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”, which I recently played on my first recurring – American Rust, 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 (with occasional fun, lol) summer program, between my junior and senior year, 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, byway of New Jersey, with a B.S. in Mathematics, a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama and 12 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’ve gotten a chance to work on some DYNAMIC women: Ruby, Camae, Nina, and Tonya (to name a few), I 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, was named one of the Best Actors of the Decade, in the Star Tribune (Dec 2019 issue), for my performance of Pecola in The Bluest Eye and was blessed with the opportunity to produce and star in one of my favorite plays and DREAM roles, 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), binging something on TV, trying a new dish (cooking and eating is the best part of life… well, my life), doing some HIIT (I’m a fitness Queen!) or Hot Yoga (finding my inner yogi) and spending time with the people I love. So… there you have it!
That’s me–in a nutshell!