OITNB, a blessingway, why “witch” can be positive, being a child in a home of two actors, hiding pregnancy while performing, a dramatic birth story, and raising a child as a busy actor. Alysia Reiner, activist and actress on “Orange Is the New Black”, “Butterbean’s Cafe”, “Better Things”, and the new film “Egg”, shares her mom journey with Stacy Igel and Michelle Park. (Instagram: @alysiareiner)
In this episode:
- Alysia’s work as Natalie “Fig” Figueroa on Orange is the New Black, as well as her Nickelodeon show Butterbean’s Cafe, her Off-Broadway work, as well as her mom-related projects Better Things on FX and Egg, in theaters January 2019
- Having a “blessingway” versus a Baby shower and creating a welcoming atmosphere for expectant moms
- Taking back “witch” as a positive term
- How having a child helped Alysia’s career
- The stresses of bringing a child into a household with two actors
- How Alysia hid a pregnancy while performing Shakespeare
- Alysia tells the dramatic story of giving birth to her daughter
- The challenges raising a daughter with a busy acting career
- Alysia’s #MOMSGOTTHIS Moment!
Alysia Reiner is best known as “Fig” on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK for which she won a SAG award. Her dark-comedic feature about motherhood, EGG, premiered at Tribeca film festival 2018, and will be released in January 2019. Reiner stars with Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp, and serves as a producer. Additionally, Reiner produced and stared in EQUITY (bought/distributed by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2016). Reiner also plays “Sunny” in all 3 seasons of F/X’s BETTER THINGS (Peabody Award winner), “Kiki” in season 2 of THE DEUCE, and “D.A. Wendy Parks” on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. She is passionately committed to protecting the environment (see livariclothing.com) and being a change maker for women. Reiner just returned from speaking at the Power Women Summit, and has been honored with the Voice of a Woman Award, the Moves Power Women Award, the Pioneer in Filmmaking Award, the Founders Award for Support, and recently received a Muse ‘Made In NY’ Award from The Mayor’s Office and NY Women in Film and Television.
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