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Asher Grodman

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Asher Grodman is an actor, director, writer and producer who has worked across all mediums. Asher can currently be seen starring as fan-favorite character Trevor on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy “Ghosts.” Season 3 is currently on CBS and has been renewed for season 4.

Grodman’s other recent television appearances include “Succession” (HBO), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Elementary” (CBS) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC). Grodman recently finished production on the film “Out of Order,” starring alongside Brooke Shields, Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington. Grodman is also the writer/director/producer of the award-winning short film “The Train” starring Academy Award Winner Eli Wallach. The Train was featured in over 25 festivals and won numerous honors including recognitions for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.

Asher has worked extensively in independent film and regional theater across the country including the title role of Amadeus at South Coast Rep. He holds a MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a BA in Film and English from Columbia University in New York. In addition to his work in front and behind the camera, Asher currently teaches acting for both theater and film at Hunter College as well as instructing inmates in acting at Rikers Island.


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Leaving a Footprint: No One Can Tell You It’s “Not For You”

Selenis Leyva is an award-winning actress known for her roles as Gloria Mendoza in the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black and as Gabi Cañero in the Disney+ original Diary of a Future President. In addition to her film and television credits, Selenis is an outspoken activist for LGBTQ+ rights, and often is invited to college campuses to speak on diversity and inclusion. Selenis is currently promoting the release of her memoir, “MY SISTER, How One Sibling’s Transition Changes Us Both” which was published through Bold Type Books. Written with her sister Marizol, a transgender woman and advocate, the book is told from both women’s perspectives…about growing up in the Bronx, Marizol’s transition and more broadly….family, love, and the path to self-realization. Prior to this, Selenis was awarded the Anti-Violence Project’s 2016 Courage Award and the Stonewall Community Foundation’s 2016 Vision Award for inspiring visibility, advocacy and outspoken support for the transgender community. She has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, Time magazine’s Motto, People magazine’s Latina Love Project Series, and Splinter.


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“I believe in all stories being able to be told. I have a problem when you tell me that because of what I look like, because of what I sound like, because of where I come from, that I can only play certain characters.”

“One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned in the last decade is sometimes you want something so badly and for whatever reason you don’t get it, trust that it’s because it just wasn’t for you. Something else came that was going to be bigger, better for you.”

“There is nothing more powerful than loving yourself and respecting yourself because then you’re going to want the best for you and you’re not going to settle for anything less.”

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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

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