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ABOUT THE SHOW:
An investigative series centered on the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss.
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Kate Carnegie sat down with Morris Chestnut in Los Angeles to get the inside scoop on Rosewood. Morris explains his workout regimen and what makes his character on the show so “smooth”.
Jaina Lee Ortiz is an up-and-coming actress who is looking forward to seeing how her co-starring role of Detective Annalise Villa evolves. She talks about the natural fit between her character’s attributes and her real-life experiences.
MEET THE CAST:
MORRIS CHESTNUT – Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
Morris Chestnut is in high demand for leading roles in major motion pictures, having starred in films such as Think Like A Man, Not Easily Broken, The Game Plan, Ladder 49 and 2013’s The Best Man Holiday.
Chestnut entered the film business in 1990 with a small role in Freddy’s Nightmares. This led him to a memorable co-starring role as high school football player Ricky Baker in director John Singleton’s acclaimed Boyz n the Hood, a part that brought the actor into mainstream Hollywood stardom.
Among his many additional film credits are The Cave, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Like Mike, The Last Boy Scout, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, G.I. Jane, The Best Man, The Brothers, Breaking All the Rules, Confidence, Two Can Play That Game, and The Inkwell.
Chestnut starred alongside Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in 2013’s Identity Thief, and in The Call with Halle Berry, both released in 2013. On television, he stars as DCO agent Tony Rice in the TNT drama series Legends, and also appears in Showtime’s critically-acclaimed Nurse Jackie as Dr. Ike Prentiss. Additional television credits include American Horror Story, V and C-16: FBI.
JAINA LEE ORTIZ – Detective Villa
At the age of 16, Jaina Lee Ortiz made her entrance into the world of acting by appearing in student films. Several years later, she began training at Maggie Flanigan Studios, specializing in the Meisner technique. After completing two years of study, Ortiz made her theatrical debut in an off-Broadway play. Soon afterwards, she relocated to California where she was cast in the VH1 reality show, Scream Queens 2, in which she competed against other aspiring actresses for an upcoming movie role. Ortiz ended the season as a finalist and went on to appear in several national television commercials while also continuing to perform in local theatrical productions.
In late 2013, Ortiz was cast as a series regular in Chris Carter’s The After for Amazon Studios. Although the pilot was green-lit to series, the decision was later reversed in January 2015. In March 2015, Ortiz was cast as the female lead opposite Morris Chestnut for the pilot turned series, Rosewood.
LORRAINE TOUSSAINT – Donna Rosewood
For her role as the viciously seductive inmate Vee on the second season of Orange Is the New Black, Lorraine Toussaint won the SAG Award and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Toussaint also received praise both for her performance in the Academy Award®-nominated feature film Selma, and her starring role on the fantasy-drama series Forever.
Toussaint’s first television appearance was in the 1983 telefilm The Face of Rage. Perhaps most notably, she co-starred opposite Annie Potts in the TV series Any Day Now, which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, a TV Guide Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series and the Wiley A. Branton Award from the National Bar Association.
Additional TV credits include recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, Saving Grace, Law & Order, and Ugly Betty. She also has made guest-starring appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
Toussaint can be seen in the Seth Rogen comedy X-Mas. She also stars in the period drama Sophie and the Rising Sun, written and directed by Maggie Greenwald.
GABRIELLE DENNIS – Pippy Rosewood
Gabrielle Dennis is an actress and stand-up comedienne best known for her work in television on The Game and Blue Mountain State, as well as for leading roles in independent films including Black Coffee and the teen comedy Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dennis graduated with honors from Howard University. In addition to acting, her background includes singing, dance and musical theater.
ANNA KONKLE – Tara Milly Izikoff aka TMI
Anna Konkle’s television credits include a recurring role on Maron and guest starring roles on New Girl, Man Seeking Woman, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, and Betas.
A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Konkle co-created the production company Mana with Maya Erskine. Together, they produced the digital series Project Reality. They also co-created (along with Sam Zvibleman) and starred in the comedy project Pen15.
DOMENICK LOMBARDOZZI – Capt. Ira Hornstock
Bronx-born Domenick Lombardozzi has acted in many film and television projects over his 20+ year career. He appeared as Ralph Capone on Boardwalk Empire. He was a series regular on Breakout Kings in 2012, had a recurring role on Entourage in 2008 and is well-known for his role as Thomas ‘Herc’ Hauk on The Wire, which ran from 2002-2008.
His film credits include the 2014 John Slattery feature God’s Pocket; The Gambler co-starring Mark Wahlberg, also in 2014; the 2013 Luc Besson film The Family starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer; Public Enemy and Miami Vice in 2006; S.W.A.T in 2003; and Phone Booth in 2002.
Other notable television appearances include 24, NYPD Blue, Kate & Leopold, Bored to Death, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Oz, among many others.