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"Fat Actress" (2005) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2005-

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Fat Actress: :  -- An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

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Release Date:
6 March 2005 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.
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Cast

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Kirstie Alley ... Kirstie Alley (7 episodes, 2005)

Bryan Callen ... Eddie Falcone (7 episodes, 2005)

Rachael Harris ... Kevyn Shecket (7 episodes, 2005)

Kelly Preston ... Quinn Taylor Scott (4 episodes, 2005)
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Series Directed by
Keith Truesdell (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Kirstie Alley (7 episodes, 2005)
Brenda Hampton (7 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
Kirstie Alley .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Stacy Brewster .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Tom Bull .... supervising producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Scott Butler .... producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Sandy Chanley .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Brenda Hampton .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Chris Olsen .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Olsen .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Eban Schletter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bill Sheehy (4 episodes, 2005)
Clyde W. Smith (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Brent Carpenter (7 episodes, 2005)
Barry L. Gold (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Vicki Huff (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael DiMeo (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joanne Baker (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Cynthia Bachman Brown .... makeup supervisor (4 episodes, 2005)
Pamela Farmer .... key makeup artist (3 episodes, 2005)
Caroline Keenan .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2005)

Buffy Zerefski .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Tom Bull .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 2005)
Andy W. Jones .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2005)
Mark Reilly .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 2005)
Beth Anne Jones .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2005)
Violet Cazanjian .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Simone Farber .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)

Nick Candy .... dga trainee day player (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Hopper .... leadman (7 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Vincent Smith .... on-set dresser (7 episodes, 2005)
Mitch Thomason .... property master (7 episodes, 2005)

Aaron Dick .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Christopher T. Hannawalt .... swing (unknown episodes)
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... swing (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Chuck Buch .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Stunts
Richard Burden .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Scott Cosgrove .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Tad Griffith .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Hiro Koda .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Brian Machleit .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Chris Palermo .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
Nancy Thurston .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
Steve Upton .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Aaron Walters .... assistant stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Vuona .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2005)
Warren Yeager .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2005)
Richard Tibbetts .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2005)
Mike Law .... key grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Heather Lea .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)

Sean Haeseler .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Joseph Keppler .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Keith Morgan .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Chris Rauch .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Jaimie Trueblood .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting (1 episode, 2005)

Kristan Berona .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tricia Yoo .... wardrobe / set costumer (4 episodes, 2005)
Dona Granata .... wardrobe consultant (3 episodes, 2005)
Angela Amaro .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2005)

Tania Pacheco .... wardrobe production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Randy Coonfield .... colorist (7 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Pierce .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2005)
Michelle Walsh .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2005)
Mickey Walsh .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mary Catando .... transportation captain (7 episodes, 2005)

Troy Flynn .... transportation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Scott Cohn .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2005)
Matt Donnelly .... assistant: Sandy Chanley (7 episodes, 2005)
Hrag Gaboudian .... executive assistant / assistant: Brenda Hampton (7 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Hurley .... assistant to producers (7 episodes, 2005)
Kevin McAteer .... location manager (7 episodes, 2005)
Doug Shaffer .... production research (7 episodes, 2005)
Laura Bagano .... craft service (6 episodes, 2005)
Tommy Blatnik .... set production associate (6 episodes, 2005)
Peggy Cranford .... consultant: Kirstie Alley (6 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan London .... runner (6 episodes, 2005)
Alfonso F. Ruiz .... key assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2005)
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2005)
LeeAnn Vasquez .... assistant: Kirstie Alley (5 episodes, 2005)
Renee Olsen .... set production associate (4 episodes, 2005)
Sam Khatchadour .... assistant: Brenda Hampton (3 episodes, 2005)
Jo Lauricella .... assistant: Kirstie Alley (2 episodes, 2005)
Rick Poyner .... key assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2005)

Guin Dill .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Fat Actress, Slim Entertainment, 10 May 2005
Author: shannon_oneil from United States

First of all, I think Kirstie Alley is charismatic, talented, and funny. I also love the premise, especially given Hollywood's hyper-shallowness and the unbelievable, dehumanizing scrutiny put upon high-profile people in America. That said, however, this show is probably doomed -- and if it hasn't already been canceled, I fear it will be soon.

Let's face it : how long can she really milk this idea? That's the first and fundamental problem I see. The second -- and equally important -- is the writing, which is uneven and hackneyed, at best. There have been a few great moments : Kirstie on the 'casting couch' with the handsome black network exec, who whacks her on the butt and croons hilariously about the "groceries" in her "trunk"; the jail scene where the lesbian guard wants to play slap and tickle with Kirstie, whose ex-boyfriend turns out to be gay; the whole Kid Rock thing was mildly amusing, as well. But when everything started slipping into midgets and toilet humor, I saw big FAT trouble looming on the horizon!

Lastly, Kirstie's accomplices, Bryan Callen and -- sorry, I can't remember the blonde's name -- seem like attractive, telegenic, capable performers but they're so befuddled in the bad writing that they end up looking very sad and superfluous. They're weak, annoying characters who add little to the overall entertainment value, and that's a shame because they could be such an asset if they had been granted a bit of depth, quirky individuality, and genuine humor.

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