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Columbus-based actress Johanna McGinley is excited to be an 'Outsider'

Johanna McGinley always knew she wanted to be an actress.

I remember being little and watching I Love Lucy,’ thinking,’ I want to be like her!’,” she says. “I used to impersonate her for my mother and make other people laugh!”

McGinley, who makes her home in Columbus, Ohio, stars as Annalivia Farrell in WGN America’s new drama, Outsiders. Outsiders premieres Tuesday, January 26.

“I was hooked,” she continues. “When I graduated high school, I moved straight to New York City to study at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. I graduated the two-year film/TV acting program and came back home to test out the Midwest film industry. It was smaller and less intimidating.”

McGinley’s film career started behind-the-camera, as she picked up production assistant and stand-in jobs to help pay the bills.

“I realized this was the best way to network,” McGinely says, “I’ve created a network of contacts and people are starting to know me.” 

McGinely is hoping her recurring role on Outsiders will provi…