by Matt Damon
(not really, but wouldn't that be awesome?)
I was born and raised in Westfield, NJ.
The first time I remember performing was at my grandparent's house – I sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star into my grandmother's microphone-esque cane. While my dreams of performing nursery rhymes into geriatric balance aids have since left, I still love performing. I went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie for a short while before transferring to Muhlenberg College in Allentown. I originally went to school to become a writer. My love for writing is still present, but while I was at Marist I found myself sleeping in the theater on a cot so I could work on monologues instead of spending my time doing my Russian Lit homework. Once it got to a point where I had my toothbrush and shower caddy in the green room, I knew I had to study acting.
I went to Muhlenberg to sleep in their theatre. And while I wish that was a complete joke, it isn't. I would regularly spend my nights in a rehearsal hall doing my scene study or running lines. My fondest memories of Muhlenberg were with the Muhlenberg Improv Association. My love for short form, long form, and musical improv comedy took shape at Muhlenberg, and I've never been happier. I took up a Computer Science degree while I was at Berg too because I wanted a job out of school that would help pay the bills.
I'm an actor, writer, performer, comedian, and freelancer, but most importantly I'm a music lover – both as a listener and a creator. I play the guitar, bass, piano, and ukulele. I inherited some of my grandmother's wonderful ability to pickup any instrument and be able to make something out of it. My favorite bands are Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, The Who, Bill Evans, and Billie Holiday.
I never goes anywhere without my notebook and a pencil. My dog and love of my life Millie and I go for long walks in the park and run around together in slow motion while montage music plays in the background most days.
I have a wonderfully hilarious and fun-loving older sister, Megan, and two of the hardest working people in the world for parents. I love them with every part of myself. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for always believing in me, and for investing in my passion with me. I will not let you down.