God Friended Me – CBS Special Screening
Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
RSVP and join us for a free sneak preview of an episode of the CBS series “God Friended Me.” After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with stars Brandon Micheal Hall and Javicia Leslie.
BRANDON MICHEAL HALL
(Miles Finer in GOD FRIENDED ME)
Brandon Micheal Hall has quickly established himself as a highly sought-after young actor. In 2017, Hall was named one of Variety’s “Top Ten Television Stars to Watch” for his breakout performance in the “The Mayor.” Starring in the title role of the show from executive producers Jeremy Bronson and Daveed Diggs, he also earned “one to watch” raves from Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, People and IndieWire. In addition to GOD FRIENDED ME, he stars in the critically acclaimed series “Search Party,” which will return for a third season in 2020.
While still a student at Juilliard, Hall landed the lead on the CBS pilot “LFE,” opposite Melissa Leo. Since graduating, he has guest starred on the Comedy Central series “Broad City,” Netflix’s “The Characters,” opposite Paul Downs, and A&E’s “Unforgettable.” On stage, he starred in the world premiere production of “Transfers,” directed by Jackson Gay. Next, he will guest-star in the Starz! crime drama “Power,” in the series’ sixth and final season. Hall guest-stars alongside Cedric the Entertainer as a father/son duo.
On the feature film side, Hall recently starred in Automatik’s darkly funny horror film “Monster Party” and the independent film “Lez Bomb,” opposite Bruce Dern.
Hall trained at the Juilliard Drama Division, the British American Drama Academy and the South Carolina Governor School of the Arts and Humanities. In April he received the 2019 President’s Alumni Award from the Governor’s School. This honor is bestowed on an accomplished graduate who has shown a commitment to the arts and artistic achievement, while embodying the school’s key values.
Hall’s birthday is Feb. 3. Follow him on Twitter @hall_m_brandon and on Instagram @brandonmichealhall.
(Ali Finer, GOD FRIENDED ME)
Javicia Leslie was born in Augsburg, Germany. She moved to Maryland at a young age and was raised in Upper Marlboro, near Washington, D.C. Her first starring role came in 2016 television film “Killer Coach.” Leslie has appeared in several television series including MACGYVER, on the Network, “Chef Julian” and “Prototype.”
In 2017 Leslie filmed a role as one of the leads in the hit BET show, “The Family Business,” based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber, which ranked consistently in the top 10 overall programs on cable TV. Recently, Javicia completed a lead role in the Yvette Nicole Brown-penned feature film “Always a Bridesmaid.”
Onstage, Leslie appeared in several productions at Hampton University, including “Seven Guitars,” “For Colored Girls” and “Chicago.”
As driven philanthropically as she is career-wise, Leslie has started an annual charity drive timed to her birthday to use the evening to give back to youth in her community. This year, she collected donations of sports items via her charity, The Chandler Foundation.
Leslie is trained in Muay Thai, boxing, weapons and tap dance. She enjoys cooking, track and swimming, and she regularly trains in an extensive fitness boot camp.
Her birthday is May 30. Follow her on Twitter @JaviciaLeslie and Instagram @javicia.