Rebecca Breeds broke into television on the Australian series “Blue Water High.” In 2008, she left the show and went on to play Ruby Buckton in “Home and Away.” Her U.S. television credits include a starring role in “We Are Men,” on the Network, and recurring on “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Originals.”
Born in Sydney, Australia, Breeds currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is June 17. Follow her on Twitter @BecEBreeds and Instagram @rebeccaebreeds.
Michael Cudlitz starred opposite Mary McCormack on the critically acclaimed comedy “The Kids Are Alright.” Prior to that, he portrayed “Abraham” on AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead,” for which he also directed three episodes following his departure from the show. Cudlitz starred on TNT’s acclaimed drama “Southland,” which earned him a Critics Choice Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.” His additional television credits include “Lost,” “Prison Break,” “Six Feet Under,” “Nip/Tuck,” “24” and the Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Band of Brothers.”
Cudlitz has appeared in more than 20 films, including “A River Runs Through It,” “Gross Pointe Blank” and “The Negotiator.” More recently, he starred in the independent film “Driven.”
Cudlitz was born in Queens, N.Y. and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. His birthday is Dec. 29. Follow Cudlitz on Twitter and Instagram @cudlitz.
Lucca De Oliveira
Most recently, Lucca De Oliveira appeared on “Animal Kingdom” and SEAL TEAM, on the Network. His additional television credits include “The Punisher,” “Happyish,” as well as “Instinct” and BULL, both on the Network. His film credits include “I Love You Daddy” and “3 Generations.”
De Oliveira was born and raised in New York City and currently resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is Nov. 30. Follow De Oliveira on Twitter @luccadeoliveir6 and Instagram @luccadeo_.
Actor/writer/producer Kal Penn co-created and starred in the NBC/Hulu comedy “Sunnyside.” Penn played Garrett Modi, a disgraced New York City Councilman who sets out to rebuild his life, and ends up befriending a group of immigrants navigating the citizenship process. The patriotic, groundbreaking series was especially praised for its diverse cast and writing team, mostly consisting of families of immigrant Americans themselves. Penn previously appeared on the drama “Designated Survivor,” co-starring opposite Kiefer Sutherland. Penn is known for his starring roles in “House,” “How I Met Your Mother,” on the Network, and the “Harold and Kumar” franchise.
Penn has appeared in a number of independent films, including “Sisterhood of Night,” “Outliving Emily” and Mira Nair’s “The Namesake.” From 2009 to 2011, Penn took a sabbatical from acting and served as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he focused primarily on outreach to three groups on behalf of the president: Young Americans, Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities, and the Arts. He has taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA. Follow Penn on Twitter and Instagram @kalpenn.
Nick Sandow is an American actor, writer, producer and director, perhaps best known for his role as Joe Caputo in “Orange Is the New Black,” which earned him three SAG Awards. He is also known for his recurring role as Waxey Gordon on “Boardwalk Empire.” His film credits include “Patti Cake$,” “The Sitter” and “Meadowland,” among others.
His writing and producing credits include his first feature film “Ponies” as well as multiple episodes of “Orange Is The New Black”. Sandow wrote and directed the crime drama “The Wannabe,” executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Teaming up with Jay-Z, he created the documentary-series “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,” which won a Peabody Award in 2018. Also, Sandow produced Paramount Network’s “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.”
Sandow was born in Bronx, N.Y., and currently resides in Brooklyn. His birthday is June 12. Follow him on Instagram @NickSandow.
Devyn Tyler is an actress, scholar, writer and teacher born and raised in New Orleans. Some of Tyler’s television credits include “The Purge,” “Watchmen,” “Cloak & Dagger,” “Underground,” “The Gates” and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” on the Network. Her film credits include “12 Years a Slave,” “Out of Blue” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Tyler earned a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies from Columbia University. She is a YoungArts Gold Winner in Theater, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and speaks fluent French. Currently, she lives in New Orleans. Her birthday is May 7. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @devynariel.
Marnee Carpenter’s notable credits include “Criminal Minds,” on the Network, and “Good Girls.” She appeared in a supporting role in the indie feature “Wild Oats” opposite Jessica Lange and Shirley MacLaine. Also, Carpenter can be seen in the upcoming short film “Urges,” currently making the festival circuit rounds.
Carpenter was raised in Warwick, R.I. and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is dedicated to supporting rescue dogs, including fostering and supporting adoptive families with organizations such as The REAL Bark, A Purposeful Rescue, Frosted Faces Foundation, Paws for Life K9 Rescue and Angel City Pit Bulls. Her birthday is July 30. Follow her on Instagram @marnee.carpenter.