Tricia was born and raised in Cincinnati. She got her first taste of television when she got the chance to be a student in an after school special and spent the week wandering the halls of her school in saddle shoes and bobby socks. Then she saw Star Wars. Since she couldn’t live in a galaxy far, far, away, she wanted to do the next best thing…pretend to. She went on to earn a BFA in theatre performance from Miami University. For two seasons she appeared in Ashland University’s Summer Theatre Program, performing in “Oklahoma”, “Cabaret”, “See How they Run”, “The Foreigner”, the tap dancing Bonnie in “Anything Goes”, and the lovesick Miss Ritter in “She Loves Me”. She then worked at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati for two years, earning her Actors Equity Card. She played the Marilyn Monroe character in Arthur Miller’s “After The Fall”, which was directed by his daughter Rebecca. She received rave reviews and an upset stomach when the curtain was held for over an hour for the author’s attendance. She followed that up with a performance in the seasonal pantomime “Little Red Riding Hood” as the singing and dancing Red. While in Cincinnati, she did numerous commercials, industrials, print ads, and plays. Trying to escape the cold winter months in Ohio, she ventured to Florida to do a season’s worth of singing and dancing in a musical themed supper club.
In 1995, she moved to Los Angeles and began studying with Alice Carter and later, Cameron Thor at their studio. She originated the role of Susan in Clifton Campbell’s “Dead Cat Bounce”, and Julie in “Life As We Know It” by David J. Nash. Also at the studio, she played Effie in “Life & Limb”, Leah in “Trust”, and Sue in “Bash”. She became members of two theatre companies (Company of Angels, and Theatre Neo), where she played Gale in “Life During Wartime”, Mona in “The Disposal”, Persephone in “XXX Love Act”, and was the on stage foley artist in an award winning production of “The Voice of the Prairie”. She had the great pleasure of originating the roles of Serena in the play “Brother Jones” by writer Garth Stein, and Josephine in the play “Arlington” by writer Gary Michael White. In addition to acting, she has had the opportunity to design costumes and sound for several productions. She appeared on the ABC show “Mistresses”, and several small independent films, including, “Nog”, “Something Blue”, and “The Craving”. She had the great fortune of meeting members of the Blacksheep Squadron who cast her in 3 episodes of the Star Wars fan epic “I.M.P.S. The Relentless”. She voiced Sargent Xuan Kaletka in Davenport Gateway”, wore the armor in “Norca System”, and was an Imperial Officer in “Rhymes with Maintenance”.
After returning to Cincinnati in 2015, she appeared in the annual Fringe Festival, and even got the chance to do storytelling show. She worked on the Sony Television show, “Outsiders” with director John Amiel, and the Amazon pilot “College” by Marja-Lewis Ryan. That about brings you up to date! Like many actors, she has converted a closet to a booth to do more at home voice over work (in response to the covid-19 pandemic), while taking care of her parents and homeschooling her anime obsessed 12 year old! Thanks for stopping by!
Photos and stuff to come!