I was...shall we say...a pleasant surprise for my parents. My father always says that I started talking at a very young age...and I haven't shut up since! I remember as a small child when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered emphatically, "A stand-up comedienne." My mother used to make me act out all my teachers at the end of every day...I had an impression for each of them. I often felt like I didn't fit in--having not grown up in the predominant LDS religion of Utah. Making people laugh however, had no religion. It was a universal form of communication for me--I lived for it then, and I live for it now.
Things became more serious when I got to junior high--as things often do. I took Drama for the first time and found another outlet for communication. I haven't looked back since. I continued my theatrical training to eventually obtain my MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School. Since graduation in May, I have been thrust into the real world. I have had the opportunity to work on a number of short films as well as participate in NYC's Fringe and Strawberry Festivals. I have also recently begun trying my hand at stand-up comedy and I have to say it feels like home. I finally got the courage to follow the urge I had since I was a young child and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.