I have been an actor for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid my friends and I would create plays and make my mom film them on her 90’s style camcorder. I was badly bullied as a kid, and I vividly remember the way in which movies became my solace – they helped me feel like I wasn’t alone. I could relate to the plights of the characters, I experienced the sensation of oneness by watching them grow and triumph in the face of adversity.
As a teenager, acting became an essential ingredient in my recipe for sanity and survival: it was the one arena in which I felt fully safe to be with my feelings and explore my self-expression without fear of invalidation or judgment. I began commuting to New York City every weekend to study – theater became the air I breathed.
I went on to study acting in college at The University of Michigan, and then did a graduate program studying Meisner Technique for two years with Suzanne Esper at the legendary Esper Studio in Manhattan. Other training includes acting technique with Alan Langdon at Circle in the Square, scene study with Howard Fine, Audition Technique with Margie Haber and scene study with Terry Schreiber.
Over the years I have acted in numerous plays and independent films including Fat Pig (Jeannie/Basement Arts), Laundry and Bourbon (Elizabeth/Dir. Suzanne Esper), The Graduate (Elaine/University of Michigan), Proof (Catherine/Basement Arts), The Country Wife (Margery Pinchwife/The Players Club), “Lonely Boy” (Lead/Dir. Anthony Supo), “Absolute Zero” (Supporting/Dir. Patrick Carroll), “Post Grad” (Lead/Dir. Craig Williams), and “Prose,” (Lead/Dir. Roz Coleman).
My intention with acting has always been to move and inspire people, to provide them with that same cathartic remembering I experienced as a child, and, of course, to play and have fun! Today I am selectively lending my talents to projects that are aligned with my mission in the impact space: I want to tell meaningful stories that will empower audience members and strike a chord of truth within their hearts.