We had the good fortune of connecting with Georgia Dolenz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Georgia, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think risk is a huge part of doing anything creative. You never know if people will connect with your work, or find it funny. But that’s part of the thrill. They’re often the moments that propel you to the next level, or open up avenues you’d never have known existed. As long as I connect with what I’m doing, I think the risks are always worth it.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I was very open when I started my career as an actor, working on a variety of projects, across genres. After a while, I began to notice the types of projects that excited me, the type of roles that I was drawn to, and the type of writing I was good at – so I focused my efforts. I loved comedy, so I made that a priority. I began writing sketches and TV scripts that made me laugh, and were unique to my experience, instead of things I ‘should’ write. I think this is one of the biggest lessons I learned – to get specific.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One my my favorite spots in LA is the Observatory, I always take friends there when they come to town. It’s got science and views, what else do you need! The Huntingdon Gardens is another must-see.
For a quick snack, I love to go to Sunny Blue in Santa Monica. Or, for something more substantial, Osteria La Buca on Melrose has some of the best pasta in town. For something sweet, Salt & Straw, Happy Days Cafe, or Erin Mckenna’s bakery are all delish.
A night out at the Pikey on Sunset was always fun, but it sadly didn’t survive the pandemic. When friends stay downtown, I take them to Perch – a beautiful rooftop bar with cocktails and fire pits.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would not be where I am today without the support of my parents and my sisters. They’re my biggest fans and my most treasured council.
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