Southeast People To Watch

Talented Working Actors living and or connected to the Southeast. Just good people doing what they love to do. Watch out for more good things from these industry people. More to come.
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Emma Rayne Lyle
Emma Rayne Lyle is a stage, television, and film actress. She has three films releasing in 2016: Jessica Darling's It List, Sweet, Sweet Summertime, and Blue. She has had a remarkable career for an actor that does not live in Los Angeles or New York. She lives in a rural community in the south and quite often submits by tape and flies in to meet producers and directors upon being called back...
David Topp
David Topp is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker. He has a love of all aspects of film and likes working behind the camera as much as in front of it. In 2012, he co-founded his own production company, Topp Scot Productions. In May of 2014, he won Best Actor at the prestigious Young Artist Awards in Hollywood California for his dual lead roles in his companies' first production...
Actress, 7
Taylor-Grace began acting at the age of 8 in rural Western NC on her family farm. Growing up on a cattle farm, her favorite thing to do as a young child was to perform in front of her animals. As her passion love for performing grew so did her experience. By the age of 14 she had developed an extensive resume with over 32 combined credits in film...
Alexa Yeames
Alexa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved several times in her youth, being a "military brat," with the main constant being her love of the arts and passion for acting on stage and in film. Graduated in 2012 from the highly selective drama program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts...
Justin Wheelon
Justin Wheelon is a professional actor, director, writer, and producer. He has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple Emmy® Awards, Telly's, and Addy's. He's appeared in multiple movies and television shows. Justin's commercials on-line have millions of views. In Justin's...
Brandi Alyssa Young
Actress, Evil Rising
Brandi has come a long way from her birthplace of Ft Myers, Fl. Raised in South Carolina by her parents Bruce and Sally, both of whom are in the medical profession, Brandi is an only child who has taken dance for 11 years and has had a love of performing since she was a toddler. She saw a local beauty pageant and exclaimed she wanted to do that...
Tara-Nicole Azarian
Actress, Game Shakers
Tara-Nicole is an American actress who graduated High School, with honors, at the age of 14. At 15, she had already won 5 Telly Awards for her writing and directing. At 16 she had written and directed 6 short films, 2 web shows and her work had shown at over 140 film festivals both Nationally and Internationally...
Elijah Chester
Actor, Lincoln
As an actor, and Grammy & Dove Award winner...this North Carolina boy has been performing professionally since the age of 10, where he appeared alongside Broadway stars Jason Graae and Chita Rivera. That's all it took to convince him that the stage and eventually the screen was his passion. His studies and training have ranged from the NC School of the Arts in dance...
Darren W. Conrad
Miscellaneous Crew, Partners
Darren Walker Conrad, an Award Winning Filmmaker, was born on 10 February 1968; to Darryl Walker Conrad and Sarah Gail Phillips, in the small southern town of Gastonia, North Carolina. Darren's Father was an All American Football Player who's shot in the NFL was stopped short by knee injuries. Darren's...
Addy Miller
Actress, Dark Places
Addy Miller started her career as a child model at the age of four, acting later followed, but she didn't get her first big break until the age eight when she won the role of Young Lily (Dakota Fanning) in "The Secret Life of Bees". After setting foot on that set, she knew this was what she was meant to do with her life...
Kayli Maree Tolleson
Actress, Knowing
Kayli Maree Tolleson is from Charlotte, NC. She began acting at 9 years old, and was quickly involved in a wide variety of projects in film, TV, and occasionally theater all throughout the Southeast and in NYC. Kayli spent a summer in NYC studying acting and she successfully booked 2 projects and a photo shoot with American Girl that was completed in Central Park...
Morgan Hennum
Actress, Emma!
Morgan Hennum began her acting career in 2008 at the age of 8 years old. After being on her first Hollywood set, "The Blind Side", she became hooked with the business and has stayed focused on mastering her craft since then. She is also a very sought after model for both print and runway in the Southeast and is aiming for New York and beyond...
Kevin Thies
Kevin Thies is an Asian American actor, born and raised in North Carolina. Since taking to the stage in kindergarten, Kevin has appeared in several independent films, instructional videos, and TV shows. Kevin has also acted on stage with school and community theatre groups. His latest performance was in a theatre production of M*A*S*H...
Francine Locke
Actress, Nashville
Francine's career started in photography, modeling for national publications, traveling throughout in the Midwest, Toronto & Montreal. She began working in commercials & industrial training films, eventually booking roles on local Chicago productions, like Early Edition and Chicago Story, and playing opposite Tom Cruise in Risky Business...
Rania Holder
Actress, Heredity
Born in Sanford, North Carolina. After graduating High School in 2001, Rania attended college for Television Broadcasting a year. Then later decided to enter into the field of nursing. She received her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate only to discover it wasn't the career she wanted, but rather what others encouraged her to do...
Jade Doheny
Actress, Unemployment
Jade Doheny was born in the People's Republic of China and came to live in the United States when, at two years of age, she was adopted by an American family through China's Waiting Child Program. A confident and creative child, Jade began modeling in fashion shows and for online boutiques when she was three-years-old...
Actress, Cardboard
Originally from Oakland, California, Vanelle attended Pinole Valley High where she majored in Performing Arts/Theatre and then went onto Contra Costa College. There she stayed involved in the Arts through Dance Production as she tackled the prerequisites for the nursing program. While working in a Berkeley grocery store...