“The Lying Game” is a new upcoming drama on ABC which is based on Sara Shepard’s novel. The show will be premiered on 15th August, 2011 on Monday at 9/8c. The Lying Game will include 10 one-hour episodes. The stars of this show are Alexandra Chando (Emma Paxton/Sutton Mercer), Helen Slater (Kristin Mercer), Sharon Pierre-Louis (Nisha Randall), Andy Buckley (Ted Mercer), Allie Gonino (Laurel Mercer), Kirsten Prout (Charlotte “Char”), Alice Greczyn (Madeline “Mads”) and Blair Redford (Garrett Mathews). Charles Pratt, Jr., Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are the executive producers of the show.
The story of “The Lying Game” is regarding a kind-hearted foster kid, Emma. Emma comes to know that she has an identical twin sister named Sutton. Sutton was adopted by wealthy parents and living an ideal life. Sutton asks Emma to step into her life for a few days while she follows to reveal the identity of their birth mother. Sutton fails to come back to the Emma’s selected meeting place. Now, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity to Sutton’s family or find her sister on her own.
Cast of “The Lying Game”
Alexandra Chando will play the lead role in the series as Emma and Sutton. She is the newest face to join ABC Family’s new series. The 24-year-old actress is famous for her role in “As the World Turns” as Maddie Coleman which she started in 2005. She also appeared in the web-series “Rockville” as Debbie. She has also made guest appearances in “Medium” and “Sherri”. In 2007, she got an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. She started doing Community Theater when she was 8 years old. She has also featured in ads for Burlington Coat Factory and the Philip Morris Anti-Smoking campaign. At Little League All Star Games, she has also sung the national anthem for more than 6 years.
Andy Buckley will play the role of Ted Mercer in the series. Ted Mercer will be a happily married adoptive parent as well as a plastic surgeon. He is an American actor, stock broker and screenwriter. He is famous for his role in “The Office” as David Wallace. He featured in 2 music videos such as “What if it’s You” and “I’d Rather Ride Around with You”. He has been appeared in many T.V. series like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “American Pie”, “Silk Stalkings”, and “The West Wing”. He has started his career on television in 1990 through “China Beach”. He had appeared in the film “Life as We Know It” in 2010.
Helen Slater will play the role of Kristin Mercer in the series. She is famous for playing the role of Supergirl in the film “Supergirl”. When she was 8 years old, she made her stage debut. She appeared in many comedy-drama movies like The Secret of My Success, Ruthless People, and City Slickers. She recorded 3 albums in 2000s where she sung her own compositions and plays the piano. In 1982, she made her acting debut. In 1992, she has voiced Talia in Batman: The Animated Series. She became a spokeswoman in television and print ads for Preference by L’Oréal.
Blair Redford will play the role of Garrett Mathews in the series. He worked in Georgia’s Renaissance Festival for several summers in which he performed stunts making a pirate character called “Rusty Compass.” He is also a successful tennis player. Recently, he appears as Oscar in the show 90210 Season 3. He had appeared in the show “Passions” and The Young and the Restless.” He also made guest appearance in many shows such as “Huge,” “October Road”, “Lincoln Heights,” “CSI: Miami,” “FlashForward,” and “Blue Collar TV.” He played the leading role in the films such as “Goy” and “Dance Of The Dead.”
Sharon Pierre-Louis will play the role of Nisha Randall in the series. She is a classical/Opera singer who is famous for her recurring role in Lincoln Heights as Stacy Kingston. Courtney was her 1st on-screen acting role in the TV movie “Little Miss CEO”. She featured in the 2009 movie remake of “Fame” and “CSI: Miami.” She is fluent in American Sign Language, Creole and conversational in French. In the 6th grade, she discovered her passion for acting. In the 6th grade, she was also accepted to Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts and after being accepted she went to perform in schools, churches and community theaters.
Kirsten Prout will play the role of Charlotte “Char” in the series. Kirsten Prout is a Canadian actress who appeared as Alex Bell in the film “My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2.” She also featured as Amanda Bloom in ABC Family’s drama “Kyle XY”. When she was 10 years old, she began acting. In 2005, she made her film debut through movie “Elektra”. She appeared as guest in many television shows like Cold Squad, Stargate SG-1 and The Dead Zone. In 2010, she was seen in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” as Lucy. She also appeared in many movies such as “Once Upon a Christmas,” “Gillian Guess,” “Mindstorm” and “Twice Upon A Christmas.” In 2007, she also appeared in the Lifetime original movie “Cry Wolf”.
Alice Greczyn will play the role of Mads in the series. She began her career through the film “Sleepover”. She played a recurring character in FOX comedy show “Quintuplets” as Alayna Collins. She also appeared in the show such as “Lincoln Heights” as Sage Lund and “Privileged” as Mandy. She also starred in short lived show “Windfall” as Frankie Townsend. In 2004, she appeared in movie “Fat Albert” in a supporting role while in 2005 in movie “The Dukes of Hazzard”. In 2007, she featured in horror movie “House of Fears”, comedy movie “Sex Drive” and the action movie “Exit Speed”. For 3 episodes, she acted in “Make It or Break It”.
Allie Gonino will play the role of Laurel Mercer in the series. She is a musician, singer, actress, song-writer, as well as a dancer. She acted in the ABC’s show “10 Things I Hate About You.” She was inspired to be an entertainer and musician after an opportunity encounter with the Dixie Chicks. She got a call from former pop idol Vitamin C to audition for a new girl group called “The Stunners” in 2007. Eventually, the Stunners signed a deal with Columbia Records and after that with Universal Republic. Currently, she is writing and recording new music and playing violin in the L.A. based indie-rock band named Mr. Adventures.
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