Shawn Parsons

The Alabama native is best known as The Pig in the final season of FX’s “Justified,” Sam in The CW/Netflix Limited Series “Containment” and more recently as Martin in “Queen Sugar.” Since ditching a career in business at the age of 30, Parsons has worked in theater, film (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Sacrament”) and television including “NCIS: NOLA” (CBS), “Blindspot” (NBC), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Parks and Recreation” (NBC), “Matador” (El Rey), “Conviction” (ABC) and “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (BBC/STARZ) as well as a co-starring turn with Nick Offerman in “The Gunfighter,” an internationally acclaimed short film winning multiple awards and translated into six languages. Additional film credits include the 2016 horror anthology “Holidays” with Seth Green, the 2014 Sundance feature “Song One” with Anne Hathaway, and MGM’s 2012 feature “Soldiers of Fortune” with Sean Bean and Christian Slater.

Notable theatrical performances include “Trog & Clay” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), Knuckleball at the Soho Playhouse (NYC) and at The Exit Theatre (SF) as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival winning the festival’s top two awards for Best Play and Best Overall Production.

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