I Feel Bad Cast

Sarayu Blue

Sarayu Blue

as Emet Kamala-Sweetzer

Sarayu Blue, a native of Madison, WI, began acting in high school and went on to receive her BA in Theater Arts from The University of Iowa, and her MFA from The American Conservatory Theater, in San Francisco.

 

Most recently, Sarayu starred opposite John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz in the hit film, Blockers. She is currently starring in the much anticipated comedy series, I Feel Bad, produced by Amy Poehler.

 

Blue’s stardom rose with her portrayal of Dr. Sydney Napur in David E. Kelley’s medical drama, MondayMornings. The series was based on celebrated neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s book of the same name. She has accumulated many TV credits, including a recent series regular role in NoTomorrow, recurring roles on TheRealO'Neals, SonsofTucson, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Additional television credits include: VEEP, Station19, WisdomoftheCrowd, Grey’sAnatomy, TheBigBangTheory, Franklin&Bash, and Harry’sLaw, among others.

 

Some of Blue’s stage credits include, Varya in TheCherryOrchard at Yale Repertory Theatre, Belle in ACT’s, AChristmasCarol and Livia, in TheTamerTamed, at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

as David Sweetzer

A mainstay on film and television screens, Paul Adelstein recently wrapped the new series Get Shorty and is also currently starring in the new drama, Chance, as Detective Raymond Blackstone, opposite Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol. His previous series regular roles include the Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, which he was a series regular for its first two seasons, as well as serving as a writer and producer on the show, six seasons as Dr. Cooper Freedman on Shonda Rhimes’ drama Private Practice, two episodes of which he directed, and two seasons as Secret Service Agent Paul Kellerman on Prison Break. Paul is also featured in the Prison Break event series, and recurred on Scandal as ruthless political consultant Leo Bergen.

 

With Adam Brooks, Paul co-created and is serving as executive producer, show-runner, and episodic director on the new dark comedy, Imposters.

 

Paul’s wide range of film roles includes Wrigley, George Clooney’s loyal sidekick in the Coen Brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty, fast-talking record producer Hy Gordon opposite John Travolta and Uma Thurman in Elmore Leonard’s Be Cool, and no less than five distinct characters in Harold Ramis’ Bedazzled. In Return to Zero, he starred opposite Minnie Driver in her Emmy® nominated turn in a story about parents struggling in the aftermath of losing a child to still-birth.

 

Paul began his professional acting career in theater at the age of 20 when he joined John Cusack’s commedia dell’arte troupe, New Crime Productions in his native Chicago. After appearing in versions of Marat/Sade, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Balcony, among others, he began working with the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he appeared in numerous productions, including A Clockwork Orange, directed by Terry Kinney; Morning Star, directed by Frank Galati; and A Soldier’s Tale, a co-production of Steppenwolf Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, featuring Pinchas Zuckerman and John Mahoney.

 

In addition to his acting career, Adelstein is the songwriter/singer in the Los Angeles-based band Doris. One of Adelstein’s songs can be heard in the Coen Brothers’ film Burn After Reading.

 

Adelstein attended Bowdoin College where he majored in English, minored in Music, received high honours for his thesis on James Joyce and Samuel Beckett and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey

as Maya Kamala

Dubbed the “Queen of Screen and Cuisine, “Scheherazade of the Kitchen” and the “Julia Child of Indian cookery,” Jaffrey is an actress, writer, TV presenter, and cookbook author.

 

Jaffrey studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated with honours. Her many accolades include the Silver Bear (Best Actress Award at the Berlin International Film Festival), Columbia University’s Tarakhnath Das Award for Indo-American understanding through cooking and acting, New York Gov. George Pataki’s Award for Excellence for changing America through her work in acting and cookery, the New York Women in Film and Television Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement and a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth for her services to drama and the promotion of Indian food and culture.

 

For her more than 20 cookery books, including her memoir, “Climbing the Mango Trees,” Jaffrey has gathered seven James Beard Awards and has been inducted into James Beard Foundation’s Hall of Fame. Her very first cookery book is also in their Hall of Fame. She has an IACP Award for food journalism. She is about to receive an honourary doctorate from Oxford University for her work in the worlds of food and acting.

 

Jaffrey has been acting since she was a child on radio, stage, television, and films. Her stage work includes “Medea” and “Last Dance” at Dum Dum in London and “The Guide,” “Conduct Unbecoming” and “Bombay Dreams” on Broadway.

 

Her TV work includes Holby City, Firm Friends, and EastEnders in Britain as well as Law & Order, Masterpiece Theater’s Peacock Spring, Psych, and New Girl in the US. She has also done three award-winning cookery series for the BBC.

 

Her more than 20 films include Shakespearewallah, Heat and Dust with Greta Scacchi and Julie Christie, Autobiography of a Princess with James Mason and Cotton Mary. Her many other films include Flawless with Robert De Niro, Prime with Meryl Streep, Phoebe in Wonderland with Patricia Clarkson, and Today’s Special with Aasif Mandvi.

 

Jaffrey is currently filming a 10-part cookery series, Curry Nation, in Britain.

Brian George

Brian George

as Sonny Kamala

George was born in Israel, the youngest of four children. His parents were Middle-Eastern Jews who, until their early 30s, lived in India and spoke only English (but with really good Indian accents). In 1954 he moved to Londonʼs East End where he grew up listening to the great British comedians of the day. It would be a few years before they could afford their first television.

 

In 1966 George moved to Canada and it was there that he got his start acting professionally. With the famed comedy troupe the Second City, he worked with Catherine OʼHara, John Candy, and Martin Short, among many others.

 

George moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and since worked nonstop in theater (“Vicuna,” developed at the Center Theater Group and the Mosaic in Washington, D.C., “Yes, Prime Minister” at the Geffen Playhouse), films (AustinPowers, HorribleBosses, and Employeeof the Month), and television (The Big Bang Theory, The Orville, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, Greyʼs Anatomy, and as the beloved Babu in Seinfeld.)

Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton

as Griff

Pemberton is a comedian, actor, writer, mildly knowledgeable gardener, reggae enthusiast and friend to both insects and mammals. He was born and raised in Rochester, Minn., and attended Florida State University.

 

He’s best known for his co-starring role in Son of Zorn. Pemberton also recurs as Bo on Superstore, alongside America Ferrera and Ben Feldman. Prior to that, he was a series regular in The Family Tools, which starred J.K. Simmons. He’s appeared on New Girl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bad Mom, Kroll Show, and Review.

 

On the film side, Pemberton has appeared in Ant-Man, Neighbors 2, and, most recently, in ActionPoint. Prior to that he was seen alongside Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Other feature credits include a supporting role opposite Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Jonah Hill in TheWatch, This Is 40, and In the Loop, starring James Gandolfini.

Zach Cherry

Zach Cherry

as Norman

Cherry is currently a series regular on Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble’s series You. On the film side, he was seen yelling at Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming and is featured in the upcoming An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, alongside Aubrey Plaza and Craig Robinson.

 

Cherry had recurring roles in Search Party and Crashing. He can also be seen in High Maintenance, BroadCity, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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