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‘Atomic Habits’ Author James Clear on How to Get 1% Better Every Day
Feb 1, 2023

‘Atomic Habits’ Author James Clear on How to Get 1% Better Every Day

In the book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones,” author James Clear shares useful strategies for self-improvement and explains them in a way that is both easy to understand and applicable… Read More

6 Behaviors to Boost Confidence
Jan 18, 2023

6 Behaviors to Boost Confidence

The late entrepreneur Richard DeVos once said, “I have seen countless people make a choice to be confident. If you don’t naturally feel bold and confident, you can choose an attitude of confidence.” Sounds simple—just change your attitude. However, researchers… Read More

Smoothie Recipes of the Stars
Jan 11, 2023

Smoothie Recipes of the Stars

With all the holiday celebrations over and 2023 just beginning, it’s time to consider making New Year’s resolutions. One goal on just about everyone’s list is to make healthier choices, and that especially means eating more fruits and vegetables. How… Read More

Viola Spolin's Improv Method
Nov 30, 2022

Viola Spolin’s Improv Method

An important innovator of 20th century theater, Viola Spolin is often called the “mother of modern improvisation.” She authored the bestselling book “Improvisation for the Theater,” which has been referred to as the Bible of improvisational theater. Spolin created directorial… Read More

3 Performers Who Refused to Give Up
Nov 16, 2022

3 Performers Who Refused to Give Up

Aspiring actors, comedians, singers, musicians, and dancers alike are faced with the significant and worthwhile challenge of learning their crafts. Even when a level of mastery is reached, performers then face heavy competition, as well as any number of obstacles… Read More

Andra Day
Oct 9, 2021

Actress Roundtable on How the Fear Never Goes Away

If you find your nerves getting the better of you while performing, rest assured you’re not alone. Even impeccably trained, experienced, and well-prepared actors can get the jitters during auditions and on set.   Andra Day Take Andra Day. The… Read More

Jennifer Garner arrives for the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala
Oct 24, 2020

The Time a Member of the Paparazzi Shocked Jennifer Garner

“Paparazzi.” The very term evokes fear in some and loathing in others. So reviled is the profession of open stalking, it’s hard to imagine there’s an actual person behind that nuisance camera. After all, the paparazzi participated in the death… Read More

Alan Cumming, who discusses the biggest crime in acting.
May 1, 2017

Alan Cumming on ‘The biggest crime in acting’

“I really hate the word ‘process.’ I will say I’m not a cheese; I have no process.” –Alan Cumming You might remember Alan Cumming as the eccentric evil villain and children’s show impresario in Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids trilogy; or… Read More

Jenny Slate, who said being fired from SNL was a "good" thing.
Apr 14, 2017

Being Fired from ‘SNL’ Was Good for Jenny Slate

“The best thing to happen to me was for [‘SNL’ producer] Lorne Michaels to hire me and fire me.” –Jenny Slate One of Jenny Slate’s childhood dreams came true when she became a cast member for Saturday Night Live in… Read More

An actress on the shoot, which she booked based on her callback.
Jan 6, 2022

The Callback vs. The Shoot

I have been teaching commercial acting for over 20 years and auditioning for over 40 and have never figured out a way to teach actors how to work on set. I have found numerous techniques to hone their skills in… Read More

Ruth Wilson, star of "The Affair," shares her creative process.
Apr 10, 2017

‘The Affair’ Actress Ruth Wilson Shares Her Creative Process

English actress Ruth Wilson recently answered questions on a public forum while promoting her performance in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Royal National Theatre. In a Guardian webchat, the star revealed steps she takes when creating her characters…. Read More

An actress who has unlocked the power of self confidence.
Apr 3, 2017

The Skill of Self-Confidence

“No one will believe in you unless you do.” –Dr. Ivan Joseph Dr. Ivan Joseph is a sports psychologist and Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Canada. But earlier in his career when Ivan coached the soccer team at… Read More

Laura Linney, who received advice from a fellow actor.
Mar 25, 2017

Actor-to-Actor Advice

Jack Nicholson once said, “I hate giving advice, because people won’t take it.” Well, here are some actors that certainly did appreciate the advice of their acting colleagues. In fact, they never forgot the words of wisdom. Here are a… Read More

Channing Tatum, an actor who happens to have ADHD.
Mar 20, 2017

Inspirational Actors with ADHD

There is a common misconception that people with ADHD are unable to focus well enough to complete tasks. But many highly successful actors and performers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder prove that, despite the challenges associated with their symptoms, their dedication to… Read More

Krysten Ritter, who had a negative acting school experience.
Mar 11, 2017

Krysten Ritter and Gillian Jacobs’ Negative Acting School Experiences

As actors dedicate themselves to studying the craft of acting, it’s important to note that not all classes are the best match for everyone. What may feel like a supportive learning environment for some aspiring actors may feel like just… Read More