Laila most recently could be seen in Season 2 of the TNT series Murder In The First and on Showtime’s Homeland as Martha Boyd, the smart no-nonsense US ambassador to Pakistan.
She has appeared in many films including Side Effects, Blumenthal, Concussion, Multiple Sarcasms, The Good Shepherd, An Innocent Man, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, True Crime and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Laila’s television credits include the HBO pilot The Money opposite Brendan Gleeson, Person Of Interest, Blue Bloods, Damages, Too Big To Fail, Bored To Death, God In America, In Treatment, The Sopranos, Law & Order, and the series lead in Gabriel’s Fire opposite James Earl Jones.
She appeared on Broadway in Heartbreak House, the Tony- nominated play Frozen, The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing.
Off-Broadway credits include the quartet of Richard Nelson plays performed in repertory at The Public to rave reviews: Regular Singing, Sorry, Sweet & Sad, That Hopey Changey Thing; The Lady From Dubuque, Antony And Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sore Throats, Tiny Alice, Mrs. Klein and The Merchant Of Venice. Most recently, Laila could be seen starring in the George Street Playhouse’s production of The Second Mrs. Wilson where she received rave reviews.
An actor of 40+ years, James Morrison has appeared in Catch Me If You Can, I Am I, Jarhead, The One, The Jazz Funeral (an official selection of Dances With Films festival in L.A.), Raspberry Magic, Falling Down, Abilene, and Wilderness Survival for Girls.
He left an indelible impression as Bill Buchanan, the head of CTU, in Seasons 4, 5, 6 & 7 of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning drama, 24. He’s also had recurring roles on Revenge for ABC as well as TNT’s HawthoRNe and ABC’s Private Practice, all as “white haired men.” He was seen on FOX’s cult classic, Space: Above and Beyond and in too-many-to-count episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles, West Wing, Frasier, Six Feet Under, Castle, Millennium, The X-Files, and Cold Case.
Mr. Morrison served his theatrical apprenticeship with the Alaska Repertory Theatre from 1977-79. Since then, he’s performed in nearly 100 plays in some of America’s best-known theatres including Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, The Salt Lake Acting Company, The Old Globe, and Pasadena Playhouse with such renowned directors as Emily Mann, Des McAnuff, Jack O’Brien, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jose Quintero and Harry Mastrogeorge, his acting teacher for 35 years.
James has earned numerous awards including a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance and three Drama- Logue Awards. He appeared in the London premiere of Emily Mann’s Still Life at the West End’s Donmar Warehouse and Riverside Studios after playing The Edinburgh Festival at the venerable Traverse Theatre where the production received a Fringe First Award.
Julie Fain Lawrence is an actress, director, producer, audio book narrator and an Assistant Professor in BFA Acting at the Pace School of Performing Arts – Pace University.
Julie received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BA from the UCLA Dept. of Theatre, Film and TV.
Film and Television credits include Concussion (Sundance 2013, 2014 GLAAD Media Award), the upcoming Happy, Yummy, Chicken (with Taryn Manning and Diane Guerrero), Honey Flood (short with Julian Sands), Emunah (short), Wreck (short), Road Kill (short), Fare Well Miss Fortune, Bruises, Law & Order–SVU, Law & Order–CI, All My Children, Kidnapped, Six Degrees, Third Watch, Bull (pilot).
She has performed Off and Off-Off Broadway in regional theaters and hosted her own podcast called FainTalk available on SoundCloud.