I am an actress, comedian, on camera host, and model. But I always felt deep down in my past life, I was a famous explorer because I have spent this life recreating that quest for adventure. I am known for my quirky sensibility, and off beat interpretation of characters that have gotten me cast in film, TV, and theatre. I believe that a successful performer must draw from their own life experience. Whether bantering with Katy Couric as an antique collector, playing a frustrated casting director for an AT&T industrial, or exploring the secrets of The Woolworth Building on Time Traveling With Brian Unger I bring a signature flare to everything I do.
The combination of studying anthropology and theatre initiated a dramatic life change, leading me to a village in Nigeria to study voodoo. The locals called me “Oyebo”, which means the white skin around a peeled orange. My passion for the unusual has also brought me to the Amazon where my adventures included interviewing a tapir, eating reeds with the Amayra Indians in Lake Titicaca in Peru, and dancing with the Kuna Indians in the San Blas Islands.
Although I am a NYC girl (why don’t they have street lights in the country?), I am passionate for decorating country style. I accent my creations with country antiques from all over the world and my work has been featured in national magazines.
Fit Model Extraordinaire
Currently known in the fashion industry as an expert fit model and consultant working with major brands like Eileen Fisher, Nina McLemore, and Michael Kors Outerwear as a standard for size 8 clothing.
Model With A Mission is a series of videos I’ve created, interviewing an international group of everyday people and experts, who are protecting endangered species, and cultures from environmental impact.
My recently published memoir She’s The Last Model Standing is a hilarious, occasionally poignant story of coming to New York City with dreams of becoming a supermodel, and ending up becoming one of the most sought after fit models in the industry. “I cover the asses of the masses”. The path along the way was often rocky, but led to meeting Andy Warhol, shooting with Francesco Scavullo, and starring so far off Broadway I was almost in the Hudson River.
NYC is home, shared with a long haired chihuahua, a cockatoo, two English Angoras, a husband and a daughter. All the animals roam freely … like me.