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  • What is reDefine (in 88 seconds)?

  • Episode 221: Peter Hurley

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara Lackey speaks with accomplished Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley about how his personality contributes to the expressions he gets in his subjects, and he shows us a few tips on photographing faces more attractively.

  • Episode 220: Tamara’s Simple Lighting Tutorial

    Join Tamara as she shows you how to create a simple, broadly-lit lighting configuration in a studio or for an in-home portrait shoot.

  • Episode 219: Photography Tutorial with Tamara

    Join Tamara as she shows you the ease of photographing small groups or family portraits in an “anywhere”-type location situation by utilizing simple posing and navigating the use of fill light by working with a reflector when you don’t have an assistant.

  • Episode 218: Live Tutorial with Tamara

    In this lively tutorial, Tamara Lackey shows why photographing portraits of an unposed subject isn’t always as attractive as it sounds – and how a bit of posing and work on expression can go a long way.

  • Episode 217: Dave Cross

    Join Tamara as she speaks with Photoshop Hall of Famer Dave Cross, who has also taught photoshop longer than nearly anyone on the planet, and he shares insight into the software’s surprising roots and explains why practicing photoshop photography will take your work to the next level.

  • Episode 216: Joy Bianchi Brown

    Join Tamara as she speaks with marketer, imagineer and co-owner of Jules Bianchi Photography, Joy Bianchi Brown, about techniques on how to market yourself as a photographer, engaging your community and creating profit from the work you love.

  • Episode 215: Matt Kloskowski

    Join Tamara as she speaks with photographer, Lightroom guru, and Director of Education for Kelby Media Group, Matt Kloskowski about his journey from sales to art, his preferred gear, and a peek into the inside track of the Kelby Media empire.

  • Episode 214: Bobbi Lane

    Join Tamara as she speaks with photographer and educator Bobbi Lane about her best creative and business advice on the competitive field of professional commercial photography.

  • Episode 213: Vincent LaForet Part 2

    Join Tamara as she speaks with award-winning director, pulitzer-prize winning photographer, and popular educator Vincent Laforet about how he pulled far and away from the pack in Part 2 of the episode.

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  • Episode 212: Vincent LaForet Part 1

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara speaks with award-winning director, pulitzer-prize winning photographer, and popular educator Vincent LaForet about how he pulled far and away from the pack.

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  • Episode 211: Stuart Scott

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    Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Stuart Scott

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara speaks with high-profile ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott about his 20 years in the creative field, his hard core fight with cancer, and how he approaches creativity and criticism. And listen in as he shares love for iconic sports photography – and the definitive source of his constant drive. More from the show… »

  • Episode 210: Lindsay Adler

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    I don’t want to discourage people by saying ‘it’s who you know’…it’s not who you know, who your family knows in that way, it’s who you make yourself known to.Lindsay Adler

    Join Tamara as she speaks with Lindsay Adler about exactly how she got into the highly competitive field of Fashion Photography in New York City – and what it’s like on a day to day basis.
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  • Episode 209: Jeremy Cowart Part 2

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    I’m slowly accepting that I’m not the photographer, I’m just the idea person. Photography is just my current tool.Jeremy Cowart

    In Part 2 of Tamara’s discussion with artist, photographer and humanitarian Jeremy Cowart, he shares new concepts of work he’s exploring, steps through the set up of a typical celebrity shoot, sharing painful misfires that can occur, and – finally – shows off his serious hip hop dance moves (spoiler: they’re good). More from the show… »

  • Episode 208: Jeremy Cowart Part 1

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    The funny thing is when I look at surfing, snowboarding, drumming, dancing and shooting, even though those other things aren’t art, there’s a freedom that runs through all of them. It’s this free flowing form of expression.Jeremy Cowart

    In this episode of reDefine, join Tamara for Part 1 of her conversation with artist, photographer and humanitarian Jeremy Cowart about his role as a celebrity photographer and idea generator.

    Walking through some of his most recent work and latest endeavors, Jeremy explains his mixed reaction to doing massive tour photography and the details behind his lifelong connection to Haiti.

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  • Episode 207: Joel Grimes

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    It’s just a matter of never giving up, following the current trends, tools at hand…I see an idea, I follow up on that.Joel Grimes

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey speaks with renowned commercial photographer Joel Grimes about how he creates his unique work. Listen in as Joel Grimes shares gear favorites, the methods behind his successful longevity as an artist, and how his passion for lighting created his signature look.

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  • Episode 206: Me Ra Koh

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    If you have the tenacity to go for something, then why should you not go for it.Me Ra Koh

    In this episode, Tamara delivers Part 2 of her interview with speaker, photographer, and author Me Ra Koh. Listen in as Me Ra shares camera gear favorites, overcoming fear, and how she used tenacity to turn a dream into a reality.

    If you ever wanted to know how photographers become sponsored by major camera manufacturers, you won’t want to miss Me Ra’s story.

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  • Episode 205: Me Ra Koh

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    It’s part of who I am and part of what makes me so passionate today. No matter what you’ve gone through, there is still so much you can have.Me Ra Koh

    In this episode, Tamara delivers Part 1 of her interview with speaker, photographer, and author Me Ra Koh.  Listen in as Me Ra shares her unique path into the photography industry, how she turned to the camera as a means of healing – and wound up as a popular prime-time photo expert, with the distinction of being a Sony Artisan of Imagery.

    If you ever wanted to know how photographers become sponsored by major camera manufacturers, you won’t want to miss Me Ra’s story.

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  • Episode 204: Dane Sanders

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    Be you–figure out who you are first and build off of that. It’s ironic that the more I understand the parts of me I don’t like and I make friends like that, how much more of me comes to the table that can be creative.Dane Sanders

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with portrait and wedding photographer, Dane Sanders, about business consulting, publications, favorite camera gear, and advice on how to succeed by making great decisions, taking action, and being “you”. Dane Sanders enjoys speaking with professionals about how to transform their creativity into a business. In this episode, Dane shares details about speaking publicly at large events, his successes with the publication of Fast Track Photographer, and his collaboration of a community of photographers who regularly meet, share, and support each other.

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  • Episode 203: Bambi Cantrell

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    There’s always an excuse for not making progress and not moving forward. I believe it’s important to put blinders on, be very forward focused on where you want to go and just ignore the negative noise.Bambi Cantrell

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with photography legend Bambi Cantrell about her journey from point & shoot photographer’s assistant to one of the most decorated photographers in the industry. Sharing her trials, errors, and takeaways from a longstanding career in shooting and education, Bambi offers some excellent advice to anyone looking to improve their craft and business.

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  • Episode 202: Jessica Claire Part 2

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    Change is going to happen whether you want it to or not. If you don’t change, something is going to change for you. So it doesn’t matter if you like it or not or think it’s a good thing or not, it’s going to happen. So, you need to decide to be happy and decide that you enjoy what you’re doing, because if you want to continue doing it, you need to make some of those changes along the way.Jessica Claire

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with internationally-renowned wedding photographer, Jessica Claire. Join Jessica as she shares how she developed her brand, SHOOTSAC, a company that sells camera lens bags for professional photographers. She will also share her thoughts on constant changing technology and her successes with using social media sites such as Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • Episode 201: Jessica Claire Part 1

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    If I blog twice a week, it probably takes me a good 4 or 5 hours…I’d say 10, 12, 15 hours a week doing just blogging.Jessica Claire

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with internationally-renowned wedding photographer, Jessica Claire. Join Jessica as she shares how extreme hustle and some expense got her business off the ground in a heavily-saturated market. When starting a business, it is important to find a reliable outlet for advertising and exposing your name and your work. In an age where social media and on-line advertising is so prevalent, one of the key strategies in marketing is savvy blogging.  Staying connected and featuring your work, whether it be photography or video, is a key way to spread your business internationally.

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  • Episode #121: Catherine Hall

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    The best thing you can do as a photographer is shoot, shoot, shoot, practice, practice, practice, because that’s really the only way you’re going to find your voice.Catherine Hall

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down in New York City with Catherine Hall, editorial and wedding photographer – and the host of TWiT Photo. Catherine shares some outstanding tips and experiences, including a very personal one that really opened her eyes up to the impact of good photography. And listen in to the very end, as she leaves us with possibly one of the best ever quotes from a guest on reDefine.

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  • Episode #120 : Mark Wallace

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    The creative outlet became a full-time job…I was working over a 100 hours a week.Mark Wallace

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with commercial photographer and video creator, Mark Wallace.  He walks us through the pretty fascinating road he took to build his career, including years of producing morality plays, several hospitalizations due to flat-out exhaustion, and all kinds of awesome-to-see hairstyles.  And, faced with the flash round, Mark opens up about his favorite gear and his technical pet peeves.

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  • Episode #119 : Penny de los Santos Part Two

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    If you are ever, ever going to make a picture that has emotion, intent, or feeling…You need to be able to do that with yourself.Penny de los Santos

    In this episode of reDefine, we continue our talk with food and travel photographer, Penny de los Santos as she tells us her three best pieces of advice, including how to get a mentor (even if they don’t really want the job). And, we dig into on-assignment story where seemingly all hope is lost.  Check out our TedX Austin mash-up for this cool photography cliffhanger.

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  • Episode #118 : Penny de los Santos

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    In this episode of reDefine we talk with food and travel photographer Penny de los Santos. We chatted in New York City one evening, and she shared with us how she makes hummus look sexy, and how exploding your life can be a fantastic career move. And, if you ever want to pack super, super lightly for the editorial assignment of your dreams, you are going to want to tune in to find out how.

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  • Episode #117 : Brian Smith

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    It was one of those days that you thank the photo gods for giving you a career like this.Brian Smith

    In this episode of reDefine, we talk with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Brian Smith.   We chatted in Las Vegas about his experience creating a collection of Academy Award portraits with top celebrities.  And he shares some pretty clever insight of how he caught the eye of magazine editors, so listen close.

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  • Episode #116 : Doug Gordon

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    This is not a job you can do halfway.  There are no ‘bad’ days in a photographer’s life.Doug Gordon

    In this episode of reDefine, we continue our discussion with the very popular and quite business-savvy, Doug Gordon.  Doug shares with us his favorite photography toys and also walks us through his three smartest pieces of advice for anyone running their own business, recognizing that although passion is incredibly significant, it’s going to take more than that to pay the bills.

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  • Episode #115 : Doug Gordon

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    I firmly believe that what happens in the pose creates the naturalness of the moment.Doug Gordon

    In this episode of reDefine, we sat down with Doug Gordon, shock value master, and recent recipient of a UN Leadership Award. We met up in New York and talked about how his unique, willing-to-cross-the-line personality has actually led to his very successful business, and if you have ever heard Doug speak or follow him on social media, you might understand why we had to edit this piece down just a bit. But, we were left with an educational and excellent conversation.

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  • Episode #114 : Paula Poundstone

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    The way I work is very organic.  I have jokes and they are very autobiographical in nature. Paula Poundstone

    In this episode of reDefine, we talk with the very funny Paula Poundstone, one of the top 100 comedians of all time.  Paula joins us from her home in Los Angeles to share why being a stand-up comic is pretty much like being any other creative, you can get exhausted looking at your competition, instead of focusing on your own work.  Paula also shares why, after a diagnosis of OCD, she realized it was nearly impossible to corral her own self, which led straight to her very successful, and wildly unique creative style.

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  • Episode #113: Scott Bourne

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    I’m a storyteller…my job is to use whatever tools available to me…to convey a message that is deeper than one can see at first glance.Scott Bourne

    In this episode of reDefine we joined photographer, and controversial media personality, Scott Bourne, in his Las Vegas studio.  We discuss why Scott loves photographing birds, specifically, and why good media should cause viewers to react.  Positively, or negatively, they should react.  And, listen in as he shares some no-nonsense advice for anyone looking to excel in the creative arts.

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  • Episode #112: Tyler Stableford

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    As a former journalist, photojournalist, and magazine editor, I’ve spent most of a decade before becoming a full-time photographer, honing and crafting a sense of story. So that’s been very important.Tyler Stableford

    In this episode of reDefine, we talked with Tyler Stableford, one of the top adventure photographers in the world as ranked by Men’s Journal, and director of the award-winning film, The Fall Line. We met up in New York to talk about some of his more hazardous experiences, such as photographing through extreme G-forces and shooting on the floor of a coal mine while it was actually bouncing up.  And listen in as he explains why volunteering is one of the most important, and selfish ways, to advance your craft and your career.

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  • Episode #111: Sue Bryce

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    I had to evolve my business in order to keep it alive.Sue Bryce

    In this episode of reDefine, we caught up with the very talented Sue Bryce, Australia’s Portrait Photographer of the Year. We had a chance to sit down, while we were both in Atlanta, to discuss the process behind why her clients look and feel so gorgeous. And, listen in as Sue shares how she took her business from nothing, to $20,000 a week, because the last thing your business model should be is an afterthought.

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  • Episode #110: Art Streiber, Part 2

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    I’ve gotten to the point where, fortunately, I can see the photo or see an idea for the photo.Art Streiber

    Thanks for tuning into the second part of our interview with iconic portrait artist Art Streiber. We continue our chat as he tells us his greatest limitation is the time he actually gets to work with his high profile subjects, and how focusing too much during a shoot can actually make you lose the perfect shot. Also, a question from my fairly obsessed young daughter – what was it like to work with Justin Bieber?

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  • Episode #109: Art Streiber

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    …understand that it’s a slow build, and realize that you have to be completely committed to that climb.  Art Streiber

    On today’s episode of reDefine we talk to iconic portrait artist, Art Streiber. We were fortunate enough to catch up with him while he was prepping for a photo shoot for Town and Country Magazine at Industria Super Studios in New York City. Art tells us about how making a name for yourself is more of a marathon than a sprint. And, even though his portfolio is a veritable who’s who of Hollywood and beyond, Art shares what his number one dream job would be.

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  • Episode #108: Jasmine Star

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    I want my business to serve me. I don’t want to serve my business.Jasmine Star

    In this episode of reDefine, we talked with celebrated wedding photographer Jasmine Star, recently selected as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine. We managed to find some time while we were both speaking at WPPI- U in Atlanta to discuss running a streamlined business by learning how to say “no.”  Listen in as Jasmine shares how to personalize your brand, and the importance of always practicing your craft.

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  • Episode #107: Chase Jarvis, Part 2

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    That’s the thing that is so beautiful about art…is that you never have arrived. To me, that’s beautiful and humbling.Chase Jarvis

    This episode of reDefine is the second part of our interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis, conducted in his Seattle studio. In this second part of a 2-part episode, Chase gets very real about how he deals with critics, actually taking pride in being disruptive. And, while on the topic of criticism, some thoughts on dealing with the voices in your OWN head.

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  • Episode #106: Chase Jarvis, Part 1

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    There’s no charmed existence in this line of work that we’re in.Chase Jarvis

    This episode is part one of our two part interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis. Tamara met with him in his sleek Seattle studio. In the episode, Chase shares his journey to becoming a 10 year “overnight” success, which included more no’s early on than you might think, and just how much inspiration for his visionary work comes from outside of photography. More from the show… »

  • Episode #105 Matthew Jordan Smith

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    It’s not about sitting back waiting for the phone to ring.Matthew Jordan Smith

    Tamara talks with beauty and fashion photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, about shooting what you love, how to get out and make business happen, and his favorite photography “toys.” More from the show… »

  • Episode #104: Kevin Kubota

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    I was letting my camera my camera get in the way of being a good photographer.Kevin Kubota

    Tamara Lackey catches up with Kevin Kubota at the Mirage in Las Vegas.  He shares how he’s reinventing his wildly successful career, announcing his retirement from photographing weddings – despite being ranked as one of the top wedding photographers in the world – so he can better focus on the work he loves to do.   Kevin shows of some of his new work and shares some great advice for anyone starting out in the business, including some easy-to-make mistakes to avoid. More from the show… »

  • Episode #103: Katie Brown

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    When I saw an opportunity, I over-delivered.Katie Brown

    At a recent event at the Children’s Museum of the East End in the Hamptons, Tamara sat down with author and television host Katie Brown, of PBS’ The Katie Brown Workshop and Lifetime’s Next Door with Katie Brown to discusses how she created her success, what she considers when balancing motherhood and work – and exactly what she looks for when hiring commercial photographers.

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  • Episode #102: David duChemin

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    Courage is not the absence of fear.David duChemin

    Tamara met with World & Humanitarian Photographer and Author David duChemin to discuss his intriguing transition into photography by way of twelve years as a comedian in show business, following theology school. As a passionate champion for people doing work they love, David offers candid glimpses into the highs and lows of his fast-moving photography career and relays sage advice to those running small businesses.

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  • Episode #101: Hubert Davis

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    I was scared…I knew I was good at basketball, but I didn’t think I could do anything else..Hubert Davis

    On June 29th, Tamara sat down with ESPN College Basketball Analyst Hubert Davis in the reDefine studio and discussed how he crafted a high-profile career out of working six months of the year – so that he can also spend six months out of the year with his family.

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  • Upcoming Guests

    Scott Bourne

    Host of Photofocus.com, a new media producer, consultant, photographer, author, lecturer, teacher and technology enthusiast. Find out more about Scott here.

    Jerry Ghionis

    Widely regarded as one of the top five wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis is based in Melbourne, Australia and travels frequently on international photography assignments and speaking engagements. Find out more about Jerry here.

    Amanda Gorecki

    Amanda Gorecki is an advanced registered nurse practitioner with over 16 years experience in critical care, surgery, dermatology and neurosurgeryPresident and Founder, Healing Waters Spa, with locations in Witchita, KS, and Durham, NC. Fine out more about Amanda here.

    Dane Sanders

    Named  one of the 30 most influential living photographers of the last decade by Photo District News, Dane is an author, speaker, and creator the Photographer DNA (pDNA) and Business Stress Test (bST) assessment tools as well as a host of other resources for photographers. Find out more about Dane here.

    Bobbi Lane

    Bobbi Lane is a commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing “real people” and travel for stock.

    Shirley Moulton

    Shirley Moulton is an entrepreneur, author and founder and CEO of The ACADEMi of Life, “a Social Enterprise focused on curating wisdom to develop the inner state, wealth, and spirit of a human being.”

    Edie Falco

    Critically acclaimed actress, Edie Falco, has the distinction of being the only actress to earn the Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series,’ the Golden Globe® Award for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series,’ and the SAG Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama,’ in the same year. The conservatory-trained Falco has received numerous awards for her performances throughout her career.

    Christa Miller

    Talented actress and photographer, Christa Miller, began her television career when she was cast in a Poloraid commercial at the age of 16. Since then she made numerous television and film appearances.