Conyers impresses ‘Nip/Tuck’ actress by ‘rocking out’ to Coltrane

Washington is known for being too serious too much of the time, but some fun was had when (and before) actress Kelly Carlson stopped by Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s (D-Mich.) office this week.

Best known for her role as the sultry but disturbed Kimber Henry on the racy FX show “Nip/Tuck,” Carlson walked into Conyers’s office — and found the lawmaker “rocking out to [jazz legend John] Coltrane!” she told ITK at a dinner at Teatro Goldoni on K Street.

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Carlson praised Conyers’s style and warmth. “He’s so lively,” she said, smiling.

The actress was visiting Capitol Hill with fellow thespian and former congressional staffer Wendie Malick, where the duo met Sens. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyGoing national with automatic voter registration Republicans slam Trump’s new policy toward Cuba Trump draws a harder line on Cuba MORE (D-Vt.) and Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuMeet Mitch Landrieu, the 2020 dark-horse Dem Medicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Five unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory MORE (D-La.), as well as Rep. Ed WhitfieldEd WhitfieldWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog What Azerbaijan wants from Israel? Overnight Energy: Green group sues Exxon over climate science MORE (R-Ky.).

On their agenda were two bills moving through Congress: one to end the slaughter of horses (H.R. 503) and another to protect mustangs and burros in the American West (S. 727).