Oscar®-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON (MAVIS GARY) is one of the great known actresses of our time. With her ability to capture a plethora of characters, she relentlessly demands the audience's full attention as soon as she appears on screen. This South African native is continuously being praised and admired for her inspiring and powerful performances.
Theron captivated audiences as female serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the independent gem "Monster." Theron received the Independent Spirit Award & the National Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as winning the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, New York Film Critics Online and Southeastern Film Critics awards, the Breakthrough Performance Award from the Nation Board of Review and the Academy Award, all for her emotionally devastating performance in "Monster."
Recently, Theron wrapped filming on "Prometheus," directed by Ridley Scott and is currently filming "Snow White and the Huntsman" in which she stars alongside Kristen Stewart. She was last seen in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut "The Burning Plain" in which she plays Sylvia, a woman who is forced to take an emotional journey to rid herself of a sin from her past. Theron starred alongside Kim Basinger in this drama which she also produced.
In 2008, Theron starred in "Hancock" starring alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman in the action comedy which was the 3rd highest grossing film of the year.
Charlize was also in the drama "North Country" opposite Frances McDormand and Sissy Spacek for director Niki Caro. Based on the real life story of a group of women coal miners and the hostile work environment they faced on a daily basis, "North Country" received great praise. Her incredible performance as Josey Aimes garnered her nominations for a Golden Globe, SAG, Critics Choice, and an Oscar.
Theron also captivated audiences in HBO's The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers opposite Geoffrey Rush, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Emmys.
In addition to producing "The Burning Plain" through her production company Denver and Delilah, Charlize is developing and executive producing an HBO series called Mind Hunter with director David Fincher.
Moviegoers were first introduced to the seductive charm of Charlize Theron in her feature film debut, MGM's "2 Days in the Valley", with James Spader, Eric Stoltz, and Jeff Daniels. She's also been seen co-starring alongside Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in "Devils Advocate", with Tom Hanks in "That Thing You Do" and in Jonathan Lynn's "Trial and Error." In addition, Theron starred in Woody Allen's "Celebrity" which she then followed with "Mighty Joe Young" with Bill Paxton. In 1999, Theron starred in the Oscar nominated "The Cider House Rules" and in New Line Cinema's "The Astronaut's Wife" with Johnny Depp. Soon following in 2000, the much in-demand Theron tackled back-to-back roles in the following movies: Robert Redford's "The Legend of Bagger Vance" with Will Smith and Matt Damon, Fox 2000's "Men of Honor" with Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Frankenheimer's "Reindeer Games" with Ben Affleck and Miramax's "The Yards" co-starring Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan and Faye Dunaway.
In 2001, Theron illuminated the screen in the Warner Bros tearjerker "Sweet November" alongside Keanu Reeves, as well as in Woody Allen's "Curse of the Jade Scorpion", co-starring Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd and David Ogden Stiers. In the fall of 2002, Theron starred opposite Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson and Billy Bob Thornton in "Waking Up in Reno" and then moved on to star alongside Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Dakota Fanning in the feature film "Trapped" directed by Luis Mandoki.
In 2009, PATTON OSWALT (MATT FREEHAUF) won critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel's feature film "Big Fan," which made its debut at Sundance in January 2009 and was distributed by First Independent Pictures. Patt will also be back on the small screen as the lead in a new live-action comedy, The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
As a comedian, he has released three TV specials and, as of this writing, two critically acclaimed albums. His one-hour Comedy Central Special My Weakness is Strong originally aired in August of 2009 and My Weakness is Strong DVD/CD received a Grammy nomination, distributed through Warner Brothers records. Oswalt was nominated this year for a Gotham Award for his dramatic debut on the big screen in "Big Fan," where he played the lead role of Paul Aufiero in the directorial debut of writer Robert Siegel ("The Wrestler"). "Big Fan" was first released last September through First Independent and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
In addition to being a series regular on Showtime's The United States of Tara, Oswalt has also appeared as a guest star on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and Flight of the Conchords on HBO. He's a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil. Patton recently appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant", and in "Observe and Report" with Seth Rogen.
He provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar's Oscar-winning "Ratatouille." He also voices characters on Word Girl and Neighbors from Hell. Oswalt has also appeared in more then 20 films, including "Magnolia," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Reno 911!: Miami."
Oswalt starred in "The Comedians of Comedy," which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long running tour.
He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States and UK, and is a regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, Comic-Con and Coachella.
In addition, he is seen performing/reading at events by McSweeney's and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.
Patrick Wilson (BUDDY SLADE) is a critically acclaimed and an award-winning theatre actor who has quickly become well-known for his body of work. Never one to sit still, he was most recently seen on the big screen in the James Wan directed horror film "Insidious," which was featured at the Toronto Film Festival and was released on April 1, 2011 - the film was the highest grossing horror film of 2011. Wilson is currently shooting A Gifted Man, which premiered on CBS on September 23rd.
Wilson received praise for his work in the critically acclaimed drama "Little Children," in which he starred with Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley under the direction of Todd Field. His motion picture work also includes "The Ledge"; "Morning Glory"; "The Switch"; "Barry Munday"; "The A Team"; "Watchmen"; "Evening"; "Lakeview Terrace"; "Passengers"; "Life in Flight"; "Purple Violets"; "Running with Scissors"; "Hard Candy"; "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Alamo".
On the small screen, Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his portrayal of the morally conflicted Joe Pitt in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, the much-honored 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner's award-winning plays 'Angels in America: Millennium Approaches' and 'Angels in America: Perestroika.'
Wilson has been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, the most recent coming for his performance as Curly in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of 'Oklahoma!,' for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit 'The Full Monty,' for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and won a Drama League Award.
In 2006, he returned to Broadway to star in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy 'Barefoot in the Park,' opposite Amanda Peet. His most recent Broadway credit is the 2008/09 revival of Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons,' with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes.
Born in Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Starting his career on the stage, he earned applause in the national tours of 'Miss Saigon' and 'Carousel.' In 1999, he starred off-Broadway in 'Bright Lights, Big City,' winning a Drama League Award and receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination. That same year, he made his Broadway debut in 'Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm,' for which he won another Drama League Award.
Wilson lives in New Jersey with his family.
ELIZABETH REASER (BETH SLADE) Elizabeth Reaser is one of entertainment's most reliable actresses, demonstrated through her natural talent, striking presence and undeniable energy. Reaser earned a 2007 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the drama "Sweet Land" and received an Emmy nomination for her guest spot as "Ava" on Grey's Anatomy. Reaser shared a Screen Actors Guild's Award nomination with the Grey's Anatomy cast for Best Ensemble.
On November 18th, Reaser will reprise her role as the matriarch of the "Cullen" clan in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." The final installment, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" will appear in theaters on November 16, 2012.
In June 2011, Reaser starred in the independent film "The Art of Getting By," opposite Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore and Rita Wilson. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was later released by Fox Searchlight. In the feature, written and directed by Gavin Wiesen, Reaser portrays the promiscuous mother to Roberts' character.
Also this year, Reaser finished production on the independent "Liberal Arts," a film written and directed by Josh Radnor. The cast includes Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney. Additionally, she recently guest starred on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, which wrapped its second season in April 2011.
"Sweet Land," directed by Ali Selim, tells the story of a woman named Inge (Reaser) who travels from Norway to rural Minnesota in the 1920s to meet the man who is destined to be her husband. Variety called her performance "...a marvel of strength, humor and sensuality" and The Los Angeles Times raved, "Few actresses own the camera with as much authority as Reaser does here."
Additional film credits include Peter Callahan's "Against the Current," opposite Joseph Fiennes and Justin Kirk; Maria Maggenti's "Puccini for Beginners," which was selected in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opened the 2006 Outfest Film Festival as well; Ed Burns' "Purple Violets," opposite Debra Messing, Selma Blair, Burns and Donal Logue; Thomas Bezucha's "The Family Stone;" Marc Forster's "Stay;" "The Believer," opposite Ryan Gosling; "Mind the Gap;" "Shut Up and Sing;" and "13 Conversations About One Thing."
In television, she played the leading role of "Bella Bloom" in the critically acclaimed CBS one-hour romantic drama series, "The Ex List." Television credits include the drama series Saved, alongside Tom Everett Scott, and appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Sopranos.
Reaser graduated from The Julliard School of Arts. She currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.
JILL EIKENBERRY (HEDDA GARY) is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ann Kelsey on NBC's long-running hit series LA Law, which earned her four Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe Award.
After Barnard College in NY and Yale Drama School in New Haven, Eikenberry began an extensive theater career on and off Broadway, starring in Michael Weller's in 'Moonchildren;' 'The Beggar's Opera,' 'All Over Town,' directed by Dustin Hoffman; 'Save Grand Central,' by famous cartoonist William Hamilton; 'Summer Brave,' with Alexis Smith; Wendy Wasserstein's 'Uncommon Women and Others,' in which she also starred opposite Meryl Streep in the PBS-TV adaptation; Tennessee Williams' 'The Eccentricities of a Nightingale;' 'Watch on the Rhine' and the Broadway musical 'Onward Victoria.' She won Obie awards for her off-Broadway performances in 'Life Under Water' and 'Lemon Sky.' She was recently seen Off-Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of 'A Picasso,' The York Theatre Company's staging of 'Enter Laughing – the Musical' and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the New Group's production of 'The Kid.' She most recently appeared at Ars Nova in Bekah Brunstetter's 'Be a Good Little Widow.'
She appeared regionally at Yale Rep, The Arena Stage in Washington, DC, the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven and the Marin Theatre Company. She performed in 'The Vagina Monologues' at the Circle in the Square in San Francisco and the Napa Valley Opera House, as well as numerous productions around the country of 'Love Letters' by A.R. Gurney with her husband Michael Tucker.
She made her feature film debut in 1976 in "Between the Lines," opposite John Heard, Jeff Goldblum and Lindsay Crouse. She then appeared in "Rich Kids" with John Lithgow; "An Unmarried Woman;" "On Hope," directed by JoBeth Williams; "A Night Full of Rain," directed by Lina Wertmuller; "Butch And Sundance: The Early Days;" "Hide in Plain Sight," opposite James Caan, "Arthur," in which she played Dudley Moore's jilted fiancée; and again opposite John Lithgow in "The Manhattan Project" and most recently in "Something Borrowed." She has appeared in such independent films as "Manna From Heaven," Suburban Girl" and "The Best Day of his Life."
On television – in addition to LA Law, Eikenberry starred in the PBS series The Best of Families as well as numerous TV movies: Swansong, with David Soul; Orphan Train, the CBS mini-series Kane and Abel, Family Sins; The Deadliest Season, A Stoning in Fulham County, My Boyfriend's Back, Cast the First Stone, Rugged Gold, Dare to Love, Sessions, Without Consent, Family Sins, the four-hour ABC mini-series An Inconvenient Woman with Jason Robards; Roughing It with James Garner; Living a Lie, with Peter Coyote; My Very Best Friend, starring opposite Jaclyn Smith; Showtime's Chantilly Lace, and its sequel Parallel Lives. She has guest-starred on television series such as Strong Medicine, Tracy Takes On, Judging Amy, Law and Order and most recently Body of Proof.
Eikenberry has appeared opposite her husband, Michael Tucker on stage in A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' and Joseph Stein and Stan Daniels' 'Enter Laughing: The Musical' and on television in Hill Street Blues, Family Again, Assault and Matrimony, A Town Torn Apart, Gone in a Heartbeat and Archie's Wife, which also featured her daughter Allison.
She co-produced a one-hour documentary for NBC entitled Destined to Live which dealt with the emotional aspects of breast cancer, from diagnosis to recovery. Eikenberry battled the disease in 1986 and was aware of the importance of letting other women know that they were not alone and could recover and lead full and normal lives. Jill and Michael tell their story with humor and hope. Jill says, "Our experience with breast cancer forced us to face the fact that we are going to die one day. The question became 'how do we want to live?'" Destined to Live was honored with a Humanitas Award.
The "Tuckerberrys" have now created a show of their own entitled 'Life is a Duet,' in which they tell the story of their 35 year relationship through songs and clips from TV and film. They have been performing throughout the country.
The couple recently produced a documentary film entitled "Emile Norman - By His Own Design" about a 90-year-old sculptor in Big Sur, California, which has aired nationally on PBS.
RICHARD BEKINS (DAVID GARY) is an actor whose credits include over 30 television and film projects, Broadway, Off-Broadway and major leading regional theatres all across the country.
He was most recently featured in the films "Limitless" with Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro and "Arthur" with Russell Brand and Jennifer Garner. Other film credits include "Julie and Julia" and "United 93" and starred in two films by the director Dorothy Lyman: "Split Ends" and "The Northern Kingdom." Bekins will be seen in the upcoming feature "The Bleeding" and recently completed the film "Nor'easter" and "How We Got Away With It." Bekins made his television debut as the famous "Jamie Frame" on the NBC series Another World, has made numerous appearances on NBC's Law & Order and recently guest-starred on Fox's Fringe. He also had a recurring role on the F/X series Rescue Me. Bekins divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.