Has it really been nearly a year since my last post? My goodness! I need to do better. Let’s start with this! We are a quarter of the way thru 2017. Pilot season is nearly coming to an end. I started off the year with 2 wonderful bookings! NCIS and an amazing role on Timeless. Started the year off right…now it’s time to kick things in to high gear and make sure we are fully prepared for when the next opportunities arrive. How bout we get things going with a new and improved Actor Reel! Enjoy!
FORGIVING CHRIS BROWN is just the gift that keeps on giving! We have been accepted into over 12 Film Festivals Nation wide and we are winning audiences over one screening at a time. It feels really amazing to do good work! And for it to be recognized by such a wide demographic is truly the best gift an actor can receive! Thank you again to Marquette Jones for casting me in this AMAZING film! It is an honor to stand next to you on the Red Carpet!
Playing Karen Carter opposite the amazing Riley Smith and Ted Danson. Take a look!
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!
Found this little gem of footage and of course I just had to share!
I booked my very first commercial when I was 6 years old for a department store in Chicago, IL called Carson Pirie Scott…Sing along if you grew up in the 90’s in the CHI!
One of my most rewarding experiences as an actor.
ADÉ the film…in Theatres 2016! Enjoy
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
…This just tickles me every time! Can’t wait to see the rest of the film! Enjoy 🙂
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
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