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New York, New York

I am an actor and writer based in NYC, but originally from Iowa. I studied theater and history at Vassar College, and earned an MFA in acting from PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill. I am currently in pre-production with 15-501 for a web series I co-wrote with Marshall Spann, called "Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested". 


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Backup Plan

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her plan.

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Los Angeles • Action, Adventure

Female heroes are seldom, but there is no one like Jalisco. A Latina heroine who is a deadly folklorico assassin with blades released fro

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Lost Bayou

Lafayette • Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.

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A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

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"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York • Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

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New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

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Self Portrait

New York • Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

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An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

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The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York • Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

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Los Angeles • Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

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Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested

New York • Comedy

Ollie and Molly can't get arrested. Or so they think! Follow the misadventures of two unemployed actors in this comedic romp through NYC.

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Los Angeles • Animation, Fantasy

The macabre account of a man whose inner demons drive him to seek redemption in the aftermath of bloodshed.

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The Space Between

Los Angeles • Drama

Rachel struggles with who she thinks she should be as a married woman, while trying to reconcile with having lost her mother at a young age.

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Memphis • Fantasy, Thriller

Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within the house.

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New York • Comedy, Crime

A NYC con man having a mid-life crisis stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters trying to kill him.

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Things I Hate

New York • Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.

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Bad Kids

Cape Girardeau • Thriller, Crime

We all have a bad streak in us.

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Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

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