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Aleksa Palladino

  • American actress
  • Born September 21, 1980

Aleksa Palladino (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her lead roles in Manny & Lo, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Find Me Guilty, Boardwalk Empire, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. She also played a prominent role in the second season of the AMC period drama Halt and Catch Fire.


Your crew becomes your family and you trust the director and the other actors on the set, and it's a very safe place.




When I was a teenager, if you'd asked me, I would have said I was in a relationship with New York City. It was my first real love.




Even though New York may be a more inspiring city, I get more inspired thinking of L.A., in a way. My life there was so much more simple in mind, and quiet.




Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom's an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life.




One of the benefits to television is that you're with these characters for years, you know them so well.




For me writing and acting all comes out of the same place, a compulsion to review and connect to something. For me they are more similar than different.




I think in L.A., in terms of the music scene, it's a really strange place. It's really hard to get the feeling that something's happening, or the feeling that something can make it out of there.




I think songs and visuals are so evocative of each other.




I started playing music when I was really young.




I think children in general have a very hard time - at least I did - expressing any pain because I didn't want to hurt the people that I loved.



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