My Journey as an Actor...
...officially began in June of 2013 when I enrolled in Lesly Kahn’s Actors Buffet. It did, though, begin as an idea several years earlier. I had started to realize that I was rapidly approaching the age my mother died. With this realization came the question: "What would I want to do with the rest of my life I was not doing now?" Up to then, I had been an executive, and then the owner of my own business, and, oh yes, had a private investigators license in both New York and California.
That summer I was invited to speak at a local alumnae event on the subject of career choice since I was one of the first women graduated by the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the first Bryn Mawr (my college) graduate ever to attend. During the networking prior to the talks, a woman approached me and introduced herself as an actor. “You should become an actor,” she said. “They like your look, and, in your age bracket, there is not the competition as in younger age brackets.”
I laughed her comments off at that time. I come from a home where I would have gotten a warmer reception to the announcement that I was going into prostitution. However, in the weeks and months that followed, I found myself returning to think on her remarks even though I had next to no experience or training as an actor. The creative activities I had pursued prior to becoming a business woman (18 years of training on the piano and song writing) where I had originally anticipated spending my time as I was formulating my final phase of life plan seemed like “lonely” pursuits, and God knows, my life choices have made me a loner a great deal of the time.
Since beginning my journey, I have executed the full check list of steps to becoming a working actor: scene study and audition training (now with the Warner Loughlin Studio), improvisation training, fabulous head shots, demo reel (already revised to incorporate new bookings), an agent for commercial and theatrical work, writing and producing my own project to become SAG eligible and creating projects in which I can showcase my acting ability. I am currently working on a pilot for a web series for which I hope to attract external funding for completing the episodes following the first.
I must say that this acting thing has been an exciting and fulfilling and fun ride even as it has been challenging how to fit it into the life I already had before taking up this pursuit. I work it pretty hard, as I don’t know how much time I have left. (I am a lady of some maturity as you can gather from my pictures.) I am also so inspired by the lovely young actors I am now privileged to meet. How much worldly success I have pursuing this craft is not the point of this endeavor. Thousands of years ago, Shri Krishna said, “our right is not the fruit of our action but only to the action itself.
Unique traits: The kind of woman who won the West..
Television by Kenneth Mader (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Series Regular
Television by Anthony Silva Guest Star
My Haunted House
Television by Patrick DeLuca Guest Star
My Grandma's a Gangsta!
Television by Mike Valentino Series Regular
Film by Michael Pfaff Supporting
Film by Kenneth Mader Lead
Like an Old Lady
Film by Ryan Moody Supporting
Film by Erik Peter Carlson (Thriller) Supporting
Television by David Vaillancourt Co-Star
The Threshold Project
Film by Peter Brennan Supporting
Film by Max Groel Supporting
Film by Ken Mader lead
Film by Ken Mader lead
Television by Marco Virgilio Guest Star
Make a Wish
Television by Mader Productions Series Regular
The Cringe Chronicles
Television by Lonnie Finley Co-Star
The Married Life
Television by Christina Birdsall Series Regular
Television by Bruce Whitten Guest Star
Film Intrusion in Burbank and Action on Film Festivals
Warner Loughlin Studio
Corff Voice Studio