Sunday, August 23, 2009

Parlez-Vous Fran├žais?

When I was growing up, one night a week, my parents made us speak ONLY French at the dinner table. As in - you would be completely ignored if you spoke in English. Now, as you can imagine, I HATED them for it then, but boy am I GRATEFUL to them now!!! (They also took a very unappreciative brood of children with them to Paris and Geneva on business often - how ungrateful was I as a kid???)

I just finished shooting an episode of a new USA show that starts airing at the end of October called "White Collar". Why do I bring up the French? The only way you could even AUDITION for this part was if you were fluent - thanks Mums and Poops!!! My character, Claire, and her best friend, Brigitte (played by a gorgeous actress named Natalia - see pics!) spoke to each other in French in all of our scenes. It was hilarious, it was fantastically fun, and I loved, loved, LOVED every second of shooting!!!!
With Natalia shooting on location in the Meatpacking district.
With our director and some of the shows' stars in the studio.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What Would YOU do for a Klondike Bar?

Currently showing:
I had the pleasure of shooting a Klondike spot with Michael Ian Black. I got to wear yoga clothes on set. Really? Does is GET better for me???

Catching up...

Hello, Blog-land! Okay, so obvi I am new at this. Instead of a "News" section on my website, I am going to TRY the whole blog thing... so we will see how it goes... fingers, toes and everything crossed!

This year so far... I have been one lucky, lucky actress!!!!

I started off the year right in January, with a beautiful photo shoot doing one of my favorite things in the whole world: YOGA!!! Here are two of my fave poses:

Vishvamirasana - "Full Compass Pose"

and
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana "King Pigeon"

In February, I was on an episode of "As The World Turns" - here is one of my favorite stills:
Can you tell I love, love, LOVE being on that show???

Also, in February, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" came out!
I was super-excited to see this scene in the trailer!

The cast: ridiculously fun.
The wardrobe: STELLAR.
Red Chloe ankle boots, anyone???

In March, I got to shoot an ABC Pilot (my very first network pilot!!!) called, "Empire State". It had a star-studded cast and a phenomenal script - it was SUCH an incredible experience.
Here is me very excited about my hair and makeup
And here is me super-STOKED about my huge trailer!!!

Come April, I got to shoot my SECOND network pilot (I know, I know - I must be on someone's SUPER-GOOD list!!!), this one was for NBC, "Mercy". I got to play a reeeeeally fun character - an Upper East Side WASP (super-stretch, I know!) named Emily.
Me on set with two of my cast-mates.
"Emily" and her BFF "Winter".
I heart wardrobe, makeup and hair!!!

For several months, I was in a sketch comedy show called, "Fine, Funny, & Female"

When I wasn't on stage between then and now, I have been super busy with photo shoots and commercials... Yippee! More on that to come.

Did I mention I love to bake??? I recently went to an event hosted by an amazing theatre company, "The New York Theatre Experiment" (www.newyorktheatreexperiment.com) which was a "Pie-Off" in honor of their fifth birthday.
Here is one of the members of NYTE getting ready to take my vegan "Pudge-Free Pecan Pie" samples over to the judges (one of whom is the executive pastry chef at DANIEL!!!)
Guess what?! My pie placed in the "Top Five"!
Can you tell I was ELATED???

On that sweet note, I think we are almost caught up. And I am pretty sure that is more than enough for one post!!! xoxo