The Donnellys are four young working-class Irish-American brothers who live by this motto despite their involvement with organized crime in New York City. Police investigators question Joey Ice Cream, a childhood friend and the unreliable narrator who introduces the Donnelly brothers and sets the scene. Kevin Donnelly is convinced he's lucky, but when his gambling bets add up, his oldest brother Jimmy Donnelly kidnaps the mob-connected bookie Kevin owes money to. When word around the neighborhood connects the Donnellys to the disappearance, Sean Donnelly, the youngest, pays a severe price for sharing his last name. Tommy Donnelly, the reliable one, is forced to make difficult sacrifices for his family when Jimmy's plans fall apart and Sean ends up in the hospital.

The Black Donnellys - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-02-26

The Black Donnellys - Elizabeth Gillies - Netflix

Elizabeth Egan Gillies (born July 26, 1993), sometimes known as Liz Gillies, is an American actress and singer. She began her career in commercials. Her first television appearance was in The Black Donnellys (2007). From 2010-13, she played Jade West in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious. She had a main role in the FX comedy series, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2015–16). Since 2017, she has starred as Fallon Carrington in The CW television series Dynasty, a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. Gillies made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13, playing the character of Lucy. She has also appeared in feature films, including the horror film Animal (2014) and the comedy film Vacation (2015).

The Black Donnellys - 2015–present: Further acting - Netflix

In 2015, Gillies was cast as Heather in the remake of Vacation. The film received a wide release on July 29, 2015. She was then cast in the comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as Gigi, an aspiring singer and daughter of a former rock star named Johnny Rock (portrayed by the show's creator Denis Leary). The show premiered July 16, 2015 to mixed reviews, but Gillies' performance as Gigi was well received. The show ran for two seasons, with the second-season finale airing on September 1, 2016. On September 9, 2016, FX declined to renew the show for a third season, effectively canceling the series. In 2017, Gillies was cast as Fallon Carrington in The CW television series Dynasty, a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name.

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