Main Cast & Info

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Brittney McWilliams is the Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director of Living Vee.  The character “Vee” based off of her and Living Vee will be Brittney’s on-screen acting debut. She began writing song lyrics at the age of 8, and continued her love of writing into her adult life. She is the author of Not That Girl: A Tell-All Memoir, and was recently a competition reality television cast member on CMT’s “Redneck Island”. Brittney started acting at the age of six in her home when she would play “school”. 🙂  In high school, she began to develop her love for acting as she participated in theater for four years. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, she and her son moved to Atlanta to begin pursuing her dream to be a top-name actress and writer and hasn’t looked back.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE OF BRITTNEY’S STORY ON HOW SHE BECAME THE CREATOR OF LIVING VEE. @britmcwilliams

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Vee’s boyfriend.

David “Ben” Smith is no stranger to the big screen. He recently played the role of Dolly Parton’s Husband, “Carl Dean”, on the hit TV Series National Enquirer Investigates Episode: Dolly Parton. Ben is a former collegiate athlete, MLB draft pick, and personal trainer. He got his start in the industry when he was approached about being on the cover of a world wide published book. He accepted the offer and has continued to build his resume and skills. Since then, Ben has appeared on reality television, commercials, and television productions; along with regional and national print campaigns, fitness tutorials, seminars, and fashion shows. Needless to say, Ben will capture the hearts of women everywhere as he showcases his talent as the charismatic, charming, and incredibly sexy Dr. Jakob Spencer. @bensmith40




Vee’s son.

Camden Coley walked into his callback audition with all of the confidence and handsomeness in the world. He has been acting for two years and playing the role of Merritt will be his on-screen acting debut. Camden is the author of The Fantastic Adventures of Camden which is available on Amazon. He is destined for greatness and there are no limits to what he will accomplish.  @camdencoley






You will find out 🙂

Chase Vasser brings half a decade of acting experience to Living Vee. When he auditioned for the role of “Neal”, there was no question as to whether he was right for the role. He was perfect. When asked what he likes about playing the character “Neal”, Chase says, “I’m Neal to the T! Love the idea of him.” There is no doubt that Neal will soon become an audience favorite. 

Chase is known as one of the top football athletes that has graced the University of Georgia field, and brought the same passion and determination he had on the field to his acting profession. Chase is a force to be reckoned with in the acting industry. Not only is he strikingly handsome, he has the ability to captivate the audience every time he is on screen. Chase’s most notable and favorite roles have been in The Originals (TV Series), and the Vampire Academy Web Series. Chase’s motto is “NEVER STOP”. @neverstop_cv




Vee’s best friend.

Heidi Crane brings experience, sass, and a whole lot of fun to Living Vee. Heidi began acting at the young age of five in church productions, and has been growing her stage and screen presence ever since. She has strong stage and screen IMDB credits. Some of her other favorite and notable acting roles are in “The Spitfire Grill”, “Uncaged”, “Separation Anxiety”, “Slitz”, and “Embedded”. @heididanae590




Vee’s Colleague. Co-Writer of Season One

Quinn Bozza is will be a name to remember in the acting industry. His love for Shakespeare, and his natural ability to bring any character to life, has made him the dedicated, and captivating actor he is today. Not only is the a phenomenal actor, he has blessed Living Vee Season One with his phenomenal writing skills. A few of Quinn’s most memorable roles have been in “Architect Blues”, “The Happy Couple”, and “Matrimonio alle Bahamas”. @quinnbozza


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Vee’s mother.

Tawania Grangent would say she started acting in the womb, but began professionally just out of school. She has both a strong and nurturing stage and screen presence. She always leaves the audience wanting more. Tawania is a rare gem beyond a doubt. Some of Tawania’s notable and favorite roles have been in “The Invention of Matthias Walden”, “Work is Murder”, “Lost-n-Found”, and the hilarious comedy “Waiting to Inhale”. @teegrangent



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Vee’s sister.

Ardale Shepard is a recent theatre graduate from Kennesaw State University. She has performed in both local and regional productions.  Her acting debut began in 2001 with a dual role (Mrs. Rogers and Dr. Armstrong) in Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians.  To name a few, prior theatre credits include Night Blooms (Geneva; reading), Big River (Alice & Daughter), and For Colored Girls…When the Rainbow is Enuf (Lady in Orange; my most memorable).  Recent TV/film credits include Haven’s End, Fatal Attraction (episodic), and Soup (student).  Finally, having worked primarily on stage, Living Vee will provide an opportunity for strengthening and further developing my craft in another medium. Ardale lives by the saying “BE AFRAID…BUT DO IT ANYWAY!” @ardaleshepherd

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Vee’s Wise Friend.

Gwen Hudson has been acting on stage since her College years at the University of California – Santa Cruz, and Georgia State University. She studied TV and Film at Gregallan Williams’ Actors Breakthrough, and attended Dwayne Boyd’s Premier Acting Network. Some of Gwen’s notable and favorite roles have been in the stage plays “HO”, “The Ballad of Sweet Auburn”, “The Life and Times of Old Alfred”, “A… My Name Will Always Be Alice”, “Amistad IV”, and “In the Presence of God”.



Vee’s father.

DK Lester is an artist known for his genuine performances in television, film and theatre. After graduating from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Theater Arts, he was accepted into the Alliance Theatre’s two year Acting Internship Program where he studied under Artistic Director, Kenny Leon. Some of the most gratifying work in his 25 year acting career was done with Atlanta Street Theatre, Alliance Children’s Theatre, Lamont Pierre’s The ARTHOUSE and most recently “I Could Eat,” a short film for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the TPN Film Festival. DK is ecstatic about taking on the part of JARED in such a relevant and inspiring series as LIVING VEE. With narratives that include growth, redemption, grace and courage the Web Series reminds him of one of his favorite Maya Angelou quotes: “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”


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Vee’s Best Friend’s Boyfriend.

Jason Vandryes was born in New York and he was destined for fame. His eight year acting career started when he was approached by a Casting Director about an audition while he was in college. Jason’s is no stranger to being in front of a crowd. In high school, he was a star wrestler and he brought his athleticism and discipline into adulthood, which is apparent when you see his body. Simmer down ladies. He is a fitness model and does stunt work. Some of Jason’s notable roles have been playing Agent Jones in Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home, Kendal in Kiara Jone’s Christmas Wedding Baby, and Matey in Dear Brutus at the Times Square Arts enter in New York City. One of the quotes Jase lives by is, “Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.”-Marlon Brando.