C: How are you doing?
I am doing great thank you.
C: Could you tell us a little about yourself?
I began acting at the age of 8 in rural Western NC on my family farm. Growing up on a cattle farm, my favorite thing to do as a young child was to perform in front of my animals. As my passion love for performing grew so did my experience. By the age of 14 I had developed an extensive resume with over 32 combined credits in film, television, voiceover & theater. . In 2013 I was awarded the Best Breakout Performance Award at the prestigious First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood for her role of Rebekka & Madison in the award winning short film The Box. In 2014 I was a nominee for Best Young Actress for the same role at the Young Artist Awards Red Carpet event in Hollywood Writing is also my passion.
Along with acting, I enjoy both the writing and production end of film- making. I co-wrote a powerful film addressing the issue of human trafficking in which I play the lead role of a young girl with Autism. Trained by LA professional J.D. Lewis, I credit much of my success to my coaching and my family for their continuous support. I addition to studying with J.D., I have trained with Bob Luke of Bob Luke Studios and Jackie Burch. I believe in the importance of giving back, I am very passionate about equality, human trafficking awareness and anti bullying . educate others about Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking. When I am not not working, I enjoys spending time on my farm with her animals, reading, writing, cheer leading, martial arts and running and firearms.
C: Since you’re an actress. How do you feel before and after audition?
Before I audition I am just really into character and try to be as focused as possible, making sure that if I block out the outside world and focus on the task at hand. After an audition I actually just try to put it out of my mind. I do not dwell to much on how I think I did or didn’t due because I have learned that so many things go into casting. Talent is important yes but sometimes it may be a certain look that the casting director is looking for. If you do not get a call back or get the part you most often don’t hear anything so I like moving on. If I then hear something it is all the more special
C: What are some of the projects you have worked on?
I have worked on both SAG and non union project. A complete list of my professional work can be found on imdb
C: You’re an author right? What inspired you to write a book?
Actually my first big teenage heart break, after a weekend of being sad I decided that I would use my time to do something productive. So I made a goal and finished my first novel in 3 weeks when I was 15. Before I turned 17 I had finished and published 3 which are all best sellers with the help of a great mentor , editor and publisher Roger Grubbs. The three novels are a trilogy and have actually been requested by heavy hitter producers in LA for consideration for a movie trilogy.
C: Wow, so where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am moving to LA in June of 2015. So I hope that I am doing what I love.
C: OK, since you’re moving to LA. If you could be mentored by an actor or actress, who would it be?
Meryle Streepe because she is classic and timeless and very talented.
C: And what’s your favorite 3 movies?
The Patriot, Braveheart and Forrest Gump
C: So where can people got to stay connected to you?