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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
What happened to Traci Wolfe?
My daughter, Me, Ryan and Ginni.
(missing from photo is Gina)
What happened to Traci Wolfe?
This question always comes up when I meet people.Believe it or not I still get recognized from the Lethal Weapon films. Recognition happens in two ways.First, someone will stare at me for a while and then they will approach me with the question “Where do I know you from?” Or they will say “I know you from Lethal Weapon.” I am always amazed when people can tell me all about myself.I love my fans!It happens so often that I have gotten used to it.The next question they will ask is “What are you doing now?” and “Will you ever return to film?”By writing my blog it will allow me the opportunity to explain what I am currently doing.Out in “Movieland” it has been reported that I have disappeared.This is true.I stepped out of the “spotlight” to be involved in my children’s lives. I know there are many women who can do both very well, but I am not one of those women. It was hard for me to juggle both (acting & parenting).I don’t regret my choice but the looks that I get when I tell people my reasoning makes me speechless sometimes.I have not disappeared entirely. I have been modeling. I wanted to be perceived as a serious actress and sometimes models have a hard time transitioning to film, so I kept it quiet. I have been modeling for half my life.Wow!(Even I don't beleive it.)I am a catalog model.Other categories include runway (I’ m too short & too old), lingerie (clients like me with my clothes on- wonder why?), petite (I’m too tall), fresh faced (I’m way too old),high fashion (not enough attitude)and commercial (I fit that category, too). There are other “model” categories but those models don’t wear clothing and they are not with Wilhelmina.I enjoy my job (when I work). I have been with the same agent and agency since the beginning of my career.They have been with me for my wedding, births, happy moments and disappointments. (I love you, guys!)My agents guided and groomed me when I started modeling in New York City.I used to come in to the city and hang out at Wilhelmina because I had no money and I needed to rest my tired feet somewhere.Back then (1984), I had lots of appointments and time was on my side. It was fun to hang out! These days I go into NY, go on an appointment and catch the bus out very quickly. I was in NYC the other day (with my daughter) for a go-see (word for “appointment” in model language) and I took her to my agency because I had business to attend to. She wanted to see what I do. It was so nice seeing everyone. I hadn’t been in to see my agents in a while. When you are a model, you don’t necessarily see your agents daily. We communicate by email. Our work takes place on location or in a studio. (I will show you photos of what a model shoot is like soon.) I was overwhelmed by the hugs, kisses and expressions of love bestowed upon me. I really need to go in more often (my daughter was impressed with how “cool” I was).Made my day!!So, here I find myself on another journey and they are with me, again. I wonder if we will be together at the senior center. Mahjong anyone?