A true jack-of-all-trades in the entertainment world, Syd Wilder has made a name for herself as a social media influencer with over 939,000 Instagram followers as well as with fan-favorite roles in the films Laid in America and Rideshare.

She is currently using her reach to bring awareness to important issues with a comedic and light approach on her Girl Insta-rupted podcast. Girl Insta-rupted is all about sex, self-love, show business, soul, and sanity. Wilder enlists her friends and colleagues as guests on each episode to help the audience find humor in their dysfunctions.  Wilder created the platform as a way to give listeners an inside look at her life and how she overcame serious challenges including PTSD, rape, and attempted suicide. In spite of the obstacles she has encountered, Wilder has risen from the darkness to find happiness and build a successful career.

Adding to her impressive resume, Wilder has also taken her talent behind the scenes with numerous directing and writing credits including shorts such as Break Up Moving Service, How to be an Actress in LA, and 5 Guys Every Girl Has Dated in LA.  She has also spent time producing her own content through her production company, Beyond My Wildest Dreams Productions, as she continues to carve new roles for herself in the industry.

Chillin' with Syd Wilder

Chillin’ with Syd Wilder

Photo by Mario Barberio

Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on.

I am constantly working on my podcast Girl Insta-rupted. That is my little pod baby that always needs to be fed. I’m working on a few voiceover projects that I can’t talk about yet. The Steel Panther music video I was in just got released today and I’m about to leave for New York to shoot another Steel Panther music video.

With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?

I like to sleep in my downtime and when I have the energy I’ll go out on dates. 

When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?

I’m a pretty healthy eater so I like to go to healthier restaurants if I’m going to eat. If I’m going out on a date, I like to go somewhere where there’s a sexy vibe.

What types of dishes do you usually order?

I’m so basic when comes to food. Lean proteins and vegetables are what I’m all about.

Do you cook?

I do cook—I’m not saying my food is good, but it’s definitely edible. Every week that I cook, I do a little dancing in the kitchen. That’s the only way I can get through actually cooking is if I’m dancing.

Chillin' with Syd Wilder

Chillin’ with Syd Wilder

Photo by Mario Barberio

What types of drinks do you order when out?

I’ve been ordering a lot of Sauvignon Blanc recently. I definitely love a good bold Cabernet, and if I don’t want to get too sleepy, I like a good old Tito’s and soda.

Do you prepare drinks at home?

I’ve never had to make anything elaborate outside of opening a beer bottle or Tito‘s and soda haha. However, my mom is the master bartender! She can make anything!

Do you own a home bar?

I have a mini bar at my place.

What is it stocked with?

It’s stocked with Grand Marnier, cognac, whiskey and lots of wine. I keep Casamigos and Tito‘s in my freezer.

What is your favorite drink/cocktail?

Tito’s and soda is always my favorite!

Have you ever been a bartender?

I took a bartending class for one day. I have served cocktails at parties before, but I’ve never been an official bartender. I’m not sure how great I’d be at it, but I would definitely give it another try! I have a lot of respect for bartenders!