Georgia-born writer Byron Balasco started his career on the series Huff (Showtime® /Sony). He is currently the creator, executive producer and show runner of Kingdom (AT&T/Endemol Studios).
Frank Grillo is on the rise. A long working character actor, he has a huge summer ahead that will only help further cement his reputation as the new Hollywood tough guy. First up is the Marvel blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, out May 6. Frank reprises his role – a fan favorite – of Brock Rumlow/the villain, Crossbones. The new season of the critically acclaimed drama KINGDOM is out June 1. As the lead, Alvey Kulina, Grillo brings his real life boxing experience to the intense character and makes it all his own. Lastly, July 4th weekend will see Frank return as the lead character, Sergeant, in the horror/thriller The Purge: Election Year, a follow up to the hugely successful The Purge: Anarchy.Read More
Grillo recently wrapped production on the Akiva Goldsman helmed Stephanie, and Beyond Skyline. Additional big screen credits include The Grey opposite Liam Neeson, David Ayer’s End Of Watch opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal as well as the Ruben Fleischer feature, The Gangster Squad, opposite Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Other features include Disconnect opposite Jason Batemen and Alex Skarsgard which premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, the HBO Films feature Mary And Martha opposite Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn as well as Lay The Favorite opposite Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughn, the Luc Besson produced Intersection, Warrior, Edge Of Darkness And Pride And Glory.
Breathtakingly, beautiful Joanna Going recently hypnotized audiences as the resolute and equitable First Lady Tricia Walker in the critically acclaimed Emmy® nominated Netflix series, House of Cards and returns to television this summer starring in Season 2B of the gritty, provocative and highly anticipated AT&T AUDIENCE Network original series, Kingdom. Going plays hard-edged, drug addled, prostitute, Christina Kulina, the estranged wife of “Alvey Henderson” (Frank Grillo) and mother to “Jay and Nate” played by Nick Jonas (“The Jonas Brothers”) and Jonathan Tucker (“Parenthood”), set against the backdrop of a Mixed Martial Arts gym. Read More
Going’s combination of brains, sex appeal and her captivating performance will continue to hypnotize audiences in this groundbreaking series for DIRECTV. Going was unforgettable as sexy, swinging, soap opera diva “Arlene” on AMC’s sixth season of Mad Men, and recurred on Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey Network horror series, From Dusk Til Dawn. Other television credits include cult drama Dark Shadows, CBS Emmy nominated miniseries Children of the Dust with Sidney Poitier, and ABC drama Going to Extremes.
After several years of working in television, Joanna returned to the big screen opposite Sean Penn in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated drama, The Tree of Life. Showing no signs of slowing down, Joanna stars in two upcoming feature films: Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, directed by Bill Pohlad, and The Sphere and the Labrynth opposite Bill Sage.
Growing up in Newport, Rhode Island, Joanna moved to New York where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and soon thereafter made her feature debut oppositeKevin Costner in 1994’s Wyatt Earp. Other feature credits include Runaway Jury based on the John Grisham novel, coming of age drama, Inventing the Abbotts opposite Billy Crudup, and Still Breathing opposite Brendan Fraser.
Joanna currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter, Stella, and devotes her rare free time doing yoga, advocating for Breast Cancer Awareness and walking her two rescue dogs, Australian Shepherd mix, Maisie, and a Maltipoo named Honey Bee.
She also enjoys tweeting with her fans; you can follow her on Twitter @joannagoing1.
Throughout his impressive career, actor Jonathan Tucker has had the good fortune of working with some of today’s most talented filmmakers. He led the cast of director Carter Smith’s Dreamworks thriller The Ruins which was based upon the best-selling novel. He has since starred in a succession of films including The Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe, which reunited him with Academy Award-winning writer/director Paul Haggis, for whom he previously starred as the central role in NBC’s drama The Black Donnellys.Read More
Previous forays into television include Royal Pains, David E. Kelley’s The Practice, and guest starring roles on Hannibal, Person Of Interest, Perception, Criminal Minds, White Collar, Law & Order: Svu, Csi, And Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Masters Of Horror: Dance Of The Dead, as well as Six Feet Under.
Actress Kiele Sanchez currently starts in the AT&T AUDIENCE Network critically acclaimed original series, Kingdom – a family drama set against the world of MMA. She was most recently seen in Universal’s The Purge: Anarchy. A sequel to the highly successful horror film, The Purge, it followed a group of people, including Zach Gilford and Frank Grillo, as they try to survive “Purge Night.”Read More
Other past film credits include the psychological thriller A Perfect Getaway, the Farrelly Brother’s comedy Stuck On You, Redemption Road and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Television credits include lead roles in A&E’s detective drama The Glades, the WB’s Related and ABC’s Married To The Kellys. Sanchez has also had recurring roles on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series Lost and Samantha Who.
A Chicago native, Sanchez currently resides in Los Angeles.