Welcome to 'About Me'
I was born in Vancouver and raised in every small town throughout B.C., by an British/St. Lucian book keeping mother and a Canadian bank managing father. I was supported to 'believe in my dreams' and thus my life/career path was set quite early on. Choosing acting as my first love, the horseshoes began to drop when I was luckily chosen for my first film role in 'Alive', way back in 1991.
After a fun run on such projects as 'Madison', 'Joan of Arc', 'Northing Too Good for a Cowboy' and a collection of locally based guest stars and movies, I took my ideas to LA and NY. The USA landed me TV series roles on 'The Cape', 'Charmed', 'Jack & Jill' and an exciting NBC development deal, which produced 'The Chronicle' for me to enjoy. NY brought a career highlight role working beside the iconic Vanessa Redgrave in 'The Locket', which I am ever grateful for her teachings. I also found the stage again in the Tony Award winning play 'Proof' and 'As Bees in Honey Drown', which has created a drive to be back on the boards again soon.
Again after a lucky slew of US guest stars in such shows as 'House M.D.', 'Bones', 'Supernatural', 'NCIS' and 'Haven', I took a well needed hiatus to connect with my family on my home island of St. Lucia. My family history on the island goes back to the early 1800's, including my great aunt Josephine Bonaparte, the wife of that infamous Napoleon!
Returning to North America brought about a new passion for acting, which I believe resulted in the challenging role of 'Bobby', in the TIFF darling feature 'Cole'. This respite also also inspired me to start producing, in which I helped bring to life the indie film 'Becoming Redwood', truly introducing me to the other side of the camera. Redwood went on to win film festival awards and critical acclaim around the globe and I couldn't be more proud of our Redwood team!
My biggest achievement thus far, is my new role as a real life Dad, which I believe is my best work yet! Rhodes Austen Willett was born Oct 14th, 2012 and he continues to teach me about innocence and love and how best to live in this big beautiful world!
Thanks for reading 'about me' and I look forward to hearing about you.