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Hollywood’s “Original Fall Girl”, Song Bird, Actress and We Care for Humanity’s Global Santa Angel–Sharing Funds, and Smiles to the Impoverished Internationally.

 Marneen Lynne Fields
   Falling in love with The original “Fall girl”,  Marneen Lynne Fields,  All over again, is something that is so easy to do. It is not just that this woman is so darn pretty, as she is a model, defying age, ageism, and the urge to go real young, but she is just so incredibly talented and oh so heavily armed with empathy and an angel complex. She will give you the shirt off of her back. In addition, her career has irrefutable signs of heating up. Marnie, has been involved in over 120 films, spanning over 30 years, won numerous awards for both acting, singing and composing, and she started it all off improbably, out doing males in a male industry, excelling as one of the first female stunt actors, while working with some of the upper echelon of actors such as Clint Eastwood; That is until a car accident nearly killed her, effectively ending her stunt career.
Strangely enough, this dark serendipity ushered in her entrance into a career as an  award winning songwriter, composer, and screenplay writer. Marnie, effectively snatched her life out of the jaws of both defeat and death to over come her injuries and show us all that if you depend on a higher power–GOD—you will make it and flourish while you do it.
 This is the 411 on this  multiple award winning and internet chart topping pop singer, ASCAP composer, scriptwriter, director, and SAG actress. Marneen Lynne Fields has appeared in 120 film, TV shows, web series and music videos since 1976. Interestingly enough, she is called Hollywood’s “Original Fall Girl” and has been  awarded a “Fall Girl” license plate by J.P. Bill Catching and the Stuntman’s Association in 1980. Subsequently, today she’s, not only the CEO, executive producer and creative director of Heavenly Waterfall Song Publishing and Productions, a hot actress wielding many projects en route to stealing our hearts, the focal point of a co-authored autobiography, entitled, “Cartwheels and Halos”,  with Australian writer John Harrison, but also a global angel, as she raises money, funds and supplies and ships them—-with a flair—– as part of  the former Miss Asia, Princess Maria Amor’s nonprofit, We Care for Humanity’s  international charitable vehicle  rescuing and encouraging self sufficiency of impoverished nations worldwide entitled, “Global Santa”.

 Here Marneen Lynne Fields  is being punched off the moving train by Clint Eastwood in the mega successful 1970’s  box office smash sizzling thriller “The Gauntlet.”

 

(Marnie, as she is affectionately nicknamed, was kind enough to give us laymen, non superstar actors, and mere human writers, a glimpse into the life of a legendary thespian’s existence, as her plate is full, having secured a strong hold on many producer-director’s hearts, is in hot demand for many upcoming projects, both  musical and theatrical alike. Field’s mindset is like a steel resolve fixated on self procurement of success and fulfilling one’s destiny. How does one become a stunt actor, award winning singer, editor and touch the hearts of many worldwide? Marnie spills the beans with a most vulnerable interview, and tells us her most intimate thoughts and feelings and for singers and songwriters out there, tells her modus operandi songwriting dynamics! Her  much anticipated interview in its entirety is as follows:)

 

1.  Maurice-Marnie, What made you or rather inspired you to get into gymnastic, acting and singing?

Marneen-Ever since I was a young child all I ever wanted to do was sing and do something in music.Songs and music have always been my greatest inspiration. I’d have to say the best day of my childhood was the day they passed out the first song for me to sing in elementary school. My dad was a country-western square dance caller and singer. He said I used to sit at his feet as a toddler when he would practice, and slap him on the legs and say, “No daddy, it goes like this.” But it was my mom’s beautiful singing voice and her singing me “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Both my parents had gorgeous singing voices. I was very athletic and a softball All-Star as a young girl. I challenged and trained myself beyond belief to accomplish amazing feats. I set outrageous goals as a young gymnast like walk the entire block in a handstand walking only on my hands instead of my feet, and going up and down the stairs in back bends. When no one was home, I’d get up on the dining room table and do walk overs, handstand roll downs, presses to handstands from headstands, back extensions, and valdez walk overs. Gymnastics was an amazing challenge for me physically and why I pursued it, but it wasn’t the inspiration for me that music has always been.

2. Maurice- Who was the driving force behind your life and acting career?

Marneen- My role models as a teenager were the famous gymnasts of the day like Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci. What I loved most when putting together my floor exercise routines was the music I’d chosen. I was really into early Elton John in high school and college. I used to listen to his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album night and day. My routines were always done to piano solos, as I imagined Elton playing the piano just for me during my performance. I was my own driving force then as I am today, but I’d have to say that having read the book “Olga Korbut” changed my mind set. Olga taught me that the competition is between oneself and never others. That was a very empowering principle for a nineteen year old college gymnast to learn. I’ve remained faithful to that principle and applied it to my life to this day. Even though I started doing plays and acting in college, it didn’t become a priority until I was in my twenties.

3. Maurice-Where were you born and reared, and your family, mom and dad? Did they support your career both athletic and scholastic, and your professional career?

Marneen- I was born in Minot, North Dakota, but I’ve lived most of my life in Los Angeles,California. My parents were both born in Miles City, Montana. No my parents did not support my athletic, scholastic, or professional career. Unlike other children that are pushed into performing and training by parents, my mom and dad were the opposite; I was told to get away from the table each evening and stop studying. My Bulgarian dad was extremely verbally abusive towards me until I was twenty-eight years old. He never sat with me. He never told me I was pretty, or talented, or smart. He was very cruel. I wasn’t allowed to speak to him or sit with him all those years. I was called horrible names every day and sent to my room in isolation. During those moments of anger, imprisonment and isolation in my room I started training hard and studying hard. It was the only way I was able to shut out the emotional pain and cope with the great sorrow he caused me. My mom was my only friend. She would let me sit with her alone at a table and let me talk to her.

 

4. Maurice- Is your work a manifestation of your love for self or the world? Do you seek to empower women through your work? Men through your work? Change the world via your work?

Marneen- I’ve never thought about seeking to empower anyone. My driving force has been an awareness of something within my soul to prove it can be done. I have a very strong will to prove I can do these things because I was given such great talent. I don’t doubt myself. I don’t think in terms of failure or defeat. It has to do with respecting my talent, challenging my talent, and then expressing my talent for all it’s worth at each turn. The foundation for me has always been having the mind set of a champion athlete. If I was going to empower anyone with my story, I’d like to empower children who’ve been abused to never give up regardless of the situations they find themselves it. I like your question here Maurice about changing the world through my work. Yes, I’d like to change the world’s negative thinking and implant compassion in their hearts in regard to their perspective about the mentally ill who are homeless. I’d like to become a guardian and help to the mentally ill who are homeless and their families, with my mom, Ruby Marie Farris-Fields’s true story.

5. Maurice-  Your major car accident injury forced you out of gymnastics, and so did it also keep you out of The Olympic trials as well?

Marneen- My car accident forced me out of stunt work for film and TV shows. I’d already been a professional SAG talent as an actress and stunt girl for seven years when I had the accident. I was never at the Olympics level as a gymnast. The highest level I achieved as a gymnast was the intercollegiate regional level as a Class One advanced all-around gymnast. My highest ranking was third in the nation on floor exercise and fifth in the nation on balance beam. In 1974 I was one of only three women in the United States to receive a full athletic scholarship in gymnastics those years, they didn’t give gymnastics scholarships to women back then. I also received an academic scholarship along with it. From 1974-1976 I was the top gymnast at Utah State University. My gymnastic talents were discovered by Hollywood in 1976, and by 1977 I was one of the most famous stunt girls in the world.

6. Maurice- Your near death injury was a dark serendipitous catalyst to your immersing yourself into acting and singing. Are you grateful in a way that it occurred as it opened up doors to acting, singing, and major awards and adulation from fans, and your peers alike. Do you thank God for the experience?

Marneen- Since 1999,  due to my Holy baptism into Christianity I thank God for everything. I realize that my life and my talents are gifts from God to do for others. My near death experience was a wake up call for me. I’ve come to believe that when someone is on the wrong path, God will take drastic actions in their lives to make sure they’re on the right path. My love was singing and music, it’s all I’d ever wanted to do. Had I not had the near fatal car accident and resulting life threatening abdominal operations I would not have become more passionate about pursuing my true calling of singing and music.

7.  Maurice-Who is the most talented actor, director, producer, and individual that you have ever met and or worked with?

Marneen- Mr. Clint Eastwood is the most talented film director and producer I’ve worked with. I think Jane Seymour might be the most talented actor I’ve worked with.

8. Maurice- Is your work an act of love towards your mom? Some people say that people “chase a ghost”, seeking to hold on to and or appease a lost loved one. How do you feel about such statements?

Marneen- I’ve written my mom, Ruby Marie Farris-Fields’ true story about her nearly nine years of homelessness while battling schizophrenia, and two deadly cancers, a brain lymphoma and breast cancer. It’s a labor of love that she also helped write after she was found, and it’s titled “A Lost and Found Gem.” My becoming my mom’s guardian and caring for her for thirteen years after she was found was the greatest experience of my lifetime. I loved her more than life itself, but I’ve come to terms with her passing. Ruby was a true sweetheart. My sole mission with Ruby’s film is to help the mentally ill who are homeless and their families as no one should ever have to go through what Ruby went through in life. No family should have to experience what my family did.

9.  Maurice- What turns on your creative juices? Do you hear songs, or are your songs born from emotions, memories, or experimentation on instruments–what ignites your music writing dynamic?

Marneen- My songs come from memories and emotions, and all of my songs start with the lyrics first. I’m the creator of “Lyrics First – An Allegro Approach to the Craft of Songwriting,” publishing in 2016. Some times I wake up in the middle of the night with lyrics flowing out of me. When that kind of inspiration strikes I make sure I write as fast as I can to get all the words down. I work out of various three ring notebooks and file folders. The lyrics to each of my songs are organized and alphabetized by type of song like, heartbroken love songs, inspirational songs, and faith based songs, etc. I spend hours chiseling lyrics to each song making sure all my rhymes are in place and my structure is correct before I ever create a melody. Then I sit with the lyrics and create my melody. I hear the melody the song wants to be as I read the lyrics. Next I sing the melody for each song into a hand held recorder and listen back to set tempo and make sure the song is singable. I do this before I ever move the lyrics to sheet music and map out my word syllables for emphasis and bar placements. I do all my own musical arrangements one note at a time using music software by following what I’ve mapped out on pages of sheet music. I have to do it this way because I don’t play piano fast enough to play the song perfectly into the music software. Chord progressions are always the last step in my song compositions.

 10. Maurice- Are you planning on creating a fashion line? What types of material do you visualize yourself using should you do that?

Marneen- I’m so glad you asked me this question Maurice. Yes, I’d love to create not only a fashion line based on my costuming ideas for songs and music videos, but also a skin care line for the middle-aged performer. Since I’ve entered my 50s I’ve been cast as a model with my face three times in major skin care and make-up commercials and testimonials. Just this week I landed one of the faces for an eight week shoot for Beverly Hills Skin Care line of Lift & Firm Sculpting Cream. This amazing anti gravity cream has recently been featured in Life & Style Magazine. My face has also been cast in both Genie Beauty Make-Up and Dinair Airbrush Make-Up commercials and testimonials. The type of material that I’d use for my fashion line will always be light weight jerseys, silks, and cottons. I don’t wear heavy fabrics like wools and tweed. I’m allergic to materials in sweaters, wools, and fir. Believe it or not, I’m someone who’s worn Levis less than ten times in life. I don’t like the way Levis and these other materials feels on my skin. I spend a lot of time trying to find fashions that are flattering on my 5’4“ high and short waisted pear shaped petite frame. The fashions I plan on designing would be tailored to my age and unique body type. They wouldn’t be for everyone.

11.  Maurice-What is most important to you, is it acting, singing, writing, editing, composing and if you had to choose only one of them to pursue on a permanent basis, which one would it be?

Marneen- Definitely NOT acting! After thirty-eight years of acting I can honestly say, it a pain learning all those lines. One never really ever gets out of the life sentence of actor’s scene study. All auditions are actor’s scene study, as is all film work in the way it starts and stops with take after take. Only in a play or musical performance have I ever gotten the feeling of true performance. For me everything starts with the written word. I’m a writer and a composer first. But if I had to pick what I enjoy the most and wish to only pursue on a permanent basis it would be my singing. As I said, all I’ve ever wanted to be since I was a small child was a singer. It’s the only thing I truly enjoy doing. My world is wonderful when I can just spend my days at the microphone and listening to music. It wouldn’t be editing either. Although I edit audio and video twenty hours a week on productions to get my vision, it’s tedious and not very much fun, although it is interesting and holds my interest in a sleep walking sort of way. 🙂

 
12. Which of your numerous awards is most dearest to your heart?

Marneen- I can’t pick a favorite. I’m so thrilled to have ever won anything in life. I’m so thankful to have had the life I’ve had in entertainment regardless of how difficult it’s been for me. I’m deeply appreciative for all the amazing experiences my career has brought me. This was what my life was supposed to be to teach me the lessons I needed to learn to take me where I need to go to be with God on my last breath. I’ve needed to learn something about difficulties, stamina, strength, appreciation, thankfulness, hierarchy, discipline, falling short, limitations, and many other things. I think the main lessons I was supposed to learn was how to appreciate my blessings.

13.  Maurice-Do you write the words 1st, or is it melody, and do you feel or hear all of the instruments?

Marneen- I answered most of this question in #9. As far as hearing all the instruments, as I sit with the arrangements and work on them I get ideas of which instruments or styles I’d like to hear in the piece. However, I leave a lot of the instrumental arrangements and choices of various instruments up to my music producers. By the time I get to that stage I like to just focus on my vocal arrangement. I can’t emphasize enough that more than any other art form music and singing is a listening experience.

14. Maurice-Which of the 120 movies that you have worked in are your favorites?

Marneen- I need to phrase this as the 120 film, TV shows, web series, and music videos I’ve worked on; So you guessed it, the music videos are my favorite things to work on. I’m a Pop-rock opera type of entertainer in my soul. The more passionate and expressive as a singer I can be the more rewarding the experience for me, and thus the more favorite those productions are of mine that I’ve worked on. This also takes into consideration the costuming. The more elaborate the costume I’m in, the more rewarding the entire experience of creating a unique character for me. So my work on “Kathryn Davis – Take 2“ as a middle-aged Marilyn Monroe is one of my favorites. To be completely honest with you Maurice,  my favorite productions have been the ones I’ve created, or the plays I’ve acted in that were written by great playwrights. As far as films and TV shows I’ve worked on, NONE of those that I did the really difficult stunt work on were fun. It hurts to do those falls from high distances at high speeds, and the stress to perform the impossible in one take is tremendous!!

15. Maurice-Which of your countless dangerous stunts sticks out in your mind and which is your favorite? Were there any stunts that males shunned because they were too dangerous and you took and did it regardless of the danger?

Marneen- No stunt men were ever considered to do the stunts I was cast to do as those were only female roles that the stunts were written for. I don’t have a favorite stunt. I enjoyed doing stunts at stunt school on the pads and mats like I enjoy doing floor exercise in gymnastics on mats. The first thing you learn very quickly when you start doing stunts professionally in film and TV shows is that the mats and pads have been taken away and now you get to hit the concrete, the hard wood floors, the tiling, the wooden tables, the hard stairs, metal bars and pipes, the walls, and the hard ground and dirt. From the day I started performing dangerous stunts in film and TV shows, I wanted to stop performing dangerous stunts in film and TV shows. I absolutely hated every minute of it. It didn’t matter that I was a champion athlete and could do it. I felt like a clown standing in a wig like the actress, wearing knee pads and a little boys football girdle under my wardrobe, while wearing a pair of high heels. I was very unhappy during those years. I’m not going to lie and say that stunt work is glamorous, it sucks!

16. Maurice-How do you feel about the stunt industry today, as you did it when safety was not SAG’s number 1 priority and now a lot of stunts are digitally simulated and nowhere near the risk that it was 20 or 30 years ago?

 

Marneen- Whatever steps and actions that can be taken to ensure safety and less serious injuries are all that matters. Safety was always a concern though, even back in 1976, it just wasn’t as advanced as it is today.

 

17.  Maurice- What is your advise to actors, stunt actors, song writers, composers, singers and what can you tell people who are facing career ending injuries and or illnesses?

Marneen- The best advice I can give anyone is don’t settle for doing what you hate doing just because you’re getting the opportunities or it’s paying your bills. Search your soul. Find out what you’d love to do that can bring you true happiness. Take assessment exams, talk to career counselors, write out your likes and dislikes, and don’t quit until you find your true calling. As for people facing career ending injuries or illnesses I can only say what worked for me. As I was faced with the real possibility of death from a near fatal car accident and a series of life threatening abdominal operations I learned to live in the moment. I learned to let go of all negative emotions. I accepted my fate and moved slowly through each day getting as much rest as I could and taking better care of my health. I simplified my existence, worked on getting my affairs in order, realized my true calling was music, and found God. For me, acceptance of my loss and new limitations were the keys to my salvation.

18. Maurice-You have a lot of brand new projects that have popped up and are emerging daily so can you tell COLD HEATNEWS    of any new projects to keep an eye open for?f

Marneen- I have a new single that I’ve written in a romantic Usher style coming out next month titled “I’ve Never Ever Stopped Loving You.” The song was produced by Steve Valenzuela,  sound engineer on Kelly Clarkson’s “Catch My Breath.”“I’ve Never Ever Stopped Loving You” has an accompanying live performance music video that was shot at GC Studios in Woodland Hills. The music video will release on Vimeo in the fall. From my winning one of the seven Final Selections in the Cine Women Film Festival I have a seven page article full of photos coming out in September about my filmmaking and work as a musical artist on my multiple award winning “Shadows.” I also talk about working with famous record producer Stuart Epps of early Elton John and Led Zepplin fame on the song. I just finished filming two film projects. The first is the docu-drama “Rising Sun” produced by Junzo Arai and directed by Takafumi Sakabe. I play the role of a 1940s farm woman inquiring about a  sabotage incidence by a Japanese spy during Pearl Harbor of lead character Fred Wada. I’m thrilled to be cast in this documentary about famous Japanese American Fred Wada. Fred was the key person to have the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. The film is going to a Japanese TV channel for U.S. distribution and an entertainment channel for a Japanese airline company for world wide distribution. I also have a great emotionally charged role as a beach housewife who’s struggling with cocaine addiction while trapped in a bad marriage in Shonathen Lindsey’s film “Coke Girl” due out this year. My LIVE performance interview from my appearance on “The Lord Reigns” TV show with Bishop Nikki will release soon on the OCN Network. During my half hour interview I talk about how I was healed by an angel during a near death experience after one of my abdominal operations and how that started my transformation into Christianity. I also talk about how my mom was found and brought home to safety within two weeks of my Holy baptism. On the show I perform my unique vocal arrangement to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar. Most importantly I’ll be releasing my “Cartwheels and Halos – The True Marneen Lynne Fields Story” in E-book early next year.

'<3 Amazing Australian author, film historian, and pop culture expert, John Harrison is the co-writer, editor, and graphic designer for my Cartwheels & Halos: The True Marneen Lynne Fields Story publishing in E-book and hard copy by summer of 2016. Here's a sample of one of the photos John has redesigned for the book, and our cover page. So cool the Gothic lettering. The book will be filled with hundreds of photos from my life and career and fifty or more video clips. Please like our book page here. Have a nice Sunday everyone. https\://www.facebook.com/Cartwheels-Halos-The-True-Marneen-Lynne-Fields-Story-755807461197522/?fref=ts]'
heart emoticon Amazing Australian author, film historian, and pop culture expert, John Harrison is the co-writer, editor, and graphic designer for my Cartwheels & Halos: The True Marneen Lynne Fields Story publishing in E-book and hard copy by summer of 2016. Here’s a sample of one of the photos John has redesigned for the book, and our cover page. So cool the Gothic lettering. The book will be filled with hundreds of photos from my life and career and fifty or more video clips. Please like our book page here. Have a nice Sunday everyone. https\://www.facebook.com/Cartwheels-Halos-The-True-Marneen-Lynne-Fields-Story-755807461197522/?fref=ts]
  
 

19.  Maurice-God bless your mom. Your nonprofit and award winning comedy came about because of the memory of your mom right?

Marneen- My film “A Lost and Found Gem” is my mom, Ruby Marie Farris-Fields’ true story. It’s a very serious drama. I have other comedy productions in various stages of completion. I think you‘re referring to “Kathryn Davis – Take 2“ that’s based on my life today as a middle-aged actress and emerging Pop singer in Hollywood that received an LACA Producers Choice Nomination. Or you might be thinking about my “Johnny Hawk AKA Hard Nuts to Crack” that won LACA’s Outstanding Comedy Screenplay. My screenplays are for profit though Maurice. I don’t have any nonprofit works in development. However, Ruby’s tragedy about her battle with mental illness, homelessness, and two deadly cancers is a horrific true drama, not a comedy.

20.  Maurice-Please tell COLD  HEAT NEWS     one of your fondest memories of your mom and when you act, are there any emotions connected or associated with your mom that you use to cultivate emotional sparks in your movies?

Marneen- My mom was the best listener in the whole world. She always took time for me. She was the best friend a daughter could ever have. My world was destroyed the week she suffered a break down, lost her mental functioning, and ran away. I had no reason to live with her being gone. I was very ill myself undergoing numerous life threatening abdominal operations and the removal of part of my right thigh to Melanoma. I became highly suicidal. The day my mother was found nearly nine years later from the original Missing Person’s Report I filed the day she turned up missing,  was one of the greatest days in my life. My Holy baptism into Christianity being the greatest day in my life two weeks before my mom was found. God reuniting Ruby and me after my baptism was our favorite story——- and Ruby’s salvation my greatest and fondest memory. Ruby and I were able to share thirteen more beautiful years side by side together as mother daughter. Ruby was my” miracle seed blessing” in life, as she became a blind, bed ridden invalid, surviving only through a feeding tube; Ruby had become an adult size baby: My baby, the baby I’d never been able to have after my car accident and operations. I haven’t had to call upon emotions I have for Ruby in an acting role yet Maurice, but if I do, it will be a role where I weep with emotions of true love and joy that I saved my mother and cared for her thanks to God’s blessings.

21. Maurice-Finally, I want to thank you so very much Marneen Lynne Fields for this interview but I have one last question. If you had never been injured in a near death car accident, and you had reached the Olympics, won the gold………..would you be singing, writing, acting?

 Marneen- Many thanks to you and Cold Heat News, Maurice for the interview. I’m a big fan of everything Princess Maria Amor , and she’s so beautiful. I’d still be acting because I was acting before the accident. I had just started to write before the accident, but it was the accident that gave me the impetus to write more. After surviving the car accident and undergoing the life threatening operations I got serious about what I really wanted to do which was sing and write love songs. I didn’t realize it until later, but music and singing was the saving grace that healed me and brought me back to life. I’ll always believe what I’ve heard about music having the power to heal. It really does!

 HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM MARNIE……..’Happy Holidays everyone! May all your Christmas wishes come true. In 2014 my LIVE Whitney Houston styled recording of “The Christmas Song – Chestnuts Roasting…” hit the #1 spot on the music internet Cover Songs Charts and stayed there for six weeks during the holiday season. ENJOY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8oaA_vj6Eo&feature=youtu.be For more on me and the 120 film, TV, web series and music videos I’ve appeared in as a SAG actress, singer and (ex-stunt woman since 1991), please see my imdb page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0276312/

Marneen Lynne Fields Acting Credits – 2014 to Present are as follows:

“Kathryn Davis – Take 2” Actress-Singer Kathryn Davis

“Diva at the Beauty Salon” The Diva

“Galactic Blitz” Ph.D in Physics and Ex-Marine Tiffany

“Coke Girl” Cocaine Addict Lanie

“Whitey” Mobster Wife Barbara Aguilero

“Pink Slip” Owner of the Strip Club Bubbles

“Dream Napzers” Mother-Grandmother Jessica

“Absolutely A-List” High Powered Agent

“Rising Sun” Rebellious Townsperson #1

“Shadows” Dream Lover

“Release My Love” Passionate Lady

Awards Won

Cine Women Cahiers Film Festival 2015 – Final Selection “Shadows”

ROFEKE Rock Film Festival 2015 – Final Selection “Shadows”

Song of the Year – Honorable Mention “Release My Love”

Song of the Year Suggested Artist – “My Love at First Sight”

G.O.D Award I- in Music – “We Can Take Some of the Hurt Away”

Artists in Music Awards Best Blues Artist of the Year – Finalist “Shadows”

Artists in Music Awards Best Music Video of the Year – Finalist “Shadows”

Artists in Music Awards Best Adult Contemporary Artist “Release My Love”

LAMA Best Female Vocalist of the Year Nomination “Everybody Hurts”

LAMA Best Americana Blues Roots Artist of the Year “Shadows”

LACA Outstanding Comedy Screenplay “Hard Nuts to Crack”

LACA Producers Choice Nomination “Kathryn Davis – Take 2”

Kiss FM Wango Tango Top 25 “I’m Gonna Be a Hollywood Stuntman”

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I was born in Fountainbleu in Paris France to an army family. My father ,Ruben Smith, and my mother Nancy Smith, worked for the Army and as a school teacher in France, respectively.We are originally from the South. My father’s people from Misissippi and Alabama and my mom’s from South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and I attended and played sports----football, wresting, and track----- at Bishop England High School, in Charleston, South Carolina; my mom chose both a Catholic high school and an elementary school, Immaculate Conception, for my sister and I. Initially, I wasted a lot of time in school pursuing sports and partying but nevertheless,I went to the College of Charleston, The University of South Carolina, where I majored in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Theatre and Speech. I finally graduated from The University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA with a degree in business management. I managed to get into SAG-AFTRA, mostly as an extra, but I have done an occasional speaking stint here and there—CD-ROMs, experimental and industrial films, and voice overs in radio. My most recent endeavor was playing a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy". I like horror, love, thrillers, and I like to read. Weightliftingand jogging are some of my hobbies also. Interestingly enough, my family prepared me for a life on the move, as I have been to every state in The USA except for Alaska and Hawaii. I have an older sister who chose the teaching profession and is doing quite fine. What was i like as a child? Well I tend to think that I existed and flourished within "a culture of hate"--------however South Carolina has ceased and desisted with both "The jim Crow Laws' and flying the Confederate Flag------------I witnessed "colored only" bathrooms, and was in establishments where the Klan showed up. I stayed at hotels where my family and I found pounds of raw CHITTERLINS---hogs guts----- at our doorstep!! But don't get me wrong, as despite these ugly truths about the South, I grew up with some very cool whites, mexicans, Filipino's and other races. But it is what it is. It has Metamorphosized into being a cultural and real estate melting pot, as many from other states are recently flocking there for the cheaper home prices, very stable, safer lifestyle and "bible belt" mentality, and affordable education. I too have Metamorphosized , as I am not the militant little athletic, and partying freak I used to be and have settled into writing for Cold Heat News and assisting We Care for Humanity with their charitable functions. Consequently, I am pretty much a normal army brat who has realized that life is what you make it and people and things are subject to change. So change with life and let by gones be by gones. My dad has since passed away, and my mom and sister and most of my cousins are still alive, but their positive,significant influence, along with the impact my elementary and high school friends have had on me continues on;infact, I believe, where it not for my childhood friends, my high school football Coach Jack Cantey and occasional teenage battles with my dad, I would have become a gang member! Thus my personal manifesto is, Live hard, party when it is time, and utilize both education, and Love for God, and know that FAMILY AND FRIENDS are most important;They're one's conduit for a viable and happy life. ALSO, A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND---NOT A "FAIR WEATHER"------INDEED.

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