From a young age, entertaining people has been a passion of mine. Whether it's through acting, singing, or movement I love telling stories. I was born and raised in Boston in a big, diverse family, my mother's family is from Lebanon and my dad's family is from Italy. Big personalities and vibrant family histories colored my childhood, and I spent my younger years entertaining people every chance I could get. I worked at various theatres in the Boston area.
I studied at Wagner College, and received a B.A. in Theatre Performance, and spent six months abroad studying theatre in London. During my time at Wagner, one particular role was formative in cementing the decision that I wanted to pursue an acting career. Playing the title role, in 'Lysistrata', challenged me creatively, but was a transformative character and a rewarding experience that has since inspired many of my performances.
I was lucky enough to travel throughout Europe during my time studying in London, and the experience influenced me both as an actor and as a person. I studied Brecht, Laban, Chekhov, and Stanislavski from the author of Actions: The Actor's Thesaurus, Marina Caldarone, and saw a range of old and new works performed in many diverse theatre settings. I was very inspired by the fringe theatre in London and aspire to create pieces grounded in unique creativity, that comment on current world issues through artistic expression.
Since graduation, I continued to explore different genres and creative opportunities in New York City, including performing in the New York Fringe International Festival, working on three original Off-Broadway pieces, and participating in the workshop of the Legally Blonde Jr. version for MTI.
Currently, I am adding to my film experience in both NYC & now L.A., which has included roles in some television episodes and independent films. In the past year, I played leading roles in a television episode, a short film, and a Fringe Festival performance. I also began improvisation training at UCB, and studying voice in Matt Farnsworth's Vocal Studio.
While I am captivated by new and original pieces, I am equally attracted to the creativity weaved throughout television shows and films on major networks such as NBC, CW, Fox and HBO. My goals are set on being a regular in a television series, with the opportunity to, pursue work with new plays and musicals when I am not filming.