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Our Lives is an American television drama series created by Samantha Raymond, Andrew Bennett and Clark Edmonds which aired on September 19, 2006 on TV Generation.

The series focuses on the lives of the Watkins-Samuels family, an interracial blended family from the city of Oakridge, Illinois (located in Mount Larkin County, Illinois).

Our Lives is one of the highest-rated and most-watched shows on TV Generation (along with the long-running medical drama series, "24\7", the sports drama series, "Center Ice" and the drama series, "Starting Over") among the 18-49 age demographic.

As of 2022, it has aired for 16 seasons, making it one of the longest-running television series on TV Generation (next to "24\7" which has been airing since 2000).

The show is well-known for its diverse cast members and for tackling a number of issues throughout the years such as alcoholism, death, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, adoption, foster care, mental health (including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression & PTSD), domestic violence, child abuse, sexual orientation (including bisexuality), gun violence, police brutality, racism, suicide, sexism and current events (such as the COVID-19 pandemic).

In February of 2022, it was announced that Our Lives has been renewed for two more seasons.

The show has also been well-received by critics and received many awards & nominations, including "Best Drama Series" at the TV Generation Awards.

Premise

The series follows the Watkins-Samuels family, an interracial blended family from Oakridge, Illinois which consists of Andrea Watkins-Samuels (a widowed Caucasian mother of one son and five daughters) and Mitch Samuels (a divorced African-American father of fraternal twin sons and three older adoptive children).

Andrea and Mitch were childhood friends who dated each other during their teenage years, but fell out of touch after breaking up during Mitch's freshman year of college and remarried to different people in later years.

In 2004, they reunite when Mitch attends the funeral of Andrea's first husband, Jason (who was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver) with his parents. At the time, Mitch was divorced from his wife, Jasmine, who struggled with alcoholism and later abandoned her family (especially her children).

After the funeral, Mitch helps out Andrea and her children which rekindles their relationship, and they start dating each other again. They got engaged the day before Valentine's Day in 2006 and later moved into a new house together with their children.

The first season followed Andrea and Mitch as they prepare for their wedding and shows their families adjusting to living together, especially Andrea's 12-year-old daughter, Karina, who has a hard time accepting her mother getting remarried at first. In the season finale, Andrea and Mitch get married in May of 2007.

By the third season, the show began focusing on the four teenage children of the Watkins-Samuels family: Connor, Karina, Jake and Darien, who became the breakout characters on the show.

Starting in the fourth season, it also began focusing on the lives of their friends, including Bradley Harris, Sable Simmons, Owen and Dylan Travis, Trevor Kirkland (Karina's boyfriend and later husband), Chantelle and Ashlyn Duncan, and Skylar Timmons (Jake's girlfriend).

As the youngest children of the Watkins-Samuels family (Alyssa, Finley, Savannah and Haylie) and Brendan's stepdaughter, Adrianna began aging throughout the series, the storylines became focused on them as well.

Cast

Main

  • Alicia Nolan as Andrea Watkins-Samuels (nรฉe Carson), the wife of Mitch Samuels and the mother of Connor, Karina, Alyssa, Finley, Savannah and Haylie. She works as a hair stylist and the head manager of the Blue Sky Hair Salon (previously owned by her late mother, Kathy Rae). As of the 16th season, she is the owner of the hair salon and the Blue Sky Beauty Supply Store.
  • Darryl Barnett as Mitch Samuels, the husband of Andrea Watkins-Samuels; the father of Jake and Darien; and the adoptive father of Bridgette, Brendan and Ryan. He works as a real estate managing broker at Copeland-Bassett Realty in downtown Oakridge.
  • Danielle Kendrick as Bridgette Harper (nรฉe Samuels) [credited as Danielle Bruno from seasons 1-3], Mitch's 37-year-old adoptive daughter and Brendan's fraternal twin sister. She works as the head manager at 5th Street Restaurant. In the 4th season, she gave birth to her daughter, Celia. In the 14th season, she and Royce become certified as foster parents. In the 15th season, they take in Natalia, a pregnant teenage girl who later gives birth to her son, Mateo. In the 16th season, they officially adopt Natalia. In the 15th season, she and Royce take in a 15-year-old girl named Eden and her older sister, Cadence in the 16th season.
  • Kendall Avery as Dr. Royce Harper, Bridgette's husband and the father of Celia. He works as an emergency room physician at Oakridge Memorial Hospital. In the 14th season, he and Bridgette become certified as foster parents. In the 15th season, they take in Natalia, a pregnant teenage girl who later gives birth to her son, Mateo. In the 16th season, they officially adopt Natalia. In the 15th season, he and Bridgette take in a 15-year-old girl named Eden and her older sister, Cadence in the 16th season. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: season 2; guest-starring role: season 1]
  • Isaiah Dunne as Brendan Samuels, Mitch's 37-year-old adoptive son and Bridgette's fraternal twin brother. He works as a paramedic for the Oakridge General Hospital ambulance service. He married his wife, Cheyenne in the 4th season on New Year's Eve. He has a stepdaughter, Adrianna (from Cheyenne's previous relationship) and two children with her: son Corey and daughter Riley.
  • Nicole Harrison-Vaughn as Cheyenne Samuels (nรฉe Cantrell) [credited as Nicole Harrison from seasons 1-5], Brendan's wife and the mother of Adrianna, Corey and Riley. She works as a 3rd grade teacher at Clarkson Elementary School and previously worked as a receptionist at the Blue Sky Hair Salon. [main cast: season 2-current; recurring co-star: season 1]
  • Simone Lee as Adrianna Cantrell, Cheyenne's 23-year-old daughter with her ex-boyfriend, Carter Grier. She works as an emergency room nurse at Oakridge General Hospital. [main cast: season 11-current; recurring co-star: season 1-10]
  • Trey Moore as Ryan Samuels, Mitch's 35-year-old adoptive son and Bridgette and Brendan's younger brother. He hosts the radio show, "Rush Hour with the Samuels Bros." (along with Darien) on the 108.5 The Scene radio station located in Oakridge, Illinois and works as a part-time nightclub promoter for the NyteLife nightclub (owned by his friends, Jerome and Trent). He and Bree eloped in Las Vegas, Nevada in the 7th season. In the 12th season, he and Bree become legal guardians to Bree's niece, Lucy after Bree's sister, Jeanette died of a drug overdose. In the 15th season, he moves to Fort Worth, Texas with Bree and Lucy after Bree gets a job promotion. [main cast: seasons 1-15]
  • Johanna Young as Bree Collins-Samuels, Ryan's wife. She co-hosted a morning radio talk show called "Rise and Shine with Deb and Bree" on the 108.5 The Scene radio station. She and Ryan eloped in Las Vegas in the 7th season. In the 12th season, she and Ryan become legal guardians to her niece, Lucy after her younger sister, Jeanette died of a drug overdose. In the 15th season, she moves to Fort Worth, Texas with Ryan and Lucy after getting a job promotion. [main cast: seasons 5-15; recurring co-star: season 4]
  • Hakeem Warren as Jake Samuels, Mitch's 29-year-old son and Darien's fraternal twin brother. He works as the assistant manager at 5th Street Restaurant. In the 9th season, his son, Elijah (with his girlfriend, Skylar Timmons) is born.
  • Breanne Rollins as Skylar Timmons, Jake's girlfriend and Elijah's mother who works as a paralegal at her mother's law firm, Alvarez, Milton & Timmons Law Offices. She gave birth to her son, Elijah in the 9th season during her senior year of college. [main cast: season 9-current; recurring co-star: seasons 6-8]
  • Bryant Chase as Darien Samuels [credited as Bryant Chase Williams from seasons 1-6], Mitch's 29-year-old son and Jake's fraternal twin brother. He currently hosts the radio show, "Rush Hour with Darien" and worked as the resident DJ for the NyteLife nightclub. He and Ryan previously co-hosted a radio show, "Rush Hour with the Samuels Bros." before Ryan moved to Fort Worth, Texas in the 15th season.
  • Vincent Kyle as Connor Watkins, Andrea's 29-year-old son. He is a professional ice hockey player for the Mount Larkin Eagles of the American Professional Hockey League. In the 13th season, he marries his girlfriend, Maxine Blair.
  • Gaby Marlow as Maxine Watkins (nรฉe Blair), Connor's wife and the cousin of Chantelle and Ashlyn Duncan. She works as a hair stylist at the Blue Sky Hair Salon. She moved from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Oakridge in the 7th season. She married Connor in the 13th season. [main cast: season 9-current; recurring co-star: seasons 7-8]
  • Marisa Raye Lopez as Karina Kirkland (nรฉe Watkins) [credited as Marisa Lopez from seasons 1-11], Andrea's 28-year-old daughter. She works as a dance instructor and studio manager at the K-Stars Dance Studio. She married her boyfriend, Trevor Kirkland in the 9th season during their senior year of college. In the 15th season, she gave birth to her son, Braydon and her twin daughters, Willa and Violet in the 16th season.
  • Caleb Harkins as Trevor Kirkland, Karina's husband and the father of Braydon, Willa and Violet. He works as the associate head coach for the Mount Larkin University men's club ice hockey team. He married Karina in the 9th season during their senior year of college. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Soleil Renee Lopez as Alyssa Watkins, Andrea's 26-year-old daughter. She currently works as a 9th and 10th grade English teacher at Thomas Wexler School in Denver, Colorado. [main cast: seasons 1-14; guest-starring role: seasons 14-current]
  • Tessa Chadwick as Finley Watkins-Cordova, Andrea's 24-year-old daughter, who works as a hair stylist at Blue Sky Hair Salon. She came out as bisexual in the 11th season. In the 16th season, she married her girlfriend, Lisette Cordova.
  • Jolie Ferrera as Lisette Watkins-Cordova, Finley's wife who is a lesbian. She works as a yoga instructor and a water aerobics instructor at the Oakridge Park District Recreation Center. She and Finley get married in the 16th season. [season 15-current; recurring co-star: seasons 11-15]
  • Sierra Myles as Savannah Watkins, Andrea's 19-year-old daughter who is currently in her sophomore year at Mount Larkin University where she plays for the women's club ice hockey team.
  • Destiny Morgan Larson as Haylie Watkins, Andrea's 18-year-old daughter who is involved in dance. She is currently a freshman in college. She works as a part-time local print model & social media influencer.
  • Marcus Raye as Bradley Harris, Karina's best friend and Sable's husband. He works as an assistant teacher in Mrs. Paige's preschool class for 3 to 4-year-olds at the Sunnyview Learning Center in Oakridge, Illinois and as a recreation counselor for the before & after-school care program for the Oakridge Park District. His mother, Juanita is Mexican and his father, Darnell is African-American. He and Sable have two daughters, Kayla and Tabitha. In the 15th season, he and Sable get married in August over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Meaghan Addison as Sable Harris (nรฉe Simmons), Karina's best friend and Bradley's wife. She runs an online children's consignment store called TabbyKay Kids. In the 6th season, she became pregnant during her senior year of high school and gives birth to her daughter, Kayla. Her youngest daughter, Tabitha was born prematurely in the 9th season. In the 15th season, she and Bradley got married in August over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Austin Reynolds as Owen Travis, Connor's best friend and Dylan's older brother. He is a professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Mount Larkin Eagles of the American Professional Hockey League. In the 14th season, he becomes a father when his girlfriend, Ella Burke gives birth to their daughter, Brynn. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-5]
  • Aubrey Collins as Ella Burke, Owen's girlfriend and the mother of Brynn. She works as a freelance wedding photographer. [season 15-current; recurring guest-star: season 12; recurring co-star: seasons 13-14]
  • Zachary Pruitt as Dylan Travis, Owen's younger brother, Bradley's friend and Liv's boyfriend. He currently works as an assistant coach for the Mount Larkin University men's club ice hockey team alongside Trevor. In the 12th season, he and Livvy began dating each other. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-5]
  • Cassidy Parnell as Liv Deane, Sable's cousin and Dylan's girlfriend. She works as a 1st grade teacher at Judson Elementary School in Mount Larkin, Illinois. In the 10th season, she suffered from two broken legs after getting hit by a car, but later recovers from her injuries (although she is left with a slight limp in her right leg). She and Dylan begin dating each other in the 12th season. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 3-5]
  • Tiffany Quinn as Ashlyn Duncan-Adamson, Jake, Darien, Connor & Karina's friend; Chantelle's identical twin sister; Lexi's wife. She runs her own photography business called Photos by Ashlyn and works as a staff photographer for the Mount Larkin Eagles hockey team of the APHL. She is of African-American\Caucasian descent. In the 10th season, Ashlyn comes out as pansexual and begins dating Lexi Barnett in the 13th season. In the 15th season, she and Lexi get married in a courthouse wedding. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 4-5]
  • Amber Newton as Lexi Adamson, Ashlyn's wife, who is bisexual. She has a young daughter, Tea, who was conceived during a one-night stand. She works as a social media manager for the Mount Larkin Eagles hockey team of the APHL. In the 15th season, she and Ashlyn get married in a courthouse wedding. [season 16-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 12; recurring co-star: seasons 13-15]
  • Tori Quinn as Chantelle Duncan, Darien's girlfriend and Ashlyn's identical twin sister. She works as an office assistant at K-Stars Dance Studio and as the anthem singer for the Mount Larkin Eagles hockey team at their home games. She is of African-American\Caucasian descent. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 4-5]

Recurring Co-Stars

  • Mary Jo Powell as Kathy Rae Carson, Andrea's mother and the former owner of the Blue Sky Hair Salon and the Blue Sky Beauty Supply store. She died in the 16th season from a brain bleed caused by a colloid cyst. [seasons 1-16]
  • Jonathan Paulson as Nick Carson, Andrea's father. He worked as a finance manager in Oakridge, Illinois before retiring in the 15th season. [season 1-current]
  • Genevieve Carey as Caroline Carson, Andrea's younger sister. She runs her own photography studio, Memories by Caroline in Oakridge, Illinois. [Season 11-current; originally portrayed by Heidi Knapp in seasons 1-3]
  • Norah Bellamy as Kristin McKinney, Andrea's older sister. She currently manages the Blue Sky Beauty Supply Store after Kathy Rae's death in the 16th season. [seasons 1-4; seasons 14-current]
  • Nina Shaye Boyd as Celia Harper, Bridgette and Royce's 12-year-old daughter. She was born in the 4th season finale on Karina's 16th birthday. [season 9-current]
  • Krystal Alvarez as Natalia Harper, Bridgette and Royce's adoptive 17-year-old daughter. In the 15th season, she was placed with them when she was 14 years old and pregnant, and later gives birth to her son, Mateo. She is officially adopted in the 16th season. [season 15-current]
  • Mikayla Wiseman as Eden Davies, Bridgette and Royce's 16-year-old foster daughter. She was placed with the Harpers in the 15th season and was later reunited with her older sister, Cadence (who was also taken in by Royce and Bridgette) after being separated from her for eight years. [season 15-current]
  • Brenna Kessler as Cadence Clarke, Bridgette and Royce's 17-year-old foster daughter. She was placed with the Harpers in the 16th season and was reunited with her younger sister, Eden after being separated from her for eight years. It is revealed that she was adopted; her adoptive parents gave up their parental rights which put her into foster care again.
  • Sean Grayson as Corey Samuels, Brendan and Cheyenne's 12-year-old son. He was born in the 4th season. [season 9-current]
  • Addison Rose Ashford as Riley Samuels, Brendan and Cheyenne's 8-year-old daughter. She was born in the 8th season via cesarian section. [season 12-current]
  • Dallas Colton Isaacson as Elijah Samuels, Jake and Skylar's 7-year-old son. He was born in the 9th season while Jake and Skylar were in their senior year of college. [season 13-current]
  • Krystina Duran as Lucy Collins, Bree and Ryan's 5-year-old niece. In the 12th season, Ryan and Bree became her legal guardians after her mother, Jeanette died of a drug overdose. In the 15th season, she moved to Fort Worth, Dallas with her aunt and uncle after Bree got a job promotion. [seasons 14-15]
  • Natalie Vasquez as Juanita Harris, Bradley's mother. She works as a hair stylist at the Blue Sky Hair Salon. She is of Mexican descent. She has two younger children, Lily and Julian (whose twin brother, David died a month after he was born due to complications caused by his premature birth). [season 1-current]
  • Erick Harmon as Darnell Harris, Bradley's father. He works as an automotive service technician and manager of the Sullivan Auto Care Center (formerly known as Winston Automotive) in Oakridge, Illinois. He is of African-American descent. He has two younger children, Lily and Julian (whose twin brother, David died a month after he was born due to complications caused by his premature birth). [season 1-current]
  • Gloria Jansen-Hill as Janice Harris, Bradley's father and Darnell's mother. She previously worked as a customer service representative at Pressman Department Store until retiring in the 7th season to be a stay-at-home grandmother. [season 1-current]
  • Quinn Howard as Garrett Simmons, Sable's father. He works as a pediatric dental hygenist at Ferris Family Dental in Oakridge, Illinois. In the 10th season, he married his second wife, Lauren Milano (who is 14 years younger than him); together, they have two children: Lyla and Adam. In the 13th season, they become foster parents to a teenage boy, DeVaughn Austin, whom they adopt in the 15th season. [season 2-current; recurring guest star: season 1]
  • Heather Clark as Lauren Simmons (nรฉe Milano), Garrett's second's wife and Sable's stepmother. She manages her mother, Julie's children's consignment store, Julie Kay's Closet. In the 10th season, she marries Garrett; together, they have two children: Lyla and Adam. In the 13th season, they become foster parents to a teenage boy, DeVaughn Austin, whom they adopt in the 15th season.
  • Audrina Sullivan as Nico Simmons, Sable's 24-year-old sister. She currently works as a paramedic for the Oakridge General Hospital ambulance service alongside Brendan. Her mother, Raquel found out that she was pregnant with her after she left Garrett and Sable, and chose to raise her alone. She returned to Oakridge with Raquel in the 4th season and was placed in Garrett's custody after Raquel was arrested on drug trafficking charges. [seasons 4-current]
  • Andre Mack Wilson as DeVaughn Simmons, Sable's 17-year-old adoptive brother. In the 13th season, Garrett and Lauren become his foster parents after his previous foster parent kicks him out of her house. He is officially adopted by the Simmons family in the 15th season. [season 13-current; recurring guest star: season 12]
  • Margaret Chapman as Priscilla Anderson, the live-in housekeeper and nanny for the Simmons family. She and her mother, Marie are family friends of Sable and Livvy's grandparents, Paul and Cecilia. She has been working for Garrett since Sable was a year old. [season 3-current; recurring guest star: seasons 1-2]
  • Trisha Nash as Jenn Travis, Andrea's best friend and the mother of Owen and Dylan. She works as a hair stylist and the co-manager of the Blue Sky Hair Salon. [season 1-current]
  • Rick Johnston as Victor Travis, Jenn's husband and the father of Owen and Dylan. [season 2-current; recurring guest star: season 1]
  • Gillian Price as Dana Lawson, Jenn's older sister and the aunt of Owen and Dylan. She works as the head emergency room nurse at Oakridge General Hospital. She has a daughter, Alana (who is Alyssa's best friend), who currently resides in Denver, Colorado where she works as as a doula. [season 3-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Stefania Pereira as Sophia Clifton, Bridgette's friend and the general manager at 5th Street Restaurant (owned by her father, Louis).
  • Erica Lockwood as Janae Duncan, the 19-year-old sister of Chantelle and Ashlyn Duncan, and Savannah's friend. She is of African-American\Caucasian descent. She currently attends college at the University of Minnesota. [seasons 6-15]
  • Jonathan Hayes as Jeffrey Duncan, the father of Chantelle, Ashlyn and Janelle Duncan. He is of Caucasian descent and works as a pharmacist at Petersen's Pharmacy. He divorced his ex-wife, Cynthia in the 12th season after it was revealed that she was having an affair with a male co-worker. [season 6-current]
  • Cathy M. Russo as Michelle Cantrell, Cheyenne's mother and the grandmother of Adrianna, Corey and Riley. [season 2-current]
  • Lana Fielding as Fiona Morris, the Watkins-Samuels' next-door neighbor and the mother of Jaina, Noah, Jackson and Brady. She works as a hair stylist at Blue Sky Hair Salon. Her oldest son, Noah lives in Boston where he is studying to be a music teacher. [season 7-current]
  • Eric Freeman as Dr. Joel Morris, Fiona's husband. He works as an emergency room physician at Oakridge General Hospital. [season 7-current]
  • Stefanie Shane as Jaina Morris, Fiona's 26-year-old daughter and Alyssa's friend. She works as a paramedic for the Oakridge General Hospital ambulance service. In the 10th season, she comes out as a lesbian. [season 7-current]
  • Evan Jeffries as Jackson Morris, Fiona's 19-year-old son and Savannah's best friend. He is currently a sophomore in college and plays for the Mount Larkin University men's club ice hockey team. [season 7-current]
  • Justin Shaw as Brady Morris, Fiona's 18-year-old son and Haylie's boyfriend. [season 7-current]
  • Alexia Kennedy as Peyton Lewis, Haylie's best friend. She has two gay fathers: Enrique (who is of Colombian descent and works as a pediatrician) and Marshall (who is Caucasian and works as the manager of a coffee shop). [season 13-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 11-12]
  • Jessica Braden as Kamryn Sayers, Karina's friend who is the co-owner of the K-Stars Dance Studio where she also works as a contemporary dance instructor. She previously worked as a coach for the dance team at Mount Larkin University. [season 8-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 6-7]
  • Mikaila Pierce as Roxanne Emerson, Karina's friend & "dance sister" who is the owner of the K-Stars Dance Studio that was previously owned by her mother, Kendra. [season 3-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Lindsey Chapman as Anne-Marie Jeffries, the receptionist at the Blue Sky Hair Salon. She replaced Cheyenne after she left the salon to work as a kindergarten teacher. She was left paralyzed due to a hit and run accident when she was 19 years old and uses a motorized wheelchair to get around. [season 12-current]
  • Moira Langston as Sheryl Timmons, Skylar's mother. She works as an in-house corporate lawyer at her law firm Alvarez, Milton & Timmons Law Offices where Skylar also works as a paralegal.
  • Logan Richards as Theo Erickson, Adrianna's boyfriend who works as a paramedic for the Oakridge General Hospital ambulance service alongside Brendan. [season 12-current]
  • Jacob Underwood as Noel Clifton, Sophia's younger brother and Darien's best friend who was previously in the Marines. He briefly returned to Oakridge in the middle of the 15th season, but left in the 16th season to attend college in Wisconsin.[seasons 1-5; season 15-16]
  • Demetrius Jeffries as Carter Grier, Adrianna's biological father. He runs his own general contracting business in Mount Larkin, Illinois. [season 14-current; recurring guest star: season 13]
  • Robyn Poole as Nadine Grier, Carter's wife and Adrianna's stepmother. She works as a teacher at a school for special needs children in Mount Larkin, Illinois. [season 14-current; recurring guest star: season 13]
  • Jesse Simms as Jalen Grier, Carter's 16-year-old son and Adrianna's paternal half-brother, who was born deaf. He wears hearing aids and uses sign language to communicate. [season 14-current; recurring guest star: season 13]
  • Jeremiah Beale as Kendall Brody, Connor and Owen's teammate who is a left winger for the Mount Larkin Eagles of the APHL. He lives with Connor and Maxine in their home during the hockey season. [season 15-current]

Recurring Guest-Stars

  • Lorraine Perry as Christina Samuels, Mitch's mother. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia after her late husband, Isaac suffered from a stroke while visiting their oldest son, Gregory in the 7th season. [season 3-current]
  • Allison Doherty as Kendra Emerson, Roxanne's mother and the previous owner of the K-Stars Dance Studio where she works as a ballet and contemporary dance instructor. [season 1-current]
  • Walter Sutton as Louis Clifton, Sophia's father and the owner of the 5th Street Restaurant. [season 1-current]
  • Chris Dennison as Devin Franklin, Brendan's co-worker who worked as a paramedic for the Oakridge Memorial Hospital ambulance service. In the 15th season, he was shot to death by a distraught man whose wife died of respiratory distress and his heart was donated to a 14-year-old girl suffering from congestive heart failure. [seasons 1-15]
  • Eleanor Richardson as Charlene Harper, Royce's maternal grandmother. [seasons 4-current]
  • Brandon McCray as Jerome Robinson, Ryan's friend and the manager of the NyteLife nightclub. [seasons 1-current]
  • Myles Armstrong as Trent Parker, Ryan's friend and the owner of the NyteLife nightclub. [seasons 2-current]
  • Blake Wesley as Malik Robinson, Jerome's younger brother and Darien's friend. He used to work as a bartender at Cooper's Restaurant & Tavern in Oakridge, Illinois, but he lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently works as a beverage manager at 5th Street Restaurant & Diner. [season 5-current]
  • Denise Jennings as Stephanie Deane, Liv's mother, Sable's aunt and Garrett's older sister. She works as a sales associate at Lucy's Jewelry (a jewelry store located in downtown Oakridge). [season 3-current]
  • Patrick Walsh as Bryce Deane, Liv's father and Sable's uncle. He works as a sales representative in Oakridge, Illinois. [season 3-current]
  • Daniella Jenkins-Jurado as Lily Harris, Bradley's 13-year-old sister. She was born in the 3rd season. [season 8-current]
  • Quincy Perez as Julian Harris, Bradley's 9-year-old brother. He was born prematurely in the 7th season. His twin brother, David died a month after he was born due to complications caused by his premature birth. [season 13-current]
  • Jordyn Newman as Lyla Simmons, Sable's 7-year-old paternal half-sister. She was born in the 9th season finale a month after Tabitha's birth. [season 14-current]
  • Oliver and Cooper Lennox as Adam Simmons, Sable's 3-year-old half-brother. He was born on Thanksgiving in the 13th season. [season 14-current]
  • Amiyah Elisa George as Kayla Harris, Sable & Bradley's 10-year-old daughter. She was born in the 6th season after Sable and Bradley graduated from high school on Bradley's 18th birthday and Father's Day. [season 11-current]
  • Mia Gomez-Parks as Tabitha Harris, Sable & Bradley's 7-year-old daughter. She was born prematurely in the 9th season. [season 13-current]
  • Stephanie Leonard as Julie Milano, Lauren's mother and Sable's step-grandmother. She owns her own children's consignment store, Julie Kay's Closet in Mount Larkin, Illinois. [season 8-current]
  • Robert Arnold as David Kirkland, Trevor's father. He is a successful businessman who runs two wealth management firms in Oakridge and in Los Angeles, California. [season 1-current]
  • Amanda Burnette as Serena Kaye, Trevor's mother. She is a former supermodel turned businesswoman who runs her own modeling agency, has her own clothing and jewelry lines and her own clothing boutique, Sweet Kiss (which has locations in Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; and London, England). [season 3-current]
  • Olivia Kriss as Marlene Kirkland, Trevor's older half-sister from David's first marriage. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 6th season. After attempting suicide in the 11th season, she is sent to a mental health facility in Maryland and later lived in a group home. As of the 14th season, Marlene still lives in Maryland and has a boyfriend named Rick. [season 6-current]
  • Diana Blanchard as Dr. Margot McConnell, Royce's co-worker at Oakridge General Hospital who is double-boarded in emergency medicine and pediatrics. [season 10-current]
  • Sara Zhang as Nurse Zoey Howard, Adrianna's friend and co-worker who works as an emergency room nurse at Oakridge General Hospital. [season 11-current]
  • Christian Perez as Nurse Xavier Ruiz, a fellow emergency room nurse at Oakridge General Hospital. He is openly gay and has been married to his husband, Lucas since 2014. [season 10-current]
  • Spencer Keane as Coach Jeff Noble, the head coach of the Mount Larkin University men's club ice hockey team. [season 6-current]
  • Gerald Murphy as Coach Anthony Landon, the head coach of the Mount Larkin Eagles hockey team. [season 11-current]
  • Matthew Wheaton as Luke Fullerton, the captain of the Mount Larkin Eagles. [season 10-current]
  • Payton Fisk as Tanner Grant, the former alternate captain of the Mount Larkin Eagles. He previously attended Mount Larkin University, but left the school after his junior year to play in the American Professional Hockey League. In the 16th season, it is revealed that Tanner was traded to the Manitoba Mohawks during the off-season and Owen becomes the new alternate captain. [seasons 10-15]
  • Suzanne Garland as Gwen Fielding, Mitch's co-worker and the Watkins-Samuels' family friend who works at Bassett Realty in downtown Oakridge, Illinois. She is also a former alcoholic and Bridgette's AA sponsor. [seasons 1-current]
  • James Best as Gordon Fielding, Gwen's husband and the Watkins-Samuels' who works as a hockey agent for the American Professional Hockey League, representing Connor, Owen and Kendall. [season 8-current]
  • Carrie Donaldson as Deborah Clayton, Bree's friend and host of their radio show, "Deb And Bree in the A.M" on the 108.5 The Scene radio station. [seasons 4-15]
  • Maureen Pagan as Diane Paige, Bradley's boss who is one of the head teachers of the 3 to 4-year-old preschool classes at Sunnyview Learning Center. [season 8-current]
  • Brenna Gaffney as Amelia Erickson, Theo's 15-year-old sister who has Down syndrome. [season 13-current]
  • Francesca Colby as Fallon Burke, Ella's older sister. She works an obstetrics nurse at Mount Larkin General Hospital. [season 12-current]
  • Derek Louis as Jeremy Powell, Sophia's fiance. He works as a sports physical therapist. Jeremy and Sophia first met each other during a blind date in the 11th season. In the 14th season, Jeremy proposed to Sophia on Valentine's Day, but they were forced to postpone their wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 16th season, they announced their plans to get married next August. [season 11-current]

Broadcast history

Our Lives aired on Tuesday nights at 8:00 P.M. (7:00 P.M. central) for its first two seasons. In the third season, it was moved to Thursday nights at the same time slot where it has remained and held strong ratings ever since.

Spin-offs

Our Lives has spawned two spin-offs:

See also

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