From Brighton to LA: Andria Langston, a bright actress sharing her light with the world

From Brighton to LA: Andria Langston, a bright actress sharing her light with the world

Photos courtesy of Andria Langston

May 10. 2017

You first met Che in Rochester works for actor Che Holloway, an impromptu interview and amble through the Neighborhood of the Arts.

BHS Yearbook, Crossroads 2010. Scanned courtesy of the Brighton Memorial Library

Brighton High School Yearbook, Crossroads 2010. From Brighton girl taking feminist humor big time

An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!

Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 50 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.

For the full series, see Che of The Town: Interviews

Today, Che profiles Andria Langston, a Brighton High School alum.  Recently, you read about another BHS grad making her way in the world of entertainment and drama, Kelsey Claire Hagen. As a BHS alum myself, I say, go Andria and Kelsey Claire!   SEE Brighton girl taking feminist humor big time

From Brighton to LA: Andria Langston, a bright actress sharing her light with the worldandria 2

In this highlight we turn our attention to Andria Langston, an extraordinarily talented actress making her mark in the world of theatre and film.

I asked Andria a series of questions. Here is her responses.

Tell us a little about yourself, where you are from, grew up, what H.S./College you attended etc.

I grew up in Brighton and went to Brighton High School! After high school, I moved to Philadelphia for college and graduated from Temple University. Right after graduation, I was accepted into the masters program of Communication Management at USC.

I’ve been in LA ever since…lol. Throughout my life I participated in various theatrical productions and when I moved to Philly, I started dabbling with films working on student projects for my friends. Since I moved to Los Angeles, I decided to pursue my passion and have been actively acting in various web, short, and feature productions.andria 5

What inspired you to be an artist/entertainer? Early experiences worth sharing?

Hmm… I feel like i’ve been an entertainer since i came out of the womb, I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t putting on shows or creating and going into character. I started going to theater camp at 5 years old and pretty much went every summer until high school. In fifth grade I got the lead in our schools play. I’d never been more focused and excited in my life. I memorized the entire script, my lines and everyone else’s.. lol. It was only 26 pages but at 10, it was a big deal for me. Pretty much since then, I’ve had my heart set on becoming an actress. andrea 6

Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.

I recently faced huge adversity this past fall. I just wrapped a feature film where I was the lead and I was feeling really good about the trajectory of my career.  However, when the film wrapped up, I faced a long drought period I had never experienced before since moving to LA. I was very frustrated, had to get an office job, became extremely miserable, complained all the time. One day I was at work and I just realized I was not supposed to be there, so I left in the middle of the day and went to an audition… lol.  I didn’t book that part and Igot in trouble…but it helped me to refocus my energy in the direction I feel like it’s meant to be going in. Since then, I’ve booked a handful of projects and have a couple of other things up my sleeve, coming soon . . .andria 3

What do you believe sets you apart from other artists/entertainers?

I’m passionate about honing my craft as an actress, I read scripts, study the greats, & go to movies and plays regularly. I just feel like there’s aways room for improvement.

Do you have other interests or hobbies?

I love long walks on the beach.. jk lol.  I love to travel, hike, read, write poetry, go to galleries/museums and go to live music events. I’m currently teaching myself to play the guitar, i’ve also been watercoloring a lot recently…

 Any projects you have out or currently working on?

Ladies first. It’s a series of sketches and podcasts for women by women. Tune in on thursday nights to watch the podcast and follow my instagram @aundriuh to see our sketches!

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Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?

At the top.

What advice can you give to aspiring artists/entertainers?

Have faith and trust the process…

How can we follow along in your journey? Social media?

IG & Twitter: @aundriuh


Brighton girl taking feminist humor big time

About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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