- Tell us something about yourself, your background:
I am originally from the Pacific Northwest where I first became interested in the entertainment industry. Seattle is known for not only its innovative businesses such as Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, etc but also its vibrant art and music scene. I have been involved in the indie film community for years and have worked up and down the west coast in numerous film, television, and commercial projects. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, my work involved traveling mostly between Seattle and Los Angeles, but the lockdown in L.A. created the opportunity to focus on my production company, a virtual talk show, and studying for a degree in digital marketing. Since then, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Marketing, founded my own online magazine called Illuminate and have been so blessed to continue working in the film and television industry.
- List your ventures with a brief explanation of each:
Acting – I started acting at a young age and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of genres and work with incredible industry professionals. I’m grateful to have been mentored in a community that values creativity and the mindset of “Don’t wait, create” drives entrepreneurship and challenges people, including me, to work hard and to pursue business goals. Since that time, I have been able to accumulate over 70 TV and Film credits.
Recently, I’ve worked on 3 TV series and 2 feature films. The Starz Watergate series, GASLIT, stars Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Dan Stevens. I play the oldest daughter of Howard Hunt and got to take a step back into the 70’s. On November 17th, you can catch me on the final season of the popular Netflix dramedy, DEAD TO ME, starring Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini and James Marsden. I can’t say much about my role yet but working with the team was a dream! On December 30th and January 6th, my episodes on the second season of the Justin Theroux AppleTV+ drama, THE MOSQUITO COAST, will be released. I had the amazing opportunity to film in Tulum, Mexico and I cannot wait for everyone to meet my character, Annie. As for feature films, the action/horror film BERMUDA ISLAND will be released in January of 2023. I play a flight attendant named Rey and I had the opportunity to work with Noel G (The Fast and the Furious) and Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan). Soon to be released is the crime/thriller MARTINGALE which stars Kelly Sullivan (General Hospital), William Shockley (RoboCop) and Konstantin Melikhov (Narcos). I play Kelly’s daughter, Maddy, in the film and my character serves as the catalyst for the story. It’s an amazing feature and I can’t wait for people to see it!
Hosting – Another area that I have become involved with in the last few years has been hosting shows and events. I have been a guest on several industry panels and have hosted awards shows, red carpet and other industry events. During lockdown, I produced and co-hosted a talk show web series called “The Lightning Hour” along with two of my friends and colleagues in Los Angeles. I recently was a presenter at the Health4Peace Charity Fundraiser Gala and will be presenting at the Sofie Awards in NYC.
- How/Why did you start as an entrepreneur? What set you off?
Producing – My start as an entrepreneur came with the formation of a production company called RPMMarTan Productions which has produced nine films to date. This momentum continued through the COVID-19 lockdown with the launch of “The Lightning Hour” talk show web series. The show features interviews with industry professionals who share about their journey in the field of entertainment, the impacts of the pandemic on them personally, and the charities that they support.
- Tell us where you are currently:
I am currently working to expand my work in the entertainment industry by helping businesses and individuals apply digital marketing techniques designed to enhance their market visibility.
- Website, Social media and Video links:
Website: Click HERE
LinkedIn: Click HERE
Imdb: Click HERE
Video links: Click HERE
ILLUMINATE Magazine: Click HERE
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