Thanks Sarah J. for emailing us the link to this interview!
This is an interview with Chris about his work, at the end (11 min) he mentions Elizabeth.
Chris Soldevilla has been a working actor for more than 20 years, and his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell (ER, Lost, V), is also in the business—so he knows a thing or two about “playing” for a living.
In Follow Your Heart, Do the Math, or Somewhere in Between?, I asked Work Stew readers what they would tell young people seeking career advice today. Most of the commenters, perhaps still bruised by these recessionary times, suggested they’d lean towards “Do the math.” In other words: focus on acquiring marketable skills and pursue your passions in your spare time. Given this, I was intrigued to speak with someone who has in fact followed his heart—and fared just fine.
About Chris Soldevilla: Chris has been performing and teaching in Boston, L.A., and Seattle for over 20 years. He performs regularly with The Edge Improv, a well regarded Seattle-based improv troupe; he appears in plays and other projects; and he teaches a range of acting and improv classes for teens and adults. He has also appeared in commercials, TV shows (7th Heaven, Arli$$) and movies (Coyote Ugly).