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Amy’s best friend in suburbia is a helicopter supermom. She’s so focused on her kids that she goes back to college so she can mirror all of her daughter’s classes and continue to help with her schoolwork. Trish is a controlling mother who is starting to lose control.
Played by Reiko Aylesworth
Aylesworth was scouted and cast as Rebecca Lewis on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. After her character was written off the show, she went on to appear in the independent film Childhood’s End as well as in three off-Broadway productions. Her breakthrough role, however, came on the hit show 24, playing Michelle Dessler. She also has had ongoing roles on ER, Lost, Damages, Hawaii Five-0, and other TV shows, films and plays. Her husband is the acclaimed British stage director Rob Clare.
Amy’s secret high school crush is a charming and funny divorcee. She runs into him in Central Park while walking her dog, stirring up more feelings than expected.
Played by Michael Boatman
Boatman launched his acting career by landing the role of Motown in Hamburger Hill in 1987. From there, he appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions, which led to the role of Pvt. Samuel Beckett in the ABC drama China Beach. In the mid-1990s, he was cast as Carter alongside Michael J. Fox in ABC’s Spin City. Most recently he appeared in The Good Fight and The Good Wife.
This sexy recent widow is always up for a good time. Manic more than mourning, she invites Amy to live with her in New York City.
Played by Holly Cate
Cate made her TV debut as the wonderfully evil Janice Maxwell on the CBS soap opera As The World Turns. She has gone on to have a multifaceted career in television, film and theater. Her credits include the Broadway show An Ideal Husband, directed by Sir Peter Hall.
Sherry and Amy worked together in entry-level ad sales jobs out of college and were good friends back in the day. Amy reconnects with Sherry, a print magazine publisher and “working Mom,” and in the spirit of the Mommy wars, she is more of a frenemy now. She’s also the Lyft driver from hell.
Played by Judy Gold
The wildly funny comedian has had stand-up specials on HBO and Comedy Central. She also has written and starred in two off-Broadway hit shows, The Judy Show — My Life as a Sitcom and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. She has appeared on TV countless times, seen on everything from the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here to Netflix’s Friends From College. She won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
Amy moves in with her older sister, who is single and lives alone in the city. Diane works as a manager at a nonprofit theater, and is the smart independent sister who now finds herself in an impossible romance with a younger millennial playwright named Max.
Played by LeeAnne Hutchison
Hutchison has a long list of film and theater credits under her belt. She played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (opposite Joe Manganiello as Stanley); Barbara Weston in August: Osage County; and Susie Schmidt in the film One Fall, among other plays and films.
This professor finds himself teaching helicopter mom Trish.
Played by Steve Guttenberg
A familiar face to movie lovers, Guttenberg made his acting debut in 1978 in The Boys from Brazil with Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck. Afterward, he nabbed leading roles in several movies — including Diner in 1982, Police Academy in 1984, and Cocoon in 1985. In 1987, he appeared in Three Men and a Baby, the popular movie about three bachelors whose lives are upturned when a baby shows up on their doorstep. A successful sequel followed. Most recently he has appeared in Ballers on HBO.
She is a suburban stay-at-home mother of three grown children and recent empty nester. When her husband decides to join the Peace Corps for a year, she’s faced with an identity crisis. She is a nurturer who has no one to take care of, so now must learn to take care of herself.
Played by Stephanie Little
The bi-coastal actress has studied acting with coaches such as Howard Fine, Anthony Meindl, Lesley Kahn, and at summer intensive program at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has appeared in numerous commercials and TV shows and films such as Law and Order SVU, The Neighbors and Furlough with Melissa Leo. Follow her @stephanielittlenyc
To watch episodes one and two of “The Other F Word,” go here.
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