They say it takes a village to raise a child. For affluent parents in Los Angeles, it requires hired help. ‘Caring’ follows two moms: a busy career woman and a stay-at-home mom, and their two nannies – an immigrant trying to create better life for her family and an overeducated burnout – as they strive to find a balance between taking care of others, and themselves.
Hannah Dunne (role of KATE)
Hannah Dunne is a series regular (role of "Lizzie") on Amazon's hit series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, created by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers. Season 3 will begin filming this Summer. Previously Hannah guested on the FX series LOUIE, and was seen in Noah Baumbach's FRANCES HA, MY DEAD BOYFRIEND and Richard Loncraine’s 5 FLIGHTS UP. Hannah can currently be seen in episode 6 of Louis CK's new web series HORACE AND PETE.
Diana DeLaCruz (role of CARLA)
Diana NYC & LA based actor. She's worked in Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and really all the way off Broadway in the NYC theater scene. She moved to LA to focus more on film and t.v., but in the meantime, made her L.A. theater debut at Pasadena Playhouse in "Real Women Have Curves". She has appeared in numerous film and television projects. Living the dream!
Lynn Chen (role of VICKY)
Lynn Chen is an entertainer, on-camera eater, and body image activist. She has a diverse resume, ranging from singing on The Metropolitan Opera Stage, to starring in Sony Pictures Classics' "Saving Face," narrating the international bestseller "Crazy Rich Asians," playing the villain "Goh Xiulan" in "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" and touring with Dischord Records' punk band E.D. Sedgwick. Most recently, you can catch Lynn guest starring on HBO's "Silicon Valley" and AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead." Lynn hosts numerous YouTube food/travel videos, which have reached over 30 million views. In 2013, Marie Claire Magazine called Lynn one of The New Change Agents. She is a Spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as Skype's Acting Ambassador. In addition to running two award-winning blogs (The Actor's Diet and Thick Dumpling Skin) and hosting a podcast, Lynn is writing a memoir.
Mickey Sumner (role of AMY)
Film credits include Sumner's stand out performance in Noah Baumbach's critically acclaimed IFC film FRANCES HA (2012 Toronto Film Festival, 2012 New York Film Festival & 2012 Telluride Film Festival). Mickey received the Breakthrough Performer Award for FRANCES HA at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. In 2015 she was seen in Tim Blake Nelson's ANESTHESIA (2015 Tribeca Film Festival), THE MEND directed by John Magary (2015 SXSW), James Ponsoldt's THE END OF THE TOUR (2015 Sundance Film Festival), and the comedy THIS IS HAPPENING, co-starring with Cloris Leachman and James Wolk. Mickey had a cameo role as iconic rocker Patti Smith in CBGB with the late Alan Rickman, the lead role in MISSED CONNECTIONS (Winner of The Sarasota Film Festival Audience Award 2012, winner of Gen Art's Audience Award & winner of The Savannah Film Festival Audience Award), and GIRL MOST LIKELY (2012 Toronto Film Festival) released by Lionsgate. Mickey will be seen in Doug Liman’s upcoming film MENA, and in the new Super Deluxe digital series CARING directed by Maggie Kiley. Mickey is currently filming BATTLE OF THE SEXES directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for Fox Searchlight.
Television includes a recurring role in AMC's series LOW WINTER SUN, and a recurring role in the Showtime series THE BORGIAS (Season 1).
Mickey made her Off-Broadway and Atlantic Theater Company debut in Craig Lucas's world premiere THE LYING LESSON directed by Pam McKinnon. Other theater credits include the 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway, TOMORROW MORNING (HB Playwrights Foundation), HILLBILLY WOMEN and RUMSPRINGA.
Born and raised in England, she currently lives in Los Angeles, having graduated with a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in 2007.
Erin Wagoner (Writer and Creator)
Erin Wagoner is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. Her play Government Issued Long Johns was produced by the Athena Project in Denver, CO in 2014. Her other plays, Let’s. Ready. Rumble. and What To Do When Your Grandmother Loses Her Arms, have each won an award you’ve never heard of. Erin recently created the web series CARING, inspired by her professional nannying past. CARING is currently being produced by Super Deluxe. During the day, Erin works as the Writers’ Assistant on ABC’s General Hospital. Erin received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Maggie Kiley (Director)
Chosen as one of eight directors for the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women and one of twenty accomplished filmmakers in the Inaugural Global Directors Initiative at FOX, Maggie Kiley made the transition from acting to directing with her award winning short film ‘some boys don’t leave’. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Eloise Mumford and played over 50 festivals, garnering top honors at Tribeca and Palm Springs.
Maggie received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant for her debut feature, Brightest Star. The film stars Chris Lowell, Rose McIver and Alison Janney and premiered at the 2013 Austin Film Festival. Gravitas Ventures released the film theatrically in 15 cities and on all VOD/ streaming platforms in early 2014. The film has gone on to play in 50 international territories and been subtitled in 18 languages.
Maggie’s second film as writer/director, Dial a Prayer, stars Brittany Snow and William H Macy. Dial a Prayer released theatrically and on all VOD/streaming platforms in Spring of 2015. Most recently, Maggie completed the thriller Caught starring Anna Camp for Mar Vista Entertainment, marking an impressive three features in just three years. Caught world premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival as one of eight films in competition in the genre section: Nightfall and was later acquired by Lifetime.
Maggie is an ensemble member of off Broadway’s critically acclaimed Atlantic Theater Company and part of the filmmaking collective Film Fatales. She is attached to direct Eyal Alony’s Skin Deep as well as Alissa Dean’s Cricket with producers Lynn Hendee and Bill Chartoff.