Rising Star

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Dea Julien on the red carpet. Actress, Dea Julien, on the red carpet. Source: Getty Images.

On the 12th floor of a Midtown West building, a petite 24-year-old woman with brown hair and big doe eyes is sitting in one of the studios, waiting to sign up for a chorus call. A woman is reading names off a list and handing out green cards with audition times to the corresponding young actress. When Dea Julien receives her card, she frantically ushers me to a smaller studio down the hall with full-length mirrors, a piano, a desk and a chair. “I have five minutes to get this working,” she said pointing at her vocal cords. “I thought I would have more time to warm up so I did my hair and make up instead this morning.”

She starts with lip and tongue trills before moving on to humming and scales, all while penning down highlights of…

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Lisa Opie

Lisa Opie is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and is the founder of Lady Code. Lisa loves to write about fashion, beauty, and travel. Although her main focus is Lady Code, she is also the creator and designer of Vizcaya Swimwear. Keep up with Lisa on Instagram: @Lisa_Opie

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