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My career has spanned many components of the entertainment industry: radio voice-over actor, industrial “corporatainment” producer, theatrical dance studio founder, and children’s theater director.  Later in life, I got back to treading the boards, then took an on-camera class with Artios Award-winning Casting Director Carolyn Pickman (CP Casting, Boston) and was called in by her, three days later in a horrible snowstorm, to audition for a small role in the Oscar-winning “Manchester by the Sea.”  At that point, I tossed my hat into the film and television ring.

   

After a few successful years in the Boston market making commercials, industrials, short and indie films, and web series, I took a bite of the Big Apple and continue to enjoy the fruits of my labor there, as well as in New England.  I’ve worked with Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Paul Giamatti, Academy & Golden Globe Award-winning director Alexander Payne, Keira Knightley, Jesse Eisenberg, and Mariska Hargitay.

 

What will you get when we work together? A focused, committed, “wicked smaht” (as we say in Boston) reliable quick study who brings well-balanced talent and life experience to my roles.  I am cut from the same cloth as Melissa Leo and Ann Dowd: strong, tough, fiercely protective blue/white collar woman who has been through a lot, and is a fighter with a vulnerable core. Loyal to a fault.  Bitch when provoked.  Guess I get that from my Portuguese heritage, being a Gemini, and sharing the same hometown as Lizzie Borden (Fall River, Massachusetts).

 

In 2021, I stepped way outside my comfort zone and served as the Executive Producer, Story Originator, and Lead Actress for my short film, “The Principal’s Assembly,” which is currently on the festival circuit and garnering numerous awards. Avid reader, dog lover, wine enthusiast, party planner, diehard Red Sox and Patriots fan, beach goddess.

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