‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actress turns advocate

By: Rebekah Alcalde

When Chandra Wilson’s daughter suddenly became ill with nausea, vomiting and intense abdominal pain — a condition that persisted and returned many times — the 48-year old mother and actress rolled up her sleeves and began to keep a log of her daughter’s symptoms. Eventually, the binder of information she put together, accompanied by her persistent advocacy, helped doctors... READ MORE

Chandra Wilson talks advocacy, acting and award

By: Rebekah Alcalde

Chandra Wilson spends her days acting as formidable Dr. Miranda Bailey on the hit ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and recently made waves for her moving and thought-provoking performance during her portrayal of her character’s heart attack. In the episode, titled “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” Dr. Bailey checks herself into an ER at a different hospital and attempts to... READ MORE

Allison Janney finally wins her first Oscar

By: Lindsey Bahr

The Academy Awards seemed like a formality when it came to the best supporting actress category this year. Since the world devoured Allison Janney’s brilliantly acidic performance as Tonya Harding’s abusive mother in I, Tonya, she has won nearly every major award she’s been up for — including a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild award, a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice... READ MORE

How did Dr. Ruth come to be who she is?

By: Robert Friedman

“I’m so glad you’re here,” Dr. Ruth tells the Theater J audience. “This is much better than talking to myself.” So for the next 90 minutes, the famous short, sweet, giggly, no-nonsense, common-sense sex therapist — as wonderfully performed by Naomi Jacobson in the one-woman show, Becoming Dr. Ruth — tells us all about her life and loves (three husbands, two children),... READ MORE

Laurie Metcalf gets her first Oscar shot

By: Lindsey Bahr

Laurie Metcalf has won three Emmys and a Tony Award in her nearly 40-year year career, but the veteran stage and screen actress still feels uncomfortable in front of a camera. “Even after all those years on ‘Roseanne,’ I have a real fear of cameras. They make me inhibited,” Metcalf, 62, said on a recent afternoon in Los Angeles. “I think ‘Why don’t I know where to put my ... READ MORE