Renée Zellweger stars as Pam Hupp in the NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Zellweger most recently starred as the legendary Judy Garland in “Judy,” winning the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards for the film.
She will soon begin production on the feature film “The Back Nine” in the role of a former golfer who set her clubs aside to make way for her husband’s pro career and raise her son, only to then turn pro during the “back nine” of her life. Zellweger serves as an executive producer on both “The Back Nine” and “The Thing About Pam” through her production company, Big Picture Co.
Zellweger is known globally for her starring role as the seminal British everywoman in the film “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” for which she received an Oscar nomination, and the sequels “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” and “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” She also earned an Academy Award nomination as convicted killer Roxie Hart in “Chicago” and won her first Oscar in the category of Best Supporting Actress for Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain.”
After graduating with an English degree from the University of Texas, Zellweger made her feature film debut in Richard Linklater’s seminal coming-of-age film “Dazed and Confused.” Other film roles quickly followed, including “Reality Bites,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” and “My Boyfriend’s Back.” Soon after, Zellweger won the affection of audiences with her breakthrough role in “Jerry Maguire.”
Additional credits include “One True Thing,” “Nurse Betty,” “Me, Myself & Irene,” “White Oleander” and “Cinderella Man.” She has also lent her voice to such animated features as “Shark Tale,” “Bee Movie” and “Monsters vs. Aliens” and made her television debut in the Netflix limited series “What/If.”
Suanne Spoke stars as Janet, Betsy Faria’s mother and grandmother to Betsy and Russ’ two daughters, including Mariah Day, in the new NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
An award-winning actor and producer, Suanne Spoke has made more than 150 appearances on stage/film/television, most recently on ABC’s “Station 19” and starring in “Second Chances with Jason Nash” for YouTubeTV. She can also be seen in “Whiplash,” “Wild Prairie Rose,” “Gastropod” and many others.
On stage, Spoke has twice won the Ovation Award, the Garland Award/LA Weekly Award for Best Performance in numerous productions and has also been awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award/Garland Award for Best Production/Producer. During her lengthy stage career, she served on the board of directors for both Company of Angels and Deaf West Theatre.
Spoke currently serves on the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, where she teaches acting in the Film Directing Program and in Character Animation. She has taught at Deaf West’s Summer School and does specialized audition technique seminars as well as serving as an acting consultant for the UCLA Extension for screenwriters and UCLA/US Performing Camps.
Spoke participated as an actress at the Sundance Lab and on panels for ActorFest, along with judging the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She most recently contributed to the book “Perform: Acting for the Screen” and was interviewed for the podcast/video “SuperImage, Ltd.”
Sean Bridgers stars as Mark Hupp, the husband of Pam Hupp, in the new NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Sean Bridgers most recently appeared in Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series “The Underground Railroad.” He will next be seen in ABC’s limited series “Women of the Movement.”
On television, Bridgers is most well known as Johnny Burns in HBO’s “Deadwood” and as Louis Darnell on the Epix series “Get Shorty.”
Bridgers also co-starred opposite Brie Larson in the Oscar-nominated drama “Room.”
Mac Brandt stars as Detective McCarrick, one of the detectives assigned to Betsy Faria’s murder case, in the new NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Mac Brandt was previously seen in the role of Capt. Lancaster on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Previously, he co-starred on DirecTV’s “Kingdom” and has also recurred on “Night Shift,” “Colony” and “Valor.” On the film side, he has appeared in the features “Game Over, Man” and “Venom,” and he’ll also be seen in the upcoming feature films “To Leslie” and “Grey Elephant.”
Katy Mixon plays Betsy Faria in the NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Mixon is best known for her title role on ABC’s “American Housewife,” which recently aired its fifth and final season. Previously, she starred on CBS’ “Mike & Molly” for four seasons.
Her other TV credits include “Psych,” “Wilfred,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Eastbound and Down.”
Feature film credits include “Take Shelter,” “Four Christmases,” “All About Steve,” “Drive Angry,” “State of Play,” “Soul Ties” and “Hell or High Water,” opposite Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine.
Mixon also has a growing voiceover career, working on such projects as “Robot Chicken” and “Minions.”
She is a BFA graduate from Carnegie Mellon University Conservatory of Drama in Pittsburgh.
Judy Greer stars as Leah Askey in the new NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Greer’s career in both film and television has been extremely prolific, with her appearing in nearly 200 roles to date, including the Blumhouse reboot of “Halloween,” directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis. She most recently filmed HBO’s limited series “White House Plumbers,” opposite Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, and will be co-starring in “Reboot” from “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan.
Greer’s feature credits include “The Descendants,” “Jurassic World,” “Driven,” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and many others.
On the TV side, Greer’s many credits include “Archer,” “Kidding,” “Let’s Go Luna,” “Married,” “Arrested Development,” “Casual,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Masters of Sex.”
Greer made her feature film directorial debut in 2018 with “A Happening of Monumental Proportions.” The film premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival where it won the Audience Spotlight Award. Previously, she directed an AOL original short that documents the practice of Transcendental Meditation and how it has changed the lives of teachers and students who learned the practice from the David Lynch Foundation.
Josh Duhamel plays Joel Schwartz on the NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Duhamel most recently starred on the Netflix original series “Jupiter’s Legacy,” based on the comic series of the same name. Next up, he co-stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in “Shotgun Wedding,” which is slated for a summer release. Duhamel also recently wrapped the bank heist thriller “Bandit,” alongside Mel Gibson, and the action-crime film “Blackout.”
On television, Duhamel is known for his role on the NBC drama “Las Vegas.” Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning animated series “Fanboy & Chum Chum” and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera “All My Children,” for which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations. Other recent TV credits include CBS’ “Battle Creek” and the J.J. Abrams mini-series “11.22.63” on Hulu.
Film credits include “Think Like a Dog,” “The Lost Husband,” “Love, Simon,” “Transformers” and “New Year’s Eve.”
Duhamel made his directorial debut at the 2019 Mammoth Film Festival with “The Buddy Games,” which he also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in.
Glenn Fleshler stars as Russ Faria in the NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Fleshler recently played Randall in “The Joker,” opposite Joaquin Phoenix, and continues to recur on Showtime’s “Billions.” Previously, he portrayed the terrifying Yellow King on the first season of HBO’s “True Detective.”
Other TV roles include “Barry,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “For Life,” “Watchmen,” “Waco,” “The Twilight Zone” and “The Night Of.”
In film, Fleshler has worked with A-list directors that include Barry Levinson, Woody Allen, Kenneth Lonergan, Tom McCarthy, JC Chandor, Todd Phillips and Andrew Jarecki. In the theater, he has worked with directors and playwrights that include Mike Nichols, Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard and David Hare.
Fleshler earned an MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting program.
Gideon Adlon stars as Mariah Day on the NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam.”
Adlon co-starred in the 2020 film “The Craft: Legacy” and a year earlier in “The Mustang,” alongside Matthias Schoenaerts and Bruce Dern. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for several awards, as was its director, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Also that year, she starred in Netflix’s drama series “The Society.”
In 2018, Adlon starred in her first major film role, “Blockers,” as one of the three young leads opposite Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz.
In addition to her on-screen projects, Adlon is an active voiceover artist. She has series regular roles in the Netflix animated shows “Pacific Rim” and “Battle Kitty.” She also guest-starred on the premiere of Hulu’s “Solar Opposites.”
Adlon is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and various human rights causes and continues that work through UNICEF’s Next Generation. Adlon is also inspired by strong, talented women, including her mother, actress/producer Pamela Adlon.
Adlon resides in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised.