Alexis Bloom as IRIS
Alexis Bloom hails from sunny South Florida. After earning her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, she headed west to Los Angeles and formed the Cowboys and Indians Theatre Company. Alexis is no one-trick pony; a writer, actor, director and producer, she loves to create from start to finish. Under C&I, Alexis produced and directed two critically acclaimed plays for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She then went on to produce, direct and act in the webseries, Royal Sabotage. Recently, Alexis was named a recipient of the Groundlings/NBC Writing Lab Scholarship. Make sure to look out for her McDonald’s commercial promoting the new Troll’s movie this fall!
Cameron Denny as ADRIAN
Cameron is very excited to be involved in Advocates. He has been acting since he was six years old and is honored to be involved in such a smart and well written project. In his time in LA he has pursued acting with a deep passion and has been involved in some great projects, including feature films with big actors; however, it is the smaller passion projects with important messages like Advocates that feed his should as an actor. Cameron loves the role of Adrian because he gets to have fun and let loose as an actor. He is of Chilean and Portuguese descent.
Allison Joseph as CASEY
Mexican/Italian/Irish actress, model born and raised in Glendora, California. Trained at The Theatre Academy or Los Angeles City College. Featured in Independant films such as "Mute" directed by Harry Owens and a lead in Pirate Worx media horror film "Break" filming spring of 2017. Allison has been a featured model in multiple editorials for Black and Grey Magazine, Naked Magazine and Voyage Clothing Campaign. She has modeled in Los Angeles fashion week fall and spring 2013 to 2015 for designers such as Walter Mendez, MT Castillo, Rossario and Quinn Paris to name a few. Allison enjoys dancing till she drops, cracking random/awkward jokes, practicing Acro yoga and making funny faces. She's Mr. Brightside and is always looking for the next adventure.
Jesse Leigh as OSCAR
Jesse Leigh was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA. He has performed in musicals since he was in preschool. Having attended Orange County School of the Arts for high school, Jesse has now transitioned to film and television being in numerous commercials, short films, and television series. He has also interned at Equality California in West Hollywood, being active in the fight for equality. He is a proud Chinese-American.
Bridget McManus as DIANE DREGLOE
Bridget McManus is a television host, screenwriter and award-winning comedian. She hosted two television shows for the Logo Network; Bridget McManus Presents: That Time of The Month and the award-winning comedy talk show, Brunch with Bridget. She has also hosted the self-help series The Jam, The Stonewall Inn's 40th Anniversary Benefit
in New York City, and was a correspondent for the 8th International Gay Games in Cologne, Germany.
McManus is one of the few female warm-up comedians in television. She was the warm-up comedian and the host's sidekick on CBS’s The Queen Latifah Show. McManus has also been the warm-up comic for EPIX'S Wanda Sykes comedy special What Happened...Ms. Sykes?, Netflix's Chelsea, NBC’s Last Comic Standing: Season 8 & 9, FOX'S The Preachers, CBS’s The Jeff Probst Show, Fox’s The Boris & Nicole Show, FOX's The Real
and NBC's The Wall.
Kingston Farady as VICTOR
Kingston Farady is a leading voice and figure in the Transgender Rights Movement. He is a trailblazer, hailed for publicly proclaiming his trans- identity on the Real World Explosion SF (episode 7, 2014) and playing the critically acclaimed lead role in legendary queer director Cheryl Dunye's 2014 film, "Black Is Blue." (Produced by Marc Smolowitz | A 13 Gen and Clever Production).
As a Meisner trained actor, charismatic public speaker, passionate writer, advocate and thinker - Kingston is a modern day renaissance man who revitalizes what it means to be an activist, while working to advance social consciousness. Through his craft of acting, Kingston ignites a universal reminder that our work in life is to discover our deepest truths and allow those discoveries to challenge and develop our world.
Keeley Bright as JUNIPER BREES
Keeley Bright was born and raised in the culturally diverse and small foreign country known as The Republic of The Valley. She still holds dual citizenship and can speak the language fluently.
After graduating from the University of Long Beach State with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and satisfying her passion for the physical arts, known as collegiate volleyball, she went straight to the Second City Conservatory to follow her other passions in comedy, acting, and writing. She then went forth to continue her training at the Upright Citizens Brigade, where she met her cerebral soul mates and became a part of the indie improv team known as Osito. She also
trains theatrically at the Margie Haber Studio.
In her spare time she enjoys boycotting things that make life easier, which is probably in direct correlation to her strong motherland roots. She also enjoys integrating mathematical terminology into everyday life because she believes the english language should flourish and not be constrained by a finite use of colloquial phrases.
Jessica Taylor as STRAIGHT JANET
Jessica has been a proud union member for over 20 years, beginning her career with print and commercials before transitioning to television, film, and theatre. A graduate from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television, this Mexican/American Actress is constantly writing scripts and self-produced/starred in her project "Lonely Road," currently in post-production. She is thrilled to be working on a project with a stellar social message!
Josh Kuehl as HUGO
Laura Zak as CALLIE
Laura Zak is an Emmy-Nominated writer, actor, producer, and activist. She wrote and co-starred in Her-Story, a powerful and groundbreaking webseries about trans and queer women. She served for eight years as Campaigns’ Manager for Eve Ensler’s V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Laura helped orchestrate the One Billion Rising campaign, a global initiative which, in 2013, saw millions of activists in over 200 countries and territories come together for the largest day of action to end violence against women in history. Annually, she managed thousands of grassroots activists to produce “The Vagina Monologues” and other multi-media events in their local communities. In 2013, Laura co-created, co-wrote, produced, and starred in the series “#Hashtag” on tello films,
Laura attended Phillips Exeter Academy and went on to study journalism at Boston University, fiction at Northwestern University, and obtained a Classics diploma from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.