McDermott says Ensler led him to act

Dylan McDermott

NEW YORK — Dylan McDermott didn't even consider acting until Eve Ensler came into his life.

Ensler of "The Vagina Monologues" fame married his father when McDermott was 15. And he considered her "mom."

McDermott said "she instantly said that I should be an actor." He said Ensler "saw something" in him. She walked him over to HB Studio in Manhattan and signed him up for an acting class "and that was it."

The 47-year-old actor stars in TNT's new undercover cop drama, "Dark Blue," which premiered Wednesday.