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Tamara Krinsky, our Field Reporter for Tomorrow’s World Today, wears a lot of different hats so we thought it would be fun to take a deeper dive into just how this actress/broadcast host/writer/producer/mom/wife balances it all.

You do a lot of different things. Do you even have what one would call a “typical” day?

So how do you structure your day if it’s always changing?

I think that sometimes there’s a general impression that all of us who work in the entertainment industry have tons of help with taking care of our families and our lives, but the reality is that there is a whole population of what I’ll call “working class actors” who work regularly but aren’t the superstars you see splashed across the covers of People and US Weekly. We don’t have nannies or assistants or – for some of us – even additional family living nearby. We’re just people working our butts off as we try to figure out how to simultaneously take care of our kids, pay the bills and fulfill that creative mojo that burns inside us.

Tamara Krinsky

And have you figured out how to balance all of those things?

My husband Matt is a wonderful partner – it all starts there. And we have been very lucky to have awesome friends and babysitters who help us out, as well as parents who come out to visit a few times during the year to “Granny Nanny.” But it’s always tricky. We do have a few basic routines down that keep us sane.

Such as?

After she’s gone, I try to workout. I strongly prefer to exercise in the morning…it gives me energy throughout the day, and if I wait, I’ll just find too many excuses to not do it.

What kind of workouts do you like to do?

TWT Gia Mora Tamara Krinsky Taryn O'Neill

What’s next after the gym?

If it’s a “writing” day, that usually means I’m focusing on one of several projects: award show writing, social media clients, or episodic writing. This can involve doing research or conducting interviews in addition to the actual writing part.

When it comes to award shows, it’s always fun to script things for celebs you admire…and it’s a blast to hear an audience laugh at your jokes! I also script events for several organizations that work with students, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and Point Foundation, and part of my work involves helping them figure out how to tell their stories more clearly and effectively. It’s very fulfilling to have a small part in helping these incredible kids and college students find their voices.

Right now the episodic work I’m focused on is tied in with Scirens, a creative team that I co-founded with my partners Taryn O’Neill and Gia Mora. We’re all actresses/writers with a passion for science. Our name is a play on “screen sirens for science,” and our two main goals are advocating for scientific literacy in the general public and creating science-infused entertainment. We are currently writing a half-hour comedic TV pilot and working on a treatment for a non-scripted show; we basically function like a mini-writers room.

And of course, there’s writing for Tomorrow’s World Today which is a blast because I get to research different technological and scientific innovations from around the world.

And by the way, everything I’m talking about is when I’m not shooting or on the road with TWT. When I am on the road…it’s an entirely different situation.

Are there things you do on the road to make it easier?

One of the quirks of this particular show was that for me, everything was an “on location” shoot – even when on set at our “home base” in Pittsburgh. That meant a lot of time spent in airports and on roadtrips as we caravanned to different locations. I think I now know where to get the best Caesar salad in every airport on the East Coast! I have become a big fan of my phone’s personal wifi hotspot, which allowed me to get online from almost anywhere. If I’m connected, I can get work done in almost any setting, from the backseat of the production van to my dressing room on the TWT set to the airport gate! I also like to catch up on sleep on planes. One of the benefits of being 4’11” is the ability to curl up in an airline seat. Tall people, please don’t hate me…

TWT Black Panther Premiere

I know you do a lot of work with Marvel, but unless you’re an actual real superhero, you’ve got to take a break sometimes, right? What do you do to recharge?

Any specialties we should know about?

So when am I coming over for dinner?

But no matter what book I’m reading, my favorite place to do it is on the beach. That’s one of the few places I can totally relax.

I’m also a T.V. junkie…though I have finally become resigned to the fact that there are just way too many good shows out there that I’ll never have the time to watch! Gotta let that FOMO go!

Tamara Krinsky winter press photo

Any recommendations?

Given that your days change so much, do you have a favorite type of production day? One thing you prefer doing over another?

Overall, I’m really goal-oriented and ambitious. There’s a lot I want to do and a lot I’m interested in. So my favorite day is more about a rhythm: putting all of my energy into something, working with a great team of people, and then having that build up and final payoff, whether it’s an Opening Night at my theater for a show, the crazy adrenaline on the red carpet of a Marvel LIVE! premiere or suddenly finding myself standing in this amazing eco-lagoon in Honduras while shooting a TV show.

Those are my best days – when it feels like I’ve worked my butt off, and then I get to do these really awesome things and share what I’m passionate about with the world. At the end of the day, I want to make an impact, and getting to do that in so many different creative ways makes the juggling act worthwhile.