Trish Chaney was raised in the Tampa Bay area of Florida's west coast. Both of her parents were musicians and made sure she was consistently exposed to the arts. By the age of twelve, she was a member of the semi-professional theatre group S.T.A.R. She performed twice at The Mahaffey Theatre. Her first performance was as understudy for the character of Leisel in "The Sound of Music". She then turned around and booked the lead as Nancy in "Oliver", which earned her the award "Entertainer of the Year."
She eventually turned her attention to film and commercial work. Her first film was "Nursery Crimes." Trish auditioned, but the director felt she was too young for the role and wrote her into the film as "Anna". She worked with Billy Mays and was coined the "Orange Glo Woman". By this time, she had been studying the Eric Morris process for over a year and was booking both commercials and independent films.
After performing a showcase for the casting director Dori Zuckerman, she was encouraged to head west to Los Angeles. There she booked a commercial for the Hallmark Channel and earned two SAG vouchers on the sets of "Vanished" and "You, Me and Dupree". She headed back to Florida when a family emergency arose. Unfeathered, she started back to work in 2010 first booking "Forensic Files" and then numerous commercials. She booked five films and one television show in the summer of 2010. Of the five films, she was a principal in four of them and a supporting cast member in one. She was also the technical advisor in the film "Baine", and in an episode of "I Almost Got Away With It". The film "The Last War," in which Trish portrays Kelly Menedez, has been accepted as a contender in The Gasparilla International Film Festival 2012. It will be screened and judged spring of 2012.
Now studying with Andie Methany, an Ivana Chubbuck instructor, Trish is continuing to book films and has started working behind the camera as a technical advisor, hair and make up artist. She has also started writing two screen plays.
Trish's most recent film project is her production company - Free Thought Entertainment. She collaborated with Josh Rozman and his production company Namzor Productions, on the short film " Cougar." - which she wrote and is presently in post production. She is presently collaborating with William Lemoyce Tiller on the feature film "Hold Your Breath".
Name: Trish Chaney
Lives in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation: Actor, Other, Casting Director, Researcher, Screenwriter, Script Supervisor and Voice Artist
Unique traits: Former Florida Police Officer