Sheetal Sheth burst onto the scene with raves in her
debut film, playing the lead in "ABCD"- a risky, memorable, and
controversial role as a promiscuous young girl struggling with the
ties of family and tradition. Since then, Sheetal has developed a
reputation as a consummate professional with an unmatched work ethic
and critical eye when choosing projects. She has starred in over 16
feature films; highlights include WINGS OF HOPE for which she won the
Best Actress Award at the Cinevue Film Festival, and AMERICAN CHAI
which won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival. She was
played opposite Kal Penn and Mimi Rogers in DANCING WITH TWILIGHT and
broke out in LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD. She was the
female lead in Shangri-La Entertainment's film- starring, written and
directed by Albert Brooks, released by Warner Independent. Sheetal
won the role after an extensive international casting search. Sheetal
was excited to join a stellar ensemble in the film THE TROUBLE WITH
ROMANCE directed by Gene Rhee, starred in I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT, the
thriller FIRST FEAR with Sean Patrick Flanery, and THE WORLD UNSEEN,
based on the novel dealing with 50s apartheid South Africa. The latter
premiered at The Toronto Film Festival and went on to win 11 SAFTA's
(South African equivalent to the Oscars) and many international awards
including 3 Best Actress awards for Sheetal at film festivals. Her
latest films include THREE VEILS, YES, WE'RE OPEN, and REIGN which
teamed her with Oscar nominated DP, Jack Green and director Kimberly
Sheetal's career is not limited to feature film- she loves
theater and has also had a career in voice-overs, music videos, TV
pilots and many guest spots, her latest stint on NIP/TUCK.
Sheetal was raised with a strong ethic of community service
and while at Tisch, was selected as a part of Americorps, President
Clinton's National Service program. With Americorps, she worked at an
inner-city high school, developing progressive lesson plans, tutoring,
and dealing with conflict resolution. At NYU, Sheetal had the
distinctive honor of being a Tisch scholar and graduated with honors.
Sheetal continues to speak at panels and conferences and is known as
much as an actress as she is as someone who has been heavily involved
in community outreach and causes that are important to her.
Sheetal isn't all work and no play. She loved being the
brand ambassador of the REEBOK NY Freestyle Shoe and Spokesmodel for
CHI Hair care. She enjoys sports, has a voracious appetite and loves
traveling. Sheetal was also the first Indian American to appear in
Born and raised in Winston-Salem NC, Burgess Attended Lenoir-Rhyne University where he studied Psychology in both undergraduate and graduate school. During this time Burgess joined on with a local talent agency in the hopes of booking the odd job and a love of acting was born. He quickly began landing small parts and commercials, but in the summer of 2000 Burgess’ career exploded after he landed the coveted role of Ray Budds in the smash Blockbuster “Remember The Titans” opposite two time academy award winner Denzel Washington. The director would later tell him that over 400 actors read for the role but he was the only one who brought a sense of hatred and betrayal to the antagonistic Budds. With the success of “Titans” Jenkins realized he needed to learn more about the craft and hone his skill, so he enrolled in the famed Playhouse West in Los Angeles. There he would study for 4 years under Robert Carnegie and Academy award nominee Jeff Goldblum. Armed with a love for Method acting Burgess has worked tirelessly since in both film and Television. He has starred as academy award winner Hilary Swank’s husband, David Winter in “The Reaping”, played Bobby Irons throughout season 6 on the hit WB series "One Tree Hill" and recurred on LIFETIME'S smash hits "Army Wives" and "Drop Dead Diva".
With the raw independent film “In/significant Others” Burgess won Critical acclaim and the Boston Film Festival Best Actor Nomination for his turn as Bruce Snow. From Arts and Entertainment VIBE: "Burgess Jenkins, as the returned soldier trying to re-connect with his wife and right the wrongs that occurred in his absence, gives a performance charged with desperation"
and eFilmCritic.com writes "Burgess Jenkins is the standout performance; he presents Bruce to us without a great deal of outward torment, but also manages to keep us from seeing him as a sociopath or the villain of the film."
In Addition, Burgess has portrayed the historical figure John Wesley in the self titled, award winning "Wesley" with Golden Globe winner Kevin McCarthy; Starred in the true story "Unshackled" with Stacy Keach; portrayed the racing legend Bill Blair in "Red Dirt Rising" and depicted the embattled Harry O'Ryan in "The Trial" Opposite Matthew Modine and Academy Award nominee Robert Forster.
Burgess can be seen as the male Lead in ABC Family's "Christmas Cupid" opposite Christina Milian, Chad Michael Murray and Ashley Benson as well as starring in the Mini Series "Marry Me" with Lucy Liu and Annie Potts. Burgess headlined the baseball themed movie "HERO" with Justin Miles (NBC's "The Gates") and Greg Allan Williams (HBO's "Soprano's") and Stars opposite Danielle Panabaker and Sherry Stringfield in "The Shunning" both due out in 2011.
Burgess and his wife Ashlee Payne are actively involved in their church & community and make their home in North Carolina. They have a beautiful 4 year old little girl Lila Harper.
Born and raised in Pacific Grove, CA, Josh Randall was a standout high school basketball player whose tremendous talents earned him a scholarship to play at the collegiate level at San Francisco State University. In the midst of playing basketball and pursuing his B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing, fate intervened when Randall was asked by a fellow student to participate in his production of “Sound Barriers,” thus creating a passion for acting that he just couldn't ignore.
After appearing in several stage productions throughout the Bay area, Josh realized it was due time to move to Los Angeles in order to commit to acting as a full time career. Continuing to make a name for himself on stage, Josh starred in a production of “Barefoot in the Park” at the Tamarind Theater in Hollywood. His impending break came upon landing a series regular role in the long running Emmy nominated NBC series, “Ed.” Randall’s character in the quirky hour-long comedy was a perfect fit for the actor as he brought both depth and a disarming charm to his portrayal of ‘Dr. Mike Burton.’
Continuing to build his ever-growing resume, some of Josh’s most memorable credits include roles on such hit television shows as, “Pushing Daisies,” “Scrubs,” “Men in Trees,” “Greek,” “Raising the Bar” and “Lost.” In addition, Josh also starred alongside Jenna Elfman in, “Courting Alex,” a CBS sitcom that ran for 1 season despite it’s impressive ratings.
Some of his film credits include; “The Last Time I Committed Suicide” opposite Adrian Brody and Keanu Reeves, “Somebody is Waiting” with Gabriel Byrne, “One of Our Own,” which was lauded by Variety Magazine as “an impressively taut adult drama” with “razor sharp performances” and the theatrically released thriller “Timber Falls.” Josh also recently starred in the just premiering drama, “The Bad Penny,” which has already won “Best Showcase Feature Film” at the 2011 Soho International Film Festival as well the coveted “Golden Palm Award” for best film in all categories at the 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Josh currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Claire Rankin.