I began my acting career at age 6, Go-Go dancing with Bugs Bunny in a Kool-Aid commercial. Since then I've done everything from “day-player” roles to leads in films, starred in multiple network television series, and performed on stages all over the world.
I'm also a writer. My first book Shut Up & Dance—The Joy of Letting Go of the Lead, On the Dance Floor and Off, was published by Penguin, and I’ve read my work at various spoken word events including Spoken Interludes, Poetry in Motion, and Sunday Night Sex Talks. I'm currently at work on my second book.
But my greatest passion is teaching. I coach actors for TV, film, and theater, and I teach writers to feel comfortable in front of audiences and cameras, so they can make the most of their readings and media appearances.
Please contact me here to book a coaching session. I look forward to hearing from you!
I've been a professional actor for virtually my entire life... I've had the good fortune to play roles I love and work with many highly respected actors.
Shut Up & Dance! my self-help/memoir using Tango as a metaphor for relationship was published by Penguin...
Although I love writing and acting my greatest joy is coaching...
From the Blog
In late April I had the pleasure of being a jury member in the Short Film competition of the USA Film Festival. The festival itself was fantastic! So well produced and attended. I saw two great feature length documentaries–the sumptuous and riveting Dior and I, directed by Frederic Tcheng, and the fascinating Tab Hunter Confidential. […]Read More...
Reading/performing a new story this Sunday May 3rd that may or may not involve bananas and adult diapers at Sunday Night Sex Talks in West Hollywood. Ladies only!
Jamie will be serving on the national jury for the 37th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition at the 45th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas, TX