Melinda Page Hamilton (Abbey)
Melinda Page Hamilton attended Princeton University and later the Tisch School of the Arts in New York University. She starred in a number of theatre productions, including the role of the title character in the original stage production of Cornelia, written by Mark V. Olsen. She made her television debut in the episode of NBC legal drama Law & Order in 1997, and as of 2003 began playing regular guest-starring roles, in shows like Star Trek: Enterprise, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, The Closer, Castle, NCIS, Modern Family and True Blood.
Her memorable 2003 Star Trek Enterprise role of Feezal, the alien scientist and second wife of Doctor Phlox, explored the concept of Polygamy. Hamilton played a supporting role in the 2004 film Promised Land, and the leading role in the 2006 film Sleeping Dogs Lie. She also appeared in the films Corporate Affairs (2008), Not Forgotten (2009) and God Bless America (2011).
On television, she had a recurring roles in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives as Sister Mary Bernard, a nun trying to pursue married man Carlos Solis, and well on the AMC period drama Mad Men where she played the role of Anna Draper, polio survivor and widow of the "real" Don Draper. She also guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy and its spin-off Private Practice, and all of CSI shows: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: NY, and CSI: Miami. She also appeared in HBO drama series Big Love from 2009 to 2010 and played the role of Connie Nunn in USA Network's popular series Damnation in 2017 and 2018.
In 2013, Hamilton was cast as Odessa Burakov in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids. She worked with a dialogue coach to hone a Russian accent for her role in show. She appeared in the first two seasons. In 2015, she had the recurring roles in the USA Network series, Dig, and SundanceTV drama, Rectify.
Bailey Edwards (Jacob)
Bailey Edwards was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City before attending Williams College. During his time there, he was in a show every semester, including in Cabaret (Cliff), Julius Caesar (Brutus), Endgame (Hamm) and Princess Ivona (Prince Philip), a production that was also restaged at NYC’s Theater Row through the Polish Consulate. He also made his film debut in My Dead Boyfriend starring Heather Graham and Kate Moenig and sought out classical training abroad at RADA and LAMDA. Since graduation he has appeared in Netflix’s urban fantasy crime film Bright, performed at REDCAT and was invited to train with the Suzuki Company of Toga in Japan
Edward Asner (Dr. Arden)
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for Primetime.)
As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he criticized former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the president of a greater concern, for his Central American policy.
Janet Ulrich Brooks (Millie)
Janet is a Chicago based actor and teaching artist. Theatre credits include Goodman Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Jeff Award nomination, Sonia), 2666, The Seagull, A True History of the Johnstown Flood and Teddy Ferrara. She is a Company Member of TimeLine Theatre, where credits include The Audience, Bakersfield Mist, The Apple Family Plays, The How And The Why, and Jeff-nominated performances in 33 Variations, A Walk in the Woods, All My Sons, When She Danced, Not Enough Air and Weekend. Other credits: Women Laughing Alone With Salad (Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, Helen Hayes nomination Actress in Principal Role) To Master The Art (Broadway Playhouse); Crazy For You (Drury Lane Theatre), South of Settling (Steppenwolf); Native Gardens and Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens); By The Water (Northlight Theatre) Golda’s Balcony (Jeff Award – Pegasus Players). Television credits include: Sense8, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Boss, and The Playboy Club. Film Credits include: Divergent, Conviction, Polish Bar, One Small Hitch, Fools, Book of Leah, The Middle Distance, Market Value, I Heart Shakey, and short film For a Good Time. As a teaching artist, Janet has worked with TimeLine Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, Child’s Play Touring Theatre, Writers’ Theatre and Vagabond School of the Arts. . Before moving to Chicago, her early years were spent entertaining in Branson, MO and acting in the Kansas City, MO area. Janet was the first recipient of the Ed See Outstanding Theatre Alumnus Award from the University of Central Missouri and holds an MFA from Western Illinois University. She is a proud union member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Julian de la Celle (Greg)
Julian was born in Los Angeles, but traveled with his French musician dad and American
make up artist mom around Europe for many years as a child. He began acting at 10 years old, working on shows such as Ugly Betty and Heroes, More recently, he’s been seen in How to Get Away With Murder, Black-ish and recurred on The Fosters. He’s got two indies coming out later in the year - Ice Cream In The Cupboard and M.O.M. As well as acting, he plays music and founded a men's fashion magazine with his mom called FOXES Magazine where he is Editor-in- Chief.