Matt Lauria currently stars as Ryan Wheeler on the AT&T AUDIENCE Network critically acclaimed drama Kingdom, a raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California.
He is a graduate of the drama conservatory at North Carolina School of the Arts and booked his first television job on the hit comedy 30 Rock. Matt’s first starring Role Was Luke Cafferty In Peter Berg’s Renowned Television Drama Friday Night Lights. He went on to work opposite Jason Clarke in Shawn Ryan’s cop drama The Chicago Code and most recently, he worked on Parenthood with his FNL executive producer, Jason Katims. His additional television credits include: Lipstick Jungle, Burn Notice and CSI.
In addition to Matt’s television work, he is also an accomplished stage actor and in 2013 starred in Paul Down Calazzio’s play Really Really at The Manhattan Theater Club.
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 thriller The Ruins and has since starred in a succession of films including The Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe. It was followed by another collaboration, the Iraqi war drama In The Valley Of Elah, in which he starred as an AWOL soldier. Tucker has since transitioned into a memorable arc on Ron Howard’s acclaimed Parenthood series and currently stars in the AT&T AUDIENCE Network drama series Kingdom. During his hiatus, Tucker garnered more accolades for his coveted five-episode arc on the final season of FX’s Justified.
Audiences and critics alike first took notice of Tucker when he portrayed Tilda Swinton’s sensitive teenage son in Fox Searchlight’s critically lauded The Deep End from directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel. The thriller depicted a devout mother who instinctively reacts to cover-up a death in an attempt to avoid her son’s implications.
Tucker channeled the acclaim into a diverse string of roles including director Marcus Nispel’s remake of the horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre for New Line Cinema, Samuel Goldwyn’s Stateside with Val Kilmer, the role as younger sibling to John C. Reilly in the Soderbergh/Clooney-produced con-themed feature Criminal, the thriller Hostage in which he starred opposite Bruce Willis, and in Pulse, a remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Japanese horror classic.
Previous forays into television include Royal Pains, The Practice, and guest starring roles on Hannibal, Person Of Interest, Perception, Criminal Minds, White Collar, Law & Order: SVU, CSI, and 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.”
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?
Natalie Martinez currently plays Alicia Mendez, a rising MMA star navigating a sport dominated by men, in AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s Kingdom.
She first gained recognition after being handpicked by Jennifer Lopez to become the spokesmodel for her fashion line, JLO by Jennifer Lopez. She has since gone on to star in the telenovelas Fashion House and Saints & Sinners. She has also starred as Detective Ariana Sanchez on the ABC drama series Detroit 1-8-7 and as Detective Jamie Lovato on the Emmy and SAG-nominated crime drama CSI: NY. In 2013, Martinez starred in the Critics’ Choice Award-winning series Under The Dome created by Lost producer Brian Vaughan.
In the summer of 2015, Martinez graced the silver screen with her role in the highly anticipated Focus Feature sci-fi thriller Self/less opposite Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Matthew Goode. She also saw recent success through her role on ABC’s hit crime anthology Secrets & Lies as the single mother whose son is found murdered.
This past January, Martinez’s film The Land made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Martinez has recently wrapped production on the independent thriller Message From The King and will be seen in the horror thriller Keep Watching opposite Bella Thorne. Both films are slated for release later this year.
Other film credits include Magic City Memoirs, Paul Anderson’s action thriller Death Race, The Baytown Outlaws, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria, Broken City, opposite Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and in David Ayer’s acclaimed drama End Of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, and Anna Kendrick.
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 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.
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, Warrior, Edge of Darkness, Pride and Glory, and the Luc Besson produced Intersection.
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 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 (Nick Jonas and Jonathan Tucker), set against the backdrop of a Mixed Martial Arts gym.
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 Till 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 Labyrinth opposite Bill Sage.
Growing up in Newport, RI, Joanna moved to New York where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and soon thereafter made her feature debut opposite Kevin 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.
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).