Instinct Cast

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

as Dr. Dylan Reinhart

Alan Cumming is an accomplished performer whose seven seasons of work as Eli Gold on “The Good Wife,” on the Network, earned numerous accolades including Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and Critics Circle Award nominations.  His additional television credits include “Sex and the City,” “Frasier,” “The L Word,” “Web Therapy” and “Tin Man.”  Also, he is the host of PBS’ “Masterpiece Mystery,” he wrote and starred in the British sitcom “The High Life” and appeared in several films for the BBC. 
 
Cumming made his professional acting debut in Michael Boyd’s production of “Macbeth” at the Glasgow’s Tron Theater in 1985. He went on to work extensively in the Scottish theater before his West End debut in “Conquest of the South Pole” earned him his first Olivier Award nomination. He has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played Romeo for the Royal National Theatre Studio and earned further Olivier Award nominations for “La Bete” and “Cabaret.” His career-defining “Hamlet” for the English Touring Theatre earned him huge critical acclaim, a TMA Best Actor award and Shakespeare Globe nomination. He won an Olivier Award for “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” at the Royal National Theatre. In 2006, he returned to the West End in Martin Sherman’s “Bent,” and in 2007 appeared in the National Theatre of Scotland’s “The Bacchae.” 
 
In 1998, Cumming made his Broadway debut when “Cabaret” transferred to New York, winning him a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, New York Press Award and FANY Award. He went on to appear on Broadway in “Design for Living,” “The Threepenny Opera” and “Macbeth.” Off-Broadway, he appeared as the Pope in Jean Genet’s “Elle,” which he also adapted, and as Trigorin in “The Seagull” opposite Dianne Wiest.  From 2014-2015, he returned to Studio 54 and “Cabaret” once more, recreating his performance opposite the Sally Bowles of Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller. 
 
Cumming’s wide-ranging film career has seen him work with everyone from Stanley Kubrick to The Spice Girls, and make appearances in the “X-Men,” “Spy Kids,” “Flintstones” and “The Smurfs” franchises as well as roles in independent films such as “Sweet Land,” “Titus,” “The Tempest” and “Any Day Now.” Along with Jennifer Jason Leigh, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in “The Anniversary Party,” which earned a National Board of Review Award and two Independent Spirit Award nominations.  Recently, he completed filming for “Battle of the Sexes” opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, and starred in “After Louie.” 

Cumming performs regularly in concert and has performed with Liza Minnelli at New York’s Town Hall in addition to appearances at the Sydney Opera House, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and London’s Vaudeville Theatre.  In 2015, he premiered his cabaret show “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” at the legendary Cafe Carlyle in New York.  The show has since toured all over America, Canada, Australia, England and was the hit of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival.  The show was filmed for a PBS special and a live album of the same name was released in February 2016, to coincide with his sold out debut at NYC's Carnegie Hall. 

As an author, Cumming made his debut with the novel Tommy's Tale, and in 2014 released a memoir Not My Father's Son, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller, was named Attitude Magazine’s Book of the Year and was the recipient of the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Award, two Audible awards, an Audie award and a Lambda Literary award nomination. In 2016 Rizzoli published his book of stories and photographs You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, and a children's picture book created with his illustrator husband Grant Shaffer, The Adventures of Honey and Leon, was published in September 2017. 
 
For his humanitarian work, particularly in the field of LGBT rights and equality, Cumming has been honored by the Human Rights Commission, GLAAD, The Trevor Project and The Matthew Shepard Foundation, among many others. From his homeland, he was honored with both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards and was made an Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Queen’s Honors List. 
 
Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Scotland. His birthday is Jan. 27. Follow him on Twitter at @AlanCumming and ON Instagram @alancummingsnaps

Bojana Novakovic

Bojana Novakovic

as Lizzie Needham

Serbian native Bojana Novakovic’s television credits include “Westworld,” “Shameless” and “Rake.” She was the recipient of an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award in 2004 for her role in the miniseries “Marking Time.”  In addition, she is writing and developing a multi-cam comedy for the Network called “The Singles,” which follows a young woman trying to find love while keeping her own family from falling apart.  
 
Novakovic’s feature film credits include the upcoming sci-fi film “Beyond Skyline,” as well as “The Hallow,” “The Little Death,” “Generation Um,” “Burning Man,” “Devil,” “Drag me to Hell” and “Edge of Darkness.” Also, she is in the process of editing her first documentary, “The Forbidden Aunt,” which she directed and shot.   
 
Between projects, she stars in a show she created called “The Blind Date Project,” in which she has a surprise guest each week that takes her on an unscripted and unrehearsed "blind date." The show has had runs in Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and most recently New York.  
 
Novakovic was trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia and has had starring roles with all of Australia’s major theatre companies, including The Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse and the Bell Shakespeare Company. Also, she ran her own independent theatre company, Ride On Theatre, from 2003 to 2013, for which she wrote, directed and starred in numerous productions and earned numerous theatre award nominations.  
 
Currently, Novakovic lives and works in Los Angeles.  Her hobbies include professional photography, motorcycle riding and training in Muay Thai.  She is involved with B Project/Seven Summit Women Nepal, a project she started with the Seven Summit Women to rebuild schools and get kids off the streets in the district of Sindhupalchok, Nepal. 
 
Her birthday is July 12.  Follow her on Twitter @bojnovak and Instagram @boyzbi.
Daniel Ings

Daniel Ings

as Andy

Ings currently stars on the Netflix show “Lovesick”. He has also recurred in “The Café”, “Mount Pleasant”, “W1A”, and “Psychoville”. His film credits include “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Eddie the Eagle”. He has also appeared on “The Crown”, “Peep Show”, and “Vera”.
Naveen Andrews

Naveen Andrews

as Julian

Andrews is best known for his starring role on “Lost”. He has also recurred on “Sense8”, “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”, and “Sinbad”. His film credits include “The English Patient”, “Mighty Joe Young”, “Grindhouse”, “The Brave One”, and “Rollerball”.
Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal

as Jasmine Gooden

Leal starred on “Hellcats”, “Guiding Light”, Legacy”, and “Recovery Road”. She currently recurs on the CW series “Supergirl”, and previously recurred on “LAX”, “Private Practice”, and “Grimm”. Her film credits include her SAG nominated role in “Dreamgirls”, and roles in “This Christmas”, “Addicted”, and “Freedom”.
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