Contrary to popular belief, it turns out Australian, Ugandan, Americans actually do exist.
Congratulations, you’ve found one.
By way of a brief introduction, I am a professional actor who is lucky enough to make my home in both Los Angeles and New York City. I was born in Melbourne, Australia – usually most people’s first guess when they meet me – to refugees from Uganda who left their home after Idi Amin came to power in the 1970s. Moving from Melbourne to Brooklyn at age ten, it wasn’t long before I became just another American kid attending high school in Bay Ridge, followed by four years at Amherst College.
After graduating from Amherst I lived a brief, alternate life working for Goldman Sachs before beginning my real life as an actor. For almost a decade I have performed in countless film, television and theater projects including those produced by NBC, Comedy Central, The Public Theater and The Cherry Lane Theatre among many others.
I could go on...but I'm guessing you've gotten what you need out of this. Am I right? I bet I'm right.
Photograph by Brian Parillo