Good Behavior Season Two Cast Bios
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: the soon to be released Godless (Netflix), Angie Tribeca (TBS), 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); Hogfather (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. This Fall she will return to the National Theatre to star in the world-premiere of Network, Lee Hall’s adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky. Directed by Ivo van Hove, Tony award winner Bryan Cranston plays Howard Beale and Dockery will play Diana Christenson.
Previously, Dockery has appeared as Ophelia in Hamlet (Crucible Theatre) directed by Paul Miller and starred 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
Spanish Film and Theater actor Juan Diego Botto’s productive career includes more than 30 movies, such as The Dancer Upstairs, Bordertown and Roma. He's been nominated five times as best actor or best supporting actor for a Goya Award (Spain's annual film award).
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. This year, he can be seen reprising his role as “Hall” on the critically acclaimed Showtime series Billions. He also stars in the TNT original series Good Behavior, opposite Michelle Dockery.
Kinney was most recently seen in the independent film Abundant Acreage Available, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. After beginning his screen career in Seven Minutes in Heaven, he 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. 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. He recently directed a production of East of Eden for the company, as well as The Babylon Line, starring How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor and written by the Tony Award-winning Richard Greenberg, for the Lincoln Center Theater.
Kinney has directed several critically acclaimed plays, including Richard Greenberg’s The Well-Appointed Room in 2006 and Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty in 2009. Proving his talent also extends to the big screen, Kinney directed the comedy Diminished Capacity in 2008, starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, and Virginia Madsen. In 2010, he directed Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July for Bay Street Theatre, as well as for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He then went on to direct Checkers, a play by Academy Award nominated writer Douglas McGrath, for The Vineyard Theatre.
Lusia Strus was born and raised in Chicago in a family of proud Ukrainian immigrants. Her mother still isn’t quite sure what Lusia does for a living but collects every newspaper in a two mile radius whenever her daughter’s picture is in it.
Film credits for Strus include Stir of Echoes, 50 First Dates, Gus Van Sant's Restless, The Mend (with Austin Pendleton and Josh Lucas), Kelly and Cal (with Juliette Lewis), The Secret (Best Supporting Actress - Mexican International Film Festival) 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 and a nomination at the St. Tropez International Film Fest.
Strus’ TV appearances include Modern Family, Blue Bloods and her voice was heard being very unhelpful to Matt Dillon as Marcy on Wayward Pines.
She earned a degree in Theatre from Illinois State University, returned to Chicago and quickly became an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists, one of Chicago's most innovative, long-standing ensembles, she’s 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’s performed at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and many productions at Steppenwolf Theatre, 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 (LA Weekly Award for Outstanding Solo Performance). She is a multi-time nominee and recipient of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for Principle Actress.
Lusia was seen on Broadway in Enron and Elling, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now by Laura Eason (House of Cards) at Rattlestick Theatre and most recently Rancho Viejo alongside Mare Winningham at Playwrights Horizons. Her extensive theatre resume includes A Confederacy of Dunces, opposite Nick Offerman at The Huntington Theatre in Boston, John Guare’s world premiere of Are You There, McPhee? at McCarter Theatre and abroad at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Henry IV: Parts 1& 2.
Strus is 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 in Provincetown, Mass.
Her voice coerces people into buying things in many voiceovers and she’s currently writing things which hopefully will be read and seen in the near future.
Strus lives in Jersey City, N.J. with two strange and beautiful dogs.
Joey Kern currently stars alongside Michelle Dockery in TNT’s Good Behavior. His feature film credits include The Goods, Super Troopers, Cabin Fever, Grind, Complacent, Alter Egos, Love Wrecked, Lucky You, and The Sasquatch Gang. He starred as the lead of the Comedy Central pilot Ghosts/Aliens and has appeared on Key & Peele, Workaholics, Chosen, Party Down, Numb3rs and Sex and the City.