ACTOR | BASED IN TX
I Love To Make Work.
I’ve been doing it as long as I can remember. I grew up in Dallas, TX where I had a strong collaborative relationship with my stuffed animals at an early age and where I put my younger brother in costumes and gave him blocking as soon as he could walk and kind of talk.
I am the granddaughter of an East Texas preacher and a West Texas rancher. I grew up with campfires and family stories and family songs.
I love to make work with people who love to make work.
I have a BA in English from Rice University and an MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater. I’ve lived and worked in Houston, London, San Francisco, New York and now Austin, TX, where I work in TV, film and theater.
I am a certified Pilates instructor and love just about any type of movement. I am a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin where I teach Acting, Voice, and Movement and am Co-Head of the BA program.
My husband and I have two energetic, imaginative kids. I’m also a cat mom, an aspiring gardener, and a big fan of books.
LOVE AND DEATH
HBO LIMITED SERIES
In April 2022 I wrapped my recurring role as Elaine Carpenter on HBO’s limited series Love and Death.
INDIE SHORT AWARDS CANNES
In the summer of 2021, I shot a beautiful short film out in Marfa, TX. I play Clare, a mother trying to reconnect with her daughter after a crushing tragedy. Fault Line had it’s premiere in May 2022 as an official selection of Indie Short Awards Cannes. Fault Line is the pilot episode of the limited series Marfa Stories.
MR. ROOSEVELT + SONG TO SONG
SXSW 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
In 2017 I made my SXSW premiere in two films! Mr. Roosevelt, directed by and starring Noël Wells (my scene is with her!), won the festival’s audience award for Narrative Spotlight and the Lewis Black “Lone Star” Award. Terrence Malick’s Song to Song opened the festival to a packed house and I got to watch myself yell at Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender on a huge screen.