WPT Star Lynn Gilmartin Becomes an Actress

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WPT Star Lynn Gilmartin Becomes an Actress
07 May

She is best-known for her WPT anchorperson role, but Lynn Gilmartin has branched out to fulfil a childhood dream, starring in the Australian movie ‘How Do You Know Chris?’.


The indie movie sees Irish-born, Aussie-bred Gilmartin revert to the accent of her roots, her Dublin character Dot attending a party at which everybody is waiting for the host to arrive, the eponymous Chris, played by Luke Cook.

“My character is Irish, so it’s been a fun challenge to work on a Dublin accent, which my parents have,” she told PokerNews this week. “She is visiting Melbourne with her Aussie boyfriend and they attend a party where she doesn’t know anyone.”

day one, scene one. 📷 @lynngilmartin 👥#HDYKC?

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The 33-year old has been a staple has been a staple of the WPT team since joining for season 12 back in 2013, previously having roles in PokerNews and PokerStars, but acting has been on her bucket list since she was a young freckled kid.

“Acting is something that I’ve always wanted to do,” she explained, “so when I moved to Los Angeles, I took up classes again for fun, which I hadn’t done since I was a kid.”

It’s not so surprising that she has finally added acting to her long list of credits, Gilmartin’s own website describing her as someone who likes to “play around with a few different hats” – hats which include ‘health coach, Jooce Bar founder, poker player, permaculture student, Wildlife Warrior and full-time world wanderer’.

Her Instagram page sees her living life to the full in a number of exotic locations…

…interspersed with the poker role which has made everything possible…

My office is kinda badass.

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‘How Do You Know Chris?’ isn’t actually her only acting role, however, the small screen star of poker taking on a small role on the big-screen ”in a film called Museo, with Gael García Bernal, that premiered at Berlinale this February, winning Best Screenplay," she explains.

The roles didn’t just appear by chance, however, with Gilmartin grabbing the chance to take part in the intensive ‘Hollywood Immersive’ acting course, learning the ropes from the best in the business… telling her old bosses at PokerNews that starring in movies “feels both like a career and a hobby, which is a nice balance."

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