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 Velcro, Burlington (English & Spanish -- that's me in the voiceover too!), Ally Bank and Spectrum Reach; worked with the NYU School of Law Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging on internal training videos for Microsoft & IBM; hosted an online course on disability inclusion for Understood For All; 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, spots for Macy's, Verizon & Hershey's Kisses, a music video for Adele, and hand modeled for Q-Tips print ads.
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 (for which I won 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.