noah starr

Noah Starr
lead: Colin Jenson

Noah Starr co-hosts Ask Aida on the Food Network every Saturday at 12:30pm and frequently hosts their behind-the-scenes show the FN Dish. Before that, Noah completed a whirlwind tour of Europe where he hosted and wrote a series of comedy videos with fellow BU alumni Baron Vaughn.

Noah appears regularly on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman, and has appeared on E!, AMC, CNBC, and MTV. Noah recently starred in Teachers, a pilot that won the People's Choice Award at the New York Television Festival. Noah can also be seen (and heard) in a variety of commercials and PSAs, or performing comedy at venues all over New York City.

Noah has written for Disney, Paramount Pictures, Embassy Row, The Food Network, McSweeney's, numerous award-winning ad campaigns, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

As a teacher, Noah has worked for Wheelock College, Yale University, and public schools around the country. He hails from beautiful Camden, ME.


emily chang

Emily Chang
lead: Kay Ho

Emily C. Chang is an actress/writer/producer who has been performing on stage since the age of 5, from playing piano to touring international choir festivals. She began performing theatrically at the age of 12 and has since studied under Anna Deveare Smith at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Peter Jensen at T. Schreiber Studio.

Emily was the host of the popular nationally broadcast show, TheLounge, on ImaginasianTV, and has since hosted food segments, travelogues, and other cultural entertainment pieces from Korea and Shanghai to Las Vegas and New York City. She is also co-host of the upcoming documentary series, "China on the Frontlines," with NPR/The Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows.

Recent projects: TV/Film: Axe/Comedy Central's "Hair Crisis News Update"; "The Humberville Poetry Slam" (Maharaja); Cablevision's "Optimum Minute"; Shanghai Hotel (young Madame). Theatre: Warrior Sisters (The Kitchen); Sisters in the Smoke (HERE Mainstage); Yellowtechnicolor Tour (national).

Emily co-founded the national performing arts collectives, I Was Born with 2 Tongues, and Mango Tribe, whose theatrical and touring productions she successfully produced and performed in from 1997-2005. Her artistic work has been the recipient of grants from theRockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts (Abrons Arts Settlement), and the Illinois Arts Council.

Emily received her BA in English from University of Chicago and her MA in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch.



Abraham De Funes

Abraham De Funes is a Spaniard artist living in New York. Several of Abraham's New York credits include films like The Surprise Party, El Cantante, and Victoriana. He has performed on the stage in theater productions of Franklin, Closer, and Letters to Theo.

Abraham has trained at Stella Adler and Michael Howard's Studios. He is also a published poet, an engineering graduate, and a motorcycle enthusiast.


Mellini Kantayya

Mellini Kantayya is an actor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to her theater credits, she has had multiple appearances on the daytime serials As The World Turns and One Life to Live.

Her most recent independent film credits include Keane (Independent Spirit Award) and Children of Invention (Sundance).

Mellini was the founder and curator of the Jilted Film Festival. She is currently writing a collection of humor essays entitled "Actor, Writer, Whatever."


Kyle Walters

Kyle Walters is an actor and visual artist living in New York. Raised in laid-back California, he moved to the other side of the country to attend NYU.

In addition to playing the super-successful hipster artist Todd Healy Stone in 48th Floor Productions' The Red Woman, recent indie film credits include: Curt Jenkins in The Penny, by the Filmweavers; Young "Huge Deal" MacIntosh in the award-winning Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement; and the upcoming webseries Moonsie -about a lonely guy and his cat.


Elia Monte-Brown

Elia Monte-Brown is a native New Yorker and graduate of University of Southern California.

Selected Credits: Flashback (Ensemble Studio
Theatre), Sonnets for an Old Century (Nuyorican Poets Café), Brainwave, Somehow and Cannon Dialogues ( All co-authored with Exit
Art) . "The West Side" (Best Drama 2008); "Deleted the Game" (People's Voice and Use of Interactive Video 2009).

Training: Anne Ratray, Austin Pendleton and Bill Riley (voice). In addition to acting Elia also works as a Biology Teacher at Automotive High School as well as a teaching artist with HAI.

Jacqueline Guzda

Jacqueline Guzda
Mrs. Jenson

Apart from her day job as a professor of media communication at Manhattan College, Jackie has several film roles and a long history of stage work to her credit.

She has performed in comedy clubs as a member of the Gross National Product and Los Banditos Chocolate, both sketch comedy troupes. She likes living in the Bronx with Beasley the beagle and Petunia the cross dressing cat.



Richard Flight
Mr. Jenson

Rich's television credits include: a recurring role on "One Life to Live" a U/5 on "Guiding Light" and a role in the "Psychic Detectives" on Court TV.

This past summer he had roles in two independent feature films "The Sunset Sky" and "Aversion." Other movie credits include "Forgiveness" and "See Saw."

Additionally, Rich had the lead role in the national infomercial "Teach Me To Trade" and was featured in the national commercial for Osteo-Bi-Flex. Other commercials credits include: Connecticare,, and Fox Business News Channel. He studies with Caymichael Patten.


Kimberly Rae Miller

Kimberly Rae Miller most recently starred in Condé Nast's online episodic Pretty Imperfect and talk show The Daily Special. She has also been seen in front of the camera on the WE Network's Cinematherapy, Judging Amy, and LA Dragnet, among others.

When she's not performing Kimberly writes about gossip and New York living for CBS Radio's 92.3 Now FM and about fitness for She will be featured as an expert on blogging and webshows in the upcoming Creative Girls Guide to Having it All by Katharine Sise due out in 2010.

She wants to thank the Conley Bros. for including her on such an amazing project.