Some people start acting because they were natural hams. I was not such a person. An only child and major daydreamer who loved reading her favorite books to her stuffed animal friends, I was so shy that my parents put me in acting classes to get me out of my shell, leading to my childhood debut as the Blue Fairy in a community theater production on Pinnoccio.
That spark eventually turned into a specialized degree in Theater and Broadcast Journalism from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. After graduation I spent a year singing in a big band in Japan before moving to pursue my childhood dream of theater in NYC.
While I enjoyed my time as a verrrry blonde chorine, it was after being asked by Amy Adams to be her stand-in/double for Julie & Julia that I became a red head, and I haven't looked back since. I've had the extreme pleasure of working with cinematography greats like Director of Photography Roger Deakins and directors Same Mendes and Todd Haines who taught me how to view film as art.
Maybe it was the hair color that helped me be taken more seriously, but shortly after I was cast as the understudy to Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) in the world premiere of Time Stands Still at the Geffen Playhouse written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Margulies and directed by Daniel Sullivan. I was fortunate to be asked to resume my understudy role when the show made its transfer to Manhattan Theater Club in New York City, this time understudying Alicia Silverstone and Laura Linney.
Soon there after I was getting itchy feet to see what else was out there in the world. Very long story short, I traded my headshots for my passport and spent several years seeking out adventures and misadventures around the globe all while trying on various roles including: entrepreneur, video director, holistic health coach, freelance writer, events producer, and spokesperson.
But like any true love, I never could let go so here I am. As of August 2017 I'm diving back in and currently study with Method acting teacher Tony Grecco.