(Photo left) SHANNYN SOSSAMON as Beth Raymond in Alcon Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures’ supernatural thriller “One Missed Call,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Guy D'Alema
SHANNYN SOSSAMON (Beth Raymond) most recently starred opposite Patrick Fugit in "Wristcutters: A Love Story," Goran Dukic's acclaimed writing and directing debut, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, a Sundance Grand Jury prize and a Humanitas Prize.
Sossamon was spotted by casting director Francine Maisler, who introduced her to Brian Helgeland for his 2001 film "A Knight's Tale," opposite Heath Ledger. In 2002, Sossamon starred in "40 Days and 40 Nights," opposite Josh Hartnett, and "The Rules of Attraction," for director Roger Avary.
She reunited with Ledger in 2003 in "The Order," again for Helgeland. Sossamon's other film credits include "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," "Chasing Ghosts" and "Undiscovered."
She recently wrapped production on the independent films "Life Is Hot in Cracktown" and "The Heavy." Last December, she had a memorable cameo role in the Nancy Meyers-directed film "The Holiday," alongside Jack Black, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.
On television, Sossamon can currently be seen on the CBS action drama series "Moonlight." She has also guest-starred on the FX drama series "Dirt," starring Courteney Cox.
(Photo left) ED BURNS as Jack Andrews in Alcon Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures’ supernatural thriller “One Missed Call,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Guy D’Alema
ED BURNS (Jack Andrews) is an acclaimed actor, writer, director and producer. His latest film, "Purple Violets," debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and is the first feature film to be exclusively distributed on iTunes.
The film stars Debra Messing, Patrick Wilson and Selma Blair, and marks the eighth time Burns has written, directed, produced and starred in a motion picture. In addition to "One Missed Call," Burns will also be seen this January in the romantic comedy "27 Dresses," starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. Burns is currently creating a comic book series for Virgin Comics about gangsters in 1920s New York called "Dock Wolloper," which he also plans to adapt into a feature screenplay.
Burns recently co-starred in Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday," opposite Kate Winslet and Jude Law. Prior to that, Burns released two films in 2006, "Looking for Kitty" and "The Groomsmen," which he directed, wrote and starred in opposite Brittany Murphy, John Leguizamo, Jay Mohr and Donal Logue. Burns starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia in James Foley's "Confidence," which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. His other recent films as an actor include the romantic comedy "Life or Something Like It," opposite Angelina Jolie, and "Fifteen Minutes," with Robert De Niro. Burns also starred in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan."
Burns was praised by critics and audiences alike for his feature directing debut, "The Brothers McMullen," which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Burns wrote, directed and starred in the film, which was shot on a budget of only $25,000 and went on to gross over $10 million at the domestic box office, becoming the most profitable film of the year. The film also won "Best First Feature" at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards.
Burns' second film, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in, was the romantic comedy "She's The One," with Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz. Burns' additional films on which he wore multiple hats include the intimate drama "No Looking Back," with Lauren Holly and Jon Bon Jovi; the romantic comedy ensemble "Sidewalks of New York," featuring Heather Graham, Brittany Murphy, Rosario Dawson and Stanley Tucci; and the 1980s-set drama "Ash Wednesday," which starred Burns and Elijah Wood as two New York brothers trying to escape their past.
For television, Burns and his brother Brian served as creators and executive producers of the NBC half-hour comedy "The Fighting Fitzgeralds," starring Brian Dennehy.
Burns studied film at Hunter College in New York City.
(Photo right) ANA CLAUDIA TALANCON as Taylor Anthony in Alcon Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures’ supernatural thriller “One Missed Call,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.Photo by Guy D’Alema
ANA CLAUDIA TALANCON (Taylor Anthony) first garnered international attention for her performance in Carlos Carrera's "The Crime of Father Amaro," opposite Gael Garcia Bernal. The film garnered Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Foreign Film, and amassed the highest box office figures in Mexican film industry history. The National Board of Review named it one of 2002's top five foreign films.
Talancon made her screen debut opposite Diego Luna in "The Comet" for directors Jose Buil and Maria Sistach. For her role, Talancon received an Ariel (Mexico's national film award) nomination for Best New Actress. Her other film credits include the Sundance entry "Matando Cabos," directed by Alejandro Lozano; Renee Chabria's "Sueno," produced by Marc Forster and starring John Leguizamo; the Mexican hit "Ladies Night"; and Rafael Gutierrez' "Mujer Alabastrina."
More recently, Taloncon appeared in the 2006 Cannes Film Festival competition entry "Fast Food Nation," directed and co-written by Richard Linklater. The ensemble film explores fast food industry health risks and also stars Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear and Catalina Sandino Moreno. Talancon also starred in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival selection "Alone With Her," written and directed by Eric Nicolas.
Born in Cancun, Mexico, Talancon studied with Albio Paz and at the Acting Workshop of Hector Mendoza and Raul Quintanilla in Mexico City. Her early credits include Mexican, Argentine and Brazilian telenovelas.
RAY WISE (Ted Summers) can currently be seen on The CW's new hit comedy series "Reaper," playing the Devil himself. A veteran of TV and film, Wise received critical acclaim for his memorable performance as troubled newsman Don Hollenbeck in "Good Night, and Good Luck." written and directed by and starring George Clooney. Wise and his co-stars shared "Best Ensemble Cast" nominations at both the 2006 Critics Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award ceremonies.
Wise has starred in over 30 feature films, including "Jeepers Creepers 2"; "Two Can Play That Game," with Vivica A. Fox; "Bob Roberts," with Tim Robbins; "Rising Sun," with Wesley Snipes; "The Chase," with Charlie Sheen; "Robocop"; "Powder," with Mary Steenburgen and Jeff Goldblum; and "The Rainmakers." One of his favorite roles was that of Sol Gann, a Depression-era father in the classic family drama "The Journey of Natty Gann."
On the small screen, Wise had a recurring role as Vice President Hal Gardner on the popular FOX series "24," starring Keifer Sutherland. His other television credits include the HBO/Project Greenlight telepic "The Battle of Shaker Heights"; "The Closer"; "Bones"; "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"; "Law & Order: SVU"; "The West Wing"; "Resurrection Blvd."; "Second Chances"; "Savannah"; "The Larry Sanders Show"; "Knots Landing"; "The Colbys"; "Dallas"; and "Twin Peaks."
To date, Wise has also starred in 85 stage productions, including roles on Broadway in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Tartuffe." His role as Yank Smith in Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape" garnered rave reviews, and in 1983 he received an OBIE Award for his work in Sam Shepard's "The Tooth of Crime."
Upcoming, Wise will be seen in the comedy horror "Infestation" for Kyle Rankin, and in the mystery crime drama "The Flock," starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes.
AZURA SKYE (Leann Cole) recently shared the screen with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski and David Strathairn in "Heavens Fall," the true story of the Scottsboro trials in 1930's Alabama. She also starred in the 2007 film adaptation of the novel based on the life of The Germs singer Darby Crash, titled "What We Do Is Secret," opposite Shane West and Bijou Phillips. Skye's other film credits include "28 Days," with Sandra Bullock; Barry Levinson's "Bandits"; "Red Dragon," with Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton; and "Carolina," with Shirley MacLaine and Julia Stiles.
On television, Skye is currently a series regular on IFC's hit comedy "The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman," co-starring Laura Kightlinger and Nicholle Tom. Her other recent television credits include "Bones," "House M.D.," and the "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" pilot for Doug Liman. She has also had a recurring role on "CSI: Miami." Skye made her onscreen debut at the age of 15 in the Showtime film "Alone," starring Chris Cooper and James Earl Jones.