Laine Wagner is new to the Portland, Oregon area but not new to acting! In 2011 Laine Graduated with a BFA in Acting/Design & Tech from the University of Rhode Island. Some of her favorite college credits include Myrrha in Metamorphoses and Izzy in Seminar.
After Graduating Laine immediately went on the road with the Missoula Children's Theatre, where she used her performance skills to help teach up to 64 kids an hour long musical in a week. Over the course of a year she visited 45 states and spent six glorious months in beautiful British Columbia.
While touring, she also met her wonderful significant other who lured her to Portland, Oregon by promising her that, "The Dream of the 90s was alive in Portland."
She is excited to be working with such a wonderful cast on Adventures in #Adulting!
Now it's time for you to learn more about this talented actress:
1. In what ways are you and the character Gina similar?
Well, on a very basic level we are both aspiring actresses, which is cool. But more importantly, I think we both are in a place of self-discovery and self-empowerment.
2. Which episode of Adventures in #Adulting do you feel will appeal the most to audiences?
I think the second episode is too much fun! I loved the 90s and I can’t wait to have a nostalgia high when it airs!
3. What is your favorite 90's movie?
Is Legally Blonde from the 90s? If so, Legally Blonde.
Legally Blonde was 2001, so pick another film.
Nooooooooo! But, okay. Wait...JURASSIC PARK! I can quote every line. That's my choice!
4. Which full album from the 90's would be the first you'd add to a playlist?
ANYTHING BY GREEN DAY.
5. Do you think Gina will ever end up with Corey again?
I think they will end up back together briefly.
6. What brought you to Portland, Oregon?
Acting work, beautiful scenery, and my wonderful significant other! I am originally from Rhode Island, which is beautiful in its own right, but the acting scene there pays little to nothing. I knew if I wanted to take my career seriously I had to move to a city that had tons of film work and paying theatre. Surprisingly, Portland fit the bill!
7. In Portland, name your favorite place to grab some grub?
This changes weekly…but, right now…probably Swiss Hibiscus on Alberta Street. Although, my guilty pleasure is Salt & Straw.
8. Who is the one actor/actress you'd love to work with?
Natalie Portman is a Goddess and I aspire to be able to act the way she can someday. I LOVE HER.
9. Which of the 7 deadly sins are you most guilty of?
I would easily say envy. I have a really bad problem of comparing myself to others instead of appreciating and realizing what I have.
10. Why should people watch Adventures in #Adulting?
You should watch Adventures in #Adulting if you love the 90s and are in the need of a nostalgia high OR if you want to feel a real connection to others struggling with the realities of becoming an adult, but don’t let the struggle stop you/them from having a great time!
Photo credit Garry Bastian Photography