-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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Are you a friend or a family member of an actor? My god, you lucky duck! I know, actors can be a little unreliable due to our wild schedules and sometimes we are just a tiny tiny bit dramatic (but you probably like that a little too). However, as emotionally driven folks, actors tend to […]

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December 2, 2022

Ciera Payton first joined us back in 2017 on Season 1, Episode 6, “Biracial Casting, Hollywood Diversity, and Envisioning Your Future” where she spoke to us about her Shameless audition and her day-to-day after moving to LA. Now, 5 years later, Ciera is accomplished actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Recently, Ciera portrayed Wendy Williams in the […]

The Reality of “Making It” with Ciera Payton

December 1, 2022

Sean Crampton was one of the first guests on the One Broke Actress podcast, joining us all the way back in Season 1 Episode 2. Now, 5 years later, Sean has continued his work as a filmmaker in all areas of the business — working as an actor, writer, director, and producer. As if that […]

November 17, 2022

Dana was last on the One Broke Actress podcast for the Season 4 premiere in 2019. Known best for her role as Cam’s sister, Pameron Tucker, on ABC’s Modern Family, Dana found her voice and began comedy improv training in Los Angeles at iO West, UCB, and The Groundlings. You may have seen her in […]

November 3, 2022

In this episode, I want to get real with you about what the long game actually means in this business. Even after 11 years, I still feel like I’m just getting started. But how do we stay in love with a career that just doesn’t care about all we put into it? My answer: a […]

October 27, 2022

You may know Ian Weinreich from Honest Trailers like my husband, or from his writing work on The Flight Attendant, Zac and Mia, Skylanders Academy, Mighty Med, and the American Patriot. In this episode, I sit down with Ian to talk about what it’s been like to write for two seasons on The Flight Attendant […]

October 20, 2022

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