11 Things You Didn't Know About the Cast of 'The Quad'

11 Things You Didn't Know About the Cast of 'The Quad

11 Things You Didn't Know About the Cast of 'The Quad'

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Published January 6, 2017

  1. Anika Noni Rose
    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Anika Noni Rose attends Variety Power Of Women: New York presented by FYI at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 25, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Variety)
    (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Variety)

    Anika Noni Rose was once designated to play Dorothy in a late '90s TV revamping of the Broadway musical The Wiz until plans for the TV movie were shelved.

  2. Jazz Raycole
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16:  Actress Jazz Raycole attends the Logo's AfterEllen & AfterElton inaugural "Hot 100 Party" at Station Hollywood at W Hollywood Hotel on July 16, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

    The beautiful Jazz Raycole held a state championship title in tap, jazz, ballet and ethnic dances.

  3. Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23:  Actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson attends the 61st Annual Obie Awards at Webster Hall on May 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for American Theater Wing)

    Ruben Santiago-Hudson won a 1996 Tony Award for Best Actor (Featured Role) for his role in Seven Guitars, a play written by August Wilson.

  4. Zoe Renee

    Zoe Renee is only 5-foot-3, but she looks much taller onscreen.

  5. Jake Allyn

    Jake Allyn and his brother would make short films and strap fireworks to their chests to make the films more Hollywood.

  6. Sean Blakemore
    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Actor Sean Blakemore arrives at Actress/Songstress Desiree Coleman Jackson's Surprise Birthday Party on September 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
    (Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

    Sean Blakemore's dreamy face was made for the stories. He had stints on both Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.

  7. Jasmine Guy
    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21:  Actress Jasmine Guy poses for a portrait at the 2014 American Black Film Festival at the Metropolitan Pavillion on June 21, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    Jasmine Guy directed an episode of A Different World ("Really Gross Anatomy").

  8. E. Roger Mitchell
    NOVI, MI - MAY 15:  E. Roger Mitchell of, The Walking Dead, attends the Motor City Comic Con, at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 15, 2015 in Novi, Michigan.  (Photo: Monica Morgan/WireImage)
    (Photo: Monica Morgan/WireImage)

    E. Roger Mitchell is an Aquarius.

  9. Peyton Alex Smith
    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07:  Actor Peyton Alex Smith attends BET Presents "An Evening With 'The Quad'" At The Paley Center on December 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Networks)
    (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Networks)

    A Super Soaker commercial exists that features Peyton Alex Smith.

  10. Michelle Defraites
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27:  Actress Michelle DeFraites attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Project Almanac" at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)
    (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)

    As a child, Michelle DeFraites was featured on a talent segment on The Montell Williams Show.

  11. Anika Noni Rose
    PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20:  Actresss Anika Noni Rose poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald's McCafe on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

    Anika Noni Rose had to wear six-inch heels while filming the title musical number in Dreamgirls s in order to appear in the frame with Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Eli Ade/BET)

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