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    'Welcome' Wagon

    There's no question Melissa Leo is a busy woman. In addition to appearing on the HBO series “Treme,” the Oscar nominee for “Frozen River” has no fewer than four films set for release in 2010.

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    First Steps

    Geoffrey Soffer, a former ABC casting exec and the CD for 'Ugly Betty,' offers his advice on launching your career.

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    Playing Dead

    Meaghan Rath enjoys being seen as a lonely ghost on 'Being Human,' the new series  adapted from the British show of the same name.

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    The American Nightmare

    At the center "August: Osage County" is the battle between pill-popping matriarch Violet and her eldest daughter, Barbara, played on tour by Estelle Parsons and Shannon Cochran.

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    Good Company

    Although he has shared the screen with Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, and Colin Farrell, 32-year-old Gabriel Macht is not a household name—or at least not yet. Now that his latest film, A Love Song for Bobby Long, has hit theatres, Macht could become the latest "it" actor. Starring opposite ...

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    Playing it Proud

    Olympia Dukakis has made a career out of portraying strong, independent women. From Mayor Claire Belcher inSteel Magnolias,to the feisty principal inMr. Holland's Opus,to ultra-opinionated Rita Mosley inPicture Perfect,to her Oscar winning performance as Rose Castorini inMoonstruck,Dukakis has never shied away from roles that require ...

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    Quick Study

    Commercial agent Susan Nathe understands it's the look that books, but it still takes discipline and business savvy to impress her—skills she learned early on. A former teenage model who worked with the legendary agent Eileen Ford, Nathe quickly learned that being on time and having her clothing ...

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    Nothing Doing

    Before I ever had my first formal acting class, I took improvisation classes. San Francisco old-timers may remember the Committee and its offshoot, the Wing, and the public workshops the Wing held in North Beach.

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    Prince of a Guy

    There's a unique and universal reaction one encounters when mentioning Cary Elwes' name. While the actor may not boast the marquee power of a Tom Cruise or the pin-up status of a Brad Pitt, it seems everyone knows his name. People's eyes light up immediately, generally followed by ...

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    Theatre's True Revolutionary

    Edward Albee, arguably our greatest living playwright, is sitting in his Tribeca loft home, pondering the lingering effects of his Tony Award–winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? recently playing at the Mark Taper Forum. Adamantly opposed to the idea of purposeful shock or controversy in playwriting, he ...