The Full Story
In April of 1978, I took an Amtrak sleeper car to New York City. I had seventy dollars in my wallet, my American Express Card, a place to stay, and the possibility of a part-time job. I promised my husband of two years that if I didn’t make it in six months, I’d come home, but when my six months ended, I refused to go back to South Carolina, and I’ve lived in New York City ever since.
The Lehman Trilogy
I made my Broadway debut in The Lehman Trilogy at the Nederlander Theatre on March 7, 2020. Due to a global pandemic, Broadway shut down on March 12, 2020. The Lehman Trilogy reopened on September 25, 2021. The play won five Tony Awards.
Best Play (Stefano Massini & Ben Power)
Best Direction (Sam Mendes)
Best Actor (Simon Russell Beale)
Best Scenic Design (Es Devlin)
Best Lighting Design (Jon Clark)
“Checks and Balances” Season 3, Episode 10
Directed by Stephen Surjik
March 2021. Covid is still in full swing but some series are shooting. I guest-starred as Betsy Kirkland. I had two days of work and on the days I wasn’t filming, I traveled to Greenpoint, Brooklyn for Covid testing. All protocols were in place. Everyone wore masks except the actors when we were shooting our scenes.
Walking from my trailer to set this sign made me smile.
AmGen Pharmaceutical Print Ad
In December 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic was at its height in the U.S. My manager sent me a request to take a selfie and I booked the job from this photo. Once I booked the job, I was petrified to actually do it. But it paid well so I decided to go for it. We had to do a Covid test prior to the shoot and again on the morning of the job (3:30 a.m. pickup down town). Oy!
They had a Covid testing site set up outside the Douglas House where we were shooting. We had to wait outside in the freezing cold to make sure we received a negative result before we were allowed to enter the site.
Things Heard & Seen
Brian Corrigan (Mr. Pratt), Me (Mrs. Pratt), and Ana Sophia Heger (Franny Claire)
Things Heard and Seen is anAmerican horror thriller film, written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. It stars Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer, Rhea Seehorn, Alex Neustaedter, Karen Allen, Michael O’Keefe, Ana Sophia Heger, and F. Murray Abraham.
Again protocols were in place and everyone wore masks except the actors when we were shooting.
I played The Diner in a ski lodge and when Brian Cox began choking I asked if he was okay. They shot in Lake Placid, NY. I had a lovely room in the Mirror Lake Inn for two nights. Lots of ions in the air. Gorgeous.
Written, directed, produced, and acted by Emmy winner Alan Yang
starring Tzi Ma, Christine Ko, John Cho, Hayden Szeto, and Alan Yang.
I was cast as Gretchen to play Tzi Ma's girlfriend. We did two or three scenes, but in the end, my part was deleted from the film. This is why my credit on IMDB says uncredited. I loved working with Tza. He is gracious and kind.
Tzi Ma (Grover) and me (Gretchen), his short-lived girlfriend.
THE LOOMING TOWER
starring Jeff Danials
With an ensemble including Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Ella Rae Peck, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Peter Sarsgaard.
I played Beverly (3 episodes), Richard Clarke's (Michael Stuhlbarg) secretary in the White House.
Tribeca Film Festival (2018)
written & directed by Mitzi Peirone
starring Madeline Brewer
Old Daphne (Madeline Brewer's older self)
On set with the crew and Mitzi. What a fun day.
Anna Banana in
THE LAST LOVE LETTER
Directed by Ian Kammer
TOO BIG TO FAIL
directed by Curtis Hanson
starring William Hurt
John Mack’s (Tony Shalhoub) Assistant
I also consulted with William Hurt for ten weeks on his portrayal of Hank Paulson.
Duties included: Script research, glossary of terms, timeline, running rehearsals, and lines with Mr. Hurt.
With William at the premier of TBTF @ MoMA, NYC.
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
directed by Jonathan Demme
starring Anne Hathaway
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