In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Angel Parker. A proud LA native, Angel is a conservatory-trained actress, mother of two beautiful children, and a tireless do-gooder who has somehow never learned to ride a bicycle. She serves on the board of The Blank Theatre Company and is an active member of The New Hollywood, a women's philanthropic goal group. Since graduating from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and almost a decade with Lesly Kahn, she’s amassed numerous television, stage, voice, and commercial credits, with roles ranging from Coochi Snorcher in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT, but most younger fans will know her as Tasha Davenport from Disney XD’s LAB RATS. In her upcoming project, Ryan Murphy's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON, she plays 'Dream Team' lawyer Shawn Chapman. Angel spends as much time as possible mentoring young women and children, as well as aspiring actors, helping them to set and achieve their goals through hard work, passion, and positivity. She absolutely plans to learn to ride a bike one day, and perhaps to swim as well.
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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! 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 the hills?
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.