Chris Geere is best known to American audiences as “Jimmy Shive-Overly,” one half of the toxic and self-destructive couple at the heart of Stephen Falk’s critically-acclaimed comedy You’re The Worst, going into its 3rd season on FXX.
Born in Cambridge, UK and trained at Guildford School of Acting, Geere began his career on stage opposite Dame Judi Dench in Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well followed by a small role in HBO’s Band of Brothers. Additional television credits include BBC’s The Bill, Casualty, EastEnders, Death in Paradise and Outnumbered. His first series regular role was in the war drama Bombshell for ITV. Other roles include the beloved music/drama teacher Matt Wilding in the BBC award-winning series Waterloo Road, Pete vs. Life opposite Rafe Spall, The Spa, and Ash Atalla’s Trollied.
Geere gained international recognition when he took over the lead role of King Edvard in the Prince & Me film series. Additional feature credits include MGM’s werewolf thriller Blood and Chocolate opposite Olivier Martinez, Warner Bros.’ Cleanskin opposite Sean Bean, and M Night Shyamalan’s After Earth opposite Will Smith. Geere can next be seen in the thriller Urge opposite Pierce Brosnan and is currently in Mexico shooting the lead in a horror-comedy feature for Dark Factory Entertainment.
Recently dubbed People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man of the Week,” Dan Amboyer co-stars as Thad, the handsome but less than trustworthy boyfriend of editor Kelsey (Hilary Duff) on TV Land’s Younger, who met an untimely end in the penultimate episodes of season two. In the finale, he appeared as Thad’s twin brother, Chad.
Growing up in Detroit, Dan learned his love for acting early on and attended the renowned boarding high school, Interlochen Arts Academy, in northern Michigan. Afterward, he spent a year at Detroit’s Meadow Brook Theatre where he learned every aspect of the theatre by working as both an actor and in production. He became a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Scholar in the Art award, and was presented with a scholarship to study at Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious School of Drama.
Cutting his teeth performing on and off Broadway, and in touring companies across America, Amboyer meticulously developed his acting craft. He has an extensive list of playbills under his belt including The Tempest, in which he starred alongside Christopher Walken, the Off-Broadway production of The Metromaniacs by David Ives, and two seasons with the Tony®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Viewers will recognize Amboyer from his breakout performance as Prince William in Hallmark’s Channel’s hugely popular William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, chronicling the fairy-tale romance of the world’s most beloved couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton. His TV credits have also included roles on Law & Order, Person of Interest, Inside Amy Schumer, and Graceland, just to name a few.
Amboyer most recently appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which debuted in theatres March 2016.
Miriam Shor stars as Diana Trout on TV Land’s Younger. Diana is the temperamental head of marketing at the publishing house where Liza (Sutton Foster) got a job by pretending to be 26 years old – 14 years younger than she actually is.
In the early 1990s, Shor landed a variety of roles in many Off-Broadway productions, the most successful of which was the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell, in which she played drag queen Yitzhak. In 2001 she starred in the musical’s film adaptation, and in 2002 received an Outfest Screen Idol Award for her Yitzhak portrayal. Shor has worked with a range of renowned artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Terrence McNally and Lanford Wilson as well as many young, up and coming writers.
Shor has appeared in more than a dozen other films including Mary Stuart Masterson’s drama Cake Eaters and the comedy Bedazzled with Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley. She recently appeared in the film “Puerto Ricans in Paris” where she plays an undercover cop in the NYPD Counterfeit Goods Recovery Department opposite Luis Guzman and Edgar Garcia. The independent comedy feature is written and directed by “How to Make It in America’s” Ian Edelman.
Shor has starred in a range of TV that included playing Cricket Caruth-Reilly, a strong-willed business woman with an apparently perfect marriage, on ABC’s 2012 comedy series GCB alongside Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols, and Annie Potts. She also appeared on the first and third season of Damages, the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, and as the dogged reporter Mandy Post in the fourth and fifth season of the The Good Wife. Her guest star credits include Becker, The West Wing, My Name Is Earl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Bored to Death.
Nico Tortorella stars alongside Tony® Award-winning Sutton Foster in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series Younger, from Sex and the City creator Darren Star. Josh is a hot tattoo artist who mistakes 40-year-old Liza (Sutton Foster) for younger than her age. When she doesn’t dissuade him from that notion, she decides to take the chance to reboot her career – and her love life – as a 26-year old. At the end of last season, Josh learned the truth about Liza’s age, and season two followed as they tried to make it work after her massive betrayal.
Nico starred alongside Kevin Bacon in the hit series The Following for Kevin Williamson, for whom he starred in Wes Craven’s Scre4m with Emma Roberts and original franchise survivors, and also appeared opposite Anton Yelchin and Willem Dafoe in the adaptation of Dean Koontz’s best-selling Odd Thomas. Nico also reunited with filmmaker Joel Schumacher alongside the likes of Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage in the dramatic thriller Trespass, and he previously starred for him in the Sundance hit Twelve. His most recent film, Hunter&Game, in which he starred as Carson Lowe, one half of an electronic music artist, won the awards for Best Feature Film at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and the LA Indie Film Fest.
This spring, Nico can be seen in the world premiere of the dark comedy play Crude, by Jordan Jaffe and directed by Kel Haney, at Ars Nova in New York.
Though he began acting in professional theater in his native Chicago in seventh grade, it wasn’t until a breakout role on the guilty pleasure The Beautiful Life that Hollywood ultimately took notice. Nico’s razor-sharp sensibilities allowed him to transition into the acclaimed series Make It or Break It.
Sutton Foster currently stars as Liza in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series Younger, and she previously starred as Michelle Simms in the ABC Family series Bunheads about a former ballerina turned Las Vegas showgirl who gets married on a whim and winds up teaching alongside her new mother-in-law at her ballet school. Sutton earned a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance.
Sutton, a two-time Tony winning actress, singer and dancer, recently starred in the title role of Jeanine Tesori in Brian Crawley’s Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Violet, earning Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations for her performance. She also recently appeared on stage as Queenie in New York City Center Encores! Off-Center’s production of The Wild Party this past July.
Perhaps best-known for her role as Reno Sweeney in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Foster earned a 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, the Fred and Adele Astaire, and Broadway.com’s Audience Favorite Awards for her performance as a former Evangelist, now nightclub singer, aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London.
Under the direction of Michael Mayer, Sutton previously starred as Millie Dillmount, a young, modern woman from Kansas who travels to New York City intending to marry for money, in the 2002 Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Marquis Theatre.
Her performance as Janet Van De Graaff in Casey Nicholaw’s The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre in 2006 earned her Tony Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Ovation Award nominations.
Stephen Falk is the Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner of the FXX series You’re The Worst, which appeared on numerous Top 10 lists after each of its first two seasons. Both seasons received nominations for Best Comedy at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and season three will air in 2016. As part of an overall deal with FX, he is currently developing four new comedies for the network.
Falk served as Co-Executive Producer of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, and Showtime’s Weeds. In 2012 he served as the Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner of Next Caller, a half-hour single-cam comedy starring Dane Cook, Jeffrey Tambor, and Collette Wolfe which was picked up for NBC’s 2012-2013 midseason schedule. He is currently adapting the Scott Hutchins novel A Working Theory Of Love as a feature film. Falk graduated from NYU with a BFA in Acting and started out writing plays and later transitioning to feature films for such studios as Fox, Dimension, Universal, and then writing television pilots for Showtime, ABC, NBC, Fox, USA, and SyFy. He received a 2012 Writers Guild Awards nomination for Episodic Comedy for an episode of Weeds and a second in 2014 for his work on Orange Is The New Black. Falk used to recap reality shows for Television Without Pity, is co-producer and sometimes host of a popular monthly storytelling series at The Virgil in Hollywood called Public School, and does a weekly webshow about movies with his group “The Film Pigs.”
A proud native New Yorker and coined “the unstoppable Kether Donohue” by Variety, Donohue has received critical acclaim for her fearless performances in film, television, and theatre. She has worked with a remarkable list of Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning and nominated directors including Barry Levinson, Sam Mendes, Jason Moore, James Burrows, Stan Lathan, and Paul Feig.
She currently stars as “Lindsay Jillian” on the critically acclaimed FXX comedy series You’re the Worst, which will be back for a third season this year. Donohue also just wrapped production on Fox’s live musical presentation of Grease Live, in which she starred as Jan, one of The Pink Ladies, opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. The Hollywood Reporter said “You’re the Worst favorite Kether Donohue stole several scenes by force of will, line-delivery or hilarious physicality,” and Variety said she “brought infectious joy to every moment she was on screen as Jan.”
Donohue has wrapped production on the musical-comedy One Shot opposite Topher Grace and Taye Diggs. She previously starred in Barry Levinson’s sci-fi thriller, The Bay, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. She’s also played sharp-tongued Alice in Pitch Perfect and Lizzy in the emotional crime drama, Boy Wonder. Additionally, Donohue was a series regular on the sitcom pilots Open Books and Saving Jason, and has made guest star appearances on The Carrie Diaries, Royal Pains, The Mindy Project, Ringer, Perfect Couples, I Just Want My Pants Back and Hope & Faith.
Honing her craft in the New York theatre, Donohue made her off-Broadway debut at Ensemble Studio Theatre with a lead role in Taylor Mac’s, Okay, followed by starring in Kate McGovern’s Blue Before Morning.
Desmin Borges is best known as Edgar on the Critic’s Choice Nominated FXX series You’re The Worst. Desmin first came to prominence with his award-winning, breakout role of Mace in the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. This quickly led to critically-acclaimed runs of the show at the Second Stage in New York and the Geffen in Los Angeles.
Borges parlayed his stage success into the film and television world, where he appeared opposite Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Ben Stiller in Tower Heist. Other films include Compliance (Sundance), Almost Christmas (Tribeca) and The Mend (SXSW.) Earlier this year he shot Carrie Pilby with Nathan Lane and Bel Powley and Driver X with Melissa Fumero.
On television, Borges recently appeared in the HBO pilot Divorce with Sarah Jessica Parker as well as The Mysteries of Laura. Other TV roles include Castle, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and a series role on Next Caller.
Debi Mazar is an acclaimed actress who made her feature film debut in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. A native New Yorker, she is best known for her outstanding portrayals of edgy, sharp-tongued characters in more than 70 films, television shows, and stage productions. Her extensive film career has included work with legendary directors Woody Allen, Michael Mann, Oliver Stone, and Joel Schumacher. She also starred in her own television sitcom Temporarily Yours and was known for her role as the hard-charging publicist Shauna on the HBO series Entourage, which earned her and the cast a 2004 Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She also appeared in the film version, which was released in June, 2015.
Debi plays the best friend to Sutton Foster in the TV Land series Younger, which was recently renewed for a third season. Mazar plays Maggie, a 40-something lesbian artist, who’s the only one to know Liza’s (Foster’s) secret. When a young guy at a bar, thinks Liza is in her twenties instead of her forties, Maggie convinces her to pose as a 26-year old in order to reboot her career – and her love life.
Mazar and her husband, Gabriele Corcos, have most recently be seen in Cooking Channel’s new series, Extra Virgin Americana, which premiered on March 2nd, where they explore the country’s best food, iconic destinations, and local culture. They previously hosted Extra Virgin, from 2011 to 2015, which invited viewers into their Brooklyn home as they prepared the Tuscan foods they know so well. The couple also released their first cookbook, the New York Times bestseller Extra Virgin, with in 2014.
Aya Cash currently stars on You’re the Worst, FXX’s breakout comedy about two toxic and self-destructive people who fall into an unconventional and flawed relationship. Cash has received rave reviews for her performance in the second season of the show, which also earned her a 2016 Critics’ Choice Award nomination. The show will return for its third season this fall. Additionally, Cash has joined the eclectic, star-studded cast of Joe Swanberg’s Netflix anthology series Easy, about love, sex, technology, and culture. She will star opposite Dave Franco in the series, which also features Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Marc Maron, and Jake Johnson, among others. Cash’s additional television credits include a leading role in the Fox comedy series Traffic Light, as well roles on The Newsroom, We Are Men, Modern Family, Sirens, The Good Wife, Mercy, A Gifted Man, Law and Order (the whole triptych), and Brotherhood.
Cash is currently starring in and executive producing an independent film called Brand New Old Love. Most recently, she wrapped production on Maderas Village, directed by Paul Briganti. Her additional film credits include Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street, as well as Sleepwalk With Me, The Oranges, and Loitering With Intent among others.
Cash’s theatre credits include starring roles in off-Broadway plays at playhouses such as Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, MCC, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Rattlestick, to name a few. She has starred in premieres of plays by Ethan Coen, Bruce Norris, Zoe Kazan, Matthew Lopez, Lucy Thurber, Liz Flahive, and Nicky Silver.