Born to Romanian immigrants and raised with help from my grandmother, I grew up speaking both Romanian and English. As I kid, I thought it was a superpower, and still kind of think it is.
My Eastern European parents instilled self-reliance and a love of creative achievement in me. At the age of two, life skills training began. I started skiing when I could walk. I was taught how to use tools and to fix things around the house. Family camping trips taught me how respect the earth and survival skills, leading me join Army Cadets at age 11. And later I learned how to help save the planet through beekeeping. Having also been a competitive classical pianist for two decades, I developed a lifelong passion for performance.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater performance from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, I turned my attention to theater, television, animation, interactive games and commercials. My acting career soared, and I have landed numerous roles in both television and film. A few of my credits include USA Networks EUREKA, and The CW’s SUPERNATURAL, iZOMBIE, SMALLVILLE, HELLCATS, and of course on ARROW as Taiana Venediktov, alongside the amazing Stephen Amell. I also had a blast in the 20th Century Fox film DIARY OF A WIMPY KID:RODRICK RULES, was cast alongside icon Danny Trejo in the Universal Studios picture DEAD AGAIN IN TOMBSTONE and can be seen in the Liam Neeson flick COLD PURSUIT.
Now because I like a good challenge and learning new skills, I thought it would be fun to explore work ‘behind the camera’ and really get to know ‘the biz’ from that side. I started filmmaking with friends and I made my debut as a producer, with two short films; The Wall and FWD, both which have gone on to win a multitude of awards at film festivals around the world. From there I went on to create my YouTube show Field Trip, and help out my friends with their videos, when voiceover or a cameo from yours truly is needed.
Concurrently, I am in the voiceover booth on a weekly basis, lending my voice to commercials, animation, games, narrations, in-show announce, on air-promos; wherever my voice is needed. It was cool to be the voice for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I brought to life Sable Spirit, the magical unicorn, in MY LITTLE PONY:FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC. It’s exciting to know that my performance capture and voice will live on in video games like: FIFA 18, FIFA 19 and ANTHEM and am more than grateful to have worked on these projects, and hundreds of others due to my range and versatility. I love being part of such a creative, fun and supportive community, and always look forward to more adventures.