May Spotlight: Bebe Wood

Each  month we connect with an influential professional in the industry. This month our Spotlight is on actress Bebe Wood. 

bebe 2At fourteen, Bebe Wood has had more success than many actors will see in their entire careers. Wood, a Kansas City native, has starred in some of the biggest shows on television including 30 Rock, Veep, NBC’s The New Normal, the Netflix mini-series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, About a Boy and films like A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. Today, Bebe stars in the new ABC comedy “The Real O’Neals” as Shannon, the clever daughter of Irish Catholic parents adjusting to their son’s coming out and their impending divorce. We got the chance to speak with Bebe about her KC roots and what it’s like being a successful young actress.


KCFMO: What would you say is the most common misconception about being a young actor?

Bebe: Acting is hard work. I love my job and I’m blessed to have it, but it’s not easy. People think being an actor on television would be a walk in the park and tons of fun. It is fun, but it also means a crazy schedule and a lot of responsibility.

I think staying in KC helps keep me grounded. I don’t get caught up in Hollywood competition.

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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR – KANSAS CITY TWO-HOUR EPISODE

May 26, 2015 – We are thrilled to announce the first Kansas City two-hour episode of American Ninja Warrior will be –

IMG_4518NBC at 7 p.m. Central Monday, June 1

After months of waiting to find out if Kansas City was a confirmed site for filming we learned in January 2015 that Kansas City was awarded the show. American Ninja Warrior is a prime time show with an audience base of 6,000,000 viewers on NBC with repeat episodes airing as the number one rated show on the Esquire Network.

….I cannot thank you enough for how you guys have worked with us to make these episodes a reality.  Specifically, the work that you and Stacey [Union Station] have done to make this as painless as it has been is truly unique.

We could not have asked for a better experience. Everything from the Union Station location to the cultural activities have been universally praised by our staff and crew.

On a personal note, I want to thank you for your attentions to my staff, whom work tirelessly and often get little recognition.

Please feel free to use me a reference for trying to attract more projects in the future.

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