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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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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • 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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  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

008 Jasika Nicole on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jasika Nicole

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Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Jasika Nicole fell in love with performing at a young age. She landed her first audition in fourth grade and went on to grace the stage in school and local theatre productions in her hometown. After graduation, Nicole attended Catawba College in North Carolina, where she continued to nurture her passion for the arts by studying Theatre, Dance, and Studio Art. In 2003, Nicole made the decision to leave the South behind to pursue her musical theatre dreams in New York City, where she showcased her talent in Off Broadway musicals and plays. Eager to hone her craft, Nicole made the decision to head west to Los Angeles in search of opportunities in television and film.

Nicole is perhaps best known for her role as Astrid Farnsworth, an FBI agent turned scientists’ assistant, on the hit FOX series Fringe. The cast also included Joshua Jackson and John Noble. She also made her mark on the small screen with large roles in Scandal and Underground. Other television credits include guest spots on Station 19 and Major Crimes to name just a few.

Nicole showcased her talent on the hit ABC medical drama The Good Doctor. She played Dr. Carly Lever, the head of pathology at St. Bonaventure Hospital, who formed a friendship with Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore). Nicole was upped to a series regular for Season 3, which allowed fans to get to know her character on a deeper level as she navigated the ups and downs of a budding romantic relationship with Dr. Murphy. The storyline made television history as one of the first to explore romance between neurotypical and neurodivergent partners, which earned praise from fans and critics alike.

Things aren’t slowing down for Nicole. She can currently be seen as Cherie’s girlfriend Lauren, a fun-loving and self-assured lawyer on the Punky Brewster reboot. The cast also includes Soleil Moon Frye, reprising her role as Punky, Cherie Johnson and Freddie Prinze Jr. The series is streaming now on Peacock.

In addition to her success onscreen, she has also brought her talent in the world of voiceover. Nicole lent her voice to the popular fictional podcast Welcome to NightVale, which followed the story of a small desert town where conspiracy theories run rampant. Recognizing her natural talent in this medium, the creators started another podcast, Alice Isn’t Dead, specifically with Nicole in mind for the role of narrator Keisha Taylor. The podcast gained such a following that it also became a best-selling novel. Nicole is an Audio Book award winner for her narration of the novel. Nicole has gone on to voice other audiobooks and has also voiced characters on several animated shows.

When she is not acting, Nicole enjoys bringing her creativity to other mediums. She loves to sew and makes her own clothes and shoes, which she shares on her Try Curious blog. The platform allows her to document her process of making and share pattern reviews with her readers. She also loves to knit, make pottery, and is constantly looking for new ways to express herself through new projects. Nicole is also an accomplished writer who has had several personal essays published with various outlets over the years.

Nicole also loves giving back. As a proud queer woman, she is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community. She supports Project Q, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that aims to provide gender affirming haircuts and a safe space for youth to find their identity.

In her spare time, Nicole loves to travel, cook, bake, and draw to name just a few of her favorite activities. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her partner, Claire.


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“Being an actor feels like such a privilege, but it’s not a privilege if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing.”

“I try to remember that just because it isn’t on my timeline, doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to happen.”

“Actors have totally different ideas and mottos and ways of working and there’s no right or wrong way.”

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  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

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Beau Garrett is an American actress and model born in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in Topanga Canyon where she rode horses and was a competitive equestrian. She began her career appearing in GUESS advertisements in the late 1990s after being discovered by an Elite modeling agent at age fourteen. She first appeared on TV in the hit show Entourage in 2004 and made her feature film debut in the horror film Turistas (2006). She later portrayed Captain Raye in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Gem in Tron: Legacy (2010).

Garrett would later appear as a regular on the television series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011) with Forest Whitaker. She played Phoebe in the hit Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and In 2017 she signed onto the ABC series The Good Doctor.

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“If you have expectation, it’s gonna burn you. The thing you think is gonna be the thing isn’t the thing.”

“There really is no small role…you feel like you’re small all the time, but you’re not. These roles matter.”

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