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Charity Meets: Evan Brinkman

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Recent headshot of Evan Brinkman / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Recent headshot of Evan Brinkman / Photo Credit: ZTPR


12-year-old Florida-born Evan Brinkman may be young, but this child star actor is a name you better start getting to know, as he’s going to be around for a long long time.The outstanding youngster stars in Judd Apatow’s upcoming big comedy film, Trainwreck, alongside Amy Schumer and other a-list stars.
But even being just 12, Evan has a great mind for using his fame to do better for others in the charity world, just like members of his family who support Girls Scouts, local Florida-based healthcare events and organizations like Holt International Children’s Services and Half The Sky.
I recently got the chance to speak more with Evan about his career, working with Judd Apatow, charity views and random fun facts. Check it out below!
Twitter@BrinkmanEvan
Why is giving back so important to you? I’ve been very blessed with my family and their support of me to pursue my dreams. I have the desire to help those less fortunate than I.
How has giving back helped you? It keeps me grounded and gives me a greater appreciation of the important things in my life.
How do you incorporate giving back into your life? It’s a philosophy of generosity and giving that has been taught to me from my mom and dad. My mom has been a Girl Scout leader for 13 years and always has a service project in the works for our community. My father is a physician and does a lot of charity healthcare.
Which charities are near and dear to you and why? Holt International Children’s Services and Half The Sky. I have two sisters that were both adopted from Chinese orphanages as infants. Ellie is now 14 years old and Ava is 7 years old.
Evan with Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Evan with Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck / Photo Credit: ZTPR


Favorite food: Salmon
Favorite restaurant: Zaxby’s
Favorite vacation spot: Yellowstone National Park
Favorite TV show: The Blacklist
Favorite movie: Harry Potter Series
Celebrity crush: I honestly don’t have a celebrity crush.
Favorite song: Sugar by Maroon 5
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite animal: Cat
How did you feel when you got cast in your first big film Trainwreck? I was ecstatic and overjoyed. I even have my reaction on videotape as I read the e-mail from the casting director saying that I was chosen for the role of Allister.
What was your favorite moment while on-set filming? Judd Apatow gave me a $10 bill that he had found on the ground. He said  “When you win an Oscar, you can’t say I never did anything for you”.
You are still young, but what advice would you share with those looking at getting into the acting industry? I would advise them to have patience, don’t get discouraged and keep following their dream.
Evan In his Trainwreck trailer getting all fancy / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Evan In his Trainwreck trailer getting all fancy / Photo Credit: ZTPR


What is one thing you would change in this world if you could? I would rid the world of terrorism and wars.
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In 2008, I launched AskMissA.com which grew from my personal blog into a site with 700 writers, covering the intersection of charity & lifestyle in 20 U.S. cities. With Charity + Life, I am going back to a personal blog where I can share my favorite things, and continue to shine a light on nonprofits, and cause marketing campaigns to inspire others to give as they live.

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