My "direct, no nonsense" type is easy to spot by the way I'm cast... in episodic television programs, in films, on stage, and on voiceover projects. Take Flo in Picnic, for example, the character I played at Atlantic Stage 2 for a directors workshop production. She's a demanding mom who does what she can to keep her daughters in line. I've also been cast as M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. No doubt about casting my type in that one. Other roles include Mrs. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Pooty in Reckless, and the dual roles of Phyllis and Leslie in Sylvia. One of my most exciting film projects, It's a Wondrous Life, is now on the film festival circuit. In the film I play a hard nosed social worker on the hunt for her murdering, sociopathic client. On television I can sometimes be seen being murdered or plotting a murder on Investigation Discovery. I work on various types of voiceover projects including commercials, corporate and educational productions, and character work. I studied the Practical Aesthetics technique for acting at Atlantic Acting School in New York and have trained in Improv at The PIT.
Prior to my career as an actor, I worked as a broadcast journalist in Tampa, the 11th largest television market. I was an on-camera general assignment reporter and anchor who covered all types of news stories from murders and hurricanes to war heroes and celebrities. I've also been a successful producer and director of documentary films. My first film won an HBO-PlanetOut Award for Best Short Documentary, and my second project was acquired by the ACLU to air as part of its Freedom Files television series on PBS.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Radio-Television with a Minor in Theater from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.