Throughout the course of his career, Taran Killam has established himself as one of today’s most versatile actors. He stars in Global’s hit comedy Single Parents, in which he plays a single father who joins a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their children and maintain a semblance of a personal life outside of parenthood. Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett, Kimrie Lewis and Jake Choi round out the cast.
Prior to that, Killam starred in Universal’s blockbuster comedy Night School, playing the school’s principal, opposite Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. He can also be seen starring in the action-comedy Killing Gunther, which he also wrote, produced and directed. Killing Gunther was released theatrically in October 2017 and starred Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan and Hannah Simone.
Leighton Meester is an actress and musician who was last seen in FOX’s hit show Making History. She is known for her fan-favorite role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl and starred on Broadway opposite James Franco in the critically acclaimed revival of Of Mice and Men.
In film, she can be seen in The Judge, Life Partners, The Oranges and Country Strong.
Meester can be seen on Global’s hit comedy Single Parents.
Actress, writer and comedian Kimrie Lewis is a Los Angeles native and a third grade spelling bee champ. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
For five seasons, she played reporter Ashley on ABC’s Scandal. Kimrie has made numerous television guest appearances, including Brockmire (IFC), Superstore (NBC), 2 Broke Girls (CBS), The Mindy Project (Hulu), New Girl (FOX) and Raven’s Home (Disney Channel), to name a few. She starred alongside Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier in the Lionsgate film Peeples. Currently, Lewis can be seen in a series regular role on Global’s hit comedy Single Parents.
As a writer, Lewis has written for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. She performs stand-up comedy regularly at Flappers in Burbank and at clubs and colleges across the country.
The son of Korean immigrants, Jake Choi was born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. He is an actor and basketball fanatic who is fluent in English and Korean.
As a child, Choi performed in school plays but initially pursued an athletic career in lieu of becoming a professional actor. He excelled in basketball, playing in college and on the semi-professional level stateside, as well as overseas in South Korea. He eventually quit the sport and moved back to New York City, where he began training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, studying with Bob Krakower.
Choi performed on stage all over NYC and in film and television before relocating to Los Angeles, where he booked his first series regular role on Global’s hit comedy Single Parents.
His personal hobbies include basketball, boxing, yoga, reading and anything to do with houseplants. He is a staunch advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and does media representation for all marginalized communities.
Brad Garrett won three Emmys® and a SAG Award for his role as Robert Barone on the iconic television series Everybody Loves Raymond. He was also nominated for an Emmy® and SAG Award for his portrayal of The Great One in the telefilm Gleason. Garrett is a featured regular on season two of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and co-stars in Global’s hit comedy Single Parents.
Garrett’s trademark voice has been heard in over 30 animated films, including the contemporary classics Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Tangled. He can also be heard as the voice of Eeyore in Disney’s live-action feature Christopher Robin. Garrett’s film credits include David Chase’s Not Fade Away as well as Music and Lyrics, Suicide Kings and Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown. He also co-starred with Julianne Moore and John Turturro in Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria.
Garrett’s stand-up career has spanned over 30 years, and he was one of the youngest comics ever to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In the late ‘80s, he opened for Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in Las Vegas. He then opened his own comedy club on the Vegas Strip at the MGM Grand in 2012.
Garrett has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, starred in the 17th season finale of Law & Order: SVU and the second season of the Emmy® Award-nominated cable television series Fargo.
Simon and Schuster published Garrett’s autobiographical book, When the Balls Drop, in May 2015.
Marlow Barkley got her start in acting at the age of 5 with her local children’s theater, Centre Stage Inc. Since then, she has performed in many regional musical theater productions, including the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Annie. Barkley began acting professionally in 2017 and quickly added several national commercials and voice-over credits to her resume. Her big break came when she was cast as Sophie Cooper on Global’s hit comedy Single Parents.
When she is not acting, Barkley loves singing, dancing, making slime and creating movies with her older sister.
Tyler Wladis is most recognized for his role as Ralphie’s little brother Randy in FOX’s A Christmas Story Live (2017). Wladis plays the role of Benji in the indie feature film Safe Spaces, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. He has performed in regional stage productions of Ragtime as Little Boy, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Chip and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as Benji at the Ogunquit Playhouse. He was featured on an episode of Nick Jr.’s Sunny Day and did voice-over work for the feature film It Comes at Night.
Playing Graham D’Amato in Global’s hit comedy Single Parents is his sitcom dream come true, and he is beyond excited to get back to work with this stellar team. He is a competitive dancer and gymnast, plays lacrosse and basketball, surfs and is obsessed with Elvis Presley.
Mia & Ella Allan
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Though young, Ella and Mia Allan are already quite accomplished in the film and television industry, having landed numerous supporting, recurring and series regular roles all by the age of 8 years old. Ella and Mia are known for their roles as Bobbi Sparks on Young Sheldon (CBS), Ellie and Anna Solano on Jane the Virgin (CW), Norma Jean on The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime), Nora Braverman on Parenthood (NBC) and Baby Thomas on Sons of Anarchy (FX). They star in Global’s hit comedy Single Parents.
Ella and Mia started acting at 6 months old when they booked the role of Thomas Teller on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. This led to the twins later landing the role of Nora Braverman on NBC’s Parenthood. While working on the show, Ella and Mia played alongside veteran actors Craig T. Nelson, Monica Potter and Peter Krause, amongst many others. It was on this show that the girls first learned about the art of acting and gained invaluable experience and confidence that would later lead to them landing larger roles on major television pilots and ultimately their dream role on Single Parents.
When not on set, Mia loves to act with her sister Ella, and play with her brother Justin and her two dogs Rusty and Layla. She also loves to sing, dance and swim.
When not filming, Ella loves acting with her sister Mia, and swimming and playing with her little brother (actor Justin Allan) and her bunny, Bun Bun.