Sarah Brown as Katherine Wesley
Three-time Emmy-winning actress Sarah Brown began her acting career at the prestigious Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts. On her nineteenth birthday, Sarah began her professional acting career when she was chosen as the series lead on the popular children's series V.R. Troopers, which aired worldwide, making her a household name with children everywhere. Two short years later, Sarah auditioned for a lead role on the ABC daytime series "General Hospital". In what would soon become an oft-told story, Sarah dazzled the producers with a fearless performance that instantly won her the role of tortured troublemaker "Carly Benson". The fearless audition proved to be an indicator of things to come as Sarah began a five-year journey as one of daytime TV's most memorable characters. Her work during those years (1996-2001) won her the respect of her peers, the love and loyalty of fans around the world, the acclaim of critics and an unprecedented four Emmy nominations with three Emmy wins, all before she was twenty-five. Throughout her run on "GH", Sarah appeared on stage in productions of "Much Ado About Nothing", "The Rainmaker" and "Cyrano de Bergerac".
In April 2001, Sarah made the decision to pursue new challenges beyond daytime television. "GH" fans responded by sending tens of thousands of letters to ABC and also directly to Disney/ABC Chairman Michael Eisner, pleading with him to change Sarah's mind. The outpouring of affection to keep Sarah on the show hit magazines and newspapers worldwide but ultimately Sarah held to her conviction that it was time to move on. TV Guide, the magazine that voted Sarah "one of the finest actors" in her first year on General Hospital, bid the twenty-six year-old actress a touching farewell in May, 2001, saying "We'll miss Sarah Brown, a superb, ferocious actress of unparalleled complexity".
Delivering on the promise of TV Guide's review, Sarah has spent 2003-2004 appearing on hit television series on virtually every network including, Without a Trace (CBS), The Lyon's Den and Crossing Jordan (NBC), Dragnet (ABC), For the People and Strong Medicine (Lifetime). She has also been featured in recurring roles on Mysterious Ways (NBC/PAX) and 10-8: Officers on Duty (ABC). Most recently, Sarah starred in the torn from the headlines USA television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story. The film examines the controversial case of alleged killer Scott Peterson. The film aired in Febuary 2004 and boosted the highest ratings the network has ever had for a MOW.
Sarah has subsequently been a series regular on Days Of Our Lives and a guest star on numerous series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Alicia Minshew as Sara Preston
Alicia Minshew was born and raised in South Florida. She was the third of four girls in a tight-knit family. Her mother, Lenore, is a Pilates instructor, and her father, James, is an Episcopal minister. Born with the acting bug, she has wanted to act professionally for as long as she can remember. After graduating high school, Minshew received a musical theatre scholarship to Indian River College. She acted in several plays and musicals including "Grease," "Kiss Me Kate," "Godspell," and "Nunsense." She also hosted a satellite music program, "The Music Zone," where she introduced videos and broadcasted live reports.
After college, Minshew began working as an actress in Miami and shot her first commercial. She was soon invited to audition for "All My Children" in New York. She wasn't cast at this time, but the experience pushed her to take the leap and relocate to the big apple. Once in New York City, she signed with a talent agent , joined SAG, and quickly booked 2 national commercials.
Minshew has appeared in numerous national commercials, voiceovers, and print ads. She starred on stage in the New York productions of "Beggar on Horseback" ,"Of Love and Betrayal" and most recently made her Off -Broadway debut as Aunt Toniann in "My Big Gay Italian Wedding." Minshew's film and television credits include "Celebrity Death Match," "Life on Mars","Hit and Runway," "The Caprice," and a starring role in "Game Day" with Richard Lewis.
Minshew's big break came when she was cast in the leading role as Susan Lucci's daughter, Kendall Hart on "All My Children," filling the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Minshew's portrayal of Kendall soon became a fan-favorite, earning her more screen time with major storylines. The role earned her two Daytime Emmy nominations in 2009 and 2011, as well as a loyal fan base. Minshew has become a holistic living, fitness, and healthy food advocate. To date, she has been featured in Allure, TV Guide, Soap Opera Digest, People, Us, The Hollywood Reporter, CelebrityBabyScoop, and the cover of Pregnancy, to name a few. She has also appeared on "The View," "Entertainment Tonight," "Extra," "E! Online," "Gayle King", and "Showbiz Tonight".
Alicia will next be seen with top billing and a pivotal role in the indie films "Lies I Told My Little Sister" as well as starring in "Desires of The Heart", which filmed in Savannah Georgia. She recently wrapped the highly anticipated web series "Tainted Dreams." in which she plays the leading role of "Angelica". The series will give viewers a behind the scenes look at the making of a soap opera. She is slated to film the comedy pilot "Surviving Sam" playing opposite comedian Rob Magnotti this fall.
Minshew is also a philanthropist and has recently committed a great deal of her time, energy, and resources to charities that help children, including the AmeriCorps program City Year and The Trisomy 18 Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, weight training, Pilates, dancing, and writing. She also loves spending time with her young daughter, Willow Lenora, and husband, Richie Herschenfeld.
Ron Raines as Senator William Preston
Born and raised in Texas, Ron Raines attended Oklahoma City University and The Juilliard School. He has had a long and illustrious international career that spans the worlds of musical theater, opera, cabaret, classical music, and television. He most recently appeared as Ben in the critically acclaimed revival of Follies at the Kennedy Center, Broadway, and Los Angeles, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. He was a three-time Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Award nominee for his role as the villain Alan Spaulding on CBS’s longest running daytime drama Guiding Light.? He has starred on Broadway in shows such as Chicago and Show Boat, and originated the role of Nick Longworth in Teddy and Alice (with Len Cariou). He has delighted audiences around the world with his memorable starring roles in virtually every major American musical and operetta,including A Little Night Music, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, South Pacific, Annie, Kismet, Sayonara, Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, Naughty Marietta, The Merry Widow, Brigadoon, Rose Marie, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Side by Side by Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, and Man of La Mancha at the Covent Garden Festival. He has soloed with over 50 major American and international orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the Philly Pops, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Israeli Philharmonic, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Tanglewood, the London Palladium, Rainbow and Stars, and the Royal Festival Hall. He has appeared on four PBS “Great Performances,” and has made two solo recordings on Jay Records and numerous cast albums. Most recently, Ron has appeared in NEWSIES on Broadway and is starring as Carl Peterson on One Life to Live. Ron is also appearing in CBS' Person of Interest as Bruce Wellington. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Crystal Chappell as Claire Preston
Emmy Award Winning actress Crystal Chappell is now a two-time Emmy Award Winning Actress and six-time nominee. She recently won this coveted award aga