Greenleaf Season One

Greenleaf Season One

OWN has begun production on a new scripted and original drama series Greenleaf, created by Craig Wright. The upcoming drama series will be executive produced by Craig Wright, Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Wright, a graduate from the United Theological Seminary of the Twins Cities and St. John’s University and a former minister, will write the scripts. Wright is known for his work on TV series Lost, Six Feet Under and United States of Tara. Winfrey has recently appeared and produced the Oscar Nominated film, Selma.

Greenleaf centers around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch with a predominantly African-American congregation, where beneath the steeple lies a den of scandalous iniquity- greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting moral values. The multigenerational church becomes the matrix of deception that involves the church’s founding family but also extends to the congregation, its prominent members and even beyond the church walls. Yet, amidst all of the mayhem and deception, there is a power of something greater that persists within the church walls calling to everyone to account for their sins.

The scandalous drama series will star Keith David (Community and Barbershop) as Bishop James Greenleaf, the charismatic and manipulative leader of Greenleaf World Ministries. Lynn Whitfield (Without A Trace and Mama I Want to Sing) is set to portray, Lady Mae Greenleaf, Bishop Greenleaf’s wife and the family matriarch. Merle Dandridge (Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift) stars as Grace Greenleaf, Lady Mae and Bishop’s middle daughter who returns home 20 years after escaping her family ties. Desiree Ross (Falling Skies and Secrets in the Fall) will portray Sophia Greenleaf, Grace’s teen daughter. Lamman Rucker (Half & Half and Meet The Browns) will portray Jacob Greenleaf, the eldest son and perpetual black sheep of the family. Kim Hawthorne (Rake and Lucky Louie) will portray Kerissa Greenleaf, Jacob’s overly ambitious and ever controlling wife. Oprah Winfrey (Selma) will star as Marvis Mcready, Lady Mae’s sister.

Greenleaf has begun production in the Atlanta area and extras casting team with CAB CASTINGS, LLC is seeking background actors for this amazing new faith-based scandalous drama series. Actors of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are needed and can submit themselves for consideration. Performers must be local to the Atlanta area. To be considered for a role in Greenleaf starring Keith David and Lynn Whitfield please submit your Name, Contact information, Age, Height, Sizes, Availability, Stand-In Experience (IF ANY), Car Type/ Model/ Year, Special Qualities, include whether you are 18 and older but able to play a minor look-wise, and 2 Recent Photos (1 Headshot/1 Full Body) to GREENLEAFextras@GMAIL.COM.  YOU MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOVE IN YOUR EMAIL TO BE CONSIDERED.

Be sure to check back often for casting call updates, news and information on Greenleaf. Leave a message below and tell us what you think of this upcoming new series set to air on OWN and why you would love to be a part of this groundbreaking new series.

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31 Casting Responses

  1. Tyshaswon Bryant

    Hello My Nameis Tyshaswon Bryant. I recently have seen that you’re doing another season of Greenleaf for 2019. I wanted to know if I had the blessing to have the opportunity to audition for a roll in your series. I’ve been a fan since Season 1. This would be the hugest blessing and opportunity ever. Thank You & Be Blessed

  2. Sekyia Lynea Williams

    I am committed to watching this show, the cast is amazing. This latest season as really got me on the edge of my seat. Even from the very beginning, I have been intrigued, I feel like I am a part of what I am watching. I feel this will fit me perfectly and am what “Greenleaf” needs, I will be an asset to the upcoming season. I am a singer and have been singing since the age of 5. I am 28, but look like I’m 18. No one believes my age, I wanted to take up acting when I was about 10, and noticed how much I felt like I belonged on stage, and in front of a camera. This is my passion and I look forward to a successful future in the entertainment field as an actress.

  3. Garrett Fedor

    I’m Garrett I’m 17 from Pittsburgh 5’8 I’d love to try out and help in anyway I can

  4. Loraine Akins

    I love Greenleaf!!!!

  5. clarissa

    i’m a black woman. i’m gay but tried to change but i can’t change who i am . i was raised in the church. i’m 27 but i still look as if i’m 16.

  6. Nelle Freeman

    I would love to be a part of this tv drama. Being raised in a church like this and being from Memphis l feel that l will be a natural. l have 5 sisters and 2 brothers so l know about family drama. This would be an opportunity of a lifetime…

  7. jane

    i really like to act in one of Sir Tyler Perry are Miss Oprah’s movies are series but the most funny thing is I’m not leaving in America.But if it’s God will it will happen!!

  8. Queen Emily

    Greetings to all of you at THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

  9. Bobby Jennings

    Hi, I’m interested in casting call extra opportunities in the city and state of New York.

  10. Najah McCutchen

    Hi, I’m 10 years old. I live in New York, but I’m willing to travel. My name is Najah McCutchen, and I would like to audition for a role in Greenleaf!

  11. Rhonda Gault

    I would like my infant to audition for the baby role Greenleaf is looking for

  12. Mr. Korey Foster

    Giving the opportunity I will give it my all something I thought sbout for awhile. I’m willing to work hard put everything on the table and do an outstanding job looking to become a lifelong actor.

  13. Mariah Miller

    It is a dream of both me and my fiancé to be part of anything Oprah has to offer. We watch her channel nonstop and both grew up to her influence due to our mothers. She is family although we haven’t met. She is the epitome of who I yearn to be. And her natural acting skills has influenced both me answers my fiancé to step it up in another level. We are both working nonstop to save up to move to beautiful buckhead Georgia to pursue our dreams with both oprah and Tyler perry. I’m writing this because if anyone deserves a chance for any kind of level role my fiancé does. And if you would help and surprise him with just a chance it would change his life to the deserving life he should have. I beg for you to respond and help me help my loving man.

  14. Natalya Broderick

    Hello my name is Natalya Broderick I am 16 years of age and even though I live in Canada it’s always been a dream of mine to become a actress. My goal is to become a professional actress, not professional as in fame because i dont care about the fame or money, but just to have a career where I use my love of acting on a regular basis. I am willing to work towards that goal for as long as it takes to make a better living for me and my family.

  15. Shirley Corbin

    Hello, my name is Shirley Corbin. I am an African American female and have performed in many Church
    plays most of which were principle roles. I would love to be cast in this GreenLeaf series depicting one of the Church members, maybe people watching this series will make a change in their lives and the way we view the Church congregation.

  16. Nerissa Baxter

    Enthusiastically looking to join your team!

  17. Joanne Rochella Chesley

    Dear Casting Director,
    I think I have the look…..for Greenleaf!!!!!

  18. Linda


    I am a recent high school business/marketing teacher retiree. I aspire to do something I’ve always wanted to do…Acting. It would be an indescribable honor to be considered for Greenleaf.

  19. Robert Starks

    Dear: Madam/Sir,

    I am really interested in auditioning for any of your upcoming projects. I have done work in New York City as well as Atlanta, GA. I sing and I act on stage and television as well. I was wondering who may I submit my head shot an resume to? Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this request.

  20. Tee

    I don’t leave in Atlanta but reside in dallas tx and would love the opportunity to be considered for a role.I am 32 a african american women that believe can also bring a great spirit and love to the casting family and show.

  21. Pavonia

    I do hope all is well! I’m currently employed on a executive level and feel as though I should be doing something else in life. So, I’m stepping out in faith, hoping that you give me a chance at a new career. I always dedicate myself 100% in all I set my hands to do.! Please consider me.

  22. Alyzza Raya

    I love acting.I would love to be part of your movie.I can sing too.I live in California.You will love me in your movie

  23. Germaine n

    hello, my name is germaine , black female and I would so love to be a part of this movie. I love acting and ve small experience but most importantly m driven and hardworking person…please give me a chance .thank u

  24. manuel

    hola me llamo manuel ruiz tengo 15 años pais peru ………. bueno me gustaria ser un gran actor pero no estudie actuación….. pero me gustaria ser un gran actor de novelas o de peliculas ……como los de mas actores ………. bueno de me numero de celular porsiacas grasias


    I’m an aspiring actress and a huge fan of Oprah and most of the cast. I would love to be a part of this project because it has a great story to tell. Most churches have a lot of this going on..I have been around these things, therefore I’d be a perfect fit for a role in this series. I’m certain that it will be a hit! #ReadyToWork

  26. Pamela Cunningham

    I would love to be apart of this movie!

  27. Christopher M Peralta

    Hello, My Name Is Christopher My Height Is 5’5 And My Weight Is 178. I Am Hispanic From The Dominican Republic And I Have Volunteer Experience Being In Church Plays And Dramas. I Grew Up In The Church So I Know The Ins And Outs Of The Church. It Would Be A Dream Of Mine To Be Cast In This Series I’ve Always Wanted To Be A Actor But Never Knew How To Go Out It And I Think That This Could Be A Great Stepping Stone Into The Acting Field.

  28. Marcus McCreary

    I am 6ft. tall, 200lbs. black male, available anytime, no stand in experience but 2 decades of acting experience, I drive a white 2002 Nissan maxima. I am a veteran, a motivational speaker a Pastor without salary but receives offerings, I am available for major and minor roles. I have the freedom to devote unlimited time to my acting career.

  29. Michelle G

    I will love to be part of this!

  30. Pyerce

    I want to be a part of this series because I am one of God’s special children in this man driven world. I wouldn’t have to pretend because I am church, young,a vocalist, and a monster pianist and organist who loves hymns.
    Pyerce from Delaware

  31. kirshin Abrahams

    Good day, I would like to know if its possible to audition online for a part via an audition tape?