Welcome to BTA® AMERICA!

The British Talent Agency was born in the USA!

Explore our fabulous American clients

We are delighted to here present the cream of our American clients (with many more to be added soon).

These are either America-born or America-based clients – please see each client’s profile for details.

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

(alphabetised by first name)

AARON STIELSTRA

As soon as we signed Aaron we quickly got him several bookings, including filming a sizable role on the now infamous unreleased DC movie ‘BATGIRL’, starring Leslie Grace, Brendan Fraser and Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons.

A TV a film veteran, previous credits include: Saturday Night Live; Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise; The Mona Lisa Myth narrated by Morgan Freeman; Catch-22 starring George Clooney, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie; and American Night with John Rhys Meyers and Emile Hirsch. Along with They Talk with Rocio Morales, and 3 seasons of the Disney TV show Penny on MARS.

"Ryan and the team at BTA® offer a very high number of auditions. And the quality and spectrum of the projects is vast. Never have I encountered so many interesting - and BIG - opportunities in so little time. And Ryan handles everything fast, friendly and efficient. It's been a very exciting ride! Grazie!"

AARON STIELSTRA

Aaron was born in the USA and has Italian residency.

ALEX BENTLEY

Alex Josef Bentley is a Middle Eastern-American actor and producer who was born in San Diego, California and grew up in the Middle East. Before his film and television career, he played college and semi-professional baseball in Mexico, the U.S and Europe.

While playing college baseball in San Diego and pursuing a career in the MLB, Bentley landed his first role, ironically as a San Diego Padres player on FOX’s Pitch. The featured extra role became his cathartic transition from baseball to acting. Since hanging up his cleats, Bentley has booked roles in Beckman (Universal), opposite Brighton Sharbino and Billy Baldwin, Pam and Tommy (Hulu), opposite Sebastian Stan, Tell It Like A Woman, opposite Jennifer Hudson and 80 for Brady (Paramount), opposite Jane Fonda and Sally Field. 

"I’m thrilled with this submission report and with you guys! thanks! Lets have a strong year together."
Alex Bentley

BRITTANY MCVICKER

Brittany McVicker started her career as a model and ended up in campaigns for major companies such as Bud Light and Glamour Magazine.

After completing her acting training at some of the world’s most prestigious acting schools (The Second City, Playhouse West, RADA), Brittany went on to land not only one but a two-film deal with the Lifetime Network, starring in the films ‘Club of Secrets’ and ‘Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny’. Some of Brittany’s notable film and television credits include appearances in the AMC+ series ‘Coopers Bar’, Peacock’s ‘WWE Evil’, Hulu Original film ‘Santa Games’ and ‘Phels High’.

 

CARLY BUHLER

Canadian-born, Carly Buhler trained with top acting coaches from around the world, including fellow actor Mark Rowley, and Oscar-nominated director, Jamie Donoughue.

Carly’s recent roles include the Netfilx series, Away, starring Hilary Swank, and the SyFy series, Resident Alien, starring Alan Tudyk. She had a recurring role in Season 6 of the popular CW show The 100. Carly played Nurse Heather in Season 12 of the long-running TV series Untold Stories of the ER. She also appeared on the NBC pilot Miranda’s Rights, directed by Jennifer Getzinger, and played a gastroenterologist in an episode of Diagnose Me on the Discovery Life Channel.

Carly has starred in countless short films, including Conceive, Dead Air, Artful Mind, Pretty Okay Mom, Missing, and Jeremy Tanner is a Sicko, which screened at the Whistler International Film Festival. Carly has also had a lot of commercial success, starring with speaking roles in major ad campaigns for 3M/Scotch, Yoplait/Go-Gurt, and Raymond James Financial.

Carly’s improvisational talents have been put to use by frequently acting in training scenarios for law enforcement and child welfare workers. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education, both awarded by Simon Fraser University. Carly is fluent in French, is an avid runner, and enjoys gardening, reading fiction novels and the great outdoors (in addition to indulging in her favourite shows and films on various viewing platforms). This professional and tenacious woman is always looking forward to her next project in the booming film industry in Vancouver or in the United Kingdom and beyond.

CAROL ANNE WATTS

Carol Anne is managed worldwide by BTA®. An award-winning Hollywood-based actress, her performance in the feature film Redneck Roots won her two international film festival awards for Best Supporting Actress along with a further nomination for Best Actress.

Notable television credits include: A Way Back Home, Killer Women, Red Band Society, and Vice Principals. She has appeared in numerous feature films including Traded and Ant-Man, and plays the leading roles in the forthcoming action features Aim and Final Imprint.

Carol Anne has trained in hand-to-hand combat for over 9 years.

DOUG HALEY

Bouncing between LA and London, Doug is known for his riveting performances in films and TV shows such as Code Black, The Babysitter and The Spectacular Now, among many others.

ELIZABETH GREER

Elizabeth is an award-winning actor who earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She works regularly in episodic television, with guest spots and recurring on many shows such as "Succession", "The Morning Show," "Ray Donovan," and many more.

She started her acting career on many New York and east coast stages such as Lincoln Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, American Jewish Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre (full list of professional theater credits on request).

 

IRINA DUBOVA

Irina is a professional actress with over 20 years of acting experience for stage and film. Trained in Russia, she moved to the United States, where she is known for her work in The Americans, Barry, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hunters, While You Were Breeding, Chad, Life by Ella, For All Mankind, The Perfect Couple, and Goodbye Vesna.

LANGUAGES: English, Russian

DIALECTS: English, Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, French, Middle Eastern

JAMAAL BURCHER

Jamaal Burcher is a British-American actor, model, and stuntman. He was born in Bermuda and grew up in the US. He has residences and passports for both the US and UK.

Jamaal is trained in TV/Film, Commercials, and Voiceovers. His acting versatility allows him to transform into a wide variety of characters and age ranges, both in drama and comedy.

Jamaal is known for his recent performances in the new series The Changeling (Apple TV), Magnum P.I. (NBC), and FBI: Most Wanted (CBS). Other notable roles were in NCIS: Hawaii (CBS), ATL Homicide (TVOne), and Marvel's Jessica Jones (NETFLIX). He also had strong stunt performances in The Equalizer (CBS), Power Book II: Ghost (STARZ), and the feature film Black Adam (Warner Bros).

JAMES WAKELAND

James is an American actor based in London with a strong passion for theatre and all things Shakespeare.  He is a recent graduate of East 15 Acting School’s MFA Acting (International) course.  Before moving to the UK, he also studied and trained at USU Theatre.  His recent roles include Kilroy in ‘Camino Real’ at the Bridewell Theatre, Coleridge in ‘Mary Lamb’ at Hoxton Hall Theatre, and Phil in ‘DNA’ which toured to schools around London.  He also attended a brief residency with Shakespeare’s Globe Higher Education in 2022.

This summer, James is performing multiple roles in 2 shows with Ryan J-W Smith’s award-winning theatre company, Rogue Shakespeare®

JAMIE BERNADETTE

Jamie Bernadette has established herself in the film and television industry with over 100 credits to her name. Some of her most recent credits include a recurring role on Lifetime's TV show "Keeping Up with the Joneses" starring Vivica A. Fox, a Guest Star role on the hit CBS TV show "NCIS: New Orleans", another Guest Star on NBC'S "Midnight Texas", and a series regular role in the TV Pilot "Ember", starring Lindsley Register (Walking Dead Seasons 7-10) and John Savage (The Last Full Measure, The Deer Hunter). She worked alongside such greats as Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and John Bradley (Game of Thrones) in the recently released drama by Miramax "American Satan".

Jamie leads the cast of "The Furnace" by Oscar-Nominated Director Darrell Roodt. The film released in 90 countries and Jamie received 2 Best Lead Actress Nominations from the Nice International Film Festival and the Madrid International Film Festival. In addition, the film has received 11 other nominations and won Best Feature Film at the Milan International Film Festival. Jamie has also produced 4 feature films, written 2, and she directed her first feature film called, "The Desecrated Ones".

Jamie has become an icon in the horror genre after leading numerous horror films that garnered her much recognition and a large fan base. Among them is "I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà Vu", the fifth film in the popular franchise. Film critics praised Jamie for her heart-wrenching, brave leading performance in this much-anticipated sequel to the 1978 original film with Meir Zarchi returning to direct and star Camille Keaton returning to play her mother. "4/20 Massacre", another film with Jamie as the leading final girl, played on Showtime Channel and TMC for 2 years. "The 6th Friend" released in Cinemark Theaters in 2019, with Jamie again in the leading role. Jamie received two Best Actress awards for her performance from the Freakshow Horror Film Festival and RIP Film Festival.

Jamie is also preparing to release a book of poetry. We are delighted to represent her at BTA®. 

JESSICA MORRIS

Known for her portrayal of series regular Jennifer Rappaport on ABC's One Life to Live, Jessica has cultivated her career as the leading lady in various television shows and independent films. Also making a memorable appearance in Universal's theatrical success Role Models.

Jessica has recently been the star of Lifetime TV's hit movie The Wrong Student and has also had strong guest starring roles on popular primetime shows, including Fox's Rosewood and TNT's Perception.

Jessica stands out as an actress who conveys honesty and depth through all of the characters she plays and has also discovered her passion for screenwriting.

LANA YOUNG

Lana was born in Bermuda. After a decade in the corporate world she took a detour and earned her M.A. in Acting from the Arts Educational School London and never looked back.

Career highlights includes the recurring roles of Dr. Mary Osder in Fox's hospital drama The Resident, as Inez Trujillo in Ambitions (OWN), Dr. Lopes in Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access), Mrs. Douglas in The Vampire Diaries (CW), Dr. Jacinta Butler in Greenleaf (OWN) and Gloria Ruiz in The Inspectors (CBS); guest-star roles include Detective Michele Hodiak in Gone (NBC), Linda in Kevin Can Wait (CBS), Debbie in The Act (HULU) opposite Patricia Arquette and most recently Dr. Highland in WandaVision (Disney+) opposite Teyonah Parris, Dr. Jantzen in Lisey's Story (Apple Tv+) opposite Julianne Moore and Clive Owen and BULL. Lana has been honored to work with some of the greats. Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in the Oscar- winning film Beginners, playing Gloria opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in the boxing drama Southpaw and playing opposite Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux in the feature film The Girl on the Train. She most recently shot a leading role in Tyler Perry's passion project, A Jazzman's Blues and has received a nomination for Most Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture.

Lana recently appeared on stage as Paulina in The Winter's Tale at Hartford Stage, with rave reviews. She lives in New York City.

LISSA CARANDANG-SWEENEY

Born in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Lissa is a SAG-Eligible, multilingual, half Filipina half American, NYC-based actress. She made her TV debut in the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, and day played in a project produced by Wong Kar-Wai.

She has also starred in a number of independent and senior student films from notable schools such as New York University, New York Film Academy, and Columbia.

 

Dr Lori Beth Bisbey

Dr. Bisbey is an Accredited Advanced GSRD (gender, sex, relationship diversity) Therapist (Pink Therapy), sex & intimacy coach, and registered psychologist. UK viewers may have recently seen Dr. Lori in the Channel 4 show 'Open House', in which Dr. Lori featured prominently in every episode as the resident Specialist Relationship Therapist.

MATTHEW AMENDT

Born and raised in the coal mining country of Western Pennsylvania, Matthew cut his teeth training and performing in the US and abroad, with the famed Guthrie Theater out of Minneapolis, appearing in 12 productions including the world premieres of THE GREAT GATSBY as Nick Carraway and Robert Bly’s PEER GYNT alongside Mark Rylance, the international tour of DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and the American Premiere of Brian Friehl’s THE HOME PLACE as the villainous Con Doherty.

Making his NY debut in 2009 as the title role in HENRY V, the NY Times described him as “a charismatic, skillful actor with a clarion baritone who gives the production a magnetic focus. Handsome in a Tom Cruise kind of way, the square-jawed and youthful Mr. Amendt is a distinctly cool King Henry.” He hasn’t looked back since, with appearances in a number of film, television, and theater productions, playing many of the great roles in the classical canon, and working with some incredible names in the industry, including: Mark Rylance, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Hunter Foster, Maggie Siff, Jonathan Cake, John Douglas Thompson, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Spinella, Patrick Page, Harriet Harris, Janet McTeer, Kate Hamill and many more.

In 2014 Matthew won the prestigious Emery Battis Award for the role of Prince Hal opposite Stacy Keach in HENRY IV PARTS 1 AND 2, in 2018 his work as HAMLET was lauded by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as one of the Top Three Productions of the Year, and he was named Leading Man of the Year. Off-Broadway, he shared a Lortel Nomination for best ensemble in THE MISANTHROPE, worked with Sir Michael Boyd on an acclaimed production of TAMBURLAINE at Theatre for a New Audience, and chewed up fellow artists as DRACULA at Classic Stage Company, all leading to his Broadway debut in BERNHARDT/HAMLET.

Recently, he’s pivoted to contemporary work, developing new plays at the La Jolla Playhouse, alongside Independent Film. Contact Cynthia Katz at Gotham Talent, or Tony Cloer at Blue Ridge Entertainment to find out more information and how to start working together today.

Matthew currently lives in Paris, France.

 

MICHAEL PAUL

Actor, Comedian, Puppeteer, Ventriloquist, Director, Writer... Michael has toured with Lewis Black, Joan Rivers, Lisa Lampanelli, Margaret Cho, Jeff Foxworthy, Rita Rudner, Phyllis Diller, Drew Carey, Wynonna Judd, James Brown, The Pointer Sisters, and more. His credits include: The Tonight Show, The Grammy Awards, Sex and the City,  America’s Got Talent, Sesame Street, The Ten co-starring with Paul Rudd & Winona Ryder,  27 Dresses opposite Katherine Heigl and with Kevin Spacey in  The Ventriloquist.   Voicing and puppeteering for Jim Henson Productions, Saturday Night Live, Dick Clark, MTV, Walt Disney Productions, and numerous national commercial campaigns.  

After an audience with Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II he  garnered  Atlantic City Magazine’s “Act of the Year”  and in recent years has written or directed for Robert DeNiro, Sheri Polo, John Travolta, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The Friar’s Roasts,”  coverage writing for numerous stage and television productions along with editorials for The Huffington Post, USA Today, LaughSpin and his critically acclaimed book, Breaking Out of Show Business (Post Hill Publishing).

NICHOLLE TOM

Nicholle Tom has been a profile name in Hollywood since the 90's when she was propelled to fame with her role as Ryce Newton in Beethoven (1992, Universal Pictures) and Beethoven's 2nd (1993, Universal Pictures). Nicholle then became known for her role as Maggie Sheffield on the hit CBS TV series, The Nanny (1993-1999), for which she was nominated for 5 acting awards.

Further credits include notable roles in  feature films such as Panic (2000, Artisan Entertainment) starring William H. Macy and Donald Sutherland, The Princess Diaries (2001, Walt Disney Pictures), starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews, along with numerous roles in high profile TV shows such as Masters of Sex, About A Boy, Gotham, Survivor's Remorse and Hollywood Darlings. Nicholle is also known for voicing Supergirl in the DC Animated Universe.

A seasoned expert in both comedy and drama, Nicholle is revered for her gritty realism and selfless commitment to her roles.

RIB HILLIS

Rib Hillis is an American actor, producer and model, best known for playing Jim Bridger in the up coming series Tall Tales of Jim Bridger on INSP Network. Starting his entertainment career as a model in Europe, Rib worked for designers and publications such as Versace, Armani, Hugo Boss, Ferré, Vogue, GQ, Esquire and Men's Health, and featured in many national and international commercials and campaigns.

Rib has since found success as an actor in Hollywood with credits including the ABC soap opera, Port Charles and prime-time appearances in dozens of television shows, including, Ugly Betty, Two and a Half Men, CSI, Melissa and Joey, Bull, Eve, Angel and Modern Family. Rib has also found success on the silver screen, playing roles in films such as, Grooms Cake, Birthday Cake, Taos, Propiedad Ajena, Life's a Beach, etc. His latest credits in films released on Netflix & Amazon include Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs, Doggone Christmas, Timber The Treasure Dog & Shockwave.

Rib also appeared in the action film KILL SHOT, which he co-wrote, produced and starred in. Rib was also an on camera talent as a designer on the Emmy winning hit ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Hillis is happily married to fellow actress Jessica Morris and is the proud father of four.

SARAH NAVRATIL

German-born Sarah Navratil has had great success since moving to Los Angeles, and can currently be seen as a series regular on MGM’s new series, Stargate Origins. You can also catch her in Starz new show, Counterpart and CW’s Pretty Little Liars. Sarah has also found success on the silver screen with indie darlings like Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine, Nothing Like the Sun and Barbie’s Kenny.

Favourite theater credits include the premier of The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne, Frankenstein, Some Girl(s), the West Coast premiere of Key Change and award winning fringe show Disrupted. 

Sarah was born in Germany and lives in the USA – she is a permanent US citizen.

SEAN MICHAEL GUESS

Launching his acting career on the silver screen with a supporting role in Paramount Pictures iconic Wayne’s World 2 (playing opposite Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Chris Farley), Sean continued his stellar comedy improv rise in Hollywood being cast in Universal Pictures Land Of The Lost (playing opposite Will Ferrell and Danny McBride) for which he endured five hours of prosthetic attachments in the make up chair every day to transform into the Elder Pakuni.

Strong dramatic versatility landed him parts as the baddie on TV in the critically acclaimed shows True Blood (HBO), J.J. Abraham’s Felicity (WB), and The Young & The Restless (CBS). More high profile credits include Grounded For Life (Fox), Awake (NBC), Savannah (WB) and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (Fox).

Working prolifically, Sean also stars in the cult-classic Almost Sharkproof (playing opposite John Lovitz), appears in music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins, Rob Zombie, Britney Spheres, and plays the lead in numerous national U.S. adverts, most notably in Sprints Super Bowl commercial as Sketchy Jeff which led to #sketchyjeff trending on Twitter.

His multi-instrumental/singing talent transcends into the music industry under the stage name Y, where he’s been the solo acoustic opening act on U.S./European tours for Joseph Arthur (Real World Records) and The Magic Numbers (Heavenly Records).

Born in the USA, Sean is primarily based in Los Angeles and occasionally in London.

STEFAN TROUT

Stefan Trout is a US and EU citizen, and British resident. Graduating with honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014, Stefan has worked professionally as an actor, musician and vocal artist in many mediums. Through BTA®, Stefan was recently booked as a life-changing recurring role in FBI: International. Stefan is currently filming on season 3 of the popular TV show through to May 2024.

Stefan has also devised flatteringly-reviewed children’s shows for the Edinburgh Fringe, worked for the BBC on “Teacup Travels,” performed at the Globe in “As You Like It” and, recently completed a run of “News Revue” at the Canal Cafe Theatre.

STEVE HOWARD

Steve was born in Long Beach, California. Early in his career, Steve guest-starred in multiple episodes of SeaQuest 2032, Pointman and Unsolved Mysteries as well as Tom Hanks' HBO award-winning mini-series From the Earth to the Moon and the USA original movie Perfect Crime with Mitzi Kapture.

More recently, Steve portrayed Pope Pius V in Queens, a historical mini-series filmed in Spain & Scotland that tells the story of the fight for power between Elizabeth l and Mary of Scotland. He was also Dermot Mulroney's hitman in Hanna. Other credits include En el corredor de la muerte; Inside; Leonor Watling and The Vineyard.

Having moved to Spain in 2008, Steven speaks fluent Spanish.

Steve was born in USA and is a permanent Spanish resident - he lives in Barcelona, Spain.

SIMONA DIMOV

Hailing from Bulgaria and Germany, Simona is an actress, singer, songwriter and writer who left her world behind to pursue her artistic endeavors in Los Angeles. Simona uses her musical and theatrical abilities to artistically express the complexities of life and love, with current musical releases dealing with emotional challenges. When she was still living in Germany she secretly attended a film acting school as her academic achievements didn’t allow for her to tune into her creativity yet. She finds herself compelled to depict and write about complex and twisted characters as she navigates through the myriad hues of life. Much like a chameleon, she has the ability to embody various versions of herself, yet remains steadfast to her core values, guided by her moral compass, passion, and love. 

Simona, being fluent in four languages [English, German, Bulgarian, French] has excelled her writing skills; which is how she got the opportunity to co-write an independent feature film while also landing a starring role in the movie, opposite Ray J, Denny Trejo and several social media influencers. Her new ventures made her tap into the world of gaming and creating original scores such as for the game “Firesky” in which she is one of the lead Voiceovers. Her music and image also appeared on a spinoff game for Roblox called Underground. 

After successfully performing at the charity music festival “Dogepalooza” many more exciting performances combining the world of theater and music are planned showcasing all of her strengths in one cohesive project.

Simona was born in Germany and is a permanent US citizen – she lives in LA.

ZAINA JULIETTE

US-born, Zaina Juliette is a multifaceted force in the world of entertainment, boasting an impressive array of recent film credits that have garnered acclaim. She recently delivered a captivating performance as Angel in the award-winning new film, "Condition of Return." Additionally, she portrayed the role of Ava in the thought-provoking "I Thought You Knew." Her versatility shines through in the powerful action, crime, and psychological thriller "Shades of Sapphire," a series and movie where she embodies Sapphire, a tough and influential female leading a crime organization with seven distinct personalities.

Zaina is also hard at work on her original series, "ST7R," which she writes and stars in, playing the role of SaHeaven. This sci-fi, horror, action, and psychological thriller series ventures into uncharted territories, delving into spiritual warfare and the intricate realms of heaven and hell as Zaina's character battles to save Earth.

Her dynamic talents extend beyond the screen as she mesmerizes audiences with her live concert opera. Zaina's journey in the entertainment industry is marked by over 380 honors and awards, establishing her as an unparalleled talent with a lifelong passion for all facets of the arts.

 

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