It has been a few years since I have talked about this “talent manager.”
She has several family members in the industry, a couple of whom have been at least somewhat successful.
They have a name and a face.
The names and faces are used to sell classes and headshots and management services and a million other things that are not needed, but they convince you to buy.
They especially love when they can get a roomful of parents and give them the hard sell and then watch the money flow in.
They go all over the country renting hotel ballrooms for a weekend and walk out with tens of thousands of dollars that will do nothing for the career of the kids. The successful family members went the traditional route, which is the way it should be.
One of the more successful from the family is an actress and she has tried to disavow all of it, but gets caught up out of guilt.
The lesser known actor in the family is part of the full on grift.
Shanelle Workman aka Shanelle Gray
Shanelle Workman is an American actress, producer and director. She is best known for playing the roles of Sarah “Flash” Roberts on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and Gabriela ‘Gaby’ Moreno Forester on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She offers her voice of the character Larxene in the popular video game series, Kingdom Hearts. Currently, Workman lends her voice to “Wendy” in North American commercials for the popular fast food chain Wendy’s.
Shanelle Gray Studios
Actress: Ariel Winter
Lesser known actor: Jimmy Workman
Previously revealed blind item – February 4, 2021
I have written about this family before. I have written how extremely messed up it has been for decades. You had the mom who was the stage mom from hell. She would do whatever it took to make her kids famous. She loved sexing up her youngest child (A- list) to make producers want to cast her. There was a huge fight and the daughter went her own direction, which was under the tutelage of her older sister. Her older sister had also been an actress but will never get as high on the ladder. The older sister runs an acting school and is in the middle of a nasty divorce because she was sexting and hooking up with a client. The older sister has her own kids and she stage moms them much the way her own mother did. That would be crazy enough, but there is so much more. How about the time, during an acting class she made her students use a loaded gun for a scene, so it would feel more real. Oh, and then lied to the police about it. How about the charging students you manage, coaching fees, even though that is illegal. How about that production of Grease that you didn’t buy rights to and that you ever so slightly tweaked to try and get away with it. You don’t even call it Grease any longer, but charged people to come watch it. Does your actress daughter know you spent all her money that wasn’t protected in her Coogan account? Are you going to pay her back? How about the charging of students to make a film in your classes and then taking producer credits on the short films they make? You really have turned into your mother.
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