Sarah Brown as Katherine Wesley
Three-time Emmy-winning actress Sarah Brown began her acting career at the prestigious Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts. On her nineteenth birthday, Sarah began her professional acting career when she was chosen as the series lead on the popular children's series V.R. Troopers, which aired worldwide, making her a household name with children everywhere. Two short years later, Sarah auditioned for a lead role on the ABC daytime series "General Hospital". In what would soon become an oft-told story, Sarah dazzled the producers with a fearless performance that instantly won her the role of tortured troublemaker "Carly Benson". The fearless audition proved to be an indicator of things to come as Sarah began a five-year journey as one of daytime TV's most memorable characters. Her work during those years (1996-2001) won her the respect of her peers, the love and loyalty of fans around the world, the acclaim of critics and an unprecedented four Emmy nominations with three Emmy wins, all before she was twenty-five. Throughout her run on "GH", Sarah appeared on stage in productions of "Much Ado About Nothing", "The Rainmaker" and "Cyrano de Bergerac".
In April 2001, Sarah made the decision to pursue new challenges beyond daytime television. "GH" fans responded by sending tens of thousands of letters to ABC and also directly to Disney/ABC Chairman Michael Eisner, pleading with him to change Sarah's mind. The outpouring of affection to keep Sarah on the show hit magazines and newspapers worldwide but ultimately Sarah held to her conviction that it was time to move on. TV Guide, the magazine that voted Sarah "one of the finest actors" in her first year on General Hospital, bid the twenty-six year-old actress a touching farewell in May, 2001, saying "We'll miss Sarah Brown, a superb, ferocious actress of unparalleled complexity".
Delivering on the promise of TV Guide's review, Sarah has spent 2003-2004 appearing on hit television series on virtually every network including, Without a Trace (CBS), The Lyon's Den and Crossing Jordan (NBC), Dragnet (ABC), For the People and Strong Medicine (Lifetime). She has also been featured in recurring roles on Mysterious Ways (NBC/PAX) and 10-8: Officers on Duty (ABC). Most recently, Sarah starred in the torn from the headlines USA television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story. The film examines the controversial case of alleged killer Scott Peterson. The film aired in Febuary 2004 and boosted the highest ratings the network has ever had for a MOW.
Sarah has subsequently been a series regular on Days Of Our Lives and a guest star on numerous series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Alicia Minshew as Sara Preston
Alicia Minshew was born and raised in South Florida. She was the third of four girls in a tight-knit family. Her mother, Lenore, is a Pilates instructor, and her father, James, is an Episcopal minister. Born with the acting bug, she has wanted to act professionally for as long as she can remember. After graduating high school, Minshew received a musical theatre scholarship to Indian River College. She acted in several plays and musicals including "Grease," "Kiss Me Kate," "Godspell," and "Nunsense." She also hosted a satellite music program, "The Music Zone," where she introduced videos and broadcasted live reports.
After college, Minshew began working as an actress in Miami and shot her first commercial. She was soon invited to audition for "All My Children" in New York. She wasn't cast at this time, but the experience pushed her to take the leap and relocate to the big apple. Once in New York City, she signed with a talent agent , joined SAG, and quickly booked 2 national commercials.
Minshew has appeared in numerous national commercials, voiceovers, and print ads. She starred on stage in the New York productions of "Beggar on Horseback" ,"Of Love and Betrayal" and most recently made her Off -Broadway debut as Aunt Toniann in "My Big Gay Italian Wedding." Minshew's film and television credits include "Celebrity Death Match," "Life on Mars","Hit and Runway," "The Caprice," and a starring role in "Game Day" with Richard Lewis.
Minshew's big break came when she was cast in the leading role as Susan Lucci's daughter, Kendall Hart on "All My Children," filling the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Minshew's portrayal of Kendall soon became a fan-favorite, earning her more screen time with major storylines. The role earned her two Daytime Emmy nominations in 2009 and 2011, as well as a loyal fan base. Minshew has become a holistic living, fitness, and healthy food advocate. To date, she has been featured in Allure, TV Guide, Soap Opera Digest, People, Us, The Hollywood Reporter, CelebrityBabyScoop, and the cover of Pregnancy, to name a few. She has also appeared on "The View," "Entertainment Tonight," "Extra," "E! Online," "Gayle King", and "Showbiz Tonight".
Alicia will next be seen with top billing and a pivotal role in the indie films "Lies I Told My Little Sister" as well as starring in "Desires of The Heart", which filmed in Savannah Georgia. She recently wrapped the highly anticipated web series "Tainted Dreams." in which she plays the leading role of "Angelica". The series will give viewers a behind the scenes look at the making of a soap opera. She is slated to film the comedy pilot "Surviving Sam" playing opposite comedian Rob Magnotti this fall.
Minshew is also a philanthropist and has recently committed a great deal of her time, energy, and resources to charities that help children, including the AmeriCorps program City Year and The Trisomy 18 Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, weight training, Pilates, dancing, and writing. She also loves spending time with her young daughter, Willow Lenora, and husband, Richie Herschenfeld.
Ron Raines as Senator William Preston
Born and raised in Texas, Ron Raines attended Oklahoma City University and The Juilliard School. He has had a long and illustrious international career that spans the worlds of musical theater, opera, cabaret, classical music, and television. He most recently appeared as Ben in the critically acclaimed revival of Follies at the Kennedy Center, Broadway, and Los Angeles, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. He was a three-time Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Award nominee for his role as the villain Alan Spaulding on CBS’s longest running daytime drama Guiding Light.? He has starred on Broadway in shows such as Chicago and Show Boat, and originated the role of Nick Longworth in Teddy and Alice (with Len Cariou). He has delighted audiences around the world with his memorable starring roles in virtually every major American musical and operetta,including A Little Night Music, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, South Pacific, Annie, Kismet, Sayonara, Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, Naughty Marietta, The Merry Widow, Brigadoon, Rose Marie, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Side by Side by Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, and Man of La Mancha at the Covent Garden Festival. He has soloed with over 50 major American and international orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the Philly Pops, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Israeli Philharmonic, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Tanglewood, the London Palladium, Rainbow and Stars, and the Royal Festival Hall. He has appeared on four PBS “Great Performances,” and has made two solo recordings on Jay Records and numerous cast albums. Most recently, Ron has appeared in NEWSIES on Broadway and is starring as Carl Peterson on One Life to Live. Ron is also appearing in CBS' Person of Interest as Bruce Wellington. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Crystal Chappell as Claire Preston
Emmy Award Winning actress Crystal Chappell is now a two-time Emmy Award Winning Actress and six-time nominee. She recently won this coveted award again for Outstanding Special Class Short Format for her web-series "Venice The Series," which she wrote, produced and created. She portrays the main character of Gina, a gay, self-made interior designer who is strong and independent. "Venice The Series" revolves around a warm community of people who reside in Venice Beach, California.
In addition, she also received Soap Opera Award's "Hottest Female Star." For the past two years, Crystal reprised her role of Dr. Carly Manning on NBC-TV's "Days of Our Lives." Prior to DAYS, Crystal starred as Olivia Spencer on CBS-TV's "Guiding Light." She garnered great attention and praise for her extraordinary performance in "Guiding Light's" "Otalia" storyline, in which two women unexpectedly come to realize they have fallen in love. Crystal received such acclaim and the story was so well-received that she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2010. In 2002, she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and received other nominations for the same role in 2005, 2006 and 2010. Crystal also starred for two years as Maggie Carpenter on ABC-TV's "One Life To Live." Her myriad of fans continue to follow and support this versatile and talented actress in all of her endeavors.
Although Crystal feels honored by her awards, her proudest achievements are her sons Jacob Walker and Dylan Michael Sabatino. She is married to fellow actor Michael Sabatino.
Ricky Paull Goldin as Andrew Miller
Ricky Paull Goldin has been blessed to portray memorable characters on iconic daytime dramas on all three major networks. He appeared as a series regular on Another World, The Young & The Restless, Guiding Light, and All My Children. Along the way, Ricky picked up four Emmy nominations, two for Gus Aitoro on Guiding Light, and two for Jake Martin on All My Children. Currently, Ricky can be seen on The Bold and the Beautiful.
In addition to being Emmy nominated, Ricky also hosted Live from the Red Carpet shows for CBS and SoapNet.
From the age of three Ricky appeared in numerous TV shows, including Romper Room, Alf, and Kate & Allie, and has starred in TV & feature movies. He can also boast excellent straight theater and musical credentials from Grease and On Golden Pond, on Broadway, to Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, in Dublin. Having a keen sense of humor, Ricky was thrilled to star in one of Disney's "CeReality," Web Series. The Young and the Breakfast featured Ricky as an insurance salesman with amnesia and an identity crisis. Sponsored by Kelloggs, it was a light-hearted look at daytime drama. Tapping into Ricky's hosting skills, he was also invited to take web viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the web series.
A complete change of pace is Ricky's passion for design. HGTV was so impressed with his work on a segment on Ricky's California home they featured on 'My Favorite Place' that the Network offered him a design and home renovation show. Spontaneous Construction premiered in February 2013, with Ricky as host and an Executive Producer.
Melissa Archer as Evelyn Preston
Melissa Archer followed her ten year run on ABC's "One Life To Live" with starring roles in three back-to-back indie movies. She then reprised her OLTL role of Natalie when the series was picked up by Prospect Park and made the groundbreaking move to online.
A Texas native, the fiery redhead's love for acting began in high school where she was also an accomplished singer and dancer, appearing in numerous local productions. In her late teens she relocated to Hollywood to follow her dream.
In 2001 she was cast in the role of Natalie on "One Life To Live" and enjoyed a front-burner storyline for a decade. She was continually voted the show's favorite actress in fan polls.
Melissa has homes in New Jersey and Los Angeles. In her rare spare time, the accomplished marksman loves martial arts, karaoke and is a true tech geek.
John-Paul Lavoisier as Eric Preston
John-Paul was born and raised in Phoenixville, Pa. He attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, majoring in jazz percussion. At the age of 20, he dropped out and moved to NY to pursue acting. After about 14 months of waiting tables and picking up the occasional acting job, he landed a role on "One Life To Live". John-Paul played "Rex Balsom" for almost a decade, ending with the show being cancelled by ABC. John-Paul currently lives in Los Angeles in search of his next gigs. His greatest passion on earth is golf!
Jessica Morris as Diane Hamilton
Jessica was raised in Florida. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating & upon arriving in L.A., Jessica quickly booked her first film. She then moved to New York where she played Jen on the soap opera "One Life to Live" for 5 years.
After moving back to Los Angeles, she has been doing guest-star appearances on television and working on numerous independent films, including the film "Role Models" opposite Sean Williams Scott.
Jessica loves writing & is currently working on producing her first short film. She likes playing poker, doing yoga & hiking on her time off.
Rebecca Mozo as Laura Parker.
Rebecca Mozo is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she has been working in theater, film and television. Rebecca played Anya in "The Cherry Orchard" opposite Annette Bening and Alfred Molina at The Mark Taper Forum. She most recently appeared in the world premier of Beau Willimon's (House of Cards) play "The Parisian Woman" opposite Dana Delany at South Coast Repertory. Rebecca has appeared on "Cold Case", "Medium", "The Young and the Restless" as well as several indie films. She recently wrapped a web series called "Kittens in a Cage" written and directed by Jillian Armanente.
Louise Sorel as Emily Tanner
Best known for playing Vivian Alamain on "Days of Our Lives", Louise Sorel's Broadway credits include: "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window", "Man and Boy", "Lorenzo", and "Take Her, She's Mine". Vivian has won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for her work on "Days of Our Lives".
Louise has also starred in "Santa Barbara", "One Life To Live", "The Survivors", "One In A Million" and "The Don Rickles Show". Regional credits include "The Cocktail Hour", "A Perfect Ganesh" (LA Drama Critics Award – Outstanding Lead Performance), "Lovely" (Backstage West Award/Garland Award), "The Dream", and "Lion in Winter".
Scott Bryce as Senator Tom Wesley
Scott Bryce has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theatre. On television, he was twice nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Best Actor for the role of Craig Montgomery on "As the World Turns". He then starred with Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Beals in the Joel Schumacher directed series "2000 Malibu Road". Scott has since starred in TV movies and miniseries such as "Pandora's Clock", "Visions of Murder" and "Exclusive". Scott has guest-starred in dozens of TV series including: "ER", "Reba", and "Sex in the City". He has played supporting roles in films such as "Above Freezing", "Ghost Dog", "Lethal Weapon 3", and "Up Close and Personal". Scott was a series regular "Mike McQueen" on Ryan Murphy's "Popular". He has guest starred on "Law and Order", "Law and Order SVU", "Gossip Girl" and "30 Rock". Scott has a recurring role as Major Tom Foster on the Showtime hit "Homeland" and has guest starred on the CBS series, "Person of Interest". He also just completed a run as sociopathic CEO Frank Drexler on NBC's midseason "Deception". He most recently played the iconic Walt Disney in "Small World" by Fred Stroppel for Stray Kats Theatre Company in Newtown, Connecticut and again at The Clurman in New York City.
Scott has narrated numerous books on tape and has been the voice over talent for many productions and commercials.
Scott's full screen credit list available at www.imdb.com.
Behind the camera, Scott produced and directed two episodes of the Young American Heroes series: Elisha Stockwell and The Sybil Ludington Story for CPTV, airing this fall. He has produced and directed commercials for Adidas, Sign story, CBS Outer Net, and Best Buy. He has created content for numerous corporate sales meetings and has helped develop new concept media such as the NCTF sponsored multi theatre installation, "StageVision", now in ten prestigious theaters across the country. Scott has created and directed special effects for clients such as Master Foods and U.S. Surgical. His corporate client list includes: Canada Dry, Sun Oil, Grey Advertising, American Express, I.B.M, Bayer, Altria, D&B, and GE. Scott Co-Produced, "Frederick Douglass-From Slavery to Freedom", starring Jamie Hector, for CPTV and he is the Executive Producer/Director/Co-Creator of the comedy series, "Steamboat-Most Loved Soap"; a faux documentary on the dying days of a soap opera. With well-known soap stars form all three networks, "Steamboat - Most Loved Soap" is designed for Brand Integration and can be seen in North America on The Venture Channel via ROKU and NetTalkTv and coming to Amazon.com in the fall. Scott is also a teacher associated with The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, Connecticut.
Tina Sloan as Louise Casell
Tina Sloan's career as an actress has spanned over 40 years in TV and film. Tina is best known for her 26-year role as nurse Lillian Raines on the acclaimed CBS daytime drama, "Guiding Light" and now as author of the book Changing Shoes. She has also appeared on other TV shows including "Law & Order: SVU" and "Third Watch" and has been featured on "60 Minutes", "The Montel Williams Show", and "The Young Turks". In film, Tina has appeared in Woody Allen's "Celebrity" and "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion", "The Brave One" with Jodi Foster, "Changing Lanes" with Ben Affleck, "The Guru" with Marisa Tomei, "People I Know" with Al Pacino and "Black Swan" with Natalie Portman.
On the radio Tina has been a special guest on NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, AARP, Blog Talk Radio, and Baby Boomer Women. Tina's autobiographical one-woman show, "Changing Shoes" has been a hit nationwide and has played to sold-out audiences. Tina currently appears in two web series, "Empire the Series" and "Venice the Series", and has recently completed several new movies: "Oh My Love", "Happy New Year", and "Evil Eyes". She has been playing Katherine on the web series VENICETHESERIES.COM for the past 4 years and Theodora on EMPIRETHESERIES.COM as well.
Recently Tina joined IMGs roster of speakers and is giving motivational and funny speeches all over the US and Canada. Tina has been in a myriad of magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The NY Post, The New York Observer, and TV Guide. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and WOWOWOW, as well as contributing to Maria Shriver's Women's Conference Blog, CNN.com, AOL.com, and RedRoom.
Tina has been married for 38 years and has one son who was in Iraq as a Marine after graduating from Harvard. He then returned to civilian life and graduated from Harvard Business School, got married and began a startup called RED OWL ANALYTICS, so she is able to breathe again.
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