I am a TV/Film actor based in NYC, and represented by Take 3 Talent
I have a B.A. in Theatre Arts: Performance from Western Connecticut State University. Coached, directed, and taught by Richard Ercole, Tim Howard, Michael Bartoli, Sal Trapani, Pamela McDaniel, and others!
I am training continuously in online Master Classes and with Acting Coach Anthony Aibel. Recent classes have been with Adrienne Stern and Diana Doussant through AMC Studio.
I have started an online company Actors Align Studio where we provide a safe space for actors to share and explore their craft with a series of classes and workshops!
New project with Dorobantu Film and Televison- on Post Production
Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde with Opera House Players
Claire in Six Flags New England's original show Holiday Wishes
FOR MY RESUME
Who am I: My Origin Story
My curiosity with theatre started at a young age. I knew I was wild, weird, and free. Free to make people smile, laugh, and cry out of frustration at the sheer amount of sarcasm that could be packed into a tiny body. Tiny me with my face glued to the VHS of CATS playing for the tenth time in a row, performing every part.
That girl grew up and had intentions, goals, ambitions, and wasn't so "tiny" anymore. My world also changed forever.
At 15, I started passing out on the floor after spouts of random pain every time I ate food. So I just stopped eating. I developed an eating disorder out of fear of the uncertainty of which food could cause me to collapse. After finally getting to a doctor, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. I wasn't sure how or why it developed, but Crohn's became my whole world: tests, medicine, pain, weight problems, depression. I was drowning and reached my lowest point. Crohn's had taken over my life completely at a time where I was also struggling with sexual abuse at home. I escaped and started my couch hopping journey.
Theatre and comedy saved my life. It became an escape from the world. I could be someone else with no weight on my shoulders. I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. I went to college with no home, 3 jobs, and the infatuation that performing meant being someone other than me. I was excited to put the old Amber behind me, to never face her again. I could now focus on my future career.
I was very very wrong. Through my training with Western Connecticut State University, I found that I was part of every person I tried to hide behind. I could no longer be afraid of who I was. If I wanted to truly tell stories and create art, I had to accept every part of myself. There was -and is- no better feeling than being able to step into a character's mind and not only reach an audience, but myself, too. I wouldn't be who I am without any of my struggle or pain. I trained with the new mindset that I was -and am- a wonderful, integral part of these characters' stories and the world.
I graduated and received my BA in Theatre Arts: Performance in 2019. It was the best decision of my life and I learned more about myself in those four years than my self-discovery phase in middle school. I couldn't have done it without my friends and professors who gave me a home when I didn't have one. I am grateful for every circumstance that was thrown at me; I rose above it. I accepted and learned to love myself: my disease, my sarcasm, my independence, my thick thighs. All of this makes up beautiful me.
I finally found my purpose and my passion. My passion is truth. My purpose is to make you feel something truly and deeply honest within yourself. Something you didn't think you could feel, in a way you never thought was possible. I bring written words to life and I strive to perform for people ready to open up their hearts, and minds. To laugh, and cry, and scream, and just feel.
So, if you're ready, then I'm ready. Let's be lemmings and jump off the cliff of creativity together.