Restaurant: For breakfast, I like Toast Bakery Café (8221 W. Third St., Los Angeles). For dinner, I like Froggy’s Topanga Fish Market (1105 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga).
Place to shop: I like the section of Melrose/Melrose Place that has all these new stores like Marc Jacobs, Alexandra McQueen. It’s just east of La Cienega.
Place to hang out: My house. I don’t really go out anymore. All of my old fave haunts are no longer around. But the Skybar (8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood) does have a great view.
Movie theater: I like the Landmark Theatre (10850 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles); free parking and you can pre-buy your seat so you don’t have to wait in line. Plus, they have a great bar/coffee lounge.
Outdoor activity: Riding horses in Griffith Park.
Neighborhood: I grew up in La Crescenta, so anywhere around the San Gabriel Foothills is nice.
Museum: The Museum of Miniatures (5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles) and the La Brea Tar Pits (5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles).
What you love most about L.A.: Being near my family again.
What you love about your job (acting): The unpredictability of the career locations. I’ve lived in L.A., N.Y., R.I. and back to L.A. for various jobs.
“Raising the Bar” premieres Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. on TNT.