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I have come a long way from my birthplace of Ft Myers, Fl. I was raised in South Carolina by my parents Bruce and Sally, both of whom are in the medical profession, I am an only child who has taken dance for 11 years and has had a love of performing since I was a toddler. I saw a local beauty pageant and exclaimed I wanted to do that. I did, and won prettiest hair, eyes, and Miss Photogenic. I soon realized I wanted to do more and found my true passion at a school play in which I played a pesky horsefly. I have done local community plays and musicals and won various awards for dance, singing, and acting. I've been to NYC and LA several times and love it in both locations.
I have trained at Lee Strasburg in NYC for a summer program and have a determination and strength to achieve my visions for my career in film. To do this I was allowed to be home-schooled and have plans and goals that align with my ideals and passions. I graduated high-school 2 years early, in 2013, at the age of 15, and am now 'Legal 18!'
I am continuing to grow as a singer, dancer, and actress, and look forward to a move to Los Angeles to continue my pursuit of my true passion, acting. Now, at the age of 16, I currently reside in Pennsylvania and am a short train ride away from the Big Apple.
I've also trained in American Karate, in which I recently gained my first degree black belt. I am also an accomplished screenwriter. My second short film script, "Tiger Lili", a dramatic coming-of-age story of a young girl dealing with domestic violence, made it into the Beverly Hills Film Festival, as well as many others. I also helped to write the short films, "Two Rounds" and, "No Brainer", in which I also starred. I, as well, penned, "The Silver Key", which was my first lead role, as well as screenplay. I've also just completed my first feature film script and am in the lengthy process of editing.
I've also garnered Three Young Artist Award nominations. My first in 2012 for Best Young Actress - Short Film for my realistic portrayal of the autistic pre-teen, Jenny Hastert in "Broken Pieces." My second in 2013 for Best Web Performance - Young Actress for the portrayal of the confused teenaged witch battling forces of evil, Michelle Smith in The Dark One (Season 1). My third in 2014 for Best Web Performance - Young Actress for reprising the role of Michelle Smith in The Dark One (Season 2).
Some of the charities I support are for animals, Scoliosis, Environmental agencies, Autism and to feed the poor. I think of myself as somewhat of a tree hugger and eccentric. Some of my peeps think I am weird and that's OK. I am happy with me and that is what matters!
That's the beauty of being an actress! I can be whomever and do whatever I want and be someone or something I am not. It's WONDERFUL!! I LOVE IT! See you on set!
4/14/2014: I had my audit of Anthony Meindl's NYC school and I feel so good about it. The students were awesome and the teacher fabulous, and I cannot wait to start!
4/13/2014: I did my first ever pitch for my feature film script, and I did pretty good. They passed, but I learned a lot and know what to do the next time. He said he really like my delivery, so that was cool! One step closer! :-)
4/9/2014: I had my first Audit of The Barrow Group, and all I can say is WOW!! I Loved it! I think I found my new home!
3/31/2014: I just got word that I have been nominated for my 3rd Young Artist Award for my work in The Dark One, Season two. I am so excited, and sad too. Cuz I will not be able to go this year. But hey! Maybe third time is the charm and I will win! :-)
3/14/2014: Well, today is sort of bittersweet for me. We are leaving the only home I know, and are moving to the Northeast. Bitter: that I am leaving all my friends. Sweet: that I will be less than 1.5 hours away from NYC and closer to realizing me acting dreams. All is good! Loving life!
3/8/2014: OMG! This week rocked with auditions! 5 total. Have you ever actually been told that your audition was PHENOMENAL?! Me neither...at least not until this week, anyway! How many times do you get feedback at all, much less THAT! So what if I don't book the gig, I definitely booked the room! OH AND I AM OFFICIALLY SAG-AFTRA!! WOOT WOOT!!
2/1/2014: January saw an increase in auditions both locally and nationally. Fingers crossed! I also just finished up my last scene for the webseries Scorpion! What a blast to film with these guys. I will miss the whole cast and crew!
1/1/2014: HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!