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Awkward.


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​​Awkward airs Mondays at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
​​In the first half of "Awkward's" fifth season, Jenna and her friends' experience at Palos Hills High is almost over. Everyone's already gotten into college and there's the sense that anything can happen. When Jenna unwittingly gets school cancelled during a class prank, she becomes popular - just as Matty experiences life on the social outs for the first time. As always, Jenna and Matty are drawn toward each other, but with college looming just a few months away, it's harder than ever to decide whether they should be together. For all the characters, actions have more adult consequences than ever before: friendships will be tested to the breaking point, relationships will end, and the gang will have to say goodbye to each other and to Palos Hills. The season builds to the twin milestones of prom and graduation where Jenna will have to decide once and for all: can she and Matty make it work?

With high school ending and everyone heading down different tracks, the second half of the fifth season will jump forward to one year to summer in Palos Hills after their first year of post-grad life.​

CAST BIOS

ASHLEY RICKARDS “JENNA”       
Ashley Rickards, a writer and former competitive equestrian, graduated high school at the age of 15 with honors. She is currently continuing her college education in between work.  Ashley is in post-production for the dark coming-of-age movie “Sassy Pants,” in which she plays the lead and she also recently appeared in “Fly Away,” a story centered on a mother and her autistic teen daughter.  Her past films include "Gamer" and “Spoonfed” and she has also starred in various TV shows, including “One Tree Hill,” “Entourage,” “Ugly Betty,” and “CSI:NY.”

BEAU MIRCHOFF “MATTY”      
Beau Mirchoff, a native Victorian on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, was discovered at 16 in Vancouver for his first major role, “Scary Movie 4.”  Since then, he scored a series regular role on “Desperate Housewives,” a recurring role on CBC’s “Heartland” series, and a lead in “Grudge 3.”      

MOLLY TARLOV “SADIE"
Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Molly Tarlov attended the Little Red School House. She started studying acting at the age of ten.  As Molly got older she spent her summers at Interlochen Center for the Arts--and in Paris studying with NYU's Tisch program. Tarlov trained in a range of acting styles and eventually received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College.  Additional training included The Atlantic Theater Company and the LAByrinth Theater Master Class. She went on to do several TV appearances including "iCarly" and the ABC Family series "Huge."

JILLIAN ROSE REED “TAMARA”            
By the time Jillian was thirteen, she had performed in over thirty musicals at the theater in her hometown of Northville, Michigan.  Jillian’s passion for the industry continued to grow, as did her love for the camera when she signed on with a Michigan talent agent and booked several commercials and voice-overs in the greater Detroit and Chicago markets. Since moving to Los Angeles, Jillian has established herself as a working actor landing a recurring role on the Showtime series “Weeds,” along with guest star roles on “The Middle,” “Community” and “Hung.”

BRETT DAVERN “JAKE”
Brett Davern began performing in local theatre as a young boy and while in high school, earned a scholarship to “Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center,” and then studied theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.  After graduating, he landed a role in Chad Lowe’s directorial debut, “Beautiful Ohio,” opposite Oscar-winner William Hurt, Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies and Rita Wilson.  He has also appeared in the independent feature “Junk,” starred opposite Mathew Lillard and Rachelle Lefevre in “Pool Boys” and played the introverted ‘Whisper’ in the feature film “Triple Dog.”  His television credits include “CSI: Miami,” “In Plain Sight,” “Medium,” and “Cold Case,” in which he played Kathryn Morris’ younger, troubled brother in a recurring role.

GREER GRAMMER “LISSA”
Greer Grammer, born and raised in Southern California is no stranger to the entertainment industry. After performing her first play at the age of 5, she fell in love with the art of performance and continued to take acting classes, voice lessons, as well as study ballet and jazz dance. She also studied musical theatre at Idyllwild Arts Academy for her freshman and sophomore year of high school before returning to Los Angeles to pursue acting as a professional career. Greer landed roles on the hit TV show "iCarly" and an independent film "Almost Kings" before booking her part as Lissa on "Awkward.”  She currently attends the University of Southern California as a Theatre major.​

DESI LYDIC “VALERIE”    
Desi Lydic’s TV credits include CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” FOX’s “Mixed Signals,” “The League” on FX and “The Bobby Lee Show” for Comedy Central. She also appeared in the improvised pilot “With a Bullet” opposite Jane Lynch and Ashton Kutcher's “The Real Wedding Crashers” on NBC.  She will next be seen in Cameron Crowe’s feature “We Bought a Zoo” opposite Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson as well as Jay Chandrasekhar’s feature “The Babymakers” opposite Olivia Munn.  Recent credits include the comedic feature film “Stan Helsing”and she can also be seen in the mockumentary feature film, “Darnell Dawkins Mouth Guitar Legend.”

NIKKI DELOACH “LACEY”             
Nikki DeLoach began her career in the entertainment business at the early age of eight.  By the time she was 12-years-old, she became one of the new additions to "The Mickey Mouse Club" along with Justin, Christina, Britney and Ryan Gosling.   Nikki went on to work both in the music industry, as an artist signed to RCA records and BMG, and as a successful actor in film and television.  She recently appeared in “Love & Other Drugs” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.  She has also starred in various TV shows such as “Cold Case,” “Without A Trace,” “CSI: NY,” “North Shore” and “Windfall.” ​

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