Welcome to my official site and thanks for visiting here! If you’re an Entertainment Pro, you have access to my resume, headshots and demos. If you are a martial arts fan, head on over to Karatedivaland.
My site has a dual purpose. It is for Entertainment Professionals and for anyone who identifies with my interests.
It is dedicated to various things I am passionate about: acting, show biz, film, theatre, critters, exotic tomatoes, fight directing, martial arts and a host of life’s gems.
What you will find here:
- You’ll find my acting resume, reels and news.
- I write about my experiences in the biz and working with some amazing stars.
- I write to inspire others to pursue and live their dreams.
- Fan-contributed art and videos.
- I write about tomatoes, pets, travel, films and more.
- You can purchase collector items in my Shop. You can also get info about free autographs on my Shop page.
Personally, I don’t care to read long bios unless I need to, so here are 10 interesting highlights about me. You can always check out my Bio when you have time…
1- I’m aka “The Karate Diva”, 7th Degree Black Belt, Black Belt Hall of Fame member and first woman to achieve the title of #1 Black Belt Forms Champion. You can read all about my martial arts accomplishments in KARATEDIVALAND.
2- I was bit by the professional acting bug over 30 years ago, lying in 6 feet of snow in the mountains of Japan, shooting my first film, Shinobi Ninja. As I lay in the snow with an arrow stuck in my arm (movie magic) and freezing my buns off, I realized I had found my passion.
3- Speaking of freezing, I once walked out of the New Zealand ocean…naked…in winter…to shoot a scene for Hercules, The Legendary Journeys. A Navy ship was out to sea and stopped behind our shot. Might have raised a few…binoculars.
4- I costarred with Angelina Jolie in “Cyborg 2”. My role was written for a man but after 3 hard-fought auditions, I won the role of bad-ass Cyborg, “Chen”. I helped train her for the film also and even taught her how to make a proper fist.
5- My first acting role was in high-school. I played Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.
6- Most embarrassing moment: when my wig fell off in front 3,000 audience members in a theatre.
7- I’ve petted a tiger, a cheetah, held a baby koala and once had an entire pod of wild dolphins swim with me.
8- I drink a lot of water, more coffee than I should and I eat a dessert of yoghurt, pecans, granola and fruit every day.
9- When I am in NY I eat pizza and see plays. Sometimes, I’ll see the same play twice.
10- The first time I met Chuck Norris, he was my head-judge when I won 1st Place “Chinese Style Black Belt Forms Men & Women” in 1980 at the NKC Karate Championship Finals in Oklahoma. I ended up working with him on Walker, Texas Ranger in 2000 and 2001.
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