Emmy Magazine Features

by Craig Tomashoff
Photographs by John Russo

He may seem intimidating, but Dwayne Johnson is a really good guy.

by Mark Morrison
Photographs by Maarten De Boer

A chat with the cast and creators of the NBC breakout hit, This Is Us

by Tatiana Siegel
Photographs by Brakhax2

The wonder that is Stranger Things is at once a sweet story of simpler times and a spooky spin in the supernatural. For Netflix, the script by the Duffer brothers was a definite yes, as were the young actors whose bonds bedazzle on and off the set.

by Liane Bonin Starr
Photographs by Robert Ashcroft
by Benji Wilson
Photographs by Pāl Hansen
by Tatiana Siegel
Photographs by Andrew Eccles

Corey Hawkins stars in the reimagined 24: Legacy

by Craig Tomashoff
Photographs by Maarten De Boer

Since taking over The Late Late Show less than two years ago, joyful James Corden has charmed U.S. viewers with his British good cheer.

Repeat winners, new faces, lots of surprises at the 68th Emmy Awards.

 

by Jenny Hontz
Photographs by Andrew Eccles

Doing right for her family, her colleagues, and the world at large comes naturally to Kristen Bell, who plays for laughs as a meanie in The Good Place.

by Tatiana Siegel
Photographs by Mike Ruiz/Love Artists Agency

Baz Luhrmann recreates the grassroots beginning of hip-hop.

by Shawna Malcom
Photographs by Steve Schofield

A computer hacker with social problems — recruited by an anarchist — is the unexpected hero of Mr. Robot, the tech-driven drama with heart that has viewers counting down to season two.

Woman of the World
by Mark Morrison
Photographs by Mike Ruiz/LoveArtistsAgency.com

What do you do after being crowned Miss World and becoming a Bollywood superstar? If you're Priyanka Chopra, you prove your chops Stateside in an ABC drama - and keep working nonstop worldwide.

by Benji Wilson
Photographs by Simon Emmett/CLM
by Tatiana Siegel
Photographs by Robert Ashcroft
by Neil Turitz
by Benji Wilson
by Lisa Rosen
by Mark Morrison
by Amy Dawes
by Tatiana Siegel

Winners made history at the 67th Emmy Awards.

by Shawna Malcom
Photographs by Miranda Penn Turin

As a teen, Gina Rodriguez reluctantly followed her dad’s practice of positive thinking. Now this goal-directed Everygirl — and Golden Globe winner — is very much a believer. No Emmy nomination for the CW’s Jane the Virgin? “It’s just gonna make me work harder,” says the star, who repeats her dad’s mantra daily: I can and I will.

by Bruce Fretts
Photographs by Frederic Auerbach/Opus Reps

To the personal and political worlds of CBS’s Madam Secretary, Téa Leoni brings her trademark strength and natural style. But in her role as U.S. secretary of state  — and devoted wife and mom — she also draws on a family flair for foreign affairs (the most honorable kind).

by Amy Dawes
Photographs by Jack Guy
by Shawna Malcom
Photographs by Mike Ruiz/Aardvark Artists
Brave Hearts
by Kathleen O'Steen
by Graham Flashner
by Shawna Malcom
by Christy Grosz
by Mark Morrison
Photographs by Charles Bush

On the Cover: The Normal Heart stars inside the Charles Bush photo studio, backstage at the 66th Emmys.

Photographs by Invision

A definitive photo collection featuring some of the 66th Emmys most stunning red carpet standouts.

by Mark Morrison

The dazzling Halle Berry sends summer into orbit with spacey CBS series Extant.

by Kathleen O'Steen
Photographs by Gilles Toucas/JME Photo

Adrien Brody not only walks in the shoes of master magician Harry Houdini in History's new miniseries — he wears his straitjacket. 

The celebrated camera op talks of capturing the magic of David Copperfield, Dancing with the Stars and more. 

Styling the Stars: Luke Reichle

Castle costume designer Luke Reichle on the changes television's new golden era has sparked in wardrobe and more. 

Mindy Kaling, Carson Daly

New stars and programs break into the Primetime Emmys ranks as TV makes history. 

by Christine Champagne

Statuesque star RuPaul talks Drag Race, playing a villain one day – and loving Bewitched.

How playing President Fitzgerald Grant in Scandal got him off the hook for evil deeds done in film classic Ghost and more.

by Tatiana Siegel

Keen-eyed star of The Blacklist collects deserved accolades, delivering a huge hit for NBC and Sony.

Photographs by Corey Nickols

Tom Bergeron talks Dancing with the Stars, Hollywood Squares — and how to look relaxed on live TV.

by Mark Morrison
Photographs by Florian Schneider

How Fox's man-out-of-time mashup became the season's big hit.

by Bob Makela

Multi-hyphenate Robert Rodriguez adds network honcho to his list of careers.

by Ann Farmer

The witty, wacky minds behind IFC improv series Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

by Amy Dawes
Photographs by Steve Schofield

Streamers are practically chaining themselves to the set for more Orange is the Black.

Mad for Rehab: Daryl Hall

Iconic rock and soul man Daryl Hall adds new DIY series Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall to his repetoire.

by Ann Farmer

As actress Anna Anissimova of Lifetime’s The Trials of Cate McCall found out, crying on cue isn't always easy. 

RZA
by Jon Matsumoto

Acclaimed music producer and actor RZA steps into a dream role as gang task force vet Cassius Green on Fox drama Gang Related.

by Valerie J. Nelson

Mindy Project supervising producer and one-time Letterman page Tracey Wigfield recalls how a spec script led to a dream job working alongside Tina Fey.

by Tatiana Siege

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham of USA comedy Playing House find the funny in being long-term buddies.

by John Griffiths

Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey of The Goldbergs resonate as only well-matched comedy couples can.

Actress Allison Janney reveals how she decided where her Emmy would live, once she got the golden statuette home.

Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath

A break from running The Blacklist with producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath.

Steven Silver

Steven Silver's childhood fascination with film sparked a love for motion picture and led to 3 Primetime Emmy wins.

by Mike Flaherty
Photographs by Matthew Lyn

A virtual unknown outside her native Canada not so long ago, Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black is now an awards contender.

No one writes women characters like Marc Cherry. Now, from the office that once belonged to no less than Walt Disney, the man behind Desperate Housewives is back in his own Happiest Place: putting words in the mouths of fabulous femmes on Lifetime’s Devious Maids.

by Ann Farmer

After Laura Carmichael's character finally experiences requited love, her suitor goes missing and she's left with a baby on the way. What’s next?

After-show king Chris Hardwick talks of how he keeps a presence on many platforms, including Comedy Central's social media–themed game series @midnight.

by Amy Dawes

In his new show, Saint George, starring George Lopez, producer Matt Williams offers a comic, candid look at America’s culture clash.

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Keenen Ivory Wayans reflects on growing up with 9 siblings and creating perennial sketch com In Living Color.

Peter Gadiot
by Ann Farmer

Once Upon A Time in Wonderland's genie, Peter Gadiot, relies on hard work, not magic, to bring awareness to an important cause. 

Aye, Spy

Annet Mahendru finds a home on The Americans.

by Daniel Frankel

Sending spoiler alerts across the internet and compressing entire TV seasons into single lazy Sundays, binge viewing is here to stay.

 

by Libby Slate

How one Pretty Little Liars executive producer's passion for noir inspired a pretty little retro revival. 

by Kathleen O'Steen

As a high-tech spy in CBS’s Intelligence, Josh Holloway is relishing his new role.

A reborn Cosmos probes space and time with an assist from Seth MacFarlane.

Composer Bear McCreary gives us a quick peek inside his music-filled home.

More Power to Katheryn Winnick
by John Griffiths

It’s no surprise that Katheryn Winnick plays Lagertha, the Norse shield-maiden of History’s Vikings.

Rebirth of a Sails Man
by Mike Flaherty

Starz reinvents the pirate saga with Black Sails, courtesy of Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine.

A Labor of Puppy Love

Shooting a football game in a pint-sized stadium with 66 puppies is no walk in the park for Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl team.

by Mark Morrison
Photographs by Scott Council

Bates Motel star Vera Farmiga revels in the role that, she says, arrived when she appealed to the universe. 

by Shawna Malcolm
Photographs by Scott Council

Not many actors will always put the project ahead of their role. But House of Lies star Don Cheadle says, “It’s all good” — as long as important stories get told. 

by John Giffiths

Launching her new TV Land series, irrepressible Kirstie Alley reveals her playful and insightful sides, which together make her an enduring TV favorite.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo recalls the intensity of playing Sajida Hussein in HBO miniseries House of Saddam and shares the joy of seeing that golden Emmy shine.

Comedy Writer Treva Silverman – known for classics like Room 222 and the Mary Tyler Moore Show – broke into televsion when lady scribes were virtually nonexistent.

Staff and special guests celebrate the work of Alan Perris, who announced his retirement from his role as Television Academy COO earlier this year.

As series structures change from stand-alone episodes to season-long serials, writers face new challenges in character development and storytelling.

Gabrielle Union Gets Personal
by Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Just how personal do Gabrielle Union's 2 million-plus followers get with her on Twitter? The film-now-TV star shares this and more about groundbreaking BET drama series Being Mary Jane.

True Detective Writer Turns a New Page
by Mike Flaherty

Nic Pizzolatto's own journey from writer and undergrad lit teacher to creator of new HBO series True Detective is inspiring.  The 8-part journey stars screen favorites Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Anthony Williams Dresses the 'Single Ladies'
by Amy Amatangelo

A familiar Project Runway face, series all-star Anthony Williams finds a new fashion voice as the costume designer for VH1 scripted fave Single Ladies.

A Raucus Road To Broad Way
by Tatiana Siegel

With the addition of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Comedy Central launches its 2nd female-led series.

Photographs by Charles Bush

The first stop many Primetime Emmy presenters and winners make when they walk off stage is the Emmy® magazine backstage portrait studio. World-renowned photographer Charles Bush captures these moments.

Photographs by Invision

On Netflix, orange may be the new black, but on the red carpet of the 65th Primetime Emmys, television's beauties staked their claim for teal, wine and blush.

by Tatiana Siegel

Forget Jimmy Stewart as the noble Mr. Smith. In today’s D.C.–based shows – like House of Cards, Homeland, Scandal, among others – the capital is teeming with the corrupt.

by Amy Dawes

Peter Tolan, the writer-producer behind FX’s Rescue Me and Fox’s Rake finds the sublime in his conflicted characters.

In this engaging book excerpt, esteemed director John Badham shares 10 ways to help performers deliver their best.

by Bruce Fretts
Photographs by Jeremy Goldberg

Michael J. Fox returns to primetime with an NBC sitcom that neither sidesteps his Parkinson’s, nor dwells on it.

The Americans

Nothing is too-hot-to-handle on ABC's Scandal for leading lady Kerry Washington.