2013 ABC Pilot Season Up and Comers

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“ SooJin in Girls ” - jeffvespa
 
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Hayley Orrantia
Actress, The Goldbergs
Hayley Orrantia plays the role of "Erica Goldberg" on the ABC comedy, The Goldbergs. Originally from Highland Village, Texas, she is an actress, singer and songwriter. Hayley began singing professionally at the age of 13 and acting at the age of 14. Prior to "The Goldbergs", she performed in national commercials for Sprint and Febreze and in the 2011 Addy award-winning film...
“ 14 years old? ” - jeffvespa
 
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Will Greenberg
Will Greenberg is an actor best known for playing Todd on TBS's new hit comedy Wrecked. He's also very popular among "bros" worldwide for his portrayal of brociopath Stan Halen on Workaholics. He can recite Shakespeare as Matthew McConaughey and sell Subway sandwiches as Denzel Washington. He attended...
 
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James Wolk
Actor, Zoo
James Wolk was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to Edie (Elson), an art teacher, and Robert Wolk, a shoe store owner. His family is Jewish. James graduated from North Farmington High School, and worked in his father's store as a teenager. He graduated from the University of Michigan drama school in 2007...
 
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Phoebe Tonkin
Actress, The Originals
Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later graduated from the Queenwood School for Girls...
“ Vampire Diaries ” - jeffvespa
 
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Mercedes Mason
Born into a multi-national family, Mercedes Mason moved to the United States from Sweden at the age of 12. At age 13, she was discovered by FORD modeling agency launching her into an international modeling career while attending high school. While studying psychology in college, she booked her first audition opposite Vince Vaughn in 2006's...
 
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Leah Pipes
Actress, The Originals
Leah Marie Pipes (born August 12, 1988) is an American actress. She is most notable for starring in the television series Life Is Wild, the slasher film Sorority Row and the CW's The Originals. Pipes was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She first started acting in 2001 on the popular show Angel...
 
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Danielle Campbell
Actress, The Originals
Danielle Campbell (born January 30, 1995) is an American actress known for her role as Jessica Olson in the Disney Channel Original Movie StarStruck and as Simone Daniels in the Disney film Prom. She currently stars on the television series The Originals as Davina Claire. Campbell is from Hinsdale...
 
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Daren Kagasoff
Daren Kagasoff is an award-winning actor best known for his five seasons as the male lead on the acclaimed ABC Family series, "The Secret Life of The American Teenager," created by Brenda Hampton. After the series ended on a high by reaching the coveted 100th episode mark and securing its place in television history, Daren closed a chapter with ABC Family...
 
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Janet Montgomery
Actress, Black Swan
A native of Bournemouth in the UK, Janet Montgomery moved to London when she received a scholarship at a dance school. One of her first acting jobs was a guest star role on the critically-acclaimed UK teen drama series, Skins, as Nicholas Hoult's love interest. Upon moving to Los Angeles...
 
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Austin Butler
Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management company...
 
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Ellen Wong
Ellen Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. Her first role was on the award winning television series "This is Wonderland". She is best known for her role as Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim VS The World", starring alongside Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. She auditioned against many hopefuls through an international talent search to fill the role of Knives Chau...
 
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Alexis Carra
Actress, Mixology
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida (and of Spanish, Cuban and Argentinian descent), Alexis Carra displayed an early passion to perform which started with dance classes at the tender age of two. By her teenage years she started to dance with Tampa's Bay Ballet Theater and also studied with Alvin Ailey and the Princeton Ballet while she pursued her interest in musical theater...
 
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Sarah Bolger
Actress, In America
Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.
 
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Kevin Bishop
Bishop was born in Kent, UK, on 18th June 1980. After appearing on the television series, Grange Hill, he was cast as Jim Hawkins in Muppet Treasure Island. He subsequently appeared in several British television series, including Pie in the Sky, Love Soup, My Family, Peep Show, and Spoons...
 
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Andrea Savage
Actress, Veep
 
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Hannah Ware
Actress, Shame
 
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Elizabeth McLaughlin
Actress, Hand of God
Elizabeth McLaughlin was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and raised in a small town outside of Tampa, Florida. Soon after moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she booked the role of 'Massie Block' in The Clique (2008). She is also known for her role 'Alicia' in Amazon's Hand of God (2015), Pretty Little Lairs (2015) and November Christmas (2010).
 
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Braeden Lemasters
Actor, Easy A
Lemasters was born Braeden Matthew Lemasters in Warren, Ohio on January 27, to Dave and Michelle Lemasters. He and his family then moved to Santa Clarita where they now reside. He has one brother Austin. Lemasters started acting at the age of 9, where he first starred in Six Feet Under as Frankie. He was a series regular on "Men of a Certain Age" where he was Ray Romano's son on TNT...
 
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“ Really good looking, classical English actor. ” - jeffvespa
 
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Alex Meraz
Alejandro "Alex" Meraz born January 10, 1985 is an American dancer, actor and martial artist. Meraz is best known for playing the werewolf named Paul Lahote in the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Alex's first big film was The New World as one of the Powhatan core warriors, inspiring him to continue acting. Thereafter he was in the running for the film Apocalypto but in the end was turned down...
 
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Spencer Locke
Born in 1991 in Winter Park, Florida, Spencer began to show an interest in the arts at a young age. When asked in school to draw what she would be when she got older, 6 year old Spencer drew herself on-stage with a star over her head. Two years later, she had enrolled in acting classes and immediately started booking numerous television commercials in the Orlando, Florida area...
 
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Kacey Rohl
Actress, Hannibal
 
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Christopher Egan
A native of Sydney, Australia, Christopher Egan attended high school at Sydney's McDonald College School of Performing Art and honed his skills at the Sydney Festival Dance School, where he trained in singing, dancing and acting with Kick Performance Group. His performances in "Les Miserables" and "West Side Story" at Sydney's Zenith Theatre displayed his bright future as an actor...
 
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Seth Gabel
Actor, Salem
 
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Megalyn Echikunwoke
Actress, House of Lies
Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish descent. Her last name, "Echikunwoke", means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes her African royalty...
 
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Marta Milans
Marta Milans is a Spanish actress born and raised in Madrid. Marta fulfilled her dream of living in New York and studying theater, when she graduated from NYU with a double major in Acting and Art History. Since then, she has been fighting to make room for herself in Hollywood, slowly but steadily....
 
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Summer Bishil
Actress, Towelhead
Summer Bishil was born in Pasadena, California. She and her family moved overseas when she was three. Summer attended British and American schools while her family lived overseas, She returned to her home town of Pasadena just shy of her 14th birthday. In love with the idea of becoming an actress since the age of five...
 
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Enver Gjokaj
Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter. Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian, and his mother is American. Gjokaj has an older brother named Bekim and an identical twin brother named Demir...
 
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Brendan Hines
Actor, Lie to Me
Brendan Hines is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to a former nun and a former priest who became Philosophy professors. He began playing the trombone when he was 11 but gave it up for the guitar seven years later. Brendan attended Loyola High School where he...
 
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Chloe Bennet
Chloe Bennet was born Chloe Wang in Chicago, Illinois, to Stephanie, an internist, and Bennet Wang. Her father is of Chinese descent. As a teenager, she moved to Beijing to pursue a singing career. While she was there, she studied Mandarin, learned the demands of international pop stardom and released her debut single...
 
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Elizabeth Henstridge
Elizabeth Henstridge grew up in the northern city of Sheffield in England. Having gained a first at The University Of Birmingham in Drama and Theatre Arts, Elizabeth went on to train at the prestigious East 15 Acting School in London. Having graduated she has landed leading roles in features, television and theatre...
 
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Brett Dalton
Brett Patrick Dalton (born January 7, 1983 is an American actor. He is best known for playing Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dalton graduated in 2001 from Westmont High School in Campbell, California, where he became interested in acting after auditioning for a production of One Flew...
 
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Luke Bracey
Luke Bracey was born in Sydney, Australia and made his acting debut in the soap opera, Home and Away, in 2009, as bad-boy "Trey Palmer". He next co-starred in the US movie, Monte Carlo, opposite Leighton Meester, and later appeared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation as "Cobra Commander". In 2013, he was cast in the male lead role of the ABC drama...
 
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Lexi Ainsworth
Born Alexandra Ainsworth in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to a dentist father and an art teacher mother, Lexi began her career dancing on stage at an early age with Ballet Oklahoma. This later lead to her acquiring the lead role of Scout in an Actors Equity production of To Kill a Mockingbird. But it was after attending a film camp in New York that she developed an interest in film and television acting...