While every one of these original statements contains a partial truth, only two are completely true.
I played Lt. Benson in the student film, One Late Knight. I got shot and killed because I didn't listen to my partner - the star of the movie - played by my then-boyfriend. [And no, you won't find this movie on DVD]
I was originally cast to be in a Paula Abdul dance/workout video but after two rehearsals they caught on to the fact that I had no idea what I was doing. I still laugh when I think of the look on Paula's face as she watched me stumble through the entire rehearsal. [That made it all worth it for me!] The premise was to hire everyday street people to give the feel that anyone could workout to the video. I proved their theory wrong so they ended up cutting those of us without any formal dance training. No biggie. One of my roommates made the cut and was in the video. I was there for the taping, because I worked for the production company. I would've died. It was torture for the dancers. Paula got to rest a lot.
While it's true I performed in Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, it's only true that I wondered what would happen if someone actually had a heart attack during the show. [I wonder the same about Haunted Houses] But it never happened.
I'd been in L.A. for three weeks when a friend who worked on the Paramount lot told me one of the "regular extras" on Wings had just left the show. He suggested I walk onto the set and say, "I want the part." So I did that - and with no headshot, no resume, no SAG card, no experience, I think I stunned the 2nd A.D. into hiring me. Five episodes later I was eligible for SAG. [and yes DiAnne, I was an extra!]
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Shasta almost got it by second-guessing herself. Andrea, I have a B.A. in Theatre. I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress [the only aspiration I'd ever had] Ginger, guess you got it half right because of your "2nd cousin" status [nice disclaimer]. Monica, thanks for introducing us to this game. EVERYONE, thanks for playing. This was a lot of fun!