Meet The Talented Cast
Piper Laurie as Rose
Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan to parents of Russian and Polish ancestry. Piper had been studying acting with Benno and Betomi Schnider for three years when she auditioned for Universal Studios, who signed her to a long-term contract. She made more than twenty films starring the teenage girl opposite such actors as Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, and Tyrone Power. Disgusted with the lack of serious roles, Laurie finally broke her lucrative Hollywood contract, moved to New York, lived on a budget, worked on live television and theater, and within two years changed her life and her career.
Piper Laurie is a three-time Oscar nominee, nominated by BAFTA as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best performance by an actress in The Hustler with Paul Newman. She stopped working for fifteen years after The Hustler to devote her energies to the Civil Rights movement and to the Vietnam War, feeling acting was less important.
When she accepted work again she was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for the film, Carrie, with Sissy Spacek, and again as best supporting actress in Children of a Lesser God with Marlee Matlin. She won the Golden Globe for her role in the David Lynch cult favorite Twin Peaks and was nominated for an Emmy for both best actress and supporting actress in Twin Peaks. She has been nominated twelve times for an Emmy, including one for the original and celebrated live broadcast of The Days of Wine and Roses with Cliff Robertson, as well as for her comedic performance in the TV show Frasier. She won the Emmy for Promise opposite James Woods and James Garner. She won Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, and she also received an SFECA award for her performance as Dolly in the film of ‘The Grass Harp’.
Brooke Adams as Patty
Film credits include Days of Heaven, Gas Food Lodging, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Dead Zone, Cuba, Tell Me a Riddle, Babysitters Club, Key Exchange, and Made-Up (co-produced and starred).
Television credits include Thirtysomething, Moonlighting, Family, The Lion of Africa, Special People, the miniseries LACE and LACE II, MONK, and most recently the CBS series BrainDead.
Stage credits include The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, Lend Me a Tenor on Broadway directed, and most recently Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS in Los Angeles, Boston and New York.
Original web-series All Downhill From Here, two seasons, co-created, produced, directed and starred in with her sister Lynne Adams.
Emily Baldoni as Allison
Emily Baldoni is best known for her leading role in the film Coherence. She has appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Reckless, Major Crimes, Jane the Virgin, Mad Men and Critisized. She is a Swedish actress who lives in Los Angeles.
Emily Goss as Louise
Emily Goss has won three Best Actress Awards for her work in the psychological horror film The House on Pine Street. She has appeared on Castle, Criminal Minds, and several episodes of Tru TV’s Fameless.
She received her BA in Theatre from USC’s School of Dramatic Arts and MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Shannon Collis as Young Rose
Shannon Collis has just completed the film American Wrestler: The Wizard and was in the film Inherent Vice as well as television shows N.C.I.S and Jane Doe: Ties That Bind. She is known for her role as Lindsay Adams in the popular show Darcy’s Wild Life which ran for three seasons. Collis began acting at a young age, appearing on several television series, including Oliver Beene and The O’Keefes.
Brett Dier as Zee
Brett is best known for his beloved portrayal of Michael Cordero in The CW’s hit tv series, Jane the Virgin.
His guest starring roles include Emily Owens M.D., The Secret Circle, and Flashpoint, and recurring roles on L.A. Complex and Mr. Young. Dier appeared in several episodes of the acclaimed series Bomb Girls, earning him a LEO nomination for his work. More recently, he starred in Ravenswood. Dier’s film credits include leads in Exeter and Grace.
Growing up in Canada, Dier knew early on he wanted to pursue acting.
Max Adler as Joe
Max Adler is best known for his groundbreaking and controversial roles on the hit, award-winning TV shows Glee and Switched at Birth. His film credits include Sully and Cafe Society.
Cathy DeBuono as Marybeth
Cathy DeBuono appeared in the last three seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as M’Pella. She was involved in several series including Jenny, The Pretender, Pacific Blue, Martial Law, Becker, and Exes and Oh’s.
DeBuono’s film credits include Tremble & Spark, And Then Came Lola, Out at the Wedding, and Gay Propaganda.