Courtney Banks as Kyle McNaughten
Courtney can be found doing improv with her 3 woman long-form improv group, SnackTime each week, has studied at Upright Citizens Brigade and on-going study with Jen Krater of Krater Studios. Born and bred in Stafford, Virginia with some mid-western influence from her time at The Ohio State University, Courtney fills her downtime with Netflix binges, lots of red wine and Sunday brunching.
Nicholas Anthony Reid as D’Jmarious Ashley Smith
Born and raised in Redlands, California, Nick has always had a strong passion for acting. As soon as the opportunity presented itself, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles to further his career. After a grueling two years of studying Meisner, and countless improv classes at Second City and Groundlings, Nick is excited to be putting his skills to work in Re-Casting Kyle. Currently he is also working on an incredible art-house film by Adel Abidin, due to be release later this year.
Shaleah Wagner as Lindsay
Shaleah was raised in Pleasant Hill, Oregon and graduated the University of Oregon with a degree in Theatre and Business. She has been in several musicals including her favorite Little Shop of Horrors and recently made her foray into film. She enjoys painting making pottery, playing guitar and hanging with her french bulldog Lola.
Zac Currier as Ben
Zac Currier is a pretty normal dude from the deserts of Arizona. Now that he’s out in the Promised Land that is Los Angeles, he enjoys the beaches, the mountains, the traffic, etc. Somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, Zac has jumped out of an airplane, jumped off a 10-storey building, and cliff-jumped into many a pool of water. He’s pumped that he lived to tell about it, and hopes to continue his love of storytelling until the end.
Laura Owen as Lily
Laura Owen is thrilled to be a part of “Re-Casting Kyle”! Originally from Houston, TX, Laura transplanted to LA and has continued developing herself as an actress and filmmaker. Most recently she has a horror feature “Dead on Appraisal” releasing this year in which she starred, and is just finishing the film festival circuit with her short “Chocolates”, which Laura produced, wrote and starred in. Currently Laura is studying with Second City and developing her next short film. For more on Laura, visit www.LauraOwen.org.
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Kyle Jones as Scott
Kyle Jones was born and raised in Johns Island, South Carolina. He is an actor and writer known for Masters of Sex (2013), Hidden Away (2013), and various comedic sketches. His theater credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Ireland Tour), Jean in Miss Julie, and Bottom in a Mid-summer Nights Dream.
Joseph Kibler as Warren
Joseph Kibler, a native New Yorker, works as an actor/writer, an advocate for disabled actors and an HIV/AIDS Activist. Joseph has lived in LA for six years, having obtained an Associates Degree in Film and worked with a slew of directors and producers in that time.Joseph is currently touring festivals with a feature documentary entitled Walk On, in which Joseph is not only behind the camera as a producer, but also part of the subject matter. The film raises awareness about HIV/AIDS following Joseph and several others in their journey as young survivors born with HIV.
Joseph is represented by Rex Talent Management and BMG Models & Talent.
Ester Mira as Corrine
Esther Mira has been acting, dancing and singing for as long as she can remember. She was adopted from New Delhi, India and has been living in the United States for most of her life. In June, 2013 she graduated from East 15 Acting School in London with an MFA in Acting. Some of her favorite roles include Devonshire in Victory (Waterloo East Theatre, London), Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya in The Seagull (Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, Moscow), and Ladybug in James And The Giant Peach (Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge). Most recently, she starred as Diya in the short film This Is Not A Bollywood Movie. She is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles and is excited for new acting opportunities.
Rukhmani Desai as Corrine
Rukhmani K. Desai graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Theater and spent a year as an Acting Intern for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater right after that! After spending years studying Shakespeare and Chekhov, she moved to L.A. and fell in love with improvisation/sketch comedy at The Second City Hollywood, (although she still loves that serious stuff). She can be seen working on bits around town, especially with her improv team, Ribbit Ribbit.
Sapna Kumar as Corrine
Sapna Kumar is a comedian and actor, living in Los Angeles. Stand-up credits include LOGO TV’s “One Night Stand-Up 9,” ComedyTime.TV Web broadcasts, and becoming a Regional Finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing 4.” As an actor, she has been in the indie features Promise Land (in Sundance 2014) and Jamie And Jessie Are Not Together. Re-Casting Kyle is the third Web series she has been part of in the last coupla years.
Purva Kogie as Corrine
Purva was born in India and moved to Southern California when she was seven, not knowing one word of English. Her third grade English teacher, Mrs. Olsen, suggested that she watch tons of television to help her pick up English faster. And that’s where it all started. She started performing in various Indian plays locally as a child but did not pursue Acting as a profession until she received her B.A. in Business Economics and minor Management in 2011–a promise she made to her parents. Purva then ventured out to Los Angeles to begin her acting journey. She immediately got signed by Brady Brannon and Rich for Commercial and Print. She recently just booked a Microsoft commercial and is currently producing/writing her very own first sketch.
Ethan Ingle as Mark
Ethan Ingle is an actor, writer, and filmmaker living his dream in Los Angeles, California. In his free time he is pushing his creativity, from drawing, photography, to relaxing on his motorcycle.
Ricky Marshall as Ricky
Ricky R. Marshall is an Oakland native and graduate of San Jose State University. Ricky moved to Los Angeles moved to on Jan 1st 2007 making good on a New Years resolution to follow his dreams of pursuing acting in films. According to Ricky, the benefits of moving to Los Angeles are the friendships made and the sense camaraderie that this industry cultivates.
His website: www.rickyrmarshall.com
Poonam Basu as Corrine
Poonam Basu moved to Los Angeles from New York 2 years ago. Since her move, she has been on an episode on Parks and Recreation on NBC, a promo for Hello, Ross! On the E! Network, a lead in the feature film 1Chance 2 Dance, a guest star on the web series Easy Way Out Breakups, a star in the North Hollywood production of John Patricks’s delightful play, The Curious Savage, and much more. Poonam also writes music and is currently recording some of her songs. When not acting, dancing, or singing, Poonam can be found reading, teaching Zumba, chilling with friends and family, and eating potatoes. She really loves potatoes. Poonam is thrilled to be a part of the Re-Casting Kyle cast as one of the Corrine’s.www.poonambasu.com