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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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S2 035: Jenn Lyon

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F*%k that Noise!

Born and raised in North Carolina, Jenn Lyon is an award-winning stage actress who recently made the leap to film and television work. She moved to New York after graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts and has worked extensively in theatre ever since. Theatre highlights include appearing on Broadway in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy, “The Coast of Utopia” (11 TONY awards) and Larry David’s hit comedy “Fish in the Dark.” Her Off-Broadway credits include A.R. Gurney’s “The Wayside Motor Inn” (Drama Desk Ensemble Award) and the premiere of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Hold on to Me Darling” at the Atlantic Theatre (New York Times Best Plays of 2016). In addition, she has originated roles in world premiere works such as John Guare’s “Are You There MacPhee?”.

Lyon has shared both stage and screen time with Tim Olyphant in both “Hold On To Me Darling” and as his love interest in FX’s “Justified” Seasons 3 and 4, and starred opposite George Lopez and Danny Trejo in the sitcom “Saint George.” Other television appearances include “Army Wives”, “Louie”, and “Crashing” (soon to air on HBO). Film credits include “Phil Spector” with Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, and indies “Flower Shop” and “Lemon”. She recently completed production on a film titled “Blaze”, directed by Ethan Hawke.

Jenn has been very outspoken about body positivity and owning her curves—not to mention women’s reproductive rights. She’s received some flack for being so opinionated, and she doesn’t care—she’s one who uses her voice and platform to make a difference, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Jenn has had quite a journey in life and is no doubt using that road traveled to help inspire others. For years she struggled with an eating disorder that came close to ending her life, and thanks to the Renfrew Center in NYC was able to get the treatment she needed. Jenn is showing other women that it’s okay to take up space (we’re not all a size 2), and it’s okay to have a voice and to use it. It’s all about being healthy. (Alara please use for IG)

Jenn Lyon currently stars in TNT’s CLAWS.


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“I can give you a sonnet, and I can give you armpit farts- which not a lot of ladies can do! But I can!”

“I’ve always been good at the science of comedy on stage… but now I felt like I was able to take pauses and let shit breathe in a way that I never had before.”

“We prioritize knowing over learning. I am retraining my brain to prioritize learning over knowing.”

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095: Peter Facinelli

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Do Your Best Work, The Subjectivity of Art

No stranger to Hollywood, Peter Facinelli’s craft as a leading man has undoubtedly created a strong foothold that has transcended from the spotlight as actor, to behind the camera as a notable director, writer, and producer.

With a myriad of credits under his belt, Facinelli is likely most recognized for his starring role as Doctor Carlisle Cullen in the blockbuster TWILIGHT franchise, based on Stephenie Meyer’s #1 New York Times bestselling literary series. Next up for Facinelli is the STX film COUNTDOWN starring opposite Elizabeth Lail, P.J. Byrne, and Jordan Calloway, as well as RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL (September 13th, 2019 release) starring opposite Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, and Leslie Bibb,

Facinelli recently completed his second directorial feature HOUR OF LEAD, which he also wrote starring Anne Heche, Thomas Jane, and Jason Patric. He made his debut as a director last year with the indie sensation “Breaking and Exiting,” starring Jordan Hinson and Milo Gibson.

Additional recent credits include the 1920’s mobster pic GANGSTER LAND, the thriller ASHER, opposite Famke Janssen, Ron Perlman and Richard Dreyfuss, Damian Harris’ indie feature THE WILDE WEDDING opposite John Malkovich and Glenn Close, as well as the Chris Silverton thriller HEARTTHROB starring Lone Skye and Keir Gilchrist.

Other past film credits include the cult classic “Can’t Hardly Wait,” opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt, FREEZER, with Dylan McDermott; Penny Marshall’s RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS, with Drew Barrymore; THE SCORPION KING, opposite Dwayne Johnson; the dramedy FINDING AMANDA, with Matthew Broderick; TEMPTED, with Burt Reynolds and Saffron Burroughs; a starring role in Walter Hills’ sci-fi thriller SUPERNOVA, with James Spader and Angela Bassett; THE BIG KAHUNA, opposite Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito; DANCER, TEXAS, POP.81; FOXFIRE, alongside Angelina Jolie..

Despite success on the silver screen, Facinelli has also made his mark in television with such credits as the CBS Drama S.W.A.T. as Michael Plank, and Dr. Fitch Cooper on the full seven season run of Showtime’s hit dramedy NURSE JACKIE. Among its numerous accolades, the series earned Emmy, SAG, Golden Globe, and Writers Guild Award nominations, as well as being named one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Shows of 2009.

Facinelli additionally portrayed villain “Maxwell Lord” in the first season of the hit CBS show SUPERGIRL, and starred opposite Anna Friel in NBC’s drama AMERICAN ODYSSEY in 2015. He also appeared in
GLEE, DAMAGES, HBO’s SIX FEET UNDER, for which he shared the cast’s 2005 nomination for the SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama; as well as a starring role in FASTLANE in 2003.

In 2010 Facinelli started the production company A7sle Films. Its first feature, LOOSIES, was a
fast-paced dramatic comedy that Facinelli wrote and starred in about a clever and romantic pickpocket in
the New York City subways. It co-starred Michael Madsen, Jaimie Alexander, Vincent Gallo, and Joe
Pantoliano. The company later partnered with FilmDistrict to produce the true story horror picture THE
LAST WORD, based on a documentary of the same name about Johnny Frank Garrett, which premiered
at the Austin Film Festival in 2016, and was directed by acclaimed indie director Simon Rumley. The company has additionally produced projects across film, TV, and digital platforms with Electus, 5×5, Boom Comics, College Humor, YouTube, ISH, and ARC Productions.

A man of many trades, Facinelli augmented his writing repertoire in 2015 when he co-wrote After the Red Rain, a YA novel with New York Times best-selling author Barry Lyga, which was distributed by Little Brown Company. It is a dystopian novel set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers that he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet.

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Facinelli splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

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019: Erin Cahill

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Erin Cahill’s acting career launched in 2001 when she was cast as Jen, the Pink Ranger in the series POWER RANGERS: TIME FORCE. Since then, she has starred in regular and recurring roles on ABC’s RED WIDOW, TNT’s SAVING GRACE and FOX’s FREERIDE. She has over 30 guest-star credits including ANGEL FROM HELL, BONES, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, SLEEPY HOLLOW, BODY OF PROOF, CHUCK, LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES, THE MENTALIST, MONK, CSI: NY, SUPERNATURAL and GREY’S ANATOMY. Erin has starred in numerous leading roles in studio features such as Netflix’s THE WATCHER, Hallmark’s SLEIGH BELLS RING, the second and third installments of Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA franchise and SONY’s BOOGEYMAN 3. She has also starred in the independent films, IT SNOWS ALL THE TIME, WINGMAN INC., and this year’s CUT TO THE CHASE for which she won Best Supporting Actress at The Northeast Film Festival.

Erin is also an ardent philanthropist, and contributes her time and resources to many worthy causes. Her current passion project is raising funds with her husband to build schools for underprivileged children in Nepal and Malawi in affiliation with the prestigious buildOn Organization.

Currently Erin recurs on this season of Freeform’s STITCHERS and has three features slated for summer release, including Sony’s animated RESIDENT EVIL VENDETTA.

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“That’s a beautiful bitch.”

“I was all Vim and Vigor.”

“Life is not going to look they way you think it should look, probably ever. But it is going to be better than you can imagine.” CLICK TO TWEET

“I feel this divine dissatisfaction, I think that’s part of what drives us as artists.” CLICK TO TWEET

“Don’t box the Universe in.” CLICK TO TWEET

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

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