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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Dec 22, 2020

Actor, writer, and host of the podcast show, 10,000 NOs, Matthew Del Negro has captivated viewers and listeners alike with his vulnerability, insight, and artistry. Matthew is a shining example of what it takes to succeed in the entertainment industry when it comes to hard work and perseverance. Growing up in New York, Matt was no stranger to the actor grind. He spent several years bartending until he landed the beloved role of cousin Brian on Season 4 of HBO’s The Sopranos.

Today, Matthew speaks open and honestly about his experience sharing that even though he started acting at 20 years old, that it took him until age 30 to earn his first major credit. Actors, if you’re listening and you feel yourself hitting that 10, 20, 30 year moment of self doubt, today’s episode is for you.

Matthew Del Negro has earned credits on some of film and television ’s biggest shows both past and present including The West Wing, The Sopranos, City on a Hill, Huge in France, Scandal, Teen Wolf, Goliath and many more. But his creativity doesn’t stop there. Matthew is also the host of the podcast show, 10,000 Nos, which also led him to the publishing of his book, “ 10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES.” Whether he’s captivating audiences on screen, inspiring listeners and readers to step into their power, or at home playing with his kids, Matthew pours creativity, wisdom, and joy into all areas of his life.


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