Movie Roles

2017 – Deadly Sorority/Undergrad Nightmare
Role: Prof. Amy Thomas
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Best friends Samantha and Kristina go their separate ways for the first time when Kristina gets into the hottest sorority on campus. But the real separation comes when Kristina is murdered. Suspicion actually starts to center on Sam, who will now have to find the killer in order to save her life.

2013 – Drop Dead Diva, Season 5 Episode 8: 50 Shades of Grayson
Role: Cindy Kasper
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Following a long night at a bachelorette party, Jane ends up at the U.S./Mexico border to defend the bride’s fiancé, whose bachelor party went south of the border. Jane must get the groom back into the U.S. in time for the wedding. Kim represents a housewife who claims that her online erotic novel has been plagiarized by a major publisher. Meanwhile, a mysterious man appears at the firm, yet his motives remain unclear to the lawyers of Harrison & Parker. Owen struggles with his new role as Stacy’s sperm donor.

2012 – Taken Back: Finding Haley
Role: Karen Turner
Screen Time: High, lead role
Plot: Unable to get over the abduction of her little girl, a mother becomes obsessed with finding her, pushing everyone in her life away. Years later, she is convinced that she has found her daughter, living with the alleged abductors who are seemingly the perfect parents. When no one believes her, she is forced to look for evidence to fight to reclaim her daughter. Then she does the unthinkable and kidnaps the child. Has she found her long lost daughter or has she finally lost her grip on reality?

2012 – A Smile as Big as the Moon
Role: Darcy Kersjes
Screen Time: Low – few scenes
Plot: A true story based on the book, “A Smile as Big as the Moon” by Mike Kersjes and Joe Layden.

2010 – Numb3rs – ep. 15, s. 6 – ‘Growin’ Up’
Role: Mary Paulson
Screen Time: High
Plot: The team investigates the deaths of two men who were part of a group of friends that had been sexually assaulted by a teacher when they were young boys. Also, Charlie and Amita get a fantastic job opportunity that could put a wrinkle in their wedding plans.

One Tree Hill – 2003-2009
Role: Karen Roe
Screen Time: Seasons 1,2,3,4 – high – seasons 5,6 – short

This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan’s older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves the revelation, and after a while gets accepted and develops a dynamic, in the long run good relationship with his brother, who turns on his dad. Of course the teenage boys have friends, and especially a confusing series of usually short-loved ‘eternal’ love affairs with musical talents Peyton and Haley, also a tutor, and irresistible man-eater Brooke…

The thirty-something single mother and the owner of a small business Karen Roe, basically lived quietly among the town of Tree Hill, North Carolina since the birth of her son Lucas. When the once Tree Hill Ravens cheerleader got pregnant and abandoned after her senior year, by her then-boyfriend / Tree Hill’s very own basketball superstar Dan Scott, Karen stayed behind while all her friends went off to college to raise her son with the help of her friend, and Dan’s brother, Keith Scott.

Karen grew to have a very close relationship with Lucas and though Lucas had never known his father, his Uncle Keith was a very important part of his life. Karen, Lucas and Keith made the most of their lives and Karen provided a very loving home for Lucas while she opened her own café, appropriately titled Karen’s Café. Things were going pretty good for them, until the day Dan re-entered their lives.

Turns out during his freshman year of college, Dan had impregnated another girlfriend of his, Deb — although he married her. The two moved back to his home town of Tree Hill to raise their son Nathan. When Nathan and a few of his friends on the basketball team got into some trouble, Tree Hill High’s principal was forced to suspend half of the team. Leaving the Ravens coach, Brian ‘Whitey’ Durham to recruit new members… one of which, Lucas Scott.

This angered Dan and after years of having no communication with Karen and Lucas, Dan pressured Nathan to make his half-brothers life hell. Now this angered Karen and while since then, Nathan and Lucas have fought and made up, and been friends, then brothers over and over again.. it has still kept Dan and Karen at each others throats.

Shockingly enough, Karen has become very close friends with Dan’s wife Deb, and Deb even works at Karen’s Café. They both have also invested in a night club called TRIC, brought to their attention by Peyton Sawyer, a very good friend of Lucas’.

Things between Karen and Keith have gotten a little rough, after he confessed his feelings for Karen and she turned down his marriage proposal.. Keith moved on.. and moved away.

Last year Dan survived a heart attack, leaving him with a new attitude and a new found passion to start a relationship with his son he abandoned. Lucas then moved in with Dan, of course not with the same intentions but to get close enough to his father, to take revenge on ‘Daddy Dearest.’ Hiding the real reason for this from his mother — along with the fact that he told Karen he didn’t have the genetic heart defect that Dan has, called HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy).. which he does, it left Karen feeling lost and heartbroken. But, with the help of Karen’s boyfriend Andy Hargrove, Lucas began his search on illegal information on Dan.

When Dan found out what Lucas was up to and cut off paying for his heart medication, Lucas moved back home with his mother. Last summer Karen went to spend time with Andy in his home country of New Zealand, although things didn’t go smoothly when Andy told Karen he wanted to start a family, not ready for that — Karen took the next flight home.

Meanwhile after someone poisoned Dan and set fire to Dan Scott Motors in hopes to kill him, he decided to run for Mayor of Tree Hill. Determined not to allow him the power, Karen decided to run against him the mayoral campaign with the help of Deb. Karen lost unfortunately, but the good news is Keith returned to Tree Hill, and to their surprise they began to build a love-filled relationship they both desperately wanted. After a few weeks together, Keith once again asked her to marry him, only this time she accepted. While planning their wedding, and getting ready to sign adoption papers so that Keith could legally adopt Lucas, tragedy hit Tree Hill.

When
Tree Hill High School student Jimmy Edwards brought a gun to school and held students hostage including Nathan, Lucas and their friends, Keith courageously went into the school to try and calm Jimmy down. Keith tried but Jimmy shot himself, and in that moment Dan also showed up. With the thought that Keith was the one who had tried to kill him in the fire, Dan shot Keith dead.

While it was a deeply sad time for Karen after Keith’s death, she found some happiness in her mourning — she found out she was pregnant with Keith’s baby. Of course she had her fears of raising another child alone… then again when Lucas was a baby and Dan was nowhere to be found… she had Keith. Who does she have now? Dan. Yup… he’s practically never leaving her side throughout her pregnancy, and forming a new relationship with their son, Lucas — all the while hiding the fact that he’s the one who took her mate and baby’s father from her. The worst part is… Karen even started falling for Dan again… yes, to the point of chaperoning the Tree Hill senior prom and on one occasion – locking lips.

After a series of events, Lucas found out Dan was the one who had killed his beloved uncle, but when he went to tell his mother — Karen didn’t believe her son. Or just didn’t want to believe. When Lucas finally confronted Dan in front of Karen, with ammunition of course, Karen passed out. The baby had to be delivered right away, there was even a time where Karen wasn’t going to be make it because of the difficult delivery. Karen and her daughter survived. She named her Lily Roe Scott because while she in surgery to have her baby, she dreamt of Keith and their daughter much older… and he told her he would always be there for her, and wait for her in the lilies.

Dan went to jail, but you can best believe Karen confronted him about what she had done to her, Lucas and Lily. Karen spent a few more years in Tree Hill until Lily was old enough to travel the world with her. She closed up shop on Karen’s Cafe and she took off… during a stop in New Zealand, Karen met up with Andy again. They’ve begun dating again and even made a trip back to Tree Hill for Lucas’ wedding — that didn’t happen. Let’s not forget that it was also the same day everyone found out Dan was released from jail.

We’ll just have to see where Karen’s next journey takes her…

from http://www.onetreehillweb.net

2009 – Heroes: Building 26
Role: Abby Collins
Screen Time: Short
Plot: Imprisoned inside the super-secret ‘Building 26′ which is Nathan’s base of operations to experiment and terminate people with abilities, Tracy struggles to survive various “heat” experiments as well as wait for an opportunity to try to escape. While the ruthless Hunter Davko obsessively continues to track down the heroes with the obsession of killing them all, Nathan deals with the President of the USA who begins to investigate Nathan’s activities and tactics to hunt down the “targets”. Meanwhile, Syler continues his quest to locate his biological father with both help and inference from Luke Campbell, as well as government agents now after both of them. Hiro, Ando, and Matt travel to India to find a new ally with abilities to help them survive. In California, Claire faces the wrath of her father.

2008 – Law & Order – Betrayal
Role: Katherine Donovan
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: A wife is accused of shooting her therapist husband over an inappropriate relationship with a teenage client. She acts as her own counsel and claims she was also one of his teenage victims.

2007 – Remember The Daze
Role: Mrs. Ford
Screen Time: Short
Plot: A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24-hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school in the last year of the past millennium.

2006 – Two Tickets to Paradise
Role: Kate
Screen Time: Short
Plot: Mark, McGriff and Jason are three high school buddies whose glory days are long gone and are still stuck in their small Pennsylvania hometown. To break free and escape their much too ordinary lives, they embark on a cross-country road trip to the College Football Championship Bowl. The journey takes them through hilarious twists and turns, boozing and misbehaving every step of the way. Throughout the wild adventure, they discover the most important thing in this crazy, uncertain world is friendship.

2004 – A Woman Reported
Role: Woman
Screen Time: High (total time of the movie is 5 min.)
Plot: In the brief moments before a hate crime occurs, a young woman imagines her escape.

2002 – Twilight Zone: Found and Lost
Role: Elizabeth Wicker
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Sean Moore, a successful businessman who alienated himself from family and friends in the process, takes an interview with Elizabeth Carter, who somehow knows of a family heirloom he sold for funding years before. He finds the same baseball in his desk, but no one claims to have placed it there or even known of it. Soon he finds a school jacket he burned, with a love note inside it. He realizes who who has left these things for him, but is shocked to learn how exactly the person is communicating with him and wonders what he is supposed to receive from her.

2002 – Hack: My Brother’s Keeper
Role: Vanessa Griffin
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Mike decides his friend Vanessa’s brother Teddy needs to get off drugs, and enlists Marcellus to help, convincing him they can kill two birds with one stone by nabbing a dealer at the same time : but their efforts ultimately prove fruitless.

2001 – The Safety Of Objects
Role: Susan Train
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold’s (Close) life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train (Mulroney) is sent into a tailspin when he’s passed over for a promotion; Annette Jenning’s (Clarkson) family is struggling in the wake of her divorce; Helen Christianson (Place) is determined to shake up her mundane life.

1999 – 2000 – West Wing
Role: Mandy Hampton
Screen Time: It depends on an episode – sometimes medium, sometimes even short – sometimes NONE
Plot: When the erudite Democrat Josiah “Jed” Bartlet is elected US president, he installs his administration. He places confidants from his electoral campaigns in the White House. Each of these people play a significant role in the Washington power game: the chief of staff (Leo McGarry), his deputy (Josh Lyman), Communications director (Toby Zeigler), deputy (Sam Seaborn, and later, Will Bailey), and press secretary (CJ Cregg). Also in key positions are the secretaries, or aids, of each of the power players. We follow these people through many political battles, as well as some personal ones. Also playing roles are the First Lady (Abigail Bartlet), the president’s daughters (Elizabeth, Eleanor, and Zoey), and the personal aid to the president (Charlie Young).

1999 – Henry Hill
Role: Cynthia
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Suffering from stage fright, a talented and shy violinist learns to conquer his fears with the help of a woman.

1998 – To Have & To Hold
Role: Anne Cornell
Screen Time: High. Lead Role.
Plot: We follow the lives of Annie (Moira Kelly) and Sean (Jason Beghe), a slightly “crazy” and confused newly-wed couple. He is a cop; she a public defender, and their cases quite often put them up against each other as we follow Annie and Sean in their professional and personal lives.
Sean’s big Irish family is also an important part of the story. There’s his grumpy father Robert (John Cullum) and his generous but meddling mother Fiona (Fionnula Flanagan), and Sean’s two rebellious younger brothers Tommy (Stephen Largay) and Michael (Jason Wiles), who are both cops. And last, but certainly not least, there’s Sean’s older brother Patrick (Stephen Lee), a firefighter and established family father who is going through a mid-life crisis. Coincidentally, Patrick’s wife Carolyn (Colleen Flynn) is Annie’s sister; making them all one big and ultimately eccentric family.
To Have & to Hold was created by Joanne T. Waters, and aired Wednesday at CBS during the 1998-1999 TV season. It was a romantic family drama with some healthy doses of down-to-earth humor thrown in. The writing wasn’t always the best, but the two lead actors, Moira Kelly and Jason Beghe, put in some excellent work and had a great chemistry between them. Unfortunately, the show was never really given the chance to develop itself and grow on the viewers. No more than thirteen episodes were produced, and only nine of these aired on CBS. The last four episodes have all been aired abroad, though.

1998 – Hi – Life
Role: Susan
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: At Christmas-time, a generally disliked out-of-work actor finds himself in debt for $900 to a local bookie, who threatens to start breaking bones if he doesn’t pay. Knowing he won’t get much sympathy, he tells his girlfriend that he needs money for an emergency abortion for his sister. Soon a bartender and a friendly bar customer starts hitting everyone up for the cash. Meanwhile everyone is roaming amongst Christmas parties and spreading the word. In the end, everyone meets back at the bar and only then does the actor’s ploy stand revealed.

1998 – Monday After The Miracle
Role: Helen Keller
Screen Time: High. Lead Role.
Plot: This made-for-TV biographical drama was adapted from William Gibson’s sequel to his own play The Miracle Worker. Moira Kelly and Roma Downey are respectively starred as the teenaged Helen Keller and her teacher and closest friend Annie Sullivan. Despite her inability to see or hear, Helen has made such spectacular progress under Sullivan’s tutelage that she is able to attend Radcliffe College. Accompanying Helen to the campus, Annie meets handsome journalism professor John Macy (Bill Campbell) and quickly falls in love. Having had her own crush on Macy, and fearing the loss of Annie’s friendship, Helen reverts to the anger and jealousy that characterized her childhood years–but soon finds comfort in a romantic relationship of her own. Monday After the Miracle made its CBS network bow on November 15, 1998

1998 – Dangerous Beauty
Role: Beatrice Venier
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: In 16th century Venice, courtesans enjoy unique privileges: dressed richly in red, they read, compose poetry and music, and discuss affairs of state with the men who govern the Republic. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. Her choice: cloister or courtesan. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best. She’s a heroine when she helps convince France to aid Venice in war with Turkey, but when plague descends, the Church charges her with witchcraft. At her inquisition, she must match wits with an old rival, speak for all women, and call courage from Venier.

1997 – Changing Habits
Role: Susan ‘Soosh’ Teague
Screen Time: High,. Lead Role
Plot: An aspiring artist runs from men as a result of an early life problem that has left her relationship with her father strained. She decides to move into a convent where troubled women receive cheap lodging in exchange for work. She finds a dirty area in the basement where she paints a mural that deals with all of her psychological problems. While some find it gaudy, others such as the mother superior realizes its potential to save the convent which is to be closed. During all this the artist starts a relationship with a man who owns an art supply shop where she shop-lifts her supplies.

1997 – Love Walked In
Role: Vera
Screen Time: Really short! about 2 minutes
Plot:A down-on-his-luck piano player (Denis Leary) at the Blue Cat Lounge is offered a chance to make some big money by a private detective friend (Michael Badalucco). All the piano player has to do is convince his sultry singer girl friend (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) to seduce a multi-millionaire (Terrence Stamp), who has eyes for her. By getting photos of the two of them together, he will be able to get money from the wife, who would like to divorce him. Unfortunately the singer falls for the millionaire. The detective tries to call off the scam, but the pianist already has dollars floating before his eyes. The pianist also has dreams of being a writer. Throughout the film, a fictional sub-story flashes in as he writes about Cousin Matt (Danny Nucci), who is also seeking to escape his unpleasant existence.

1996 – Entertaining Angels
Role: Dorothy Day
Screen Time: High. Lead Role.
Plot: Entertaining Angels” is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920′s and 30′s social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight against social injustice would, indeed, be wonderful entertainment for angels… or it could mean that her work was for the benefit of the ‘angels’ at the bottom of the social ladder for whom she fought daily against those who would hold them down… this included her work as a suffregette. However it is meant, this film captures much of the real-life drama that took place on big city streets, and of the very personal trials which eventually led her to convert to roman Catholicism, and a dedication to helping the poor.

1996 – Unhook The Stars
Role: Anne Mary ‘Margaret’ Hawks
Screen Time: Short
Plot: Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has nobody to worry about – but soon becomes involved in the life of Monica, a young mother whose husband has left her to look after her young son J.J.. As the relationship blossoms, Monica teaches Mildred that there is more to life than taking care of others

1995 – The Tie That Binds
Role: Dane Clifton
Screen Time: High. Lead Role.
Plot: John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie. John and Leann are in the process of robbing a house when the two residents of the house show up. John kills the two residents and heads back to the car with Leann – only to discover the police waiting for them. John and Leann get away after a cop shoots John, and Janie is placed up for adoption. Janie is soon adopted by southern California carpenter Russell Clifton and his wife Dana – and what they don’t know is that they’re in for the fight of their lives. John and Leann are trying to locate Janie and will stop at nothing to find her, even if it means killing whoever is in their way. When John and Leann discover that Janie was adopted by Russell and Dana, they plot to kill Russell and Dana and take Janie, but one thing they don’t expect is for Russell and Dana to fight back with all they’ve got, because Russell and Dana are willing to do whatever it takes to hold on to the new daughter that they have grown to love.

1994 – Little Odessa
Role: Alla Shustervitch
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: This film tells a bitter tale of a dysfunctional family. Joshua, a cold-blooded professional killer, returns to his Brighton Beach boyhood home for a “job.” He knows it will be difficult to return to the Russian-immigrant community of his youth–in his eyes, we see anticipation of the inevitable emotional pain and psychic turmoil that seeing his forsaken family and estranged companions will bring him. To do his job, and try to maintain some semblence of sanity, he has had to wall off his humanity from even himself.

1994 – With Honors
Role: Courtney Blumenthal
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Monty is a student, and when his computer crashes, he’s left with only a single paper copy of his thesis. Frightened of losing it, he immediately rushes out to photocopy it, only to stumble and drop it down a grate. Searching the basement of the building, he discovers that it has been found by Simon, a squatter. Simon makes a deal with Monty: for every day’s accomodation and food that Monty gives him, he will give a page of the thesis in return.

1993 – Daybreak
Role: Blue
Screen Time: High. Lead Role.
Plot: There is a plague killing off thousands of people in New York in the not-so-distant future. To stop the spread of the AIDS like disease, the government puts those afflicted in camps and tattoos them with the letter “P.” Young girl named Blue tries to join rebels fighting against it. Drama based on Alan Bowne’s play Beirut, takes place in the decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascistic government.

1992 – Chaplin
Role: Hetty Kelly/Oona O’Neill
Screen Time: as Hetty – short – as Oona – medium
Plot: The biography of Charlie Chaplin, filmmaker extraordinaire. From his formitive years in England to his highest successes in America, Charlie’s life, work, and loves are followed. While his screen characters were extremely hilarious, the man behind “The Little Tramp” was constantly haunted by a sense of loss.

1992 – The Cutting Edge
Role: Kate Moseley
Screen Time: High. Lead role.
Plot: Kate is talented and spoiled. She and her coach have eliminated her most recent figure skating partner with little time to find a replacement. None of the candidates will do, and her coach finds a college hockey player with no figure skating experience as a last possibility. The two are from totally different worlds and argue constantly, but his strong work ethic brings both her father and her coach around. The two enter international competition trying out a new routine that is dangerous for each of them as their respect for each other finally begins to grow.

1992 – Thirty Below Zero
Role: Lucy
Screen Time: High. Lead Role
Plot: It’s Christmas eve in the Connecticut suburbs, probably the coldest Christmas on record. Sounds of lovemaking come from her mother’s bedroom as teen Lucy heads downstairs to the kitchen, past the living room where the tree is lit and well-wrapped presents are beneath. As Lucy goes outside, her little brother John comes downstairs wearing a football helmet. He sits beneath the tree and starts opening presents. Mom awakes after 7 and wants to hurry her lover out of bed and to the train station before her children see him. He’s petulant. She heads for the kitchen to find the car keys. The car radio is playing “O Holy Night” and “Ave Maria.” Can mom move fast enough?

1992 – Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me
Role: Donna Hayward
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost’s earlier TV series “Twin Peaks”. The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by FBI Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and his partner Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) into the murder of night-shift waitress Teresa Banks in the small Washington state town of Deer Meadow. When Desmond finds a mysterious clue to the murder, he inexplicably disappears. The film then cuts to one year later in the nearby town of Twin Peaks and follows the events during the last week in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) a troubled teenage girl with two boyfriends; the hot-tempered rebel Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and quiet biker James Hurley (James Marshall), her drug addiction, and her relationship with her difficult (and possible schizophrenic) father Leland (Ray Wise), a story in which her violent murder was later to motivate much of the TV series. Contains a considerable amount of sex, drugs, violence, very loud music and inexplicable imagery.

1991 – Billy Bathgate
Role: Becky
Screen Time: Short
Plot: Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20′s and 30′s, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man’s rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz’ gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing so to speak. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death.

1991 – The Boy Who Cried Bitch
Role: Jessica
Screen Time: Medium
Plot: The Boy Who Cried Bitch is an independent film released in 1991. Starring Harley Cross, Jason Biggs (in his first speaking role), Jesse Bradford and Karen Young. The story focuses on Dan Love (Harley Cross) and his misdiagnosed mental condition.

1991 – Love, Lies & Murder
Role: Cynnamon Brown
Screen Time: High. Lead Role
Plot: This movie, based on the true story, begins with the murder of a housewife. When troubled teenage daughter confesses the crime, it looks like a solved case. But, the investigators are suspicious because of the lack of motive and spend years trying to determine what really happened.