ACTOR and Filmmaker

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Sheila as Detective Jones on the set of CLOSURE, a short film produced in Pittsburgh.

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About Me

Growing up in a small steel town in West Virginia, I was a very shy girl with a very big dream to be a star of film and television.  Actor… singer… comedian - that's what I was aiming for.  Getting there would be another thing - it would involve working through some very serious stage fright!


Gratefully, I’ve had the opportunity to sing and play music in various Top 40 and country bands in the Ohio Valley.  It's always a thrill working on TV shows (House, Mystery ER), soap operas (General Hospital, Passions), commercials (Detrol LA, AT&T, Mars Candy), films (Unplanned, The Umbrella Man) and print ads (Nokia, Pristiq, Wells Fargo, Philips).  Of course, live theater will always be a love, playing challenging and offbeat roles such as Sister Robert Anne (Nunsense II), Mother Superior (Agnes of God) and Lola Barbosa (Farce of Nature).  Check out my resume for the full list of projects I’ve been privileged to work on. 

  

I have written and co-written several screenplays, several of which I have directed and produced.  One of those films, The Little Samaritan, was an Official Selection at the International Christian Film Festival, Wales, England, and won Best Film in the Community/Social Action Category (2009).  I also have a drama  and a comedy that are currently in development. 


As far as character study goes, there is access to plenty of it in my work as a Registered Nurse and as an occasional world traveler.  


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website.