Sadie Calvano

Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive?

Sadie Calvano: Dancing to a great song with great friends and lots of laughter.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?

SC: I think that being vulnerable is about feeling helpless, or powerless…it’s about allowing myself to be in a place where I could be hurt. It’s scary but as an actress it is my job to be vulnerable, so I try to just embrace it and focus on the things I can control.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?

SC: Practice random acts of kindness…and watch Mom!

MP: How do you handle emotional pain?

SC: Sometimes it’s important just to allow myself to feel whatever it is I am feeling and to be okay with it. I talk with good friends and do my best to keep myself moving and remind myself that “this too shall pass.”

MP: Tell me about your latest project.

SC: Lately I have been completely emerged in the world of Mom. I am so blessed to have booked a project filled with such cool people and amazing writers. I have been working on Mom for about a year now, and I still have to pinch myself.

MP: How do you keep your center in the middle of chaos? Do you have a daily routine?

SC: Exercise and writing are so therapeutic to me. I try to write every day and I make it a huge priority to find time to work out, even if that means taking a spin class at 7am before work. I also take dance and yoga. Through the craziness, yoga classes allow me a safe space to breathe and put energy into myself.

MP: What’s been one of your biggest lessons so far in your life?

SC: Set goals, work hard, trust yourself, and only stress over what you can control.

MP: What truth do you know for sure?

SC: At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel loved, appreciated and respected.

MP: How can young people make a difference?

SC: Find something you are passionate about and do it. When something resonates with you, working for it seems more like play. We live in an age where technology is so powerful that we can make change without even leaving our computers or cell phones. There is so much power at your fingertips! Use it! As Ghandi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Sadie is the celebrity spokesperson for a local charity called Bags4Kids that supports foster children who are extremely vulnerable. Check out their website at  


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