If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, an actor was NEVER the answer! You might have gotten “a lawyer” or “a cashier”… yes I was OBSESSED with cash registers as a child. But during my college years a mathematician was on my horizon! However, after a frightening summer program, between my junior and senior years, in Game Theory, I started looking into other options and acting took over… thus what was once my hobby became my life. At the age of 13, I moved from a city I called home, Philadelphia, to a place I had no idea existed–Scotch Plains, NJ. This place was not only drastically different from what I was used to but was also the place I discovered my joy of performing.
Now, I find myself in this dynamic and vibrant city of New York with a B.S. in Mathematics, a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama and 11 years of pursuing this provocative world of craziness under my belt. My first costarring role was on an episode of the “The Knick”, the Cinemax TV Series directed by Steven Soderberg, I got a chance to work on the firecracker that is Camae in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, conquered a fear and took IMPROV 101 AND IMPROV 201 at Upright Citizens Brigade (YIKES!!!), was nominated, along with my cast of The Last Tiger in Haiti, for an NAACP Theater award for Best Ensemble and was blessed with the opportunity to produce and star in one of my favorite plays and DREAM role, the one-woman show CHAIN by Pearl Cleage. Not only did I conquer a fear of performing on stage alone but delved into the daunting task of producing!
And if I’m not acting? Well, you’ll probably find me indulging in some of my other favorites–like my daily Sudoku fix (I LOVE this game), trying a new dish (cooking and eating is the best part of life… well, my life), doing some P90X (I’m a fitness Queen!) or Yoga (finding my inner yogi) and spending time with the people I love. So… there you have it!
That’s me–in a nutshell!