"be kind. Be someone who's pleasant to work with. That goes a long way."
-Nathan Lee Graham
Nathan Lee Graham is a delight onstage, on screen, online and in person.
Read his advice to artists—and be sure to check out his new .com. We're honored that we were chosen to design Nathan's virtual representation.
For those that don't know you, tell us a little bit about Nathan Lee Graham!
I'm probably most recognized from Zoolander, Hitch and Sweet Home Alabama. However, I started in theatre and it's what I love and do the most.
What are you currently working on?
I'm getting ready to film Zoolander 2!
What I'm excited about is that we're doing it in ROME at the famous Cinecittà—home of Ben Hur, Cleopatra and all the Fellini films.
What's your advice for aspiring artists?
Honestly if you don't have to be in this business DON'T!
If you do, you should focus on what you're really good at. Don't waste time so much time on what you're not good at. Schools, creatives, casting directors, etc. always tell you what you're not good at. People are going to hire you for what you are really good at! Become the best at something and no one can touch you. No one ever tells you that. (What I'm not good at I don't even f**k with!)
One rule I will say is you have to be kind. It's a small business and word gets around. I would say definitely be kind. Be someone who's pleasant to work with. That goes a long way.
What made you decide to build a website?
My image and career were all over the place. I needed a one stop shop—for the public and employers to explore what is Nathan Lee Graham.
How was the process/experience of working with CSM?
The process at CSM in a word was complete. A hassle free environment that helped me shape how I want to be perceived by the public.
What responses have you received from your new website?
The best response I have received to date is, well if you're going to have a website this is it! Quality, quality, quality.
Where else can we find you online?
Everything is linked through my fabulous website! NathanLeeGraham.com is where to find me!
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