Portia Lee James DeGeneres , also known professionally as Portia de Rossi , is an Australian and American actress, model, and philanthropist. She appeared as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017. She is also known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the American television series Ally McBeal—for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1999—and as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development. She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC television sitcom Better Off Ted, and Olivia Lord on the television drama Nip/Tuck. De Rossi is married to comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres.
Naomi Ellen Watts is an English actress and film producer. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the Australian television series' Hey Dad..! , Brides of Christ , Home and Away and the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting . After moving to America, Watts appeared in films, including Tank Girl , Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering and Dangerous Beauty and had the lead role in the television series Sleepwalkers .
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, she was born in Mexico City where her father was teaching and was raised in Kenya from the age of one. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.
Phylicia Rashād is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show , which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed "The Mother" of the African-American community at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.