Journalism: Former magazine editor; published writer and photographer; newspaper staffwriter; and currently work freelance.
Film industry: I've written a couple of scripts (thus far); short books; and I'm currently writing a novel. I have ideas for films, books and documentaries that fill several notebooks. My plan for 2017 (my year to really do what I want to do) is to complete my novel and take three ideas and write them into screenplays.
I'm a chameleon when it comes to acting--I become the part. Working drama, I'm not overly dramatic since I am grounded by my writing/journalism skills, but I am intensive and can cry on cue. I also have strong comedic skills with good timing, often in a straight-forward manner (which works well). I work well with everyone on- and off-set and I'm reliable, know my lines by the first time past hurry up and wait, and, most of all--I love it!
I've been involved in the film industry for more than 17 years. I work as an actress, a writer and an assistant make-up f/x artist, all of which I have working and credited experience.
I love working in the entertainment industry. If there's a project out there that I'd make a good fit for--within my multiple capacities ion the industry, please contact me and give me a shot. For an overall combination of what I do in one site, please see my LinkedIn Page at:
My main residence is in FL and my hometown is in Los Angeles, CA, which I visit often and where I hail from. I also am about5-6 hours from Atlanta, Ga and I visit my friend In Stanton Island frequently.
(321) 474-8830--(Central, Florida)
(818) 214-5010--(Los Angeles)
--Azuree Talent Agency (non-exclusive, which means I can work non-union): www.azureetalentmodels.com/cherilynn
---My writing portfolio: https://cherinewman.wixsite.com/cheryljournalismport
--Acting: (Please some, but mostly not all of my work) at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1429172/
--My Acting & Model portfolio: www. cherinewman.wix.site.com/modelcherinickens
I started modeling in my late 30s and I enjoy the creativity and art. I do not do nudity, only implied if it fits the shoot. Please see the following site for an example of my work:
--My Acting & Model portfolio: www. cherinewman.wix.site.com/modelcherinickens
I hold a BA degree in journalism and have worked at newspapers and as magazine editors. I currently write freelance. Please see my LinkedIn page for more information:
---My Blog: http://realitycorrectnewsandviews-non-pc.blogspot.com/
---My Journalism Portfolio: www.cherinewman.wix.com/cheryljournalismport
---My Non-PC Blog: Reality Correct News and Views (Non-PC):http://realitycorrectnewsandviews-non-pc.blogspot.com/2015/02/screw-muslim-extremists.html
Unique traits: LOOKS: My dog is a Border Collie mix, a mutt, named Buster. Likewise, I'm Dutch, Polish, Russian, German and Filipino--also a mutt! My eyes are mainly brown with slight yellow, gold and green specs. I'm very thin (and not by choice). This helps my acting since I can pass as different nationalities for the right job. I have a fairly hairless body and change the color of my hair frequently, usually from light brownish-blonde to dark red to light blonde. The current color is medium reddish brown, shoulder length (I'm trying to let it grow out). I speak California Spanish (not too well ) and some Yiddish growing up in a Jewish family. I'm EXTREMELY flexible (doubled-jointed) and I enjoy outdoor activities, so I am in good shape. ACTING SKILLS/CAREER: My acting professors and teachers wanted me to drop my journalism major while in college and pursue an acting career, but I chose to stick with journalism. After college, I worked as a magazine editor for several different publications, and then I got married to a professional in the in film industry. I began taking acting course again and and now I am doing both--plus modeling. PERSONALITY: I'm easy-going, straight-forward and have an extremely dry humor sense-of-humor with great timing. I sometimes I'm making a crack and then wonder why people are laughing. I do very well acting in dramas, comedies, playing strange/odd characters and in thrillers. Not to brag, but I've been praised by my acting couches, directors and producers that I'm a goof actress. I very much enjoy working on films and television, both on set or on location. I get along well with people, and when called to set, I'm fully prepared. Note: I moved from LA after to Charlotte, NC, shortly after I got married. It was supposed to be the next big film state, but it went to Georgia after the NC Governor reneging on her 10% incentive. After five years in NC and doing a few movies there and overseas, my husband and I got separated and later divorced. In deciding where I'd like to go next, I gave FL a chance, which is where I have lived for the past couple of years. I visit LA often where my family still live, and Atlanta is a quick drive to an audition. I also have several friends there I can stay with in case a job works out I thank y'all here for reading this. --Cheryl Newman
Nemod Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Horror Logline: After moving to a secluded town and finds her friend dead, she realizes it's people have a sinister secret that ultimately reveals a hidden, 400-year-old cannibalistic tribe.
Walking Street Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Comedy Unaware of Thailand's impending civil war, a journalist accepts a Bangkok assignment after catching her husband cheating. Alone and often soused, she reforms to strategize her escape.
The Killing Jar
Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Film (Thriller) Special Makeup F/X Depart A young woman has a fatal car accident, and is discovered by a simple-minded mountain hermit. He takes her lifeless body back to his cabin. There he nurtures her as if she were alive... and in his mind she is.
Film by Sean S. Cunningham/Joe Dante (Horror) Special Makeup F/X The actress Phoebe Kane and her boyfriend Andy, the architect Henry and his wife Julia, the former director Leo and Nathalie receive an invitation for a VIP Tour in the Ultra Studios. When they see the spooky house where the missing director Desmond Hacker filmed "Hysteria", they ask their tour guide to stop the car to visit the infamous house. In a moment, they find that they are trapped in a room without any exit and the guide suggests them to tell the scariest experience of each one like in "Hysteria". Each one tells a spooky tale until they finally discover the end of their stories. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Makeup Department Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a largely obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal's equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis? Written by Anonymous
The Pretender 2001
TV Movie (Action, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Actress and Special Make-up F/X Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.
A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story
TV Movie by Christopher Leitch (Drama) Actress and Makeup Dept Based on the true headline-generating story of the five-year-old Cuban boy who is the sole survivor of a refugee boat that sunk in a storm on its way to the U.S. Found clinging to a rubber tube by fishermen off the coast of Miami after being adrift for two days, Elian is rushed to a U.S. hospital and is soon identified as the only son of Juan Gonzalez, a loyal Cuban who was unaware of his ex-wife's risky defection plan. Placed in temporary custody of his great-uncle Lazaro in Miami, who vows never to return Elian to Cuba, this young boy soon becomes the center of an international media and political frenzy. Supported by attorneys and activists, Lazaro fights to seek permanent custody of Elian. But Elian's devoted father, backed by the Cuban nation, demands the return of his beloved son. Written by Harmony Gold
Television Actress: Friend's cast friend, Sandy Played Sandy, a regular Friend's cast friend, mostly interacting out of the NY Cafe, but also in various other scenes.
Film (Crime and Drama) Actress A suicidal older man, Gordon Trout, is kidnapped for his car and money by three runaway teenagers who live on the streets. Their experiences together make them a close-knit family, but the nature of the crime committed could tear them apart. The intricacies of these complex relationships are explored through an emotional story with twists and turns. Written by Anonymous
Babylon 5: In the Beginning
TV Movie (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actress The Earth military encounters an alien race called the Minbari. Through a series of accidents and misunderstandings, a war breaks out that nearly results in the death of every human on Earth. The war and its aftermath provide the background for the TV series "Babylon 5," especially its first season. Written by Darin Adler <email@example.com>
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
Video by Ethan Wiley/Stephen King (Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Special Make-up F/X Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children controlled by evil forces! Yet even as bodies begin cropping up all around them, the young friends decide to stay and rescue the children... or die trying! Written by Chance
California State University, Northridge