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    From Supermodel to Film Lead

    "But to play someone who is real and alive—that's intimidating," asserts model-turned-actor Liya Kebede, who is tackling Waris Dirie in Sherry Hormann's film "Desert Flower."

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    'Criminal' Intent

    For six seasons, Matthew Gray Gubler has played socially awkward genius Dr. Spencer Reid on "Criminal Minds." In the fifth season, Gubler took on another role at the show: director.

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    Her Story

    Juliette Binoche laughs when she answers questions. Her laughter isn't nervous, nor is it patronizing or demeaning. It's a sign of awareness, of her connection with the mysteries of her craft.

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    Lorenz Arnell: The Bright New Star

    When Lorenz Arnell was asked if he'd like the title role in the Fountain Theatre's production of "The Ballad of Emmett Till," his first reaction was, "Is this a trick question?"

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    Taking Flight

    As the mother of a teenage son with autism, Janet Grillo had explored the developmental disorder as an executive producer of the Emmy-winning documentary "Autism: The Musical."

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    Singular Couple

    Rashida Jones and Chris Messina are actors currently at the top of their game. Back Stage recently spoke to the two old friends about working together so intimately for the first time.

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    A 'Championship' Broadway Debut

    Best known as a deadpan standup comic, Jim Gaffigan is floored to be making his stage debut in the Broadway revival of Jason Miller's "That Championship Season."

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    'Happy' Days

    Tony Hale is probably best known for his work on "Arrested Development" as Buster Bluth, an overcoddled man-child with a penchant for giving horribly awkward shoulder massages.

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    Bridging Cultures

    "Iranians love culture and art," says actress Safa Samiezade-Yazd. "The [Iranian Theater Festival] is a chance for people to see a softer, more eloquent, articulate side."

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    King of the Castle

    Nathan Fillion has a reputation. Think "Firefly" leader Malcolm Reynolds, "Dr. Horrible" hero Captain Hammer, or as self-assured mystery writer Richard Castle on ABC's hit "Castle."