Where “To The Bone” Star Carrie Preston Loves To Hang Out In L.A.

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If you’ve seen “True Blood,” you know Carrie Preston. The adorable redhead played Arlene Fowler in the hit HBO show for the duration of its onscreen life. She has also made a name for herself by playing pivotal roles in some of television and film’s most memorable projects, including the NBC comedy “Crowded” as well as the HBO’s series, “Getting On”, the ABC mini-series “When We Rise” and the new CBS drama, “The Good Fight.” In 2014, she even won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her role in “The Good Wife” and was nominated in 2016 for the same category, beating out fellow nominees Linda Cardellini for “Mad Men,” Jane Fonda for HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Margo Martindale for “The Americans,” Joan Cusack for “Shameless” and Diana Rigg in “Game of Thrones.” Currently, she can be seen in the Netflix Original film “To The Bone” starring alongside Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves in a story about a young woman who is dealing with anorexia when she meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life as well as the TNT series, “Claws.” The hourlong series is being executive produced by Rashida Jones and follows the life and crime of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at a nail salon in South Florida. Carrie stars as Polly, one of the manicurists with a past working alongside Niecy Nash’s character, Desna. Here, Preston, who is married to “Lost” star Michael Emerson, shares her insider’s guide to the City of Angels. Make sure to check her out in this clip from “To the Bone” below!
 
Where were you born: Macon, Georgia
 
How long in LA:  I am bi-coastal, but have had one foot in LA since 1996.
 
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
 
Occupation: Actor-Director-Writer-Producer-DogLover
 
Favorite Restaurant: Crossroads
 
Best Sushi: Sushi Park
 
Best Italian: Terroni
 
Best dessert: anything from Milk
 
Best place for a romantic date: The Little Door 
 
Best Sunday brunch: The Hart and the Hunter
 
Best place for a power business meeting: Spago
 
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Le Montrose
 
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Olive and Bettes
 
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Avant Garde
 
Best Spa: Burke Williams
 
Favorite Charity Event: Point Foundation Honors
 
Favorite Cultural Event: Anything at the Hollywood Bowl
 
Favorite Cultural Institution: The Center Theatre Group
 
Best Pizza: Pizzeria Mozza
 
Best Lunch: Hugo’s 
 
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Crunch
 
Best Massage: Burke Williams
 
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Lyft 
 
Best Museum/Exhibit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
 
Describe your city in three words: alive, social, meditative 
 
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Magic Castle
 
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Fryman Canyon 
 
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The City and Nature are both at your fingertips
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