To know my heart is to know me as…

The Witty Wonder Woman, A Big Smile, Grief Counselor at the Front Line, Screwball Potential, Beloved, Keeping My Equilibrium When All About Me Are Losing Theirs, Unparalleled!…Despite the Parallel Universe Thing.
I began my acting career as a musical theater major at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA…the steel capital of the world! (It screams culture, doesn’t it??) My time at Point Park was short-lived because I had an “itch” for what the real world could teach me. It wasn’t long before I became the co-owner of a 99 seat black box theater in the sketchy-part of town. Here, I learned more than I can ever put into words. I learned how to act, I mean really act, along-side seasoned actors who had lived and experienced so much more than me. I learned how to sell, to paint sets, to run lights and to run rehearsals. I developed a impressive work ethic and I learned how to function on three hours of sleep. It was like theatrical boot-camp. I am forever grateful for the experience. Since moving to L.A., I have booked several national commercials, The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, The Conan O’Brien Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to originate the character of Cleveland Jr.s’ girlfriend on The Cleveland Show and I’ve voiced several celebrity impersonations for The Family Guy.
Little know fact:
I grew up thinking it was completely normal to run around the house trying to sound like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Bette Middler and Aretha Franklin. When the hit show “Forbidden Broadway” gave me the opportunity to portray these divas in front of a paying audience, I put my money where my mimmic-mouth was and I haven’t stopped since!
Coming to the realization that, in the last five years, practically every show on Broadway has been taken from the animated world, i.e. Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and…Tarzan, when I arrived in Hollywood I knew I HAD to parody this trend in true Hollywood fashion. I wrote and performed a parody of “The Vagina Monologues…When Toons Talk Tuna” for the IO West Stage. In this ridiculous show I voiced the characters of Marge Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Lois Griffin, Peggy Hill, Wilma Flintstone, Betty Rubble, Jane and Judy Jetson and yes…Snow White, who all lamented over the inequality of being drawn by male animators…who did not draw them anatomically correct!! (this is a peek into my sense of humor, hee hee)
Since then, I have finished the Conservatory Program at The Second City in Hollywood and The Writing Lab Program at The Groundlings. I’m currently waiting to take the Advance Level Four Class at The Groundlings. Weekly, you can see me performing around town with the improv troupe Ficus and doing stand up comedy at Flappers, The Comedy Store, The Improv, etc.!