I began my acting career when I was child in Vacaville, California. That's right...Vacaville which literally means "Cow Town" in Spanish. Growing up in Cow Town Cali, there wasn’t a whole lot to do. And being one of three children to parents just starting out in America, funds were a little bit tight. But my parents encouraged us to use our imaginations to create whatever we wanted to be. I loved pretending to be a teacher, a dentist, a hair dresser, a scientist, a chef. You name it, I wanted to be it. And what better way to explore all my options than to become an actor.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I just LOVE to TALK! When I was a kid, I use to get in trouble all the time for talking too much in class. What can I say...I loved telling stories. Little did I know that I would end up turning it into a career.
I recently performed in the American Tour of the 30th Anniversary Broadway revival of MISS SAIGON. I had the privilege of working with the original creative team and shared this epic love story all across the country. I always dreamt of playing Kim but little did I know that the perfect role for me was Gigi. She has taught me so much about strength, courage and will to survive. She taught me empathy. She taught me patience. She taught me love. I am forever grateful to her. I am grateful that our creative team saw this woman in me and entrusted me to share her story.