The Pursuit of Acting: Working Actors Share Their Experience and Advice

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Colleen Davie

Colleen is twenty-seven and originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She has been pursuing professional acting for two years. She received her B.S. in Broadcasting from Boston University and continued with acting training in New York. Colleen's theatre credits, among others, include The Undoing, Lenny, Nothing in Common, as well as True Love at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Murder on Center Stage, and Meet Me in St. Louis. Her film credits include JFK and independent shorts such as Hand In Hand, Office Wars, Directions, and The Secretary.

The person that made me decide to pursue acting was Harrison Ford. I saw Star Wars when it came out on cable. The final scene when Harrison Ford receives his medal and winks at Princess Leia made me cry. He made me feel something. I decided that I wanted to do what he was doing. To affect people as he had affected me. That is the one thing that has kept me going. I did finally meet him on the set of Sabrina where I worked production, and I thanked him for inspiring me. I told him "I hope to be in a movie with you one day." He said, "I wish you luck." I said, "Thank you very much. I'll be seeing you soon."

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I - New York 1
  • 1 - Tamara Mark 3
  • 2 - Danny Koch 9
  • 3 - Gaffy Pastore 13
  • 4 - Emma Palzere 17
  • 5 - Veronica James 21
  • 6 - Calvin Remsberg 25
  • 7 - Ken Salley 31
  • 8 - Edward Tilghman 35
  • 9 - Luisa Di Capua 37
  • 10 - Tracy Bryce 41
  • 11 - Yassmin Alers 45
  • 12 - Doug Blackburn 49
  • 13 - Max Ryan 53
  • 14 - Shelby Rose 57
  • 15 - Trevor Wallace 61
  • 16 - Leanne Whitne 65
  • 17 - Colleen Davie 69
  • 18 - Philip J. Mastrelli 73
  • 19 - Abiola Abrams 77
  • 20 - June Angela 81
  • Part II - Los Angeles 85
  • 21 - Robert Foxworth 87
  • 22 - Jaz Davison 91
  • 23 - Mary Dryden 95
  • Note 99
  • 24 - Jonathan Coogan 101
  • 25 - Kerry Carnahan 105
  • 26 - Reena Phillips 109
  • 27 - Jack Stauffer 113
  • 28 - Vance Valencia 117
  • 29 - Whitney Weston 121
  • 30 - Kristen Miller 125
  • 31 - Jeff Asch 129
  • 32 - Joe Greco 133
  • 33 - Denny Evans 137
  • 34 - Gabrielle De Cuir 141
  • 35 - Alfonso Freeman 145
  • 36 - Gayle Rogers 149
  • 37 - Peter Van Norden 153
  • 38 - Ted Katzoff 157
  • 39 - Richard Kinsey 161
  • 40 - William Schallert 167
  • Selected Bibliography 173
  • Index 175
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