THE CAST Biographies
Sean Young began a promising film career by acting in a Merchant-Ivory film Jane Austen in Manhattan for Academy Award nominated director James Ivory, She followed that up in the comedy hit film Stripes for Academy Award nominated producer-director Ivan Reitman. Soon, important directors were casting her in their films, such as Garry Marshall in Young Doctors in Love, Academy Award nominee David Lynch in Dune, and Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott in Blade Runner in what is her most respected film. Her other hit film No Way Out, which involved a famous steamy scene in the backseat of a limousine with Kevin Costner, gave her star status. Young also has been in comedies such as Fatal Instinct for director Carl Reiner, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In recent years, Young has been in many independent films, playing a variety of roles, and has branched out to do stage work, including the Los Angeles production of "Stardust" and the Northport production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”. She has a very full slate of upcoming films, and is excited to start a directing career in addition to her acting.
Films include the upcoming Clint Eastwood directed Sully, the soon to be released Lost Cat Corona with Ralph Macchio, Beauty Mark, What Still Remains, Somewhere Only We Know; and The Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, Bad Blood, The River Guard, A Man Apart, Enough, Defining Maggie, Hidalgo, The First Power, Tank Girl, Lost Voyage, The Hills Have Eyes II, Out of Bounds, and others; and the award winning short films Lucid, Underdogs and Session Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Short Film.
Regular roles in the highly acclaimed Vietnam War drama, China Beach and the now-cult horror series, Kindred: The Embraced (both of which have just been released as boxed sets).
Recent recurring roles on Showtime series Shameless, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the Fox series The New Girl, the FX series Sons of Anarchy; also Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Vegas, Nothing Sacred and Poltergeist: The Legacy.
TV guest stars: NCIS: New Orleans, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Breakout Kings, Lost, Law and Order: LA, Law and Order: SVU, The Cleaner, Reaper, CSI, CSI: Miami, ER, 24, Reaper, Burn Notice, The Closer, The Cleaner and Criminal Minds as well as many others; and has appeared in the TV movies Aces ‘N’ Eights, 1%, Mending Fences, Love’s Long Journey and Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast, directed by Peter Weller.
Theatrical credits include the North American premiere of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at the Rubicon Theatre, which was an LA Times Critic’s Choice, as were On the Money at the Victory Theatre and Where the Great Ones Run at Rogue Machine Theatre; J for J, with Jenny Sullivan and John Ritter in LA, NY and The Rubicon Theatre, Flags at the Odyssey, Defying Gravity and The Rainmaker at The Rubicon Theatre.
Jeff also is a teacher of Vedic Meditation, conducting classes from his center in Studio City as well as in New York, Chicago, Montana and in Mexico City and Chihuahua. Recently he was featured teaching meditation on an episode of The Dog Whisperer.
As a writer, he co-authored, with Adele Slaughter, Art That Pays: The Emerging Artist's Guide to Making a Living, has just completed a new, full-length play, Pornography, and is working on editing a book of daily meditations.
A remarkably versatile actor, Barbara Barrie has been nominated for virtually every major acting award for her work on stage, film, and television during her distinguished decades-long career. On Broadway, Ms. Barrie has appeared in The Selling of the President, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, California Suite, Torch Song Trilogy, and Company, which garnered her a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role. She recently appeared Off-Broadway to critical acclaim in Significant Other. Prior to that, she garnered raves in I Remember Mama, receiving an Outer Critics Circle Award. Other Off-Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues, Current Events, After-Play, The Crucible, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Love Letters, Isn’t It Romantic? and The Killdeer, for which she earned an Obie Award and Drama Desk Award.
On television, Ms. Barrie’s appearances on Law and Order and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, earned her Emmy award. She earned another Emmy Award nomination for Breaking Away. She may be best known to television audiences for her regular role in Suddenly Susan and her recurring and memorable guest star roles in Enlightened, Nurse Jackie, Once and Again, Barney Miller, Thirtysomething and Family Ties.
For the film Breaking Away, Ms. Barrie earned an Academy Award nomination. Ms. Barrie earned the Best Actress Award in the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in One Potato, Two Potato. Her performance in the award-winning film Judy Berlin brought her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Her other film credits include Frame of Mind, Second Best, Hercules, Private Benjamin, The Bell Jar, and Thirty Days.
Ms. Barrie is also the author of two critically acclaimed novels for young adults, Lone Star and Adam Zigzag, as well as a memoir documenting her bout with colon cancer entitled Second Act which has been released in its paperback version under the title Don’t Die of Embarrassment: Life After Colostomy and Other Adventures.
Michael Rabe is an actor and writer from New York. His play, "The Future is Not What is Was" was produced at The Walker Space. He can be seen in the upcoming films, "Halfway Home", "Too Cold to Swim" and "Catch 22: Based on the unwritten story by Seanie Sugrue" His TV credits include HBO's "The Leftovers". Next up for him is the play, "Visiting Edna" at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Valeri Mudek started her career performing lead roles at the world-renowned Guthrie Theater, under the Artistic Direction of Joe Dowling, in the plays Uncle Vanya, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Time Stands Still and many more. Also at the Guthrie, Valeri originated the roles of Lucia Pamela, Dymphna and Angel in the World Premiere of Tiny Kushner, by Tony Kushner, directed by Tony Taccone; she went on to perform the show at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and then The Tricycle Theater in London. Valerie played Phoebe in Michael Attenborough’s production of As You Like It at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and played numerous leading roles at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where she also curated, acted and directed in the new-works performance series, In Process, for three years. She has worked with numerous companies in NYC, including Metropolitan Playhouse, Ugly Rhino and Page 73 Productions.
TV credits include The OA, The Mysteries of Laura and Forever. Valeri is the lead in the films Above All Things (in production) with Choice Films, and Insalata Caprese (Official Selection Heartland, Sedona, Port Townsend and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festivals) with Delicious Filmworks, as well as in films with John Street Productions, Cult Comedy Pictures and 668 Productions.
Valeri has taken turns with various improv groups in New York, was a model featured in Jerry Herman’s photography exhibition at Santa Maria Novella in Florence (June 2016), and recently sang back-up in the band Luscious Skin. She is currently developing the North American premiere of Joe Bilac’s critically-acclaimed play, Cucaracha, in collaboration with Apartment 929 Productions, and working with Apartment 929 on numerous other projects as actor and writer.