Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller first gained international attention with his performance as the drug-addicted punk, Sick Boy, in Danny Boyle’s drama, “Trainspotting,” with Ewan McGregor. Twenty years later, Miller reprised his role as Sick Boy in “T2: Trainspotting 2,” Danny Boyle’s sequel to the cult classic, which was filmed in the UK this summer.
Also, he starred in the true-life drama “The Flying Scotsman,” receiving Scottish BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Circle Award nominations for his portrayal of the innovative but troubled racing cyclist Graeme Obree. His additional film credits include Alan Rudolph’s “Afterglow,” Gillies MacKinnon’s “Behind the Lines,” “Plunkett & Macleane,” “Mansfield Park,” Woody Allen’s “Melinda and Melinda,” and “Aeon Flux.” In 2012, Miller appeared in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” opposite Johnny Depp, and starred in Neil Jordan’s vampire thriller “Byzantium,” with Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.
On television, Miller had a memorable multi-episode arc on “Dexter,” and shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as a member of the show’s 2010 cast. Also, he starred for two seasons in the title role “Eli Stone.” His other television work includes the miniseries “Dead Man’s Walk,” based on the Larry McMurtry novel, such BBC projects as the four-part adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” the miniseries “Canterbury Tales,” the telefilm “Byron,” and the Emmy Award-nominated “Endgame.”
Miller made his Broadway debut in 2009 in “After Miss Julie,” opposite Sienna Miller. His additional theater work includes the West End productions of “Someone Who’ll Watch over Me,” “Feston” and “The Play What I Wrote.”
In 2011, Miller starred in the world premiere of “Frankenstein,” a new play based on Mary Shelley’s classic story, presented at London’s National Theatre under the direction of Danny Boyle. Miller won an Olivier and Evening Standard Award for his performance, shared with Benedict Cumberbatch with whom he alternated in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
An avid runner, Miller has participated in 16 marathons. In 2013, he completed his first 50-mile Endurance Run at Bear Mountain, N.Y. to raise funds for the Jonah’s Just Begun Foundation. Since his first outing in support of the organization, Miller has participated in a number of 50 and 100 mile runs to raise awareness for the non-profit organization’s focus of Sanfillipo Syndrome, a rare children’s disease.
Lucy Liu has had great critical and commercial success in film, television and on Broadway. Her current portrayal of Dr. Joan Watson in ELEMENTARY has garnered her a 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress and the Best Drama Actress Award at the 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards.
Also on television, Liu had a starring role in the romantic comedy “Marry Me,” for which she received a NAACP Award nomination. She played Police Officer Jessica Tang on the critically acclaimed series “Southland,” a role which earned her a 2012 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series and a 2013 NAACP Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Also, she appeared as Ling Woo in the hit series “Ally McBeal,” a role that earned her Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Her additional television credits include starring roles in “Cashmere Mafia” and “Dirty Sexy Money,” and guest parts in on “Sex and The City,” “Joey” and “Ugly Betty.” Also, she has lent her voice to the animated series “The Simpsons,” “Futurama” and “King of The Hill.”
This year, Liu reprised her role as the voice of Viper in the animated feature film, “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Prior to that, she starred in “The Man with the Iron Fists,” directed by The Rza for Universal Pictures and co-starring Russell Crowe, and “Detachment,” directed by Tony Kaye and costarring Adrien Brody, James Caan and Marcia Gay Harden. “Detachment” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to be honored at the Deauville Film Festival with the Cartier New Revelation Award and the International Critics’ Prize.
Her additional film credits include “East Fifth Bliss,” “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Kung Fu Panda” 1 and 2, “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast” as the voice of Silvermist, “Kill Bill” Vol. 1 and 2, “Chicago,” “Code Name: The Cleaner,” “Rise,” “Watching The Detectives,” “Domino,” “Lucky Number Slevin,” “3 Needles,” “Shanghai Noon,” “Payback,” “Play It To The Bone,” “Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever” and “The Year Of Getting To Know Us.”
Liu made her directorial debut with the short narrative feature “Meena,” the film adaptation of the best-selling novel Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The film was awarded the 2015 Telly Bronze Award for Online Video – Online Webisodes, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Social Issues, and was a 2015 Webby Awards Official Honoree in Online Video: Public Service & Activism. Liu made her television directorial debut in 2014, during ELEMENTARY’s second season with the episode “Paint It Black,” written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe. Since then, she has directed two additional episodes of the series, “The Female of the Species” in 2015 and “Turn It Upside Down,” this year. In 2015, Liu directed an episode of the drama series “Graceland.”
Liu debuted as a producer on the critically acclaimed film “Freedom’s Fury,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. Also, Liu produced and narrated the 2008 short film “The Road to Traffik,” which chronicled the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry. She went on to produce and narrate the documentary film “Redlight,” which depicted the plight of women and children sold into sexual slavery. The film premiered at The Woodstock Film Festival in 2009 and aired on Showtime in 2010.
In 2010, Liu appeared for the first time on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play “God of Carnage,” starring as ‘Annette’ in a cast that included Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker and Janet McTeer.
A passionate human rights advocate, Liu has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2004 and has travelled to Lebanon, Lesotho, Pakistan, Cote D’Ivoire, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Cairo, Peru, Egypt and Haiti. In 2008, she received UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for helping to advocate child survival by harnessing the power of celebrity to address international causes.
Also for her humanitarian work, Liu was awarded the 2006 Women’s World Award and honored in 2012 by Women for Women International with their prestigious Champion for Peace Award. Additionally, Liu is a recipient of The Muse Award from New York Women in Film and Television, which celebrates the vision and achievements of women in the entertainment industry.
In the musical arena, Liu collaborated with musician and singer Jeymes Samuel of the UK band The Bullitts on their LP “They Die By Dawn and Other Short Stories.” Liu provided spoken word that surrounded the main character in the album “Amelia Sparks.”
When not appearing on stage or screen, Liu can often be found in her art studio in New York City. Liu is a successful visual artist whose work in painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media has been exhibited in several shows over the past 20 years. Salma Editions published her first book of art in the fall of 2012, a collection of ink and acrylic paintings on paper, entitled Seventy Two.
Captain Tommy Gregson
Aidan Quinn started his acting career on the Chicago stage and went on to play the title role in a modern-day, award-winning “Hamlet,” directed by Robert Falls. In New York, he starred on Broadway in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and off-Broadway in Sam Shepherd’s “Fool for Love,” “Lie of The Mind,” “The Exonerated” and “Salome.” Also, Quinn performed “The Exonerated” at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Dublin and on London’s West End. Recently, he starred at New York City’s Public Theater as Brutus in Richard Nelson’s “Conversation in Tusculum.”
Quinn’s television credits include the ground-breaking AIDS drama “An Early Frost,” for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor, and “See You in My Dreams,” amongst many other television movies. Also, Quinn played the title character in “Book of Daniel,” and was nominated for an Emmy Award for “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”
Quinn has starred in more than 40 feature films, including “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Stakeout,” “The Playboys,” “Avalon,” “Benny and Joon,” “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” “Legends of The Fall,” “Michael Collins,” “The Assignment” and “Songcatcher.”
In Ireland, Quinn produced and starred in “This Is My Father,” written and directed by his brother, Paul, and filmed by his brother, Declan, an award-winning cinematographer. Other films in Ireland include “Song for a Raggy Boy” (Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals 2003), for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the Irish Film Awards, and Conor McPherson’s “Eclipse,” for which he won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Jon Michael Hill
Detective Marcus Bell
In addition to his role on ELEMENTARY, Jon Michael Hill is known to audiences for his portrayal of Detective Damon Washington in the crime drama “Detroit 1-8-7.” His additional television credits include a recurring role in the series “Eastbound and Down” and guest-starring roles in PERSON OF INTEREST, on the Network, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Recently, Hill wrapped production on the feature films “In the Radiant City,” directed by Rachel Lambert and “No Pay, Nudity,” directed by Lee Wilkof.
An accomplished theater actor, Hill received a 2010 Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Franco Wicks in the Tracy Letts production “Superior Donuts,” a role which he originated at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. The show marked Hill’s Broadway debut and, in addition to his Tony nod, earned him a Drama League nomination and Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards.
Among Hill’s regional theater credits, he played Puck in productions of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Houston’s Grand Opera and at the Delacorte Theater in New York City, as part of The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park. Also, he appeared in Tina Landau’s production of “In the Red and Brown Water” at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta.
Hill became hooked on acting as a first grader in Waukegan, Illinois, after watching a performance of a story he wrote about his brother getting lost at the zoo. Hill played high school football and saxophone in the school band, but it was on the school’s stage where he found his true passion. After Hill attended a summer drama program for high school students at Northwestern University, he decided to make his passion his future career.
Hill earned a BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his favorite roles included playing Edgar in “King Lear,” Paul in “Six Degrees of Separation,” Pete Gint in “Gint” and himself in “Ain’t Misbehavin’.”
Prior to graduating college, Hill joined the acting ensemble at the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and was their youngest member to date. A member since 2007, Hill starred in a number of their productions, including “Hot L Baltimore,” “The Tempest,” “Kafka on the Shore, “The Unmentionables” and “Superior Donuts,” the play that would bring him to Broadway.
Hill is an accomplished baritone singer, and in his spare time enjoys playing the guitar, dancing and rapping.