Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Bonnie Somerville and Miranda Otto, Cashmere Mafia
They play Manhattan's most powerful gal pals; get to know the ladies of Cashmere Mafia
(tonight at 10 pm/ET, ABC).
PLAYS Juliet Draper, the classy, serene chief operating officer of a giant hotel chain. Behind closed doors, however, she's dealing with a cheating hubby (Peter Hermann, real-life husband of Mariska Hargitay) and a rebellious teen daughter.
YOU KNOW HER FROM The Starter Wife and the Lord of the Rings films.
MIRANDA SAYS "She's different from me," notes one of the cast's two imports. (She's Australian, Frances O'Connor is British) "It's a challenge to play someone who is much more held back. That's what appealed to me about the character."
FASHION STYLE Juliet's the elegant member of this fashion-forward gang. Her sophisticated wardrobe, consisting of sleek, sensuous separates, is the envy of every woman on the Upper East Side.
411 When Juliet discovers that her husband is carrying on with a woman she knows, she declares her intention to even the score.
PLAYS Mega-competitive Mia Mason, the recently promoted publisher of a Manhattan magazine conglomerate.
YOU KNOW HER FROM Ally McBeal and the Charlie's Angels movies.
LUCY SAYS "The character was interesting to me because Mia's very different from other roles I've played — she's not really a barracuda. She's really good at her job, but she's really into fashion and her girlfriends, too."
FASHION STYLE A true trendsetter, Mia's likely to wear what's in style next season and pair it with sky-high Christian Louboutin heels.
411 Jack (Tom Everett Scott) was Mia's rival at work and fiancé at home, but Mia's success could have put an end to them. Could Jack be prime time's new Mr. Big?
PLAYS Caitlin Dowd, whose career has kicked into high gear — she's a marketing whiz for a cosmetics company — but whose love life sucks. Things start heating up, though, when she falls for Alicia (Lourdes Benedicto).
YOU KNOW HER FROM NYPD Blue, The O.C. and as Mona on Friends.
BONNIE SAYS "It's interesting to play someone who happens to like a person and it happens to be a girl. She's trying to find herself in so many areas, including love. I think a lot of people in their early thirties can relate to that."
FASHION STYLE The hipster of the group, Caitlin isn't afraid of color and is usually clad in designer sportswear with an urban edge.
411 Caitlin is still trying to figure out if she can really make things work with another woman, but a situation arises that will pose major problems for the couple.
PLAYS Zoe Burden, a harried business exec, mom of two and wife of a hottie architect hubby (Julian Ovenden).
YOU KNOW HER FROM HBO's Iron Jawed Angels and Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.
FRANCES SAYS "[This] series is different from anything I've ever done. This is like settling in. I'm still trying to find out who [Zoe] is, but I love her."
FASHION STYLE Zoe suits up in somber tones for her job but steps out in feminine, form-fitting dresses after hours.
411 Although Zoe's husband is mostly happy to stay in the background while Zoe nabs the career spotlight, a sexy school mom tempts him to stray.
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