Dawn BellThis season, Dr. Dawn Bell continues to rule Hope Zion with her unique blend of bottom line determination and icy composure that has put her at odds with some of the Hope Zion staff in the past. Perhaps it is from that sense of isolation that Dawn begins to do some soul‐searching in Season 3. Seeking to fill a void in her life that her guinea pig Vallenwe’en can’t fill on its own, Dawn begins to explore the possibilities of a life that’s foreign to her: one outside of her Hope Zion domain.
Michelle NoldenMichelle Nolden’s resume boasts blockbuster and independent features, as well as critically acclaimed television projects – all of which have earned her an international reputation. Recent feature films include "Xmas Horror Story," Vincenzo Natali’s Haunter, and Chuck Minsky’s "Skating to New York." She recurred as the U.S. President in the hit series "Nikita," as well as the Crown Attorney in "The Republic of Doyle." She garnered great reviews as the lead in HBO Canada’s series "Zone of Separation," playing a tough edged United Nations Peacekeeper, and she donned a corset and Scottish accent to play the wife of George Brown in "John A: Birth of a Country."
Additional Features include "The Time Travellers Wife," "Red," "Lucid," and "Show Me," among others. Nolden is regularly seen on the small screen with five seasons in the recurring role of U.S. attorney Robin Brooks on NUM3ERS. Selected guest roles include "Lost Girl," "Covert Affairs," "Cracked," "The Listener," "Murdoch Mysteries," "C.S.I. Miami," "Everwood," and "Crossing Jordan."
Nolden has been nominated for an ACTRA award for her performance in the Canadian blockbuster "Men with Brooms," as well as Gemini awards for her portrayal of Hadley Hemingway in "Hemingway VS Callaghan," and a drug addicted mother in "Rookie Blue." She was a series regular on "Street Time," where she co-starred with Rob Morrow and Terrence Howard.
Nolden wrote and directed the short film "Loonie," which was selected to screen at the Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Atlantic Film Festivals, among others. Both lead actors were nominated for 2008 ACTRA Awards, as well as winning best short film for the NSI Online Film Festival. She also wrote and directed "A Man’s World" and the documentary "I Need A Hero," both currently in the Festival circuit.
Nolden is the Artistic Director of the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, currently in its fifth year, and has several projects in development with her husband and producer Chris Szarka.