S1FF6 Zach Avery

For our sixth entry in the Famous Folks series, actor Zach Avery joins us to talk about his favorite album, Eminem’s The Eminem Show.

Gaining momentum over the last few years with his notable plot twisting roles, Zach Avery is taking his career to the next level with the recent release of Liongate’s Hitchcockian thriller Last Moment of Clarity. Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, Zach had wrapped production on The Gateway, which also stars Olivia Munn and Bruce Dern.

A Midwesterner, Zach spent his teens playing football and dabbling in high school theatre, ultimately playing for Indiana University until an injury ended his NFL dreams. While the arts continued to be a hidden passion, upon graduating he entered the Doctoral program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and joined underground comedy and local theaters groups. He ultimately decided to shift gears and take a leave of absence from his schooling to pursue acting full time and moved to LA in 2011, selling Quickbooks software door to door to fund the move west.

As acting classes helped him get acclimated to LA and meet upcoming directors, that led to work on shorts and indie films but he also found cultivating relationships to be the most effective way to get roles, finally landing Curvature in 2017 via his friendship with Producer Andrew Levitas. Over the few years they worked together on The White Crow;critically acclaimed on the film festival circuit about the story of legendary ballet dancer Rudolph Nuryev, directed and starring Ralph Fiennes and now Last Moment of Clarity.

His greatest role to date has been that of husband and father to his toddler son, with another on the way. An outdoorsman at heart, Zach spends his downtime enjoying his newly adopted hometown of LA with Laker games, hiking, skiing, practicing his scuba diving skills and enjoying nature with his growing family.

Released in 2002, The Eminem Show is the fourth studio album from American rapper Eminem.


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