Comedy Reel

For COMEDY, she’s your quirky co-worker or neurotic mom. The kind you go to for advice knowing they are way off the mark! 

Drama Reel

For DRAMA, she’s your concerned and comforting mom or friend; strong complex dominate female or alcoholic mom.

BIO

Think Leslie Nope in Parks & Rec; Katy Mixon in American Housewife; Megan Mullany in Will & Grace or Allison Janney in Juno. Dawn is the oldest of 7 children whose parents were lawyers. Raised in Morgantown, WV, Dawn first entered West Virginia University studying acting for 2 years then switched to Exercise Physiology as a result of a family tragedy where her father fell 20 feet from the deck of their family home.  20 years later Dawn picked up acting again moving from community theater to student films to extra work on House of Cards to speaking roles in independent film projects including creating her own content. Dawn faced her fears of doing stand up comedy 3 years ago by taking classes at Stand Up Studios DC LA. She now also works professionally as a stand up comedian and producer of comedy shows for X2 Comedy.

DAWN'S ACTOR RESUME

Height: 5’4″

 

Film

  • The Breakout Dream – (tough as nails bitter executive) – TZ Gee Productions

  • Toobie – Hope’s Mom (soft reprimanding mom) – Northbay Media Arts

  • Brother’s Keeper – Leah (estranged sister – lawyer) – Child Faith Films

  • On the Run – Mrs. Hastings (divorced nurturing mom) – SMAD Film Festival

 

TV

  • CopyCat Killers – Allan’s Mom (serial killer’s mom) – Reelz TV

  • Carmen Velasquez Story – Carmen’s Mom (drug addict mom) – CBN 700 Club

 

Webisodes

  • Friendly City Comedy – Series Regular Sketch Comedy – YouTube Channel

 

Industrials

  • Becky’s Favor – Debbie (ethical caring social worker – lead) – Time Step Films

  • The Birthday Invitation – Debbie (mentoring co-worker) – Time Step Films

  • No Perfect Home – Sarah Lopez (alcoholic recovering mom)  – Time Step Films

  • Friends Like These – Nurse (clinic nurse) – Time Step Films

 

Theater

  • Find Your Funny – Monologue (neurotic alcoholic mom) – Ars Nova, TAP NYC

  • Danny Comes To Dinner – Tina Weadon (supportive mom) – Wilson Theatre

  • The Nerd – Clelia Waldgrave (kooky wife) – The Valley Playhouse

  • Devier’s Day in Court – Catherine Smoltz (gossipy neighbor)- The Valley Playhouse

 

Commercial – Available upon request

 

Print

  • Walden University – Business Executive – P. Howard Photography

  • Williamsburg Tourism – Tourist – The Colonial of Williamsburg

 

Training

  • Monologue Method – Maureen Toomey – Studio 353 The Actors Project (TAP) NYC

  • Voiceover Training – Edge Studio NYC – Group Classes, Webinar Sessions

  • Voiceover Coaching – Scott Harlan, Naomi Jacobson – Edge Studio, Private Coaching

  • Master  On-Camera Acting Class – Erica Arvold and Richard Warner

  • Scene Study Class – Samuel Roukin – WVCE Studio, Scene Coach

  • Self Taping Workshop – Amy Insley

  • On-Camera Training – Brenna McDonough

  • Monologue Study – Cheryl Felicia Rhoads

  • Improv – Groove Cat Comedy Troupe, David Webster

  • Stand Up – Stand-Up Studios, Sheila Wenz

 

Education:

  • West Virginia University, Theatre

  • West Virginia University, B.S., Exercise Physiology

  • West Virginia University, M.S., Exercise Physiology

 

Special Skills:

Stand Up (feature comedian on the King of Kings Comedy Tour), Voiceover, Stick Shift Driver, Golf, Social Butterfly, Former Health & Fitness Professional, Public Speaker

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