I am a first-generation Trinidadian actress, director, writer, and producer. I received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. Soon after, I began my professional career interning at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. This launched me into the Chicago Theatre scene where I worked with companies such as Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The House Theatre, and The Goodman. After my first TV role, on Chicago Fire, I decided to move to LA where I immediately began working 3 months upon arrival. You have seen me in many commercials and television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Dead To Me, and Good Trouble.
I am currently recurring in the popular Raamla Mohamed/Kerry Washington/Larry Wilmore-led legal drama Reasonable Doubt on Hulu.
The Insider System was the course that introduced me to Career ACTivate. I gained a higher-level manager that helped me get the audition for Reasonable Doubt, which took my career to the next level. The different avenues to reach out to reps was critical in curating the right fit for my dream team.
Using the tools I learned in Career ACTivate, I have doubled the number of auditions I get from my reps, aligned with a higher-level manager, and have created long-lasting relationships with producers, writers, photographers, and casting in an authentic non-networky way where they reach out to me many times before I reach out to them.
My Coaching style is gracefully firm. I hold people accountable and amplify what has been working for you in the industry and creatively take it to the next level.
For example, I supported a Career ACTivate Elite Client with self-pitching to high-level producers where she got to the final callback stages for a Broadway show.
When not on screen or stage, I volunteer with the non-profit organization CSH Speak Up! where I support those who have experienced homelessness in developing their story to share with legislation for more funding towards supportive housing.
Once I realized bringing minority stories to the forefront was something I enjoyed creating through art, I began producing and directing.
This began with collaborating on the Digital Series COMMUNE. Followed by my directorial debut of a short film called Roadside Assistance – which has extended into a workshop on empathy and allyship. I directed the one-woman show Whoa Man by Brianna Morris, the podcast play LaDonna’s Epiphany featuring Anna Maria Horsford, and most recently Star Vehicle; a short film that is a comedic love letter to all actors with a look into the world of the diversity day player. We had our World Premier at The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.
I am enjoying a successful career while balancing being a wife, a mother of two children under 3 years old, part of a marginalized community ( I’m Black and I’m proud), an avid traveler, and an activist within the leadership of SAG-AFTRA. I call Senators to support The Crown Act while also planning a trip to Antarctica.