mslef
33 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
I arrived in LA in Spring 2012. Before that I moved around a bunch, but I'm here to stay.

I like bow ties and baking pies. I don't often rhyme.

I hesitate to tell people that "The Silence of the Lambs" is my favorite movie. I promise it's because of the collective craftsmanship, not because I relate to the subject matter.

I enjoy cooking & eating, movies & television, seeing & learning about my new city, and I've just started learning about Scotch.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an actor... which is to say I currently wait tables. My goal is to be a working actor. I don't need to be famous, but I don't want a day job anymore.
I’m really good at
Baking pies, identifying Aretha Franklin's voice from a distance, singing karaoke (go to song is Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", but why sing just one?), and being a judgement-free friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice is lower than my face suggests, and my bow tie isn't a clip-on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Angels in America, To Kill a Mockingbird, Devil in the White City, The Little Dog Laughed, The Real Thing, The End of the Affair, Tales of the City, Doubt: A Parable, I Like Science, anything by David Rakoff. I read more plays than books. Up next is an Edward Carpenter biography, and I keep meaning to read The Normal Heart.

Movies: Silence of the Lambs, Ordinary People, My Cousin Vinny, Beautiful Girls, The Philadelphia Story, Casablanca, Frida, Sister Act, I Confess, Michael Clayton, Finding Nemo, All About Eve, The Princess Bride, The Dark Knight, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Clueless, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Good Night and Good Luck, and the list keeps growing.

TV Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Roseanne, Soap, Girls, RuPaul's Drag Race, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Damages, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife

Music: Aretha Franklin, George Winston, Stevie Wonder, Pet Shop Boys, Eva Cassidy, Audra McDonald, Allison Krauss & Union Station, Fleetwood Mac, Postal Service, Robyn, Raphael Saadiq, Sam Cooke, The Beach Boys, Sarah Vaughan, Beyoncé, The Crystals, Dixie Chicks, Patti LaBelle, Bruce Springsteen, Brandi Carlile, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, The Ronettes, Adele, Carole King, Miranda Lambert
The six things I could never do without
Dessert, classic soul music, my people, audiences, collaborators, warm weather.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next meal.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've read embarrassingly little David Sedaris. It's on my shelf; I just haven't gotten to it, yet.

I briefly competed in a karaoke league. My team's name was Octave Mom.
You should message me if
...you can make me laugh and think in the same conversation.
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