COME AWAY WITH ME, is an international award winning short drama I directed and played the lead opposite Charlie Robinson. I was in love with the character Anne, who I believe is an everyday hero for having the guts to go after her dream. She inspired me to take more risks in my life. Before that I worked on two films, AMERICA IS STILL THE PLACE, directed by Patrick Gilles. We shot in the Bay Area and Patrick was so easy to work with, it was very fulfilling and like a vacation. I had a lot of fun working on SWELTER, directed by Keith Palmer staring Alfred Molina. It was shot at an Old Western Town north of Los Angeles in the middle of the night. I had a great experience working on TREASURE OF THE BLACK JAGUAR. I played Michael Drayer, the lead character’s mother, Mrs. Sheinberg, an overly caring mother who loves her son almost to death. Cameron Van Hoy and Mike Bruce wrote the wonderful script, and Mike Bruce directed it. I play Mrs. Johnson, an offbeat flirt in MIRACLE MAN, also written and directed by Cameron Van Hoy. Throughout my career, I have had the good fortune to work with many gifted actors including, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, James Franco, Ted Danson, John Hurt, Kathy Bates, Danny DeVito, Donna Mills and Lainie Kazan to name a few. I have been lucky enough to work with such strong directors as Martin Scorsese, Mimi Leder, Mark Rydell, Paul Schrader and Rob Marshall.
I recurred on SHAMELESS, as the badass Aunt Randie. What fun was that. Who wouldn’t want to be a badass! I worked with Mimi Leder who is a real actor’s director. Talking about fun characters I was Crazy Carol, a homeless schizophrenic on the show SOUTHLAND, directed by the awesome Allison Anders. On Jerry Bruckheimer’s series THE WHOLE TRUTH, I was a regular as Maura Tierney’s assistant Tina, a confident, strong, maternal character. In THE JAMES DEAN STORY, Mark Rydell did a wonderful job creating the feel of this great era in filmmaking and I really felt powerful portraying Ms. Deasy, James Dean’s agent. James Franco was incredible as James Dean and I felt honored to be part of it. I was on location in Key West for the production of MURDER OF CROWS with Cuba Gooding Jr. Loving what you do is true success.
I co-wrote and co-produced CLUB DISCO and created the character, Angie at the Lillian Theater. I also wrote and performed the award winning one-woman show called MY PSYCHOTHERAPY COMEBACK TOUR. It was in the LA Woman’s Festival, New York Fringe Festival, it also won semifinalist in the Samuel French short play contest. The show went on to the Harold Clurman Theater in New York. I also created Babs in GRANDMA SYLVIA’S FUNERAL. I had the pleasure of playing the character Bessie in THE ROSE TATTOO and the one act PERFECT ANALYSIS GIVEN BY A PARROT by Tennessee Williams. I love developing characters. The accomplishment of having the audience connect to my character in some way, really touches my heart.
In the exciting new genre of web series, I have had the pleasure of working on and also developing some wonderful comedic characters.
I play Katia, the sassy and sarcastic Russian mother who is trying to cut the financial umbilical cord from her son, Sid (Allen Landver also writer/director). Katia has a handsome young lover, oooh that was fun!
.I’m looking forward to my upcoming web series HAS ANYBODY SEEN DR. JEANEE SEBEL, about the search for a genius homeless psychotherapist, who uses unconventional therapeutic modalities that she has brilliantly created.