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Mar 112016
 

2015 and 2016 have so far been my most successful years as an Actor here in Hollywood.  I have booked a good handful of roles on some AMAZING television shows, and I live in full gratitude every day that I am surrounded by a wonderful team of people helping me to achieve my dreams and goals.

It is interesting though that most people outside of the industry don’t have a real understanding of what it takes and the process an actor must go through for even just ONE LINE of dialogue on television.  There are SO many actors in LA fighting just to be seen.  Thousands being submitted for the smallest speaking role one can be given in TV; the CO STAR! Casting has only so much time in the day to audition people for such small roles so IF you are lucky, you may be of the 25-30 people that actually  get called in to the casting office.  From there, IF you have the look, skin tone, hair, height etc. that sync’s with the show/scene/role in question…multiple actors get “Pinned”.  Being Pinned is basically being put on hold. So now you have gone from being 1 of thousands, to 1 of 30, to 1 of 3…literally waiting on PINS (see what I did there) and needles wondering if you will be the CHOSEN ONE!!! But my friends…it doesn’t stop there.

So we Book the Job!  YAY!  We are now 1 of 1! Dreams are becoming realities.  We are starting to convince our families that we aren’t so crazy after all…we are “making it in LA”!  I have been chosen by Hollywood itself to say the line ” Can I get you some more water?”  LOL!  We over-rehearse our LINE at home, with friends, in our trailer on set, so it’s absolutely perfect!  We nailed it!  #MomImGonnaBeAStar

Then months later when it is finally time for the episode to air…we cross every finger we have, maybe even our toes.  Do we invite everyone over to the studio apartment for a viewing party? Tonight is the night…Im gonna be on TV!  Or am I?  Did I make it past the editing room floor?  Was my role so insignificant that they were able to snip it out without even a breathe of hesitation?  Did I put too much emphasis on the word WATER?  Did I outshine the LEAD actor in the scene with my debonair Waiter Walk? Do they hate me?  Ahhhhh!!!  It’s all too much to take, (she sighs into her wrist like Norma Desmond of Sunset Boulevard).

But yes, this time…we made the cut!  It might just be the back of my head, or for my entire line the camera is on the OTHER actor that I am speaking to..but I am IN there.  I have officially been inducted to the Hollywood RESIDUAL INCOME society!  Im getting a check for that one line…and Im getting a check EVERY time that line graces your television screens!  We gotta start somewhere kids!  #OneLineAtATime

 

Couple Screen shots from my time on American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson!  I have NEVER been more happy to make the cut then on this episode!  This show is EPIC for my generation!  We are reliving a piece of our OWN history right now, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it!

American Crime Story American Crime Story 2

Dec 172015
 

Been a busy little bee in 2015!

It’s the middle of December. We are one day away from the agencies, casting offices, studios, and productions shutting down for the holidays.  It’s the quietest time of the year in Los Angeles.

I had, what I believe to be my final callback of the year yesterday…which I totally felt like I BOMBED! Followed by my last day on set with CSI:Cyber as Karen Carter! This year has just been a complete 180 from my journey in 2014. Im so grateful for it all, but I have also become such a realist and I know not to have too many expectations in this business. It is a gradual climb, and there is no guarantee that just cause you may take a few steps forward…you never know when a couple steps back are right around the corner.

But I take each opportunity for what it is…and then I leave it alone. I am a completely different person after this year. I’m a completely different actor, and an unrecognizable auditioner!
Every day, I just keep going. Every day I remind myself that I haven’t failed until I stop trying.Every day I realize that there is nothing in the world that makes me happier then storytelling. There is no place I would rather be. This is a scary time that we are living in…let me hide amongst the stars!

Here are a few moments from the gigs that I have worked on this year:
- American Crime Story on FOX
- Grandfathered on CBS
- Scorpion on CBS
- Dice on Showtime
- CSI:Cyber on CBS
- National Commercials for Wal Mart & Cox Communications
- LA LA Land Feature Film

ScorpionAmerican Crime Story HoldingWalmart 2015LA LA LAND Traffic

CSI:Cyber Blue ScriptGrandfatheredDice Director's SlateCox Communications Commerical

 

Jun 172015
 

SO excited to announce that I have gotten some new members added to the team! It truly is a Dream and I’m beyond grateful to have such wonderful people in my corner!

New Theatrical: Courtney Peldon at Aqua Talent

New Dance: Jenn Procter and JC Gutierrez at McDonald Selznick & Accociates

Same Commercial: Abrams Artists Agency

NEW REP

May 042015
 
an AFI thesis presentation

The Cast of Adé

Just wrapped on Adé, a new AFI thesis film that I am so proud to be a part of! In the midst of all my SoulCycling and search for new representation I found a breakdown online that was calling my name. An amazing character named Brenda, recently released from the hospital after being diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. She has a two year old son named Ade, and is separated from her husband Manny. On a mission to bring her family back together, we watch Brenda travel through the stages of her manic depressive episodes and fight for Love.

Brenda: Tiffany Daniels

Manny: Gary Lawson

Ade: Percy Daggs IV

Directed/Written by: Marques Green

Produced by: Andrew Schwartz

Mar 272015
 

Just as I had suspected 2015 has been full of changes!  I have begun a new venture in my life by finding my Soul at SoulCycle.  I was recruited and invited to audition for the Instructor Training program and I GOT IN!  Since the program has started I have spent days and weeks learning the correct form for indoor cycling, body anatomy, vocal training, and diving into the brand and the experience of the Global Phenomenon that SoulCycle has become.  This is an amazing company to be a part of and I have never felt more supported in my life!  As of TODAY I have officially taught my 1st two SUCCESSFUL classes! Now we wait for the next phase of results!

SoulCycle has taken me on a journey! Changed my Body! and allowed me to Find my Soul!

Forever Grateful!

This is what a Soul Room looks like!

This is what a Soul Room looks like!