What do a devious girlfriend, eccentric party girl and a ditsy little pixie-like creature all have in common? They are all character’s Australian actress Jessica Dowdeswell is bringing to life on-screen in America.
Originally from the Gold Coast, Jessica got her first taste for acting recurring in the Jessica Alba lead TV series, “Flipper.” She went on to shine being named Miss Australia 2014-15 Queen of the Universe before making her way to Hollywood. Her credits also include indie films “Chastity Bites,” “Mr. Jones” and the TV movie “Malibu Shark Attack.”
To you, acting is a solo activity. You expect everyone to praise you and be at your every beck and call, regardless of your actual skill or talent in the area of performance. So let me tell you one thing right now: You are not unique.
Are you surprised that I would dare to call you something as offensive as "ordinary"? But it's true, and I have proof. I know this is true, because we have met before. I met you first in middle school, as the girl who was always used to getting the lead and then was suddenly cast as the understudy. She contemplated quitting, when she decided...
Same-sex attraction wasn’t socially acceptable when Virginia Woolf penned the original story of Orlando. She wrote the novel as a love letter to her female companion, but was forced to use a sort of code so as not to raise suspicion. The story spans centuries as it tells the tale of an enthusiastic heterosexual man who wakes to find himself transformed into a woman.
Times have changed and so has Virgina Woolf’s Orlando, as evidenced by the recent production of Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, directed by A. Nora Long. Now in its final weekend, the show has...
Diversity is something that the entertainment industry is starting to embrace in a real way. A variety of fresh voices are beginning to be heard, no matter what the color, gender or sexual orientation of the artist.
Two recent examples include Sandra Oh, the first Asian actress to be nominated for an Emmy award as a Leading Actress in a Drama Series; and playwright Young Jean Lee, the first Asian-American woman to premiere a play on Broadway.
This is a big step that others Asian artists are definitely looking to follow. One such actress hoping to ride the diversity wave is Kathy Huynh-Phan....
Upon moving to LA, Matt makes a pact w/ himself: In 7 years he'll be a working actor - & if not, he'll pack up & return home. This story begins 7 days shy of the 7 yr. deadline & he is just as anonymous as the day he started.