I grew up a city girl in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was involved in the arts from an early age. I was lucky enough to try my hand at the piano and fine arts at the Harrisburg Arts Magnet School from Middle School through High School. In High School, I settled on acting as the craft I wanted to study seriously. Upon graduation, though, I decided to take the "safe route" and train in technical theatre and stage management at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA. When the urge to act was just too intense to ignore, I transferred to West Virginia University where I was awarded a full tuition scholarship. I graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Acting from the Professional Actors Training Program and then bounced back and forth between Pittsburgh and Detroit, winning roles in Theatre, Commercials and Industrials in both cities. Ending up in Detroit, I married my college sweetheart, Mark Finnell, and within 6 months we decided to move to sunny Los Angeles and take our chances.

Within a year of arriving, I acquired my SAG card on the set of the Showtime remake of "Inherit the Wind" starring George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, Piper Laurie and Kathryn Morris. I played the (uncredited) Stenographer. In Los Angeles, I garnered great reviews as Katharine Hepburn in the World Premiere of "Spinelli", shared a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Producing "Gorey Stories" at Sacred Fools Theatre, have performed in many plays, starred in commercials, associate-produced the series "Straight from the Heart" and even run a marathon! I was also very fortunate to be cast in the heart-warming short film, “Still Me” which since its premiere in 2008 has won many awards. The highlight of my time in Los Angeles was recurring in the role of Ned's Mother on the Emmy Award-winning ABC hit comedy "Pushing Daisies” now on DVD.

12 years flew by and then Mark and I decided to move back to the Detroit area and have been fortunate to be welcomed with open arms into the burgeoning film industry.

Check out my Resume for a full list of credits and watch my Demo Reels. You'll get a kick out of the music video!

Lots of love,

Brookwood Films/Still Me
www.brookwoodfilms.com

Straight From The Heart
www.straightfromtheheart.com

Pushing Daisies
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925266/