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After graduating in 2004, Rich Sommer quickly got work in several national commercials including ones for AOL, Bud Light beer and Sprint. He went on to play Anne Hathaway’s drinking buddy, Doug, in “The Devil Wears Prada” and will soon start shooting the second season of “Madmen” on the AMC cable channel.

“I really lucked out getting into the program,” said Sommer, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a fellow Case M.F.A. graduate, and brand-new baby daughter.

“I was really rough around the edges. The program made me realize that you do make choices when you are acting. It’s not just about learning a line and spitting it out.”