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    A 'Certain' Something

    Lisa Gay Hamilton speaks candidly with Back Stage about the lessons she has learned from her time on "The Practice."

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR Kristen Bell: Life on 'Mars'

    Given her blonde good looks and beaming smile, one might assume Kristen Bell was destined for a career of playing fresh-faced girls next door and sweet, unassuming love interests. Instead the actor is slowly building an impressive résumé of prickly, multifaceted characters shaded with dark undertones.

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    Sense and Sensibility

    You may recognize Laura Linney's name or face. She has, after all, played significant roles in such popular films as Primal Fear, Absolute Power, and The Truman Show.

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    The Discerning Doctor

    "To stand naked on the stage is an outward manifestation of what we do in the best performances," asserts Michael Cerveris.

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    U'Nique

    At 10 o'clock one night, Mo'Nique got a call at home from director Lee Daniels. "I have something for you that might f*** up your career," the filmmaker told her.

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    Mining 'Fine'

    As an Englishman, Kirk Jones believes he had advantages—as well as many challenges—in writing and directing a film centering on the lives of an American blue-collar family.

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    Glenn Close Crafts Her Jewel-In-The-Crown Role

    In 1982, she played Albert in a theatricalization by Simone Benmussa. The character haunted Close, who continued developing ideas for the film version of the story.

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    Rules of Longevity

    Jeff Daniels says family has always been his top priority. Indeed, when other up-and-coming actors might have relocated to Los Angeles, he and his wife, Kathleen, moved home to Southeastern Michigan to raise their three children.

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    She's on Fire   

    The absence of artifice also informs Charlyne Yi's bracingly unaffected stage presence—but the resulting comedy is about as far from mainstream as you can get.

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    'Mad' About Them

    Jon Hamm and John Slattery were journeyman actors, having trod the boards and made countless guest appearances on TV series.  Then a basic-cable show called "Mad Men" changed their careers and lives.