Well holy moly, Division won 4 awards at the
Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly
Hills. We took home Best Ladies First Feature, the Blockbuster Award, Best Supporting Actor for David
Lee Garver and Best Actress for lil ol me! Joshua Drew Payne and Corrye Harden were also nominated for
Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. We are so honored and grateful!
The Lady Filmmakers Festival screening
of Division is on
Saturday 9/24 @ 7:15pm (prime time!) You can
get your tickets here.
I returned to my wonderful friends Julie Slater and Jason Friday's Cuz I Have To podcast,
and talk about how that very podcast changed my life!
Listen here! You can also hear the show's theme song and Julie's voice in
Division. They are pretty
much the best.
Today's the day, you can catch me delivering the news in
Stallone's Samaritan over on Amazon.
I wrote another
article for New Thinking; maybe it will inspire you? No pressure. I also wrote
about overcoming depression (finally!). I'm so happy and honored to be getting the chance to share
My movie Division is making some
major moves! We'll be at the
Lady Filmmakers Festival
in Beverly Hills next month, and will be distributed by
Random Media next year. It's
no small miracle we've gotten this far, I'm so excited to share it with you.
I got another wee part on a fun new show. Can't wait to tell you more about all these things!
I've been trying my hand at standup. Itís pretty fun (and about time.) Just open mics right now,
but who knows what's to come?
I'm shooting another fun little role on a teevee show tomorrow, but I'm not allowed to tell you more,
so why am I typing this? Just to brag, I guess.
Honored to be moderating a panel on the Atlanta film tax incentive on Weds 5/18 @ noon EST for
GPP and the
DeKalb Entertainment Commission - a
new frontier for me, wish me a bit of luck, will ya?
I'm so excited to be partnering with the amazing artist
Rebecca Ann to create a graphic novel out
of my play Cookie & the
Monster. Can't wait to show you stuff!
Did ya catch me as a nurse on Legacies last night? Of course you didn't, because I wasn't
allowed to tell you. No foolin'!
I'm so proud to present for your rapturous approval (or riotous anger)
the trailer for Division,
cut by my husband, cuz he's amazing and I'm lucky.
is done! We're so proud of it...now it's off to festivals, so I hope to see
you soon in a city near you!
Oh my gosh, Division
is almost done! We're so excited to unleash it on the world.
Yaaaay, my first booking of 2022! It's a fun little part, I'll tell you about it when I'm allowed to.
I'm excited to be hosting the WIFTA
Annual Gala tonight. It's so cool to be a part of honoring awesome women in the industry here
I was a guest on The Shadows podcast, hosted by Tripp Bodenheimer, who was a fan of
World's Dumbest. His show focuses on overcoming your dark side, which is pretty much my
favorite topic. Find it out wherever you get your podcasts if you want to hear me overshare.
Whelp, we have picture lock on Division,
and I gotta say, I think it's pretty spectacular. I can't wait for y'all to see it.
Isn't that nice? I was profiled by
ShoutoutATL, so check it out if you're interested in getting to know me a little better.
Woof! After a 10 hour session of notes on the rough with director
Jason Winn and actor/producer
David Garver, we are more excited
than ever about the movie we are going to share with the world. What a great team we are. No stress,
all passion and love!
Holy moly, the rough cut of Division
is really strong already. Bless our
editor Andrew Bentler for the
amazing job he is doing!
Behold, my new headshots by Daniel
Parvi! My lovely agents at StewartATL love them
and I do too. Can't wait to put em to work!
That's a wrap on Division!
What an incredible experience, and we're all so excited for the road ahead. Follow us on
IG to keep up with
As we go into the penultimate week of shooting
I am awed by what we have accomplished. Everyone involved seems to
think we are making something really special, and we are having a blast!
Hopefully you will be able to see it at festivals worldwide next year, and in
your living room soon thereafter.
Wowie wow wow, tomorrow we start production on
the film I wrote, and am starring in, Division. I'm so proud of it, and
grateful to the talented group of people helping me make it. You can follow
us on Facebook,
Today I am thrilled to launch themoviedivision.com,
currently in pre-production! I'm so proud of this
movie that I wrote and am starring in, and think it's going to be spectacular. Please check out
the site and spread the word!
It's official, I've got a production company! Check out jaimation.com
and see what we've got cooking.
Oh man, lots of really great close-but-no-cigars lately...6 avails! I look forward to telling you
about something cool soon.
I just wrapped a fun little role on a big ol' movie. I can't tell
you more about it than that, but it was great to be back on set again. Here's to
more of that!
Hey! I wrote a movie! I'm really excited about it,
and so are my friends who want to help me make it as soon as January. I can't
wait to tell you more.
Whelp, I lied... Greenland isn't opening
tonight (thanks covid!) but it is now hitting OnDemand on 12/18. Enjoy my big
screen debut... on your small screen!
Greenland, with Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin and me (to a lesser
extent) is opening in theaters on 9/25 - we're going to see it at the drive-in!
You can see the trailer here
and I'll give you a cash prize if you can tell me the 2 seconds in which you see
half of my face.
"My" episode of The Oval airs tonight on BET!
Check out that hot morgue worker, ha.
Whelp, I was supposed to
start shooting on another major motion picture today, but you might have noticed
that THE WORLD'S GONE CRAZY! I hope you and your family are well. Stay safe.
I'm thrilled to announce we'll be performing the Los Angeles cult
hit Magnum Opus Theatre @
Village Theatre this February on Saturday nights @ 7:30pm. It's real,
terrible screenplays performed exactly as written and it's my favorite thing to
It was amazing to be directed by an icon, Tyler
Perry... see me in a bit part on his upcoming BET series, The Oval.
I'm so excited that my first job in Atlanta is a really cool one! I
get to play with Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin in the upcoming feature,
A big change has been made! My fella and I have moved to Atlanta to try our
hands at the burgeoning entertainment scene and to flip a mid-century house!
Here's hoping both ventures are a success. It's scary... but scary is good,
I did an Applebee's commercial at the end of last year and it appears to be
running again. I'm just in it for a few seconds, but I'll take it!
Miss Meredith Maxwell made it to the
Finals, but was bested in the end. Still a great time! Hope you all have a
I'm a part of the
Serial Killers Playoffs at Sacred
Fools in this year's Hollywood Fringe...I get to play Winona Ryder's
Dr. Stranger Things and the Bette Davis-like villain Buzz Brighton in
Miss Meredith Maxwell. Super fun!
The Sirens of
Titan is getting great reviews and you should totally come see it @
I did a fun Progressive spot (No, not with Flo...) coming to yer tube soon!
I'm thrilled that I will be playing the role of Beatrice in the upcoming Sacred
Fools production of
The Sirens of
Titan. Adapted by Stuart Gordon from the book by Kurt Vonnegut, this one
hits me in all my heart places, and I hope you'll come see. We open at the end
GGR is officially
over. It was an honor to be a part of it, and I thank you all for watching. (sad
Happy New Year, all! I'm excited to start the year with a new class, The Core
with Risa Bramon Garcia. I've heard great things!
12/3/16 - Just got the news that
Good Girls Revolt
was canceled, sadly, but Sony is planning to shop it to other studios, so wish
us luck and I'll keep you informed!
Another Good Girl, Hannah Barefoot, and I are guests on
Katie Ward's The Enthusiasm Enthusiast podcast, talking about the show
following her interview with Lynn Povich, writer of the source material and
original good girl!
It's been a while since I've been in class, so I just took one with
Annie Grindlay - she was great! I highly
What an amazing couple of months! Shooting on
Good Girls has
wrapped and I think it's going to be really special...it comes online Oct 28th.
Hope you watch and dig it!
Despite shooting, I still managed to do *most* of the performances of Will
Night Witches in the Hollywood
Fringe...and it won Best Ensemble Theatre of the festival! (Yep, the same award
that my play Cookie & the Monster
won last year...streak!)
Hey, big news! I'll be playing Dottie on the new Amazon show
Good Girls Revolt...such
a thrill to tell this awesome true story with an incredibly cool and talented
group of ladies.
I've been in this great
piece by the hiLARious Bill Robens, opposite my fella Curt Bonnem and directed
by the phenomenal Pat Towne. It's called
Lord Wolfbane's Mistress (I am she) and it just won the annual playoffs!
A super-fun honor!
I've been cast as Yev in my friend Will McMichael's powerful new play
Night Witches, premiering this summer in
the Hollywood Fringe. Yay!
Happy New Year! Come celebrate with us at
Sacred Fools where I've gone back to doing Serial Killers...a great
late-night sketch show that I've been in since it started (gulp) 11 years ago.
It's a blast!
In a magical turn of events, my play Cookie &
the Monster won Best Ensemble Theatre Award at the Hollywood
Fringe...I'm so honored and grateful to my amazing cast & crew. Click the link
to learn more about it!
The play I wrote, Cookie & the Monster,
is running next month at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. I have an amazing cast
of friends by my side and am so excited/terrified! If you're in LA, please come
check it out.
I did a commercial for Bird's Eye...coming soon to a tube near you!
I'm shooting a commercial for Totino's - and it's another one you'll be able to
make fun of me for. You're welcome!
Just did a Kellogg's commercial, and I think it's going to be really neat! I may
look silly, though. Luckily, I dig that sort of thing.
My Whirlpool ad
started airing..right in time for my birthday, aaaaaaw.
Absolutely Filthy is back in NYC this
week only as part of the Fringe Encore Series. Come see it while you can, this
may be your last chance!
Oh my goooosh, you guys, Absolutely Filthy
WON the NY International Fringe Festival. Won it! Astounding! Thanks to everyone
who came out to support.
I'm leaving tomorrow to perform in Absolutely Filthy at the New York Fringe Festival, from August 8th - 22nd. Tickets are available on the website...come see the show that's just too good to go away!
I'm still doing Serial Killers @ Sacred Fools, and tonight the piece I was in,
Managing to Survive by Ed Goodman, won the playoffs! The show returns for it's 10th season (whoa) on September 13th. Come have fun!
I'm going to Portland to shoot a Chevy Silverado commercial! I have a 16 year old daughter in the spot... scary.
Just shot a national Whirlpool commercial with the amazing director Martin DeThurah. Coming soon to your teevees.
Absolutely Filthy was selected to play at the venerable South Coast Repertory theater, where it will play from June 5 - June 8th.
Well, it looks like TruTV's World's Dumbest has come to an end, but don't worry, they'll probably air reruns of it UNTIL THE END OF TIME!
Absolutely Filthy, the show I'm in that won the Hollywood Fringe Festival last year, also won THREE LA Weekly Awards tonight, including Best Ensemble. Hoorah!
Keep an ear out today for me co-hosting Julie Slater's KCSN show
Out on a Limb from 5pm - 7pm
in LA, or listen online!
Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best whist I share this
CNN interview with lil' ol'
Time to do the annual New Year's Eve Fast & Loose show at
Sacred Fools. It's so stressful, but
the payoff is worth it!
Ho ho ho! Happy Holidays!
We just did a holiday version of the infamous
Ship Your Pants
commercial, so that's something to look forward to in your stocking! I also did
a local Michigan healthcare spot, so if you live there, keep an eye out for it.
Because we won Best Comedy and Top of Fringe, Absolutely Filthy @ the Hollywood Fringe is getting a remount from August 15th-18th at Theatre Asylum.
Check out Disney XD tonight for Crash & Bernstein, on which I play Kryzniavzzk...um, just call her Cassie.
It's official! I am now represented theatrically and commercially by KSR Talent, Yaaaaay!
This month check out the re-mounting of Absolutely Filthy @ the Hollywood Fringe Festival and my sketch "Cookie & the Monster" in the Serial Killers Playoffs @ Sacred Fools.
The Toyota Rav4 commercial I did with the Genie, Kaley Cuoco, dropped today. No pun intended.
We have so much fun when we ship our pants at Kmart that we had to find another way to amuse you...Tada!
I wasn't kidding about thatKmart commercial, eh?
Having a good run...you'll see me just for a bit in a funny upcoming Netflix commercial too.
I'm doing an INCREDIBLE Kmart commercial...I think it may be up there with "Where's the Beef?"...stay tuned!
"Absolutely Filthy," at Sacred Fools' is Ovation Recommended - and awesome! We've been extended until 3/10, huzzah!
Sacred Fools' "Absolutely Filthy," by and starring Brendan Hunt, is an LA Weekly Pick of the Week! Come check it!
I will be guest starring on the Disney XD show "Crash & Bernstein," in a very funny role. I'll let you know when it will be on!
Happy New Year! I'm starting off 2013 shooting a Toyota commercial with Kaley Cuoco. Stay tuned! And don't skip commercials!
I will be performing at Sacred Fools early in 2013 as part of the kick-butt ensemble of the world-premiere play "Absolutely Filthy," by and starring Brendan Hunt.
Look for me soon in a State Farm ad with Clippers sensation Chris Paul!
I'm really excited to announce that I'm now managed by Bruce Smith at
Omnipop Talent Group. Let the good times roll!
We're rolling out the whole cannon of Magnum Opus Theatre at the Actor's
Circle Theater. Catch me as a militant German lesbian (!) in "Le Pheonix
Vert," Saturdays @ 11pm from August 18-September 1. More info here!
Also at Sacred Fools, my one-lady show Wheel of Misfortune will play on
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, July 24 - August 1. Yep!
The amazing Magnum Opus Theatre is returning, including me in my favorite
role as the titular heroine of Abigail's Choice. Back at Sacred Fools Friday
nights @ 11pm June 22, 29 & July 6, plus Monday June 25 @ 8pm.
Stay tuned for my imminent one lady show Wheel of Mis-Fortune, first stop, Los Angeles! Which is cool, because I live there.
The eternal question: what happened to Alaska? remains unanswered. I can say that it is a series based on the Baby Geniuses films, and I'm the mom. We shall see! At least I've been having a blast with World's Dumbest, and shot an hysterical new pilot with the Meetinghouse folks too. Hopefully you'll see it soon!
See? Karma filled the 3rd job void, and I shot a spot for Chick-Fil-A. Cows!
Hope yer 2012 is going happily! I had a great start, booking 3 new nationals! Time only allowed for two, so keep your eyes open for Toyota and a world-wide IBM spot during the Masters.
Howdy! Still no word about the Alaskan return, but I just appeared on episode #162 of Hollywood Uncensored, discussing the Kennedys ...check out a clip!
Alaska was guh-reat and we may go back for more next month! Til then, I got a Pier One holiday commercial and have done 6 more eps of World's Dumbest and joined the commentary on a forthcoming TV Guide Network special. Huzzah!
Yo! I'm up in ALASKA shooting a movie for the next couple of months with the awesome Sean McNamara. I'm having a great time and will let you know more when I can!
Well, this year's off to a sweet start...next week I'll be shooting a spot for Bank of America with my pal Andrew Douglas, and new eps of TruTV's World's Dumbest premiere Thursdays @ 9pm.
Happy New Year, y'all! I'm celebrating by eating yogurt w/ Jamie Lee Curtis for Activia. We're tight like that.
For m'birthday, I got two more nationals, Crest and Bridgestone. Insanity. Best year ever!
I did another spot! In labor! For Verizon! Fuuuun. Few more eps of Smoking Gun too. Good times...
I started a Facebook fan page in case yer here cause you like me.
I got to work with another of my favorite guys, Mike Maguire, on a totally ridiculous Old Navy spot that was a major blast to shoot, but will likely embarrass me later. Huzzah!
I did a super-secrety spot for Playstation. Suffice to say, I want it...and so will you!
I've shot some more TruTV's Smoking Gun...check my IMDB page to see when you can catch me, or new eps premiere Thursdays @ 9pm.
Because that's exactly what you want to be thinking about, i just shot a CHRISTMAS Hallmark ad with one of my favorite directors, Russ Lamoureux. Ho ho ho!
Forbidden Zone at Sacred Fools was extended for a couple weeks. You can now check it til 7/10. And I shot a Hallmark holiday commercial...cause I know you all want to start thinking about Christmas.
Forbidden Zone opens tomorrow at Sacred Fools! Serial Killers Playoffs start there the next night! The feature Bold Native, in which I play FBI Agent Burke, will screen at Westwood's Majestic Crest Theater on June 16th! Too much fun!!!
I just got back from shooting a Subaru ad in the desert with Jake Scott.
I am so ho-nerd to have been cast as the Ex-Queen in Sacred Fools new stage adaptation of Forbidden Zone. It's gonna be all kinds of awesome!
I'm shooting more of TruTV's Smoking Gun every other week or so...check my IMDB page to see when you can catch me.
I just shot a lovely spot for
Barclaycard in the UK with Paul Hunter, the same awesome director that got me my SAG card in 2002. Awww...
The Baal is rolling @ Sacred Fools - it's an LA Weekly GO! and a BackstageWest Critic's Pick! It runs until
February 20th. Also that night, and 2/19 at midnight, I'm in Scream of the Bikini showing at midnight at Laemmle Sunset. Neat!
Shooting another couple episodes of
TruTV's Smoking Gun! You can see new episodes Thursdays @ 9 or see when my reruns are running on IMDB.
Happy New Year, y'all! Looking forward to 2010 with Baal (and Serial Killers) @
Sacred Fools, 5 more episodes of
TruTV's Smoking Gun! set to air Thursdays @ 9pm and pilot "The Five" all shot and funny. I wish you all the best!
I booked a lead in "The Five," a hysterical pilot for Star Price Productions, with whom I have worked on Penn & Teller: BS. We're shooting right before the holidays! Ho ho ho...
I'll be playing Emily, Older Sister & LaSoubrette in Bertolt Brecht's BAAL at
Sacred Fools, starting in Jan 2010. The production is going to be amazing, I can't wait!
The reviews for End of Civilization have been stellar. Check em out! You can catch the show through the end of November.
TruTV's Smoking Gun!. The new season begins Thurs, Oct 1st and I should be making jokes all over it.
HEY! i just shot a spot for Totino's Pizza...watch for
me getting upstaged by kids and robots soon. I've also been on hold for 3 others
recently...the kid is BACK!
I've been shooting lots of funny for
TruTV's Smoking Gun: World's Dumbest series, so look for me cracking
wise on future episodes (Criminals 16 & 17, Drivers 13, and Partiers 7.)
I will also be playing Lily in "End of Civilization" with the
Company, running this October and November, thanks to (and starring
opposite) the lovely & talented Mr. Eric Curtis Johnson.
Sacred Fools, I'll be trying out my 1-lady show,
Wheel of Misfortune, as part of our
Summer Camp series on August 7th & 8th @ 9pm. Our sketch show
is on a break until September, so here are some
to satiate you...
Check me out this football season in an awesome forthcoming
Sprint/NFL spot. And speaking of NFL, I am appearing sporadically in the
I did another episode of
Teller: BS!, so look for me in the Season 7 "Organic" episode,
premiering on 7/30/09.
I also just shot roles in the
Open Road film
"Bold Native," and the short "Nothing for Something."
6/1/09 - I apologize for the omnipresence of my
McDonalds McCafe ads (but I'm not that sorry...)
3/15/09 - I'm performing as Dorine in Tartuffe at
running now through April.
2/5/09 - My Cheetos spot ran during the Super Bowl!
2008 - I booked ads for Geico, Sony, Centrum,
Jared Jewelers, and Cheetos and appeared on the Showtime series "Penn
& Teller: Bullsh*t!" as a field interviewer.
I also won Best Female Lead in the South African Horrorfest for the short
film "Wretched." In other award news, I took the Actress Award at the 3rd
Annual Serial Killers "Thursty" Awards, and, as Sacred Fools' Managing
Director, I got to accept the Ovation Award on behalf of my friend's awesome
destined-for-Broadway show, "Louis
& Keely: Live at the Sahara."
MAY 2007 - Hey y'all! We just shot the Showtime pilot presentation for "Not Penn
Jillette," and it went splendidly! I played Ireland Baldwin...the perfect
role for an thoughtless little pig like me. It was a big weekend, as I also
participated in my first
where I was joined with a team from
Future Stars of Hollywood to make The Ultimate Ceremony, a funny lil' 48
hour film that cleaned house in the awards department, including Best Cast!
I also just did spots for Subway and Vegas tourism to add to the 2 Circuit
City/Firedog national ads running now and you can look for me in new print
ads for Goody & IBM, as well as on the cover of the
Chemical Romance DVD.
I have two shorts in post, including Derek Wood's dark comedy "Making a
Killing" and the "just plain dark," "Wretched." Get ready, that one's
LITERALLY a gut-wrencher, made by the awesome ladies at
Films. Serial Killers at Sacred Fools is on a break until 5/26, which
is the opening weekend of The Swine Show, the awesome mainstage I'm in too.
You can read the review of our Best of Serial Killers show and check out
some clips on the YouTube. I'm also about to start Groundlings Level 3
Writing Lab, and have been doing lots of other writing, including the "START
HERE" column in Backstage. Click here to read em and have a lovely day!
FEBRUARY 2007 - BEWARE...My short "Paralegal" that screened in January at the
Festival, is going to be at the
Film Independent Cinema Lounge on March 15 at 7:30pm. If you come, I
promise not to stab you!
I'm currently shooting the lead in Derek Wood's Chapman graduate short
"Making a Killing" - yaaaay, dark comedy! In the realm of "just plain dark,"
"Wretched," the short that I shot last year, is in its last leg of
post-production. Get ready, it's LITERALLY a gut-wrencher, made by the
awesome ladies at Pretty/Scary