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Random Roles: Amy Landecker talks Transparent and skipping drinks with Mad Men

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

Amy Landecker took awhile to get to Hollywood. She spent most of the early part of her career as a stage actor in Chicago, carving out a name for herself in the city’s theater scene. But after beginning to do stage shows on the West Coast, she began earning a strong reputation in small but memorable roles in shows like Mad Men, until a couple of larger and career-altering roles in ensemble projects like A Serious Man led to her breakthrough performance as Sarah Pfefferman on Amazon’s critically acclaimed series Transparent, currently in its third season on the streaming site. In conversation with The A.V. Club, the actor spent some time discussing life in the …

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