About

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Who are you?

I’m Lynn Chen!

What is “The Actor’s Diet?”

This blog started in 2009 as a project between me and Christy Meyers. Over the years, it has evolved from a daily food journal into what it is today – everything from LA restaurant reviews/places of interest, to travel and fashion and beauty tips – sprinkled in with random recipes, pictures of my dog, and life on set. If you’re curious, just search the archives using the drop-down option in the sidebar – I apologize in advance for any ugliness that may appear.

Are you on a diet?

I used to be on just about every diet under the sun. For many years, this blog helped me come to terms with my eating disorders – now it is a place to show the ongoing balance/celebration of food. I’m currently an Ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association and have also worked with The National Organization of Women – to read more about my recovery, check out my guest post at BlogHer and the speech I gave at the 2011 NEDA Conference. I also co-founded the body image blog Thick Dumpling Skin, which was featured in Marie Claire Magazine.

How do you eat so much and stay so skinny?

I eat a lot of melons.

What else do you do?

I act. I sing. I watch an obscene amount of movies and television.  I narrate books. I host a podcast. I make random videos.  I play video games.  Oh, and sometimes I actually cook!

How can I connect with you?

I’m all over social media – and often in two places! Double Facebook pages, double Twitter feeds, and double Instagram accounts – but if you really want to get in touch with me, click here.