Born in New York City, Téa Leoni became interested in acting through the influence of her grandmother, a former Broadway actress. Nicknamed Sarah Bernhardt because of her melodramatic tendencies, Leoni didn’t pursue her craft immediately. Instead, she studied anthropology and psychology at Sarah Lawrence and then took time off from school to travel, living in Tokyo, Italy, and St. Croix. Upon her return to New York, she went on her first audition.
She has appeared in many feature films, including Tower Heist, Ghost Town, You Kill Me, Fun with Dick and Jane, Flirting with Disaster, Deep Impact, The Smell of Success, House of D, Spanglish, People I Know, Hollywood Ending, Jurassic Park III, and The Family Man, among others.
On television, she is well-known for her critically acclaimed role in the situation comedy The Naked Truth, which aired for three seasons. She also starred in the series Flying Blind.
Since 2001, Leoni has been a UNICEF Ambassador and, since 2006, she has been a National Board Member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Leoni is the third generation of her family working with UNICEF. Her grandmother co-founded the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 1947 and served as its President for 25 years. She has been heavily involved in the organization, and her contributions were recognized in November 2007 when she and her father, Tony Pantaleoni, received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for their dedicated service.
Leoni resides in New York City. Her birthday is Feb. 25.
Tim Daly is an Emmy Award-nominated actor, director, producer, and philanthropist whose resume spans a long list of diverse projects and advocacy efforts.
Onstage, Daly appeared for the first time onstage with his sister Tyne Daly in the new play Downstairs. This play, specifically written for them by Theresa Rebeck, opened the Dorset Theatre Festival’s 40th anniversary season in Vermont in summer 2017.
After making his film debut in Barry Levinson’s Diner, Daly appeared in many additional feature films, including Against the Ropes, The Object of My Affection, and Made in Heaven. Most recently, he starred in and co-produced Lowdown, which he also co-produced.
Daly’s additional television series credits include starring roles in Private Practice, Wings, The Fugitive, for which he earned a SAG Award nomination, The Nine, and Eyes, and guest-starring roles in Hawaii Five-0, Judging Amy, The Mindy Project, and The Sopranos, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination. Additionally, he has appeared in several television miniseries and movies, including From the Earth to the Moon, Storm of the Century, and The Outsider.
Daly’s theater credits include Red, The Scene, The Exonerated, Six Degrees of Separation, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Henry Flamethrowa, Coastal Disturbances, Oliver, Oliver, Buried Child, and most recently, The Ruins of Civilization for the Manhattan Theater Club.
Behind the camera, Daly produced the documentary film Poliwood, directed by Barry Levinson. Poliwood presents an in-depth look at the 2008 presidential election, blending footage from the Republican and Democratic conventions, as well as interviews with celebrities and key political figures. Daly’s association and work with Poliwood stems from his long involvement with The Creative Coalition, for which he serves as president. The Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan, social, and political advocacy organization in which members of the entertainment community promote issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education. Also, he produced and starred in Edge of America, which earned the Humanitas Prize, Peabody Award, Writers Guild Award, and Directors Guild Award. Daly is a board member of InsideOUT Writers.
Between projects, Daly and his son, Sam Daly, with Ben Shelton, produce an original comedy web series, The Daly Show. The series, written and directed by Shelton and starring the Dalys, is a comedic take on their real-life father-and-son relationship.
Daly studied theater and literature at Bennington College. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Vermont. His birthday is March 1. Follow him on Twitter and on Instagram @TimmyDaly.
Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez appeared for over a decade as Dr. Callie Torres on the television drama Grey’s Anatomy. After performing the most prominent songs in the series’ special musical event episode in 2011, she released her own EP on iTunes later that year.
Currently, she is the voice of Queen Miranda on the animated series Sofia the First and has guest-starred on the television series NYPD Blue, Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch and Spin City. Recently, Ramirez co-hosted Ted Talks Live NYC on PBS.
Ramirez starred in the Broadway production of Monty Python’s Spamalot as Lady of the Lake, for which she earned both a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and an Outer Critics Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. She made her Broadway debut starring in Paul Simon’s The Capeman. Later, she starred on Broadway in The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm and A Class Act, and off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues.
Ramirez has executive produced three films: Loserville, the virtual reality film experience Out of Exile: Daniel’s Story and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary by David France about transgender LGBTQ civil rights pioneers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson that recently premiered on Netflix.
She was honored in May 2017 by the city of Los Angeles as an activist and artist working to advance equality as part of Los Angeles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month. In 2015 Ramirez was awarded the Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In addition to her role as a member of the True Colors Fund’s board of directors, additional organizations she supports include the Bisexual Organizing Project, ACLU, NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network), Mujerez De Maiz, The Task Force, and The Los Angeles/San Diego/New York/San Francisco LGBT Centers. In November 2017, she was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the LGBT Center of New York City.
Ramirez graduated from the Juilliard Drama School. Currently, she divides her time between Los Angeles and New York. Her birthday is August 31. Follow her on Twitter @SaraRamirez and on Instagram @therealsararamirez.
Željko Ivanek is well known to audiences for his numerous film, stage, and television roles, including his Emmy Award-winning performance in the legal thriller Damages and his series regular roles in The Event and The Mob Doctor.
On television, he had recurring roles in the series Banshee, Revolution, True Blood, Big Love, Heroes, 24, Oz, and Homicide: Life on the Street. He has guest-starred on The Mentalist, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lost, ER, Law & Order, Frasier, The West Wing, N.Y.P.D. Blue, The Practice, and The X-Files, among many others. Additionally, he appeared in many television movies and mini-series, including The Reagans, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal, John Adams, Dash and Lilly, The Rat Pack, Truman, Our Sons, The Sun Also Rises, Echoes in the Darkness, and American Playhouse.
On Broadway, Ivanek received Tony Award nominations for his roles in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Two Shakespearean Actors, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. His additional Broadway credits include The Pillowman, The Glass Menagerie, and Loot. Off-Broadway, he appeared in A Map of the World, Cloud 9, The Cherry Orchard, and Hamlet. Additionally, he appeared in Bash, at the Almeida in London, and Master Harold… and the Boys, at the Yale Repertory, in which he originated the role of Hally.
Ivanek’s film roles include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Seven Psychopaths, Argo, The Bourne Legacy, In Bruges, Live Free or Die Hard, The Hoax, Manderlay, Dogville, Black Hawk Down, Unfaithful, Hannibal, Dancer in the Dark, A Civil Action, Donnie Brasco, Courage Under Fire, White Squall, School Ties, and Mass Appeal, among many others.
Ivanek was born in the former Yugoslavia, in Ljubljana, the capital of what is now Slovenia, and now resides in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His birthday is August 15.
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Keith Carradine has starred in more than 70 feature films, five Broadway shows and a variety of television series throughout his entertainment career.
His first feature film role was of a young gunslinger in “A Gunfight” with Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash. Following his performance, he earned his breakout role of the Cowboy in “McCabe and Mrs. Miller.” His additional feature film credits include “Emperor of the North,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” “Thieves Like Us,” “Nashville,” “Welcome to L.A.,” “Choose Me,” “Trouble in Mind,” “Falcons,” “Our Very Own,” “The Duellists,” “Pretty Baby,” “The Long Riders,” “Southern Comfort,” “A Thousand Acres,” “2 Days in the Valley,” “The Moderns,” “A Quiet Passion” and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.” He starred with Sondra Locke in his sixth collaboration with writer-director Alan Rudolph, “Ray Meets Helen,” which was released in May 2018. Coming up, he’ll appear in “The Old Man and the Gun,” with Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek, reteaming with director David Lowery.
On television, Carradine appeared in season one of the series “Fargo.” His additional television credits include THE BIG BANG THEORY, on the Network, “Dexter,” “Deadwood” and “Monte Walsh.”
He began his career on stage, starring in the original Broadway production of “Hair.” His additional Broadway credits include “Foxfire,” for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award, “The Will Rogers Follies,” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actor in a Musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Hands on a Hardbody,” for which he received his second Tony Award Nomination. Carradine’s additional stage roles include “Stuff Happens,” at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum, “A Lie of the Mind” and “Paint Your Wagon,” for which the cast album was released last year.
Carradine began to develop his musical skills early on, playing guitar and piano in a band made up of high school friends. He has released two albums of his music, and his song, “I’m Easy” from the film “Nashville,” won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Song and was a Billboard Top 10 single.
Carradine was born in San Mateo, Calif. to the late actor John Carradine and actress Sonia Sorel. He has three children: actress Martha Plimpton, actor/writer/musician Cade Carradine and actress Sorel Carradine. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Hayley DuMond. His birthday is August 8.
Sebastian Arcelus is a well-known actor in film, television, and theater. He gained attention for his role as crusading journalist Lucas Goodwin in the critically acclaimed series House Of Cards. His additional television credits include guest-starring roles in Person of Interest and The Leftovers.
Recently, on the big screen, Arcelus was seen in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split. His additional feature film credits include Ted 2, The Best of Me, and the independent feature The Last Day of August, which he also co-produced.
On Broadway, Arcelus starred in A Time to Kill. His additional Broadway credits include Elf, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Rent, and Good Vibrations. Off-Broadway, he starred in Happiness at the Lincoln Center Theater, The Blue Flower at Second Stage and Where’s Charley? at Encores at City Center. Also, Arcelus has appeared in numerous regional and international productions, including the world premiere of William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience.
When not on set, Arcelus spends his time trying to keep up with his young daughter while also lending his voice to numerous television commercials and animated programs, including Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!
He and his wife support several charitable causes, including Seeds of Peace, Covenant House, Reaching U (an organization promoting education and social services for Uruguayan children living in poverty), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and autism awareness and research.
Arcelus was born on Nov. 5 in Manhasset, NY. Follow him on Twitter @SebArcelus.
Patina Miller is a New York actress who made her Broadway debut in the 2011 hit Sister Act. She played the nightclub singer turned nun Deloris Van Cartier, for which she received her first Tony nomination, as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. She earned accolades for her performance in Pippin, for which she received the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and earned Drama League, Astaire, and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations. The show won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical at the 67th Annual Tony Awards.
In addition to her work on Broadway, she has starred in multiple off-Broadway productions, including Ragtime, Lost in the Stars, Romantic Poetry, Hair, First You Dream, and Being Alive.
Miller made her feature film debut in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and reprised her role as Commander Paylor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
Recently, on television, she starred as Charlotte Jenkins in the second season of the Civil War-era drama Mercy Street. Her additional television credits include a series regular role on the daytime drama All My Children.
Miller performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts during its 2013-2014 theatrical season. She then made her New York City debut in February 2014 as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s “American Songbook” series, which subsequently aired on PBS.
Miller was born and raised in Pageland, SC and received a degree in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, she resides in New York City. Her birthday is Nov. 6. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @patinamiller.
Geoffrey Arend has built a diverse career in entertainment, with roles encompassing feature films, television, theater, and even radio.
Arend got his start in show business in the cult-hit film Super Troopers. His additional feature film credits include Devil, 500 Days of Summer, Save The Date, An American Carol, Garden State, and The Ringer.
On television, Arend’s credits include series regular roles on the shows Body of Proof and Trust Me.
Arend’s voice can be heard in the animated feature film The Angry Birds Movie. His other vocal works include the series American Dad and lead voice roles on Daria, Chicks on A Bench, and Backspace.
His New York stage credits include the Manhattan Theater Club’s production of The American Pilot and the Public Theater’s acclaimed production of Mother Courage and Her Children, in which he starred opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.
Also, he performed the title role in Arthur Miller – A Life and Dr. John Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles, both original radio docudramas produced by L.A. Theatre Works.
A native New Yorker, Arend is a graduate of New York City’s LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. He studied acting at Carnegie Mellon, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His birthday is Feb. 28. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @GeoffreyArend.
Erich Bergen played the role of hit songwriter Bob Gaudio in Clint Eastwood’s feature film Jersey Boys, reprising his award-winning performance from the national tour and Las Vegas companies of the stage musical. His other notable stage credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes.
On the big screen, Bergen starred in the feature film Humor Me, which premiered in June 2017 at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and was written and directed by Madam Secretary producer Sam Hoffman.
On television, he has appeared in guest roles in Person of Interest, Childrens Hospital, Franklin & Bash, Desperate Housewives, and Gossip Girl.
As a singer and songwriter, he has released two albums and frequently performs in concerts internationally.
Bergen is a native New Yorker. His birthday is Dec. 31. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @erichbergen.
Kathrine Herzer has been working as an actress since the age of six. Her feature film experience includes working with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, with Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher in A Lot Like Love, with director Jason Reitman in Men, Women & Children, and alongside Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson in the action-adventure comedy Barely Lethal.
Herzer works as a volunteer counseling teens through the program, Teen Line, which helps at-risk teens in Los Angeles. Additionally, she interned for former Vice President Al Gore in Washington, D.C. for his climate reality project, a topic which she remains passionate about.
She graduated high school in 2015 and currently attends New York University, concentrating in business, psychology, and film. Herzer is an active member of the Creative Coalition and has lobbied with them on Capitol Hill to prevent NEA funding from being cut. Also, she has been involved with the Climate Reality Project since the age of 15.
When not filming Madam Secretary, Herzer resides in Los Angeles with her mother and two older siblings. Her birthday is Jan. 17. Follow her on Twitter @KathrineHerzer and Instagram @kathrine_herzer.
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Wallis Currie-Wood graduated from The Juilliard School, where she honed her acting craft. During her time there, she performed in productions of Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, and Buried Child.
In 2015 she made her feature film debut in Nancy Meyers’ film The Intern, opposite Robert De Niro.
When she is not filming, Currie-Wood loves to play music, see live theater and travel.
Originally from Austin, TX, Currie-Wood currently resides in New York City. Her birthday is Dec. 8. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @walliscw.
At a young age, Evan Roe began to show his love for acting in school plays and regional musical theater, displaying a natural propensity for acting and singing.
After concentrating on stage performance as a child, he started auditioning for television productions in Los Angeles during his early teen years. Soon, he was discovered by an agent and hasn’t stopped working since.
Roe’s television credits include Saint George, Jessie, Bella and the Bulldogs, and Sam and Cat. Also, he appeared in his first independent film, Time Toys.
In his spare time, he enjoys drone photography, skateboarding, and running. Additionally, Roe attained the Boy Scouts of America rank of Eagle Scout in December 2015.
Roe was born in Seattle and grew up in San Diego. Currently, he resides in New York City and Los Angeles. His birthday is Feb. 9. Follow him on Instagram @evanroeofficial.