Ask any actor: to play a lawyer is a difficult task. To appear composed, not mechanical; authoritative and at the
same time human. Not everyone can do it, but Julee Cerda certainly can, and can with a seeming ease rarely
seen on the Broadway stage. This season she plays Edna Kline in the revival of Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser
God at Studio 54. Her entrance adds a welcome new dimension to an already powerful piece of theater, and it’s in
no small part due to her powerful presence and unique skill as a stage performer. Julee has appeared in multiple
television series including “Orange Is the New Black,” “Billions” and “Kevin Can Wait.” Film credits include
Passengers and The Intern. This week, Julee Cerda took some time away from litigation, and caught up with us for
a moment On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My sense of humor.
What was your proudest moment?
Taking my first Broadway bow alongside my Children of a Lesser God castmates.
What is your favorite drink?
Tito’s vodka. Neat.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
My Xooter scooter.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I so badly want to play a superhero but I’ll settle for a villain too.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Grande soy lattes.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Organizing my apps on my iPhone.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A strong work ethic.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
We love food too much.
What in the world most thrills you?
My 3 year-old daughter.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Open-letters to someone. It’s so passive-aggressive.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
I’ve erased it from my memory.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Someone who laughs at my jokes.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs. I’m allergic to cats.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
It starts raining babies and puppies.
What is your personal motto?
Love is all you need.