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- MICHAEL RAINEY JR.
who is 11 years old was born on September 22nd, 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky, where he lived for one month and moved back to Staten Island, New York where his parents lived most of their lives, his Mother Jamaican born and his Father is a Native New Yorker. Michael has been in shows such as Sesame Street, Law and Order, he has done commercials and print ads for Toy R Us, Target, AT&T and other companies. In his spare time he enjoys making his own music and rapping, and yes sings as well but doesn't like everyone to know he has a voice.
With his multi-Grammy Award winning music career, continued work in film and television, and multiple written works, Common has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men.
His numerous previous accomplishments in film and music include starring on the silver screen in films such as SMOKIN ACES, AMERICAN GANGSTER, WANTED,
TERMINATOR SALVATION, DATE NIGHT, JUST WRIGHT, and most recently THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN. COMMON also stars in the AMC series, HELL ON WHEELS which premiered to the second highest ratings the network has ever had and was quickly renewed for a second season which premiered on August 12th, 2012.
- DANNY GLOVER
producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster LEATHAL WEAPON franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. In recent years he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically-‐ by
Bill Condon and in the futuristic 2012 for director Roland Emmerich. He also had roles in the comedy DEATH AT A FUNERAL for director Neil LaBute and in the moving drama DEAR ALICE for
Swedish director Othman Karim.
- DENNIS HAYSBERT
captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his ground breaking role as President David Palmer on FOX’s hit series “24” for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination.
Haysbert returned to television starring in his own series The Unit for CBS which premiered with record breaking ratings.
- CHARLES DUTTON
(Cofield) has enjoyed a career spanning theater, television and film. He is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the same role, in “The Piano Lesson.” Dutton starred in and executive produced the FOX dramedy “Roc,” for which he received several NAACP Image Award nominations. Dutton won Emmy Awards for his work as a guest star on “Without a Trace” and “The Practice.” A veteran of numerous feature films, the actor’s credits include Alien 3, Menace II Society, Rudy, A Low Down Dirty Shame, A Time to Kill, Get on the Bus (for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination). Most recently, Dutton starred in The Express, Fame and Legion.
- MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS
Named by USA Today as one of the “10 Best Reasons to Watch Television” and President Obama’s favorite, Michael Kenneth Williams played the legendary “Omar Little” on HBO’s The Wire, and is one of the few series regulars to have appeared on all five seasons of the show.
Achieving critical acclaim and a loyal international fan base, Michael has been nominated twice for an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”.
- RUSSEL HORNSBY
(Detective Pratt) stars on NBC’s new hit drama “Grimm” but may be best known for his long-running lead role as Los Angeles cop Eddie Sutton in “Lincoln Heights.” Most recently, he starred in August Wilson’s “Fences.” He also completed a season of HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated drama “In Treatment.” Hornsby’s other television credits include Showtime’s “Shameless,” “Law & Order,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Wife” and “Playmakers.” His feature film credits include After the Sunset, Big Fat Liar, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Meet the Parents and Stuck.
- LONETTE MCKEE
(Grandma Beanie) earned a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Michael Kahn’s epic production of “Showboat.” She exploded onto the screen in a stunning film debut in the cult musical Sparkle. Other film credits include Lift (which earned her a Black Reel nomination), Men of Honor, ’Round Midnight, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, He Got Game, She Hate Me, Honey, Honey 2. The actress earned NAACP Image Award nominations for her work on television in “The Women of Brewster Place” and “As the World Turns.”
- MEAGAN GOOD
(Beverly Freeman) has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actresses. Most recently, she appeared on the Showtime series “Californication” and the feature film Think Like a Man, based on the bestselling book by Steve Harvey. While Good rose to fame with her performance in the hit Stomp the Yard, she was initially recognized for her acclaimed performance in Eve’s Bayou, for which she received an NAACP Image Award. Additional film credits include Jumping the Broom, The Unborn, The Love Guru, Brick, Waist Deep, You Got Served, D.E.B.S, The Cookout, Biker Boyz, Deliver Us from Eva, Friday, Roll Bounce and Saw V.
- HAYWARD ARMSTRONG
- SAMMI ROTIBI