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Maggie Wheeler directing African music choir

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Aug 25, 2014 | 10:32am EDT

Actress Maggie Wheeler has established a second career for herself as a choir director. The Friends star, who portrayed Matthew Perry's on/off girlfriend Janice on the hit sitcom, reveals she has been focusing on her love of music in recent years and has been spending the majority of her time working with a local choir group in Los Angeles, while supporting her family by taking on small acting roles on shows like Archer, Californication and Hot In Cleveland. During an interview on America's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, which aired on Sunday (24Aug14), she said, "I direct a choir, a community choir, I've directed it for eight years. "I'm so drawn to African music and to African choral music, I think the structure of the harmonies, it creates a vibration of sound that is so undeniable, it just enters your body and it wipes everything away except for joy..."

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