“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius
Modeling led me to doing tv commercials and I really enjoyed acting. I had signed up for acting classes when I moved to NYC in 1994. In 1995, I co-hosted a show called Men’s Journal on ESPN. This was a job that was too good to be true. I had a blast traveling the country and meeting people who’s lives were built around adventure, and I did it all….white water canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, diving with sharks, swimming with dolphins, fly fishing in Alaska and so much more. After doing this show for a year, I moved to LA and thought I would easily find a job hosting a show again or acting. Well, I was in for a big wake up call. It would be 3 years before I was on camera again (guest starring on Chicago Hope) and I supported myself by hostessing at a restaurant in Hollywood, called the Atlantic. In 1997, I was asked to do an adventure race in New Zealand, called The Southern Traverse in which our team of 5 had to kayak, mountain climb, bike, and bushwhack our way across the southern island. It took us 9 days but we finished! In 1998, I was part of the support crew for the Raid Gauloises (another adventure race) that was held in Ecuador. I then got a hosting job for the Outdoor Life Network, a show called Gear Guide and I also did the movie Beautiful with Sally Field directing and starring Minnie Driver. I was doing two things that I really enjoyed, but I had a lot of down time in between jobs! In 2000, the Outdoor Life Network asked if I’d be a side-line reporter of sorts, giving commentary on teams racing the Raid Gauloises Trans Himalaya. Besides getting really sick, it was an amazing experience. Then work in the entertainment world got slow again, I took a job as a customer service rep at a dot com start up called CarsDirect, did a few tv commercials and in 2002 after 5 auditions I was offered a contract to be a sports reporter on the Southern California Sports Report on Fox Sports West. This was another dream job which challenged me and had me working 60 hours a week. I loved it and everyone I worked with. I was nominated for 6 Emmy’s and in September of 2003, I won for outstanding sports reporting in Los Angeles. I was also 9 months pregnant. I ended up leaving Fox Sports so that I could stay home and raise our daughter. In 2015, I auditioned for a little show on Netflix called Love and got the part of Denise, playing a stage mom to Iris Apatow, who plays my daughter Arya on the show. I was so happy to be a part of this show.