Joe Hernandez-Kolski, actor/poet/comedian, is an Emmy award-winner and two-time HBO Def Poet. Q. What lead you to a career in entertainment? A. Two things occurred my senior year. One, a friend of mine accidentally called looking for my roommate, when I was in 121 Henry Hall, and she said, "I live in Los Angeles now, if you ever need a couch to crash on you can crash on my couch."