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Michael Graziadei & Marley Shelton: Political With A Sci-Fi Slant

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Michael Graziadei & Marley Shelton star in the new Lifetime show ‘The Lottery’.

The idea is that something has made the human race unable to reproduce...Michael plays a father whose son is taken by the government. Marley plays a doctor who may have found a cure...but loses her job.


Fun facts about Michael Graziadei (Source: Wikipedia)

Graziadei was born in Germany. He returned to the United States and began acting at the age of 5 in a production of The King and I. On stage, he also appeared in The Servant of Two Masters and History of the Devil. In 2004, he was cast as Daniel Romalotti, the Phyllis Summers' son, in the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. He is 14 years younger than the actress who plays his mother on the show, Michelle Stafford. In 2013 he left from soap for career in primetime television. In 2005 and in 2006, he was nominated an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

In film, Graziadei starred in Boogeyman 2 (2007), Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009), and The Outside. Later, he was cast as male lead in Lifetime drama series The Lottery, opposite Marley Shelton

Fun facts about Marley Shelton (Source: Wikipedia)

Shelton began her acting career in her late teens, and appeared in several 1990s television movies and shows. She made her film debut in Grand Canyon (1991), and was cast in the films The Sandlot (1993), Nixon (1995), Warriors of Virtue, and Trojan War (1997). Shelton subsequently appeared in Pleasantville (1998) and Never Been Kissed (1999).

In 2001, Shelton got her first starring role in the black comedy Sugar & Spice, and appeared as one of the main characters in the teen horror film Valentine. Shelton then appeared in supporting roles in the films Uptown Girls (2003), Sin City (2005), and The Last Kiss (2006). After being cast in a significant role in Grindhouse (2007), she received the lead role in the CBS show Eleventh Hour. In 2009, Shelton starred in A Perfect Getaway and (Untitled), and subsequently had a role in Scream 4 (2011).

Graziadei guest-starred in number of television series, including NCIS, Criminal Minds, 90210, Castle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He had a recurring roles on FX's American Horror Story as Travis Wanderley, a young boyfriend of Jessica Lange's character, and on The CW's The Secret Circle. In 2013, after leaving daytime, Graziadei was cast as series regular in ABC pilot Westside. The pilot not was picked up to series.

The Lottery premieres Sunday night at 10:00pm on Lifetime.



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