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After a 25-year editorial career in publishing, magazines, and newspapers, I began working as a professional theater, TV, film, and commercial actress and print model in 2012. Recent film work includes Doctor Watson (day player cameo) in Emmy-nominated director Paul Starkman's multi-award-winning feature film Wheels; Dorothy (Iead), an aging punk rocker grieving her best friend's death and battling eviction in the 2019 short Classic Punk; and Matty's Aunt (day player cameo) in Romina Schwedler's The Visit, a 2016 multiple-award-winning short starring Academy Award-nominee June Squibb.
I appeared for five seasons (81 episodes) as a recurring State Department Advisor and then Senior Campaign Staff/White House Staff (core ensemble) on Madam Secretary (CBS) and had a small principal role in a scene with Téa Leoni in Season 5, episode 7. I played a recurring Inmate on the first five seasons of Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) and have been featured in many other TV shows and movies, playing everything from a homeless woman to a wealthy Theater Patron/Tony Voter friend of Eileen Rand, Anjelica Huston's character, on Season 2 of Smash. Recently, I was featured as a Senate Judiciary Staffer in a skit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and as the Cabaret German Film Crew Script Supervisor in Fosse/Verdon (FX) . I also recently had a very successful run as Mrs. Higgins in New Bedford Festival Theatre's My Fair Lady starring Peter Gregus (Broadway's Jersey Boys) at the Zeiterion Theatre.
A former theater critic/feature writer for Backstage, Stages, and The Providence Journal, I have penned juvenile biographies (Amelia Earhart, Anne Hutchinson), written numerous articles for Time-Life Books, and done editorial work at Condé Nast, The New York Review of Books, and many other NYC newspapers, magazines, and publishing companies. I'm currently working on several original plays and screenplays. I'm a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity, the Dramatists Guild, and New York Women in Film and Television.