Mel Rodriguez is perhaps best known for portraying the lovable ‘Todd’ in the series “The Last Man on Earth,” created and led by Will Forte. Recently, he starred opposite Kirsten Dunst and Beth Ditto in the Showtime series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida.” Also, he starred opposite Anne Hathaway, Willem Defoe and Ben Affleck in the film “The Last Thing He Wanted” and in Lionsgate’s “Overboard” reimagining, opposite Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris.
Previously, Rodriguez appeared in the comedy “Getting On,” for which he received a 2016 Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He starred in the “Kill All Others” episode of the Amazon anthology series “Electric Dreams,” directed by Dee Rees. Additionally, Rodriguez has appeared as a guest star on several hit television series, including “Better Call Saul,” “Community,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Big Love” and “Workaholics.”
In film, Rodriguez recently starred as the affable “Officer Colt Bronco” opposite Chris Pratt in the animated feature “Onward,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. His other film credits include “Brave New Jersey,” “Fat Camp,” “Fat,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Panic Room,” “The Watch” and “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which won multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
Born in Miami, Rodriguez currently resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is June 12. Follow him on Twitter @MelRodriguez_ and Instagram @realmelrodriguez.
In CSI: VEGAS, Jorja Fox is reprising her role as forensic scientist ‘Sara Sidle,’ which she portrayed for 15 years on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” on the Network. Most recently, Fox appeared in the coming-of-age film “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” on Amazon, and the John Suits sci fi indie film “3022.”
Prior to “CSI,” Fox portrayed Secret Service agent Gina Toscano on “The West Wing” and Dr. Maggie Doyle on “E.R.”
Fox’s film credits include Chris Nolan’s seminal film “Memento” alongside Guy Pearce, as well as indie hits such as “How to Make the Cruelest Month” and “The Kill Off.”
Her production company Seafox Productions has produced six projects to date: one full length musical about rhythm and blues legend Dusty Springfield and five feature documentary films that highlight the human condition and our connection to the natural world. Fox’s most recent documentaries include “Roll With Me” and “The Animal People.”
Fox serves on the board of the Artists and Athletes Alliance and is also an ambassador for animal-welfare organization ADI. Born to Canadian parents in New York City, she loves music, traveling and every beach she’s ever been on. Follow her on Twitter @JorjaFoxofficia.
Veteran film, television and stage actress Paula Newsome is best known for her standout performance opposite Henry Winkler and Bill Hader as the fierce, funny and fragile ‘Detective Janice Moss’ in HBO’s Emmy-winning series “Barry.”
Newsome was born and raised in Chicago. Four months after moving to New York, she was cast in Lincoln Center’s Tony Award-winning “Carousel.” She then performed in several Off-Broadway and regional productions, before making her big screen debut opposite Dolly Parton in the romantic comedy “Straight Talk.”
Newsome co-starred alongside Angie Harmon in the police drama “Women’s Murder Club.” She has made numerous guest star appearances on notable television series, most recently an emotional arc on the popular Dick Wolf franchise’s “Chicago Med” and Bochco’s “City of Angels,” with Viola Davis and Gabriel Union. Other television credits include “Suits,” “Transparent,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “NCIS,” on the Network, “Suburgatory” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” opposite Viola Davis.
On the big screen, Newsome appeared in “Guess Who” opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher, “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Things We Lost in the Fire,” “Black or White” and “Reign Over Me” alongside Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Newsome attended Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and earned her degree in Musical Theatre. She is trilingual, speaking English, French and Italian, and enjoys riding horses. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @mepaulanewsome and Instagram @therealpaulanewsome.
Mandeep Dhillon is perhaps best known for her reprisal of sarcastic and uptight math-geek ‘Saz Kaur’ on the BBC hit “Some Girls” written by Bernadette Davis. Recently, she starred in a pivotal role in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” In 2020, she starred alongside Ricky Gervais in season two of the critically acclaimed Netflix series “After Life.” Also, she starred opposite David Morrissey in the BBC crime thriller “The City and the City,” and alongside Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke in Sky 1’s cop crime thriller “Bulletproof.”
Prominence on the big screen came in “David Brent: Life on the Road,” alongside Ricky Gervais. It was nominated for best comedy at the National Film Awards. Other film credits include Jamie Adams’ “A Wonderful Christmas Time” and “Garfield,” for which she won Best Actress at the Underwire Film Festival.
Dhillon’s television credits include “Doctor Who,” “24: Live Another Day,” “Finding Fatimah,” “Hospital People,” “Wolfblood,” “Fried” “Whitechapel” and “Lucky Man,” written and produced by Marvel movies legend Stan Lee.
Dhillon hails from London and currently resides in Los Angeles. She trained at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. Her birthday is Dec. 21. Follow her on Instagram @mandidhillon.