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[08/09/05 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Adds Five Fresh New Faces to Ensemble Comedy "One on One" This Fall

[via press release from UPN]

UPN ADDS FIVE FRESH NEW FACES TO ENSEMBLE COMEDY "ONE ON ONE" THIS FALL

Jonathan Chase, Camille Mana, Ray J, Nicole Paggi and Kel Mitchell Join Cast

ONE ON ONE has added five fresh new faces -- Jonathan Chase ("Medium"), Camille Mana ("The O.C."), Ray J (UPN's "Moesha"), Nicole Paggi ("Hope & Faith") and Kel Mitchell ("Keenan & Kel") -- to round out the ensemble cast and provide a whole new realm of stories, relationships and friendships for this diverse group of characters this fall on UPN.

Now in its fifth season, recent high school graduates, Breanna (Kyla Pratt) and her best friend/boyfriend Arnaz (Robert Ri'chard) have moved from Baltimore to California and are living on their own for the first time in their lives. Once there, they find themselves living in an eclectic house in Venice, Calif. with some interesting new roommates and friends, including Cash (Jonathan Chase), a cocky paparazzi photographer who aspires to be a filmmaker; Lisa (Camille Mana), a spoiled, underachieving college student; D-Mack (Ray J), the hip-hop obsessed college student, who's really just another boy from the suburbs; and Sara (Nicole Paggi), a stylish young woman, who can't hold down a job and is constantly in search of love. They also must contend with a crazy landlord, Manny (Kel Mitchell), a washed up, former child TV star who spends the day watching re-runs of his old show.

Jonathan Chase has appeared in the independent feature films "7eventy 5ive," "Another Gay Movie" and "Gingerdead Man." Chase�s television work includes guest-starring roles in "Medium," "Monk" and "Oliver Beene." He also had a recurring role on the daytime drama "Guiding Light." A talented comedian, Chase has performed at a number of comedy clubs including, the Improv Olympic West in Los Angeles, and the Choochie-Chachie Improv Group in New York City. He has had training as a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York.

Camille Mana's television work includes guest-starring roles on "The O.C." and "Angel." For film, she appeared in the independent feature "Harlequin," which was showcased at the Los Angeles Asian-Pacific Film Festival, the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival, and the Asian-American International Film Festival. Mana is a member of the Lodestone Theater Ensemble and the East West Players. On the comedy front, she has performed at the world-famous Improv in Hollywood and was part of the Comedy Sportz High School League. An Orange County native, Mana received a bachelor's degree in economics and theater studies from University of. California-Berkley. She has won a handful of performing awards, including the L.A.M.D.A. Gold Medal with Distinction, honoring promising American high school students, the Music and Arts Commendation for Youth, as well as multiple honors from Southern California Educational Theater Association, and was an Emerging Young Artist Award finalist.

Ray J began his show-business career at age 8, appearing in various commercials until he became a series regular on "The Sinbad Show." He later became a series regular on UPN's "Moesha" with sister Brandy, as well as the series "Black Sash." He also was featured in the television movie "Earthquake Aftershock." For film, he was featured in "The Enemy Within," "Mars Attacks," "Steel," "Christmas At Water�s Edge," the independent film "Envy," and "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored." He began his music career in 1995 recording the album "Everything You Want" when he was just 14. Since then, Ray J has appeared on the soundtracks to the films "Dr. Dolittle" and "Set It Off." His third album "Raydiation" will be released this September. His other albums include "This Ain�t a Game," which he also produced. He has appeared in various music videos including videos with sister Brandy and Lil' Kim. For theater, he has had in roles in "Oliver Twist," "Gospel Praise," "Bill Dorsey," and "Landmark."

For television, Nicole Paggi recently completed filming the movie "Campus Confidential." Her other television work includes originating the role of Sydney, on the series "Hope & Faith," where she portrayed Hope�s (Faith Ford) oldest child. She had a recurring role as Brittany on "Providence" and starred in the television film "Frozen Impact." Additionally she has had guest-starring roles in "CSI: New York," "CSI: Miami," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Jake In Progress," "Judging Amy," "Fastlane" and "Glory Days." Most recently, for film, she wrapped the independent feature "Cielito Lindo," opposite Adam Rodriguez. In 2001, she landed her big break when she was cast in the series "Pasadena."

For television, Kel Mitchell was a series regular on "2 Heads Are Better Than None," "Clifford The Big Red Dog," "Kenan & Kel" and "All That." He had recurring roles on HALF & HALF, UPN's "The Parkers" and "The Steve Harvey Show." He guest-starred on "Complete Savages" and "Wanda at Large." He was also host on the show "Dance 360." For film, he starred in "Romeo and Juliet," "Clifford's Really Big Movie," "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Movie," "The Mystery Men" and "Good Burger."

ONE ON ONE stars Kyla Pratt ("Fat Albert") as Breanna Barnes, Robert Ri�chard ("Coach Carter") as Arnaz, Jonathan Chase ("Medium") as Cash, Camille Mana ("The O.C.") as Lisa, Ray J ("The Sinbad Show"), Nicole Paggi ("Hope & Faith") as Sara and Kel Mitchell ("Keenan & Kel") as Manny.

Eunetta T. Boone (CUTS) is creator and executive producer. Bill Boulware, Dan Cross & David Hoge serve as executive producers. Flex Alexander and Susan Nirah Jaffee serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by The Greenblatt Janollari Studio and Daddy�s Girl Productions in association with Paramount Network Television.





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· ANGEL (WB)
· BLACK SASH, THE (WB)
· CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL (ABC FAMILY)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DANCE 360 (SYNDICATION)
· FASTLANE (FOX)
· FROZEN IMPACT (PAX)
· GLORY DAYS (WB)
· HALF & HALF (UPN)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· JAKE IN PROGRESS (ABC)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MOESHA (UPN)
· MONK (USA)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· OLIVER BEENE (FOX)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· PARKERS, THE (UPN)
· PASADENA (FOX)
· PROVIDENCE (NBC)
· STEVE HARVEY SHOW, THE (WB)
· WANDA AT LARGE (FOX)





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