Captain John "Abe" Abraham
Luke Mitchell is perhaps best known for his series regular roles on the television series Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Tomorrow People.
On the big screen, Mitchell starred in the independent feature film Mothers and Daughters, opposite Selma Blair, Christina Ricci, Courtney Cox, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, and Mira Sorvino; and in Jay Martin’s independent feature Seven Minutes.
A native of Australia, Mitchell started his career there playing the lead in the hit series H20: Just Add Water. Later, he moved from the Gold Coast to Sydney to join the cast of the soap opera Home and Away, playing Romeo Smith, for which he won the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award in 2010.
His birthday is April 17. Follow him on Twitter @lukemitchell and Instagram @lukemitchell17.
Colonel Glenn Turnbull
Dana Delany made her mark as Army nurse Colleen McMurphy on the critically acclaimed series China Beach, for which she received two Emmy Awards and four nominations for Best Dramatic Actress. From 2011-2013, she starred as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt on Body of Proof, and most recently appeared for two seasons opposite Ron Perlman in the Amazon series Hand of God.
For three seasons, Delany portrayed Katherine Mayfair on the hit series Desperate Housewives. Other television credits include Pasadena and Kidnapped, opposite Timothy Hutton. Also, she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Family Law.
Delany’s television movies/limited series credits include True Women, Wild Palms, For Hope, and Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story. Delany produced and starred in the telefilm Final Jeopardy, based on New York sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein’s novel. In 2017 she appeared in the French miniseries Une Chance de Trop, based on Harlan Coben’s novel No Second Chance.
Delany has appeared in numerous films, including Tombstone, Housesitter, Fly Away Home, Light Sleeper, and the animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Following her graduation from Wesleyan University, Delany, a Stamford, Conn. native, went to New York, where she soon debuted on Broadway in Hugh Leonard’s A Life. She received critical acclaim in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Nicholas Kazan’s Blood Moon, which led to her arrival in Los Angeles for the west coast production of the drama. Her additional theater credits include Translations, Much Ado About Nothing, opposite Billy Campbell at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends, alternating roles in N.Y, L.A. and Boston.
In 2007 Delany appeared in Neil Labute’s Things We Said Today at the EST marathon in New York. Also, she starred in the premiere of Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman at the South Coast Repertory, and last year she appeared as hotel manager Maxine in ART’s rendition of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana. Most recently, she starred in Jen Silverman’s comedy Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties, which follows the story of five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck.
Since 1996, Delany has provided voiceover work as Lois Lane on the WB’s animated series Superman, The Batman/Superman Adventures, Justice League, and The Batman.
With a strong belief in the importance of supporting writers who have a unique voice, Delany serves on the boards of New York Stage and Film and the Ojai Playwrights Conference.
Her birthday is March 13. Follow her on Twitter @DanaDelany.
Lieutenant Harper Li
Phillipa Soo is perhaps best known for her lead role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in Broadway’s critically acclaimed show Hamilton, which she joined shortly after its inception. The role garnered her the Lucille Lortel Award in 2015 for Lead Actress in a Musical during the show’s sold-out run at the Public Theater, and earned her a 2016 Tony Award nomination.
In early 2019, Soo will appear in the feature film Here and Now, opposite Sarah Jessica Parker.
In 2017, Soo played the title role in the Broadway musical Amelie, based on the Academy Award-winning 2001 French film of the same name, and in 2018 she co-starred on Broadway opposite Uma Thurman in the play A Parisian Woman.
After graduating from Juilliard in 2012, Soo was cast as Natasha Rostova in the Ars Nova production of Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
Her birthday is May 31. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @phillipasoo.
Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi
Raffi Barsoumian is a classically trained theater actor who has appeared onstage around the country and throughout the world. Also, he has appeared in recurring roles on the television series Shameless and The Vampire Diaries.
Recently, he appeared opposite Tom Hanks and Hamish Linklater in Henry IV for the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, and starred on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. His additional theatre credits include Privacy, King Lear, Guards at the Taj, Red Noses, Zoo Story, Counting the Ways, The Count of Monte Cristo, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, King John, Restoration Comedy, and Don Juan. His international theater credits include Sedimenti for Compagnie Du Faubourg.
Barsoumian, whose family is from Lebanon, grew up in Los Angeles and received his training at École Jacques Lecoq and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a self-described competitive board game player and is a longtime supporter of Lark Musical Society, a non-profit arts organization and music school, founded and run by his parents, for children and the community in Los Angeles.
He has toured half the country in a three-van caravan of traveling Shakespearean actors, juggled with mimes and clowns in France, drank with Russians in Moscow, and once climbed a peak in the Alps in sheer terror.
His birthday is March 15. Follow him on Twitter @rbarsou and Instagram @raffi_barsoumian.
Major Trey Ferry
Ato Essandoh is perhaps best known for his starring role in the 2018 Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon, which was conceived, written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis. Essandoh played Vernon Elliot, an ex-soldier whose wife was imprisoned and whose daughter was killed.
Essandoh is known for his roles in Chicago Med as African-American Jewish doctor Dr. Isidore Latham; in the 1970s drama Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Mick Jagger; and in BBC America’s Copper. His additional television credits include Elementary, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, and Blue Bloods.
Coming up, Essandoh will appear in the X-Men feature film Dark Phoenix, slated for release in June 2019. Previously, he appeared in Jason Bourne, Django Unchained, and Blood Diamond.
Essandoh’s initial theatrical experience was done on a dare while studying chemical engineering at Cornell University. His first major role was as Titembay in the indie film Garden State. He has appeared onstage with luminaries such as Meryl Streep.
Essandoh is a native of Schenectady, N.Y. His birthday is July 29. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AtoEssandoh.
Captain Maya Dobbins
Anna Wood first set foot onstage at the age of 7 in a production of Peter Pan. Now, she is perhaps best-known to television audiences for her roles on Recklessand Deception.
At 18, Wood directed and starred in the play Out of Gas on Lovers Leap at the Levering Orchard Theatre near her home town of Mount Airy, N.C. The theater was in the orchard where Wood had her first job, selling cherries.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Wood moved to New York where she landed roles in the Edward Burns-directed feature Nice Guy Johnny and the television series Royal Pains. Her additional television credits include The Good Wife, NCIS: Los Angeles, Cold Case, Madam Secretary, Mad Men, Brothers and Sisters, and The Following. Also, she played a key supporting role in the super-powered feature film Chronicle.
Wood divides her time between Los Angeles and New York and can often be found practicing guitar, piano, or her newest addition… the mandolin.
Her birthday is Dec. 30. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @annawoodyall.