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The Sopranos

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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10,000 NOs: Enjoying the Journey More than the Win

Matthew Del Negro grew up in Westchester County, New York and graduated from Boston College, where he played Division I Lacrosse. His acting career began in small theatre productions in New York while he was bartending, before landing a pivotal recurring role on Season 4 of HBO’s groundbreaking series, The Sopranos opposite James Gandolfini and Edie Falco. Using that momentum, Matt segued onto Aaron Sorkin’s critically-acclaimed NBC series, The West Wing and Diablo Cody’s series for Showtime, The United States of Tara.

Scandal gained him wide recognition as an actor with range. He followed that with a turn in the critical and Box Office hit, Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen before landing a coveted role on the 2nd Season of Amazon’s Goliath. Following his darkly dramatic turn on Goliath with a layered, scene-stealing comedic portrayal of down-on-his-luck actor Jason Alan Ross on Netflix’s Huge in France, Del Negro proved that he is capable of comedy as well as drama.

In July of 2017, Matt launched his podcast, 10,000 NOs, where he sits down with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the rejections they’ve had to endure and struggles they’ve had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. He has since become one of the faces of Perseverance, Resilience, and Grit as his podcast has ranked in the top 100 Apple Career Podcasts in the USA, Australia, and Canada. The podcast also led to a publishing deal with Wiley & Sons, who published his book, 10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES.


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“I’m sick of waiting to be hired to be creative… I’m going to follow my string of inspiration and hopefully, if I’m scratching my own itch, that’s going to scratch a bunch of other people’s itches too.”

“Truthfully, the podcast, which I started a little over 3 years ago, has done so much for me. That’s really what it was, it was a lifeline that I threw to myself.”

“Whether you’re talking about getting a particular job or getting a particular award, there’s so much that goes into that that’s out of your control. So it’s almost irrelevant. It’s the person you become on the way.”

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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.


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“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.”

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