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I am a Chicago based actress. I have been in 15 feature films, most of them independent. "Into Tempation", starred Jeremy Sisto and Kristen Chenoweth, and the film "Design" won a Sundance award. I am most well known for my role in "Save the Last Dance" , where I played "Diggy", alongside actors Kerry Washington and Julia Stiles. I have a degree in Theater From Western Michigan University, and always maintain my studies with one on one coaching to stay current.
I have a passion for skincare, fashion, pop culture, and helping others. I do a lot of volunteer work for causes that hit my soul deeply. I am currently starting to work with young actors on how to care for themselves by working on their own image from both the inside & out. Working in film and TV as an actor is a blessing, and I'm proud to say I am an actor!!
Film by Patrick Coyle (Drama) Actress A call girl goes to a priest to confess a sin she hasn't committed yet: she plans to kill herself on her next birthday. Then she disappears and he goes looking for her, enlisting the help of an ad hoc congregation of troubled souls along the way. A story about forgiveness. Written by Anonymous
Barefoot to Jerusalem
Film by Nietzchka Keene (Drama) Actress A shocking tragedy sends Mara down a dark path of sin, guilt, grace and redemption.
Film by Paul Traynor (Horror) Actress Halloween weekend. A jilted groom. A hastily-organized canoe trip. A pristine river. A deep, dark forest. The strange old woman behind the bait shop should've been a warning, but too much beer dulls the senses. When they stumble upon four beautiful women deep in the woods, it all seems too good to be true. And slowly they realize they'll be lucky to escape alive... Witches' Night is a throwback to the horror classics of the 1970's, and features many of the same elements: well-rounded characters, titillating sexual scenarios, an indelible villain, and a plot that builds slowly and inexorably toward an unforgettable conclusion. Written by Michael Lent
Under the City
Film by Adam Golomb (Crime and Thriller) Actress Follows the attempted redemption of Nate Mayott, a semi-reformed, thirty year-old, ex-con with a dark past trying to rebuild his family and maintain his freedom who is thrust into the violent underworld of the Chicago sex trade- where anything can be bought or sold if the price is right and the demand is there. Which it is. Piece by piece, Nate sells his soul for freedom until he is finally backed into an impossible corner and must kidnap an innocent little girl in order to save his own. Under The City's central focus is love, self-realization and the frightening prospect that the vulnerability needed to fall in love can be more terrifying than facing a loaded gun, and how the desire to have a "normal life", for some, is pure fantasy. Written by Adam Golomb
Film by P.J. Hogan (Drama, Comedy, Musical and Thriller) Actress After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews. Written by Anonymous
Film by Davidson Cole Actress
Save the Last Dance
Film by Thomas Carter (Drama, Music and Romance) Actress Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek. Written by Kara
TV Movie by John Stockwell (Drama) Actress In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High recruits seven students for an academic decathlon team. They work long hours, preparing for the February regional event, won for ten straight years by a privileged, preppy school. Steinmetz finishes just well enough to be invited to the state meet. When a team member steals a copy of the state test, the teacher and kids face a dilemma: to remain honest, or to cheat and score a victory for kids in underfunded schools. When they do well, they must face a withering barrage of investigations, accusations, lawyers' lies, and reporters' intrusions. Is it all worth it? What lessons does cheating teach? Written by <email@example.com>
Western Michigan University