Lizzy Caplan (Marlena) has, in just a short time, built a burgeoning career with a diverse body of work. Her breakout role was as Janis Ian in the hit Paramount feature film “Mean Girls” and she will soon be seen in “Crossing Over,” starring Harrison Ford, Sean Penn and Ray Liotta. In addition, Caplan recently signed on to star in the Lionsgate feature “Bachelor No. 2,” opposite Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin and Dane Cook. Other recent film credits include the independent film “Love Is the Drug,” which premiered at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. She also starred opposite Campbell Scott in the indie film “Crashing,” which was directed by Gary Walkow.
Caplan has had several successful forays in television as well, with the likes of Mike Scully, Mike White, Seth MacFarlane and Judd Apatow, to name just a few. Last year she starred in the CBS comedy series “The Class” created by David Crane and Jeffery Klarik, and in addition to critical acclaim was named as one of the “10 Actors to Watch” by Daily Variety, “So Five Minutes From Now” by Entertainment Weekly; and the Fresh Face of Fall by TV’s “The Insider.” Prior to “The Class,” Caplan starred in Marta Kaufman’s WB series “Related,” Fox’s “Tru Calling” and “Undeclared,” and NBC’s “Freaks and Geeks.”
Jessica Lucas (Lily), who has a recurring role in the CBS hit franchise “CSI,” was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and has been acting since she was seven years old. She began her professional training with Children's Theatre Arts and quickly earned theater credits in local productions of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Grease,” “Cinderella,” “The Mousetrap” and “Music Medley.”
Not long after, Lucas landed a regular role on the Canadian television series “Edgemont.” She also starred as Sue on the short-lived, yet critically acclaimed, ABC series “Life As We Know It.”
Her film credits include the DreamWorks feature “She’s the Man,” opposite Amanda Bynes, and a lead role in the Screen Gems/Lakeshore film “The Covenant,” directed by Renny Harlin.
Lucas splits her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.
T.J. Miller (Hud) plays the role of Marmaduke on the half-hour comedy series “Carpoolers” on ABC. Miller is a comedian who performs improv, sketch and stand-up comedy, and is currently a member of Green Company of the Second City National Touring Companies.
Miller also improvs with the house team Bullet Lounge at IO. He performs stand-up at many of the venues in Chicago and sketch comedy with the group Heavy Weight. He eats most of his meals standing up.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Miller performed comedy for about four years before moving to Chicago. He has appeared on PBS on the show “The Standard Deviants,” and in various DVDs and school educational programs. He has done an online microsite for KFC (www.chooseyoursauce.com) in addition to national commercial and print campaigns for Quaker, and voice-over work for Old Style, Second City Las Vegas and The Chicago Historical Society. Miller has performed at comedy venues all over Chicago and New York (one in Vincennes, Indiana, and in the D.C. Comedy Fest), improvised with the group Chuckle Sandwich (The Toronto International Improv Festival, D.C. Comedyfest), and Sturgis (IO), and performed sketch comedy with Heavy Weight, the Chicago Sketchfest and Second City Unhinged.
He studied classical acting at B.A.D.A. in Oxford, England, and circus arts at Frichess Theatre Urbain. Miller has a four-channel amp in his Ford Focus.
Michael Stahl-David (Rob) was born and raised in Chicago. He received his degree in theater arts from Columbia College in Chicago, where he also pursued a professional theater career working at such prestigious venues as the Steppenwolf Theatre (in the Tennessee Williams play “One Arm”) and the Goodman Theatre (in the Edward Albee play “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?”), among others.
Stahl-David moved to New York in 2005, where he immediately began acting professionally, first as Peter in the Papermill Playhouse production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” then as a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC series “The Black Donnellys.” He hasn’t stopped working since.
He recently completed the indie film “The Project” and, last fall, starred in the Roundabout Theatre production of J.T. Rogers’ new play “The Overwhelming.”
Mike Vogel (Jason) has quickly become one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood. Vogel is starring in “The Deaths of Ian Stone” directed by Dario Piana, and recently completed production on “Open Graves,” a horror film, opposite Eliza Dushku.
In 2006, Vogel starred in two back-to-back high-profile movies – “Poseidon,” directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and “Rumor Has It…,” the Rob Reiner-helmed comedy starring Jennifer Aniston. In addition, Vogel will be seen as a scruffy, British slacker in the upcoming edgy independent comedy “Caffeine.”
Vogel received raves for his starring roles in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Supercross” and the Warner Bros. Sleeper hit “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”
He also won critical praise for his breakthrough performance in MTV’s musical adaptation of “Wuthering Heights” and, in 2003, starred opposite Jessica Biel in New Line Cinema’s box office hit “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
Vogel’s notable television performances include a recurring role on the Fox-TV hit series “Grounded for Life.”
Odette Yustman (Beth) has been paving the way for young Latina actresses by playing Aubrey in the ABC hit “October Road,” the drama series in which she stars opposite Bryan Greenberg and Laura Prepon. She was recently seen in Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy “The Holiday” and Michael Bay’s blockbuster “Transformers.”
Yustman started her acting career in Universal Pictures’ “Kindergarten Cop.” Her hobbies include sports, fashion and taking care of her new puppy, Navy. She currently resides in Los Angeles.