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Meet the cast

Kristen Bell | Danny Pudi | Michael York | Kate Mulgrew | Danica McKellar | Tony Hale

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell will next be seen starring in the new Showtime series, "House of Lies" opposite Don Cheadle, premiering in January 2012. Soon after she will be seen in Universal Pictures film "Everybody Loves Whales" opposite Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski being released on January 13, 2012. She also recently wrapped filming, "Movie 43," for the Farrelly Brothers', which is being released on April 13, 2012. Currently, Bell is filming the feature film, "Outrun," for director Dax Shepard.

Her other film credits include: "You Again," "Burlesque," "When in Rome," "Couples Retreat," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Pulse," "Serious Moonlight" and David Mamet's "Spartan."

Kristen's television credits include: "Veronica Mars," "Deadwood," "Heroes" and "Party Down."

Her Broadway credits include: "Tom Sawyer" and "The Crucible" opposite Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. Her Off-Broadway credits include: "Reefer Madness" and "A Little Night Music" both at The Kennedy Center in New York and Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Danny Pudi

Danny Pudi has quickly established himself as a highly sought after young actor in film and television. He recently wrapped production on the independent horror Knights of Badassdom opposite Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten and Summer Glau. The film, from director Joe Lynch, follows a group of live-action role players who conjure up a demon from hell by mistake. Pudi can currently be seen in his breakout role of "Abed," the fast-talking pop culture junkie, on NBC's hit comedy "Community." In its first season, "Community" premiered as NBC's highest rated comedy debut in three and half years and Pudi's "Abed" quickly emerged as a favorite of both fans and TV Critics alike. He was recently nominated for a Critics Choice Television Award for "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" and a TCA Award for "Individual Achievement in Comedy."

Half-Indian and half-Polish, Pudi was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He graduated from Marquette University, where he was the recipient of the inaugural Chris Farley Scholarship. Pudi studied Improv at The Second City Chicago's Conservatory program and is a founding member of Siblings of Doctors, a trio of Indian-American comics that perform sketch comedy and Improv at various comedy festivals around the country. His LA stage credits include Huck & Holden (Black Dahlia Theatre), NBC's Diversity Showcase (Falcon Theatre), Token City (Comedy Central Workspace) and the staged readings Loyalties (Pacific Resident Theatre) and Air Guitar High (Pasadena Playhouse).

Pudi's other television credits include recurring roles on hit dramas "Greek" and "Gilmore Girls" and guest starring roles on "The Bill Engvall Show" and "ER." His recent film credits include Paramount's Road Trip 2: Beerpong and the upcoming independent Thunder Geniuses from director Michael Clancy.

Pudi is an avid runner and also enjoys Yahtzee, vacuuming and drinking coffee. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Bridget.

Michael York

Michael York has enjoyed a successful career for over 45 years, creating an impressive body of work on stage, screen, and in the recording studio.

After performing with Britain's National Youth Theatre and at Oxford University, he joined the National Theatre, later making his film debut in 1967 in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

York has more than 60 other screen credits, including ROMEO AND JULIET, CABARET, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, LOGAN'S RUN and all three AUSTIN POWERS movies.


Among his Broadway credits are SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME, BENT, THE LITTLE PRINCE, THE CRUCIBLE and OUTCRY. He also played King Arthur in a US tour of CAMELOT.

The narrator of over 90 audio books, he has been Grammy-nominated among other awards. He recorded the Tennyson/Strauss ENOCH ARDEN and later performed it internationally in concert.


Awarded Britain's OBE, France's ARTS ET LETTRES, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife Pat, the celebrated photographer.

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Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew has had a distinguished career in film and television, but her first love is theater. She received an Obie Award (Off-Broadway Theatre Award) for her performance as Clytemnestra in Signature Theatre Company's production of IPHIGENIA 2.0 and was nominated for a Drama League Award for her performance in OUR LEADING LADY. She also had a long run as Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman play, TEA AT FIVE, for which she received Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations as well as Florida's prestigious Carbonell Award as Best Actress in a Touring, Independent Production.

Those versed in Star Trek lore know that Kate created the iconic role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and imbued the character with humanity, grace and grit in her own inimitable style. In fact, not only did Mulgrew make history as the first female captain of a Star Trek series, but she and the crew of STAR TREK: VOYAGER helped launch the fledgling UPN television network.

Kate was recently featured in two popular television series: The Syfy Channel's WAREHOUSE 13, and the outrageously funny NTSF:SD:SUV on the Adult Swim network.

Kate Mulgrew's mother, Joan Mulgrew suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. Kate is an active member of the Alzheimer's Association's National Advisory Committee and a spokesperson for the organization. She is deeply committed to finding a cure for this devastating disease. A list of Kate Mulgrew's extensive credits can be found on her website:

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar, best known as "Winnie Cooper" on The Wonder Years and "Elsie Snuffin" on The West Wing, is now a three-time New York Times bestselling author with her groundbreaking books, Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math and Hot X: Algebra Exposed. Tackling math education and simultaneously breaking the stereotype of the "math nerd," Danica was named "Person of the Week" by ABC World News with Charles Gibson at her debut as the author of these highly entertaining and illuminating math books.

Since graduating summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics from UCLA, Danica often appears around the country as a speaker on math education, a trend started in 2000 when Danica was invited to speak to a subcommittee of Congress on the importance of women in math and science. And Danica's message to girls? Smart is sexy!

In addition to continuing her acting career with such roles as a recurring spot on CBS's hit show How I Met Your Mother and a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, Danica voices the regular role of "Miss Martian" on Cartoon Network's Young Justice which returns Fall 2011. For updates, visit Danica on Twitter and Facebook: @danicamckellar;

Tony Hale
King of Pointland

Tony Hale developed his strong, national fan base with his hilarious role as 'Buster Bluth' on Fox Television's smart, ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning series "Arrested Development." Tony will next be seen co-starring with Julia Louis Dreyfus in HBO's "Veep" as well as heard as the voice of 'Wadska' alongside Danny McBride and Adam Brody in MTV's upcoming MTV animated series "Good Vibes".

Recently, Hale received rave reviews for his performance in Anchor Bay's "Happythankyoumoreplease," the Dramatic Audience Award Winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include director Steven Soderbergh's comedy thriller "The Informant!" starring Matt Damon, Magnolia Pictures' romantic comedy "The Answer Man," starring Jeff Daniels, "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" with Jeremy Piven, "The Year of Getting to Know Us" with Jimmy Fallon and Sharon Stone, "Stranger than Fiction" with Will Ferrell and Dustin Hoffman, "RV" with Robin Williams, "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton and Paul Feig's "Unaccompanied Minors". He was also heard as the voice of 'Furlough,' the treacherous brother mouse, in Universal Pictures' animated feature "The Tale of Despereaux". Tony most recently wrapped production in Los Angeles on the independent feature "Not That Funny".

For television, his credits include the comedy series "Andy Barker PI", recurring roles on "Chuck", "Human Target" and "ER" as well as memorable guest performances on "Community", "Justified", "Royal Pains", "Law & Order", "Psych", "Medium", "Samantha Who" and "The United States of Tara". Tony also co-produced and starred in NBC's well received digital series "CTRL".