Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Age: Five years younger than she actually is.
Occupation: Actress… who had a really great audition last week.
Rent: $1175 for a studio that’s kind of dark and small and the landlord sucks and is sort of pervy, but it’s still totally a good deal.
Profile: Came to the city from Central Pennsylvania after thee years of summer stock… whatever. Used to dream of Ophelia, but would now settle for a guest spot on Veronica Mars.
Under $30: Actresses know that lighting is the difference between looking like Uma Thurman and John C. Reilly. Ricky’s, the NYC institution, has tons of products to make you look your best. (Matisse concealers $9.99; www.rickysnyc.com)
Surefire: Starve no more, artist. She’d love an ornate evening at fancy Danube ($250 gift certificate, 30 Hudson St)
Fantasy Gift: Oh vanity thy name is thespian. Ever seen a really attractive woman only to be horrified when she opens her mouth to reveal horrible teeth? Want to give her a brand new smile? Reconstructive dental surgery is the gift that keeps giving (Call Laurie S. Litwin 39 Fifth Ave, 212-614-2662)
The Counterintuitive Gift: Isn’t it about time you got out of your head and built something besides a tower of neurotic self doubt? Like shelves for instance. (Garret Wade, set of four Japanese saws $115.95, 161 Avenue of the Americas)