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Award winning, multi-talented actor Lynn Chen has enjoyed a career spanning over 3-decades with more than 50 film/tv/audiobook/video game and podcast credits. Audiences have come to recognize Chen through films like Saving Face (Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec) and Go Back to China (Anna Akana, Richard Ng), recurring roles in Shameless (SHO), Silicon Valley (HBO), Seal Team (CBS), Fear The Walking Dead (AMC) as well as Call To Duty (Activision - video game). Chen has continued to expand her audience by writing, producing and starring in the well-received film I Will Make You Mine (Yea-Ming Chen, Goh Nakamura, Ayako Fujitani) an Official Selection of SXSW, available on DVD and VOD streaming, the third installment of the Surrogate Valentine series. Chen has been a spokesperson for The National Eating Disorders Association since 2012 and continues to lend her voice to blogs and podcasts dedicated to Asian-Americans and eating disorders.
Celebrated actor, Jonathan Lipnicki, entered worldwide audiences’ hearts as a child with his breakthrough performance in Cameron Crowe’s film Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellwegger). He went on to star in the film franchise adaptations of Stuart Little (Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Nathan Lane) and Little Vampire (Richard E. Grant). He also played a lead role in the comedy-fantasy film Like Mike (Lil’ Bow Wow, Jesse Plemons, Marie Chestnut). His television credits include series regular roles on The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Meego as well as guest-starring roles on Dawson’s Creek (WB), Monk (USA), Family Guy, (Fox) and Blowin’ Up (MTV). Lipnicki has shown great versatility moving with ease from dramas like For the Love of Money (James Caan, Paul Sorvino) to comedies like Tag (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Scout Taylor-Compton) and, more recently, playing a serial killer in the horror-thriller, Broil (Timothy V. Murphy). His starring turn in When Zachary Came to Town garnered widespread acclaim and motivated him to develop and produce his own material, most recently the short, Date, penned by Theresa Rebeck.
Dreama Walker broke out as Hazel Williams in Gossip Girl (CW) as one of Blair Waldorf’s (Leighton Meester) minions and has been working steadily in both television and films ever since. Of note, you can see her as Connie Stevens in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in America, as Clint Eastwood’s grand-daughter in Gran Torino and starring opposite Anne Dowd as Becky in the indie break-out thriller Compliance that premiered at Sundance. Her television credits include the comedy Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 (ABC), the CBS drama Doubt (Katherine Heigl, Laverne Cox, Elliott Gould); a recurring role on The Good Wife (CBS); and American Horror Story (FX); as well as featured guest star roles on American Dad (TBS), A to Z (NBC), New Girl (FOX), and Law & Order: SVU (NBC).
Jordan Carlos is a popular New York alternative comic who has been nominated as Best Male Comic of the Year by Emerging Comedians of New York. He recently appeared on Samantha Bee’s “Not The White House Correspondence Dinner”(TBS) and as the ‘nerd’ from "Guy Code" and "Girl Code"(MTV). Jordan has officially become "that dude from that thing." His other credits include “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” "Live at Gotham," and "Broad City," all on Comedy Central, "The Colbert Report (CBS)," "Nurse Jackie (SHO)," "Girls (HBO)," and, Golden-Globe winner, "The Affair" as well as a string of commercials for AOL, Pepsi, and The Washington Post. As College Humor's go-to Obama, Carlos can also be counted on for a presidential impression with over a million YouTube clicks and counting.
Manning landed her first major role as "Maddy" in Crazy/Beautiful (Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davidson). Her breakthrough role was "Nola", a prostitute in Memphis, Tennessee, in Hustle & Flow (Terence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Andrews) and was nominated by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance. The film also received a SAG award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. She has worked on the series Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) and the Sons of Anarchy (FX). Her feature credits include Love Ranch (Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci), Cold Mountain (Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Philip Seymour Hoffman), 8 Mile (Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger), A Lot Like Love(Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet), White Oleander (Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger, Robin Wright) and Crossroads (Britney Spears Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana). Manning is also series regular on Orange Is the New Black (Netflix). In addition to acting, Manning is also a fashion designer, singer-songwriter and the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat. She is also co-owner of the clothing brand "Born Uniqorn".
Bradley White has been an actor, writer and director in New York and Los Angeles for over 35 years. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in acting and directing, Bradley joined New York's prestigious Naked Angels theater company, where he cut his teeth on dozens of productions with fellow Angels Jon Robin Baitz, Kenneth Lonergan, Lily Taylor, Matthew Broderick and Joe Mantello. As an actor, White has appeared in over four dozen TV shows, pilots and numerous films. He appeared on stage in the original casts of Between Us (Manhattan Theater Club), One Day on Wall Street (Greenwich Street Theater), The Substance of Fire (Long Wharf) and Gus and Al (Playwright’s Horizons), as well as many original new works at Naked Angels on both coasts.
“Humanity, humor and gravitas” best describes what Martinez brings to each role. She credits her ability and good fortune to continually work across all media to the education and scholarships afforded to her when she immigrated as a one year old with her family from Mexico to the U.S. Her career, and that of many other LatinX actors, was launched in 1978 with Luis Valdez’s groundbreaking stage play and film ZOOT SUIT. Most recent films include Clemency, winner of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award, and Ms. Purple, 2019 Sundance Film Festival “Nominee”, Grand Jury Award. Other favorite film roles include Cake, Zoot Suit, Born in East LA, Barbarosa, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Under Fire. Current tv/streaming credits include a recurring Guest Star turn as Lupe on the Netflix series Gentefied, just renewed for Season 2; AMC’s limited series The Terror Infamy; and F/X’s series The Bridge, winner of a Peabody Award for Season 1. Other favorite roles include characters on Queen Sugar, I Love Dick, Princess of Avalor (VO – Lady Yolanda), MacGyver, Grey’s Anatomy, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Good Behavior, and Luis Valdez’s Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution, winner of a Peabody Award.
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