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I’m Criminal Minds Actor Kirsten Vangsness, and This Is How I Work

When Kirsten Vangsness landed the role of hacker Penelope Garcia in CBS’s Criminal Minds, she was still working multiple day jobs. She was also working in theater, which she now participates in as a playwright and actor. We talked to her about her career, her bullet journal, and why she likes to wash dishes and wipe…Read […]

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I’m Janet Varney, and This Is How I Work

Janet Varney is best known for—well, it depends on what you like her from. She’s acted in The Legend of Korra, You’re the Worst, and Stan Against Evil, and created the Emmy-nominated IFC web series Fortune Rookie. She stars in the audio-drama podcast Voyage to the Stars and hosts the chat podcast The JV Club. […]

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I’m Actress Anjali Bhimani, and This Is How I Work

You might recognize Anjali Bhimani’s voice from Overwatch. You might have seen her on Broadway, or in shows like Modern Family, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Silicon Valley. And you can see her in We’re Alive: Frontier, the live-action RPG web series from Geek & Sundry and Legendary Digital Networks. She’s also been in…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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We’re Mission to Zyxx, and This Is How We Work

Mission to Zyxx might be the best podcast. This science fiction comedy—a mix of Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—that leans on original jokes instead of references, is definitely the best of the current wave of fictional podcasts, partly because of its unique process. The cast improvises…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I’m Anna Akana, and This Is How I Work

YouTube stars can actually be really good people! Like vlogger Anna Akana, who makes videos about introversion, suicide awareness, racist sexual fetishes, and taking self-care beyond bubble baths and massages for an audience of over 2 million subscribers. She also makes short films, appears in Ant-Man, Corporate, and …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Where to Find the Best Collections of Regional Dialects and Local Accents

If you’re trying to learn an accent for an acting role, understand an ESL speaker, or just hear some funny British accents, the Internet has a vast wealth of recordings of English spoken in every dialect. You can google any accent and find a relevant YouTube video, but you might want some more quality control, […]

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How to Lose an Accent, According to a Dialect Coach

Actor and voice coach Amy Jo Jackson has consulted on productions of Venus in Fur, Henry IV, and the Broadway production of Kinky Boots. An experienced actor herself, whose credits include The Laramie Project, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, and The Rocky Horror Show, Jackson teaches actors and non-actors how to reduce…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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