She continued at those stakes for around two years before she felt comfortable enough to climb up to $5/10, which was probably the most difficult jump for her.
Before the former soap star knew it, she was playing the biggest stakes around, taking an interesting trajectory to get there.
“You can get very attached to a character when you play them for so long,” said Galfond. “I believe acting, like any art, is therapeutic,” Galfond says.
“I loved the challenge of constantly trying to get better and go deeper, and break through walls, and those are reasons I love playing poker too.” After meeting Phil as a fan of his through Twitter, the two fell quickly and as they say, the rest is history.
Farah found a break with an agent that saw something in her and decided to take a chance, and her first audition was perfect.