LEA THOMPSON as Cathy Davis
Lea Thompson is best known for her role in the Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis “Back to the Future” feature film franchise as well as the title character in the now-syndicated TV comedy “Caroline in the City,” for which she won TV Guide and People’s Choice Awards.
A native of Minnesota, Thompson began her career as a professional ballet dancer and performed in more than 45 ballets with the Minnesota Dance Theatre. After apprenticing with the Pennsylvania Ballet, she moved to New York at the age of 20 to pursue an acting career. She was first featured in a supporting role in the motion picture “Jaws 3-D,” which was followed by a starring role opposite Tom Cruise in “All the Right Moves.”
Additional film credits include “Article 99,” “Casual Sex?,” John Hughes’ “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Dennis the Menace,” “Red Dawn,” “The Wizard of Loneliness,” “Howard the Duck,” “The Wild Life,” “Space Camp,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “The Little Rascals,” “The Unknown Cyclist,” and “Fish Don’t Blink.”
Thompson’s television credits include a guest-starring role on “Law & Order: SVU,” the series “For the People,” the miniseries “A Will of Their Own,” and the original movies “The Right to Remain Silent,” “The Unspoken Truth,” “The Substitute Wife,” “Montana,” “Stolen Babies” and “Nightbreaker,” for which she received a CableACE nomination.
On stage, Thompson recently finished both the National Tour and the Broadway Studio 54 production of Sam Mendes’ revival of “Cabaret” as well as a Los Angeles production of “The Vagina Monologues.”
Thompson resides in Los Angeles with her husband, film director Howard Deutch, their daughters, Zoey and Madelyn, and a menagerie of dogs, a cat, a parrot, lots of fish, and several horses.
JOE PENNY as Frank Darnell
Joe Penny was born in London, England, raised in Georgia, and graduated from Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California.
A student of legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg, Penny starred in two television series – “Riptide” and “Jake and the Fatman” – and has guest-starred in countless others, most recently “The Sopranos,” “Boomtown” and “7th Heaven.”
Penny’s other television credits include the miniseries “The Gangster Chronicles” and the movies “Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife,” “Terror in the Night,” “The Disappearance of Vonnie,” “Double Jeopardy,” “She Woke Up Pregnant,” “Family of Cops,” and “Two Against Time.” He has also appeared in a number of films including Blake Edward’s “S.O.B.” and the independent feature “The Prophet’s Game,” with Dennis Hopper.