Hey there and thanks for checking out another terrific Townsquare Spotlight! Today, we have Golden Globe nominated actress and Hudson, NY resident Mel Harris in to talk about her latest film, QUEEN OF KNIVES, sequel to 2020's KING OF KNIVES. I had a blast talking to Mel about the roots that she has planted here in the Hudson Valley and about reprising the role of Kathy in this sequel.

Golden Globe Nominated Actress Mel Harris Lives in Hudson, NY

Mel Harris is an actress, writer and director, best known for her portrayal of Hope Steadman on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series Thirtysomething, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination as best Actress in a Drama Series. She starred in the NBC comedy Something So Right, and the My Network drama series Saints and Sinners (2014). Her most recent role has been as Nadine Davies on Hulu's series Shut Eye.
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Mary Ellen Harris was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and raised in New Jersey. Her mother was a high school science teacher and her father a football coach at Princeton University. She spent 12 years in the modeling world living in New York and Europe before stumbling into the acting business. She starred in numerous miniseries and telefilms including Cross Fire (1989), The Burden of Proof (1992) and Grass Roots (1992), as well as appearances on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and as Senator Rafferty on The West Wing (1999). Among her feature film credits are Brian De Palma's Raising Cain (1992) , K-9 (1989) (opposite Jim Belushi), Suture (1993), The Pagemaster (1994), and Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986).

She made her New York stage debut at the Circle Repertory Company in the world premiere of John Bishop's Empty Hearts, for which she received a 1992 Theater World Award. In addition to her acting, in the last few years, she has focused on writing with her partner and husband, Emmy Award winning writer/producer, Bob Brush, under their shingle Topanga Moon Productions.

QUEEN OF KNIVES 

Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to the comedy feature film QUEEN OF KNIVES, which will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms worldwide, as well as on DVD, starting on March 22, 2024, through Freestyle Digital Media.
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QUEEN OF KNIVES is the sequel to 2020's KING OF KNIVES. QUEEN OF KNIVES follows the Benetto family, which is scattered to the winds in Brooklyn, NY. There’s no predicting where they will end up. Relationships keep shifting. Generations keep trying to adapt to a new world. Risky behavior is the norm. Eventually, their paths all lead back to a fateful dinner at their former home, with surprise visitors and lots of unintended consequences. Where secrets are revealed, and a final page is turned. The biggest question is: Who exactly are the adults here? A mix of sharp and witty dialogue, comedy, and drama that so many of us can relate to. A story that sucks you in, and you're glad for it.
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QUEEN OF KNIVES was written by Lindsay Joy and Gene Pope and directed by Jon Delgado. QUEEN OF KNIVES was produced by Gene Pope, Jenn Gomez and Joseph Stephans and features an ensemble cast that includes Gene Pope (‘Frank’), Mel Harris (‘Kathy’), Roxi Pope (‘Kaitlin’), Emily Bennet (‘Sadie’), Alexandra Renzo (‘Autumn’), Justin Sams (‘Sebastian’), Tara Westwood (‘Joanne’), Barbara Tirrell (‘Masha’), Neptune (‘Braden’), Robert Costanzo (‘Sal’), Jay Russell (‘David’), Carmen Lobue (‘Mattie’), Mollie Anne Lloyd (‘Eliza’), Arthur Langly (‘Jay’), Zebedee Row (‘Jackson’), Robert Anythony Jones (‘Fred’), Stephanie Rocio (‘Paula’), and Christopher Laing (‘Trinidad’). 

You can find QUEEN OF KNIVES on demand and streaming now! Before you see the latest film, you can watch KING OF KNIVES in it's entirety below!

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