Charity Shea stars as April Goldberg
Charity Shea is an American actress originally from Colorado. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Charity was discovered in an amateur acting showcase. She quickly began acting in a variety of high profile television roles, including CSI: Miami, the HBO series Entourage playing a love interest to lead character Vincent Chase and The Best Years on cable network The N, where she played troubled teenager 'Samantha Best' for two seasons. She has also appeared in numerous feature films including Alpha Dog with Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch.
Charity stars as 'April' on VH1's scripted comedic drama series Single Ladies, portraying a newly single woman embarking on a fledgling career as a club promoter and looking for adventure. She stars alongside LisaRaye McCoy and Denise Vasi. The series is executive produced by Queen Latifah and her "Flavor Unit Entertainment" company for VH1. She resides in Los Angeles.
D.B. Woodside stars as Malcolm Franks
Consistently recognized for having played the character of 'President Wayne Palmer' on FOX's critically-acclaimed Emmy Award-winning drama 24, DB Woodside is now Malcolm Franks in VH1's television series Single Ladies -- produced by Queen Latifah. Recently he also recurred as Dr. Joe, a love interest to 'Jasmine,' played by Joy Bryant on the NBC drama Parenthood.
Within a month of graduation from The Yale School of Drama, Steven Bochco cast him as a series regular opposite Anthony LaPaglia playing an ambitious lawyer in the courtroom drama Murder One. He continued working in the television world starring as 'Melvin Franklin' in the highly successful NBC miniseries The Temptations", earning him enormous critical acclaim. Woodside was also a series regular in CBS's dark comedy Viva Laughlin, opposite Hugh Jackson and Melanie Griffith.
He has a line of other credits in the television world from recurring or guest starring roles on shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Hellcats, Hawthorne, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Private Practice, and Castle to name a few.
He also starred as Delroy Lindo's son and Aaliyah's brother in the Warner Bros. action feature Romeo Must Die. DB takes great pride in being a member of the ensemble of the highly praised independent feature Mississippi Damned opposite some of the finest African-American actors in the business which has earned awards at an enumerable number of film festivals.
Damien Dante Wayans stars as David Berenger
Wayans was born in New York City; he is the nephew of iconic uncles: Keenan, Damon, Shawn, and Marlon Wayans.
Damien began his career in 1987 in Eddie Murphy's concert film Eddie Murphy Raw. He later acted with his uncle Damon Wayans in the movie Major Payne, which led to television roles in such primetime series as New York Undercover, NYPD Blue, and House MD among others. Working on critically acclaimed shows at a young age spawned his appetite to write and direct. In the years to follow Damien played a key role in his uncle Damon's sitcom My Wife & Kids as Writer, Director and Producer.
As he shaped his writing and directing career, he continued to indulge his acting abilities and landed a breakout role in Jamie Kennedy's film Malibu's Most Wanted as 'Tec'. He then went on to share the spotlight with notable actors such as Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, and Justin Timberlake in the movie Edison and Ben Affleck in Man About Town to name a few.
Soon after, in the footsteps of his uncles, Damien wrote, directed, and produced on The Underground, a sketch comedy show on Showtime. This led to his Motion Picture Feature Directorial Debut with the film Dance Flick, which was also written and executive produced by Damien.
With several years of consecutive work, under his belt in both television and film as a quadruple threat, the talented Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer began his own production company "Second Generation Productions". The company is focused on producing new cutting edge content for film, television, and web.
In 2012 Second Generation Productions signed a deal with BET networks, to bring the highly anticipated Second Generation Wayans, starring Damien Dante Wayans along with cousin Craig Wayans. In this hilarious, new, scripted comedy viewers saw the good, the funny, and the ugly as the young duo emerged from the long shadows of their uncles to carve out their own paths in Hollywood. Second Generations Wayans launched in January 2013.
Denise Vasi stars as Raquel Lancaster
Bringing a unique blend of style, beauty ,and humor to the screen, Denise Vasi has made a name for herself as one of the top actresses to watch in Hollywood. Vasi currently stars as smart, savvy businesswoman Raquel Lancaster in VH1's one-hour scripted series, Single Ladies.
Gaining recognition in Hollywood for her breakout role in ABC's longstanding daytime soap opera All My Children, Vasi starred as Randi Morgan, former prostitute and wife of series veteran Frankie Hubbard from 2008-2011. Vasi relocated with production from New York to Los Angeles to further pursue her budding career. She was most recently seen as Ruby in the critically acclaimed Steven Soderbergh-directed feature film Magic Mike, opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, and in Charles Murray's debut indie drama Things Never Said.
A Brooklyn native of Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Greek descent, Vasi signed to Ford Models at the age of 12. She went on to grace the pages of international campaigns for ELLE, Marie Claire, GQ Italy and more. She appeared in numerous on-camera and print campaigns for leading cosmetic, hair care and fashion brands including Olay, Bobbi Brown, Dove, Urban Decay, M·A·C, L'Oreal, Target, Doll House, American Eagle, Republic and more.
Vasi's additional credits include feature films The Good Guy opposite Alexis Bledel, and What's Your Number? opposite Anna Faris and Chris Evans, and roles on television shows White Collar, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Protector, and How To Make It In America.
Vasi's other interests include dance, fitness, and philanthropy. She helped raise over $$500,000 for addiction recovery as co-chairman of Caron Renaissance's "Save A Life Event."
Vasi currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, acclaimed photographer/director Anthony Mandler.
Harold "House" Moore stars as Terrence Franks
Strong, disciplined and talented are just a few words to describe actor Harold "House" Moore. "House" as he likes to be called, can be seen starring on the VH1 series Single Ladies.
Single Ladies stars Lisa Raye McCoy (Keisha), Denise Vasi (Raquel), and Charity Shea (April). There series is a romantic comedy about Keisha, Raquel and April - best friends with different philosophies on love, sex, and relationships - proving not all women have the same desires. Set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity, Single Ladies asks the question: What do women really want?
A native of Detroit, House began his earliest acting pursuits in theatre while attending Alabama State University. While there, he parlayed his skills into television and film acting, hosting, and modeling, while also utilizing his athletic ability on the college basketball team. After graduating college, House moved to Atlanta, GA and put to use his philanthropic nature by working with inner city youth and low-income families as a behavioral therapist and life coach. While there, House was scouted by Elite Models. In an instant, he was re-introduced to entertainment, an industry he calls his "true calling", and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to fully pursue film and television.
House's past credits include in 2012 a series regular role as 'Jackpot', a rookie cop in the Robert De Niro produced CBS series NYC 22. In addition, he has also guest starred on such hit series as The Shield, CSI Tyler Perry's House Of Payne, and Necessary Roughness. House's motion picture credits include a lead role in the 2007 indie film The Hammer (for which he was critically touted as "new one to watch in Hollywood"). He followed that with a strong supporting role in the 2012 indie Guardian Of Eden.
Outside of his entertainment career, House can be seen off the screen working as a strong advocate for youth development, exposure, and education, providing hands-on mentorship and coaching programs in connection with YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and AAU Sports. House also holds his own youth geared non-profit organization, and distributes his time between multiple other non-profit based organizations.
Kassandra Clementi stars as Christina Carter
Season 1: Christina is a gorgeous, rebellious, wild child and party girl. She rides a motorcycle - this chick is hot and cool and loves to date different men.
She is on scholarship to the Fashion & Art Institute in Atlanta and is having a great time learning the business through her internship at "V". It's been hard for her to keep jobs in the past due to her outspokenness. However, there's never any malice - despite her tough exterior, she's quite sweet and likable. But just like every young person that age, she thinks she knows everything and that she's invincible.
LeToya Luckett stars as Felicia Price
She has released some of the most popular songs, appeared in acclaimed film, television, and stage projects, and excelled as a business owner. Indeed, LeToya Luckett's remarkable versatility and wide-ranging talent have made her a renowned figure in entertainment.
The Houston native has enjoyed tremendous success as a solo artist. LeToya's self-titled debut album "LeToya" was certified platinum and included the No. 1 hit 'Torn' and 'She Don't'. LeToya was named "One Of The Best New Artists Of 2006" by AOL Music and was awarded as a "Top Songwriter of 2006" by ASCAP for "Torn". Her 2009 collection, "Lady Love", debuted as the No. 1 album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and featured the Top 10 single 'Regret' with Ludacris, as well as such standout selections as 'She Ain't Got...' and 'Not Anymore'. Additionally, 'Regret' was named to AOL Music's "Top R&B Songs of 2009" and Billboard's "Top R&B Songs of 2010".
When she was only 5 and to her surprise, LeToya was given the opportunity to sing her first solo in her own church. "The lady just gave me the mic one Sunday and I sang," says LeToya, whose name is described as "victorious one". "Right after that, I joined the children's choir and started doing all the school plays. I saw that I had a love for music."
Soon after, LeToya pursued her newfound passion and became an integral member of Destiny's Child. LeToya remained with the group for seven years and accomplished numerous successes, most notably becoming a two-time GRAMMY Award winner. During her stint, the group released the gold-certified singles 'Bills Bills Bills' and 'Say My Name', both of which LeToya co-wrote on their astonishing sophomore album, "The Writing's On The Wall", which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide.
LeToya has been in the studio recording her highly-anticipated third album. The album is constructed of very accomplished producers and songwriters and proves to be a versatile collection of work that explores new musical elements while staying true to LeToya. Additionally, she is the new host of Centric's CultureList. LeToya has also been chosen as a lead cast member of the VH1's series Single Ladies.
LeToya's current moves in television arrive after a string of noteworthy stage, film, and television projects. In 2010, LeToya made her film debut playing the lead character in the Warner Premiere film Preacher's Kid. The film was released nationwide in select markets and has since become a top DVD seller in its genre. Later in 2010, LeToya had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Killers, starring Aston Kutcher and Katherine Heigl.
Furthermore, LeToya's momentum continued in 2011 and 2012 with a recurring role on second and third seasons of the HBO TV series Treme. She also had a noteworthy role in the coming-of-age film Note To Self with Christian Keyes, Richard T. Jones and Clifton Powell. LeToya stars alongside Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson and Tom Felton (Harry Potter) in From The Rough. The film was inspired by the true story of Dr. Cantana Starks, the first female head coach of an NCAA Division 1 men's team. Also in 2013, LeToya had a recurring role on the new BET TV series Second Generation Wayans, starred in the new GMC TV series For Richer Or Poorer and appears in the forthcoming film The Concerto with Janel Parrish and Jackson Rathbone.
Now, with several television projects in motion and a new album on the way, LeToya still has the world saying her name as she progresses as a woman, artist, actor, entertainer, and entrepreneur. "You have to stay true to yourself while also keeping up with the trends in music and this industry," she says. "I think a lot of people start to lose themselves because people have opinions and they become insecure. But you've got to stick to the real reason you wanted to become an artist."
Mission accomplished for LeToya Luckett.
Lesley-Ann Brandt stars as Naomi Cox
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Lesley-Ann Brandt has become one of the biggest South African exports via New Zealand after immigrating to Auckland with her parents and brother in 1999. With her mixed ethnic background, Lesley-Ann is Hollywood's exciting new discovery.
As a child, she participated in almost every kindergarten and school play and was a natural singer. It was when she starting modeling and booking TV commercials that she caught the eye of casting directors. Encouraged by them, she began studying the Meisner technique as well as doing every possible acting workshop she could find and after only a few months her natural ability to perform, take direction, and work with the camera saw her commercial auditions shift towards television and film auditions.
Lesley-Ann was discovered by local New Zealand producer Chris Hampson and creator/writer James Griffen (Siones Wedding, Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons) who were on the hunt for the leading lady of their quirky new half hour comedy Diplomatic Immunity. They'd been searching for an actress for months and were 3 weeks away from shooting when Lesley-Ann auditioned. She was hired within a week, had to quit her job as an IT recruitment consultant and went on to star opposite Craig Parker (of Spartacus, Lord Of The Rings, and Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans), quickly moving her into the hearts of the New Zealand nation.
In 2010 Brandt commanded the world take notice with her role as 'Naevia' in the breakout Starz hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. 'Naevia', the beautiful slave girl whose story with Manu Bennett's character 'Crixus' emerged as the show's big love story, created a fan frenzy worldwide.
Working with producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and actors John Hannah (The Mummy and Four Weddings and A Funeral), Peter Mensah (300 and Avatar), Lucy Lawless (Xena), Lesley-Ann captivated audiences with her performance, and became one of the show's break out stars.
Lesley-Ann continued to work on back to back projects, This Is Not My Life (2010) and ABC's Legend Of The Seeker (2010) as well as her feature film debut Insight starring opposite Natalie Zea and Christopher Lloyd.
In 2011 she resurrected her role as 'Naevia' in the prequel season of Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena. Roles on Chuck, CSI: New York (recurring), and TNT's Memphis Beat soon followed as well as a lead role in Syfy's highest rated original feature for 2011 Zombie Apocalypse starring opposite Ving Rhames and Taryn Manning.
Lesley-Ann was named as one of 2013's faces to watch in film by South Africa's largest newspaper publication City Press. She starred in the much anticipated feature film Drift starring opposite Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation) and Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse, Anonymous) as well as the dark comedy Killing Winston Jones, starring opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Masterson, Danny Glover, Jon Heder and directed by Joel David Moore (Avatar, Dodgeball).
Lesley-Ann is now permanently based in Los Angeles.
LisaRaye McCoy stars as Keisha Green
Entertainer, astute businesswoman, philanthropist and former First Lady are all terms that describe the stunning actress LisaRaye McCoy.
A few years ago, the world watched her storybook dreams come true -- she met her prince charming and became the First Lady of the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands in a lavish, fairytale wedding fit for a princess. Later the dream became a nightmare and reality collided with rumors of her husband's infidelity, corruption, and criminal misconduct. Now the star and executive producer of her own hit reality series, LisaRaye returns to the spotlight stronger, resolved, and ready to once again take on Hollywood, family and relationships.
LisaRaye currently stars in VH1's Single Ladies starring opposite Denise Vasi, Charity Shea, and DB Woodside. The comedic drama follows three best friends with different philosophies on sex and relationships. LisaRaye plays 'Keisha,' a former video vixen who's always on the prowl for a man to keep her in style. The series is produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment.
Her reality series LisaRaye: The Real McCoy premiered on cable network TV One to record ratings and attracted more than 1.6 million viewers. The series followed the outspoken Chicago native as she kicked her acting career back into high gear; launched "The LisaRaye Collection by PZI," her new line of jeans; took on the role of "mom-ager" for her daughter's modeling career; raised money for charity; all as she continued her quest for love and spirituality.
Voted one of the "Top Five Rising Female Stars" by Ebony Magazine and twice voted "Sexiest Woman Of The Year" by Black Men Magazine, LisaRaye initially captured Hollywood's attention through her breakout performance as 'Diamond' in Ice Cube's directorial debut film, The Players Club co-starring Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx. She continued to work with notable actors such as Queen Latifah in MGM's Beauty Shop, Terrence Howard in the indie feature Love Chronicles, Omar Epps in Paramount's "The Wood, and Mos Def in Civil Brand which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
In television, LisaRaye has appeared in The Parent Hood, In the House, and was featured on Bravo's The It Factor before she landed her starring role on the CW Network's hit comedy series All Of Us. Produced and inspired by the domestic adventures of Will and Jada Smith, the show focused on adults juggling ex-spousal relationships while maintaining a nurturing environment for their child. Off-screen, LisaRaye captured the hearts of hopeless romantics worldwide as she became a real-life aristocrat upon marrying the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands in an extravagant 'royal' wedding attended by celebrities and dignitaries such as Vivica A. Fox, Rapper Da Brat (McCoy's sister), Ambassador Andrew Young and Perry Christie, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. She wore a one-of-a-kind couture gown by Amsale and a Chopard tiara from the personal collection of the only other American actress to marry a royal, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.
With her Hollywood comeback firmly established and her career on the rise, LisaRaye continues to use her celebrity to highlight issues close to her heart. She is the Global Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen race for the Cure® foundation and passionate about the organization's mission to promote early detection and breast cancer screenings for women. In addition, she created the Miss Rayediant Jewels teen pageant to increase self-esteem and mentor girls aged 13-15.
LisaRaye resides in Los Angeles, California and is a proud mother to daughter, Kai.
Stacey Dash stars as Valerie "Val" Stokes
Season 1: Val appears strong but her confident exterior masks many of her insecurities. She's actually quite sensitive and wears her emotions on her sleeve.
She tries to see the good in everyone, which makes her put up with more than she should. In her career, she's paid her dues and has even styled a few major artists but feels that if she's truly going to take that next step upward, it's only natural that she open her own boutique in one of the hottest areas of Atlanta.
But with all of Val's experience in her professional life, her love life remains stunted. After the bad break-up of her most recent relationship she finds herself single for the first time in her life, and this terrifies her.
Still, as modern and hip as she is, she wants love the old-fashioned way and believes her knight in shining armor is out there somewhere. Ultimately, she's a "good girl" looking for a good man.
Terrell Tilford stars as Sean Clark
Terrell Tilford has developed a reputation for taking on challenging roles. He returns to Single Ladies reprising his role of 'Sean', a past love of LisaRaye's (Keisha). His presence, once again, comes at a pivotal and possibly threatening moment for 'Malcolm', played by DB Woodside.
The leading man with character-actor tastes received critical acclaim in the West Coast premiere of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award winning stage play Take Me Out at the Geffen Playhouse, as well as garnered recognition for his controversial turn in the film anthology, The DL Chronicles. An MFA graduate of Rutgers University and the University of California at Berkeley, Tilford has performed at such theatres as the Guthrie, the McCarter, Actors' Gang, The Matrix, Black Dahlia, and a slew of New York houses. For his stagework, Terrell has been honored with two NAACP Theatre Awards, LA Stage Ovation Awards and the Backstage Garland Award for Best Ensemble for StickFly and for the Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble's production of Elmina's Kitchen.
Television audiences may recognize Terrell from his recurring roles on such shows as the Showtime series Soul Food, 24, Lincoln Heights, Star Trek: Enterprise, Shark, MDs, Just Legal, and All Of Us. Other television appearances include NCIS, Bones, CSI: NY, The District, Girlfriends, My Wife & Kids, CSI, Cosby, Coach, and for the Lifetime network: Army Wives and the movie Maneater opposite Sarah Chalke. He also received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his work on One Life To Live as Dr. Greg Evans.
Terrell recently stretched his film and television repertoire. He recently completed principal photography on three films including Blackbird opposite Academy Award winner Mo'Nique & Isaiah Washington. In addition, he served as Executive Producer of the feature film Broken Roads, starring Academy Award-nominee Sally Kirkland, as an Associate Producer on the sci-fi television pilot The Abandon, and as a Producer alongside Harry Lennix on an adaptation of Henry IV for the screen, H4, starring Angus MacFadyen, Keith David, Harry Lennix.
An Art curator/gallerist/collector and natural athlete for playing baseball, golf and running the New York and Los Angeles marathons, Terrell is married to the triple-threat Victoria Platt, whom he met while working on "Guiding Light".
Travis Winfrey stars as Omar Kearse
Travis Winfrey, a multi-talented performer, can be seen in the role of the flamboyant fashion stylist 'Omar' on the VH1 series Single Ladies. Winfrey, who got his start in what some may consider late in the game, hasn't had much trouble catching up due to his driven nature and business-like approach to the industry.
Winfrey's first big break came when a music scout heard him sing outside of a club while he casually waited for his girlfriend. So So Def music got a hold of a sample CD of Winfrey singing cover songs and asked him to join a boy band that they were developing. They had a great run for four years performing covers and original hits across the country. It was when he was performing at a mall in Syracuse that a member of the International Model and Talent Association in New York convinced Winfrey to read for a monologue and the natural born entertainer nailed it. He moved to Los Angeles a began winning over casting directors on prominent television shows such as NBC's Passions, Disney's Hannah Montana, Showtime's Dexter, and the hit variety comedy series MADtv in which he portrayed Marlon Wayans in White Chicks. He has currently stepped into the next leg of his journey by producing alongside acting in a TV series Breuckelen and the film Last Hours.
Winfrey, originally from New York City, grew up in a military family. His mother, of Trinidadian origin, always reminded him of the importance of education early on. He took the SATs in 7th grade, scoring incredibly high, was a Government page, captain of the debate team, member of The Advanced Placement Magnet Program, commanded Dunwoody's (4 time) National champion ROTC teams, was a state champion in Track and Football, and attended Georgia State University studying astrophysics. Winfrey always strives to succeed academically, athletically and creatively. He is still a dedicated musician with his rock band "Peach Tree Industrial", and draws, paints and writes in his free time. He admires the likes of Tim Kring (creator of Heroes), and the actor Ben Foster for their realistic and level headed approach to the industry, and hopes to one day be a dedicated producer and director.