I am an actor and stand-up comic, who has worked primarily in live performance. I have done (almost) a couple handfuls of short and indie feature work, including writing and producing my own film. I would love to keep developing my film/television experience.
Unique traits: Can speak English in many accents including Indian (South Asian), Arabic, Israeli, Russian, Brooklyn, and Standard British.
Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress EASY ABBY is a web series about the anxieties, assumptions and passive aggressions of romance as seen through the eyes of Abby, a chronic seducer with an anxiety disorder who's just trying to get by. Our show features flawed charming sometimes neurotic characters. It's as much about the awkward as it is about the sexy. Shooting in Chicago. From writer/director Wendy Jo Carlton, who just released her award-winning feature film "Jamie and Jessie are Not Together". Written by Wendy Jo Carlton
Bad TV: To Kill Bigfoot
Film (Comedy) Actress Wild Planet attempts to save money by pitting two reality television shows against one another. Feeling that ratings would benefit by creating a war between the two shows, the executives at Wild Planet force the two Producers to pit one show's cast against the other. The cast of "Animal Shepherd" actively tries to stop the cast of "Big Foot Commander" from killing Bigfoot. The challenge of each show's writing staff (Yes, reality TV with a writing staff) is they have to guarantee their show comes out on top. Written by Tobey Humphries
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A short indie comedy about newlyweds Rob and Julie who are getting back to their normal lives, when Julie's old friend Mary from college shows up to their apartment in San Francisco. Mary says she is there to tour the city, but never tours, while Rob and Julie try to figure out what Mary is really doing all day. Written by MS
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A frustrated owner of a feminist academic press faces extinction after a slew of feminist bookstores close down across the country.
Television (Comedy) Actress Kyle McNaughten, a shallow and driven casting director for WHT (AKA White, Hot TV) is thrown in a tailspin when the network comes under scrutiny for their lack of diversity and she is appointed the head of diversity casting.
Film (Drama) Actress Promise Land, directed by Kevin Dalvi, is a brilliant, intense and engaging drama about the lives of a few individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. The film weaves together three compelling narratives that focus on immigration issues. Inspired by real life stories, the plot revolves around South Asian immigrants living in Chicago and the people they encounter. It's about their unique struggles, triumphs, conflicts and challenges. It's funny, touching, heart-warming, and more importantly, it is a film with a powerful social message that relates to current events. Written by Kevin Dalvi
Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together
Film (Comedy, Musical and Romance) Actress Have you ever fallen in love with your best friend? Jamie is moving in 2 weeks from Chicago to New York hoping to become a Broadway actress. Her best friend Jessica is bummed because she's not-so-secretly in love with Jamie. As moving day gets closer, Jessica tries to make Jamie jealous by dating other girls. But Jessica's plan backfires, in a way she could never imagine. "Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together" is about two women whose codependent, loyal friendship is fraught with erotic tension, and trying to figure out how to grow together or how to grow apart. A romantic comedy with Musical numbers, "Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together" is inspired by independent films like "Show Me Love", "500 Days of Summer" and "Lost in Translation". Set in working class Chicago and infused with dance numbers, "Jamie and Jessie are Not Together' is a love letter to those gray areas of love and lust and to the young romances we will never forget. Written by wj
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