I'm a late bloomer. Some people know me from my time as a broadcaster in Los Angeles. In what feels like another life, I spent many years doing news and traffic reports for Southern California and other cities, when I wasn't doing theater or shooting commercials. I couldn't really get an agent or tv and film auditions. I was never quite Latin enough for the kinds of roles that seemed available and I was theatre trained with noone to guide me in the ways of Los Angeles. Ha! I probably should have gone somewhere else, but I got the broadcasting job right after theater school when I basically "acted" my way into the role of "reporter" with no proper training and only a few months experience at a small local radio station during college. (A gal's gotta eat!) Needless to say, I really commited to the role and that became a full fledged second career for awhile.
But with the industry changing I left that behind a few years ago. I'm blessed to be a full time working actress ever since.
My first day of theater school at CALARTS, I begged my mentor for a transfer to the film school. I'd been obsessed with movies and directed a short film in high school and quite frankly, theater school was WEIRD for a simple gal from Texas. I was there on a scholarship (and also, that's not how it works) so I was told to stay put. I'm so glad I did and I truly love being an actor. But I've also never shaken my passion for films. Hence, my directing and producing projects and what I do in my free time.