We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Rivette and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amber, why did you pursue a creative career?
I’m not good at drawing straight lines, and even though science and history fascinate me—those subjects are completely out of my league.

Art, on the other hand—is a necessity for me. If I’m lighthearted (or want to be), I sing. If I want to empathize or relate, I act. If I’m super depressed and cannot process something entirely, I put it on a canvas. If I’m hungry, I create a 4-course feast that any dietary restricted person can eat. If I’m confused or need to connect both sides of my brain, I write.

The way I live, breathe, and love is through art. If I can’t do it all day, then I would just shut down!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m very mult-faceted, as are most artists I’ve met. You’d be surprised at how much an artist can do!

I’m mainly known for my musical comedy, whether in the theater or on YouTube. I’ve voiced on a few video games as well.

I love using acting and my art as an activist medium to provide in-depth understanding of unheard perspectives.

Being an artist is harder than anything I’ve ever had to do, even harder than being a mother (although I don’t have teenagers yet).

While there’s some light in the tunnel, it’s a big tunnel and that light often flickers out—which is wonderful for creativity, but really hard to live long-term. Some joke that you’re either penniless and creative or rich and uninspired. The balance is as fitting as walking a tightrope, never finding the other side.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a native of LA, and I didn’t know the cool stuff until I met tourists myself!

Definitely Magnolia Park. They have Porto’s pastries, Pinnochio’s authentic Italian market, a year-round Halloween store, amazing shops like It’s A Wrap, Playclothes, and other boutiques. Once a month there used to be a night with food trucks and it was the best!

Of course I always have to take people to Venice Beach by taking Mulholland Drive to the 405!

Lastly, I love Toi on Sunset, Rock n Roll Thai. Once I met Quentin Tarantino and Weird Al on the same night there! I’ve met Tom Green, Shane West, the list goes on—but most of all I love the whole place.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Mother and Grandma are the first ones who ever believed in me! And my husband who has stood by me thick and thin.

Website: https://www.amberrivette.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberrivette/?hl=en

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Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCvCEx0xe5X6tbjjIg4bMADQ/videos

Other: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCX1hcCumITPNJFDIEaarNfw

Image Credits
Rob Kazandjian (headshots) Whittier Community Theater (Young Frankenstein Photo)

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