I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where I played a lot of violin as a kid and then got more into school choir and drama as a teen.
I went to Rice University, where I majored in Asian Studies (Chinese History, Culture and Language, magna cum laude), and Vocal Performance (Opera Performance) at Rice University's prestigious Shepherd School of Music, while also beginning to perform in the local arts scene.
Seeking a "practical" career in the arts, I went to the UC Berkeley School of Law and became an entertainment lawyer in S.F. That didn't last long.
I did a lot of performing in the Bay Area, joined AEA & SAG-AFTRA (professional arts unions), and soon left law to pursue performing full-time.
I went back to school for a Master's Degree in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory (at Berklee), and continued performed locally.
Now I live in NYC, and am having the time of my life doing musicals and plays, film and TV, commercials, modeling, hand modeling and voice acting!
I still play the violin every now and then.
I also love cooking and all things food-related.
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