Ilana Rapp

5 Secrets to Being a Great Actor

It’s easy to be a great actor, right? You take a few classes and wa-lah! You land an agent and get a great gig as the lead in a high grossing movie like Top Gun: Maverick or Doctor Strange in ...
Patrika Darbo. Photo credit Russell Baer.

Patrika Darbo, a senior and veteran film and television actress, has gone full circle when it comes to obtaining health insurance. Rules change, union rules morph and once again, actors are scrambling to get affordable health care. With SAG-AFTRA, actors ...
Emily Ruhl. Photo by Martina Tolot Moroder

Emily Ruhl, the model turned actress turned Writer and Executive Producer, has a very unique story of grabbing life and running full steam ahead. She used her college money to fund her passion project film Blue Moon (available for viewing) ...
Eric Chastain (Eric Ladin) in Columbia Pictures' WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.

Actor Eric Ladin is a face you’ve seen before… Ozark, video games such as Street Fighter and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, just to name a few. Be sure to check out his new film Where the Crawdads Sing which ...
Hidden Canyons - Brant Rotnem

What an informative interview with Brant Rotnem on his award-winning LGBTQ+ micro-series HIDDEN CANYONS! What exactly is a micro-series? Well, I watched two full episodes while brushing my teeth. The show is the latest in the entertainment world’s move toward ...
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 Hospital. Unfortunately, being in show business is not all fun ...
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 this, back in the day, when an actor started their ...
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, just to name a few. Planning, coordinating and rehearsing are ...
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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 shower, feed the dog, mow the lawn and then I’m ...
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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 and Waitress shutting down for good, and an unprecedented number ...
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 of determination and courage to take over the role, which ...
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 give up! While Hollywood is playing catch-up in the diversity ...
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 Nickelodeon. While it may appear that Muretta has everything (or ...
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 the count or you’re a lump on the casting couch. ...
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 solutions.” The point being that being aware of the problem ...
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 lot going on. Auditions, call backs, network and chemistry tests ...
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 shouldn’t hide his true self. By being authentic, Kian Talan ...
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 a job you love is a privilege. Staying humble and ...
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 similar truths, so bringing the character to fruition is a ...
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 it as a personal mission to displace the new Black ...