New Canaan’s Kendra Munger on Waveny, NC Pizza and Mrs. Guda


As actor Kendra Munger says at the end of our conversation (transcribed below), former New Canaan residents like her inhabit much of the world. In this feature, we catch up with those “Ex-Canaanites” for a snapshot of where they are now and talk about New Canaan—their experiences and memories here, current ties to the “Next Station to Heaven” and how it’s changed since they lived in town. A Los Angeles resident now and delighted with the warm weather, Kendra is busy: She co-hosted Sunday’s International Press Academy Satellite Awards in Los Angeles, just shot a commercial with Andre Agassi and Stefi Graf, wrapped the short film “The Spymaster” and plays the ghost of Peg Entwistle (the actress who, at age 24 amid the Great Depression, leapt to her death from the ‘H’ in the Hollywood sign) in the gothic Web series “They Live Among Us.” I wanted to kickstart this feature with someone I know, and I’ve known the Mungers for 30 years. The photo at right shows Kendra on a ball field at Saxe in her baseball uniform with the Ontarios, part of New Canaan’s Bantam baseball league.