9-1-1 Cast Bios

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

as Athena Grant

Angela Bassett’s talent and abilities as an actress, director and executive producer in both television and film have garnered well-deserved respect and acclaim from peers and fans, proving her to be one of the industry’s premier leading ladies.

In 2018, Bassett was seen on the big screen in M:I 6 Mission Impossible, alongside Tom Cruise; and in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. She has also directed episodes of the network drama Scandal and cable’s American Horror Story: Cult. She starred in three prior seasons of the hit anthology series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk: American Horror Story: Roanoke, American Horror Story: Hotel and American Horror Story: Coven. Her performances both in Hotel and Coven earned her Emmy® Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

In 2017, Bassett received her fourth career Emmy® Award nomination for her guest performance on Master of None. She previously competed in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for The Rosa Parks Story in 2002. In 2016, Bassett was nominated for her first Directors Guild of America Award for her directorial debut on the cable film Whitney.

Also in 2016, Bassett reprised her role as "Lynne Jacobs" in London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, alongside Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. She also appeared in Spike Lee’s film, Chiraq; and writer/director Stephen Poliakoff’s miniseries, Close to the Enemy, alongside Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley and Alfred Molina.

Always expanding the many facets of her talents, Bassett ventured into a new entertainment medium, as the lead character in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, the highly acclaimed first-person shooter video game franchise. She also continues to lend her voice to the animated series Bojack Horseman, alongside Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris.

Bassett was seen in director James McTeigue’s Survivor, opposite Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Milla Jovovich; and in Gregg Araki’s Whitebird in a Blizzard, opposite Shailene Woodley. She returned to the musical genre in the film Black Nativity, opposite Forest Whitaker, for director Kasi Lemmons, and received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her work as Coretta Scott King in the cable movie Betty and Coretta.

Bassett made her feature debut as an actor in John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood. Other memorable roles include Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale, co-starring Whitney Houston; Kathryn Bigelow’s futuristic Strange Days, with Ralph Fiennes; Vampire in Brookyln, opposite Eddie Murphy; and Supernova, with James Spader.

Perhaps best known for her intense portrayal of Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, opposite Laurence Fishburne, Bassett earned the Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture and an Academy Award® nomination.
Peter Krause

Peter Krause

as Bobby Nash

A native of Minneapolis, MN, Peter Krause is an Emmy® Award- and Golden Globe®-nominated actor whose projects include starring in the drama series The Catch, opposite Mireille Enos.

Krause is best known for his work on the acclaimed cable drama Six Feet Under, for which he was nominated for three Emmy® Awards, two Golden Globe® Awards and two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. He also received two SAG Awards as part of the Six Feet Under ensemble.

Krause made his television debut as a regular on Carol Burnett’s hit variety show, Carol and Company, followed by a recurring role on the popular series Cybill. His additional TV credits include Parenthood, alongside Lauren Graham; Dirty Sexy MoneySports Night; and the cable miniseries The Lost Room.

His film credits include Beastly, the independent feature Civic Duty and We Don’t Live Here Anymore, in which he starred opposite Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo. Additionally, in 2004, Krause made his Broadway debut starring in Arthur Miller’s After The Fall, for director Michael Mayer.
Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s series regular role on 9-1-1 marks her return to the U.S.’ FOX network, having previously starred as Sarah Reeves in the drama Party of Five and its spin-off, Time of Your Life.


Additionally, Hewitt starred in and executive-produced the hit cable film The Client List, for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The success of the film led to a weekly series of the same name, in which Hewitt starred and served both as an executive producer and episodic director for two seasons. She also starred in, executive-produced and directed several episodes of the hit series Ghost Whisperer, which ran for five seasons. Her additional television credits include a starring role in the hit drama Criminal Minds, which she joined for the series’ 10th season, the telefilm The Lost Valentine, opposite Betty White, and a recurring role on the comedy series Hot In Cleveland.


On the big screen, Hewitt is known for her role as Julie James in the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise. She also starred opposite Sigourney Weaver in the romantic comedy Heartbreakers, and alongside Jackie Chan in the action comedy The Tuxedo. Her additional feature credits include If Only, Can’t Hardly Wait, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Sister Act 2, Garfield and its sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.


In addition to her acting, producing and directing credits, Hewitt is a singer and songwriter. Her studio album BARENAKED became her first album to chart in the United States, peaking at No. 37 on the Billboard 200 chart.


Hewitt’s debut novel, The Day I Shot Cupid, was released in 2010, with the book becoming a New York Times Bestseller the week of its release.

Oliver Stark

Oliver Stark

as Evan "Buck" Buckley

British-born Oliver Stark was seen in a starring role on the cable drama Into The Badlands, and in the feature film Underworld: Blood Wars, alongside Kate Beckinsale. Stark began his career at a young age attending the North London Performing Arts Centre. He made his first British television appearance on the BAFTA Award-winning BBC series Casualty, and followed with roles on the Golden Globe®- and Emmy® Award-winning series Luther, opposite Idris Elba; as well as in Dracula, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Aisha Hinds

Aisha Hinds

as Henrietta "Hen" Wilson

Aisha Hinds was featured in the FOX event series Shots Fired and the cable film All the Way, opposite Bryan Cranston and Anthony Mackie. She also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the drama series Underground. Hinds began her career in schools, churches, prisons, group homes and on the streets of New York City as a cast member with a local Brooklyn-based group of young artists called the Health Watch Players. She went on to obtain a B.F.A. in theater at the University of Miami and graduated with honors. Hinds' break came when she was cast on NYPD Blue. Her additional television credits include a series regular role on the drama Under the Dome, as well as recurring roles on Hawthorne,Weeds, Dollhouse and True Blood.
Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi

as Howie "Chimney" Han

Kenneth Choi's role on 9-1-1 reunites him with Ryan Murphy. The two worked together on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which Choi portrayed Judge Lance Ito. His additional television credits include The Last Man On Earth and Sons of Anarchy. On film, he appeared in the blockbuster Spiderman: Homecoming. He also appears in the feature films Bright, from director David Ayer; Stephanie, with Frank Grillo; Nash Edgerton's Gringo; and Hotel Artemis, alongside Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown; as well as the cable series Counterpart, with J.K. Simmons. Choi's other credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

as Michael Grant

Rockmond Dunbar stars as "Detective Abe Gaines," opposite Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, in the streaming drama series The Path.

Dunbar’s additional television credits include series regular roles on The Mentalist, Soul Food, Terriers, Sons of Anarchy and executive producer Steven Spielberg’s adventure drama, Earth 2. On film, Dunbar has had leading roles in Jada, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys.

As a director, Dunbar made his debut with the cable film Pastor Brown.
Spring 2019

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