Green Key Management, LLC has clients based both in L.A. & NYC. See Below.
TWICE EMMY-NOMINATED JENNIFER BASSEY
We are thrilled to announce that GKM has the honor to now be representing Twice Emmy Award-nominated JENNIFER BASSEY. Jennifer Bassey became a contract player on ABC TV's "ALL MY CHILDREN" in the summer of 1998, after having portrayed borderline nymphomaniac "Marian Colby," since the early eighties.
Jennifer was born in Chicago. Her first job in entertainment was as a singing Playboy bunny in the very first Playboy Club. She left her bunny ears behind and was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she got the lowest entrance marks in the history of the academy. Three years later, she graduated from the RADA with honors, finishing just below classmate and future Academy Award-winner, Sir Anthony Hopkins. Jennifer went on to the Big Apple, where she appeared in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Some of which included Neil Simon's "California Suite," "Not Now Darling," directed by George Abbot, "In Praise of Love" with Rex Harrison and "The Homecoming" (The Original Royal Shakespeare Production).
Her most recent off-Broadway credits include Moliere's "Tartuffe" and Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic," both staged at the Tribeca Playhouse. Prior off-Broadway appearances included playing "Katherine" in "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Roundabout Theatre, "Lady Macbeth" in "Macbeth" at the Stratford Theatre and "Love Letters," in which she co-starred with Ken Kercheval.
In 1983, Miss Bassey won the role of "Marian Colby" on "All My Children," initially signing for a five-month stint. Due to the incredible popularity of her character, she became a Contract Player and spent decades on the stalwart daytime drama.
Beyond her other dramatic successes, she has enjoyed a flourishing film career that includes such feature films as "Waxwork, Twogether," which also featured both the performing and directing talents of Nick Cassavetes, and "Dunston Checks In" where in a scene-stealing, skin-revealing moment, she received an orgasmic massage from an orangutan! Jennifer has achieved prime-time success, most recently as a Guest Star on "Law & Order," "30 Rock," Grey's Academy," and a recent arc in a return to Daytime in "General Hospital," among many other primetime shows.
In addition to her Two Emmy nominations (including one this year), she also received two Soap Opera Digest Awards, the second of which was shared with her co-star, David Canary, for Favorite Couple.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys outdoor activities and is an aspiring writer, whose latest effort is a new night-time series called "Nightfall," which is currently under consideration for production by HBO.
Her range is astounding as you can see reflected in some of her photos, above and below, and the breadth of range in the roles she has portrayed throughout her amazing career.
BILLY STAPLES IS BACK! Billy first signed with GKM in the year 2000. At the time Billy was winding up a successful radio career as the proverbial third wheel on the nationally popular "Ron & Fez" show. He quickly made the transition to the visual medium of TV with an appearance on "Third Watch" and being featured in a music video. However, he had to back away from the business to care for his mom.
Billy hasn't lost a step. We know we have to start "small," but in less than his first month back under the GKM banner, he booked a lead role in a student-thesis film, and a supporting role in an Equity production of "Guys & Dolls." The student film will allow Billy to get some new film for his now semi-obsolete (yet still effective) reel.
Between the two productions, going back-to-back with simultaneous prep, and restarting acting class, he can't believe how busy he is.
His new headshots were taken by Mark Fisher.
On the left is something new.
On the right, from the past.
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Every actor needs an honest personal manager for their career. Seth....thank you for being in the room today @bmg.models, looking at every ‘I’ and every ‘T’ of that contract!
Also, new to the GKM family, is NICK GENTA.
More about him later as he is taking new headshots and putting his reel together.
Nick is a graduate of Princeton and has a fabulous high tenor singing range.
BTW, I'm not that short, but he is that tall....almost 6'3".
CHERYL LYONE stars in Cannes-screened "RUN! BITCH RUN!"
Here is an excerpt from a reviewer: "The level of violence is extreme but done just enough that your anticipation for Catherine's revenge builds up immensely. In our quest to find new and independent films, Run! Bitch Run! is for sure a film you don't want to miss. It has all the cool elements of the old school Grindhouse films without a multi million dollar budget. Cheryl Lyone's acting is great and quite impressive considering the intensity of her role and the variations her character goes through."
COLLIN is one of the most naturally comedic and likeable actors you will ever meet.
Recent Commercial Credits:
Dunkin' Donuts | Bud Lite | Burger King | Dreyer's Ice Cream | Citibank (six spots as branded spokesman/character; TV, print, radio, Internet) | Full Throttle (Coke), Staples | Verizon | Star Wars Game | Miller Lite | Juicy Fruit (print) | Snickers Direct TV | Pinesol | Poland Spring | General Electric | The Gap | Northridge Mall
A table read was held for the Pilot Script of "Inheriting Willy." Participants included: Davis Choh as Horatio Wang, Emily Ryals who did double duty as daughter, London Englund Wang, and mother, Morganna Englund Wang, Raymond Ma as Harvard Wang, Adrian Lee as Maw Johnson, Michael Maize as Paw Johnson, Collin Christopher as Willy Johnson, Jr., Michael Orange as Nevil Goodwin and Ian Kerr as Mr. Fitzpatrick.
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PHILIP HERNANDEZ was most recently seen in Guest Star roles on “BULL,” “BLUE BLOODS,” and in the season finale of NBC-TV's "THE BLACKLIST." He and James Spader really got into it.
Philip currently has a recurring role as Dr. Costa on “THE PATH,” and had a recurring role on "GOTHAM" as Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Guerra. He appeared opposite Edie Falco and Tony Shaloub on "NURSE JACKIE," and with Debra Messing in an episode of "MYSTERIES OF LAURA." He also played pivotal roles in "HOSTAGES," and "ELEMENTARY," among others.
Philip has had multiple leading roles on Broadway. He is the only actor in Broadway history to star as both male leads in "LES MISERABLES." He also played lead roles in the Original Broadway Casts of "THE CAPEMAN," and "KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN."
JULIA DiVERGILIO is our newest addition to the GKM family so she deserves to be featured, here.
Julia is originally from the hippie enclave of Berkeley, California and then her family moved to Sin City (aka Las Vegas) where she finished high school (Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts) and then, at age 18, moved to NYC for the best training she could find. She's somewhat reminiscent of a young, but prettier, Sandra Bernhard with eyes that say mischief and a figure that echoes that sentiment. She's got that quirky-cute thing going and can go from wacky to very dark. It is going to be fun to introduce her to some people in the industry and very promising opportunities.
After A Five Year Hiatus, Former MISS UNIVERSE, MPULE KWELAGOBE, Has Re-Signed With Green Key Management, LLC.
Mpule's Passion is "Eco-Chic." She has two areas of expertise she would like to combine: Ecology and Fashion/Glamor. You can be "green" and
Since she grew up in Africa (literally, on a dirt floor) with
a grandfather who was a witch doctor, she is well-versed in herbology, both
exotic and what can be found in the urban marketplace.
Also, being an
experienced and successful beauty queen (she was the first woman of color to be a spokesperson for Clairol), she has access and knowledge of the world of fashion and
As a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. she is, literally, quite
After nearly 15 years together, starting when ALICIA was a teenager with nothing but raw potential that took years of patient development, and then after approximately 7 years of hard work on both ends, she landed her signature role on ABC's "ALL MY CHILDREN." Alicia has recently become a GKM Alumnus. GKM could not be prouder of Alicia, her work ethic, and the things we have been able to accomplish together. Now GKM is acting as producer for her own show which we are currently developing.
ALICIA, though not a management client at this time, signed with a GKM subsidiary to shoot the lead role in a new Pilot (with the lead role created for her) entitled "I'VE COMPLETELY LOST IT !!" Actually, two lead roles. As a nod to her soap past, she's playing her own twin. :-) These roles are very different than her roles in "All My Children." The Pilot is an "Extreme Comedy." Alicia, like you've never seen her before.
AFTER A 10 YEAR RUN starring on ABC-TV's "ALL MY CHILDREN," with the cancellation of the show from ABC-TV, Alicia has decided to not to follow the show on the Internet and will move on to new ventures. One of those new ventures? See the above paragraph.
Here is a Press Release I put out in January 2008:
THE HARDEST WORKING ACTOR ON TV
Instead of all the spoiled, trouble-making actresses out there who are in and out of rehab with their panties in the glove compartment, something nice should be said about someone who is really hard-working, good at her job, young-yet-mature, beautiful and talented.
I thought my long-time friend and client had been working awfully hard this past year. On her sixth on-air anniversary (January 8th) my suspicions were confirmed when a fan, known only as "dawn9476," blogged about some research she had conducted. Alicia is officially the hardest working actor in all of Television (Daytime, Prime Time, or ANYTIME). She shot, and appeared in, an incredible 233 episodes of ABC-TV's "ALL MY CHILDREN" for the year 2007 in the role of vixen, KENDALL HART, the beautiful, plotting and devious, diva-daughter of SUSAN LUCCI'S "ERICA KANE." That's more than any other actor in her field (or otherwise), by far. Can you imagine how many volumes of dialogue she has had to memorize, night-after-night, after shooting all day? It is a testament to her fan base, her work ethic, and the faith that ABC-TV has in her. She may have been the titleholder in the previous 5 years as well.
Alicia has accumulated an astonishing, 1500-plus episodes since she first appeared six years ago. That body of work is the equivalent of nearly 40 years for a Prime Time TV show!
THANKS TO THE DEDICATED EFFORTS OF GKM CARA became a Series Regular Trainer on NBC-TV's "THE BIGGEST LOSER" for Season 11.
CARA Is A Two-Time Gold Gloves Boxing Champion. Although CARA is no longer a client, GKM is very proud of our having been a part of her success story and continued friendship.