My Coby Bell Story,#Burn Notice #The Game #Third Watch

In Motivational Talk by FASHIONENTLAW™

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It has been immensely busy for me. But I am excited I can now resume my routine blogging on UDUAK LAW FIRM blog. I thought the best way to resume was to share with you an inspirational story inspired by a reconnection, today, with an old friend from the fashion industry. In speaking with her, I was reminded how small the world is and also that if you follow your dreams, it can and does become  reality. Another buddy of mine’s face, Coby Bell, popped into my mind as I thought about the conversation I had with my friend. I’ll share it with you to illustrate my point about being relentless and going for what you want. . .

I lost count of the numerous times Coby Bell and I ate at San Jose State University cafeteria. We were both living in the dormitories and our paths crossed often as we headed to either breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Cafeteria. Over time, we struck a repoire and would sit across each other in the Cafeteria. We chatted, joked and laughed about various subjects, but most importantly we talked about our career aspirations, often. Coby wanted to be, unequivocally, an actor. I wanted to be, without a doubt, a lawyer. It didn’t matter what was going on or sometimes how nasty the cafeteria food was, we were lost in our talks and dreams about our future.

Fast forward, ten plus years later, Coby is an actor appearing regularly in your homes. I, of course, practice law. I recall when I first saw Coby on TV. He played an NYPD cop in the show ‘Third Watch’ which aired on NBC. I was home that day. I stopped everything I was doing, sat on my couch and laughed so hard. It was so nice to realize that he made it. Coby since ‘Third Watch,’  made a name for himself as a professional football player Jason Pitts on ‘The Game,’ a show that aired on CW. His latest gig is as Jesse Garcia in the hit TV show ‘Burn Notice.’

This June, I was at the 2010 BET Awards wearing my other hat as a journalist and who walks in backstage with ‘The Game’ crew? You guessed right. Coby Bell! We laughed, hugged and caught up on the latest in our lives, since college. I am a firm believer in “The sky is the beginning.” If you dream it, you CAN achieve it!

That’s it for now.


Coby on ‘Burn Notice’


WHAT IS Fashionentlaw™: It is a law blog discussing hot topics in pop culture that arise primarily out of the fashion industry and intersects/ collides with the law. WHAT I DO: My name is Uduak Oduok and I am a California licensed attorney who helps creatives and business owners sleep better at night by protecting their creativity and reputation, securing their rights, and helping them with the monetization of their intellectual assets. WHO I WORK WITH: I have counseled a range of clients from musicians, models, actors, actresses, and designers, to diverse business owners in numerous areas of the law including contracts, business law, fashion and entertainment law, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law. I bring over two decades of first-hand knowledge and experiences that are as diverse as they are deep in the fashion and entertainment industries (modeling, retail, production, public relations, journalism, and publishing). I am an attorney who “gets it” when it comes to resolving legal issues for the fashion and entertainment industries. INTERESTED IN TALKING TO ME ABOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION? To arrange a consultation to discuss your case, contact me today at 916-361-6506 or email me directly at ( Full bio: Ms. Uduak Bio/ Twitter @uduaklaw