Category Archives: Self Identity

The Jagged Line and the Circle

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Once I was on hold for a role in a national commercial…and then they released me. Once I got the understudy in my favorite play…instead of an actual role. Once … Continue reading

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A Polka Dot Bikini and the Kindness of Strangers

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – When I was in my early 20’s I went to visit my friend Michael in Miami Beach for a month. I also wanted to get an audition for Miami Vice–which I did, but … Continue reading

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Say Yes

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – As someone on the fence extravert-introvert-wise, it seems to me that the entertainer who is an extravert has the advantage.  Oh, to be bubbly and outgoing and charming.  To be … Continue reading

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Firestarters and Jello

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Why is “a year” such a marker? We measure birthdays by it, school years, years on the job, years in a relationship and the number of years ago a loved … Continue reading

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My Secret Life

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – In a competitive business like the entertainment industry, there are a lot of jobs I’m not going to get.  Obviously. If you’re out here pounding the pavement with me you … Continue reading

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You are Memorable (On Agents: Part 1)

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – It is easy to think, in a profession where so many people are striving, that we are not noticed. That isn’t necessarily so. When I was an actress in New … Continue reading

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You Picked It

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – This blog is intended to give encouragement to actors, writers, producers, teachers, directors, crew, designers, artists, agents, managers, stylists, photographers, editors, musicians, singers, models and dancers in the entertainment industry. … Continue reading

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A Small Life

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Recently for the first time in my life I found myself on unemployment. This had never happened to me before. Many people would be discouraged, but I relished the time.  … Continue reading

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