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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.
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 ...
Rosie Day - Photo by Faye Thomas

Rosie Day is a name you can put to the face. You’ll recognize her as series regular Mary Hawkins from the hit show Outlander. With two more projects in the ...
Ewan Horrocks

Teenage actor Ewan Horrocks is making a name for himself, having just finished filming the British television series The Last Kingdom. You can catch up on the previous seasons on Netflix. ...
Gabrielle, Joxer & Xena of Xena: Warrior Princess

Some actors tend to believe that if they are charismatic, they will win the audition room over and get the part. While that may be somewhat eensy teensy true, the ...
Pyper Braun. Photos by Brandin Shaeffer.

Being a kid in show business is not an easy task. Just ask seven year old Pyper Braun, who stars on the Netflix series Country Comfort, which came to a ...
Connie Giordano. Photo by Ken Volpe.

Actress Connie Giordano, who can be currently seen in Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet and Jean Smart, was super enthused to learn she’d be working side-by-side with actors she’s ...
Jesse Kove. Photo Credit Jake Isham

Jesse Kove plays the varsity Captain bully, David, in Netflix’s Cobra Kai, who bullies the younger version of John Kreese (the adult character John Kreese was introduced in the 1984 ...
Marc Singer

Actor Marc Singer has a strong work ethic. He treats every project with the same dignity and respect, no matter how big or small the role. It’s that intensity that ...
Raechelle Banno Photo by Mollie Rose

Pilot Season can really take a toll on you. Just ask actor Raechelle Banno, who plays the lead character ‘Ruby Landry’ on the upcoming Lifetime event series, V.C. Andrews’ Ruby, ...
Reggie Lee. Photo: Tina Thorpe/2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Actor Reggie Lee, who stars in CBS’s All Rise, is part of the Asian community, being Filipino American. Sometimes casting calls for a certain ethnicity and sometimes casting sends out ...
Amy Manson in HBO's The Nevers. Photo Credit HBO / Keith Bernstein

Actor Amy Manson plays one of the most interesting characters in HBO’s original series, The Nevers. Being in all of the episodes certainly makes for a grueling schedule. That, coupled ...
Aadila Dosani. Photo Credit Farrah Aviva.

The CW’s Nancy Drew actress, Aadila Dosani, is a “yes” person. Opportunities are out there and Aadila wants you to take every single one that comes along your way. You ...