about me


Hi:) I'm Jolie. I'm a working actress living in Los Angeles with my husband and pooch.

Do you know what it's like being an actress in Los Angeles? It's simultaneously:

insane,
fun,
bizarre,
harrowing,
exciting,
maddening,
riveting,
and boring-as-hell.

Not unlike your Grandma taking you to have the expert photogs at K-Mart work their portrait magic after dressing yourself in a rad 80s outfit (see above).

When Show Business is good, it's really good. But when it's been a while between jobs, you're so desperate for a creative outlet that it's not uncommon to pin all your hopes and dreams on, say, a small guest-star on a CSI:MIAMI episode, fully believing that it will express all you have to offer as a creative entity. This can only end badly. Especially if you're shooting all day on a small, musty boat getting tangled split-ends and active rosacea from the whipping, salty wind. 

After many years and many CSI:MIAMI moments, I made a concerted effort to take all my eggs out of one basket and spread them around: learned the true value of having a hobby. I took up knitting and couldn't stop. I always liked to cook so I enrolled in a 20-week cooking course. It was such a relief to find other things to enjoy. And in both cases, having a desire to create something and then see it through to an end result was tremendously satisfying. I didn't have to wait by the phone for my agent to tell me I could. Feeling bolstered, I started writing more, tweaking recipes, documenting my experiences in the kitchen and out in the Crazytown that is Los Angeles.



I love to act and play other people but Joeycake is all me.  




A few random things:

  • I have a love/hate relationship with bangs (see above).
  • I have an embarrassing addiction to Reality Television which I justify by believing I watch ironically.
  • I make my bed every day.
  • Hard-boiled eggs make me want to hurl.
  • I have an unusual talent for getting songs stuck in my head. Repeat offenders include "Gimme a Break" (the Kit Kat song), "The Adams Family" theme song and "Hail to the Chief". (If any of these get stuck in your head right now, I'm truly sorry.)
  • I talk to myself.  Like a lot.
  • Making my husband laugh is my favorite thing ever.
  • I love to be outside. You might see me in Runyon Canyon. If you do, say hi:)
  • I kiss my dog on the mouth.
  • I shamelessly know every word to Les Miserables. And most musicals.
  • I hate that I care what celebrities carry in their purses.
  • I want a glass of wine right now.

Thanks for hanging out here. I can't tell you how much it means to me.
xoxo
jolie

P.S. You can find me on twitterFacebookpinterest and the Huffington Post. Or send me a line at joeycakeblog@gmail.com.  I'd love to hear from you:)

P.P.S.  I almost forgot! Joeycake is a childhood nickname. 

P.P.P.S. Not to toot my own horn*, but if you want to see some of my best acting work, click here.

*worst expression on the earth.

5 comments:

  1. Jolie, I like you. A lot. We should take a sewing class again together.

    And I agree, that scene (from whatever show) WAS INDEED your best work ever.

    XO
    Erin

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  2. Jolie you are so clever and witty and your photo is just magic! x

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  3. I just saw the scene of your best acting moment, and well done. I could totally see your thoughts.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I just watched the blind date, Erin and John, clip. I met my husband on a blind date set up by his sister. I walked into my dorm parlor to see such a hunk standing there. He turned to me and said, "Oh, I thought that you would be blond." Being very brunette, I answered, "Well, I hope you still want to go out." He said yes, we have now been married 45 years, have 3 children, 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. And now.................I am his caregiver, he has cancer and every day is just as precious to us as first meeting.

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