When Tracie Thoms was cast in Cold Case in 2005, she had already earned a small following playing Mahandra McGinty in the short-lived Fox television series Wonderfalls and Sasha in the US version of the TV series As If. She has subsequently appeared in several films, including the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Rent, in which she plays lawyer Joanne Jefferson, and The Devil Wears Prada.
“My younger self would never have thought that my career would be as interesting as it is. It shocks me,” Thoms acknowledged in her interview with StartTV.
“It takes an incredible amount of force, graceful force, and belief in you to stay in this business. And then …how do I give back and how do I tell stories I want to tell and how do I inspire people who are younger than me?” She continued, “You just figure out that path of yours, and it’s actually quite lovely.”
While Thoms has been lucky enough to consider her career a dream come true, she also reminds anyone she speaks to that to succeed, the work needs to be done.
Catch these wise words in practice as you watch Detective Kat Miller at work on Cold Case, played by the dedicated, talented, and unstoppable Tracie Thoms.
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