Meet the cast
Julia Henning was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. She attended Columbia College Chicago, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree In Acting. Julia lives in Los Angeles where she is establishing her name in the entertainment industry. Currently, she Is utilizing free time to write and produce content for her site Documented Explorations. It’s deeply personal and has the intent to expose stereotype breaking realities about the human condition. She also dedicates time to Pan Plays; the theatre production and play reading group she created in 2016. Julia is one half of the production company Hyper Productions. And for the better of a year and a half, has been getting Crude into the world. Julia is flowing tresses of hair and round cheeks. She is fearlessly honest with her thoughts and emotions and enjoys the reward of being creatively critical. Julia revels In projects that depict and celebrate cerebral, passionate, and unconventional qualities.
Tyler Garrison was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. At a young age he fell in love with acting, but unfortunately he also had a passion and a promising future in baseball. Sports took over his life, leaving the dream of acting and Hollywood in the backseat. That was until he got a scholarship playing college baseball, and figured out he could study Film and Acting once again. Sadly, Tyler was injured playing baseball, but he saw that as his window of opportunity. So, he packed his bags and left college for Los Angeles to make his dreams a reality. Everything in life happens for a reason and you just have to learn to pick yourself up and stay positive. Tyler is fired up about being apart of the Crude family, and showing you guys what an amazing cast and story this is!
Amanda was 5 years old when she begged her parents for a "let's put on a play birthday party." They acquiesced, as did the Oregon Children's Theater. From that moment, she was hooked. The next 13 years were filled with her parents' unconditional support of her acting, dancing, and singing ventures...under one condition: she should probably think of performing as "a hobby" and start planning for "a real career." So a business degree, 18 months at a management consulting firm, a fancy downtown waterfront studio, a wandering heart, and a "but what-if?" mentality later, Amanda packed up her '98 Dodge Neon, resolved to commit her life to the pursuit of the artist's dream, and headed south for California where she continues to hone in her craft and pursue an acting career in film and television.
Daniel is proud as hell to be a part of 'Crude'. He's been in a couple of productions since immigrating from the Land Down Under to the US of A and this is shaping up to be one of his all-time favorites. Daniel has played a wide-variety of roles, from a murderous sociopath in Investigation Discovery Channel's 'Murder Book' to a pseudo-philosopher / pot-dealer in the upcoming stoner-epic 'Higher Education'. So he's more than happy to be playing the relatively normal (if occasionally panty-sniffing) Teddy Moore. With the über-talented Julia Henning at the helm, 'Crude' will take you on a fantastical journey into the world of young-adult angst and penis-shaped cupcakes, and Dan is just happy to be along for the ride (... and the penis-shaped cupcakes).
Emily Pearse was born in Clearwater, Florida. She graduated in 2015 with a BA in Theatre from The Florida State University, with a focus in performance. She moved to LA in August 2015 to pursue a career in film and television. Her recent film work includes Halloween: The Night Evil Died (2017), The New Hardy Boys: A Parody web-series (2016) and various commercials. She continues to expand her training through classes with acting studios around Los Angeles such as Bramon Garcia Braun Studio, Alyson Horne Casting, and Upright Citizens Brigade.
As the legend goes, the grizzly and mysterious man known only as "Stephen McAlpin" originated in the nether regions of Saint Louis, Missouri. At the utterance of a dad joke in the waning hours of the afternoon, he materialized out of the dust and henceforth inhabited the shadows of this world, coming and going. Eventually, he migrated to Los Angeles and became an actor. As the bards tell it, he has worked in television, film, and commercial through his agency, Momentum. Stephen studies and refines his craft at such places as Upright Citizens Brigade, John Rosenfeld Studios, and Alyson Horn Casting. In his free time, they say he enjoys spending time with his daughter Remedy and dog Taco, outdoor activities like hiking and camping, run-on sentences, searching for the perfect taco truck, and quests of defeating terrifying mythological creatures using his trusty legendary sword, "DadBod."
Ella Lentini, a New York City native, started her multi-hyphenate film career as an actor, studying at Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse and NYU. She’s worked on TV & Film; NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, Disney’s Wizards of Waverley Place and Supermassive’s worldwide hit, Until Dawn, playing Rami Malek’s twin sisters. Ella graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized study with a focus in ‘Screenwriting as a Weapon.’ Post-graduation, she shadowed an Oscar-nominated director for three years before venturing behind the camera and co-starring in her award winning directorial debut, Piece Of Cake.
Jack Norman is your average actor, host, comedian, rapper, artist trying to make a dang living in Hollywood. When he's not interviewing celebrities on the red carpet for MoviePilot.com, he may be performing hip-hop Improv comedy at UCB on Sunset. He can also be seen every Friday on the Improv Space house team FishGrease. Jack just recently released the first episode of Shhh. a series that he wrote, directed and starred in. Find Jack and laugh with him, he'll love it!
Jill Nigh is an actress from Chicago, IL. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University. After spending one year in Chicago working on independent projects for both stage and film, she moved to Los Angeles to continue pursuing her career. She stays true to the actor's life cliche by maintaining a day job serving people food and ACTING like she's having a great time doing it. She also has a pet fish named Chester. She is ecstatic to add the series Crude to her resume and to be able to learn and grow with this weird little family.