Kennedy McMann stars as the iconic teenage detective Nancy Drew in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
McMann is an American actor and singer. Her most recent television credits include “Gone” opposite Chris Noth and Leven Rambin, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Born in Michigan and raised in Mesa, Arizona, McMann graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Acting in 2018.
She currently resides in New York City.
Alex Saxon stars as Ace, the amiable burnout who works with Nancy (Kennedy McMann) in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
Saxon is a film, television, and stage actor with a diverse and eclectic background spanning academia and the arts. He most recently starred on the drama “The Fix” and is known for his work in “The Fosters,” “Finding Carter” and “Ray Donovan.”
Hailing from Liberty, Missouri, Saxon began acting in theater at age 8. His experience continued into short films and regional theater, as well as dance. He studied pre-med at William Jewell College, graduating magna cum laude with dual majors in psychology and applied critical thought and inquiry, and a minor in chemistry, before relocating to Los Angeles.
Leah Lewis stars as George Fan, the salty manager of The Claw and archrival of Nancy (Kennedy McMann), in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
Most recently, Lewis was seen in guest starring roles on “The Good Doctor” and “Light as a Feather.” Additional television credits include recurring guest roles on “Station 19,” The CW’s “Charmed,” “Guidance” and Disney’s “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything.” She was also featured in the TV movie “Madison High” as Peyton Hall, in addition to roles on “Joey & Elise Show,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and the popular kids’ film “Fred 3: Camp Fred.”
Lewis currently resides in Los Angeles.
Maddison Jaizani stars as Bess Marvin, a posh friend of Nancy’s (Kennedy McMann) who has a few secrets of her own, in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
British-Iranian actress Jaizani was a series regular in all three seasons of the popular period drama “Versailles” and also played a major role in two seasons of the critically acclaimed series “Into the Badlands.” She also starred in the David Yates series “Tyrant.”
Jaizani currently resides in Sale, England.
Ned "Nick" Nickerson
Tunji Kasim stars as Ned “Nick” Nickerson, the misunderstood bad boy and Nancy’s (Kennedy McMann) secret flame, in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
Kasim was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and moved to Nigeria soon after. He resided in Nigeria until he was 12 before moving back to Aberdeen in 1999. Having an interest in acting, Kasim studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, which is now known as Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
The Scottish actor has had roles in various theatrical plays such as “Antony & Cleopatra,” “Big White Fog” and “Much Ado About Nothing” as well as “Royal Shakespeare Company: Love’s Labour’s Lost.” In 2009, he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Awards drama award for “Julius Caesar.”
Kasim’s previous works include the films “Florence Foster Jenkins” alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and the action-drama “Kill Team.” Additionally, Kasim can be seen in the TV series “Nearly Famous.”
Riley Smith stars as Ryan Hudson, a charming and wealthy man who may be hiding some dark secrets, in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
Smith was born and raised on his family’s Quarter House Ranch outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He remains involved with his hometown supporting the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, a non-profit after school arts organization created for K-12 grade students, offering classes in art, music, drama, dance, cultural arts and creative writing.
Most recently, Smith was seen in series regular roles on “Proven Innocent” with Rachelle Lafevre and “Frequency” starring alongside Mekhi Phifer and Peyton List, and recurring roles on “Life Sentence,” alongside Lucy Hale, and “Nashville” where he played Markus Keen, an artist signed to Rayna’s Highway 65 label. Smith merged his love for music and acting, recording singles such as “In the Name of Your Love” and “I Want To (Do Everything For You)” for the “Nashville” soundtrack. He also scored a recurring role alongside Rachel McAdams playing her boyfriend, Sheriff’s deputy Steve Mercier, on “True Detective.” This role followed his previous stint as a vampire on the seventh and final season of “True Blood,” where he played Keith, a rugged, rock ‘n’ roll vampire with a romantic side and storyline opposite Arlene, played by Carrie Preston.
Other television credits include recurring roles in the Emmy-nominated series “Joan of Arcadia,” the highly acclaimed series “24,” “Summerland,” and Judd Apatow’s master creation “Freaks and Geeks.” He had the starring role in “Drive,” and appeared in seven episodes of The CW’s “90210,” as Riley Wallace, a paraplegic, opposite Shenae Grimes and Tristan Wilds. He also appeared in television movies including “Motocrossed” and “Deliverance Creek.”
Smith’s feature credits include films as diverse as “Radio,” with Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr., “Eight-Legged Freaks,” “Not Another Teen Movie,” “New York Minute,” as well as “Gallowwalkers,” alongside Wesley Snipes, the Sundance Grand Jury Nominee “Weapons,” and “Christmas in Conway,” with Andy Garcia and Mary-Louise Parker.
In his free time, Smith fronts the band “The Life of Riley,” as the lead singer and guitarist. The Los Angeles based group has released three albums to date.
Smith currently splits his time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.