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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, November 17, 2011

Celebrity Shares Insight with Students

Celebrity Shares Insight

What better way to learn the ins and outs of the acting profession than to pick the brain of a well-established professional?

That’s exactly what a handful of students did Oct. 25 when film and television actor/writer/director Lou Diamond Phillips stopped by Lisa Devine’s acting class for an informal chat.

The actor was in town for a reading of his new play at Theatre Three, which Lisa, adjunct professor of theater, is directing. She extended an invitation to Phillips to speak to her class, and to the delight of her students, he accepted.

Phillips’ acting credits range from starring roles in “La Bamba” and “Young Guns” to recurring roles and appearances in television shows like “Numb3rs” and “Cougar Town.”

In a relaxed, candid Q-and-A session, star-struck students asked Phillips a healthy sampling of questions about his career, including how he got his start and how he balances his home and professional lives.