Finally!!! It’s official - I’m listing Actor as my ONLY profession on my IRS form. I had a very long and successful career as a fashion executive running multi-million dollar businesses (“Fashion is my second favorite F word”), while simultaneously working on and off as an actor. Well, the acting is ON!!!! Who says you can’t pursue your dream at…ahhh…ummm…over 25?!!
I was born and raised in Lackawanna, New York - a steel town outside of Buffalo. These blue collar roots cultivated my dynamic "work hard, play harder, laugh hardest” personality. In high school, I fell in love with acting, softball, fashion and partying. Since I couldn’t get a scholarship for softball, or major in partying, or be a theater triple threat, I went into fashion - a career highly approved by Rocky, my Italian father. I moved to NYC and finished college at F.I.T. My career in fashion flourished while acting took a back seat but never left my heart. At various times throughout the years I was able to return to acting and express myself creatively.
And Now… Fully immersed in my art and absolutely loving it!!!
SOME FUN FACTS...
I’m spiritual, but have a potty mouth
First paying gig was in Howard Stern’s movie Private Parts
In 2013, I was inducted into The Lackawanna Sports Hall of Fame. Yes! for softball
Dressed up as my dog for Halloween
I love olive oil but don’t like olives
Been to Hong Kong like 40 times
Once got out of a speeding ticket cause the cop thought my family was “connected”
I’m the only kid in my family to leave home without being married
I can cook several dishes that are “restaurant quality"
Don’t drink , Don’t smoke - what do I do?
...I believe anything is possible!