I am a professional actress, director and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I received the 2018 Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Actor for the title role in We Players' Mother Lear, which I also co-wrote and co-directed, earning nominations for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Director. I was nominated as Outstanding Actor in 2017, by both Theatre Bay Area and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, for the title role in Phèdre at Cutting Ball Theater, where I recently appeared in Timon of Athens, directed by Rob Melrose. In 2018 I also played both title characters in a new version of Euripides' Hecuba/Helen, which I co-adapted at Stanford Repertory Theater.
Other appearances include the West Coast premiere of Native Son at Marin Theatre Company; the world premiere of Seared by Theresa Rebeck at San Francisco Playhouse; Happy Days (Oh, les Beaux Jours) in the U.S. and France (in both English and French); The Wanderings of Odysseus at the Cacoyannis Theater in Athens, Greece; a multi-continent tour as the title character in Clytemnestra: Tangled Justice; a six-month run in Romeo and Juliet with We Players; Jerusalem at San Francisco Playhouse; and Dear Harvey at New Conservatory Theatre. I am also an Associate Artist with 3Girls Theatre.
Over twelve seasons and twenty-nine productions with Stanford Repertory Theater, I co-directed and acted in Moby Dick – Rehearsed (for which I won Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Production, Directing and Acting), appeared in Hay Fever (nominated for Outstanding Production by the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle), Oedipus (hailed by the San Francisco Examiner critic as "the finest piece of classical drama I have ever seen") and many others.
I studied theater at Yale University, where I worked with directors Tina Landau, Rick Lombardo, David Esbjornson, and Christopher Ashley, among others. After Yale, I continued my work on stage and screen in Los Angeles. During a hiatus from acting I earned a law degree, representing children in abuse cases from the trial level to the California Supreme Court.
Since returning to the stage in 2006, I have played nationally (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, Jackson, Salt Lake City, and others) and internationally (Paris, Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam, Cardiff, Corfu, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, and others). My film, The Track, was a film festival selection in Boston, Miami, Sun Valley, Sonoma and Las Vegas.
I have taught a recurring CSP Drama course at Stanford University and workshops on acting in the U.S. and Europe. I am fluent in French, proficient in Spanish, and adept at many dialects. I am also a mother of four and a competitive equestrienne.