Film and TV

When a Life of Modeling Happily Amounts to Zero

VH1’s Hit The Floor, now in its third season, blends sex, drama, secrets and the excitement that follows the Devils basketball team and its fellow members. Houstonians who watch the show might see a familiar face: Sugar Land-grown Adam Senn in the role of Zero.

In the storyline, Zero was brought from another team to help the Devils win the championship, which they did, yet the character soon finds himself trapped in a scandal and facing life-changing decisions. His portrayal of Zero is only the latest in a flurry of stories leading up to Senn’s current success on the small screen.

His acting bug started when he was a 12-year old at a program in Sharpstown Mall. From there, He attended theatre school, which is when he got his first big break in the entrainment world working as a model.

“I’ve been asked to model a few times before, but I happened to be in a hotel in Houston, and some agents from across the world came up to me. I originally wasn’t interested, but the next week we were in New York,” Senn says.

Like RuPaul’s “Supermodel” anthem, once he was scouted, his modeling career took off.

“I used modeling as a way to pay for my college. All in all, it came together.”

Come together, it did. He rose through the ranks with several fashion brands to eventually land as the face of Dolce & Gabanna The One Sport fragrance. As successful as he was in modeling, he still had the itch for an acting career.

Like most aspiring actors, he appeared once or twice on some of the major cable network shows, but it wasn’t until he caught the eyes of VH1 that he landed his recurring role on Hit The Floor.

“I am honored to play a character that is so dynamic and has so many colors. I’m sure there will be many twists and turns as the story develops. It’s gives a whole blank set of pages to take off, and it’s fun,“ he says

His character also currently dates a man, with steamy scenes often showing off more skin than a Buffalo Bill impersonators’ convention.

“At the end of the day, I’m trying to tell a story. There’s really no difference between a guy and a girl other that what everyone else is thinking. It’s two people who find a common ground. It starts off as a friendship just like any relationship.”

As for his future plans and dream role, he says he love to play a comic book hero. Could there possible be a Captain Zero in the future? Keep those eyes peeled to find out.

"Hit The Floor" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on VH1.
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Sam Byrd is a freelance contributor to the Houston Press who loves to take in all of Houston’s sights, sounds, food and fun. He also loves helping others to discover Houston’s rich culture.
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