I got the lead in my 5th grade play, but didn’t get the passion for acting until much later. I did, however, find another great passion of mine, which is the Martial Arts. Through the Martial Arts, I truly thrived. I gained confidence as I gained skill and discovered the magic that happens when you combine Passion, Hard Work and Natural Ability. I also discovered my passion for performing. From karate tournaments to demonstrations, I loved showcasing my abilities, and my path to being a performer was set. I even began my directing career, as I wrote, directed and starred in the Martial Arts action epic “Arena of Death” for my sophomore year film study class final project. It was shot on Betamax for $0. I got an A.