Written by Daniel Stad
Today thanks to Lindsay, I learned a new word! “Clavicle” which is a fancy term for collar bone, I learned this because its Lindsay’s favorite body part, which has to be the most original answer I’ve ever had in relation to body parts. To explain though, she says “I have great collarbones and they are very much defined and need no shadowing. They set the tone for the rest of my body, strong and toned.”
Lindsay grew up in Richmond Hill and has lived there her whole life. Her background stems from her grandparents who were from Ireland and Poland. Growing up, Lindsay was an only child and was brought up in a very loving and caring family environment and has always been close to her parents. One thing she always wanted growing up though was a sibling and every Christmas she would ask Santa for a brother or sister, but despite her best efforts it never happened.
At the age of 6 Lindsay discovered her love for acting through dancing, she loved performing and being on stage. In elementary school she took part in every school play and when it came to her class projects, she always found a way to put on a one-girl show rather then write out an essay. When Lindsay was in grade seven, she auditioned for a local community theatre company that was putting on the production of Grease and quickly fell in love with theatre. With one night of dancing classes a week and the other four nights at rehearsal sometimes she would be late for school, which wasn’t such a bad thing because in her grade 8 year book she was voted "Most likely to win a Tony award on Broadway.”
When I asked Lindsay what separates her from other actresses she said “I think of Will Smith when I am asked this question. He always says I will outrun anyone on a treadmill or die trying. That is how I feel. I have developed a lot of patience over time and realize that it isn't about rushing to get there, but rather taking my time and really becoming a great actor along the way. Enjoy the journey. I won't stop because I can't stop.”
Appearances have not been much of problem for Lindsay, and when I asked her how she stays in shape she explained that she naturally has a slender body and that dancing and eating a well balanced diet helps her maintain her figure. As she gets older though she also regularly takes hot yoga classes and at least once a week goes for a walk outside when the weather is nice. She never tries to look a certain way though, she just feels good when she exercises.
Being an actress is a daunting career for most people and the competition can drive one a little nuts, but for Lindsay seeing other good actors only motivates her to work harder to be as good or better then them. The only thing that bothers her is seeing really poor acting from someone who is a recurring character on a TV show or in a Hollywood movie.
If Lindsay could do one positive thing in this world it would be to teach kids from the start to question everything. She would teach them how to find answers for themselves and think critically rather then just accept everything. Elaborating she says “I think implementing this way of thinking in to early education would help promote active learning and open-mindedness. The problem we have now is people who don't consider other ways of thinking other than what they are taught.”
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