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The Best Friend

Ever felt like an extra in someone else's romantic comedy?

  • FEATURE
  • SYNOPSIS
  • CAST & CREW
  • PRODUCTION STILLS
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"Cleaning House"

Millie's best friend Sooze drops in for an unexpected visit, giving a whole new meaning to "cleaning house".

"Stalkers"

A mysterious man has Sooze begging her best friend Millie to rescue her again.

"Wing Woman"

After a disastrous night on the town, romantically-challenged Millie breaks the news to Sooze that she needs a new wing woman who isn't such a backfiring man-magnet.

"Girl's Day Out"

When Sooze drags Millie on a "girls' day out", an innocent shopping adventure turns into the stuff that nightmares are made of...literally.

"Working Girls"

Things get steamy with Millie and her boss until an unwelcome pirate surfaces with an ARRRRm full of goodies.

"The Big OMG"

Will Millie and Sooze's latest field trip finish with a happy ending?

"In The Ring" Part 1

It's Millie's party and she'll cry if she wants to. The perfect storm erupts as Millie finally puts her foot down when Sooze and her dreamboat start to steal Millie's birthday thunder.

 

"In The Ring" Part 2

Feathers fly when Millie and Sooze finally duke it out.

"A Day Without"

"Morning after" regret leads to a walk of shame and some soul searching as Millie and Sooze suffer through "a day without" each other.

"The Perfect Woman"

All seems lost when Millie interviews possible new wing women to replace her best friend Sooze.

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Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Marilyn Anne Michaels

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Millie" - Series Regular

Marilyn Anne Michaels

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Millie" - Series Regular

A member of SAG, WGA and IAWTV, Marilyn has a BFA in Acting from the former Acting Studio at the University of Illinois, UC and is a graduate of the professional improv conservatory at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. In addition to "The Best Friend", you can also see her writing in Episode 6 of "The Last Hand" web series. Marilyn has performed in and / or directed over 60 stage productions and currently teaches improv to young adults. She is originally from Texas but no longer has an awesome accent.
 

Allie Smith

Allie Smith

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer
"Sooze" - Series Regular

Allie Smith

  Creator / Executive Producer / Writer  "Sooze" - Series Regular

Hailing from the South of Texas, Allie is a graduate of Chicago's Second City Conservatory. She most recently appeared in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" sharing the screen with Noah Emmerich. Beginning her career in Chicago, Allie has worked in theatre, industrials, commercial print, and film and can be seen in "Shuteye" alongside Stana Katic of ABC's Castle, Steven R. Monroe's "Complacent", and "Gary Under Crisis" official selection of the New York Television Film Festival. She eats a lot of meat.
 

Eric Loya

Eric Loya

"Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

Eric Loya

  "Dr. Joey" - Series Regular

One of the few native Southern Californians who still lives here, Eric has appeared primarily on stage and the web. On the stage, he has written for himself and others and performed at, among others, No Shame Theater, Straitjacket Society, and, most recently, as one of the newest members of ACME Comedy Theater. On the Internet, he's performed as PC in a series of Mac vs. PC commercial parodies, as well as written for and performed in "Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy".
 

Jeanette O'Connor

Jeanette O'Connor

"Betsy" - Series Regular

Jeanette O'Connor

  "Betsy" - Series Regular

Other recent credits include "Silverlake Video: The Movie", "Two and a Half Men", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and "Days of Our Lives".
 

Jed Bernard

Jed Bernard

"Rick" - Recurring

Jed Bernard

  "Rick" - Recurring

Hailing from Gridley, California; Jed has been an Angelino since 2004. He most recently appeared in the hit TV series SouthLAnd and Criminal Minds and has worked in theatre, commercial print, and features. He can and can also be seen in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Stacie Dash. He's studied IMPROV at THE GROUNDLINGS...and he takes Almond Milk with his Coffee.
 

Anthony R. Bielby

Anthony R. Bielby

Musician / Songwriter
"The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Anthony R. Bielby

  Musician / Songwriter  "The Ugly Friend" / "Stalkers" / "I Wished For"

Originally from the Chicago area, Tony is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has played bass and guitar for several bands including A Texas Funeral. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue a career creating music for film and television.
 

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Lydia Blanco

  Line Producer / Producer / Casting Director

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, this full time actress started her career onstage in the theater. She has dabbled in casting and now producing, and plans to make it all come together somehow. She began her on-camera career in independent films in Austin. Since moving to LA over 9 years ago, she has been fortunate enough to work with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in The Terminal, and Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. And most currently in Ivan Reitman’s new film No Strings with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, as well as Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut in Sympathy for Delicious along with Allie Smith. She works primarily in television with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and The Shield to name a few.
 

Katrina Bolletta

Katrina Bolletta

Editor - Teaser

Katrina Bolletta

  Editor - Teaser

Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Katrina destroyed the first family computer that she got her hands on. She was so fascinated with the technology and trying to make "Lemmings" run faster she ended up deleting everything. In hopes to fix it she dismantled the entire thing piece by piece. Despite her fascination with technology, she wanted to stick to the arts. A graduate of Humber College, Film and Television Production with a major in Post Video and Post Sound Production -- she wanted to create. Following graduation she attended the Cannes Film Festival with Real Ideas Studio. While there teams had to create short documentaries related to the city or the festival. Her team won Best Documentary for Le Dernier Endroit in 2008. Katrina has also won video editing contests such as Much Music's Music Video Editing Contest for Finger 11: Talking to the Walls.
 

Chris Carrea

Chris Carrea

Gaffer

Chris Carrea

  Gaffer

Chris was born in the United Kingdom, and raised on Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian/New York border, and in Colorado. Chris studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. Currently, Chris is an MFA student at UCLA's School of Film and Television. Chris' work as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and artist has been shown internationally at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France, BizArt Center in Shanghai, and at the Tom Foundation in Amsterdam and has also won several awards including The Audience Award at Cinequest Film Festival 2009 and Student Academy Award Finalist 2004. Locally, Chris' films have screened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Chris is based in Los Angeles, and frequently works in Vancouver and New York.
 

Leah Cevoli

Leah Cevoli

VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Leah Cevoli

  VO Artist - "Wedding Dress" in "Girls' Day Out"

Originally from Philadelphia, Leah has been rockin' Hollywood for 10 yrs now.

Most notably known for 4 seasons of character voices on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken, Leah has also appeared on HBO's Deadwood, and FOX's My Name Is Earl. A huge horror fan, Leah co-produced and co-starred in the horror short, 'Body of Work' which has won multiple awards in the festival circuit, and continues to do so. Recently delving into the world of web-series Leah is the creator/host of the original interview series "Livin' On A Dream", as well as a co-host for 'Casting Qs'; both shows being premiere content on the recently launched Somebody's Basement.
 

Dominic Conti

Dominic Conti

Actor / Writer / Associate Producer
"Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic Conti

  Actor / Writer / Associate Producer  "Jerry" – Recurring

Dominic has done a ton of theatre, been in some films, and shot some commercials. He regularly tours with The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
 

Jay Coughlin

Jay Coughlin

Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay Coughlin

  Writer - "Cleaning House"

Jay has a BA from Umass/Boston, and is a commercial actor and playwright from New York City. He has had three successful staged readings of his play "Tess" -- "Tess, a recovering party girl, meets the man of her dreams - days before her marriage to someone else."
 

Tammy Dahlstrom

Tammy Dahlstrom

"Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy Dahlstrom

  "Charlene" in "Girls' Day Out"

Tammy is proving to be Hollywood’s latest ‘go to’ character gal. Since beginning her career as a highly sought after commercial kid, she has built a solid reputation appearing on some of the hottest shows on television including: House, Monk, Pushing Daisies, Gary Unmarried, and Las Vegas. Tammy also recently finished roles on the new CBS spinoff drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Showtime’s critically acclaimed original series United States of Tara, both of which will air in early 2011. She’s also been making her mark on the indie scene with roles in the feature films Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Straight-Jacket, and Dire Wolf; and the recently launched web series The Best Friend and upcoming Etiquette Ninjas. Tammy’s warm as apple-pie smile and sharp as a knife wit is why this lady will continue to serve up her talents for many years to come.

 

Etta Devine

Etta Devine

"Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine

  "Penny" in "The Perfect Woman"

Etta Devine recently co-starred in and co-produced the independent feature "The Selling". Her web series "Mary Olson" has over a million hits on youtube and is in development on its second season. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Ensemble's A2 company and is half of the comedy duo Diani & Devine.
 

Cat Deakins

Cat Deakins

Director of Photography

Cat Deakins

  Director of Photography

Cat is an American cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in New York City, where she was born and raised, and Los Angeles. Cat works in narrative, documentary and experimental film/video. She has an MFA from UCLA (Cinematography) and a BA from Harvard (Sociology). She has also worked for years as a freelance photographer for many clients, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and Nokia. Cat has received the Frederico de Laurentiis Memorial Award, two Mary Pickford Awards for artistic merit in documentary filmmaking, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, Lisa Weigand & John Orphan Fellowship in Cinematography, and a Harvard College Scholarship. A short documentary Cat shot in Bolivia, El Alto: La Tierra en el Cielo (2006), aired on CNN en Español worldwide and was a finalist in the Concurso de Periodismo CNN 25 - Visión Latinoamericana, a competition for documentaries about the future of Latin America. For more about Cat, please visit her website.

 

Kimberly Demarse

Kimberly Demarse

"Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly Demarse

  "Phoebe" in "The Perfect Woman"

Kimberly is an east coast gal who studied theatre and dance in upstate New York prior to moving to NYC and hitting the stage. After landing in Los Angeles she moved into film and television but continued her love for theatre and is presently a member of the sketch comedy group, Straitjacket Society, where she also has found a fondness for directing. In her "spare" time she and her business partner are growing their new endeavor created from their passion for snowboarding -- Flurry Freak!
 

Alize Emme

Alize Emme

Assistant Director

Alize Emme

  Assistant Director

Alize is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production with a minor in Producing and Journalism. During her time at NYU Alize got her start working in the camera and grip and electric departments on various student and independent films. It was this experience that compelled her to start producing. She went on to produce over a dozen student and short films, music videos and corporate spots, both independently and through the university. Alize wrote, directed and produced two award winning short films while attending NYU. To support herself during her artistic endeavors, she obtained her real estate license in the state of New York and worked steadily renting apartments in New York City. Having worked for prominent employers such as Scott Rudin and the Tribeca Film Festival, Alize is presently the executive assistant to movie producer Garrett Grant and just completed work on the romantic comedy, Going the Distance. Alize is also currently submitting her third short film, Desert Images, to film festivals. She is fluent in French and is taking Spanish lessons in her free time as well as training for a half marathon. Alize plans to one day write and direct thought provoking feature films.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Executive Producer

Michael Elias

  Executive Producer

Elias brings over 30 years of experience to the partnership, having written for many iconic shows and as co-creator of the hit show “Head of the Class” and the Showtime movie “Lush Life”.
 

Beau Justin Fannon

Beau Justin Fannon

Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Beau Justin Fannon

  Sound Mixer / Boom Op

Born in West Memphis Arkansas, he spent two decades wandering from town to town throughout the South doing manual labor. Determined to become a professional Sunset Chaser, he followed his dreams westward after college. Unfortunately, the pavement and the money ran out shortly after arriving in LA. Now he makes his living with a microphone, a cookbook, and his ruggedly handsome good looks.
 

April Heather

April Heather

Assistant Director

April Heather

  Assistant Director

April Heather Garwood graduated, in 1998, from AMDA, a professional conservatory for theater, in New York City. From 2004 - 2008, she acted in independent films and commercials in Seattle. In 2008, she finally ventured to Los Angeles to pursue film acting on a bigger scale. Ironically, her first auditon in LA led to a leading role in a play, "Witness", at The Actor's Playpen in Hollywood. The following year, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, "Bathroom Mirrors." After that experience, she decided to go back to school, this time for filmmaking at LA City College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Cinema/TV. She has written a feature screenplay based on an inspiring true story that she is currently trying to sell, and is currently working on another.
 

Stephanie T. Keefer

Stephanie T. Keefer

"Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer

  "Nelli" in "The Perfect Woman"

Stephanie T. Keefer graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from UC, Irvine, where she studied with legendary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. One of her favorite roles on stage has been Hannah in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. She has also been seen nationally in commercials, television and film. She recently won Best Performance in a Short Film at the SoCal Film Fest for her work in the film ONE DANCE.
 

Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan

"Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan

  "Josie" in "The Perfect Woman"

Sarah Logan is known for her quirky off-center sense of humor. She graduated from Western Oregon University and immediately traveled to England for more studying at Birmingham School of Acting for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast in Birmingham, England. Sarah then worked for another three years in Birmingham and London with Barry Bling and The Orchestra of Chaos, the theatre company HamFisted! where she received an ovation for her role as Queen Victoria, and small roles in short films, one of which landed a review of her work in a national magazine. Of her latest work, Sarah played Vixen in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at Readers Theatre Repertory in Portland, Oregon.
 

Brian Majestic

Brian Majestic

"Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Brian Majestic

  "Mr. Mason" in "Working Girls"

Raised as a tap & ballet dancer, Brian Majestic spent his youth performing on stage throughout his hometown of Pittsburgh. After attending DePaul University, he moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He booked work in numerous off-off Broadway plays until he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Brian deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After completing his service Brian moved to Los Angeles. Brian has worked on Paul Haggis’s, In the Valley of Elah, the OBIE Award winning stage production of The Brig at the Odyssey Theatre, and appeared as a tortured Marine Lieutenant in the critically acclaimed play The Sandstorm. Recently, he booked several roles in web series including his break-out performance in Gold: Night of the Zombie King.

 

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

"Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin

  "Mindy" in "The Perfect Woman"

Holly Martin is currently a member at Improv Olympic and having a blast. Her latest short film "La Premiere" starring James Earl Jones was well received at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has been making it's way around the world. She also has a pivotal role in the multi-award winning short film "Butterfly Circus". She had a Big Lots commercial airing earlier this year and a recent highlight was shooting a Scott Trade commercial directed by the Legendary Barry Levinson. Holly continues to enjoy her life in Los Angeles with her new Husband Tom Martin, 2 cats and a plush vegetable garden. She is over the moon to work with so many amazing women in "The Best Friend".
 

Donna Mathewson

Donna Mathewson

Editor

Donna Mathewson

  Editor

Donna is fast, funny, efficient and passionate about storytelling. She is also highly technical and easy to work with. She spent years as a CAD software engineer before running away to film school, organization and technical expertise are big part of her skill set.
 

Malia Miglino

Malia Miglino

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia Miglino

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Malia is originally from Seattle, Wa where she started acting in commercials at age 3 and continued to be active in theatre until she moved to LA after graduating high school. A graduate of the Make Up Designory in Burbank, Malia is now actively pursing acting and freelance makeup work in LA and is loving every minute of it!


 

Nick Monteleone

Nick Monteleone

Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone

  Composer - Ep 1, 2, 3, 9

Nick Monteleone is a composer, musician, producer, and actor, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. In 2006, Nick scored the short film "Improvisation" by Chicago director Zach Litwack, and the film was accepted as an official selection in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Kent Film Festival. That same year Nick wrote the score for the short film "Eddie" by Quentin Kruger which was screened at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The short is now distributed through Frameline Pictures. Nick scored the short film version of Litwack's "Lost and Found", which was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Nick's work has been featured on Paula Berinstein's The Writing Show with horror author Kaaron Warren. Nick has also written music for several national advertising campaigns and public service announcements. For more about Nick, please visit his website.
 

Jacki Moonves

Jacki Moonves

First Assistant Camera

Jacki Moonves

  First Assistant Camera

Hailing from the DC metro area, Jacki Moonves is a camera assistant and director of photography based in LA. A graduate of Emerson College, she works on features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and rad webseries like The Best Friend! Her ultimate goal is to be a cinematographer of comedies and music videos, and to eat a lot of great pizza.
 

Clarissa Novales

Clarissa Novales

“Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa Novales

  “Back-up Girl” in "Stalkers"

Clarissa is a resident rocker, doing business as Fierie Burns for the band All Fire Burns. Originally from Chicago, Clarissa moved to L.A. in hopes of “living the dream” with her original music and landed a role as a sparkly chick on The Best Friend. When not shimmying in a blue dress, she is writing, playing and performing music whenever and wherever she can, often lending her voice to video games, websites, and other artists’ albums. Clarissa can be found ransacking cupcake, doughnut and music shops around the country.
 

Stephen Pearlman

Stephen Pearlman

Musician / Singer

Stephen Pearlman

  Musician / Singer

Haberdashery (Stephen Pearlman) has been crafting synth-pop since 1994. Heavily influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. With an array of software and hardware, Stephen writes, arranges, and records all of his music. haberdasheryinfo.com
 

Andrea Procopio

Andrea Procopio

"Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea Procopio

  "Vicki" in "The Perfect Woman"

Andrea is new to LA from Chicago and is having a blast getting to know so many awesome people in this industry she loves so much!
 

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique Qayumi

  Director - Ep 1 thru 6

Tarique was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a Master’s in Fine Arts. Upon his graduation, three years later, he directed sixteen short films and wrote thirteen scripts. He was one of the finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest. His Coke spot was also in the Blue Ribbon for the student Emmys, as well as, a Silver Medalist in the regional student ADDY awards. His short film "The Pen" won the Filmaka.com "Smoke and Mirrors" contest. He's also the recipient of the Jack Nickolson Screenwriting Award. He’s was one of five out of two-hundred people to be chosen to shoot Discover Card’s “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” theatre campaign.
 

Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle

Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Mac Quayle

  Composer - Ep 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Composer, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Mac Quayle makes music. Lots of music. As a composer he has contributed to 9 films and 87 episodes of the hit CBS television show "Cold Case", collaborating with renowned composers Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Solaris, Pee-wee's Playhouse) and Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close To Home, Naked Bros. Band). As a producer, remixer and keyboardist Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits (yes 41!), garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Sting. When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld." Mac lives, works and plays ping-pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.
 

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts

"Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Wayne Roberts

  "Cute Guy" in "Wing Woman"

Starting in the Radio business in Miami, producing/voicing commercials along with co-hosting the award winning Tara & Wayne Show, Wayne decided to finally get in front of the camera thanks to the urging of friends. Not long after, he landed his first National Commercial, Lycos starring Anna Kournikova, and then Dawson’s Creek and Runaway Jury. Landing at TGMD Talent as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles, Wayne has done voiceovers for Coors, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN, Fox Sports, EA Games and more.In 2010, Wayne stars in 2 films doing the festival circuit; the multi-award winning The Fighting Kind and Winter Nights, while also starring in the web series The Last Hand with Larry Hankin.
 

Krystel Schley

Krystel Schley

Writer

Krystel Schley

  Writer

"Wing Woman" / "Girls' Day Out" / "The Perfect Woman"
Born in Northern California, Krystel moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her degree at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. Upon graduating, Krystel worked at various production companies and spent time in Austin, TX, where she became an advertising copywriter. She is currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her career as a writer in film and television. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, photography, traveling, and attempting to cook. For more Krystel, please visit her website.
 

Ethan Sharrett

Ethan Sharrett

'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan Sharrett

  'Receptionist" in "The Big OMG"

Ethan is an apartment manager in Los Angeles who enjoys acting in his spare time.
 

Elizabeth Southard

Elizabeth Southard

"Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Elizabeth Southard

  "Neighbor Lady AKA Dr. Joey's Mom" in "Cleaning House"

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth is excited to be here in Los Angeles. Having worked mainly on stage in Sydney, Orlando, Chicago and LA, Elizabeth is now tackling the world of TV, Film & Internet. She is thrilled to be a part of The Best Friend with these talented ladies. For more Elizabeth, please visit her website.

 

Whit Spurgeon

Whit Spurgeon

"Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon

  "Bernie" in "In The Ring"

Whit Spurgeon is recently transplanted from Chicago to Los Angeles. His Chicago acting career includes over 20 TV commercials, many award-winning plays, and 2 world premieres by Rebecca Gilman, "The Glory of Living" and "Crime of the Century." Since arriving in LA he's landed a promo for TMZ, a webisode commercial for KIA, a Russian cell phone commercial, 2 appearances on "Call 911" as a victim and then a cop, and a co-starring role as a car dealer on "Cougar Town." He is represented by The Levin Agency.
 

Wednesday Standley

Wednesday Standley

Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Wednesday Standley

  Director - Ep 7, 8, 9, 10

Coming from the land of mountains and cowboys that is western Montana, Wednesday decided to give Los Angeles a spin a few years back. Having received a degree in film studies from Montana State University, the allure of Hollywood combined with year-round sun was overwhelmingly strong. Recently she checked off two bucket list items: skydiving on her birthday and seeing Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss in Vienna. You could say Adventure is her middle name. But no, it's actually June. To contact Wednesday, click here.
 

Mark Towns

Mark Towns

Musician / Remix Artist

Mark Towns

  Musician / Remix Artist

In 2003 Erasure released their second greatest hits compilation. The limited edition featured a megamix by markymix and the digital single featured a markymix of "Oh L'Amour". Since then, Mark has been remixing for artists all over the world such as Haberdashery, Destination, Ganymede Garland Cult and others. Mark is also an A&R rep for global music distribution powerhouse Record Union. markymix.com
 

Betsy Zajko

Betsy Zajko

"Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko

  "Tiffany" in "The Perfect Woman"

Betsy Zajko launched her career in Cleveland and Chicago with supporting film roles opposite Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Carrie Preston, Roshen Seth and Ed Asner. A Columbia College and Second City trained actress, Betsy starred in Ken Prestininzi's drama Beholder which earned the prestigious Chicago Jeff Award for Best Play (2009). Credits -- TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) Film: Mothman Prophecies (SONY), The Journey (IFC), Assassination Files (STARZ) Theater: Henson Creature suit
performer. Steppenwolf, Trap Door, Rogue Machine, Cleveland Playhouse.
 

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