Uzo Aduba

Best known for her Emmy® winning performances as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix original series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Aduba stars as Virginia Walden, a single mother whose struggle to save her son from the rough streets of Washington, D.C., will start a crusade to help thousands of kids like him.

Matthew Modine

Known for his breakout role in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET, Modine has numerous film and television credits, including PACIFIC HEIGHTS and STRANGER THINGS. He plays Congressman Clifford Williams, a Harvard-educated politician who becomes Virginia’s unlikely ally in her fight for the District’s poorest children.

Aunjanue Ellis

Known for THE HELP and the ABC series QUANTICO, Ellis received an Emmy® nomination for her role as Sharon Salaam in WHEN THEY SEE US. She plays Congresswoman Lorraine Townsend, who finds her political career threatened by Virginia’s increasingly vocal campaign.

Niles Fitch

An up-and-coming actor known for the NBC series THIS IS US, Fitch plays Virginia’s gifted but troubled teenager James, who will wind up dealing drugs on D.C.’s violent streets unless his mother finds a way to secure him a better future.

Nadji Jeter

A rising actor whose credits include THE LAST OF US, THE 5TH WAVE, and WONDER, Jeter plays Bonz, a teenage drug dealer who discovers a sense of purpose beyond the streets.

Adina Porter

Known for TRUE BLOOD and THE NEWSROOM, Porter received an Emmy® nomination for her role as Dinah Stevens in AMERICAN HORROR STORY. She plays Annette Johnson, the congresswoman's manipulative office manager.

Vanessa Williams

The first African American winner of Miss America, Williams is a Grammy-nominated singer and three-time Emmy® nominee for her role as Wilhelmina Slater in UGLY BETTY. Additional film and television credits include SOUL FOOD and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. She plays talk show host Sally Ray, whose motives are not as pure as they first seem.

Amirah Vann

Known for her roles in UNDERGROUND, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and UNSOLVED, Vann plays Virginia’s resourceful and determined friend Shondae Smith.

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