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Legal Loophole Lets Jami Gertz Play Hero

Jami Gertz, in a manner of speaking, waited a Lifetime to portray a real-life lifesaver in the cable channel's Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET). But her patience paid off, and she stepped into the role of Gambrell, a Texan who quit her parole-officer job to shepherd an in-school support group for the children of incarcerated parents. TVGuide.com spoke with Gertz about tackling such heavy matter, lightened things up with some Still Standing talk and then finished up with some '80s flashbacks.
 
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Legal Loophole Lets Jami Gertz Play Hero

Jami Gertz, in a manner of speaking, waited a Lifetime to portray a real-life lifesaver in the cable channel's Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET). But her patience paid off, and she stepped into the role of Gambrell, a Texan who quit her parole-officer job to shepherd an in-school support group for the children of incarcerated parents. TVGuide.com spoke with Gertz about tackling such heavy matter, lightened things up with some Still Standing talk and then finished up with some '80s flashbacks.  TVGuide.com: How did this Marilyn Gambrell project come together?Jami Gertz: A lot of it had to do with the relationship I had with Carole Black [Lifetime's former president/CEO]. Co read more

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Premise: A former parole officer (Jami Gertz) offers support and motivation to Houston high-school students whose parents are incarcerated. The fact-based drama, while overly preachy, delivers a bevy of strong performances by the relatively unknown actors playing the at-risk kids. Ernie Hudson. Cody: Stacy Meadows Jr. Lisa: Sicily Sewell. Jamal: Trent Cameron. Darnell: Edwin Hodge. Vanessa: Regina Nehy. Ed Rivera: Zak Santiago. Reginald Spivey: Eugene Clark. Andy Wolk directed.

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