Animal Kingdom S4 Cast Bios


Cast Bios


Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin)
Janine "Smurf" Cody

Tony® and Emmy®-winning actress and producer Ellen Barkin's diverse body of work spans acting in over 60 films and producing three, along with many acclaimed plays and television performances. During her 38-year career, two-time Golden Globe nominee Barkin has worked with an illustrious list of directors, including Sidney Lumet (twice), Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, Blake Edwards, Tony Scott, Barry Levinson, Todd Solondz, Walter Hill and Antoine Fuqua.

Barkin's list of co-stars is equally impressive, among them Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Bridges, Gabriel Byrne, Don Cheadle, Ellen Burstyn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mickey Rourke, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Barkin made her feature film debut in Barry Levinson's groundbreaking film Diner. Other indelible film performances include Sea of LoveThe Big EasyThis Boy's LifeOcean's ThirteenSwitchTender Mercies and the recent Hands Of Stone, her third film with Robert De Niro.

In 2011, Barkin received a Tony, Drama Desk, Theatre World and Outer Circle Critics award, among others, for her critically acclaimed performance in George C. Wolfe's award-winning Broadway production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart.

A Bronx native, Barkin was raised and educated in New York City, where she attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School and Hunter College.

Shawn Hatosy (@ShawnHatosy)
Andrew "Pope" Cody

Among Shawn Hatosy's two dozen+ films are the likes of Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty, with Josh Hartnett; Wayne Wang's Anywhere But Here, opposite Natalie Portman; In & Out, with Kevin Kline; George Hickenlooper's Factory Girl, with Sienna Miller; The Cooler, which once again paired him with his Outside Providence co-star Alec Baldwin; and Simpatico with Jeff Bridges.

Hatosy has appeared in Werner Herzog's cult classic Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans as Nicolas Cage's partner and with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in Michael Mann's acclaimed Public Enemies. He took a darker turn alongside the likes of Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake in Alpha Dog, which reunited him with his John Q director Nick Cassavetes.

While juggling multiple film roles, Hatosy also starred on John Wells' Peabody Award-winning TNT drama Southland, for which he garnered a Critics' Choice Award nomination. He also had a memorable arc on Dexter. Hatosy starred in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed drama Reckless and recurred on the series BoschFear The Walking Dead, and Flaked with Will Arnett. Hatosy will next been seen on the big screen opposite Francis Conroy in Mountain Rest and Graham & Parker Phillips The Bygone

In the realm of critically lauded telefilms, Hatosy starred as John McCain in Faith of My Fathers and played lead roles in Frank Pierson's Peabody Award-winning Showtime drama Soldier's Girl and the Emmy®-nominated Witness Protection. Also drawing critical acclaim was his guest performance as a schizophrenic on John Wells' ER. Additional forays into television include guest-starring roles on Body of ProofCriminal MindsLongmireHawaii Five-0Numb3rsCSICSI: MiamiLaw & Order: SVUHomicideMy Name Is EarlFelicity and Six Feet Under.

Hatosy is equally adept at performing in front of a live audience. He received rave reviews for the Geffen Playhouse production of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty and previously landed the coveted role opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Hatosy also received accolades for his stage debut as the title role in the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Off-Broadway, he starred opposite Anna Paquin in the Paul Weitz comedy Roulette.

Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Hatosy currently resides in Los Angeles.

Ben Robson (@RobboBen)
Craig Cody

Ben Robson is currently in production on season four of the TNT hit series Animal Kingdom opposite Ellen Barkin for John Wells, based on the critically acclaimed David Michôd film. Robson also landed the co-lead of the independent feature A Violent Separation opposite Brenton Thwaites, directed by the Goetz Brothers which is in the can. He also just wrapped the independent feature from Sobini Films Emperor, opposite Keean Johnson. Prior to that he was seen as one of the leads in the Lakeshore feature The Boy. Also on the TV side, Robson starred as the lead role of "Kalf" in the hugely successful MGM/History Channel series Vikings, opposite Travis Fimmel.

Jake Weary (@JakeWeary)
Deran Cody

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, to an award-winning actress mother and actor/director father, Jake Weary started following in their successful footsteps in his early teens.

After booking a number of guest roles and arcs, Weary took a break from acting to focus on school, including time at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts.

Since then, Weary’s career has been an eclectic mix of memorable characters for prestigious and interesting filmmakers. Weary recently starred as the lead in Oscar nominated director Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red. His other notable film credits include Film Independent Spirit nominee David Robert Mitchell's thriller, It Follows, an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Jordan Rubin's horror spoof Zombeavers, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, and Message From the King for Fabrice Du Welz, an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Smartass for Jena Serbu, Brett Simon's Assassination of a High School President, an official Sundance Film Festival selection, and Kaare Andrews's Altitude.

Weary will soon be seen in the highly anticipated sequel It: Chapter 2 as well as starring opposite Melissa Leo in the thriller Leave Not One Alive. His film Finding Steve McQueen, for Mark Steven Johnson, will be released later this month.

Currently, Weary stars in John Wells’s highly touted Animal Kingdom adaptation for TNT. Other recent television credits include multi-episode arcs on NBC's hit drama Chicago Fire and Freeform’s smash Pretty Little Liars, as well as notable turns in the Lifetime movies Escape from Polygamy and A Deadly Adoption with Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig, both for Rachel Goldenberg.

Weary currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to pursue his other passion of writing and producing his own music.

Finn Cole (@FinnCole)
Joshua "J" Cody

Finn Cole landed his first role as the new lead in the second series of the BAFTA-nominated show, Peaky Blinders alongside Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory and Tom Hardy, which is now in its fifth season. Recent credits include An Inspector Calls with David Thewlis, Ken Stott and Miranda Richardson for the BBC, and TNT's hit series, Animal Kingdom with Ellen Barkin in which he plays the lead. Cole has just wrapped lead roles in Slaughterhouse Rulez for Sony with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and the independent feature, Dreamland opposite Margot Robbie. He is currently shooting season four of Animal Kingdom.

Sohvi Rodriguez
Mia Trujillo

Sohvi was born in Nicaragua. Her parents moved the family to the United States when she was four years old. Rodriguez lived all over the country before settling down in Southern California where she began attending high school. When she was 18 years old, she moved to Los Angeles and pursued an acting career a few years later. One of her very first auditions was for the role of Mia in Animal Kingdom and she won the role over numerous other actors. In her spare time, Rodriguez designs clothing and paints.