As much as I love being creative, I am equally passionate about business. I have always had a career on the side of my acting. I didn’t want to bartend, I wanted a business card. One of my first jobs in Hollywood was as an editor, logging footage from red carpet events. I was quickly promoted to producer doing red carpet interviews at blow out award shows and premieres. As a young actor, this was a dream job. I got to talk to my idols. My favorite interview was Kevin Kline at the De-Lovely premiere. Most memorable was Stevie Wonder at a benefit for Muhammed Ali. Coolest girl, hands down was Charlize Theron at the Aeon Flux premiere. Most surprising moment was when Will Ferrell put his lollipop in my mouth at the Elf Premiere.
That first job gave me the opportunity to interview every icon in the business from Muhammed Ali to Steven Spielberg to Meryl Streep to Clint Eastwood.
Learning how these events worked early on helped shape my career as a young actor. As an entrepreneur, it allowed me the chance to help a startup grow into a profitable business that had top competitors courting me to come do the same for them.