Hey you! Thanks for checking out my site! Ya know, I was recently cast to play a character who was “attractive, vivacious, edgy, bursting with the desire to grab life!” This describes me perfectly! Passionate about everything and always on the go, I’m eagerly pursuing an acting career cause honestly, I feel most free when I am performing. I am a true artist at heart, even though I took my time (three careers) to get here. While I admire other actors who have been solely acting since they were kids, I do feel pretty lucky to have had diverse life experiences to draw upon.
Having earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Baruch College and a Masters degree in Secondary Education at Queens College, I was an account executive in the ad world and a high school ESL and English literature teacher. Then I had a career in politics/government and worked with former Governor George Pataki as a Community Affairs assistant, navigating ethnic minority communities of NYC through government bureaucracy and representing the Governor at events across the city.
After September 11th, 2001, I worked at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation on the rebuilding of downtown effort. In time, I knew I needed a change because I felt my creative side was undernourished. As a fluke, I acted in a community theatre production and was hooked! With an insatiable hunger to learn more about the craft, I studied with amazing teachers at HB Studio, William Esper Studio, Terry Schreiber Studio, Primary Stages, with Ted Sluberski and now with Scott Freeman. Grateful to all of them, I continue to look for ways to tune my instrument and make a difference in the lives of others. For this reason, I decided to write an autobiographical solo play called “What Will People Think?”. I have performed sold-out shows at festivals in NYC, namely the Solo Plus One festival, the One Woman Standing Emerging Artists Festival, and the prestigious UnitedSolo festival at Theatre Row off Broadway. Keep your eyes and ears open for more info about it!
A proud member of SAGAFTRA and AEA, I love acting but also dance (expert Greek dancer), produce, do voice-overs and commercial work, have my own radio show every other Thursday night on 91.5FM at 7pm called “Color Your Life”! I always sought creative outlets and so I am involved in many charitable endeavors. Specifically, I am so proud of the JaM Foundation for Life, created in memory of my loving brothers, John and Michael. As a board member of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, I volunteer my time to ensure that the site is a place of respectful remembrance and hope!
A Capricorn, born in Astoria, Queens on January 15th, I share my birthday with my father and my dog Smokey! I dedicate my website to my two beautiful brothers and wonderful dad who are my guardian angels.
Enjoy your visit. Thanks for all your support and love.
I’m grateful for this wonderful review of my solo show, What Will People Think?, which won
Best Autobiographical Script in the 2014 United Solo Festival and has been invited back to the 2015 festival.
For tickets and more info: WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK?