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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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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

022 Sarah Shahi on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

S2 022: Sarah Shahi

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Seeking the Highest Degree of Truth

Today’s guest is the gutsy and candid Sarah Shahi. You might recognize her as Jenny from Alias, Carmen on the L-Word, or the iconic Sameen Shaw on CBS’ Person of Interest. She’s a refreshingly honest and thus charming actress who makes no apologies for being herself. She discusses how befriending Robert Altman as an extra on his set inspired her to pursue an acting career and make the move from Texas to LA. She emphasizes the importance of being true to yourself in every way possible- for her, that means keeping her wardrobe casual and messy- even if it costs her the job.

Sarah keeps it real, opening up about what it’s like to film sex scenes and even begin lactating mid-audition. Her career is an example of what can happen when you don’t plan your life around the work and instead trust that the net will catch you.



“I like to treat every audition as if it’s a job.”

“The only thing I strive for is to be true.”

“I’d rather jump and trust that the net’s going to catch me.”



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

093: Chris Chalk

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Find Your WHY

Today we’re sitting down with actor Chris Chalk as he shares how he’s made a career working on Broadway, on TV, and in Film—with some of the industry’s most notable names and memorable projects—like Denzel Washington in FENCES on Broadway, in 12 Years a Slave, on Fox’s Gotham, The Newsroom, and the Netflix mini-series When they See Us. From auditioning across from Denzel, to curating a team of supportive reps who have his back and helped him fight for his goals in this business, he has lots to share about setting an intention in his work and staying excited about the process of telling stories on stage and screen.

In addition to his lengthy list of credits, you can also see him in the upcoming and anticipated HBO series Perry Mason.

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“What is the intention of your life? What is the intention of every relationship? If you just make it a habit everywhere, it will just exist everywhere.”

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