285: Parenting, Hollywood and Wellness with Justified & Heroes Actor James Kyson


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Justified & Heroes Actor James Kyson joins Allison Melody and co-host Recovering "big law"Attorney Ashley Fillingim to talk healthy parenting hacks for the modern parent.

James is passionate about creating media that promotes wellness, fitness, and consciousness. Ashley is passionate about helping wellness entrepreneurs build their dreams.

As a new parent, James is balancing a demanding Hollywood career while also being a dedicated hubby and brand new dad. In this episode, James offers advice on work/life balance, healthy parenting hacks and more!


One of today's most exciting & versatile actors, James Kyson has been voted by Buzzfeed as a Top 10 Asian-American Leading Man, and by TV Guide as “Hollywood's 25 Hottest Body.” James recently guest starred in AMC's Preacher, CBS' Elementary and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and FOX's Sleepy Hollow. He also recently starred in NCIS:LA, the new Nickelodeon sitcom School of Rock, the FX drama Justified, and is beloved for his 5-year run on NBC's Heroes as 'Ando'. James will be returning to the stage in the fall, in La Jolla Playhouse's production of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, directed by Leigh Silverman (2x TONY nominee). He is currently filming the comedy feature WALK to VEGAS, and recently wrapped the drama BANANA SEASON, where he had to train as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter for six weeks. He will next be starring in the romantic comedy ANOTHER TIME, alongside Justin Hartley and Arielle Kebbel, and appearing in BREAKING IN, directorial debut from Peter Facinelli.A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to studycommunications & broadcasting at New England Institute of the Arts. After a stint in a hip-hop group in college, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket & a suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting. His first ever TV audition landed him on CBS's J.A.G. An athlete & avid runner, James has ran the 2016 LA Half Marathon with his wife Jamee , plays basketball for The Hollywood Knights, a charity celebrity team, and participated in Robbie Williams' Soccer Aid for UNICEF, at Manchester United's Old Trafford in the UK. His favorite hobbies include scuba diving and ultimate frisbee, and he loves playing guitar and the piano. James is also a musical theater enthusiast, and starred in a production of HAIR.James is an ambassador for the international non-profit Good Neighbors and their Water for Life campaign, as well as the Creative Coalition and their Arts Education program. His passion is to create media that promotes wellness, fitness, and consciousness.

Follow James at @JamesKyson on all the social channels.

You can also keep up with James at www.JamesKyson.com


Ashley Fillingim is an attorney who coaches wellness entrepreneurs. She spent two decades at a large international law firm—including over 10 years as a litigation partner—representing businesses in complex, bet-the-company matters.

She has significant experience in team building, project management, jury research and trial theme development. Today, Ashley aids clients in business formation, brand building, strategic planning and risk assessment.

As a recovering "big law" attorney--previously a litigation partner and 20-year veteran at a top-tier international law firm-- Ashley is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their dreams. And she’s proud mom to Mackenzie (10) and Parker (5). They live with their dog, Apollo in Atlanta, GA.

Follow her adventures on Instagram @kickashlife

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