Pure Genius cast

Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney

as Dr. Walter Wallace

Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Birthday: October 31

Dermot Mulroney was discovered by a Hollywood talent agent while attending Northwestern University. In 1985 he arrived in Los Angeles, where he got his first acting role in the movie Sin of Innocence. Since then, Mulroney has built a prolific career in entertainment, acting in more than five dozen feature films and multiple television roles throughout the years.

Mulroney made his film debut in Blake Edwards’ Sunset in 1987. His additional film credits include August: Osage County, Dirty Grandpa, Jobs, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Family Stone, About Schmidt, Young Guns, The Wedding Date, Longtime Companion, Where the Day Takes You, The Grey, Kansas City, Bastard Out of Carolina, Point of No Return, The Thing Called Love, Copycat, Zodiac, J. Edgar, Stoker, The Rambler, Insidious: Chapter 3 and Truth. Mulroney will star opposite Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan in the upcoming release Sleepless, due in theaters at the end of 2016.

Mulroney’s television credits include starring in the television movie Long Gone, guest-starring roles on the series Mozart in the Jungle, Shameless and Enlightened and a recurring role on the comedy series New Girl.

A classically trained cellist who has been playing since the age of 7, Mulroney has contributed his musical talents to award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s scoring orchestra for films, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the Mission Impossible franchise, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland and Inside Out.

Mulroney was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. Currently, he lives in California with his wife and three children. His birthday is Oct. 31.

Augustus Prew

Augustus Prew

as James Bell

Hometown: London
Birthday: September 17

Augustus Prew began his career in entertainment when he nabbed a coveted spot with the prestigious YoungBlood Theatre Company in England, which counts British actors Carey Mulligan and Imogen Poots as its alumni.

Prew’s first television role was in the British series 24Seven. His additional British television credits include guest-starring roles in The Time of Your Life, Silent Witness, MI-5, The Bill, The Village and Spooks, and the television movie Marigold.

Prew gained attention from American television audiences when he starred as Prince Alfonso in the Showtime series The Borgias. His additional U.S. television credits include guest starring roles in the series NCIS, Major Crimes and the mini-series Klondike. In 2017, Prew will appear in a recurring role in the limited event series, Prison Break.

On the big screen, Prew made his debut in the hit movie About a Boy. His additional film credits include High-Rise, Kick-Ass 2, Copperhead, Charlie St. Cloud, The Secret of Moonacre, Animals, Hated, The Kid and Sophie & Sheba.

Prew is a native of London, England. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is Sept. 17.

Odette Annable

Odette Annable

as Dr. Zoe Brockett

Hometown: Palm Springs, California
Birthday: May 10

Odette Annable began her acting career at age 5, appearing with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Kindergarten Cop, and since then has built a versatile career in movies and television.

Annable’s numerous film credits include the box-office hit Cloverfield, You Again, The Unborn, Operation: Endgame, The Double, The Holiday, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Transformers and Dear God.

After graduating from high school and pursuing a modeling career, Annable landed a starring role in the television series South Beach. Her additional television credits include starring roles in the series The Astronaut Wives Club, House, Breaking In, October Road and Brothers & Sisters and guest-starring roles in Life on Mars, Monk, Quintuplets and the television movie Remembrance.

She lent her vocal talents to the Beverly Hills Chihuahua film franchise as the voice of Chloe and to the hit video game “Fallout 3” as the voice of Amata Almodovar.

Annable is actively involved in the Christopher Reeve Foundation, donating her time as an ambassador to the charitable organization.

Of Cuban descent and fluent in Spanish, Annable was raised in Palm Springs, Calif. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Dave Annable, and their daughter. Her birthday is May 10.

Reshma Shetty

Reshma Shetty

as Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra

Hometown: New York City, New York
Birthday: December 2

A graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Reshma Shetty got her acting start in musical theater. Immediately after graduation, she took on the lead role of Priya in A.R. Rahman’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first national tour of the Broadway musical “Bombay Dreams.” Her other theater credits include starring in The New Group’s Off-Broadway production of Ayub Khan-Din’s “Rafta Rafta.”

Shetty parlayed her theater experience into a career in television, most recently appearing in the series Royal Pains as one of series television’s first female South Asian leads. Her additional television credits include guest roles on CSI: Miami, 30 Rock, Odd Mom Out and Happyish. Her film credits include the feature Allegiance.

Shetty was one of the first faces of Cindy Crawford's “Meaningful Beauty” skin care line and works with various organizations dedicated to raising awareness to combat prejudice and discrimination. Some of her favorite organizations include Lend a Hand India and New York’s New Abolitionists. Most recently, Shetty partnered with Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a grassroots Indian organization dedicated to stopping sex trafficking. Working with the group gave her the opportunity to speak at the United Nations on the topic of empowering girls and women to prevent sex trafficking​.

Shetty was raised in England and now resides in New York City. Her birthday is Dec. 2.

Aaron Jennings

Aaron Jennings

as Dr. Malik Verlaine

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birthday: February 11

Born and raised in Los Angeles to actor parents, Aaron Jennings spent his youth training in theater and consequently fell in love with the stage. In 2013, Jennings appeared in the Los Angeles production of “Elmina’s Kitchen,” for which the cast won the NAACP “Best Ensemble” award. Most recently, he performed in the stage plays “The Whipping Man” and “My Children! My Africa!” in Los Angeles and “Facing Our Truth” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif.

Jennings’ big-screen debut came in 2013 with the Farrelly Brothers’ comedy Movie 43, opposite Terence Howard. On television, he guest starred on Vegas, Rizzoli & Isles, Bones, Aquarius and Loosely Exactly Nicole. He had a recurring role on the series Meet the Browns.

Jennings actively volunteers in the community and gives back to the homeless. He donates his time to the youth enrichment and empowerment organization A Place Called Home in South Central Los Angeles. Coincidentally, he was volunteering there when he learned he was cast in Pure Genius.

He enjoys basketball, hiking, watching art house and blockbuster films, going to museums, seeing comedy shows, enjoying great food with great people, beer and wine tasting, finding new adventures in the city, seeing live music, scouring flea markets, fashion, sneaker collecting and binge watching television on his couch.

Jennings attended Columbia College in Chicago. Currently, he resides in his hometown of Los Angeles. His birthday is Feb. 11.

Ward Horton

Ward Horton

as Dr. Scott Strauss

Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey
Birthday: January 14

Ward Horton moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and has since built an extensive list of credits in the worlds of film, television and theater.On the big screen, Horton was the male lead in the horror film Annabelle, a spin-off of the hit movie The Conjuring. His other film credits include Alto, The Wolf of Wall Street, I Hate Valentine’s Day, Veronika Decided to Die, The Mighty Macs, We Fight to Be Free, Falling for Grace, The Good Shepherd, Christmas Wish List, Four Eyed Monsters, Nail Polish, Dress Rehearsal and Loverboy.

On television, Horton guest starred on the series CSI: Miami, Royal Pains, White Collar, Body of Proof, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Mercy, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Day Break and Hope & Faith and the daytime dramas Guiding Light, One Life to Live and All My Children.

His theater work includes off-Broadway and regional productions of “In Masks Outrageous and Austere,” “The Autobiography of God,” “Supper’s Ready,” “Bash: Latterday Plays,” “Equus,” “Dancing With Dani” and “Lost in Yonkers.”

Horton is an active supporter of the nonprofit student enrichment organizations Horizons and The Emily K Center and the nature organization Bald Head Island Conservancy.

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Horton was born in Morristown, N.J., and raised in Hillsborough, N.C. Currently, he resides in Connecticut with his family. His birthday is Jan. 14.

Brenda Song

Brenda Song

as Angie Cheng

Hometown: Carmichael, California
Birthday: March 27

Brenda Song has built a career as one of Hollywood’s most visible young actresses, with a variety of film and television roles to her credit.

Song became a familiar face on television as one of the stars of the series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. Additionally, she starred in the series Dads, guest starred on the series Life in Pieces and had recurring roles on New Girl, Scandal and Phil of the Future. Also, she starred in the television movies Special Delivery, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Stuck in the Suburbs, Get a Clue and The Ultimate Christmas Present.

On the big screen, she co-starred in the Academy Award-nominated film The Social Network. Her additional film credits include the dance movie Boogie Town.

Song holds a black belt in tae kwon do. Also, she is active in supporting breast cancer charities, as her mother is a three-time cancer survivor.

A Carmichael, Calif. native, Song now resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is March 27.

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