Kat Dennings is one of Hollywood’s hottest rising young stars. With her highly acclaimed performance in “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” and her role as Catherine Keener’s daughter in the smash hit “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” Dennings has quickly become a household name.
Dennings can currently be seen on the small screen each Monday night on the new CBS comedy “2 Broke Girl$,” where she stars as Max. The sitcom, written by “Sex and The City” producer Michael Patrick King and comedian Whitney Cummings, is a comedy about two broke girls in their early twenties tackling life in New York City. The premiere episode of “2 Broke Girl$” received rave reviews from television critics and drew an astonishing 19.2 million viewers. “2 Broke Girl$” airs Monday nights at 8:30 PM on CBS.
Dennings was last on the big screen in the movie adaptation of the famed comic book series “Thor.” As “Darcy,” Dennings stars as a jaded and aloof assistant who becomes stuck for months in a small New Mexico town and relegated to a wide range of unglamorous activities. Dennings stars opposite Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in the film.
Dennings currently resides in Los Angeles.
CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY
New York native, Chad Michael Murray, has showcased his brooding good looks and acting talents on television sets and silver screens for over a decade. He has been a teen heartthrob on pop culture classics with roles on Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, and One Tree Hill, and his film credits include "Freaky Friday," "A Cinderella Story," and "House of Wax."
Now, Murray is gearing up to take his career to the next level. This past Fall, Murray released Everlast, his first graphic novel. Everlast is a passion project of his that tells the story of the tragic hero, Derek Everlast, as he follows his journey to save the world before the ‘End of Days.’
Within the year, he will be starring in Lionsgate’s "The Haunting in Georgia," the second film based on the popular three-part horror book series. Chad plays Andy Wyrick, a South Carolina prison guard, husband, and father whose family becomes enthralled in the horrifying phenomenon and mystery.
In the socially important Indie film, "Renee" (Kat Dennings, Rupert Friend), Chad portrays the role of Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of TWLOHA. Chad can also be seen as Thatcher, the HIV-positive character, in this short film "The Carrier," (Rita Wilson, Anna Paquin).
Rupert Friend is an English film actor who is best known for his roles as ‘Prince Albert’ in “The Young Victoria,” opposite Emily Blunt, and as ‘Mr. Wickham’ in “Pride & Prejudice.” He more recently starred in “5 Days of August” with Andy Garcia & Val Kilmer. Other feature film credits include “Lullaby For Pi,” “Cheri,” opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas,” and “The Kid,” based upon the novel by Kevin Lewis. Next up for the talented thespian is the lead role in "Brimstone and Treacele," the infamous Dennis Potter play.
Friend made his acting debut in “The Libertine” as ‘Billy Downs, a young friend and lover of Johnny Depp’s ‘John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.’ He was named ‘Outstanding New Talent’ at the 2005 Satellite Awards for his performance.
Not limited to acting, Friend wrote, produced & starred in the short film, “The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers” in 2009. In 2010, he wrote, directed and produced another short called “Steve,” starring Academy Award winner, Colin Firth.
Mark Saul was born in West Hills, California, a suburb in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Having done a number of plays and television commercials as a child, his acting career started at twelve years old when he was cast as a series regular on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy, “All That.” He spent two years on the series, playing a variety of eccentric characters amidst a cast that included Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon. During that time, when he was fourteen years old, Saul and fellow cast member Danny Tamberelli collaborated on several sketch ideas, of which one made it onto the show during Season Six.
After graduating from El Camino Real High School in 2003, Saul studied screenwriting at California State University Northridge, where he wrote several scripts and acted in many of his colleagues’ student-directed films. During that time, he also appeared in the Fox sitcom, The Winner, and Oxygen’s all-improvised Campus Ladies.
As his college senior year came to a close, Saul was hired to work in the writer’s office of ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy. In 2007, he was cast in the recurring role of ‘Dr. Steve Mostow.’ About thirty-five episodes later, he left the writers’ office and returned to acting full-time, landing a featured role in the Academy Award-winning “The Social Network,” as well as guest starring roles on Rules of Engagement, Parks and Recreation, Bones and many others.
When Saul is not on set, he performs with his sketch comedy group, Rat Pageant and the LA-based folk/rock band, The Flashcards.
Juliana Harkavy has been acting since age 10 in theater, film and television. She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for college, where she majored in theater in the Sanford Meisner studio.
Juliana recently starred in the independent film "If You Only Knew", appeared as a guest star on A&E's "The Glades", costarred with Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. in Warner Bros.' "Dolphin Tale", and has recently joined the cast of "Starfist", a science fiction series based on the best selling novels.
Apart from acting, Juliana is a writer, poet, visual artist, fisherman, musician and athlete.
A gifted young talent who has achieved a remarkable level of success as both an actor and recording artist, Corbin Bleu continues to evolve with each new project.
Bleu was most recently seen as the lead character, bodega–owner ‘Usnavi,’ in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, "In The Heights.” Bleu debuted on Broadway on January 25, 2010 to great reviews.
On the big screen, Bleu can next be seen as ‘Sketch’ in Rotimi Rainwater’s “Sugar,” the story of a group of homeless twenty-somethings trying to survive on the streets of Hollywood, seen through the eyes of 20 year old named ‘Sugar’ (Shenae Grimes).
In addition, Bleu recently wrapped production on “Clowned,” a segment included in writer/producer/director Michael Emanuel’s “Scary or Die,” a short horror film that tells four multi-ethnic, interwoven stories all taking place in and around Los Angeles.
Bleu starred in the Emmy-award winning Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical" and its sequel, "High School Musical 2" alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale. Bleu played the role of ‘Chad,’ the devoted basketball player and best friend to ‘Troy’ (Efron). "High School Musical 2" premiered to 18 million viewers, making it the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie in history and the overall highest rated program in cable history.
Following to the worldwide success of "High School Musical," Bleu reprised his role as ‘Chad’ in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." The film, which finds the characters staging an elaborate spring musical during their senior year of high school, broke opening weekend records and grossed over $250 million worldwide.
Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York City. In addition to being an actor, musician, and stage performer, he is the national spokesperson for the Starlight Children's Foundation and is also involved with St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.