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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 2021, it has aired for 15 seasons and 367 episodes, 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 abuse, child abuse, sexual orientation (including bisexuality), gun violence, police brutality, racism, suicide, sexism and current events (such as the COVID-19 pandemic).

In May of 2021, it was announced that Our Lives has been renewed for a 16th season which will premiere on September 23, 2021 in a two-hour episode.

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 (née 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 (owned by her mother, Kathy Rae).
  • 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 (née 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 & Banquet. In the 4th season, she gave birth to her daughter, Celia. In the 12th season, he and Bridgette become foster parents to a 1-year-old boy, Cameron (whom they adopt in the 14th season) and then to a 14-year-old pregnant mother, Dominique and her daughter, Aria in the 15th 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 12th season, he and Bridgette become foster parents to a 1-year-old boy Cameron (whom they adopt in the 14th season) and then to a 14-year-old teenage mother, Dominique and her daughter, Aria in the 15th 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 Memorial 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 (née Cantrell) [credited as Nicole Harrison from seasons 1-5], Brendan's wife and the mother of Adrianna, Corey and Riley. She works as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Ridgeway Elementary School and previously worked as a receptionist at the Blue Sky Hair Salon. [main cast: season 2-current; recurring co-star: season 1]
  • 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 Time 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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 28-year-old son and Darien's fraternal twin brother. He works as the assistant manager at 5th Street Restaurant & Banquet. 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 social worker for Mount Larkin Children and Family Services. In the 14th season, her mother, Sheryl is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. [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 28-year-old son and Jake's fraternal twin brother. He currently hosts the radio show, "Rush Time with Darien" and worked as the resident DJ for the NyteLife nightclub. He and Ryan previously co-hosted a radio show, "Rush Time with the Samuels Bros." before Ryan moved to Houston, Texas in the 15th season.
  • Vincent Kyle as Connor Watkins, Andrea's 28-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 (née 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 (née Watkins) [credited as Marisa Lopez from seasons 1-11], Andrea's 27-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, Brayden.
  • Caleb Harkins as Trevor Kirkland, Karina's husband. 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. In the 15th season, he and Karina welcomed a son, Brayden. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Soleil Renee Lopez as Alyssa Watkins, Andrea's 25-year-old daughter. She currently works as an 8th grade English teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. [main cast: seasons 1-14; guest-starring role: seasons 14-current]
  • Tessa Chadwick as Finley Watkins, Andrea's 23-year-old daughter, who works as a hair stylist at Blue Sky Hair Salon. She came out as bisexual in the 11th season. As of the 15th season, she is engaged to her girlfriend, Lisette Cordova.
  • Sierra Myles as Savannah Watkins, Andrea's 18-year-old daughter. She is currently taking a gap year of college to help coach her youth hockey team.
  • Destiny Morgan Larson as Haylie Watkins, Andrea's 17-year-old daughter. She is currently in her senior year of high school and is involved in dance.
  • Simone Lee as Adrianna Cantrell, Cheyenne's 23-year-old daughter from Cheyenne's ex-boyfriend, Carter Grier. She works as an emergency room nurse at Oakridge Memorial Hospital. [main cast: season 11-current; recurring co-star: season 1-10]
  • Marcus Raye as Bradley Harris, Karina's best friend and Sable's husband. He works as a preschool teacher's assistant at Sunnyview Learning Center and as a recreation counselor for the before & after-school care program at the Oakridge Park District Recreation Center. His mother, Juanita is Mexican and his father, Darnell is African-American. He and Sable have two daughters, Kayla and Tabitha. He married Sable in the 15th season in a Zoom wedding in August. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Meaghan Addison as Sable Harris (née Simmons), Karina's best friend and Bradley's wife. She runs an online children's clothing boutique called TabbyKay (along with her stepmother, Lauren and her friend, Danni Johnston). In the 6th season, she becomes 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. She married Bradley in the 15th season in a Zoom wedding in August. [main cast: season 3-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-2]
  • Austin Reynolds as Owen Travis, Connor's best friend, Dylan's older brother and the father of Brynn. He is a professional ice hockey player 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 13-current; recurring guest-star: season 12-15]
  • Zachary Pruitt as Dylan Travis, Owen's younger brother and Bradley's friend. He currently works as an assistant coach for the Mount Larkin University men's club ice hockey team alongside Trevor. He and Livvy began dating each other in the 12th season. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 1-5]
  • Cassidy Parnell as Livvy 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 suffers 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 began dating each other in the 12th season. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 3-5]
  • 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]
  • Tiffany Quinn as Ashlyn Duncan, Jake, Darien, Connor & Karina's friend; Chantelle's identical twin sister. She runs her own photography business called Ashlyn Duncan Photography and works as a staff photographer for the Mount Larkin Eagles hockey team. She is of African-American\Caucasian descent. In the 10th season, it is revealed that she is pansexual and as of the 13th season, she is dating Lexi Barnett. [main cast: season 6-current; recurring co-star: seasons 4-5]
  • Jolie Ferrera as Lisette Cordova, Finley's fiancée, who is pansexual. She works as a yoga instructor and a water aerobics instructor at the Oakridge Park District Recreation Center. [season 15-current; recurring co-star: season 11-15]

Recurring Co-Stars

  • Mary Jo Powell as Kathy Rae Carson, Andrea's mother and the owner of the Blue Sky Hair Salon and the Blue Sky Beauty Supply store. [season 1-current]
  • 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.
  • Nina Shaye Boyd as Celia Harper, Bridgette and Royce's 11-year-old daughter. She was born in the 4th season finale on Karina's 16th birthday. [season 9-current]
  • Sean Grayson as Corey Samuels, Brendan and Cheyenne's 11-year-old son. He was born in the 4th season. [season 9-current]
  • Eden Rose Ashford as Riley Samuels, Brendan and Cheyenne's 7-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 6-year-old son. He was born in the 9th season a week before Christmas. [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 Houston, Dallas with her aunt and uncle after Bree got a job promotion. [seasons 14-15]
  • Jayden Parsons as Cameron Harper, Bridgette and Royce's adoptive 5-year-old son. He was placed in foster care when he was a year old in the 12th season and adopted by the Harpers in the 14th.
  • Krystal Alvarez as Dominique Rivera, Bridgette and Royce's 16-year-old foster daughter who is the mother of an infant daughter, Aria. [season 15-current]
  • 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. 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]
  • 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 (née Milano), Garrett's second's wife and Sable's stepmother. She works as the co-manager of a children's clothing store, Julie Kay's Closet (owned by her mother, Julie) and helps with the shipments for Sable's online children's clothing boutique, TabbyKay Kids. 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 23-year-old sister. Her mother, Raquel found out that she was pregnant with her after leaving 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. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her grandparents as she studies to be a physician assistant. [seasons 4-13]
  • Andre Mack Wilson as DeVaughn Simmons, Sable's 16-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 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 lives out of state with her father, John. [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 & Banquet (owned by her father, Louis).
  • Erica Lockwood as Janelle Duncan, the 18-year-old sister of Chantelle and Ashlyn Duncan, and Savannah's friend. She is of African-American descent. [season 6-current]
  • 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 Fire Department. In the 10th season, she comes out as a lesbian. [season 7-current]
  • Evan Jeffries as Jackson Morris, Fiona's 18-year-old son, and Savannah's best friend and former hockey teammate. [season 7-current]
  • Justin Shaw as Brady Morris, Fiona's 16-year-old son and Haylie's best friend and dance partner. [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 Candace 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]
  • Brooke Holland as Danni Johnston, Sable's classmate from high school and college. She and Sable used to be rivals, but later became friends during college. She and Sable run an online children's clothing boutique called TabbyKay. [season 7-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 5-6]
  • 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]
  • Patrice Dalton as Sheryl Timmons, Skylar's mother. She works as a paralegal at the law firm of Alvarez, Milton & Jennings. In the 14th season, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
  • Logan Richards as Theo Adamson, Adrianna's boyfriend who works as a paramedic for the Oakridge Memorial Hospital ambulance service alongside Brendan. [season 12-current]
  • Amber Newton as Lexi Barnett, Ashlyn's girlfriend who works as a social media manager for the Mount Larkin Eagles. She is bisexual and the single mother of a young daughter, Tea. [season 13-current; recurring guest-star: seasons 11-12]
  • Jacob Underwood as Noel Clifton, Sophia's younger brother and Darien's best friend who was previously in the Marines. [seasons 1-5; 16-current]
  • 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 Hayden Grier, Carter's 15-year-old son and Adrianna's paternal half-brother. He was born deaf and uses sign language to communicate. [season 14-current; recurring guest star: season 13]
  • Jeremiah Beale as Kendall Anthony, 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 Tina 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 & Banquet. [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. [season 1-current]
  • Myles Armstrong as Trent Parker, Ryan's friend and the owner of the NyteLife nightclub. [season 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. [season 5-current]
  • Denise Jennings as Stephanie Deane, Livvy'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, Livvy'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 12-year-old sister. She was born in the 3rd season. [season 8-current]
  • Quincy Perez as Julian Harris, Bradley's 8-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]
  • Arielle and Jordyn Newman as Lyla Simmons, Sable's 6-year-old paternal half-sister. She was born in the 9th season finale a month after Tabitha's birth. [season 12-current]
  • Oliver and Cooper Lennox as Adam Simmons, Sable's 2-year-old half-brother. He was born on Thanksgiving in the 13th season. [season 14-current]
  • Natalia Elise George as Kayla Harris, Sable & Bradley's 9-year-old daughter. She was born in the 6th season after Sable and Bradley graduated from high school. [season 11-current]
  • Mia and Gianna Gomez-Parks as Tabitha Harris, Sable & Bradley's 6-year-old daughter. She was born prematurely in the 9th season. [season 12-current]
  • Stephanie Leonard as Julie Milano, Lauren's mother. She owns her own children's clothing store, Julie Kay's Closet. [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 and is currently living in a group home in Maryland. [season 6-current]
  • Diana Blanchard as Dr. Margot McConnell, Royce's co-worker at Oakridge Memorial 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 Memorial Hospital. [season 11-current]
  • Christian Perez as Nurse Xavier Ruiz, a fellow emergency room nurse at Oakridge Memorial Hospital. He is openly gay and has been married to his husband, Lucas since 2014. [season 10-current]
  • Spencer Keane as Coach Keith 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 Kendrick, the captain of the Mount Larkin Eagles. [season 10-current]
  • Payton Fisk as Tanner Grant, the 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. [season 10-current]
  • Suzanne Garland as Gwen Fielding, Mitch's co-worker 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 who works as a hockey agent for the American Professional Hockey League, representing Connor and Owen. [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. [season 4-current]
  • Maureen Pagan as Diane Paige, Bradley's boss and one of the head teachers of one of the 3-year-old preschool classes at Sunnyview Learning Center. [season 8-current]
  • Brenna Gaffney as Amelia Adamson, Theo's 14-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. They met each other during a blind date in the 11th season. He proposed to Sophia on Valentine's Day in the 14th season, but they put their wedding date on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [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:

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