Afton Williams stars as Nikki Jones
In early 2016, Afton Williamson appeared in the lead role in VH1's hip-hop original movie The Breaks, This past summer, she was seen in Steve Zaillian's critically acclaimed HBO series The Night Of, opposite John Turturro. The two roles, one as an ambitious music producer and the other as an overworked police officer, exemplify Williamson's broad range as an actress.
Afton Williamson's other notable jobs have included series-regular roles on Banshee and A Gifted Man as well as recurring roles on Blindspot, The Following, Nashville, and Homeland. Her feature credits include Man On A Ledge, Finding Her, and Dee Rees' Pariah.
Equally comfortable on stage, Williamson landed her first major theater gig when she replaced Kerry Washington in David Mamet's Race on Broadway. Last season she appeared Off-Broadway in The Legend Of Georgia McBride.
An Ohio native, Williamson received her B.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She currently makes her home in New York City.
Mack Wilds stars as Darryl "DeeVee" Van Putten Jr.
Mack Wild made his television debut as a teenager in the role of AJ in the Spike Lee's mini-series The Miracle's Boys. Shortly thereafter he booked what is perhaps his best known role, the character of Michael Lee on the critically acclaimed series The Wire. Wilds then went on to book the role of Dixon Wilson, a star athlete and scholar on 90210. Since then he has appeared on multiple television series, including guest-starring roles on episodes of Cold Case and Law & Order.
Wilds made his big-screen debut opposite Ryan Gosling in the multiple award-winning feature film Half Nelson, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and was nominated for Best Feature at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards. Other film credits have included The Secret Life Of Bees and George Lucas' Red Tails.
In addition to his work in film and TV, Wilds is also a stage actor who has appeared in workshops for Roundabout Theatre Company's productions of Wool and The Saints as well as in Stockholm Brooklyn, opposite Phylicia Rashad.
A musician and singer, Wilds is also a Grammy-nominated artist who has produced multiple albums. He has also appeared in music videos for Jay Z, Lil' Flip, Lyfe Jennings and most recently, Adele, for her hit single "Hello".
Born and raised on Staten Island, Wilds currently resides in New York.
Wood Harris stars as Barry Fouray
Wood Harris is a polished actor adept at a broad array of parts and types. He may be best known for his series-regular role on HBO's classic crime drama The Wire, as the Baltimore druglord Avon Barksdale. His recent credits include Ant-Man and Creed, and the forthcoming Once Upon A Time In Venice and Nine Eleven.
Harris landed his first role in Jeff Pollack's urban-themed sports drama Above The Rim, starring opposite Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans, and Duane Martin. He broke through in 2000 with a highly visible role as a footballer in the inspirational sports drama Remember The Titans and the title role in the Showtime telefilm Hendrix, a biopic about rock demigod Jimi Hendrix. The drama paved the way for more prominent billings as Harris continued to realize his potential with a key supporting part in Richard Kelly's Southland Tales.
Harris has also appeared in Next Day Air, Just Another Day, The Babymakers, and Dredd as well as The Watsons Go To Birmingham for the Hallmark Channel.
A native of Chicago, Harris holds a Bachelors degree in theater arts from Northern Illinois University. He also holds a Master Of Fine Arts degree from New York University's graduate acting program at the Tisch School Of The Arts.
Antoine Harris stars as Ahmed "Ahm" Harris
Antoine Harris may be best known for recurring on HBO's Ballers as Alonzo, the cool and cocky wide receiver. He has guest starred on NBC's Mysteries Of Laura and recurred as Broc on Starz's Power.
Harris grew up in the Queens borough of New York City and entertaining was in his blood from a very young age when his grandmother encouraged him to perform Michael Jackson dance routines. To this day, he wholeheartedly believes that the love and support of people who genuinely care can lead us to finding our passion in life.
For Harris, his passion for entertaining extends from acting to songwriting. Managed by Jermaine Dupri, he has already found success in that arena as well.
David Call stars as David Aaron
David Call is best known for his extensive work in acclaimed New York independent films. In 2010, he starred with Lena Dunham in her career-launching feature film Tiny Furniture. Most recently, Call was one of the leads in the drama Americana, with Kelli Garner.
David Call's other feature credits include Two Gates Of Sleep, which screened at the Cannes and Deauville film festivals in 2010; Dead Man's Burden, directed by Jared Moshe; Nobody Walks, opposite John Krasinski; and the Independent Spirit Award nominee James White, with Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon.
David Call's TV credits include recurring roles on Fox's Fringe, CW's Gossip Girl, NBC's Smash, SyFy's The Magicians, and ABC's Quantico.
Method Man stars as Darryl Van Putten, Sr.
Method Man, whose real name is Clifford Smith, is an actor, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and member of the hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan.
Method Man made his acting debut in the film One Eight Seven, with Samuel L. Jackson which was followed by Cop Land with Sylvester Stallone and Peter Berg, and later the urban drama Belly. His growing list of film credits also includes How High, Soul Plane, Garden State, The Wackness, The Sitter, Red Tails, Staten Island Summer, The Cobbler, Trainwreck, and Keanu and Jim Jarmusch's Paterson.
Method Man recently wrapped two highly anticipated independent features - Future World starring James Franco and Milla Jovovich, and Where's The Money starring Terry Crews and Mike Epps and introducing internet star King Bach.
Method Man broke into television with a recurring role on the acclaimed HBO prison series Oz. He has since had recurring roles on The Wire, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Blue Bloods. In addition, Method Man has guest-starred on such series as The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, Burn Notice, Scorpion, and the Netflix hit Luke Cage.
Evan Handler stars as Juggy Aaron
Evan Handler is best known to his fans as Charlie Runkle in Californication and as Harry Goldenblatt in Sex and The City. His other notable film and television credits include Ron Howard's Ransom, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers and It's Like, You Know…, Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing and Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, Lost, and the ABC TV biopic The Three Stooges, in which he played Larry Fine.
In 2011 Handler played Lloyd Blankfein in HBO's star-studded Too Big To Fail, and he more recently received accolades for his portrayal of Alan Dershowitz in FX's American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson.
Handler began his career after leaving the Juilliard School to accept a role in the 1981 hit film Taps, co-starring with Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, and Timothy Hutton. He then returned to New York where he played leading roles in seven Broadway productions in nine years, including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Master Harold…and The Boys, and the original cast of Six Degrees Of Separation.
Evan Handler is also the author of two highly regarded memoirs: Time On Fire: My Comedy Of Terrors and It's Only Temporary: The Good News and The Bad News Of Being Alive.
Teyana Taylor stars as Imani X
Teyana Taylor is signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint through Def Jam which released her chart topping and critically acclaimed debut studio album VII in November 2014. She recently took the world by storm with her outstanding dance performance in Kanye West's "FADE" video, which premiered on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video landed her a Soul Train Music Award nomination for "Best Dance Performance".
Last Summer, Teyana Taylor was on the judging panel for MTV's revamped dance competition show America's Best Dance Crew. In December 2016, Taylor performed a sultry version of "Santa Baby" on VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night. In addition to her recurring role on VH1's The Breaks, this rising star can next be seen making appearances on newly revamped show Hip Hop Squares.
In addition to her television endeavors, Teyana Taylor is continuing to work on her highly anticipated sophomore album which is slated for release in early 2017. Taylor has an extraordinarily loyal and active fan base, with over 4 million followers on Instagram alone, which you can expect to continue to soar!
Ali Ahn stars as Josie Cho
Ali Ahn recently recurred in the role of Nicole on the Hulu series The Path alongside Aaron Paul. In addition to recurring roles on Billions, Odd Mom Out, and Black Box, Ahn has been seen in feature films such as The Girl In The Book, Equity, and Liberal Arts. Ali Ahn's other television credits include Louie, Nurse Jackie, Benders, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Law & Order: SVU, Zero Hour, and Ugly Betty.
In addition to being the voice of dozens of audio books, Ahn is also a theater actress. She recently starred opposite Elisabeth Moss and Jason Biggs in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of The Heidi Chronicles. Her other stage credits include Romeo and Juliet, Strike-Slip, Sugar House At The Edge Of The Wilderness, Twelfth Night, The Importance Of Being Earnest, House Of Bernarda Alba, Lights Rise On Grace, As You Like It, Winchester House, Moonshine, A Midsummer's Night's Dream,and Visible Cities.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ahn received her training from Yale and CalArts. She splits her time between the West Coast and New York while working in theater, television, and film.
Melonie Diaz stars as Damita Alonzo
Melonie Diaz will next be seen in director Greg McLean's feature film The Belko Experiment opposite John Gallagher, Michael Rooker, and Tony Goldwyn. Diaz most recently appeared in the independent film Ghost Team with Justin Long, David Krumholtz, and Amy Sedaris.
Melonie Diaz received critical acclaim and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in 2013's Fruitvale Station. Her other film credits include Tom McCarthy's The Cobbler, opposite Adam Sandler, and the independent feature X/Y, opposite America Ferrera.
Melonie Diaz has been widely recognized for her work in Hamlet 2, Raising Victor Vargas, and Be Kind Rewind.
Sinqua Walls stars as Terrance "Lil Ray" Baltimore
Sinqua Walls is making waves as an up-and-coming actor in both film and television. Sinqua Walls starred for two successful seasons as a series regular on the hit Starz original series Power alongside 50 Cent and Omari Harwick. Last year Walls reprised his role on the ABC drama Once Upon A Time, completing a 10-episode arc. With that role he broke casting boundaries by taking on this legendary role as the first African American Sir Lancelot.
Sinqua Walls burst into the acting world with a 10-episode recurring arc on the critically acclaimed series Friday Night Lights, playing a gifted football player whose parents do not support his sports aspirations. However, Walls is still best known for his recurring role as a handsome college student on ABC Family's hit series The Secret Life Of The American Teenager.
No stranger to memorable story arcs, Walls has recurred on some of television's most iconic series including MTV's supernatural action hit Teen Wolf. His additional television credits include Californication, Grey's Anatomy, Chuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Blue Mountain State, Savage County, and Necessary Roughness, where he performed his own basketball stunts.
In regards to film, Walls starred alongside Katharine McPhee in the action-thriller Shark Night 3-D. His performance in The Second Half garnered a Best Lead Actor nomination at both the Southern California and Pan African film festivals. He also starred in the feature Believe Me opposite Nick Offerman.
In his spare time, Walls helps out generously with the L.A. Food Bank and tutors/mentors kids through his local church. Sinqua Walls currently resides in Los Angeles.
Gloria Reuben stars as Malthuas "Mattie" Taylor
Gloria Reuben is an actress, singer, and social activist who has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater, and music. Many will remember Reuben as the HIV-positive healthcare professional Jeanie Boulet on the hit NBC series ER, a role that garnered her two Emmy Award® nominations and a Golden Globe® bid. Since then, she has had multiple series-regular roles in a variety of other television series including Raising The Bar and Falling Skies. Gloria Reuben currently co-stars in the hit USA Network series Mr. Robot.
On the big screen, Reuben appeared alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field in the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln, co-starred with Paul Rudd and Tina Fey in Paul Weitz's Admission, and starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Reasonable Doubt.
Reuben's portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in David Hare's play Stuff Happens at the New York Public Theater garnered her a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress.
Her music career began as a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000 which led her to record her solo record "Just For You". In 2015 she released a jazz album, Perchance To Dream on the iconic MCG Jazz label.
Also an activist, Gloria Reuben commits her time to the global climate-change crisis through her participation with the Climate Reality Project. She also devotes her energy to human rights issues with the RFK Center For Justice and Human Rights.