I grew up in Pasadena, California and spent the majority of my childhood doing extra homework problems, scraping up my knees in soccer games, and forcing angry customers to buy concessions in Rollercoaster Tycoon. It was a simple life with year-round pool parties, outdoor lockers, and frizz-free pressed hair.
My world was shaken a few years later when I went to Princeton. There I experienced my first snow day, watched leaves miraculously change from green to red, and released my afro into the real world (humidity and my newfound black pride solidified this shift).
I fell in love with both writing and performing poetry in college, and became addicted to the highs and lows of stage performance when I played Hungry Townsperson in the Elephant's Graveyard.
Since graduating from Princeton with degrees in Politics and African-American studies, I've studied Meisner, Viewpoints, First Folio Technique and improvisation at Victory Gardens Theatre, Black Box Acting Studio, The Second City, Vagabond School of the Arts, The Green Room Studio, and with Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson.
I have also had the pleasure of performing with Pride Films & Plays, Collaboraction Theatre, The (Beat) Theatre Collective, Under the Rug Theatre, Piccolo Theatre, Profiles Theatre, Prologue Theatre, The Second City, Playground Theatre, and pH Theatre.
I play Nurse Stacy Finn on Chicago Med, and have had the opportunity to perform in national and regional commercials and advertisements, independent films, and new media projects. See for yourself (resume a few inches down).