William H. Macy

William H. Macy is an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, an Emmy and SAG Award winning actor, and a writer in theater, film, and television. He currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless, for which he was nominated twice for a Best Actor Emmy Award. Macy’s film credits include Seabiscuit, The Cooler, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Jurassic Park III, Fargo, TNT’s Door To Door, Wild Hogs, And Room.Read More

William H. Macy made his feature directorial debut with Rudderless, the closing film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Layover, his second film, is set for release in 2017 followed by his third film, Krystal is set to release in 2016/2017. In addition, Macy is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company.

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum can currently be seen starring in Showtime’s dark comedy series, Shameless, which will begin production on its eighth season this year. Based on the long-running British series of the same title from Warner Bros. TV and John Wells Productions, revolves around the Gallaghers, a working-class Chicago clan dealing with the recession.Read More

The mother is not present, and the alcoholic patriarch (William H. Macy) usually ends up passed out on the living-room floor, so their smart but unpredictable 18-year-old daughter, Fiona (Rossum), is tasked with keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow.

Rossum made her directorial debut on the series this year for the episode I Am the Storm. Rossum has been captivating audiences with her diverse, extraordinary talents for over a decade. Rossum’s performance in Songcatcher earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of “Best Debut Performance.” Four years later in 2004, her starring performance as “Christine” in The Phantom of the Opera earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination, as well as the National Board of Review’s “Best Female Breakthrough Performance” Award and the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s “Best Young Actress” Award in 2005.

Rossum will next be seen in the Netflix original film A Futile and Stupid Gesture opposite Will Forte. The film follows the success of National Lampoon in the 1970’s and 80’s. Rossum’s recent film credits include Comet opposite Justin Long and Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear, based on the 2012 Oscar-winning short “Curfew,” which won the prestigious “Audience Award” at SXSW. Other film credits include Warner Bros.’ Beautiful Creatures, DARE alongside Zach Gilford, Dragonball, Poseidon, The Day After Tomorrow with Jake Gyllenhaal, and the Clint Eastwood-directed drama Mystic River.

In 2007, Rossum recorded her first album for Geffen records, “Inside Out,” which showcased her classically trained voice as the primary instrument. She wrote and recorded all her own songs. She released her second album, “Sentimental Journey”—a collection of 1940s standards—in January 2013.

Rossum began her theatrical career at the age of seven when she began singing the children’s roles at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. Between the ages of seven and twelve she was trained there in stagecraft and classical vocal technique and performed in five languages in 20 different operas.

Rossum is the Youth Ambassador for the international organization Youth AIDS, which works to educate young people in sixty countries on the prevention and treatment of AIDS. Rossum travels internationally raising awareness of the pandemic by speaking at schools, universities and government forums.

Rossum was born in New York City in 1986 and attended the Spence School until 1996. She earned her high school degree through Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) and Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD).

Rossum currently resides in New York. 

Nancy Pimental

Massachusetts native Nancy M. Pimental received a degree in chemical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She then did what most engineers do…Moved to LA to perform comedy. Her writing career began in 1998 with a spec for Comedy Central’s animated South Park. She then sold her screenplay for the romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing, which starred Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair and Jason Bateman.Read More

Pimental has been nominated for two Emmys – once for South Park and also for co-hosting Win Ben Stein’s Money. She won neither.

In 2011, Nancy M. Pimental joined Shameless as a writer and producer. In addition to her work on Shameless, Pimental served as a consulting producer on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO hit The Newsroom. Alongside the Shameless webisodes, she’s also directed a commercial for The WWF (for pandas, not wrestlers).