Britt Robertson as Cassie Blake
Rising star Britt Robertson stars in the new drama series The Secret Circle as the hesitant but headstrong Cassie Blake, who is beginning to embrace her newfound destiny.
Robertson, who gained widespread attention as Lux, star of the critically acclaimed drama Life Unexpected, recently completed filming the feature film The First Time. The romantic comedy, which centers on the first weekend of a fledgling romance between two high school kids, is directed by Jonathan Kasdan and also stars Dylan O'Brien. Robertson also had a cameo in the feature film Scream 4.
Robertson's additional film credits include Disney Channel's Avalon High, based on the book by Meg Cabot; The Family Tree which debuted at the Hamptons International Film Festival; Dan in Real Life, Keeping Up with the Steins and Mother and Child, with Naomi Watts and Annette Bening.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Robertson splits her time between Greenville, South Carolina; Los Angeles, California; and Vancouver, British Columbia, where The Secret Circle is filmed.
Thomas Dekker as Adam Conant
Thomas Dekker stars in the new drama series The Secret Circle as Adam Conant, Diana's (Shelley Hennig) boyfriend and a member of the Circle with whom Cassie (Britt Robertson) feels an immediate connection with.
Since being was named one of the "Five Actors to Watch" in the 2010 Hollywood Reporter, Dekker has taken on a myriad of distinguished roles. In one of his most recent films, Angels Crest, Dekker took on the character of a single father who deals with the tragedy of losing his son. Angels Crest premiered this year at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival with rave reviews for Dekker's captivatingly vulnerable performance. Dekker was also recently seen in the Emmy®-nominated telefilm Cinema Verite, which premiered in April and tells the story of the Louds, the first family to be the subject of a reality series. He starred opposite Diane Lane and Tim Robbins, portraying the iconic Lance Loud.
Dekker also held lead roles in the feature films Waska, directed by Gaby Dellal, and Kaboom, directed by Gregg Araki. He starred in Michael Bay's remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, opposite Jackie Earle Haley, and directed by Sam Bayer.
Dekker's breakthrough role was starring as John Connor in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, opposite Lena Headey. He was also seen in the feature My Sister's Keeper, opposite Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin, and starred in the film From Within, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Phedon Papamichael, the film focuses on the residents of a small American town who begin to die one by one by apparent suicide. Dekker directed the "behind the scenes" footage of the film, which appeared as a short on the film's DVD and electronic press kit.
Dekker wore multiple hats as writer, director, editor and co-star in the film Whore, alongside Megan Fox, Rumer Willis and Lena Headey. The film centers around a large group of teens living on the streets of Hollywood trying to make it in the movie business. This was the third film he has written, directed and self-produced. Dekker's other credits include the hit series Heroes, where he played Zach, the engaging best friend to the cheerleader, Claire, played by Hayden Panettiere. He also spent three seasons in a lead role in the Disney series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Dekker has been working professionally in both television and film since he was 5 years old, including a lead role in John Carpenter's Village of the Damned. In addition, his voice was featured in lead roles of various animated films, such as the character of Littlefoot in Land Before Time and Fievel in the sequels to An American Tale.
In addition to his work in film and television, Dekker is also an accomplished composer, singer and songwriter - with two albums completed - and is an artist, painter and sculptor. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Phoebe Tonkin as Faye Chamberlain
Newcomer Phoebe Tonkin stars in the new drama series The Secret Circle as Faye, a troublemaker with a thirst for power.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Tonkin is best known for her role in the enormously successful Australian television series H20: Just Add Water, and, in 2008, was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for her role.
In 2010, Tonkin made her feature film debut in the box office hit Tomorrow When the War Began, based on the internationally best-selling book of the same name.
Tonkin currently resides in Vancouver while filming The Secret Circle.
Shelley Hennig as Diana Meade
Newcomer Shelley Hennig stars in the new drama series The Secret Circle as Diana, the leader of the Circle and Adam's (Thomas Dekker) girlfriend.
Hennig, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up dancing with aspirations of performing on a larger stage. Her ambition and love for dance was also a creative outlet for her, and a way to cope with the loss of her brother in a drunk-driving accident when she was 14. When Hennig was 16, her dance teacher convinced her to enter the Miss Louisiana Teen USA pageant with the hope of opening new doors. She won the title and went on to compete for Miss Teen USA 2004, subsequently winning that pageant as well. During her reign, Hennig campaigned vigorously with MADD and Buzz Free Prom to share her story and encourage students across the US to learn the dangers of drinking and driving.
After being crowned Miss Teen USA, Hennig was given a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) where she fell in love with acting. For two years she learned and refined her natural talent. In March 2007, two months before graduation from NYCDA, she flew to Los Angeles for a vacation and got a last minute audition for the daytime drama Days of Our Lives, where she landed a contract role.
Hennig currently resides in Vancouver while filming The Secret Circle.
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Melissa
Jessica Parker Kennedy stars in the new drama series The Secret Circle as Melissa, Faye's (Phoebe Tonkin) best friend and confidante who has a secret of her own.
Parker Kennedy will next appear in the feature film 50/50, opposite Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, set to premiere September 30. She has also completed production on the film In Time, with Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde and Justin Timberlake.
Parker Kennedy's past television credits include V, recurring roles on Smallville and The Troop as well as series regular roles on the series Kaya and Valemont, with Nikki Blonsky and Eric Balfour. She also appeared in Another Cinderella Story, with Selena Gomez.
A professionally trained singer, Parker Kennedy currently splits her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Louis Hunter as Nick Armstrong
Newcomer Louis Hunter stars in the new drama series The Secret Circle as Nick, a brooding loner who lost both his parents at an early age.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Hunter starred as Kyle Mulroney on the BBC/Australian series Out of the Blue and is the lead voice character in new animated series The Woodlies. Hunter started his acting career in theater, performing the role of Prince Edward in War of the Roses for Sydney Theatre Company, opposite Cate Blanchett, and later in the role of Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet for the Shakespeare Youth Festival.
Hunter currently resides in Vancouver while filming The Secret Circle.
The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in THE SECRET CIRCLE, a romantic drama full of mystery, intrigue and danger -- based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries) -- as it chronicles the story of a young girl who discovers not only that she is a witch and part of a secret coven, but that she is the key which will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil.
At 16, Cassie Blake is independent, resourceful and decidedly not a joiner. But when her mother unexpectedly dies in a fire, Cassie goes to live with her grandmother in the Pacific Northwest town of Chance Harbor, where her mother grew up. There, after her uneasy inclusion in a group of diverse and potent teens, Cassie discovers her mother's book of spells and the knowledge that she is part of something larger than herself, with a family history dating back hundreds of years. Hesitant but headstrong, Cassie embraces her newfound destiny in this world of shadows and secrets and becomes the final member of "the circle."
Within the group there are tensions and alliances, a struggle for power amidst the daily hazards of being a teenager. But in the forest, when a drop of rain can be turned into a shower of splendor and light and the energy passed between two people is palpable, the natural world bears the beauty that magic can bring; it also highlights the frightening intensity that can arise from unrestrained emotions and spite. For just as quickly as nature can provide, it can take away, and there is no telling the terror unleashed when such powers fall into human hands. Combining the wonder of witchcraft with the scare of the supernatural, THE SECRET CIRCLE explores the might -- and burden -- of a young girl living out her family's legacy.