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Kate Mara

Kate Mara attends the Television Academy's celebration of The 66th Emmy Awards nominees for Outstanding Casting at Tanzy on August 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

How Emmy Stars Landed Their Big Roles

Yahoo TVAugust 15, 2014

By the time an actor or actress receives an Emmy nomination, it is hard to envision anyone else playing the part. But these stars fought hard — occasionally even recruiting family members or hiding pregnancies — to land the roles that brought them recognition.

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