It all started, much to my parents’ dismay, in Albany, NY
, home to state workers, disobedient senators, Herman Melville, and me. The only child of English professors, I was MVP of my little league team two years in a row, spent eight years in an all-girl’s school, danced from the age of 4 to 16, and fell in love with theatre when I started taking acting classes at the regional repertory company housed in the impressive egg-shaped theatre
in the heart of downtown.
I took a gap year before I knew what one was when I left for London after high school to perform in a new musical adaptation of The Snow Queen
directed by Patricia Birch in the West End. When that run ended, I started my first year at Sarah Lawrence College
. There, I spent my time studying nineteenth century English literature, learning the art of Intaglio printmaking, performing with the dance department, and being a real goody-two-shoes as a tour guide for the Admission Office.
I spent two years at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
here in New York, and since graduating, I have been busy performing with such theatres as The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Abingdon Theatre, Target Margin, The Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, and The Metropolitan Playhouse. In 2007, my performance as the title character in Margaret Fleming
at The Metropolitan was noted in Backstage
as one of their Most Memorable Performances of the Year.
I live now in beautiful Brooklyn, not far from the New York harbor. I bake one of the best apple pies around--Grandpa Nat even wrote me a testimonial to the fact. I also make a mean red velvet cake. I read Anthony Trollope
, have a high tolerance for stupid movies, and I really like cats
. But most of all, I love living and learning as an actor here in New York.