LIKE ALL GIRLS growing up in the NYC area in the late 1970s, I wanted to be Annie. Or an Orphan. Or all of them, I wasn’t picky. On Broadway, of course. Why not go right to the top?
My mother indulged this fantasy for about ten seconds, by taking me to see an agent, who thought I was cute and would be great for commercials. But when my mom realized what HER life would be like (driving in and out of the city, dealing with rejection after rejection) she said, ‘If you want to do this, wait until you’re older and do it yourself. I’m out.’
So the dream waited.
I GRADUATED from Rutgers University with, I think, degrees in History and English. From there, I moved into advertising – direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical marketing, big snore. I did that for about eight years, and then my heart called me back to acting. Headshots, classes, more classes, open calls, auditions…and then 9/11 happened and I decided I needed more stability. Oh, and health insurance. So I fell in love, and got married.
The dream went back into the box.
I settled down and raised a family. Now our kids are heading to college, and it’s finally my turn. I’m ready to do this again. I’m actually MORE than ready – mature, self-aware, excited, and I’ve got nothing but time.
THIS TIME, I am more than prepared –
I have headshots, my resume, reel, and great teachers... I just need my chance to shine.
I think if you ask anyone, they will say I’m fun to be around, and very easy to work with. I am good with direction, and I love to be challenged.
It’s time for representation to take me to that next level.
Let's work together to create something great.