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Next Gen 2012: Hollywood's Fastest-Rising Stars

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    Next Gen
    Top 35
    Jessica Chou
    Randi Goldstein
    Gersh, Senior VP

    The New York-based talent agent, 34, (from Silver Spring, Md.) has an eye for spotting talent and represents three of the most buzzed-about newcomers: Christopher Abbott (Hello I Must Be Going), Dreama Walker (Compliance, Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23) and Alexia Rasmussen (The Comedy). Goldstein, who left Marymount Manhattan College at 19 years old to become an agent at Fifi Oscard, also is steering the career of Girls' Adam Driver, who landed roles in the Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

    INDUSTRY MENTOR: Gersh's Rhonda Price. She allowed me the freedom to trust my instincts.

    CAREER INSPIRATION: Oddly, I've known since high school that I wanted to be an agent. I have always loved the business. It was a no-brainer.

    BIGGEST 2012 ACCOMPLISHMENT: Succeeding in having so many clients go between each medium -- film, TV and theater -- and not be pigeonholed as one kind of actor.

    ONLINE FIX: Talkinbroadway.com.


    THE LAST THING I DO: Look at my calendar for what I have the next day.

    I WAKE UP AT: 8 a.m.

    THE FIRST THING I DO: Look at my calendar to see what I have that day -- since I can't remember from the night before.

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