Tom Payne was most recently seen as Jesus Monroe in the hit cable series The Walking Dead. A beloved character in the comic book series, he debuted in the middle of season six and remained on the show through season nine. Previously, Payne starred on Luck, from creators Michael Mann and David Milch in the supporting role of jockey Leon Micheaux opposite Dustin Hoffman.
Payne made his feature film debut in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, opposite Amy Adams and Frances McDormand, and starred in the feature The Physician.
He also has worked extensively on U.K. television, including roles in the series Skins, Waterloo Road and Casualty, as well as the miniseries Agatha Christie’s Marple. Additional TV credits include the telefilms Best: His Mother’s Son; Wuthering Heights, opposite Tom Hardy; Miss Marie Lloyd; and He Kills Coppers.
A U.K. native, Payne is a graduate of London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he earned his B.A. in acting in 2005.
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Michael Sheen has proven himself equally accomplished on both stage and screen. His many award-winning stage performances include Caligula and Frost/Nixon at London’s Donmar Warehouse, as well as Hamlet at Young Vic Theatre. He created, co-directed and performed in the groundbreaking three-day live event The Passion in Port Talbot for National Theatre Wales.
Sheen has starred in three films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards®: The Queen, directed by Stephen Frears; Frost/Nixon, directed by Ron Howard; and Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen.
He is known to millions as a vampire in The Twilight Saga films and a werewolf in the Underworld franchise. His other feature credits include The Damned United, directed by Tom Hooper; Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; Tron: Legacy; the critically acclaimed adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel, Far from the Madding Crowd; Passengers, in which he starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt; and Home Again, with Reese Witherspoon. Sheen can be seen in the streaming film Apostle, as well as the feature Slaughterhouse Rulez, with Simon Pegg. He will appear opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming film The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.
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Lou Diamond Phillips recently starred on the acclaimed streaming series Longmire. Additional credits include the streaming drama Goliath, cable comedy You’re the Worst, and the network crime drama Blue Bloods, as well as recurring roles on Brooklyn NineNine and The Ranch. He received an Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Drama or Comedy for his roles in both the streaming drama series
Conversations in LA and the cable comedy Crossroads of History.
Recent film credits include the studio drama The 33, the thriller Created Equal, and Sundance Film Festival favorite Filly Brown, for which he was named Best Actor at the Imagen Awards. As a director, Phillips has helmed episodes of hit series Fear the Walking Dead, Longmire and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Originally born in the Philippines, Phillips was raised in Texas and is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with a B.F.A. in drama.
Halston Sage recently was seen in Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi adventure series, The Orville. Recent film credits include the streaming feature The Last Summer and the final installment of the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix.
Sage starred in the thriller You Get Me, opposite Bella Thorne. Her additional film credits include Before I Fall, opposite Zoey Deutch; People You May Know, with Nick Thune; Goosebumps, opposite Jack Black; Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse; the critically acclaimed Paper Towns; Nicholas Stoller’s hit 2014 film, Neighbors, opposite Zac Efron and Seth Rogen; Grown Ups 2; Poker Night; Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring; and The
First Time, from director Jonathan Kasdan.
Aurora Perrineau currently can be seen in the Ava DuVernay-directed true crime drama When They See Us.
On the big screen, Perrineau starred opposite Aubrey Peeples, Hayley Kiyoko and Stefanie Scott in Jem and the Holograms.
Additional film credits include Drake Doremus’ science fiction romantic drama, Equals, and horror comedy Freaks of Nature. Additional TV credits include roles in streaming series Into the Dark, and cable dramas Chasing Life and Pretty Little Liars.
Frank Harts has appeared on the cable drama Billions, the network series Bull and received critical acclaim for his role as Eddie the Doorman on streaming comedy Master of None. In addition, he had recurring roles on TV dramas The Leftovers and The Path.
Harts moved to New York from rural Illinois to study drama at The Juilliard School, where he received the Raul Julia prize for excellence. He made his 2004 Broadway debut in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun as George Murchison, opposite Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad.
His film credits include Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, opposite Adam Driver; and Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang, opposite Nicole Kidman.
Keiko Agena is best known for her work on the network TV show Gilmore Girls. Her additional TV credits include streaming series The First and 13 Reasons Why, as well as cable dramas Better Call Saul and Dirty John. She also has appeared on episodes of Shameless, Scandal and NCIS: Los Angeles. Agena has recently published an artist
workbook, titled No Mistakes, through Penguin/Random House.
She is a graduate of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and iO West improv programs and has studied at The Groundlings. She also performs with various improv teams in Los Angeles and is a co-producer for the hit UCB show Asian AF, that has monthly sold-out shows in LA and NY.
Acclaimed actress and singer Bellamy Young recently starred in her award-winning role as President Mellie Grant on Shonda Rhimes’ Peabody Award-winning series, Scandal. Young’s performance as the politically ambitious First-Lady-then-President earned her the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Her film credits include Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, as well as a starring role alongside Lou Diamond Phillips in the crime thriller The Night Stalker. Young has appeared with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, in films such as We Were Soldiers and Mission Impossible: III. She can also be seen in several independent films, including Bernard & Huey; Zoe Cassavetes’ Day Out of Days; the Sundance favorite The Freebie, starring Dax Shepard; and A Country Remedy, in which she starred and produced.
Young’s extensive television resume includes recurring roles on Criminal Minds, Dirty Sexy Money, CSI: Miami and Scrubs. She made her television debut as Dr. Courtney Evans on the long-running soap opera Another World.
Young began her acting career on Broadway in Cy Coleman’s The Life and in the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Additional credits include the first run of Randy Newman’s Faust and the first run of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days. In 2015, Young released her debut album, Far Away So Close, a collection of contemporary covers influenced by her North Carolina roots.
Through her philanthropic work, Young serves as the national spokesperson for the Humane Society of The United States’ campaign, The Shelter Pet Project. She also has brought awareness to the donation-based foundation Operation Blankets. During the Obama Administration, Young served as the Ambassador for The Trust for The National Mall, alongside Chelsea Clinton.