Following a divorce and the death of her father-in-law, Jesse, a New Yorker, returns to a small town to live with her now widowed mother-in-law. Jesse struggles to fit in with the local townsfolk, who don’t welcome her with open arms. to say the least. Jesse becomes acquainted with the local pastor, her widowed brother-in-law, falling in love with him, much to the dismay of the community. Things get even more complicated when her ex-husband comes calling, suspiciously trying to win her back. Between her love life and entangled in-laws, Jesse is tested as she seeks the answer to where she truly belongs.
Starring: Chelsey Crisp, Marilu Henner, Joe Williamson, Philip Boyd & Corbin Bernsen
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Role: Father Grayson
Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family. His mother, who recently passed away, was a mainstay on the long-running soap The Young and Restless for 35 years. A graduate of UCLA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in playwriting, he most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series PSYCH.
Bernsen was catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series L.A. Law. Twice, he was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Arnie Becker on the show. Along the way, he hosted Saturday Night Live and guest starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek, to name a few television appearances.
Bernsen starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned- owner Roger Dorn, in the extremely popular Major League series of films. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Recently, Bernsen has directed the films Carpool Guy, Dead Air and Rust, which was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With Rust, Bernsen shifted his focus to family-friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. 25 Hill, which he also wrote and directed, is the first title from his newly formed company and was distributed by EchoLight Studios in July 2012. This was followed by 3 Day Test (2012) and Beyond the Heavens (2013), also released by EchoLight Studios. Bernsen's latest project, Christian Mingle, was released in January 2015 by Capitol. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 26 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.
Philip Boyd grew up in the small town of Conyers, Georgia, about 25 miles southeast of Atlanta. He was an active sports enthusiast, playing baseball, football and wrestling, He even joined a traveling baseball team after graduating from high school in hopes of following in his grandfather Dave Harris’ footsteps as a professional baseball in the '30s.
Boyd's love of the arts began to pull him in a different direction. The one-hour drama In the Heat of the Night was filmed near his hometown, and he was introduced to the entertainment industry. In 1995, Boyd moved to Los Angeles to follow his dream and quickly landed his first professional acting job working along Michelle Williams, James Naughton and Mel Harris in the pilot Raising Caines. Since then, he has appeared on TV shows and has worked with such actors as Christina Ricci, Katie Holmes, Bette Midler and Holly Hunter. Boyd has also been in several films including sharing a Best Ensemble Cast award for his role as Matt in 29 Reasons to Run at the Bare Bones Film Festival in 2006. He also received a Best Supporting Actor nominee for his work in Clones Gold Wild at the 2009 Action on Film Festival. Recently Philip guest starred on the half-hour comedy Mixology and played a supporting role in the film The Wrong Side of Right starring James Remar and Lea Thompson. Boyd is currently entering his third season as “Oscar" in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots for OWN network.
Chelsey Crisp has displayed great versatility as an actress, writer and producer throughout her career. She currently stars as “Honey” in ABC's hit comedy series Fresh Off the Boat. Crisp also stars as the lead in Spitfire Studios' feature horror film Bleed, which released in early 2016.
Crisp has had roles in numerous television shows including New Girl, Mike & Molly, Happy Endings, The Office and The Joe Schmo Show. Additional TV credits include Rake, NCIS, CSI Miami, Rizzoli & Isles, Journeyman, and Threshold. She was also previously seen in the award-winning indie film Reconciliation.
Crisp is also the artistic director of Duchess Riot, an all-female comedy troupe recently voted "#1 Theater Group" on the .LA. HotList for the fourth year in a row. She currently produces comedic projects with Duchess Riot, ranging from live improv to feature films, and they perform a monthly show at ACME Comedy NoHo Theatre.
A graduate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a degree in theatre and a Shakespeare certificate from The British American Drama Academy, Crisp spent a year abroad producing shows for Universal Studios Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa. She continued her education at Steppenwolf West, Stan Kirsch Studios and Margie Habor Studio, and furthers her comedy training at ACME, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Groundlings, and iO West. She credits the bulk of her comedy technique to LA-based coach Donovan Scott.
Crisp additionally won NBC's Fear Factor by doing things better left unmentioned. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
A vivacious red-haired actress known for her Midwestern sass, Marilu Henner starred in several Broadway plays, including Grease, before landing her career-defining role of tough New York cabbie Elaine Nardo on the classic sitcom Taxi (ABC, 1978-1983).
Although Henner was never nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the series, she was made an honorary New York cabbie and achieved, through this one series, television immortality as the only female in a legendary ensemble cast.
A popular fixture of tabloids for relationships with famous men like John Travolta, everyone's favorite guy's gal parlayed her sitcom success by co-starring in feature films like the campy favorite Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Perfect (1985) and guest-starring on innumerable television shows throughout the 1980s and '90s. She also turned her interest in health and fitness into a new career, co-writing Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover in 1998 and continuing to churn out nonfiction healthy-lifestyle titles over the next several years.
In addition to her viability as a health guru, her acting career flourished in the 1990s and into the next millennium, during which time she played Burt Reynolds's wife on the popular CBS sitcom Evening Shade (1990-1994) and appeared as one of the more respectable contestants on Celebrity Apprentice (NBC, 2004). One of the few actresses who could be both beautiful and "one of the guys," Henner's unique appeal has helped make her an admired television star.
Joseph Williamson is a father, husband and actor; and he approaches all three with a passion. Williamson was born and raised in Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University where he discovered two of his passions: his wife Joni and acting!
Shortly after college, the he and Joni made the hike out to L.A. to pursue their dreams, and they have never looked back. Bringing a blend of alpha male swagger and mid-western nice guy, Williamson loves to dive into a character. The key to bringing his characters to life? Imagination. He believes acting is an art, not a science. And it’s an art he strives to learn more and explore every day. He is most known for his three season recurring role as Pierce on ABC’s hit series Grey's Anatomy. As the new, yet cocky intern, he created conflicts and “who’s the daddy?” love triangles. He also recurred as Jon on HBO’s Looking. Williamson has numerous TV guest-cast appearances that include Transparent, Aquarius, Bones, Criminal Minds, Castle and one heck of a memorable movie theater scene with Elizabeth Moss in Mad Men. Williamson’s starring roles in independent features include Please Stand By alongside Alice Eve and Dakota Fanning, and the gritty drama The Yellow Wallpaper.
He and his wife created his third passion: his children, Maggie and Bucky, who have him wrapped around their little fingers. His dedication for both his family and his career drive him to be a committed and excellent actor and person. Williamson is very active with education-promoting children’s charities such as Teach for America and Young Storytellers.
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