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ABBY ELLIOTT is best known for her four seasons as a cast member on NBC’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. She was the first second-generation cast member onSNL, following in the footsteps of her father, actor and comedian Chris Elliott. Abby co-stars in Bravo’s hit, scripted half hour comedy ODD MOM OUT, which is currently in production on its third season. Abby’s other television credits include: DIFFICULT PEOPLE, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, HAPPY ENDINGS,GARFUNKEL AND OATES, and 2 BROKE GIRLS. Abby's feature credits include: Paramount’sTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES with Megan Fox and Will Arnett, the indie film LIFE PARTNERS alongside Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs, BETTER OFF SINGLE opposite Aaron Tveit, HIGH ROAD opposite Lizzy Caplan and Andy Daly, SEX ED along with Haley Joel Osment and Matt Walsh, and NO STRINGS ATTACHED with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Before SNL, Abby worked and trained with the Groundling’s Theater and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade.
MENA MASSOUD recently wrapped shooting the title role of the high profile Disney feature ALADDIN, a live-action retelling of the 1992 classic directed by Guy Ritchie. Massoud stars opposite Will Smith, Naomi Scott, and Marwan Kenzari. Mena landed ‘Aladdin’ amidst a well-documented worldwide search in which over 2,000 actors from London to Egypt to Abu Dhabi to India auditioned for the role. ALADDIN will hit theatres on May 24th, 2019.
Mena can next be seen in Rowan Athale’s STRANGE BUT TRUE opposite Nick Robinson, Margaret Qualley, and Amy Ryan. He will also be seen in Amazon’s upcoming series Tom Clancy’s JACK RYAN, opposite John Krasinski and Abbie Cornish. JACK RYAN comes from Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV. Mena’s other television credits include the CW’s NIKITA and TeenNick’s OPEN HEART.
Mena was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
AASIF MANDVI is known for his various comedic and dramatic roles including Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN 2, Craig Gillespie’s MILLION DOLLAR ARM, Larry David’s THE DICTATOR and Shawn Levy’s THE INTERNSHIP. Mandvi was most recently seen in the Netflix hit, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS starring Neil Patrick Harris and cancurrently be seen in the Hulu drama SHUT EYE. In theatre, Aasif is most known for his lead role in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production of DISGRACED, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Kimberly Senior.
Aasif also won an OBIE for his one-man play SAKINA’S RESTAURANT which he later adapted into the film TODAY’S SPECIAL. Previously, Aasif was a correspondent on The Daily Show starring Jon Stewart as well an actor, writer, and co-producer on HBO’s comedy series THE BRINK. His book NO LAND’S MAN was published in 2015 by Chronicle Books.