Wisdom Of The Crowd

Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven

as Jeffrey Tanner

Chicago native Jeremy Piven is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor who has starred in film, television and theatre. Recently, Piven starred as Harry Gordon Selfridge in four seasons of the popular Masterpiece/PBS series “Mr. Selfridge,” about a Chicago mercantile genius who showed early 20th-century London how to shop.

Piven is perhaps best known as movie agent Ari Gold in the hit series “Entourage,” which aired for eight seasons and earned Piven three Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award. In 2015, Piven reprised the fan-favorite role in the “Entourage” feature film. Recently, Piven starred in the films “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” and “Edge of Tomorrow,” opposite Tom Cruise. His additional film credits include “I Melt with You,” “Angels Crest,” “Runaway Jury,” “Old School,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Serendipity,” “The Family Man,” “Very Bad Things,” “The Kingdom,” “Singles,” “Smokin’ Aces,” “RocknRolla” and “The Player.” Piven’s additional television credits include the satirical “The Larry Sanders Show.”

As a child growing up in Chicago, Piven first climbed the stage at the age of 8 at the Piven Theatre Workshop, which was founded by his father, Byrne, and mother, Joyce Piven. He is still very active with this workshop and returns to Chicago frequently to keep his parents’ dream alive.

In 2005, Piven returned to his theatre roots, starring in the off-Broadway hit “Fat Pig” by Neil LaBute, for which he received a Distinguished Performance Honor from the Drama League. Also, he appeared as Bobby Gould on Broadway in “Speed-the-Plow.”

Piven lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bubba. His birthday is July 26. He can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @jeremypiven.

Richard T. Jones

Richard T. Jones

as Detective Tommy Cavanaugh

Born in Kobe, Japan and raised in Carson, Calif., Richard T. Jones decided to pursue acting after enrolling in a drama class at Tuskegee University.

Recently, Jones starred opposite Dax Shepard, Michael Pena and Kristen Bell in the feature film “CHiPs.” His additional film credits include “The Wood,” “Event Horizon,” “Kiss the Girls,” “Why Did I Get Married,” “Why Did I Get Married Too,” “Vantage Point,” “Super 8,” “Godzilla,” “Hot Pursuit” and “Concussion.”

Jones’ starring television credits include “Judging Amy” and “Brooklyn South,” both on the Network, “The Santa Clarita Diet,” “Teachers” and “Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles.” His guest credits include HAWAII FIVE-0 and “Extant,” both on the Network, “Narcos,” “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Nikita” and “Girlfriends.”

Jones lives in Seattle and will travel to Los Angeles to film the series. In his free time, he enjoys reading the Bible, taking his wife out, chauffeuring his kids and watching football. His birthday is Jan. 16. He can be followed on Twitter @richjonesactor and Instagram @richardtjones.

Blake Lee

Blake Lee

as Josh Novak

Born and raised in Miami, Fla., Blake Lee moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue acting.

Lee’s television credits include “Mixology,” “Parks and Recreation” “Friends with Benefits” and “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

His film credits include a supporting role in “I Am Michael,” starring James Franco, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.

Lee lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Ben, and their dog, Todd. In his free time, Lee enjoys hiking, cooking, wine tasting and theater. His birthday is August 31. He can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @blakeleeblake.

Jake Matthews

Jake Matthews

as Tariq Bakari

Born and raised in Northborough, Mass., Jake Matthews moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing and acting.

Matthews’ television credits include guest-starring roles in NCIS: LOS ANGELES and SCORPION, on the Network, “Bosch,” “Legends” and “Kat.” Also, Matthews has appeared in several award-winning short films, including “Spunkle,” which won the LGBTQ Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. In addition, he wrote and starred in the short film “The News Today” in honor of the Orlando nightclub tragedy, and co-wrote and starred in “Arranged,” about two Indian-American 20-somethings with a secret.

Currently, Matthews lives in Los Angeles and spends his free time hunting for food, sailing, riding his motorcycle and playing poker, poorly. His birthday is April 25. He can be followed on Twitter @jacobpmatthews and Instagram @astronautjakematthews.

Monica Potter

Monica Potter

as Alex Hale

From Cleveland to Hollywood, the actress, producer, entrepreneur, funny woman, tear-jerker, designer, decorator, builder, creator, fixer, cook, cleaner, host, wife, Browns fan, homemaker, (very) amateur bowler and (her favorite title) mom Monica Potter has achieved success in several different ways... save having a concise bio intro.

The daughter of Nora Marie (Sexton), a homemaker and part-time cleaning lady, and Paul Ely Brokaw, Jr., an innovator who invented the first flame-resistant car wax, Potter was raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2015, with a passion for her home town, innovation and family, Potter created Monica Potter Home, a line of natural, locally crafted home and beauty products sold on monicapotterhome.com as well as in the company’s stores in Garrettsville, Ohio and the Old Arcade in Downtown Cleveland. Building the company has been a dream for Potter, and she aims to supplement the beauty and comfort of customers’ homes at an affordable price, while creating sustainable job opportunities in Cleveland.

Additionally, Potter produced “Welcome Back Potter” for HGTV, a docu-series that tracked the renovation of her childhood home in Cleveland and featured her family. Potter is well known to fans for her role on the TV drama “Parenthood,” for which she garnered a 2013 Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, a 2014 Golden Globes nomination and a TCA Award nomination for Individual Achievement in Drama. Her additional television credits include “Boston Legal,” Trust Me,” “Reversible Errors” and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, on the Network.

Her film credits include “Con Air,” opposite Nicolas Cage, “Patch Adams,” with Robin Williams, “Along Came a Spider,” opposite Morgan Freeman, “Head Over Heels,” “I’m With Lucy,” “Saw,” “Without Limits,” “Lower Learning” and “Last House on the Left.”

Potter lives in both Cleveland and Los Angeles with her family. Her birthday is June 30. She can be followed on Twitter @monicapotter and on Instagram @monicapottergram.

Natalia Tena

Natalia Tena

as Sara Morton

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Natalia Tena has worked in film and television and on the stage, while also entertaining audiences as the lead singer and accordion player in the pop jazz band Molotov Jukebox.

Recently, Tena guest starred on HBO’s drama “Game of Thrones.” Her additional television credits include “Ambassadors” and “The Refugees.” Tena made her professional debut opposite Hugh Grant in the film “About a Boy,” but is perhaps best known for her role as Nymphadora Tonks in the “Harry Potter” franchise. Her additional film credits include “Mrs. Henderson Presents,” “SuperBob” and “10,000 Km,” for which she earned a SXSW Special Jury Award, Best Female Lead at the Gaudi Awards, and Best Actress at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival. Tena’s stage credits include “Othello,” on tour with the Royal Shakespeare Company, “Gone to Earth” and “Bronte” with Shared Experience, and “Nights at the Circus” with Kneehigh.

Tena is relocating from London to Los Angeles to film WISDOM OF THE CROWD. When not working, she loves reading, cooking, especially lasagna, and jogging. Tena is fluent in Spanish and holds a dual citizenship with the United Kingdom and Spain. Her birthday is Nov. 1. She can be followed on Twitter @NatTenaLady and Instagram @Natalia_Tena.

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