Talent INC has so many levels of success. Any person that goes through this development and showcase we consider a success. Everyone comes out of this program an improved performer. Even if doors do not open in other markets, each individual becomes more marketable and a stronger bookable talent in their local market. When you are on a journey of continually fine tuning your abilities you are a success.
Through this development program, at fifteen, Brooklyn was prepared for any audition as an actress and a model. After introductions to fashion agency Marilyn of New York, Brooklyn was on her way. She has worked for Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, Elle Girl, Cosmopolitan, Shape, GQ, Nylon, Gap, American Eagle, Victoria Secret and ultimately booked the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit edition.
Brooklyn is not only an accomplished model but now she has broken into Television and Film. She has enjoyed roles on Ugly Betty, Chuck and Royal pains. Most recently she starred opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston in “Just Go with it.” Brooklyn was also one of the leads in the action adventure “Battleship” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. We are so proud of all of her hard work and success.
Jessica Stroup met the founder of Talent INC when she was 17. Jessica always had that something extra in her eyes. Not only is she beautiful but she is a true and genuine talent. Whether she was working on Runway or performing a monologue, she wanted to be perfect and she rose to the forefront very quickly. After introductions to agencies, Jessica signed and went to Los Angeles. She had just graduated high school but she had the determination of a seasoned professional.
Jessica very quickly booked national commercials and has worked extensively in film and television. She has been seen on Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood, Vampire Bats, This Christmas, Prom Night, The Hills have eyes 2 and many more.
You might have followed Jessica for 5 seasons on the CW series “The New Beverly Hills 90210” as Erin Silver, the misunderstood younger sister of Jennie Garth. Now she can be seen on Fox as Kevin Bacon’s detective niece on the series “The Following.” We are so proud of all of the hard work and success that Jessica has been able to accomplish.
Coy Stewart was introduced to Talent INC by one of our incredible directors Ericka Deabreau, of Deabreau Modeling Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina. After completing his development and performing in the Talent INC Showcase, Coy won “Overall Child Actor” The agents vote for their top over all choices for “Overall Child Model”, “Overall Child Actor”, “Overall Male Actor”, “Overall Female Actor”, “Overall Commercial Model” and “Overall Classic Model.” After the show, Coy and his parents were off to Los Angeles and New York.
After signing with agents in both markets, Coy booked jobs in “A Raisin in the Sun” the “Electric Company” and portrayed Kevin in 92 episodes of “Are we there yet?” on TBS. His most recent success is as a cast member in “Bella and the Bullfrogs” on Nickelodeon. Keep looking for great things from this talented and charismatic actor. Everyone is seeing what Talent INC. knew all along, Coy Stewart is a star!
Talent INC. success Farris Boyd from Evolution Talent Agency. Farris won overall child model in March of 2015 at the Talent INC. Spring Conference. With many offers to consider her family took the journey to New York to take meetings. After many offers Farris signed with Wilhelmina Kids. She has since worked for GAP, Advil, Disney, Neiman Marcus, Vogue Bambini, La Petite Magazine, Anias and I, Knit Simple Cover, Converse, Next UK, Culturelle Kids, Little Miss Matched & Finish Line. She has booked runway shows for Ralph Lauren and La Petite. We are so happy to announce that she is working so much that her parents moved to New York to support her amazing career! We would like to send so much love to the Boyd family. We will be here to watch and celebrate this amazing journey.
Devin Rickus has grown up in the industry as the child of a dance studio owner. He could dance before he could walk. He participated in the Talent INC Showcase under the direction of Extreme Talent Productions. He was awarded the Overall Child Talent award. Since his participation in the program, Devin has gone on to appear in commercials for NASCAR Hall of Fame, Fred’s Department Store, Middlesex Hospital, Steve’s Coats for Kids and more. He was one of the principal actors in the current “Your Baby Can Read” video series and was most recently in “Boy Erased” with Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. His love has always been dance and that has led to his appearances in numerous music videos and stage performances. He is currently living his dream as a full time dancer and performer at Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando.
Shelby first attended the Talent INC Showcase in 2014 with Dan Talent Group. After her first experience, she fell in love with the event and attended three more times. Each time being more beneficial than the last. Through the intense workshops and the actual Talent INC Showcase, she learned to perfect her craft more and more. Since her first time, she has walked in numerous fashion shows and closed all of Nashville Fashion Week 2019 and has done promo modeling for CMT and Sprint. She has walked for Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Justin Mark Richards (Dan and Shay’s guitarist’s line), Anna Sui, Any Old Iron and more. Shelby is the model on the cover of Rachel Grant’s novel, Silent Evidence and has appeared in 6 music videos, four of which she was the lead actress including one for Carrie Underwood. Her acting career also includes television shows like Nashville and Billy Ray Cyrus’ show, Still the King. She has also appeared in promos fro the CMA Awards and CMA Fest. She now teaches modeling in Nashville and is an inspiration to so many young models.
Brett participated in our Talent INC Showcase after signing with Evolution Talent Agency in Charlotte, NC. Since his move to Los Angeles Zimmerman has been seen in many notable roles ranging from his earlier commercial work where he portrayed Marvel’s Captain America alongside comic-book-legend Stan Lee in the Dr. Pepper “One of a Kind Avengers” commercial. This was followed by a 4 episode arc as Officer Twyman in the TV series Hollywood Heights, before he landed the role of Eddie in the long-running soap Days of Our Lives. In 2013 he appeared as Officer Burr in the television pilot Beverly Hills Cop, alongside Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson, before filming guest star roles in the sitcom Love That Girl!, Devious Maids and the Lifetime legal comedy-drama Drop Dead Diva. Zimmerman rounded out the year by making his feature film debut as Mark in Disney’s biographical sports drama Million Dollar Arm, opposite of Jon Hamm and Lake Bell, which was released in May 2014. He has more recently appeared in episodes of Charlie Sheen’s, Anger Management, NCIS: New Orleans, Grey’s Anatomy and ABC’s new smash hit drama How to Get Away With Murder. His resume also includes leading roles in both the virtual reality film Flesh and Bone, produced by JauntVR, and game Call of Duty: World War II, produced by Activision and Sledgehammer Games. Zimmerman portrays PFC Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels as the primary playable character opposite Josh Duhamel and Jonathan Tucker.
Brooke won Overall Child Actor while participating in her very first Talent INC Showcase. Brooke is now a very successful working actress in Los Angeles. Brooke’s credits include Disney’s Austin and Ally as Maddie Ziegler’s sister, a recurring role on Mighty Med on Disney XD, Kickin’ It on Disney XD, a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s, The Thundermans, and recurring on ABC’s Modern Family. Her first job in Los Angeles that she booked was a Fox pilot called “The Gabriels” with Angela Kinsey and Rob Riggle. Brooke is also a successful writer, singer and acting coach.
Eric participated in the Talent INC showcase after signing with Evolution Talent Agency in Charlotte, NC. Eric won the Overall Male Model award at the showcase. Through networking opportunities at Talent INC, Eric signed with multiple agencies across the country where he has been submitted for multiple projects. He has worked as a VIP model for Louis Vuitton and YSL, walked in multiple fashion shows including Winter Park Fashion Week in Florida, can be seen on the cover of magazines and in multiple editorials and websites. He is also a model for Marriott Resorts where he showcases his surfing skills on their website, billboards and other marketing materials!
Brianna Reed is a 14-year-old actor who fell in love with the art of performing at the age of 9 after attending a summer acting camp at Acting Out Studio in Charlotte, NC. After three years of acting and improv classes, she attended Talent Inc. in March 2016 and signed with AEFH in Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Brianna and her family moved to Los Angeles in August 2016, just before she landed her first role on Hulu’s, “The Mindy Project” which led to subsequent roles in shows like Netflix’s “Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.,” Disney’s “Raven’s Home,” and Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”. Most recently, Brianna appeared in the hit show “This Is Us.” She has also been cast in commercial spots for major brands like Orbeez, Nintendo, Walmart, Comcast, and Boost Mobile.
Outside of her dedication to acting and performing, Brianna also finds time for giving back to the community and helping others as founder of the Youth EmpowHERment Sleepover. She is an avid reader and aspiring writer who is passionate about life, friends, community, and her future.
Gentry started acting in first grade when his Mother Betty enrolled him in a theatre program. Gentry first worked on a professional level with Evolution Talent Agency in Charlotte, North Carolina close to his hometown of Monroe. Gentry volunteered at agency open calls and castings, hoping to engulf himself in the industry in which he knew he belonged. Gentry performed at the Talent INC. showcase where he won overall male model and made the necessary connections to move from North Carolina to Los Angeles at age 20. Gentry began studying dance at Millennium Dance Complex, acting under Anthony Meindl and honed his improv skills with Upright Citizens Brigade. White’s hard work paid off when he landed commercials for big names including Boost Mobile, Taco Bell and Apple.
Gentry can be seen in season two of Lifetime’s cult show “UnReal.” His character in this award-winning series is Romeo, the sports manager/cousin to the shows suitor. He also stars as ‘Billy Lee’ on AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” a period drama following the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War in 1778. Gentry also joined the cast of the Shannara Chronicles and has more projects on the horizon.
Brogan attended Talent INC with Acting Out Studio when he was just 5 years old and won Overall Child Actor. He is now represented in NY, NC, GA and CA. Brogan has spent the last several summers in NY and in LA.
Brogan landed a lead role in the film “Cold in July” starring opposite Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Vinessa Shaw when he was 6 years old. His short stature has enabled him to be cast to play much younger roles in his career. The short film, The Hideout, which he played a lead role, swept the SonScreen Film Festival, taking home Best Dramatic Short, Best Cinematography, Audience Choice Award and Best in Fest. His other theatrical work includes a lead role in “Rounding Third”, a lead role in “Ernie and Cerbie” and a supporting role in the hit “Baby Driver” starring opposite Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey.
In addition to acting, Brogan is an avid singer and dancer. He has performed the National Anthem at the UNC Charlotte 49ers, the Charlotte Hornets, the Charlotte Knights and in the fall the Carolina Panthers. He has taken tap dancing lessons since he was 4 years old and hip hop since he was 8.
Carrington participated in our Talent INC Showcase in Orlando under the direction of Acting Out Studio and was awarded Overall Child Model. Since then, Carrington has booked numerous jobs for print and internet campaigns for Belk, Off Broadway Shoes, Family Dollar, Red Heart Yarn, Mohawk Flooring, Cabinets to Go, CarpetOne, Crocodile Creek, Children’s Place Limited Too & Hoover.
She has shot 7 commercials for Belk and has been published in editorials for 7 Hues Fashion Magazine, Child Model Magazine & LaBelle Kids Magazine. She has a small role in the Universal Studios movie, GrandDaddy Day Care.
She is signed with 2 agents from Talent Inc Showcase…Savage for film & commercial (LA) & Take3Talent for print (NY). She is also signed with Directions USA for NC & SC and Mavrick for print in LA.
Randy Perry participated in our Talent INC Showcase under the direction of Evolution Talent Agency and was awarded Overall Talent winner for his dance performance. He had so much interest from agencies across the country and made the move to Los Angeles. Since his move he has been seen in television shows like Betrayed, Insecure and the Coroner. His resume also includes commercial appearances for Music Lens, Fresh Roast, INSP, Interceptor Plus and others. Not only is Randy an actor and dancer but he is also a successful print model and can be seen in campaigns for ’47 by Lids, Mike & Ike, Music Lens and the famous Ivy Park by Beyonce Brand. Randy’s incredibly bright personality will take him far in the industry and we are proud to be on his team.