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Eleanor McCoy & Sanaa Lathan
Artistic consultant, teacher and Broadway actress; actress

What have you learned from each other?

Sanaa: I have friends in the business whose parents look at the arts as if it's a strange profession. My mother taught me that acting is something worthwhile to pursue. That's been a huge thing. You're going on lots of auditions, and there are so many rejections, especially in the beginning, and she's always been there coaching and helping me.

Eleanor: I've learned so much from how secure she is. I had to work very hard to be comfortable within myself. That's the greatest thing.