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Actors & Actresses

Matt Cullen

August 14, 2015
Matt Cullen

In 2012, after graduating from Pace University in New York, best friends Matt Cullen and Troy LaPersonerie moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting careers. Seeking a creative outlet, they began filming short comedic videos under the moniker of The Webchat Boys. By August of 2014, however, the duo’s focus had shifted from creating short videos to scripting the first season of Raymond & Lane, a web series based on the offbeat lives of its creators. Having recently completed it’s second season, the series now boasts a strong following on YouTube and has featured guest stars such as Heather Matarazzo (Princess Diaries, Welcome to the Dollhouse), Danny Belrose (Portlandia) and Kelly Washington (Parks & Recreation, Jurassic World).

In April of 2015, Cullen and LaPersonerie were honored guests at the 2015 Los Angeles Webfest, an awards ceremony devoted to online series. Both were nominated in the Outstanding Lead Male Actor in a Comedy Series category, and cast member Samantha Purnell earned a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. READ MORE

Bartenders, Television Personalities

Mia Mastroianni

January 19, 2015

Originally hailing from the small town of Milford, Massachusetts, about 35 miles southwest of Boston, Mia Mastroianni now resides in Los Angeles, where she holds down the bar at one of the city’s most exclusive clubs, the Soho House West Hollywood. With her confident and charismatic presence, she has been crafting unique cocktails for several years. Known in the L.A. bar scene as Tall Mia, she appeared in 2012’s “Sh*t People Say to Bartenders” video, which has garnered nearly three million views on YouTube, and beginning in 2012, Mastroianni competed against other female bartenders in Speed Rack, a competition that raises¬†money for the fight against breast cancer. She placed in the top eight in both 2012 and 2013, and in 2014, won for all of Southern California and went on to compete at Nationals. READ MORE

Athletes

Michelle Jenneke

January 9, 2015
michelle jenneke

In July of 2012, Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke became a worldwide sensation when a video of her playful pre-race warm-up routine at the IAAF World Junior Championships went viral on YouTube. Born in Sydney, Australia, Jenneke began training as a hurdler at the age of 10 at the Cherrybrook Athletics Club, under the tutelage of coach Mick Zisti.

Jenneke competed in the Australian Junior Championships in March of 2010, finishing first in the 100m hurdles and helping to break the Australian record in the women’s sprint medley relay. Four months later, she represented Australia at the Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, where she won the silver medal in the 100m hurdles. At the Australian Junior Championships in 2011, Jenneke finished first in the hurdles in the Under-20 group and, in April of that year, competed at the 89th Australian Athletics Championships, where she finished third, behind world champion Sally Pearson. READ MORE