Meet Catherine Dyer

She boasts two emmy nominations as a producer on A & E's Biography and City Confidential. She is the author of the deliciously clever cookbook titled,  You Want Me To Bring A Dish? Classically trained in theater  in New York, she has an impressive brag sheet of TV roles which include appearances in Army Wives and the new smash hit, Drop Dead Diva. In film, she has worked along side A-listers like Jake Gyllenhaal in NailedDemi Moore in The Joneses,  and most recently as Mrs. Smith in The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. And I mean recently, the movie opens tomorrow!


fashionado: You played Sally Dodd, a woman switched at birth, opposite Nia Vardalos, in the hit show Drop Dead Diva. How did you get this role and did you just love it?

Catherine: I auditioned for it. I loved it! I loved Brooke Elliot!!! The whole experience was fantastic.

fashionado: Tell me about Demi!

Catherine: Demi Moore is exquisitely beautiful. She has a very sweet demeanor and she provided a comfortable work environment.  Oh, and her hair! Her hair was remarkably shiny.

fashionado: Do you have any fashion weaknesses?

Catherine: Vintage jewelry, specifically beaded necklaces and handbags. Handbags are little works of art. I look for them in old films. Every decade produced amazing pieces. The same goes with jewelry. Deco jewelry is phenomenal. They are exquisite in craftsmanship. I prefer the more flamboyant pieces matched up with a simple dress or even with jeans.

fashionado: Lets talk about Sandra Bullock and The Blind Side. The movie, which is based on a true story, comes out tomorrow, November 20th. What is Sandra Bullock like?

Catherine: Sandra is funny and wonderful. She is as nice and pleasant off screen as you would imagine and goes by "Sandy".

About the movie:

"The Blind Side" depicts the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. In the latest chapter of his inspiring story, Oher was a First Round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, selected by the Baltimore Ravens. The Touhys were there to share the moment with him."

Catherine was just lovely. A little tidbit of acting trivia for you: Catherine's hottie hubby, Jason MacDonald, an accomplished actor himself, played the role of "bad guy" who shot "Jane" on Drop Dead Diva. (But he's really a good guy!)