Lori Acken

Lori Acken

Lori Acken spent her childhood attempting to recreate Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe (minus Lady Elaine) in her basement, and her adolescence plotting to be a Sweathog (without making her mother mad). This career is destiny. Her first celebrity interview — Kenny Loggins — lasted two hours, long after the microcassette and any common sense ran out, and encompassed the benefits of wheat grass, meditation and Christmas tunes. Though she’s since enjoyed sit-downs with Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker and dozens of others, her favorite career-related memory is having sushi with Leif Garrett in Hollywood —because you just do not outgrow a crush like that. With a byline in TV Guide and membership in the Television Critics Association checked off her to-do list, Lori next aspires to being a zombie on The Walking Dead. She has the complexion for it.

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Prince Conquered Music on Television

We look back the best televised moments of the late pop icon Prince—from his Super Bowl halftime show to his breakout performance on The Midnight Special.

Lori Acken