As Investigator Danny James on the hit drama Bull, actress Jaime Lee Kirchner uses her keen intuition to catch bad guys. But off-screen, Kirchner taps into her sixth sense for a greater good—creating meaningful art. “It’s very specific, like a craving that comes over you or a call that you have to answer,” says Kirchner of the moment an intuitive spark lights her creative process. “There’s this feeling that you have to give yourself the time and the space to let your creativity come through.”
The roots of both her artistry and her acting stretch back to Kirchner’s youth in Clarksville, Tennessee. “I always expressed myself visually, even as a kindergartener,” she says. “I was also very chatty, so the origins of acting basically came at the same time.” She eventually studied theater at New York University, but she was never formally trained in art. “For a long time, art was the only thing I had that was my own and that wasn’t scripted,” she says.
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