I was a (painfully) shy kid. On the first day of pre-k, I cried so much that my mom had to come back to get me. Then, when I was in the first grade, everyone auditioned for the school musical, and somehow, I was cast in the child chorus of Brigadoon. The director must have been able to sense my untouched potential because he featured me downstage at Harry’s Funeral wiping away a single tear. Undoubtedly my breakout performance, that experience also helped me break out of my shell. That musical started a love affair with the stage. Afterwards, I begged my mom to let me take voice lessons and dance classes. I wanted to be on Broadway.
Over the years, the sensible side of me interfered. I ended up graduating from USC with a degree in Communications and started working in fashion marketing. Luckily, a talent agency I interned for in college (I went through a phase where I thought I wanted to be an agent so I could still be in the “business” but have a “real job”) asked me to audition for them and wanted to sign me! I knew I would always regret it if I didn’t, so I decided to go for it. Since then, I’ve been on TV a few times, and I’m still having a blast, so I’m thinking I made the right choice.