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April 8, 2018 – 7:54 pm | 3 Comments

I had a lazy weekend—well, lazier than usual—and ended up watching lots of TV and movies. Good thing they were mostly entertaining. Here are some brief thoughts on the ones worth mentioning.
Killing Eve

I’ve been salivating …

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CHRISTMAS IN HANOI, POE, and Charlie Huston

February 11, 2013 – 10:58 pm | 3 Comments
Scene from the play: What the hell is going on here? And of course that's me with veil over my head.

In case any of you were considering filing a missing persons report on me, I’m still here, just keeping my head down on a bunch of different projects. I’ve been rehearsing for a play, Eddie …

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Thank You, Universe

November 21, 2012 – 11:35 pm | 2 Comments
night sky by Sarah G

I have so many reasons to be thankful—the most loving family, friends more generous than I deserve—but luckily those have been true my whole life. This year, I thought I’d mention my thanks to the …

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HEARTLAND fan in Shondaland?

October 24, 2008 – 4:16 pm | 4 Comments

I had a weird deja vu moment last night watching Grey’s Anatomy. One of the plots was about a bunch of people donating kidneys to complete strangers so that their loved ones, with whom they …

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Protected: Me Love Acting Long Time

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Creative Excuses for Being Late to an Audition

October 10, 2008 – 2:02 am | No Comment

Here in L.A., auditions always seem to happen at 5 p.m. in the location that’s farthest away from you. If you live in Santa Monica, the appointment will be in Woodland Hills, which will take …

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I’m a lemur, she’s a lemur…

October 6, 2008 – 9:32 am | 2 Comments
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After I moved to L.A. many years ago, I was looking for a job when I saw an interesting ad in the Drama-Logue, a now-defunct trade paper for actors which contained casting notices.
A production company …

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Things NOT to do in an audition

October 2, 2008 – 11:29 pm | One Comment

I’ve been lucky enough to have been used as a reader in many casting sessions. This means I’m not actually auditioning for a project but I’ve been hired by the casting director to read lines …

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Why I’m Always Mistaken for an Extra

October 2, 2008 – 5:50 am | 2 Comments

Every time I do a movie or TV show, a production assistant (PA) will inevitably assume I’m an extra. Sometimes this happens right away when I first report for work, sometimes it happens after I’ve …

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