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Rosal Colon on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Rosal Colon

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Rosal Colon is a born and raised New Yorker with Puerto Rican roots. She grew up in a theater family with her parents founding Pregones Theater almost 40 years ago in the South Bronx. It was here where Rosal fell in love with theater, the craft of acting and community.

She continued her studies at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts where she studied acting and went on to acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase. Upon graduating, she landed her first Broadway show at Lincoln Center, “A Free Man of Color.” She continued working in theaters on and off Broadway, most notably the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Between Riverside and Crazy“ by Stephen Adly Guirgis. She recently finished the Broadway run in 2023 which garnered a TONY nomination for Best Play.

Rosal’s first major entry in TV was joining the 4th season of “Orange is The New Black.” She shot 27 consecutive episodes, describing the experience as an absolute dream and a great teacher in the art of TV and film. She continued on with some other guest spots on shows like “Elementary,” “Madam Secretary” and “New Amsterdam” until she booked a recurring role on “Power Book 3: Raising Kanan.” Rosal has appeared in the first three seasons and the third season will be out this summer.


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29 Sophie Nélisse on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Sophie Nélisse

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Sophie began her acting career at the age of seven, appearing in national commercials after moving to Montreal from Windsor, Ontario. She made her feature film debut at just 10 years old in the 2012 French-Canadian film “Monsieur Lazhar.” For her performance in the film, she won a Genie and a Jutra Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She went on to star in Luc Picard’s 2012 feature “Esimésac” before being asked to audition for a lead role in Twentieth Century Fox’s Oscar-nominated feature film, “The Book Thief.” She landed the part of Liesel Meminger (opposite Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), a young girl who finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others while being subjected to the horrors of World War II in Germany. In 2019, Sophie starred in “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.”

Sophie can currently be seen starring on Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama/thriller series, “Yellowjackets.” Starring opposite Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress and Ella Purnell, Sophie captivated audiences throughout season one as Shauna, a member of the Yellowjackets soccer team.


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  • Yellowjackets
  • The Book Thief
  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
  • Pawn Sacrifice
  • The Rest of Us
  • The Kid Detective
  • Close
  • Transplant
  • Wait Till Helen Comes
  • Mean Dream
  • Monsieur Lazhar

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Madeline Zima on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Madeline Zima

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Madeline Zima is a filmmaker and actress with over three decades of experience in the film and television industry. She was hand-picked by David Lynch for Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS reboot and was a series regular on CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME). She’s recurred and guest starred on dozens of TV shows, most recently HACKS, IN TREATMENT, DOOM PATROL, PERRY MASON, YOU and GOOD GIRLS. Her favorite film role was starring in MY OWN LOVE SONG alongside Renée Zellwegger and Forrest Whitaker in Oliver Dahan’s follow up to his Oscar winning film LA VIE EN ROSE. You can see her in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, SUBSERVIENCE.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Nick Gonzalez on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Nick Gonzalez

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Nicholas González burst onto the Hollywood scene after a critically acclaimed 3 season turn as Alex Santiago in Showtime’s Resurrection Boulevard. He very quickly began to amass credits both in TV and film.

Best known for his portrayal of the charming and exacting Dr. Neil Melendez in ABC’s global hit, “The Good Doctor”, Texas native and Stanford graduate, Nicholas Gonzalez, is no to stranger to audiences who recognize him from a dense resume of some of TV’s hottest shows. He can currently be seen starring as ‘Capt. Levi Delgado’ on NBC’s Sci-Fi hit, “La Brea.” Nicholas’ passion for humanity exceeds his entertainment work and in depth character portrayals. As a father, husband, actor and activist, Nicholas is committed to projects, both on camera and off, that highlight the injustices, struggles, and victories of the human condition.


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