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5 Questions With Meredith MacNeill Of IFC’s “Baroness Von Sketch Show”

If you haven’t caught IFC’s award-winning, late-night satire Baroness von Sketch Show (Wednesdays), you’re missing a good time. Just starting its fourth season, the all-female comedy series features Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen. MacNeill is the only star who doesn’t hail from a comedy background (her costars are Second City alums), so when she commits to a sketch — oh boy, does she commit. “For me it’s such a fun, fantastic, freeing place to play really close to where it shouldn’t work when you’re pushing it that it does,” she shares on her often over-the-top absurdities. […]

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5 Questions With Karimah Westbrook From “All American”

Karimah Westbrook is a multi-talented Chicago native, currently playing Grace James on the teen drama, All American. The show tackles many thought-provoking subject matters and is based on the life story of former Carolina Panthers football star Spencer Paysinger. After airing on The CW, Season 1 becomes available on Netflix starting March 31. A second season is yet to be confirmed. Recently, Westbrook took the time to answer our “5 Questions.” What motivates you as you move forward in your career? Now I understand that what’s for me is really for me, and I don’t have to wait to be […]

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Paul Teutul Jr. of “American Chopper” Talks Shop, Pop and More

It’s hard to believe that it was 2003 when Discovery Channel first introduced us to American Chopper and the fascinating custom motorcycles of father-and-son team Paul Teutul and Paul Teutul Jr. During the series’ run and their follow-up Senior vs. Junior, their craftsmanship and creativity was often overshadowed by their turbulent and explosive personalities, which eventually led to a bitter estrangement and Paul Jr. establishing his own company, Paul Jr. Designs. With the passing of time and with American Chopper’s return to TV (Tuesdays on Discovery), the Teutuls continue to work on their relationship and some pretty amazing bikes. “I’ve […]

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5 Questions With Tyler Labine of NBC’s “New Amsterdam”

Wildfires were ravaging swaths of California as Tyler Labine was leaving his wife and three children and trying to get to the airport. He needed to be in New York, on the set of NBC’s drama New Amsterdam, by morning. After a series of mishaps including a no-show shuttle and the highway shutting down, Labine made it to the Santa Barbara Airport to take a rescheduled red-eye. Once in New York he was immersed in another drama — thankfully this one fictionalized — where he plays a very patient psychologist. Labine is one of those reliable character actors, a face […]

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7 Questions With Steven Schirripa of CBS’ “Blue Bloods”

Whether playing a mobster as he did on The Sopranos or a cop as he does on CBS’ Blue Bloods, Steve Schiripa gives off a vibe of a guy who gets the job done with a minimal amount of nonsense. Schirripa continued to work in Las Vegas as the entertainment director at the Riviera Hotel even during his first year on the hit HBO mob drama. He reflects on his acting career taking off at the age of 40 and answers our “7 Questions.” What were a few of your first jobs before you got into acting? I was an […]

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5 Questions With … Marque Richardson Of Netflix’s “Dear White People”

In an episode of Netflix’s Dear White People, a white policeman pulls his gun on Reggie (Marque Richardson), a black student who refuses to show his student ID during a house party that has gotten rowdy. Friends urge Reggie to comply. After an incredibly tense few moments, he does. Later, Reggie breaks down in his dorm room. It’s a spectacular moment of acting and one that so nauseatingly reflects the times. The crying was not in the script, Richardson shares. That just happened, he explains. How could he not? Here he answers our “5 Questions.” If your TV carried just […]

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5 Questions With … Marlee Matlin Of ABC’s “Quantico”

5 Questions With … Marlee Matlin Of ABC’s “Quantico” By Jacqueline Cutler Anyone can make a loud entrance, but it takes an actor of terrific intensity to make a silent one and then to command the screen. Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin does this when she joins ABC’s Thursday night drama Quantico as former FBI Agent and instructor Jocelyn Turner. Though a bomb left her deaf, Turner remains a sharp shooter and the agent others turn to in a crisis. Showrunner Michael Seitzman had worked with Matlin on Code Black and wanted to bring her back. When the budget for […]

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5 Questions With … David Eigenberg of NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

David Eigenberg gives off the vibe of a bar owner. It’s a profession he’s become familiar with. On Chicago Fire, NBC’s Thursday drama currently in its sixth season, he plays Christopher Herrmann, the veteran firefighter who owns the bar Molly’s. On Sex and the City, he was Steve, the pub owner married to Miranda. “I don’t drink at all; I don’t know why or how I end up at bars,” Eigenberg says. “I have that face. I walked away from bars a long time ago.” He’s happy living in Chicago, near where he grew up, with his wife, 9-year-old son […]