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021 Angel Parker on that One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Reframing the Narrative

Actress Angel Parker was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts when she was only 16yrs old. She then went on to study Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy, work with the Independent Shakespeare Company, Will & Company, and perform with The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival for over a decade.

Angel has brought to life some of the most dynamic and diverse characters on screen today. She’s well known for her role as the vivacious Tasha Davenport on Disney XD’s live-action comedy series “Lab Rats.” She also starred in Marvel’s drama series, “Runaways,” playing Catherine Wilder, a successful lawyer who is deliberate and calculating in both her words and actions. And she was a scene-stealer in “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” as attorney Shawn Chapman, one of Simpson’s ‘Dream Team’ lawyers. Most recently, Angel completed shooting the feature, “Imaginary Lines”, starring opposite Alyssa Milano.

Angel currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.


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“Covid and BLM have really enabled me to sit and take stock of far I’ve come, how far our people have come, and how much progress we still need.” – Angel Parker

“There’s moments in your life that you can feel there’s a higher power, that there’s something that is working itself out that is outside of you.” – Angel Parker

“With creativity, you’re creating something that didn’t exist before, and it usually comes out of pain, or isolation, or sitting with yourself for a while, so there’s a spark of inspiration to follow.” – Alyshia Ochse

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Amy Landecker on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Today we have a really special conversation with an actress who has defied what we’re often told is possible in a Hollywood career. She started on stage with the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, but didn’t make it to Los Angeles till she was nearly 40. She is an example of what can happen when an artist decides to be the exception, embrace fear, and relinquish over-thinking.

We also get to chat about failure, how it is a vital part of success as an actor, and how she’s been able to take professional and personal challenges, and turn them into opportunities to tell stories with some of Hollywood’s most innovative artists.

She’s developed an incredible body of work that includes working with the Cohen Brothers, booking 9 (count them!) 9 guest stars in one year, and most notably her role on Amazon’s Transparent.

Amy Landecker started her career as a theatre actor in Chicago IL, where she worked with the Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters. A transfer production from Chicago brought her to NYC and the Public Theatre. While in New York, she worked at the Barrow St Theater and Second Stage. She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, where she was tapped to play “Mrs. Samsky” in the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated A Serious Man (2009). After a long series of guest star and recurring roles in shows like Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, and The Paul Reiser Show, she landed her current starring role as “Sarah Pfefferman” in the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series, Transparent (2014). Amy has also written pilots for FX and Amazon and is a top VO talent in animation and commercials.

 

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“Regardless of what you look like, you have to have confidence.” – Amy Landecker

“You can’t look at the stats, you have to believe you can be an exception.” – Amy Landecker

“We’re ageless in our artistry if we allow ourselves to be.” – Alyshia Ochse

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Alanna Ubach on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Alanna Ubach has cultivated a career marked by the kind of range that many actors dream of. A bonified character actress,with equal parts grit and grace, she is unequivocally honest about her experience in Hollywood, generously sharing what she’s learned along the way.

Hardly recognizable from one character to the next, Alanna Ubach has starred in nearly 150 theater, film, and TV projects. Born in Downey, California to a Mexican-born mother and Puerto Rican father, Ubach has been a working actress since childhood. Following her television debut on “Romper Room,” she joined the Lee Strasberg Institute’s Children’s Program. At 15, she fearlessly travelled to New York to star in WPA’s Off-Broadway production of “Club Soda.”

She made her mark in the industry playing the family housekeeper-turned wedding caterer and Gaylord’s first lover in “Meet the Fockers,” the sorority sister/best friend to Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde,” and the sex-starved Israeli neighbor on “Hung.” In addition to her role as Jo on Bravo’s first original scripted series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” She can also be heard lending her voice to Disney/Pixar’s Oscar winning animated film “Coco,” featuring an all-Latino cast, where she plays great-great-grandmother Mama Imelda.

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“Every time you get some kind of offer or opportunity, just be the lights. I’ve been trying to be the lights forever.”

“When the ego comes into play, that is the beginning of cancer for the artist”

“Rejection is God’s protection.”

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ALYSHIA OCHSE

Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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