Mondays (8:00-9:00 p.m.) on The CW
The third season of “90210” welcomes the West Beverly kids to their senior year
of high school. It’s the time of college acceptances and lovers’ rejections, the time of
prom dates and promises betrayed, the time of spring break, break-ups and make ups –
but as is always the case in Beverly Hills, it all happens in a world of sun and fun, palm
trees and warm sea breezes, success and excess.
From the very beginning of the school year, the lives of the West Beverly group
will be shaken up in a way none of them could ever imagine. And from this new starting
point, their journeys will take them to staggering new heights and terrifying new depths.
We’ll see the rise of a pop sensation and the fall of a group of friends, the beginning of a
new love and the end of a professional dream, the creation of an unlikely family and the
demise of another. And that’s just the first week of school… It’s now or never for the
students of West Beverly, and they’re not going to waste a moment of time.
Expectations are high, hormones are raging, and scandals are hiding around every
corner. From the brightest moments of love and happiness to the darkest hours of shame
and fear, senior year at West Beverly promises to be an unforgettable journey into the
lives, hopes and dreams of those lucky few who call “90210” home.
The series stars Lori Loughlin as Debbie Wilson, Shenae Grimes as Annie
Wilson, Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson, AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark, Ryan
Eggold as Ryan Matthews, Jessica Stroup as Silver, Michael Steger as Navid Shirazi,
Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna Tate-Duncan, Matt Lanter as Liam Court, Trevor Donovan
as Teddy Montgomery and Gillian Zinser as Ivy.
90210 is produced by CBS Television Studios with executive producers Rebecca
Sinclair (“Gilmore Girls”) and David Rosenthal (“Gilmore Girls”).
CREDITS FOR “90210” ON THE CW
Day and time: Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Network debut: September 2, 2008
Format: An edgy, contemporary spin-off of the iconic drama
“Beverly Hills, 90210,” the new “90210” looks at
the clique of teenagers, their agonies and their
Cast: Lori Loughlin as Debbie Wilson
Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson
Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson
AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark
Ryan Eggold as Ryan Matthews
Jessica Stroup as Silver
Michael Steger as Navid Shirazi
Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna Tate-Duncan
Matt Lanter as Liam Court
Trevor Donovan as Teddy Montgomery
Gillian Zinser as Ivy
Executive producers: Rebecca Sinclair, David Rosenthal
Origination: Los Angeles, California
Produced by: CBS Television Studios
Media contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719
Debbie Wilson in “90210”
Best recognized for her role as Rebecca Donaldson on the long-running hit
comedy series “Full House,” Lori Loughlin (pronounced LOCK-lin) stars as Debbie
Wilson in The CW’s “90210.”
Loughlin starred opposite John Travolta and Robin Williams in the feature film
comedy “Old Dogs.” She will also be seen in the upcoming Hallmark Channel “A
Born and raised in Hauppauge, Long Island, Loughlin got her start in show
business at a young age. She was cast in the daytime drama “The Edge of Night,” for
which she received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress in a
In 1985, Loughlin was cast in the feature film “Secret Admirer,” a romantic
comedy co-starring C. Thomas Howell and Kelly Preston. Loughlin also starred opposite
Treat Williams in “Critical Mass.” She appeared in the beach movie spoof “Back to the
Beach,” as well as in “Rad,” a film about BMX racing, and “Amityville 3-D,” the third
installment of the “Amityville” horror movie franchise.
In addition to “Full House,” Loughlin was a regular in “Hudson Street,” a comedy
starring Tony Danza. She was also the star and producer of The WB’s family drama
“Summerland.” Other television roles have included an after-school special titled “No
Means No,” for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress. She
has guest-starred in “Ghost Whisperer” and “Jake in Progress.” Loughlin also worked
with Jim Carrey in the television movie “Doing Time on Maple Drive,” and starred in “In
the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory.” She has made repeat performances in a number of
series, including “The Drew Carey Show” and “Spin City,” and guest-starred in such
series as “Seinfeld,” “Suddenly Susan,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and The WB drama
“Birds of Prey.”
Loughlin resides in Los Angeles with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo
Giannulli, and their three children.
Annie Wilson in “90210”
Toronto-born actress Shenae Grimes stars as Annie Wilson, a teenager whose life
has changed dramatically since moving to Beverly Hills, on The CW’s “90210.”
Grimes caught the attention of many viewers when playing good girl Darcy
Edwards on the Canadian series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Her character started
out as a minor role, but Darcy was later made a leading character, and Grimes walked
away from the series winning a Gemini Award for her performance.
Grimes also played teenage Shania Twain in the television movie “Shania: A Life
In Eight Albums,” and appeared in the television movie “Picture This,” opposite Ashley
Tisdale. Grimes recently appeared in a music video for rock band Our Lady Peace’s
single “All You Did Was Save My Life,” which was filmed in April 2009.
Grimes currently resides in the Los Angeles area.
Dixon Wilson in “90210”
Tristan Wilds stars as Dixon Wilson, a star athlete and scholar in The CW drama
For his work on 90210, Wilds was nominated for a 2010 Teen Choice Award for
Choice TV Male Star: Drama and a 2009 Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice
TV: Breakout Male Star. He recently appeared in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The
Wire,” and made his big-screen debut in the feature film “Half Nelson,” starring Ryan
Gosling, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Breakout Stars of 2008, Wilds
starred as Zachary Taylor in “The Secret Life of Bees,” the screen adaptation of the novel
written by Sue Monk Kidd. Wilds starred in the film alongside an all-star cast including
Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifa, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. The film won the
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and two People’s Choice Awards
for Movie Drama and Independent Movie. Wilds recently traveled to Prague to film the
George Lucas feature film “Red Tails,” a fictional tale inspired by the real-life Tuskegee
Airmen – the first all-black aerial combat unit that flew during World Ward II. The
ensemble cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston and Terrence Howard.
Wilds was heard but not seen when he became the voice of the main character
Blak for the animated feature film “Blokhedz,” based on the independent graphic novel
by Mark and Mike Davis.
Wilds also stepped into the world of music videos, appearing in “Ghetto
Mindstate,” by rap artist Li’l Flip and featuring Lyfe Jennings, as well as playing Jay Z’s
nephew in the music video “Roc Boys.” Wilds was also one of the fresh new faces in
Rocawear’s 2008 “I Will Not Lose” campaign, as well as a Rocawear model.
Not to be limited to other artists’ music videos, Wilds is also a talented singer and
songwriter and is currently working on his first album. When not on a television or
movie set, he can be found hard at work in a recording studio.
Naomi Clark in “90210”
AnnaLynne McCord stars as Naomi Clark, the well-meaning but delightfully
narcissistic rich girl with a heart of cubic zirconium in The CW’s “90210.”
Well known for her role as the scandalous and deviant Eden Lord in the award-
winning drama “Nip/Tuck,” McCord’s other television credits include “The O.C.,” “Ugly
Betty,” “Cold Case,” “Greek” and “CSI: Miami.”
On film, McCord recently starred in Liddell Entertainment’s “The Haunting of
Molly Hartley,” with Chace Crawford, and in the Sony Screen Gems’ film “Fired Up,”
with Sarah Roemer and Molly Simms. Past film credits include “Transporter 2,”
“Mysterious,” and the 2007 remake of George Romero’s “Day of the Dead.” McCord
can next be seen in the feature “Gun,” a drama set in the world of drug dealing, opposite
Val Kilmer and 50 Cent. The film premiered at the 2010 Latino Film Festival.
A native of Buford, Georgia, McCord began her career at age 15 with the
renowned Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, and has graced ads for major brands including
Estee Lauder. McCord is also very passionate about human rights. In her spare time, she
volunteers to help such organizations as The Blind Project, dedicated to building
awareness and ending Human Trafficking, and The St Bernard Project, a nonprofit
community-based organization which creates housing opportunities for Hurricane Katrina
McCord currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan Matthews in “90210”
Ryan Eggold stars as smart and funny teacher Ryan Matthews in The CW drama
A graduate of the University of Southern California’s esteemed theater
department, Eggold quickly landed recurring roles on “The Young and the Restless,”
“Entourage,” “Out of Jimmy’s Head,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Veronica Mars” before
obtaining his first series regular gig on “Dirt.”
In addition to his work in television, Eggold made his professional stage debut in
the acclaimed 2006 Ahmanson Theatre/Center Theatre Group production “Dead End,”
and has since appeared in “Leipzig” and “Marat/Sade.” He also enjoys writing plays and
Erin Silver in “90210”
Jessica Stroup stars as Silver, an outspoken free spirit, on The CW drama
Stroup has quickly established herself as a highly sought-after young actress in
both film and television. She was recently seen starring opposite Brittany Snow in the
horror remake “Prom Night.” The film was a hit and earned a number one spot at the box
office with a $20 million opening, an upper tier debut for the genre.
Stroup also starred as the female lead in “The Hills Have Eyes II.” Her additional
feature credits include “The Informers,” with Billy Bob Thornton and Winona Ryder,
“Homecoming,” with Mischa Barton, “This Christmas,” alongside Chris Brown and
Mekhi Phifer, “Broken” and “School for Scoundrels.”
Stroup’s television credits include guest starring roles on “True Blood,” “Grey’s
Anatomy,” “October Road” and The CW’s “Reaper.”
Stroup left her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, at age 17 for Los Angeles,
where she immediately began working as a model and actress. She currently lives in Los
Navid Shirazi in “90210”
Michael Steger stars as high school journalist Navid Shirazi in The CW drama
Steger appeared in the independent feature “Assisting Venus,” and made his
feature film debut in the Disney movie “The Cheetah Girls: One World.” As Vik Bhatia,
he played a young, aspiring Bollywood movie director who offers The Cheetah Girls a
role in his film, only to have his dreams and creative vision stifled by his shrewd uncle.
A Southern California native, Steger spent most of his childhood training in
martial arts and received his first Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 18.
During high school, Steger caught the acting bug and honed his craft in the theater. He
went on to play leading roles in numerous classical and contemporary plays in and
around the L.A. area, including “A View from the Bridge,” “Death of a Salesman,”
“Othello” and “Tartuffe.”
Steger’s career began to take off when Tim Burton cast and directed him as the
lead in the music video for the song “Bones,” by popular rock band The Killers. Soon
after, Steger landed his first television series opposite Rob Corddry in “The Winner,”
produced by Seth MacFarlane. Following the sitcom, Michael became a series regular on
“Buzz,” a pilot in which he starred opposite Sharon Lawrence. He has also guest starred
on “True Blood,” “Covert Affairs,” “Criminal Minds,” “Navy NCIS,” “Cory in the
House” and “Hannah Montana,” as a hot young tennis superstar.
Adrianna Tate-Duncan in “90210”
Jessica Lowndes (pronounced Lounds) plays troubled teenager Adrianna Tate-
Duncan on The CW’s hit drama “90210.”
Lowndes made her theatrical film debut in the horror film “The Haunting of
Molly Hartley” and recently wrapped production on the thriller “Altitude,” in which she
plays a rookie pilot whose weekend getaway flight turns into a horrific battle for survival.
The film will be released in 2010.
An aspiring singer-songwriter in real life, Lowndes provides her own vocals for
all of the songs she sings on “90210” and she independently produced several of the
tracks (including “Haven’t Been Drinkin’” and “Stamp Of Love”) and licensed them to
the show. Her song “Goodbye” was featured prominently in an episode of “Moonlight.”
During her downtime, Lowndes is working with top music producers across the globe to
complete her first album.
Lowndes was discovered in 2005 by the producers of Showtime’s anthology
series “Masters of Horror.” After landing a starring role in Tobe Hooper’s apocalyptic
film “Dance of the Dead,” Lowndes finished high school and moved to Hollywood to
improve her talent and pursue her vocation.
Her other television credits include a recurring role on “Greek” and a starring role
in Ryan Murphy’s “Pretty Handsome” transgender pilot, which has developed a cult-like
following despite the fact the show did not go to series.
Lowndes can be followed on twitter at realJLowndes.
Liam Court in “90210”
Matt Lanter is currently shaking things up as bad boy Liam Court on The CW’s
Lanter stars as Edward Sullen in the spoof comedy feature “Vampires Suck,”
which was released on August 18. Lanter also lends his voice as Anakin Skywalker to
the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” He will be seen in the upcoming
psychological thriller “The Roommate,” opposite Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) in
Born in northeastern Ohio, at the age of 8, Lanter’s family moved to Atlanta,
Georgia, where he spent much of his time playing baseball, football and golf. His love
for baseball led him to a position as a batboy with the Atlanta Braves and later, while
studying at the University of Georgia, Lanter developed an interest in the film and
After briefly working as a model, Lanter decided to move to Los Angeles to
follow his dream of establishing a successful acting career. The leap of faith turned out
to be quite worthwhile, and after landing roles on TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,”
“CSI,” “Life,” “Big Love,” “Monk,” as well as the feature film, “Bobby Jones: Stroke of
Genius,” he built a solid foundation.
Often recognized for his series regular role as Geena Davis’ son on “Commander
in Chief,” Lanter has also recurred on “Heroes,” and “Shark.” His talent surpasses the
ability to solely act for TV and film and on stage, Matt had the opportunity of starring in
his theatrical debut opposite Laurence Fishburne in Alfred Uhry’s “Without Walls” at
The Mark Taper Forum.
Lanter’s films include the horror film “Sorority Row,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,”
“Disaster Movie” and “Wargames 2: The Dead Code.” Prior to that, he established
himself as a tween heartthrob, playing the lead in the film “The Cutting Edge: Chasing
Outside of acting, Lanter actively supports the Alzheimer’s Association and has
participated in various events for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (one of
which was a celebrity dodgeball team promoting the premiere of Ben Stiller’s movie,
“Dodgeball,” in which the proceeds also went to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation) and the Nautica Malibu Triathlon where he was part of the “Commander in
Chief ” celebrity relay team.
Lanter currently resides in Los Angeles.
Teddy Montgomery in “90210”
Trevor Donovan stars as Teddy Montgomery, the intelligent, athletic heart throb
heating up the drama on The CW’s “90210.”
Trevor began his career as a model appearing in many magazines and landing
such campaigns as Dolce and Gabbana, Sony, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ketel One and
OP. Donovan’s first TV role was as a guest star on “Quintuplets” followed by a regular
role on “Days of Our Lives,” playing bad boy Jeremy Horton. In 2009, he was chosen by
director Jonathan Mostow, to play the surrogate form of Bruce Willis’ character in the
sci-fi film “Surrogates.”
A native of Mammoth, California, Donovan is a proficient, skier, snowboarder
and surfer. Donovan is active with the charity Habitat for Humanity and his hobbies
include singing, song writing, playing guitar and golf.
Ivy in “90210”
Gillian Zinser plays Ivy, a care-free Bohemian spirit of Southern California, on
The CW drama 90210.
In 2011, Zinser will star in the MTV movie thriller “The Truth Below,” as the
sole leading female in a cast of men. Zinser plays a confident 18-year-old whose world is
upended, first by romantic misunderstandings, then by a crash that leaves her and three
friends trapped under an avalanche.
Zinser’s other credits include “Southland,” “Cold Case” and “Cupid.”
Zinser graduated from NYU and currently divides her time between Venice,
California, and New York.
Executive Producer of “90210”
Rebecca Sinclair is the executive producer and showrunner of The CW’s
Prior to “90210,” Sinclair worked for several seasons on “Buffy the Vampire
Slayer” and “Gilmore Girls,” where she was a co-executive producer and credited as
Rebecca Rand Kirshner. Sinclair began her career on the critically acclaimed Judd
Apatow series “Freaks and Geeks.” She graduated from Harvard University and
Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Massachusetts.
DAVID S. ROSENTHAL
Executive Producer of “90210”
David S. Rosenthal is an award winning television writer and producer of both
comedy and drama. His credits include creator and executive producer of the ground
breaking comedy “Ellen,” executive producer and showrunner of the long running hit
“Spin City” and executive producer and showrunner of the critically acclaimed “Gilmore