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Carly Craig

Alumna Carly Craig will produce, write and star in a new eight-episode female comedy series called Swipe Right. The series will appear on the online video platform, YouTube Red. It will premiere in 2018 Carly also has a recurring role on the ABC series, American Housewife. Past work includes a recurring role on Stephen Merchant’s (co-creator of The Office) HBO

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Angelo Schuurmans

Alumnus Angelo Schuurmans recently booked a recurring guest star role on the American TV series, Hunter Street. Hunter Street is a Nickelodeon show in it’s second season that is filming in Amsterdam. It will be broadcast in over 90 countries worldwide.

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Shvan Aladdin

Shvan Aladdin has a role in the upcoming Stargate Origins television series. Read more here. Past roles include a part in a drama series in Sweden called Blå Ögon (Blue Eyes). The series explores how racism is growing in Sweden and Shvan plays the part of “Sharyar.” The series was nominated for the best drama series of the year (2015)

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Dani David

Graduate Dani David has a lead role in the groundbreaking film, L: A Story of Genderfluidity. The film delves into an often overlooked and misunderstood community: non-binary people. It explores the life of L, a genderfluid dancer, who becomes the roommate of Will, a cisgender marketing strategist. Read more

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Christopher Thornton

Faculty member and alumnus Christopher Thornton will appear in the second and final season of Vice Principals on HBO. The season premieres on Sunday, September 17. Chris also has roles in two upcoming films: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix; and Anything, written by Stella Adler faculty member Tim McNeil.

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Douglas Bennett

Alumnus Douglas Bennett has the lead role in the film, Black Cat, currently making rounds at film festivals worldwide. He is nominated for Best Actor at the Sutter Creek International Film Festival, happening on September 28. Other current projects include the film Hyde Park with C. Thomas Howell, Dokumori Mountain, and Chasing the Rain. Past work includes a featured role

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Piyush Deshmukh

Piyush Deshmukh

Alumnus Piyush Deshmukh plays an Indian mathematician in the film, Dr. Elevator, and was recently nominated for Best Actor at Back in the Box Film Festival. Other Stella alumni in the cast include Maia Nikiphoroff, Francis Cronin, Matt Klarie & Bo Day. The film was officially selected in over 30 film festivals, receiving 14 nominations and wining best short film

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Declan Michael Laird

Alumnus Declan Michael Laird has been on location in New York since July filming a new TV Series called Big Dogs, the series is based upon the crime thriller novels by Adam Dunn. The series is being directed by both David Platt and Darnell Martin. Declan plays one of the leads, Prince William, for season one. It should be released

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Will Hawkes

Alumnus Will Hawkes, stars in the short Sun Valley. It was awarded Best Narrative Short at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival. Read more here. Stills from Sun Valley: Will has also guest starred on the hit television dramas, Grey’s Anatomy and Grimm. He also worked on two other shorts, Shocking and Charming.

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Ernesto Reyes

Ernesto Reyes

Alumnus Ernesto Reyes will be Guest Starring as “Mexican Jesus” on the new series, American Gods. The series is currently airing on STARZ and Amazon Prime. The series is created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and based on the best-selling book by Neil Gaiman.

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