Posts tagged with "Lifetime TV"

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Savannah May

Actress Savannah May can next be seen leading the cast of the Lifetime original movie,
“The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders” opposite Denise Richards. In the movie, Savannah plays ‘Ava’ an incoming transfer student, reluctantly tries out for the cheerleading team at the insistence of her overly-ambitious mother, Candice (Richards). Katrina (Allie DeBerry, A.N.T Farm), the head cheerleader and most popular girl in school, unexpectedly cozies up to Ava who makes the squad and instantly becomes high school royalty. As she transitions into her new life, Ava discovers becoming part of the squad comes at a price. “The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders” is produced by HYBRID. Additionally, Peter Sullivan serves as the director and Anna White serves as the writer. The show airs September 2nd at 8pm PST / EST.

The nineteen-year-old actress is best known for her role one Nickelodeon’s series “Knight Squad” where she played the series regular role of “Buttercup.”

Savannah was born on August 12, 2000 in Sugarland, Texas. At the age of 4, she caught the acting bug after seeing her first musical with her family. She would go on to explore her talents to become a triple threat in singing, dancing and acting. At 11-years-old, Savannah started training at the Theater Under the Stars (TUTS), Humphrey School of Musical Theater where she trained for over 5 years to develop her craft. She has performed alongside multiple respected Broadway alumni through TUTS and performed for iTheatrics in New York City. Through iTheatrics, Savannah had the opportunity to perform on Broadway with the cast of “Chicago” for a special tribute (what year did this happen). Cast performers at the time included Chita Rivera (Sweet Charity), Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers, Jumanji), Joel Grey (Cabaret) and more to celebrate John Kander’s 90th birthday. Years later she would move to Los Angeles to pursue acting, booking her first full-time gig on the pilot of Nickelodeon’s “Knight Squad,” which debuted in the Spring of 2018. Savannah also appeared in Nickelodeon’s “School of Rock” (2017), Disney’s “Bizaardvark” (2016) playing Jade, and now she’s filming season 2 of Nickelodeon’s “Knight Squad,” premiere in early 2019.

Savannah is a supporter of the fine arts. She regular supports the River Performing and Visual Arts Center in Texas, amongst others. Currently she resides in Burbank California.

Photo by Amanda Elkins

Niki Koss x Famous In Love

Niki Koss is an actress, director, photographer, and all around creative visionary.

She is currently reprising her series regular role of Alexis Glenn in the second season of the Freeform drama, “Famous In Love.” “Famous In Love”, created by Marlene King (Freeform’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’), pulls back the curtain into the world of young Hollywood.

Niki recently completed filming “Trafficked” alongside Ashley Judd and “Warning Shot” alongside David Spade and James Earl Jones.  Before that, Niki was seen on the big screen co-starring in the Paramount Pictures film, “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and as the lead in the Lifetime TV movie, “My Stepdaughter”. Her major roles in several independent feature films include: the Terrence Malick produced, “Red Wing,” “The Appearing,” and “Girl on the Edge.”

Aside from her roles on screen, Niki took her talents to another level and co-created and directed the digital series, “Royals” for the Galaxy Generation. The series won the “Best Web Series” and the “Audience Choice” awards at the Laughlin International Film Festival. Niki most recently wrote and directed short film, “La Douleur Exquise”, and shadowed “Pretty Little Liars” alum Troian Bellisario while she directed episode 7 of Niki’s own show, Famous In Love.

Originally from Los Angeles, Niki grew up surrounded by art which encouraged a great deal of creativity throughout her life. At the very young age of 3, Niki told her mom she wanted to be an actress. She started attending theater classes and signed with a youth talent agency and Ford Models. Once Niki turned 17, she fully committed to acting and never looked back.

Niki is a dedicated advocate for causes including animal rescue, giving back to the environment, homelessness and female empowerment, and works frequently with PATH Partners. When she is not working, Niki loves to work more on writing, directing, and photography. She is also a big fan of going to the movies, painting and is a self-proclaimed foodie.