Hi, I'm Charlie. When people ask me what I do, I find it hard to give them one answer. The real answer is "about a million different things," and I'm super-passionate about all of them. Right now, I'm pursuing a career as an actor in NYC, but I also sing and dance and sometimes compose. And naturally, because I do so many of those things, I don't get to do any one of them as much as I'd like to.
I'm a transplant to NYC from South Texas. Don't worry; I'm not a Republican. Friends often describe me as "intense." One of my college professors once told me that he thought I was written by Aaron Sorkin, which is maybe the best compliment I've ever received. If you like long conversations a la My Dinner With Andre, we'll get along. Especially if said conversation revolves around theater, music, feminism, and/or social justice.
Other facts about me:
-11:00 AM ballet and cooking dinner are my version of meditation.
-I'm pretty much always singing, much to the chagrin of the people my temp agency sends me to work for.
-When I watch the "La Marseillaise" scene from Casablanca, I clutch the edge of my seat, get short of breath, and tear up. Every. Damn. Time.
-I also sometimes randomly think about that scene and the story behind it (all the actors were European refugees and the tears were real) and come to the verge of tears while walking down the street. I have to hold it in because it would be hard for me to explain to people why I'm crying about a movie I saw that I didn't even see *recently.*
-I was a camp counselor this summer, and during morning cabin cleanup, I played Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" for my campers. Every. Morning.
-Also, while at camp, I learned to knit. I am now a voracious knitter, and have discovered that, in terms of meeting women, it's almost as good as having a puppy. Although the median age of said women tends to hover around 45.
-Madonna's daughter personally congratulated me when she found out I had lost my virginity. I am absolutely not making that up.