Some people have all the luck.
Consider the fateful trajectory of Margaret Judson, who plays the part of producer Tess Westin on The Newsroom. As revisited in The Daily Herald by Dann Gire and Jamie Sotonoff, this University of Illinois broadcast journalism grad had no intentions of becoming an actress. But after working initially in New York as an NBC page, she transitioned within 30 Rock to the land of meant-to-be:
“I met Aaron [Sorkin] when I was working as a research assistant for (MSNBC’s) Keith Olbermann. He came into our newsroom to research for a pilot he was calling More As This Story Develops at the time.”