Happy Madison, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen King, and MGM.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

16 Rob Kirkland (Featured)

Rob Kirkland

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Rob Kirkland is an American actor, writer, and filmmaker. He is best known for his work as Sheriff Bill Ramsey on the Kevin Costner lead series “Yellowstone”, Cpt. Walter on the Jeremy Renner lead series “Mayor Of Kingstown”, and his fan-favorite appearance as Aisha Tyler’s (Dr. Tara Lewis) fiancé Doug Fuller in the CBS drama “Criminal Minds”.

Kirkland has also won writing and producing awards, and finalist placements in the 2023 UK Outstanding Screenplays, 2022 Screencraft, 2022 Montreal Intl, and 2022 Los Angeles Intl Screenplay competitions.

He can be seen next in the upcoming feature film “Impulse”, starring opposite Nick Cassavetes, premiering April 2024. Kirkland will be making his feature film directorial debut, shooting late summer 2024.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Carly Pope on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Carly Pope

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Carly graduated from high school in Vancouver in 1998. She made her American screen debut in I’ve Been Waiting for You. Her most noticeable roles to date are “Molly White” in Trapped in a Purple Haze, and “Sam McPherson” in TV’s Popular. She auditioned for roles on Roswell before she landed the role of “Sam McPherson”. Carly had a series regular role in the HBO MAX spinoff series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN. She previously did on the Amblin feature EASTER SUNDAY for director Jay Chandrasekhar and producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich. She previously worked with Neill Bloomkamp as the female lead of his AGC feature DEMONIC..

She shot the lead of the independent film, THE MENTAL STATE opposite Bryan Greenberg, which won awards at the Newport and Catalina Film Festivals, and recurred on the Paramount TV show, FIRST WIVES CLUB.

She previously worked on the feature film THE LOST HUSBAND opposite Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb. Previously, she was the lead in the Lifetime feature film DO UNTO OTHERS, and had recurring roles in SUITS and ARROW. She is great in the short project RAKKA which Neil Bloomkamp directed opposite Sigourney Weaver, as well as the indie THE LAST LONELY PLACE opposite Rhys Coiro and Xander Berkley. She has a great recurring role in THE GOOD DOCTOR.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Briana Venskus

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Briana Venskus-Vazquez is a Latinx, Biracial, Bisexual, and Bicoastal Actress. Briana has proven to be one of the more versatile performers working today, appearing on more than 90 episodes of TV since 2013, spanning 20 shows, including 5 Seasons of MARVELS AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and 4 Seasons of THE WALKING DEAD. She has recurred on SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran, GRACE AND FRANKIE opposite Jane Fonda, as well as THIS IS US, SUPERGIRL, GOOD TROUBLE, OUTCAST, HINDSIGHT, NASHVILLE, and NAOMI. She also recently appeared in Bryan Fuller’s limited docuseries QUEER FOR FEAR. On the comedic side, Briana steals the scene in the 20TH CENTURY FOX feature film LETS BE COPS as Precious, opposite Damon Waynes Jr. and Jake Johnson, and THEN CAME YOU, along side Ken Jeong, Maisie Williams, and Asa Butterfield.

Briana is about to begin filming on the feature CTRL ALT DEL. She just wrapped on the indie feature, THIRSTY, opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Jaime Nuemann, Sung Kang, Thora Birch, Tyler Lepley, and Brandee Evans. Later this year she stars in the new TV show UNCONVENTIONAL from Emmy nominated Writer/Director, Kit Williamson.

In 2020, Briana became one of the first ‘viral’ creators of the pandemic. Her most recent creation, ACTRESS WITH A PODCAST, has landed at Comedy veteran Ken Kwapis’s production company, IN CAHOOTS. Briana started 22 TO 2 PRODUCTIONS as a vehicle for her own projects.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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Isha Blaaker

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Born in South America in Paramaribo, Suriname, and raised by a single mother in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Isha proudly speaks Dutch, English, German, and Surinamese Creole. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration (IBA) and his master’s degree in consultancy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and has practiced full-contact karate competitively until he was 23 years old, having earned the title of National Champion a few times before going semi-pro as a kickboxer.  It wasn’t long after he obtained his master’s degree that he was scouted by an American modeling agency to come work in New York City, and throughout the past few years Isha has starred in major international luxury brand campaigns.

Isha made his big screen debut opposite Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, Jon Bernthal, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Finn Wittrock, and more in Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated film feature “Origin.” On the television front, Isha most recently starred in debut roles for season two of “Run The World” on STARZ and opposite Colman Dolmingo in the eighth and final season of AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead.” Isha is also well-known for his role in the 12th film in Tyler Perry’s iconic Madea franchise, “A Madea Homecoming.” He has also made a handful of recurring appearances in television, appearing on the Emmy-nominated HBO Max series, “The Flight Attendant,” opposite Kaley Cuoco, as well as Violet Hour Media’s horror-thriller series, “Red Riding Hoods,” and a SBS6 action series, “DNA” in the Netherlands.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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