Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild- and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum. Longoria is set to star opposite Anna Faris (“Mom”) and Eugenio Derbez (HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER) in the MGM/Pantelion re-imagined adaptation of the comedic cult-classic film OVERBOARD set for a 2018 wide-theatrical release as well as opposite Academy Award-winner Jaime Foxx in the feature film ALL-STAR WEEKEND slated for a 2017 wide release. Most recently she starred opposite Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir in the Universal feature film LOWRIDERS, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in LA’s Latino communities.
Foxx is often described as a triple threat for his versatility as an actor, musician and comedian. In 2004 Foxx delivered a trio of powerful l performances in “Ray,” “Collateral,” and “Redemption.” He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles as well as the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), BAFTA and NAACP Image Awards. Besides his outstanding work in front of the camera, in 2007 Foxx took on the role as executive producer of the HBO film “Life Support.” Foxx has also achieved a thriving career in music. He received three Grammy nominations including Best R&B Album for his Platinum-selling “Intuition.” On January 31, 2010 Foxx won a Grammy for his record breaking smash hit “Blame It” featuring T-Pain in the category of Best R&B performance by a duo/group with vocals-at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Marisa Tomei continues to bridge the gap between rich, dramatic performances and smart, comedic turns. Whether working with large studios or independent houses, Marisa consistently brings her independent spirit to every project with which she is involved. Marisa won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. She earned Academy Awards nominations for her outstanding performances in In the Bedroom and The Wrestler. This summer, Marisa is fighting evil in the block-buster action-packed Marvel remake Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello is a diversely talented actor with a diverse range. Among his most popular roles, Manganiello starred in Steven Soderbergh’s cultural phenomenon “Magic Mike” and the sequel, “Magic Mike XXL.” He was previously best known for playing the fan-favorite character ‘Alcide Herveaux,’ a protective big-hearted werewolf on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “True Blood.” The actor has also held reoccurring roles on “How I Met Your Mother,” “One Tree Hill” and was named one of Men’s Health’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time.
John C. McGinley has amassed decades of stellar work on stage and screen, including seven collaborations with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone. His most significant role is Dad to Max, was born with Down syndrome. After Max’s birth he pursued a role on the TV show “Scrubs” that allowed him to spend more time at home. John was recognized as “Parent of the Year” by ivillage.com, and he has joined the Special Olympics campaign “Spread the Word to End the Word.” In 2011 John received Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. He also serves on Global’s Board of Directors. His most recent role is in the horror-comedy “Stan Against Evil.”
Amanda Booth is a model and actress most recognizable from her commercial television work. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Lancome, Fiat, Hershey’s, Target, Old Navy and more. She has appeared on network television shows such as “Hot in Cleveland”, “Maron”, and “Community”. Since becoming a mother to a son with Down syndrome in 2014, Booth’s focus has shifted from fashion editorials for Italian Vogue, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, to most recently the cover of Parents Magazine, an ambassador for Changing the Face of Beauty, and advocacy through social media.
Denis O’Hare has established a strong presence in the industry as a skillful, in-demand character actor. Most recently, he stared as ‘Jessie’ in the NBC series “This Is Us.” Additionally, O’Hare recently re-joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning FX horror anthology, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” for its sixth installment, which premiered in September 2016. Also under the direction of Ryan Murphy, Denis starred in the critically acclaimed HBO telefilm, The Normal Heart, alongside. Most recently, Denis starred as the Baker, alongside Amy Adams, in the Public Theater’s summer staging of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, Into the Woods. O’Hare also recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of An Iliad, a one-man stage retelling of Homer’s famous poem, which he co-authored with Lisa Peterson, for which he earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, among other awards.
Christiansen grew up in Colorado and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her first job was as a writer and associate producer for the 6 a.m. news here at 9NEWS. She went on to work as a writer for the late newscasts and eventually made the transition to general assignment reporter. Her first anchor position was on 9News Saturday Morning. She went on to anchor the 5 and 10 p.m. on the weekends with Ward Lucas. She currently anchors 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. 9NEWS.
Meredith’s journey began as a Miss Colorado Princess, which inspired and motivated her to compete successfully for Miss Colorado’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss America Organization has provided her with the most incredible examples of what young woman should aspire to be and the opportunity to discover and promote her own passion for community service. Being visually impaired since birth, Meredith has used her voice as a titleholder to educate, inform, and promote her platform of early intervention that can diagnose and prevent vision problems. Meredith was awarded the Women In Business Scholarship and the Talent Award at the 2018 Miss America Pageant. She is proud to be a titleholder and to serve with purpose, gratitude, and an open heart.
McKenna is a Colorado Native born and raised. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she obtained a B.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing sciences in 2016. During her time at CU she danced for the Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch, coached the Junior Varsity poms team at Cherry Creek high school, and co-directed the Sparkle Cheerleading squad for student-athletes with special needs. McKenna now works as a behavioral therapist and is in her second season as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader. She is so grateful and humbled to have the opportunity of working with the incredible Dare to Cheer team for the last 2 years, it has truly been a highlight of her experience as a DBC.
Jozie is originally from Omaha, NE and moved to Denver following her graduation from Hastings College (HC) in 2013. While attending HC, Jozie was a student-athlete, earned her B.A. in Web Communication Design and Social Media, was Captain of the Crimson Spirit Dance Team, and was awarded a 1st place – Golden Leaf award by the Collegiate Media Association for her video PSA about bullying. This year, Jozie is in her third season as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader (DBC)! While winning Super Bowl 50 was one of her most memorable experiences, Jozie says that her favorite aspect of her role as a DBC is working with Global’s Dare to Cheer team – Last season she was even named Dare To Cheer/Junior Denver Broncos – Instructor of the Year!