Proof Season 1 Cast Bios
Dr. Carolyn Tyler
In addition to her starring role in TNT's Proof, Jennifer Beals recently finished production on the film Manhattan Nocturne, alongside Adrien Brody and Campbell Scott, and starred in the independent feature Cinemanovels, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. She also recently wrapped the independent films The White Orchid and Full Out.
Beals holds accolades, nominations and enormous appreciation for her work on The L Word from numerous groups, including the GLAAD Golden Gate Award® and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress, while also winning the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award.
Originally from Chicago, Beals began her career immediately after high school when she landed one of her first roles starring in Flashdance, which earned her a Golden Globe® nomination and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. She went on to make an indelible impression opposite Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin's critically acclaimed Devil In A Blue Dress, which earned her another NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, as well as in Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle, opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh and Matthew Broderick. In recent years, Beals has played starring roles in a myriad of films, including the lead in The Twilight Of The Golds, opposite Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Brendan Fraser and Jon Tenney. For her performance, Beals won the Golden Satellite Award® for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. She starred opposite Campbell Scott in Artisan Entertainment's critically acclaimed Rodger Dodger, winner of the 2002 Best Feature Narrative from the Tribeca Film Festival and Best First Film at the Venice Film Festival. She was also seen in the critically acclaimed The Anniversary Party, written and directed by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming.
Among her many other credits, Beals co-starred in two Showtime features, including the adaptation of Anne Rice's praised A Feast Of All Saints and the original film A House Divided, in which she played Amanda Dickson opposite Sam Waterston and Lisa Gay Hamilton. The latter nabbed Beals a Golden Satellite nomination as Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. She can also be seen in the French film Joueuse. Additional film credits include Runaway Jury; Whit Stillman's Last Days Of Disco; Alexandre Rockwell's In The Soup, which won the 1992 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Deauville Film Festival; Four Rooms; Vampire's Kiss, with Nicolas Cage; Claude Chabrol's Doctor M.; Nanni Moretti's Caro Diaro, which won the Director's Prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival; and Samuel Fuller's The Madonna and the Dragon. Beals also starred alongside Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis and Ray Stevenson in the Warner Bros. feature The Book Of Eli. In 2011, she starred opposite Jason Clarke and Delroy Lindo in the FOX series Chicago Code, created by Shawn Ryan. And in 2014, HBO picked up Beals' original pitch Laughs Unlimited, which she is executive-producing with Oren Moverman, Tony Swofford and Lauren Shuler Donner.
Matthew Modine has been referred to as one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation by legendary NY Times film critic Vincent Canby. He has worked with many of the film industry's most acclaimed directors, including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme and John Sayles.
Throughout his career, Modine has been nominated for three Golden Globes® and won a special Golden Globe as a member of the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's Short Cuts. Modine is well remembered for the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, which won the Cannes Film Festival's Gran Prix Award, and for his iconic role as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. His work in Alan Rudolph's Equinox helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award® nominations, including Best Film and Best Actor. He is the recipient of a Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and a Golden Lion Award.
More recently, Matthew co-starred in Christopher Nolan's Batman epic Dark Knight Rises; the Edward Zwick-produced Family Weekend; Girl in Progress, opposite Eva Mendes; and the role of John Sculley in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs. Modine's latest short film, Jesus Was a Commie, an avant garde dialectical conversation about prominent issues of modern society, has played at film festivals around the world, winning such awards as the Founders Prize for Best Short Film at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival.
Modine recently starred in Altar, opposite Olivia Williams, and has completed production on the feature film The Confirmation, opposite Maria Bello and Clive Owen. Additional television credits include Weeds, And The Band Played On, which earned him Emmy® and Golden Globe nominations; What the Deaf Man Heard, which had a record audience of 36 million viewers and scored Modine an Emmy nomination.
Dr. Len Barliss
David Sutcliffe may be best known for his role opposite Lauren Graham on the hit series The Gilmore
Girls, in which he played Christopher, the ex-husband to Lorelai.
Sutcliffe recently wrapped two seasons as the lead of the CBC dramatic series Cracked, for which he was twice nominated for Canadian Screen Awards. Sutcliffe also starred opposite Teri Polo in the comedy series I'm With Her and made guest appearances on such shows as Friends, Will and Grace, Private Practice, The Division, Drop Dead Diva and Lie To Me.
Sutcliffe has starred in several made for television movies, including Murder in the Hamptons, On Strike for Christmas, Before You Say I Do, The Wish List and Cake, opposite Heather Graham. His film credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, opposite Diane Lane; Happy Endings, directed by Don Roos; and the indie drama Towards Darkness.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Sutcliffe attended the University of Toronto. He was planning on a career in
sports, but a back injury ended his athletic ambitions. After graduating with a degree in English, he turned to acting and performed in several plays in Toronto, as well as working steadily in Canadian film and television.
Dr. Charles Russell
Joe Morton is the 2014 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and recipient of the 2014 NAACP Image Award for his supporting role as the elusive and covert Rowan, head of a secret government agency and father to D.C. fixer and crisis manager Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) on ABC's critically acclaimed hit drama series Scandal.
Before terrifying Scandal fans, Morton delighted TV audiences for five seasons as the jack-of-all-trades scientist Henry Deacon on the Emmy-nominated SyFy dramedy series Eureka, for which he also directed. He had a recurring role as Peter Florrick's (Chris Noth) attorney Daniel Golden on CBS's The Good Wife. Additional TV projects include the award-winning Miss Evers' Boys, the A&E miniseries Coma, The X-Files, House, Equal Justice and A Different World, among many others.
Morton is widely known for his lead role as the mute alien in John Sayles' science fiction film The Brother From Another Planet and as the ill-fated scientist Miles Dyson in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. His numerous other films include American Gangster, Ali, What Lies Beneath, The Astronaut's Wife, Blues Brothers 2000, Of Mice and Men and Speed.
Born in Harlem, Morton was raised in a military family and spent parts of his childhood in West Germany and Okinawa before finishing school in New York. After attending Hofstra University, Morton debuted on Broadway in the Tony Award®-winning musical Hair, followed by his starring role in Raisin, the Tony-winning musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun, for which he garnered a Tony nomination and Theatre World Award for his portrayal as the embittered Walter Lee Younger. He premiered as Colin Powell in David Hare's Stuff Happens at the National Theatre in London and played Serge in Art on Broadway (and in London's West End) with Judd Hirsch and George Wendt.
Morton devotes his rare free time enjoying his family, creating abstract photography, writing, playing his guitar and recording music. He has written and recorded songs for various film and television projects. He also enjoys tweeting with his fans through his Twitter handle, @JOEtheMORTON.
Dr. Zedan "Zed" Badawi
Born in Kenya, Edi Gathegi has steadily increased his profile and quality body of work in recent years with his roles on both the big and small screens. Initially recognized for his recurring role as Dr. Cole (aka "Big Love") on FOX's hit television series House, Gathegi went on to join the ensemble cast of the box office phenomenon, Twilight and its sequel New Moon. From vampire to mutant, he joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Additionally, he made his Los Angeles stage debut top-lining Superior Donuts at the prestigious Geffen Playhouse, which garnered him an Ovation Award nomination, a NAACP award nomination, and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lead actor.
Gathegi recently starred on as lovable slacker Darren Bichette on ABC's Family Tools, opposite Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, and Leah Remini. He also had a recurring role on ABC's Red Widow. He will next be seen in Cameron Crowe's untitled next film, as well as the independent feature Shiva & May.
Gathegi's notable film credits include Gone Baby Gone, directed by Ben Affleck; Death Sentence, opposite Kevin Bacon; Crank, with Jason Stathem; and My Bloody Valentine 3D. His past television credits include Justified, CSI, CSI: Miami, Veronica Mars, Lincoln Heights and the critically acclaimed Life on Mars.
Gathegi graduated from New York University's famed master of fine arts program for acting and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Caroline Rose Kaplan
Caroline Kaplan was raised in Larchmont, N.Y. She received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College, majoring in theater and minoring in history and operatic vocal training. She also spent a semester in London studying Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
After Vassar, Kaplan earned her master's degree in acting from the Brown/Trinity MFA program, where she was awarded a three-year artist scholarship and Trinity Repertory's Stephen Sondheim fellowship.
Throughout her young career, Kaplan worked regionally at such theaters as Berkeley Repertory Theater, where she won the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Female Performer; Baltimore CENTERSTAGE, Trinity Repertory Theater; and the Guthrie Theater, as well as several productions in New York City. She has done readings and workshops at MCC, the McCarter Theater, Trinity Repertory Theater and the Guthrie Theater.
Peter Van Owen
Born in London, Callum Blue has enjoyed a steady career in American film and television. In addition to his role on TNT's Proof, he has starred in the Showtime dramas Dead Like Me and The Tudors. Blue also appeared in The CW's superhero hit Smallville as the villainous Major Zod. He has since guest-starred in such series as Grey's Anatomy, Royal Pains and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
On the big screen, Blue portrayed Andrew in Princess Diaries II, alongside Anne Hathaway. Other film credits include Little Fish, Strange Pond, with Zach Galifanakis, and Colombiana, with Zoe Saldana. Blue also provided a voice for Robert Zemeckis' 2009 film version of A Christmas Carol. Recently, Blue was the lead in the thriller Fractured and starred in Saul: The Journey to Damascus, with John Rhys-Davies.
Blue received his theatrical training at Mountview in London and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Annie Thurman had grown accustomed to the simple life that Tennessee offered her, but there was more for this young redhead who has stars in her eyes and a zealous heart for life.
After performing in a school play, Thurman decided to pursue a career in acting. At the age of 13, she enrolled in classes and workshops, some of which were at The Actors School in Franklin, Tenn. It was through these workshops that she met her future manager and agent, who encouraged her to visit Los Angeles to learn more about the business and test the waters of the acting world.
In 2011, Thurman played the role of Cora in the post-apocalyptic film Falls the Shadow. Shortly thereafter, she was cast as the female Tribute from District 9 in The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson and Liam Hemsworth. Thurman went on to star in the supernatural thriller Dark Skies, alongside Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo. Later that year, she made her television debut as the lead in Hallmark's presentation The Santa Switch. Thurman can also be seen in national commercials for brands such as Oscar Mayer and Little Debbie.
In her free time, Thurman enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to play the ukulele and cello, as well as enjoy Tennessee summer fun with friends while driving her Jeep. An animal lover and advocate, Thurman rides horses and has two dogs, three cats waiting for her every time she gets home to Nashville.