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

Hi Tiffany, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Don’t be afraid of risk, allow yourself grace, and know that the word “no” is a full sentence. The entertainment industry is always shifting, so it’s tough trying to stay in the know without feeling some sense of self-doubt. It’s easy to get swept away in all of the reasons why things could possibly not work out. But your self-drive has to be stronger. Your gut instinct and motivation always needs to be stronger. What’s for you is for you, you know? I’ve learned to trust that.

Please tell us more about your career. 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 think what sets me apart from others is that I’m okay with being a lone wolf. A lot of being an actor – or creative person in this industry – is having a great team around you; agents, managers, publicists, etc. There’s been years I’ve gone without reps, but I’ve still gotten auditions because I’ve done the research and made the calls myself. “Who’s your manager?” Ummm, me. Luckily, I have an amazing team of reps currently. But if I didn’t, I’m not afraid to fight for myself.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting…I would take them to the beach right away. Malibu, not Santa Monica. And then we would head into the city and stop at The Grove and do a little sight-seeing; maybe spot a celeb or two shielding their faces from the paps. We would have Sprinkles Cupcakes for brunch – and yes, that qualifies as a whole meal. Then, driving right past the Mulholland entrance to Runyon Canyon as fast as possible, we’d hop on over to the Universal Overlook to get a good look at the Valley. We’d find our way to Laurel Canyon and head into the trenches of Studio City. And since the day has been soooooooooo busyyyyyyyy, we’d stop in at Squeeze and get a massage. Because, hello, self-care. We’d take a stroll through Studio City, grabbing Alfred’s to go before getting back in the car to make our way to our dinner reservation at Castaway in Burbank. Perfect.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mom, Lisa Keronen and my amazing team of Doctors at Kaiser Permanente.

Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3396929/

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Image Credits
Photo by: Chris Labadie

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