Switched at Birth, a one-hour scripted drama, tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Switched at Birth - Switched at Birth (TV series) - Netflix
Switched at Birth is an American teen/family drama television series that premiered on ABC Family on June 6, 2011, at 9:00 ET/PT. The one-hour scripted drama is set in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and revolves around two teenagers who were switched at birth and grew up in very different environments: one in an affluent suburb, and the other in working-class areas. According to ABC Family, it is “the first mainstream television series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars and scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language (ASL)”. The show's debut was ABC Family's highest-rated series debut to date. The series won an honorary Peabody Award in 2013, and on July 30, ABC Family ordered a third season which premiered on January 13, 2014. On August 13, 2014, ABC Family renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on January 6, 2015. On October 21, 2015, ABC Family (now rebranded as Freeform) confirmed the series had been renewed for its fifth season, which was later confirmed to be the final season. On March 19, 2016, it was announced that the fifth season was bumped from a March 2016 to a January 2017 premiere date. In October 2016, the network announced that the final season would premiere on January 31, 2017.
Switched at Birth - Recurring characters - Netflix
Marlee Matlin as Melody Bledsoe, Emmett's mother and Regina's friend who is also deaf Ivonne Coll as Adriana Vasquez, Regina's mother. It is a running gag on the show that Adriana likes to watch telenovelas, and she quips that they cannot compete with the real-life drama caused by Angelo. Austin Butler as Wilke, Toby's best friend who also dates Daphne briefly. Maiara Walsh as Simone Sinclair, Bay's nemesis and Toby's ex-girlfriend, as well as Wilkie's ex-girlfriend Blair Redford as Ty Mendoza, Bay's ex-boyfriend and Regina and Daphne's friend from their old neighborhood Charles Michael Davis as Liam Lupo, Bay and Daphne's ex-boyfriend B.K. Cannon as Mary Beth, Bay's and Ty's friend and Travis' ex-girlfriend Anthony Natale as Cameron Bledsoe, Emmett's father TL Forsberg as Olivia, Cameron Bledsoe's stoner ex-girlfriend Christopher Wiehl as Patrick, Regina's ex-boyfriend Tania Raymonde as Bay's rebellious friend Zarra Justin Bruening as Chef Jeff Reycraft, Daphne's boss and short-term boyfriend Ryan Lane as Travis Barnes, Daphne's deaf friend. Lane's role as Travis earned him the RJ Mitte Diversity Award at the 2013 Media Access Awards. Max Lloyd-Jones as Noah, Bay's hard-of-hearing friend (and short-term boyfriend). The character parallels the real-life situation of Katie LeClerc, with hearing loss due to inherited Ménière's disease. Annie Ilonzeh as Lana, the mother of Angelo's second child Cassi Thomson as Nikki Papagus (Kennish), Toby's ex-wife Stephanie Nogueras as Natalie Pierce, a Carlton student who becomes Bay's friend Max Adler as Miles “Tank” Conroy, Bay's ex-boyfriend and Toby's former roommate Alec Mapa as Renzo, Kathryn's friend who she meets while taking tap-dancing classes RJ Mitte as Campbell Bingman, a pre-med student, wheelchair user and volunteer at the free clinic where Daphne is serving her hours of community service. He briefly dates Daphne. David Castaneda as Jorge, Daphne's ex-boyfriend Bianca Bethune as Sharee, Daphne's friend and field hockey teammate from Carlton Sharon Pierre-Louis as Iris, Daphne's hearing and signing college roommate and cousin of her pre-med interpreter Adam Hagenbuch as Greg “Mingo” Shimingo, Daphne's college boyfriend and son of John's former business manager Nyle DiMarco as Garrett Banducci, a Carlton student and co-worker of Travis' who takes a romantic interest in Bay. He is also deaf. Daniel Durant as Matthew, a deaf boy who tries to frame hearing students at school. He is also revealed as gay and romantically interested in Emmett. Rachel Shenton as Lily Summers, a neighbour who becomes pregnant with Toby's baby. Alice Lee as Skye. Kenneth Mitchell as Wes, Regina's boss.
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