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Best known for her role le as Pam Beesly on TV’s The Of­fice,

Jenna Fis­cher, 43, stars rs next on the big screen as Me­lanie, wife of Ben Stiller’s char­ac­ter­c­ter in

Brad’s Sta­tus, open­ing Sept. 15. It’s about Brad’s trip to Bos­ton with his son, who’s ap­ply­ing to col­leges, which trig­gers a cri­sis about his life choices. Here are five facts about thee In­di­ana-born, Emmy-nom­i­nated ac­tress.

She is god­mother to her Of­fice co-star An­gela Kin­sey’ss daugh­ter, Is­abel.

One of Fis­cher’s strangest jobs was work­ing as a tele­phone psy­chic.

When she first moved to Los An­ge­les, she au­di­tioned too be a con­tes­tant on The Price Is Right.

She once lived in a home that pre­vi­ously be­longed to base­ball legend Casey Sten­gel.

An an­i­mal ad­vo­cate, she works on be­half of Kit­ten Res­cueue and Res­cue Rover.

Does Gwen­do­line Christie have a hard time get­ting roles be­cause of her height?

—Stephanie N., Tulsa, Okla. A: Hardly. The Game of Thrones star, who plays war­rior Bri­enne of Tarth, stands 6 foot 3. She uses her height to her ad­van­tage to land ec­cen­tric and un­con­ven­tional roles—like de­tec­tive Mi­randa Hil­mar­son in Sun­danceTV’s Top of the Lake: China Girl, pre­mier­ing Sept. 10, in which Christie, 38, tow­ers over co-star Elis­a­beth Moss (far left) by a foot.

Do ac­tors re­search their own roles?

A: Most ac­tors do much of the dig­ging them­selves. For his por­trayal of J.D. Salinger in the movie Rebel in the Rye, open­ing Sept. 15, Ni­cholas Hoult, 27, dis­cov­ered the fa­mously reclu­sive au­thor was a really good dancer. So the Mad Max: Fury Road star and co-star Zoey Deutch, 22, took dance classes for the biopic of the leg­endary au­thor, which fol­lows Salinger’s ex­pe­ri­ences in World War II and his writ­ing process for The Catcher in the Rye.

Has Jen­nifer Lawrence ever made a hor­ror movie?

A: Yes, Lawrence, 27, starred in the hor­rorthriller flick House at the End of the Street the same year she ap­peared in the first Hunger Games— and three months be­fore her Os­car-win­ning turn in Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book. In the new hor­rorthriller Mother!, in the­aters Sept. 15, she’s part of an all-star ensem­ble cast, in­clud­ing Javier Bar­dem, Ed Har­ris, Kris­ten Wiig and Michelle Pfeif­fer.

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