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Actress Emma Malouff (“1883”) said she loved working on Ryan Murphy’s FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story.” “Having had the opportunity to portray Allison Tripp, the daughter of Linda Tripp — played by the brilliant Sarah Paulson — was an experience I will never forget,” said the Los Angeles resident. “When (filming) took place, Allison and I would have been the same age — 18. She had to watch her mother degraded and ridiculed by the public. To make it truthful for myself, I had to step back. How would I feel if my mom was bombarded by hurtful headlines and our family's privacy stripped away in an instant? I had to create those experiences and emotions for myself and imagine the thoughts she must have had running through her head at the time, so my performance could be present.” Fans may follow her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/emmamalouff/).

Q: Tell me a bit about where you grew up.

A: I was born in Seattle and grew up there until my family and I moved to Austin, Texas, when I turned 10. Seattle truly is one of the most gorgeous places in the country and I do miss it. Living there, the rain just sort of becomes a part of your daily life. It was never something I paid that much attention to because everyone has a great raincoat and rain boots. In school, we played outside almost every day for recess, except for the occasional indoor days, and my mom did a great job of making life fun with lots of visits to the Pacific Science Center. The rain may not be everybody’s favorite, but nothing compares to a Seattle summer!

Q: When you moved to Texas, did you face any kind of culture shock?

A: When I was younger, I wanted to be a cowgirl which, in all honesty, is a dream still very alive and active today. So, when we moved to Austin, I felt like I fit right in among the Southern accents and cowboy boot-wearing locals. In fact, the day we landed in Austin, I remember my 10-year-old self speaking in a Southern accent to the car rental guy, because I wanted him to think that I was from Texas. I even told (my mom) to speak with an accent, too, so that she wouldn't give us away, but she didn't. So, I don’t know if I really felt culture shock. Of course, as I got older, I began to notice that it is very much its own culture. I love Texas so much. When people ask me where I am from, I now always claim Texas.

Q: What was the first trip you took as a child?

 

A: Sun Valley, Idaho. My grandparents have a little home there, so that is where we went for our big family trips. In the winter, we would go skiing. In the summer, we would hike, bike, swim and fish. Sun Valley is home to some of my favorite memories.

Q: If you could only pick a casual meal at a street cart or fine dining, which would you choose?

A: Sushi is the way to my heart, so if I had to pick it would be fine dining. And if I had to pick a specific restaurant right now, it would be Uchiko in Austin. Hands down, some of the best sushi I have ever had.

Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

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