What neighborhood of New York City do you live in? I grew up in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and I’ve lived all over NYC in Harlem, Murray Hill and Lincoln Center. Now I live on the waterfront in Newport, Jersey City and get to have the fabulous view of NYC.
How many children do you have, and what are their ages? I have one 19-month-old little girl named Jahzara Martina.
Has being around the theatre business been a good thing for your child?She loves it. I think she really appreciates music and is more social because of it. She gets upset when the babysitter doesn’t let her sit and watch me teach voice lessons to my students. It’s very funny.
What about your career as an actor has prepared you for parenthood? As an actor, you learn to wear many hats and seamlessly shift through different scenarios. I think because of that, the transition to parenthood wasn’t so foreign.
How has your self-definition expanded since you became a parent? You see the world so differently. Being a mom has opened me up to so many more possibilities. I feel like a warrior. Hear me ROAR!!!