Showtime hit series ‘Nurse Jackie’ seeking a newborn baby and adult extras


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Showtime Nurse Jackie Casting Call

Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” has been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards.
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The Showtime Networks medical drama comedy series “Nurse Jackie” is currently seeking a newborn baby, male or female, any ethnicity, 14 days – 4 weeks old for an upcoming episode. The extras casting director is also seeking adult extras in the New York City area to work as paid general background performers. The series shoots at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Nurse Jackie was created by Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem and Evan Dunsky with Brixius and Wallem serving as showrunners for the series and sharing executive producer duties with Caryn Mandabach and John Melfi. Richie Jackson executive produces for Jackson Group Entertainment.

The June 8, 2009 series premiere was Showtime’s most-successful premiere ever, with 1 million viewers for the premiere and over 350,000 for the repeat broadcast. Showtime immediately picked up the series for a second season. Season Three was set to premiere on March 28, 2011, and on May 23rd, 2011 Showtime ordered a fourth season of Nurse Jackie.

Jackie is a “strong-willed, iconoclastic New York City nurse juggling the frenzied grind of an urban hospital and an equally challenging personal life. She has an occasional weakness for Vicodin, Adderall, Percocet and Oxycontin to get her through the days”. The main characters include Dr. Eleanor O’Hara (Eve Best), a British doctor and Jackie’s best friend at work; Zoey (Merritt Wever), a jubilant but inexperienced new nurse who “is the perfect foil for Jackie’s sharp angles”; Dr. Cooper (Peter Facinelli), “a likable ‘golden boy’ whose calm façade hides a nervous disposition”: Eddie (Paul Schulze), a pharmacist with whom Jackie is having an affair; and male nurse Mo-Mo (Haaz Sleiman), her gay coworker.

Current Casting Needs:

Newborn baby, male or female, any ethnicity, 14 days – 4 weeks old. Baby will need to be available to work on Wednesday November 30, 2011. If you have a baby or know someone who has a baby that fits the description please send color photo along with contact info to [email protected]

Please put “Infant Submission” in the subject line of your email.

Background extras and are also needed for future episodes, male or female, ages 18+, any ethnicity. Please send photo and contact info to email address above or you can forward your resume and headshot to:

Todd Feldman
“Nurse Jackie”
Central Casting
875 6th Avenue
Suite 2411
(24th Floor)
New York, NY 10001-3507

If emailing, Please put “Nurse Jackie General Background” in the subject line of your email.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.

The 2012 New York Actors Resource Guide includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for “Nurse Jackie” or work as an extra:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements – State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
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• New York Acting Classes List
• Headshot Photographers List
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• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York:

Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
c/o Apostle
568 Broadway
Suite 301
New York, NY 10012

Extras Casting

New York:

Todd Feldman
Central Casting
875 6th Avenue
Suite 2411
(24th Floor)
New York, NY 10001-3507
[email protected]

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Showtime Networks
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019-6708

Lionsgate Television
2700 Colorado Blvd
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Jackson Group Entertainment
501 Madison Avenue
14Th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Filming Location:

Kaufman Astoria Studios
34-12 36th Street
Astoria, NY 11106


Paul Feig
Michele Giordano
Liz Brixius
Brad Carpenter
Richie Jackson
Caryn Mandabach
Linda Wallem


Paul Feig
Steve Buscemi
Various other directors are used.


Edie Falco – Jackie Peyton
Peter Facinelli – Dr. Fitch Cooper
Ruby Jerins – Grace Peyton
Eve Best – Dr. Eleanor O’Hara
Merritt Wever – Zoey Barkow
Paul Schulze – Eddie Walzer
Anna Deavere Smith – Ms. Gloria Akalitus


The series stars Edie Falco as the title character Jackie Peyton, an emergency room nurse at All Saints’ Hospital in New York City. For Jackie, “Every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions.