Cast Bios

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Tessa Germaine as Cyndi Randall ~  Tessa  is a 12 year old 7th grader from Orange County, CA.  Tessa created the Story Concept for Today’s Tiaras inspired by wondering what it would be like for the Disney Princesses if they were all friends in real life today. Acting since the age of 6, Tessa has a recurring role in the NBC Series “The Event” starring Blair Underwood and Jason Ritter. She has guested on the CBS juggernaut “CSI”. Tessa has had commercial campaigns including Got Milk?, Porsche and Cingular. Tessa enjoys reading, songwriting, hanging with friends and playing with her little sister and their pet snakes. Tessa studies with Acting Coaches Laura Lasky and Diane Hardin and is repped by The Savage Agency and Robin Brooks Management.


Taylor Parks as Tillie Grenouilles ~ Taylor took the world by storm as the scene stealing “Little Inez” in the John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer,   Zac Efron hit movie “Hairspray.” Taylor hasn’t stopped singing or dancing since.  She has sung the National Anthem for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Angels and performed at several charity functions.  Taylor has guested on  TV shows “Bones”, “True Jackson” and “Everybody Hates Chris” as well as working on several national commercial campaigns including McDonalds. Taylor also wrote and performs the theme song for “Today’s Tiaras.”  Her first single “Boyfriend” from her new CD will be released on iTunes January 2011. Taylor is repped by The Savage Agency and James Levy Management.


Jenny Stewart as Riley Waters ~ A 14 year old 8th grader, Jenny made her feature film debut in the movie “Elizabethtown” starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. She then starred in Rob Zombie’s hit remake of “Halloween.”  TV appearances include “Side Order of Life” and “Bones”, starring David Boreanz and Emily Deschanel. Commercial campaigns include Bounty, Kraft and Tropicana.  Jenny spends her free time swimming, dancing, reading and baking. She has trained with coaches John Homa and Lisa Picotte. Jenny is repped by Hollander Talent Group.



Lindsay Ryan as Rosy Breyer ~ An accomplished dancer, singer and actress, Lindsay has toured nationally as the littlest orphan Molly in “Annie”, was a principal player in the American Girl Revue and has danced with LA Hip Kids and the LA Clippers Junior Jam Squad.  She has appeared on “Desperate Housewives” and “Mystery ER.” Lindsay has also been in several national commercial campaigns including “Littlest Pet Shop”, “Cellular South” and “Serta.”  She is repped by The Savage Agency and EDB Management.



Kira Kosarin as Bianca Brooks ~ Kira has recently relocated to Los Angeles from Florida where she performed in many stage musicals and story ballets including “Giselle” with Julie Kent and Marcello Gomes. She is an accomplished singer, flautist and pop pianist. Kira specializes in hip hop, ballet and jazz dance and is studying acting under John D’Aquino. Kira beat out dozens of experienced actresses to win this role in Today’s Tiaras, her first theatrical lead. Kira is repped by The Savage Agency.



Taylor Morgan as Tiffany Hyatt ~ Taylor is a University Freshman majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She is a member of the National Honor Society and National Charity League. Taylor has recurred on the TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” and has been featured on “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Gilmore Girls.” She enjoys waterskiing, wakeboarding, volleyball, skiing and surfing and is proficient in Spanish. Additional training has included Margie Haber, Kris Kyer and Diane Christiansen.  Taylor also sang on the CD “No Child Left Behind.” Taylor is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency and Robin Brooks Management.


Jaycee Levin as Amy ~ Fifteen year old Jaycee is a Chicago native who was featured in several national commercial and print campaigns including American Girl, Scott Foresman Books and Nystrom Supplies before moving to L.A. to pursue her career.  Jaycee has worked on campaigns for Wal Mart, Subaru and Mattel, and has guest starred on the Nickelodeon TV show “True Jackson”.  Feature Film credits include “The No-Sit List” starring Dee Wallace, Danny Trejo and Rico Rodriguez and “Nancy Picks & Chooses”. Jaycee loves reading, theatre and skiing. She has studied acting with Cynthia Bain and Andrew Magarian. Jaycee is repped by Amsel, Eisenstaedt and Frazier and Myrna Lieberman Management.


Troy Harding as Charles Windsor ~ A Southern California native, Troy is an active snowboarder, wake boarder and competitive basketball player. Troy’s passion for acting dates back to his younger years with plans to pursue acting as a post college career. Troy receives acting lessons and coaching from Diane Christensen and regularly attends Casting Director Workshops. Troy has appeared in the Feature Films “Barber’s Crossing” and “Georgia Rule” starring Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan. He has had several print campaigns including Pottery Barn Teen, Hoag Hospital and Merck Pharmaceuticals. Troy is repped by The Savage Agency and Robin Brooks Management.

Susan Sheffs as Mary (Fairy Godmother)
~ An outdoor lover, Susan is the quintessential LA grandmother.  She enjoys gardening, sewing and restoring old cars and is a member of the GTO Club of America.  Susan has studied acting with Diane Christiansen, Laura Lasky and Barbara Divisek. Feature Film credits include “The Grief Tourist” starring Melanie Griffith and Bryan Cranston and “The Space Between” starring Melissa Leo and Anna Sophia Robb.  Susan is repped by BBR Talent Agency and Robin Brooks Management.



Erica Beck as Tabitha (The Wicked Step-Sister) ~ Erica is best  known as Pearl the Pink Octopus” from the hit Disney/Pixar movie “Finding Nemo”, Erica has also guest starred on “iCarly”, “ER” and “Unfabulous.” Erica was the face of a national campaign for “Cool Whip” that ran for years.  At California State University, Fullerton, Erica is active in the Theater department, being cast in several leads in her first year.  Erica is repped by The Savage Agency and Robin Brooks Management.



David Pitcher as Professor Wales ~ Born and raised in the UK, after graduating from University where he was a competitive rower for six years, David moved into acting. He studied acting and theatre in the West End, London for three years while also receiving sponsorship from Sky Broadcasting and the Actors Centre London before taking roles in British television including network evening soap “Family Affairs.”  David is repped by Pinnacle Talent Agency and Robin Brooks Management.



Kelli McNeil as Ms. Mc Queen ~ A Texas native and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Theatre, Kelli has also attended master classes from some of the industry’s greatest. Kelli also attended the Sanford Meisner School of Acting and received a scholarship to attend the acting conservatory at British American Dramatic Academy (BADA, UK). Her theatrical credits include recent stage and film productions “White on Rice”, “Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys” and “The Writer” where she co-starred alongside Emmy winner Terry Becker.  Kelli is currently at the world renowned Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. Kelli is repped by BBR Talent Agency and Robin Brooks Management.


Nicole Zeoli as Aunt Kirsten ~ Originally from the Bronx, NY, Nicole has studied drama at Concordia College as well as NYFA and trained at Carnegie Hall. She is a member of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in LA. In NY she starred in many theater productions including the lead in John Patrick Shanley’s “A Dreamer Examines His Pillow” and “Italian American Reconciliation.” Television appearances include “Trust Me” on TNT and the original Starz series “Gravity.” She has recently wrapped production on the feature film “Theo” starring Mira Sorvino and Dakota Johnson and is set to start filming “Last I Heard” with Paul Sorvino and Michael Rappaport. Nicole is repped by Bohemia Management.


Corey Landis as Darren Waters ~grew up in Ohio and graduated with a theater degree from The Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University where he appeared in works by Kushner, Shakespeare, Moliere, Corneilles, Ibsen and others. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Landis scored a recurring role on “That ’70s Show” as the young Red Forman. Since then he has appeared in a variety of commercials and shorts and starred in several feature films, including “Dinocroc vs. Supergator” and the upcoming “Dracula: Reborn”. He is also a screenwriter, a singer-songwriter with three albums of original material, and is currently working on a documentary about “He-Man and The Masters of the Universe”.  Corey is repped by Bohemia Management.


Brian McLaughlin as Seth ~ Brian has been acting since age 4 and has guest starred in many high profile TV shows and feature films. Some of Brian’s TV credits include: “Without a Trace”, “ER”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” as well as recurring roles on “The Shield” and “Days of our Lives.” Feature film credits include “The Kid” starring Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin, and “The Devil Within.” Brian has expanded his resume to include directing two short films, Disturbed” and “Unseen.” A Palmdale native, Brian enjoys playing drums and snowboarding. Brian is repped by Robin Brooks Management.


Tyler Foden as Brutus Strong ~ Tyler is a senior at Dana Hills High School and an avid sports enthusiast. Tyler turned his passion to   acting five years ago by training six days a week in his desire to break into film and television.  That perseverance has paid off as Tyler as he earned leading roles in the Disney films “Air Buddies” and its sequel “Snow Buddies”. Television appearances include guesting on “Medium”, “Ben10: Race Against Time”, “Chuck”, “iCarly”, and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as well as numerous commercials such as Disney Mobile and Maytag. Tyler is repped by The Savage Agency and Marnie Cooper Management.


Blake Allen as Preston Murdoch ~ Blake is a 17 year old Southern California native who is an accomplished drummer, percussionist and keyboardist who performs with the Green Room Band. He has been featured in television shows for Nickelodeon; “iCarly” and   “Zoey 101 and Fox’s “Everybody Hates Chris”.  Blake enjoys skateboarding, video games and hanging out with friends.  Blake is repped by Robin Brooks Management.



Nichole Sandoval as Agatha ~ An accomplished basketball player, Nicole also enjoys playing piano and dancing. She was recently featured in the movies “The Grief Tourist” starring Melanie Griffith and Bryan Cranston, and the soon to be released “Niger Delta.”  Nicole is a high school graduate who was recently accepted into the Actors studio of Orange County mentor program.  She is repped by Robin Brooks Management.



Kevin Beaty as Sebastian, the Bus Driver ~ Kevin spent 3 years in San Francisco’s hit show “Beach Blanket Babylon” while also doing commercials and standup comedy at the Improv in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has been featured in numerous plays and musicals throughout California and New York including the Hudson Theatre’s revival of “Ruthless; The Musical” and Kevin Hoffman’s “A Table and a Couple of Chairs” at the Met. Recent movie roles include “Americano” Directed by Mathieu Demy and starring Chiara Mastroianni and Geraldine Chaplin and Peter Davy’s “Reptilian.” Commercial credits include Pepsi, Verizon, Sunsweet Raisins and Vonage. Kevin is repped by The Brogan Agency and Robin Brooks Management.