Then… a lot of questions. I told them I was going to try it for a year and if nothing came of it, I would move on. Although I had never acted, almost all of them justified this decision with, “Well, you were an Irish dancer. Maybe performing is in your blood.” They were right. 

 

Since then, I’ve booked multiple lead roles in short films, most notably Kickstart My Heart (2019) and I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2021), a co-star role in Émigré (2020), and the lead role in Magnolia Flowers (2020), an independent feature film.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Ever since I was a child, I never knew how to answer this. I always knew what I didn’t want to be. I didn’t want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher.

I didn’t want to sit in a cubicle.

With my diploma in hand, I announced to my family and friends that:

I AM going to be an actor!

 

...Silence...

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Discipline equals freedom.

Discipline equals freedom.

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In July of 2020, I started writing sketches for TikTok as a way to explore comedy, a genre I had yet to be cast in. This led to my existential Earth series, which has garnered over 27+ million views to date and in a few short months, I gained 585,000+ followers. With their help, we raised $20,000 for the post production costs of Magnolia Flowers. I am forever indebted to these incredibly generous people who choose to watch me talk about Earth on the internet. 

 

This year, I’ve co-written my first short film, starred in a short romantic comedy, and become an Executive Producer on Magnolia Flowers. 

 

I finally understand why it took me so long to identify what I wanted to be. When I was crossing occupations off my list, there was one key word missing: Actor.

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