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February 16, 2021

Cheyenne Jackson: Depression, Identity, and Broadway

Cheyenne Jackson's journey began as a closeted musical-loving kid in a tiny town in Idaho. He has gone on to star in 7 broadway shows and a mirriade of film and TV projects.  He's currently co-starring as Mayim's love interest in their new Fox show Call Me Kat.  In this episode, Cheyenne opens up and shares touching stories on how sobriety helped him define his path as he navigated depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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Mayim Bialik

Host

@missmayim
Jonathan Cohen

Co-Host

@storiescompany
Cheyenne Jackson

Actor and Singer

@mrcheyennejackson

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