Donut expert. Magic lover. Always optimistic. I only win at bowling.
I grew up in a small town outside of Chicago but I'm a city girl at heart. I got my start performing as a competitive ice skater which later lead me to my first role on television in the series ALIAS. In high school I joined the Second City's Teen Improv group as a way to fit in and this experience inspired me to pursue acting as a career.
From there I became actively involved in the Chicago theatre scene. This groundwork allowed me to earn an extensive list of theatre credits. I continued to hone my acting skills, graduating with a BFA in theatre from California Institute of the Arts. After CalArts, I began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade and eventually joined the sketch group CURLY MAPLE SURPRISE. As part of that group I enjoyed performing at UCB, IO West, and the Hollywood Improv.
I've had the privilege of appearing in numerous television shows and commercials. Some of my TV credits include: HOUSE, GLEE, CRIMINAL MINDS, DROP DEAD DIVA, MY NAME IS EARL, and a recurring role on the FXX show LEGIT. In film I have worked with actresses such as, Amanda Seyfried in the award winning indie film GYPSIES, TRAMPS, & THIEVES, and Claire Coffee in the LIFETIME rom-com HOLLY'S HOLIDAY. Most recently you can see me as a series regular in the off-beat comedy web series ANA MEAD.