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Jessica Pohly on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jessica Pohly

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From comedy to drama, Jessica is solidifying a name for herself in the entertainment industry through her authentic, original brand of comedy and ability to transition seamlessly to dramatic characters on screen and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. Pohly was born and raised in New York City. She began her career touring with the American Shakespeare Center and was also a member of the Atlantic Theater Company. She originated roles in several plays written by Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Rapp.

After writing, producing, and starring in Alternate Sides, a 2012 short film about the trials and tribulations of parking in New York City, Pohly ventured into television with cameos in multiple sitcoms in 2013 and 2014, including “Welcome to the Family,” “Super Fun Night,” and “Modern Family.”

This year Jessica can be seen starring opposite Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Richa Moorjani, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in season 5 of FX’s critically acclaimed drama series “Fargo.” She got her first big break on screen starring as bank robber Pepper opposite Paul Reubens in “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” which debuted on Netflix in 2016. Additional recent credits for Jessica include recurring roles on “Grand Crew” for NBC, Netflix’s “Huge in France,” ‘SMILF” for Showtime and “Goliath” for Amazon. Jessica is currently a member of the Main Company at The Groundlings, the foremost comedy training ground in Los Angeles that has been a springboard for countless careers.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

14 Josh Close on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Josh Close

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Multi-hyphenate JOSH CLOSE balances his career between acting as well as writing and directing. Josh last wrapped a lead role on PLAN B, a limited series opposite Patrick J. Adams and Francois Arnaud. He can next be seen in the independent feature MONICA opposite Patricia Clarkson and Emily Browning, which had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival to rave reviews. He also plays DiCaprio’s youngest brother in the upcoming Scorsese feature KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON. He was recently seen in the MGM TV miniseries THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR for director Jean-Jacques Annaud. Prior to that he had a major recurring role on the CBS series PERSON OF INTEREST. Other past credits include the feature, SOLACE, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, as well as KILL THE MESSENGER with Jeremy Renner. Previously, Josh garnered attention from his recurring role on FX’s FARGO playing “Chazz Nygard”, the calculating and arrogant younger brother to Martin Freeman.

Behind the camera, Josh has directed multiple festival touring shorts and a documentary starring Jeremy Renner. He has three scripts in development including STOPWATCH, which chronicles the famous Canadian bank robbers. Josh won the best narrative film at the Tribeca Film Festival for his feature IN THEIR SKIN with Selma Blair and James D’Arcy. Josh was also nominated for a Leo award for his work on ANTHEM OF A TEENAGE PROPHET and looks to direct his first feature in mid-2023.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Allison Tolman on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Allison Tolman

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Allison Tolman is a Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress who successfully avoided actually making a living in the field until she was in her early thirties. Before then, Tolman played a veterinary receptionist, personal assistant, children’s theatre teacher, vocal coach, phone sales associate, client services representative, and dog walker – never on film, but in her actual life in order to pay her rent. However, in the fall of 2013 she landed a seminal role in FX’s Fargo and quit her last day job. Her performance as Molly Solverson put her on the map and garnered her a Critic’s Choice Award.

Born in Houston, Texas- Allison holds a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble-based non-profit Second Thought Theatre, while also learning that being an adult is super hard. In 2009, she relocated to Chicago and was accepted into Second City’s Conservatory Training Program. She went on to write and perform comedy in some of Chicago’s finest dive bars before relocating to California in 2014. There she continues to act, write, and lie to herself about one day doing the nine mile hike in her area where you supposedly get to see a waterfall. Other notable roles include Natalie in The Facts of Life, Live!, Mary Pat in Good Girls, Alma in Why Women Kill, and Seemingly Normal Woman that time she met Katey Sagal at a party. She currently lives in Hollywood with a toothless cat named Bud who enjoys lying on wrapping paper and sneezing directly into her face.


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EPISODE CREDITS:
  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

034 Jack Huston on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Falling Back in Love with the Craft

Jack stars alongside Chris Rock in Season 4 of FARGO that is currently airing on FX. Jack plays one of the most complicated and complex characters on the show and it’s absolutely a standout moment for him. His character, Odis, is the main detective with the Kansas City Police Department and a WWII veteran who suffers from compulsions and obsessions which in modern terms would be diagnosed as OCD and PTSD. But in 1950, he’s just a twitchy weirdo who pounds nerve tonic to quiet his anxieties. Odis does not do well in high-stress situations, which can make his job difficult at times. Jack’s performance is absolutely incredible!

In addition to Fargo, he can be seen as the male lead in ANTEBELLUM opposite Janelle Monae, a social thriller for Lionsgate from the producing team behind GET OUT and US. The film released on PVOD on September 18th. Additionally, Jack’s limited series, MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES premiered on CBS on Monday, September 21st, 2020.


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“What can I do that nobody else might think to do?”

“I go in and out of this job. I don’t always love doing it.”

“I’ve never done a job based on money, size… I love the craft, I really love doing it.”

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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

RE-RELEASE: Abby Miller

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MAD MEN Star JUSTIFIED on THE SINNER

Abby recently starred on the Golden Globe nominated USA thriller, THE SINNER as detective in training, Caitlin Sullivan. Before that she was best known for her work in the FX original series, JUSTIFIED where she played the sweet but dim, Ellen May. She can also be seen as Manson follower Mary Brunner on AQUARIUS, as well as guesting on such shows as THE REAL O’NEALS, THE CATCH, LAW AND ORDER SVU, and MAD MEN.

Most recently she recurred as Emily Greenstreet on THE MAGICIANS and can be seen in the second season of IMPOSTERS out this spring. She has appeared in numerous feature films such as the 2010 Sundance Selection ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS and the indie feature CONGRATULATIONS (co-written by Miller).

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“You find the stuff in between the words.”

“Whatever you are doing in your work flows into your life.”

“I definitely choose my career over paying my bills on time.”

“This is it. This is the magic. The art of surprise.”

“I have become more of unapologetic, defiant actor in that all I need to do is carve out a beautiful character and honor them.”


038: Abby Miller

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Abby recently starred on the Golden Globe nominated USA thriller, THE SINNER as detective in training, Caitlin Sullivan. Before that she was best known for her work in the FX original series, JUSTIFIED where she played the sweet but dim, Ellen May. She can also be seen as Manson follower Mary Brunner on AQUARIUS, as well as guesting on such shows as THE REAL O’NEALS, THE CATCH, LAW AND ORDER SVU, and MAD MEN.

Most recently she recurred as Emily Greenstreet on THE MAGICIANS and can be seen in the second season of IMPOSTERS out this spring. She has appeared in numerous feature films such as the 2010 Sundance Selection ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS and the indie feature CONGRATULATIONS (co-written by Miller). IG: @miller_abs23

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

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QUOTES:

“You find the stuff in between the words.”

“Whatever you are doing in your work flows into your life.”

“This is it. This is the magic. The art of surprise.”

“I definitely choose my career over paying my bills on time.”

“I have become more of unapologetic, defiant actor in that all I need to do is carve out a beautiful character and honor them.”

“My word for the year as an artist is UNAPOLOGETIC.”

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033: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Looking Back episode with the ever lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead as she divulges the eccentric ways of Oliver Stone in an audition to making her mark in the independent film cinema.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a gifted actress, known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as genre fare like Final Destination 3 and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.

 

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

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“I felt very prepared for whatever was going to be thrown my way in the room.”

“The fact that you can say something to a woman and don’t know her emotional state, you shouldn’t be able to get away with it.”

“I was prepared for the moment of Oliver Stone to be eccentric and I knew that his comment was more of a reflection of him and not about me.”

“I didn’t feel like I was getting to explore a further depth of me as an actress. I told my agents I wanted to explore the indie film.”

“I was never really considered for those real acting jobs. I was doing whatever I could to just be considered.”

“I was told time and time again that I was too nice to play the edgy roles.”

“The director showed my tape to his wife. His wife told him if he didn’t hire me for the part that she was going to divorce him.”

“Big turning point for me was learning that there is more time to collaborate and discover who the character is beyond the audition.”

“Quentin likes discovery new actors.”

 

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