Ella Rae Peck
Ella Rae Peck was recently seen in a major recurring arc on AMC’s FEED THE BEAST opposite David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. Ella first came onto the scene in her breakout role of ‘Lola Rhodes’ on the final two seasons of CW’s GOSSIP GIRL. On the film side, Ella was seen in the independent film LONG NIGHTS, SHORT MORNINGS opposite Shiloh Fernandez. Other film credits include THE CALL starring Halle Berry, Leslye Headland’s comedy BACHELORETTE starring Rebel Wilson and the Jason Reitman film YOUNG ADULT. TV credits include NBC’s Welcome to the Family, NBC’s Deception opposite Victor Garber, a recurring role on NBC’s BELIEVE, and guest appearances on THE GOOD WIFE, BLUE BLOODS, and LAW & ORDER.
Heather is a special education teacher from small-town Ohio. Empathic but strong-willed, she and Ali (Tahar Rahim) slowly begin to connect despite multiple failed dates and the challenges that come with their often long-distance relationship. On the surface, Heather is an all-American young woman, but she’s fascinated by, and attracted to, the ways in which Ali is different from the people she grew up with.