We had the good fortune of connecting with Peggy Lane ORourke and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Peggy, is there something you believe many others might not?
That you need talent. What you need is DRIVE. I have seen many people with a modest amount of talent far surpass those with far more talent simply because they have the drive and people skills to succeed.

You have to WANT IT. More than anything. Approach it like the business that it is. Train, submit, follow up – it can be an 8-10 hour day or longer just pursuing it. You do have to have talent of course, but the organizational side of it is what will get you seen. The pursuit. The chase. The actors I know who are the most successful do this.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

Please tell us more about your art.

What sets you apart from others ?

I care and I work harder than most people. I’m all or nothing so if I’m hired to do a job, any job, I will give it my all.

What are you the most proud of or excited about?

I’m beyond thrilled that I get to coach actors, both on set and off.

I got to coach Molly Shannon for a drama and Margo Martindale for a comedy. It’s amazing to me that actors of that caliber still have their own set of insecurities. I’m honored that I got to help them address all of that and feel more comfortable
with a genre that was new to them.

How did you get to where you are today professionally ?

I took the 101.

Was it easy?

Lots of traffic.

If not, how did you overcome the challenges ?

I exited at Sunset.

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

Leave early. Seriously, leave early.

What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?

I take the work seriously but try not to take myself seriously. If I’m part of a project, I care. I’m not just there for a check or a credit, I’m there because I believe in it. And I believe I have something I can bring to it.

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.
The Mulholland Scenic Overlook: I got to work there on Seinfeld and the view is amazing. The parking is a challenge but it’s worth it!

Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge: I LOVE Old Hollywood and nothing to me is as glamorous as the Beverly Hills Hotel. Especially the Polo Lounge.

Smokehouse: Open since 1946 and across the street from Warner Bros in Burbank. George Clooney even named his Production Company Smokehouse Productions. Best garlic cheese bread ever!

Disneyland: If you’ve got a week its the best place in the world to go.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my mom Dolores ORourke who encouraged me to follow my dreams. She knew I loved acting and so she did everything she could to help me succeed.

Website: https://www.peggy-lane.com/

Instagram: @peggylaneorourke

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peggy-lane-orourke-6804004/

Twitter: @peggylane

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peggy.lane.orourke/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHpQYW0ndh-bkyWOOYhrIdw

Image Credits
Suzanne Allison, main headshot, all others property of Peggy Lane.

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