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Vanessa Kai

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Vanessa Kai is best known for her work on the CW’s hit series “Kung Fu.” She is a native New Yorker and a first generation Chinese American. She began her professional training as a drama student at Fiorello LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

With numerous theater credits, she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as “Ruby” in the sold-out, extended world premiere of “KPOP,” an Off-Broadway, immersive musical event produced by Ars Nova.

Before “Kung Fu”, Vanessa appeared in a number of other television series and films, including “New Amsterdam”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “The Mysteries of Laura”, “The Blacklist”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Madam Secretary.” Off-screen, Vanessa is an advocate for Asian representation in the entertainment industry and has spoken out about the need for more diverse storytelling.




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John Gallagher Jr.

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John Gallagher Jr. is a Tony Award winning actor and musician. Over the past year, John was featured in a number of high-profile series and film projects that include: a recurring Guest Star role for the hit HBO series WESTWORLD and HBO Max’s LOVE LIFE; Amazon Studio’s anthology series MODERN LOVE opposite Sofia Boutella; THE BEST OF ENEMIES opposite Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson; Will Eubank’s UNDERWATER opposite Kristen Stewart for 20th Century Fox.

John is a regular on Broadway and made his debut in David Lindsay Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize wining play RABBIT HOLE. He won a Tony Award in originating the role of Moritz Stiefel in SPRING AWAKENING (2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album) and starred in the stage adaptation of punk rock band Green Day’s rock opera AMERICAN IDIOT (2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album).

John will next be seen on stage in a new musical by the Avett Brothers, SWEPT AWAY. On the Film/TV side, he will next be seen opposite Ariana DeBose in I.S.S., premiering at Tribeca this June. John will also be performing an intimate concert for 5 nights only at Lincoln Center Theater.


  • Westworld
  • Modern Love
  • Abandoned
  • Hush
  • The Newsroom
  • Short Term 12
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Peppermint
  • The Belko Experiment
  • The West Wing
  • Spring Awakening


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013: Alysia Reiner

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Alysia is best known for her role as Natalie “Fig” Figueroa, the tough as nails assistant warden everyone loves to hate on NETFLIX’s hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Alysia won a SAG award as part of the amazing ensemble cast, and you can see her in all 5 binge-worthy seasons. She is currently in production on Season 6 of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and recently launched her very own eco-friendly fashion label, Livari. Alysia recently wrapped production as both a producer and star of motherhood dark comedy EGG, starring with Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp.

You can also catch her as Sunny in F/X’s critical hit and Peadbody Award winning BETTER THINGS, brought to you by the inimitable Louie CK and Pamela Adlon. And don’t forget to look for her in recent/upcoming episodes of YOUNGER, BROAD CITY and ODD MOM OUT.

Alysia may be all over your streaming shows and on your TV, but she couldn’t get an agent for years and self-submitted and taped for the break role in the Oscar nominated film SIDEWAYS. Listen in to hear her daily practice for being a creative person and how she is mentoring the next generation of female storytellers.

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