Ciarán Hinds (Big Daddy). Broadway theatre credits include Patrick Marber's Closer and Conor McPherson's The Seafarer. Other theatre credits include Juno & the Paycock, Burnt by the Sun, The Yalta Game, Closer (Royal National Theatre), Simpatico, Machinale, Sam Mendes' Assassins at The Donmar, Richard III and Troilus & Cressida, directed by Sam Mendes, Edward II and Two Shakespearean Actors. For the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre, he appeared in The Orphan, The Seagull, Way of the World, White Devil, Richard III, Lady from the Sea, The Plough & the Stars, Blithe Spirit, Mary Stuart, June & the Paycock, Webster, Don Juan and The Battlefield. Film credits include The Woman in Black, The Rite, Salvation Boulevard, John Carter of Mars, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Debt, Life During Wartime, The Eclipse, Race to Witch Mountain, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, There Will be Blood, Stop Loss, Steven Spielberg's Munich, Miami Vice, Calendar Girls, Veronica Guerin, Road to Perdition, Sum of All Fears, Weight of Water, The Lost Lover, A Time to Love, The Lost Son, Titanic Town, Oscar and Lucinda and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. TV credits include "Game of Thrones," "Political Animals," Linda La Plante's "Above Suspicion," "Rome," "Broken Morning," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," "Thursday 12th," "The Sleeper," "Jayne Eyre," "Ivanhoe," "Tales from the Crypt," "The Affair," "Cold Lazarus," " Persuasion," "Rules of Engagement," "Soldier Soldier," "Prime Suspect," "Circle of Friends" and "December Bride".
Benjamin Walker (Brick) graduated from the Julliard Actor Training Program in 2004. Afterward, he appeared in the Clint Eastwood directed Flags of Our Fathers for DreamWorks SKG and Bill Condon directed Kinsey for Fox Searchlight. In 2007, Benjamin performed in the Broadway revival of Inherit The Wind, starring Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy, and Denis O'Hare, under the direction of Doug Hughes. In 2008, he performed in Roundabout Theatre's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses opposite Laura Linney, which was nominated for six Tony awards. Benjamin played the title role in the Alex Timbers' musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, in the show's world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson re-opened in New York to rave reviews and Benjamin returned in the starring role of Andrew Jackson. Benjamin most recently starred in Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox and producer Tim Burton, in which he played Lincoln, based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith of the same name. He will next be seen in HBO's "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" as Kevin Kennedy, a Supreme Court clerk who wrote the legal briefs resulting in the guarantee of Ali's status as a conscientious objector.
Debra Monk (Big Mama) has starred on Broadway in Curtains (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination); Chicago; Reckless; Thou Shalt Not; Ah, Wilderness!; Steel Pier (Tony nomination); Company; Picnic (Tony nomination); Redwood Curtain (Tony Award); Nick and Nora; Pump Boys and Dinettes (Co-Author, Tony Nomination). Off-Broadway, she has appeared in Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Show People; The Seagull; The Time of the Cuckoo (Obie Award); Death-Defying Acts; Three Hotels; Assassins; Oil City Symphony (Co-author, Drama Desk Award). Her many film appearances include: One For the Money, Ass Backwards, The Brass Teapot, The Other Woman; The Great Buck Howard; The Savages; The Producers; Center Stage; Devil's Advocate; In & Out; Extreme Measures; The Bridges of Madison County; Jeffrey; Fearless; Reckless; Mrs. Winterbourne and Bed of Roses. Guest appearances on television include: "Guide to Life: A Good Luck Charlie Movie." "Brothers and Sisters," "Ghost Whisperer," "The Closer," "Notes from the Underbelly," "Desperate Housewives," "Law and Order," and "Frasier." She starred in the TV movies "The Music Man," "Eloise at the Plaza," "Eloise at Christmastime," "Ellen Foster," and "Redwood Curtain (reviving her Tony-winning performance)." She was a member of the repertory cast of "A Nero Wolfe Mystery," has appeared as George's mother on "Grey's Anatomy," Ellen's mother on "Damages," Will Schuester's mother on "Glee," and as Elizabeth Burke's mother on "White Collar." She won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Katie Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue."