So happy to announce that I've been hard at work on the recently announced Lizzie McGuire reboot! Thought I'd show y'all a sneak peek! :P
Okay, in all seriousness - I'm not working on this show, obviously. But in middle school I watched every episode and copied every one of Lizzie's hairstyles, so when the reboot was announced this week, I did find myself wondering what a grown-up Lizzie would be like. This is the very silly, slightly profane result...
I had so many awesome improviser friends in college, and I loved going to their shows, but I distinctly remember watching them, thinking to myself "I could never do that."
Which, honestly, LOL. Because all my life, the second I start thinking that is the second my brain starts going, "You know what?...No. No. Well...HA!" like the woman in that meme when she tries kombucha for the first time.
This is all to say, basically, eff all that. Because I'm in improv classes at freakin' UCB now. Yep. That UCB. Which, I know paying to take a 101-level improv class at such an institution is not prestigious or anything, but man. That kinda feels big in itself! And I guess if you're in LA, you can come see me do bad improv in October! But in the meantime, I'm enjoying healing bad patterns and being ridiculous while doing it, which is good enough for me!
Y'all, we have some new award nominations! My web series REPRESENT has been nominated for three different awards at the upcoming New Jersey Web Fest, including Best Series Premise! I was nominated in the category of Best Actress in a Comedy, which I am high-key thrilled about. But my favorite nomination is the last one!
My co-star Jackie Dallas and I were nominated jointly for Best On-Screen Chemistry in our roles as Ellie and Tess in the series. This one in particular means so much to me, because one of my favorite things about making REPRESENT was having Jackie as my scene partner and developing a real friendship and partnership with her. To be nominated together in this category makes so much sense - because it couldn't have happened without her!
If you're in the NY/NJ area, the New Jersey Web Fest is happening September 20-22! If not, trust that I will keep you updated on how it all goes! Thanks, NJ Web Fest!
Here we are again, friends! Back at it again with REPRESENT news! This time, I am thrilled to announce three major awesome things that our little web series gets to do!
First, we will, for the first time EVER, be screening internationally! That's right, Seoul Web Fest selected REPRESENT and will be screening episode 9, "Spilling the Tea." Around here (aka my apartment/friend circle), it's widely known as the Percy episode, because it features Connor Tracy as Percy -- arguably the funniest part of the whole series and definitely a fan favorite (see below for the fierceness)! We can't be in Korea for it, but we are so, so pumped that we will be there in spirit!
Secondly, we've been nominated for another award!! The amazing folks at Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival will be screening our sixth episode, affectionately titled "The Patriarchy F*cks Up Everything", on Saturday, August 10. But not only that - they have also nominated our cast for Best Ensemble! For a mama bear who is endlessly proud of her cast no matter what, this is still huge. Thank you, OCAFF!
Being recognized in any way is incredible, because every collaborator on REPRESENT worked their tushies off every single day, for the sheer love of the project and belief in its message. To be able to share with my team that people are resonating with what we made - that's the freakin' dream right there.
Wow, guys. Wow. Um, I have some news, and it's that I've been nominated for an award. Actually, TWO.
My super-feminist, super-funny web series REPRESENT has been making its rounds at festivals and getting selected and recognized by quite a few! Which is humbling in itself. One of our official selections came from the amazing Queen Palm International Film Festival! Earlier this year, my pilot script The Character won the silver for Best Dialogue at this festival, so I was pumped.
Guys! My friends at the Crude Mechanicals invited me back to do more comedy with them!
Recently I was asked to perform in a comedy sketch with my friend Chase Kiefiuk! Chase and his collaborators wrote the sketch, Venmo. It's about a girl who finds herself in a tough position, and a little behind the times! I would love it if you could take two minutes and watch it here! Comedy is my favorite, and I'm so excited I get to work on it consistently with my friends!
New market, new headshots! My old headshots (by the amazing Mikki Schaffner of Cincinnati) were absolutely beautiful, but they were getting a little - well, old! They didn't quite look like me anymore, and they didn't quite fit the actress I've become, either. So I decided that after I moved to LA, before episodic season (AKA the time of the year when I'm gonna be hustling for those glorious two-line waitress/cashier/barista roles on network sitcoms!), I would be investing in some really great new headshots. And BOY, did I!
Lucky for me, I found the incredible Joanna DeGeneres, who, in addition to being an amazing photographer, is an actual miracle worker, apparently. Joanna helped me use my three looks to get the most variety out of them, and I ended up with super on-brand headshots that I love! So here, everybody - meet your new favorite adorable best friend/indie quirk master! [Spoiler alert, it's me.]
Check out just a few of my new headshots here and in the photos section! And be sure to check out Joanna's website - she's an unmitigated delight and SUPER good at her job, obviously!