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Jerome "Ro" Brooks' New Role as Author: TV Star Shares "How To Go From Extra To Actor" in New Book

Jed Ryan | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Jed Ryan

Jerome "Ro" Brooks is best known for playing the recurring character Michael in Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots. The wildly popular prime time soap opera, which will be enjoying its fourth season in 2017, brought the 46-year old actor a new level of fame and opportunity.

Game of Silence's Eileen Grubba Shines a Light on Actors With Disabilities

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I spoke to Grubba about her journey as an actress in Hollywood - not an easy path to say the least - which makes her triumphs all the more inspiring.

On Rejection and Resiliency in the Life of an Actor

Rebecca Strong | Posted 11.25.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Strong

On the whole, it seems that actors spend more time looking for their next gig than actually working on one. It's one of the many peculiarities of the ...

How I Won A Coveted Role In The Oscar-Nominated 'Nebraska' In My 70s

Angela McEwan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Angela McEwan

I am proud to say that in my seventies I was a part of an Oscar nominated film, and all because I never gave up on my dreams. Even when the odds were against me, I kept going. It just goes to show that at any age, if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish anything.

A Jock In Hollywood: The Westside

Tony Cavalero | Posted 10.29.2013 | Comedy
Tony Cavalero

It's a Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and I'm sipping a cookies and cream protein shake while sitting in a sea of red brake lights on Crescent Heights.

Chasing the Dream

Kim Witman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
Kim Witman

Breathe through the nerves... Remember you like to sing... Don't do this unless you love it... Instead of trying to get the gig, just be the best you can be, and forgive yourself and others for circumstances beyond your control...

Apples, Boots, Neti Pots, Water Burps & Rocket Surgery

Kim Witman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Arts
Kim Witman

We're halfway through our 8-city audition tour, and both posts feature answers that the singers in our waiting rooms submitted via anonymous surveys.

What Success Looks (and Sounds) Like

Kim Witman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Kim Witman

Too often, people who work exclusively with young professionals lose sight of the ultimate goal and think that excelling in our training environments is the same as possessing the goods to win in the world at large. Fatal mistake.