Hi! I'm an NYC-based, Grammy Award-nominated actor/performer, with a particular interest in originating new roles -- on stage in new plays & musicals, and on screen in TV & movies. I'm also an experienced audiobook narrator and voice actor, commercial print model and hand model, and classical violinist. I've also just begun directing for the stage.
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 act and model professionally in Houston.
Seeking a "practical" career in the arts, I then went to the UC Berkeley School of Law and worked briefly as an entertainment lawyer in S.F.
I was still drawn to performing, and continued to act and model on the side in the Bay Area. I joined AEA & SAG-AFTRA (professional arts unions), and soon left law to more fully pursue a performing path.
I went back to school for a Master's Degree in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory (at Berklee), while also performing and modeling in the Boston area.
I obtained professional representation from our graduation showcase presentation, and moved to NYC. Over the past few years, I've been steadily climbing the industry ladder, and am having the time of my life acting, singing, modeling and more!
I still play the violin every now and then.
I also love cooking and all things food-related.
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