Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.
Manage your own life, design your own schedule, do not wait around to be creative. We get into that thing where we might just be waiting for the phone to ring. Constantly show up and get creative no matter what on your life's journey. Don't waste your time in this life create your own vision.
We must remember that in life and in art, letting new people in, however scary it may be, often brings huge rewards. It inspires us to expand our own potential. And so I'll say it again: onscreen storytelling is only enhanced by diversity, both in front of and behind the camera.
One of the things that keeps performers slogging away at careers that sometimes feel like a curse, rather than a calling, is the idea that your big break, is just around the corner. That an important person will see your show, recognize your genius and further your career.
Northern California has claimed its rich history and is known as the heart of the Gold Rush. However, Sacramento, the capital city of California, is home to a brilliant community of people that make an impact for many non-profit and charitable organizations.
Farewell, my brother. Like Ali in that iconic clip, you appeared on our horizon first as a distant glimmer of hope, gradually growing into the star you became and deserved to be. A good omen. And a harbinger of good things to come.
Most of us learn on the job and being an actor is no different. Tina Huang, who plays Susie Chang, the senior criminalist in TNT's hit crime-drama Rizzoli & Isles, learned fandom. Plus a whole lot more!
There's something about Norwegian actor Nils Hognestad that melts me. Ever meet someone and you know they have something special, but you can't pinpoint it? Exactly. So now you know what, I mean who, is keeping me up at night!
Santa Barbara boy Jason Gedrick works hard and plays hard. Sounds cliche, but this guy sure knows how to live life to its fullest. He works like a mad dog, and when it's time to relax, he writes, golfs, cooks and does boxing. Jason -- you can come cook for me any day.
It was one of those "frozen-slowed-car-crash-uh-oh" kind of moments... I passed within a foot or two of him, not wanting to make a big deal out of it, trying to respect his privacy, but all the same probably staring at him all the while.