I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where I played a lot of violin as a kid and then got more into 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), with additional major studies in Vocal/Opera Performance at the University's prestigious Shepherd School of Music.
Seeking a "practical" career in the arts, I went to the UC Berkeley School of Law and became an entertainment lawyer in S.F.--briefly.
I did a lot of theater in the Bay Area, started doing on-camera and print work too, and joined AEA & SAG-AFTRA (professional actors' unions).
I decided to finally go for it, and left law to attend The Boston Conservatory (at Berklee), where I obtained a Master's Degree in Musical Theater.
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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