women in television

With the end of the year comes the onslaught of the “awards” films – you know the ones. The movies that are dripping with desperation to be granted the “best (fill in the blank)” accolades. Beautiful costumes, historical scandals, physical hardships – all the trappings of an Oscar movie. Unfortunately, we’ve had to wait almost […]

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the difference between trying too hard and trying hard

Something I’ve often struggled with is the notion of “trying too hard”. It’s a phrase that is always uttered with a negative connotation. Why? Because trying too hard reeks of desperation. It implies that you are not confident in your work, your sense of self, the knowledge that your successes will be earned, that you […]

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real life girl boss : maddie mcguire

*Disclosure: YouTube automatically plays video at a low resolution. Click your Settings button on the lower right corner of the video and change to 1080p HD for the best viewing quality. I’m so excited to be back with my next installment of Real Life Girl Boss – this time on camera! – with Maddie McGuire, a filmmaker in […]

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new filmmakers los angeles

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the New Filmmakers Los Angeles festival – a monthly event sponsored in part by SAG-AFTRA (the actors’ union) that screens independent films. This was my first time attending an actual film festival, so I didn’t know what to expect. At the invite of my friend Maddie McGuire, […]

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new headshots

I am no stranger to taking headshots – in fact, this is my fourth time to do so in Los Angeles alone. But oh, the dreaded headshots. The effort to try to squeeze who you are into a few hours of still photos. In the past, I’ve always felt like they never quite looked like […]

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a change!

Last week I chopped my hair off! It was a big decision, but I needed a change for a variety of reasons (my hair hasn’t been short for almost 10 years). And with a hair change comes new headshots (welcome to an actor’s life!). I’m waiting to hear back from my representatives which headshots they […]

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around here & life musings

Cooking more at home and using our fancy dishes for Sunday dinners. Because what is the point in “saving” things you have – we should use and enjoy them now. Excited to be back in the kitchen making new and good meals. Finished the intro course at Anthony Meindl’s studio. Loving, loving, loving this safe […]

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on my acting career

Whenever I get new headshots taken, I share them in this space; beyond that, my acting career is not something I often talk about here. For whatever reason, I like to keep this ol’ blog of mine separate from that. But, as it is a big, BIG part of my life, I thought maybe I […]

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Los Angeles Headshot Photographer: Kennedy

My niece has decided that she wants to be an actress. Though I’m happy she’s following in my footsteps, I know how difficult a career this is and just want to protect her from the negative aspects of it. I’m helping her take the right steps to get started (she currently does choir and performs […]

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my new headshots

I got new headshots taken this week, and these are my favorites (unretouched). I know this is a whole lot of me, but I wanted to share. I’m pretty excited about them! -wonderland sam

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