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Michael Beach on that one audition with alyshia ochse

Michael Beach

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Born and raised in Roxbury, a Boston neighborhood, by a single mom with four children, Michael Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few plays at Noble and Greenough School, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past forty years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on over 70 feature films and hundreds of hours of television. He continues to love his job and is grateful to still be doing it after all these years.


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Jameela Jamil on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jameela Jamil

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In what might be one of our favorite audition stories in “That One Audition” history, actress Jameela Jamil takes us step by step through every honest and hilarious moment leading to her bookig the role of Tahani on NBC’s hit comedy “The Good Place.” From her first ever audition with renowned casting director Allison Jones, to improvising on the fly during her network test, Jameela says that when you live for the funny story, you ultimately can’t lose — no matter the outcome of the audition. Some of her additional credits include “Poker Face,” “Marry Me,” “She-Hulk Attorney at Law,” and “DC League of Super-Pets.” In today’s episode, Jameela shares techniques for staying present in an audition, lessons learned from her co-stars including Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, and the importance of finding reps who support you in the kinds of characters you want to play. Whether it be leading roles, villans, or comedic supporting characters, there truly are no small parts.

These are the unforgettable stories that landed Jameela Jamil right here.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Asher Grodman

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Asher Grodman is an actor, director, writer and producer who has worked across all mediums. Asher can currently be seen starring as fan-favorite character Trevor on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy “Ghosts.” Season 3 is currently on CBS and has been renewed for season 4.

Grodman’s other recent television appearances include “Succession” (HBO), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Elementary” (CBS) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC). Grodman recently finished production on the film “Out of Order,” starring alongside Brooke Shields, Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington. Grodman is also the writer/director/producer of the award-winning short film “The Train” starring Academy Award Winner Eli Wallach. The Train was featured in over 25 festivals and won numerous honors including recognitions for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.

Asher has worked extensively in independent film and regional theater across the country including the title role of Amadeus at South Coast Rep. He holds a MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a BA in Film and English from Columbia University in New York. In addition to his work in front and behind the camera, Asher currently teaches acting for both theater and film at Hunter College as well as instructing inmates in acting at Rikers Island.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Taylor Handley on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Taylor Handley

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A veteran in the world of film and television, Taylor Handley has built an impressive acting career over the last 25 years. Some of Taylor’s big-screen credits include Curtis Hanson’s surfing chronicle CHASING MAVERICKS with Gerard Butler, Netflix mega-hit BIRD BOX with Sandra Bullock, New Line Cinema’s TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, Columbia’s BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, indie drama SKATELAND, which premiered in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, and Handley’s film debut at age 13, JACK FROST, opposite Michael Keaton.
But it’s Handley’s current role as “Kyle McLusky” in Taylor Sheridan’s hit series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, where Handley stars alongside Jeremy Renner and Dianne Wiest, that is truly showing Handley’s range as an actor and artist. Handley has recently backed this up with his performance in the Netflix limited series GRISELDA.

In addition to his successful acting career, Taylor has honed his screenwriting skills, crafting powerful feature films and TV pilots that are currently in different stages of development. Handley recently finished his directorial debut, the thrilling short film “REVV”, which will premiere at the 2024 Beverly Hills Film Festival.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Patrick Adams on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Patrick Adams

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For seven seasons Patrick J. Adams has charmed audiences worldwide, as Mike Ross in USA’s hit drama, “Suits,” a role which garnered him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Adams took on the role of Major John Glenn in the Nat Geo/Disney + original series, “The Right Stuff.”

With Zoe Saldana & Jason Isaacs, Adams starred in the 2014 television miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby” directed by Agnieska Holland. Additional television credits include Michael Mann and David Milch’s acclaimed series “Luck” opposite Dustin Hoffman and Michael Gambon, season two of the hit series “Orphan Black” opposite Tatiana Maslany, “Lost,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “N.C.I.S.,” “Lie To Me” and “Flash Forward.” Additionally, Adams starred in indie films such as, “The Waterhole,” 2009 Slamdance entry “Weather Girl,” “6 Month Rule” directed by Blayne Weaver and “Car Dogs” opposite Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer.

He is a member of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, starring in new works by established and developing playwrights.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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