In 2016, Sophia Christina Amoruso was named “one of the richest self-made women in the world”. Before that, she had worked as a security guard, and after Forbes gave her the above-mentioned tag, her company, Nasty Gal, soon filed for bankruptcy. To have such a great transformation, from one end of the spectrum to the other, and back again, it is interesting to imagine how she did it all. ‘Girlboss’ follows her story, giving us a close look into the work that goes into starting your own company from scratch.
The show is created by Kay Cannon. She is known for her work as a writer on a number of movies and TV shows like ‘Pitch Perfect’ trilogy, ‘Baby Mama’, ‘30 Rock’ and ‘New Girl’. She directed 2018’s comedy, ‘Blockers’, marking her directorial debut. She is currently indulged with an upcoming ‘Cinderella’ movie. Cannon also serves as an executive producer, alongside Charlize Theron, Laverne McKinnon, Beth Kono, Christian Ditter, Sophia Amoruso, Kristen Zolner, Brittany Segal and Jane Wiseman. The directors of the show include the names of Christian Ditter, Steven Tsuchida, John Riggi, Amanda Brotchie and Jamie Babbit.
Girlboss Cast: Who’s in It?
The lead role of Sophia Marlowe is played by Britt Robertson, who was praised for her portrayal of the conflicting character of the young entrepreneur. Robertson is a familiar face to the people who have seen films like ‘Tomorrowland’, ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, ‘The Space Between Us’, ‘The Longest Ride’, ‘The First Time’ and ‘Dan in Real Life’. She has also appeared in TV shows like ‘The Secret Circle’, ‘Life Unexpected’, ‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Girlboss’.
Ellie Reed plays the role of Sophie’s best friend, Annie. Their relationship gives Sophie a much-needed support, relying on someone for advice, and trusting them with her secrets. Reed has mainly worked in theatre, being part of about a dozen productions. Even though she doesn’t have many screen credits, she gave a commendable performance in ‘Girlboss’, good enough to bring her warranted attention. You might recognise her from her roles in ‘Empire’, ‘2 Broke Girls’ and ‘Chicago P.D’.
Sophia’s love interest is Shane, played by Johnny Simmons. Simmons has made himself known through a series of roles, no matter how big or small, in films like, ‘Evan Almighty’, ‘Jennifer’s Body’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘Transpecos’. He has also appeared in TV shows like ‘Numb3rs’, ‘Elementary’ and ‘The Good Wife’.