Jesse Lee Soffer Talks Acting Journey In New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

Before his current run as Detective Jay Halstead on Chicago P.D., Jesse Lee Soffer cut his teeth as a child actor working in feature films (Matinee, Safe Passage, The Brady Bunch Movie) and in Soaps (Guiding Light, As The World Turns). During the NBC Universal Summer Press Tour I asked Soffer if he found any differences amidst the acting communities of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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Paris Days And Nights Are A “Moveable Feast”

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Sunday morning – 9 am. I am pretending to watch football at my friend’s house. He turns to me and asks, ” Hey, don’t you have to pack? You are leaving to Paris tonight right?”  I aloofly answer, “Yeah, I’m suppose to…. But, don’t think I’m leaving tonight!” He gives me a confused look and changes the subject in fear of why I am so nonchalant.

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Making the Cut: A Model’s Journey

Picture this — beautiful international 6 foot models swarming backstage, ready to strut their long legs in front of millions of cameras, capturing the vision of a beloved designer.  “Lights… Camera, Action, its New York Fashion Week 2015!” The fashion director cues the music as the first model is waiting behind a partition — palms sweaty, heart racing with adrenaline.

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FYS Dating Podcast: “Table for One, I Mean Two”

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He walks in to a room, your heart skips a beat, palms are sweaty, he asks for your name. You respond with a hint of flirtation rolling off your tongue. No, this isn’t a scene from a romantic comedy staring Jimmy Stewart, or even my gal JLo. These are the butterflies that have sadly been replaced with “I don’t give a F**k” or even “Sorry not Sorry,” just to name a few. These feelings used to live within us and, sadly, died with our braces and True Religion jeans.  Do you remember when your 9th grade crush ask to borrow a pencil in Algebra class?

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Greta Gerwig Gets “Connected” With ‘Mistress America’

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Now playing in select theaters, Mistress America centers on a Tracy (Lola Kirke), a sheltered college freshman who finally breaks out of her shell after socializing with her extroverted soon-to-be stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig). This New York based feature is directed by Noah Baumbach, who previously worked with Gerwig on Greenberg and Frances Ha.
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