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Interview: Stephanie Drake

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Baltimore native Stephanie Drake is an up and coming actress who is ready to make her mark in Hollywood through hard work and perseverance. The multi-talented actress has worked in theater, television, film and has done voice work as well.

She’s made appearances on shows like The Middle, Jimmy Kimmel Live and now can be seen playing Meredith on the hit AMC series Mad Men which will begin its final season on Sunday, April 13 at 10 PM ET/PT. Stephanie sat down with the Pop Culture Principle to talk about working on Mad Men, the power of social media and what advice she would give to up and coming actors.

Pop Culture Principle – What made you decide to become an actor?

Stephanie Drake – When I was 7, my dad took me to New York to see my first Broadway show which was The Phantom of the Opera. I know it sounds so cheesy, but it was like a light bulb went off and I just knew while sitting there that this is what I wanted to do the rest of my life. From then on, I was always interested in acting. I went to the performing arts high school in Baltimore County where I took it to a whole other level. I then went to USC for college and have really been acting ever since. It’s kind of hard to believe that a seven year old could be bitten by the bug, but I was.

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