A pretty woman asked me to audition for a play her boss was casting. I had never been in a play before, but she asked, so I auditioned. I got the lead, Sydney in The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry. I was on stage talking for all but three pages of the play. Many years passed, I had several careers. I started acting again in 2008.
I grew up in Greece, Viet Nam, Korea, and Washington, D.C. I’ve lived in 32 places so far. My friend Katy in Salonika taught me to speak Greek – We were three years old. I learned French in Saigon. We left one week before the first attempted coup against the government.
• I got my judo black belt in Korea when I was 16. No one came to see us off at the airport when we left Korea. Students were rioting in the streets and roads were closed.
• No one came to welcome us when we landed in Athens 3 days later. Students were rioting in the streets and roads were closed.