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At Home With the Creative Coalition brings you intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” with exciting and thought-provoking interviews with iconic personalities from the entertainment industry, from the boardroom to the big screen, from LA to DC. Hosted by Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition -- the leading, national, nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization of the arts and entertainment industry. With an impressive list of accomplishments to her credi ...
 
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Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa from The Sopranos discuss what it was like working one of the most revered TV programs of all time and what their most challenging episodes were. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Matt Walsh talks about the surprising wardrobe piece he wore to sleep the night before his final “Veep” audition, the real reason he and the cast took Congressional aides to drinks, his favorite memory from “The Hangover,” and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sel…
 
Mädchen Amick talks about how she learned to not question David Lynch on the set of “Twin Peaks,” how she chose more fulfilling roles and achieved career longevity after the series, why she’s a champion of mental health, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-…
 
Shiri Appleby talks about how she related to her character on “Life Unexpected,” her much-talked-about scene with Adam Driver in “Girls,” the struggles of being a female director, and much more.. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Tony Hale talks about discovering that he landed his role in “Arrested Development” just days before his wedding, compares his character on “Veep” to a real bodyman, reveals why he was nervous before carrying Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s purse at the Emmys, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://…
 
Nicholas Gonzalez talks about working closely with legendary Latinx actors on the set of “Resurrection Blvd.,” calling his brother to better understand the surgeries on “The Good Doctor,” the current state of television for Latinx performers, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.co…
 
Patricia Heaton talks with Robin about raising her young boys while shooting a sitcom, some of her favorite and crazy moments playing Frankie Heck (The Mother) on ABC's "The Middle" and why she thought CBS's “Everybody Loves Raymond” would never go anywhere after meeting Ray Romano for the first time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy…
 
Krista Vernoff talks about the “complicated culture” of “Charmed,” why she once told her agent she could never write a medical show, what it was like having some of the old “Grey’s” cast back this season, how and when “Grey’s” might end, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/pri…
 
Mona Scott-Young talks about the story behind her massively popular reality show “Love & Hip Hop”; the exciting, unannounced projects coming from her production company, Monami; and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
In one of his final interviews, Willie Garson discusses getting his start in acting, life as a single dad, and his roles on NYPD Blue, White Collar, and as the lovable Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Michael Fishman talks about how he made himself stand out from other child actors to get a role in ‘Roseanne,’ the intense controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr’s scandalous tweet, being a working parent at 18 years old, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-…
 
David Arquette talks about the time he fell through the roof of an airplane on the Universal lot, the advice Wes Craven gave him about his relationship with Courtney Cox, why he owns the chair from the police station where Hugh Grant was once arrested, the time that Heath Ledger called Hugh Grant a “prick,” and more. See Privacy Policy at https://a…
 
Ethan Cutkosky talks about how he learned he landed his “Shameless” role from the show’s costume designer, why his mom didn’t agree with taking the job, bonding with a co-star over shouting the ‘f-word’ in an elevator, working with Gary Oldman on “The Unborn,” and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice a…
 
Marta Milans talks about being away from home, getting a root canal before her first big TV appearance on “Law and Order: SVU,” working on the set of a big-budget movie like “Shazam!,” and the mindset it takes to work in show business. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-…
 
Marlee Matlin talks about the time that Martin Sheen ordered the real-life Secret Service to let her into the White House, how she came to be cast in “The West Wing” over Chinese food with Aaron Sorkin, her run-in with Larry David at the gym that led to a role on “Seinfeld,” her Oscar win for “Children of a Lesser God,” and more. See Privacy Policy…
 
Jon Huertas talks about his unusual audition for “This Is Us,” how he first learned his role would be bigger than he thought, his favorite “Castle” episode, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
 
Haley Joel Osment talks about the commercial that launched his career, the important skill he learned on the set of “Forrest Gump,” the challenge of joining the cast of “Entourage,” the upcoming season of “Goliath,” and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-in…
 
Griffin Dunne talks about his character in “This Is Us”; how his aunt, Joan Didion, helped him earn an Academy Award nomination, the hardest part of shooting “An American Werewolf in London”; and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Alfre Woodard opens up about art, activism, being a Black actor in Hollywood, and why you shouldn't fight the butterflies in your stomach. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
SAG Award-winning actor Alysia Reiner opens up about auditioning for “Orange Is the New Black,” the first time she met Pamela Adlon and working together on “Better Things,” how Meryl Streep inspired her to effect change, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-…
 
As a kid in high school, Rob Morrow saw the film Grease and knew immediately that he was going to be an actor. He began doing plays at school and it wasn't long before he dropped out to pursue acting professionally. In this episode, Morrow shares the numerous synchronicities that led him to what he believes was his destiny in the entertainment indu…
 
At the tender age of 19, American actor Asante Blackk has already sunk his teeth into two powerful, socially-relevant roles. He is best known for his role in When They See Us, and as Malik in the acclaimed TV series, This Is Us. In this episode, he discusses his passion for acting, his unusual journey to success, and why it is essential to be proac…
 
When Clark Gregg contemplated a career in the entertainment industry, he worried about it being a crazy idea. Although his journey to a successful career as an actor, director and screenwriter might look a bit haphazard on the outside, it was really a journey of following his heart one step at a time. In this episode, Gregg shares how he created hi…
 
American actor David Alan Basche was 11 when he got his first audience laugh for his role as Tom Sawyer. It was a moment that would send him down an unexpected path, one that would require diligence, hard work, and a lot of goal-setting. In this episode, Basche discusses his dogged determination to do whatever it took to be successful in the perfor…
 
American author, television writer and actress, Jessica Queller, has always loved storytelling. At the age of 10, she was cast as “Annie” in a camp production and knew that she was destined for the entertainment industry. In this episode, Queller shares her journey from stage acting to television writing, as well as the poignant story of her mother…
 
Carly Chaikin knew from an early age that she would become an actress. On revealing her plans to family and friends, she was met with numerous doubts and many people who did not take her seriously. The high school student refused to let their opinions stop her. In this episode, she discusses her unusual path to pursuing her acting career and how qu…
 
For actor and director, Chad Lowe, childhood was a time of depression and self-doubt as he made his way through the repercussions of his parents' divorce and their later remarriages. In this episode, he discusses feeling like he never fit in or belonged anywhere, and acknowledges that this inner turmoil eventually played a part in his unexpected jo…
 
American actor Richard Kind grew up believing he would follow in his father's footsteps and take over the family jewelry business someday. But taking the advice of his father's best friend would change the course of his life forever. In this episode, Kind discusses how saying yes to every opportunity would lead him down a path he couldn't have poss…
 
There are injustices and inequalities everywhere we turn. Some of us feel compelled to fight against them, even at an early age. Actress and comedian Kathy Najimy was still just a girl when she felt the first stirrings of her interest in being an activist. In this episode, Najimy discusses that journey, as well as her inspiring and sometimes humoro…
 
After graduating high school at just 15 years old, actress AnnaLynne McCord moved to New York City to pursue her dream of acting. As the years ahead unfolded, childhood trauma would take her down an unexpected path that now helps countless people in the world. In this episode, McCord shares some of the highlights of her unusual background and the i…
 
When college drop-out Bill Prady followed his then-girlfriend to New York because he had nothing better to do, no one could have imagined the incredible journey he was beginning. Nor could anyone have foreseen that he would become an award-winning television writer and producer, and co-creator of one of TV's most successful shows. In this episode, …
 
Those in the creative arts industry are used to having to change themselves or their material on a regular basis. However, comedians face specific challenges not faced by other creatives such as musicians or artists. In this episode, American standup comedian and actress, Judy Gold, talks about some of the more general challenges and changes faced …
 
You might think growing up in a family full of actors would automatically make a person choose the same path. Not so for Tim Daly. Despite beginning his own stage career at the age of 7, it wasn't until a surprising event in high school that he thought seriously about making acting his life's work. In this episode, Daly talks about that magical mom…
 
Some people take decades to figure out who they are and what they're born to do. Not so with American comedian, actress and jazz singer, Lea DeLaria. As a rebellious child, she disrupted the status quo in her unstoppable need to be who she is. In this episode, DeLaria talks about her lifelong determination to express herself with honesty and integr…
 
Growing up in a family of academics and scientists, one might not expect to be supported in a career in the arts. But for Katherine McNamara, they were also artists and musicians who nurtured her creative spirit, as well as her love of learning. In this episode, Katherine shares her jaw-dropping journey through obtaining a degree in business (at 17…
 
Actor Wilson Cruz knew from an early age that he wanted to perform and it was largely this burning desire that led to his family moving to California when he was 10 years old. At the age of 16, he landed an agent and quickly understood that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. In this episode, Cruz discusses some of the incredible opportunities that …
 
Growing up in the shadow of five older siblings who were successful in business produced added pressure for Jim Gaffigan to follow in their footsteps. Ignoring the calling of his heart, he did what was expected of him, attended college and studied finance. But in the wake of his mother's death, he “felt like the line of thinking [he'd] been taught …
 
Anthony Rapp's first stage performance was at the tender age of 6. Recognizing his talent, his single mother moved heaven and earth to give her son the opportunities he would need to be successful. Soon, Rapp was a working actor and has remained busy for most of his life. In this episode, Rapp discusses his inspiring career, and the love, respect a…
 
Julie Taymor is a director and writer of theater, opera and film. Since the debut of her stage adaptation of The Lion King, it has been seen by more than 90 million people in 19 countries. Combining her designing skills, her passion for the arts, and her love of storytelling, Taymor is a force to be reckoned with. In this episode, she shares much o…
 
We like to think we can predict how our lives will turn out. But all it takes is a chance meeting and one simple question to turn everything on its head. In this episode, former Seinfeld star, Jason Alexander, shares his remarkable story of how a "shy loner" suddenly found himself loving being on stage where he acted, sang and danced his way into a…
 
It can take people decades to develop enough self-awareness that they discover a job or career that they love and believe is their purpose, but Wendi McLendon's earliest memories are of feeling compelled to be on stage. In this episode, Wendi discusses the childhood discovery and challenges that led her to becoming a successful actress and comedian…
 
Jason Isaacs, award-winning actor and producer, graduated with a law degree before inadvertently stumbling into what would ultimately be a highly successful career in acting. In this episode, Isaacs shares the incredible story of how that came to be, along with some significant events that confirmed for him just how powerful the arts can be in shap…
 
Alan Cumming, O.B.E., is a Scottish–American actor, singer, comedian and filmmaker who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays. He has received more than 40 awards for his humanitarianism and social activism. In this episode, Cumming discusses his own experience of self-discovery as well as why being authentic is so important to…
 
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