I was born in New Jersey and raised in the fair hamlet of Teaneck, home of the Isley Brothers.
After 4 years at Carnegie Mellon University, I came to New York to pursue acting professionally. I languished in sorrow and Fritos for a year and half, enduring a steady stream of rejection, broken occasionally by an appearance in a sparsely attended showcase production of an obscure play, somewhere obscure.
One day, after having received a particularly painful rejection, I decided to get up off my tuchis and head down to Gladys' Comedy Room to try my hand at stand-up comedy. I wrote my act on the 2nd avenue bus whilst travelling between 81st and 53rd streets, had two gin and tonics, got up on the stage and killed. I then decided that while acting would always be my first love, stand-up was a way to get my performing jones out in the meantime.
Shortly thereafter I landed a sketch comedy pilot on ABC, followed by some regional theater, followed by a Spike Lee movie, followed by more theater and TV and so it went. Somehow or another, this ol' goofus from New Jersey had herself an acting career.
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As a kid, I always liked comedy and would listen to albums by George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, and Lenny Bruce. Despite my enjoyment of these great talents, I decided to pursue an unfunny career and left Los Angeles for San Francisco State College to be a lawyer. When that did not hold my attention, I switched majors and ended up getting a Bachelor of. Art Degree in Communications.