Name: Devon Balsamo-Gillis

Title with ACFE: Director, Queen of the Blog

Occupation: Writers’ Assistant

Hometown: LA baby!

Why did you join ACFE? Oftentimes working in Hollywood you lose perspective of life outside of work, and what is really important. I was looking for some way that I could contribute that would fit in to my demanding schedule, and allow me to be a part of something bigger. Jessica asked me to join the board and I couldn’t refuse. Watching her run this organization over the past few years has been such an inspiration for me, and the positive impact it makes on people’s lives is really wonderful.

Do you have any personal experience with breast cancer? One of my most impactful teachers in high school passed away from breast cancer. She was sick when I took her class, but she held forth with such strength and grace until the very end. After she passed, it seemed like more and more people I knew were getting diagnosed, and it really lit a fire within me to do something.

What’s your favorite show on TV right now? It just got canceled and I am so upset, but Last Man On Earth was such an underrated joy.

What’s your favorite movie? Young Frankenstein!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why? New Orleans because of all the ghosts. Or maybe a farm somewhere. Like Hawaii or something.

What’s your Zodiac sign? Do you believe in the Zodiac? I’m a Virgo. I love the zodiac but I don’t know if I believe in it.

What is your nickname? Porkchop feet. Or Lil Meatball.

What is your biggest pet peeve? When people get a frog in their throat and DON’T CLEAR IT. Why? Just stop talking for a second and do a little cough and it’s all good! I don’t want to hear your phlegm words!

What is your favorite holiday? Halloween. It’s perfect Harry Potter season. Or Christmas. Also perfect Harry Potter season. Actually, it’s never a bad time to watch Harry Potter.

What’s your favorite joke? Two muffins are in a microwave. One says, “boy it’s hot in here.” The other one says “AHHHH! IT’S A TALKING MUFFIN!”

What is your spirit animal and why? A grizzly Bear! I may look sweet and cuddly but if I’m hungry I will attack.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why? Theodore Roosevelt! He is my fave prez of all time.

What is your favorite video game? Sims all the way! Sha Doo!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? If you can’t, you must. If you must, you will.

What are your social media handles? I only have Instagram- @devllles

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