Well, I guess I can say I'm just an ordinary teenager who's been blessed to have had a not so ordinary life to this point. I was born April 14, 1993 in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York into the best family a baby could ever have. I lived on the eastern end of Long Island for 9 years of my life where I and my two sisters and brother were homeschooled by my mom. We moved to Utah in 2002, but we still go back to our home on Long Island every summer. We entered a private Christian school for the first time in 2005 and I now attend a charter schooll. Although I'm 16, I am in 11th grade. My mom started our schooling earlier than normal, so I'm ahead a year. I'll graduate a month after I turn 17.
I suppose most of you would recognize me as "Delia Brown" from the WB's hit series "Everwood". My role was that of Dr. Andy Brown's (Treat William's) only daughter, sister of Ephram Brown (Gregory Smith). Everwood ran for four years, ending in May of 2006. You can see the series in streaming video on WB TV online.
For those of you that saw "A Beautiful Mind", starring Russell Crowe as "John Nash", I was the little girl named "Marcee" who was Nash's roommate's niece. I was just turning seven when I auditioned for that role. At first, I was supposed to have a British accent for the part (which was so much fun to do!), but then they changed the role to an American child. I was too young to know who Ron Howard (director) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator) were, so I had a blast with them in the audition. I think that's why they chose me for the role. They liked having fun and we did have a lot of fun on the shoot.
Before "A Beautiful Mind" I had been in many commercials, from the time I was three months old, until that audition. The first ones were public service announcements about Recycling, Vaccinating Babies and Cotton. Then I did some national campaigns like Pizza Hut, Sherman Williams, Sears, Pillsbury and others I really can't remember.
My older sister Olivia was the one who began appearing in commercials first. She's 19 months older than I am and had booked her first commerical at 20 months of age for Toddler University sneakers. We didn't work together until we were 4 and 5 years old, when we worked on a video series for Disney that was sold in Asia. It helped Asian children learn to speak English. After a while, my sister decided she didn't want to act anymore, so it was just me.
The DVD for the movie "All Roads Lead Home" was just released. You can see the trailer at Allroadsleadhomethemovie.com. I play the role of "Belle Lawlor", a 12 year old girl who two years later is still trying to cope with the loss of her mother. It has a great cast including Peter Coyote, Jason London, Vanessa Branch, Even Parke and Peter Boyle, sadly in his last role.
As for hobbies, I really don't have any. I do like to read. I like to go camping and shopping for gifts. Mostly, I like to spend time with friends and family, including my animals (4 horses, 3 sugar gliders, 2 Chinchillas, 3 geckos, 2 cats and 3 dogs).
Lastly, if I had a motto, it would be: stay true to yourself. Be your own person. You all know what is right and wrong in life, so choose wisely, even if it's an unpopular decision. And do things for the right reason. If you've chosen correctly, not only will you have a better life, it will be the choice that benefits others, not just yourself.