Nolan Ross, billionaire tech genius and founder of Nolcorp, is linked to Emily Thorne not through business or friendship… but through her father… and her secrets.
David Clarke’s initial investment in Nolan twenty years ago gave him the means to become one of the wealthiest men in the world. David was like a father to Nolan, and in return Nolan has vowed to take care of and protect his little girl, now all grown up and out for vengeance. The only person to know Emily’s true identity, Nolan was surprised to learn she had come back to the Hamptons… and when he realized it was to avenge her father, Nolan couldn’t have been more pleased. And couldn’t wait to help, whether Emily wanted him to or not.
Emily’s wealth comes from her percentage of Nolcorp (this knowledge has been kept from the outside world) and though she is often exasperated by Nolan’s pushy, jokey, quirky ways, she can’t help but have a soft spot for him.
Nolan got himself into hot water plenty of times last summer helping Emily in her cause, as he wants to take down the people who destroyed David Clarke just as much as Emily. Becoming her go-to tech guy, Nolan’s spy cameras and ability to hack into just about anything has proven useful; he’s the Robin to her Batman… just slightly better dressed. Though he probably wouldn’t mind wearing a cape now and then.
Gabriel Mann’s many television credits include recurring roles on Mad Men and Legend of the Seeker, and guest starring roles on Carnivale, Jeremiah, Time of Your Life, Wasteland and ER. He also starred in several television movies, including CBS’s Heart Full of Rain and Hallmark Channel’s Harvest of Fire, and provided his voice to the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Mann’s numerous and diverse film credits include The Bourne Supremacy, with Matt Damon; The Bourne Identity, with Franka Potente and Matt Damon; The Life of David Gale, with Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet; High Art, with Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell; Fake, with Robert Loggia and Fisher Stevens; Psych 9, with Sara Foster and Cary Elwes; The CoverUp, with Eliza Dushku and John Savage; Dark Streets, with Bijou Phillips and Isabella Miko; Demption, alongside Felix Pire and David Krumholtz; 80 Minutes, with Oliver Kieran-Jones and Josh Dallas; The Ramen Girl, with Brittany Murphy and Tammy Blanchard; Love and Mary, alongside Lauren German; Valley of the Heart’s Delight, alongside Pete Postlethwaite; Born Killers, with Lauren German and Jake Muxworthy; Don’t Come Knocking, with Sam Shepard; A Lot Like Love, with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet; Drum, alongside Taye Diggs; Sleep Easy Hutch Rimes, with Steven Weber; Abandon, with Katie Holmes and Benjamin Bratt; Buffalo Soldiers, with Joaquin Phoenix and Anna Paquin; Summer Catch, with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jessica Biel; Josie & The Pussycats, with Rachael Leigh Cook; Things Behind the Sun, alongside Kim Dickens; Cherry Falls, alongside Brittany Murphy and Jay Mohr; Outside Providence, with Alec Baldwin; Claudine’s Return, with Christina Applegate; and Great Expectations, with Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Mann recently wrapped production on Chavez, a drama which explores iconic union leader Cesar Chavez's determination to organize the largest nonviolent protest in U.S. history, directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich.
Mann currently resides in Los Angeles.
HOMETOWN Middlebury, VT
BIRTHDATE May 14