I was raised in various places in the U.S.A. and Germany because of my father's career in the U.S. Army. I came to Berlin in 1999 as a founding member of the New York City theater group, deep ellum ensemble, for a month long performance. I decided to stay and pursue a dream of being a writer, as well as an actor. Before moving to New York, I had worked extensively in Dallas, Texas in theater as well as TV and independent films. I won awards there for roles in two of Tennessee William's plays, Jane in Viex Carre and Alma in Summer and Smoke and Anna in Stars in the Morning Sky written by Alexander Galin. My theater roles in Berlin have included the critically acclaimed Sharla in Killer Joe for Out to Lunch production in Theater im Schokoladen and as Elaine in the world premiere of Ameican Tet at the English Theater. Together with two associates I produced a trilogy of short conceptual films called Somewhere TV, which I wrote, acted in and helped to direct. I have focused mainly on writing for film, which is how I came to be invited to be a participant in the 1st Berlinale Talent Campus for filmmakers in 2003. I'm also a writer of short stories and poetry and have done many reading performances of my work in Berlin. I also was invited to read my work in May 2004 at the Prague International Poetry Festival, which was quite an honor.