was four years old, I remember sitting in the Maria Filoti
Theatre in Braila, Romania watching a play for the first
time in my life; suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do with
the rest of my life: acting. Everything changed for me forever
because of that night. I couldn't describe it but I fell
in love with his other life that was taking place in front
of my eyes. I remember most vividly saying to myself 'I
want to be a part of that world'. The 'real' world I was
living in was a very poor country in Eastern Europe.
1989, Romania was under the severe communist regime of Ceausescu
and the theatre was indeed the only place where we could
experience a little bit of freedom and relief from oppression.
My mother was a well known actress there and she helped
me keep my dream alive to one day move to the United States
and become an actress. I was in love with acting.
arrived in the US in 2000. My first legitimate American
class was at the Hollywood Actors Studio with Eric Stone.
My coach has had a profound effect on my development. I've
learned everything about acting from Eric. He helped me
open myself up to my inner life, my inner soul and to bring
that to each character I portray. I want to stay true to
myself. I'm interested in meaningful roles where I can bring
something authentic, vulnerable and speak of inner struggles.
I have tremendous respect for the craft. I see myself as
a foreign international actress with a deep emotional range.
I am tall and athletic in physique. I am also multi-lingual.
I could easily play Eastern European or Latin such as Italian,
Spanish or French."
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