Welcome to The Everyday Actor! My name is Emma Dayton Petersen and I am the creator and host of this podcast! I am a working actor in Los Angeles and created this podcast to share the stories of working actors and other industry professionals. Not the glitz and the glamour, but real everyday life. We don't shy away from mistakes, failures, and hard lessons. In fact, we embrace them. If you are a beginning actor looking to break into Hollywood or someone who is interested in what it means to be an actor, this is the podcast for you!
Quei Tann: HTGAWM, Dear White People, CAM
Quei Tann is an actor living in Los Angles. You've seen her on How To Get Away With Murder, Dear White People, and CAM on Netflix. Quei is unbelievably vulnerable and honest in this episode. You will get to hear about her journey from homelessness to...
Jennifer Apple- The Band's Visit, New Amsterdam, and MORE!
Jennifer Apple is an actress and acting coach! Pre-quarantine she was traveling with the tour of The Band's Visit. Jennifer and I talk about being true to yourself, not apologizing, her program the "Empowered Artist Collective," her experience with The...
BONUS- Brian Patacca: Career & Life Coach
BONUS EPISODEHappy Holidays everyone! My gift to you this year is this wonderful bonus episode. Brian Patacca helps actors get what they want without suffering. He’s helped 432 actors find representation (and counting!) and is the Founder of the Actors...
Salisha Thomas: All About Broadway!
Salisha Thomas was in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway as well as the national tour! You would never guess who stopped her on the street in New York and told her she had to move there. Salisha was crowned Miss California, and was also a...
Lili Wexu- The Voice of The Olympics!
Welcome back to The Everyday Actor! Lili Wexu is a Voiceover Artist and the author of "Get Clever About Voice Acting and Announcing," which is an amazing resource for people looking to hone their VO skills, and be successful in the VO world. Lili...
Katie Griffin- Casting Director
Katie Griffin is a commercial casting director based in New York, but casts for project everywhere! She has been in the business for over 20 years and strongly believes in connecting with talent and working as a team. During quarantine, she started the...
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Spilling allllll the tea! 🚀🚀🚀
As a former guest I may seem biased, but I LOVE this podcast because Emma gave me free reign to spill all the tea on what I think works for actors and the lies they need to give up. She is a gift to smart actors everywhere.
One of my new favorite podcasts
Emma is such a wonderful host. I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest on an episode. Emma was the ultimate professional and I felt so at ease. As a new podcast host, I learned so much from her (and still do!). As a NYC based Actress, her podcast is so crucial. I love her episode with Casting Director Katie Griffin. Emma skillfully asked the best questions and I learned so much. If you’re an actor, definitely subscribe!
- Michelle Miller
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Great look at behind the scenes of LA
Thank you Emma for breaking down the buiz in a way that is accessible and relatable — great point that so many people are working towards their goal and yet their stories are left untold. It’s important to share what it’s “really” like. Excited to dive in! -Chelsea