Hello, my name is Cait...

 

What's that? You want me to describe myself? Ok... you asked for it...

I am an actor. I have always wanted to be an actor. I remember distinctly a home video circa 1991 where I was asked by my father what I wanted to be when I grew up. "I want to be a MOVIE STAR!!!!" I proclaim from off camera. (At the top of my lungs, I might add.) And then, stepping directly in front of the lens, a little red-haired nugget of a child, I find my light. And in what to this day remains one of my most sincere moments in front of the camera, I state, "I want to be a movie star because I'm a bum-bum." So, clearly I had my reasons.

I never did lose that passion. While I watched my sisters and my friends go on to choose "reliable" and "realistic" career paths, I chose the life of an artist - and boy if I haven't tried it all and fallen on my face more times than I can count. But what can I say?  I wouldn't change a thing!

Upon completing a degree in Opera Performance (yep, Mozart is my home-boy) from the University of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis and immediately joined a rock band - much to the dismay of my parents and college professors. I toured the country and produced a studio album with this complete oddball mixture of musicians. Honestly, we were pretty terrible - but I learned that I had a huge untapped  outlet in the creation of music . Thus, I left the band and produced an original studio album under the psuedonym C.C. Riley - which to this day can be found on Spotify and iTunes. Listeners beware: I was dealing with much angst at the time... so... 

 
 
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I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself. That is the best combination.

Dame Judi Dench

 
 

Fast forward a couple years and I found myself sitting in front of a talent agent learning about how to get a career started in commercial acting. Who knew there was such an industry  in Minnesota? Surely not me. But I quickly found my home again in front of the camera and haven't looked back since!

After the initial awkward, self-doubting, uber-critical days/years subsided I began to grow what has turned into a very fulfilling, ever-evolving, keep-you-on-your-toes career. From commercials for Comcast and H&R Block, to talking dog Christmas movies, and the occasional Hawaiian tour of Game of Thrones: the Musical - I have worked steadily in the Midwest and Los Angeles (and Hawaii) as an actor and model (Model? Me??? Really? I never would have believed it...) If you want to know more about all that stuff, which hopefully you do because you're on my website, feel free to browse around. And as always, if you have any questions, booking inquiries, general musings, or funny jokes; don't hesitate to send me a message!

And... just when you think you're done reading... I have one last thought for all you creatives out there.

Don't stop what you're doing. Trust me when I say that you make the world a better place with your art. I know that I, for one, am eternally grateful to you for elevating the platform on which I am so lucky enough to invest my time, heart, and energy.

 

Love and light,

Cait