SEANA KOFOED: INTERVIEWED FOR EMMY.COM

Seana Kofoed was the subject of my latest piece for Emmy.com which was posted on the website almost the same day as my birthday. How cool is that, right? I truly love the assignments I get for Emmy.com as it allows me the chance to meet some fascinating people and help others as well as myself discover some phenomenal contemporary projects. So far, that’s meant interviewing the likes of Nick Rutherford, Vella Lovell and permission to write about Lee Marvin’s TV career based on my Lee Marvin Point Blank research that I called LEE TV.
Interviewing Seanna Kofoed was something even more special. Like Lee, she is a veteran character actor with remarkable credits and training to give superb performances whenever called upon to do so. Space constraint for the article didn’t allow me to get into her background but, as Wikipedia states:
“Kofoed was raised in the Chicago area and attended New Trier High School, Northwestern University and the Royal National Theatre in London. She began her stage career in Chicago, appearing in productions at the Goodman Theatre, the Court Theatre and the Victory Gardens Theater, before moving to New York City. In New York, Kofoed was best known for productions on and off Broadway. Her Broadway credits include Proof with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Night Must Fall with Matthew Broderick. Off Broadway credits include several productions at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Atlantic Theatre Company, and Manhattan Class Company, in addition to experiences in Glimmer, Glimmer, and Shine with the late John Spencer and An Experiment with an Air Pump, for which she received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Kofoed soon made the transition to on-camera acting, making an appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and lending her voice to a small role in the movie Shark Tale. In 2006, she was cast in the hit dramedy Men in Trees, playing the lead character Marin’s (Anne Heche) editor and best friend, Jane. In 2018, Kofoed was cast as a series regular on Lifetime’s American Princess.”

From her Facebook page comes this image of Seana’s character Maggie Chaney regally portraying Ren Faire’s Queen Elizabeth.

 

 

 

Three of Seana’s Ren Faire subjects cavort in a Shakespearean comedy in which…no, wait! That’s Lee Marvin on the far right at the American Theater Wing!

The purpose of the interview was to promote her role on the Lifetime series, American Princess. When it turned out that the interview could only be posted after her show’s initial lifespan ended, I asked her if that would be a problem. Her response: “In fact, possibly of extra value because betwixt us…It looks like A&E is actively talking to possible new homes for the show. So any love the show gets in this moment, is a huge help! The timing could be perfect. Either way, yay, and thank you so very very much, can’t wait to read/share, etc!”
Is this a nice lady or what? So, without further ado, my interview with this terrific actress in all its glory. Ladies & gentlemen, Seana Kofoed. Hope A&E picks up American Princess because believe it or not, I liked it!
– Dwayne Epstein

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