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RYAN S
ACTOR, TV HOST
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ABOUT

In August, we hosted a Community Portrait Day at the Draper, inviting neighbors and FLATS residents to get free headshots or portraits. Ryan lived close by and wanted to check out the building. Read Ryan's Q&A with FLATS below and learn more about living in Uptown, Chicago in our neighborhood guide.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

Actor, TV Host, Empire Today Guy.

WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I spend most my time raising my kids. I love to punish myself by eating and drinking locally then trying to work it off at the gym. It’s a losing battle...or is it...hmmm...

WHAT SKILL DO YOU WISH YOU COULD LEARN?

I would love to play an instrument.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Freedom. Freedom of thought. Freedom to express. Freedom to create. Freedom to order off the kid’s menu if you REALLY want the chicken tenders.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOU STYLE?

These days it’s whatever’s clean and doesn’t have spit up on it! I’m most comfortable though in jeans, a t-Shirt/hoodie, and a pair of Chucks.

IDEAL ROAD TRIP?

I would love to tow a vintage Airstream across the country.

WHAT MOVIE PROP OR COSTUME DO YOU WISH YOU OWNED?

The Batman suit/Bat Mobile would be pretty sweet. The Time Machine from Back to the Future maybe? Ooh the sled from Citizen Kane just so I could whisper “Rose Bud” every time I walked by it. I didn’t spoil the movie did I?

I JAM OUT TO...

1990’s Rap, 1980’s anything, newer stuff like Post Malone, The Weeknd, Etc.

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

It’s 2020, I’ve learned to live without things I could not have imagined before. That being said as much as I have a love/hate relationship with my iPhone it would hard not to have that technology in my front pocket.

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The Draper
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I WOULD LOVE TO TOW A VINTAGE AIRSTREAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.