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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including “Annie,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Wiz,” and “Gypsy.” In the summer of 2001, she starred in the touring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Cinderella,” playing the lead opposite Eartha Kitt. Jamie made her Broadway debut starring as Belle in Disney’s Broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast” from October of 2002 through February 2003.

Beyond her theatrical appearances, she starred as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series “The Sopranos.” For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. She also has a SAG Award for “The Sopranos” Best Ensemble Cast.

Jamie is co-hosting a podcast with Christina Applegate called MeSsy. On this podcast, Christina Applegate and Jamie-Lynn Sigler get vulnerable about the curveballs that life can send…theirs just happens to be MS. Join them each week as they self-reflect, learn, laugh, and grow through their own raw and often-times hilarious conversations with each other, friends, co-stars, and the people that keep them going through the messiness of life.


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WESTWORLD in a MAKE IT OR BREAK IT Industry

Neil Jackson fearlessly walks through memory lane of being told no various times, to writing his own musical that caught the attention of a profound theater producer that allowed him to study the craft of acting. This man has had some lucky breaks but they all came from the hand work and relentless preparation of owning his craft and creating his own content. Ten years ago Neil’s interview for a prestigious acting school was cut short due to lack of professional training. Ten years later, with several highly notable roles under his belt, he shares his most prized moment of receiving an offer for the 2nd season of Westworld after driving Uber. This man is tenacious and doesn’t take NO for an answer. The NO’s led to the creation of hunger and passion for performing.

Currently, Neil can be seen in the second season of HBO’s WESTWORLD and Robert Zemeckis’ THE WOMEN OF MARWEN.

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“Set your level of compromise on every single job.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I call them my DREAM FUNDers job: doing a job that doesn’t necessarily push me towards the way I want my creative career to go but at least I’m doing a job that “funds” me to continue pushing towards my that dream.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“My barometer for success or failure is about the level the of creativity that I work on in every project.” | CLICK TO TWEET

 


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Live at the MNActing Studio, That One Audition hears the real deal from Becki Newton about her Ugly Betty audition, how she started in the business and what luck and circumstance has made her a household name. We talk about motherhood, family, and how her world split open all at once, and how she found the kind of balance she wanted in her career. These are the laugh out loud, divine timing, confident, brave and open stories that led Becki Newton to where she is today.

Becki Newton is an television, film and voice actor best known for her exacting and hilarious role as Amanda Tanen in Ugly Betty, the hit ABC comedy following a New York fashion magazine and a young woman’s journey to self acceptance and success. She is also known for her recurring role as Quinn in How I Met Your Mother, acting opposite of Neil Patrick Harris. Newton starred in Fox’s The Goodwin Games, a comedy following the lives of three estranged siblings and the circumstances that brought them back together after their father’s death. She’s also starred in Love Bites as Annie Matopoulos, an anthology series about relationships, surrogacy, and modern romance. She guest starred in Weird Loners, American Dad!, American Dreams, and Charmed. Most recently Newton joined HBO’s Divorce as series regular Jackie, starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Shannon, and Thomas Haden Church.

IG: @itsbeckinewton

 

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“If you got an appointment, that’s an opportunity.”

“I really believe luck and circumstance have to coincide to have a really big opportunity.”

“The confidence is that no matter what information I’m given about myself, I have to be the one to decide. You can’t tell me anything about me, I have to tell you.”

“My struggle after Ugly Betty ended was how do I act like myself and still feel interesting?”

“It’s so important to live honestly and with great respect, and to also have faith that the people around you know that about you.”

“The gratitude for the situation, didn’t matter what the outcome was going to be, I just couldn’t believe I was there.”

“You have to go through all of it to be able look back and understand it.”

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036: Neil Jackson

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Neil Jackson fearlessly walks through memory lane of being told no various times, to writing his own musical that caught the attention of a profound theater producer that allowed him to study the craft of acting. This man has had some lucky breaks but they all came from the hand work and relentless preparation of owning his craft and creating his own content. Ten years ago Neil’s interview for a prestigious acting school was cut short due to lack of professional training. Ten years later, with several highly notable roles under his belt, he shares his most prized moment of receiving an offer for the 2nd season of Westworld after driving Uber. This man is tenacious and doesn’t take NO for an answer. The NO’s led to the creation of hunger and passion for performing.

Currently, Neil can be seen in the second season of HBO’s WESTWORLD and Robert Zemeckis’ THE WOMEN OF MARWEN.

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

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“Set your level of compromise on every single job.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“It’s just great to be hungry for something. If you are hungry for something then you have a passion for it.”

“I call them my DREAM FUNDers job: doing a job that doesn’t necessarily push me towards the way I want my creative career to go but at least I’m doing a job that “funds” me to continue pushing towards my that dream.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Getting laughs in theater was instant validation for a nervous kid who thought he hadn’t had validation.”

“I didn’t shift my sports mentality to acting to a little later in my career. I didn’t realize the marriage between the two of the output versus what you gain from it.”

“I just need to be told no and then I overachieve.”

“Paper dragons: everything seems scary from a distance. It seems like a huge scary dragon. As long as you keep walking towards it, eventually you get close enough to see its made out of paper…and you just push it over.”

“For me, one of my Paper Dragons was…Am I going to work in this industry.”

“Oliver Stone wanted a guy that could head of Alexander’s infantry and I walked into the audition with a black eye and three stitches.”

“As long as someone is passionate about you and get you, you are in good hands with your representation.”

“A year and a half ago, I was flat broke and driving Uber…that 6 weeks gave me a perspective redirect on my ego.”

“There is no shame in owning any situation.”

“Owning my situation and conquering my ego…was so empowering that it no longer operated out of fear.”

“The fact that I wasn’t working at the level that I would like to be isn’t a reason to be scared or be embarrassed, its just a nature and par for the course.”

“It is a job. And you are working at your job continually and there are drought periods and there are dream funder jobs.”

“My approach isn’t wrong because it can’t be wrong because there isn’t one formula for making it.”

“I like moving forward with passion and humility.”

“My barometer for success or failure is about the level the of creativity that I work on in every project.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I had pulled myself in so many directions trying to figure out what they wanted that I had forgotten this sense of self and my own creative truth and authenticity.”

“We live by comparisons in this industry.”

“Your job is to be charming because if you turn up on set and people like you, you will continue to work.”

 

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