Ask Alexandra – October 2011

Question #1:

Enjoyed your work since Christine. Where were you born? Also did either of your parents act?

Joe Locastro

Hi Joe,

Christine was one of my first jobs, and I am pleased that people still love & remember that movie. It has been 28 years since its release.

I was born in Manhattan, New York City. I came 2 months early, as my mother was having twins but she didnt know it! In fact, she didnt know it until I was born and the doctor said “Mrs. Paul, there is another one in there”, and 2 minutes later my twin Caroline appeared! For weeks, we were known as Baby A and Baby B, until my parents setttled on names for us both.

My dad was a banker and my mom was a social worker. We were taken to alot of museums and some plays as a kid, but our family was always an observer of art rather than artists.

Best wishes,

Question #2:

Love watching you on Lifetime and can’t wait to see your upcoming movies!! If you could change one thing about you, would what that be?

Your biggest fan,
Megan Coffer

Hi Megan,

Just one, I only get to change one thing? 🙂 Hmmm, I guess it would be that I wish I was less worried about things. As I have gotten older, I have relaxed more, but I still would like to “go with the flow” more.

Dont miss my upcoming movie on Lifetime, Betrayed at 17, which begins airing on Sunday, October 9 at 8pm. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for writing,

Question #3:

Hi, it is an honor to be writing to you right now. Can you give some advice for someone who has nothing and wants to be an actress?


Hi Rashida,

Everyone starts off “with nothing”, so dont worry about that.

You dont say how old you are, or where you live, but here are some thoughts:

If you are still in school, sign up for dance, singing and acting classes where you are and read as much as you can about the business ( I suggest books by Margie Haber and Larry Moss for starters.

Watch movies and go to plays. Join a local theater group. Sign up to act in student filmsGet healthy and as fit as you can. Take more acting classes. Hang out with actors.

If you want to make your living as an actress, you need to move to a city where there are alot of entertainment jobs. In America, that means living in Los Angeles (film & TV) or New York (theater). It is often that factor that separates those that make it in show business and those that dont get far: the willingness to move to LA or NY .

When you get to LA, you will need to join the union, SAG, and get an agent, but first do the other things and then get back to me.

Best of luck to you! Follow your dreams and you wont regreit it.

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