Accomplishments Star as Mercedes Lazaro in the TV series Magic City, set in 1950's Miami (premieres April 6 on Starz); has appeared alongside her father, actor Andy Garcia, in films including City Island
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What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
I used to be on Twitter, so I’d get news from that. But I got rid of it because it was too addicting. Now I don’t really have a routine—I just get my thoughts together, then I’ll go to CNN or ESPN.
What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?
I like watching The View! All the arguing—I love that.
What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?
I almost never listen to the radio, but if I do, I listen to KDAY, which is old-school hip-hop. Usually I listen to my iPod—a bunch of different playlists, like classic rock, oldies, a lot of Beatles and Rolling Stones.
Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?
I don’t watch a lot of TV. I’ll record something to watch at night before I go to bed, or I’ll watch SportsCenter on ESPN—I’m a big basketball fan, Lakers especially.
What other shows do you watch, and how: TV, laptop or tablet?
I record Californication, which is what I’m watching right now. I wish I had recorded all of Shameless because I’ve caught it a few times and loved it. I’ll always want to get into a show but then forget to record it. On long plane rides, I like watching entire series on my laptop.
Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning?
Reading is definitely better because watching TV keeps me up. When I was living in Miami, I didn’t have Internet in my room and the TV only had a few channels, and it was so much easier to go to sleep.
Which is more nutritious: print or Web?
I want to say print, but the Web is just so much more efficient. I wish I was one of those people who reads the paper every morning, but I guess I’m part of the generation that always goes straight to the Web.
Give us the skinny on your favorite app.
I love the NBA Game Time app. It’s the best—even if I’m not able to watch a game, I can still keep up with it. The app lets you listen or watch game highlights, and it has all the stats and standings.
What’s your biggest digital indulgence?
I’m not a big gadget person, but my iPhone is with me at all times.
With such a bloated media universe, how do you cut out the fat?
When the New Year hit, I cut out Twitter and Facebook—stuff that I felt like I was always on for no reason. There are other ways to get information. Our access to [all this stuff] isn’t going to go away, but we can choose how much to have it around.