Actor. Singer. Tour Guide. Health Coach. Mom.

I'm a Native New Yorker who has lived in the same building in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan my entire life. I left for college (@ Northwestern University) and stayed away for a few years working as a singer (from the Chicago Symphony Chorus to the San Diego Opera Chorus) and an actor (regional theaters in the US & Canada), but soon found my way back home to NYC. Now I'm a mom and an actor (all the time), a tour guide (often), a singer and health coach (fairly often), and a hand model (occasionally)... 

Recently, I've shot commercials for Burlington (English/Spanish) & Ally Bank; worked with the NYU School of Law Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging on internal training videos for Microsoft; booked my first network show: an episode of the Netflix Original Series Brainchild. I've also been working on short films, a few of which have won awards (Best Ensemble & Best Director, Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Film and Best Original Music) for a series of iPhone Film Festivals. I've also recently shot an IBM Watson Marketing Industrial, an Optimum commercial, a Macy's spot, a video for Adele, and hand modeled for a Q-Tips print ad.

 

Extreme character work is my specialty. On stage, from a Nuyorican espiritista in the world premiere of Desi Moreno-Penson's Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) with MultiStages to an uptight British lady who attends "The Vagina Workshop" in The Vagina Monologues at The Players Theater; and  more recently on screen -- from an abusive chain-smoking stage mom in a film that won Best Comedy (and me, Best Actress) in the 4min iPhone Film Festival (its sequel won Best Picture and Best Original Music in the 5min iPhone Film Festival) to a conservative climate change denier in a video for the World Science Festival. Physicality is also a favorite, from Frida Kahlo's limp in Tres Vidas, a bi-lingual one-person chamber music play written by Marjorie Agosín, in which I had the privilege of touring the country for 3 years with Core Ensemble; to the Rococo sophistication of an operatic pants role, my specialty when I was thinking of a career in opera; and the urban affectation of "Angel," a thugged-out gender-expansive teenager, from my original one-person hip-hopera Angel in Between.

And what could be better acting training than being the mom of two young children? Improv & sketch comedy experience definitely serve to enhance mommying, and vice versa, as mommying is an endless supply of comedy material; most recently with some pregnancy hemorrhoid-inspired "improv" in this short film winner for Best Ensemble & Best Director at the 9min iPhone Film Festival. I also have two day jobs that I am extremely passionate about: tour guiding and health coaching. And at the end of the day (or the shoot or the run), I'm always working as devoted wife and busy mom.

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