Melissa Meyers: What beauty product can’t you live without?
Kathryn Erbe: I can only pick one?! I’d have to say chapstick.
MM: What is in your make-up bag?
KE: By Terry concealer and illuminator, Stila tinted moisturizer SPF 30 , Nars Sheer Radiant Glow Foundation , Nars powder , Nars eye shadow in All about Eve , and in Voyage, Nars Blush in Crazed, Nars Soft Touch Shade Pencil in Aigle Noir, L’oreal Voluminous Black Mascara, and Mac Spice lip pencil.
MM: Who are your go-to people for hair cut and color?
KE: Haircut is Jason Low, color is Steven Amendola – both at Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in New York City.
MM: What is your must-have item?
KE: The favorite item I own is a toss -up between Rick Owens black leather jacket that I bought at a Friend’s store, Eva Gentry’s in Brooklyn, and black patent peep toe Christian Louboutins.
MM: What do you do for exercise?
KE: I run at home on my treadmill as often as possible, usually 5 times a week. I workout with my trainer Jonathan Weber at Complete Body and Spa. I also practice yoga on my own for 15 minutes every day and at Park Slope Yoga Center.
MM: What do you eat and do to stay healthy?
KE: Since I have been filming “Law & Order: Criminal Intent this season,” I am on the Blue Print Cleanse: Juice ‘Till Dinner, Monday thru-Friday. I always eat vegetarian these days, but most of the time eat vegan. I take my vitamins everyday, and Super Nutrition pre/post menopausal vitamins. I also take vegetarian flaxseed oil twice a day.
MM: Do you like to cook? If so, what do you like to make?
KE: I love to cook. My favorite thing to make and eat is guacamole.
MM: What do you do in your free time or for fun?
KE: I love to go to the playground with my son and to go shopping with my daughter. The three of us enjoy playing hide and seek together. On my own, I try to see friends in plays as often as I can. It’s great taking the dogs to the dog park and being outside. My dream Saturday is to take my kids to Harriman State Park. We also love to hang out in Ditch Plains in Montauk, jumping in the waves, and eating from the Ditch Witch and The Clam Bar.
MM: What is your favorite…
Make-up and Skincare line: I wear primarily Nars, Yonka skincare products, plus SkinCeuticals eye balm.
Drug store item: Q-tips and chapstick.
Movie: My most recent favorite is Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Clothing item and designer: Marni is a favorite of mine. I just got a beautiful black leather bag of theirs. I lust after all the Burberry jackets and coats I get to wear on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” this season. I also adore the Dolce & Gabbana dresses our designer, Stephanie Maslansky helped me pick for the press things we have had with the show’s 10th season premiere.Vera Wang is a new found love of mine. I own two of her dresses and some beautiful jewelry.
TV show: At the moment, Dexter, but of all time, probably The Wire.
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird. I read nonstop, and have many beloved books.
Cocktail: A toss-up between The Rated X at Boca Lupo and The Arabaesque at Frankies 457; both in Brooklyn.
Vacation and Travel Destination: Parrot Cay Resort in Turks & Caicos and The Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami. My favorite place to visit is Paris.
Charitable Cause: WORTH (Women on the Rise Telling HerStory). They advocate for and assist incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in gaining employment and leadership roles. Also, the North Shore Animal League America, Human Rights Campaign, Environmental Action and Planned Parenthood.