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It’s been a remarkable few months.

Since this summer, I have booked three more commercials and one TV show. I feel like I’m getting my footing in this strange new place. And the truth is, sometimes it takes just one person cheering in your corner to pull an artist from despair or panic. And right now, Gayle Pillsbury is that one person. She’s a casting director (and a straight-up brilliant, funny, no-bullshit, amazing lady), and to put it bluntly, she fell in love with my work. Shortly after meeting her, she cast me in Sneaky Pete. A small role, mind you, but a fun one. The writer of the episode expressed his appreciation for my brand of funny, and insisted on reaching out to his (very fancy) casting director friend with a recommendation. That recommendation led to an audition today. Did I knock it outta the park? Nope. It just wasn’t my best moment, which for me, results in a solid 24-hours of beating the shit outta myself. I’ll be fine. It’s just how I do - mourn the losses, celebrate the wins.

But it is now part of the web out here. My goal is to reach a level of success which enables me to pay this generosity forward to another artist in the future. That level is not fame. It’s connectedness and trust within this new community.

Thanks Gayle. You were the first in my corner out here, and I adore you.


It's been a lovely couple months!

I got to visit Chicago again to shoot a Hefty commercial.  I stayed in the suburbs with my mom - so much good cooking, soooo much nagging.  #worthit

Did another staged reading with LiveRead LA, where Seinfeld's Jason Alexander was a guest.  And lemme tell you what - that dude is the REAL DEAL.  Theatre kid down to the marrow of his bones.  He speaks my language, and I could've listened to him talk shop for hours.  Well ok, hours in fifteen-minute increments.  Because I hafta pee a lot.

Last week, I shot a short film with Penny Penniston, a Chicago-based writer who came into town.  So damn fun.  I look forward to seeing the finished product.

I am currently fostering a homeless cat named Fenway (don't tell my landlord)  who has, um, cool markings.  Check out his pic.  What, I'm just showing you his face.



 Onstage with LiveRead LA, giving actor Glenn Stanton the whatfor.

Onstage with LiveRead LA, giving actor Glenn Stanton the whatfor.


Aw.  That last post about losing 10 pounds is adorable.

Y'all, I have reached my goal loss of 33 pounds, and it feels amazing.  Sure, I miss my boobs.  I'll miss them forever - it was a helluva rack.  But there's a trade for everything.

So now I begin the process of getting ripped and trotting this new-and-improved bod to auditions. 

Feast your eyes upon these guns and fear me.


Get Me Bodied

Alright, look.  You know I'm all about body love and smashing the patriarchy - particularly when it comes to unattainable beauty standards.

But yo, that doesn't mean I don't like fitting into my pants! 

I have lost ten pounds since arriving in California, and I am really proud of that accomplishment.  My clothes fit again.  I feel more confident.  Here I am in my favorite pants, which I have not been able to squeeze onto my body for over a year.  And I'm no longer lying about the weight on my resumé. 

Check me out, babes!


Chicago Justice on NBC

I have booked a recurring role on the NBC drama, Chicago Justice!  You'll be seeing me donning a labcoat as the series' sassy new Medical Examiner.  My character's name is still undecided, but I'm hoping for Dr. Sexy McJewface.

Looking forward to shooting my first scenes on September 8th and 9th!  Many thank-yous to the team at Grossman & Jack Talent and Marisa Ross. chicago - justice

The Realish Housewives: A Parody


I am thrilled to be cast in The Second City Theatricals' production of The Realish Housewives:, A Parody by Kate James & Tim Sniffen, which will begin its national equity tour in January of 2016.  Hopefully we'll be skewering a city near you!  From San Diego to Schenectady, the housewives will be bringin' the false eyelashes, booze, and drama.

I will miss Chicago while I am gone for five months.  Leave a light on for me, ok?


Crimes of the Heart

Up next, catch Lindsey at with Step Up Productions in

Crimes of the Heart

by Beth Henley
directed by Brad Akin

May 5-31, 2015
at The Athenaeum Theatre