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ALPHAS: 2011 — (24 Episodes)

Laura Mennell plays the pusher Nina Theroux on the Syfy series 'Alphas'. “ALPHAS”
Role: Nina Theroux
Created by: Zak Penn & Michael Karnow
Network: SyFy
Series Debut: 11 July 2011
Genre(s): Science-Fiction / Action / Drama / Thriller
Tagline: Impossible is what they do best

Series Info:

The series follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as “Alphas”, as they work to prevent crimes committed by other Alphas. The main characters of the show are Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), Gary Bell (Ryan Cartwright), Cameron Hicks (Warren Christie), Rachel Prizad (Azita Ghanizada) and Bill Harken (Malik Yoba).

About Nina Theroux

Nina Theroux is a young woman who is able to mentally “push” people into doing whatever she verbally asks of them. Her diagnosis is Hyper Induction meaning she can override willpower in others. She used to use this for personal gain, culminating in her believing she accidentally pushed her father into committing suicide. She is now helping Dr. Rosen in an effort to redeem herself. It is noted that her character seems to have been with Rosen the longest, and she is the closest to him. A running gag in the first season was that Nina always had a different car that she has “borrowed”, implying that she pushed someone for it. If Nina pushes too hard or too much on a person, she can cause them to become brain dead. Nina has very good control of her ability; people with this ability have a hard time controlling how they use it and become power hungry. When she talks to FBI agents, they won’t make direct eye contact, or insist on wearing dark sunglasses, in fear of being pushed. Her past is dark and plagued by her pushing others, including her father. Her father commits suicide after being pushed one too many times being told he doesn’t want to leave her mother when Nina was a child.


Season 01 11 (2011) INFORMATION
Season 02 13 (2012) INFORMATION

Main Cast

David Strathairn as Dr. Lee Rosen from the SyFy series 'Alphas'.David Strathairn
….. as Dr. Lee Rosen
Seasons 1-2

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Ryan Cartwright as Gary Bell from the SyFy series 'Alphas'.Ryan Cartwright
….. as Gary Bell
Seasons 1-2

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Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks from the SyFy series 'Alphas'.Warren Christie
….. as Cameron Hicks
Seasons 1-2

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Azita Ghanizada as Rachel Prizad from the SyFy series 'Alphas'.Azita Ghanizada
….. as Rachel Pirzad
Seasons 1-2

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Malik Yoba as Bill Harken from the SyFy series 'Alphas'.Malik Yoba
….. as Bill Harken
Seasons 1-2

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Other Cast

John Pyper-Ferguson Stanton Parrish
Erin Way Kat
Mahershala Ali Nathan Clay
Kathleen Munroe Danielle Rosen
Steve Byers John Bennett
Rachael Crawford Jeannie Harken
Valerie Cruz Kathy Sullivan
Kathleen Gati Zahra Pirzad
Jane Moffat Sandra Bell
Daniel Kash Rachel’s Dad
Liane Balaban Anna Levy
Callum Keith Rennie Don Wilson
Summer Glau Skylar Adams

Triva & Facts

  • Alphas was originally called “Section 8, Alphas” during development. Although initially developed in 2006, it wasn’t until 2009 that it was picked up by a network.
  • Although set in New York, the series is filmed in locations in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario; Canada

External Links

Official Site