Full given name: Megan Elizabeth Ensley
Song: "Learn Your Lessons Well"
Where you were born/where you were raised: Topeka, Kansas, America
Special skills: Whistling, basic baton twirling, Kansas knowledge
Something you're REALLY bad at: Math (you know, because I'm a girl) and playing the piano (much to my mother's chagrin)
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations as a young actor? I loved watching my mom perform when I was little, and I couldn't wait to do the same when I got older.
Current local show you have been recommending to friends: Michael Pizza and The Scene at iO
Favorite Chicago neighborhood: Andersonville
Favorite show tunes of all time: "Don't Rain on My Parade" "Legally Blonde"
Favorite musical: West Side Story, Gypsy, The Last Five Years, Legally Blonde
Your personal acting idols: Amy Poehler
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: "Tears Dry On Their Own" by Amy Winehouse and "Paper Bag" by Fiona Apple
Must-see TV show(s): 30 Rock, Designing Women, I Love Lucy, Saturday Night Live
Some films you consider classics: Gone With The Wind, Drop Dead Gorgeous
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Gilda Radner
Pop culture guilty pleasure: All of it. Seriously, I can't get enough. Especially Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Favorite cities: San Francisco, Perdido Key, FL, Chicago
First stage kiss: Pantaleon Florez III in 8th Grade production of Groovy
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: I always loved performing, but it was in College when I realized I could actually do it for real, instead of just dreaming about it.
Worst costume ever: Faux crushed velvet pantsuit with sparkly feathers around the neckline. Did I mention the whole outfit was white?
Three things you can't live without: Pearl Earrings, Television, The Internet
"I'll never understand why…": The electoral college is still used in elections. It just doesn't make sense!
See Megan in The Brown Paper Box Co.'s production of GODSPELL September 20 - October 7, 2012 at Collaboraction Studio 300 in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 North Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. For tickets and additional information, visit brownpaperbox.org.
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