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Like many aspiring young actresses, Katharine Emmer had grown tired of sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring. Worried that her life was becoming a showbiz cliche, the Nyu-Tisch grad set out to make her own destiny by writing herself a lead role. That project, a grounded romantic comedy titled “Mary/Homer,” is now accepting donations via popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. A bubbly 29 year-old redhead who has appeared on “Desperate Housewives” and in several national commercial campaigns for brands such as Target, Lowe’s and Ups, Emmer was inspired to take charge of her own career by the early films of. »

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