Sami Gayle

January 31, 2014

(Photo by Victoria Stevens)

You may know Sami Gayle as Nicky Reagan-Boyle on CBS’s cop drama “Blue Bloods.” But this high-profile actress is a comp kid at heart. Sami was already a regular at New York City Dance Alliance when she landed the role of Baby June in the off-Broadway production of Gypsy at 11 years old. She was later featured in Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical and reprised her Baby June role when Gypsy came to Broadway. Then she set her sights on the big screen. Now 18, her credits include Detachment, Stolen and The Congress. Catch her this month as Mia Rinaldi in the highly anticipated teen movie, Vampire Academy—and read on for The Dirt.  —RZ

What performer would you drop everything to go see?
Hugh Jackman

If you could work with any performer, past or present, who would it be?
Audrey Hepburn

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Eating the food I bake!

Who would play you in a movie?

Who’s your dance crush?
Mikhail Baryshnikov

What are your pet peeves?
Grammatical errors!

What’s your dream role?
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Dance-wise, do you have any bad habits?
Mr. Willy Burmann has a list too long to include.

What’s the strangest thing in your dance bag?
A rhinestoned, fantastic key chain a fellow dancer gave to me when I was auditioning for Gypsy

Do you have any pre-performance habits?
I meditate for a few minutes before performing.

What’s your most embarrassing onstage or on camera moment?
My wig fell off during a performance of Gypsy.

What’s your advice for
Follow your dreams but never underestimate the power of an education.