So proud to be a mother in M-O-T-H-E-R!

Joseph Leo Bwarie‘s hit single M-O-T-H-E-R, from the soundtrack from Garry Marshall‘s latest film “Mother’s Day“, is to die for! Just trust me on this. Listen below and you’ll be singing, whistling, humming along in no time.

I was honored to be a part of this beautifully directed music video (directed by and featuring the incomparable Christine Lakin), and while you might not realize it just by watching the video, it took time, patience and a lot of work behind the scenes for each era to be represented as truthfully as possible.

The classic song was arranged in this big band-style by Joseph Leo Bwarie and composer, music producer, singer and arranger extraordinaire, Charles Calello. They made history with this song, and I couldn’t be more proud to be playing one of the mothers in this gorgeously produced music video. Thank you, Joey, for asking me!!!

Lastly, in case you missed seeing “Mother’s Day“, which stars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson & Jason Sudeikis, in the theaters, it’s coming out on Digital on July 19th and on Blu-ray on August 2nd!

What a year! So grateful and ready for an even more incredible 2016!

What a beautiful difference a year makes! I started the year with a new voiceover site, and I’m ending the year having added an array of voiceover clients from narration to commercials and ADR/voice matching that I couldn’t be more proud of:

Band-Aid, Kimpton Hotels, Lucky Buddah Beer, Proactive, ESPN, Cricket Wireless, Miller/Coors, Beezid.com & Harvard University, to name just a few. 😉

In the on-camera world, I was honored to be cast in commercials for Mattel (Barbie) & California Psychics, and I had an absolute blast hosting a couple of spots for AOL and Bank of America’s “Savings Experiment“. It’s never a bad thing to learn how to save $$$!

And as a proud mom, I must also share that my daughter has decided on her own, in her 6 year old dramatic soul, to also pursue on-camera work and has just recently booked a few Disney modeling jobs. 12274510_10153258896700959_1866383698770130266_nWith my Disney commercial from a couple of years ago, I think it’s such fun that she is also representing the magical world of Disney!

My agents, manager, family, friends…all help make it possible for me to perform, continue to work and help out clients as needed, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities that have presented themselves this year.

There is much to come in 2016, most of which I can’t share quite yet…But it’s all most exciting!

I’m over-the-moon thankful and wish all of you a happy, safe holiday season and the happiest of New Years!!! Bring it, 2016!

Buzzfeed & Luvs: Parenting War Stories

My daughter and I had the recent privilege of being a part of  Buzzfeed/Luvs “Parenting War Stories”, and it was such fun for the two of us to be on set together, sharing a memory of when my now ‘big girl’ was much younger…and stuck a pea up her nose!

Do you have to go straight to the doc when it happens???  If you plan ahead and teach your kids to blow their noses as soon as possible, a hospital trip can easily be avoided.

You’ll find our parenting story (at minute 1:25) and others by checking out the video below, so…watch, learn and enjoy!

You can also find the video on Buzzfeed!

Candidly Mom on Vh1’s Candidly Nicole

Have you seen Candidly Nicole on Vh1 yet??  If you haven’t, you need to. It’s a new, unscripted show based on Nicole Richie’s hilarious tweets, and her sarcastic, witty banter and fabulous attitude make it an entertaining show for anyone with a sense of humor.

And who are those mean, judgmental moms on Episode 103: “How to Be Friends With Hens”???  Well…ahem, that would be me, Kiyra Lynn and Deanna Dylan Scott.  We had the best time shooting the episode, and when it finally aired, it cracked me up!

Nicole Richie, you’re welcome to join our book clubs or fundraisers any day. 😉

If you missed it, you can see the entire episode here: VH1’s “How To Be Friends With Hens” – Season 1, Episode 103

Voicing Eleanor Roosevelt for “The Quiet Philanthropist: The Edith Gaylord Story”

Voicing impressions and characters is one of my favorite things to do, as it requires truly stepping outside of the norm and making another person or character come to life. And when it’s asked of me…AND the producers are thrilled with the performance, what a rush!

That’s exactly what happened in the case of “The Quiet Philanthropist: The Edith Gaylord Story”, a historical documentary, directed by the talented Bryan Beasley, and premiering at the deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 13th, 2014.

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The documentary is “A personal portrait about journalist and philanthropist Edith Gaylord.  Edith was a ground-breaking journalist in the 1940’s helping to break through the glass ceiling of the male dominated newspaper business.  Later in life, Edith devoted herself to philanthropy, anonymously giving millions away to the arts and the downtrodden.”

You can hear my narration of Eleanor Roosevelt reading one of her letters to Edith here:

If you happen to be in Oklahoma City on June 13th, you should check it out!  You won’t be disappointed!

Showing My #DisneySide!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s a commercial I did for Disneyland…Yep, Disneyland!

The boy who played my son, Aaron Fernando (https://twitter.com/AaronNoah) is the most talented young man I have ever come across. So professional, a total joy to work with. 🙂

Directed by the incomparable Peggy Sirota & produced by PRETTYBIRD, I had the best time, needless to say, on this shoot!

Enjoy and Happy Early Mom’s Day!!!

Disneyland Caricature (The caricature done of me and my “son” at the shoot. I was supposed to be acting mad, having a hard time keeping a straight face. I think this is only time I did anything but smile and laugh all day!)