I was born in Nashville on March 15, 2005. I live with my mom, little sister, and our six dogs, four of whom are rescues. When I’m not acting, lifeguarding, or working with my dogs, I love being out on the open sea.
People always ask me how I got into acting, and my mom says I was born into it. She used to pull out a camera when I was a baby because I’d stop crying and instantly smile. She thought it was the flash, guess it was just me loving the camera!
When I was really young, I always wanted to wear costumes everywhere – to preschool, to the grocery store, and even to the doctor! I was fascinated with the Disney villains, especially Captain Hook and Jafar. I would act out scenes from my favorite movies, like Home Alone including all the stunts.
My favorite time of year was (and still is!) Halloween. Not only is it great to put on a costume and get free candy, but I know that all the amazing costumes will be on sale the next day and I can stock up. I don’t really dress up as a pirate or superhero anymore, I did spend some hard-earned money on a replica Game of Thrones helmet and armor. (The Lannisters send their regards.)
I officially started acting when I was eight years old. I had a representation meeting with my first agency and told them I wanted to be in a Civil War movie (I LOVE history, favorite subject!). They told me they were actually in the process of auditioning for one, but they were only looking for adults. Undeterred, I told them I’d wear stilts and pretend – that’s how I landed my first agent! (I actually got a role in that film, Men Go to Battle. I was in the “stir off” scene, but unless you have amazing vision, you probably won’t see me. I am credited, though!)
I love acting because it’s all about creating a character and making them real. You get to become someone else for a little while and learn more about yourself in the process. There are times when you’re working on sides for an audition and you have such a slim view of what is going on, it really taps into your imagination to build the picture so you know how to live authentically in it.
I love working on film. I’m not a fan of theatre, but if the right project came along, I’d totally do it. It’s not the live audience that puts me off, I love doing stand up, but I am not a fan of doing the same thing over and over again. I’d rather keep evolving and growing.
I really want to book a series regular role on a dramedy like Shameless or be in any project written by Seth Macfarlane, I love American Dad.
Here are some other things about me. I love to fence, beatbox, and create my own unique characters. I’m currently working on six new ones! (Will be posted on my YouTube channel soon…) I also really enjoy learning new accents and dialects. I like making things from my imagination – scripts, drawings, word burning projects and customized action figures.
When I grow up, I want to be a regular on SNL, a soccer goalie for a premier league team, a police officer in the K9 unit with a German Shepherd partner, or work as a counselor in the teen club Vibe on a Disney Cruise.
For now? I’m really enjoying being a teenager who dreams big, plays hard, and gets to live life to the fullest. When I’m not acting, I really love playing soccer, working on MMA (I’m a brown belt now) biking, swimming, and watching Man United games. If I could, I’d be on set 24/7. Well, maybe not 24/7, I really do like my sleep!
Drink: Sweet Tea (made by my Nana)
Favorite Song: Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
Movie: The Joker
Actor: Ryan Reynolds
Actress: Emilia Clarke
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Sports Team: Manchester City
Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
Car: Bugatti Chiron
Animal: Tree Frog
Favorite Book Series: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children