Biography

 

Andrea received her formal training from Arizona State University graduating with a BFA in Theatre/Drama and now resides in Los Angeles. She began her career in theatre and commercials appearing in many stage plays including performances at the famed Herberger Theatre in Phoenix, as well as several local/regional television advertisements. After coming to Los Angeles, she began comedic improvisation at Second City and scene study at Ivana Chubbuck Studios. Some of her recent notable works include appearing in the pilot, Galahad, as a rookie FBI officer helping troubled teens gain insight by their faith in God. She then booked the role as Princess Amanda in the children's television pilot Wish where she interacts with children and puppets teaching them spelling, Spanish, gardening, healthy eating habits, and more! She starred in her next project, the romantic comedy Bottlenose, as a marine veterinarian who struggles to find love with humans and develops an unusual "affection" for one of her dolphin patients. Andrea starred and co-produced the romantic comedy short film, 21st Century Romance playing a successful bio-chemist who falls in love, dates, and plans to marry, entirely by way of social media. Her role as the bumbling, stumbling office busy body in the hilarious pilot, Who is Amanda James? showcased her penchant for comedy nuance.  Expanding her creative endeavors, she has recently produced, written and starred in the comedic web-series The Many Addictions of Chloe. More details about this series can be found under the tab at the top. Over the past year she has appeared in the festival circuit including Glendale International, Burbank International, Palm Springs International, Daytona Beach, Central Florida, and most recently La Femme film festival for the short film Choices. In addition to writing and performing stand-up comedy she has written a children’s book, short films, sketch comedy, and is working on completing a feature script. Andrea is now delving into the exciting world of voiceovers and has recently booked her first VO commercial. Andrea has many more projects coming her way so stay tuned under the "News" tab for exciting new updates! Andrea is also an advocate for animal rights and welfare. She is a supporter of the World Wildlife Fund, The ASPCA, and PETA. She is also a supporter of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. 

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