I grew up in NC in a family of writers and from an early age, wanted to be part of the creative world. I participated in numerous and varied cultural events: I was in a children’s orchestra and very active in the Raleigh Cultural Center and the Children’s Theatre community and was a panelist on a weekly TV program called “It’s a Small World.” I went to a lot of concerts thanks to my father who was editor of the newspaper - and I interviewed the Rolling Stones in ’65. I attended Chatham Hall and then UNC-Chapel Hill as a theater major, performed in The Lost Colony and then moved to NYC, working as a media buyer and later producing commercials. I was a speechwriter in D.C. for a NC Senator and also wrote the column, “It Says Here” for The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines, NC for many years- often mailing it in depending on where I was living at the time.
After half a year in London working with Anglo-American Workshops as an actor & training filmmakers, I returned to the states and moved to L.A. where I lived for 20+ years working in TV (The Shield, Dream On), in films (Last Lives, Illicit Behavior), theatre (AMADEUS at the Hollywood Bowl, A Lie of the Mind, Some of My Best Friends Are Women) & doing voiceover work. I was a founding member of KINGS & CLOWNS, the Shakespeare Alliance (Titania, Kate, Gertrude and one of the first women to play Prospero!) and performed literally hundreds of characters with Tsunami Radio Theatre. I also ran the casting office at the SAG Conservatory at AFI and taught classes in casting there.
I got into audiobooks when a producer friend approached me about a book, “The Sign of the Salamander” by Eugenia Miller, which he'd hoped could be made into a movie but it didn’t work out- and he suggested it might make a good audiobook. I contacted the author, got the rights, set up a home studio and narrated my first book. It won the 2006 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and the rest, as they say….
I'm a member of SAG/AFTRA, Actors Equity, the APA, Women in Theatre (Pres., 2004-2010). I'm on the Board of Weymouth, Center for the Arts & Humanities, home of the NC Literary Hall of Fame, former President of the Chatham Hall Alumnae Council and former VP Philanthropy at Pi Beta Phi/NC Alpha at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Back in North Carolina, I'm married to TV/Film Director Worth Keeter.
I love my life and what I do!