Meet the Cast

Carla Gugino

CARLA GUGINO (Cathy Rush)

Known for her varied dramatic and comedic roles, including leading roles in a number of popular family movies, Carla Gugino plays Cathy Rush, head coach of Immaculata College, in THE MIGHTY MACS, which arrives in theaters October 21.

Her acting credits include this summer's Mr. Popper's Penguins, based on the popular children's book. She also starred in Disney's Race to Witch Mountain, as the mom in the popular Spy Kids trilogy, and in the top-grossing film of 2006, Night at the Museum. Some of her other hit movies include Faster and Watchman.

In addition to her numerous feature film roles, Carla has appeared on television series, including "Entourage," and on Broadway, including her debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's "After the Fall." Carla lives in Los Angeles.


Marley Shelton

MARLEY SHELTON (Sister Sunday)

Marley Shelton first captured the attention of moviegoers with her role of Margaret, Tobey Maguire's love interest, in Pleasantville. She plays Sister Sunday, a nun who becomes Cathy Rush's assistant coach, in THE MIGHTY MACS, adding another role that shows her versatility as an actress.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marley attended UCLA where she majored in Film and Theatre. She supported herself through small parts in feature films, along with television movies and guest roles. Her hobby became a passion while she studied acting with Larry Moss, deciding to pursue a career as an actress. She made her feature debut in Grand Canyon. Additional film credits include The Sandlot and playing Trisha Nixon in Nixon.

Marley lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She owns two dogs named Jackson and Bella. She loves to travel and has visited countries throughout Asia, South America, and Africa. She enjoys keeping fit with a regiment of yoga and pilates.


David Boreanaz

DAVID BOREANAZ (Ed Rush)

David Boreanaz plays the role of Ed Rush, NBA referee and husband of Immaculata basketball coach Cathy Rush, in THE MIGHTY MACS.

With a quiet intensity that plays well on both the small and big screen, David has earned rave reviews as Special Agent Seeley Booth in Fox's Emmy nominated crime/drama hit "Bones." He has also directed two of the show's episodes.

His first acting break was with a guest spot on "Married With Children" as the biker boyfriend of Kelly Bundy. While still relatively new to acting, he landed a guest-starring role on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." He vaulted to stardom as the mysterious and tortured character "Angel" on the series and continued the role in his own series, "Angel."

An avid golfer, hockey player, and traveler, David lives in Los Angeles with his family.


Ellen Burnstyn

ELLEN BURSTYN (Mother St. John)

Ellen Burstyn's illustrious acting career encompasses film, stage, and television. She plays Mother St. John, the head of Immaculata College, in THE MIGHTY MACS. She recently became a "triple crown winner" when she won an Emmy for her guest appearance in "Law & Order: SVU" (2009) to add to her Oscar win for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) and her Tony Award for "Same Time, Next Year" (1974) on Broadway. Ellen has been nominated for an Academy Award five other times for The Last Picture Show (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Same Time, Next Year, (1979), Resurrection (1981), and Requiem for a Dream (2000).

Ellen was the first woman elected president of Actors Equity Association (1982-85), and served as the Artistic Director of the famed Actors Studio where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel.

Ellen lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics, and became a national best-selling author with the publication in 2006 of her memoir, Lessons in Becoming Myself, published by Riverhead Press. In addition to a continuing and thriving acting career, Ellen is writing a screenplay, as well as planning a book of her photography accompanied by her favorite poetry.


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