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Chicago Tribune (CT)
SUNDAY April 4, 1993

By: Cheryl Lavin



Fast Track. Vital Statistics - Jessica Steen

Name: Jessica Steen

Occupation: Actress

Birthday: December 19, 1965

Birthplace: Toronto

Current homes: Los Angeles and Toronto

Marital Status: Single but committed.

Car: A sensible Nissan van

Working on: Playing Linda Metcalf on "Homefront" on ABC-TV

The last good movies I saw were: "Dracula" and "A River Runs Through It"

The book I've been recommending lately: I've been reading about the 1940's as research for "Homefront."

Favorite Performers: Cirque du Soleil

Prized Possessions: The wedding photos of my grandparents on both my parents' sides

Personal hero: Lindsey Wagner, the Bionic Woman

People Sometimes think I'm: Tracy Pollan

I've never been able to: Let go, whether of a good friend, a good thing, or the past.

I'd give anything to meet: President Clinton, just to tell him that I'm so glad he's going to take care of the things I personally care about, like the environment.

The worst part of my job is: Feeling you have to be larger than life.

My fantasy is: I'm having an impact on people and generating positive attitudes in their lives.

The worst advice my mother ever gave me was: "Wear a little eyeliner" and "Don't tell people your age."

The one thing I can't stand: People who feed the dark side of society to make it.

The best time of my life: Two years ago, when I finally got together with my boyfriend. We had gone to high school together and it had been love from afar for 13 years.

Behind my back, my friends say: "She tries too hard."

If I weren't an actress, I'd be: Trying to show people the religion that is in nature.

Major Accomplishment: Not having too many regrets.

My most humbling experience: Being a loner when I was a kid.

Three words that best describe me: Anxious, silly, and concerned.

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