Dirty Sexy Money 1
| Monday 5 March 2012 11:19
Dirty Sexy Money 1
ON: Tuesdays (Starts: 20 March ‘12)
AT: 21:00 on SABC3
GENRE: Foreign Drama
Dirty Sexy Money is an American prime time drama series created by Emmy-nominated Craig Wright (Brothers & Sisters, Lost, Six Feet Under). Wright, Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood), Josh Reims (Felicity, Everwood), Oscar-nominated Matthew Gross (Day Break) and Bryan Singer (House, Superman Returns, The Usual Suspects) are executive producers.
Power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail. Living proof of this are the Darlings of New York City, so absurdly wealthy, they put the “upper” in Upper East Side. This preeminent family are always getting mixed up with the wrong people and finding themselves in the middle of bad situations. It’ll take a miracle to take care of the legal and sometimes illegal needs of the Darling family.
The series revolves around lawyer and family man Nick George, portrayed by Peter Krause. When Nick's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash, he agrees to take his position as the Darling family's lawyer, while trying to discover who committed the murder. The Darlings, the richest family in New York, constantly rely on Nick to solve their problems. Nick struggles to balance his morals and family life while dealing with the demands of the Darlings.
Meet the Cast
PETER KRAUSE - Nick George
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peter Krause is best known for his work on HBO’s acclaimed drama “Six Feet Under,” starring as Nate Fisher. Krause began to act in high school and, although he started out college as a Pre-Med student at Gustavus Aldophus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, he graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. He then decided to pursue acting and received an M.F.A. from New York University, where he starred in productions of “Macbeth,” “Uncle Vanya” and “Arms and the Man.”
Two months after graduation, Krause made his television debut as a regular on Carol Burnett’s hit variety show, “Carol and Company,” followed by a stint on the hit series “Cybill.” He was previously best known for his role of Casey McCall on the critically acclaimed “Sports Night.” Krause has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and two SAG Awards for his performance on “Six Feet Under.” He has also received two SAG Awards as part of the “Six Feet Under” ensemble. In 2004 he made his Broadway debut starring in Arthur Miller’s “After the Fall” for director Michael Mayer. He then starred opposite Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo in “We Don’t Live Here Anymore.” Krause was last seen starring in the Sci-Fi miniseries “The Lost Room” and in the independent feature “Civic Duty.”
DONALD SUTHERLAND - Tripp Darling
Donald Sutherland is one of the most prolific and versatile of motion picture actors, with an astonishing resume of well over a hundred films, ranging from the biting political satire of Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H” to the intimate drama of Robert Redford’s “Ordinary People,” from the subtle intricacy of Alan Pakula’s “Klute” to the eccentric romanticism of Fellini’s “Casanova.”
Sutherland has made films with Bernardo Bertolucci (“1900”), Nicolas Roeg (“Don’t Look Now”), John Schlesinger (“The Day of the Locust”), Brian Hutton (“Kelly’s Heroes” ), Paul Mazursky (“Alex in Wonderland”), Robert Aldrich (“The Dirty Dozen”), John Sturges (“The Eagle Has Landed”), Herbert Ross (“Max Dugan Returns”), Louis Malle (“Crackers”), Philip Borsos (“Bethune”), Ron Howard (“Backdraft”), Richard Marquand (“Eye of the Needle”), Euzhan Palcy (“A Dry White Season”), Richard Pearce (“Threshold,” for which he won the 1983 Genie Award as Best Actor), Oliver Stone (“JFK”), Fred Schepisi (his adaptation of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation”), Robert Towne (“Without Limits”), Clint Eastwood (“Space Cowboys”) and John Landis (a memorable cameo in “National Lampoon “Animal House”).
Sutherland appeared as Nicole Kidman’s father in Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain,” as Charlize Theron’s father in F. Gary Gray’s “The Italian Job” and as Mr. Bennett, Keira Knightley’s father, in “Pride and Prejudice.” For the latter he received a Chicago Film Critics nomination. In the past two years he has starred in Griffin Dunne’s “Fierce People” with Diane Lane; in Robert Towne’s “Ask the Dust” with Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell; in “American Gun” with Forrest Whitaker; “An American Haunting” with Sissy Spacek; “Land of the Blind” with Ralph Fiennes, and in “Aurora Borealis” with Louise Fletcher and Juliette Lewis. He just wrapped filming “Fool’s Gold” with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, for director Andy Tennant.
On television Sutherland co-starred with Geena Davis as House Speaker Nathan Templeton in ABC’s “Commander In Chief,” and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor for his performance opposite Mira Sorvino in Lifetime Television’s much-lauded “Human Trafficking.” He won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the HBO film “Citizen X,” and won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Clark Clifford, advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson, in the HBO historical drama, “Path to War,” directed by the late John Frankenheimer
On stage Sutherland starred with Justin Kirk and Julianna Margulies in a critically acclaimed, Lincoln Center engagement of Jon Robin Baitz’s “Ten Unknowns,” for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the London, Toronto and Los Angeles productions of “Enigmatic Variations,” an English language translation (by his son, Roeg Sutherland) of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s French play.
WILLIAM BALDWIN - Patrick Darling
William Baldwin has distinguished himself as an actor/producer/writer who continues to showcase his multitude of talents in the world of film and television. He can be seen in the following upcoming independent films -- he co-stars with Tim Robbins, William Hurt and Bridget Moynahan in the Henry Bean-directed black comedy, “Noise,” as well as “American Fork,” which was an official selection in the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival and the HBO Comedy Arts Festival. Baldwin is also partnered with Chazz Palminteri to write and produce a drama for Fox Television Studios.
In 2005 Baldwin starred memorably with Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the award-winning hit film, “The Squid & The Whale,” directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson, and which was recognized on over 200 Top 10 Lists that year.
Baldwin has starred in over 25 films of varied genres. He appeared in the screen adaptation of Noel Coward’s “Relative Values” with Steven Fry, Colin Firth and Julie Andrews; the Irish Hell’s Kitchen drama, “One Eyed King,” with Chazz Palminteri and Armand Assante; and “The Brotherhood of Murder,” a drama about a breakaway faction of the Aryan Nation, with Peter Gallagher and Kelly Lynch. Other film credits include “Backdraft,” “Curdled,” “Virus,” “Pyromaniacs: A Love Story,” “Shattered Image,” “Double Bang,” “Fair Game,” “Sliver,” “Three of Hearts,” “Flatliners,” “Internal Affairs” and the “The Preppy Murder.” He made his feature film debut in Oliver Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July.”
A native of Massapequa, New York, Baldwin graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton University with a degree in Political Science. He serves on the boards of Project ALS (which raises funds to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease), The Massapequa Community Fund (an endowment providing grants to local non-profits and scholarships for graduating seniors in his hometown), Mercy Corps (an international relief organization) and The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Baldwin lives in New York with his wife, Chynna Phillips, and his three children, Jameson, Vance and Brooke.
NATALIE ZEA - Karen Darling
The ideal career was never a question for Natalie Zea (pronounced “Z”) -- the acting bug bit her as early as she can remember. Born to chiropractor parents, Zea grew up an only child in the sleepy town of Monahans, Texas.
Zea’s high school drama teacher took her under her wing, but fate almost put an end to Zea’s goals when she was hit by a drunk driver while walking home from a party on New Year’s Eve, shattering her pelvis, nose and leg. She was 17 at the time, and the bulk of her senior year was spent in a hospital bed. Instead of retreating within herself during recovery, Zea used this time to focus on her dreams of moving to New York to become a stage actress.
After graduation, she wasted no time in fleeing to the Big Apple on a prestigious scholarship to the American Music and Dramatic Academy. She completed the program in two years and immediately earned the role of Lana Tisdel in the original cast of Kimberly Peirce’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” the basis of the Academy Award winning film. A steady stream of commercial and voiceover work followed, along with the role of Samantha in “Macbeth in Manhattan,” with John Glover.
When Zea’s agent convinced her to audition for the role of Gwen Hotchkiss Winthrop on NBC’s “Passions,” she was reluctant. It would mean taking over the role from Susan Lucci’s daughter, Liza Huber, and relocating to Los Angeles. A New Yorker through and through, she nevertheless won the role and moved California, which she has called home ever since.
After two years with “Passions,” Zea returned to her theatre roots and helped develop LA’s Lone Star Ensemble, in which she serves on the Board of Directors. Her production of “Illusion,” Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Corneille’s 17th century French satire, “L’Illusion Comique,” received rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times, earning the company a “Ones to Watch” nod. Her resume continued to grow with guest starring roles on hits like “CSI,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Without a Trace,” and a recurring role on FX’s “The Shield.” Next came a starring role on ABC’s drama “Eyes” with Timothy Daly, Eric Mabius and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon.
Zea currently resides in Los Angeles and spends her free time dancing, surfing, and sewing, well on the way to the career she dreamed of as a child in Texas.
GLENN FITZGERALD - Reverend Brian Darling
Glenn Fitzgerald got his first acting break in the cult classic “Flirting with Disaster,” by director David O. Russell. This led to roles in Lisa Krueger’s film, “Manny and Lo,” Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm” and “A Price Above Rubies,” by director Boaz Yakin. His next films would be M. Night Shamalyian’s “The Sixth Sense” and Gus Van Sant’s “Finding Forester.” Other films credits include “Series 7,” “The Believer,” “Tully,” “40 Days and 40 Nights,” “Igby Goes Down,” “Buffalo Soldiers,” “Trust the Man” and “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.”
His television credits include “Six Feet Under,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Homicide,” “New York Undercover” and “Wonderfalls.”
Fitzgerald first appeared on stage in Jon Robin Baitz’s “Mizlansky/Zilinsky,” opposite Nathan Lane, and in Tim Blake Nelson’s “The Grey Zone.” In 2001 he starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero,” for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. Other theatre credits include “Blue/Orange” at the Atlantic Theatre Company, “Tatjana in Color” at The Culture Project and “Hedda Gabler” at The New York Theatre Workshop, with director Ivo van Hove.
SAMAIRE ARMSTRONG - Juliet Darling
From the time she could first express herself, Samaire Armstrong knew what she wanted to do with her life, and she is well on her way to letting the world know exactly that.
Most recently Armstrong finished work on the highly anticipated film, “It’s A Boy Girl Thing,” for Elton John’s production company, Rocket Pictures, staring as Nell, the cute, smart girl, who switches bodies with her rival. Also in 2007 she led the Independent feature “Around June,” playing a young woman living with her abusive yet adored father. Armstrong appeared opposite Treat Williams in the Lifetime movie “The Staircase Murders,” and starred in “Rise: Blood Hunter” from Mandate Pictures alongside Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, Carla Gugino and James D’Arcy. Other film credits include the thriller “Stay Alive” and the Fox feature “Just My Luck,” opposite Lindsay Lohan.
Armstrong is well known for her portrayal of Emily on HBO’s “Entourage” and as Anna on Fox’s “The O.C.” In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as a Breakthrough Artist of the Year for her work on both shows. Other television roles include “Freaks and Geeks,” “Judging Amy,” “Party of Five,” “That’s Life, “ER” and a pivotal role in a particularly creepy episode of the “X-Files.”
Born in Japan, Armstrong's mother still has the video of her at three years old saying that she wanted to be an actress. Although she didn’t pursue it professionally until a few years ago, she spent her high school and college years performing in various stage productions, including “The Miracle Worker,” “The Hobbit,” “A Chance Meeting” and “Impromptu.” It was in Japan that a five-year-old Armstrong was trained in the martial arts of sword training and judo, and although she hasn’t been called on to use her expert skills yet, she still practices weekly.
When not busy working, Armstrong spends some of her spare time designing a line of clothing, NARU, which has been featured in magazines like Vogue, Elle, W, Cosmogirl and InStyle, and is currently being sold in small boutiques in Los Angeles. Currently Armstrong resides in Los Angeles.
SETH GABEL - Jeremy Darling
Seth Gabel is a versatile young actor emerging as a promising new talent on the small and big screen. In “Dirty Sexy Money” he plays Jeremy Darling, the charming, rebellious and exceedingly idiosyncratic son of the privileged and powerful Darling family, and the fraternal twin to his socialite sister, Juliet.
Previously Gabel drew attention for his portrayal of Adrian Moore, the Oedipal, sexually confused son of Famke Janssen on the FX series “Nip/Tuck.” The story arc garnered much attention for their incestuous and emotionally abusive relationship.
On the big screen Gabel recently completed production on the Universal Pictures coming-of-age drama, “Kids in America,” starring Topher Grace. The film is currently slated for a 2008 release. Last year he appeared in the film version of Dan Brown’s successful novel, “The Da Vinci Code,” directed by Ron Howard.
Additional television credits include guest starring roles on “The Closer,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Sex and the City” and “100 Centre Street,” directed by Sidney Lumet.
Seth graduated from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
ZOE McLELLAN - Lisa George
Born in La Jolla, California and raised in Seattle and St. Paul, Zoe McLellan has amassed an impressive list of credits in her young career. She is best known to audiences for her portrayal of P.O. Jennifer Coates in the long running CBS series “JAG.” The Don Bellisario-produced series continues to air on networks worldwide.
Her other television credits include lead roles in the Lifetime M.O.W. “Total Stranger” and the NBC M.O.W. “The Wrong Girl,” as well as recurring roles in “The Invisible Man” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” She has also guest starred in “Diagnosis Murder” and “Sliders.”
In feature films McLellan starred in “Dungeons & Dragons” with Jeremy Irons. Her other film credits include “Stonebrook” with Seth Green and Brad Rowe, “Conversations with God,” “Imaginary Crimes,” “Inventing the Abbotts” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”
McLellan’s hobbies include singing/songwriting, yoga, cooking and travel, and she has a huge love for New York City.
JILL CLAYBURGH - Letitia Darling
Jill Clayburgh has starred in over 25 feature films, including “Running with Scissors,” “I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can,” “Silver Streak,” “Semi Tough” and “Never Again.”
In 1978 she rose to screen prominence with her performance in “An Unmarried Woman.” Her portrayal of a newly-divorced woman coping with life earned her nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Clayburgh also received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in “Starting Over.” Additional Golden Globe nominations were garnered for her work in “First Monday in October” and Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Luna.”
Television audiences know her from numerous series and movies, including “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal,” “Trinity,” “Everything’s Relative” and her Emmy-nominated roles in “Hustling” and “Nip/Tuck.”
On Broadway Clayburgh appeared in the recent revival of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” Richard Greenberg’s “A Naked Girl on the Appian Way,” a revival of Noel Coward's “Design for Living,” the original production of Tom Stoppard's “Jumpers” and the Tony Award-winning musicals “Pippin” and “The Rothschilds.”
Off-Broadway she originated the role of Sunny in “The Exonerated.” She also appeared in “The Busy World is Hushed,” and was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award as well as a Drama League Award. At Lincoln Center Clayburgh was recently seen as Virginia in “The Clean House,” for which she received nominations for both an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama League Award.
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