May 17, 2018
(5/16/18) Olivia Keville joined Mike Dowler and returning cohost, actress and singer Jesaiah Baer for Conversations Episode 18!
Texas born Olivia Keville currently stars in the ABC sitcom Splitting Up Together - Developed by Emily Kapnek and directed by Dean Holland. Olivia plays ‘Mae’ – the daughter of ‘Lena’ (Jenna Fischer) and ‘Martin’ (Oliver Hudson) – divorced but still living under the same roof so to speak.
Her love for acting started early. It was a production of ‘Annie’ that inspired her passion for musical theatre. Keville’s family recognizing her interest in theatre has supported Olivia every step of the way. Fast forward to 2016. While participating in acting workshops, others discovered her passion too and Olivia’s journey began.
May 12, 2018
5/9/18, Mike C. Manning Joined Mike Dowler and cohost actress Casey Burke. Manning, got his feet got his feet wet in local theater. He caught the acting bug early on and continues even today to hone his craft as an actor and producer of both film and television. Known for his work in the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Cloud 9’ and on MTV's ‘Teen Wolf’ Manning’s resume is impressive to say the least. Projects in the works include ‘Jinn’ directed by Nijla Mu'min ‘God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,’ in theatres now and the Amazon mini-series Six Degrees of Separation. Mike Manning’s credits include: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ (CBS), ‘Major Crimes’ (TNT), ‘Crash & Bernstein’ (Disney XD), ‘Operation Cupcake’ (The Hallmark Channel) and the online series ‘Youthful Daze.’ Manning took to the stage recently opposite Rae Dawn Chong in ‘Climax’ at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
Mike is producing "Lost in America" (a film following the stories of homeless youth) with singer Miley Cyrus and Rosario Dawson. Mike has worked with many non-profit organizations throughout the country. He is on the board of Boo 2 Bullying along with actress Cassie Scerbo and a mentor and actor on behalf of the Young Storytellers Foundation.
April 2, 2018
Sope Aluko is a Nigerian-born actress and was raised in the UK. Sope portrays ‘Shaman’ in Marvel Studios’ ‘The Black Panther’ which opened in theaters in February 2018. Directed by Ryan Coogler, ‘Black Panther’ is one of just seven films to earn well over $600 million in the U.S. and thus far grossing over $1.2 billion worldwide.
Aluko has booked recurring roles on Netflix's Bloodline, NBC's Law & Order SVU and Parks & Recreation with guest appearances on USA Network's Burn Notice, Graceland and Lifetime's Army Wives. Sope will also be seen in Starz’s Counterpart later this season. In 2019, look for Sope to star alongside Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson in The Best of Enemies.
Her film credits include supporting roles in feature films like, Identity Thief, 96 Minutes, Grass Stains, The Good Lie, Pitch Perfect and more. You can catch Aluko in Marvel’s Venom set to release this October and come 2019 will be seen in Starz’s Counterpart.
Sope Aluko has a degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Marketing. A mother of two, Sope splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles.
March 17, 2018
3/14/18, Actress and Model Caitlin Leahy joined Mike Dowler and cohost actress Conner Dwelly for Conversations S2-E15.
Caitlin is a Chicago native who came to Hollywood with a plan and things happened for her quickley.
Leahy currently stars as ‘Delilah’ alongside Taylor James and Billy Zane in Samson – the Biblical tale of ‘Samson and Delilah’ which was filmed in South Africa and opened nationwide in February, 2016.
Caitlin played ‘Gianna Rossi’ in Aftershock/Afterburn based on books by ‘Sylvia Day’ which streams on PASSIONFLIX and can also be seen in such shows as HBO’s Eastbound & Down, FX’s Legion, Showtime’s Roadies (created by Cameron Crowe) and more. She has also modeled for Bentley Motors, Adidas, Chase Bank, Ritz Carlton, Honda, Schlitz Brewing Company and more.
Thanks again to Conner Dwelly for cohosting! Enjoy the podcast!
Leahy currently stars as ‘Delilah’ alongside Taylor James and Billy Zane in Samson – the Biblical tale of ‘Samson and Delilah’ which was filmed in South Africa and opened nationwide February 16th.
February 23, 2018
On February 8, 2018, singer songwriter Addison Agen - finalist from Season 13 of The Voice joined Mike Dowler and Ken Stacey for Conversations Episode 14. Addison remains grounded and focused on her career. With an upcoming album on the way, her successes will be many as she continues her journey. Fort Wayne, Indiana is blessed to have Addison Agen.
Special thanks to Ambrosia's own, Ken Stacey for cohosting!
January 19, 2018
1/16/18, Mike and co-host actress Sixx Orange were joined by actress Casey Burke. Casey has enjoyed tremendous success in Hollywood and books consistently both in film and television. During the last four years, she has enjoyed playing the role of Cindy, Brick’s quirky Girlfriend on ABC's The Middle. The top-rated tv comedy is coming to an end after nine seasons – making it one of ABC’s longest running sitcoms. Her impressive resume’ includes appearances on TV shows like Big Time Rush, The Zeroes, Bad Samaritans. Her film credits include The Maiden and the Princess, After the Wizard, I-Doll and other film shorts. Recently, she was cast as Sarah Brown in her high school production of Guys and Dolls! She is a returning guest on Conversations who has co-hosted too.
December 1, 2017
On 11/29/17actress Saxon Sharbino Joined Mike Dowler and Sixx Orange for Conversations S2.E11. Saxon hails from Lewisville, Texas. She can currently be seen as Sarah Pearson on the Netflix series 'American Vandal' and also stars as Anka Keller on the Hulu original horror series 'Freakish. Saxon set her sights on an acting career at 9. Sharbino was cast as Amelia Robbins in the Fox series 'Touch' opposite Kiefer Sutherland. In 2015, Saxon played the role of Kendra Bowen in 'Poltergeist. Saxon will soon be seen opposite her Sister, Brighton and Lou Diamond Phillips in Urban Country. Saxon currently resides in Los Angeles.
November 5, 2017
On 12/12/17, actor Mark Jackson joined Mike and co-host Bonnie Gordon for Conversations S2-E9.
Mark can be seen as Science Officer Isaac on The Orville (Fox) which has just been renewed for season 2!
In addition to his duties on the Orville, Mark has an impressive resume and appeared in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse at the New London Theatre in London’s West end. Additional stage work includes roles in Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, the award-winning Noises Off and more. We talked about his early years in Borneo, college life, his stage work, as well his role on The Orville and living in Los Angeles.
November 3, 2017
Savannah Liles joined Mike Dowler and Tara-Nicole Azarian for Conversations S2.E8 on 11/1/17. This young actress has an amazing resume and projects in the works. Savannah has appeared in American Horror Story, Henry Danger, a number of commercials and stage productions. Most recently, she played 'Ellie' - the lead character in the feature film Prodigy. You can soon catch Savannah Liles alongside Linda Blair, Christine Elise and Michael Dudikoff in Landfill.