A lot of people will tell you that a "professional" website must be written in the third-person. Believe you me: I am very professional. But, I am decidedly not hoity-toity. So, here's what you get instead of the usual actor website landing page: A bunch of fun stuff about me! Rest assured, it won't be a list of my credits (that's what my Resume page is for).
I am a native Californian. We are more elusive than leprechauns and unicorns, but we do exist! Born in Pomona, I've lived all over the state, most notably in Orange County. I am either the oldest of 2, or the middle of 4 children - depending which parent you ask. I have 2 male cats and a female dog (she was a happy accident). I have OCD tendencies. I'm an excellent speller. I'm allergic to bacon. I use too many semicolons, but I use them correctly (you'll see as you keep reading). I'm an over-sharer so, if you have questions about me, feel free to ask! I don't believe in secrets - unless they're about surprise birthday parties. Secrets isolate us from each other and inclusion is what I'm all about!
I know...these fun (I'm using that term loosely) facts are probably not why you're reading this. So, without further ado: The obligatory "About Me!"
My performing career began at the age of three when I was enrolled in a ballet class in Angel's Camp, CA. Technically, it was a ballet/tap/tumbling class, but we all know I was there for the ballet. In fact, that's what I thought I was going to be when I grew up: a ballerina! Sadly, I grew waaaaaay too fast (with no end in sight), so I switched to singing. I was in a community kids song-and-dance group in La Habra, CA for one season before being introduced to the wonderful world of musical theatre.
Ah! Musical theatre! It was there that I would spend the next @$#%@% years almost exclusively. At ten years old, I knew that I was going to be a professional actor. And that's what I am today. Yay, me!
When I began taking film and TV classes, I discovered a much deeper form of acting than I realized was possible. I love both mediums for different reasons; it's exhilerating to share the joy of music with the back row of the balcony, and incredibly tender to share moments of heartache with a camera 24 inches from my nose. They are both blissful!
Thanks for reading and I hope we see each other soon!
Kimmy Schmidt's slightly more savvy big sister.
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