Yes it's true — I play the badass Natalie "Fig" Figueroa on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and won a SAG AWARD as part of the incredible cast. However, IRL I’m an actress, activist, producer and eco-momma who uses her superpowers for good.
But did you know? You can also catch me as Sunny on critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning BETTER THINGS on F/X and Kiki Rains on HBO's THE DEUCE. Also, I both star in & produced the Sundance Film Festival hit EQUITY & Tribeca Film Festival favorite EGG, which is 100% fresh on ROTTEN TOMATOES (whaaaaa?!!?). A few other recent adventures include getting naked on BROAD CITY with Abbi and Ilana and going head to head against Annalise on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Damn, I am a lucky girl.
But MOST Importantly, I LOOOOVE working as a change maker for women. As an advocate for women's rights & climate change initiatives, I am an original member of TIMES UP, an ambassador for GDIM, and even started an eco-fashion initiative, Livari. I have been invited to speak at The White House, The United Nations, Google, Cannes Lion, Women's Media Summit, Collision, and countless film festivals and other events about breaking barriers for women in all fields, specifically the entertainment industry. And to (not so humble) #humblebrag for a sec, I'm really proud to have been awarded the Persistence of Vision Award by the Women's Media Summit, the Sarah Powell Leadership Award by the Women's Prison Association, the MUSE Made In NY Award from The Mayors office & New York Women in Film and TV, the Moves Power Women Award, the Pioneer in Filmmaking Award, the Collaboration Award from the Coalition for Women in the Arts and Media, and, oh please, I don’t want to bore you with all of um.
Right now, need to connect? Have a question?
Follow & hit me up on the socials: