We love actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler for many reasons, but primarily because she’s not afraid to change it up. Best known for playing a mafia boss’s daughter on the genre-busting HBO drama The Sopranos, Sigler pivoted after the hit series ended into more comedic roles, such as a tongue-in-cheek version of herself on Entourage and most recently as the bubbly wife of a thirtysomething dad on the new NBC comedy Guys with Kids. Aside from maintaining a busy career, Sigler is also a committed philanthropist and supporter of The Art of Elysium, a non-profit that encourages actors, artists, designers, and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling various medical conditions. We asked Sigler about her secret to success, must-have products, and desire to give back.
I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be an actress, probably eight-years-old. I was always interested in the theater and did my first play, The Sound of Music, at age nine. I was hooked after that.
Secrets to Success
Working hard, asking for help when I need it, and reflecting every night on the things I’m lucky to have (even if it was a bad day).
If I hadn’t become an actress, I would have been a veterinarian because I love animals.
Eyes Wide Open
I love facials. I go to Frankie Paige in Beverly Hills.
I fall asleep with my makeup on. A lot.
I’m a supporter of The Art of Elysium because I believe in its mission and I’ve gotten to see firsthand the smiles and joy brought to these children through the non-profit’s programs. I always feel my life changes a little bit more each time I volunteer with these kids.
For Thanksgiving, I’m going back home to New York City to meet my new niece, Drew Havana Sigler. Usually, I spend the holiday cooking with my mom. I’m also an excellent baker, so I’m always in charge of the desserts.
- By Meredith Stebbins