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'The Affair's' Maura Tierney Found Her Career 'Rhythm' in 1989 Santa Monica Play

More secrets have yet to unfold in Showtime's "The Affair," now that it's been picked up for a second season -- not that star Maura Tierney is willing to reveal any. "It's challenging," she says -- a word that might also be used to describe the role that earned her her first mention in Variety. Before she secured her place in TV history with "NewsRadio" -- and as the indefatigable Abby Lockhart on "ER" -- Tierney found herself onstage in "Rhythm of Torn Stars" at a small Santa Monica theater. How did you land the part? The director was my neighbor, or my neighbor's friend. I met him around my apartment complex in...

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