America Ferrera stars as Amy, Cloud 9’s intelligent and responsible floor supervisor on NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.” She also serves as a producer on the series.
Ferrera is an award-winning actress and producer known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC’s hit comedy “Ugly Betty.” For her performance, Ferrera was recognized with a Golden Globe®, an Emmy® and a Screen Actors Guild Award®, as well as ALMA and Imagen Awards.
Ferrera currently produces and stars on the NBC workplace comedy “Superstore,” which is currently in its fourth season. Additionally, she directed Episode 218, “Mateo’s Last Day,” and Episode 313, “Video Game Release,” for the series. Superstore has received nominations for the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards, the 2017 Imagen Awards and the 2017 Gracie Awards.
On September 25, Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish “American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures,” edited by Ferrera. “American Like Me” is a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures in America. Curated and edited by Ferrera, the anthology will also include essays by Ferrera, sharing her own perspective of growing up the daughter of Honduran immigrants in Los Angeles. Contributors to the book will include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Kal Penn, Uzo Aduba, Jenny Zhang, Michelle Kwan, Padma Lakshmi and many others.
On March 1, 2019, Ferrera will lend her vocal talents as “Astrid” in the third installment of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
In 2017, Ferrera worked as one of the driving forces alongside other powerful women in Hollywood to establish the TIME’S UP movement to address the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that has kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. Powered by women, the organization has partnered with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements and corporate policies.
In 2016, alongside her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, and Wilmer Valderrama, Ferrera founded HARNESS, an organization that connects communities through conversation to inspire action and power change. HARNESS is a community of artists, influencers and grassroots leaders that provides education and engagement opportunities to amplify the work of organizations and individuals working on behalf of social justice. HARNESS has partnered with multi-platform content companies such as Hearst Media and NBC Entertainment to amplify stories of activism and social justice.
In July 2016, Ferrera spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on behalf of women’s rights and immigration in support of Hillary Clinton. She was a chair for the Artists’ Committee for the Women’s March on Washington and spoke at the historic Women’s March the day after the 2017 presidential inauguration.
Ferrera has extended her activism on screen in several television documentaries, including the EPIX TV miniseries “America Divided,” Showtime’s groundbreaking documentary “The Years of Living Dangerously” and Nicholas Kristof’s series for PBS, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”
Some of Ferrera television and film credits include a memorable arc on the CBS hit “The Good Wife”; Ricky Gervais’ “Special Correspondents”; Ryan Piers Williams’ drama “X/Y,” which she co-produced and starred in; Diego Luna’s biopic “César Chaávez” (ALMA Award Special Achievement in Film); David Ayer’s crime thriller “End of Watch”; Ryan Piers Williams’ “The Dry Land” (Best International Film Edinburgh Film Festival); “It’s a Disaster”; “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (parts 1 and 2); “Real Women Have Curves”; “Lords of Dogtown”; “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer,” among many others. She lends her vocal talents to the Oscar®-nominated franchise films “How to Train Your Dragon.”
On stage, she has appeared off-Broadway in Terrence McNally’s “Lips Together, Teeth Apart”; Laura Marks’ “Bethany”; and “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” directed by Trip Cullman. She graced the stage as Roxie Hart in the West End production of the hit musical “Chicago.”
In 2006, Ferrera founded her own television and film production company, Take Fountain.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ferrera is the youngest of six children. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrera studied international relations while pursuing her career in film and television.
Ben Feldman stars as Jonah, the eager and impressionable Cloud 9 employee, on NBC’s comedy “Superstore.” Feldman also returned as attorney Ron LaFlamme, on HBO’s Emmy-Nominated comedy “Silicon Valley” this past March.
In the spring of 2017, Feldman returned to the theater in “The Siegel” at South Coast Repertory. He starred opposite Mamie Gummer in an original play which is quirky examination of modern love and marriage. In 2016, he was also seen at the Tribeca Film festival in the indie drama “Between Us.”
In March 2012, he made his debut on the fifth season of the Emmy Winning drama “Mad Men.” He stared as Michael Ginsberg, the aspiring new copywriter at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. In just a few episodes, Ben quickly became one of the new highlights to the season, with GQ calling him “one of TV’s most enigmatic new characters, lovable and reprehensible and compulsively watchable.” Not only has the media praised him for his work, Feldman received a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
In August 2014, he starred in the Universal film “As Above, So Below,” a thriller centered on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris.
A native of Washington, D.C., Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of six, when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical “Annie.” In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. Feldman attended Ithaca College and majored in acting. He made his Broadway debut in the 2002 production of “The Graduate” at the Plymouth Theatre opposite Kathleen Turner.
In 2005, Feldman made his Hollywood feature film debut in “Perfect Man,” co-starring Hilary Duff, Chris Noth and Heather Locklear. In 2007, Feldman made his television debut on “Living with Fran,” starring opposite Fran Drescher.
In 2009, he was cast as the new-to-Earth Guardian Angel Fred on Lifetime’s original TV Series “Drop Dead Diva.” Fred quickly became a fan favorite, leading to three seasons on the show. Later that year Feldman starred opposite Jared Padalecki and Danielle Panabaker in New Line Cinema’s remake of “Friday the 13th,” directed by Marcus Nispel.
Other film credits include Paramount’s sci-fi thriller “Cloverfield,” directed by Matthew Reeves. Other TV credits include “CSI,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Medium.”
Feldman currently lives in Los Angeles.
Mark McKinney stars as Glenn, Cloud 9’s kind but confused store manager, on NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.”
The Canadian-born McKinney has performed in, written and produced some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with Lorne Michaels on “Saturday Night Live” and Aaron Sorkin on both “Sports Night” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”
As co-creator, writer and cast member of “The Kids in the Hall,” seen on CBC, HBO and CBS, McKinney was nominated for three Emmy Awards for writing. He followed “Kids in the Hall” (1988-94) with three seasons on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as both a principal cast member and staff writer. “Kids” later returned to television with the miniseries “Death Comes to Town.”
With Susan Coyne and Bob Martin, McKinney co-wrote the international hit “Slings & Arrows.” The team won the 2006-07 Gemini Award for writing, and McKinney also took home a Gemini Award in two acting categories. “Slings & Arrows” was later syndicated in the U.S. by the Sundance Channel.
Following “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” McKinney served as showrunner on Canada’s biting “Less Than Kind,” where he won a Canadian Comedy Award for best directing on the series.
McKinney has also appeared on “Man Seeking Woman,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Wanda at Large,” “Corner Gas,” “Kevin Hill” and “Spun Out.” His feature films include Guy Maddin’s “Saddest Music in the World” and Scott Smith’s “Falling Angels,” which garnered him an ACTRA Award nomination for outstanding performance by a male actor. Other films include “The Ladies Man,” “Superstar,” “The Out of Towners” (with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin), “Spice World” and “Dog Park.”
As a writer and producer, McKinney has served as executive producer on “Picnicface,” a 13-part sketch comedy series that aired on The Comedy Network in Canada. He continues to perform stand-up in Los Angeles and tours with the Kids in the Hall.
Next, McKinney will be seen next in the film “Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss,” from director Vivieno Caldinelli.
Lauren Ash stars as Dina, Cloud 9’s resident security guard and HR manager, on NBC’s comedy “Superstore.”
Ash was recently seen playing Hortense in the Comedy Central series “Another Period,” which co-starred Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Christina Hendricks, Paget Brewster and Michael Ian Black.
She also co-starred with Rebel Wilson as Marika on ABC’s “Super Fun Night,” which won the People’s Choice Award for Best New Comedy Series. On the film side, Ash had a feature role opposite Kevin James in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.”
Other film and TV credits include “Lars and the Real Girl” (with Ryan Gosling), “Camille” (with James Franco), “Scare Tactics,” “Howie Do It” and countless Canadian series, including “Lost Girl,” “Cracked,” “The Ron James Show,” “Call Me Fitz,” “Bomb Girls,” “Spun Out,” “Match Game” and more.
Hailing from Toronto, Ash is an alumnus of the Second City Toronto and Chicago main stages and is one of only four Canadians ever chosen to perform on the Chicago stage. She has earned six wins throughout the past 10 years in various categories at the Canadian Comedy Awards, including the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year.
This year she was nominated for an ACTRA Award (Canada’s SAG Awards) for her performance in the film “Dirty Singles” and was the winner of a Canadian Screen Award (Canada’s Emmys) for a guest-starring role on CTV sitcom “Spun Out.”
Colton Dunn stars as Garrett, Cloud 9’s intercom “voice of God,” on NBC’s comedy “Superstore.”
Dunn was most recently seen in the Universal comedy “Blockers” opposite Ike Barinholtz and Leslie Mann. Previously, Dunn had recurring roles on the critically acclaimed comedy “Parks and Recreation” as well as “The League.” He appeared on “Brothers,” “Save Me,” and “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time.”
Dunn also wrote and performed on the hit Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
His feature credits include “Celebrity Death Pool,” “Lazer Team” and the upcoming “Lazer Team 2.” He was a writer and recurring performer on “MADtv” and “The Arsenio Hall Show,” performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs, and regularly performs at the UCB Theatre.
Nichole Bloom stars as Cheyenne, Cloud 9’s bubbly young employee, on NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.”
Bloom was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a child, she loved creating characters and making movies at home, which led to her involvement in theater starting at age 8. At 14, she made the transition to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Bloom is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Groundlings Theater. Prior to “Superstore,” she recurred on Showtime’s “Shameless.”
Bloom enjoys making short films, painting, dancing and playing in the ocean.
Nico Santos stars as Mateo, Jonah’s competition as the other new employee at Cloud 9, on NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.”
Santos was born and raised in the Philippines and has assimilated into American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Oregon. He started doing stand-up in San Francisco. In just a short amount of time, he became a popular fixture in the Bay Area comedy scene with his acute observations and quirky characters.
Charming audiences with his sarcastic wit and outrageous sensibility, Santos has that rare ability to be crass and snarky while at the same time remaining completely likable.
Santos has written for E! Network’s “Fashion Police” and appeared on screen on Showtime’s “Pride Comedy Jam,” as well as the series “Ground Floor,” “Mulaney” and “2 Broke Girls.” He was also a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately.”
Santos made his film debut in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and most recently filmed “The Clapper,” co-starring Ed Helms, Tracy Morgan and Amanda Seyfried.