Actress Heléne Yorke, raised in Pacific Palisades and a graduate of Palisades Charter High School, made a stop by her alma mater recently—though not in person.
Yorke is featured prominently in an advertisement near the school for the Comedy Central show “The Other Two.” Situated at Bowdoin Street and Temescal Canyon Road, Yorke’s likeness appears just a stone’s throw from Mercer Hall where she performed as part of the Pali High drama department.
Yorke, currently represented by UTA, has appeared in some of the most well-regarded shows in recent years, including FX’s “Louie,” NBC’s “30 Rock” and HBO’s “High Maintenance. Before her career on screen, she enjoyed a stage career with on and off Broadway roles in “Grease,” “Wicked,” “American Psycho,” and “Bullets Over Broadway.”
In “The Other Two,” Yorke plays Brooke Dubek, a would-be dancer precluded from fame and fortune after an unfortunate injury. Dejected and unmoored, Brooke hooks her stars to her younger brother Chase Dreams (Case Walker), a Justin Bieber effigy that has recently rocketed to internet stardom.
Brooke, as Yorke told Indiewire last month, “has a very clear idea of who she is and she’s absolutely mistaken.” She is joined by older brother and aspiring actor Cary (Drew Tarver), whose career, even before it begins, is on the skids.
“The Other Two” is the heuristic journey of these two drifters, hanging onto the coattails of their kid brother’s inexplicable mass appeal, grappling with being the peripheral figures while learning to appreciate their small place in the cosmos, even if not among the stars.
Created by SNL head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, with Molly Shannon as mother Pat, and supporting roles Streeter and Lance played by Ken Marino and Josh Segarra, “The Other Two” is a raw and riotous look at the entertainment biz, internet fame and family. An immediate hit with critics and watchers, it racked up 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes when it debuted in January.