I have come a long way from my birthplace of Ft Myers, Fl. I was raised in South Carolina by my parents Bruce and Sally, both of whom are in the medical profession, I am an only child who has taken dance for 11 years and has had a love of performing since I was a toddler. I saw a local beauty pageant and exclaimed I wanted to do that. I did, and won prettiest hair, eyes, and Miss Photogenic. I soon realized I wanted to do more and found my true passion at a school play in which I played a pesky horsefly. I have done local community plays and musicals and won various awards for dance, singing, and acting. I've been to NYC and LA several times and love it in both locations.
I have trained at Lee Strasburg in NYC for a summer program and have a determination and strength to achieve my visions for my career in film. To do this I was allowed to be home-schooled and have plans and goals that align with my ideals and passions. I graduated high-school 2 years early, in 2013, at the age of 15, and am now 'Legal 18!'
I am continuing to grow as a singer, dancer, and actress, and look forward to a move to Los Angeles to continue my pursuit of my true passion, acting. Now, at the age of 16, I currently reside in Pennsylvania and am a short train ride away from the Big Apple.
I've also trained in American Karate, in which I recently gained mt first degree black belt. I am also an accomplished screenwriter. My second short film script, "Tiger Lili", a dramatic coming-of-age story of a young girl dealing with domestic violence, made it into the Beverly Hills Film Festival, as well as many others. I also helped to write the short films, "Two Rounds" and, "No Brainer", in which I also starred. I, as well, penned, "The Silver Key", which was my first lead role, as well as screenplay. I've also just completed my first feature film script and am in the lengthy process of editing.
I've also garnered Three Young Artist Award nominations. My first in 2012 for Best Young Actress - Short Film for my realistic portrayal of the autistic pre-teen, Jenny Hastert in "Broken Pieces." My second in 2013 for Best Web Performance - Young Actress for the portrayal of the confused teenaged witch battling forces of evil, Michelle Smith in The Dark One (Season 1).
Some of the charities I support are for animals, Scoliosis, Environmental agencies, Autism and to feed the poor. I think of myself as somewhat of a tree hugger and eccentric. Some of my peeps think I am weird and that's OK. I am happy with me and that is what matters!
That's the beauty of being an actress! I can be whomever and do whatever I want and be someone or something I am not. It's WONDERFUL!! I LOVE IT! See you on set!
Ghost & Angel (2011) Ghost (Lead) Jordan Ellis with The AI of Charlotte
Matt's Decision (2011) Martina (Lead) Linda Warden with LCW Productions