Halle Charlton (Rachel) grew up in a family of actors, and since birth has known that acting is her calling. She truly got the knack for performing when she was cast in the play version of Angelina Ballerina in her New York elementary school, and learned how to stage whisper. Moving to Los Angeles at the age of 10, she then enrolled the prestigious Crossroads School of the Arts and Sciences, and acted in a numerous amount of plays, and films. She has studied at The Groundlings and Upright Citizen’s Brigade, as well as Brian Reese Acting Studio under Elizabeth MacDonald. She is very excited to be part of “Genderfreak”.
Also, she’s very certain that Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog should in fact be a T.V. show, and that lemon desserts are the best things in the world. Ever.
Lauryn Whitney lives by this motto, “When you get…give, and when you learn…teach”. Lauryn is originally from Dallas where her passion for the arts was birthed and at a young age she began performing in classic plays such as The Bad Seed and The Wizard of Oz. Lauryn went on to get her BFA from Howard University in DC. While in DC Lauryn performed in the plays Angels in America and the East Coast premiere of Moon Bitch. In addition, Lauryn studied over seas at The British American Drama Academy for a year where she studied with Alan Rickman, Jane Lapotaire, Derek Jacobi, and Fiona Shaw. Lauryn most recently received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, where she performed in The Overwhelming directed by Ron Cephas Jones and In the Blood directed by Fran Bennett. Lauryn’s most recent off-Broadway credit includes the World Premiere of Medea produced by UCLA Live and Starring Annett Bening. Lastly, she is currently a Company Actor for the 104 Centquatre, the largest arts movement in Paris, France. Lauryn has extensive training in voice, speech, and Shakespeare. She has a passion for learning and a great passion to teach. Lauryn believes art is food for the soul and must be nurtured, groomed, and loved. Lauryn has a passion that is on fire, and wants to be the catalyst to enhance your flame and change lives.
“There is a difference between success and greatness. When one aims for success they aim for personal satisfaction. When one aims for greatness, they aim to reach, teach, or change someone.” - Cornell West
Kyle Dietz is a tiger blooded winner. Acting since the age of 12, Kyle also enjoys banging drums, dancing at concerts, writing bad poetry and other obnoxious activites. His favorite color is sky blue and he loves being out under the blue sky.
Chris Fleming is a young and restless performer from Stow, Massachusetts. He has been featured at the HBO US Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen, Women in Comedy Festival, and Boston Comedy Festival. At Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, he studied Theater and Dance, and now resides in Los Angeles California.
Che Landon is a New York City native. She grew up in the wings of the Barrymore theater where her father was a stage manager and spent the first 13 years of her life at the theater everyday after school. At age 16, she became the youngest performer to work at the Screen Actors Guild and within 6 months was appointed to 'National Chairperson of Minor Equality Efforts." That same summer she received a scholarship to Boston University Theater Institute and got her equity card booking a role at Boston's premiere regional theater, the Huntington.
She attended college at Wesleyan University in CT and graduated early with a BA in American Studies and Film. She headed back to New York immediately after graduation and became the youngest member of the Village Voice's theater company. She's been in over 50 plays, both on and off-broadway. Her one-person show, "Seven Stories Up," was produced at the Algonquin Theater in NY and received rave reviews from the NY Post, Variety and the NY Times, earning her the Alex Cohen and Hildy Parks Independent Theater Award for 'Best Original Work' and 'Best Actor.' She was named, 'Actor to Watch' by Backstage East and her show went on to have a sold out run.
A month later, Landon came to LA to shoot a comedic TV pilot and decided to stay for a while. That was almost 2 years ago and since then she has appeared in over 12 legit short films, 4 Television shows, and landed lead roles in 3 feature films and supporting roles in 2. She is currently shooting the feature film, "Love or War," directed by Jenn Page and is extremely excited to be working on Genderfreak with an incredible cast, director and producing team!
you can reach her at www.chelandon.com
Side note: Her favorite color is red and her favorite actors are Whoopi, Frances McDormand and Edie Falco. When she grows up she wants to be herself, just better. The National Endowment for the Arts is one of her favorite organizations.
Heather Nichols plays the role of Michelle. Heather grew up in Barboursville, West Virginia, and since moving to Los Angeles, she has appeared in various TV shows, including “How I Met Your Mother,” “Teachers,” “Campus Ladies” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” in addition to several independent films. She is currently the voice of LivWorld dolls, announcing in over 30 commercials worldwide. Heather has appeared in webseries for Warner Brothers, KFC, Doritos, Break Media, and Canon printers.
Her most recent projects include an independent feature film called “Besties” which is headed to festivals in 2012, a comedic webseries called “The Interrogationists,” and a short film called “Wine and Cheese.” She has trained with the Groundlings improvisational school and Margie Haber Studios, among others, and is excited to be part of “Genderfreak.”