MICHELLE C. BONILLA
(Celena)
Michelle is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of FAILING UPWARDS! Michelle made her big screen debut in Above Suspicion, with Christopher Reeve and Kim Cattral. Her other film credits include working opposite Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Halle Berry, Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Billy Bob Thorton, Hank Azaria, Jimmy Smitts, Richard Dreyfus, Anne Heche, Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment. Michelle began with an impressive list of television credits including recurring roles on The Profiler and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. She was honored to work on the last 12 Seasons recurring as "Harms", the sexy Latina paramedic, on NBC's Emmy Award Winning Drama, ER. Her most recent credits include The Untitled Nick Cannon Sketch Show, Model Minority, The Closer, Days of Our Lives, and CSI Miami. She also made her writing debut with the award winning short film, Slip Away, which she also starred in and produced. Michelle is one of the proud recipients of the Inaugural Gift of Life Entertainment Media Award from the National Kidney Foundation presented to the cast of ER. She is also the winner of The ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Award, for her portrayal in PBS's, Award Winning Foto-Novelas Series, Seeing Through Walls. www.michellecbonilla.com

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MATT CRABTREE
(Charlie)
Matt is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of FAILING UPWARDS! Matt loved this process and so excited to show you what we have! Acting credits include the feature films Daddy, Eugene, Jamesy Boy, with Mary-Louise Parker, The 41-Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, Signal, Corpse Run and on TV as Mr Quigley on Modern Family, Masters of Sex, Monday Mornings as Dr. Gordon Willis, Bones, NCIS, Dads, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, Will and Grace and many stage productions that allowed me to play a multitude of characters (even at the same time) such as Doctor Anonymous, The Santaland Diaries, Epic Proportions, Mommie Queerest, Joe's Garage, How to Succeed in Business, The Boarding House, and The Book of Liz. He also toured Nationally and Internationally with She Loves Me and West Side Story. As a Producer, Director and Actor, he recently completed the award winning parody of the movie HER, called Terminate HER, for the 2014 TOSCARS Competition, securing two Golden Fists for Best Actor and Best Parody. This after last years parody Skyfall entitled Skyfell (and I can't get up) won 1 Golden Fist. Also, he produced the web series FIRSTS and MENTOR and the upcoming Adam Astra Casting.
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Deidra Edwards

DEIDRA EDWARDS
(Annabelle)
Deidra is a nice Jewish girl from Cleveland..so, there’s that. Deidra will next be starring in Neil Labute's Fat Pig on the Hudson Main Stage in Los Angeles. Deidra also starred in the award winning indie feature disFIGURED where she received an award that was specifically created for her performance by the WFCC (Women Film Critics Circle) “to recognize Deidra Edwards for redefining conventional standards of female physical beauty and pride on screen, and promoting positive images of big bodied women.” www.disfiguredmovie.com. She has been seen on stage in Los Angeles in Harold Pinter’s A Night Out and most recently at The Blank Theatre in their Living Room Series in Robert Lawrence Nelson’s Billy. Deidra is engaged in the fight for Human Rights; her most recent activity is the creation of her Enough Already campaign on Youtube…with her video of the same name; Enough Already.

Pip Lilly PIP LILLY
(Pip)
Pip, a professional actor since he was a teenager, is a former member of the famed Second City National Touring Company. He has also appeared in commercials, Frank TV, Gay Hunt and the feature film, Butch Camp starring Judy Tenuta. Stage credits include the national tour, as well as, the West End production of Showboat (directed by Hal Prince and choreographed by Susan Stroman). Other credits include Joe’s Garage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! and Women Behind Bars. He has spent the last twenty years performing in North America, South America, London, England and Vienna, Austria.