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    Peak Performances (At Last)

    Back Stage recently spoke with three actors—who are enjoying major turning points in their careers—about the roles that helped to change things.

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    Celeste Thorson: A Back Stage Exclusive

    "I've always had a big mouth and I've always spoken my mind," says Celeste Thorson, and thankfully what comes out of it is worth listening to.

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    Hitting 'Heights'

    Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and starred in the Tony Award–winning musical "In the Heights," which centers on three days in the lives of residents of the Dominican-American in Manhattan's neighborhood of Washington Heights.

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    Playing Doctor

    Though Lisa Edelstein wrapped her sixth season on the hit drama "House" with perhaps her biggest storyline yet—embarking on a romance with the dyspeptic doc—things could have gone very differently for the actor.

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    Taking Charge

    For five years, Kyra Sedgwick has thrilled viewers with the glee of swiftly served justice as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, head of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division, on TNT's hit procedural "The Closer."

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    An Unexpected Career

    Sam Trammell never imagined himself an actor, let alone one who plays a shape-shifter on a hit HBO show about vampires. But as an actor on "True Blood," Trammell is enjoying the unexpected development.

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    Vanessa Lengies: A Back Stage Exclusive

    "I just want to make sure that everyone knows that it's okay and that life is so beautiful," says Vanessa Lengies. After spending time with her, you'll feel the same way.

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    Shay Mitchell: A Back Stage Exclusive

    "You only live once, so why not live the life you dream of?" asks Shay Mitchell, and she's doing exactly that in the plum role of Emily Fields on the highly anticipated "Pretty Little Liars."

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    Joan Rivers Can't Get Off the Elevator

    Joan Rivers has been a lot of things. She's been a star of late-night TV. She's been a menace to celebrities on the red carpet. She's been whatever word you call people who appear on reality television shows.

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    Cheers to Her

    Jane Lynch is not Sue Sylvester. Yes, this is tough to imagine, given how thoroughly she inhabits the towering inferno of a cheerleading coach on "Glee."