Ashley Rickards is an accomplished actress with multiple television and film screen credits to her name. Ashley will soon be seen in MTV's television series "Awkward" as the lead "Jenna Hamilton."Ashley will also soon be seen starring in "Sassy Pants" with Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader and Anna Gunn. Ashley's additional film credits include the independent film "Fly Away" which premiered at this year's SXSW film festival as well as "Gamer" alongside Gerard Butler.Ashley's television credits include her breakthrough role as "Samantha Walker" in the hit CW television series, "One Tree Hill." She has also made appearances in "Outlaw," "Entourage," "Ugly Betty" and "CSI:NY," among others.A native of Sarasota, Florida, Ashley currently resides in Los Angeles and works to prevent and end sexual slavery and the human trafficking of women and children with the Somaly Mam Foundation.
Currently living in L.A. Beau grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia (BC), Canada. He was actually born on a Friday the 13th, and in Seattle. He lived there for 2 days before moving up North. So Beau is a dual citizen of both countries - very helpful for TV and movie work!An accomplished athlete -- American football and lacrosse being his main high school sports, at the age of 16 Beau decided to step up his acting game and auditioned for his first feature film. He tried out for Dimension's spoof comedy "Scary Movie 4", which was shooting around Vancouver -- and got the supporting role of the son to the lead character.Along with AWKWARD., Beau recently recurred on NBC’s period-drama AQUARIUS. Prior to AWKWARD., he starred as a series regular on ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and had a major recurring role on Canadian series HEARTLAND.Other feature credits include thriller POKER NIGHT opposite Ron Perlman and Giancarlo Esposito, indie dramedy SEE YOU IN VALHALLA opposite Sarah Hyland, a supporting role in DreamWorks feature I AM NUMBER 4, and a lead role in Sony's THE GRUDGE 3 (a role offered from a taped audition).Beau also fronts for the band Jimmy's Soundcart, where he sings and plays guitar. The band is bringing their New Americana sound to L.A’s famous Roxy music club.Beau's other interests include camping, hiking, kayaking, electric guitar and supporting all the Seattle sports teams.
Growing up in Edmonds, Washington, a life in Hollywood seemed far off, but after Brett Davern began performing in local theatre as a young boy, he knew acting was his calling. While in high school, Brett earned a scholarship to "Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center," one of the most exclusive summer camps for the performing arts, located in upstate New York. This program features an eclectic group of alumni including Oscar nominees Robert Downey, Jr. and Natalie Portman, Emmy-winner Jon Cryer, as well as stage and screen actress Bryce Dallas Howard. Davern continued to hone his craft in college, studying theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City.Soon after graduating AMDA, Brett landed the sought after role of "William Messerman" in Chad Lowe's directorial debut, Beautiful Ohio, in which he had the opportunity to work with seasoned actors such as Oscar-winner William Hurt, Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies and Rita Wilson.Since arriving to Los Angeles, Davern has quietly amassed a body of work that encompasses both television and film. Most recently, he wrapped the independent feature Junk, set to hit the festival circuit in the near future. Brett also starred opposite Mathew Lillard and Rachelle Lefevre in the coming-of-age comedy Pool Boys, and played the introverted "Whisper" in the feature film Triple Dog opposite Brittany Robertson and Scout Taylor Compton. His television credits include popular television dramas such as CSI: Miami, In Plain Sight, Medium, and Cold Case, in which he played Kathryn Morris's younger, troubled brother in the recurring role of "Finn."Along with his daily workout regiment, Brett Davern is an avid snowboarder, wake boarder and enjoys playing soccer, football, and baseball. Davern currently resides in Los Angeles.
Desi Lydic's TV credits include CBS's "Two and a Half Men," FOX's "Mixed Signals," "The League" on FX and "The Bobby Lee Show" for Comedy Central. She also appeared in the improvised pilot "With a Bullet" opposite Jane Lynch and Ashton Kutcher's "The Real Wedding Crashers" on NBC. She will next be seen in Cameron Crowe's feature "We Bought a Zoo" opposite Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson as well as Jay Chandrasekhar's feature "The Babymakers" opposite Olivia Munn. Recent credits include the comedic feature film "Stan Helsing"and she can also be seen in the mockumentary feature film, "Darnell Dawkins Mouth Guitar Legend."
Jessica Lu currently stars as the down-to-earth Ming Huang on the critically acclaimed MTV series Awkward. The Asian-American actress will also be playing the role of Tabitha on Ryan Murphy's (Glee) new show, The New Normal, airing this fall on NBC. Jessica has also appeared in the TV series Law & Order: LA, CSI, and 90210.Jessica grew up in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois where she spent her childhood and high school days developing her love of theater and the performing arts. Jessica went on to attend Columbia College in Chicago where she starred as the lead role in the musical, Flower Drum Song. Jessica graduated with honors from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Musical Theatre Performance.Jessica's talents range from musical theater to modeling to acting on film. As a successful model she has worked with established brands including: Got Milk?, Claire's Boutique, Marshall Fields, Montgomery Wards, Sears, and Carson Pirie Scott. Her modeling career also includes commercial work for Samsung, Kaiser Permanente, McDonalds, Ford Motors and Orville Redenbacher Popcorn.
Born in Hollywood, Florida, Jillian Rose Reed was destined to be an actress. With a yearning for the stage at the tender age of seven, Jillian began performing at a children's theater, first starring as Charlotte in Charlotte's Web. By the time she was twelve, Jillian had performed in a total of 27 musicals and plays in her home state of Michigan. With a desire to expand her horizons, she soon moved to California to pursue her dreams. Jillian is most recognized for her scene stealing role on Showtime's hit television series, "Weeds", as Shane's dark and rebellious friend, Simone. Whether she's portraying a troubled Gothic teen or preppy mean girl, Jillian has had unforgettable guest appearances on many popular TV series including ABC's "The Middle," NBC's "Community," and Disney's "Jessie." Proving to be a versatile actress, she enjoys portraying characters apart from her true self. She has also begun to take her talents behind the scenes as a producer and writer.Jillian currently resides in Burbank, CA where she enjoys reading, hiking, shopping at vintage stores, going out to eat, and exploring new places with her friends. Jillian is the older sister of actor Robbie Tucker
Molly Tarlov was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City. Her and her sister Jessica were raised to work hard at what they love by their parents Mark and Judy. Molly spent her summers doing theater at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and at NYU Tisch in Paris. She received a Bachelor of Arts at Bennington College in Vermont where she studied theater, philosophy and English. She completed LAByrinth Theater's Master Class in acting, writing and directing before moving to Los Angeles.Molly has been playing Sadie Saxton on Awkward for the last five years and couldn't be more thrilled to have done so. During that time she has also been able to participate in other amazing projects such as playing Sophie Darren Stein's "G.B.F". She has appeared in Gravity on Starz, iCarly on Nickelodeon, Huge on ABC Family and has had the pleasure of being part of shorts Era Apocrapha and Boyfriend Season. You can also catch her on the upcoming Season 2 of Nasty Habits.When she's not working Molly enjoys hanging with her Goldendoodle Franny, hiking, learning new things and seeing other people's art. Her favorite books include: The Prince of Tides, Franny and Zooey and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Nikki DeLoach began her career in the entertainment business at the age of 8. By 12 years old, she became one of the new additions to "The Mickey Mouse Club" along with Justin, Christina, Britney, and Ryan Gosling. Nikki went on to work both in the music industry, as a recording artist signed to RCA and BMG records, and as a actor in film and television. She was recently seen in "Love & Other Drugs" starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and working alongside Matthew Modine in the courtroom drama "The Trial." Nikki has several films coming out this year, including "Flying Lessons" opposite Maggie Grace and Hal Halbrook, "The River Why" with William Hurt, Amber Heard, and Zach Gilford, and the French comedy "Hollywoo." Television credits include series regular roles on NBC's "Windfall" and FOX's "North Shore." Nikki has also starred in various TV shows such as "Traffic Light," "The Defenders," "Cold Case", "Without A Trace" and "CSI: NY."
The former national gymnast received his first break when he was cast in the starring role of Nickelodeon's musical film "Spectacular!" He originated the role of Conrad Birdie in "Bye Bye Birdie" on Broadway where he was singled out by the New York Times and given a rave by The New Yorker. Nolan played a love interest to Jennifer Lawrence in Relativity's "House at the End of the Street". Upcoming, he has the starring role in "The Canyons" opposite Lindsay Lohan, directed by Paul Schrader, and written by Bret Easton Ellis. He also plays a conflicted religious mercenary opposite Vin Diesel in the upcoming "Riddick" for Universal coming out September 6th. Most recently, Nolan joined the cast of "Glee" as Hunter Clarington, the new captain of the warblers.