St. Louis-born actor Sterling K. Brown has won two Emmys for breakout performances in the television programs “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “This Is Us.” Watch him on “This Is Us” Tuesdays on NBC and see him on the silver screen in the Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall,” which is in theaters Oct. 13.
What was your first car?
My first car was a 2001 Honda Accord LX. Black exterior with a black leather interior. She was kind, and she was sweet. Her name was Christina, and I miss her.
How did you acquire it?
I found her on Craigslist of all places. The owners had taken excellent care of her, and the only reason they were letting her go was they wanted a four-door vehicle to make life easier with their new baby.
What is your favorite memory of the car?
My wife and I drove Christina cross-country from Los Angeles to Charleston, S.C. Took the 10 all the way across to New Orleans, cut up to Atlanta and then on to our final destination. We had a blast, and Christina gave us smooth sailing all the way!
What happened to it?
Once my first child came, sadly, I had to do the same thing as the original owners. I didn’t sell her, though – I gave her to a friend. I was fortunate enough at that time to have a decent income, and a friend from St. Louis, a fellow thespian, who was new to Los Angeles, was in need of some wheels. I am acutely aware of what it’s like to have a minimal income, and I was happy to place Christina in the hands of someone who would put her to good use. Pay it forward!
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