Grew up in

Hamden, CT

Also lived in

Poughkeepsie, NY

Sydney, Australia



New York

current location

Los Angeles


Hamden High School

Vassar College

University of New South Wales

New England Conservatory of Music

The Theatre School at DePaul University


  1. I grew up performing. My first role was Prince Charming.
    (Yup, you read that right.)

  2. After studying psychology in college, I went to music school, and then to graduate school to study acting.

  3. After graduate school, I moved to New York and was cast as “Hope” in the original New York International Fringe Festival production of Urinetown! The Musical.

  4. I usually have a band.

  5. I’m constantly driving people crazy by saying, “That would be a GREAT band name!” whenever anyone nearby utters a cool phrase.

  6. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 16.

  7. I’m gradually replacing all my leather boots and bags with vegan boots and bags.

  1. As cliché as it is, I live for chocolate. I eat or drink it every day of my life without shame.

  1. I live with constant anxiety about my dog. This is not good for either of us. I’m working on it.


As Maria Von Trapp would say (or rather, sing), these are a few of my favorite things...

(FYI, if you’re in middle school or high school, some might consider a few of these brilliant creations—like the R-rated and NC-17-rated movies—inappropriate for you. Investigate before you jump in with both feet.)

Favorite novels:

Atonement, Ian McEwan

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon

Broke Heart Blues, Joyce Carol Oates

The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie

The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

The Hours, Michael Cunningham

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

The Known World, Edward P. Jones

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

A Separate Peace, John Knowles

Story of a Girl, Sara Zarr

Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris

Favorite plays/musicals:

A Lie of the Mind, Sam Shepard

Angels in America, Tony Kushner

Arcadia, Tom Stoppard

The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Martin McDonagh

Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill

The Piano Lesson, August Wilson
Sunday in the Park with George, Steven Sondheim

Favorite movies:

8 1/2

21 Grams

American Beauty

The Artist

Boys Don’t Cry

Brokeback Mountain

Edward Scissorhands


The Lives of Others



My Neighbor Totoro

The Shawshank Redemption

Sling Blade

The Station Agent

The Visitor

Favorite TV shows:

Breaking Bad


Friday Night Lights

In Treatment

Nurse Jackie

The Office (U.K.)

Six Feet Under

The Walking Dead

The Wire

Favorite actors:

Cate Blanchett

Marion Cotillard

Bryan Cranston

Giancarlo Esposito

Michael Fassbender*

Irrfan Khan

Viggo Mortensen

Amy Ryan

Kate Winslet

* I feel I should get some credit for liking Michael Fassbender way back in 2008, when he was in the movie Hunger, about the Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands. The film is brilliant (but not for the faint of heart).

Favorite dog:

I bet you can guess.


That cute dog you see up there is Lester. (Yes, I’m that kind of gal. 
i put my dog on my website. 
GOt a problem with that?)

Favorite names for bands that don’t exist (yet)
• Shiny twinkie
• Athena hates venus
• Ickle baby
• rooney and the Q
• stinkweed

If i can’t sleep, I google pictures of super cute actors
(gerard butler, viggo mortensen, 
jeremy renner...
you get the idea).