Kahnversations Podcast

New Podcast with Actor India de Beaufort!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview India de Beaufort.

India was born in a small suburb on the outskirts of London, England. It’s called Surbiton. If you’ve heard of Wimbledon, where the tennis happens, you still haven’t heard of Surbiton. It’s one town over. India’s mum, dancer/choreographer Karen de Beaufort, tried her darnedest to deter India from the entertainment industry at a very young age, but India completely ignored her mother and pulled out the jazz hands anyway, receiving her first (background acting) credit at 9 years old.

At the age of 15, India joined the BAFTA-nominated BASIL BRUSH SHOW, where she made a ton of mistakes and expected to be fired daily. She miraculously held on to the gig until she was cast in David Schwimmer’s feature RUN FAT BOY RUN, at 18, not long after she made the move from London to Los Angeles, and consequently began hoarding British tea bags. With no formal training, India’s godsend of a manager Tom Drumm (thank the heavens) sent her to miracle worker Lesly Kahn, who got her on her first US series, and has been screaming at her ever since (thanks Les). Since landing in LA, India has jumped around as a regular, recurring and guest star on multiple live action and animated series, most recently shooting the pilot GOSPEL OF KEVIN for ABC, and wrapping up season 6 of Netflix’s ALL HAIL KING JULIEN. However, the best thing she got from Lesly Kahn (slash all of America) is her husband, fellow LK&Co. client Todd Grinnell, who can currently be seen crushing the role of Schneider on Netflix’s ONE DAY AT A TIME. #Proud.

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in Brentwood? We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.

In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.

Direct download: India.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 3:19pm EST