James McGowan is proof positive that, sometimes, you can and should give up your day job. After a student director encouraged McGowan to try out for her production, he fell in love with theatre. At 32, he decided to give up his job, move to Toronto and pursue his passion. McGowan has worked with a number of successful directors including John Fawcett (1-800-Missing), David Wu (Plague City: SARS in Toronto), Peter Rowe (The Best Bad Thing) and the Emmy Award-winning Michael Jorgensen (MayDay). His episodic credits include La Femme Nikita, Tilt, Falcon Beach and Rent-a Goalie. McGowan has also appeared alongside Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear and Chris Noth in The Perfect Man and will be seen in the upcoming All The Good Ones Are Married starring opposite Darryl Hannah for Lifetime.



The charismatic Sofia Milos has appeared on some of television’s most popular shows. On the ground-breaking series The Sopranos, Milos played mob boss Annalisa Zucca, going toe-to-toe with Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). She has spent five seasons on the Emmy-winning CSI: Miami as Detective Yelina Salas, and has also appeared on the cult hit Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 1990, Milos, who had modeled since the age of 15, moved from Europe to the United States enrolling at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Her first series regular role was as the fiery Italian fashion model living in Paris in Café Americain. Some of her other television credits include Friends, Mad About You and Caroline in the City. Her feature credits include Screw Loose and Mafia!



Like so many great actors, prior to turning to film and television, Graham Abbey developed and flourished in the theatre. He spent ten seasons at the Stratford Festival as a leading man playing the title roles in Macbeth, Henry V and Henry VII. His other Stratford credits include Romeo, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Jacques in As You Like It and Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost and Prince Hal in Henry IV. A celebrated musical performer, Abbey performed in Ross Petty's production of Snow White and the Magnificent Seven and also in Robin Hood. His television credits include The Jane Show, Heartland, Billable Hours, Til Death Do Us Part and John Woo's Once A Thief.



One of the Canada’s most vibrant young actresses, Nazneen Contractor trained at the University of Toronto and the Stratford Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. She has appeared in the Stratford Festival productions of The Adventures of Pericles and A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Swanne: Part Three, As You Like it, King Lear and Quiet in the Land. Nazneen has appeared in many television programs including The Matthew Shepherd Story, The Papdits, Relic Hunter and the award-winning crime drama Street Time.