Known best for her role as Cam’s sister, Pam, on ABC’s ‘Modern Family’, **Dana Powell** grew up in a household with a wonderful sense of humor, and used comedy and writing as a way to break out of her shell. She trained at Missouri State University where she earned her BFA in Theatre Performance, and continued to foster her great love with comedy. After moving to Los Angeles, Powell began comedy improv training at iO West, UCB, and The Groundlings. She quickly moved up the ranks to begin performing on several house teams including The Groundlings’ Sunday Company, as well as coaching and teaching at various theatres in LA. You may have seen her in other things such as ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Veep’, 'Blackish’, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘The Office’, and more. Dana currently co-hosts ‘The Rants and Raves Podcast’. Check out her episode to learn more about: 🥋kicking down the doors of Hollywood 🌅the best-slash-worst survival jobs in LA 👰🏽Dana's favorite moments on the Bridesmaids set Dana loves to help out new actors to Los Angeles. Hit her with a question and we'll answer our favorites on the @tm2cpodcast Instagram account!
Episode | October 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
acting, comedy, improv, la, modern family
Modern Family. Veep. Bridesmaids. Dana Powell is a comedic powerhouse who has graced the screens of some of our favorite shows. Today, we're sitting down to coffee with her... well, no. Laying down to coffee with her? She did the whole episode in her bed in LA, so not really sure what the right thing is to say here. And by "with her", we mean Dana, her cat Daphne, her evil cat Cutters, her dog and her lizard. Together, we all dive into trying not to get eaten by coyotes at your survival job, picking up Christmas presents for Joey Lawrence (WHOA!), making motherboards for NASA, how a waiter at a Modern Family party became a collaborator, what it was like to be on the set of Bridesmaids and why she was hiding a small flying squirrel in her boobs during college classes. It's a wild one, folks. Strap in.