Throwback Thursday 76: A Serious Actor

Today’s Throwback Thursday feature is my 76th interview; a dinner with actor Fred Melamed and his wife Leslee Spieler Melamed in Beverly Hills. We met at The Palm in May 2015 for a very lengthy and highly enjoyable meal, learning about their life stories.

Fred has a lengthy filmography that includes the movies A Serious Man and In A World… and a host of television shows including Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House of Lies and much more. He revealed what first got him into acting, but also spent a long time talking about his fascinating past including being raised by adopted parents and later meeting his birth mother.

There’s a lot to learn about Fred and his wife, so much that I divided the article into part one and part two.

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