The outrageous comedy WALK OF SHAME stars Elizabeth Banks (THE HUNGER GAMES, PITCH PERFECT) as a resourceful reporter whose one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden of ANCHORMAN 2) leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money – and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career.
Elizabeth Banks has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and versatile actresses. She has appeared as Effie Trinket in the international hit “The Hunger Games” movies and will reprise her role in the highly anticipated third movie set to release in November 2014. She recently lent her voice to the hit “The Lego Movie,” released in February 2014.
Banks has wrapped production on “Little Accidents” opposite Boyd Holbrook. Sara Colangelo wrote and is directing the feature adaptation of her award-winning short film of the same name, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, about a woman whose life spirals downward after a town is left devastated following a mining accident. She also stars in the independent film “Love & Mercy,” directed by Bill Pohlad, which will take an unconventional look at the life of the celebrated leader of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and his legendary battle with mental illness. “Every Secret Thing” directed by Amy Berg and based on the best-selling novel by Laura Lippman, follows a detective who looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the two young women who are prime suspects.
She was seen in Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect,” which was released in September 2012. Banks produced the film with her husband, Max Handelman, through their company, Brownstone Productions. The cast included Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson. Banks is directing, and Brownstone is producing, the sequel for release in 2015.
Also in 2012, she starred in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Man on a Ledge,” and “People Like Us” opposite Chris Pine and Michelle Pfeiffer.
She starred in “Our Idiot Brother” with Paul Rudd, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel, directed by Jesse Peretz; and “The Details,” with Tobey Maguire, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.
She also starred opposite Russell Crowe in “The Next Three Days” in 2010. In 2008, Banks received critical acclaim for her role as First Lady Laura Bush opposite Josh Brolin in Oliver Stone’s “W.” The impressive cast also included James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, and Jeffrey Wright. In Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” Banks and Seth Rogen played two broke friends who decide to cure their financial ills by making an X-rated movie.
Banks’ additional feature credits include her breakthrough roles in the Academy Award-nominated “Seabiscuit,” in which she starred as Marcela Howard opposite Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire; and Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can.” She has also appeared in “Role Models,” “Meet Dave,” “Invincible,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Fred Claus,” “Sisters,” “Slither,” “Heights,” “The Baxter,” “The Trade,” “Ordinary Sinner,” “The Uninvited,” “Daltry Calhoun,” “Sexual Life”, John Singleton’s “Shaft” with Samuel L. Jackson, and the cult hit “Wet Hot American Summer,” starring Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce. She played journalist Betty Brant in Columbia Pictures’ three blockbuster “Spider-Man” films with Tobey Maguire.
On the small screen, Bank earned Emmy Award nominations in 2011 and 2012 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Avery Jessup on “30 Rock.” She has guest-starred twice on “Modern Family” and in a recurring role as Dr. Kim Porter on “Scrubs.” In 2007, she appeared in the miniseries “Comanche Moon,” Larry McMurtry’s prequel to “Lonesome Dove.”
In addition to producing “Pitch Perfect,” Banks also produced Disney’s 2009 sci-fi thriller “Surrogates,” starring Bruce Willis, through Brownstone. Upcoming projects for Brownstone include “Tink,” a live-action romantic comedy in which Banks will star as the title character of ‘Tinkerbell;’ “Forever 21,” a comedy which Banks will star in and produce; and “Too Far from Home,” a film about three astronauts who were stranded on the international space station.
Her extensive theater credits include many roles in American Conservatory Theater productions, as well as the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Summer & Smoke” directed by David Esbjornson. In 2006 Banks played Cherie, the female lead in William Inge’s “Bus Stop,” as part of the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Originally from Massachusetts, Banks received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Graduate Degree at the American Conservatory Theater. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Having appeared in a wide range of films over the course of his career, James Marsden continues to carve out a distinctive place in Hollywood.
Marsden was recently seen in the hit “2 Guns” for director Baltasar Kormákur, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington; as part of the Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated ensemble in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” in the iconic role of John F. Kennedy; and, finishing off a busy year, in the popular sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell.
In 2012, Marsden was seen in Jack Schreier’s critically acclaimed “Robot & Frank,” opposite Frank Langella, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon. He also starred in Leslye Headland's “Bachelorette,” opposite Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan, which quickly climbed to #1 on iTunes.
Prior to those, Marsden appeared in the remake “Straw Dogs,” for director Rod Lurie, where he starred opposite Kate Bosworth. He was also seen in Universal/Illumination’s hit comedy “Hop,” where he played the lead role opposite Russell Brand. In 2011, Marsden was honored with the Spotlight Award at the Savannah Film Festival alongside fellow honorees Oliver Stone, Lily Tomlin, and Ellen Barkin.
Other additional film credits include the box office smash “Enchanted;” “27 Dresses,” opposite Katherine Heigl; the “X-Men” trilogy, starring as Cyclops; Adam Shankman’s “Hairspray,” sharing a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with the musical ensemble; Nick Cassavetes’ romantic drama “The Notebook;” romantic comedy “Sex Drive;” “The Box,” opposite Cameron Diaz; “Disturbing Behavior,” alongside Katie Holmes; the crime drama “10th and Wolf;” the comedy “Sugar and Spice;” and Chris Terrio’s “Heights,” with Elizabeth Banks. Beyond film, Marsden appeared in the hit comedy series “30 Rock” for a multi-episode arc where he starred as Tina Fey’s love interest.
Marsden currently resides in Los Angeles.
A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Gillian Jacobs is one of Hollywood’s most vibrant young actresses.
On television, Jacobs is known for her role as Britta in NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy “Community.” She was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists Association award in the category of Best Comedy Supporting Actress on behalf of her performance on the show. Additionally, the show won a Broadcast Television Journalists Association award in the category of Best Comedy Series.
Jacobs recently appeared on-screen in Jacob Vaughan’s comedy “Bad Milo” opposite Ken Marino and Peter Stormare, and “Adventures in the Sin Bin,” the winner of the Best FutureWave Feature Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.
She recently wrapped production on “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” playing the female lead in the Steve Pink-directed sequel that stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and her former “Community” costar Chevy Chase; on Mike Binder’s “Black and White,” with Kevin Costner; on “The Lookalike,” opposite Jerry O’Connell, Justin Long, and Gina Gershon, directed by Richard Gray, about two criminals who scramble to find a woman who looks like a drug lord's love interest after a sudden death; and on “Life Partners,” with Leighton Meester and Adam Brody. The latter movie is the directorial debut of Susanna Fogel and is about a co-dependent friendship between two very different girls - type-A Paige (played by Jacobs) and lesbian slacker Sasha (played by Meester) who have made a pact that Paige won't get married until Sasha has the same legal right. All is fine until Paige meets Tim (played by Brody), a young and charming doctor. As this relationship heats up, Paige and Sasha have to learn how to work Tim into their friendship.
Her other film credits include “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” opposite Steve Carell; “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” with Carell and Keira Knightley; “Helena from the Wedding,” which premiered at the 2010 SXSW Festival; Richard Kelly’s “The Box,” opposite Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, and Frank Langella; “Choke,” with Sam Rockwell, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for the ensemble cast; and, in the lead role, “Gardens of the Night,” opposite Kevin Zegers, John Malkovich, and Tom Arnold, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival.
Her theater credits include Philip Seymour Hoffman’s production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Little Flower of East Orange,” opposite Ellen Burstyn and Michael Shannon at the Public Theater; “A Feminine Ending,” at the Playwrights Theater; and Adam Rapp’s “Cagelove” at the Rattlestick Theater.
Jacobs received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Juilliard School.
Sarah Wright Olsen
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Sarah Wright discovered acting at an early age, as she became involved with the local drama groups. At age 14, she became a model and her career took off being discovered at a model search contest (Mossino 1999).
Wright was the female lead in Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s “21 & Over,” alongside Skylar Astin and Miles Teller. She costarred in “The House Bunny,” produced by Adam Sandler’s company Happy Madison, opposite Anna Faris, Kat Dennings, and Emma Stone. She also starred in Demi Moore’s directorial debut for Glamour, the short film “Streak.” Other films include “Surfer, Dude,” opposite Matthew McConaughey; and “Touchback,” with Kurt Russell.
She got her break in TV with Pam Brady and Will Gluck’s Fox series “The Loop,” where she starred alongside Brett Harrison and Eric Christian Olsen. Her guest appearances include ones on “Mad Men,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Happy Endings.” She has done recurring roles on “Parks and Recreation,” “Mad Love,” and most recently “Men at Work.” She starred as the lead in the pilot “Happy Valley,” created by Hilary Winston.
In June 2012, Sarah Wright married her longtime boyfriend, actor Eric Christian Olsen. They reside in Los Angeles with their two dogs.
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit, and likable demeanor.
Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series “Weeds.” For the latter, which aired across eight seasons, he shared two nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
In late 2009, Nealon’s first standup special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!” aired on Showtime to rave reviews. His second standup special for Showtime, “Whelmed…But Not Overly,” debuted in August 2012.
On the big screen, he starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the hit “Just Go with It;” joined Nick Swardson in the comedy “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star;” and appeared in “And They’re Off,” with Sean Astin and Martin Mull.
In “Anger Management,” he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow “Saturday Night Live” star Adam Sandler. Nealon and Sandler have also teamed up in the upcoming “Blended,” as well as “Eight Crazy Nights,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Little Nicky,” “Happy Gilmore,” and “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. His extensive film credits also include “Daddy Day Care” with Eddie Murphy, “Good Boy!” with Molly Shannon, the acclaimed “Roxanne” with Steve Martin, and the cult hit “Grandma’s Boy” with Nick Swardson.
He has also stared in the adventure comedy “Aliens in the Attic,” opposite Tim Meadows and Ashley Tisdale; and alongside Tom Arnold in the independent feature “Remarkable Power,” in which Nealon assumed the role of a late-night talk show host who goes to great lengths to bring his cancelled show back on the air.
Nealon provided the voice for the title role in the Nick At Nite stop-motion animated series “Glenn Martin DDS,” with Catherine O’Hara and Judy Greer joining him for the series that followed the adventures of a traveling dentist and his family.
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (from 1986-1995), Nealon anchored the “Weekend Update” segment and created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including The Subliminal Man and “Pumping Up” host Franz. In 1987, he earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the show’s writing team.
He hosted the annual “Funniest Commercials of the Year” specials for five years, highlighting the most outrageous and ridiculous commercials from around the world. A sought-after guest star on television, he has made appearances on shows including “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
In 2008, Nealon released his first book, Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?, a male perspective on pregnancy. He resides in Los Angeles with his family.
Officer Dave Gidlow
Over the past two decades, Ethan Suplee has established himself as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment.
His breakthrough performance as a young football player in “Remember the Titans” with Denzel Washington garnered him critical acclaim and led to another role opposite the actor in director Nick Cassavetes’ thriller “John Q.”
Suplee’s eclectic film resume encompasses comedies such as “Mallrats” and “Without a Paddle,” which was his first movie for WALK OF SHAME director Steven Brill. Audiences have also seen his dramatic work in features such as “American History X,” opposite Academy Award nominee Edward Norton; “Blow,” with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz; and director Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain.”
Additional film credits for Suplee include Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers;” Terry Zwigoff’s “Art School Confidential;” “The Fountain,” directed by Darren Aronofsky; and Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable,” reunited with Denzel Washington. Most recently, he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in the multi-Academy Award-nominated “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese; and wrapped production on “True Story,” directed by Rupert Goold, with Hill and James Franco.
Suplee starred opposite Jason Lee on “My Name is Earl,” sharing a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The television show ran for four seasons and won several awards.
An active member of the World Wildlife Fund, he also tours as a cycling enthusiast.
Officer Walter Delouche
Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself.
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of “Chappelle’s Show,” Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a favored guest of David Letterman and Conan O’Brien.
He starred in two hourlong specials on Comedy Central, “Why Do I Do This?” (2008) and “Bill Burr: Let it Go” (2010). He initially released his third hourlong special, “You People Are All The Same” (2012) for download exclusively through his website.
Burr was seen alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the hit “The Heat,” alongside Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in “Stand Up Guys,” and alongside Steve Carell and Tina Fey in “Date Night.” In 2014, he will be seen in “Black and White,” starring Kevin Costner and Gillian Jacobs of WALK OF SHAME.
He had a recurring role as Kuby on the now-classic show “Breaking Bad.” Also for television, he has guest-starred on such series as “New Girl” and “Kroll Show,” and contributed to the 2012 and 2011 ESPY Awards.
One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, his “Monday Morning Podcast” began in May 2007. Burr has since produced over 250 episodes of the off-the-cuff weekly rant that has become a fan favorite.
Simon & Schuster released his book Cheat, written with his fellow comedians Joe DeRosa and Robert Kelly. The book was inspired by their short film “Cheat,” which the trio produced, wrote, and starred in. Their film, based on a true story, had its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and also screened at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
On November 11th, 2011, Burr performed in a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall; the following night he received the prestigious Comedian of the Year Award from the Boston Comedy Festival, following previous recipients who included Steven Wright, Denis Leary, and Lewis Black.
He has sold out theaters internationally, with a three-night run at The Sydney Opera House; and with standing ovations and rave reviews in London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, and Stockholm.
In the near future, Burr hopes to get married and have some kids. But until then, he will continue to spend most of his mid-afternoons sitting in his sweatpants learning AC/DC songs on his SG. He is against organized religion and believes we should go back to the gold standard for our currency. None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information. He tends to go with his first thought, because reading makes him sleepy.
Lawrence Gillard Jr
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.’s breakout performance was in the independent feature “Straight Out of Brooklyn.” Since then, the versatile actor has appeared in such films as Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York;” “The Machinist,” opposite Christian Bale; and “The Waterboy,” with Adam Sandler.
Now a series regular on “The Walking Dead,” Mr. Gilliard was also a series regular on “The Beast” and the critically applauded “The Wire.” Some of his guest-starring performances include ones on “CSI: NY,” “Law & Order,” “Numb3rs” “Friday Night Lights,” “Southland,” “Army Wives” (in an arc), and “Longmire,” to name but a few.
He has extensive theater credits. His NYC stage work includes such plays as “Zooman and the Sign” at Second Stage, “Police Boys” at Playwrights Horizons, and “Life During Wartime” at the Nuyorican Poets Café. He starred in the acclaimed “Top Dog/Underdog” at the Seattle Rep and also at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Mr. Gilliard has studied at the prestigious Juilliard School, The Stella Adler Conservatory, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Acting Studio, and The Baltimore School for the Arts.
Alphonso McAuley made his feature film debut playing Bucky in the hit “Fat Albert,” attracting industry and audience attention for his comedic sensibilities and timing.
He went on to portray Orsten Artis in the movie based on the true story of the Texas Western Miners, “Glory Road,” starring with Josh Lucas; and then starred as Walt in another fact-based drama, “Pride,” with Terrence Howard. Next, he notably played opposite Jodie Foster in “Nim’s Island.”
Mr. McAuley starred as detective Julian in the 2011 independent comedy feature “Cat Run,” alongside Scott Mechlowicz, directed by John Stockwell. The trio has reunited for “Cat Run 2,” which recently completed filming.
His television work includes starring in the series “Breaking In” with Christian Slater as well as “Love That Girl!” for TVOne, with Tatyana Ali.
Mr. McAuley lives in Los Angeles, and continues to write and perform standup comedy in addition to acting.