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 have had the pleasure of working with Steppenwolf Theatre, TheatreSquared, Windy City Playhouse, Definition Theatre, About Face Theatre, Pride Films & Plays, Stage Left, Commission Theatre, First Floor, Something Marvelous, The Second City, and many others.
On screen, I’ve worked on Chicago Med, indie films, web series, and national and regional commercials.
One of my proudest projects, My Black, is a short film that blends documentary and poetry elements to explore blackness and Haitian-American identity. Screenings set for Summer 2019.