Member Since: 2002

IMDb Profile

What has been your favorite role?
I will start off by saying that my kryptonite is asking me what my favourite anything is! So, this should be fun! Joking aside, most of my favourite roles have been in theatre, including an absolute career highlight this last fall playing William Shakespeare in Jessica B. Hill’s The Dark Lady with Lunchbox Theatre/The Shakespeare Company! What an amazing experience that was. If I had to pick one in film/TV, I had a total blast playing the lead role in Ted Stenson’s short film FOUL, which premiered at CIFF in 2022.

What do you do when you are not performing?
Aside from hanging out with my family, my non-acting time is mostly spent in my other career at the University of Calgary. I’ve been there for a century (well, maybe a quarter of one), but I recently began a new role as the university’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness Specialist.

 What organization / activity are you involved with or passionate about that
people would find interesting? 

While working at the University of Calgary, I’ve taken advantage of all the courses available to me to learn all kinds of fun things. I’ve been slowly working on a degree in Italian Studies, getting the chance to read, discuss, and write about some of the best of Italian literature and film, all in my first language (you can guess what that is). I also moonlight as a foreign language coach, having helped actors who have to speak in Italian, French, Spanish, and even Latin in theatre and film.

What Director would you like to work with?
Honestly, I love working with all kinds of directors, particularly those that really know how to engage with actors in a positive and collaborative way. I don’t have one specific director in mind, but having worked as a stand-in on Interstellar and witnessing firsthand the fascinating way Christopher Nolan works, I wouldn’t mind having the chance to act in one of his films!

What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
Can’t do it! I just can’t! There are so many amazing movies and TV shows out there now. It’s an embarrassment of riches.

As a Performer, what is one thing you wish you would have known sooner?
I was in my mid-twenties when I started acting and already had my foot in other industries, so to speak, and kept my feet in both worlds all these years. I used to feel like some people had this idea that if you didn’t commit 100% to your acting career, then you were somehow less of an actor. As I approach 50 (That can’t be right!), I have come to the conclusion that is BS. Yes, I identify myself as an actor, with that being an integral part of who I am and what makes me tick, but I am not one thing, nor can I be defined that way. People are complex and exploring different parts of your brain through all kinds of life experiences not only make for a more interesting life, in my opinion, but also makes you a more interesting actor. I wish I could have come to terms with that from the beginning, but better late than never!