As a young girl growing up in war-torn Ethiopia, acting was my escape. Once a year, my tiny international school produced a spectacular musical to entertain the weary aid workers and ex-patriot families. The skeletal faces of the starving children that stared through my car windows faded away as I sang “doe, a deer” in the Swiss Alps, consoled Annie in a New York orphanage and blew my trumpet as a cheery Munchkin.
When my family moved to Kenya in 2001, my adjustment was made easier with my active involvement in the International School of Kenya’s drama department. I began to study Theatre as an academic discipline.
I decided to plunge into full-time acting training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, where I honed my performance skills under the tutelage of great professionals. My two-year program culminated in 2010, allowing me to focus full-time on my professional acting career!