This is a conversation about what it means to demand our worth as artists and women, what that looks like when you are trying to break out of being a guest star and how our guest is asking for that series regular. Camille Chen discusses how to be a good guest star, how she uses and works with the reader in the room, and the small and huge successes along the way. We talk about how she became the Queen of Commercials, improving for Aaron Sorkin, side hustles, to being an acting coach and why improv was the most beneficial class she took in college. These are the expansive, inspiring, knowing your own worth, honest stories that have all lead Camille Chen right here.
Camille Chen is a film, television and commercial actress best known for her work in “Game Night,” where she joined Jason Bateman and Kyle Chandler as well as her portrayal of Samantha Li in Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Throughout her career Camille has guest starred in nearly 50 television shows, including “Californication,” “American Horror Story: Asylum,” “Castle,” “Backstrom,” Criminal Minds,” “Dog Therapist,” “Bones,” and “Lucifer.” She recently played a recurring role on USA’s “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” a true crime series based on the investigations that followed the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. You can watch her next on ABC’s “Single Parents.” She’s worked in numerous popular commercial spots, including State Farm, Motorola and Old Navy.
“I often question myself if I should raise my standards or fight harder to get what I’m worth.”
“Be prepared and flexible and malleable. You’re really there to serve the series regulars and propel their story forward.”