It’s hard to shine when you’re acting in Alexandra Chando’s shadow, but Alice Greczyn has managed to do just that as Mads Rybak in The Lying Game. The twenty-six year old California native was living in Colorado when a scout approached her! Unlike a lot of actresses she hadn’t dreamed of making it on the big-screen, show business found her. Alice had actually hoped to grow up to be a figure skater. Her career kicked off in 2004 when she landed minor roles in Fat Albert, Dukes of Hazzard, and Sleepover. After she gained some exposure she was cast on Quintuplets, Windfall, and Privileged. She made her mark in the television business when she played Sage Lund in Lincoln Heights in 2007. Then she appeared in Make It or Break It in 2011 before she was cast as Alexandra Chando’s sidekick, Mads Rybak, on The Lying Game.
Alice isn’t your ordinary dolled up, fashion obsessed, twenty-something celebrity who spends her nights out on the town though. Miss Greczyn is a self-proclaimed introvert, and seems to spend the majority of her free time cuddling with her cat “Butters” and watching Downtown Abbey. She seems to be very passionate about opinionated about controversial and mature subjects. On her personal blog she sounds off regarding her stance on beliefs and religions. On March 4th she posted:
“My issue with suffering and belief has been increasing with every year I age, and has gotten especially intense and unpacifiable in the past two years. Who knows why. It’s not like anything in particular happened to me or anyone I love in that time. No personal traumas, no diseases, no deaths in the family or anything that might obviously set off an existential wrestling with meaning and purpose. Just my observations of humanity today and throughout history, and guesses at the various probabilities in the future. When contemplating these observations, which I try to do less than daily, I am nothing but angry. Actually, if I’m angry, it’s because I’m sad, deeply, deeply sad. That sadness manifests as anger.”
“One could accuse me of being intolerant of others’ intolerance, therefore making me just as intolerant. Touché for you. But I want to make clear that while I do not respect many others’ beliefs, I do consciously endeavor to respect another’s truth. Truth and belief are very different. I can believe something that’s not true, and I have. I probably still believe in some things that aren’t true, in some recess of my mind that hasn’t been provoked into self-examination yet. But truth… I’m fond of saying that there is no truth, for truth, to me, is an individual’s sole, subjective, and relative experience. I have convictions that are very true for me. I know they are very untrue for others. Others have experiences that are very true and real for them, experiences which have not been true for me. Therefore, what would make truth absolute? Proof? Science has both proved and disproved the existence of God many times over using varying evidence as proof. There’s still disparity.”
Alice Greczyn is clearly not your average actress. She may play a cute, perky character on The Lying Game, but in real life she plays a well-educated, opinionated, and brutally honest young woman.