Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Pitch's Questionnaire with Pain & Gain's Keili Lefkovitz

Meet actor, singer and producer Keili Lefkovitz.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 6:01 AM

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Name: Keili Lefkovitz

Occupation: Actor, singer, producer

Hometown: Leawood

Current neighborhood: Bel Air, California

Who or what is your sidekick? My kiddos, Shep (6) and Gunner (3), and my husband, Shane

What career would you choose in an alternate reality? I always felt there was something quite badass about being an FBI agent.

What was the last Kansas City restaurant you patronized? When I'm in town, I make the rounds to Taco Viá, Carmen's, Winstead's and Gates.

Where do you drink? Wherever they'll keep serving me.

Favorite place to spend your paycheck: In L.A., Planet Blue. In KC, Annabelles.

What local phenomenon do you think is overrated? Anything KU/Jayhawk-related. I'm a Mizzou Tiger through and through!

Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? The Plaza, Foo's Custard, Andre's, Oakwood Country Club, Candy Cane Lane during the holidays

Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... " They built the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

"Kansas City screwed up when it ... " Closed Mission Valley Middle School.

"Kansas City needs ... " To be much, much closer to L.A. I miss my friends and fam back home!

"People might be surprised to know that I ... " Carry a fake gold tooth wherever I go. You never know when you might need it.

"In five years, I'll be ... " Hopefully out of our current house. We've been on the market for a short FOUR years. Oy vey!

What TV show do you make sure you watch? Dexter and Archer, and I'm on an HBO GO kick with The Sopranos and Sex and the City.

____ take up a lot of space in my iTunes: The Burned, James Blake, Amos Lee, Pink Floyd, Jack White (viva la "Blunderbuss"), the Kills, Lana Del Rey, the xx and Rush

What movie do you watch at least once a year? Troll 2

What local tradition do you take part in every year? I love the ol' Plaza Lighting Ceremony.

Celebrity you'd like to ride the Mamba with at Worlds of Fun: Richard Tyson during the Two Moon Junction years. Mmm mmm mmmm ...

Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: My pal Greg Grunberg @greggrunberg.

Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: After answering this questionnaire, I'm pretty over myself.

What subscription do you value most? People.com (hello, guilty pleasure).

Last book you read: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Favorite day trip: A drive up the Pacific Coast Highway

What is your most embarrassing dating moment? I once made out with a guy who had poison oak ... that didn't end well.

Interesting brush with the law? I was pulled over once for speeding, and when the officer asked if there was anything in the car that shouldn't be (i.e., guns, drugs, machetes), I raised my hand and said, "Just me, officer."

Describe a recent triumph: Nearly finished editing a comedy/travel show that my production company is developing, Have Boobs Will Travel.

Lefkovitz plays Krisztina Furton in Pain & Gain, which opens April 26.

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