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    Jack Kehler

    Where you've seen him: If Jack Kehler looks familiar, you've probably caught him in one of about 100 television and movie appearances. Like all great character actors, Kehler slips in and out of comedic and dramatic roles with ease, doing consistently remarkable work. He also appears frequently on ...

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    Brits Versus Yanks

    British-born David Melville and all-American Melissa Chalsma met in 1995 when they were cast in the New York run of the West End production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Their marriage quickly followed, as did their commitment to produce Shakespeare that observes the confines that faced small Elizabethan companies: no ...

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    Roping Talent

    Who he is: The head of the Stevens Group, which represents actors for film, television, and commercials, who has spent 50 years in the business, from child star to casting director to agent. Above all, he said, he is a cowboy "every day of the week."

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    Lyle Kanouse

    Where you've seen him: Everywhere. The actor has logged more than 100 television roles, 39 movies, and countless stage appearances, including the Tony-winning original company of City of Angels.

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    Real Women

    "To stay around as long as I have, it takes chutzpah, cojones. I mean, look at me; I ain't no American beauty rose," said veteran actor Lupe Ontiveros during a recent interview.

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    The Jill Factor

    Jill Hennessy needed to change clothes. Fresh from the set of her NBC series Crossing Jordan, still in her character's costume of jeans and a simple blouse, she wanted to put on a different outfit for her photos. She disappeared into her trailer to, I assumed, slip into something ...

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    Sister Susan

    Perhaps it's ironic that Susan Sarandon is gracing the cover of our bi-annual Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches. After all, she has her doubts about the benefits of training for some actors. Though she majored in theatre (with a minor in philosophy and military strategy) at Catholic University ...

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    Couples Craft

    Acting, directing, maintaining healthy love relationships: three daunting tasks. Yet some couples combine all three by directing each other. Some even throw writing, composing, and/or producing into the mix. I grilled several such couples to find out how working together affected their interpersonal dynamics and vice versa.

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    For Real

    At the center of UPN's hit comedy Girlfriends is a universal message exemplified by the lives of four African-American women in L.A., played with rousing honesty by Persia White, Golden Brooks, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jill Marie Jones (as pictured above): Life is always more fun when shared ...

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    Unmanning Shakespeare

    If you're a woman who has always secretly longed to play Hamlet or Othello, come on out of the closet. In a reversal that's no more than divine justice—considering that in Shakespeare's time women did not appear onstage—there are now companies on both coasts (and ...