Cast Biographies

ZACH GILFORD (“Seth”)

Zach Gilford is best known for his role as Matt Saracen from the critically acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights. This fall, he stars in the new series The Mob Doctor, premiering in September on Fox.  In film, he will next star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE LAST STAND for director Jee Woon Kim.  He also stars in the upcoming independent feature LONG TIME GONE, opposite Virginia Madsen and Anthony LaPaglia.  Gilford was also recently seen starring in the feature film DARE opposite Emmy Rossum, SUPER opposite Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson, and in Fox Searchlight’s POST GRAD, opposite Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, and Carol Burnett.  Gilford made his feature film debut starring in Larry Fessenden’s THE LAST WINTER and was nominated for a 2008 Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Other TV credits include Off the Map, Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, and the feature film RISE: BLOOD HUNTER opposite Lucy Liu.  Gilford graduated from Northwestern University where he starred in productions of Equus and The Laramie Project.  A Chicago native, Gilford spends his free time leading backpacking, ice climbing, and diving expeditions in Alaska, New Zealand, and Australia.

JENA MALONE (“Andie”)

As a rising actress distinguished by her versatility and multidimensional roles, Jena Malone continues to evolve with each new project.

Malone recently starred opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in the History Channel’s mini-series Hatfields & McCoys which is based on a true story, and chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states. Sony Pictures Television debuted the three part mini-series on May 28th, with the second and third parts airing on the History Channel May 29th and 30th, respectively.  The mini-series broke cable records and become the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on cable.

Malone will soon begin production on THE GO GETTERS.  The film is an LA noir thriller about a struggling actress (Malone) who gets caught up in a heist planned by two underworld brothers.

Malone is set to star in a web-based series directed by Ami Mann titled, Dakota. The series of webisodes is part of WIGS, a new YouTube channel that is producing high-end, original, scripted series about the lives of women from all walks of life. WIGS has also attracted the talents of Jennifer Garner, Alfred Molina, Stephen Moyer, Virginia Madsen, Julia Stiles, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, and America Ferrera, who will all star in the various series which began airing this May.

Later this year, Malone will be seen in THE WAIT, opposite Chloe Sevigny about two sisters who decide to keep their deceased mother in their home after being informed that she will come back to life, as well as the independent feature, FOR ELLEN, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Malone is soon set to begin production on the highly anticipated film, LONELY HUNTER. In this biopic, Malone will star in the title role as Carson McCullers’. Production on the film will commence this summer.

In 2011, Malone starred in Zack Snyder’s, SUCKER PUNCH, for Warner Bros. opposite Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish. In the action film, five young women use their imaginations to escape their bleak reality being held prisoner in a mental hospital.

Previously, Malone starred in Oren Moverman’s THE MESSENGER, Sean Penn’s INTO THE WILD, Anthony Minghella’s COLD MOUNTAIN, Brian Dannelly’s SAVED! and Joe Wright’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. As a young actress, Malone starred opposite Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon in STEPMOM, the cult classic, DONNIE DARKO and her very first role in the independent film BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance.

Malone has guest starred on several television series including Law & Order and Chicago Hope, and her performance in the TV film Hope earned Malone a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.

Malone currently resides in Los Angeles.

JOHN SLATTERY (“Gil”)

Four-time Emmy Award nominee John Slattery is one of the most respected and charismatic actors working today, and he continues to win audiences over with his stellar scene-stealing work in TV, film, and on stage.

Slattery plays one of the most beloved characters on the award-winning hit show Mad Men. For his work as Roger Sterling, he has earned four Emmy nominations and two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and has been nominated four times for the SAG Award as a member of the Mad Men ensemble cast, winning twice.

In the last couple of years, he’s added the title of Director to his list of credits, having directed several episodes of Mad Men, including one for the fifth season.

Slattery is currently in production on Lance Edmands’ BLUEBIRD, an ensemble drama set in a small town in the woods of Maine, where one woman’s near fatal mistake brings two families enduring similar struggles closer to their loved ones. The film was part of the Sundance Directing Lab and co-stars Amy Morton and Margo Martindale.

Slattery was also recently seen in Liza Johnson’s RETURN, as a war veteran who befriends a mother and wife after returning from combat. The film also stars Linda Cardellini and Michael Shannon.

Past film credits include Universal’s THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, Jon Favreau’s IRON MAN 2, Clint Eastwood’s FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, Mike Nichols’ CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, Terry George’s RESERVATION ROAD, Mike Newell’s MONA LISA SMILE opposite Julia Roberts, Thomas McCarthy’s THE STATION AGENT, Joel Schumacher’s BAD COMPANY, and Steven Soderbergh’s TRAFFIC.

Past television credits include Desperate Housewives (for which he shared a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble), Homefront, Ed, HBO’s K Street, and the drama Jack & Bobby. He has also been seen in highly memorable guest appearances on Sex & The City, Will & Grace, and Judging Amy.

On stage, Slattery has appeared on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize winning Rabbit Hole, for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award; the Broadway revival of Betrayal; and opposite Nathan Lane in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. His Off-Broadway credits include the original production of Three Days of Rain, which earned him the LA Drama Critics Award and a Drama Desk nomination.

Slattery is currently the face of Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln MKX and MKZ Hybrid campaign.

GABRIELLE UNION (“Vicky”)

One of today’s hottest stars, Gabrielle Union continues to shine.

She can currently be seen in Screen Gems’ hit film, THINK LIKE A MAN, based on Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.”

Gabrielle will next be seen in PBS’ four-hour television documentary series Half the Sky, based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” Others appearing in the series include: Olivia Wilde, Eva Mendes, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, and America Ferrera. The series is slated to air over two nights, October 1 and 2, 2012.

Gabrielle was recently seen in Lionsgate’s GOOD DEEDS starring opposite Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, and Rebecca Romijn and directed by Tyler Perry.

Gabrielle’s film credits include the critically acclaimed CADILLAC RECORDS, THE PERFECT HOLIDAY, TYLER PERRY’S DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, Ryan Murphy’s RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, the blockbuster hit BAD BOYS II, BREAKIN’ ALL THE RULES, DELIVER US FROM EVA, Universal’s cult hit BRING IT ON, WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD, ABANDONED, TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME, LOVE & BASKETBALL, CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, THE BROTHERS, NEO NED, THE HONEYMOONERS, MEET DAVE, and SHE’S ALL THAT.

On the small screen, Gabrielle made her debut in UPN’s hit comedy Moesha, and then went on to guest-star on such hit shows as ER, Dave’s World, and The Steve Harvey Show.  Shortly thereafter, Gabrielle had a recurring role on two WB hit shows, Sister, Sister and 7th Heaven.  Gabrielle stirred things up when she guest starred as a love interest to both Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Ross (David Schwimmer) on Friends.  With this role, Gabrielle marked the first African-American love interest on the series.  She also joined the cast of Steven Bochco’s City of Angels for one season. Gabrielle was seen on ABC’s Flashforward, NBC’s Life and ABC’s Ugly Betty. In addition, she starred on ABC’s critically acclaimed series Night Stalker opposite Stuart Townsend and was also seen on HBO’s award-winning Something the Lord Made, which starred Alan Rickman, Kyra Sedgwick, and Mos Def.

Gabrielle’s passion for acting is rivaled by her involvement as an Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as her support for the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) and the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA.  In her free time, Gabrielle often travels on behalf of Susan G. Komen and the YSC to share her story of losing a friend to breast cancer and to inspire others; she also often visits the RTC to talk to young women.  She also helped found a program called “A Step for Success” in 2004, which helps to raise funds for the economically challenged Kelso Elementary School in Los Angeles.  The program holds fundraisers to help pay for books, classroom supplies, and many other daily needs that teachers have fallen burden to paying for themselves.

Gabrielle currently serves as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, featured in its national television and print campaigns.  She has been acting as spokesperson since 2004.

Native of Nebraska, Gabrielle currently lives in Los Angeles.