Member since 2017
What has been your favorite role?
I am always thrilled to work and most of my roles are favourites for different reasons. I think the main thing, is the autonomy that some of the directors I have worked with, have given me to bring a character fully to life. When the director trusts the actors, it is magic. I am still reaping the benefits of “Violet” from Friday the 13th part 5, from 1985. And Danny Steinman let me create her head to toe!
What do you do when you are not performing?
I am a portrait photographer and digital illustrator. I work for an animal rescue organization. I like to climb and spend time with my family. I also work as a kitchen supervisor in a plant-based juice bar.
What organization / activity are you involved with or passionate about that people would find interesting?
I am an outspoken animal advocate and vegan. I always encourage people to do their part to support all vulnerable species. Whether it is adopting or fostering a pet, trying a plant-based recipe or restaurant, volunteering at a shelter. Or just reading a book about animal sentience.
What Director would you like to work with?
Mike Flanigan. No question! His work is brilliant. Everything he does, shows that he must really love actors and gives them the space and tools to flourish. I have even asked him on twitter to come shoot in Alberta and take advantage of all the incredible talent and crew we have here!
What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
It changes frequently as the number of incredible productions seems to be endless these days. But holding my #1 position right now, is “Midnight Mass” on Netflix. One of the most well written, well directed, incredible showcases for actors I have ever seen…on tv or big screen. Even the camera work has subtext. A phenomenal and mesmerizing, slow burn, horror drama, that left me speechless scene after scene. Throw in a couple well placed Neil Diamond tunes, and this is 5-star material.
As a Performer, what is one thing you wish you would have known sooner?
Most casting directors/producers/directors want to see the character. They are not interested in watching my amazing transition from myself walking in, introducing myself and doing a dramatic 180 into the scene. Pretty much everything I have booked, was me stepping in immediately as the character. But it took me awhile to figure that one out.