Richard T. Jones
Richard will next be seen in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature CHIPS’S alongside Dax Shepard, Michael Pena and Kristen Bell. Richard can currently be seen in the Netflix series THE SANTA CLARITA DIET opposite Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore and on TV Land’s TEACHERS.
Richard is best known for his work in Rick Famuyiwa’s THE WOOD, Paul Anderson’s EVENT HORIZON, Gary Fleder’s KISS THE GIRLS, Tyler Perry’s WHY DID I GET MARRIED? and WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, Pete Travis’s VANTAGE POINT, J.J. Abrams’s SUPER 8, Gareth Edwards’s GODZILLA, Anne Fletcher’s HOT PURSUIT, and Peter Landesman’s CONCUSSION.
Richard is best known for his starring roles on JUDGING AMY, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, and BROOKLYN SOUTH. His extensive television credits also include NARCOS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, EXTANT, HAWAII FIVE-O, NIKITA, and GIRLFRIENDS.
C. Thomas Howell
The son of a professional bull-rider turned stuntman; C. Thomas Howell started working in the film industry at the age of 7. In 1981, he was cast as ‘Tyler’ in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Shortly thereafter, he nabbed the lead in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic The Outsiders, starring opposite the likes of Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, and Tom Cruise. It was Howell’s gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable, ‘Ponyboy Curtis’ in The Outsiders that made him a household name virtually overnight.
Earmarked as one of the most promising young actors of the 1980s, Howell’s career soon skyrocketed with roles in films such as the cold war invasion drama Red Dawn, the classic psychological thriller The Hitcher, and the hilarious but controversial college farce Soul Man.
Since then, Howell has been inconsistent demand with filmmakers for the last twenty-five years, appearing in favorites such as That Night, Gettysburg, The Amazing Spiderman and Hidalgo.
Tommy can be seen as the unpredictable Officer Bill “Dewey” Dudek in the TNT smash drama Series Southland and as the serial killer “The Reaper”, on CBS’ Criminal Minds. Recent television arcs include TNT’s Animal Kingdom. Upcoming arcs include Marvel’s The Punisher and Cinemax’s OUTCAST. He also recently filmed a key role in Rob Reiner’s LBJ starring opposite Woody Harrelson. Outside of his acting career, Howell is an accomplished golfer and spends as much time as
possible with his children.
Kim Fields is a veteran actress with an eminent household name, starring in two
long – running series, NBC’s “Facts of Life” and Fox’ “Living Single”. Both shows remain in worldwide syndication, consistently reinforcing her place as a global, pop culture icon.
As an esteemed and versatile performer, Kim has accumulated numerous starring and guest starring roles in TV movies and series, as well as independent feature films over her 40-year career, including “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” starring Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz. Kim also starred in one of Hallmark Channel’s highest rated movies in 2014, entitled, “For Better Or For Worse”, proving her endurance as a fan favorite and industry staple. Kim has also returned to the stage several times for powerful performances in one-woman shows, as well as leading all-star
casts in successful ensemble productions.
The start of her next 40 years in the Biz finds Kim currently starring in the new British comedy series, “Living The Dream” for Sky TV. This summer, Kim is thrilled to return to ABC for the exciting reboot of the hit “Battle of the Network Stars”. But perhaps nothing is more thrilling for Kim these days than the fall release of her highly anticipated autobiography, Blessed Life. With arresting transparency, humor and chock full of many personal stories of joy, pain, triumphs and challenges as well as wonderfully delightful tales of growing up in Hollywood, Blessed Life is sure to be a inspiring best seller for Kim and its publisher, Hachette.
Reneé O’Connor, a successful actress and filmmaker, best known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, brings her unparalleled passion to each and every project.
Reneé made a name for herself when she resided in Auckland, New Zealand, playing the role of Gabrielle, Xena’s trusted sidekick on the popular series from 1996-2001. The scene-stealing role created a huge worldwide fan base, one still active in countless websites dedicated to the actress and this signature series.
She then moved on to launch her own film production company – ROC Productions. Her first independent production under the company is the romantic comedy, Diamonds and Guns which was released on DVD in January 2008.
Currently, Renee writes, directs, and produces award-winning short films, bridging social awareness with the entertainment industry, and she is in post-production on the feature film, Watch The Sky, a Science Fiction Family film, due for release in 2017.
T.C. Stallings is a former professional athlete now finding success in film and television. After stunning football campaigns in both high school and college, TC went on to play professionally in the Arena, Europe, and Canadian leagues. Following his success in athletics, T.C.’s desires shifted to a career in film and television. In 2004, T.C. landed a spot on Animal Planet’s King of the Jungle, a reality show in which he emerged as the show’s champion. He then landed the role of “T.J.” in the 2011 hit movie “Courageous,” which was his major motion picture debut. A relocation to California and three more film roles followed. But TC’s career reached new heights with his breakout performance as “Tony Jordan” in the 2015 hit film, “War Room,” which soared to #1 in the box office in its second week. TC can also be seen in national TV commercials with companies such as Golden Corral and the NFL. TC entered ministry in 2003, and has since been a busy keynote speaker in and out of the country. TC has also added “author” to his resume by releasing two books, “The Pursuit: 14 Ways in 14 Days to Passionately Seek God’s Purpose For Your Life”, followed by “Playing On God’s Team”, a 21 week bible study and devotional. TC is married to his college sweetheart, Levette Stallings. They have two children and live in Southern California.
For more than half her life, multi-platinum-selling, Grammy nominated artist Jaci Velasquez has pursued an entertainer’s dream, recording albums in English and Spanish and performing on stages around the world. From her debut at age 16, she has leaned full-throttle into her God-given gifts, racking up 16 No. 1 hits, penning three books, acting in seven films, gracing 50 magazine covers and launching a non-profit clothing line.
But the dream has seen its share of soul-searching questions, loves and losses, enough to bring any young woman to her knees. And just as the lyric of her 2006 hit “On My Knees” predicted, she has learned, in laughter or in pain, to survive. Her survival is built on trust. “I may not know what to do or what the future holds,” she says, “but I trust that God does.”
Set for international release on March 31, Trust marks several firsts for Velasquez, a Dove Award winner and Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit. Not only is it her first album in over five years, her first worship album and her first project with Integrity Music, this 18th recording is the first simultaneously released in both English (Trust) and Spanish (Confío).
Trust finds Velasquez taking a decidedly vertical turn, exploring new territory where her faith has been bolstered through seasons of uncertainty that led to a place of complete trust. https://www.jacivelasquez.com
GregAlan Williams plays Robert “Mac” McCready, the brother of Bishop James Greenleaf’s wife, Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield), on OWN’s new drama Greenleaf. GregAlan’s broad list of acting credits include recurring roles on the USA Network show Necessary Roughness, BET’s The Game and HBO’s The Sopranos. His 250-primetime appearances also include The West Wing, NCIS: Los Angeles and Castle, to name a few. GregAlan’s film career boasts 42 feature films, including classics such as Remember the Titans (starring alongside Denzel Washington) and Old School (starring Will Ferrell). And, of course, there is GregAlan’s seven seasons as beach cop Garner Ellerbee on the most watched television show in the world, Baywatch.
GregAlan’s 30-year career also includes work with Pulitzer Prize Winner August Wilson, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Chicago’s Goodman Theater, as well as the Twin Cities’ world-renowned Penumbra and Mixed Blood theater companies.
Donna is a graduate of Clark College with a B.A. degree in Childhood Elementary. Donna Biscoe landed her first role in the stage play, “The Boy King” .She quickly began to develop a repetition for outstanding work, which helped her take chances in pursuing the role of Lilly in Crumbs From The Table of Joy ”.at the Detroit Rep where she received The Detroit Free Press’s Best Supporting Actor award. Some of her favorite theatre roles include, Doubt @ The Alliance Theatre, Homebody Kabul, Holiday Heart @ The Arena, Fences, Waiting To Be Invited, Little Foxes, Our Town, World Premier of Right On, which was also featured at the National Black Arts Festival, Flying West to name a few.
Television and film productions Donna can be seen in include, Ruth, Revised Fundamental of Caregiving starring Paul Rudd, playing a principal role in the film Comeback Dad, Red All Over, Conjure, and Pandora’s Box. Guest starring roles include, Rectify, Rickey Smiley Show, House of Payne, Meet the Browns, and the Somebodies. Donna can currently be seen in Hidden Figures, playing opposite Traji Henson as her mother. She also soon be in Greenleaf and Saints and Sinners opposite Vanessa Bell Calloway as Lady Bryd and a Question of Faith.
Donna is a co-founder of “The Practice” a safe haven for actors to practice the art of acting.
Amber Nelon Thompson
Amber Nelon Thompson, the granddaughter of Gospel Music Hall of Famer Rex Nelon and daughter of living legend Kelly Nelon Clark, is doing her part to continue the family legacy in Christian music. Since joining her family’s group, the Nelons at the age of 13, Amber has been recognized as one of the brightest young stars in the industry, taking home awards for AGM’s Female Vocalist of the Year and the Singing News’ Best Young Artist, and as the Dove Awards’ youngest ever nominee.
Her acting career began as a child doing all the Gaither Homecoming Kids Video series. Since then she has been involved in several Gaither videos and a the winner of the “Silver Telly Award” concept video “Excuse Me Are You Jesus?”.
Karen Valero was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She moved to the United States at the age of 15 and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia ever since. From a very young age, she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: Theatre, Photography, Painting, Visual arts, and Acting! Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly after, Lets Stay Together (2012) and the popular television series, Orange is The New Black (2015), on Netflix, this year she will be featured in the upcoming movie, A Question of Faith (2017) one of her biggest roles and favorite cast & crew ever worked with. Karen loves to travel and has often visited different states both for pleasure, as well as competing on photography, representing her camera club. She enjoys working out, Hiking, Running with her dog, cooking, shooting guns to name a few. But, above all, acting is her passion, and she sees it as an adventure that has just begun; she believes that the journey and the characters we create along the way will help us understand ourselves.
Marliss Amiea, a native of our Nation’s Capital Washington D.C. is often referred to as the quintessential performer and Renaissance woman. This classically trained actress, singer and dancer is a veteran of various stage & tv/film projects with a professional career that has spanned the better parts of two decades. Ms. Amiea graduated from the famed Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C.. It was here where she began her journey that led her to Los Angeles to continue pursuing and fulfilling her dreams of becoming a major force within the entertainment industry.
Marliss went on to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance. From there, she continued her education at Jacksonville University graduating with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Musical Theatre. While finishing school she participated in various pageants (within the Miss America system) in which she found great success. Marliss was the first black woman to win the title “Miss Jacksonville” in which she gained national exposure for the historic feat. This was the predecessor for various other titles to come as well as consistent top five placements at the state level in Florida and Maryland.
Upon graduating, Marliss began to further pursue her dreams as she began to land roles in various regional productions. This experience proved to be valuable as she went on to join one of the longest running shows in the world, Disney’s “Hoop Dee Doo Revue”, becoming only the second black woman to land this role. From there she went on to being the original host of “Playhouse Disney Live” onstage. Soon after Marliss took flight on one of America’s biggest stage shows, “The Lion King” where she was afforded the opportunity to cover & play the roles of “Nala” and “Sarabi”. Disney noticed the talent of Marliss and quickly made arrangements for her to travel to Los Angeles, Ca. in which she starred in the pilot series, “Playhouse Disney Lunchtime” in which she carried out her first television lead as the show’s host.
Marliss began to spread her wings further as she booked roles on shows such as “Young & the Restless”, “Hollywood Heights”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, & Fox’s “Ben & Kate” & “Rake” to name a few. Marliss has also been seen on several Lifetime & Hallmark Original Holiday movies as well as a host of national, regional commercials and ad campaigns. Marliss’ growth as an actress, singer and dancer has only just begun. She is constantly reinventing herself as she embarks upon new and exciting ventures!