Drop Dead Diva Cast: What Are They Up To?

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Drop Dead Diva

Josh Berman and his crew took a great deal of time to select a cast that brought the story of “Drop Dead Diva” to life in a way Fox television might have not envisioned as they originally frowned at the script. Credits to Lifetime television that picked up the script and actors like Brooke Elliot, Kate Levering, and April Bowlby poured their soul on it. Here is everything you should know about the cast of the legal drama series.

Drop Dead Diva: Brooke Elliot

Brooke Elliot was born on November 16, 1974, in Fridley, Minnesota, to Robert, a city manager, and Kathleen Elliott. She has three siblings, Jamie Alexander, and one brother, Adam Elliott. She started singing at the tender of age and her parents were kind enough to capture such precious moments in the footage. Due to occupational reasons, her family moved quite a lot when she was little first to Blaine, Minnesota, and then out of state to Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois until they finally settled in Riverview, Michigan.

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The actress and talented singer attended Gabriel Richard Catholic High School where she featured in high school productions before moving to Western Michigan University where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance in 1998.

Drop Dead Diva is not the first movie of Brooke Elliot and it wasn’t her second or third either. She made her acting debut in 2000 after spending up 10 weeks as a member of Chicago-based stage combat theatre company Babes With Blades. Her first television role was in an episode of “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”

Brooke Elliot joined the cast of Drop Dead Diva as Jane Bingum, a smart attorney with a great taste for fashion. She also sang on the soundtrack to the series. She received so much praise for her role as the main cast of the series. Her latest involvement in the acting industry was in the 2019 Netflix drama “Sweet Magnolias”.

Marriage and net worth

Brooke Elliot is not married. In fact, she has not been romantically linked with anyone in or outside the show business. The actress who carries her weight confidently has never revealed if she is seeing anyone either. She has a net worth of 5 million dollars.

Drop Dead Diva: April Bowlby

April Bowlby has been a delight to watch on the screen not just for her role as Stacy Barrett on “Drop Dead Diva” but also for the role she played as Kandi on CBS “Two and a Half Men”. She was born on July 30, 1980, in Vallejo, California. There is no information about her parents and siblings but when she was a child, her family moved to Manteca, California, and it was in Manteca she attended East Union High School. She later studied ballet, French, and marine biology at Moorpark College. April Bowlby started her career as a model before she switched into acting.

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In her first audition as an actress, she landed the role of Kandi in “Two and a Half Men” which was enough to inspire her that the acting industry wants her as much as she wants it. Between 2009-2014, she portrayed the character of Stacy Barrett; Jane’s longtime best friend and roommate. April has played various role films and television series and her career have never been on a decline.

Marriage and net Worth

April Bowlby used to date songwriter and record producer Josh Groban sometime in 2009 but the relationship ended in 2010. She is currently single and does not have any child yet. She has a net worth of 3 million dollars.

Kate Levering

A Tony Award winner for her role in the 2001 musical “42nd Street”, Kate Levering was born on January 3, 1979, in  Sacramento, California. She attended El Camino Fundamental High School, where she took part in school musicals and dance classes before graduating in 1997 and leaving for New York City to pursue a career on Broadway.

Her acting debut came in 1999 when she appeared in an episode of “Home Improvement”. Since then, Kate never looked back as she starred in other films before eventually landing the role of Kim Kaswell, a frenemy to Jane. Since the series ended in 2014, she took a hiatus from acting.

Marriage and net Worth

On April 20, 2013, Kate Levering married businessman Reza Jahangiri at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Their first son Holden Robert Jahangiri, was born in July 2013, her pregnancy was written into her role on “Drop Dead Diva”. The actress welcomed another son in March 2016. Kate Levering has a net worth of 2 million dollars.

Drop Dead Diva: Jackson Ryan Hurst

Jackson Ryan Hurst was born on February 17, 1979, in Houston Texas USA. He has two brothers Colin and Michael. Jackson graduated from St. Pius X High School. He later moved to Baylor University, where he majored in international economics and management information systems with a minor in Spanish.

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After graduation from college, Jackson spent a year in Mexico City working for a transport company before beginning a finance career in Houston, then the ultimate one; a movie career. Jackson Hurst portrayed the character of Grayson Kent on the Lifetime original comedy series “Drop Dead Diva”. He has continued to appear in various films and television series but “Drop Dead Diva” has been his biggest acting gig. 

Marriage and net worth

Jackson Hurst engaged Stacy Stas in October 2013. On June 7, 2014, they married in San Juan Capistrano, California. They have two sons together, Ryder Jackson Hurst who was born on July 25, 2015, and Hunter Eli Hurst who was born February 7, 2018. Jackson Ryan Hurst has a net worth of 1 million dollars.

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho has the title of an actress, stand-up comedian, singer and fashion designer on her CV. She has a robust career in the acting industry and as an entrepreneur. Margaret Cho was born in a racially abused area in San Franciso California on December 5, 1968. She is of Korean descent.  Her parents Young-Hie and Seung-Hoon Cho owned a Paperback Traffic, a bookstore on Polk Street at California Street in San Francisco. Her father writes joke books and a newspaper column in Seoul, South Korea.

Margaret Cho was sexually abused as a child by a family member. The abuse reflected on her studies as she began to have bad grades which led to her expulsion from high school.  After her dismissal from Lowell High School, she was, however, later accepted into the San Francisco School of the Arts, a San Francisco public high school for the arts. Margaret moved to San Francisco State University, to study drama but did not graduate.

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She joined the cast of “Drop Dead Diva” as a paralegal after putting up a strong performance in the ABC sitcom “All-American Girl”. Margaret also has a clothing line and she is a voice for the LGBT community.

Marriage, and net worth

Margaret Cho was married to Al Ridenour, an artist involved in The Cacophony Society and the Art of Bleeding. The marriage ended in 2014 with divorce processes finalized in 2015. She is bisexual as she has revealed that she enjoys being with both men and women. Margaret Cho has a net worth of 3 million dollars.

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