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Season 1 Cast Bios

 

Michelle Dockery
"Letty Raines"

Michelle Dockery trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and won the Gold Medal for Drama, the most prestigious award given by the school. Since graduating in 2004, she has appeared in a variety of leading roles on stage and screen.

Dockery has received much critical acclaim for her work in television most recently for her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley in the multi-award winning hit show Downton Abbey, which won her numerous nominations. These include two nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama Series Award at the Primetime Emmys®, (2012, 2014); Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series (Drama) Award, Golden Globe Awards®, 2013; Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, 2013; and Best Actress Award, TV Choice Awards®, 2013. Other TV work includes Restless (BBC), in which she starred alongside Charlotte Rampling and Michael Gambon; Henry IV: Parts 1& 2 (BBC/Shakespeare Productions Ltd.) playing Kate Percy; The Turn of the Screw (BBC) playing Ann; Erminia in the award-winning BBC television series Cranford (BBC) and The Courageous Heart of Irena Soldier (CBS); Waking the Dead (BBC); the Red Riding trilogy (Revolution Films); Heartbeat (ITV); Poppy Shakespeare (ITV); Dalziel & Pasco (BBC); One Night (Century Films/Channel 4); Hogfeather (Sky One); Fingersmith (ITV).

In film, Dockery has starred in both studio and independent features, most recently alongside Jim Broadbent in Ritesh Batra's The Sense of an Ending (Origin Pictures, BBC Films and FilmNation Entertainment production). She also starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in Tarsem Singh's Self/Less and Liam Neeson and Lupita Nyongo in the action thriller Non-Stop (Universal Pictures). In addition, Dockery worked with director Joe Wright on both Anna Karenina (Working Title Films) and Hanna (Phenomenon Pictures).

In addition to her television and film roles, Dockery has worked extensively in theatre following her apprenticeship at London's National Theatre. Playing Ophelia in Hamlet (Crucible Theatre) directed by Paul Miller. Starring alongside Ciaran Hinds in Burnt by the Sun (Royal National Theatre). It was for her role as Eliza Doolittle in Peter Hall's Pygmalion (Old Vic) that Dockery was nominated for the Evening Standard Award 2008, Best Newcomer. Other notable theatre credits include Uncle Vanya (English Touring Theatre); Dying for It (Almeida); Pillars of the Community (Royal National Theatre); The UN Inspector (Royal National Theatre); Henry IV (Royal National Theatre); and His Dark Materials (Royal National Theatre).

 

Juan Diego Botto
"Javier Pereira"
@JuanDiegoBotto

Spanish Film and Theater actor Juan Diego Botto’s productive career includes more than 30 movies, including The Dancer Upstairs, Bordertown and Roma. He recently received his fifth Goya Award nomination (Spain's annual film award) for Best Supporting Actor in the 2013 feature Ismael.

 

Terry Kinney
"Christian Woodhill"
@RealTerryKinney

Audiences perhaps best know Terry Kinney as prison manager Tim McManus on the HBO series Oz. He most recently starred in David Simon's HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, in an ensemble that included Oscar Isaac, Jon Bernthal, and Alfred Molina. He has appeared in major regular and recurring roles on Black Box, NYC 22, The Good Wife, Being Human, The Mentalist, The Unusuals, Canterbury's Law and thirtysomething. In 2017, he will be reprise his role as Hall on the Showtime series Billions.

After beginning his screen career in Seven Minutes in Heaven, Kinney has attracted audiences and critics alike for his notable performances in A Walk on the Moon, The Last of the Mohicans, The House of Mirth, Turn the River and Promised Land. This year, he played opposite Sarah Silverman in I Smile Back and will appear in the crime drama November Criminals, due out next year.

An award-winning stage actor and director, Kinney was nominated for a Tony Award® for his performance in The Grapes of Wrath. A founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, he starred on Broadway in their production of Sam Shepard's Buried Child and recently directed a production of East of Eden for the company.

 

Lusia Strus
"Estelle Raines"
@lusiastrus

Lusia Strus was born and raised in Chicago. Her family is first generation Ukrainian immigrants. She received a degree in Theatre from Illinois State University, returned to Chicago and worked on stages across the city. Strus became an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists, one of Chicago's most innovative, long-standing ensembles, and has written and performed in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in Chicago, New York, Romania and at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen. She has also performed at The Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre and European Rep Theatre, along with several productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, including Good People, directed by Kenneth Todd Freeman, Hysteria, directed by John Malkovich and Strus' own commissioned, award-winning solo show, It Ain't No Fairy Tale, for which she received the LAWeekly Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. She is a recipient of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for Principle Actress.

Strus' New York theatre credits include Enron and Elling on Broadway and The Undeniable Sound of Right Now by Laura Eason (House of Cards) at Rattlestick Theatre in coproduction with The Women's Theater Project. Her extensive theatre resume includes Playwrights Horizons, McCarter Theatre, Theatre of Louisville and many others. She has worked abroad at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Henry IV: Parts 1& 2.

Strus is currently originating the role of Zola, which was written for her by John Guare, in More Stars Than There Are in Heaven, which premiered at The Tennessee Williams Festival 2015 in Provincetown, Mass. She is currently appearing in A Confederacy of Dunces, opposite Nick Offerman, at The Huntington Theatre in Boston.

Film credits for Strus include Stir of Echoes, Gus Van Sant's Restless, The Mend (with Austin Pendleton and Josh Lucas), Kelly and Cal (with Juliette Lewis) and Cotton (with Gary Cole), for which she received 2015 Best Actress awards at the Mumbai, Woods Hole and Blue Whiskey International Independent Film Festivals, plus a nomination at the St. Tropez International Film Fest.

Strus' most recent television appearances include Modern Family and Blue Bloods, and her voice was heard being very unhelpful to Matt Dillon as Marcy on Wayward Pines.

Strus lives in Jersey City, N.J., with two strange and beautiful dogs.