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Ilana Rapp is a media-savvy Generation Xer with instinctive wit, quick humor and a taste for deep human emotions. As a former (child) actress with Broadway, film and television credits, she is adept at, well, lots of things. She currently blogs on The Huffington Post and writes entertainment pieces for NYCastings. She is a huge fan of the television show V. Ask her why her favorite number is 22. Follow Ilana on Twitter @LizardLadyNJ.
Sevier Crespo - Photo by Nate Taylor

When it comes to mixing real life with Hollywood, producer Sevier Crespo knows his stuff. With multiple projects in the works, I found it intriguing what Sevier thinks about politics ...
Jophielle Love

Seven year old actress Jophielle Love is having the time of her life while learning what it’s like to work with adults on the long running ABC soap opera General ...
Kevin Mambo. Photo by Andre Blake.

Actor Kevin Mambo, who can currently be seen on the Netflix drama, Hit & Run and upcoming film Rustin, started from scratch…twice. As much as it pains me to say ...
Stuntman Matt Berberi

If you like action and fight sequences, chances are you’ve seen stuntman Matt “Matty” Berberi’s work. Let’s see… The Matrix Resurrections, Westworld, Star Trek: Picard, Space Jam: A New Legacy, ...
Casablanca - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

It’s tragic. The pain and longing a viewer goes through hoping almost-relationship characters get together can be unbearable. Yet it makes a great, timeless story. For example, Casablanca’s Rick and ...
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Can actors afford to be lazy? Let’s review a typical day in the life of an actor… I’m going to make and eat my own healthy breakfast, workout, take a ...
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Covid-19 has once again taken over Broadway, in such a big way, you’d think Covid would get its own Equity card. With Jagged Little Pill, Thoughts of a Colored Man ...
Morgan Dudley as Frankie and Adi Roy as Phoenix in Jagged Little Pill. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill Actress Morgan Dudley plays the rebellious, bisexual teenage lead, Frankie Healy, who is determined to find her own voice in suburban Connecticut. It took a lot ...
Karen Obilom. Photo by Rell Rugely

Actress Karen Obilom, who you’ll recognize from Games People Play and Doom Patrol, has a message for Black people who want to have a career in the entertainment field: Don’t ...
Muretta Moss. Photo by Stacey Bode Photographer. Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Nieman

Muretta Moss stars as the family matriarch Rita Loud in the upcoming original live-action holiday movie, A Loud House Christmas which is based on the Emmy Award-winning animated series by ...
Show Business is Rough Business

Execute. Achieve. Accomplish. Memorize those three words because they should be in your Script of Life. Living in today’s world is hard; it just is. You’re either in it for ...
Three Critical Steps Actors Can Take to Solve Problems

Albert Einstein had a point when he said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about ...
Maryam Basir in Lace.   Courtesy of allblk.tv

Actress Maryam Basir stars as the title character in the ALLBLK legal drama, Lace. Photographer: Aston Watson. Hair: Nicola Augustine. Makeup: Safi Stylist: Rahco Thompson In the acting world, there’s always a ...
Kian Talan in NCIS: Hawai’i. Courtesy of CBS.

Actor Kian Talan keeps his Asian-American roots right in his pocket. As a Filipino thespian who used to try to conform to American standards, Kian Talan quickly realized that he ...
Kola Bokinni in Ted Lasso

Actor Kola Bokinni plays Isaac McAdoo in the Emmy Award Winning Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. Born in London, England to Irish and Nigerian parents, Kola reminds us that having ...
Misha Osherovich - The GIrl in the Woods - Photo by Scott Green - Courtesy of Peacock

Actor Misha Osherovich, currently seen in Peacock’s The Girl in the Woods, has been sharing their story about addiction and mental health. True to life, Misha’s character, Nolan Frisk, has ...
Roger Dorman. Photo by Mitch Rose of Roses Reelz

Actor Roger Dorman can currently be seen in the BET movie Karen which is about a racist woman (played by Taryn Manning of Orange is the New Black) who takes ...
Sydney Mikayla. Photo by Tim Schaeffer. Hair and Make-Up by Alie Fleck

Sydney Mikayla is a teenager on the ABC long-running soap opera, General Hospital. Navigating through teen years, finishing high school and applying for college, all while working full-time as an ...
Casting Directors Krisha Bullock and Jamie Snow at the Heller Awards in 2020. Photo credit Willy Sanjuan and Jessica Sherman

Casting Directors Krisha Bullock and Jamie Snow of Bullock and Snow Casting give us an inside look at the way they cast talent. Specializing in children’s comedy television shows such ...
Nicholas Alexander Chavez. Photo Courtesy of ABC

General Hospital actor Nicholas Alexander Chavez has been cast as the troubled teenager Spencer Cassadine. 22 years old and new to daytime, a fun fact is that Nicholas has been ...