CODY LONGO (Caden)
Known for his starring role as Eddie in Hollywood Heights (on Nick at Nite), Cody Longo enjoys both drama and music. In addition to playing the lead role of Caden in NOT TODAY, Cody's band Forever The Day can be heard on the film's soundtrack. His previous films include Fame, The Silent Thief, and High School, and he has been on a number of television shows, including CSI: NY, Days of Our Lives, and Make It or Break It. A Colorado native, Cody is also an accomplished musician and composer.
PERSIS KAREN (Annika)
NOT TODAY is the powerful story of the plight of the Dalit people in India. Persis Karen, herself a Dalit, plays the pivotal role of Annika, the young girl unwittingly handed into slavery by her father. Persis is recipient of the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2012 Charity Film Festival in Monaco. Born in the slums of Hyderabad, Persis' school is funded by the Dalit Freedom Network, which will benefit from the profits of NOT TODAY.
SHARI RIGBY (Sarah)
Coming on the heels of her powerful portrayal in October Baby, actress Shari Rigby plays Sarah, Caden's mother, in NOT TODAY. She has appeared in a number of independent films and her television credits include The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
WALID AMINI (Kiran)
A native of Kabul, Afghanistan, Walid Amini plays the role of Annika's father in NOT TODAY. He has appeared on TV shows including NCIS and Lie to Me, and can now be seen on Veep as the boyfriend of the Vice President's daughter. His role in the film Black Tulip earned him the 2010 Best Lead Actor (Breakthrough Performance) at the Monaco Film Festival. Walid graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science and is an accomplished pianist.
JOHN SCHNEIDER (Luke)
Best known for his television series The Dukes of Hazzard and recently seen in the surprise-hit movie October Baby, veteran actor John Schneider plays Luke, Caden's stepfather in NOT TODAY. He continues a successful acting career in both television and film and has created many memorable characters on shows such as Smallville and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. John is also a musician who became a successful country singer with multiple No. 1 songs.
CASSIE SCERBO (Audrey)
An actress, dancer, and singer, Cassie Scerbo plays Audrey, Caden's girlfriend in NOT TODAY. Cassie is best known for her role as Lauren Tanner in the popular ABC Family show Make It or Break It. Her career in entertainment began as a member of Hip Hop Kids, followed by Slumber Party Girls, which recorded an album and had a Saturday morning TV show on CBS.