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At 28, Patti Smith Smoked Pot, Ate Pizza & Wrote Poetry

She also put out her seminal album, 'Horses.'

By Samantha Leach
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At 28, Rita Moreno Was Frustrated With Her Acting Career

“I remember asking my agents to submit me for a role in something and [the casting directors] wouldn’t even see me.”

By Princess Gabbara
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At 28, Liz Phair Traded Her Rock Star Life For Domestic Bliss

“I had gone from a period of succeeding in my rebelliousness to almost imitating the very thing I was rebelling against.”

By Ivana Rihter
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At 28, Regina Hall Was Making Her First Movie & Drinking Boxed Wine

“I’d never been on a big set before, so it was a lot of learning on the spot.”

By Princess Gabbara
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Atoosa Rubenstein Knew She Made It Once She’d Been Spoofed By 'SNL'

The beloved CosmoGIRL! and Seventeen editor reflects on her time in media.

By Samantha Leach
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At 28, Tig Notaro Was A High School Dropout & Aspiring Stand-up

Notaro says getting comfortable as a stand-up was a lot like realizing her sexuality: “Once I figured it out, I was like, ‘Oh, this is it.’”

By Chloe Foussianes
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Kelly Ripa Has Shrewd Advice For Never Getting Screwed In A Work Deal

"My husband had no acting experience when he got his job at All My Children...and he was paid more than me immediately."

By Amanda Whiting
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At 28, Jean Smart Got the Role That Would Change Her Career

After becoming a standout in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, Smart took the leap and moved to New York City.

By Zosha Millman
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At 28, Kim Fields Hadn't Yet Embraced Her "Inner Badass"

“I didn’t claim depression, but if I’m being real with myself, I’m sure there was a little bit of that there.”

By Princess Gabbara
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Made 'Zorro' And Met Michael Douglas At 28

“I did say to him, ‘I've heard a lot about you, I've read a lot about you, and it's all true. Goodnight.’”

By Amanda Whiting
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At 28, Lisa Vanderpump Traveled The World & Went On Tour With The Rolling Stones

The former 'Beverly Hills' housewife reflects on her wild 20s, marrying Ken Todd, and learning to take herself less seriously.

By Dana Getz
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At 28, Katey Sagal Had No Interest In Becoming An Actor

She was busy learning from Bette Midler and forging her way as a musician.

By Grace Wehniainen