Jessica Koloian was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. Koloian began performing at a young age by memorizing Bible versus and inspirational monologues, which she would recite in front of her church congregation.
After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, she landed a lead role in Courageous Love (2017). The following year, she was cast as the lead in Thy Neighbor.
Koloian recently completed filming as the lead in the upcoming feature film, Pulled from Darkness.
Jessica will be playing the lead, Christine Pascal, and will also be making her feature film directorial debut in Christine's Wager.
Jennifer Taylor is best known for her role as Chelsea on CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, and earlier for three other roles on the show. She appeared in the 1998 erotic thriller, Wild Things.
Taylor grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey and Coral Springs, Florida. She was a first runner up in the Miss Florida USA pageants in 1995 and 1996.
Jennifer Taylor lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Paul, and their two children.
Jennifer will be playing as Jennifer Pascal in Christine's Wager.
Tim Bensch grew up in Indianapolis, where he was bitten by the acting bug at a very young age. His credits include: Chicago Fire, Empire, The Food That Built America, several projects for Lifetime and Hallmark, and various feature films.
Tim is the host of SnapChat’s Messed Up History and a narrator for the YouTube channels Looper, Grunge and Atomix.
He recently starred in the comedy feature Notzilla and just wrapped a supporting role in the forthcoming Lifetime movie, The Neighbor.
Tim lives in Indiana with his wife, their three children and an overly friendly Golden Retriever.
Tim will be playing Bill Pascal in Christine's Wager.
Mike Markoff got his start at a young age touring in a Shakespeare theater company while earning roles in several films including Universal's The Rockville Slayer (2004) at the age of 15 acting alongside horror icons Joe Estevez , Linnea Quigley and Robert Z'Dar- who would become Mike's film coach up until his untimely passing. Mike was also a competitive saber fencer growing up and is an advanced swordsman, you can see his combat prowess in titles like Spartacus (2010) and Tenet (2020).
Mike is a series regular on CW's Death Squad (2019) as the machete-wielding lead: Ethan Brooks. Mike is known for his prowess in taking on challenging dramatic roles in Film and Television. Often playing iconic antiheroes and memorable villains, Mike earned several awards in 2019 for Hard to Place (2019) and Body in the Bath (2019). Recent and notable credits include Escape to the Cove (2021) in which he plays opposite (Academy Award nominated) Eric Roberts, as well as Homestead playing opposite Brian Krause, Jamie Bernadette, and Dallas Page.
Mike will be playing Father Matthew in Christine's Wager.
Ashley Puzemis is a Los Angeles based actress, model, and wardrobe consultant. Ashley was born and raised outside of Detroit, MI and then moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue acting and it is where she currently resides. She has acted in multiple feature films, national commercials, and music videos. Her most notable projects have been working with 20th Century Fox TV in a show called 'Culture Clash', and with companies such as Universal Studios, Atlantic Records, Universal Music Group, Lifetime, etc.
Ashley also does social media and gained much of her fan base from being the lead actress in a music video that has over 100 million views on YouTube - called "Make You Mine" by PUBLIC.
Ashley is persistent in working to perfect her acting skills and further her craft. She even teaches the kid class at her local acting studio in LA. Outside of acting her hobbies include photography, traveling, going to the beach, and taking her rescue husky on walks.
Ashley will be Lead Wardrobe Stylist and playing Missy in Christine’s Wager.
Carter D. James hails from Chicago, IL. He expressed an early interest in the movie industry at the age of 7.
Carter wrote and starred in his first short-film, Junk Food Kids, at age 8. This film won a Director's Pick and People's Choice Award from the Kid's Filmed It Film Festival in 2021. Carter recently played the role of Sausage Link in the stage play, The Fairy Tale Network.
He's continually honing his artistic abilities through acting classes with Chicago Actor Studio. He's also acted in commercials for entities such as the Indiana Tourism Board, Womple Box, and the Wintrust Sports Complex in Bedford Park, IL.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing movie scripts, practicing the guitar, and playing basketball.
Carter will be playing Logan Whatney in Christine's Wager.
Taylor Abigail Rice is an actress, model, and singer in Columbus, Ohio. She has been a performer for 13 years. In 2021, she received both a Best Actress Nomination and a Best Supporting Actress award in two different film competitions.
She recently wrote, produced, and starred in her own short film, titled June, set to premier in 2022. Taylor loves the challenge of playing multidimensional characters and frequently experiments with new acting techniques. She is ecstatic about Christine's Wager, where she will play Emily, and is thankful for the opportunity to help tell such an important story.
In Columbus, Taylor lives with her husband, Jordan, and her mini-goldendoodle, Selah.
Colette Hahn is an actress from Grand Blanc, Michigan. Her acting career began at age eight with community theater, and she hasn’t looked back.
Colette has had training at Michigan Actors Studio. In 2020, she had her debut screen performance with a featured role in the Delacey music video Everything You Need To Know About Me Today.
Colette recently played a lead role in the short films The Summers of Love, and Disturbance. She will be filming the feature film A Holiday I Do in early 2022.
Colette enjoys spending time with her friends and family, creating her own videos, and cheer.
Colette will be playing the role of Amy Pascal in Christine’s Wager.
Brooke Bennett is a Chicago based actress, model, host and producer.
Upon receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, she was a freelance correspondent and host. Throughout her time in Los Angeles she also got into production work and became a professional stand-in working on over 100 productions in 12 years while appearing in commercials, independent films and stage plays along the way.
Upon recently relocating back to Chicago, she opened Self Tape Chicago Loop, an actor’s audition taping studio where she also coaches on-camera acting.
Her recent credits include Chicago Fire and a national commercial for Tyson chicken. She recently completed filming as the lead in the upcoming short film, Santè.
Brooke will be playing Logan’s mother, Joan Whatney in Christine’s Wager.
Karen Clark was born and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She shares her time with her boyfriend, two chihuahuas, and a 23-year old, Sun Conure named Zakia.
Karen has studied music since a young child and plays the piano, bass guitar, and alto sax. She is involved with musical/live Theatre and also a keyboardist/bass player in a Christian band. Karen also played a Zombie in a music video by The Midwest Avengers entitled Ice Grilla. Karen could have been seen as a cast member at an improv comedy club in downtown St. Louis, and has received The Hospitality Hero Award for the City of St. Louis with her position in Guest Relations at The Gateway Arch.
Karen has studied under Acting Coaches, Al D’Onofrio and Nick Kelly. She also posed for Photographer, Clyde Thomas of Studio7.
Karen will be playing Aunt Sophie in Christine's Wager.
Layla Cushman began her career as a model at the age of 17 and transitioned into acting after receiving a B.A. in Broadcast Media and Communications.
With many national and regional television commercials to her credit, she soon turned her attention to TV and Film. She began with featured work in such films as Avengers, Captain America 2: Winter Soldier as a S.H.I.E.L.D Agent, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as a Sovereign drone Pilot. Layla quickly began landing larger supporting roles. She was cast as Arika in ABC’s pilot Downward Dog, Karen in the Lifetime movie, With this Ring, and Netflix’s The Last Summer. You can also catch her as Jessie in Most Wonderful Time now showing on Amazon Prime. Most recently she was cast as the title role of Hope in Chasing Hope set to release later this year.
Layla is currently signed on to play supporting roles in 2 TV series and a feature that are currently in preproduction.
Layla will be playing Alyssa in Christine's Wager.
Cynthia D. Perry was born in Detroit and has lived just outside of Atlanta for the past 25 years.
In 2019, for the film Mattie: the Discovery she recieved awards on the festival circuit for her role as Betty Jean. In Prayer Warrior she garnered a Best Actress on the festival circuit. You'll also find Cynthia in the soon-to-be-released film Where the Land Meets the Sky.
She studied under several acting coaches, including Greg Alan Williams, and at some of Atlanta's best acting schools. She continued her journey with several plays including A Raisin in the Sun. Cynthia feels ready to conquer greater challenges.
Currently, she can be seen in Twas the Night in theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime.
Cynthia will be playing Madeline in Christine's Wager.