Vanessa Lachey is an engaging television personality, host and actress who first gained notoriety when she was named Miss Teen USA in 1998 and won the title of Miss Congeniality. Since then, she has parlayed her talents and likeability into a successful and thriving acting and hosting career.
Most recently, Lachey appeared in television comedy “Call Me Kat,” as well as the series “Hawaii Five-0” and “How I Met Your Mother,” both on the Network, “30 Rock,” “Psych,” Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “Dads,” DJ Nash’s “Truth Be Told,” and the holiday movie “People Presents: Once Upon a Mainstreet.”
Currently, Lachey is filming season two of Netflix’s critically acclaimed international dating show “Love Is Blind.” Her additional hosting credits include MTV’s “Total Request Live” and the Emmy-nominated series “Top Chef Jr.” In 2017, Lachey was a celebrity contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” with her husband, singer Nick Lachey.
Lachey and Nick have three children together. Her birthday is Nov. 9. She can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @VanessaLachey.
Yasmine Al-Bustami appeared on S.W.A.T., on the Network, as well as the independent series “The Chosen,” and recurred on The CW’s “The Originals.” In addition, Bustami starred in John Legend’s music video for “Surefire.”
Originally from Dallas, Al-Bustami says ‘y’all’ a lot, loves country line dancing and her favorite season is football season. She is of Jordanian-Palestinian and Filipina heritage, loves to travel, has visited two world wonders and is looking forward to seeing more. She is fueled by hummus, pansit, brisket and queso, and her spirit animal is Michael Scott from “The Office.” Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @yasalbustami.
Prior to NCIS: HAWAI’I, Noah Mills starred in the hit Marvel series for Disney+ “The Falcon and Winter Soldier” as Nico. He is perhaps best known to television audiences for his role in the series “The Enemy Within,” opposite Jennifer Carpenter and Morris Chestnut. His additional television credits include “The Baker and the Beauty” and “The Brave.”
Mills began his career as a high-end model, having been the face of campaigns for Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani. Mills’ acting career started when he landed a recurring role on the Network’s comedy “2 Broke Girls,” and then starred in the feature film “Sex in the City 2.”
Mills grew up in Baltimore, MD as the youngest of five children. He loves playing basketball, surfing, spending time with his adorable dog, Bobby, and remodeling homes. His birthday is April 26. Follow him on Twitter @Noah_live and on Instagram @Noahmills.
Tori Anderson is perhaps best known from her starring role in The CW’s “No Tomorrow.” Also, she appeared on NBC’s “Blindspot” in a season-long recurring role. Anderson’s additional television credits include recurring roles on Syfy’s “Killjoys,” The CW’s “LA Complex” and a series regular role on Nickelodeon and Family’s “The Other Kingdom.”
On stage, Anderson portrayed Michelle Phillips in “Dream a Little Dream” at the Phoenix Theatre in Arizona and Viv in “Habit” at the Luminato Festival.
Anderson was born in Edmonton, Alberta and at the age of 1 moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The second youngest from a family of five children, she and her siblings grew up immersed in the arts and lists upon lists of farm chores. Upon high school graduation, she moved to Toronto and received a BFA from York University’s Acting Conservatory.
Currently, she resides in Toronto, but manages to sneak away to the west coast (Vancouver and Los Angeles) whenever she can manage. When she isn’t working, you’ll probably catch her making up new dance moves in a grocery store, baking and chasing after dogs at the dog park.
Anderson’s birthday is Dec. 29. She can be followed on Instagram and Twitter @ToriAnderson.
Jason Antoon has appeared in numerous films and television shows, most recently as the pill popping Dr. Ken on TNT’s hit dramedy “Claws.” He made his feature film debut in Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” and appeared in “Two Weeks Notice” and “Music & Lyrics.”
Antoon’s television credits include “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Shameless,” “iZombie,” “Modern Family” and “Sex and the City.”
He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 2000 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Contact” at Lincoln Center Theater. In 2018, his first book, “The Cursed Frog and Other Fairy Tales For Adults,” was published by Dutch Kills Press.
Antoon grew up in Pacific Palisades CA and raised in a sports family. After realizing his brother was a better athlete, Antoon started participating in drama in high school. He collects foreign copies of “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Antoon’s birthday is Nov. 9. Follow in on Instagram and Twitter @jasonantoon.
Filipino American actor Kian Talan is one of the fresh new faces to keep an eye on as he is slowly taking Hollywood by storm. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire to immigrant parents, Talan felt the pressure to succeed at a young age. With the struggles of standing out in a predominantly white area, Kian shied away from his interest in acting, so to not stand out more than he already felt he did. Talan went on to make his parents proud and acquired a degree in computer science from Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. and became a web developer. However, following college, Talan felt the need to change the way Asian Americans were misrepresented in the media and chose to take acting classes, igniting a passion toward a career he had never fully dreamed of.
Currently, Talan can be seen on the Netflix series “Brainchild” and in the critically acclaimed short film “Shadows,” which had its premiere at Tribeca 2021 and was released on HBO Max. Previously, he worked opposite Cobie Smulders in the independent feature “Cicada.”
Outside of acting, Talan is a huge advocate for the Asian American community, taking part in SIPA’s (Search to Involve Filipino Americans) L.A. Chapter and FACT (Filipino American Charity Trust) in N.H., which played a big role in Talan’s childhood in helping him understand the misrepresentation around him.
When he’s not working, Talan spends time with his pandemic puppy, Wren, working out, playing volleyball, attending Broadway plays and listening to the latest episodes of his favorite podcasts. His birthday is June 8. Follow him on Instagram @Kian.Talan and Twitter @KianTalan.