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