How It All Began
Born in Melbourne, Australia on the 9th of June 1993, I believe it’s fate that I’m destined to pursue a career in acting, given that I share a birthday with my favourite actor and future husband (I just haven’t met him yet) Johnny Depp.
After breaking my finger in primary school (thanks, Bronte), I had to give up my aspirations of becoming an Olympic Gymnast and violin virtuoso, and decided instead to pursue a career in the noble profession of the Dramatic Arts.
I was an active member of a youth theatre group for 5 years, and played the lead in a performance co-created with the Snuff Puppets in front of an audience of 15,000. I was in a giant puppet costume so it’s unlikely you’d remember it was me. I assure you the show was a hit, however.
My love for cinema was nurtured through multiple viewings of the films of Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, inter alia.
Education and Learning My Craft
I attended high school on a Drama Scholarship, and was well and truly a “theatre kid” – napping in the theatre orchestra pit between classes during Performance Week.
In November 2014, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Drama and English at La Trobe University which I entered as the Dean’s Scholar and on an Academic Excellence Scholarship. I was invited to be a member of the Golden Key Society, which I joined admittedly more due to the secrecy and mystery I assumed shrouded the club, rather than the benefits it offered.
While at University, I had a recurrent role on the award-winning Channel 31 programme Flat Whites, had lead roles in theatre, including The House of Bernada Alba, Checklist for an Armed Robber and The Glass Soldier. I also did extra work on Neighbours and in several TV commercials. I worked on my craft outside of uni, completing NIDA short courses and attending classes at the Actor’s Lab and Meisner Melbourne.
Today: Fortune Favours the Brave
Having completed my degree, I’ve plunged headlong into acting, dedicating 2015 to my acting career full-time. I play a lead role in the new channel 31 TV series, Fix-Her-Up, to be released early 2016. My character, Nicki Gandolfini, is an over-sexed, family-orientated ‘wog chick’, who’s obsessed with getting married and is planning her wedding, despite not having a fiancé.
I’m also part of the educational theatre group Page-to-Stage, which produces classical dramas for performance for VCE students studying the corresponding texts. In my first play with the company, I played Shakespeare’s Cleopatra – one of the great female roles in the theatrical canon.
I’ve also been involved in several short films, including I Used to Exist, which raised awareness on the issue of bullying, How Do You Like Dem Apples? and My Tiny Blood Clot. I have several more at the pre-production stage.
I also write poetry, make a mean banana bread and sing power ballads in my car.