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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