(cue Fresh Prince of Bel Air music)
♫ Iiiiiiit was New England,
born and raised,
in New Hampshire is where I spent most of my days!
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
Getting good grades at an indie private school
When a Stanford application, written "real good"
Took me out to Cali from that neighborhood
I also went to Sydney Uni and didn't get scared.
Then I came to The Big Apple where An Actor Prepares! ♫
Yes, I’m actor. Trained and graduated from the MFA Acting program Columbia University (Go Lions!!!). I’m also practical, so until I get the call from Spielberg, I work freelance in event marketing and some other lucrative areas, thanks to an undergrad degree in Computer Science from Stanford University] ], (Go Cardinals!!!) which keeps rent paid and puts tofu and seafood on the table…
Now hold on there for a minute! Just because I’m meat free, doesn’t mean I’m going get on a vegan soapbox and tell you why you have to put down your angus burger and add more legumes to your plate! Raised by my curry goat loving Jamaican dad and spaghetti and meatball-cooking mom, I learned tolerance for people and cuisines of all sorts. And since I know my way around the kitchen/grill/hibachi, I’m happy to put together an amazing turkey chili that will rock your world or Philly cheesesteak sandwich that will make your heart sing!
What makes my heart sing besides performing on the Shakespearean stage or the green screen for an epic sci-fi film? I love to TRAVEL. My passport has stamps on it from Jamaica, Germany, Australia, Costa Rica, Thailand, Malaysia, and Egypt. I’ve seen most of the 50 states, and I’m partial to places with great hiking trails, gorgeous sunsets, and intellectually stimulating social scene.
Besides an appreciation and understanding of how to prepare great food, I’m very grateful to my family for instilling in me some important values. I'm grateful to my father for teaching me how to organize and work hard. I'm grateful to my mother for teaching me how to live in the moment and how to adapt to different situations. I’m grateful for my younger sister, who has had autism and epilepsy most of her life, for teaching me compassion and tolerance for the sick and suffering.
I strive to refine my communication skills, especially when it comes to my feelings. I have learned that in a relationship, this is an art that takes honesty, courage, and acceptance.
In conversations I love to listen. I also enjoy sharing the sparkly, goofy, and endearing parts of me as I get more comfortable in conversation.
I strive to keep life simple and to be of service. I appreciate moments of peace through meditation. I love exploring films, restaurants, and unique events in NYC. Count me in for anything involving exercise of body, mind, or spirit.
I believe Dr. Seuss expressed it best: "Say what you mean, and mean what you say," and don't say it mean!
I'm happiest in creative settings, around children, and exploring the outdoors.