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Sasha Perl-Raver traveled the world with her family at the age of nine, started her first business at 16 and is the proud owner of one crown and three decorative silver bowls thanks to a single-year stint on the Miss America pageant circuit where she won the title of Miss San Francisco, Miss Congeniality and Miss Outstanding Interview. Not bad considering she entered the contest because she knew it was the only time someone was going to applaud for her in a swimsuit.

She is a film critic, entertainment reporter, host, actress or chef; depending on which networks you’re partial to.

After graduating from high school at the age of 16, Sasha needed a job and money for college, so she took her obsession with The Frugal Gourmet and penchant for memorizing cookbooks, and parlayed that into a business as a personal chef/caterer. Over the years, her reputation grew to include commissioned recipes in several books and events for clients like the Creative Artists Agency and Us Weekly, before landing a starring role on Food Network’s series, “Private Chefs of Beverly Hills.”

But her first love has always been film, television, and the kind of too-honest criticism that earned tears from her classmates in freshman year acting class. Since graduating from USC’s esteemed cinema critical studies program—where she was always first to raise her hand in Professor Leonard Maltin’s class and Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games) became her mentor—she has appeared on outlets including E! Entertainment Television, PBS, TV Guide Channel, Fox News, LOGO, and Style Network.

Currently seen every Friday at 8pm as the host of FX Movie Download, her celebrity interviews, film reviews and entertainment reports were a popular fixture on NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate, KNBC, from 2010-2013, as well as on NBC.com and in the occasional New York City cab. She has also contributed to Fandango, AOL, Hollywood.com and MovieWeb.com, among other outlets, while interviewing everyone from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford to Snoop Dogg.

A voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), if you ever need to find her at a screening or a junket, she’s the one with her plate mounded with dessert or a mouthful of pilfered candy. In other humblebrags, the New York Daily News declared her “funniest in LA,” and designer Randolph Duke once compared her to Angelina Jolie.

For Sasha’s latest YouTube videos…
Her best Mary Hart-meets-Leonard Maltin impression on NBC…
Or to check out her blog, Hollywood Bites…

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