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    Acting as Ecstasy

    I'm not a Method actor," says André De Shields. "It doesn't serve my bliss."

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    Vanessa Simmons: A Back Stage Exclusive

    It may be tricky to rock a rhyme, but how about starring in two reality series and starting your own business before you're thirty? Vanessa Simmons has accomplished just that.

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    Actress Karen Dyer Is Pretty 'Evil'

    Ok, it's not "Hamlet."  But Karen Dyer has added a solid credit to her resume -- as well as creating a fantasy figure for thousands of gamers -- as the voice and screen capture image of Sheva Alomar, a character in the bestselling video game "Resident Evil 5." 

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    Waiting to Excel

    Whether she's setting her soon-to-be ex-husband's car ablaze in Waiting to Exhale or strutting her stuff with an uncanny resemblance to legendary performer Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It, Angela Bassett always brings the right balance of toughness and vulnerability to her characters.

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    Way Past Cool

    Christian Slater has left behind his safe and cynical bad-boy image and begun to re-examine his career and his craft.

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    Readers’ Choice: Andy Roth on 2 Common Misconceptions About the Voiceover Industry

    Coming out on top in the category of NYC voiceover teacher, Andy Roth chats about misconceptions regarding voiceover work and why it’s an industry full of camaraderie.

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    Men Behaving Badly

    Brian Kerwin has just finished a rigorous day of rehearsals, and he mentions that he plans to wind down by having a drink with a fellow actor from the show. "It's been one of those 'have-a-drink-after-work' kind of days," he says. But workday pressures notwithstanding, he immediately seems energized ...

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    Character Driven

    "I became a writer because I love actors," explained Peter Hedges, best known for his novel and screenplay What's Eating Gilbert Grape, as well his Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation of Nick Hornby's About a Boy. "The first thing I ever wrote was because I was on a mission to ...

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    Naomie Harris Goes Back to School in 'The First Grader'

    Harris plays Jane Obinchu in the heartwarming true story of Maruge, an elderly ex-revolutionary who, in post-imperialist Kenya, seeks the basic education denied him in his youth.

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    Coming Homebody

    "I feel a director has a responsibility to create a safe environment so that the actor feels comfortable enough to fail. I have to be there 150 percent and listen and be honest with my feedback, and not just say, 'Oh, don't do that.' To be able to have ...