When did I know I was going to be an actress? I always knew and it was a thought in the back of my head that I felt if I said out loud I would jinx it. I can be superstitious but it helps keep me disciplined. My first real memory of acting was putting on plays in our basement and copying off movies. I used to act out Dumb and Dumber with my friend (I was always Llyod) and loved being able to make people laugh. My mom loves to read and she instilled that upon me- she never would say no to a book. So I began reading very early, which helped me be a good student, but more importantly opened my world to stories and characters.
I never wanted to be an actress to become famous. I wanted to be Selina Kyle and save people. I wanted to bring compelling stories to life, and I wanted to connect with other actors through our shared compassion for storytelling. The more disturbing the script is, the more likely I am to love it. The characters I play are strong, sexy, complex, elegant, and smart.
I was adopted when I was two weeks old.
My parents and my sister are my rock.
I am Brazilian and Persian.
My 3 strongest qualities are my drive and discipline, sense of humor, and cookie baking.
I've gone to Catholic School since kindergarten.
I love sharks.
I don't drink and I've never been drunk.
I skipped class in college to go to the library to teach myself how to code.
I started playing sports when I was 3. I played Basketball, hockey, ballet, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer.
If you put one of my earbuds in your ear, you'd most likely hear film scores (Hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell, and Trent Reznor).
I went to Loyola University Chicago.
My favorite movies are Dumb and Dumber, American Psycho, Inglorious Basterds, and The Dark Knight.
I have lived in all of the big cities in the U.S.
Chicago and New York are my favorites.
I speak French.
I love to workout and box. Tiny but fierce!
The actors I look up to are Tom Hanks, Christoph Waltz, Christian Bale, Angelina Jolie, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Portman, and Sofia Vergara.
If I could work with anyone it would be Christopher Nolan.
Playing Age: 16-24
Waist: 22 in.
Hips: 34 in.