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Belle Shouse, Teagle F. Bougere, Rana Roy, Isabella Amara, Molly Price and Megan West Announced as Series Regulars For QUEEN AMERICA On Facebook Watch

Belle Shouse ("A Million Ways to Die in the West," "Secrets & Lies"), Teagle Bougere ("A Night at the Museum," "The Pelican Brief"), Rana Roy ("Life Sentence," "Switched at Birth"), Isabella Amara ("Wilson," "Spiderman: Homecoming"), Molly Price ("Bloodline," "Feud: Bette and Joan," "American Crime Story: Versace") and Megan West ("This is Us," "How To Get Away With Murder") have been cast as series regulars in the forthcoming scripted series "Queen America," on Facebook Watch, Facebook's new video platform. This new series stars Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (Vicki Ellis). "Queen America" is created, written, and executive produced by Meaghan Oppenheimer ("Fear the Walking Dead").

Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Queen America" is the story of Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha who hopes Vicki can mold her into a worthwhile contender. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be pageant queen royalty for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she's paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki's entire reputation is at stake.

Belle Shouse stars as the beautiful and kind, but clumsy, ignorant and INSECURE Samantha; Teagle F. Bougere plays hair and makeup extraordinaire, Nigel; Rana Roy is Mary, a former pageant queen-turned-fitness trainer; Isabella Amara portrays Vicki's teenage niece Bella; Molly Price as Vicki's older sister Katie with Megan West as Brittany, Samantha's number one rival and 'the one to beat."

"Queen America" hails from wiip, the new independent studio launched and led by veteran television executive Paul Lee, who serves as an executive producer on the project. Bruna Papandrea and Casey Haver are executive producers for co-studio partner Made Up Stories alongside Guymon Casady and Suzan Bymel of Entertainment 360, and Janice Williams. Made Up Stories' Steve Hutensky serves as a co-executive producer. Australian filmmaker Alethea Jones ("Fun Mom Dinner") is directing all 10 episodes of the series and is a co-executive producer.

Facebook Watch (https://www.facebook.com/watch) is available for free on mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV apps.

Eighteen-year-old Belle Shouse, a native of Beaumont, Texas, was recently seen starring in the Netflix and Awesomeness TV series, "Project MC²." By age 12 Belle was signed to an agency and booked her first film, "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Belle's family moved to Los Angeles where she continued booking projects, most notably as series regular Abby Crawford on season one of ABC's "Secrets and Lies." Belle has also starred in several independent projects including the horror-thriller, "Havenhurst" and "Summer's Shadow."

Teagle F. Bougere has appeared on Broadway in "The Crucible," "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Tempest," and Off-Broadway in "Is God Is" (Soho Rep); "Julius Caesar" and "Cymberline" along with eight other productions for the NYSF Public Theater. Teagle created the role of "Invisible Man" in the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison's iconic novel. On television Teagle has appeared in "The Mist," "The Path," "Big C," "Cosby," "What the Deaf Man Heard," and seven episodes of "Law and Order." "Night at The Museum."

Rana Roy was most recently seen in WGN's acclaimed series "Underground." She also had season long arcs on the final season of NBC's "The Night Shift," as well as The CW's "Life Sentence." Rana began her career as a dancer -- first making waves in London's dance competition "Dance X." She was later cast as a series regular where she sang and danced on the UK series "Britannia High," from which she also had a record deal with Universal Records. Rana has a recurring role in Jenji Kohan's upcoming series "American Princess" for Lifetime.

Isabella Amara can currently be seen in the Netflix film "Alex Strangelove," and in the HBO film "The Tale," starring Laura Dern whom she also starred opposite in the feature film "Wilson." Other recent projects include supporting roles in "Spider-Man Homecoming" and "Avengers: Infinity War," as well as a recurring role on the final two seasons of "Nashville." Past film projects include playing the young Melissa McCarthy in Ben Falcone's "The Boss," "Barely Lethal"and director Todd Graff's "Joyful Noise." A classically trained singer, Amara has performed in ATLANTA and surrounding areas in a variety of styles and venues including as a lead singer for a collaborative band.

Molly Price starred with Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Mike Nichols' Broadway revival of "Death Of A Salesman" and Tony Kushner's new play, "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide" at The Public. Last year, Molly was seen recurring on two Ryan Murphy anthology series',"American Crime Story: Versace" and "Feud: Bette and Joan" as well as, "Bloodline" on Netflix, and "The Path" on Hulu. Earlier this year, she was cast in the FX pilot, "Compliance." Her other television credits include Steven Soderbergh's, "The Knick," Shameless," "Happyish," "Sex And The City" and "Third Watch" for six seasons. She appeared in such films as, "Sweet and Lowdown," "How Do You Know," "Not Fade Away" and "Pushing Tin." She also had a notable role in the Sundance competitor, "Kiss Me Guido."

Megan West recently recurred on NBC's hit series "This Is Us" and can be seen next in the Lifetime film, "Do Unto Others." She is best known for her portrayal of 'Lila Stangard' on ABC's hit series "How To Get Away With Murder." Since graduating with her BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts, she has worked consistently with roles on "Law & Order: SVU," "Public Morals," "Constantine" and "Person of Interest," in addition to being cast as the female lead in Kevin Williamson's Untitled Paranormal pilot for The CW. Megan also starred in the independent films, "The Eyes" and "Apparition," as well as the off-Broadway play "A Month in the Country" with Peter Dinklage.

Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows - from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports - Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here: https://videoapp.fb.com/.

Led by seasoned entertainment executive Paul Lee, and supported by the vast resources of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), wiip is a talent-driven studio, distinctive in its commitment to letting talent do what talent does best - create. wiip creates and produces content for digital and global platforms.

Made Up Stories is a development, production and finance company committed to creating content with compelling female figures squarely at the center and enabling female directors, writers, actors, and fellow producers to tell the stories they want to tell. Founded and run by Bruna Papandrea, the award-winning producer of the HBO limited series "Big Little Lies" (8 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, etc.), and the feature films "Wild," "Gone Girl" (over $365 million in worldwide box office), "Warm Bodies" and "Milk," Made Up Stories produced in its first-year acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Kent's "The Nightingale," and rising filmmaker Abe Forsythe's "Little Monsters" (staring Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad). Additionally, upcoming on the television side, the company has the upcoming TNT series, "Tell Me Your Secrets," written by Harriet Warner and directed by Caméra d'Or winner Houda Benyamina, and Meaghan Oppenheimer's "Queen America," starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Alethea Jones for Facebook Watch.

Entertainment 360, the content production arm of Management 360, originates, packages, develops and produces a wide variety of film and television projects. Previous and current projects include HBO's Emmy-winning hit series "Game of Thrones;" Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" written by Aaron Sorkin, which garnered Best Actor and Best Actress nominations for Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet; "Office Christmas Party" starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Kate McKinnon; AMC's new series "The Terror," based on Dan Simmons' bestselling novel; and "Cowboy Ninja Viking" starring Chris Pratt.


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