Lisa London and Catherine Stroud have a casting career together that expands over twenty-five years. They have discovered and/or cast many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have all gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee, and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Adrian R. Mante and Megan Hilty, in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yari Shahidi in The First Family.
“A showrunner’s dream. Having been an actor, the one thing I cherish most in a great casting director is one who loves and cares about actors. With Catherine and Lisa, you get two! They never settle for the easy choice, always looking for uniquely interesting and different ways to cast a role.”
Executive Producer – Supah Ninjas
Catherine and Lisa have cast a large number of successful television shows such as Hit The Floor for VH1, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana pilot on the Disney Channel, Arliss on HBO, Roseanne on ABC, Supah Ninjas on Nickelodeon and Get A Life on Fox. They also cast a pilot for Amazon entitled, A History of Radness with four new up and comers who are not only talented actors, but play instruments and sing also.
Some of the movies they have cast are House Bunny and Grandma’s Boy for Happy Madison Productions, Stepfather for Screen Gems and From The Rough which stars Oscar and Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson (who is starring in the Fox Television “hit” series, Empire) and the late, great Michael Clarke Duncan plus an international cast including British actor, Tom Felton (from Harry Potter films).
They recently completed an independent feature film, In Search of Fellini that is starring Maria Bello, Mary Lynn Rajskub and the awesomely talented, Ksenia Solo (from the TV series, Orphan Black & the feature, Black Swan).
Catherine Stroud grew up in Toronto and was a children’s theater director before moving to Los Angeles and getting into casting. Lisa grew up in show business and got her start in casting from working with her father, Jerry London who is a very well known television director.
What do Lisa and Catherine enjoy most about casting? “We both love discovering new talent and putting together an awesome ensemble of actors in collaboration with our producers and directors. Plus, we have this ability to see potential in talent. We really like actors and want them to do a great audition and have much success.”