1. How did you get your start in acting?
I’ve wanted to act as long as I can remember, probably since I started watching live action television shows. I wanted to do what the kids were doing on my favorite shows. My parents were not so quick to say ‘yes’ though. Pursuing a tv and film career is a huge commitment and my parents wanted to be sure that it wasn’t just a whim- I was four, after all. So the compromise was community theater. I loved acting immediately and continued acting in plays until I was ten. It was then that my current agent saw a showcase I did for my acting class. Fast forward to now, and he is still my agent!
2. What was your first project?
My first booking was a national commercial for Comcast. With no experience, I went straight to a big budget, SAG commercial with really seasoned commercial actors. It was pretty surreal! The actors who played my parents and the actor who played the ‘Comcast Guy’ were so incredibly professional, supportive and respectful. I was the only kid on the set and they treated me like a little adult, I thought if this is what it’s like to be on a set, I’m all in. As a child actor you are surrounded by many adults, and although you are a kid, and play a kid, there is so much opportunity to learn from the adults. It’s like having built-in teachers and role models. There’s nothing like work experience!