Against the Wall Exclusive: Kathy Baker on Cooking, Co-Stars and Chicago

Kathy Baker is a three-time Emmy Award winner who can pretty much pick her roles at this point in her career. So, why Sheila Kowalski on Lifetime's Against the Wall?

It all came down to one scene in the pilot, the veteran actress told me last week, the one where Shiela and Abby are in the church: "It just said everything about their relationship. It told me everything about their family and I knew I wanted to be a part of it."

Baker has many other connections to the series, as well: she worked with creator Annie Brunner on Saving Grace; like her character, she has a cooking background, having attended Le Cordon Bleu many years ago; her son has been living in Chicago (where the show is set) for three years now and her husband has directed plays there. Read More...


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