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L.A. Story

Kristie Ramirez | October 29, 2016 | Feature Features

Dallas-­born and ­-bred Blair Bomar tells us why her brother is cooler than she is, what Los Angeles has done for her and why her role on the USA Network's Queen of the South is a dream come true.
When visiting her hometown of Dallas, Blair Bomar can be found with friends and family at Javier's.

Blair Bomar couldn’t be further from Kim Brown, her character on USA Network hit Queen of the South. Bomar grew up in Preston Hollow, matriculated through the Episcopal School of Dallas and went on to graduate from the theater program at The University of Texas at Austin. Brown is the girlfriend of a drug dealer, living luxuriously in a Dallas high­rise and tangled up in the world of Mexican drug cartels. “She’s a kept woman,” Bomar explains. “She loves her boyfriend but doesn’t realize what she’s gotten herself into. She’s trapped between the love of this man and a world that makes her compromise her values.” But this is what the ­31-year-­old loves about acting. “I’m able to step into someone else’s skin. I always learn something about myself, and it helps me grow a better perspective.”

Bomar has danced since she was a child, but her first dramatic performance was at ESD. “It was Mrs. Cardell’s drama class. There was a lot of improv and it was a small black-box theater, but it made me dig into acting more.” Since moving to L.A. in 2009, Bomar has had various roles, most notably in the Austin-based From Dusk till Dawn. When she landed her role on Queen of The South, shot on location in Dallas, she was excited about coming back home for work. Although the show has been renewed for a second season, Bomar has various writing and directing projects in the works. “I just wrote, directed and starred in my first short film,” she says. But she’s clear that Texas is where she wants to end up. “My brother, Tucker, works for Dave Perry Miller, but he’s a musician on the side. He taught himself to play guitar; he’s so much cooler than me,” she says of her younger sibling. “I don’t know what I’d do without Texas, and my friends and family. It all keeps me grounded.”

Any kind of dance, sunsets, love letters, dark chocolate, queenpins

Shame, apathy, closed-mindedness, skulduggery, parking tickets


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