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WHEN I GROW UP

WHEN I GROW UP

By ellie lee
A podcast about young artists that took the path less traveled and found success in doing so, though, of course not without their share of trials and tribulations along the way. An homage to all the dreamers that knew what they wanted young and went for it, and to those that are afraid to take the leap of faith-I hope this podcast inspires you to jump and start living the life you want for yourself!
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JAKE CHOI: ACTOR
Born and raised in Queens, NY Jake poured himself into basketball, but when the acting world called, he answered. His journey is awesome and he'll tell you how he got into booking a series regular role on ABC's "Single Parents." Inspiring and so badass, enjoy this episode!
45:28
September 27, 2019
SHERRY COLA: ACTRESS & STAND UP COMEDIAN
SHERRY COLA IS YOUR BEST FRIEND NEXT DOOR. SHE'S AN ACTRESS AND STAND-UP COMEDIAN AND CURRENTLY PLAYS "ALICE" IN FREEFORM'S "GOOD TROUBLE." HER STORY WILL INSPIRE THE HELL OUT OF YOU-ESPECIALLY FOR ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS BEEN WANTING TO JUMP INTO THE STAND UP OR ACTING GAME. SO HILARIOUS AND SO TALENTED, ENJOY THIS EPISODE! 
56:45
September 6, 2019
SKYLER FULTON: WRITER & DIRECTOR
Comedic writing and directing is his thing and Skyler Fulton isn't playing around with his dreams! In this episode learn how Skyler got to writing his first scripted show and getting it on Snapchat-you'll also hear from his manager who gives insight on how to get noticed and represented. You can follow Skyler at @skylerfulton on Instagram. ENJOY!
24:25
August 30, 2019
NATHAN RAMOS PARK: WRITER & PERFORMER
Nathan's story will resonate with any of you out there who's struggled with being gay, being different and not being accepted by those around you. But his story doesn't define him-he can sing, dance, play the guitar, and write his ass off. Anyone out there who has interest in being a tv/movie writer, this episode is for you! Follow Nathan at https://www.instagram.com/nathanramospark/ !!!!
46:41
August 16, 2019
COVRY SUNWEAR: ATHINA WANG & FLORENCE SHIN ARE THE WOMEN BEHIND THIS BRAND WITH A PURPOSE! ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO TOOK AN IDEA AND MADE IT A COMPANY!
Athina and Florence understand how challenging it is to find a pair of frames that fit your face comfortably. Shopping for eyewear that embraces diverse facial features has long been a seemingly impossible task. Most frames in the market either sit on our cheeks, slide down our nose, or rise up our face when we smile. They knew there had to be a way to wear frames with confidence, so they created Elevated Fit® and started their journey to break away from the standard fit. FOLLOW @SHOPCOVRY ON INSTAGRAM !!!!!!
27:50
June 28, 2019
COMEDIAN & ACTRESS: MARY BETH BARONE
I love this episode-mainly because having conversations with this gal is too easy and too funny. Mary Beth Barone hits the stand up scene in NYC every single night of the week-her grind is to be admired and so is her story. If any of you want to try stand-up this is the episode to listen to!! 
40:17
May 23, 2019
ESTHER CHOI: TV CHEF & RESTAURATEUR
Everything Esther Choi owns or has done in her career has come from pure ambition. Similar to me, nothing has ever been handed to her, she has worked for every single victory in her career. Owner of restaurants, Mokbar located in NYC & Brooklyn, and Miss Yoo in NYC, Esther has not only shown up to the table as a chef and entrepreneur, she's also made huge strides as an on-camera TV personality. Listen to her story, SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND REVIEW, LOVE YOU ALL!  
35:41
April 15, 2019
Q & A: I ANSWER LISTENERS' QUESTIONS
I get emails and DMs constantly asking for advice so I thought I'd do a special Q & A episode for this week! PLEASE RATE REVIEW SUBSCRIBE and let me know your thoughts !
30:09
April 2, 2019
DANIEL SEUNG LEE: TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER & LGBTQ MOVER & SHAKER
Daniel grew up a closeted gay Korean kid in California. Influenced by his brother, Daniel ended up taking the creative route and went on to become a successful photographer in NYC. But his story growing up wasn't an easy journey and that toppled with the sudden death of his mother, Daniel had to face life, death, his sexuality, and moving to a new city all on his own-this is his story. Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE, REVIEW
35:36
March 22, 2019
JACKIE MIRANNE: FASHION EXPERT & TV HOST
Jackie Miranne and I met during our VH1 "Big Morning Buzz Live" days-she always came on our morning show with so much energy, positivity, and a pep in her step. She's a got a crazy family story and a badass mother, but Jackie has managed to move out of her famous mother's shadow and build something of her own.  She's full of fashion knowledge and knows how to talk about it on effortlessly on television. If you are someone who loves the fashion world and has no idea how to get into it-this is the episode for you. Jackie's story and this episode will inspire you, please enjoy and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!!! 
54:04
March 15, 2019
EDEN GRINSHPHAN: TV CHEF & RESTAURANTEUR
Eden and I met during our VH1 "Big Morning Buzz Live" days, a morning live talk show hosted by Nick Lachey. She's lived a hell of a life and has the story to prove it. Just an energetic girl born in Canada, Eden has made a name for herself in the culinary world as a TV chef and as co-founder of DeZ, a Middle Eastern fast-casual restaurant found in 2018 located in Nolita, NYC! You can follow this babe on instagram.com/edeneats and you can follow me, your host Ellie, at instagram.com/ellielee.tv !! We hope this episode inspires all the food loving listeners out there who always wanted to be on TV or owning a restaurant. 
40:16
March 7, 2019
MY STORY: HOST & ACTRESS ELLIE LEE
Hey everyone, my name is Ellie Lee and I am a Korean-American on-camera host & actress from New Jersey. I come from immigrant parents who worked hard in the retail business (children's clothing & shoe stores) growing up but I never had plans to get into fashion or retail-I had other dreams. Like everyone, I got a 9-5 job after college but my heart was yearning for other things. I quit my job a year and a half later when I booked a small play in NYC-it was the dream and I knew it was the calling I needed to go after everything I ever dreamt of. I hope my story inspires you to go chase after all that you want in this short life. You can follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/ellielee.tv
43:23
March 1, 2019
WHEN I GROW UP: THE TRAILER
A podcast about artists in the entertainment industry that took the path less traveled and found success in doing so, though, of course not without their share of trials and tribulations along the way. An homage to all the dreamers that knew what they wanted young and went for it, and to those that are afraid to take the leap of faith-I hope this podcast inspires you to jump and start living the life you want for yourself!  
00:59
January 8, 2019