Emily Bergl is one ultra talented actress, who has been a star on TV, Theater, and Movies. Emily’s most famous recent role on television is the tragic housewife Beth Young on “Desperate Housewives. ” For two years, Emily played Annie on ABC’s “Men in Trees,” a comedy starring Anne Heche centered around a small Alaskan town. She also played the troubled photographer Tammi Bryant on the TNT hit “Southland.” She has also become a mainstay in theater starring on Broadway in “The Lion in Winter” opposite Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing, for which she won the FANY award for Best Broadway Debut. Many guest star roles on television soon followed, including “ER” “NYPD Blue,” “Medium,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Wife,” and two seasons as the malevolent Francie on “Gilmore Girls.” Emily also starred in “Steven Spielberg Presents Taken,” a historic 20-hour mini-series, as Lisa, the mother to Dakota Fanning. While maintaining a career in film and television, Emily has worked throughout the country at regional theatres such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Globe Theatres, in plays such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Proof,” and “Our Town.” She starred on Broadway in Eugene O’Neill’s “A Touch of the Poet” opposite Gabriel Byrne, and in “The Rivals” at Lincoln Center (a performance the New York Times described as “infinitely nuanced”). Off Broadway, she has originated roles in new plays by Wendy Wasserstein, Christopher Shinn and Steven Dietz. Emily is also a company member of Antaeus, a theatre company in Los Angeles that produces classic works. Most recently, she appeared in Second Stage’s “Becky Shaw,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, she has built houses in Thailand, Malaysia, and across the United States. At the end of 2012 she will join President and Rosalynn Carter in Haiti to build for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the brilliantly talented and incredibly charming Emily Bergl at her newest cabaret show at the famed Cafe Carlyle “NY..I Love You” (Which has opened to rave reviews from the NYC Media and I’ve linked her site here for tour dates and details!), and we talk about her wonderful acting career, the various shows that she has worked on, some of her favorite actors and directors to work with, what people can expect in her own show, why she doesn’t have an English accent when she talks despite being born in London, her upcoming projects, and even share her martini!! Emily was beautiful and so much fun to chat with, and with the end of one ABC’s most popular shows, “Desperate Housewives” coming to an end tonight, it was great to sit down with her and get her perspective on the experience of being one of it’s “Most Unique Housewives”. Enjoy Kade Nation!