10,000 Auditions: Life Below the D-List

A while back, I had an audition for a big feature film starring A-list actors–a project that had been in development for sometime and was getting the buzz around Los Angeles. As it was my first audition for a supporting role in a big movie, I was thrilled just to have my hat in the ring. […]

Musings from My Sister: The Yesteryears

Recently, my father and my three-year-old nephew uncovered a video tape of one of my dance rehearsals from when I was five. After attentively watching 30 small children going “shuffle-ball-change” for 10 minutes or so, my sister popped her head in and asked my nephew if he wanted to take singing and dancing lessons. Without …

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I’d Only Kill You If…

Even though I’m a pretty unflappable early riser, I never assume that anyone else wants to be awake before dawn. My family back in Colorado get up wicked early–like 4:30 a.m. every day. Maybe on the weekends they sleep until 7:00 a.m., but that’s probably a gross overestimation. Every weekday at 6:00 a.m PST, I …

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A White House Field Trip

Note: This post was originally written in March 2008 while I was playing Jackie Kennedy in CHASING GEORGE WASHINGTON: A WHITE HOUSE ADVENTURE at the Kennedy Center. The Bush 43 administration had requested a command performance of the show for the children of military families serving overseas. Congress’ recent fiscal cliff gridlock and the resurgence …

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10,000 Auditions: Gia v. Angelina

Growing up as a very geeky, coke bottle glasses wearing, nail biting, acne prone child, I never saw myself as pretty. Even today I look back at photos of me as a teenager and think, “Jesus, my legs were awesome” while covering up my face and hair with my thumb. […]

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